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OK, I'll go first: My Bugeye is getting a new (NOS) Speedwell license plate frame:

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Accessories are SO important!
 

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How do you find goodies like that!!!!??

Kurt.
 

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Well, let's see. Baby Blue got an early Hannukah present with new foams and coverings for the seats. We're still waiting to open up the new gas tank. LED dash bulbs make for good stocking stuffers.
 

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Hannukah stockings? That's cool... :angel2:

I fried my Latkes in Valvoline VR-1 this year, way better than Castrol. :jester:
 

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I'm working on getting a car under my tree :smile: It might be a late Christmas
 

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My car is getting a re-attached wheel! Parts are on the bench just waiting for me to get the time.
 

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Penny's still getting bodywork and paint (they're making progress). Most expensive holiday gift I've ever given. :grin:
 

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OK, I'll go first: My Bugeye is getting a new (NOS) Speedwell license plate frame:

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Accessories are SO important!


BlueMax and I use this tag surround. I had two and gave him one. We don't use front plates here.
Nice find.:encouragement:

Tip: little patches of double sided tape will keep the lower part secured to the tag.
 

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Since the gear drive for my tach decided to turn to powder I'll be installing my converted tach. I had it converted to electronic so the gear drive and cable will be left in to keep the original look.
 

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Since the gear drive for my tach decided to turn to powder I'll be installing my converted tach. I had it converted to electronic so the gear drive and cable will be left in to keep the original look.

Good idea, Nelson, the current gear drive boxes are junk. I've rebuilt an original and found a good spare as well. Lubed the cable and all is well for now.

Kurt.
 

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Good idea, Nelson, the current gear drive boxes are junk. I've rebuilt an original and found a good spare as well. Lubed the cable and all is well for now.

Kurt.

Hey Kurt, you're right; the new tach-drive gearboxes are junk. The way I've had luck with one, (after amassing a pile of failed units): Take the new one all the way apart. Lap each case half on a surface plate. Glue a thin paper gasket to one side, reassemble. Lube with JD Cornhead grease and reinstall. (I think I learned about cornhead grease from you on the SpriteSpot years ago in relation to steering racks...)

I think the new one's fail because a.) the mating surface on each half is not flat and b.) A few of the new one's I've opened appear to have a tiny dollop of plumber's grease inside. Once they get hot, the goo leaks onto the distributor and failure is near.
 

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Hey Kurt, you're right; the new tach-drive gearboxes are junk. The way I've had luck with one, (after amassing a pile of failed units): Take the new one all the way apart. Lap each case half on a surface plate. Glue a thin paper gasket to one side, reassemble. Lube with JD Cornhead grease and reinstall. (I think I learned about cornhead grease from you on the SpriteSpot years ago in relation to steering racks...)

I think the new one's fail because a.) the mating surface on each half is not flat and b.) A few of the new one's I've opened appear to have a tiny dollop of plumber's grease inside. Once they get hot, the goo leaks onto the distributor and failure is near.

I think Trevor is the fan of corn head grease...I've used it before...in corn head's! For what you are using it for I think it would work great. I managed to come up with 2 original's that I could make one out of and after I had done that I lucked on to a good original for a spare. I think most of the problem with these is the cable getting bound up. I removed the inner cable, washed it well and soaked it in motor oil till it turned as if there was no resistance.

Kurt.
 

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Bugsy III my '59 BE Parts Car is going to a new home and funds from the sale will go towards a 5 Speed Kit from Gerard for Bugsy II. That and a new wiring harness and some odds and ends needs by Bugsy II.
 

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I forgot but Bugsy got a gift of a used '67 Hi Compression Head. I did not wrap that one to put under the tree. New gasket and a quick cleanup. Maybe a new set of valves and seats when I get further along towards engine time.
 
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