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    stangeba got a reaction from Rob Peters in My high school Hot Rod   
    This is my brothers so I didn't own it (till after High School) but did get to replace the clutch and drive it for about 2 months my senior year.
    1963 Triumph TR-3B
    In 1973, my brother gave it to me and our younger brother to restore with the mandate he got to purchase it back some day, for cost, when he could afford it. Today it is getting a complete $$$$ restoration by my nephew after his father gave it to him. 

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    stangeba got a reaction from jft69z in My high school Hot Rod   
    This is my brothers so I didn't own it (till after High School) but did get to replace the clutch and drive it for about 2 months my senior year.
    1963 Triumph TR-3B
    In 1973, my brother gave it to me and our younger brother to restore with the mandate he got to purchase it back some day, for cost, when he could afford it. Today it is getting a complete $$$$ restoration by my nephew after his father gave it to him. 

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    stangeba reacted to Jared Richey in My high school Hot Rod   
    What was your high school hot rod? This was mine just 10 years ago. I bought this car in summer 2007, I was able to drive it to school my senior year in 2009 (not everyday).
    Still looking good after all these years. Always finding something to still upgrade. Or tweak. 
    This was my first all out build, the original "Savage 462" is still running good.  See my first YouTube video here November 1st 2008. 
    Subscribe to my channel! 
    Pictures taken today after a DA polish and wax. First drive with fuel cell.
     
     
     







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    stangeba reacted to Jared Richey in My high school Hot Rod   
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    stangeba reacted to Canuck in My high school Hot Rod   
    Here's me at 18 trying to get some shine back on my Cutlass. I came home from the hospital in this car and I was just out of high school when I got it in 1995. My Dad purchased this 76 Cutlass S new and I got it when he got something different to drive to work. It had 265,000 miles and was pretty rusty but I had fun with it. Black with white swivel bucket seats. 350 engine with posi rear end and sport suspension. My ownership was short lived since I purchased the 70 Monte in late 1996. The transmission quit shortly after buying the 70 Monte and instead of putting another trans into the Cutlass we parted it out. It was very rusty and not all seen in the photos.


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    stangeba reacted to Canuck in My high school Hot Rod   
    I still have the 295/50/15 rear tires from that Cutlass too. I made an end table out of them for the living room. Yes, the living room! My wife is very understanding. Haha

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    stangeba reacted to Leghome in My high school Hot Rod   
    No pix of my first hot rod. I guess you could not really call it a hot rod though.  55 Buick Special2 door sedan with the good ole Dynaflow Tranny. Took half a day to get to 60 mph but would cruise all day at 75 mph. I did just that coming home from Ft Wayne IN in July of 1966. Was running around 80 when I came through the Marion IN on Interstate 69 area by the time I go to my exit I was running about 35.  Got off at the exit and it died never to run again that I know of.
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    stangeba reacted to 714024SPEED in My high school Hot Rod   
    Mine was a rusted beat up 70 Monte. Looked like it went to hell and back but had a new drivetrain and surprised a lot of people who saw the taillights in a street race !!! We called it the "WAR PIG"

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    stangeba reacted to willie in My high school Hot Rod   
    My very first car was a 68 Chevelle, black on black, 396 4speed, and had ghost flames on the hood. Beautiful car (sorry no pics). But with that car I learned a very important lesson, I needed a daily driver. And with that I always had 2 cars from 16 years of age on. My second car was a 72 Nova that I do have pics but I have to dig them out. I will but later.
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    stangeba reacted to Rob Peters in My high school Hot Rod   
    My very first "hot rod" was my 1929 Model A Ford pictured in my signature below.....not really a hot rod and it wasn't drivable.  
    The "hot rod" I drove in high school was a black on Black 4 on the floor 2-door coupe VW.  Had a blast in that little bug.
    rob
     
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    stangeba reacted to imr in My high school Hot Rod   
    i bought this car around 1984 i was still in  HS. 69 camaro SS convertible. 350 4 speed. I still have this car buried in the garage. this will be my retirment project.
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    stangeba reacted to jft69z in My high school Hot Rod   
    My high school "Hot Rod" was a '72 Monte, Mohave Gold, black interior-bench seat, 350-2bbl, no A/C. Picked it up at 16 from a girl I worked with at Ponderosa Steak House for $500. Put used Cragar S/S wheels & big tires on it shortly after. Blew up the 350 & found a nice 327 to put in it, 4bbl Holley, headers etc. Broke the rear diff down the street from the house doing a neutral drop, that corner smelled like gear oil all summer, lol. Found a good 10 bolt posi from a GTO I think after that. Kept it until 19 when I went into the service.
     
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    stangeba got a reaction from Canuck in My high school Hot Rod   
    This is my brothers so I didn't own it (till after High School) but did get to replace the clutch and drive it for about 2 months my senior year.
    1963 Triumph TR-3B
    In 1973, my brother gave it to me and our younger brother to restore with the mandate he got to purchase it back some day, for cost, when he could afford it. Today it is getting a complete $$$$ restoration by my nephew after his father gave it to him. 

