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I have hundreds of photos going back nearly 40 years associated with my Roadrunner, this is one moment in time when I wonder "how the fk did all the Planets align that day for this to happen" :eek::D If you look above the drivers door up on the hillside, that was me in the black leather jacket with my old mates, I was taking a pic of the car and 2 days later I owned it, in '84 and still do.
What is the chance of someone being there exactly the same time as me taking a pic of the car from the opposite side of the track at the same time im errr,... taking a pic from the the opposite side...then giving me the pic some 20years later...spooky, can I fk remember who gave it me or find the opposing pic 馃槃 LMAO, 15.2 dialed on the window...Capt Slow staging :LOL:

I'm thinking of putting its complete History up if anyone would be interested??
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It would be great to see the complete history. I finished the restomod on my fairlane in 2013 and phoned the original owners in La Honda California and had a chat and sent them some pics, they sent some back and its great to see a cars history.
 

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Just for laughs...:D
I have hundreds of photos going back nearly 40 years associated with my Roadrunner, this is one moment in time when I wonder "how the fk did all the Planets align that day for this to happen" :eek::D If you look above the drivers door up on the hillside, that was me in the black leather jacket with my old mates, I was taking a pic of the car and 2 days later I owned it, in '84 and still do.
What is the chance of someone being there exactly the same time as me taking a pic of the car from the opposite side of the track at the same time im errr,... taking a pic from the the opposite side...then giving me the pic some 20years later...spooky, can I fk remember who gave it me or find the opposing pic 馃槃 LMAO, 15.2 dialed on the window...Capt Slow staging :LOL:

I'm thinking of putting its complete History up if anyone would be interested?? View attachment 630058
Very, very cool!!!!! A special moment in time captured :cool:
 

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OK Fella's i'll start adding, by all means Mods move this to appropriate section if necc, not sure where it should go.
Starts here, $75 off an airforce base in Virginia, I did not own it at this point nor the other 2 pics, from there on, its mine.
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After picking it up and driving it 1 mile it soon became obvious the engine was fkd, so pull it out...think I had enough money scraped together for rings, (bores were fkd, didn't matter, no money left, ring it ) brgs, oil pump, and the rest went on paint generally assoc with a Circus....like you did , squirt some gloss black Tekaloid under the hood and sling her 'er in
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I knew it was going to be Signal Amber Yellow so waste some money on yellow...ugh, ....plug leads and a chrome air filter....(y):ROFLMAO: ....and a bare metaling we will go!!
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Spray putty time and stopper...LOL, who remembers that stuff....quality Del Boy....
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By now Kara was hungry and I needed a drink....
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Nige, i'm fkn 60 in June...and I dont like the idea one bit !!... where did it all go? (n):ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Just so happens Mate, these are the last few of the "Yellow Attack".....stage 1 LOL., shit loads to come.

Back from the Grimstons!..overspray an' all... zero fks given back then when the World was "real"....just beer, fun, and shags....nothing else mattered:LOL:
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My G/F decided to back pack round 28 Countries at this stage,(late '85) . . As a result of that I moved back home and caused my Folks a load of suffering every morning at around 3am when coming home from the boozer and parking it on the path..... under their bedroom window ..what a twat I was/am
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At last, on the road and the first show IIRC somewhere in Lancs, '86....I was happy, oh for about 6months LOL. To be Cont...
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Unfortunately the slots have gone by now Nige.....last of the "Yellow era"
"Pro Street" time, by now i'm starting to look after the car a bit better (拢1500 when I bought it, it was "just" an old car)
Engine out, sandblast Tekaloid off, paint yellow under hood,...oh, dont forget to paint, wiper motor, master cyl and anything else that bolted in there! ha ha, I laugh now but back then it was ok
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While eng was out, hmm..some stripes needed, add Centerlines
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Tha'ts it for the" daze of Yellow". Next instalment, the "Black era" and another wheel change (y):LOL:
 

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Almost, the last part will be about 90% done on how it stands today, hopefully out in July if all goes to plan.
Anyhow, ran it a few years like the last pic then decided Circus look was out and Black was in, so, engine out, bare metal, and start again, eng bay was "semi professional" this time, I now started to understand how to make a "383" work, so did some eng work that resulted in low 13's, while still driven to S Pod with 3:55 gears
Teardown...
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Prime panel by panel after bare metaling..again LOL
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Guide coat to see how straight it was, yup, that'll do, paint it....after another 7 weeks work ha ha
 

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So into guide coat She went!...Love this pic, I remember having one of those "feelgood" moments, it was Summer and warm, Sunset, fluffy bunnies,, Mary Jane....,, :ROFLMAO:
 

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...and so onto top coat
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I then went and drove the shit out of it, track and street, I'd done my own port work on the stock heads, still had hyd cam,3:55 gears, now ran 12.90's, from essentially a 拢150 383 that I dug out of a garden in Barnsley....who remembers Sturdy & Lowe Jensen specialists? (y) :D
 

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I always knew it was screaming out for lower gears, fk that,I drove it everywhere, so try some rock hard circuit slicks with a tiny diameter.....12.59, best its ever run, this pissed off a select few people LOL. This was late '89 and lots of 440 cars were way slower.
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