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Some more pics...eventually

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Neato!

And yes there is a learning curve to go back to standard cars....
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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Neato!

And yes there is a learning curve to go back to standard cars....
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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Windows, trim and door panes off

Some rust but not too bad










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Windows, trim and door panes off

Some rust but not too bad













If I had this situation (and I often have had), I would wire brush (not very aggressively), clean, and paint with Hammerite smooth. http://www.thepaintstore.com/Hammerite_Rust_Cap_Smooth_Enamel_Finish_Quart_p/442001.htm

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yep...thats more or less what I did on my super.  It really looks worse in the pics than in person.

The whole car is getting the treatment before paint.

I have to replace a floor pan and I'll treat the pan when I do that. 
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Finally( :lame:) tuned my kads on the 1905cc that's in the 71 Super....finally my engine is operating with the power I expected it to have.

THis thing is a BLAST to drive now! :driving: :driving: :driving:
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 :2up:
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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Then...transmission went out totally.

I can fully release  the clutch in any gear and get...nothing!

here comes tranny #3 :lame:
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Oh Snap!!!
Mark

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1967 Ragtop (really)-SOLD IT!
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Update....

Tranny #3 in for four days.  Then, shifting out of second and into third I cannot get the shifter into ANY gear.  Im going to pull the engine and check my throwout bearing.  I also look at readjusting the clutch.  My Bowden tube looks good though.

Yeah!
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Dewd!
That does not sound fun at all.
I have a Super tranny in the garage, but is my back up.
I would be afraid to loan it to you with your track record...
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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Dewd!
WTF do you need a backup tranny for? That Rancho is going to hold up to just about anything you can throw at it.
Mark

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1967 Ragtop (really)-SOLD IT!
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Dewd!
WTF do you need a backup tranny for? That Rancho is going to hold up to just about anything you can throw at it.
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Dewd!
WTF do you need a backup tranny for? That Rancho is going to hold up to just about anything you can throw at it.


You have seen me drive.
You have been in the car with me.
If I have more than 44 hp, I could probably break something.
If I have a back up in the garage taking up real estate, then chances are nill that it will break.
If I were to get rid of said back up, bam!
Busted tranny.

That is just how it works.
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.