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    I’m honking and waiving from here and I’m not even a Cowboy’s fan. Loving this progression. Keep the photos coming.
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    I have added an official build page to my signature below with additional pics.
    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Here are some additional pics (mainly buffing, but what a difference it makes). Kory took it upon himself to add a little flare to the Fenders as well, said they needed something to tie them back into the body he felt they were just hovering out there. Wasn't sure when he first told me, but once I saw them, I knew exactly what he was talking about they look amazing. Steering Wheel was covered in the Blue Vinyl as well and first pics of Trunk and Carpet. Aaron was busy buffing so I didn't want to uncover the passenger compartment to take more pics...

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    New pics from Kory just now. Hardtop & Grill on.

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Ran out to the shop today and Kory and his team were knee deep into the final assembly. Between some of my electrical wiring and trying to uncover parts that hadn't been seen in several months, getting to the Goodguys show continues to be a challenge, but we are still very hopeful. There may be a few things that will require buttoning up later. Here are some updated pics though, points of interest may be Taillights in, Headlights on, Ford Racing Air Cleaner on, Side Mirrors on, Door Pops, Safety Pins and Window Switches in...

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Looking GOOD!
    33 Hot Rod #1133. LS/TKO600
    Delivered 6-17-19. Started work 7-3-19. First start 9-6-19. First drive 9-24-19

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    Lots of work being done at the shop today, but at about 2:30 I called and told Kory that I just didn't think a Goodguys appearance was going to be in the cards. His guys had been at the shop since 3am working to finish out things and made good progress, but just small details kept popping up. I had forgotten to wire for a dimmer switch and the set-up on the stereo and cameras was taking a bit longer I think than anticipated. Heck, it took me nearly 3 hours just to get the Fuel Cap installed and the Filler Tube . It was always my intent to have the car done for this show. I had promised a good friend that I work with and who has helped out on the build a couple of times, that the last GG's Show was going to be the last one we walk into as spectators...so I am a little disappointed about that, but it is better that everything be done right. And don't get me wrong, Kory and his team were working their tails off, but never once have I got the sense they were short cutting anything. Anyway here are some pics of the day and I am sure we will have this thing rolling out in the next few weeks!

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    There always another car show. Better to be right than right now....
    33 Hot Rod #1133. LS/TKO600
    Delivered 6-17-19. Started work 7-3-19. First start 9-6-19. First drive 9-24-19

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    Today I dropped the exhaust tips off at a local shop to have stainless extensions welded on and swedged...

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Just a few updated pics this week, but first I will try to anticipate a few questions some of you may have based off some of the questions I have already received today...

    First, although Kory and his guys continue to work through some wiring and final details on the car...it is not complete as of today.

    Secondly, although I am extremely disappointed with the Boys performance in the last two games, I do not require a suicide watch (I am loyal and faithful to a fault, but I am also pragmatic).

    Finally, I am not changing the paint scheme on the car nor do I regret going with the star.

    Now here are the few pics I had mentioned...

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    Amplifier & Rear Speakers...
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    Door Wire Eliminator Switches...
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    And just a Cowboy faithful pic...
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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    You could always move to Boston. They’re having a pretty good year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethmark View Post
    You could always move to Boston. They’re having a pretty good year.
    Appreciate the input , but not an option...or a want! I can put Up with a lot of losing before that makes sense
    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Was wondering what was happening . Decent location for the backup camera, is that a license plate holder there as well?
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    Yessir.
    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sethmark View Post
    You could always move to Boston. They’re having a pretty good year.
    Well said Seth. I lived 30 miles from the Pat's Statium until 2016. They will always be my team.
    I did like the Cowboys back when Roger and Tom lead the team.

    JOP, your doing a good job regardless of what team you like or it's record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLev View Post
    Well said Seth. I lived 30 miles from the Pat's Statium until 2016. They will always be my team.
    I did like the Cowboys back when Roger and Tom lead the team.

    JOP, your doing a good job regardless of what team you like or it's record.
    I lived on the hill right up the road from MGH in my 20s.
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    Just remember the kit came from Patriots Country, I hope you at least get seasons tickets

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    Is that a Focal sub or is that a speaker? I am about to set the sub location behind the drivers seat and if that's a sub I did not think it could fit in that location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJT '33 View Post
    Is that a Focal sub or is that a speaker? I am about to set the sub location behind the drivers seat and if that's a sub I did not think it could fit in that location.

