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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2021, 09:46:15 PM »
Well there is some vibration at 60 plus mph. I had considered getting the driveshaft balanced.

Oh heck easy fix, keep it under 59 MPH
But how will I get up to 88 mph and go back to 1965 and buy a couple Cobras and R models and stash them away with zero miles until I travel back to present day and remove them from storage with good title to them?
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2021, 10:02:51 PM »
Well that's all Don has to say about that
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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2021, 10:08:13 PM »
What is it with musicians and planes? Oh, wait a minute...
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2021, 08:40:30 AM »
What is it with musicians and planes? Oh, wait a minute...

Hello baby, chantilly lace....woooops, boom !
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2021, 11:33:12 AM »
Broken flange where it connects to the header. I didn't stand a chance doing this one on my own. I have limits.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2021, 11:44:24 AM »
Broken flange where it connects to the header. I didn't stand a chance doing this one on my own. I have limits.

Easy fix use gorilla glue

Just don't put any in your hair.....
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2021, 12:08:30 PM »
Broken flange where it connects to the header. I didn't stand a chance doing this one on my own. I have limits.

Easy fix use gorilla glue

Just don't put any in your hair.....
Solves most problems. Hair, no.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2021, 12:09:42 PM »
Looks positively stupid with the orange rag protecting the body from rubbing.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2021, 02:51:11 PM »
The car has Klutt's close ratio Toploader racing transmission with the Richmond gears.  Maybe the tachometer is reading incorrectly?  The tires on the car are currently 215 60R 15 in the rear and 210 60R 15 in the front.  Suggestions?

I had a similar issue with the orginal tach; it shows much higher RPM for a given speed than I thought.  Put in an aftermarket tach and now with 3.50 at 70 mph runs arounds 3200 rpm.  the difference is most dramatic at lower rpm's.  above 4000 the tachs are similar

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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2021, 03:46:28 PM »
Flange fixed with a full bead weld I believe is what they called it.  Should be good now for a while. There is a shortage of welders up here in Chicagoland apparently.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2021, 05:15:48 PM »
Flange fixed with a full bead weld I believe is what they called it.  Should be good now for a while. There is a shortage of welders up here in Chicagoland apparently.

See you should have answered  those "extended warranty" calls......
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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2021, 05:44:23 PM »
Broken flange where it connects to the header. I didn't stand a chance doing this one on my own. I have limits.
Clint Eastwood. A man has to know his limits
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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2021, 06:07:03 PM »
Broken flange where it connects to the header. I didn't stand a chance doing this one on my own. I have limits.
Clint Eastwood. A man has to know his limits
Magnum Force.  Great series of movies with ol' Clint.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2021, 02:32:31 AM »
I always sang the song drove my Shelby to the Levee.

If they had driven a Ford to the Levee, they would have arrived before it had dried.

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Re: The day the music died
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2021, 07:27:15 AM »
I always sang the song drove my Shelby to the Levee.

If they had driven a Ford to the Levee, they would have arrived before it had dried.

Pie anyone
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

Florida S.A.A.C Love All-Serve All, Take Time To Be Kind

I have a UNGOLD car