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Sounds like you'd better aim where you REALLY want to go 'cause you're going to get there in a hurry.

I had a car that could go 200 at one point. Trouble was the tires were rated to 150. Doh!
For clarity I never drove it on the highway except the day I bought new tires. I drove it 50 miles to set the steel belts. After that it was all winding country roads. 👍
 
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It's a 1956 Ford F350. A friend just towed it from Montana. The rust-oration will be done at my mother's house because it won't fit in his garage. The bed is ten feet long. Should be fun.
 

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It's a 1956 Ford F350. A friend just towed it from Montana. The rust-oration will be done at my mother's house because it won't fit in his garage. The bed is ten feet long. Should be fun.
Does your friend have a YouTube channel?
He'd get easily hundreds of thousands of views for posting a series of vids. showing off the restoration process.
 

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No, he doesn't. I pass on the idea. I think it's a great one! I will, of course, be sharing the progress here.
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Keep the patina, drop in a crate motor ( 400cu/in ) & give the universal 'you're number 1' to anyone who questions.

neat ^
 

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Upgrading brakes isn't really frowned upon when restoring,, I'd do that first.
Dr. Porsche always said it's much more important to stop, than go

I'v driven drum brakes and it leaves alot to be desired // skeeetchy


A clean rebuild on the motor does sound good. :)

 

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Just wanted to mention, doesn't even take a bunch of high-priced recording equipment to get started on YouTube. The most Toxic individual I ever met as part of the ASMR community on YT, got started with just her Smartphone. Found success early on with one of her very first video uploads. Learned from her that all you need is determination and a current Smartphone to get started. That's how I started my two channels on YT.

One of many things I learned from her. Only one of two that were positive though. Glad she quit YouTube. She had Jim Jones level of charm and appeal when it came to others. Thankfully, Lisa never actually realized it. Hope she never does.
 

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Just my 2 cents on video recording:

1. Don't skimp on audio. Take some time to read up on microphones and wind socks (a.k.a "dead cat"). Nothing ruins an outdoor video like having to listen to super loud wind noise the whole time.

2. For heaven's sake, either have good video stabilization, or put the cam on a tripod and leave it. You're never going to be as steady as you think when you're hand-holding a camera for video. Even with a good stabilizer, DON'T move the camera around much. There's one guitarist channel that has some good content but I can hardly stand to watch it because the camera man is constantly moving around like he's got ADHD and he just chugged 3 Redbulls.
 

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The recently released Z is a scam. Base price looks somewhat reasonable. Until you look at all the things Nissan left out! You realize that you need to spend close to $45K before insane dealer mark-ups if you want to get a proper Z. Minus the lack of a Manual, for some bizarre reason.

It's not competitive with the new one, but I'd rather hunt down a last model year version of the old Z, instead. Just easier to live with.
 
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