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"While I'm Under Here" virus
#1
Well, I now completely understand why it's said that these projects are never really "finished". I've got the whole front suspension to replace, which cost a ton of money, but then I say to myself, "While I'm under here, I might as well get the disk brakes in order. And might as well check out the wheel bearings while I'm at it. And paint the wheel wells." And so on.

That's why, $1500 later, the turn signals still don't work and your wife asks, "I thought you were going to fix the turn signals, and exactly WHY do you have to take the engine out? And WHAT'S WRONG with the transmission?"

It's a virus, I tell you. Angel

Doc
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#2
...And your point being...???

Big Grin

Like I worry about what my wife thinks of my addiction...LOL...



I suppose a better questions is now many of us "Addicts" have made modifications to our garage to include important things like stereos (with multiple, surround speakers), video so a person can watch ball games, instructional vids, whatever, while we spend time there? How about a really confortable chair, such as a custom stool, by the bench that allows optimal viewing area of our cars while NOT working on it?

Mebee it is just me... Rolleyes
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2006 GT Coupe - Mach 1 Tribute
Screaming Yellow / Black Trim


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#3
Mach, you are one lucky guy. My wife keeps our checkbook locked up in a cave, that can only be reached during low tide. Smile

Doc
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#4
for me it was a little more than that I'm at 7000 g's for the engine and I'm not counting headers ,radiator ,exhaust ,carb,cam kit,awesome aluminum valve covers,ignition system,hahahaha list goes on and on and on and on and on .But as the great Canadian band loverboy say's "LOVIN EVERY MINUTE OF IT
Eric


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DRIVE IT DON'T STORE IT!
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#5
Still dealing with that disease myself--8 years with it actually. But, progress is being made and the car should run again some day soon.
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Dave

1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
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#6
I hear ya! I call it CMD (Chronic Mustang Disorder) and I have it bad also! Just last night, I wanted to fix the rear view mirror. So while I was waiting for the glue to set, I decided to pull one of the hood locks and clean the goo out from under it. Hmmm, the bracket need painted while I'm here. Hmmmmm, now I need to do the other side too. Hell, might as well replace the fuel filter while I'm under the hood.

LOL, It just keeps on going! But we all love it! You know you do!Big Grin
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1972 Coupe - 306cid/C4 Gold Glow (in restoration phase)
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#7
Actually, my wife is being VERY supportive of my project. She told me her brothers were famous for taking off on a Friday, driving around the countryside and towing home some pile they scored for $50. A few months later, the 'pile' was transformed into an awesome car... and some even won awards when showed.

That's why she is so on-board with my project... or so she says.

But actually, I think it's because she really wasn't too keen on my buying a 2010 Camaro 2SS and having the monster car payments that would've come with it.

Either way - I'm going to have a cool Mach 1 to drive one of these days, and that's all the matters to me at this point.
Eric

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#8
Right on, Eric. I feel the same way. If I put, for some insane reason, $10K into my convertible (in addition to the $5K I paid for it), it would be impossible for me to find any NEW $15K convertible with the awesome power and performance my '73 will have. And I wouldn't have anywhere near as much fun driving it. Smile

Doc
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#9
Hey Doc, it's almost impossible to find ANY new car decently equipped, sporty, and with enough performance curve for around 15K these days. They're just too expensive anymore.

I can see we're pretty much on the same sheet when it comes to our cars. Even though mine's currently a pile, all I see when I look at it is how cool it's going to be when I'm 'done' with it (I use that term loosely... like a Jeep - we're never really done, after all). Getting there will be half the fun though, but once it's running, I'll love it just that much more knowing I essentially built it myself.

The first door ding will probably almost kill me though. LOL!!
Eric

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#10
(08-15-2010, 10:00 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Hey Doc, it's almost impossible to find ANY new car decently equipped, sporty, and with enough performance curve for around 15K these days. They're just too expensive anymore.

I can see we're pretty much on the same sheet when it comes to our cars. Even though mine's currently a pile, all I see when I look at it is how cool it's going to be when I'm 'done' with it (I use that term loosely... like a Jeep - we're never really done, after all). Getting there will be half the fun though, but once it's running, I'll love it just that much more knowing I essentially built it myself.

The first door ding will probably almost kill me though. LOL!!

LOL - I know exactly what you mean, Eric.

I was lucky in finding mine because I was able to trade $$ for cosmetics (since it seems like the smallest thing, like the door lock buttons, cost $47 or whatever. Smile And I don't have ANY skill in working on upholstery or any of that stuff.

Doc
Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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