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Old 02-13-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Couldn't wait any longer for a little drive, even though the input bearing is beginning to rattle. The cam also picked up some cab rattles that I don't notice when driving. Well anyway, a little drive around my neighborhood always improves the state of my mind. I need to tend to the maintenance issues before serious driving weather arrives in another 6 weeks.

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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Nice.
I'm it total lust with your truck though, I gotta tell you. What overhead is that? What's the sticker say on the wishbone. Love the hood. Is there anywhere to get a three door hood new?
I just can't explain how in lust I am right now.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
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Love it! Thanks for sharing this..
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thanks for sharing !!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #5
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Thanks, Tiny- The head is a 6:1 Lion Speed Head with single plugs and I'm really grinning that it looked like an overhead at a glance. As an aside, the engine is totally stock and not fully rebuilt as it still has the original factory babbit, that's just been adjusted once, honed and ringed and a valve job. It is unbelievably smooth and I really shouldn't be putting so many miles on it. The sticker on the wishbone says "Real men drive straight axles". The hood has four doors that lean back 10 deg. and the Speedsters' signature "flying bee hive" louver pattern. I made the hood and can make you one. You can see it in bare metal on my web site www.olympic-speedsters.com .
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:35 PM   #6
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Still in lust overhead or not!!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:55 PM   #7
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Awesome video. What is the name of the color of your truck? The video played a lil fuzzy on my phone and I couldn't tell.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:04 AM   #8
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Barber- It's the video that's fuzzy, probably not your phone. The colors are Model A chicle drab with copra drab inset. The PPG Chicle is clear coated with two thin coats of Copra PPG DCC for the inset and the tape edge left unsanded and unpolished.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:54 AM   #9
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Thanks for starting my day right!!!!
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:38 AM   #10
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Jim:
Now if anyone hears that little engine and it doesn't get their juices flowing, they aren't real Model A'ers.

Love your truck - thanks for sharing.
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yep gave me goosebumps!
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Hi Everyone, I don't post on this forum very often, but Jim I have to say you really gave me a smile this morning! Thanks for getting the truck out and driving it, I see you even share! The sound she makes is priceless.

The paint is so cool, it reminds me of Clark Gable's Duesenberg.

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:33 AM   #13
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I feel better just looking at your video and I love the hood.
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If everything works out, I'll be taking my PU out for a run on Saturday (tomorrow). Currently it's 12 degrees and snow predicted later today.

Your video inspired me to make sure I get this done tomorrow!
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Well it's very beautiful indeed. Thank you sir.
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If everything works out, I'll be taking my PU out for a run on Saturday (tomorrow). Currently it's 12 degrees and snow predicted later today.

Your video inspired me to make sure I get this done tomorrow!
Sorry Carl - we broke an all-time high today in Austin at 86 degrees. Fun to drive a Model A with the windows down. San Antonio hit 92 today.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #17
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Nice vidio guys. I'm getting my Tudor out tommorow !!!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:13 PM   #18
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If everything works out, I'll be taking my PU out for a run on Saturday (tomorrow). Currently it's 12 degrees and snow predicted later today.

Your video inspired me to make sure I get this done tomorrow!
Well, I didn't make it out last Saturday. Battery was dead as a doornail and wouldn't take a charge. 2 days later and 5 trips to Sears, I now have a new battery (no $$, was under warranty). Pulled it out in the driveway on Monday and let it run for about 15 minutes.

This afternoon, however, it got to go for a 5 mile drive on some super slick streets. Getting it ready for a parade and car show day after tomorrow!
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:49 PM   #19
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I had a couple of days I wanted to get out but the thought of salt getting into crevices makes me cringe.
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Hi Carl- I'd be very interested in seeing some pics and hearing some stories of Model A-ing in the Anchorage climate and geography posted on this forum. When does spring weather start for you?
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