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  • DanStokes
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    No instructions? Seems like it ought to be relatively straightforward. YouTube video maybe? Seems to be one of them for everything and some actually know something.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Just got these today. Been on order since September. I wonder how many had to be ordered before Speedway made a run of them...
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    Now to figure out how to glass it all together! Anyone ever do this install? If yes, please post a picture or two of and what alll it takes. One thing in my favor is that the body is bolted down to the frame square and solid. So when it comes to cutting the side out, at least it should maintain square.
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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Just an update on the Whatever project. Thru a friend I was put on to another engine, a 327 300 horse 67. So in the near future I'm going to go inspect it. I know of the engine builder, and he's a good one. So keep your fingers crossed that it's a good one. I'll still have the other one built, but it now doesn't have to be done by late spring or early summer...

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by dave.g.in.gansevoort View Post
    ...parts scrounging! Dan is restomodding his MGB, putting some new fangled electronically controlled engine in that requires a drive by wire throttle assembly. He graciously sent me the MGB original throttle pedal assembly for the Whatever project.
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ID:	1331352 It should be just right next to the upside down Mini clutch and brake pedals. I might have to shorten it up a little bit, but the shape of the arm looks like a good fit.

    Otherwise I'm not getting any time in the garage lately. But that's life...
    Glad it will live on.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    ...parts scrounging! Dan is restomodding his MGB, putting some new fangled electronically controlled engine in that requires a drive by wire throttle assembly. He graciously sent me the MGB original throttle pedal assembly for the Whatever project.
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ID:	1331352 It should be just right next to the upside down Mini clutch and brake pedals. I might have to shorten it up a little bit, but the shape of the arm looks like a good fit.

    Otherwise I'm not getting any time in the garage lately. But that's life...

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I'm out unless we do it by miles the parts have traveled. Just NC, SC, and England.
    Now that adds another layer, country. So the Mini came thru Canada, and were mostly made in the UK, obviously some of the newer parts were made in China, can't be helped, much was made here in the good old US of A, some stuff probably came from Mexico. Who knows what other countries are involved.

    So I guess I need some Ferarri parts, or maybe just Fiat. And Citroen. Mercedes-Benz. Any parts from Japanese cars. Holden. Those all would get a few more countries.

    Okay so enough of this silliness and back to our regularly scheduled...

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  • DanStokes
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    I'm out unless we do it by miles the parts have traveled. Just NC, SC, and England.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Oh you guys!

    I'm thinking that we all need to make the same assessment! We can then crown a champion parts compiler. Could be interesting... or not

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by dave.g.in.gansevoort View Post
    so Hawai'i shouldn't be that hard. This could be a real challenge, to get something on the car from all 50 states.

    PM me your address and i will send you a christmas tree air freshener from a gas station or something, hah hah.....

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  • Captain
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    I'm impressed !!
    I figured it would be a list of Countries starting with China

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    So here's an interesting tidbit of useless trivia concerning the Whatever project. Starting with New York, here's a list so far of the states that parts have come from that I've used on it.

    NewYork
    Massachusetts
    Vermont
    Pennsylvania
    Kansas
    Ohio
    Michigan
    Alaska
    North Carolina
    Wisconsin
    Nebraska
    California
    Oregon
    13 and counting. I got one of the harder states, Alaska, so Hawai'i shouldn't be that hard. This could be a real challenge, to get something on the car from all 50 states.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    Today,
    I needed Kerosene for my Parts Wash Tank.
    So, Dave it was "One Stop Shopping" on the way back
    To Cash the Postal Money Order and get that case of Leines Long Necks..........

    Kippis !!

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    Now that's a convenience store! Only thing missing is a car parts store... well I guess the po can be considered a parts store. Lots of stuff gets to me thru the mail, anyway!

    Now just remember, the kerosene is for the parts washer and the Leines is for the refrigerator...

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  • Captain
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    Today,
    I needed Kerosene for my Parts Wash Tank.
    So, Dave it was "One Stop Shopping" on the way back
    To Cash the Postal Money Order and get that case of Leines Long Necks..........

    Kippis !!

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Forgot the pictures
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    I know, big whup! But there's another part of the day's events to mention. Where this is positioned in the garage, I can just see out the back door of the garage. Here's what i saw:
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    He's been here before. Later on I also saw the 2 smaller yearlings again. And you wonder why I get nothing done sometimes in the garage. Standing at the back door with camera and binoculars, just watching the wildlife. First home we've had with a back door opening up to wilderness, well woods at least.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Finally finished fettling the x-y table onto the old Delta radial drill press. It's bolted down to the table and the screw jack is in place. First time I use it I'll have to figure out how to align it perfectly, as right now it's eyeball engineering aligned. Probably good enough for most of the stuff I intend to use it on.

    And I hope those Leines long necks taste great! I'm thinking that one of the new handwheels is going on sometime in the future as well as making a different stand. Think big beefy hot rolled angle iron, as I would like to get the drill press up about a foot higher.. And there's a need for more hand room around the handwheel.

    So while the x-y table mods are done, now there's about another week of fettling to be done... It's a sickness!

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