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A very dear friend of mine lost almost everything, including half of his Air Force retirement, in an ugly divorce. He got to keep this because the ex didn't want the "old car"!
He is the second owner and it has sat for about 2yrs (outside). Its getting kind of rough, smells very moldy inside, but it is all there! Unmolested, never wrecked. I told him last year if he could get it to me, I'd get it running for him (it's in a little rougher shape than what I realized). About all that is missing is the original iron intake and dist. He still had the original Q-jet which I plan to send to Eric for repair.
I'm not restoring the car, I'm just going to get it running (assuming nothing major is broken) on my nickel.
The owner used to be a flight engineer on the E-4 and we became super good buddies when I was working on the program. Sometimes you just gotta help out a buddy with no strings attached.











 

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Nice gesture Tom!! :thumbsup:
 

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Looks like a great start. its an a/c car so i figure its a 450 horse car, almost had a heart atack for a second thought it was an LS6.
 

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you just want to work on a cool car :p

Nice thing you're doing, there, to help a buddy out.
 

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Tom, I did a similar thing last year for a young man who bought a car with a knocking engine and he and some friends proceeded to tear to apart and BOY did they tear it apart. My brother in law and myself reassembled the engine/tranny and some other work, He just had to pay for parts.
 

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Looks like a great start. its an a/c car so i figure its a 450 horse car, almost had a heart atack for a second thought it was an LS6.
Ya, obviously he put the decal on the air cleaner (can't blame him, I woulda done it too way back then :D).
 

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Cool car but what's with the round parking lights?
Anyone remember when it was "the thing" to do, to swap a Monte/Elky front bumper on a 70 Chevelle? That's what he did many years ago.
No big deal to change it back.
 

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Right on. Hey I used to be stationed at Andrews AFB. The E-4B would always fly in and visit for a few days. I could always remember that they would have 1 engine running all the time on the ground. I got a tour of it a few times. Pretty cool!
 

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I agree...what you are doing is so cool! Props to you...helping out an old buddy!

You'd be surprised as to how many extremely generous people there are...out in the real world...I had a horsepower angel help me out once...or twice:beers:
 

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Tom ....... :thumbsup: for helping your freind !!

I'd say even with all the bad luck he's had ....... at least TWO things went right

# 1 he's got you for a freind
# 2 no one told his Ex what that OLD car was worth ;)
 
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