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A ride in the hot rod

post #1 of 16
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Here's a short video we made while we were leaving for a couple of car shows this morning in our hot rod.

Early morning, and a lot of glaring sunshine.

T Bucket Ride
post #2 of 16
Shooooooo-weeee!! Listen to that baby PURRRRRR! I was hoping to hear a good burn-out tho!! You have an awesome ride, Mike!
post #3 of 16
I commented on your video. VERY nice.
post #4 of 16
Well that beats the hell out of my driving the golf cart thread! Showoff! LOL, seriously, nice ride!
post #5 of 16
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Actually, this might be the step you need between your golf cart and a real car! It's almost completely open.
post #6 of 16
SWEEEEEEET! I have a friend that drives a '39 Coupe, I think, and I forwarded it to him. He will appreciate it, and the work that went into it.
post #7 of 16
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Here's a picture of the car.

Unlike most of the cars at these shows, we always let kids sit in ours, as does our friend, Tim Taylor, whose car you see right behind mine here. His car, by the way, is what my car is not: Brutally fast and well-engineered. How do you like his "solid flames?"

post #8 of 16
How awesome!
Do you ever come to Southfork for the vintage car shows?

And I kind of know where you live, not that I am stalking you. I've driven by those bluffs many times on the way to my friend's house on Cedar Hill Road.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Mom of 4 View Post
How awesome!
Do you ever come to Southfork for the vintage car shows?

And I kind of know where you live, not that I am stalking you. I've driven by those bluffs many times on the way to my friend's house on Cedar Hill Road.
Strictly speaking, my car is not a "vintage car." I don't even have vintage plates on it, since there are severe restrictions on the use of a car with those plates. Not enforced, usually, but neither is the speed limit, most of the time.

We live over on the west side of Clark Road.

And those bluffs are what I have said for years indicated to me there is oil/gas in the area. Those are limestone, and that indicates that at one time, this area was entirely a shallow sea.
post #10 of 16
There's nothing I love better than "riding along" on video! I have hours of this sort of thing from my folks when they used to travel, and from a friend in Indiana who travels a lot. But none of it has the wonderful open feel of your T-bucket, Mike... you must have such fun with that car!
post #11 of 16
LOL Tim Taylor. I can't even imagine how much razzing he takes for that name, being a hot rod lover.
post #12 of 16
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Well, he DOES go by the online name "Toolman."

He started this car when he was 15. The frame was built from the roll cage of a John Deere 4020 tractor. For years it had a steering box off a combine. The engine, transmission, and rear end came from a 1962 BelAir that he bought from a junkyard.

He now has around 300,000 miles on it. He has drag-raced (legally) with it. He has wrecked it several times, and rebuilt it each time. He drives it virtually every day, commutes to work in it, etc. It now has a small-block of 409 c.i.d., with aluminum heads and an EFI system he installed this summer.

And just as an aside, I have discovered Tim Allen and I attended the same school together for a couple of years. I have to admit I didn't know him at the time; he was a year behind me, and year ahead of my brother.
post #13 of 16
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Strictly speaking, my car is not a "vintage car." I don't even have vintage plates on it, since there are severe restrictions on the use of a car with those plates. Not enforced, usually, but neither is the speed limit, most of the time.
Have you heard of the Frog Follies in Evansville, Inidiana? Sounds like your wheels would be perfect.
http://www.frogfollies.org/

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And those bluffs are what I have said for years indicated to me there is oil/gas in the area. Those are limestone, and that indicates that at one time, this area was entirely a shallow sea.
Hmm, I noticed them and was wondering what fossils could be found.
post #14 of 16
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Yes, I've heard of the Frog Follies. In fact, we have friends who attended there, and we have friends who live in Evansville.
post #15 of 16
Looks like you are going to have to visit those friends and then we can have a meet up! (I'm in the area.)
post #16 of 16
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Looks like you are going to have to visit those friends and then we can have a meet up! (I'm in the area.)
We've stopped in and visited them before. And we've been in Evansville to pick up at a warehouse there, too. Never have made it for Frog Follies.
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