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post #7261 of 7447 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 05:31 PM
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Finally got my parts back from the paint shop in the correct shade of red.

I think I will be contacting @Dragon2U for a coolant tank topper.

I already have Floyd's caps on order from simple engineering. I am hoping the vinyl guy that did the engine cover insert can do something similar with the SSR logo on the caps. We will see.
After all it's the attention to details that counts most in my book.

Typical IT department: Everything works, so we will try to make it better and now pictures are turned. They will now have jobs until they fix the problems they created with the improvements. Once these are finally fixed what do you think they will do next?
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post #7262 of 7447 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 06:12 PM
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Hi Everyone .
I went to a local car show last minute.
I was the last guy in the gate and too late to be judged . Oh well she still looked nice out in a field with other classic cars .
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Finally got my parts back from the paint shop in the correct shade of red.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/images/smilies/sunce.gif[/IMG]

I think I will be contacting @Dragon2U for a coolant tank topper.

I already have Floyd's caps on order from simple engineering. I am hoping the vinyl guy that did the engine cover insert can do something similar with the SSR logo on the caps. We will see.
After all it's the attention to details that counts most in my book.

Typical IT department: Everything works, so we will try to make it better and now pictures are turned. They will now have jobs until they fix the problems they created with the improvements. Once these are finally fixed what do you think they will do next?[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/images/smilies/pokey.gif[/IMG]
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post #7264 of 7447 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 08:16 PM
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Being Memorial Weekend I took a nice leisurely drive about 200 miles round trip to visit the cemetery where my great grand parents are buried and put flowers on their graves. Nice drive into southern Missouri, two lane road and no hurry.
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I took my baby out to go to my Train club to work on my latest N scale project and to check the alignment of several bridges that I will be installing for the club. I then cruised over to the liquor store and spent 5 dollars on my retirement package, then a slow cruise to the local Subway for a Meatball sub then drove home and had lunch. Yummy 4 my tummy. Tomorrow it will rain like hell here, so the experts in short skirts on the Idiot box say, but we will see if they are wrong again, as they have been all week.
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I took my baby out to go to my Train club to work on my latest N scale project and to check the alignment of several bridges that I will be installing for the club. I then cruised over to the liquor store and spent 5 dollars on my retirement package, then a slow cruise to the local Subway for a Meatball sub then drove home and had lunch. Yummy 4 my tummy. Tomorrow it will rain like hell here, so the experts in short skirts on the Idiot box say, but we will see if they are wrong again, as they have been all week.
That is what you get for watching all the short skirts. You know that Dallas was TRAINed by the great Dr. George and is 90% correct. You should be watching Channel 7.
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post #7267 of 7447 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 10:28 PM
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Hi Dwight,
I only have eyes for the short-skirted weather gals. I need to look at sumptin pleasin while I'm sleezin and contemplating my Navel while wonderin what's hapnin outside.
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Dr. George was a real weatherman but a little on the GOOFY side, and as for Dallas Raines, talk about a Hollywood name. He's not pretty like the girls and after all, it's the year of the WOMAN, and they need jobs too.
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Years ago (can't remember where since I've lived all over the US) we had a weather guy named "Sonny Skies". I doubt it was his real name and I also doubt it helped his forecasting abilities. I really did admire though his ability to neatly draw free hand all the weather symbols and temperatures on the blank board.

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Installed the Simple Engineering Stiffening Plate (black powder-coated version). Definitely improved the ride quality and front-end feels much more rigid and stable. I did have to drill out the cross-bar in order to attach the forward vertical edge of the plate, so not quite as trouble-free an installation as I had hoped, but all is good. Happy camper! Has anyone considered retaining the original x-brace below the new stiffening plate ... if one stiffener is good, two must be better? ... asking for a friend.
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Installed the Simple Engineering Stiffening Plate (black powder-coated version). Definitely improved the ride quality and front-end feels much more rigid and stable. I did have to drill out the cross-bar in order to attach the forward vertical edge of the plate, so not quite as trouble-free an installation as I had hoped, but all is good. Happy camper! Has anyone considered retaining the original x-brace below the new stiffening plate ... if one stiffener is good, two must be better? ... asking for a friend.

