|Today 01:28 PM|
tore down the old engine out of my twin turbo car and was surprised at what i found
heres the middle 3 mains out of the old engine , only about 3k miles on them
it really beat up the lower half of the mains , then again i guess 20+ psi + a fairly large shot of nitrous will do that
the rods were perfect except for a few gouges were they also ate some dirt
about as far as i got today as i got a call and had to run to work, im heading back to the shop in a bit to hone the new engine , and install lifter valley screens and clean up the casting around the oil return holes
|Today 10:26 AM|
Last night ("today" ) I got the patch cut and tacked into the roof over the drivers door.
I can't tell you how I am really amazing myself what I have learned from my mentor. First off, a lot of this stuff is what I "knew" years ago working with the torch, but I didn't listen, I didn't put it into play. Like the old Theosophical statement “When the pupil is ready, the Master appears”.
You can move the metal as you are working like I never realized. Check this out, I tacked that piece in without the use of one clamp, nothing, I simply held it with my left hand while butt welding it in place with the torch in my right hand with no filler rod! I never ever would have dreamed I could do this, but it really isn't a big deal. It's not to say that I didn't use some .023 wire on some tuff spots but the initial tacking used none. And after one weld is doing a lot of bending and planinshing is needed for the next until you have a number of them then you can jump all over. Now, my gaps weren't perfect, half way thru after tacking it in place I learned what he told me to be true, if the gap is to large, planish it tighter! If they don't line up, push the metal until they do, even with the shape of the area changing to allow you to do this, so what, after it's welded you simply planish it into shape! Honestly, I am blown away and I can't wait to get to the other side, and more importantly I can't wait to get to the fenders and hood, it is going to be SOOOO much better than I did on the sectioning of the cab and on things in the past, I am so damn thrilled with this stuff I am doing I feel like a kid. I wish I could get out there more, but alas this damn making a living crap gets in the way of everything good.
By the way, I found with my little jewelers torch that I could hold this metal up or down to line up the pieces so I could tack it with my bare hand just inches from the torch without so much as discomfort from the heat. It is amazing how little heat that thing puts out away from the perfect neutral flame.
There is zero distortion on the roof and the small shape difference I have at this point in that area will be planished into shape when the full welds are done.
|Today 10:12 AM|
Been there done that Henry. You know it's funny my little girl one day said she misses when I would shower and shave when I got home. She remembers how I use to put shaving cream in her hand to play with. She's too big for that stuff now anyway but she remembers it, I thought that was pretty cute.
|Yesterday 11:47 PM|
|tech69||I worked on some brackets for my shrinkers and stretchers on my lunch break. With the limited material I have at work I started to cut a bracket out for bead roller but decided to wait til I get a cheap stand at HF and then it will be easier to fab up something to bolt to the bead roller with the stand in hand. Also took home some mallets and my shot bag. It's going slow but I think tomorrow I'll go get a wood stump from a guy down the street and maybe sneak in a purchase of a used jig saw for bucks and I can also use it to make some wood slappers, and I can actually do that this weekend. Just the other day I looked at the pink slip for my Stang that I still haven't even sent in to DMV to transfer titles and it's been 3 years!!! Damn, I must be working hard to ignore a car in my own garage that's 80% done. It's really hard with a baby following you around. I really don't want her anywhere near the crap I work with. Heck, I don't even touch her when I get home and push her away til I change my clothes and shower. Pretty sad but it's all in a day's work.|
|Yesterday 05:10 PM|
|Yesterday 05:10 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||That might be what you are saying But what your thinking is something else|
|Yesterday 03:26 PM|
|Too Many Projects|
|Yesterday 02:15 PM|
|Yesterday 12:26 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||Does this refer to any one,LOL|
|Yesterday 08:53 AM|
I will give that a try, thanks Mike.
|Yesterday 08:12 AM|
|12-05-2013 10:00 PM|
Our turn is coming though. The cold is supposed to reach us about Tuesday.
|12-05-2013 09:56 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
|12-05-2013 09:37 PM|
After another 10 hour day (this crap is getting old) and it being colder than a mother-in-laws love out in my garage I put in my five minutes making the pattern for the patch in the part I cut out last night.
Saturday I need to get my jet heater out of the shed and into the garage!
|12-05-2013 08:59 PM|
|tech69||had fun taking the comet apart today. Love my new ratchets but really need a 3/8" flexhead with a small handle. Those are the best feeling ratchets in my opinion. The Gearwrench x120 ones look awesome for the price.|
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