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About 72Ragtop

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  • Birthday 03/23/1954

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    Loveland, Colorado
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    David C. Winters
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    Abused taxpayer

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  1. 72Ragtop


    I'm retiring soon and I think I need to change my E-mail from my current "work" address to my new "outlook" one. 1) is that true? ____ 2) I looked and can't seem to find where to do that. (Note: I have an AARP-Jitterbug Flip-Fone and don't know an APP from a URL, or even a UFO). Thanx, Dave
  2. 72Ragtop

    power window donor car

    Consider this.....do not put the relay in. Simply get a "Hot at all times" power feed (10 Ga. Wire) directly from the junction post on the horn relay at the firewall. Use a 30Amp circuit braker in this new circuit. This way you can operate the windows at any time with out the ign-key in the On position. As an added bonus, --if you have not already disconnected it-- you don't have to listen to that @#$% &^* $#%&-&$%#-%@#$ Government Mandated key buzzer every time you want to activate the windows while parked! Check your 50 year old wires for flexibility where they run thru the rubber boot in the door jam...At some point in time --depending on the cars history-- the old wires will brake inside the rubber boot.....like my knees! You probably know it, but you can lose a finger, or two, (!!!!!!!) if you unbolt the "spring-assisted-motor" from the arms (!!!!) without putting a bolt & nut thru the arms, (!!!!) as described in the Factory GM Body manual.....which you should have for this project. All said & done, you'll thank yourself when you're done with this....especially if you don't have A.C.! Forgot....sometimes a battery and a couple of jumper wires w/ female terminals can help during the removal process.
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    WOW, A Coupon For An Extra Value Meal... I'm so excited

    They did it!!!!! ..........they actually trimmed the bushes at the Mc D's on south Hover in Longmont, Colo.!!!!!! I am in shock!
  4. 72Ragtop

    Looks like it's time to say goodbye Raceway park N.J.

    With our new kids in charge of the House, Senate and Governorship, it is a matter of time before Bandimere Speedway in Colorado is closed or turned into a "Bicycle-Only" facility. Always amazed at the loss of power up here in the thin air. I guess it doesn't matter....we have less than 12 years to live.
  5. Is anyone going to attempt to do the 2019 Hot Rod Power Tour this year?
  6. 72Ragtop

    WOW, A Coupon For An Extra Value Meal... I'm so excited

    Once a week I stop at the McD's on Hover Street in Longmont, Colo. For at least 6 months I have told a manager, every Friday, that the Heavy Bushes by the drive thru window need trimming so they don't scratch the car. every Friday: "...I'll try and contact the owner of the building...."
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    Old Cop/Detective TV Shows....

    2nd the motion on Kojak…."who loves ya baby". NYPD, not to be confused w/ NYPD Blue. Can't for get Barney Miller. Not a cop show, but let's really check your age and memory: Rescue8.
  8. 72Ragtop

    New Guy Here

    Welcome aboard! I grew up in Middleport, drove cab in Lockport & got drunk in "the Falls" (both sides). Moved out just before the Blizzard of 77 hit. Go BILLS! Dave
  9. 72Ragtop

    Drive 55 and stay alive

    Remember airplanes hunting "speeders" in the middle of Nebraska! 55 in the middle of Nebraska!!!!! I remember Ohio as being one of the most oppressive. Huge Fuzzbusters on top of the dashboard. What may have started as an alleged way to save gas turn into nothing more than a money-making scam. Government run-a-mock! Howard Cosell & Dandy Don on Monday Night Football! (Now its Troy Aikman droning on and on and on and on...…… The insurance companies loved the 55! "...Well Mr. Winters we have just been informed that you have gotten yet another ticket for going 56, downhill, in a 55 zone......we better raise your rates….for your own good, of course, have a nice day!" Convoys! Putting in a "taillite switch" to alter taillite "signature", used if the "Gumball Machines" flipped a "U-ie" and came in pursuit. Going over to Canada to "drive fast" on the 401 & QEW. The "Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash" that Car & Driver put on. (I miss Brock Yates!). Sir, you have the option to"Pay the "always excessive" fine on the spot and get a reduction in points lost". I may also remember an article in Car & Driver exposing an insurance company (It might have been "G****) for "donating" radar guns to various local governments....for the safety of the public!. Picking out "Smokie Bears" by their front parking lamps (Some Full Size Slo-Pars had park lites like the 69 Chevelle, only a litter bigger!). "No 55 stickers".
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    Well this is different

    Within days of completing my ragtop, I wished I had done suicide doors......
  11. I'm looking to replace my Small-block $25 swap-meet aftermarket headers on my 72 Monte Ragtop. I will also be re-doing the rest of the exhaust system which I'm not happy with....hangs too low, too close to the starter and is too loud at cruising (50-80MPH) speed. The current headers are not "Shortys" or "Long ones"....something in between. Not a drag car...engine is a 350, AT w/ Edelbrock 600 & Intake. When the car was finished over a decade ago, funding was a concern and I went "Low ball" on price and to a degree, installation quality. I've located the best "Exhaust System Artist" in the area, and am getting ready to pull the trigger. So.....whattaya recommend for headers, and why? Thanx, Dave
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    Monte in a Movie

    I always stop to watch if I'm channel surfing. I remember seeing some of the newscasts. They did the same in American Gangster....same Monte in different scenes.
  13. 72Ragtop

    Hello from Cheyenne

    Pete, Welcome to the club. I'm down in Loveland, Colo. with the 72 Yellow Convertible. I get up to Cheyenne to see in-laws and occasionally the cruz nites., Dave
  14. Is there any way to make the "Scroll-Down-Arrow-Thingie", on the right side, any bigger, more definitive, AND so it doesn't "overlap" with @#$% pop-up advertising? Also (this must be a world-wide IT/Computer "Trend") grey type on a pale white background is difficult to read.
  15. I have been battling with our IT department and Oracle and all IT things illogical all morning, so forgive me if I fly off the handle....1) Double the size of the scroll-down thingie, it is only 1.139% of the screen width. (why do IT People dictate that this "major controller" so small?_____ ) 2) Ban the "disappearing scroll-down button"....what is the point of that happening? ______ (Who ever invented that should be taxed ,fined, and banned to watch TV 24 hours a day....in shades of grey and lite-grey). 3) I do like the font selection!! 4) Stop it! Just stop it! Why use "lite grey" coloured type and icons on white or "liter-grey" back grounds? Just stop it! (I think this a world-wide plot by "IT People" to do..."something" -I'm not sure what- to computer users' brains. 5) I think I'm done.