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Old 06-24-2016, 01:44 PM   #161
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Ok boys - the Pueblo Nats or Rocky Mtn Nats is in full swing. Some pics for ya ....
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:59 PM   #162
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Sweeeet !!!
Thanks Tom for sharing !!!
Flat is where its at !!!!
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:32 PM   #164
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:37 AM   #165
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Had to replace my rear shocks today. The ones I had on were just worn out. Used Monroe gas shocks 555003 h I have used them before but could not remember the number. But, I checked with one of our cars here in the grouo and there they were ....

Fairgrounds is filling up - supposedly they are supposed to hit record attendance this weekend. Will post pics throughout the day soon as I clean up from being a mechanic ...
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:05 AM   #166
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did you have a good trip ? I was there--too hot and not very many customers.. I took a very nice 1948 crosley SW .It did not sell and it was super runner---drove it all around the swap meet---cheep car $8000. but no buyers. My opinion swap meets are getting dead.
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It did not sell and it was super runner---drove it all around the swap meet---cheep car $8000. but no buyers. My opinion swap meets are getting dead.
Truth be known, I just can't imagine ANYONE going to that swap meet this morning hoping to find a Crosley that he could spend $8,000 on. DD
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:29 PM   #168
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Some pics - check out this first ride ....

Love Track Ts... and fastback Mustangs ..
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:19 PM   #169
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:21 PM   #170
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Accident at the Nats here - 3 cars involved and one woman is injured but seems conscious and talking with the medics. Thoughts and prayers are with her and let's hope she will be ok .....
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:46 PM   #172
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Seems the Fairlane and TBird/cougar were not so badly damaged. She was angle parked like everyone else and came out of the parking spot and hit the pedal. She clipped a blue 57 Chevy and got spun around, hitting the couga then pushing both into the fsirlsne. So there were 4 cars involved and if she had not hit the 57 and got spun around she would have plowed into a whocrowdle of people ... you can just barely see the skid marks in the last photo ... no word on the injured woman as of yet ....
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:19 PM   #173
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Some pics ..... last 4 pics are of my favorite car of the show ....
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Ok - for you ardun lovers, here is something you may never ever see in a running driven car .....
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Ha, and I thought I knew a little bit of something about "oddballs" and rare crap! That's beyond WOW! Any JUICY details? DD

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When I was at the show last year I got to speak with the owner. You can remove the covers and it runs like s swiss watch (with or without the covers) with good power. I think Bill Smith museum has one pair and the other is in a private collection somewhere in Colorado. So, so cool to see it on the street ...
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When I was at the show last year I got to speak with the owner. You can remove the covers and it runs like s swiss watch (with or without the covers) with good power. I think Bill Smith museum has one pair and the other is in a private collection somewhere in Colorado. So, so cool to see it on the street ...
Thanks for that, Tom. I did a little snoopin', and I believe this is the one at Speedy Bill's. These things are reputed to be 32"-wide, and I think that's why this picture is so big. DD

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Yep, company, it's the same setup. It is massive for sure ....

ThevPeublo Rocky Mountain Nats are in the books - 2080 something in attendance, breaking their record by about 120 cars. None of our group won anything other than a great time. One kid from Richmond won a nsracreps pic and one of the three $3k cash prizes. Earl and I did introduce ourselves - he had a Mod A p-up with either a 348 or 409 and it was a well deserved award for the truck. Night time cruising through the fairgrounds went on until about 11pm both Fri-Sat nights with a lot of cruising and we had a good time.

The airplane engined car - more info - the engine is reversersed and the truck is front wheel drive by something similar to a blower drive belt to a pulley gets the front wheels moving. I could not get close enough to take any further pics today but I hope someone else can chime in .....

We had some repairs on Pete's car today - his Holley 4 bbl was giving him trouble, stripped bolt holes, etc, and he cobbled together another carb to get home with a spare from another member of our group. Then, this evening after dinner I was hearing some noise in the driver front tire area. Turns out the lugs of the wide five adapter to the drum had loosened. Snugged them up and we are ready for tomorrow.

We are off to Edmond, OK north of Oklahoma City and Tuesday will be spent driving Rt 66 to Cuba Missouri where we will stay at the Wagon Wheel Motel, an iconnn Rt 66 and one of the original motels on Rt 66. The last two days we will run up to interstate 64 from St Louis back to Williamsburg, about 950 miles in the last two days.

Any Barner in the Edmond, OK area let me know here and perhaps we can meet up tomorrow night ....

Pics - first two are the boys at b-fast, the amphitheatre where the awards ceremony was held, and the boyze - Pete Stringer, and very well known racecar driver in Colorado, myself, Earl,cand Bob Padilla - both Pete and Bob I met at Bonnwville in 2013 .....
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:02 AM   #179
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Great reporting Tom Tumbleweed!
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The airplane engined car - more info - the engine is reversersed and the truck is front wheel drive by something similar to a blower drive belt to a pulley gets the front wheels moving. I could not get close enough to take any further pics today but I hope someone else can chime in .....
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That radial airplane engine is a Jacobs. Those are the same Jakes on the T-50 in my avatar. Seven cylinders, and actually 755 C.I. What a waste of an otherwise COOL engine. Thanks for the pics, Tom.

And keep a close eye on those adapter bolts. Many times, once those things get loose enough to move-around and make noise like you had, there is already some damage done......hopefully NOT! DD
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