Re: Where is everyone?
Actually, and this gets complicated, I will be changing the wheels and they will be grey.
The rear axle is actually an odd Ford.........what is known as a Ford 9" which is out of a Lincoln Versailles, and has factory disk brakes. (So it has 4 wheel disk brakes!!) It's a "just about" bolt in for a Dart. Because of it's width, those Mustang wheels on there now fit on and right under the fenders.
But I recently bought a set of 4 later model 'Stang wheels in gray. They are going to require spacers, which will be machined for the purpose, as the later wheels are offset inwards a bit more. This is "what you can find used" otherwise I could have bought them to fit for a lot more money. (About 3X more)
Here's the thread on that:
The front wheels, which I like the looks of, unfortunately actually are offset TOO far outside, and really while "workable" are not optimum. Those are vintage ET brand wheels, and it will be easy to recover my investment in them. I have 4, and they won't fit the rear due to being offset outwards too far.
At my age I just hope I live long enough to get this all back together. I scored a new /unused commercially rebuilt 360 CID "short block." That with my old 340 cylinder heads and a mild cam should yield a good solid 325 hp or so. This has aftermarket Holley EFI which I installed, a manually shifted Torqueflite (I cannot row a gearbox anymore) and with about 3300 RPM at 70 mph, is "way too much fun."
I did get some good moon shots the other night, but it doesn't exactly qualify here, as this is an AF lens, even though I did use MF. This lens was a FIND. This was an early model Canon 300 mm L 2.8, non IS. The seller warned me the AF is wrong, and I got it for only 400 bux US or so. But the Canon 7D has focus offset in the menu, and I was able to compensate. Here's some photos from the other night
Posts 19 and 20
This is one of the best photos I've ever caught, using that beat up 400mm:
(I HATE the "new improved" Flickr)
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I'm so shakey, anymore, I can't worry about trying to capture "prop blur." I simply must crank the shutter way up