Here is some trivia for ya. The History Channel series Battle 360 was presented with limited commercial interruption by Enterprise rent a car. Guess why. This guy. Jack C. Taylor, a pilot on the U.S.S Enterprise back in the day. Now the owner of the aforementioned company.
Oh, Episode 3 of this series pays homage to the "Showboat". If the Capital ship (Carrier USS Enterprise) you are defending radios over to see if you are on fire during an attack at Guadalcanal? Well, BB-55, you did it right. No fire, just a barrage of anti-aircraft fire thrown up by you and your valiant crew.
Believe it or not, the 1964 and a half Mustang is titled to my Mother. My Father and I are trying to get it back up to speed for her now. One of the pluses is the fact that there are no shoulder harnesses on this ride. This to me is important for her recovery phase. If you have lived through all of this the lack of a shoulder harness in the event of a wreck does not bother me.
So now we get to seat belts. They came in two flavors in 64-65 production. Delux and standard. I rummaged around the garage today and found these.
Sadly as was the case back in the day one seat belt was cut. This is the Delux belt. Rear seat belts were a Dealer installed option. Date code of 1-64 would be correct for this ride! Correct color too. I can't decode this enough however:
This is a build tag written on the production line I found behind the rear seat.
Those of you on the book of face already know this. My Mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lumpectomy was performed and cancer was detected in the Lymph nodes on that side.
She has decided on a double mastectomy. That is scheduled for October 10th.
I humbly ask for your prayers, well wishes, whatever you do. She is in her 70's. This is not going to be easy. On the other hand we fight. Always. She is a fighter and when asked about reconstruction, well, her reply told me her head is in the game. Decorum prohibits me telling you what she told the doctor. I did do a spit take on it though! She is a smart ass too. I at least can say I get it honest.
I know some things about restoring a first generation Mustang. I will never compete in the MCA shows. I can get it close but will never push a car out of a trailer. They all were driven to the shows back in the day.
I was stunned when I went down this rabbit hole today for some reason.
Yeah there are people trying to recreate the squad car from the TV show ADAM 12. This got my attention:
Yeah they go that deep. Its one thing to restore a 40 year old car correctly. It has to be more difficult to add the correct police hardware!
The big thing I got from this was that someone is making repro License plates for cars. They are pricey, but dang. I love the fact I can do so if I wish!
If you want to see the Dodges, AMC, and other stuff from the TV show go to the link.
According to really good revolver shooters including Jerry Miculek, I hold a revolver wrong. I will not debate the wisdom behind such shooters that are WAY better than I.
I will say this though. I have small hands. As long as my thumbs do not get into the area around the trigger on a DA I am fine. I have also been taught to do the same thing every time you pick up a Handgun. Semi-Automatic or Revolver.
I do not put my left thumb across the backstrap, nor do I hook it over my right thumb. So I ask you as Mr. Curmudgeon and I shot yesterday the range took a video. I am at his home range and I am not an instructor there.
I can see my right thumb moving between shots. I am shooting .357 Magnums not .38 SPL. I know I need to work on that, but your opnion would be appreciated and I now know that video can be a great training tool.