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What is “too early” for boat start-up on the Parker Strip?

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  1. Sharp Shooter

    Sharp Shooter The "anti-yuppie"

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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Q code SCJ. :)
     
  3. Wheeler

    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Buy the '33 then. Steel body car that's already running. ;)
     
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  4. Sharp Shooter

    Sharp Shooter The "anti-yuppie"

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    My Favorite! :cool:
     
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    mobldj Well-Known Member

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    best time in parker is sunday at 1101 am.why because check out time for all the weekend warriors is 11.
     
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    old rigger Well-Known Member

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    My favorite all time car, 33 or 34 tudor sedan. Never owned one though and probably never will. Have had 70 or so old cars but never one of those. Came real close when I was 20. I'd already had quite a few cars by then and found a '34 in North Long Beach that had a FE in it and had been sitting for about 5 years. This was in 1976. My dad said, why don't you do something else with your money as the car will be gone in 6 months and you'll be looking for the next one. So, I bought a house instead, lol. Still have it but have never lived in it.

    33/34, the most beautiful car Ford ever built.
     
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    rivermobster Club Banned

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    monkeyswrench Well-Known Member

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    A '33 is my absolute favorite, swooping grille and center mount hood latches. Then there's also the unicorn early 33, had un-skirted fenders like a 32...only seen 2 in my life. One was real, the other real enough;)
    Apparently my projects will have to wait...just got the call, and heading to Cali Friday morning to pick up a customer '32 roadster. The quote was, " Stick a '40 motor in it, get it running and driving". Yes sir, I can do that:)
     
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    old rigger Well-Known Member

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    Never heard that about the early '33 fenders.
     
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    monkeyswrench Well-Known Member

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    Very early, like the first few weeks of production on the Victoria and Cabriolet line. Sexy as all hell, if you like old Fords with fenders. Every time I ended up with a car with fenders, I always sold them to offset costs. The word seems to be the early cars are in their sunset now. The big money seems to be with the pro-touring/muscle car stuff. I figure I'll finally get to keep an early car now:p
     
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    Beautiful Noise Well-Known Member

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    Seen this a couple of times over the years :D:D:D

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    old rigger Well-Known Member

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    My grandpa told me years ago that as each generation dies off, their cars become unwanted. For the most part I think that's true. I use to be in a club called four ever four, just ford 4 bangers and a few T's. I was decades younger than most members and I can see it with their kids, as they pass away they don't want the cool old model A's. They'd rather have something from their youth.

    My grandpa had a brand new '24 model T roadster and he put a 4 valve rajo head on it. He said it was pretty bad ass for the time. Dad was a gearhead into 40s-50s chevys and model As. I guess that's where I get it. I like it all.
     
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    I drove that boat as a Superstock in 1989.
    Runnerbottom Litchfield with a Ron Edhe Circle Race legal bottom.
    Fast down the straights, but No Bueno in the corners.
    Little Brother sure has had some fun with it over the years at the River!
     
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    I tell Eric all the time I love that scoop on there :D
     
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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Bet its cheaper than you could ever imagine.
    You've earned it, make it yours, make it Miller Time. :D
     
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    I meet with the guy that has power of attoney tomorrow. I'll know more then.
    I bought a '68 S code in highland green from the same.owner in '02. Built in San Jose within a week of the Bullet car. Only difference acording to Marti was mine was auto with a bench seat. Only 16 were ordered with bench in this year and model making it arguably one of the rarest mustangs ever. At least acording Marti.
     
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    Sharp Shooter The "anti-yuppie"

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    An automatic with a bench? Was it a column shift? I love everything about a big block mustang except changing plugs and header gaskets.
     
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    Bench seat is one of those things I saw in a Ford book, and thought "Really?!" That has to be one of the rarest pony's out there...right up there with the infamous paisley vinyl top option!
    Worst job I ever took as a young pup...installing headers on a CJ! I think the 3 piece driver side took me 8 hours!
     
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    A 56, a 68 fastback and a badass boat...fuck me, I grew up in the wrong neighborhood! (And possibly a few years too late:rolleyes:)
     
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    That looks like a long bed '56. (I think I see a stake pocket over the rear fender) Guy in the Model T club here in LB has one of those but it's a big back window. I don't know how many long beds had that option, but it's pretty rare.
     
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    20190826_095815.jpg 20190826_095811.jpg Yep, you should be here! Keith an I are.
     
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    RiverDave In it to win it

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    All these pics are reminding me of my youth and wanting a flat bottom.
     
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    Saw these Guys yesterday morning just before I left .......I turned and looked at the boat and truck all covered up and said ..... Next time :D:D

     
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    You're much better off. That group is a motly crew and friends of that river mobster guy. o_O
     
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    Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    What are you trying to tell us Dave? That flat bottoms are for kids?o_O
     
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    Sharp Shooter The "anti-yuppie"

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    Apparently, Dave’s level of cool peaked when he was a kid. :D
     
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    Buy one ! Tell Stacey the pedals are for physical therapy. Ask Shintoo if you can write it off as a medical expense.
     
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    I'll have to. Break out an old.hard drive and find some.pix.
     
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    Ain't shit going on in Blythe.

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    Someone post spne pix!!!
     
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    Scott Steele will be making passes on the Strip tomorrow morning!


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    Any relation to Rob Steele who used to run an alcohol hydro a while back?
     
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    Strippers and Blow at the Strip?
    :D:D:D
     
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    I think he’s bringing both. Wish I was there to watch. Some bad ass boats. IMG_0169.JPG


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    Wish I were there. :(
     
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    Where in the hell is the Milk Man?

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    Should be interesting with the Nautique Wake and Surf Boat regatta this weekend. River has been screwed up since Thursday.
     
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    Who the heck organizes that?


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    An idiot.
     
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    According to his facebook he's been burning fuel since 7:30
     
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    Gotta get all the good passes in before the water gets destroyed by those river surfing behemoths.


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    I held out for a while...it has some good shit but a SHIT-TON of garbage to sort through as well. You can filter it though. I’m still FB dumb.


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    Took me a second. Found it.
     
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    It’s a fucking shit show. Took our neighbor for a ski ride up to Castle and back at 8:30 this more...like glass, then my wife and I ran up to the dam, floated a bit then down to Bluewater. Lori got a little nervous with the water conditions down there. Launched our spectra out of the water twice. It’s wake/surf boat Hell almost all the way up to the Keys.
     
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    Sharp Shooter The "anti-yuppie"

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    Steele said 1st pass this morning was at 6:00 am and the same will happen tomorrow.
     
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    I heard someone at 6 but didn’t get to the dock until 6:30. Wish I could have seen the run.
     
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