Desert Mavericks.......Sand Box

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  1. Ryan

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    Well since the 2000 post thread died and seemed to annoy some guys lets start a new one here. I designate this thread the Sand Box for my fellow Desert Maverick guys.

    So lets see who is up to what. Who needs help or parts? Who is going racing or to a show? Is Tony's car running?
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    Went to a Memorial Day car show in Show Low. No Mavericks or Comets. But some nice cars anyway. :)
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    Hey Don, did they do paint work on the comet too or just the metal work? Now you have alot of work ahead getting both cars put back togethor. Hopefully you will have one put togethor in time for the fall meet. If not you will have to bring the race car.
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    Don't worry. I have another car, but if it is going to be at the track I'll bring the race car. I'm supposed to get the engine back for this one early next week. I've already gotten 2 rebuilt trannies back. We'll see where we are. This one is Ruth's.:)
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    It must be too hot for the AZ. guys to even get on the board these days. Except for Don and myself I havent seen any of the guys in a while. Maybe I need to start a thread in the general section about setting up a meet, that will grab their attention. Dont make me do it..........
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    Yeah, I don't usually look at many of the daughter boards on here. I just stick to the General, technical and drag racing.

    It's funny, but I haven't actually started my car since the last gathering on Central. I tried last week only to find that my floats were sticking again, so I had the carb down for repairs. Then I pulled the transmission to refresh it. I should have that back together this weekend.

    My parents where trying to get me to go up to Prescott for the upcoming car show next weekend, but I had to pass. I've got the car show here locally at Radiant church right around the corner from my house. I've wanted to be a part of that one for the last 5 years, but never had the car together. (Well technically it's not together right now...but you know that story.) So this is my first opportunity to be involved in that one. I'm hoping to take home the large giant trophy, so none of you dang Maverick guys show up and one up me!!! LOL Just kidding, I'd love to see any of you out there that would like to join me.
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    When is that show at Radiant? I havent had my car out since we went to the track. Still need to fix my fuel problem but wont take long. I think ive earned a couple hours in the garage and a little maverick time since Ive been so busy lately. Maybe even get my truck cleaned up and on the road if it gets too hot for the Maverick.
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    It starts at 8am (they suggest you get there before that though) and goes until 2pm. Radiant Church is at Paradise (between Greenway and Bell) just off of Reems. The show is $20 if preregistered and $25 at the gate to show, but free to be a spectator. It is on the 19th (fathers day). They've always had some pretty large turnouts and I don't expect this one to be any different.
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    How was the show Tony?
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    It was a great time. Since I was the only Maverick out there it got a lot of attention. I had no less than 5 people come up to me and say that their first car was a Maverick. So I had to ask the inevitable question, what ever happened to it. And at least four of them told me either they wrecked it, or one of their siblings wrecked it. Cracked me up! I suppose back in the late 70's early 80's these were disposable cars and they were handed down to the youngest in the family. Usually to the poor cars demise. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the suspensions and brakes had a part in the carnage, but I thought it humorous.

    So how was the plane flying? It was a bit windy at the show and I was wondering how it was going with you.
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    Plane flying was not too good. Got there around nine just as the wind picked up. It was calm when i left my house and was hoping to beat the wind that was suppose to come later in the day. I only made 3 flights, against better judgement but I was determined. It wasnt so much me flying the plane, it was me Anti Crashing. My dad and Brother said they werent going to fly while i was on my way there. But I got there and told my bro i was going to fly no matter what so he came out with his Corsair and dad came to watch the potential carnage. Luckily no damage but didnt get to do much.
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    Well its officially time for the 2 month hibernation from driving cars without A/C. My Mav and truck will be sittign for a while. Well they have been sitting already for months but that was by choice I guess.

    But I have a new project to tinker with and collect parts for. My brother and I picked up a 1992 Mustang 5.0 LX 5 speed for $500. It need alot of interior trim, tailights, ECU, and clutch cable. I'l be rounding stuff up from my Mustang club guys and tinkering with it as we have time. should be a fun car to drive once we get it back on the road.

    So what have you other Desert guys been doing?
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    Ruth and I just loaded the trailer with a neighbors belongings that they put in storage when they moved to Oklahoma. We'll be leaving for the MCG gathering next Friday and stopping by their place to drop it off. And then on to Kentucky. :)
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    What nice guy Don. Have fun at the Roundup. Maybe one day I'll get to attend one of these big events. Just need a bigger truck, a trailer, and some more $$$$$
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    Not going to the Roundup. We're going to the MCG Gathering in Somerset, Ky. :)
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    I rented my house to a couple here in Oklahoma that left belongings in a storage in California. They been trying to get it here also.. Where are you stopping in OK?
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    Ryan, you should see how many of the parts you need for the Mustang with Adam. I'll bet he has just about everything you need.

    I abandonded my garage two weeks ago due to the heat. I'm hoping to get some tinkering done in the next couple months, but like you said...not much driving or even working on the car till things cool off again. My buddy Tony raced last weekend and he must have just been nuts...WAY too hot for this cowboy!

    Don, I was going to buy a spoiler off of Ward and ask you to pick it up at the Gathering...but he sold all four of them in a matter of minutes it seems like! LOL Oh well, I'll just keep looking. Anyhow, have a safe trip!

    Personally I'm thinking that it's time to bug out for a vacation and maybe take in San Diego. The kid wants to see Sea World and the wife wants to see the beach again. I guess it's an AZ thing...searching out water!
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    I checked with Adam already, And am getting a clutch cable from him but he dosnt have anything else I need.

    We are headed to Oceanside Ca on july 23rd for a week at the beach. My wife and and some others are going to Sea World, I saw it a couple years ago and will just stay a the beach instead. Its always a good time to get out of the heat for a week. If yo ulike to stay at or near a beach that isnt as crowded you should check out Oceanside. Alot of beach rentals right on the beach for not much more than a hotel would cost.
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    How bazaar! We were using the dates of the 21st - 25th.

    Yeah, I've seen Sea World a bunch of times as well. But the kid hasn't, and he is a senior next year. We figured that we'd give him his choice for his last vacation before graduating. I'll mention Oceanside to the wife.

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