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Post #151 by R-66Y » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:28 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:Just saw this title and remembered I had a green truck parked in the garage next door. Forgot all about it. Starting to feel like spring here. I'll have to clean the mice nests out of the old girl again.

My rx7 caught on fire once because chipmunks hid a bunch of acorns in the carburetor over the winter. Make sure to check that before you try to start her up
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Post #152 by vonbonds » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:42 pm

Who is the Canadian here?
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Post #153 by Boring Choice #2 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:10 am

Why is your wife afraid to drive the pickup truck, vb? She'll be safer in it than a car. If she's worried about parking, tell her to just park far away and take up two spots like all the other assholes in pickups.
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Post #154 by R-66Y » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:47 am

Brown Socks wrote:Why is your wife afraid to drive the pickup truck, vb? She'll be safer in it than a car. If she's worried about parking, tell her to just park far away and take up two spots like all the other assholes in pickups.

Cars are safer than pickup trucks though
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Post #155 by vonbonds » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:26 pm

She was mauling curbs in my last pickup (it was 21' long). She just isn't comfortable driving a huge vehicle. I personally loved that truck. I don't speed anymore and I loved the versatility it provided.
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Post #156 by MP » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:28 pm

vonbonds wrote:She was mauling curbs in my last pickup (it was 21' long). She just isn't comfortable driving a huge vehicle. I personally loved that truck. I don't speed anymore and I loved the versatility it provided.

So you're saying she's used to small things..?
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Post #157 by vonbonds » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:42 pm

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Post #158 by R-66Y » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:27 pm

vonbonds wrote::mkbét:



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Post #159 by R-66Y » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:12 pm



My new miata :)
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Post #160 by MP » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:18 pm

Where do the baby seats go?
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Post #161 by vonbonds » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:51 pm

That's my schtick! :crossarms:
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Post #162 by R-66Y » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:24 pm

MP wrote:Where do the baby seats go?

Strapped to the roll bar
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Post #163 by R-66Y » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:10 pm

The tow truck picked up the carcass of my white miata today. I'm so glad to be rid of that thing. Now I have to move the track suspension and brakes to the black miata and I'm set
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Post #165 by vonbonds » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:12 pm

Them is some fine looking casters
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Post #166 by R-66Y » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:01 pm

They worked like a charm. :)

It was probably pretty funny watching me and selyar race to see who could calculate the shear on the casters first to see which casters we needed
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Post #167 by vonbonds » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:45 pm

Ida just got the biggest and crossed my fingers
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Post #168 by R-66Y » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:37 pm

We got the ones that were rated for 350 lbs each. They had over a 2:1 factor of safety. Totally unnecessary for a single use moving a car weighing approximately 1900 lbs. The only reason we didn't get the smaller ones is because I was worried about ground clearance
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Post #169 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:50 am

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Post #170 by Boring Choice #2 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:58 am

that may very well be the sechsiest pic in all of broads recorded history*







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Post #171 by Ricard_Persson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:38 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:In for the safety today. Doesn't seem like it needs much, there's certainly some steel on steel rubbing when it drives, passenger rear wheel it sounds like. Hope it's a cheap one, but I've learned with vehicles you never know. Might have to take out a fifth mortgage.

I drove it quite a bit this weekend with my temp licence plate and no brake lights. Surprised how well it runs. The front end is super tight, and you can steer it with one finger. Didn't even burn that much fuel. I figured it would be one of those V8's that could pass everything but a gas station.


I forgot about this thread.

So I sold the old green girl. Photobucket crash took the photo, but she was a 76 GMC Sierra. I clayed the finish and polished and waxed it late this summer. It looked so good with the clay work removing all deposits over the years... I couldn’t believe it. It looked so good I put it up for sale and sold it for $4500. Pocketed about $1200 profit after what I put into it.

I then jumped on this 1964 AMC Rambler Ambassador late in the fall season. Old guys want to move cars before winter up here and the price just kept dropping. I couldn’t say no. The more I read about AMC and the battle that they faced against the Big Three, the more I liked them.

A total ton of options, the year prior the Rambler Ambassador won Motor Trends car of the year honours in 63. AMC tried so hard to put out cutting edge vehicles for a lower price than anyone. In the end, they couldn’t keep up.

The prices are great nearing winter, but man I just want to cruise. Tough time to buy.... I Can’t wait for spring.


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Post #172 by PredsFan77 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:38 pm

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Post #173 by Ricard_Persson » Tue May 08, 2018 1:01 pm

Trying to get back to the original wheels on the Rambler. Not easy on 54 year old vehicles. I got the original wheel covers and also some new white wall rubbers, but the damn wheels are hard to find. Back then the hub was nearly dead center or I have learned "zero off set" or "2 3/4 backspace". Look at me all mechanic like. Pretty much no aftermarket.

Anyway, dealing with junk yard guys now trying to buy original rims from scrap yards. These guys don't move too quick. I guess when you own a junk yard you can set your own pace. I'm kind of envious.
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Post #174 by chicpea » Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 pm

Ricard_Persson wrote:I just want to cruise.


That is an outstanding vehicle. Good luck with the tires.
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Post #175 by pk shredz » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:27 am

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Post #176 by Ricard_Persson » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:25 pm

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Got the tires changed over this past summer. Big job. Way harder than I thought. I found four beat up wheels from a Javelin that were the true size of the Ambassador. 14x6.got them painted to match roof which was what they did in ‘64 even though you only see a 1/2 inch of rim.

Got some new correct size whitewall tires for not much more than $100 each.

Finished it off with the original wheel covers from Indiana on eBay which almost cost as much as the damn tires. But they do look good in original. I hated the old 80s wheels.

I clayed the car down and polished it and waxed it which brought the old single stage enamel back to life from its dry look. Took 23 hours at about a half hour at a time over 2 months when I had time. Looks awesome but couldn’t get it out for final pics as we got drilled with early snow here. This pic is from before it was clayed down.

Next years fixes:
Install stainless spear in front passenger side to replace damaged one.
Touch up paint where flaking on passenger side..must have been in accident a long time ago on that passenger side.
Install new fuel pump, have it. Current ones pisses.
Try and seal up some oil leaks so I can park on nice surfaces and not leave my mark.
Pick up the missing 990 from somewhere and get that out on passenger front panel

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