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Old 03-28-2007, 11:51 AM
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What's happening???

Just wondering what some of you are doing to your Falcons in your free time to get ready for the summer season of Falcon fun. I'm getting ready to put in new front coil springs and switching over to the dual master cylinder for better stopping performance. So what are you doing?????
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:09 PM
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I'm doing body and paint work.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:13 PM
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I'm glad you are going with the dual master cylinder upgrade. That is one less speech I will have to give. My Falcon is ready to roll. It was at the Golden Garden meeting and hopefully will keep going strong this season. I think about everything has broken on it in the last few years so most of the mechanical stuff is new. Last spring it was the wheel cylinder/brake failure thing, the year before that was a broken leaf spring with a long lead time on the special convertible front of spring hardware. See you soon, Jeff
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:37 AM
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I need to get my focus back on rebuilding my cylinder head. I took a break for a couple of months to put together a `69 CL350 I bought off craigslist. It was totally torn apart when I got it. Here's some photos of the finished project:

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Rode it to work yesterday but blew the fuse twice so I've got to figure out what's going on there. I wanted something to ride to work this summer because I'll pull the Falcon engine to clean it, paint, install the head and also paint the engine bay and clean up the tunnel.

I also need to find out if I blew a fuse to my heater fan. It hasn't worked for over a week now and that's no fun on these cold, moist mornings...
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:11 AM
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What's happening part 2

I was hoping for more than just 3 responses but its a start. I was trying to get a little chit chat going back and fourth between members to start building some anticipation to get people fired up for the upcoming car season. I would like to have a fun summer working on and showing off my (work in progress) Falcon. Do the Rainier Falcons have a weekly place to meet and show off there cars?? I know that starting real soon the Maple Valley Street Rats put on a car show every friday night in Covington at the Covington Fred Meyer, most Friday nights more than 25 cars show up. Any body and everbody is welcome except 4x4's and any thing newer than 1974(I think). Maybe the Rainier Falcons would like to make it a regular thing (not required) to meet at the Covington car show the last Friday of each month. Just an idea
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:54 AM
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Of the 110 people subscribed to the forum, I'm not sure how many people regularly check in on new messages. I try to log on and check for new posts at least once a day.

We don't have a weekly meeting place. I think most of the members who regularly come to the summer car shows and meetings have too much going on with kids, spouse, work, life, etc. to show up somewhere every week. I'm really looking forward to some of the weekend shows though. It was such a wierd, wet winter I'm hoping for a nice, sunny summer!

If you go to the Covington show, let me know how it is and I can add it to the calendar. By the time I would get home from work on a Friday and clean up the Falcon, that would be too much of a drive for me but it might be a great place for members who live around there to meet occasionally.

I think having little "satellite" meetings might be a good idea. Because we're the only chapter in Washington, our coverage area is huge.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:16 AM
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What's happening part 3

I know everyone is busy. I was thinking it would be nice to maybe have a place to go if say I have a free Friday or Saturday night and the wife says lets take the wagon and go get a burger. And say at the same time some other person or persons in the club are saying the same thing. You could say lets go to Joe's place, knowing that maybe some other members of the club would be there if they had a free night. I'm not saying a requirement to meet but just a place to go and have a better chance of seeing a member and Falcon owner. I have been to the Covington show many times and it is a very good show. The club brings in a trailer and plays golden oldies, sells Tee shirts and other items and you can learn about club membership. I would be interested in meeting with other members in the south end as maybe a sub chapter if any others are interested.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:40 AM
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Have a great day! I'm off to drive Ruby! TOP DOWN (hers, not mine)
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:27 AM
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... I'm off to drive Ruby! TOP DOWN (hers, not mine)
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Either one will turn heads!!
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:14 PM
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I plan to do a few shows this year and don't mind a few weekend meetings. I'm going to be really busy this year doing some remodeling here and at a friends house. Not to mention trying to rebuild an engine and install that in my pick-up, rewire my friends 65 Mustang, get my two new fenders cleaned, prepped and painted (when the weather gets good and warm), clean and do some work on my panel truck in hopes to try and sell it again this year -- and try to put out a couple newsletters. So, I suppose somewhere in there I'll have my day job and car shows. Not much... huh?
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:12 PM
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FYI - I think the Covington Friday night shows might be switching to Walmart this year instead of Fred Meyer.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:35 PM
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Hi guys and gals,

I'm sorry to have been so absent from the list lately - I haven't forgotten about the club! As many of you know, I moved in February so the Falcon has been largely ignored since last summer. I hope to do some work on it in May if I have time before my knee surgery. At the moment, my Falcon is sitting in the garage covered with dried cherry blossoms as I drove it to my folk's house on Easter. It looked sunny when I left, but I parked under the cherry tree http://www.flickr.com/photos/sedanman/449944194/ and it then poured rain for two hours, and due to the falcon's brick-like shape the blossoms did not fly off when I got on the freeway! So my first task is to wash of the blossoms and the dust left from the Shake the Shack show last September!

Regarding free weekly events, a reminder to Roger and the rest of you who live in the North End. Every Saturday there is a free cruise-in at the shopping center in Clearview. I went once last October and was told the lot gets packed when the weather warms up. I'm going to head up there next week if it's nice. I'm starting another thread about doing a tech day in which I'll discuss what I'd like to do to my car coming up.

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Old 05-01-2007, 08:57 AM
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Shows?

Hey Guys,

Been working lots..... May put my car in the Cruisn To Colby show. If anybody in the north end has a meeting place let me know I might sneak out of work......LOL
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:21 PM
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Bill,

Where/when is the colby show - do you have a link for it? I've heard it's a good one but have never been.
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:36 PM
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Cruzin To Colby Info

http://www.cruzintocolby.com/

This is their web site. It is a nice show.....have seen 800 cars there before. Let me know if there is anyone going.
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