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MackTheFinger last won the day on October 16 2017

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About MackTheFinger

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    1947 Plymouth 4 door

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    Long time shadetree mechanic.


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    Motorcycles and cars

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  1. R10 overdrive

    If they're both rebuilt that's a decent price. I'd look a them if they were near enough.. That's asking price, too. Most prices are negotiable..
  2. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Nice car!! I like the paint, is that an original color??
  3. Weight of 230 ci inline 6

    I don't know what the engine alone weighs but a complete 230 Dodge engine/transmission assembly, an extra transmission and fluid drive coupling, rear end, front suspension components, intake and exhaust manifold, cylinder head and a few other extra small parts is close to as much as a Chevy S-10 needs to haul if I'm driving it..
  4. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Great truck!!
  5. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    I drive my '47 when the mood and opportunity coincide... It's all stock and suits me that way. I don't get to drive it as much as I like but that's life.. Looking to sell a couple of other projects if anyone's interested..
  6. 1950 Special Deluxe

    Hood latch on my 1950 Coronet has a little spring to pull the latch to the closed position.. Maybe that spring is broken on yours..
  7. Carpel Tunnel damage

    I've had carpal tunnel pain in my left thumb and wrist off and on for at least 30 years. I also have a small lump in my left palm. The doctors say they were brought on by repetitive motion damage. It has been severe enough at times that my wrist won't bend. Not that it won't bend without pain, it just won't bend. The doctors recommended surgery in the early '90s but I declined and just use a wrist brace when it's acting up. Ditto for the elbows. My son has some problems, too; due to an injury. They replaced one of the tendons with one from his wrist and now his left middle finger won't bend.. He says it's handy for driving in Chicago traffic but it sucks for saxophone playing.. Decades of hard manual labor won't kill you but it will break you down..
  8. 50 Coronet project

    Car's looking good. I've decided to sell my 1950 Coronet coupe but yours makes me wonder why.. Gas is sure expensive where you live...
  9. Sbc in 50 plymouth

    That's a great deal!! Looks like you're on your way!!
  10. 1955 Dodge dump bed pickup

    100% agree... I've personally never seen one of these in any condition. Different strokes for different folks but I think they should have left it alone. There can't be many left that looked that good..
  11. Cool truck!! I think it looked better before they painted it.. https://carbondale.craigslist.org/cto/d/1955-dodge/6519515951.html
  12. Sbc in 50 plymouth

    Wild Bill Gelbke. He's a legend... I think Buzz Walneck had Roaddog a few years ago.. edit to add Google's great!! Found a link... http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-07-08/travel/0107080025_1_motorcycle-troopers-trader-publishing
  13. Too far gone?

    My son is in his mid 40s. We've worked together, made motorcycle road trips together, scrounged around in swap meets, you name it... We went everywhere together.. He told me a few years ago that he went places with me as a little kid that he'd think twice about going to as an adult.. I'm a slightly more respectable citizen now and no longer involved in that lifestyle to that extent.. Those were good days and hopefully informative for the kid... Maybe he learned that every dog has it's day.. Hope your project goes well..
  14. Too far gone?

    I've generally managed to achieve a reasonable return on investment. IMO plowing $50k into a $10k car isn't a good way to go about it. If you have money that needs a place to hide it may be different. I think that's what brought us million dollar musclecars ...
  15. Sbc in 50 plymouth

    Cool beans!! Hope it works out for you!!