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Old July 4th, 2017, 05:42 PM
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So far so good on the temp.
Well, I didn't really get anything done this weekend but it sure was a great visit with the family. Plus...I put around 100 miles on the falcon and got these new floor mats for Father's day. (which i found on sale a while back.) They look great.
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Old August 6th, 2017, 06:26 PM
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Hi All...checking in. I was just thinking this morning I hadn't seen many forum updates...and probably because I haven't posted much! Then I ran into a guy with a 64 Comet. A two door with a 260. Finally I'm caught up.
I've been spending all my time maintaining everything else while the weather is good up here and making zero progress on the falcon steering wheel.
Looks like my parents are coming down for a weekend in September at the same time Carole and I will be home so ...my Dad will finally see the falcon!
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Old August 6th, 2017, 10:00 PM
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Dads reaction

Really excited for you Don! Cant wait to see/hear Dads reaction.
(a street lined with Falcons and the crown jewel in the driveway)
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Old August 7th, 2017, 01:57 PM
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Be sure to have him standing on a carpet or something. You don't want him to hurt the bottom of his jaw.
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Old August 9th, 2017, 10:25 PM
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.I need a like button for those comments. Thanks guys.
Now The reality is... Dad will tease me a bit by pointing out several things I missed or jokingly (sort of) question a few of my decisions...(you put carpet in the falcon???) but I'll simply switch answers between "Grandad would've done it that way" and "that's the right way to do it" and "I enjoy working on it so I have to save a few things for later."
Of course he'll be very proud and taking it for a ride with my Dad is going to be a priceless event for me. My Dad is at a the age where it's possible he might not ever make it back up here either.
For me, it's just impossible to drive this thing without smiling ear to ear. Its hard to explain, but Its almost like my Grandfather or my father is sitting there next to me.
It's amazing how a car can bring generations and friends together. Assuming my sons have kids while I'm alive that's at least five generations. Add to that, all the friends I have met through this project.

Meanwhile...no progress on the steering wheel yet...
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Old September 25th, 2017, 08:13 PM
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HI All,

We were in town over the weekend and my parents came out for a visit complete with rides in the falcon. It ran great and I changed the oil for the first time since the rebuild too.

My Dad brought a few CD's of old pictures including the Korean war, and also pictures when I was really young (like my Baptism), and a few years later...there was this video, of the falcon in the snow.
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Old September 26th, 2017, 11:34 AM
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Very nice. So, what was your dad's reaction?
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Old September 26th, 2017, 10:07 PM
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First, in case it wasn’t clear, that is my Mom and Dad in the car but this was my Grandfathers car, my Dads Dad, then it went to the family lube-n-go business, then my Dad had it for quite a few years, then back to lube-n-go, then to me.

My Mom actually bought a 1960 Comet new so she really enjoyed the ride. That said, you can see the look on her face that sort of says...”is this thing really going to run?” Or “I don’t think this is quite as safe as my Subaru...” She was amazed how well it ran. (I always am too)

My Dad...kept saying “I’m so glad you were able to do this when I wasn’t” “and it’s great that your kids and someday grandkids will be able to enjoy it too.” And “boy, you really did a beautiful job”
That was huge fun- and of course there’s no way I could have done this without this club and a few of you in particular.

By the way, Roger...thanks for the wires for the door dome light switches! I’m glad I’m building a nice little list of projects to really finish this nicely when I finally return to Washington.
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Old September 27th, 2017, 10:22 AM
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It is always a good feeling when you can share with your family a memorable moment; which, I'm sure this one was huge. I am thankful, blessed really, to have been able to participate in that in some small way.
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Old May 16th, 2018, 08:09 PM
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Hi guys, it’s been a while.
I was back for part of a week and got out for a ten miler...man I miss it. I can’t wait to finally get back and knock the rest of the things off the list.
It’s top secret (I doubt anyone from work is reading this,) but I hope to get back more or less for good by this fall.
Meanwhile I’ll be back a couple weeks in a June and it turns out I’m one of those idiots paying more for their storage unit than the stuff in it is worth. (And they keep raising the rent while I’m gone!)
One of the items wasting away is this “20 ton” press.

https://www.harborfreight.com/20-ton...fQ%3D%3D%0D%0A

I think 20 ton is an exaggeration (Harbor Freight), but it got the job done for quite a few tasks for my restoration.

Roger, if you or any club members can use it (ideally to sort of stay in the club to be available for members), it’s available for the taking. I will be back the 2nd week of June to hand it over.

I also have a bunch of foam left if anyone is working on their seats.
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Old May 18th, 2018, 01:30 PM
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Don,

With my housing issue in-flux (floating between a house I'm remodeling and one I hope to get onto the market while the market is...) I'm not prepared to take it and set it next to mine, but hopefully someone else here is willing to stash it for personal and club use.

Good to hear from you, by the way. Hopefully you get to settle back soon.
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Old May 18th, 2018, 01:36 PM
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Totally understand Roger. Anyone else out there need this for anything?
I'm not back to clean out my storage for a few more weeks, so I'll pop this to the top one more time or so before I give up.
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Old August 29th, 2018, 11:29 AM
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Guys, home for just today and just went out to take a look at the falcon...only to find the muffler just hanging there. It wasn’t like that before I left last time and there’s no evidence of impact. See the pic. I thought this stuff was bombproof, but looks like it just pulled out. Not just one, but both of them! It’s probably due to my “customization” job on this...any thoughts?
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Old August 30th, 2018, 03:07 PM
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It looks to me like the rubber portion of the hanger tore, letting the muffler drop.
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Old August 30th, 2018, 05:31 PM
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That’s exactly what happened. The factory rivers pulled right through for some reason. But why?
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