ssnowden

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ssnowden last won the day on October 9 2016

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About ssnowden

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  • Birthday 02/05/1966

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    Bagdad, Kentucky
  • My Project Cars
    1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Business Coupe
    1953 Dodge B4B Truck
  1. I hate seeing a good cab cut up. I actually like rat rods that are creative. So many of them are cookie cutter - cut the cab, do something with the headers, chop up the grill, beer keg gas tank, skull gear shift, make them extremely uncomfortable to ride in as possible by having your legs stick straight out while sitting on a piece of steel seat. It's like they have a checklist. There's no creativity in there, it's a bunch of borrowed ideas applied to the first poor old car or truck they can find to cut up. I like when the rat rod is actually created from parts that are end of life or not likely to be used again. I watched this whole video series on YouTube where a fabricator found a car with trees growing through it, no floor board, most of the bottom rusted out. She took it and chopped out all the rust on the bottom, built a new frame and created a cool looking rat rod from a car that was literally returning to the earth. She talks about taking parts that aren't or won't be used again for their original purpose and she creates her art out of it like a sculpture you can drive.
  2. I've been there too. One of my favorite car museums. I hear there is an early Ford Museum in Auburn too. I plan on going there as well one of these days. http://www.fordv8foundation.org/news.html
  3. Sorry for your loss.
  4. I saw this on Jay Leno's garage. The guys that did it work as aircraft fabricators, so it's all metal hanging on a Dodge Ram. That's also why the sheet metal work is so good. They fabricated everything 40% bigger, even the gauges and buttons.
  5. It would be beautiful restored though. Hopefully someone with deep pockets and good taste gets it.
  6. http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1949-dodge-woody-stationwagon-on-b1b-12-ton-chassis/
  7. My 48 Plymouth is 12V and I used a Rebel Wire 9+3 kit. http://rebelwire.com/rebel-wire-products.php?cat=Wire Kits Even though it was my first re-wire job, it was an easy installation, all the wires are marked every few inches with exactly what they are.
  8. It may do a wheelie, but it will be hard to beat Stubby Bob. Stubby Bob Wheelie
  9. I wonder what percentage of them will get totaled with less than 1000 miles? 10%? You know some are getting wrapped around a tree within sight of the dealer.
  10. Yes, I saw that was the reason in another article.
  11. I love seeing these new muscle cars! Highest horsepower of any production car, highest G-Force of any production car, first wheelie-capable production car, fastest 0-60 and 1/4 mile of any production car. Banned by the NHRA. Demon intro video Demon web site Interesting points from a Car and Driver blog post.
  12. 16 cars, two motorcycles and an airplane go into this one. Barbecue stove bolt hot rod
  13. I couldn't agree more! I'm a first timer doing this and the best decision I've made so far was to put my P15 back together ugly and get it running, driving and reliable and not worry about cosmetics. I addressed the structural or bad rust issues to protect it from decaying. I'm having a blast driving it and to keep to this thread's topic, I just want it to stop better. I'm hoping doing more bleeding and adjusting the drum brakes again will do the trick, but if not, I'll do the MC/disc modification.
  14. Having recently got mine back on the road see my First Drive with all gauges working post for video evidence , I kept the original drums. I still need to bleed and adjust them more because they feel like I'm stepping on a grapefruit right now. I'm not confident in them even though everything is new except the drums. I adjusted them with the tool per the instructions in the service manual. They are better than they've ever been since I've had it, but I still wouldn't drive it in traffic yet. After my final round of adjustments, if I don't have significant improvement I'm going disc brakes and new MC next because the rest of the drivetrain is ready for longer trips.
  15. I have all the Auto Meter gauges working now, so I took it for a highway drive. I'm using the GPS speedo and it is working great. I got it up to 60 mph and it felt fine.