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Discussion topics related exclusively to our annual gathering in Carlisle PA on June 2-4, 2006.
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Post by anglin » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:19 pm

StevenD57 wrote:--
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shooting for twin cam 4 valve head for Carlisle 2003
Colin wrote:Psssst... Steve, I think your signature line is a little outdated. ;)
Colin, you need to quote it for posterity, so when he changes it the joke remains!

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:03 pm

mhamilton wrote: Wilky called me a Bastard. :shock:

He probably did, and it probably sounded like Bosstahd : :P lol:

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Post by fastmaul » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:21 pm

Had a good time as usuall Thumbs up to all involved.
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Post by Merkur » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:21 am

Thanks John . .. . er, Erik!!
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Post by xr4man » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:30 am

:lol: :lol:
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Post by WesP » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:03 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Thanks for making my choice easy Wes. I'm partial to anything that's been well and cleanly-engineered; clearly you were in a class of your own in that regard this year.

BTW, have you taken any pics of your bottom side chassis braces? I might be interested in stealing that design approach. Very NASCAR-ish, but in a good way. 8)
I'm just happy I made it and have so many people appreciate my effort.

This is all I have until I have the car up in the air again. I can only bend but so much now :lol:



It does'nt run the full lenght of the rail just where the rail tapers off towards the rear of the car then it kicks out to the beam mount.

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Post by Devil Dog » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:30 pm

That was a great weekend. That was my first and it won't be my last!!
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Post by Ray » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:13 am

wes, that's kinda funny, i made similar supports for my car, i didn't even realize you had already done it. :)
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:23 am

Thanks for posting the pics Wes. That's the spot I always use as a jacking point for the rear. I think I'd be inclined to use something a little wider so I could still readily use it as a jacking point - perhaps some 3" channel or some such.

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Post by WesP » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:43 am

Great minds think alike... :) Actually the guy who made doesn't even know what a Merkur is. I left the car with him to fix some rust spots and the hole i cut in the trans tunnel, when I went to get the car I told him i also wanted subframe connectors and those were the results.

He's dying to make me a cage...

Brad I hear you on using a wider piece
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Post by MerkurRS » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:52 pm

Many thanks to everyone for their kinds words, but mostly for being a part of another great weekend at Carlisle!
YOU folks are the reason MCA volunteers do what we do. We just enjoy bringing a simply amazing bunch of cars together owned/driven by some of the nicest folks ever to exist. I cannot remember everyone I was talking to, but it is always great to Chuck from Nebraska (and Bob and Tom ?), Wilky from Canada, his son and girlfriend (up to 2am drinking and talking on the grass), Colin, Steve K from California, Bob & Jon Fasano, Rob McDonald, Bob Saffian and son, Paul W, Brad, Scott, Norm, Mike Ruth, Chris R and Keith P both from Detroit- oh my- I could keep going!!! What a great weekend!!!!
I have to thank all those folks who helped me judged, you were all great to work with!!!
Now that Carlisle is over, I gotta clean my car all over again for a show in Detroit this coming weekend!! I just detailed wheels (off car), fender liners, fuel tank cover, muffler, and preparing under the hood. This time it gets trailered in an enclosed unit to avoid rain.
Lastly, the MCA is planning a few mid-year events located all over the US. If you want to put something together- let us know how we can help.
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