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Today 08:55 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I thrashed on the '62 for 10 hours yesterday. I'm close and if not for needing to fabricate exhaust today, it would be ready to go to BTTF tomorrow.

The conversion to later model PS was a MAJOR frustration of time and money. I bought a "KIT" last week, yeah right. After 6 more days of trial fitting and then modifying parts, ordering more that were missing and chasing some down locally, I FINALLY got it together Wednesday night.

Anyway, I have to go to registration this morning for my creds and then it's back on it. At this point all it needs is a starter and fluids and it would run, with open manifolds..



I always loved those W motors although most of my time were spent on 348's. Did my first porting job on a 348 . Great look!

BB
Today 06:09 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Moved furniture out of bedrooms, kitchen, and utility rooms to have carpet and tile grout cleaned. I'm beat.

I know you guys are all really glad to be able to read about that!



John
I'm glad to read about that....misery loves company and I've been MISERABLE for 2-1/2 years.....
Today 06:03 AM
Too Many Projects I thrashed on the '62 for 10 hours yesterday. I'm close and if not for needing to fabricate exhaust today, it would be ready to go to BTTF tomorrow.

The conversion to later model PS was a MAJOR frustration of time and money. I bought a "KIT" last week, yeah right. After 6 more days of trial fitting and then modifying parts, ordering more that were missing and chasing some down locally, I FINALLY got it together Wednesday night.

Anyway, I have to go to registration this morning for my creds and then it's back on it. At this point all it needs is a starter and fluids and it would run, with open manifolds..



Today 04:57 AM
cozwurth
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COOL ! I must have missed where you posted about taking the truck in for repair and paint.
Yeah, I dropped it off on May 6th. I'm glad I did, too. I would not have had the time to really do it right, between the weather and a bunch of other little things that have come up. Everything seems to take me about 3-4 times as long to do as it should sometimes. It took me way too long to build and finish the display case for dad's rifle. I pulled the bumpers off before I dropped it off, and really just got a chance to start messing with them last week. Front bumper is ready for primer, back bumper is still swimming in the electrolysis tank. I'm pulling that out this evening and blasting it with the pressure washer to finish cleaning it up. Sure would be nice to get them both ready for paint this weekend.

Dave
Today 04:06 AM
John long Moved furniture out of bedrooms, kitchen, and utility rooms to have carpet and tile grout cleaned. I'm beat.

I know you guys are all really glad to be able to read about that!

I did play with my accelerator pedal for just a little while. I think I will need to lengthen the upper arm and angle it a bit more toward the firewall but it is going to work well. The Chevy cable does fit the end. :

John
Today 12:01 AM
tech69 the heat is terrible. It's "go skate day" so I thought it would be a good idea to skate for 30 minutes in the shade on lunch break. Came back to work and we were all out of water! I squeezed a half cup out of the water cooler. If not for that I might have passed out. Getting busy at work, Yah!
Yesterday 10:35 PM
MARTINSR The heat is killing me, I didn't get anything done on the truck. I got out to the garage and put a coat of Varithane on my drawer/shelf but then gave up before touching the truck.

Brian
Yesterday 09:11 AM
CrashFarmer2
Been Busy This AM

Been busy drawing this morning. Draw it in with pencil then outline the major lines with marker. Next comes the paint.

Hopefully I'll be able to sell some of this stuff before I starve to death. I've got people after me that want me to get back into a truck and I have to tell you it's getting pretty tempting if I could pass the DOT physical, I did flunk the last one but I've lost 40 pounds since then. My wife and family hates the idea since they think it would be the death of me. I've sold a few things but so far it's been an exercise in learning where to go and where not to try to sell.

Friends told me to try the Farmer's Markets but that's not panning out very well. I had better luck at craft shows.
Yesterday 06:19 AM
SVTFreak
The "What Did You Work On Today" thread

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Originally Posted by John long View Post
My bride turned 70 today.

Love to see you still refer to her that way. I firmly believe that you reap what you sow. Call your wife "the old lady" and "the ball and chain" and complain about nagging and such and your heart will believe it. What's on your tongue takes hold of your mind and what's in your mind is transplanted to your heart. Keep saying she's your bride (or my tall blond beautiful wife like i say about mine) and those words will be written on your heart and help create a strong marriage.

And everyone knows I need a strong marriage to get her to let me keep hot rodding! Lol

Happy birthday to your bride!
06-20-2017 11:16 PM
MARTINSR I got out there! A few more welds a few more grinds. And I also got a coat of Varithane on my drawer/shelf I am making for my sister.

Brian
06-20-2017 08:25 PM
Rip VW [QUOTE=John long;4217921

I did no work today but had a really good time and enjoyed the day.

John[/QUOTE]

That is a very profound statement! Enjoyment is the key! Happy B day to the missus.
06-20-2017 07:58 PM
John long My bride turned 70 today. We went out and had a really good meal and also had a really neat surprize.

David Perry came up to Chattanooga for a Dr appointment. He and Annie came by the house for a while and we went to the lake and had a bite with them. It seems to me David is quickly getting over the accident and getting his life back to normal..........Good to see you David.

I did no work today but had a really good time and enjoyed the day.

John
06-20-2017 07:04 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
IIRC, Your shop was built to hold your road tractor with trailer. That must have been a pretty big excavation project.

John
I have pics on film somewhere. I rented a traxcavator and hauled fill to anyone who wanted it for 2 months with the end dump evenings after working 10-12 hours and weekends. Building is 35 ft wide and 53 ft deep. The hole was about 8 ft bigger on the 3 sides for room to work and set up the forms for the 8" thick walls. I don't know for a fact if this is true, but the contractor claimed there is half a mile of 3/8 rebar in the walls and 6" thick floor. I did park the truck and end dump in there, fully loaded at 80,000 lbs with no cracks in the floor...

Cat 955 Traxcavator, it's a dozer with a bucket attachment.

06-20-2017 06:14 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yep, my shop is built into a hillside and stays around 75 at the hottest time of summer. Right now it's about 57-60
IIRC, Your shop was built to hold your road tractor with trailer. That must have been a pretty big excavation project.

John
06-20-2017 06:10 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Explain to your shop owner, it will be necessary for you to come in five minutes later each day! The mornings are cool. :

Sometimes I forget what an advantage the basement is. It is not heated or cooled but never gets over 80 or under 60. I just have to be careful not to burn the house down. :

John
Yep, my shop is built into a hillside and stays around 75 at the hottest time of summer. Right now it's about 57-60
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