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Old 03-23-2019, 07:25 AM   #113
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Lots of interests but this has been my real hobby for 50+ years. The latest and probably the last. Did everything but the upholstery:
'31 Ford (Shelby Mustang Venetian Orange)
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4 wheel Wilwood disc brakes
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I think my 36 Chevy would have given your DeSoto a run for the money

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It might well have. it was even heavier. I learned the secret to driving demolition derby from my uncle who also drove. The DeSoto had a number of things going for it as a demolition derby car. First that huge, heavy, grinning bumper that protected the very small radiator that had a 2 short 6" hose attaching it to the engine. The radiator sat a good 20" behind the bumper making hit hard to take out. You see that was the key to winning. It wasn't so much about crushing the other vehicle as it was about disabling it so you could be the last one running. The strategy was to hit your opponent in such a way as to either dislodge the battery thus killing the engine or to bust the radiator so the engine would overheat and seize up. Only after you saw the steam did you go in to crush the fenders over the tires so it couldn't move, even though that was the most fun. The biggest problem was not getting hit yourself, think giant destructible dodge cars.
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Wow, what a beauty.
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I forgot about the skiing that I loved from the time my parents were able to get a pair for me one Christmas when I was a young kid. I skiied around on the farm until I finally broke one of them. Then a little later I learned how to water ski.

It was more fun than anything teaching the kids and later, after retirement, the grand-kids how to downhill ski. They were all better at it than I was.

My wife liked cross country, but me, not so much, but I went with her. Because of the balance problem I gave my skis and boots to our youngest son a few weeks ago.

I tried snorkling while in Key West during my Navy time, but didn't care enough for it to make it a hobby. It was fun though.

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Old 03-23-2019, 07:40 PM   #118
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Lots of interests but this has been my real hobby for 50+ years. The latest and probably the last. Did everything but the upholstery:
'31 Ford (Shelby Mustang Venetian Orange)
5.0 mid level mod'd Ford
C-4 Trans
9" differential
4 wheel Wilwood disc brakes
etc, etc, etc
Beautiful, I would love to see it with the louvered sides covering the motor.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:58 AM   #119
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Beautiful, I would love to see it with the louvered sides covering the motor.
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The hood sides for the car have never installed except during body fit up but the ones I have are solid unlouvered pieces. I like to 'show off' the engine after spending way too many hours (and dollars) detailing it. I did an internal engine update a couple years ago and this is the visual result
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It might well have. it was even heavier. I learned the secret to driving demolition derby from my uncle who also drove. The DeSoto had a number of things going for it as a demolition derby car. First that huge, heavy, grinning bumper that protected the very small radiator that had a 2 short 6" hose attaching it to the engine. The radiator sat a good 20" behind the bumper making hit hard to take out. You see that was the key to winning. It wasn't so much about crushing the other vehicle as it was about disabling it so you could be the last one running. The strategy was to hit your opponent in such a way as to either dislodge the battery thus killing the engine or to bust the radiator so the engine would overheat and seize up. Only after you saw the steam did you go in to crush the fenders over the tires so it couldn't move, even though that was the most fun. The biggest problem was not getting hit yourself, think giant destructible dodge cars.
Oh men I so remember that bumper I got hit by a DeSoto when I was 8 hit me at knee high sent me flying toke about six months to recover I watched a race ones in open field I think it was only two car left and not in good shape it was a 51 Packard and another but canít remember what it was itís was a lot fun watching does cars

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Too bad the only air worthy B 29 is based a couple thousand miles away in KS.

The B-29 "Fifi" is making an extensive tour this summer. Will be in Bismark, ND during the FMCA Minot, ND rally in Aug.

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The B-29 "Fifi" is making an extensive tour this summer. Will be in Bismark, ND during the FMCA Minot, ND rally in Aug.

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I think if someone saw one of my hobbies, they would be hard pressed to guess the other two.

I do Astronomy - capture of Saturn from my dobsonian 10g telescope

reloading/collecting - Couple of stock cleanups/replace for the M1's.

and Faceting - Photo of current Ametrine project

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My late husband was a lapidary too! Now what to do with all these pretty rocks! Btw I write this while wearing my ametrine with 77 facets...why 77 you ask? Married 7/7/2004!
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My big hobby is opera on CD and DVD with the occasional live performance. Also, I have always loved reading hot rod magazines, so when my son bought a house, he suggested that since he has a garage we could get that Mustang we always were talking about. So, we bought this 5.0 5-speed 1992 last summer.
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Don't forget "Doc" Both were at Oshkosh last year. I have heard they both will be out on tour this spring and summer.
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