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  1. I doubt there are very many of you that ended up at your original home and birth place. My parents moved to Hendersonville, N.C. in 1946. My dad was drafted and sent home said he had a heart mummer but never had any issues from that. Anyway they bought a one bedroom home and little over 1 1/2 acres for $800. After both Dad and Mom passed away my sisters offered to sell their part of the home to me so I said yes and went to China to work and bought the home and my shop. I had lived at 11 or 12 different places over time. When I am anywhere here memories are everywhere. There is not a square inch of the property I have not touched in some way. I helped my dad add on rooms. I helped my mom wash dishes. I held the both as they passed away in this home. Buried my pets in the pet cemetery. Played in the barn, set the barn of fire playing with matches, Dad saved it but my butt did not fare well. When I am in the garden working I remember as a kid working with my dad we had a huge garden and mom canned everything. My mom never worked outside the home not one single day. When I dug though all my Mom's stuff she put up newspapers from end of WWII, presidential assassinations, moon landing anything special. Any room I go into I remember happy times and when life was going to last forever. Once you get older the years pass like weeks and time just runs out. I never really had a bucket list and if any of you listen to my suggestions you should never have one either. Do what you want when you want and never put it off another day. I have seen too many plan and plan for this great retirement to do their bucket list and not live a year. So each day I see something new that either Mom or Dad put somewhere that has never been touched. The attic is full and will be tough to clean out but have to. The old garage has things on the shelf that my Dad placed there 50 years ago. One of my nieces posted today that her son was sworn into the Sheriffs department today. He was a little boy just a few years ago. The sands of time slide though that glass so fast. I try never to waste a day. Even with my back and neck issues I have to do something here each day. I missed out on going to Africa last year and that is my goal this year. To go walk in the Garden of Eden one more time. So I do hope some of you have all the memories that I have and can walk around and history just rushes out at you. There is only ever one HOME and I am still there. When I pass I do not want a grave site biggest waste of good land is golf course and cemetery is what I say. Money is set aside for my ashes to be spread here at home, in Africa and in a special place in Montana. Have a great day and live every day to the fullest, they are numbered.
    3 points
  2. Quite right --- that was the French influence to Anglo Saxon -- I totally agree ... I like dropping the "u" ..and that also goes with "humor" and let's not forget that French is the sound of someone trying to speak and hurl up at the same time.
    2 points
  3. I'm going to pronounce all the other metals the same way Titanium becomes Titanoom Beryillium becomes Berylloom Palladium becomes Palladoom Chromium becomes Chromoom Indium becomes Indoom Lithium becomes Lithoom
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  4. Big news on my project—it’s shiny! Monday was paint day. I got up at 5:30am and called AAA because I had “car trouble”. The tow truck showed up and hauled the car to work for me. I got there early and moved everything into place and started my final prep work. Then I got the best gift I could ever ask for in this project. My co-worker Frank who runs the training center was going to help me! Frank is a fantastic painter and super highly skilled, so this was a major bonus. Frank did the tricky bits of masking, questioned a few setup issues and led me to better decisions, and made some prep suggestions that I followed closely. With his help I was spraying the first coat of basecoat before noon! When it was time to clear, Frank volunteered (at least that is how I remember it...LOL) and he went to work. Two coats later, it all looks awesome...and then it didn’t. We had used some of the hardener that I had opened up for painting door jambs and the trunk however long ago, and it wasn’t a good idea. There was some sort of reaction that looked a bit like chunky clear and solvent pop. Doh! Fortunately I blocked 2 days of my calendar and the training center for this, so in early again on Tuesday and I went to work. The training center has the coolest sanding machine called a Festool. It is a self contained electric Dual Action sander/vacuum system. I sanded the whole car in hours and created no dust anywhere. Frank showed up a bit later and did a lot of the hand sanding where I couldn’t with the DA and we were back in the booth by noon. There were a few touch ups where I cut through on edges but that didn’t take much time. Frank switched up the materials to use a different clear and laid down 2 of the slickest coats ever. He did get a run in the fender, but so what. Had I sprayed the clear, we would be measuring the number of runs per panel. So lucky for Frank’s help! I owe that guy! We were done early enough that he was able to spend some time showing me how to do woodgraining (picture attached). He convinced me to leave it overnight to air dry, then we baked it first thing this morning. After cool down I carefully stuck the fenders on and called AAA. Frank snuck in and sanded out the run, but I get to figure out buffing it. I said about 100 thank you’d to Frank and headed home. Now, time to put it together.
