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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 08-17-2005 02:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just Got Home..

Made a quick trip to San Diego for my Dad's 90th Birthday Party.. He's doing really well and even is still pretty dang sharp..

Had a great visit with my family.. I'm the youngest of 5 kids: 3 sisters & a brother (who is 6 years older than me and use to torture & beat on me when we were kids.. But I kicked his butt in golf on Saturday..

Had a fun party and reunion Saturday Night,, My dad made off with one of my Flamed Straw hats,, only it was mine with a really nice Running Pony Pin on it,, but that's OK..

Then on Sunday,, all of us,, including my Dad and his wife,, went to the Padres game in their new Stadium.. Nice Ball Park - Terrible Food.. And they lost to the Phillies...

Decided to come home via RENO.. Sorry SCOOP,, I didn't get to visit with old friends in San Diego either..

Stayed at the Atlantis,, had dinner and couple of cocktails and of all people,, ran into Joyce's daughter "Heather" and a friend celebrating Heather's Birthday.. She said it was her 21st,, but I think she's fibbing..

Got going this moring and went over to Summit.. (nothing good on the returned merchandise shelf) Bought a couple of trinkets for 6T6 and hauled butt across Northern Nevada to Wells.. Dinkest was waiting for me with a Waggling Tail..


Took my old '92 Seville.. It looks almost new and has a new motor.. Bought it from my X for $3,000,, thought it would be a good way to keep miles off my old pickup.. It used one quart of oil,, and got and average of 21.5 MPG.. And it was usually in the lead or a Top Five Finisher in the race that is constantly taking place on California Freeways.. Them suckers are crazy..

I know I'm RAMBLING,, but have you picked up on what's different about my trip compared to others ??

I wasn't going to brag untill I got home and here I am.. NO BREAKDOWNS,, NO Busted Radiators,, Rear Ends,, NUTTIN.. It started EVERY TIME & Performed GREAT..

So,, now that I'm Baaaaack and the Fun Run has come and gone,, I promise to spend a bit more time at M&M.. But,, there will surely be a few more adventures out there..

GLAD TO BE BACK..

Oh Yeah,, Did anyone see 6T6 in the Write Up of the Reno Restomod Show in Mustangs & Fords new addition.. I think Ron Likes Me..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
13.384 sec @ 103.388 mph

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68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027 M&M# 4256
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posted 08-17-2005 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop   Click Here to Email 68 Coop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good news all round Don, sounds like you had a really good trip. Glad everything went smooth, and it's good to see you made it trouble free.

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William

68 Coupe
289
Edelbrock 600
Performer Intake
Headers/X-pipe/Flowmaster 30's
C4
8"rear/2:79gears
"Restomod in Progress"

Good friends are hard to find, even harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

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mustangs68
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posted 08-17-2005 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang that more going than I do in a month
Sam

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Big D
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posted 08-17-2005 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now Wait A Minute Sam.. I've seen you in action in RENO.. You're a wild man when you have a pocket full of Quarters and an Unlimited Number of Slot Machines..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
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mustangs68
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posted 08-17-2005 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL..yea and I usually stay at one machien too dont I ..LOL..

Road trip Aug 30
DOVER!!!

Sam

And Don,
I have learned it much quicker just to "feed" the machine a "C" note and play on

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Ked
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posted 08-17-2005 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well welcome home, Big D!!

The fates must have blessed you or all your "trip" misfortunes have been used up!!

After Nashville, I think they should be used up!!!



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Fastymz
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posted 08-18-2005 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gald you made it back home ok.

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

65 coupe 351w C4 Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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Big D
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posted 08-19-2005 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ked:
After Nashville, I think they should be used up!!!



You'd think so,, Wouldn't you..
For some reason,, after the Nashville Trip,, I acquired a distinct HATE for Antifreeze..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
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steve'66
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posted 08-19-2005 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don,

Did you put the 9" under 6T6 yet? Snow's coming soon.

