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    Re: How smart are you?

    11, If I had read all the way through the posts I probably wouldn't have even taken it. Plenty of spoilers in there.
  2. Thread: Custom Beetle

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    Re: Custom Beetle

    We have been asked several times how much we stretched the car. Those that ask swear up and down that the car is stock height and that we just stretched it because the doors look so much longer. It...
  3. Thread: Custom Beetle

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    Re: Custom Beetle

    On it's fourth appearance at the GoodGuys show when it rolls through Northern Colorado it won an award for chopped and dropped, then they spelled my brothers name wrong in their magazine. We never...
  4. Thread: Custom Beetle

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    Re: Custom Beetle

    Sounds similar to my brothers custom VW.

    Roof quartered and dropped 4 inches. Rear fenders are 4 inches wider than stock, fronts are three inches wider, glass running boards, glass dash, 4 wheel...
  5. Thread: TR8 Gas Cap

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    Wedge Re: TR8 Gas Cap

    Thanks Paul,

    I really miss my TR8 but I need some time away. I'm enjoying driving my appliance right now. It is fast, handles well but you can feel the weight, comfortable, quiet, loaded with...
  6. Thread: TR8 Gas Cap

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    Wedge Re: TR8 Gas Cap

    I found one article that involves removing the fuel filler neck from the car and grinding down some of the notches so they have more of an angle. All I did on my cap was remove the c-clip that holds...
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    Re: I Saw a "Handiccaped Plate" today....

    A good friend of mine broke her hip while in the US Army. Because of that she has trouble walking long distances. While attending university, she used the placard that was issued to her by the VA....
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    T-Series Re: Any Victor TF 1800 owners out there?

    Glad you could connect with him. I forgot about the V6 one.
  9. Thread: TR8 Gas Cap

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    Wedge Re: TR8 Gas Cap

    Have to aplogize Paul, I completely forgot. There are folks on the email list that have exquisite indexes of all the newsletters. I'll put the question out there and get back to you. Schoolwork is...
  10. Thread: Bellissima!

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    Re: Bellissima!

    It was built on a TR3 chassis and the title/registration may reflect that.
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    Re: 3-car Train-of-Death

    Thinking of adding a pic, but it might either gross people out or be too depressing to have the constant reminder.
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    Re: Why do I care...

    The local camera club around here is made up primarily of nature photographers and by that I mean primarily wildlife photography. If that is not your genre, you won't get much attention. It is...
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    Re: 3-car Train-of-Death

    Around here we have a different twist on it. Three cars but the middle car is empty. Rear car is the brake car, front car is all engine. The extra twist is that they run in a figure 8, not jus an...
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    T-Series Re: Any Victor TF 1800 owners out there?

    Last I knew he had two. One with the MGB driveline, the second with a 400ci V8 installed. At least I think the V8 car is a Victor TF.
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    T-Series Re: Any Victor TF 1800 owners out there?

    Bruce,

    Did you get that from Paul?
  16. Thread: TR8 Gas Cap

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    Wedge Re: TR8 Gas Cap

    Just a minor correction but there were two runs of production TR8 coupes. These were full production cars, not development prototypes, so saying all TR8's are convertibles (except for the development...
  17. Thread: TR8 Gas Cap

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    Wedge Re: TR8 Gas Cap

    They certainly don't fit well. They can be made to fit with a little effor though. There was a TWOA newsletter with the details. I'll see if I can find it. I made the adjustments and used it for...
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    Re: Stuff THIS in yer pipe...

    One of the execs at my company has a scaled rudder with squadron markings hanging on the wall of his office. I took one look at it and asked him how long he had been an Eagle driver. He stopped in...
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    Re: Cut-away B series engine...

    There is another half of that MGB-GT. Last time I saw it, it was across the hall from that half at the BMIHT museum in Gaydon. I was told that they were made for an Earl's Court show and that the...
  20. Thread: OH MY!

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    Re: OH MY!

    That is a shame...
  21. Thread: OH MY!

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    Re: OH MY!

    Is it still front wheel drive with that 350?
  22. Thread: Dream Car

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    Re: Dream Car

    Doc, I really like the way you think. Mk I Escorts are way cool.
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    Re: Need to light a candle...

    Don,

    I don't mind you posting it here. MY family and I are safe, smoke has been a way of lie for a while though. Only one person lost their life to this fire (she refused to leave her mountain...
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    Re: Shelby Memorial Tribute

    I've met Pete several times at Shelby American Collection holiday parties. Really nice down to earth guy. Same with Bob Bondurant.
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    Re: Very old photos!

    A very practiced photographer. The tonal range actually has more to do with the levels of sensitivity of the collodion wet plate substrate and a practiced eye for length of exposure. When your...
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