W5SG

KLEIN, TX


I have included sections below on my ham radio stations, work shop, and some of the cars I built or restored over the years.

GENERAL

I am retired from the Oil and Gas measurement business. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and lived there until 1954 and my only memories of Winter are good ones. I have been in Texas ever since and don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

I have been a Amateur Radio Operator for 60 plus years. My interest in Ham radio began as a shortwave listener "WPE5PX" in the mid 50's using a combination longwave and shortwave Zenith console radio. I spent many hours tuning across the dial listening for some far off station. My Novice call was KN5ETJ. My current call sign is W5SG which I obtained in the mid 70's. I am a member of the following organizations:


ARRL Life member of the American Radio Relay League

A1OP ARRL A-1 Operator Club

FOC First Class CW Operators' Club, #1863

HSC Radio Telegraphy High Speed Club, #1861

RADIO SETUPS PAST AND PRESENT

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WORK SHOP

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AUTOMOBILES

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EARLY CARS

(1961 TO 1994)

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LATER CARS

(1995 TO PRESENT)


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1953 STUDEBAKER

(1995 TO 2006)

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The 1953 Studebaker was modified a great deal from stock . The top was chopped, the rear quarters were sectioned and the whole body was channeled over the frame. It has air bag suspension with disc brakes. The drive-train is a Cadillac 500 CID engine with a 400TH transmission. It has a custom interior and trunk. The doors and trunk lid are fitted with solenoids. It has P/S, P/B, P/W and a Vintage Air HVAC system. It received many awards and was featured in a number of magazines. It looks great with the Cadillac pearl red paint.

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1953 FORD VICTORIA 2-DOOR HARDTOP

(2008 TO 2014)

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The 1953 Ford is fitted with a De Soto grille, electric doors and trunk lid. The engine is a small block Chevrolet along with a 700R4 transmission. It has A/C, P/B, P/S and cruise control.

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1957 DESOTO FIRESWEEP SPORTSMAN

2014 TO 2018

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1930 FORD 2 DOOR SEDAN

(2014 TO 2019)

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The 1930 Ford is chopped about 4 inches and sectioned 10 inches behind the doors as well as channeled over the frame. It is powered by a small block Chevrolet engine fitted with a GMC 6-71 blower with two 4 BBL carbs. It has 4 wheel disc brakes as well as A/C.

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1940 FORD TUDOR SEDAN

(2019 TO 2020)

The '40 Ford was chopped and has many custom features. It is fitted with a GM drive train, P/S, P/B, A/C as well as many other changes. The body and paint work was performed by Auto Bionix. All of the trim was polished or re-chromed by Custom Polish Chrome . The interior was done by Gonzales Upholstery .

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1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD

(2021 TO PRESENT)

The T-Bird was purchased locally earlier this year. For the most part it was in good shape and the restoration was started in March 2021 and mostly completed in December 2021. It is fitted with a 312 V-8 engine and a manual 3-speed transmission with overdrive. The body and paint work was done by Auto Bionix . Most of the trim was polished or re-chromed by Custom Polish Chrome . The interior work was done by Gonzales Upholstery


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