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Man that's always an exciting moment! Stressfull sorta then after break in it is such a sweeeeeeet feeling, if your like me you probably want to start it several times again soon, its sorta like pinching yourself
 

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WHAT??????????????????????? No video..................................
 

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I agree on the starting often comment Tom! Right after it's running and all went well, I am tickled when somebody stopped by and wanted me to fire it up! Looking for any excuse to start it again!
 

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after break in it is such a sweeeeeeet feeling, if your like me you probably want to start it several times again soon, its sorta like pinching yourself
Boy you got that right, I've been starting it just to hear that lope. Good thing I was alone in the shop. lol
I'm sure the neighbors are tired of hearing it though, oh well, to bad.......
As far as the video goes, I guess I need to do like Mario said and set up a Youtube account and upload a video from there?
I have a short one on my cell phone too, do I need to put that on Youtube also?
 

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awesome tony, sounds great. love the choppy idle. congratulations.
 

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Thank you Mario.
I really appreciate all the support, input, advice and kind words that everyone on this site provides.
Being a "Gasser newbie", I sure needed it. :cool:
 

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My family and I took the Studey to a show at the Santa Maria Elks yesterday.
I couldn't get the registration updated until today so I trailer-ed it in.
Had a GREAT day and had a ton of positive comments.
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Then today me sons and I took it to the local doughnut derelicts then decided to break in the rear end gears so went to a hamburger joint about 30 minutes away.
Other than a minor oil leak at the timing cover and a small coolant leak at the water pump, It runs great.
Temp holds at 185 and oil pressure is steady at about 65 psi cruising.
This thing is a BLAST!:cool::cool:
 

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I belong to a local hot rod club here in Santa Maria, Ca. called The Bent Axles (http://bentaxles.wixsite.com/bentaxles). This last weekend (third weekend in July) we had our annual car show.
It starts off on Friday for registration.
We have a meet and greet, free strawberry shortcake giveaway and raffles.
Saturday we have the car show in beautiful old town Orcutt. Again we give away strawberry shortcake to the guests who brought cars. We also have raffles, 50/50, a poker walk and a ton of giveaways to our guests.
Then on Sunday we have a poker run and host a traditional Santa Maria style BBQ. Here we announce the raffle winners, have another 50/50 and again give away lots of gifts to out guests.
At our show on Saturday we have a certain parking lot that most of the club members park their hot rods in, so I decided to bring the Studey.
While it was there I decided to take advantage of a local pinstriper, who attends every year. His name is Tim Broberg and his business it FastStripe. https://tim-broberg.squarespace.com/
I had him paint the "327 cu. in." on my lower fenders. He did it in a way that will look aged. I'll buff some of it off to age it even more in a few days.
I had a great time and the Studey got quite a bit of attention.
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car looks awesome tony. and sounds like you had a great time. Now the rewards come hand over fist as you enjoy your cool ride.
 

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You are sure right Mario, driving this thing is so much fun.
Man it sure isn't like driving the grocery getter! You have to be aware at all times, and its loud, squeaks, rattles and smells! Just the way I like it. lol
 

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Ah, that description............

Tony,
That description; just the way I like my women too, LOL. The Stude looks great, glad you're starting to enjoy the rewards of you labor; enjoy.
 

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Damn Tony it just looks so bad ass sitting there......and the best for me any way is it is a rarity among hot rods......
 
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