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Old 04-07-2022, 02:29 PM
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ZZ, I was in a museum in Yuma that looked a lot like that. [Before you guys get thinking sideways, I was a spectator, not an exhibit].
I'm looking forward to two projects you have going.
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Old 04-07-2022, 02:31 PM
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ZZ, I was in a museum in Yuma that looked a lot like that. [Before you guys get thinking sideways, I was a spectator, not an exhibit].
I'm looking forward to two projects you have going.
Thanks for clearing that up Mac, I was wondering
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Old 04-07-2022, 10:13 PM
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Nice! I am skeptical about: ... but time will tell.
Yeah, I know it's out of character, but I think I can control my shiny paint urges...


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ZZ, I was in a museum in Yuma that looked a lot like that. [Before you guys get thinking sideways, I was a spectator, not an exhibit].
I'm looking forward to two projects you have going.
Yes, that was likely it, out in the lettuce fields, tons of Model T's and other oldies, antique machinery, mining equipment, etc., a gearhead paradise..., yeah if you move too slow, he might prop you up in one of the cars - you could maybe get a cut of the admission fees

Didn't get the frame pieces cut out, Praxair was all out of Acetylene bottles till next week On a brighter note, I did score an organ donor today, 73 F100 with a 360, 4spd, only 64000 miles on it! Ugly but apparently in good mech condition, it comes home on Saturday. Not your usual powerplant but that's what makes it kool I figger. A few hop up parts and it should get down the road OK.
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Old 04-07-2022, 11:43 PM
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Yes, that was likely it, out in the lettuce fields, tons of Model T's and other oldies, antique machinery, mining equipment, etc., a gearhead paradise..., yeah if you move too slow, he might prop you up in one of the cars - you could maybe get a cut of the admission fees

Didn't get the frame pieces cut out, Praxair was all out of Acetylene bottles till next week On a brighter note, I did score an organ donor today, 73 F100 with a 360, 4spd, only 64000 miles on it! Ugly but apparently in good mech condition, it comes home on Saturday. Not your usual powerplant but that's what makes it kool I figger. A few hop up parts and it should get down the road OK.
Cool choice of donor, ZZ. You work fast!
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Old 04-08-2022, 01:12 PM
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ZZ, I thought I was the only guy with an FE motor waiting to go in a hotrod.

One day a few years ago, I was slowly walking along in that museum and right in front of that truck where you took the picture, I glanced up through between the two trucks and saw a guy looking at me. I stood there, wide eyed staring at him for a while and he watched me doing it. I ducked back behind the truck and gathered my senses, because that other guy looked just like my neighbour, three or four thousand miles straight north of my present placement. I peaked out from behind the truck again, and he was still watching me. Boy, he looked like my neighbour, Eric. I was embarrassed to be caught staring at this stranger, again. It wasn't more than a couple of minutes later that I thought, what if it really was my neighbour, and not his doppelganger.
I finally went over to the next row and met him. ----- It was Eric.
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Old 04-08-2022, 09:48 PM
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A Kozmic Konvergence!!!
Lots of Albertans winter in Yuma, see just as many Alberta plates on vehicles there as I do here in the Okanagan in summer.
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Old 04-08-2022, 10:53 PM
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ZZ, look for a pair these valve covers for an FE Ford. They will spruce up even a 360. I have an extra set but they were burnt, so will need some tender loving care.
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Old 04-09-2022, 10:02 AM
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ZZ, look for a pair these valve covers for an FE Ford. They will spruce up even a 360. I have an extra set but they were burnt, so will need some tender loving care.
You've got some gold there, or at least you'd think that's what they are judging by the prices people are asking
And to think this stuff was once tossed aside as oddball junk
Going to the Coastal Swap Meet in May, maybe I'll get lucky........
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Old 04-09-2022, 07:12 PM
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A fun day today, got the donor truck home, 73 F100. A blazing powerhouse, the 'ol reliable 360 FE, it only has 46574 original miles on it, parked since '91 when the guys 84 year old mom last drove it. Set up for a dump box, the 9" rear diff tag says 3.57 gear an the big N means its a nodular iron carrier - so far so good.
Loading was a gong show, the old guy pushed it on with his tractor, I was just about to block the front wheel when he gave it another shove and sent it right off the deck with the trailer jack shoved right up under the rad
After several failed attempts to jack it up and pull it back, I separated the truck and trailer, he lifted the F100 up with his tractor bucket and pushed it back onto the deck. Success! .... sort of - next thing he did was back up and ram the snow blade on his tractor into the tailgate of my formerly nice truck
The topper was getting home and it was snowing - perfect!! Unloading went OK, only one old fart doing it, less chances of a screw up.
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Old 04-09-2022, 07:58 PM
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Well, it does say RAM on the back.

Maybe insurance will replace the tailgate?

That Ford body looks solid, you shouldn't have any problem getting rid of the remains after you pluck the running gear.
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