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    They are going back together with the car and today took a few moments to pull the Radiator and Front Grill. Sent the radiator down to the radiator shop to get flushed, tested and if necessary repaired. The cooling system would not maintain a full volume of coolant, indicating there may well have been a pinhole.


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    Got the radiator back, cap was bad. So I took the shroud off and polished on it some. Got a lot of work to do on it. Also trying some stainless steel on the side panel covers inside.

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    So they continue to put her back together. Did an amazing cleanup job on the radiator and the grill.

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    I have enjoyed the Storyjumpr Website as a place to make short, simple, and high quality books.

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    So my youngest daughter made me a couple of Shirts with the Car on it. I thought she did a great job. That is not airbrush, it is a photographic process that converts the artwork to gas which imprints the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    So my youngest daughter made me a couple of Shirts with the Car on it. I thought she did a great job. That is not airbrush, it is a photographic process that converts the artwork to gas which imprints the fabric.

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    That is awesome Bill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    So my youngest daughter made me a couple of Shirts with the Car on it. I thought she did a great job. That is not airbrush, it is a photographic process that converts the artwork to gas which imprints the fabric.

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    That's amazing Bill. Technology has come along way in our lifetime. I remember our first television when I was a kid.
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    LOL I remember going over to friends of my Dad's who had a TV and we watched Fritz Von Erich wrestle. On the bright side my grandson has the bug.

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    Finished touching it up this week, still need final buffing and some wiring issues with the AC.

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    Been thinking about a new career. Kind of thought Whisky Running might be fun.

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    Got looking at the trunk and trying to figure out how to carry stuff in it without all the rattling around. We went out and got some Kaisen Foam, padded the bed with heat barrier and cut the foam to go in. I can develop several trays, one for tools, one for road trips, one for glass mason jars etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    Been thinking about a new career. Kind of thought Whisky Running might be fun.

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    Yes sir, Officer, nothing in the trunk. Care to take a look?


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    Heavy hearted day. On a brighter note, my son-in-law has put together an amazing concept to go along with my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    Heavy hearted day. On a brighter note, my son-in-law has put together an amazing concept to go along with my car.

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    Thats a cool idea... Is he building the guitar or just the art work? I know a guy here in town that can build it for you if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDSapp View Post
    Thats a cool idea... Is he building the guitar or just the art work? I know a guy here in town that can build it for you if you want.
    He builds them. Primarily in the Austin area for the metal guys out in Dripping Springs. He normally does Bass Guitars but is doing this for me

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    Someone asked me once about the electrical connectors we used for the wipers in the top.

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    Prolly going to have to get another car to build to continue to have something to post. Shop is doing the final buffing and the car should be home soon. Registered for the Texas GoodGuys in March. They ran it for an hour at idle today with the hood buttoned up. Temps held steady.

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    Beautiful car Bill! Can't say enough about the job you and Kory's team have done! Lucky for me, I'll be taking your spot at his shop next weekend!
    33' Hot Rod Coupe/Roadster, Fendered, Ford 302, 350hp, EFI, AOD, 4-Link, Double Adjustable Koni Coilovers, Split Rear Exhaust, Electric Power Steering, AC/Heat/Defrost, Moser 8.8"-3.55, Willwood Front/Rear Brakes, 18" x 8" Fronts/20" x 10" Rears, Ordered: 1.26.17, Arrived: 3.29.17, First Start: 7.2.18, Go Cart: 11.4.18 Paint/Body: 2.23.19

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    Yep I been told I am evicted, looking forward to seeing how yours turns out

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    Been thinking about a new career. Kind of thought Whisky Running might be fun.

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    I see a re-make of "Thunder Road" in your future...
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    Oh if only I fit in one! Hey Dave, I bet you could make a Sedan Delivery version of this that I could fit in! C'mon!

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    I understand they have made quite a bit more room in the cockpits. I still liked the idea of a Vicky. You should come with me to the shop sometime and see some of the cars they have

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    Just to keep my record complete, I pulled the trigger on a Coverking cover. They provided some of the covers to FFR for the SEMA show. I chose the satin stretch for indoor protection from dust and hopefully dings. I liked them because they actually offered a FFR 33 Hot Rod variant of the cover, and for the specific cover I chose they had an extensive set of color options. I looked at three free swatches they sent and ordered the British Racing Green.

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    So I learned today that they will not complete the cover until the 27th which is when they expect to ship it. Ordered it on the 9th so the turnaround is about 18-19 days plus shipping. Since they were apparently just starting to work on it after a week I asked if I could get some embroidery and the response was no, I should have selected the option on their site. I have been back and looked several times but cannot find such an option. I guess I am getting nervous about these guys. I think the embroidery is no big deal, the guy that did my upholstery can do a world class job and I already know the quality of his work. I will post up when it gets here but looks like that is going to be a while.
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    Bill,
    Can you give me some measurements and details as to how your windshield wiper is mounted and powered. I need to get this done but need some details before I get started.