    Thx! Andreas
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    I was informed yesterday by Kory that they continue to struggle with the wiring on the vehicle... I don't believe they are challenged in the sense of what needs to be done and how to get it done, but more with regards to the fact that there are things that they are having to re-route, change or terminate that during my portion of the build I shielded or loomed (very well, Kory added) and as they uncover any issues or need to change some of those items they are having to chase down those leads, re-route or rerun completely. So in this instance my attention to detail is likely costing me more time and subsequently more money. Just one of things as a first time builder you have to learn from. It's funny, I think (and appreciate) how tactful and professional Kory was trying to be since I did the initial work, but I somehow think that he truly just wanted to say "you idiot, why did you cover all of this wiring?"
    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOP33 View Post
    I was informed yesterday by Kory that they continue to struggle with the wiring on the vehicle... I don't believe they are challenged in the sense of what needs to be done and how to get it done, but more with regards to the fact that there are things that they are having to re-route, change or terminate that during my portion of the build I shielded or loomed (very well, Kory added) and as they uncover any issues or need to change some of those items they are having to chase down those leads, re-route or rerun completely. So in this instance my attention to detail is likely costing me more time and subsequently more money. Just one of things as a first time builder you have to learn from. It's funny, I think (and appreciate) how tactful and professional Kory was trying to be since I did the initial work, but I somehow think that he truly just wanted to say "you idiot, why did you cover all of this wiring?"
    I know my son feels for you as he is the one that has redone the wiring routing three times! He finally said last month that if we do this again he will layout and then undo the harness completely, temporarily test and fit everything, then put it into the final state. He said we may end up using a bag of small zip ties but that's easier to undo than trying to take off the heat tape and other electrical tape on the conduit covering the wires. For us lessoned learned for sure.
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    Hopeful that SM1 will be back home in two weeks! They made some huge progress with the wiring this week. All headlights, turn signals & taillights operate as they should with indicator lights working on dash as well. Hardtop & Door wireless contacts are in and operational as well as the LED to indicate that the door safety pins are NOT engaged...

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Guys, I know it seems like I have been saying this for some time now, (about 10 weeks in my estimation), but it does look like Star Mobile One will be making its way home next week! The majority of the challenges have stemmed from my wiring prep and then the wiring and routing for the Door Pops, Safety Switches and Headlights. I am sure that most experienced builders know already what I now know, in that wiring really is a one-person job and when it is began by a novice (at best) and then handed over to a professional to finish, there are going to be some challenges. Once I get the car back in shop I plan on doing a “lessons learned”, but at this point I will leave it at that I should have done a much better job of documenting my wiring and testing my connections (even in those areas that I didn’t make the terminations…such headlights, tail lights, etc.). Still a few things to button up though. Currently the fan is still not engaging as it should. Abel is working to rectify this as the fan control is all ran through the EFI so cut-in and outs can be changed as necessary. The front and rear windows for the hardtop need to be installed, the wiper motor is now installed but the wiper arm needs to be put on. The exhaust on one side needs to be adjusted and/or the tip may need to be cut back slightly as it seems to stick out just a bit further than the other. There are a few touch ups that need to be done on the top as well as up by the cowl area. The AC system needs to be checked and charged. When I first installed the flex lines for the front brakes, I installed the brackets without having the steering rack installed, so the flex lines now bind in a full turn right or left and need to be replaced. I filled the tank with about 8 gallons of Ethanol Free High Octane fuel and we ran the vehicle for about five minutes…I will post a video later this evening. Once the fan issue has been tracked down, Kory will road test, clean and then hopefully I will have the car back in my shop sometime next week! Kory was able to get the alignment extremely close, but I have reached out to Bill (WRP) as he has a local technician that performed his alignment after many others were unable to, so I will have him perform a final alignment. Then, of course, I will still need to get a certified weight and then the safety inspection performed and then on to registration. I truly am getting excited and I am hopeful that I will be able to put some miles on the car before the weather trends down too much. Here are a few updated pics from the other day at the shop and as mentioned, I will post the video later.

