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dimlight65

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About dimlight65

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  • Birthday 11/14/1965

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  • Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Cars
    A Smart ForTwo, a Lotus 7, a Datsun 1200, and a Ford Falcon Econoline Van
  • Interests
    Cars and guns
  • Occupation
    Slacker
  1. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    WTF is going on with the site? If this is the new look, I'm leaving. *edit* Ok, the look bugs, me but at least everything is working again... unlike when I was in earlier.
  2. dimlight65

    guns

    Yeah, the lighting in the shop is really weird. Ok ok, right after I posted that, I called Hightower and changed my order from black to FDE. I had a good reason at the time, but can't remember it right now.
  3. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    Apparently there is no place where I can just walk in and buy an engine driven radiator fan anymore, so I had to order one from Amazon. Of course that means I won't have it in time to play with it this weekend. I also ordered the clutch kit... which won't be here in time either. I'll probably spend tomorrow removing the electric fan and re-purposing its power wire for the heater I'm going to install eventually. I might have a look at the transmission to see how big an ass-whip the clutch job is going to be as well. We'll see.
  4. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    I need to go in and paint the insert area purple... ok, I need to convince John to go in and paint the insert area purple for me.
  5. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    I bought an 82" long throttle cable and cute little aluminium gas pedal assembly to eliminate the monkey-motion throttle rod situation that was giving me so many fits on the drivability front. Today I got cracking on installing it. I got the cable attached to the carb and had a look to see if it was going to be long enough (as the actress said to the bishop). Oh yeah, it's long enough (said the bishop to the actress). I then "attached" the cable to the pedal and had a go at working the throttle. Huzzah! Success! Buuuuuuuuut, I wasn't happy with the way the cable attached at either end. I disassembled it all and had a go at attaching the cable the other way round on the pedal. Without pictures this next bit is going to be difficult to 'splain... so I won't. I'll just say that I thought I needed to remove the two nuts (insert bishop/actress joke here) on the sheath. This I did but then the screwy-downy thing was too long (bishop/actress) to thread all the way down. To make a short story long, while de-longifying the screwy-downy bit, I nicked the cable and it immediately began to fray. I made an attempt to salvage it with a ferrule, but now it's too short to actuate the carb... or even install on the carb, for that matter. So, I just now ordered another cable, and paid twice the amount of the cable in shipping to get it here on Friday so we can try again Saturday. And I installed the license plate.
  6. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    Were I to "replicate" this setup, I would go with a "draw through" where the carb is in front of the turbo. Then I'd flip that intercooler over, and angle it slightly, so that any gasoline pooling in the matrix would drain down to the intake manifold. Finally, instead of running around the outside of the van, I'd make a "chimney" of sorts inside and run the plumbing straight up through the roof... but I can understand why they did it this way.
  7. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    Ok, I can't ignore this picture any longer. I have seen this before, and it did put bad thoughts into my head, but... *sigh* no, just... no.
  8. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    OH! I just remembered something! Those pointy-headed engineers at Ford really knew what they were up to when they designed the ram-air ventilation on this thing. While we were driving to lunch, I flipped open the vent on the passenger side and was hit with a very refreshing blast of less-hot air into my crotch. T'was quite nice, I must say.
  9. dimlight65

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    I'm sure there will be an acceleration test between the two at some point in the not too distant future. I'm also sure the longer the race, the worse the van is going to lose. Off the line, I'm thinking... no, the van's probably going to lose that too. Never mind.
  10. dimlight65

    guns

    IWI had a range day at Defender Outdoors to show off a couple new, and some older, guns. I test drove the new Tavor 7. It's very nice! I went to try out the new Tavor TS12 but the range wasn't having any of those shenanigans. Just from handling the TS12 (and shooting the 7, my SAR, and my friend's X-95) I know I want one. I've got a couple months to save up before they start shipping, so maybe I won't have to sell the Saiga 12 to finance it. We'll see.
  11. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    If you'll go back and watch what I call "The Most Important 18 Seconds On The Internet," AKA the video of me driving out of the parking lot, you'll see that with my fat ass in the driver's seat, the nose droops to a really nice stance, IMO. We have a bit more planned inside which ought to add some ballast back there and "lower" the thing, we hope. So, to answer your questions... yes.
  12. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    The angle of that picture makes it look a lot more protrude-y than it really is. It is dead flush with the purple part when looking straight down at it. Also, I may or may not have a Hello Kitty receiver plug to put in there on Saturday... Ok, I totally have a Hello Kitty receiver plug to put in there on Saturday!
  13. dimlight65

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    Y'know, I actually drove this car once... damn near 30 years ago! Ooh! I bet there are posters on here who weren't even born yet! Put THAT in your perspective-pipe and smoke it!
  14. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    Before heading to the shop this morning, I went online and bought a vintage license plate. After I got home from the shop, satisfied that the thing is going to be a runner, I went to the Hagerty website and bought a year of insurance. (I filled out information on the Lotus and 1200 as well, but am hoping they read my notes saying "Don't insure those two just yet!") When the license plate and insurance policy arrive, I'll stroll over to the courthouse and register the thing for public use! So, as one of the smart-asses at work said (with full credit to Lockleaf for the name), "The Statutory Grape lives!"
  15. dimlight65

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    In my defense, I heard, "hey, why don't we take it for a spin around the farking block?"
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