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holy shit it's Doc Hudson

No...this is Doc Hudson....completely different car.

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No...this is Doc Hudson....completely different car.


Ya gotta admit, it was an easy mistake to make.

Where in the metroplex d'ya live? I was trying to figure it out from your pics, but it seems all the bedroom communities around here have homogenized.
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Ya gotta admit, it was an easy mistake to make.

Where in the metroplex d'ya live? I was trying to figure it out from your pics, but it seems all the bedroom communities around here have homogenized.

Live in Rockwall - NE of Dallas about 25 miles straight up i30. Work in Lewisville. You?
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No...this is Doc Hudson....completely different car.


ha ha yep it is. Not a huge car person, and that's the first thing I thought of when i saw it
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Live in Rockwall - NE of Dallas about 25 miles straight up i30. Work in Lewisville. You?

Live and work in McKinney, about 30 miles northwest of you.
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Live and work in McKinney, about 30 miles northwest of you.

I'll let you know if i hit a car show in your area sometime. Try to go to a show every week or two. If you're ever in Dallas on a Saturday night, swing down Northwest Hwy and go to Kellers. I'm typically there every couple of weeks...at least until it gets too cold.
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So, ummm, remember me mentioning that the new car needs to be re-wired? Yeah, uhhh, I should probably get on that.

My dumb-ass caught the car on fire last weekend. Luckily it was only a little fire. Was going to car-show with wife...stopped for lunch first. Came out, she went to start the '51 and it went "click"...and nothing more. My first thought was battery...luckily, I was in the '27 and there was a parts store just up the road. Took battery out, and headed over there with intention to buy new battery. Had it tested, and its apparently damned near brand new. Battery was fine. Went back to car to check connections...maybe something got loose. Alternator looked fine, but didn't have jack to get under car to check starter. Layed on ground and felt around to see if i could find something loose.

Cars too low to get under it, and view was blocked by frame and suspension. Found loose wire....pulled it down to get a look...appeared to be battery cable...looks like it got loose, and got against manifold or exhaust and melted through. Started fiddling around with it, not thinking that wire was hot and it started to arc. Ended up touching it against transmission lines, it arc'ed and apparently blew a hole in the line. I'm unsure if tranny fluid is flamable...but it appears that it is. Either tranny fluid caught fire or there was oil in the vacinity. Couldn't see flames, only glow of fire which seemed to be getting bigger. Let out a Homer-esk scream - as i attempted to beat out flames (blind) as well as avoid getting bit by the battery cable which was still arc'ing...my wife was in the car hollering "whats that smell, and why is there smoke". Not wanting a 3rd problem on my hand (her yelling at me as her car burns to the ground)...i tell her nothing, don't worry about it, as i'm secretly starting to panic a bit. Got wire away from metal, and got fire out...then got to enjoy watching a very strong and steady stream of tranny fluid pouring out of car.

Ended up calling father-in-law who brought floor jack. Got to replace battery cable, a couple of terminals that burned up, and fix transmission leak in the middle of the parking lot. I don't think the fine folks at SpringCreek BBQ appreciated the 3+ qts of slippery red fluids that i left in the parking lot.

I guess I have my weekend project for next week.
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So, ummm, remember me mentioning that the new car needs to be re-wired? Yeah, uhhh, I should probably get on that.

My dumb-ass caught the car on fire last weekend. Luckily it was only a little fire. Was going to car-show with wife...stopped for lunch first. Came out, she went to start the '51 and it went "click"...and nothing more. My first thought was battery...luckily, I was in the '27 and there was a parts store just up the road. Took battery out, and headed over there with intention to buy new battery. Had it tested, and its apparently damned near brand new. Battery was fine. Went back to car to check connections...maybe something got loose. Alternator looked fine, but didn't have jack to get under car to check starter. Layed on ground and felt around to see if i could find something loose.

Cars too low to get under it, and view was blocked by frame and suspension. Found loose wire....pulled it down to get a look...appeared to be battery cable...looks like it got loose, and got against manifold or exhaust and melted through. Started fiddling around with it, not thinking that wire was hot and it started to arc. Ended up touching it against transmission lines, it arc'ed and apparently blew a hole in the line. I'm unsure if tranny fluid is flamable...but it appears that it is. Either tranny fluid caught fire or there was oil in the vacinity. Couldn't see flames, only glow of fire which seemed to be getting bigger. Let out a Homer-esk scream - as i attempted to beat out flames (blind) as well as avoid getting bit by the battery cable which was still arc'ing...my wife was in the car hollering "whats that smell, and why is there smoke". Not wanting a 3rd problem on my hand (her yelling at me as her car burns to the ground)...i tell her nothing, don't worry about it, as i'm secretly starting to panic a bit. Got wire away from metal, and got fire out...then got to enjoy watching a very strong and steady stream of tranny fluid pouring out of car.

Ended up calling father-in-law who brought floor jack. Got to replace battery cable, a couple of terminals that burned up, and fix transmission leak in the middle of the parking lot. I don't think the fine folks at SpringCreek BBQ appreciated the 3+ qts of slippery red fluids that i left in the parking lot.

I guess I have my weekend project for next week.
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you do have the coolest garage. Love the new ride. Excellent choice! Now if only we can convince that other guy in the other thread to give up his wife's pickup for a vintage car.
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I can't say I've give a car like that to my own girlfriend to drive, as she isn't capable of even trying to appreciate it, but that thing is freaking awesome. I want one!

Your threads make miss Moloko's threads. He always had neat ancient cars, too.
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ATF is pretty similar to motor oil, so I imagine that it's somewhat flammable but a pool of it, cold, for sure won't burn by itself. Hot? I don't know, probably will. You could certainly get some of it to burn with an arc though.
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love that style of car.

im a big fan when they have a 2 tone paint job.
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I can't say I've give a car like that to my own girlfriend to drive, as she isn't capable of even trying to appreciate it, but that thing is freaking awesome. I want one!

Your threads make miss Moloko's threads. He always had neat ancient cars, too.

My wife is cool like that. She grew up around this stuff and now she's a 33 year old woman who's stuck in the 50's. In fact, as I type this, XM's "Malt Shop Oldies" is playing in the living room. She even owns a poodle skirt. She drove a 49 Chevy Pickup to highschool while her father was restoring it. She has a full blown appreciation for cars of this era. Was 110% on board with me building my '27, and was 200% on board with getting her own sled. Momma knows what she likes.
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My wife is cool like that. She grew up around this stuff and now she's a 33 year old woman who's stuck in the 50's. In fact, as I type this, XM's "Malt Shop Oldies" is playing in the living room. She even owns a poodle skirt. She drove a 49 Chevy Pickup to highschool while her father was restoring it. She has a full blown appreciation for cars of this era. Was 110% on board with me building my '27, and was 200% on board with getting her own sled. Momma knows what she likes.
Where can i get one
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Where can i get one

Car shows. . Attendees at car shows tend to be the older crowd. But many of them have daughters. I married into this hobby...never even changed my own oil before building the roadster.
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