July 27th, 2012 01:32 PM
They were pretty ugly!
Originally Posted by STINEY
July 27th, 2012 01:34 PM
Doesn't seem to do that when I uncapped before and I doubt the short collector will be any different, so I think the paint's OK.
Originally Posted by milner351
Not too fond of blowing down and stirring the dust up. I see guys with turndowns that enter a dusty rea and have a cloud of dust around them.
July 27th, 2012 10:22 PM
You going to the fly-in in Sandy this Sunday? I know my dad's going to be there (good pancake breakfast too).
I've been considering your cut outs and here's my thoughts:
- I didn't like the offset straight with the car because it looked cobbled
- I don't like the open pipe because a) if something lets loose in the motor - it's going to be all over your back tires; b) cleaning oil off the side of that nice paint would roundly suck
- maybe a straight with a bend away and parallel with the ground? or simply run full length side pipes? (full length on your car would be a shorty on anything else ;))
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July 28th, 2012 07:05 AM
The problem I have with a straight that has any length is the collectors point slightly out, so the longer they get, the farther from the body they get. With suicide doors that means I have to step over them to enter the car. Getting out is worse, as I always have to watch to not bump the collector now, and that would be worse with any length that was straight back. I've got a couple burn scars now from bumping the wingnuts that were holding the cap on before, so don't need any more of those.
Not sure about the show in Sandy yet. Going to one in the afternoon out in Murray Hills, so might not do both.
August 2nd, 2012 05:50 PM
How's this backdrop for a photo? Restored old gas station in a small town near me:
That's a nice restored old '49 Chevy PU in the background!
August 22nd, 2012 11:30 PM
Are you still planning on going to the Cruizin at Mac on Saturday?
I shagged a ride in a 2 door malibu wagon with a tunnel rammed 2X4 377
August 23rd, 2012 05:56 PM
There are 3-4 of us driving our cars down Sat. for the cruise, then headed to the Billetproof drags to run on Sunday at Toutle, Wa. I have to leave around 8:00 pm Sat to get home and get the car on the trailer for Sunday.
Originally Posted by Deaf Bob
August 24th, 2012 04:24 AM
Paint turned out nice, it's really shiney in that pic. Great picture!
That's not a modern plastic flower pot is it? (yeah, I did. haha)
Last edited by Beagle; August 24th, 2012 at 04:25 AM.
Originally Posted by Beagle
August 26th, 2012 12:09 AM
Nice meeting you, Vall!
Originally Posted by 1946Austin
Love the mouse trap!
That car is so nice in person!
Have fun at the drags!
We left about 11... Snagged several parking spots by the " biker bar" and watched the cops clear it out!
August 26th, 2012 05:15 PM
Nice meeting you and your son too Bob! We had a ball, but left early to go home and get things ready for the drags today!