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Up For Auction / Re: R Model gas tank for sale
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:34:06 AM »
Bidding holding steady at $760.00. Hopefully the tank didn't come off of a cursed R Model like 5R529. Remember what happened to the drivers who used James Dean's parted out 550 Spyder. If you can believe the legends.
https://jalopnik.com/the-curse-of-james-deans-little-bastard-5113390

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Up For Auction / Re: R Model gas tank for sale
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:24:54 PM »
I hope it gets mated up with an original R Model or Trans Am car from the period.  (Or used as an article of automotive worship...yes, I know, I have a screw loose.  I just go with it these days instead of fighting it).

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Ford GT / Pulled over driving a Ford
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:18:55 PM »

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The Lounge / Re: Bullitt car # 558 found in Mexico
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:22:57 PM »
It's good that the hero car is out in the light.  That was a special car to me in my formative years.

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Up For Auction / Re: R Model gas tank for sale
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:32:25 PM »
Bidding now at $760.00 with several days left.  Someone will get themselves quite an artifact.

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The Lounge / Re: Bullitt car # 558 found in Mexico
« on: August 17, 2019, 04:54:31 PM »
Yes to writing a novel about it!

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When I saw this car in Traverse City at the Hagerty main office I caught a very strange vibe coming from it. A bit of sadness associated with it. Nice car though. Beautiful historic car!

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The Lounge / Re: Bullitt car # 558 found in Mexico
« on: August 17, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »
I thought the story was they didn't know what they had when the started the restoration and sent in for a Marti report when things were well underway?
That's what I heard as well.

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The Lounge / Re: Bullitt car # 558 found in Mexico
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:20:12 AM »
I didn't realize how bad the floor pan was.

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Up For Auction / Re: R Model gas tank for sale
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:21:06 PM »
I should buy it and set up a shrine around the R Model tank for purposes of worshipping the petroleum God.

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Drop #2. Good one.

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Yes, good question, Tony. Like the Viking axe that has the handle replaced at some time. Is it still original? And then the head of the axe is replaced a little later on.  These are interesting and philosophical questions.  Maybe it goes to the passage of time. For example if the original handle of the axe was replaced 100 years into the Viking period (meaning that the entire axe is still about 900 years old instead of 1,000), then would a historian still consider it an original axe? Maybe the answer is yes, but if the handle was replaced yesterday then it's not so original. There is no doubt that the hero car has a higher provenance. My understanding is the wrecking yard number two car did all the heavy lifting but is essentially a "turtle in a half shell."
Maybe 500 years from now our future society might revere the number 2 car just as much as the number one because it was redone so close to the period of time of the manufacture of both cars.

As an addendum, I have heard of Cobras where the only original part left is a door handle or a door hinge. Hmmmm.
Wonder how Socrates or Nietzsche would approach the subject.

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From the one photo I saw of the second Bullitt car, the chassis still looked intact which I consider to be the soul of the car. As I have analogized in the past, much like a soldier that loses a limb in war, he is still that same man and is no less a man for it.

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The Lounge / Weird dreams about your car
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:21:57 AM »
Does anyone ever have a strange dream about their car? I dreamed last night that I was driving my red Hertz when I saw something orange and glowing under the hood between the gaps. Then a lick of flame breached the seam between hood and fender. I pulled over and seized my fire extinguisher from the back seat and sprayed between the seams of the hood to suppress the fire.  When I popped the hood, everything was carbonized in the engine bay. The dream was bad enough to wake me up. 

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