Not sure you could make it fit but I think the redundancy would be way more trouble than it would be worth.


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I think I finally got all the bugs and dirt off the TOY from the 9 state road trip. Going to use Dr Colorchip for the small chips I have accumulated. I believe this Kaminari bumper attracts stones.
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Blessed today, received Best Modern Domestic at a local car show.

Here's a neat UV Chevy truck. Look closely you will see its extended cap. Needs rear win DC now though.

Also present was one of the original 10 Hot Rod magazine builds that they gave away in 1976. It was sponsored by Coca Cola and Levi's. I remember ggv following the build of these in the magazine. He also had an album full of documents on it. He purchased as a barn find on Ebay last year for a measly $6500. He has only invested elbow grease (inside and out), carpet dye, tires, wheels, tune up and brake work so far. Neat project.
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I think I finally got all the bugs and dirt off the TOY from the 9 state road trip. Going to use Dr Colorchip for the small chips I have accumulated. I believe this Kaminari bumper attracts stones.
Here is a tip! Stay off those gravel toads.


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I backed it out of the garage to install new door seals in my son's DeLorean. Then we pulled it back in and installed the LED bed light. Whew that took all of 6 minutes! I'm exhausted!
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So in a post a little while back I was whining about spots that showed up on our R's engine compartment billet parts after it was detailed.

Dragon2U came to the rescue, suggesting that I use Mothers Billet Polish to revive them. The local auto supply stores didn't carry it so I ordered it from Amazon, received it yesterday and went to work. I tackled the worst offenders first, then all of the rest including the various caps and such.

Miracles of miracles, all of the billet aluminum I polished turned out super nice... close to chrome! The smaller parts I did by hand and on the larger parts like the fuse box and surge tank covers I used a Mothers Cone polisher attached to my drill. Some of it took two or three tries to smooth everything out and there are still a few scratches that could be buffed out, but for now they look pretty darn good.

I'm not sure what they used to wash/clean it before detailing but the spots left on those pieces were pretty nasty. The exterior detailing came out great though. They were able to remove years of swirls and light scratches here and there. They commented on how good the original paint was.

Thanks to Dragon2U and everyone else that chimed in. Much appreciated!

One more thing off of the old checklist.
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So in a post a little while back I was whining about spots that showed up on our R's engine compartment billet parts after it was detailed.

Dragon2U came to the rescue, suggesting that I use Mothers Billet Polish to revive them. The local auto supply stores didn't carry it so I ordered it from Amazon, received it yesterday and went to work. I tackled the worst offenders first, then all of the rest including the various caps and such.

Miracles of miracles, all of the billet aluminum I polished turned out super nice... close to chrome! The smaller parts I did by hand and on the larger parts like the fuse box and surge tank covers I used a Mothers Cone polisher attached to my drill. Some of it took two or three tries to smooth everything out and there are still a few scratches that could be buffed out, but for now they look pretty darn good.

I'm not sure what they used to wash/clean it before detailing but the spots left on those pieces were pretty nasty. The exterior detailing came out great though. They were able to remove years of swirls and light scratches here and there. They commented on how good the original paint was.

Thanks to Dragon2U and everyone else that chimed in. Much appreciated!

One more thing off of the old checklist.
Thanks for posting -- the metal polish I have been using doesn't seem to work as well as this!
AMAZON here I come!
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So in a post a little while back I was whining about spots that showed up on our R's engine compartment billet parts after it was detailed.

Dragon2U came to the rescue, suggesting that I use Mothers Billet Polish to revive them. The local auto supply stores didn't carry it so I ordered it from Amazon, received it yesterday and went to work. I tackled the worst offenders first, then all of the rest including the various caps and such.

Miracles of miracles, all of the billet aluminum I polished turned out super nice... close to chrome! The smaller parts I did by hand and on the larger parts like the fuse box and surge tank covers I used a Mothers Cone polisher attached to my drill. Some of it took two or three tries to smooth everything out and there are still a few scratches that could be buffed out, but for now they look pretty darn good.

