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Old 05-20-2005, 12:14 AM
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Wow... 27 minutes to go 91 miles i could make it home in 45 minutes at that rate. Wonder what the world looks like going almost 200mph for that long. you can't even enjoy the scenery.

I think you should try and get one of the 79'* to beat that... that should be your new goal. Show them what a younger car can do.
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except he probably doesnt have nearly that kind of budget.
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Wow... 27 minutes to go 91 miles i could make it home in 45 minutes at that rate.
100 mi in an hour...one way only....even he can't go that fast.
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Now back to some more shots of my progress today.

Rear brakes done.


Front brakes done.


One inner fender back on and the other new one ready and paint drying.


Tank dropped. Rad support ready for sandblasting. Rear lights repaired.


I'll get some shots later of the interior carpet in place.
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check the event results page (May16/2004) 145 MPH class
58/10,000ths of 1 sec. off of a perfect time after 90 miles.
go ahead check it out. thats why they have a codriver
do you want a codriver? it is a fun and serious race.

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That race is not for me.
Far too technical of a race to really be fun.
Get real.......58/10,000 of a sec....

Canon Ball run is more my style. :P
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Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
Canon Ball run is more my style. :P
You could be Dean Martin and I'll be Dom Deluis :P we dress up like priests
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Dean Martin .....you havn't heard me sing.

Burt Reynold'* maybe....

Made some progress on the interior today.

Still have to work on the critical alternator bracket. If anyone can find a Firebird 403 alternator cast aluminum bracket.....it could be worth big bucks.





The door panels are gross. I salvaged them from a wrecked Z28. Previous owner butchered them by cutting holes for speakers. Don't ever do that. Mine didn't come with any.




Poor lighting cause it was getting dark.

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I finally built up the nerve to add up all the receipts accumulated over the last 4 months of the rebuilding process.




$7,000. on top of the $1,000. purchase price.
Thank goodness my labour is free. Must have at least 250 hours into it.

.....and it still needs a paint job.

I think I will leave it flat black until next year. :(
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spray that sucker down with febreze a few times before you put the seats in, that stuff does wonders to take out old smells, the car will smell like nothing after it all dries.
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