What Are You Doing To/With Your Car Today?

skep419

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Not much, but it's progress none the less. Pit the right side stripe on today during lunch. I am not doing the original type billboard stripe for $500. Made a pair of these to change the look.
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MrJLR

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It's good to be a machinist with access to a full shop of CNC lathes and mills...although for this little project all I used was a Bridgeport mill.

Had to clearance my valve covers to fit the ProFlo manifold.

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Started mocking up moving the alternator to the driver's side so I can put the AC compressor on the passenger side....

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Josh owen

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Tripped over a 73+ v8 Body K frame in the woods when I was picking up another derby car today, I will put a manual steering box and will clean it up and list for sale soon.

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RustyRatRod

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I've had Vixen's valves tight lashed ever since I installed the engine from fighting detonation. So today I readjusted them since everything else I did at the time got rid of the detonation. Going from .006 and .008 to .020 really woke her up on the bottom end. I didn't think it'd make that big a difference, but it did. Go Vixen! lol
 

Just Send It

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Got my car weighed yesterday! Came in at 3,043lbs. I was hoping to be under 3,000. I think once I put the fiberglass bumpers/brackets on and switch to a lithium battery, I'll get there. That D60 is a tank. Was happy to see I got the weight pretty well balanced at 52% - F and 48% - R.

Left to Right side balance was spot-on as well. Overall pretty happy.

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Changed out the RJ14YC plugs for 12's today. After my carb adjustments I think I am getting close. We'll see how the fresh plugs look after I put some miles on them

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We're leaving this morning to finish Route 66 trip! Some of you followed last Sept when we started at Galena, KS and went to Santa Monica Pier with Dart. We are leaving this morning from Minneapolis, Mn heading to Chicago. Tomorrow we will officially begin the trip from Chicago to Galena, KS then heading back to MN along Mississippi river. Thinking 8-9 days travel time with lots of stops :) Those who want to follow along go to " Red Car Chronicles " it's a separate site. My wife will be posting pics and videos on Facebook and Instagram as we travel. Last fall took us almost 3 weeks to coast and back, this should be a little more relaxing trip. Crossing fingers for a smooth trip.
 

Josh owen

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Picked up a 79 newport last night to. 318 runs great slipping the hughes whiplash cam in it bone stock and gonna beat the dog out of it before it gets the ax to build the car. Interior is mint If anyone needs parts I'll be posting it for parts soon

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LocuMob

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Picked up a 79 newport last night to. 318 runs great slipping the hughes whiplash cam in it bone stock and gonna beat the dog out of it before it gets the ax to build the car. Interior is mint If anyone needs parts I'll be posting it for parts soon

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If I had money, time, and space, I'd be telling you to bring that back to Minnesota, and I'll call you when I'm done with it.
 

Josh owen

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I hear you, as we were talking on fcbo it's just hard i strip several cars a year i cant store every part of these cars. Interior is exceptional in this 79, 53k original miles. All im keeping is engine trans, all body panels and front suspension. everything else is up for grabs all glass, interior, wiring harness bumpers, rear end I wont be using any of it.
 

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