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06-06-2006 07:51 PM Much Work, Nopix
Project #1, the Doddlebug.. Got a glasspak installed, sounds good, seems a little peppier.. Communication breakdown led to no inspection, got a month...Replaced the Clutch slave cylinder, no prob once my helper figured he had to pump the clutch pedal, not the brake... duhh..

The idle problem is temperature sensitive...a definite clue. Doing the Foxworthy three step is boring... And as the man says, "if you have to re-start your car at every traffic light, there is no doubt. You are a red-neck.

Project #3, the 66 chevy...Went around and around the brakes, replaced three bleeders, found one broken off, bled out much nasty fluid, got a little pressure, need to replace right rear wheel cylinder..and start over.

One odd thing, the right front coil spring has some rubber wedge things in there, spring helpers... The question, did the last owner put those in to stop the truck from torquing over, or is there something broken?..He built this thing to burn rubber with, so who knows.. Anybody with half a brain would never have started this project, it is rough as a cob, but i'm too dumb to quit.

Project #6, the Opel. Bleed out the brakes all around, and that worked so well the front brakes are locked up... I am informed that is bad rubber hoses... I need to check that out, but i have been dripped on enough for one day... A quart and a small bottle of brake fluid is enough pollution for this week..

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06-04-2006 02:18 PM Some Small Gains
Project #1 The Doodlebug. Got it home, fixed the starter, played with the carb, it's idling now, but nobody knows nothing for sure. I have to have it inspected, so if the law will allow, i will have a glasspack put on, and all the long-dead pollution crap taken off so i can dress up the engine. Bud is going to machine a piggy back oil drain plug to fix that little problem.

Engine has mild blow-by, so i might as well pull it and put in rings and dress it up a little... i can get unreal hop up parts for this mill, they race them a lot in the lower stock car ranks, so i might get a little silly if the cash allows.


Project #3, 66 Truck, Floorshift in, decided to not mess with a rebuild kit, and just get a new carb tomorrow. Got Bud to sign a Title Replacement form, and that's on the way to the notary

Ditto Project #6 got the form signed, and the master cylinder in... Oddly enough saw two other Opels, and a Team Opel Tee Shirt yesterday...


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06-01-2006 09:18 PM details
Project #3 the 66 chevy... total to date, $1,444.00 dollars.

Project #6 The Opel, about $200.00

Project #4 The Bondo, Bucket about $600.00

Project #5 the Falcon, about $1,200.00

The Opel will probably be on the road first.. The Bondo Bucket is barely more than an evil gleam in my bloodshot eye, so far..

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06-01-2006 02:50 PM The Monster Awakes
Project #3, the 66 Chevy..


Radiator in, fuel line and filter, gas tank cleaned, transmission fluid, shifter hooked up. carb linkage, battery, fired up. Needs carb rebuild, wireing, brakes, and lots more stuff.

note my mad max radiator mounts.. as usual, nothing fits.. but the motor sounds ok, and has good oil pressure

need to get this running..the Doodle bug has starter problems and is F-O-R-D. Forgotten on Roadside, Dead. So as of right now, i have five cars, none of which are drivable... Time to get busy..


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05-31-2006 10:47 AM some progress.
Project #3... got the clip on, exposing how much more metal i need to replace... later on that.. i need this rolling real soon..Jason and Harold are supposed to come over and finish up the plumbing and wiring..


Project #6 Got the Opel's hatch open, and all the poison oak out,,, not as much rust as i thought... MAster cylinder came in, so once that is done, "It's Bondo Time!"


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