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I picked up a pretty hard to find early 5" S&W M610 10mm with 1800 rounds of ammo from an old friend. I bought the piece for him in 1993. Heading out to shoot it tomorrow.

 

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I handloaded some rounds for my 416 Remington for this falls cape buffalo/sable hunt in Zimbabwe.

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Saturday, I picked up the things I need to build a floating platform for my new 15x8 shed/workshop (OK - more like just some shelves and a nice area to set up my airbrush and not have to take it all down when I'm done with a project).  The side of my driveway is considered a utility easement, and we're not allowed to build permanent structures there... so, as long as the shed is on a non-permanent foundation, no worries (yeah, like half my neighborhood who simply paved theirs so they could jam more cars into their driveways aren't breaking the rules or anything... :whistling:  )

 

Sunday - rained like a big dog.

 

Next weekend will be the 'shed-raising.'

Eric

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Sanded drywall in basement. Applied more mud, sanded again, repeated one more time. Now it is ready for primer and paint then I can put down the floor, toilet and sink, and hang the door and bathroom will be complete!! Did I ever mention how much I despise drywall.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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My other money pit is my old 82 Jeep Cherokee:

 

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I have it set up for offroad adventure. It has a 401 from an early 70's Jav, a two speed Atlas transfer case and a dana 60/14 bolt FF axle. It's a totally different project than the Mustang. While both are rather modified the mustang modification are more subtle. With the Jeep I just do whatever to make it more for off road and camping.

 

One thing we do when wheeling is 'air down' our tires. I shoot for 10 to 12 lbs. There are three advantages to having the tires aired down. First, it makes the bumpy trails and 'wash board' more comfortable. Second it really helps grip when going over obsticles. And third, it's harder to pop a low pressure tire. Think of how easy it is to pop a full ballon compared to one that has leaked out a bunch of air.

 

But at the end of the trail you need to add air back in. So I finally bought a fancy air compressor. I was looking for a place to mount it and it occured to me the space below the to of the roll bar wasn't being used. So I got a piece of 1/4" aluminum and added two 1/8" aluminum L brackets to support and now I have a great place to mount things. My compressor is bolted on and I have the mount for my ham radio in place as well.

 

It was a lot of work but worth the effort.

 

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'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

Pics of modifications included in: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-convertible--3335]My Garage[/button]

 

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Nice job. Sweet Jeep.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Look at this.... 10 speed transmission in such a small package. From Honda.

At WCX SAE conference

 

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1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Visiting my Father in NorCal for most of the week. I fly home tomorrow. Hate to leave him, more than happy to leave NorCal...

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Well my rental property needs attention since my renters of the last 4 years decide to up and leave in the middle of the night!

Luckily they were not more than a couple of weeks late on the rent.  But now that they have moved out I am forced to deal with the trash and discovery of damage to my property.

 

Frustrating but they are not worth the legal hassle to try and recover.

 

So instead of investing in my pride and joy Mustangs I am repairing and putting money into this property.

 

YOU ASKED!  :whistling:

 

Thanks for listening! :cool:

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Well my rental property needs attention since my renters of the last 4 years decide to up and leave in the middle of the night!

Luckily they were not more than a couple of weeks late on the rent.  But now that they have moved out I am forced to deal with the trash and discovery of damage to my property.

 

Frustrating but they are not worth the legal hassle to try and recover.

 

So instead of investing in my pride and joy Mustangs I am repairing and putting money into this property.

 

YOU ASKED!  :whistling:

 

Thanks for listening! :cool:

 

Ray

 

Sucks doesn't it. It is a never ending battle. We have about 1000 units we manage so you can image. I feel your pain.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Been working away on my rusty crusty 82' GMC.  Finally installing crossover high steering with hydraulic assist.  Problem is my pickup is pretty low for a "trail" rig and I like it that way.  Too much steering stuff trying to fit in one small place.  Think I finally have the puzzle figured out.  Only thing I am bummed about is that I have to install bigger bump stops to keep the tie rod from hitting the oil pan.

 

 

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Built a platform for an 8x15 plastic storage shed on the side of the driveway, so I can get some stuff out of the garage and set up my airbrush workbench.

 

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More pictures to come - it was getting dark when we finished this evening.

Eric

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I finished the last of the preparations to be ready to dyno the Boss 302 for my Cougar on Tuesday. I hope all goes well. Chuck

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I finished the last of the preparations to be ready to dyno the Boss 302 for my Cougar on Tuesday. I hope all goes well. Chuck

 

GOOD LUCK CHUCK!  ::thumb::

 

Knowing you and how you build motors - luck has very little to do with it.  You check the details.

Now maybe the luck part is with the component manufacturers you choose.

 

Wishing the best. 

 

For those that have not seen this beautiful car ----

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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Got the shed about 95% complete - still need to install the door hardware, a tool shelf, and gable vents.  For now, I just zip-tied the doors closed - I'll deal with the hardware this weekend... I'm burned.  What a job.

 

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Someone mentioned something about these plastic buildings being called 'kites' in the tornado belt. I'm here to tell ya - this sucker is solid. The whole thing as shipped was 780 lbs - I figure the shed itself is somewhere in the neighborhood of 720 lbs itself, not to mention it's in a well-protected area of the yard. I'm anchoring it to the platform with 3/8" lag bolts, so it shouldn't go anywhere once I start loading in some stuff. The big thing is that I can walk through the doors and stand up inside without worrying about whacking my head on anything.

 

The biggest reason for the location, and not laying down a proper slab foundation is because it's technically the utility easement for our house, and we're not supposed to build anything permanent there.

Eric

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Traveled to Bora Bora this week with the family. It's our 25th anniversary this year and we do a big trip every 5 years just to keep in touch with each other. First time the kids came with, but they are getting older and before we know it they will have their lives keeping them busy. The kids fly out tonight and we will travel to another island to see some new sights. It has been a great experience in paradise.

 

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BKDunha

72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)

67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)

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Nice... beautiful place.... did you see any mustangs there? Lol

 

1971 M-code Mach 1

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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I finished the last of the preparations to be ready to dyno the Boss 302 for my Cougar on Tuesday. I hope all goes well. Chuck

 

GOOD LUCK CHUCK!  ::thumb::

 

Knowing you and how you build motors - luck has very little to do with it.  You check the details.

Now maybe the luck part is with the component manufacturers you choose.

 

Wishing the best. 

 

For those that have not seen this beautiful car ----

 

 

 

Ray

 

Man....do I have a soft spot for those Cougar Eliminators, and my favorite color blue! What a beautiful cat! Ray, do you know if that an original G code Cougar?

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Took the 73 convert out of winter storage a couple of weeks ago, but using some of this great weather to do some boating and fishing!

 

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Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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I finished the last of the preparations to be ready to dyno the Boss 302 for my Cougar on Tuesday. I hope all goes well. Chuck

 

GOOD LUCK CHUCK!  ::thumb::

 

Knowing you and how you build motors - luck has very little to do with it.  You check the details.

Now maybe the luck part is with the component manufacturers you choose.

 

Wishing the best. 

 

For those that have not seen this beautiful car ----

 

 

 

Ray

 

Man....do I have a soft spot for those Cougar Eliminators, and my favorite color blue! What a beautiful cat! Ray, do you know if that an original G code Cougar?

Steve, It is an original G code Eliminator. It has been in my care since 1982. I've owned and sold many cars since 1982 but the Eliminator has always stayed. I like the Bright Blue Metallic as well.  Chuck

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