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  1. First Muscle Car?

    An excerpt from an article on the pre-WWII Buick Century:

    COMPOUND CARBURETION

    Curtice and Chayne had an even hotter Century up their sleeves. For 1941, larger Buicks got a redesigned “Fireball...
  2. First Muscle Car?

    Another "first muscle car candidate" for some of us older folks:

    1939 Buick Century. Often called "the first muscle car" or "the banker's hot rod," the Century combined the smaller Special body...
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    I (1) Use a de-capping die to remove the spent...

    I (1) Use a de-capping die to remove the spent primer, (2) Clean the case in a sonic cleaner, which also cleans the primer pocket, (3) Resize the case in the body die and (4) Neck size with the...
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    I've been resizing .17/204 brass using a Redding...

    I've been resizing .17/204 brass using a Redding .204R body die and .17 Rem Lee collet die that I already had on hand in lieu of buying a custom die. Rifle is shooting sub-half inch 5-shot groups at...
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    Bore Scope

    The instructions included with these bore scopes is very poor. I struggled with mine until I read the tips thread over on AccurateShooter.com:...
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    M 1892 Winchester .25/20

    A long time ago I bought a M 92 .25/20 rifle with 24" octagon barrel with a very pitted bore. Shot factory ammo very poorly. I wanted to keep the octagonal barrel and ended up sending it to P O...
  7. Seems like an incredible bargain today, but then...

    Seems like an incredible bargain today, but then I remember that in 1969 I was making $535 a month as a project engineer for a major oil company. Shows how much the politicians have devalued our...
  8. Butyl Tires

    Butch, were Bucrons the tires with Butyl rubber tread? If so, I put a pair on the rear of the '61 Pontiac Ventura, 389 TriPower and 4-speed for supposed better traction. The treads just slobbered...
  9. Ford Passenger Car Hydraulic Brakes

    Ford passenger cars changed from rod operated to cable operated mechanical brakes for the 1937 and 1938 model years. It was not until the 1939 model year that Ole Henry changed to Lockheed...
  10. Thanks for the kind words! Sadly I don't think...

    Thanks for the kind words! Sadly I don't think any pics of the '36 Ford have survived. We have a ton of old photos that have not been sorted or cataloged for many years. I'll see if I can find...
  11. Juice Brakes

    This was a faily common conversion back in the day. The '36 Ford Tudor I bought in 1952 was so equipped along with a '48 Merc flathead and column shift tranny. Not great brakes by today's standards,...
  12. Thread: Accurite?

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    Acurite

    I bought an Acurite temperature and humidity unit a couple of years ago. The temperature and humidity readings from the remote were wildly inaccurate. After several attempts to get warranty...
  13. Black Ice?

    Butch: No black ice. Just 2 or 3" of the powdery white stuff! Vic
  14. Snow In Houston

    Although I never officially "lived" in Houston, I commuted to work there for many years in the 1970's and 1980's. In on Monday morning and out on Friday afternoon. I can remember at least 3 times...
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    Turtle Killer

    I feed the catfish and bream in my farm pond daily with a floating fish food. The darn turtles have started swimming up and fighting the fish for food. Have to thin them out every once in a while!
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    Canjar Trigger

    No question there have been better triggers developed since the Canjar for short range benchrest competition. However, I bought a used Canjar single set trigger some 30 years ago for use on a long...
  17. AR-15 Tuner

    The Lilja 204R barrel is threaded 1/2"-28 TPI like most AR-15's. I've thought about cutting the ported section off in a lathe or even pressing a sleeve on over the ports. Either way I'd be altering...
  18. Harrells AR-15 Tuner

    I built an AR-15 last Fall with a .204R 20" threaded Lilja barrel. I initially tried to find an unported tuner with the proper threads, but after a short internet search was unable to do so. I...
  19. Thread: Brit Robinson

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    Britt

    Britt often attracted a gallery of spectators when he shot trap. He was indeed a very fast shooter. A group of us were watching Britt in a shoot off one evening and a shooting buddy remarked "He...
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    6X47L Loads

    My 6X47L on a Savage Target Action with 26" PacNor 10 Twist barrel likes N550 and RL17 with 70-95 gr bullets. I listed load and velocity in a thread on the Accurate Shooter website forum several...
  21. Thread: Cz scope mount

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    CZ 455 Rings

    There is a 'Sticky" on the http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/index.php website in the "Cz/Brno" section that pretty well covers the CZ rimfire scope mounting options. I ended up with Burris...
  22. BB Chevy

    Yep, know about the fuel mileage running a big Holley on a BB Chevy from personal experience! A shooting buddy, who ran a fleet of Chevy trucks for a time in the 1970's once told me, "If GM hadn't...
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    Dasher Die

    Sorry Lee. This thread got waaaay OT. Did you decide on dies? Vic
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    Whidden Dies

    Al, you made my day! Thanks. Now let me make yours!

    I sent an email to Whidden Gunworks requesting information on the hardness of their sizing dies. An unhardened sizing die would be of...
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    Whidden Dies

    Received the Whidden FL size die yesterday. Very nice piece. Haven't used it yet, but looks as good as reported....
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