Beautiful engine bay Dicktator really a showpiece.
Dragon2u (Mike) has the speaker covers.Just picked mine up from the upholsterer. Katzkin's look great, Black with ventilated inserts, Pacific Blue stitching and 3 Blue stitched Jester diamonds on the seat. I'd take a pic but we're still getting dumped on from ETA.
After I stare at it for awhile I'll decide what to do with the door inserts. I want to continue the Jester look. I'm looking for a chrome speaker covers or surrounds if anyone knows where to get them and what fits. Car is headed to a pro ceramic job with a pinstriper in between the color match and the coating. Probably going to steal a couple ideas from SwtRyd except in Blue.
Cars are fun. They had an original Shelby Cobra 427 in there for a new interior. Never seen one with the inside stripped. Very different from the replicas.
If I'm recalling correctly, I think one of my more enlightened friends told me waiting allowed the wax to harden to the paint and therefore last longer. Sounded logical enough to me at the time.Cleaned the 05 truck and put a coat of wax on it this evening. Finished up a little bit ago so it is dark tomorrow I can go out and see what I missed.
While I was waxing I thought back to my youth and can remember some people would put wax on their cars and leave it on for days and they take it off. I thought that was the dumbest thing because wax wasn't so advanced back then and it always seemed the longer it stayed on the harder to get off. Any one else rememer seeing people do that and was it ever explained why they did it?
Well, next year you need to give me a holler and we would love to join you there! It is really a nice little town! I'm only about 35 minutes from there! Small SSR world!Like your Grand Rapids better than ours up here in MI! This is the first summer since we bought our R back in '05, that we didn't make a Maumee cruise. We usually pack a lunch and eat it next to the river in Grand Rapids, then take a hike along the tow path down to the dam, then end up with ice cream @ the Dairy Queen there in town. They've put in some nice comfy swings along the river there over the past few years - real relaxing!
May be other reasons for doing this but, here in the South, it was common for folks to put a coat of wax on the front end of the vehicle before taking a road trip, especially during "love-bug" season. Just cover all the areas that might get hit by a love-bug while driving. Once you arrive at your destination, you can buff off the wax and remove all the smashed bugs. Might call it a "redneck bug screen".
My grandfather used it at his Cadillac Service Center if someone wanted a wax job, but the detailer had an early style electric buffer(remember this is in the early '60s). Looked so good I tried it on one of my early cars. Like to never got all of the dull, dried compound off. I unfortunately only had my hands and buffing cloths. Never again, in those days Turtle Wax liquid was the easiest to hand apply and remove the green film in my opinion!
Yes, quite a mess, and very bad on paint. If you don't clean them off right away, their corrosive little bodies will eat into the finish and leave a permanent scar.
Back in February........before the virus deal hit. We spent a week in Florida on a fishing trip. Rented a cabin by the lake and the neighbors owned their own cabin plus the one we were using. All these damn dead bugs under the bed and everywhere with a strange body shape. I thought WTF.......we found out from the neighbors all about love bugs.........never heard of them except in general. Now we are aware.
What a mess they are.
That goat deal is so funnyWe went out for a nice cruise today. Went downtown Fort Worth, TX in search of
some great photos ops. We had a blast laughing and smiling a bunch. Then went to Feedstore BBQ in Southlake for dinner.
They have added some tables outside next to a big pasture. Here is what it says on their website.
Y'all are more than welcome to continue to enjoy the picnic tables out by pasture with the Zebus, Miniature Donkeys, and Fainting Goats.
These goats look at you then faint. One just fell over. We laughed so hard we cried. Patti got to feed them. What a great Texas day. 👍🇺🇸🤠
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Is there info in @Dicktator library about fan temps?( we have mikes newest fan with shroud AND his front pusher fan.)I installed the newly programmed PCM received back from PCMforless.com's after a mail order tune. She's a much better running SSR now, with the factory throttle delay removed and the fan temps adjusted to @Dicktator specs. It was well worth a few days of down time last week to have the tuning done since COVID is killing car shows and the opportunity to have Jeremy do a live tune at an SSR gathering.
The beautiful weather in Central PA allowed plenty of top-down cruising time with the updated PCM. We hit all the two-lanes within a 50-mile radius of Enola PA, and there are still plenty of colorful leaves to view. Here are a few pics that Judy grabbed from the shotgun seat.
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