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    It's easier than rebuilding a carburetor! Lol! ...

    It's easier than rebuilding a carburetor! Lol!

    Just something to relax and enjoy doing in peace. If I'm too tired for other work or anxious, it allows me to focus on something else. If it...
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    Plymouth Makes It!

    I feel kinda bad that I haven't had any MOPAR scale builds to share with you guys. But I do have several fresh builds in the works.

    This Original issue MPC '71 GTX body and bare interior tub I got...
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    I would supposed you take pipes more seriously...

    I would supposed you take pipes more seriously where you are. But in 1994 as a younger man, I had one burst on me in winter from failed heat tape while I was stuck taking shelter with friends in...
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    Great to have good neighbors there. Really lucky...

    Great to have good neighbors there. Really lucky you got to that burst pipe relatively quickly too. Shame about the hardwood floor.
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    Pretty sure you can't make an imaginary problem...

    Pretty sure you can't make an imaginary problem go worse with an imaginary power source.


    Same to the rest of you guys. It's all imaginary to this point. Idiots think they can legislate...
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    Who could have possibly imagined I'd be the one...

    Who could have possibly imagined I'd be the one over here calmly keeping my peace...

    http://https://youtu.be/LTGdAGPDBpo

    If that method doesn't work for you, this may.
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    Oh yeah... Good Times! You'll still appreciate...

    Oh yeah... Good Times!

    You'll still appreciate it on cool mornings tho.
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    Don't even get me started. I probably won't stop...

    Don't even get me started. I probably won't stop where I should. Just about had enough of these radicals that act without sense, claiming anything they do is great because all humanity should suffer...
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    In all likelihood, due to it's value today, that...

    In all likelihood, due to it's value today, that car will be "saved". But that always come down to a question of ethics in what we consider cars to be. That car cannot be "restored". Sure you can get...
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    Just saw this online. Perfect example of some of...

    Just saw this online. Perfect example of some of the worse things we were finding while cruising back roads in the day scouting for any sign of something metallic in the weeds or woods.
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    Ah... that explains it. Already a replacement...

    Ah... that explains it. Already a replacement culture devoid of value.

    Thinking more on it, there were a few scattered special cars in yards around here. 68 and a 69 Charger R/T's in 2 different...
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    That is a Cool story! That sort of stuff never...

    That is a Cool story! That sort of stuff never went to yards around here. People stuck them in back yards, field rows, anywhere but a junkyard. You would find some low level performance cars in the...
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    We still have a couple yards around here with...

    We still have a couple yards around here with lots of old stuff. The stuff is so rotten now tho that it just good for the interior plastics that might remain. Still fun to go walk among them. ...
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    Saw this strange thing on the way to the show too.

    Saw this strange thing on the way to the show too.
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    Quick mock up on the 66 Catalina. And some pix of...

    Quick mock up on the 66 Catalina. And some pix of contest entries.
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    I went ahead and spent on a Troy Built 4 cycle...

    I went ahead and spent on a Troy Built 4 cycle whacker, and bought a few attachments for it. That was 15 years ago and I've only ever had to replace the primer bulb once. I just had a feeling that...
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    I wonder if that was a rare factory set up? Ram...

    I wonder if that was a rare factory set up? Ram air and shaker... I've seen that also once long ago. Never got a close enough look whether it was legit or cobbled. But the 71-73 Ram Air was my...
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    Modelers Show, and Swap

    Man I had a GREAT day yesterday! Drove a couple hours to a show and swap that was somehow lost in 2019. didn't realize I could have brought an entry, but had a GREAT TIME in the swap and viewing the...
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    Who's stupid idea was it to domesticate grasses?...

    Who's stupid idea was it to domesticate grasses? We spend so much time, our energy, gasoline energy etc... We buy edges and whackers on top of our cutting equipment so we have these useless spaces...
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    I wondered when I saw the holes in the top of the...

    I wondered when I saw the holes in the top of the quarter. I could see enough of that trunk lid to know it was bad. At least you got it out in one piece. It will provide a few good pieces still.
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    Well I would have enjoyed knowing your dad as...

    Well I would have enjoyed knowing your dad as much as you obviously enjoyed your time of knowing the man who made you into one.

    I taught myself how to do all manner of things better than I was...
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    I can only imagine. Sounds like he had some rare...

    I can only imagine. Sounds like he had some rare talents for even the time when there were more of us with them. I still make templates and shape metal. Make crazy useful stuff occasionally. Although...
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    I did the same thing back in the days of sweating...

    I did the same thing back in the days of sweating braze into seams. But I got the idea to use my dad's 3/8" round blunt nose chisel and a block of 2x4 wedged behind it on top of the jack. It sorta...
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    The rear repairs are pretty common to find on...

    The rear repairs are pretty common to find on that era B-body. Spectacular that your dad invested that effort into a sedan! the first car I owned that I could put a license plate on finally was a 69...
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    Found time to finish the Vulture and get it on...

    Found time to finish the Vulture and get it on display. Box Stock Box Art build, excepting one decal that the aftermarket decals were too thin to allow showing thru on the black, wiring the engine,...
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