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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Napolis, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    We have a busy winter planned.
    25K service on J6.
    Convert 0846 to spyder.
    Restore 0854's original coupe body to 0854
    Rebuild/Restore 002C
    Finish restoring Stutz.

    Jesse will be working with Sal.

    Today Sal handed Jesse a sheet of gasket material and told him to make new gaskets for 002C's carbs. He told him to take his time but to make them perfect. He told him we have many sheets of gasket material and not to stop making them until they are perfect.

    Jesse has learned how to sweep the shop floor until it is perfect and how to operate the extremely complex expresso machine until he can make a perfect cup of expresso.

    He's coming along.
     
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  3. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    Need an apprentice????????

    DM
     
  4. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Hey, no fair. Dat's my job!

    Glad to see that the Big D degree is paying off. Seeing how my daughter is getting a degree in poetry (heavy sigh), I don't suppose that you have any openings for a poet, eh? :)

    Dale
     
  5. Erich

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    The man with that collection has the soul of a poet. You nevah know.

    Erich
     
  6. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    "An Ode to P4"
    By young Ms. Tax........


    I went with Grundy, Mr. G.

    Thanks for referring them, they approved it as Rita came ashore!
    Cars are safely in Waller, Tx. behind AJ's shop.........;)

    Have a GREAT weekend!
     
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  8. ArtS

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    Jim G.,

    I thought 002 was in good shape. Why the resoration?

    I assume you switching body's on your P cars? Does this mean you are going to use the body currently on 0846 + the original 0854 coupe tail for 0854's body and the body on 0854 as it currently exists on 0846? I don't think Arlie (horsefly) would approave of this sort of thing! ;)


    Dale,

    Are you paying tuition for that?!?

    Regards,

    Art S.
     
  9. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Dale

    It will be interesting to see if these Ivy Leaguers can survive. After teaching Jesse how to properly use a wrench Sal told Jesse to take off J6's headers.

    Jesse worked for two days but he got them off without damaging them. He carefully labeled each bolt and made a diagram of how they came off and should go back together. Sal looked at Jesse's diagram, crumpled it up, scooped up the bolts, dropped them into a can filled with solvent, shook his head and walked away...
     
  10. Ken

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    LOL, my winter list is a little more modest:

    New dash/crash pad (source dash, R&R old one. 20-40 hours of labor, $500)
    New rear shocks and springs (just throw money at that one...$500 inc. labor)
    New output shaft seals (Under $100 but the worst imaginable job...5-10 hours)


    If I even can manage to complete even one of the three it will make my Winter!

    Ken
     
  11. Teenferrarifan

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    You got a studz bear cat Mr. G!!!!? Post some pics please.
    Erik
     
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  13. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Hi

    We're going to use 0854's original coupe tail and doors and the nose that's on her (From 0858) to turn her into a coupe. As the original coupe tail still has it's original paint with it's original race number from Brands Hatch we're going to save the paint and match the nose. We'll put 0854 back to as she was at Brands Hatch.

    We're going to use the current spyder tail on 0854 (From 0858) and the current nose on 0846 (NOS (72) Allegretti P4) to convert 0846 back into the P3/P4 spyder she should be. We haven't yet deceided what paint to go with.
    Some want 1967 24 Daytona but I must admit I'm leaning to 1967 Targa as when we're done that's where we're heading for the Centenial and seeing Nino drive her again in that livery as George sang: "That would be something..."

    002C developed a head gasket leak at the Giro do Scilia/ Historic Targa so we're going to put her right once and for all.
     
  14. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Boat Tailed DV 32.
    Will Do.
     
  15. Teenferrarifan

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    Nice! Awesome car Mr. G you have great taste.
    Erik
     
  16. ArtS

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    Jim,

    Thanks for the clarification on the cars.

    RE Jesse: A new angineer will spend four hours to determine that he needs 3.562 Hp for an application, then start designing an engine from scratch. An old engineer will spend 10 minutes doing a 'back of the envelope' calculation then look in a couple of catalogs to see what's the closest unit currently available on the market. A little real world experience is a good thing!

    Best wishes,

    Art S.
     
  17. Bryanp

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    in Jesse's defense - his heart is in the right place. Nothing like having a diagram/photo when you have a dozen projects going on, or you're not going to be working on the project for a couple of days/weeks. . . .
     
  18. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Quite a bit as a matter of fact. But, I'm not worried. Given how many of my peers with degrees in medicine, law, engineering, accounting and so forth have turned out, I think that a poet will do just fine. :)

    Dale
     
  19. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Pretty funny. My 18-year old son wouldn't even know how to change a tire.

    But after watching the 60s show on PBS last night, I'm really glad that our kids have a better world to grow up in. Yeah, things are screwed up now, but that has always been the case. At least we don't have 5,000 GIs dying a month and cops making omelets out of our kid's heads.

    I'm actually pretty optimistic about this Gen Y/Echo Boomer group. I suspect that they will do just fine.

    Dale
     
  20. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Very true but you know how these zen masters work and more importantly how they pass on what they know...

    I'm very glad my son is getting exposed to something that is getting rarer and rarer.
     
  21. Erich

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    When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

    I wish I had had the opportunity to learn fabrication from a master.
    I trust Jesse realizes how fortunate he is. (Despite having his diagram crumpled in his face).


    Erich
     
  22. thecarreaper

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    damn , thats what i was thinking. i can form and work sheetmetal / aluminum panels and shoot rivets all day long :cool:
     
  23. SupercarGuru

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    Wow Jim, I feel like im reliving part of my life. : )

    When i was younger i started helping my dad at his dealership and restore his personal cars.

    10 years in assistance restoring 3 Pebble Beach cars and i have learned so much! Some great lessons ahead for your son, i found my lessons to be very humbiling.
     
  24. judge4re

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    #21 judge4re, Sep 30, 2005
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    This one was taken last year.

    Jim, if it is okay with you, I'll add Jesse to the insurance on my 308 in March so that he can have pratice for next year's schedule...
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  26. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks! He's going to take a Skip Barber Course as well. I think I need to get a Racoon coat and a flask for when I take that one for a drive.
    Best
     
  27. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    Wonderful, but the flask is only for the passenger.

    The insurance is on me. James is doing the belts and the water pump after the 365 is back together, it should be ready around December. I'll keep it in TN and AL around Christmas time, but he's welcome to come down for a weekend (and defrost in the process).

    Cheers,
    Erik
     
  28. Teenferrarifan

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    Thanks for the pics!
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