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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. MackTheFinger

    Paint - Base/Clear or Single Stage?

    That's a great looking car and pickup.
  2. MackTheFinger

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    I like those cars, they're begging for heavy flake and lace paint. 😉 Surrealistic art isn't necessarily inspired by chemicals, or at least not the types you ingest. Did you ever see Walter Anderson's house over in Ocean Springs? We went there in the '80s. His old spiral notebooks filled with watercolor art were still there and we got to leaf through them. It is absolutely amazing! Anderson was eccentric to be sure but I don't think he was known to use illicit drugs. OTOH, several years later I visited an old riding buddy I'd lost touch with for a couple of decades. He wanted to show me the music room he'd put together in an old building behind his house. The walls, ceiling, and part of the floor was covered with art and poetry. I'd always known he was artistic but this was really something to see. He dismissed it as "doper crap" he'd done while under the influence. I was immediately reminded of Walter Anderson's house. Similar results, different causalities. I wish I'd taken pictures of my old friend's place. I doubt I'll ever see him or it again. http://directionofourdreams.blogspot.com/2013/05/walter-andersons-little-room.html edit: I just looked it up and they've removed that room and put it in the museum. At least it saved it from Katrina.
  3. MackTheFinger

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    I like everything about that picture..😁
  4. MackTheFinger

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Yeah, he was all kinds of messed up but lots of people were back then. Still are, I guess. He was a really good guitarist, lots of energy and barely restrained craziness. I both miss and don't miss that life. It was entertaining but definitely not sustainable! 😀
  5. MackTheFinger

    Another 230 build thread

    My tipping point is Havoline. I just don't like the way it smells. 🙂
  6. MackTheFinger

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Had a guy jump out of the car once back around '71 or '72. Motoring along happily at 45-50 mph and all of a sudden this girl he was with starts screaming and I see him rolling around in the highway behind us. He was nothing but contusions, lacerations and road rash, and deserved every bit of it.
  7. MackTheFinger

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Here's a pic at an old friend's shop.
  8. MackTheFinger

    Another 230 build thread

    IMO oil threads should be banned just like religion and politics. Nothing good comes from any of them. 🙂
  9. MackTheFinger

    Paint - Base/Clear or Single Stage?

    If you're doing it yourself base/clear is about as easy as it gets.
  10. MackTheFinger

    Indian Plodge

    Pretty cool! I was hoping for Hindi music, though; or Anoushka Shankar. 🙂
  11. MackTheFinger

    $450 to Paint a Set of Wheels?!

    I'm sure those are great spray guns. I still have a couple of Sharpe 75's that IMO are at least as good as Binks. The 75's have a pressure gauge, sorta like a tire gauge; built in the handle. I never trusted those gauges. Most of the time they were covered with overspray anyway.🙂 Something else that should really be mentioned in any discussion about painting is the absolute necessity of a good mask or fresh air supply. I saw a video on YouTube of a guy painting in a booth without any protection at all, said his booth was so good he didn't need one. I wouldn't take that chance no matter what.
  12. MackTheFinger

    $450 to Paint a Set of Wheels?!

    Powdercoater charged me $250 for 4 wheels. Powdercoating is a lot less involved than painting so $450 for paint doesn't sound too out of whack. I wouldn't want to do them any cheaper. In retrospect I should have just rattle canned mine. I'm stuck in the past and still prefer a Binks Model 7. I used DuPont paint for a long time but switched to House of Kolor several years back. It isn't cheap but it's good paint and consistent. I don't do paintwork for anyone else anymore so price really doesn't matter too much. Most paint these days is too thin before you even put reducer in it. You just gotta be careful and take your time. Cutting down on solids is an easy way to make money and that's all that's about. They're just selling reducer at paint prices.
  13. MackTheFinger

    every wonder where all the good old cars are?

    Lotsa cool stuff!! I can't possibly do anything with the ones I have in my lifetime and there are plenty more on here in the same position. It useta bug me a little but now I just smile and live with it. 🙂
  14. MackTheFinger

    HELP needed : wiper linkage bushing and more help needed

    I took my wiper motor off to lube it and one of those clips flew away. I put the one I didn't lose on the driver's side and so far the passenger side wiper arm has worked just setting on the post. I don't think it knows it's free! 🙂
  15. It's hard to imagine the flasher causing your problem unless it's shoring everything to ground. You'd think there's be a fuse somewhere in this system but it's easy enough to disconnect the flasher to rule it out. To my recollection, the function of the ballast resistor is to allow full voltage to the coil when the engine is starting, then dropping the voltage to keep from burning up the coil, condenser, points, etc. It should only see voltage when the ignition is on. As for your original problem, the car was running and suddenly it isn't. From that you would assume a component failure, not a fault in the way it was initially wired up. Look at that VW ignition wiring diagram I linked to. That's really all there is to it.

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