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    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, Back Home: 11.24.19, Completed: NEVER!; View More Pics @ https://starmobileone.com/

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    Since I have had some free time on my hands lately, I have also been working on a couple things for car shows (if I ever make it to one). This is a stand that I will hold a monitor to that will cycle through all of my build pics. The floor plate will sit under the rear tire to stabilize...

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    Final Assembly Idle Video...

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    I hope to do burnouts with you someday, somewhere. That car is insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethmark View Post
    I hope to do burnouts with you someday, somewhere. That car is insane.
    If you ever make it to Fort Worth, look me up...one of the down sides to having Star Mobile One is I don't think it would travel well!

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    Ran by the shop today. The front and rear windows are now installed. I guess at some point FFR started having the windows made with a sealer on them as I know it was suggested many times to paint the flange that the windows set on black so that when the butyl is used to install, the color of the car doesn't show through. Kory said this was no issue on this one. The front window also seemed to install a little more flush than we have seen on other FFR's but I really like how it sits in the top. The fan is now engaging like it should and the last real hurdle is the getting the AC working. They'll dive into that this week as they think it might be a relay, but Classic Auto Air was less than helpful when Kory called them. So, AC, new brake flex lines for front, shorten exhaust tip, touch-up and clean is what's on tap for this week!

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    I’m getting tired of telling you how bad *** that car is......
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethmark View Post
    I’m getting tired of telling you how bad *** that car is......
    The pictures do not do this thing justice...I am soooo ready to get this back home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOP33 View Post
    The pictures do not do this thing justice...I am soooo ready to get this back home!
    Been following your build for a while now and got to say congratulations on an incredible job. I think your are pretty close to me in north DFW. If the weather is nice would love to have you join us for the next cars and cigars at Industrial Cigars in Frisco on November 9th. All are welcome even if you dont go in and enjoy a cigar. I am a member there and showed your video to the owners who are avid car lovers and they absolutely loved SMO.

    9500 Dallas Pkwy Suite 400, Frisco, TX 75034

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    Quote Originally Posted by a217085 View Post
    Been following your build for a while now and got to say congratulations on an incredible job. I think your are pretty close to me in north DFW. If the weather is nice would love to have you join us for the next cars and cigars at Industrial Cigars in Frisco on November 9th. All are welcome even if you dont go in and enjoy a cigar. I am a member there and showed your video to the owners who are avid car lovers and they absolutely loved SMO.

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    I appreciate your comments and would love to join y’all. I hope all will be complete by then.
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    I received a text from Kory @ 121 R & R late yesterday that read..."Abel won the battle with your car"! To which I then responded back, "Is that a good thing"? And to confirm he came back with, "Yes, AC...and everything works"! After a slight exhale I asked back, "Does that mean it's coming home"? "Yes, middle of next week, touch up some blue, get some drive time and a screw here or there". Let me step back for just a minute as for the last two, three weeks the shop had been battling (when I say shop, I mean Abel) with the wiring for the fan control through the EFI (and several relays that I had wired at the request of Holley). After the first week, that skirmish ended with the fan finally working properly (engaging at proper cut in and shutting down at cut out). Then last week, other than the window installs...the guys took a break from the car. It was really overdue. I could see it in both Kory's and Abel's eyes that they were ready for this car to be home, but knew the AC had to be dealt with, but just not last week. I had promised Kory I would give him all the wiring information I had along with Dan Ruth's contact information and in turn he promised come Monday they were gearing up for the final waypoint...tackling the AC! Something that I have really come to appreciate during the final assembly of this build (and honestly only time will tell whether it is an appreciation that I will be able to benefit from again in the future) is that, as a hobbyist, or casual car builder or first time car builder (I use all of these terms very loosely with regards to my build), I never really reflected until this week that when dealing with the professionals, it is just one challenge for them and then on to the next. Whether it is the AC on Jamie's 33 or the filler neck on someone else's vehicle...it is much like the role of a doctor - no one typically comes to see you when they're feeling great, in perfect health with no problems - everything is a challenge! And while they are waving goodbye to this 33', they are rolling in the next patient! So yes, the car should be home this next week, barring any unforeseen issues and I am ready for it to be home! Stay tuned as I hope to be able to post some really good pics of all the things we have done in the coming weeks!
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    Excellent news. I know youíre ready.

