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This blog is used to write about some of the shows we go enter the car in. I will also post pictures of the car that we take from an event or even an award that we might win.


Love those Lights

We had to do some work on the car and had to pull it out of the garage, I had to take a picture of the lights. I love how they look, they have enhanced the look of the car. 

Dad wanted to paint the exhaust pipe that you can see behind the front wheels. He has never liked that look on any

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Got Brakes

After repeated attempts for months to get the brakes working, we finally have a car that will stop. Its been touch and go for a long time, and all it took was a booster shot, who knew. Dad and I went to Tognotti's auto world a few weeks ago to look into supplemental boost for the

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Windshield & Exhaust

Dad has been working on the car and making progress. We finally got it out of the garage and off the ramp. He drove it down to the muffler shop without windows in it to get the exhaust put in. Because of the rear suspension set up, he made the exhaust exit just in front of the front

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Off and Running

We finally got the motor running. It tools some time due to some odd things. The first time it started right away, then we could not get it started again. Turns out we forgot to hook up the kill switch, so the coil was not getting any power. Once we figured out the kills switch was not

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Get Your Motor Running

Hello all,

Just a quick update on the hot rod since I have not posted for a while. The following pieces are coming together.


  • Gas Lines have been installed and connected from tank to carb. 
  • Most of the wiring is complete
  • The steering column is in

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Air Cleaner

Dad finally got the new air cleaner from American Past Times. I really like the look of this air cleaner with the nice engraved flags and the lines. Dad mentioned that it even makes it look like you have a taller intake manifold. I like it.

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Box for Motor Wires

oday, dad and I put in this chrome box on the firewall. This is where we will run the wires through the firewall out to the engine. This should be just about all the wiring we have left for under the the hood and the front of the car. We are waiting on some pieces to arrive in the mail so we

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Headlights

We finally have some of the electrical work going. Dad got the Headlights and the parking, turn signal working on the driver side of the car. Dad routed the wires through the fender so they could not be seen in the engine compartment. Also he tucked the fan relay up under the

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Dads Little Helper

I went over to dad house the other morning to work on the car with him, I saw his feet hanging out the door as he was working under the dash. As I got closer to the car where he was, I saw Ruby laying in the front seat watching him and keeping him company. We should have

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No Spark Just Yet

Dad finally got the spark plug wires routed all nice and tight and looking very good. Once we got them in the wire looms, he had to cut them all to length and then put all the connectors on. They look pretty tidy and nice so when you look under then hood there is no mess of wires.

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