SteveW

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Big D
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posted 08-20-2005 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,,

NO.. I have everything ready to put it in and my bud in Idaho was going to help me as we need to weld the spring perches on the housing and I want to do it right the first time..

I was hoping we'd get it done this weekend,, but it looks like next week..

But,, just in case,, I bought a set of snow tires..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
13.384 sec @ 103.388 mph

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Big D
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posted 08-23-2005 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thought I was going to have the Rear End together last weekend,, but I had to go to a show in another small town in Nevada called CARLIN..

Good show,, it's one of the only shows I actually got to sit down,, visit and relax.. That's when I wasn't Mixing Rasberry-Banana-Smoothies,, okay so they were't virgins.. I said I was relaxing..

6T6 got a lot of attention,, especially when I was trying to park in the grass and the rear end kept snapping and grinding.. You can feel it all the way up your spine when it slips and trys to catch a gear..

I'm heading out to clean up McShop,, so I can work on my 9",, and if you grrls are wondering,, I painted it last week.. Now it's shiny and black..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
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steve'66
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posted 08-23-2005 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good deal Don,

Good luck with the swap!

SteveW

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Ked
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posted 08-23-2005 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
Snow's coming soon.

SteveW



.....he says as we swelter in 100 degree heat..........

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Big D
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posted 08-24-2005 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You better come out West for a while Kedra.. It was 39 degrees here in Wells the other night.. Day's about 85 and smokey from fires in the area..

I actually turned my heater on a couple of evenings.. What was funny is I forgot to turn the thermostat OFF and the next day I thought I was getting a fever because I felt all hot,, but in reality my SWAMP COOLER was blowing cool air on the THERMOTSTAT which reacted by turning on the FURNACE..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-24-2005 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big D:
What was funny is I forgot to turn the thermostat OFF and the next day I thought I was getting a fever because I felt all hot,, but in reality my SWAMP COOLER was blowing cool air on the THERMOTSTAT which reacted by turning on the FURNACE..

That sounds EXPENSIVE!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'05 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L DOHC 24V Duratech V6

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Big D
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posted 08-25-2005 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,,

It would have been expensive if I hadn't caught it.. The Swamp Cooler is manual on & off,, therefore it would have kept that thermostat thinking it was good and cool in the house..

As it was,, it was only on for a few minutes..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
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Ked
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posted 08-25-2005 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, before you go cutting any heat on, just remember August in North Carolina.....

(insert red flames here) HOT!!! (insert red flames here)

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Big D
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posted 08-25-2005 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked,,

Remember,, I was stationed at Ft. Bragg when I was in the service.. Fortunatly I got orders for Fairbancks Alaska in the middle of July.. That's how bad I wanted to escape the HEAT..

I sweat enough out west.. Hell I'd probably weight 150 lbs if I moved back to the south..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange&Red Flames McGrafix


First Time out..
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Big D
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posted 09-11-2005 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to let you all know,, it snowed here Saturday Night..

I've got to move somewhere..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange-Red Flames by McGrafix

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Big D
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posted 09-11-2005 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually I am looking at a job in ST. George,, UTAH for the winter.. It's only a little over 100 miles from Las Vegas..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange-Red Flames by McGrafix

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mustangs68
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posted 09-11-2005 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SNOW
Dang Don we gotta Hurricane we'er watching
Sam

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Big D
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posted 09-11-2005 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's an amazing world we live in Sam..

We need to do away with the Hurricanes and Tornados..

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Stewart
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posted 09-12-2005 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And earthquakes.

Stewart

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Big D
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posted 09-13-2005 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Stewart..

When I took 395 To Reno on my Southern Cal trip,, I took some pics of a Earth Quake Fault in Mammoth Area..

When I get time,, I'll post a couple of pics.. Pretty amazing.. About 30' wide at top and 30' deep.. and it just heads out through the trees..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
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Metallic Royal Blue & Silver
Candy Orange-Red Flames by McGrafix

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