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Old 11-13-2010, 06:19 PM   #3886
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Keith, are you talking about the 1923 C-cab pickup? or



Man I done got my key board wet from droolin.

Buddy, when you do sell your home and move back over to the main land it is going to feel like a vacation with all the conveniences close at hand, you are going to be a city slicker again.

I never was much of a city slicker Jim...tried to keep away from there as much as possible.

Here's what I had in mind.

http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/o/gottac/index.htm

I hope that works, it's an old site showing a car which a young chap down in Florida re-did several years ago.

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Old 11-13-2010, 06:20 PM   #3887
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Yep...just tested it and it seems to work fine.
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I never was much of a city slicker Jim...tried to keep away from there as much as possible.

Here's what I had in mind.

http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/o/gottac/index.htm

I hope that works, it's an old site showing a car which a young chap down in Florida re-did several years ago.
Oh my stars, that is totally beautiful Keith, man o man what a ride.

What motor would you build out for it. That would be the ultimate for me except for a 32 Ford coup.
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Most likely a small block Chevy. Possibly a big block. Although you wouldn't really need that much torque to move that guy out.

I'm more partial to the sound of a small block at 7500 than anything else. It would probably be able to break the speed limit on the highway in low gear anyway, so how much do you really need?
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Most likely a small block Chevy. Possibly a big block. Although you wouldn't really need that much torque to move that guy out.

I'm more partial to the sound of a small block at 7500 than anything else. It would probably be able to break the speed limit on the highway in low gear anyway, so how much do you really need?
Have you noticed how different the small block Chevys sound today compared to the 283-327s. I love the sound of a bad cam sitting there loping. I remember when the law would pull me over for something I would shut my car down and coast to the curb, I didn't want them to hear my engine or they really would get tough.

Did you like the dual line Holly carbs or the Quadrajet? Or did you like the gang deuces?

I was so disappointed in the 301 I built out, that I did my best to blow it, it just wouldn't blow. I sold it to a buddy of mine and he put it in a 55 Chevy two door post and they clocked him running around 135 MPH. That was saying something for a stock 55 body back then.
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Always preferred the Q Jet, although a lot of guys couldn't get along with them.

Once you knew them, they were terrific carbs. Great mileage on the front two barrels, but when you needed the afterburners to kick in, crank open the secondaries and you're gone.
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Quick update on the stairwell.

This is the 6th of 9 sections about 3/4 done.
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The start of the 7th section....more later.
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A good chunk of the 7th section done...
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This is the last section before the three windows at the top of the stairwell.
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Always preferred the Q Jet, although a lot of guys couldn't get along with them.

Once you knew them, they were terrific carbs. Great mileage on the front two barrels, but when you needed the afterburners to kick in, crank open the secondaries and you're gone.
I was partial to the Qjets also, I didn't have a problem with building them either. I tried to keep the back two ports closed as much as I could, when they were open it flew but so did the gas.
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This is the last section before the three windows at the top of the stairwell.
You are getting closer Keith, I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at that beautiful wood. That is going to be one sharp stair well and stairs. I like the contrast of the different colors. Beautiful buddy!!!
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You are getting closer Keith, I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at that beautiful wood. That is going to be one sharp stair well and stairs. I like the contrast of the different colors. Beautiful buddy!!!
I'm going to need to put a finish on it as well. The sun will get to some of this wood, and I would rather that it retained its' colour - at least as long as we are here.

Which is why the scaffold plank is still up top.

With a lot of luck I hope the wall will be done tomorrow. If I can muster the energy I may try for the first finish coat tonight.
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suprised you did'nt get one coat on before install. had a q-jet in my 69 camaro ss great carb for use at both ends of spectrum
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suprised you did'nt get one coat on before install. had a q-jet in my 69 camaro ss great carb for use at both ends of spectrum
The reason I didn't do that was simply because when I am making up all the strips, they are all of varied lengths as they come off the saw. As they get applied, much of the wood ends up getting wasted. So they couldn't be done at that point.

Once the pieces are cut to length for any given section then they could have been coated, but it would have taken a huge amount of room which I don't have. Plus I would have needed to wait another 24 hours after coating to get them up.

So the best thing was to nail them all up and coat once that was done. The first coat did get put on about 80% of the boards last night.

Another very poor weather day here this morning, so hopefully - since I will be inside all day - I can get the last of the cedar up in the stairwell.

You had a '69 Camaro? Droooooooooll!

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