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Today 06:27 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by whinny View Post
That's a nice problem to have.
Russ
Later gator
I bought another 4 post lift today too. It is wider and taller than the other one so the camper will fit under it. I need to stack another car to keep a shop stall open.
Today 06:11 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
After selling off a lot of the parts at the swap yesterday, I was motivated to dig out more. I moved some of the cars and the camper out to have access to the chaos on the storage side of the shop. Had to take a pic of my junk collection...

That's a nice problem to have.
Russ
Later gator
Today 03:38 PM
Too Many Projects After selling off a lot of the parts at the swap yesterday, I was motivated to dig out more. I moved some of the cars and the camper out to have access to the chaos on the storage side of the shop. Had to take a pic of my junk collection...

Today 09:20 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
It was 83 degrees here today and I was excited to drive the roadster to the cruise in at the Sonic. WRONG!!!g

I turned the key, let the gauges cycle, hit the starter and one loud click later the entire electrical system was dead....No big deal, I have a loose or corroded battery cable connection..... WRONG!!"

Check the voltage at the starter solanoid and have 12.43 volts. The kicker is, the battery is under the floorboard, Has insulation and carpet over it and the sill plate holding the carpet down. Three hours later I am back from the auto parts store with a new battery but don't have time to trim the mounting tangs of the case to make it fit.....

You guessed it. Drove the truck to the Sonic.

I did take this picture of this really cool nailhead Buick motor for the Martin Brothers.

John
You can never have too many Nailheads to look at.

Brian
Today 08:58 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
It depends on the red though, a nice flame red with some white pin striping maybe?

Sorry, I couldn't resist, prayers are still coming your way.

Brian
LOL,,may have to try to find me some white Sharpies or could use a white paint pen,
Today 07:48 AM
MARTINSR Last night I got with Nick laying out under the Alpine and pulled the drive shaft out. It's such a cute little drive shaft.

Brian
Today 07:47 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Sounds Great we would love to ,,as soon as I can ,as of now I cant ride that far without my foot swelling and turning really red.
It depends on the red though, a nice flame red with some white pin striping maybe?

Sorry, I couldn't resist, prayers are still coming your way.

Brian
Today 07:20 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I know you are missing the cruises for sure. I also know this is a great time to be doing a little horse trading and I'll bet you are missing that too.

Once you get well enough to spend a few hours in the car, grab the wife and take the scenic route to Chattanooga. Barb and I will buy you guys lunch. At least that will get you out and about for little while.

John
Sounds Great we would love to ,,as soon as I can ,as of now I cant ride that far without my foot swelling and turning really red.
Today 06:27 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I did the same thing on the battery mount ,so I hard wired a Battery tender to the Hot wire on my alternator works great and don notice the little plug when charger is disconnected

Missing the Cruises
I know you are missing the cruises for sure. I also know this is a great time to be doing a little horse trading and I'll bet you are missing that too.

Once you get well enough to spend a few hours in the car, grab the wife and take the scenic route to Chattanooga. Barb and I will buy you guys lunch. At least that will get you out and about for little while.

John
Yesterday 10:20 PM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
It was 83 degrees here today and I was excited to drive the roadster to the cruise in at the Sonic. WRONG!!!g

I turned the key, let the gauges cycle, hit the starter and one loud click later the entire electrical system was dead....No big deal, I have a loose or corroded battery cable connection..... WRONG!!"

Check the voltage at the starter solanoid and have 12.43 volts. The kicker is, the battery is under the floorboard, Has insulation and carpet over it and the sill plate holding the carpet down. Three hours later I am back from the auto parts store with a new battery but don't have time to trim the mounting tangs of the case to make it fit.....

You guessed it. Drove the truck to the Sonic.

I did take this picture of this really cool nailhead Buick motor for the Martin Brothers.

John
I did the same thing on the battery mount ,so I hard wired a Battery tender to the Hot wire on my alternator works great and don notice the little plug when charger is disconnected

Missing the Cruises
Yesterday 08:21 PM
John long BTW, This is what the Nailhead was in.

John
Yesterday 08:18 PM
John long It was 83 degrees here today and I was excited to drive the roadster to the cruise in at the Sonic. WRONG!!!g

I turned the key, let the gauges cycle, hit the starter and one loud click later the entire electrical system was dead....No big deal, I have a loose or corroded battery cable connection..... WRONG!!"

Check the voltage at the starter solanoid and have 12.43 volts. The kicker is, the battery is under the floorboard, Has insulation and carpet over it and the sill plate holding the carpet down. Three hours later I am back from the auto parts store with a new battery but don't have time to trim the mounting tangs of the case to make it fit.....

You guessed it. Drove the truck to the Sonic.

I did take this picture of this really cool nailhead Buick motor for the Martin Brothers.

John
Yesterday 07:37 PM
MARTINSR Here's that rack I made for my creeper on my box. Only one problem....with all my measuring and everything I missed one tiny little issue, the lid hits it when you close it! LOL What a dork, I'll have to cut the lip of the lid a little.
But I love how it works for me, that creeper was always a pain, not now.

Brian
Yesterday 07:06 PM
whinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Yes I could do that, but every kid is different. I have four kids, they are each their own person. There are times when I simply have to tell them "learn from it" and move on. He's a smart kid, I sure made similar mistakes. I hung out with some really screwed up guys, got into trouble.

Brian
I think we've all been through similar things with some strange dudes at our younger days. It depends what road we take when we hit the crossroads. Your son and his friend are very lucky.

Russ
Later gator
Yesterday 01:40 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I heard all about that "I'm an adult now" crap last year too.

My reply was, you are still in school and completely dependent on us for food, clothing, housing and health insurance. We have a say in what you do. He was pretty good about honoring that until he left for collage last August. I can tell this summer will be different...
Yes I could do that, but every kid is different. I have four kids, they are each their own person. There are times when I simply have to tell them "learn from it" and move on. He's a smart kid, I sure made similar mistakes. I hung out with some really screwed up guys, got into trouble.

Brian
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