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« Reply #100 on: April 20, 2010, 08:48:30 PM »

We're a drag racing family around here. So, I thought I would show you guys a pic of my grandson. We're getting him used to sitting in a junior dragster since he's only a few years away from joining us in the staging lanes. He loved it. I think he managed to turn every knob and flip every switch. He's 14 months old.

He's going to join us when we take our first ride in the Superbird this weekend. I wanted him to be a part of it so that he can grow up knowing that he was able to share that moment with his grandparents.
 
Pics of the ride will follow.


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« Reply #101 on: April 21, 2010, 07:21:47 AM »

That's awesome!

Love the RFC sticker on it too!
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« Reply #102 on: April 21, 2010, 10:32:09 AM »

We're a drag racing family around here. So, I thought I would show you guys a pic of my grandson. We're getting him used to sitting in a junior dragster since he's only a few years away from joining us in the staging lanes. He loved it. I think he managed to turn every knob and flip every switch. He's 14 months old.

He's going to join us when we take our first ride in the Superbird this weekend. I wanted him to be a part of it so that he can grow up knowing that he was able to share that moment with his grandparents.
 
Pics of the ride will follow.He can flip the aigrabber switch!
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« Reply #103 on: April 21, 2010, 10:34:54 AM »

I vote fat and skinny american racing  2 piece trak stars, they would look killer with the black chrome look the centers have. just my  Twocents
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« Reply #104 on: April 21, 2010, 12:38:15 PM »

I've always enjoyed running different rims and tires on my cars from time to time. We have a cruise-in in a nearby town that we like to attend. I would love to show up with a different set of rims at each show.
I have the Centerlines of course, a set of rallyes, a set of Boyds, a set of steelies and a set of Torq Thrust D's.
I had a new set of Magnum 500's but Allen got them with his Daytona-clona.
I'll definitely have the Centerlines on the car at the wingcar gathering in Branson in June.
As for the first car show, they've increased the chance of rain on Saturday to 50%. That's not a good sign.
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« Reply #105 on: April 21, 2010, 07:41:38 PM »

As for the first car show, they've increased the chance of rain on Saturday to 50%. That's not a good sign.

This car's been in a snowbank, and you're worried about some rain?  shruggy
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« Reply #106 on: April 21, 2010, 08:48:33 PM »

Getting the car out in the rain doesn't bother me. It's the whole being the only car there at the car show that kind of gets to me.


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« Reply #107 on: April 22, 2010, 06:43:42 AM »

I was going to brieng the Daytona out for it's show debut this weekend, but it is calling for rain all weekend here as well brickwall
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« Reply #108 on: April 22, 2010, 07:53:14 AM »

Getting the car out in the rain doesn't bother me. It's the whole being the only car there at the car show that kind of gets to me.



that car makes it own show where ever it goes   icon_smile_big icon_smile_big icon_smile_big
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« Reply #109 on: April 24, 2010, 07:49:28 PM »

Larry, are you taking the Bird to your local show?  I just got word the show here for tommorow has been post poned brickwall
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« Reply #110 on: April 24, 2010, 10:29:16 PM »

The rain stopped about noon today so we strapped the car seat in the back and loaded up my grandson and drove downtown. They allowed us to park right in the middle of the street on the local square. A lot of people were there just to see the bird. One of my friends said that everyone thought they had the baddest ride in town until we showed up.
The strange part is that even though finally getting to drive the Superbird was wonderful, the very fact that I was able to make that first trip with my wife and my grandson was the best part of all. I'll never forget it.
We know that our families are more important than our toys but sometimes it just hits you real hard right between the eyes.
My son has many pics on his camera. I chose not to spoil my experience by looking through a camera today.
I'll post a few pics tomorrow.
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« Reply #111 on: April 25, 2010, 01:53:23 PM »

Great news Larry, congratulations on the day and I look foreward to those pictures.
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« Reply #112 on: April 25, 2010, 05:16:34 PM »

Great news Larry, congratulations on the day and I look foreward to those pictures.

Thanks Allen.
I absolutely love my Superbird. It is definitely the best car that I've ever owned. I can't count your car since it wasn't finished until after it was officially yours.  Grin
All day long at the show, all I could think of is how nice it would have been to have had your car sitting there with mine. Can't wait for Branson.

Pics should be up tonight.
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« Reply #113 on: April 25, 2010, 06:17:02 PM »

I look foreward to parking next to Black Ice, I won't be in Branson until Thursday morning.  I have not been able to drive the Daytona as much as I would like but I heve driven it more than any of my cars.  I know the square I think we stopped at a little antique mall one of the days we came down to see the car ( get in you and your sons way)  I simply love the car !!!!  Thank You!
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« Reply #114 on: April 25, 2010, 07:33:33 PM »

I have a few things more to do to the bird to make it truly roadworthy. I need to change the headlamp switch. The taillights and side markers don't work. Tom included one with the car so that made it a little easier for me. I plan to rebuild the front end, but it really drives pretty nice. I'll do a few mechanical things before really getting it out away from home.
I'm really surprised at how this car has stayed in such great shape considering it's 40 years old. The underside of the car is all original and still has it's undercoating intact. The exhaust system has seen better days but is still together and actually sounds great.
We still had my grandson's car seat in the car so we buckled him in and took him to McDonalds this morning.  It's going to be difficult to go anywhere without telling the life story of the Black Ice Superbird. I've even got people following me around hoping I'll stop somewhere.
This is going to be worse than the Cudas or the wingrunner.   icon_smile_big
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« Reply #115 on: April 25, 2010, 10:01:52 PM »

Okay. Here's a few pics of the car at it's unveiling.
 
Here's a rundown on what I've done to the car other than paint.

