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Old 12-28-2005, 11:54 PM   #51
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Excellent job Bill and John.
The underside mesh is a great finishing touch.

Both your cars looks like they are ready for action.


If I were ever to consider ventilating the hood on my 00, I would definitely install extractors that vent hot under hood pressurized air such as the pieces these guys used. Most of the ventilation that the engine bay needs are a slow or stopped speeds, so a ram air set-up would only be effective for the CAI. The exhaust manifolds are the real heat generators.
Kudos for keeping them in the family.

Bill, did you smear Coon meat all over John'* engine bay and get Bo to lick it clean. Wow that is CLEAN.

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Paul, your feelings on the ramair heat extractor vents match mine PERFECTLY. At freeway speeds, you already have enough heat control and air flow.

Sitting in the staging lanes, these will vent heat very well. I know this because I see the heatwaves DAILY coming out of them on the Zilla.

I have a second purpose for them, however. I get front end lift at high speeds (over 135mph), and I suspect a 'cushion' of high-pressure under the front end. The vents should give relief for this problem at the Salt Flats next summer.

John has a spoiler now, but it needs paint. I left him with nearly everything he needs for it.

John made the mistake of leaving his car with me while he went to see his Dad at the hospital (Ed is fine now, and at home being well cared for......or pestered by Kim). I washed the outside of his car as well. Just to make sure I didn't get any degreaser on the paint. It had no hood when I did the Engine and Car.

The Simons'* are excellent hosts. Even when there'* illness over the holidays with a houseguest. Bo and Spud had a blast together, and John and I got alot done. I applaud him for taking the chance on the vent install.

Ed and Kim are (as usual) the greatest. Kayla is too. First time I've met the big sister. She'* a sweety. John was his usual but I've learned to tolerate him.

This was a GREAT weekend. We'll do it again once or twice before WCBF06. We had a good weekend with John down here earlier this month, too.
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I left Grandma and Grandpa next door out of my thanks. I met Grandma briefly. She'* the best in my book. And I got as much of a blast out of working in Grandpa'* garage on John'* car as he got out of us ripping holes in a perfectly good hood with him!

He'* the greatest. He'* done and is doing a BEAUTIFUL job on that Model A.

John may be 20 years younger than me, but he'* more than just a friend.
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I just got up. I have to work a 8hr. graveyard tonight

I can't thank you enough bill for all the stuff you helped me with. And it is such a relief to have the major problems fixed on that car, for now...

It was a pleasure to have you up here, well I guess Bo too. :P Dad'* run to the hospital wasn't the best timing, but nothing can really control that. Thanks for the wash and engine detail :o

You left Bo'* blanket, food dish, 4 of the front vents, and a lot of cans of primer and paint Good excucse to get togther later this spring

Just a few more pics everyone:









Oh, and one of our toothpick army:



...Actually just clear coating the nuts


Had a blast Bill! Having such a great friend that is 20 years older than me is awsome!

TAKE NOTE EVERYONE, THIS IS HOW MUCH GOD DAMN FUN x10 THAT WE HAVE AT WCBF!
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It'* had me thinking we should have had everyone together for this.
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We were together...with you....on line

It was exciting to see your progress over the weekend.

Wish I was there with you guys. :(
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very nice, I like the vents on the white bonnie. they really stand out and look great
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I like the vents on white, too. I'm thinking mine will stand out a little more on my green when they're not primer flat black. And I think I'll go with the same screen we used on John'* to add a little more visible touch. It'* the same screen I have in my SC cover.
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Guys, those vents look freakin awesome.

Now you can come do my car. lol
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If you really want those vents to stand out, paint them RED.


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