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  • Birthday 06/10/1955

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    Keith Buckner

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  1. Very well done, sir! Super color coordination! Makes me wanna redo the one I build many moons ago!
  2. You guys sure do come up with some hard questions! I'll hafta think about this a while!
  3. Back in 1977, I got up and walked out on a salesman three times one Friday night. He smoked at least a pack of cigarettes during "negotiations"! The third time I walked out, he followed me into the parking lot and finally we got within $50 of my price. It was worth the $50 to have that much fun with the guy! I drove out of there that night in a new 1977 AMC Hornet AMX hatchback.
  4. 1964 Olds cover: Looks exactly like the one I posted above. Appears my first one was mis-identified by the website.
  5. Looks similar to this one: Website says this is a 14 inch Lincoln cover from the 60's or 70's. Emblem looks a little different from the one in this thread, though.
  6. Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the 273: 273 V8[edit] The 273 cu in (4.5 L) was the first LA engine, beginning model year 1964 and offered through 1969, rated at 180 hp (134 kW). It had a bore and stroke of 3.625 in × 3.31 in (92.1 mm × 84.1 mm). It had a mechanical solid lifter valvetrain until 1968 when hydraulic lifters were introduced; hydraulic lifters generally make for a quieter valvetrain. The reciprocating assembly included a cast or forged steel crankshaft, drop forged steel connecting rods and cast aluminum pistons. The valvetrain consisted of a cast nodular iron camshaft, solid or hydraulic lifters, solid pushrods and shaft-mounted, malleable iron rocker arms (stamped steel on later hydraulic-cam engines). These actuated the overhead steel intake and exhaust valves. The cylinder heads featured wedge-shaped combustion chambers with a single intake and a single exhaust valve for each cylinder. Spark plugs were located in the side of the cylinder head, between the exhaust ports.[1] A high performance 235 hp (175 kW) was offered 1965-'67, this was standard in the Barracuda Formula S model and optional in all other compact models excluding station wagons. It featured a 4-bbl. carburetor and matching intake manifold, chrome unsilenced air cleaner with callout sticker, longer-duration and higher-lift camshaft and stronger valve springs, 10.5:1 compression ratio, special black wrinkle valve covers with cast aluminum appliques, and a low-restriction exhaust system with a 2.5 in (64 mm) exhaust pipe, collector-type Y-junction, and exposed resonator. In 1965 (only) the muffler was of "straight through" construction. A special version was also available in 1966 only - it used a 0.5 in (12.7 mm) lift solid-lifter camshaft, fabricated-steel-tube exhaust, and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, producing 275 hp (205 kW) (1 hp/cu in). It was available in the Dodge Dart only, and the car so equipped was called the "D-Dart", a reference to its classification in NHRA D-stock for drag racing, which was the car's only intended purpose.
  7. I have tried Krylon a couple times, and lived to regret it.
  8. There are several ready made versions available. You can vent them out the window by way of an exhaust fan, usually supplied with the booth. They can also be home built. I have a cabinet that came from a local big box store, that I had to assemble. I put the paint booth in the top section, compressor in the bottom, and store spray cans and other supplies in other areas of the cabinet. On the outside back of the paint booth section, I cut a hole and installed a cooling fan from an old computer to exhaust the fumes. A clothes dryer duct will fit on most of those fans, and I run mine out the window.
  9. Currently, I am forced to paint in the great outdoors. Wind speed and humidity are definite factors.
  10. That's very sharp! Great color, and a clean looking build!
  11. My side of the trade with Steve Guthmiller went just as smoothly! I'd recommend trading with him, anytime! Thanks, Steve! The Chryslers look great!
  12. I started at 8 years old with a snap-together Studebaker my aunt gave me for my birthday. I've stuck mainly with the civilian vehicle side of the hobby, building stock, custom, race, junkers, cars, pickups, big rigs, and boats. I have dabbled a little with some military stuff, but not very much.
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