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  • #81

    Re: Project Austin street gasser.

    it's only a good backfire when you either a) lose eyebrows, or b) blow fragments of the muffler through the closest glass. My best is in one of my old jet boats blowing the glass and the metal (aluminum) out of a screen door... I don't recommend you try this with your home (use your parent's then you'll never be allowed to forget).

    I'm leaving earlier than planned tomorrow - I didn't realize I had to load in by 5 pm tomorrow night.... I'll be sure to send up a smoke signal when I get there (watch for the oil smoke coming off the headers).
    It only takes one aweshit to erase a dozen attaboys

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    • #82

      Re: Project Austin street gasser.

      I didn't realise you could even load into the Expo on Wed.? I thought it was Thursday, since Expo is Fri. through Sun. The racetrack at PIR lets us load in from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

      I got a couple of those eyebrow singes before the tailpipe pop, but missed me as I was expecting them!
      Last edited by 1946Austin; April 10th, 2012, 06:52 PM.

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      • #83

        Re: Project Austin street gasser.

        Wow this build is ridiculously cool!!!
        I have been wanting to build a budget car, but its been a while since I've seen a good example to keep my fire lit!
        This thing is perfect! Nice enough to look at, but not SO perfect you're afraid to drive it!! In some ways I wish you hadn't painted it!!

        If you get a chance....have a buddy take a short outside vid of you getting after it.

        Are you going to take it to the track for shits and giggles? From the in-cab vid it looks like it scoots along pretty good!
        You have any idea what it weighs?

        I can only imagine what you could come up with if you had a REAL shop!!!
        Last edited by andy30thz; April 11th, 2012, 02:55 PM.

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        • #84

          Re: Project Austin street gasser.

          The best backfires leave you looking like Howie Mandel.

          This thread makes me want to build something prewar in a terrible way. I keep looking and thinking about it, but it would distract from the GTO... MUST FINISH GTO. This has got to be the coolest build I have seen since the Priaprism.

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          • #85

            Re: Project Austin street gasser.

            Wow this build is ridiculously cool!!!
            I have been wanting to build a budget car, but its been a while since I've seen a good example to keep my fire lit!
            This thing is perfect! Nice enough to look at, but not SO perfect you're afraid to drive it!! In some ways I wish you hadn't painted it!!

            If you get a chance....have a buddy take a short outside vid of you getting after it.

            Are you going to take it to the track for shits and giggles? From the in-cab vid it looks like it scoots along pretty good!
            You have any idea what it weighs?

            I can only imagine what you could come up with if you had a REAL shop!!!

            Thanks a lot!
            It weighs just under 2500 lbs. and I will occasionally run it at old nostalgia events like the Billetproof drags. Mostly it's for street fun, and lots of miles cruising! Put over 3,000 miles on it last summer, and hope to put more on this year!
            Last edited by 1946Austin; April 11th, 2012, 06:39 PM.

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            • #86

              Re: Project Austin street gasser.

              The best backfires leave you looking like Howie Mandel.

              This thread makes me want to build something prewar in a terrible way. I keep looking and thinking about it, but it would distract from the GTO... MUST FINISH GTO. This has got to be the coolest build I have seen since the Priaprism.
              WEll I could well have looked that way on the first smaller pop that I had to blow out the flames on!
              I rarely even look at my 427 Camaro anymore. I have owned it for 39 years, and it's like new after a long rebuild, but just not as fun as this little Austin!
              Last edited by 1946Austin; April 11th, 2012, 06:43 PM.

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              • #87

                Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                Send that camaro out this way, I will give it all the love and attention you have have been giving to the austin so it doesn't feel bad. Its a lot of work but I am willing to sacrifice myself to the task
                If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower. - Mark Donohue

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                • #88

                  Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                  Send that camaro out this way, I will give it all the love and attention you have have been giving to the austin so it doesn't feel bad. Its a lot of work but I am willing to sacrifice myself to the task
                  Probably doesn't need any more lovin', but could use a good run! I only got it out twice last year!
                  Last edited by 1946Austin; April 11th, 2012, 07:41 PM.