    2 points
  5. All, OK, if you are reading this, you either own one, thinking about one or looking for info on one. With that said, I'm sure that you like certain things/features that you like/love and like wise hate some features or things as well and would love to change. Just curious as to how you feel about your car or the 71-73's in general. Myself, I like the seats and ride of my 71 over my 66 convertible. Also like the style of it, it seems to build on the 69-70 style of the Shelby. My Mach always gets attention when I take it our for a spin. As far as hate, I joking refer to the back window as my, "sun roof that slid down". And the sport mirrors look nice but are way to small. So how do you feel about yours? Mac
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  6. I like the looks, ride quality, steering, and tough drivetrain. I don't like the "flexible flyer" chassis that rusts if the car even sees a picture of the ocean. Chuck
    1 point
  7. YES I agree. I'll for sure order from Bob after this "experience". Actually, I was not aware Bob made them, should have checked, but I was in a rush I guess. It was the same one under a different brand name, that Hemikiller used and he said his was good quality. I got a bad one without doubt. MADE in CHINA sh*t again!! YES they do. I'll run them without the relay for now.
    1 point
  8. I have Rocketman's harness. And although I have not used it yet, it's an obvious quality piece, and he's a site supporter. I'd definitely recommend his product over an Amazon product.
    1 point
  9. I prefer to use the term, "Topless"... it sounds better huh?
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  10. I'd pay $200 a side in a heartbeat. My interior is white too. For now. If I can't find white, I'm building a black interior until I can find white panels. I have heard that Just Dashes does a good job of repairing the quarters. I need to get the dash pad redone so I will have them take a crack at the panels at the same time.
    1 point
  11. I hadn't given it much thought until David brought up the color. But I hadn't considered anything but black. It isn't a concours restoration we were after, but it is food for thought, since a detail here or there would be a nice touch. Thanks to Cwalker509 we will have a straight bracket to install! Day 5 of the covid for us. I'm a little achy this a.m. Wife had a mild fever last night. We're fortunate we didn't get real sick. We have little ones to care for which means no way to isolate from them. So far no signs of sickness for them, but at their age they are likely to be asymptomatic. We hope to have the detail guy over after the quarantine period. Two weeks extra for the paint to cure/harden. Damn china for putting this on the whole of mankind. Now we get to worry about future health issues. Only good commie is a dead commie.
    1 point
  12. How about adding a 'u' to color? Just plain silly.
    1 point
  13. Get well soon, Brett! And take your time for research about the original paint shades of the attached parts. David gave some good informations about that. That part is usually also slop grey: Also the front license plate mount. Concerning the right shade of grey: it all could be. From light to dark. I have seen original factory cars with different shades. In common they were all darker greys, but all different. So I mixed up myself a grey and took some cheap an reliable one out of the shelves. That said you don't need that special expensive "slop grey" from the vendors...
    1 point
  14. Battery tray apron support panel. - Product Reviews & Feedback - 7173Mustangs.com
    1 point
  15. Why do they call them 'apartments,' if they're so close together? Why is it called a 'hot water heater,' isn't the hot water already hot? Just for fun, last week I put a humidifier and a de-humidifier in a room and let 'em fight it out. "What I like best though is you guys cannot pronounce Jaguar ... we find that funny as hell ! ! ! " Yeah... "Jag-yoo-Argh." From the same people that can't pronounce "Aluminum." (How in the Hell do you get "Al-yoo-min-ee-um" out of that, anyway?)
    1 point
  16. For Timachone...pictures! First, the air compressor is fixed. I bought a direct replacement pump. Not what I wanted to do ideally, but with my time constraint it got the job done so I could continue with the car project. I really wanted to upgrade the pump to something that would move a bit more air and cool better, but its working again and wasn’t a major project so it fit my needs for now. Today I re-primered the front bumper and finished sanding the fenders and the deck lid. This is the first time I have used dry guide coat during a painting project—I can’t believe how much it has helped me. My eyes can’t see like the used to apparently, as lots of minor flaws were glaringly visible. In my defense, I was using older solvent borne paint products in the past and they were more forgiving of minor flaws. Now all that is left to do is to sand the rear body panel, sand lots of nooks and crannies, and sand the front bumper. Then I am ready for the booth—Yay! Tomorrow my wife, boys, and I are flying to see my parents. I haven’t seen them since before the pandemic. They have both been vaccinated and my wife is too, so I am excited to go. Dad is working on a Model A Speedster project that has a wood body—I am going to help him put a thin fiberglass coat over it to protect and strengthen it a bit. No progress on the Mustang for a week though, but I shouldn’t have any trouble getting it done. But I will get some quality time with my parents!
    1 point
  17. Well, we live and learn. I just spent several hours working on installing and hiding the relay and harness as best as one can, only to find it did NOT work. The only change I made to the relay kit, was to install a longer power wire and that tested good at the fuse, which was also good. However no headlights working. So, cursing at myself for NOT testing it BEFORE installing, I disconnected the relay loom and reconnected the LED's directly and they worked fine. The package should have been a red flag in hindsight. It was just a grey bag. In the ad on Amazon, it showed a product manual, there was no such manual. I had to YouTube it. I suspect now, that this had been bought, found faulty and returned so some other poor bas*ard would have to deal with it again. I guess I'll have a cup of tea, then go rip it out again and send it back. I'm NOT a happy camper today! On a positive side, I was able to pretty much hide everything so as not to look to out of place. Here's a couple of pics. If I reinstall another relay AFTER testing it!!! I'll do it the same way.
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