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Old 09-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #461
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We were out of town this weekend, just got home about an hour ago only to find the '39 CS with an almost flat left rear tire... Looks like I know what fun I'll have in the morning.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #462
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Once again, all is right with the world... I got the tire back sans the tube and it is holding air (so far)
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #463
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Well good for you. lol
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #464
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Lawson, I'm always being accused of letting hot air go so... I'm pleased that at least the tire is holding air...LOL See you in Dawsonville.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:11 AM   #465
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Apparel Update

In an earlier post I put up a photo of our (work in progress logo) for the Cigar City Flatheads.

Subsequently I received a number of requests for T-Shirts, etc. with the logo printed on them so; I decided to explore the possibility of having T-Shirts made. In order to keep the cost per T-Shirt reasonable (around $20.00) I would have to order a large quantity and, unfortunately, the number of request did not meet the minimum order requirement.

I’ve got the names, etc. of all who responded so, if you’d like to be bedecked in sartorial splendor at your next car show, let me know. As soon as we reach the minimum requirement to order, I’ll put everything in motion. You can email me at: vicpiano@mizlou.tv. Don't forget to include your size and the number of T-Shirts you'd like.

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #466
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Now this is stylin'


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Old 09-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #467
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Any Florida "Barner's" going to Big Daddy's & the Drags?


I just got this email from Billetproof, if anyone is interested...

Billetproof Drags Florida: Oct 21, 2012
Back to the roots of Drag Racing! Heads up style, run what you brung. You don’t need a top fuel rail to compete, bring your stock flathead 4 banger and have a ball. There will be a trophy/prize for Low Reaction Time. Everyone is eligible.

Lakeland Motorsports Park
8100 State Road 33 N
Lakeland, FL 33809-1705
(863) 984-1145

Big Daddy's Back Yard Bash! Oct. 20, 2012

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
13700 SW 16th Avenue

Ocala, Florida 34473

  • Show car pre-registration is $30
  • 72 & prior Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Street Rods Motorcycles & Vans
  • Spectators FREE
  • Pre-Party at the NoWhere Bar on Friday Night!
  • Live bands playing throughout the day!
  • Our famous trophies awarded in many categories!
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This is an event hosted by the Swamp Kings Car Club. Normal Billetproof rules DO NOT apply to this show. 72 and prior Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Street Rods and Vans. Bring out your non-Billetproof compliant cars! Hang out with Big Daddy and have a good time.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #468
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Finally, this Saturday, we'll be gettin' back to messin' with Flatheads in preparation for the drive up to Dawsonville, Georgia for the Mountain "Barner's Bash" and the Moonshine Festival in late October. We'll be working on Steve's '46, Mike's '41 and our '39, making final adjustments, changing the oil, topping off the transmissions and rear ends and greasing the suspensions. Sounds like fun.

I sure hope we see a lot of "Barner's" in Dawsonville.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #469
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A lot of action around the garage today… Steve got called away on business and Mike had some conflicts as well but Don came over with a friend’s son, fourteen year old Nick, the newest member of the Cigar City Flatheads…

We worked on the '39 CS, packed the front wheel bearings with grease and changed the oil.

My friend Milt showed up in his '23 "T" Touring Car and gave Nick & Me a ride

Nick got behind the wheel…

Our new garage doors (finally) are being installed on the house.


All in all another Flathead fun filled day.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #470
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I thought some of you might enjoy this. My Nephew's wife sent this photo of their 18 month old son behind the wheel of his Petal Car... Another Cigar City Flatheader in the making...
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #471
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Here's a shout out in support of using local venders instead of national chains for things like garage doors. After the (eighteen week, three wrong deliveries mess) I went through with Lowes, I contacted three local dealer/installers. One came back with the same brand/style doors I have on the stand alone garage, he told me it would be three weeks and the cost was $3,000.00 less then Lowes for equal quality insulated doors. Well, two and a half weeks and the (correct doors) came in and were installed yesterday.

It's a real pleasure doing business with people that appreciate your business. I am through dealing with Lowes & Home Depot; from now on I'll work with local businesses.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #472
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I've lived in a lot of different places and have always had good results dealing with local firms. They care about both their customers and their reputations. Especially in smaller communities, a business person can't survive with a bad reputation. Nice doors, too.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:46 AM   #473
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Henry, thanks for the complement on the doors. I agree with your assessment of "local business", as I said, from now on I'll be dealing locally, no more Lowes or Home Depot for me.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:13 AM   #474
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Yup, the doors are looking good. The "Stude" will be safe inside. Those places are only good for commodity items. They don't do well when requested to do something a little different. Good on you for going with a local business.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:36 AM   #475
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Doors look great Vic, and one big item you don't have to worry about anymore. Looks like you finally had some ambitious help over the weekend, very neat. Don't teach him any bad habits tho (as if you had any).
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:58 AM   #476
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Thanks Jeff, I'm sure glad to have the doors. All my habits are bad according to most... This Saturday I'm expecting Steve & Mike to come over so we can do a few things to their cars to make them ready for the trip up to Dawsonville, sure would like to have you join us. Vic
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May do just that ...don't know if Momma has plans for weekend, and need to adjust brakes on Amos before a little road trip (75 miles in Amos is a road trip Vic) but I'll let you know. In the meantime stay out of trouble if you can
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #478
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Jeff, It would be super if you could join us for the trip (I do need a calming influence to keep me out of trouble ) I've got to go a day early to get some stuff done with my mom so I'll be driving the '39 CS up on Wednesday the 24th. As it stands right now, Steve & Mike will be driving up on Thursday and Cliff will most likely ride with them. If you can make it up to my house this Saturday, Steve, Mike & Cliff should be here and we can work out the details. Vic
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NICE LOOKING DOORS, FINALLY ! ! ! !

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #480
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NICE LOOKING DOORS, FINALLY ! ! ! !

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YES!!! I could not agree more... Thanks Paul
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