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Christine Movie Car
10-15-2012, 03:20 AM
The evil twins will be together for their 1st time appearance, restored and ready to raise HELL !!! Several cast members will be joining in on the celebration !!!! ;0) {oo)==v==(oo}

http://www.facebook.com/RetroManiaFestival?ref=ts&fref=ts

Rebels-59
10-15-2012, 09:37 AM
Oh HELL

Not ONE and BOTH of the Actual Movie Cars on the loose at the same Venue for the 1st time since the Movie, WATCH OUT...... No one is safe now, If the first dont get ya , the other will..

Have a Awesome time Christines and Lads.. We need PICs and Updates for those not able to attend, especially those of us of different continents ..

All have a Blast and be Safe..

Clive

tehdrok
10-15-2012, 10:53 AM
Saw this on Facebook.. So, so wish I could make it over there for it.. But no money and can't get time off work at such short notice :( Have fun everyone!

DVJohn
10-15-2012, 11:49 AM
That is going to be cool.................

CQB-241
10-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Lots of pics guys.
Going to a regional car show here in West Oz that weekend isn't going to cut it now that I know this is happening half a world away!

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/542375_454531731258492_1066781916_n.jpg

big m
10-15-2012, 04:01 PM
I'm going to try to make it, but I need to replace the worn out tires on my Fury. One drawback to using your car as a daily driver, having to replace the tires every 50,000 miles. M'lisa will not be able to go, as the shop she works for is extremely busy during the rice harvest.

---John

big m
10-31-2012, 12:12 AM
I left Williams Thursday morning with Damian, Big Al's son. It was a long drive, 500 miles each way, after filling up with fuel at the top of Tehachapi pass, we began to smell a bit of a sewage smell, and it stayed with us for some time. About 40 miles from Palm Springs, we stopped at Bob's Big Boy for dinner. After eating, I was dismayed to find that the battery in the Fury was completely dead. I had to call AAA for a jumpstart, as no one was willing to use their new car to jumpstart mine. We made it to or motel by 10:30 that evening though.

We had a great time, and seeing Martin and Bill and Mike Heredia [and their cars] again was worth the long drive.

I'll post photos up shortly, as I will be driving to central Nevada to pick up a '58 Dodge tomorrow.

---John

Larry57Savoy
10-31-2012, 12:42 AM
Is this not a photo of your car John?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151286613940041&set=a.10150143960700041.327769.571370040&type=1&ref=nf

Larry57Savoy
10-31-2012, 12:54 AM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/530634_10151286613940041_499851131_n.jpg

Larry57Savoy
10-31-2012, 12:55 AM
Ron will want to know why they did not include the balls in this picture. Ronnie Wright loves balls!

PlymouthFury
10-31-2012, 03:33 AM
That wasn't the new battery was it John? That would definitely be no bueno! I can't believe no one would jump start you...I don't know how many countless people I've helped on the side of the road especially with jump starts...

I need to replace the horribly worn out tires on my '57 as well...they are almost as smooth as a baby's butt! Been holding out on mounting my super cushions...but obviously now I got to worry about other things that need fixin on my car.

Say what are you gonna do with the old tires John? Don't throw them away! Throw them MY way! lol! In fact they can just be thrown in a '58 Fury that I need to pickup when I get my Dodge pickup! Yea?!

Imperial King
10-31-2012, 04:04 AM
Good for you both Martin and Bill.

318Fins
10-31-2012, 04:28 AM
Wow thats going to be a hell of an event .

CQB-241
10-31-2012, 11:44 AM
Wow thats going to be a hell of an event .

Past tense now....photo's anyone? I had to make do looking at Pommy cars on the weekend.

Jackrabbit28
11-01-2012, 05:38 AM
No photos still? Damn.

big m
11-01-2012, 05:52 PM
That wasn't the new battery was it John? That would definitely be no bueno! I can't believe no one would jump start you...I don't know how many countless people I've helped on the side of the road especially with jump starts...

I need to replace the horribly worn out tires on my '57 as well...they are almost as smooth as a baby's butt! Been holding out on mounting my super cushions...but obviously now I got to worry about other things that need fixin on my car.

Say what are you gonna do with the old tires John? Don't throw them away! Throw them MY way! lol! In fact they can just be thrown in a '58 Fury that I need to pickup when I get my Dodge pickup! Yea?!

The battery I had was a bit over a year old, the new one ended up in the '59 Dodge. After finding the battery dead, my suspicion was that the voltage regulator quit regulatng, and charged at 17 volts, boiling out the battery, which is the sulfur smell we were getting along the way. I had the AAA guy check the charging system and my hunch was correct. I was able to get a replacement at NAPA the next day.

I will save the tires, but they are pretty worn out. They would make a project car appear better anyways.

I'll ring you up later today also.

---John

big m
11-01-2012, 05:54 PM
No photos still? Damn.

I'll get the photos I took posted shortly, I had to drive to central Nevada yesterday so I'm more behind than usual. Luckily I was able to retrieve photos I had taken before my camers quit towards the end of the event.

---John

AudioMobil
11-01-2012, 10:44 PM
The battery I had was a bit over a year old, the new one ended up in the '59 Dodge. After finding the battery dead, my suspicion was that the voltage regulator quit regulatng, and charged at 17 volts, boiling out the battery, which is the sulfur smell we were getting along the way. I had the AAA guy check the charging system and my hunch was correct. I was able to get a replacement at NAPA the next day.

---John

That sucks! My Christine killed 2 good batteries during the last years until I found out the voltage was way too high at higher rpm. I always wondered why the headlights were so bright at night, better than the xenon lights on my BMW! :D

I replaced the original generator and regulator with a newer Delco one wire alternator and never had any problems again. This solution is not for purists but it does a great job and is very dependable...

Christine Movie Car
11-04-2012, 06:35 PM
It was great seeing you down there John !! Thanks for making the trip !!! Christine arrived back in Florida just this Friday. Have a local show to do 2 weeks from now. Then the holidays, take a break and spend some family time and try to get re-energized for next year !! I'm sure it is going to be non-stop !!!! Martin is going to be doing a lot more events next year and I'm going to do my best to get my girl to a few locations around the country also. Will post some pics from the past month as soon as I can get a moment to down loaded then uploaded to Photobucket.

Christine Movie Car
11-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Here are a couple of night shots with all 4 cars together getting ready to watch the movie. They let us park right up front :0) The other shot was just when were setting up and Kitt came to visit. KITT sandwich anyone ?? ;0)

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q36/ontherdagain/Christine%20Events/Retro%20Mania%20October%202012/4carsfrontview.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q36/ontherdagain/Christine%20Events/Retro%20Mania%20October%202012/4carsrearview.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q36/ontherdagain/Christine%20Events/Retro%20Mania%20October%202012/KittSandwich.jpg

Jackrabbit28
11-04-2012, 07:36 PM
KITT looks like a pimp sitting between two lovely ladies!

Thanks for sharing the picts.

318Fins
11-04-2012, 08:25 PM
Great Pics Guys, Those 57' tailights sure give it an evil look at night they look like a pair of horns.

Rebels-59
11-04-2012, 08:36 PM
So the 4 Plyms are

Bill & Martins Christines, Bad Mikes Christine Clone and Johns (BigM) 57 Fury .. ????............ Right ?

Christine Movie Car
11-05-2012, 12:04 AM
Those were the beauties that made it down there Clive !!! There are a lot of pictures out there, The other guys had quite a few. The event photographer I'm sure got some really good shots and will post them as soon as I get a hold of them. My Phone took some okay shots , but not that good at night.