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MackTheFinger last won the day on October 16 2017

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About MackTheFinger

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    1947 Plymouth 4 door

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    Long time shadetree mechanic.


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  1. Don't get fixated on the spark issue. It may be something else. I had a fuel injected boxer BMW a few years back that had almost the same symptoms. It had set for a long time and the fuel gummed up. I replaced the fuel pump and filter, cleaned the tank and fuel injectors, put in new spark plugs and wires, and thinking I'd be on the safe side I poured a little fuel injector cleaner in with the gas. It would run fine but then start cutting out and losing power. Replaced the gas\cleaner mix with just gas and the bike ran like it should from then on. I may be wrong but I'm convinced it was the fuel injector cleaner and will never put any snake oil in a fuel tank again. Pertronix ignitions always worked fine for me on VW's.
  2. When I was working outside all the time I'd suck down gallons of water a day, never use the restroom or whatever; and at the end of the day produce a couple of ounces of what looked like slightly dark Orange Crush. My head always felt funny, too.... August in '71 or '72, I was laying up a fireplace through an attic and had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch. By 14:00.. WOW!! I can still taste it. I wouldn't bite Charlie Tuna if he bit me first.. 🙂
  3. Reminds me of a poem a wild old bricklayer shared with me. Censored for family viewing it went like this. "When the weather's hot and sultry, that's no time to_______________" "But when the frost is on the pumpkin, that's the time for___________" Use your imaginations to fill in the blanks or PM me for the rest. It's risque' but hey, whaddaya expect from construction workers? 🙂
  4. That's almost a motorcycle and I just love motorcycles!!
  5. It's basically a roll your own for the rack. A 10 bolt early Nova rear should work with some spring mount work but the wheels would have a different bolt pattern. Otherwise Ford Explorer or Dodge Dakota would fill the bill. I really like 283 SBC engines. I had a 301 in the early '70s that was a screamer!! Doesn't Andy's Dodge look great?
  6. I've personally known three people who died under vehicles, two under cars and one under a friggin' riding mower. I personally won't get under anything that doesn't have redundant support.
  7. Very nice car!! The Merc looks pretty good, too!!
  8. Ken, I was thinking the same thing earlier. Permatex #2 would probably work.
  9. why the 'ell would be a good question, too
  10. Or try to read Jabberwocky, I double dog dare ya!!
  11. He had one but it was in Scottish which means, "Huh, what did he just say?" 😁
  12. Hah!! Those are guaranteed to " lea'e us nought but grief an' pain " When you get your's fingered out come up here and fix mine!! I'll buy you dinner at Lambert's and fix you a place to sleep!!
  13. Robbie Burns would be happy to know he's being quoted.. I actually prefer the poem in it's original form. 🙂 But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy
  14. That's a good looking car. I think I saw it on the 'net a while back. I remember Celina, Ohio for some reason. I have a '50 Dodge Coronet coupe that looks a lot like that only it's in primer and currently not running. The Plymouth looks better to me.
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