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  • davej
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    Questcap here is a Jag Me and buddy restored and the blue is about the same as yours. I guess they knew about the blue back in the 60's. Click image for larger version

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  • midnitmike
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    I must be a genetic anomaly since no one in my extended gene pool including aunts and uncles has "it". For as long as I can remember I've been fixing anything and everything mechanical and when that wasn't enough inventing new ways to solve old problems. My four years as an AF mechanic taught me the value of tech manuals and doing things "by the book" and 20 years of commercial fishing taught me the value making shit up as you go. As far as I'm concerned I can make, modify or simply invent anything I care to and in almost any medium you can think of. Last week my Liner was just a Liner, this week it looks and sounds completely different and is taking on a life of it's own....can't wait to see what I end up with.

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  • 03LiquidSilver
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    Sweet ride man!!

  • 03LiquidSilver
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    You ain't lying there!! This build should bring us close to 500hp on pump gas.

  • Questcap
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    Pictures of my baby... A '93 Jaguar XJS Coupe in diamond blue, with the 4 liter in-line six. I had NO idea that this color was an absolute chick magnet. Women are crazy about this blue!!!

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  • Chromepony
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    That 425 is a most excellent motor !

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  • 03LiquidSilver
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    Making some progress.

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  • zingpow
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    03ls...when great explorers left their homeland to broaden the horizons of their culture they always took a storyteller...he was educated and well read and could not only record the journey for posterity but tell stories and anecdotes to put any hardships they encountered into perspective...plus if they ran low on food they could just kill the asshole and eat him...zing fondue...

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  • 03LiquidSilver
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    Very cool pics Doc! Pretty efen clean! My son has done the same thing with me since he started to walk, miss those days. He went to college for "Advanced Manufacturing" , fancy word for machinists. At the age of 21, he's doing very well for himself. He's always sending video clips making those machine lines on various parts.

  • Doc_V
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    When I was a kid I used to hang over my father's shoulder and watch him work on our car. When I was 12 he let me do my first drum brake job as he watched *every* step of course. I find there's a certain beauty in oil soaked gears... Just look at this shot of my motor's internals at 40k miles... It looks like new and those machining lines are a thing a beauty!


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    So I guess you could say I have "the gene".

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  • KCpartsguy
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    Well, it's a mess. Sat outside for 28 years, but I did get it to fire up and run a little. Carb is toast, fuel pump leaks, brakes are shot. And those are the good parts! Only has 90k on it and seat is perfect, old man said it rode too rough so he parked it and bought a 2WD truck.

  • Questcap
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    Wow! You're going back aways!!! McEwen and Prudomme... I remember... though it was magazines, photos and model cars!!!

  • Brad_G
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    Thanks for that info. I'd never seen that before. I could see that being very handy if I ever get my shop built.

  • 03LiquidSilver
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    Same here, started with bicycle's, fixing the neighborhoods bikes. I got it from my uncle, and at the age of 9, he took me to see Mongoose and the Snake at an area track, the same track my most fun days living to date. Good times, different times, my kind of people.

  • 03LiquidSilver
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    I grew up a bastard, then was adopted, learned everything I know on my own, no schooling, all learning done by mistakes. I raced using junk yard parts, had a ball! Made a few bucks at the track to feed my obsession. Nice list btw! Dreams do come true! ;-)

  • 03LiquidSilver
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    ZP.......dude, thanks for the laugh. Laughter is the best medicine for shit day. Someday, I like to enjoy a cold one with you someday, the therapy alone would be priceless.

  • 03LiquidSilver
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    They were a gift from my uncle who is past his years of wrenching. They're called "Kwiklift". Drive up and use floor jack to lift and lock the ramps up. They are the bomb! I'm grateful.

  • 03LiquidSilver
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    Nice project there!! A friend had a 4 door Ford 4X4 close in year, his dad owned a body shop, impressive rigs!

  • zingpow
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    ducati diavel any year with a good exhaust...
    second generation yamaha vmax...
    a couple straight line bikes just to go to town on (literally and figuratively)...zp...

  • Questcap
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    I've got the gene... My older brother, too! I discovered it at the age of 5, and I've never stopped since. Hardly ever have to go to a manual... I can see and get it, usually. When I was checking in at Ft. Carson in April of '73, the Sgt. reviewing my records stopped, looked up at me, and said... "That's the highest mechanical aptitude IQ I've ever seen..." If it's got tires and an ic engine, I'm interested!!!

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