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Unread 05-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #91
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Being an expert is not always good! EX is a has-been and SPURT is a drip under pressure! LOL
Way to go Lee. When is "THE DRIVE"?
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Unread 06-01-2013, 05:48 AM   #92
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Hi John, Hopefully this afternoon or tomorrow am. As you know, the weather has been %&@@^ around here in the last few days. Hope you made it ok. I see the OKC area got slammed again. The tornado Thursday evening was 1/2 mile south of me. Got to watch it go by.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 06:20 AM   #93
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Last night it went right by me, but didn't come to the ground. Filled up my pond real nice! Good luck with your ride!
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Unread 06-01-2013, 07:26 AM   #94
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Congrats on the first start up Lee!!!! Good luck on your first ride!
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Unread 06-01-2013, 04:45 PM   #95
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First drive went real well. Had to adjust the TV cable just a bit tighter, but that is about all. Oil pressure was fine, charging ok. Ran up and down my street a couple of times to get the temp up, then out on the main road. Drives good, and pretty smooth. Temp was 185 by the time we got back after about a mile. Gotta set the porportion valve. The rear brakes were coming on to much compared to the front.
Wife took a couple of videos of me going up and down the street, and a couple of real short ones while we were going down the highway. If I can figure out again how to convert them, I will post them on our club website.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #96
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OOOOOH!!! I am so jealous! WAY TO GO!! John
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #97
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I have all the lights working now. The windshield and back glass were cut today, so I plan on installing them Thursday. Tomorrow I will mount the overflow tank, and probably run around the neighborhood a bit. Saturday is the shake down day. Going to take a little 50 mile round trip, and drop off at the front end shop for a real alignment.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:01 PM   #98
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Car looks great Lee!! Congrats on the first drive!!
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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:10 PM   #99
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Thanks Mike. Well, I did meet my planned goal. I picked the body and chassis up at Spirit June 28, 2012 at the Bash. My goal was to drive it to the Bash this year. I would have made it by gosh. B.C.move the Bash to September, so I had plenty of time to spare.
Paint will wait until winter. I do plan on doing body work, and priming a little at a time, while making some runs this summer.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #100
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Great looking car Lee. I'm really diggin' the bluewalls! LOL John
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Unread 06-04-2013, 10:56 PM   #101
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Think I will take them back John. I am pretty sure I ordered white. Maybe I can put some falsies on them. Memba them?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #102
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Yes I remember Portawalls! I drove behind a guy that just had some put on and they did something wrong and they came off one at a time in about 10 miles. I'll bet he was shocked to get home to admire his new and improved ride!
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Unread 06-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #103
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Congrats Lee on your first drive. I remember mine, it was great but there is all that I wonder what is going to happen, did I torque the lug nuts, on and on?
Now drive the heck out of it this summer and find out about all the things you want to fix before you put any color on it. I got that advice from Ted Brown while building mine but figure you are not new to all this and probably been there and done that.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 05:58 AM   #104
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I put about 100 miles on the car this weekend. Everything seems to be fine so far, with the exception of the steering box. I has way to much play. Makes the car sorta road wander a bit to much. I think the tranny is not shifting just like it should either. Gotta get the tranny dude to check it out. It seems to shift a bit to soft, and to quick.
Other than that, it is fun to drive, and turns a lot of heads. Even got a thumbs up from a Cobra driver the other day.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #105
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Been driving the fire outta the 29. I have the brakes up to snuff now, and I guess the tranny is ok or I would have burned it up by now. Put wipers on today. They are kinda sucky, but will be ok in a mild rain.
Looks like I may be getting about 20 mpg. That is with in town and a little highway use. Bottom line on my tank size is 10.2 gallons. I should have about a 200 mile range on the road. I will find out going to the Bash this September. Think I will carry a couple of gallon of fuel with me.
Steering is still a problem. I get use to it after a couple of miles, but just isn't right. I chatted with Bob last week, and he is working on the problems with me.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #106
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Steering is fixed now, thanks to Josh and Bob. After close to 700 miles, looks like I am getting 15mpg city, and 20 highway. I can live with that just fine. The 700r tranny is shifting to fast, but that can be solved with a governor change. Seems I need lighter fly weights.
Anyway, having a good time at the local runs. When I can park it long enough, I will take it to the sheet metal dude for a hood build. Just bought a chopped 46 coupe Sunday, so I won't be walking while the hood is being made.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:56 PM   #107
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How about some pix of the coupe? You have to much rolling stock around your house! John
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Unread 07-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #108
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Here is a picture of the coupe for John. Also the whole brood.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #109
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COOL! Ever thought about adopting a old fat guy? John
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Unread 08-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #110
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Cool cars and great thread.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 04:00 PM   #111
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Thanks for the kind words CM. By the by, care to share your first name with us, or is CM ok?.
Hoping the roadster is sold by the end of this month. More $s to blow at the BASH..or interiors for the delivery and coupe. Hmmm, that 34 chopped coupe body is still in my head that Spirit builds. John, I am the one that needs adopted.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #112
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Call me Cliff or cm doesn't matter.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #113
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Finally got the hood formed by a real craftsman here in Tulsa. Took the hood to a guy about 50 miles from here and had 92 louvers punched in. I am pretty happy with the look it gave the ole gal. Anyone needing louvers in the Tulsa area, give me a shout and I will hook you up with him. Took about 45 minutes for layout and punching.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #114
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Wow, that is so freakin cool.
It is those touches that set a car apart from another.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 01:11 PM   #115
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Two things SS. I was afraid that I wouldn't like the hood look because I have run it hoodless so long. #1..I wanted more louvers, but didn't have room. #2..Now after cleaning each one up, I am glad 92 is all I had room for.
Making some short curved panels now to hide the sides of the radiator. They will be about 12 inches long at the top, and arch down to 6 inches long at the bottom. I will post a picture when I get them made.
Thanks for the freakin cool statement!
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Unread 11-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #116
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Finally came up with a mounting system for the hood that was simple to apply. Springs hold the top hood in place very well. Ended up buying a low priced sheet metal break to help form the side curtains. Not quite sure how I can mount them so that they can come off easy. Next week I can remove the grill shell and start the finishing process on it. Looks like the rod runs are over for the winter months.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:47 AM   #117
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Maybe some have done this before. The grill in my 33 style grill shell that came from Spirit Cars, is not removable, and I am to lazy to mask each bar, and then have to try and remove the tape when done. I ended up splitting soda straws on one side, and then slipping them on the bars, which are round. They will be easily removed when all is painted.............I hope. Color will go on today before the weather turns to crap.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #118
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Here is the hood and grill back on. Body is next on list.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #119
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Lee
looks great!! I am not a big fan of louvers but you pulled it off nicely!! side skirts look slick!
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Unread 11-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #120
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Thanks Frank. The guy that punched the louvers is responsible for the layout. I told him to do it the way he thought was best. He has been doing this for 45 years, so I figured he knew what he was doing. Trying now to get motivated to get things sanded and primed on the cowl area, and having trouble getting started.
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