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Thread: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    Nice piece, Robbie. Should you ever consider letting it go to a new home, I'd like to get on the list. Preferably at the top!

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Big View Post
    Nice piece, Robbie. Should you ever consider letting it go to a new home, I'd like to get on the list. Preferably at the top!
    Or at least when you get the new one chromed.....you can use Robbie's as a guide to know where to hit it with the hammer to add some patina.
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    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

    You never get better....you just get less awful. Joe Walsh

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    I was gettin' the timer situated and gappin' the points and whatnot and when I have the clip and retainer hooked up it's tighter than dick's hatband. My advance cable when disconnected works great and is nice and smooth but when it's hooked up, the timer base is so tight the cable wants to bind up and you can barely get it to budge.

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    Is your cable set for a straight pull at the timer? If it's pulling at an angle it won't work very well.

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    Cable is fine. It's the dang timer base that is so tight I have to really get a grip on it just to move it by hand. I'll beat on it this weekend......

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Big View Post
    Cable is fine. It's the dang timer base that is so tight I have to really get a grip on it just to move it by hand. I'll beat on it this weekend......
    Thats the spirit. If all else fails, get a bigger hammer!

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    If you replaced the cover retainer (wire bale) the ears holding the lower retainer may be too long or too curved, draging on the timer housing.
    UPSROD

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    Quote Originally Posted by ups View Post
    If you replaced the cover retainer (wire bale) the ears holding the lower retainer may be too long or too curved, draging on the timer housing.
    Great minds think alike as I was already noodlin' that thought. The wire is a repop as I lost the original (Damnit!).......

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    The wire is a repop as I lost the original (Damnit!).......
    Its probably in the bottom of your solvent tank!
    Robbie

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    Re: Good-bye Ol' Red, Hello Ol' Blue - Mr. Big's '52 FL Project

    Well, won't be long now kiddies. Received a correct y pipe from botakatobi that I put on yesterday and finally got the exhaust completed. Mucho grassyass to Craig for that. Did some tweakin' on the bail wire and it's much improved. Now just waitin' on a care package to finish buttonin' up the primary and should be good to go.

    In anticipation of that day and also because it was Cinco de Mayo, I loaded up on Jack in the Box tacos. Figure I'll need some more ass weight to kick this bad boy over. I have no idea what's in those tacos and don't want to know but they sure are good. In other news, a motorcyclist down here was just ridin' along mindin' his own business when one of those planes pullin' an advertising banner lost it and it fell on the guy. What are the odds?


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