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    stangeba got a reaction from 71MonteCarloMD in Bitchin' Rides   
    I see a Monte during the Woodward Dream Cruise August 2019 on Bitchin' Rides year 6 episode 14. I saw they had a booth this year but didn't see them.
    Bruce
     

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    stangeba got a reaction from jft69z in New Guy Here   
    Looks great!
     
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    stangeba reacted to jft69z in New Guy Here   
    Been working a bunch, only a few hours every now and again to get stuff done. Managed to get the fuel lines made up. Had to run 3/8" for both supply & return so made them from scratch, plus put the 10 micron filter in the supply line per Holley recommendations. Also made a bracket to mount the Holley fuel pressure regulator (with 100 psi pressure sensor) & a stainless line up to the throttle body/FI with -AN connections.
    Spent a lot of time trying to find a place to put the Holley ECM. It's larger than the usual ones they have because this one also includes the transmission controller. Was going to mount it on a plate right on the bottom of the inside HVAC box, but didn't like that location. Probably would have always been kicked by the passenger. Eventually made a couple of bracket so it tucks in under the cowl, above the HVAC unit. Out of the way, protected, and away from engine heat as well.
    Have a pretty good idea where I'm going to mount the Dakota Digital module & also their Holley FI interface module. It'll be under the dash as well and pretty accessible if needed. There's not a whole lot of room under there if the car has AC.
    Body is temporarily back on the frame for now, to finalize the rear fuel line fitment to the gas tank. Plenty more to do....








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    stangeba reacted to Stewys454 in New Member In Ontario, Canada   
    I’d like to introduce myself as a new member to your club, thanks to Rob Peters getting me set up. My name is Bob Stewart and I live in Ontario, Canada. I’m about 45 minutes over the border from Port Huron. I’ve been to Leo’s at Konik's Klassiks, who is just outside of Port Huron  a few times getting parts and visiting. I own a 71 SS454 that’s been in my family since new. My sister and her husband ordered it originally and I bought it from them in 1973. It’s been stored since the early 80’s and it’s now in early stages of restoration. I’ve got the body off the frame doing it from the ground up. Frame is a rolling chassis again after sandblasting, powder coating and lots of new parts. The motor and tranny (both original) have been rebuilt and are sitting back in the frame. The car is black (no vinyl top) with a blue interior. One interesting option on the car is that there is no power steering. My brother in law didn’t like GM power steering at the time so he ordered it without, there was a delay getting the car as I believe power steering is a standard feature on monte’s. I’m looking forward to getting it back together and driving it. Hope to meet some of you at future car shows. Have a nice holiday season!
    Bob






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    stangeba got a reaction from Searsman in New member in Ky... 71 SS   
    Great looking 71 SS, welcome to the club!
    My friend had a tan 71 SS, but it was T Boned and totaled in 1977.
    Bruce
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    stangeba reacted to Searsman in New member in Ky... 71 SS   
    Thanks Bruce, that was a real bummer about your friends 71 SS. Can’t be replaced.this one was antique white when built.. I like hat triple black there.. sharp!!
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    stangeba reacted to Katman in Monte Paint Update   
    My SS finally got painted.  Going back to the original color - Nevada Silver (with a bit of blue pearl).  A friend had a booth so off it went to get final paint.  It comes back home this weekend.






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    stangeba got a reaction from Monte Blue in Story I found on "First Car"   
    https://erniewebbiii.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/webb-about-the-only-time-ive-been-fired-by-my-father-no-less/
    I was searching Word Press for any Monte Carlo stories and found this from Ernie Webb.
    Very nice story.
    Bruce
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    stangeba reacted to Leghome in New Guy Here   
    If he would write down what he adds and how much there should be no problem but the amounts added need to be exact.
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    stangeba reacted to Leghome in New Guy Here   
    We have a gal at our Axalta distributor that can tint it to match just about any color. She is amazing and always keep track of what is added so if you need more they can still get a perfect match.
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    stangeba reacted to jft69z in New Guy Here   
    Put the bearings/seals/Strange Axles in the rear diff & painted more parts today. Near the end I realized this is about it for the bulk of the dirty, crappy, cleaning part of the job. Still need to paint the interior parts, but it's certainly much lighter and easier to work with.
    Ordered the paint today from a place in NJ called Kolor Korrect. Maybe I'm picky, but trying to find a good match for '72 Dark Saddle hasn't been easy. The mix the PPG dealer made up just didn't cut it. DuPont (Axalta)didn't have anything & would have been a 'mad scientist' mix. SEM has too generic colors. Tried a can from the Parts Place that they "had made especially for them" -M42...it was so far off, Ray Charles could have felt that it was bad. Called Legendary Interiors to see what they use. They sent me to the above, apparently they work pretty close with them. KK sent a couple of sprayouts, still was a little off. Then they called Legendary again and found out the dye lot for my fabric was a new batch, so they mixed some up to match what Legendary now has for their upholstery. That was just about perfect to the seats now & a good match to the existing hard parts, so it should be here next week. Really impressed with the customer service and degree of effort they put in to get me a perfect match, almost unheard of these days.


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    stangeba got a reaction from Canuck in 2019 Western Meet video   
    Great job! Thank you for all the time you spent so we can enjoy this!
    Bruce
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