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AxeHealey
AxeHealey Reader
7/7/19 6:59 p.m.

Great seeing (and hearing) the Jaaaag in person.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
7/24/19 7:00 p.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

any more pics of the Caprice?

It's actually a Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. You can see a pic of it in my "garage"

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
7/24/19 7:13 p.m.

The Jaaaaag got new shoes tonight.

And because this is truly my daily driver, and Indiana has snowy winters, I had to go with all season tires.  

I'll probably be the slowest Gastropod guy.  Because 500 treadwear tires.

 

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
7/24/19 7:27 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

You need to show us how well these do a burn out.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
7/24/19 8:03 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :I

I'll give you a smoke show in October.

I did my best to remove the remaining tread from the old tires. Indy-wife asked why my car smelled funny when I came home from work. I reminded her about my appointment for new tires, and then it dawned on her: I was doing smoke shows on the way home. Busted.

 

wawazat
wawazat HalfDork
7/24/19 8:18 p.m.

Hi Brian,

I sent you the Lucas Dragway pics today.  Smoke shows captured.

 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
7/24/19 9:47 p.m.

In reply to wawazat :

Thanks! Got 'em!

Dead_Sled
Dead_Sled HalfDork
7/24/19 10:11 p.m.
Indy-Guy said:

I hope you never fix the dents and scratches.

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
7/25/19 9:48 a.m.

Re: 500 treadwear gastropod...

I may have a solution for you. On vacation this week but I'll get back to you next week. I have some Michelin pilot sport cups on xjr wheels and I think they are gastropod legal.

(I really want the xjr to do well because I keep saying my xjr is my best challenge car and I keep bringing something else instead, like a chump).

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
7/25/19 8:46 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Enjoy your vacation. 

Let's chat when you get back yes

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
8/1/19 7:43 p.m.

Just out doing daily driver kinda stuff:

 

And boy it's does it looks good doing it:

 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
8/2/19 6:20 p.m.
Robbie said:

Re: 500 treadwear gastropod...

I may have a solution for you. On vacation this week but I'll get back to you next week. ......

You back from vacation?

 

Also, there's the "Indy British Motor Days" Show tomorrow if your interested. North West Indy just off I-65 ( link to info ) I'm taking the Jaaaag & a few of the Indy-kids.  pic from their website:

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
8/3/19 11:13 a.m.

Gorgeous weather today.

Indy-kids are really enjoying all the little cars.

Original '66 Lotus 7.  You forget how small these cars are, until you see them "in the flesh"

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
8/17/19 7:30 a.m.

Harbor Freight finally had this on sale, soooooo........ It's time to start working on the cosmetics.

blue91lx
blue91lx New Reader
8/17/19 2:05 p.m.
Indy-Guy said:

Harbor Freight finally had this on sale, soooooo........ It's time to start working on the cosmetics.

I was just there the other day and saw that they finally re-released it under the new name!  Same price as the old one.  Pull the gear apart and put some high quality grease in it and she'll quiet right down. 

Car is looking great, Brian! 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
9/16/19 5:33 p.m.
Indy-Guy said:

Barely Functional GPS (Grey Poupon Special) with a black and Gold Livery inspired by this:

 

I'm considering a different livery. I don't have a vinyl cutter and my real life budget and time are limited. I do have access to a large plotter, so I printed these out. What do you think? Mid car? Or at the back? Bigger?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/16/19 5:38 p.m.

Definitely mid car. It will balance nicely with the number plates 

Eurotrash_Ranch
Eurotrash_Ranch New Reader
9/16/19 5:49 p.m.

I would go on the front drivers door, with the amber side marker being the eye of the tiger (jag)

 

Edited to add: about to bound over the front wheel arch

stroker
stroker UltraDork
9/16/19 7:28 p.m.
Eurotrash_Ranch said:

I would go on the front drivers door, with the amber side marker being the eye of the tiger (jag)

 

Edited to add: about to bound over the front wheel arch

+1

 

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
9/16/19 8:09 p.m.

In reply to stroker :

Ok, I'll resize it and see if I can get it to fit as you've suggested.

I'm going to try to cut this out and use it as a stencil, then paint it on using Plasti-Dip.

I'm leaning towards fluorescent green ( think Monster Energy livery)....

What color do you guys recommend?

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
9/16/19 8:16 p.m.

I'm partial to big mclarge-huge over the quarter panels, like this.

Edit: flourescent green is an excellent color choice, regardless of placement.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/16/19 8:20 p.m.

You may not have a vinyl cutter, but that doesn't mean nobody does.......

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
9/16/19 8:25 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

You may not have a vinyl cutter, but that doesn't mean nobody does.......

Is that an offer to help? I know you're very busy with T-shirts and two wheel racing.

Eurotrash_Ranch
Eurotrash_Ranch New Reader
9/16/19 8:34 p.m.

The Johnson Controls placement (above) is really dope

stroker
stroker UltraDork
9/16/19 9:41 p.m.

In reply to Eurotrash_Ranch :

Boy, y'know, seeing that picture above, I'm thinking the hindquarter placement per the blue car looks best.  Sorry to change my mind, not that it really matters in this case.  As for color, I'm thinking a fogged or airbrushed silver instead of clearly defined lines.  Again, just me. 

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