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OneTrickPony

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  1. When my florescent drop light died while working on my truck, I needed a quick replacement to get through the job. I had an old drop light that used incandescent bulbs so I grabbed it and screwed in a 100 watt LED. It worked so well that it is now my go-to work light. Lots of light, no heat, and a tough skin. Drops don't seem to bother it, either.
  2. When my florescent drop light died while working on my truck, I needed a quick replacement to get through the job. I had an old drop light that used incandescent bulbs so I grabbed it and screwed in a 100 watt LED. It worked so well that it is now my go-to work light. Lots of light, no heat, and a tough skin. Drops don't seem to bother it, either.
  3. 1970 F100, 351W, C6 and lots of other little upgrades.
  4. Most 1:1 guys say to leave at least the full diameter of the holes between them for strength. Some guys go to smaller holes as they get past the spring perches.
  5. Da Grump could have been running a big block and automatic when match racing. That was all "run-what-ya-brung!"
  6. Some of the local PDs used Chief's cars set up like that for both police and fire departments. More "personal luxury" than pursuit.
  7. I ran across this on my feed today and wanted to share it. 15 pictures of Ford concept cars that were either Mustangs or other sporty cars that never made production. Some I have seen before but others were new to me. https://www.motorious.com/slideshow/features/301916/long-lost-ford-mustang-concept I think this one is my favorite:
  8. Reminds me a bit of the Fiat X19, also designed by Bertone.
  9. It is very difficult to judge a color based on TV screen shots. The reflections of the shadows and sky will alter your perception drastically from shot to shot. I would just go with a medium green call it good.
  10. You could build an engine test stand to display it on.
  11. I could spend hours looking through the Auto World catalog.
  12. In my experience back in the 60's and 70's, local tracks were a LOT more forgiving of the class rules than the national races. I knew several racers that were running Modified Production with cars that would have been in the Altered or Gas classes at a national event. They would not have been competitive, either, in those classes ;-). Also, there were lots of travelling match racers that threw the rule book away in the name of making money. They would be paid to show at these local races as crowd pleasers. The rules issues you have pointed out don't bother me at all. What you are building would have looked perfectly at home, and probably much nicer than most of the cars, at Golden Triangle Dragstrip in Beaumont, TX in the late 60's and early 70's. when I was a regular spectator and occasional participant.
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