Ashley P

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The old body man was asking me some more wiring questions, so I turned the tables on him.  I had him look at the pics above, he said to jack evenly and work those creases and the rest might pop out, and I'd have to tie the roof back to the A pillar to keep it from lifting.  He said even if the roof was wavy and needed a replacement, I'd have lost nothing by jacking 'cause it needs jacking anyway to get the quarters back in shape.  I thanked him for the advice and said that'll give me something to do this fall.  He said holler at him and he'd help me.  :up:

Now to get some other irons out of the fire...

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So the other day my brother (the one who's sick, near death) and I were talking about "loose ends".  He brought up the Pierce Arrow engine/trans that is his, but stored in my barn.  He said, "it would be neat to see that Pierce on the front of the (1952) John Deere (M/T, needs engine), or at least get that engine running".   I chuckled and said I'd thought about that, but I'm gradually coming to the conclusion that I bite off more than I can chew.  He chuckled/rolled eyes. (We're the same way.)  I said I kick myself for taking GTOs apart and making them worthless, and that I wonder if I should fix one and sell it to fund the repairs on two others.  I just couldn't justify fixing another engine when I can't even get the easy stuff running.   He said "then sell the Pierce Arrow and fix Dad's car".  I tried to suggest spending that money on his house, but he said no, it would be special to him to fix dad's car.

So, that's a special gift, IMO.  The piggy bank is there for this project car when I get the time.

 

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17 minutes ago, Disney said:

Carve that in granite so your great grand children will see it and hopefully follow up on it. Lord knows you'll have enough grands that they could all chip in $1 and restore all your GTO.

lol

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1 hour ago, Disney said:

Carve that in granite so your great grand children will see it and hopefully follow up on it. Lord knows you'll have enough grands that they could all chip in $1 and restore all your GTO.

:roflmao:

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Boy, this project is roaring right along....I put some jumper cables on it and started it last week.  That's the first time it's run in a couple years I guess. 

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10 minutes ago, JohnC said:

Faster, faaasssttteeerrr, fffffaaaaaaassssttttteeeeeeerrrrr!!!!!!!!!

It is...deteriorating faster, fassssssstttttterrrrrrr...ect.    Driving hard wears a car out, but sitting around is probably harder on them. 

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I was going through a desk drawer in my mom's house tonight and found something:  the diary of the 66!   I remember dad keeping a record of his car repairs in a little black book in the glove box, but it wasn't in the car when I got it.  I figured it was lost and trashed in about 2008 when mom tore down the old shop where dad worked on his car. 

Noteworthy mentions: 

  • 1976 Replaced 389 at about 146,000 with a 350 Pontiac
  • 1982  It got a 350 LeMans engine from my mom's 68 GTO (I remember riding in that car, and the maple tree he used to hoist the engine out.  Can you say "shade tree"?)
  • 1978, 200,000
  • 1992, off road for paint (my work)
  • 1998 installed 70 GTO 400 (my work, my engine)
  • 2001 Installed relays in series with turn signals to keep the weak turn signal switch from frying again
  • 2001 installed 2.56 rear gear for a road trip to see his sisters (he had cancer and that's the last entry

Makes me wanna start writing in that book....and get the original owners manual, protect-o-plate, receipt from the dealership (Pontiac - John Deere dealer, $2875) all together.  And take a road trip.  

Well, I can dream, can't I?  lol

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Disney's right on that. Because if you wait for those "Round To Its" it will turn into a "Should've Done It"

i say this being one of my uncles had the same sentiment to an old Farmall tractor, fast forward he passed away and the tractor rotted to no repair.

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Yeah, after the house gets "done"...so far I'm still gathering materials and getting ahead on labor swaps with carpenters. :smirk:

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On 1/16/2021 at 6:26 PM, Ashley P said:

I was going through a desk drawer in my mom's house tonight and found something:  the diary of the 66!   I remember dad keeping a record of his car repairs in a little black book in the glove box, but it wasn't in the car when I got it.  I figured it was lost and trashed in about 2008 when mom tore down the old shop where dad worked on his car. 

Noteworthy mentions: 

  • 1976 Replaced 389 at about 146,000 with a 350 Pontiac
  • 1982  It got a 350 LeMans engine from my mom's 68 GTO (I remember riding in that car, and the maple tree he used to hoist the engine out.  Can you say "shade tree"?)
  • 1978, 200,000
  • 1992, off road for paint (my work)
  • 1998 installed 70 GTO 400 (my work, my engine)
  • 2001 Installed relays in series with turn signals to keep the weak turn signal switch from frying again
  • 2001 installed 2.56 rear gear for a road trip to see his sisters (he had cancer and that's the last entry

Makes me wanna start writing in that book....and get the original owners manual, protect-o-plate, receipt from the dealership (Pontiac - John Deere dealer, $2875) all together.  And take a road trip.  

Well, I can dream, can't I?  lol

Thats just awesome 

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17 hours ago, Ashley P said:

Yeah, after the house gets "done"...so far I'm still gathering materials and getting ahead on labor swaps with carpenters. :smirk:

The same house project from 2014? 

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