I'm not sure what they used to wash/clean it before detailing but the spots left on those pieces were pretty nasty. The exterior detailing came out great though. They were able to remove years of swirls and light scratches here and there. They commented on how good the original paint was.

Thanks to Dragon2U and everyone else that chimed in. Much appreciated!

One more thing off of the old checklist. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/images/smilies/coolgleamA.gif[/IMG]
Had same problem with water spots, used diluted CRL, easy wipe on wipe off, spots gone. Also can't figure out why parts houses don't carry the Billet polish.
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Thanks for posting -- the metal polish I have been using doesn't seem to work as well as this!
AMAZON here I come!
Between the polish and the polisher cone thing I was impressed. A good bench grinder/polisher could probably get every last scratch out, but that's for another day (and more allowance $$).

Guess I should say that I don't work for or have any relationship to Mothers products... other than liking this particular one because it seems to really shine! (Get it, see what I did there? )

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I think I finally got all the bugs and dirt off the TOY from the 9 state road trip. Going to use Dr Colorchip for the small chips I have accumulated. I believe this Kaminari bumper attracts stones.
Here is a tip! Stay off those gravel toads.
I think they were accumulated in Nebraska. I think they were grinding and paving every interstate we were on.
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That stuff is the greatest on aluminum parts. All of Dragons parts get it before I leave for a show. A quick wipe and blinding shine. It works great on my locking billet gas cover too.Not so much on stainless,but a little Mother's detailer and the same shine.
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Had same problem with water spots, used diluted CRL, easy wipe on wipe off, spots gone. Also can't figure out why parts houses don't carry the Billet polish.
I have some CLR (I think you said you used a 50/50 water mix?) but I was hesitant to use it near some of the painted parts. Probably would have been fine though. These spots seemed like more than water spots though. They were pretty tough. Just glad they're history.

Forgot to mention that the surge tank cover was getting a bit loose. So I went ahead and pulled it off polished it on my workbench, scraped off the residue on the back and the tank (silicon?) and used some 2" 3M auto body tape to reattach it. What's old is new again!

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Had same problem with water spots, used diluted CRL, easy wipe on wipe off, spots gone. Also can't figure out why parts houses don't carry the Billet polish.
I have some CLR (I think you said you used a 50/50 water mix?) but I was hesitant to use it near some of the painted parts. Probably would have been fine though. These spots seemed like more than water spots though. They were pretty tough. Just glad they're history.
I thought of that also, it is used on porcelain counter tops and no problems.
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Last night we decided to cruise to our local A&W restaurant because every Wednesday they have a show and shine. It was beautiful last night so we decided to go top down. Well I hit the button and nothing. Toggled it both ways and nothing. At that point I decided we'd go in another car. I looked down at the dash and the message says "Depress brake " Well duh. I forgot all about that. Top went down and it was a perfect night. Either we do not get enough top down weather where we live or my truck is turning into a garage queen.
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Last night we decided to cruise to our local A&W restaurant because every Wednesday they have a show and shine. It was beautiful last night so we decided to go top down. Well I hit the button and nothing. Toggled it both ways and nothing. At that point I decided we'd go in another car. I looked down at the dash and the message says "Depress brake " Well duh. I forgot all about that. Top went down and it was a perfect night. Either we do not get enough top down weather where we live or my truck is turning into a garage queen.
John F.
The book and some of the old timers say
1. Key on, engine running.
2. Stopped with foot on brake then hit button.

I have made the same mistake. They say engine running because it draws so much electric juice to go up and down.
If you do it a few times without running, the battery may go dead and you can't start it. The brake on is because some folks have tried to do a rolling top down episode and bent their hinges. I have put my top down at a stop light but I made sure I was completely stopped, foot on break. People freak out when they see your top go down.About a week ago I had put the top up when stopped for lunch with SWR RYD and locked it. When we came out I hit the fob to open doors, got in and top would not go down. With his help we figured out I must have hit the rear cover button and it popped open just a smidgen because my struts are old and weak and the top would not go down. I checked the dash and it said rear cover ajar. The thing is smarter then me. Always learning. You can teach this old dog new tricks. Motor on!!!
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