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PostPosted: February 27, 2011, 5:52 pm 
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So it's been a while since I've done anything to the car, and this isn't much of a car update either, more of a life update. My wife and I just had our first baby on Feb. 24. Hopefully she will be daddy's little gearhead. She doesn't have a racecar bed, but this will do for now.
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Congradulations. Did you name her "Holly"?

I wish, I'm nowhere near that clever. Now I hope the next one will be a girl too.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2014, 5:55 pm 
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It's been a long time since I've made any updates on here. I guess getting married and having kids will kind of put a wrench in the car building works, but I've made a bit of progress again. I got lights mounted and wired last summer, then fenders mounted in the fall, and now it's painted. I applied for my VIN and it is waiting for an inspection. Hopefully it will be on the road this summer.
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Looks fantastic! Glad to see you're still working in it! Any new videos? Of the car...


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Thanks for coming back! Your car is looking very nice and tidy!

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Thanks guys. It made a huge difference putting a bit of paint on it. I never did give up on finishing it, just had to put it on hold for a bit. I have a couple new helpers that make things take a lot longer, but its pretty cool having them around. This was from last summer pitting a different carb on it. My son was 1 1/2 at the time. Hot wheels in one hand and a tap handle in the other. Hope everyone else's builds are still progressing too. I guess a lot of the ones I was following g are probably done by now.
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I heard that sucker fire up a few years back, do you still need earplugs to drive it? :)

Nice job on getting it (almost) roadworthy.

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Yo, 'Bird!
Good to hear from you. Car is looking good, too! (I guess it's because you had such a good helper!)

Hope we see a video of your first (legal) drive soon!
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I heard that sucker fire up a few years back, do you still need earplugs to drive it? :)

Nice job on getting it (almost) roadworthy.

How is your build coming along? I see you moved a bit further south. That should make sourcing parts a bit easier for you.
I built some baffles for the pipes so it's not too bad if you don't have your foot in it, but it's still pretty raunchy. One guy that I showed it to for a potential inspection said I needed to quiet it down a fair bit first. It's definitely not as loud as your average straight piped Harley though. Hopefully I can get it inspected and on the road soon.
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I would love to see more pictures of this build. All the image links in the thread are dead.


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I would love to see more pictures of this build. All the image links in the thread are dead.



Hence why everyone keeps preaching to upload your pictures directly to this site and not to a 3rd party picture site.

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I would love to see more pictures of this build. All the image links in the thread are dead.

Once I'm home from visiting family next week I will try to fix what I can as far as pictures. I didn't know uploading them here was an option, but then it might not have been when I started this thing.
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Kristian, I love the orange color you painted your car. What is it exactly? Is it a custom paint mix?

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Kristian, I love the orange color you painted your car. What is it exactly? Is it a custom paint mix?

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Thanks. It's just orange Tremclad rust paint. I think it's the same as Rustoleum in the US. I think it said real orange on the can. I thinned it with lacquer thinner and sprayed it with a cheap spray gun from the Canadian equivalent of Harbour Freight, Princess Auto. The first couple coats I sprayed too light and got lots of orange peel, then the third coat I put on a little too heavy and got some runs. It's an ok 50/50 paint job though, looks good from 50 feet away or at 50 mph.
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I'd love to see any updated videos you have. I looked at the two on YouTube, but they were taken before you had the body and paint on. I'm doing a 3.8L Ford V6, so I'm keenly interested even though mine is the 90 degree Essex versus your 60 degree Cologne/Vulcan.

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I'd love to see any updated videos you have. I looked at the two on YouTube, but they were taken before you had the body and paint on. I'm doing a 3.8L Ford V6, so I'm keenly interested even though mine is the 90 degree Essex versus your 60 degree Cologne/Vulcan.

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http://youtu.be/Pa2ChI8EMJY

Not sure if you've seen this video or not, it's from last summer when I had bodywork on it, but still no fenders yet. I have a few more on my laptop that I can upload to YouTube in a few days. I will link to them here when I do.
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