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17 hours ago, TexasEd said:

You need to tell me if that progressive ignition distributor is worth the money or not.  Considering one.

Which intake is that?

People that have a used it said they like it. I haven't ran my engine yet but I'm close.  It definitely has its benefits over a normal distributor. 

I really like that you can adjust the timing on your phone, the security feature , selecting different maps and no ignition box required 

 It's a Victor jr intake 

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My car has an edelbrock carb with an electric choke that was never hooked up.  And a 1-wire alternator, so I couldn't just wire it to the usual post on the back of the alternator. :(

I finally ordered one of those dual port oil pressure extensions and it came in today.  I have the usual big pressure sending unit for the gauge, and now a smaller on/off switch.  When the engine is running, the oil pressure switch closes a circuit and now my choke works.

Its the orange wires here.




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I'm finally getting around to sorting out everything that goes inside my doors.  The previous owner cobbled something together that mostly worked.  But the windows were on the loose end floppy side.  What started out as "no problem, I'll just reglue the windows" has snowballed into having to replace all the parts that are glued to the window, most of the guides that it rides on, and some of the stops.

I think I have all the necessary parts ordered.  Some of them have arrived.  The windows are out, and I'm currently covered in black goop from getting the old broke and incorrect parts cut off the windows.  Probably another few hours of cleaning up, then I can start putting it back together.

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Had a surprising weekend with my stang 'Penny' guys.  I had signed up for the Keels & Wheels "Concourse de' Elegance" show in Seabrook, TX.  Ive been twice before (last before covid), but this show is full of amazing vehicles, and I have been happy they let me even show.  

Well, I wanted to see if there was anything I could do to "up my game" in a short amount of time, and I noticed that the trunk was 10pts of the score.  I've never liked the stock treatment and said I wouldn't do it, but I never seem to get around to "doing it right" like I said I would.  So, to try to improve my score I bought the stock trunk liner, jack bag, and spare-tire cover.  Spent a little bit of time laying it in there, and trying to make it look decent.  Came out like this:


All I had to say was: "Well, it certainly looks better than nothing/what I had".  So I went with it.


The surprise came when I checked the judges sheet Sunday afternoon:  "Best in Class"!!  Unbelievable!

I've only put the car in maybe a half-dozen shows, and I've never done better than second place anywhere.  But the real surprise is that the show in Seabrook is one of the more prestigious shows (at least around here).  

It rained on Saturday, but didn't take any sunshine out of the day for me.  Aaron Shelby was here, and gave me a big "congrats" when I left the show - certainly an amazing day for me:


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Spent 3 hours chasing nothing.

Few days ago I put a new temp gauge in, cleaned the thread sealer out of the sender. All working, tick it off. Yesterday, went for a drive, lit it up in 1st and 2nd, temp gauge stops working. Ok, maybe a wire is crimped or fell off (it has an aftermarket dash voltage reg).

Check resistance on sender, wiring loom, gauge. Seems to check out, except I made a rookie mistake and checked resistance across the gauge, not gauge to cluster chassis. Pull the cluster apart, check it all, reassemble. Confirm no shorts.

Put the cluster back, plug it in. No temp gauge. (I know what y'all are thinking by now).

Recheck it all. No electrickery leaks anywhere. Ground sender wire, gauge goes to the moon. Y'all are right....

Get 15/16" ring open end spanner. Haul on the sender and bush.

Temp gauge works.

Who woulda thought banging gears could affect the ground of a engine temperature sensor????

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11 hours ago, Mike65 said:

Did a little more work on the wiring in the trunk.


Looking good there Mike.  I coated the interior of mine with black rattle can truckbed liner.  Stuff is as hard as nails and has a nice mottled finish to hide a lot of the metal unevenness.  YMMV…

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