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    IMG_0353 copy.jpgWiper-3.jpgWiper-4.jpgIMG_0791.jpegIMG_0353 copy.jpgWiper-3.jpgWiper-4.jpgIMG_0791.jpegLets take a look Rick. I did not actually mount the wiper, sorry as that makes me sound. The guys doing the body work did so when they were finishing the roof. The unit is a speedway unit. There are two kinds , one has a portable mount and the other is a permanent mount. I initially bought the portable since I did not originally intend to put the hardtop on/ The guys that did my body work came up with an idea that we could mount the unit permanently and string wire down the inside of the roof panels then connect it ti the body with contact points and avoid having wiring to deal with when pulling the hardtop off. There are in my opinion better units out there than I bought. The RainGear Mighty wiper is much more compact for a top mount. My stainless unit is rather large and cumbersome. The key measurement is the length of the driver arm which depends on the style of blade and thickness of the roof you have to drill through to mount it. The location is pretty much aesthetic. I chose the top center of the driver's side.

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    Dan Ruth makes a nice set that mounts under the dash and has two wipers but it is around $600 or more.

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    So the cover arrived. It is beautiful. Very nice quality. Doesn't fit. I guess it is close enough to use. The mirrors were fit to mount forward of the door, not on the door and the windshield and windows seem to be off. I suppose I can just take a pair of scissors and cut the mirror holes out. I am not sure how to address this as far as a recommendation. Despite the initial confusion they did work hard to provide the product. There was not a clear place to measure the mirrors. I don't know if the local upholsterer can move the mirror pockets or not and if so what effect that will have on the fitment of the windshield area. I cannot not recommend the product. My goal was a show piece to use in displays. Fact is it will do a credible job but I could have gotten a credible unit off of them for several hundred dollars less. I'd like to see someone that has a nice fitting one.
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    Bill - Do you know if it was meant to cover the car with the hardtop? It just appears from the picture that if the hardtop wasn't on, it could possibly pull down over the wheels and tires. I know this still doesn't address the mirror issue. With that all being said, this was the cover that I intended to use as well, so I would follow up with them letting them know that your review is driving right into ground zero for their target market on this cover and they should probably get a few things ironed out...just my $0.02.

    Thanks for the input.
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    I think it could be done right, they are interested in working with me. You just need to be very careful when you order it. I ordered the version for the FFR Replica Coupe. It appears to me the top is cut for one of the specialty Hardtops. On the other hand, it might pop right into place with the mirrors worked out.

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    Thanks for the info Bill. For some reason I can not open the pics of wiring path, and inside and outside. not sure if it's me or what?

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    It sure did not want to let me display those pics

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    So finally got her home. Learned they had me register under the wrong SEMA paragraph and had to get the car reinspected. Which took nearly a week. No issues and the car is licesned and inspected. I no longer have to do an annual safety inspection either. Once home I have begun to work out some of the issue that have emerged over the last year. When we did the upholstery, the rubber filler hose slipped off the gas filler cap. I initially could not get gas in the tank because it slipped down and was actually running uphill. I got that fixed and went down to fill the tank. Took about 3-4 minutes for 10 gallons. The car was basically experiencing a vacuum leak in the fuel system which lowered fuel pressure to 3 psi. Now I will retune it. Also some issues with my temperature sending unit and gauge. Apparently the guage is not grounding well and that shows the car to be overheated but checking it with a laser gauge at the inlet neck on the manifold shows it running a consistent 175 and the fan now works automatically coming on at 175 or higher. Some issue with the AC and the oil pressure sending unit doesn't work. I am going to remote mount it. Hated missing Good Guys in DFW but glad to get the car wrapped up. Took the wife out for a ride Saturday as it was a beautiful day.

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    Fuel filler. Once again into the breach. Got the car back home last Friday. Went to put gas in the tank and it spit gasoline all over me. Heart sank, couldn't imagine what the problem was. Car had been idling badly, running rough. Turns out there were two problems. First it was low on gas and second the fuel filler hose (rubber) had slipped off of the filler cap on one end. That lowered the filler cap side of the hose about an inch. That inch did two things. It lowered the filler entry point to below the level where the hose goes into the tank, and it introduced a raw air vacuum leak into the fuel system. I had noticed the fuel pressure was very low, about 3 PSI. I pulled the interior from the trunk and that was when I noticed the gap between the filler hose and the filler cap base. So I inserted the hose back on the cap, a tough job. If you look at the poor photo you can see the upward run of my fuel filler hose is about 2 or more inches shorter than the OEM version delivered with the older kits. You can also see where I trimmed the aluminum flange on the filler cap down to about 1 inch. The net effect was to essentially move the angle of the filler hose to a point above the point it enters the tank. Once completed, I was able to run 8 gallons of gas into the tank from a station pump without kickback or kick off and I can do it in less than a couple of minutes.

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    Took her out for a spin, pulled the battery and put her away.



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    The third set of plates arrived today, has become a trinity. I now have owned the Ethyl special plates for all three classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrp View Post
    Took her out for a spin, pulled the battery and put her away.
    Why are you putting it away? Thought you would be out enjoying all the hard work you put into her!!
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    My thoughts exactly AJT..........drive it like you stole it!
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