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About capngrog

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  • Birthday 12/25/2014

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    I enjoy both classic and modified (hot rods) cars. I'm lucky in that I enjoy doing all my own work, because I couldn't afford to pay someone else to do it for me!

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  1. Front brakes Locked up on mgb

    Buick35; There is a lot of really good information on this thread and a bit of information that is somewhat confusing ... to me anyway. I found the below article on the internet. Although a bit lengthy and technical, it appears to be well-documented and complete. The link to the article: Good luck. Cheers, Grog
  2. Flying car. Forgetting history?

    Dave, Not to my knowledge. I was able to get a pretty good look at the construction of the Aerocar fuselage when I saw it at Ocean Reef several years ago, and even though the Aerocar and the early Crosleys bear a vague resemblance, the Aero car was clearly of aircraft grade construction. Below is a photo of the Aerocar without its aviation bits attached: Below is a photo of a 1947 CC Crosley sedan. They do bear a vague resemblance, but the only real similarity I can see is the hubcaps. Both the Crosley and the Aerocar used 4.50 X 12 tires and may have shared the Crosley steel wheels. The wheel base of the Aerocar is 81 inches, and the wheel base of Crosleys is 80 inches, so there is some similarity in size. The Crosley sedans weigh in at 1363 lb. whereas, the Aerocar (automobile part only) weighs a mere 912 pounds. Cheers, Grog
  3. So whats under the hood?

    Jim, Thanks for the Crosley photographs. The engine compartments of my Crosleys aren't quite up to those standards, but it's nice to see what mine should look like ... eventually. Cheers. Grog
  4. So whats under the hood?

    And not a single SBC amongst the groups. That's called "denial". That said, what a bunch of great engine compartments. The common thread between them all is an uncommon attention to detail. Well done. Thanks for posting. With regard to what Bob (1937hd45) said above, perhaps car shows could have two phases: Phase I, hoods, doors etc. shut; Phase II, hoods, doors, trunks (boots) etc. open. Although I really like looking at engine compartments, I can appreciate the opinion shared by many that hoods, trunks etc. in the open position disrupt the styling of a car. Cheers, Grog
  5. Stude Light; Fantastic! Thanks for posting the video. Cheers, Grog
  6. Radiator rock screen

    Do you have a photo of the screen that you need? There is a surplus metals company here in Central Florida that has had "diamond mesh" stainless steel screen in the past. Where are you located? Cheers, Grog
  7. I'll call Headquarters tomorrow

    I have a land line. It has an answering machine. If you'd like to contact me, leave a message, and I'll get back to you. I have a cell phone. It works great when I want it to. I leave it off most of the time, since I'd rather devote my focus to those I'm with, rather than constantly be interrupted by "more important" messages from people I either don't know or those I know who'd like me to know that they are just now walking into Walmart. Although I appreciate the many features and advantages of a "smart" phone, I'd rather not be a slave to it. Oh, by the way, I have a digital camera if I need to photograph something/someone. I walk around like a normal human being without a smartphone in its holster. End of rant. Cheers, Grog
  8. Weird coating on sockets

    I encountered something like your greenish-white powdery substance some years back when I bought an old tool box, tools included. The greenish-white substance I encountered was more wax-like than powder-like, and it was sticky. A friend told me that the substance was the product of the decomposition of the plastic handles of some of the old screw drivers in the box. The tool box had apparently been subjected to high temperatures (this was the "South of Florida") for a number of years, and such decomposition of old plastics was not uncommon. I don't remember what I used to remove the goo, only that I was ultimately successful in doing so. Oh, by the way, what really leaves a mess are those "plastic worms" used as fishing lures. If left in the tackle box too long they decompose into a really gooey, sticky mess and can corrode nearby metal objects such as fish hooks swivels, pliers etc. On one of my hot rods, I had a steering wheel from an early '70s Chevelle that partially decomposed, leaving a sticky surface that I was never able to successfully repair. Congratulations on your bargain buy. Cheers, Grog
  9. Bumper bracket paint

    The proper bumper bracket paint will make it really (run) cool. Cheers, Grog
  10. As Bill Harmatuk posted: "What a shame". I guess the best use for the property is another Walmart or something similar. There is a lot of old MOPAR sheet metal there that may interest the MOPAR folks. I noticed toward the end of the video that the videographer "panned over" and mentioned a retractable hard top. Someone should be interested in that one for parts, if nothing else. Cheers, Grog
  11. Corvette crushed

    Auto-terrorism at its worst! Cheers, Grog
  12. As in Hammond, Indiana? Cheers, Grog
  13. It's the same mindset involved in many Forum members' decision not to post their address, state or region. Paranoia. Cheers, Grog
  14. Flying car. Forgetting history?

    Unfortunately, the accident was indeed caused by the actions of the pilot in command. The pilot/owner was aware of the awkward placement of the fuel tank selector valve handle and was also aware of the difficulty involved in moving the valve handle. Just to put "the icing on the cake", the fuel tank selector valve itself, was not marked in a standard manner. There were no fuel gauges as such installed in the accident airplane, but instead, sight glasses were installed in the rear cockpit. These sight glasses were not linear in their indication, and the sight glasses themselves had not been marked so as to deal with (calibrate) the non-linear indications. Determining the fuel state in the accident aircraft was not easy, but that does not relieve the pilot in command of his/her responsibility to be aware of the aircraft's fuel state, before, during and after a flight. Just prior to the accident flight, John Denver was advised by an aircraft "technician" to top off his fuel tanks. Mr. Denver declined to do so. For those with the time or interest in this crash, here's a link to the official NTSB report on the crash: As metalmoto said; "What a damn shame". John Denver was one of my favorites. Cheers, Grog
  15. Electric fan

    If " ... it never really ran hot ... ", I would leave it alone and rely on the original fan to pull air through the radiator. Typical "pusher" electric fan installations involve mounting the fan directly to the radiator core, and this restricts the flow of air through the core unless the fan is operating. Of course restricted air flow means less heat dissipation resulting in more retained heat (in the engine). I'm a big believer in the old adage: "If it aint broke, don't fix it". Cheers, Grog