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PostPosted: September 23, 2013, 12:06 pm 
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Good deal JD! I think that's a JZR morgan replica next to your car perhaps? where abouts is this show?

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PostPosted: September 30, 2013, 4:41 pm 
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Good deal JD! I think that's a JZR morgan replica next to your car perhaps? where abouts is this show?


Yes...that was a JZR Morgan replica and it one in our class.

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I removed my dash, sanded it and reshot it with Nason two-part clear. Looks much better. But the strap on my mask broke and I took a big lung full of clear with hardener. I finally ended up in the ER with a nebulizer of abuterol, which made me feel instantly better!

The the polyisocyanates induce asthma, apparently. It's no fun. Glad I won't be shooting more of this any time soon.

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isocyanates can kill. Remember the old joke "Who's killed more Indians than John Wayne? DuPont"

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PostPosted: September 30, 2013, 8:20 pm 
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I think it was Union Carbide...


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Sean in CT wrote:
I think it was Union Carbide...


Poly isocyanates killed 1400 people in Bopah Columbia. That was Union Carbide. If you shoot 2-part paints for a living you are supposed to use a supplied air respirator but the'y're about $1,500 bucks. I've never had a problem when the mask is on tight.

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PostPosted: October 1, 2013, 10:21 am 
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I'll stick to my rattle-cans, I think...;-/

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That's right it was Union Carbide. Bhopal India. Hard to get a real count on the death toll. I remember when it happened they couldn't decide between a little over a 1000 to almost 10,000.

I wear a high end 2 canister respirator when shooting 2k paints.

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Hurray! No more vacuum leaks! My car now idles like a pumped up Pinto on steroids. Of note to all Ford SOHC motor owners. My motor suddenly lost about a third of it's power a few days ago and the webers started spitting loads of fuel in my phase. Turns out my high performance adjustable cam pulley suddenly shifted about 15 degrees. I put it back and added some Loctite. Problem solved!

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Winter! Time to Add Horsepower, a 5-speed and a roll bar brace! I'm blue printing/balancing the bottom half of the motor, lightened the flywheel, and added 11:1 forged pistons. I also studded the head and added high strength rod bolts to hold the lower end together. The T5 tranny is from a V8 mustang so it should be good behind this four banger for awhile. I had to get a custom clutch disc from Clutch masters to make it work.

I flipped the car upside down to weld in a plate for the roll bar brace which will run between the center of the roll bar hoop and the passenger footwell. It's removable for street drives.


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Ok...it officially runs (three times around the block). I'm going to get a VIN for it today. I take it to the DMV I show them a bill of sale and they give me the VIN and it will be registered as a 1959 Lotus. I think I'll put a Lotus badge on the nose but I'll put "Not a" in 16 pt. type above the badge. This is what I did to the "Steinway" that grand piano I restored several years a go (It's really a Stuyvesent).

Stay tuned for the video


How do you like the brooklands?

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