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pilkguns wrote: ↑Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:13 pmHe would have really liked this, @t3ragtop
I wanted to make a special dedication to Richard since I have a car that has a turbo engine that he built. In fact if you look at this Hemmings motor news story
the engine pictured is the engine that’s now in my Vert.
When I first started fooling with this project. I was going to buy a Suzuki chair that I was going to get Richard to sign as well as my other partners in crime Andrew Washer and Dan Shaver. Anyway the guy that I was trying to buy that Suzuki chair from turned out to be a scammer and I didn’t get that (although he got my money) . Next thing you know Richard was sick and then Richard was gone. So another long year of stops and starts and I’m still wanting to kind of do something Richard related to the car and I’m trying to figure out what do I wanna do about my dash odometer because this Vert is really a whole new car this turbo engine and all the Swift GT parts it has installed. It’s really starting life all over again so I should start with a specific odometer mileage? Like should that be zero? Or shouldn’t it be 100,000 or maybe start with 2020 for gosh sake ? And then I was thinking about Richard and I’m like well you know , I wonder how old Richard was maybe that would be a good odometer number so I asked on here and found out Richard was 64. 64 wa a cool number for me because I was born in 1964 and it was also my football jersey number, so 64000 it is
Here’s my first little tribute to Richard on the dash with the mileage set
[image]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202011 ... 782581.jpg[/image]
I want to thank Aaronvincent for his link on how to reset odometer mileage on here
Meanwhile, I wanted to go with white faced gauges, so found a set of stickers on ebay and bought them. So I’m sitting around looking at them and I wanted to change my “unleaded gas only” to “premium gas only” because two of my other cars are so marked on the dash, (a Mercedes 320 Vert and a 03 Marauder) and then I’m like well what else can I do here if I’m printing the gauges over again. I am looking at the MPH sweep and the numbers and what do I do and I’m looking at that big white space in the tach area….. hmmmmm….. hmmmmm. there’s a big white circle……. Hmmmm, what do I know that is a big circle shape?
and it hit me Richard’s avatar Tubby, so I went to looking on the Internet and found lots of pictures from the Tubby cartoon series , and a little bit of Photoshop work later and some printing and some cuttings and some sweat and then here you go
RIP Richard t3ragtop
https://geometroforum.com/viewtopic.php ... 80#p745880
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