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Everything posted by Woodfiddler

  1. I agree with Dave above. Wonderful project with a deep meaning to the family. Now to find the next project to re-construct. You'll need something to fill your time other than that super-nice Mustang and the new 1934 Master! Great work Pat - it's been fun "helping" from afar. Be proud! Chuck
  2. Pat - I agree with Jim, John, Ben and all the others who applaud you on this marvelous piece of your family history. It is truely a work of art. Thank you for sharing this project with us. We are blessed to watch your successes. Chuck
  3. Hi John - I hope your trip home went well. Greg asked - I checked. From Wikipedia - At its peak, Burma-Shave was the second-highest selling brushless shaving cream in the United States. Sales declined in the 1950s, and in 1963 the company was sold to Philip Morris. For everybody that was wondering! Chuck
  4. I agree Casper - a beautiful car/limo. Great photo - thanks for sharing Leif. Chuck
  5. Hey Chris - has brother Dennis seen your Avanti Rescue project? Has he taken it for a spin around the block? If so, what were his impressions? If not - I don't blame you - I wouldn't let my brothers drive my vehicles either!! I've seen the way they "beat on" their own! Keep up the good work, you are an inspiration! Chuck
  6. Just beautiful Pat. When nice weather hits, you'll be driving some major test miles - tip-of-the-hat my friend, enjoy! Chuck
  7. John or Lee - can you tell us the the story of the brass/bronze maple leaf emblem in the center of the Hearses bumper? Lee - I, too, will be watching your restoration story closely when you begin the project. A very, very neat machine you have. John - does your car have the maple leaf emblem? Should it? That is one of the curiousities that is out front with me right now. John - that sure is a great, snow covered place you have there! :cool: Chuck
  8. Pat - it sure is looking good! I think 1/8" to 3/16" within your woodworking measurements from (how?) many months ago, is pretty darn good overall. Don't beat yourself up over it, but things look very good to me, from here! Chuck
  9. Pat - the project is looking great. Pictures 1 and 2 are great shots. The bright sun, beautiful car, treasured characters working in the cold and then lots of smiles. Great job keeping all of us up to date. Thanks for making me smile this morning. Chuck
  10. I continually stare at the photos of that Matheson engine and shake my head, saying Wow, softly to myself. Such a grand project. Thanks for all the updates John / Greg. Your work is appreciated! Chuck
  11. Ya gotta love the smiling front bumper! Chuck
  12. Pat - I'm glad for you that it was detected as early as it was. Whether it was you, your painter, your daughter or whomever - just be glad to know that it will be redone and all from the same batch! Then the work begins again; it will be easier now! Sounds kinda like the movie Groundhog Day, isn't that day coming up soon?? We are here, in this with you Pat, till the end. First cruise is right around the corner. Thanks for keeping us updated. Chin up. Chuck
  13. Pat - despite the setback with the paint, your eye for self-assessed quality assurance is exceeded only by Bernie. You guys share the motto: "When it's right, it's finished; not until!" Thanks for sharing, Chuck
  14. The master craftsmen is back at his trade, teaching us pupils. Hey Pat - how are those fingers doing these days? Any complications thru your recovery? Chuck
  15. Nice work Chris. The ole girl sure is looking good. It always helps to have her close by! Chuck
  16. Steve - per Oldsmobile V8 engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Turbo Jetfire In 1962 and 1963 Oldsmobile built a turbocharged version of the 215. The small-diameter Garrett T5 turbocharger with integral wastegate was manufactured by Garrett AiResearch and produced a maximum of 5 psi (34 kPa) boost at 2200 rpm. The engine had 10.25:1 compression and a single-barrel carburetor. It was rated at 215 hp (160 kW) at 4600 rpm and 300 lb·ft (410 N·m) at 3200 rpm. In development, the high compression ratio created a serious problem with spark knock on hard throttle applications, which led Olds to
  17. JP - I'm not a frame expert, but since you know the story and those involved, I would leave it be. I can't see how that bend could effect anything. (my 2 cents) Chuck
  18. Happy Holidays Chris - a very considerate boss who picked out some fine gifts. Talk about a boss knowing his workforce. There's alot to be said about that - it beckons to bygone days. Good luck with that leak. Chuck
  19. Had me laughing out loud, right here in my chair. Others in shop wondering what I'm looking at.... Thanks guys for making the morning. Chuck
  20. Pat - you accomplish more one-handed, than I could with two, and that one hand takes great photos! That dash is looking real, real good. I hope the cooling weather doesn't slow you too much. Then, the holidays are approaching too. Will they allow more or less time in the garage? Keep up the great work up there, many of us are following your progress closely! Chuck
  21. Pat - we, like you, are full of patience. Hope you heal up in a hurry. Maybe "someone" decided that this completion phase of your masterpiece was advancing too quickly and there was a need to take a pause. While you slow a bit, reflection over this amazing project may be warranted. You are rebuilding a wonderful, meaningful, family machine that will live on for others to view in awe, for years to come. Your enjoyment in the end will far outweigh the rough spots you've encountered and overcome along the way. Thank you for sharing this with us and allowing us to enter your garage. Chuck
  22. Chris - Thank you for the Thanksgiving reflection and the holiday greetings. I appreciate you taking us thru the first year with "MightyFast". All of your efforts surely show, and do you ever wonder what She's thinking when you open up the storage unit door? I know She smiles and gets excited, hoping for more attention and to be let out of the stall for a run. A true "horse-of-a-different-color!" Keep up the great work and great reporting here on the best forum on the internet! Chuck
  23. Nice shipment of bling there Pat. Your project is really getting exciting. Can't wait for the finale! Chuck
  24. " ...don't need a darn creeper - just give me that braided rug over there!" Chuck :-)
  25. John - I know I'm not the only one that wishes Tan a speedy recovery. Thanks for being great "parents"! Chuck
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