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Old 04-05-2020, 06:23 PM
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Way cool. You set a high standard for the rest of us.
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Old 04-06-2020, 07:27 PM
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Thanks, man. Much appreciated.
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:27 PM
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I find flathead sixes oddly appealing. Simple to maintain, easy to fit in anywhere and that old timey antique look to them for starters i guess.
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:52 AM
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Over the last several years I've gotten more and more away from my "stick a V8 in everything" approach and have gotten more of an interest in sticking with the old flat sixes. I guess it comes from the fact that my parents were older and this was their era when they were young. Dad was 20 when he deployed to Europe for WW2 with the Army. So the cars from the late 40s to the early 50's have been the ones I gravitated towards and Mopars are my brand of choice.

There's something really appealing about that era of technology. 70 years old and still going. It's easy to be working on one and get lost in thinking about all the places it's been, the generations of families that it transported around, the landmark events of our country that it's seen. Or the guys who put it together on the assembly line. Great stuff. We're not just car people, we're the stewards of history adding our own chapter by keeping these time capsules going down the road.
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:26 AM
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Well said, FV. Except for the Bantam, I've been going milder in the engine compartment. I find that a couple hundred horsepower is all I need to chug around like the old man that I am.
It is nice to think about the events that a given car has lived through.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:24 PM
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I've always been a "Obsolete" engine guy.
It's the sound they make. Everyone sounds different.
Plus they look really.
Digging the flathead in yours.

Torchie
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:07 PM
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Right on, Torchie.
Drivetrain is back in and Iím getting it put back together. Iím grateful for all the extra garage time lately; just wish the circumstances were different.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:18 PM
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Really nice clean install.
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:52 PM
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I decided to do some work on the inside today. The only gauge that worked was the gas gauge but it was faded really bad. The speedo was stuck and it had some under dash autozone gauges for the temp and oil pressure. I got the oil pressure gauge to clean up and it works, I found an NOS fuel and temp gauge on eBay, and also a working speedo. Not using the amp gauge, Iíll add an inconspicuous volt gauge.
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:39 PM
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Got a lot of little things put back together the last few days. Iíve got an*exhaust manifold*coming in the mail next week; one I get it I should be able to fire the engine up and see what she sounds like.*
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