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  1. Except for the hood it could pass for a...

    Except for the hood it could pass for a sleeper......until you heard it running.

    Mort
  2. 23426 The fifties were a great time to be a...

    23426
    The fifties were a great time to be a teenager. Why my buddy is laying on the hood of his car I don't know. His girlfriend took the photo.

    Mort
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    Good show Al.....I read this to my wife and she...

    Good show Al.....I read this to my wife and she is still laughing.

    Mort
  4. Thread: One Last Time

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    Model 91

    I had one given to me about 50 years ago. Was going to put another barrel on it but never got around to it. The fit, finish and machine work is pretty good given the fact it's for military use

    Mort
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    Doug I used to shoot a lot of trap and live...

    Doug

    I used to shoot a lot of trap and live birds, and no matter how good you think you are there are days nothing seems to work. If you need a lift on an off day get a laff by using one of these...
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    Shame on you John !!. Watching those old movies...

    Shame on you John !!. Watching those old movies will never be the same! : )

    Mort
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    I will sometimes sight in a hunting rifle for my...

    I will sometimes sight in a hunting rifle for my friends. I have neck issues and can't deal with much recoil so I use a Lead Sled with two 10 pound weights. The last one I did was the 7MM Mag. The...
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    Wilbur The range bag arrived today and I like...

    Wilbur

    The range bag arrived today and I like it.

    Thanks again

    Mort
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    I ordered one....will let you know what I think...

    I ordered one....will let you know what I think of it.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Mort
  10. Jackie Were you boat drag racing or on a race...

    Jackie
    Were you boat drag racing or on a race course?

    The motors sound pretty impressive.

    A friend of mine had a glass ski boat powered by a 427 Ford. My wife could ski but all I did was...
  11. Rat Job was the name of the car....I think it was...

    Rat Job was the name of the car....I think it was a 396 block.

    Do you have any pictures of the motors you raced on the water?

    Mort
  12. Testing at Fremont Dragstrip

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    This photo shows the Fuentes Brothers checking out their B/altered at Fremont. They had run an Altered class before moving to D and E Gas where there was more local competition.
    What...
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    Amen
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    Really enjoyed the video. I spent a little time...

    Really enjoyed the video. I spent a little time in the grinding room when I worked at the shipyard. When finish grinding shafts you had to sneak up on the final diameter. The trick was to put a...
  15. Al Are you going to crew for him at the...

    Al

    Are you going to crew for him at the Winternationals before working on your car?

    Mort

    I have some great memories of trips to Pomona.....Don't be a squeak when it comes to finding a motel...
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    I have heated and chilled things for a fit but...

    I have heated and chilled things for a fit but heating bearings in oil never occured to me.....your never to old to learn something.

    Mort
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    The Golden Globe Awards

    I don't watch that stuff for obvious reason's but found Ricky Gervais opening monologue on U Tube. I loved it, and I think you will too.....check it out.

    Mort

    Gervais has done several Golden...
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    Jackie Nice chips..what was the depth of cut? ...

    Jackie
    Nice chips..what was the depth of cut?

    Mort
  19. Al Looks like you are venting the crank...

    Al

    Looks like you are venting the crank case for testing .whatever it is I like and appreciete your work.
    I use allen head bolts whenever I can. They just look better.
    Nice photos. Thanks
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    Rudders

    Nice illustration Jackie.

    I'm curious about your choice of tooling....Carbide or HSS?

    Mort
  21. Dave If I remember correctly the bent tubing...

    Dave

    If I remember correctly the bent tubing is an axle shaft.

    Very nice car.

    Mort
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    The rudder

    That rudder is from the aircraft carrier Midway. Rudders coming into the shop had the bore built up with weld. How they did that I don't really know. I don't think we used carbide because of the...
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    Jackie...Is the Le Blond the same one you...

    Jackie...Is the Le Blond the same one you replaced the headstock bearings in?

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    2312823129 Jackie, Great pic that brought...

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    Jackie,
    Great pic that brought back memories of the shipyard. If you did it on this floor mill ,and I BET YOU COULD...that would be some serious overkill !

    Mort
  25. Modified Pan

    Al

    Was that pan done inhouse or farmed out?....Looks pretty neat.

    Mort
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