    To your point, itís really just business. Each car is, in my experience, another pain in the ***. I donít love any of them. I like a lot of them, but I really like the check. When Iím done with my car Iíll love to own it until someone else wants to love it more than me. And they will. And Iíll let them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOP33 View Post
    I received a text from Kory @ 121 R & R late yesterday that read..."Abel won the battle with your car"! To which I then responded back, "Is that a good thing"? And to confirm he came back with, "Yes, AC...and everything works"! After a slight exhale I asked back, "Does that mean it's coming home"? "Yes, middle of next week, touch up some blue, get some drive time and a screw here or there". Let me step back for just a minute as for the last two, three weeks the shop had been battling (when I say shop, I mean Abel) with the wiring for the fan control through the EFI (and several relays that I had wired at the request of Holley). After the first week, that skirmish ended with the fan finally working properly (engaging at proper cut in and shutting down at cut out). Then last week, other than the window installs...the guys took a break from the car. It was really overdue. I could see it in both Kory's and Abel's eyes that they were ready for this car to be home, but knew the AC had to be dealt with, but just not last week. I had promised Kory I would give him all the wiring information I had along with Dan Ruth's contact information and in turn he promised come Monday they were gearing up for the final waypoint...tackling the AC! Something that I have really come to appreciate during the final assembly of this build (and honestly only time will tell whether it is an appreciation that I will be able to benefit from again in the future) is that, as a hobbyist, or casual car builder or first time car builder (I use all of these terms very loosely with regards to my build), I never really reflected until this week that when dealing with the professionals, it is just one challenge for them and then on to the next. Whether it is the AC on Jamie's 33 or the filler neck on someone else's vehicle...it is much like the role of a doctor - no one typically comes to see you when they're feeling great, in perfect health with no problems - everything is a challenge! And while they are waving goodbye to this 33', they are rolling in the next patient! So yes, the car should be home this next week, barring any unforeseen issues and I am ready for it to be home! Stay tuned as I hope to be able to post some really good pics of all the things we have done in the coming weeks!
    That is so awesome and so excited for you. If you are able to make cars and cigars on the 9th and like cigars the first 1 is on me. Cars start showing up around 09:30. I usually arrive by 10:30 drive a blue 2008 Jaguar XKT

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    Please know that EVERYONE's enthusiasm and excitement for me on this project does not fall on deaf ears and is greatly appreciated. As I am sure most will understand, I have a long list of rides, drives and visits that will begin to be cashed in soon! When I first started this journey (and it truly is a journey), my wife and I looked at this as a once in a life time experience. Not many people get to say they built a car from ground up and all though I had a significant amount of help along the way, no one can take that feeling away from me. I was first, blessed with the opportunity and the means by which to embark on this adventure. Secondly, I was gifted with the greatest co-pilot in life of All, my wife, throughout this process. At every stumble or challenge, she was there to listen, talk me away from the ledge, offer alternatives or in some cases just say "suck it up and move forward!" Finally, a group of friends (and at this point truly family) that were here at anytime I needed ya'll! Sometimes I didn't like what was being said, but ultimately knew it was exactly what I needed to hear to move on. And I would be remissed if I didn't at least mention the fact that never once did anyone on this forum question (out loud at least) the theme of my build. Oh I have taken plenty of ribbing and fully expect much more of that in the future, as we all know, all seasons don't end glowingly, but everyone here has appreciated the project for what it truly is...an awesome build and journey! Thank ALL of you who have reached out with your help and insight and especially to those that have grown into close friends from this experience. I know the car is not in MY garage as of yet, but I know we are the closest we have been and I sense some great relief. I am all about paying opportunities forward, so don't think I am going away or have nothing left to offer. Stay tuned as I will have a ton of great pics to share and many final words of wisdom about my journey!

    Thanks to ALL of you!

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    Visited the shop today...looks like we are on track for being back home this week. Kory wants to do some road testing, final tune, replace flex lines, touch up & clean. Rain expected later this week, so I am not exactly sure when it will be home though. He did manage to modify the mount for the rear view mirror and was able to get it mounted with good view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOP33 View Post
    Noticed you had the same wiper motor as I do, I will be doing a 3D scan then designing a cover that will just fit it, after which I will be 3D printing it. If you want I can print an extra one and send it to you? I'll send a picture in advance, expect to have it slide over the chrome portion and then have it so it can be fitted to the hard top, I want to hide all those wires.
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