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Hi all,

I spent the day cleaning up the old truck. Just getting that done took the better part of the day.

Anyone else want to share what they did with their classic today? :D

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

I just started up the old Pontiac to warm her up. Nothing else. I was too buisy rebuilding a shed. Didn't get much done with that either.:D

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I started my 55 Chrysler the other day to let it know that I haden't forgoten it.

Yesterday I took my 55 Ford F100 for a ride, today it is sitting outside in 3' of snow waiting for me.

I was going to drive it all winter but 2 and 3 feet of snow changed my mind.

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Yesterday I took my Cadillac for a nice early morning drive. Not much traffic Sunday mornings, I try to take the cars out then for exercise. We have been blessed with great weather the last two weekends and I have taken advantage of it.

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I did absolutely nothing with any of my Classics. 3 more inches of that white powdery stuff here last night. A big pile of snow is in front of the 1915 Buick's garage. Still more winter here. Dandy Dave!

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I wet sanded and buffed a few square feet of my 36 Chrysler roadster. That's about it. Atleast 5-6 weeks before we will be able to drive anything up here.

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The crocuses are in full bloom, daffodils and opening and the tulips are coming up. My peach and apple trees are starting to bud. Yesterday after being out for a 90 mile drive I changed the oil in my Pontiac for the 133rd time (I change it every 3000 miles). Checked the antifreeze, transmission and differential and did not have to add anything. Next year I will have to change all three. I do that on even years so it is easier to remember. Next year will be the 26th time.

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I swore at it, kicked it in the tire, asked it why it hated me, and started drinking heavily.................Bob

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Not today, but yesterday I drove the '66 Mustang fastback to Starbucks, where I sipped a coffee and read Hardy Boys to my daughter. We then drove it to the animal shelter, where we spent the next several hours cleaning cages and feeding the animals.

After driving the Mustang home, I pulled the '61 Cadillac out of the garage and took some photos for a restoration article that I am writing.

I would have driven the Cadillac today, but my daughter wanted to go to Sonic for lunch, and we have a "No Eating in the Classic Cars" rule.

Rain and nastiness are in the fore4cast, so the Cad will have to wait a few more days for her turn on the road.

Jim

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I dug a path back to the barn through 10-12 inches of new snow just to make sure they were still anug under their covers, and the battery tenders were still working.

Two days ago it looked like spring, but 10+ inches of snow changed the scene considerably.

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ANOTHER PERFECT WEEKEND !!!

Saturday - Drove the 1937 Roadmaster convertible Phaeton in a neighborhood Mardi Gras Parade, transporting the Past-King and Queen -- chamber of commerce weather - temp was 75 - sky was sunny

Sunday, same weather - but this time took the 1930 Packard Phaeton - took Sunday School Class kids into New Orleans to meet with 2 other congregations for Story Telleing -- back to suburbs -- with another dad, his son and my grandson - out to the boatlaunch at Lake Pontchartrain to the refreshment stand - kids scarffed hotdogs, nachos, pickles, icecream, Barq's Rootbeer --

Later picked up wife - boogie with her and grandson to local seafood spot for fresh oysters on the halfshell, grilled shrimp, froglegs, hushpuppies -- drove grandson home - put the Packard to bed -- I'm next ....

This week our highs will be in the mid-70s, and lows in the low 60s -- Mostly Sunny, like our disposition.

It sure is great to be able to drive our toys all year-round.

Y'all need to share some of our fine weather, food, and hospitality....

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Ya got us beat, Marty, for sure....Sunday was a pretty good car day for me. Spent part of it watching my Cord go down the road on a roll back, going to a restoration shop to finish wiring harness installation. I started it, but found out I don't bend like I used to, and getting under the dash was a challenge, so will spend a few bucks to get it installed.

Then, a call from a fellow Pierce enthusiast, trying to figure out how his rear seat should be configured, as in the early 30's the Pierce rear seat backrest were hinged at bottom, so you could undo three knobs at the top, tilt forward, and stow the side curtains behind the seat. Talked him through it, he's missing all these parts, took some pictures, so he's good to go to replicate the stuff.

Then, my engine-rebuilding buddy Mitch came over with his father and a truck load of 1929 Buick coupe interior, we discussed fabrics and methodology of upholstery. He and his father are learning to do the upholstery themselves, I'm giving tips, they've already installed the vinyl top on the coupe and it looks darn good......

So, a good old car day, even if I didn't drive a Buick or a Packard!!!

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Dave,

Sounds like your place would make a nice Regional and/or AACA National Tour stop. Let us know when that could possibly happen.;)

Maybe as an incentive, tell everyone to come a day early and help clean up the shop????:)

Wayne

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I filled out the entry form for the 1927 Marmon E-75 to attend the Indy centennial celebration in May, put the carbs back on the 81 honda motorcycle and lamented that, with this beautiful weather, all the convertibles are 100 miles north of me.

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I sent the '60 Electra rear end home with my nephew. New U-joints, powder coating the rear drums and backing plates. Sand blasting the torque tube and arms, fresh black paint to all. Sand blasting the wheels, epoxy primer and black finish, new tires all around.

Getting ready for Danvers, Ma. in July.

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I continued my new clutch, rebuild transmission and differential, replace bellhousing/crankshaft seal, find out the starter's about ready to go out, replace all engine/transmission mounts ordeal on my Corvair. Still freezing out, but the salamander takes the chill off...

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What did I do to my classic today? I gave her a big kiss and sent her off to work!

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I looked at them sitting in the garage....too cold to do anything, 18° and windy all day. Still a couple of months to go.

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Mine is in Massachusetts but I still got a little done. Painted the carbs I am rebuilding (one top and bottom and another top to replace the broken one on the car. Also painted the battery box I got from Dick Spadaro.

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I swore at it, kicked it in the tire, asked it why it hated me, and started drinking heavily.................Bob

Ha ha ha! Except for the swearing, kicking, and hating, I did the same thing!

Damn weather.

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Wow, great responses!

Today I managed to finish up the exhaust piping, but still haven't found the exhaust leak at the manifold.

Tomorrow is replace the brake line that gave out today. I can't even complain about the brake line, I've been trying to figure out where the brake leak was for a long time now. The leak was so slight, there wasn't even a drip. I had no idea where the fluid was going. I was really surprised to see that it was right there in the middle of the right rear line.

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I swore at it, kicked it in the tire, asked it why it hated me, and started drinking heavily.................Bob

Did you sneak down to Texas and steal one of my cars? I have a couple that I'm sure hate me and I've never done anything but befriend them. Makes me wonder at times if they are haunted........:D

Jim

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Well I cleaned the vinyl top on the MKV no easy task, and took it out, then I charged the battery on the 1921 Chevy, and I washed the '48 and I cleaned out the trunk in my Buick!

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Last night I put wheels back onto the right side of the '70 Bug, and lowered it off the jackstands, in preparation for driving it outside and turning it around, so that I can start work on wheelwell cleaning + pan & reinforcement rail anti-rust coating (masterseries of course - http://www.masterseriesct.com/) & paint overcoating, like I have just finished on the passenger's side (yes, a little bit of masterseries silver still showing in that front wheelwell--I've since overcoated it with proper L620 Savannah Beige):

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Also fooled around with some small side projects on the tail lights and exhaust. Hope to make some more incremental progress tonite...

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