I removed the damaged front spoiler and installed one that Mike Goyette at Dayclona made for me.
I also installed the correct turn signals that I bought from Doug and the new repro lenses that Mike Ross at BEA is selling. I also removed the shaded covers from the turn signal openings. They were both cracked.
I removed the six pack emblems from the hood and replaced the hood pins with newer ones.

As for the interior, I replaced the seat covers and carpet and removed the console and console shifter and replaced it with the correct non-console shifter. I also replaced the package tray. I reinstalled the original door trim panels. They still look pretty nice as did the dash pad and the rest of the interior. The headliner is very nice as well.
I need to get a few pics of the interior. Maybe tomorrow.

On the rear of the car I had the bumper rechromed. It didn't look too bad but it was showing it's age. In the trunk, I bead blasted the wing braces and repainted them and installed a new trunk lid gasket.

I will need to repaint the right front fender. It has a few fisheyes which I think was caused by trash blowing out of the headlamp right headlamp bucket due to my poor taping. The body is very straight. There are very few flaws. I didn't paint the wing since it was pretty nice and I didn't want to go through the hassle of installing the wing decals. I had enough trouble applying the ones to the 69 runner last year.

Anyway, the show was down on attendance due to the bad weather earlier in the day. We took home a top 25 trophy despite my not opening the hood or the trunk which they usually require. I didn 't have time to freshen up under the hood and I think that the car makes a better display with the hood and deck lid down. Certainly makes for better photos. I wonder how many pics were taken yesterday.

I want to thank Tom Ferry for helping me live mine and my wife's dream. He worked his tail off getting this car ready to ship to me. That's an entire other story right there. He will always be an important part of the history of this car.

I also want to thank my son, Brent, and my friend, Adam, for helping get this thing together at the last minute.  I couldn't have done it without them. They are true professionals and I'm lucky to have them working here with me.

More pics to come.


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« Reply #116 on: April 26, 2010, 06:02:38 AM »

Congrats Larry!... Most excellent!!!  cheers

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« Reply #117 on: April 26, 2010, 06:19:59 AM »

Looks great  2thumbs.  I'm liking the hoods I've been seeing on the Birds.  
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« Reply #118 on: April 26, 2010, 06:24:28 AM »

Looks great Larry! Glad yor wife got to get out in it too.
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« Reply #119 on: April 26, 2010, 07:26:03 AM »

It looks great!!!
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« Reply #120 on: April 26, 2010, 07:58:03 AM »

We didn't have time to paint the front spoiler. I think it'll look much better black. I'm also thinking about putting flat black Plymouth decals on the quarters and possibly put the flat black Superbird stripes on the back edge of the deck lid.
I have an NOS right hand mirror and would like to find either an NOS left mirror or a really nice original. I also need to locate an original antenna.
I'm going to attempt to use as many oem parts on the car as possible and try to stay away from repro items.

I want to personalize the car some but keep the Black Ice look as much as possible.


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« Reply #121 on: April 26, 2010, 10:06:00 AM »

 I had david make that super bird deck lid stripe custom , in white reflective for me when i scratched my road runner one .  He said no one had ever asked for it before .   Still dont have it installed yet   brickwall   
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« Reply #122 on: April 26, 2010, 10:33:34 AM »

Looks good Larry!,...I'm glad to see you, Sandra and your Grandson got out to enjoy yourselves, and  Blackbird,.....just a thought on the mirrors, have you considered the mid year optional 1970 B body racing mirrors, they were avaliable in chrome or body color, real nice design befitting a car like Blackbird,...if your interested, I have a remote drivers side, body color, in nice shape,....yours for the asking, as I'm not doing anything with it,....you'd need to source the passenger side, which is avaliable from Mike at BEAParts.....let me know dude




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« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2010, 10:41:30 AM »

We didn't have time to paint the front spoiler. I think it'll look much better black. I'm also thinking about putting flat black Plymouth decals on the quarters and possibly put the flat black Superbird stripes on the back edge of the deck lid.
I have an NOS right hand mirror and would like to find either an NOS left mirror or a really nice original. I also need to locate an original antenna.
I'm going to attempt to use as many oem parts on the car as possible and try to stay away from repro items.

I want to personalize the car some but keep the Black Ice look as much as possible.
   -------------------LOOKS GREAT LARRY I THINK A BLACK TRANSVERSE STRIPE SAYING SUPERBIRD WOULD LOOK COOL ON THE BACK. THE TURN SIGNALS IN THE NOSE LOOK GREAT  i NEVER HAD THEM  THOSE I HAD CAME OUT OF A 70 CORONET, GLAD U LEFT IN THE FOG LAMPS  THEY LOOK BADASS AND REALLY HELP ON DARK LONLEY ROADS. I LIKE THE HOODPIN CABLES AS I NEVER HAD THEM THEY LOOK GOOD.  YEAH MORE PICS MORE PICS.WHEN I OWNED IT NO MATTER HOW ANY TIMES I DROVE IT ,WHEN YOU HOP IN THE COVKPIT I ALWAYS GOT A RUSH OF ADRENALINE
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« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2010, 11:42:25 AM »

Mike,
I bought the correct nos passenger side so I guess I'll try to find the driver's side. I appreciate the offer. That spoiler that you made lined right up with the original holes and bolted up with no problems. How do you do that?  yesnod

Tom,
As for the adrenaline rush, I know exactly what you mean. I always planned to keep the fog lamps. They look great and they may come in handy some dark night. I can't get over how clean the inside of the nose is. There is no rust or buildup whatsoever. This car just keeps throwing out surprises. I had a guy ask me if I had restored the car. I said, no it didn't need to be restored. I just freshened up the paint a little. I never, ever intended for this car to be some perfect trailer queen, but it's actually ended up being nicer than I had planned.






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