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                  • #89

                    Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                    You should be punished...you best get out there and show her some love or she's gonna get you...and she's gonna get you good...at the worst possible time

                    My step dad does the same thing..he has a great BB/4spd Biscane, a nice slammed Chevy short bed pick up, his first new car...a mint 30K mike 70 monte carlo and a POS "rat rod" 29 ford sedan, he drives the 29 exclusivly.......offered a fair price on the Biscane cuz its rusting away in the driveway....says he loves it too much....could never sell....
                    If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower. - Mark Donohue

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                    • #90

                      Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                      nice 'burb.... but there was no Vall said hi to your neighbors.
                      It only takes one aweshit to erase a dozen attaboys

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                      • #91

                        Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                        You should be punished...you best get out there and show her some love or she's gonna get you...and she's gonna get you good...at the worst possible time

                        My step dad does the same thing..he has a great BB/4spd Biscane, a nice slammed Chevy short bed pick up, his first new car...a mint 30K mike 70 monte carlo and a POS "rat rod" 29 ford sedan, he drives the 29 exclusivly.......offered a fair price on the Biscane cuz its rusting away in the driveway....says he loves it too much....could never sell....
                        I'll try to do better this year, or convince my wife that it needs to go away! She's the one who thinks I'll regret selling the Camaro, so she's put her foot down about not selling it!

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                        • #92

                          Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                          nice 'burb.... but there was no Vall said hi to your neighbors.
                          Sorry I missed you! I will be over at the Expo tomorrow, and will definitely try to return the visit! I'm PM'ing you my cell number!
                          Last edited by 1946Austin; April 13th, 2012, 06:55 PM.

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                          • #93

                            Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                            Had a little get together last night at Clackamas Com. College last night. My Austin shared the stage with Ed Iskenderian, and I got a little addition to the dash panel!

                            Ed had some great stories to tell about hotrodding, and the early years. Learned a lot about his mentor Ed Winfield, and how Isky got into the cam grinding through Winfield. Winfield was a pioneer before Isky, and cut his teeth hotrodding flathead 4 Model T's and later V8's. Ed said that Winfield was the guy who designed the legendary Duntov 30/30 cam that made the smallblock 327 Chev such a viable engine in early Corvettes.
                            He told a lot of great stories for over 4 hrs., and kept everyone entertained. Very sharp guy for being 90 yrs. young!
                            Last edited by 1946Austin; April 17th, 2012, 07:43 AM.

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                            • #94

                              Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                              wish I knew about that - my dad has been hounding me about seeing your car, you were literally 4 miles from him last night

                              There's a great story about Isky and Winfield (respectively) in ... hmm.. which one as I subscribe to two - Street Rodder (IIRC) magazine... I'd love to meet Isky, he did a cam for a boat I had - talk about awesome sound and stout...
                              It only takes one aweshit to erase a dozen attaboys

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                              • #95

                                Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                                He was at the swap meet to promote his get together. It was also on PDX Car Culture, the local listing for car events.
                                http://www.pdxcarculture.com/

                                There were only about 90 people, so I guess the word didn't get out to a lot of folks. It was a great time, and room for many more. I had everal friends who I thought were coming, but all didn't show. They missed something very special!

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                                • #96

                                  Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                                  Three of us took a cruise up the Columbia River Scenic Hwy. Sat. morning. Nice windy roads that lead to a view that's spectacular! The Vista House overlooks the river and sits precariously on the end of a point with a really nice view!





                                  There were lots of tourists from all over the world there, and some Koreans thought the hotrods were great! They spent 10 minutes posing in front of the cars while they took pictures. Wish I'd gotten a shot of them, as it was funny seeing them giggling and taking pics!
                                  My buddy did get this picture with his cell phone when we first parked:


                                  My tach started shorting out internally, and it caused my engine to misfire. Had to stop and pull the sending wire off the coil. Went out today and got a replacement tach identical to the one in my '71 Camaro. 13 yrs. later and it cost $12 less than I paid back in 1999. Guess they found cheaper labor to make them now!
                                  Last edited by 1946Austin; April 24th, 2012, 07:55 PM.

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                                  • #97

                                    Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                                    I like that road down going down (I bike that most times during the early am in the summer when I'm down there). I've also been known to ride to Hood River from there.
                                    It only takes one aweshit to erase a dozen attaboys

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                                    • #98

                                      Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                                      It is a "must see/drive" for anybody. Especially during fall!

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                                      • #99

                                        Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                                        Those are some spectacular pictures. My tach is slowly dying too. It flickers all over the place when I start up the car. Then settles and works right after a couple minutes.
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                                        • Re: Project Austin street gasser.

                                          I like that road down going down (I bike that most times during the early am in the summer when I'm down there). I've also been known to ride to Hood River from there.
                                          I love that road all the way up and down, but the part east of Vista is definitely the best!
                                          Do you cross the bridge at Hood River to head back home? I did it once on my motorcycle and what a surprise! That steel grating was scarey with the way it made the bike shimmy and wobble, and the faster I went, the worse it got. I had to putt across at about 10 mph to keep things under control!

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