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Impressive fabrication, Ross. VERY nice work. Chris.

Posted on: 3/31 1:09
'If you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right!' Henry Ford.
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Wow, your metal-working skill is indeed impressive Ross!

Posted on: 3/31 5:56
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Looking forward to seeing Roadster II

Posted on: 3/31 6:15
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That is craftsmanship for sure.

Posted on: 3/31 10:06
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Steve
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Well done Ross, I love watching your projects materalize and your abilities to bring them to pass.

Posted on: 3/31 10:22
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Old cars are my passion

1951 Packard 200
1953 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan
1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Tri-tone
1966 Rambler Classic 770 Convertible
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Back to somewhat less than fun with used cars. Am just finishing sorting out an expensive Bermuda Triangle for a new owner. It seems the ad description "meticulously maintained" meant the car had been waxed in the past year.

Sooooo we rebuilt the brakes and changed rear wheel bearings, and control arm bushings and made the top work and the generator charge. And on and on. After getting the exhaust quiet enough to hear, the rumble from the bottom of the engine was evident and alarming.

Off with the pan to discover that the rods were in backwards so the oil spray would be to the wrong side of the engine. But that wasn't the source of the rumble. No, that came from the main bearing bolts being hardly more than finger tight--one had even backed itself out. Never saw that before.

Am pleased to announce that by turning the rods and tightening all the bolts the the engine is quiet as should be and astonishingly no lasting damage had been done.

A well written ad and a high price do not guarantee acceptable performance or adequate workmanship.

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Posted on: 7/19 20:32
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Good Evening Ross...I guess you must just scratch your head that some of these 'C' Students continue to provide you with work! Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 7/19 21:39
Caretaker of the 1949-288 Deluxe Touring Sedan
'Miss Prudence' and the 1931 Model A Ford Tudor 'Miss Princess'
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Aren't there supposed to be cotter pins on those bearing bolts? There were when we rebuilt my dad's '38 Super 8 a year or so ago. Not sure if that changed for the later years or not.

Glad there was no damage done!

-Kevin

Posted on: 7/19 23:22
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Cotter pins weren’t used on these later engines and even my 1940 110 didn’t have them.

Posted on: 7/20 1:49
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Ross

That 200 Sport Roadster is going to be a Knockout! May I suggest you take hood vent design inspiration from the Alfa-Romeo 6C 1750 'Shooting Star' roadster.

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Posted on: 7/24 15:47
.....epigram time.....
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