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Social Hall...NON MODEL CAR related discussion / Re: Short Visit
« Last post by john2 on December 04, 2021, 08:18:55 PM »
 :)  Good to hear from you, J2.  Life does change course for us sometimes. 

Likewise, my skills are going away, and I only build for myself now, when I have the time and energy.  I take lots of short cuts, and am usually satisfied with what I get, considering everything.
Not beyond doing some snap kits.

Best wishes. 
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Open Wheel cars-modifieds/sprints / Re: Just another slammer
« Last post by Fordguy01 on December 04, 2021, 11:00:05 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Al
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Social Hall...NON MODEL CAR related discussion / Re: Short Visit
« Last post by sentsat71 on December 04, 2021, 09:44:22 AM »
Good to hear from you!!

Thanks for stopping by.....
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Fab shop-under construction pics / Re: Another "Jalopy"
« Last post by Maineboy on December 04, 2021, 09:19:00 AM »

Rett,

    The local Ford dealer got in a 64 Galaxy XL with the 425 hp 427 with dual carbs and a four speed. Bright red with black interior. That drew us kids to the Ford garage like cow poop draws flies. Man was that a pretty car. Sat there for several weeks and at least a dozen of us wanted it, but that takes money and we didn't have much then.

A friend who was bit older than me had been shipping out on Sun Oil company tank ships for a while. Don't get to spend your money when you are out to sea. He came home and I told him about the Galaxy XL. Next thing I know it was rolling into my driveway with him behind the wheel. Would set your head back at any speed. I think those big Fords were pretty conservatively rated, for Nascar purposes as ford was in it heavily then. He replaced the ring and pinion twice. There was definitely a learning curve to driving it. Those big blocks were/still are some motor. I have seen quite a bit done with them over the years. Those motors won a lot of NASCAR races. Been a small block Chevy guy for most of my life but enjoy all those high power engines no matter what company built em. Love watching guys build them to have more power than anyone ever thought possible.

MB
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Fab shop-under construction pics / Re: 56 Chevy Bomber Class, 1966
« Last post by Maineboy on December 04, 2021, 08:39:10 AM »

Fordguy, 

 Pretty sure I am not alone in that. But like you I find I can spend more time dreaming and building models and reading. Life is what we make it.

MB
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Fab shop-under construction pics / Re: Another "Jalopy"
« Last post by Dirtman on December 04, 2021, 07:41:18 AM »
When I got out of racing, I put my 406 in my street driven '64 Ford. Didn't get beat very much with that one!!!

Rett
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Open Wheel cars-modifieds/sprints / Re: Just another slammer
« Last post by Dirtman on December 04, 2021, 07:37:56 AM »
Nice clean work, good looking chassis, interior, and engine.  Which body goes on it?

Al
34 Ford if I ever get to it!! I may try to fab up something. Just sort of busy lately!

Rett
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Open Wheel cars-modifieds/sprints / Re: Just another slammer
« Last post by Fordguy01 on December 04, 2021, 07:13:03 AM »
Nice clean work, good looking chassis, interior, and engine.  Which body goes on it?

Al
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Social Hall...NON MODEL CAR related discussion / Short Visit
« Last post by James2 on December 04, 2021, 06:52:56 AM »
Hello all,
Was in the area and wanted to say hello. Life has been a rollercoaster ride for the past year or so but myself and family continue to persevere.
We are doing OK despite the extreme ups and downs and we miss Cody everyday. But we also have our lives to live and choose to do so daily as well.

I am still working in construction management, riding motorcycles and building an occasional model. I did start a FB page if you'd like to stay in touch that way,  https://www.facebook.com/rooster.cogburn.10690203/

I did make it to the IPMS chpt show in Sharon Pa. last month and spent time with Dave Taylor and son. It's a nice little show and swap. They have a couple free swap meets a year. They can be found on IPMS's website. My skills have diminished and I don't really build for shows any more but I can still pull off a nice shelf model! 

Anyway got get going, Merry Christmas and Blessing to all...

Jim Ries
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Fab shop-under construction pics / Re: 56 Chevy Bomber Class, 1966
« Last post by Fordguy01 on December 04, 2021, 05:54:57 AM »
Good morning MB, more truer words have not been spoken about this wonderful sport we all covet so much.  BTW you're not the only one not having too much luck in the woman department, I'm not either and that's okay it allows more time for my street rod and modeling.  You guys have a great day.

Al
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