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Forum: Lounge 07-12-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By A12pilot
I'm sure you'll be ok, and I was pretty shocked...

I'm sure you'll be ok, and I was pretty shocked when I came home to those two things. Not only was the 2yr old battery dead, but it was sooooooo dead it wouldn't hold a charge. Took it to NAPA,...
Forum: Lounge 07-12-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By A12pilot
Good deal. Yep, I used a big well known carrier...

Good deal. Yep, I used a big well known carrier (name identical to what ID you’d use to get back into the US through customs :smirk:) to ship Kelly’s 911 down from CT. Not only did the driver kill...
Forum: Lounge 07-07-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Thanks, Freddie. That clears it up enough to...

Thanks, Freddie. That clears it up enough to figure out what brake parts to order, at least! :cool2:

Moving forward, all the flathead parts are gathered up and I'll get that on a stand for...
Forum: Lounge 07-04-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Thanks, Ryan! :cool2: C4 Auto, and the rear is...

Thanks, Ryan! :cool2: C4 Auto, and the rear is ....I don't know! :no: That's the mystery! I think it's from a Bronco, but not sure. The casting is C5AW-4888-A and the date is 5C24 (March 24th,...
Forum: Lounge 07-04-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Extrapulation has occurred! It was messy, a lot...

Extrapulation has occurred! It was messy, a lot of work, but plenty of rags handy! :grin: And as the scrap guy pulled away (he'll be back for a few more things) I turned to see a clean shop! ...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 07-01-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By A12pilot
Man, those FEs with the tri-power..... that's...

Man, those FEs with the tri-power..... that's just as smooth as a fresh jar of Skippy!!

Cheers
Dave
Forum: COPO - United States 07-01-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,341
Posted By A12pilot
That's just awesome, Phil! Now get down here and...

That's just awesome, Phil! Now get down here and see the Molnar Ranch before I come up there for the Chevelle Show next month and drag you guys down here!

Looking forward to seeing that beauty...
Forum: Lounge 07-01-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Ha! Yes, that's never a good thing. This week...

Ha! Yes, that's never a good thing. This week metal work begins, but I had to delay cabbitation extrapolation due to, well, nowhere to put the cab once I remove it due to having too much scrap...
Forum: Lounge 06-26-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
....aaaaand it's this week! :tongue: I spent this...

....aaaaand it's this week! :tongue: I spent this morning finishing up some stone columns on my driveway entrance, then jumped into Flathead Extraphead:hmmm:. Just a few bolts removed and this...
Forum: Lounge 06-26-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Well thatís just great. Now I want to build the...

Well thatís just great. Now I want to build the flathead for myself and put it in something!!!:drool::eek2: Very smoooooth running flatty!:smile:

Thanks for the shop ceiling compliment! Itís still...
Forum: Lounge 06-25-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Iím just trying to make sure I fit the part of...

Iím just trying to make sure I fit the part of Ranch hand perfectly, Danno!:cool2: After all, this is a former Ranch truck!

Yeah, the flathead would have been cool, but flatheads arenít the...
Forum: Lounge 06-22-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Moving forward, I'm just about ready for cab...

Moving forward, I'm just about ready for cab extrapolating procedures to commence on Old Blue. I found the VIN on the frame and it's a truck originally delivered to Dallas. Which makes sense since,...
Forum: Lounge 06-18-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By A12pilot
Greenland

Evening folks!

My schedule this month has me headed to Iceland and our route of flight takes us right over Greenland. Due to global warming, the tilt of the earth's axis, and Mars being in...
Forum: Lounge 06-17-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By A12pilot
Very nice!! Love the TR6s and MGs. They just look...

Very nice!! Love the TR6s and MGs. They just look like fun to throw around the hills and back roads. But heaven forbid you get a short circuit!!:frown:

Cheers
Dave
Forum: Lounge 06-17-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By A12pilot
Is the combined temperature above 100 yet up...

Is the combined temperature above 100 yet up there in the Great White Michigan?? Enjoy the day!! Happy birthday to an outstanding individual!!!

Cheers:beers::beers:
Dave & Kelly
Forum: Lounge 06-14-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
:Charley: Hahaha! Iím not sure Itíll be...

:Charley: Hahaha! Iím not sure Itíll be reveal-ready by next week. Mmmm...maybe July!:biggthumpup::laugh:

Going to give a few shops a call next week to get flathead chit-chat going!:cool2:
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Forum: Lounge 06-13-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Yep, the 289 survived on the long block, but the...

Yep, the 289 survived on the long block, but the externals reverted to a more molten state. Which really made removal of all the parts pretty easy! :smile: But we're probably going the flathead...
Forum: Lounge 06-11-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Thanks guys, and yes Bill S, that fire did a...

Thanks guys, and yes Bill S, that fire did a number on the cab. Just way too much warpage. Surprisingly, the fenders are usable along with some front sheet metal. Hood is wavier than the North...
Forum: Lounge 06-09-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Wrong!!:naughty: Why do I get myself into these...

Wrong!!:naughty: Why do I get myself into these predicaments? Why can't I ever have nice cars? Why do I crave creating crap into crystal?? :eek2:

After looking over the truck cab, the fire did...
Forum: Lounge 06-09-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
So, after hurricane Dave moved through, I'm...

So, after hurricane Dave moved through, I'm down to the frame! And my once clean and new shop has gone the way of the DoDo bird:frown:. But that's ok! That's the sign of progress and once I get...
Forum: Lounge 06-09-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Moving forward, with the engine out I wanted to...

Moving forward, with the engine out I wanted to tear it down to the long block to see what the heat might have done. Any ideas on if the head gaskets would need to be replaced? :dunno:

I'm no...
Forum: Lounge 06-09-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Thanks guys! :laugh: So with fresh concrete...

Thanks guys! :laugh: So with fresh concrete needing some dirt, I started digging in on the truck. Luckily, no rusted bolts! See? Everything has a positive side. :scholar: To answer your...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 06-06-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By A12pilot
1969 X11 Camaro, auto, project $19k

Saw this on CL this morning during my usual surf and thought it may be of interest to someone. :cool2:

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/dallas-1969-camaro-x11-code-survivor/6902639275.html...
Forum: Lounge 06-05-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
It is amazing what the intense heat of a fire can...

It is amazing what the intense heat of a fire can do. Things were burnt that just made you scratch your head. Potmetal turned to molten slag or just disappeared entirely. The leaf springs reversed...
Forum: Lounge 06-04-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,934
Posted By A12pilot
Thanks, Guys!:worship: Iím excited to get started...

Thanks, Guys!:worship: Iím excited to get started in between building stone columns for the driveway, all the landscaping that needs to be done around here, and of course, finishing up Shop #1 so I...
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