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Snotty

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Gremlin / Newport Question Update
« Reply #75 on: May 05, 2010, 09:44:19 AM »

That's Snotty Scotty!
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« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2010, 10:35:21 AM »



So what was the conclusion on the color?
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« Reply #77 on: May 06, 2010, 08:11:57 AM »

That's not this thread!  The topic here is simply updates.  Thpppp!!!  (That's me sticking my tongue at you!) 
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« Reply #78 on: May 12, 2010, 09:19:36 PM »

Check out the latest, walk-around video!  Jerry took off the cut-out plugs and filmed the car while it was idling in the driveway.  This gives a good view of the total car as we currently have it.  Enjoy!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9igs06fJ4KA
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« Reply #79 on: May 24, 2010, 09:10:58 AM »

Jerry took First Place in Under Construction Class at our show this past weekend!  Good for you Jerry!  (Pictures of treh show soon to come.)
 
At the same show Steve Fogel took First in Misc. Mopar with his "Christine."  Good for you Hurst1!
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« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2010, 09:30:22 AM »

I pulled the gas tank last Friday and installed the correct fuel sending unit and float.  There was a place on the front of the tank that had a 1" space above it; it was as if it was designed to put it there.  Now the gauge reads correctly.  Needed to do this with the SW gauges we installed.  The gas gauge was on a different amperage than what AMC used.
 
We're slowly getting all thigns done....
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« Reply #81 on: August 23, 2010, 08:24:13 AM »

We dumped the 185* thermostat for a 160* - car is running measurably cooler now.  I also had Chris "The Doctor" re-jet and re-spring the Eddy carb; pinging on acceleration is gone.  (That also coinsided with the lower temps.)
 
New top speed on a public street: 142 MPH @ 4,100 RPM before backing off.    Jerry did the driving.  It was midnight with no one around on an isolated Kern County road.  (I know, it's still illegal.)  The sad side is we filmed it and all you can see are the gauges and a little of the road.  Boo!
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« Reply #82 on: August 23, 2010, 08:40:31 AM »

Yeah, but the sad truth is, any more and it would be easier to get you a ticket. More and more of these incidents are being checked for validity, and as they say, it didn't happen unless there is a picture or movie to prove it!
 
Good deal, proud of that little  Gremlin you got there.
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« Reply #83 on: August 23, 2010, 01:14:47 PM »

Quote from: dana44
Yeah, but the sad truth is, any more and it would be easier to get you a ticket. More and more of these incidents are being checked for validity, and as they say, it didn't happen unless there is a picture or movie to prove it!
 
 
Thanks!
 
As for the warning, you will notice that I do not mention the name of the road, nor did we in the video even say it, mention Kern County, or anythign else.  We may be dumb, but we're not stupid. 
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« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2010, 12:25:04 PM »

This car rocks!

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« Reply #85 on: August 24, 2010, 02:40:55 PM »

Thanks Sjak!  Have you viewed any of the video links?
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« Reply #86 on: August 24, 2010, 10:20:17 PM »

Yes of course! This is really one of the best and most fun projects on the board!
 
Regarding the paint-issue, tough decision you have to make. Personnaly, I would keep it as is. But seventies-style glitter-look would be so wrong that its good.
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« Reply #87 on: August 25, 2010, 08:52:07 AM »

Thanks for the compliment Sjak! 
 
I'll be sure to have Jerry read your post - especially about the paint.  It's funny the reactions that subject gets. 
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« Reply #88 on: August 25, 2010, 09:00:34 AM »

Quote from: Snotty
Quote from: CBarge
Good work,Snotty.

HA!    No, we'll do without those!
 
I've been re-reading this entire thread - and enjoying the many comments!!
 
As for the one above I was talking about the Dingo balls - I think side-pipes would be COOL!!   If we ever get a ticket for the header cut-outs I guess we could go that route.
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« Reply #89 on: August 25, 2010, 10:34:11 AM »




Quote from: Snotty
 
I can imagine.

Well my advice, if there's gonna be a repaint, then extremely loud & flashy flake colors that will put the seventies to shame and make the designers of Hot Wheels jealous. And of course hotwheels-style sidepies as the icing on the cake.




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