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Today 06:14 PM
1971BB427 Simply gorgeous weather here today, and supposed to be dry and mild all next week too. Got out and changed the spark plugs in my BBC engine, and then got my little Austin out to check fluids, and get ready for our first Sunday breakfast get together tomorrow.
My buddy called this morning and said he took his gas tank back to the guy who welded it, and had it repaired. They did a air pressure test afterwards, and sprayed it with soap to check for leaks. Got home and put gas back in it, and it began dripping again! So it's coming out again, and going back for another repair on the same spot. Not sure how it's passing the air/soap test, but leaks with gasoline?
Today 05:45 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
I don't want to get my hopes up but usually when I interview I'm going, "damn it" as I'm driving home but today I went, "wheeeeeeeeewww!" Stiff competition I'm sure. He's got guys from all over Sac/Bay from top notch shops that have interviewed so all I can do is pray.
Good luck with the job Henry.
Today 05:36 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
my interview went well. I have a knack for under selling myself so there's no surprises for them if I get hired but they were impressed with the tank I brought and now I gotta gather up some pics to send them to show them more work cause i told them I'd like to get paid enough to where they're ok with a rookie metal fabricator...man, I'm so stupid sometimes. My mindset has been the greatest teacher and there's no one harder on me than me. I was told I'm the top candidate for the job! The stuff I saw at that shop was mind blowing. I saw one Impala going for the Riddler award where the whole frame was stiffened up with thick metal, the entire floor bead rolled/custom/ and it will even have hydraulics and pin striping/art work on the frame. There was a chassis that's going to some big show where it's actually based and cleared and buffed to show car spec. It was unbelievable. The work they do there is just mind blowing. Makes the last shop I worked for seem like a hack shop. They have a Mittler bead roller with 100's of dies and can make any die/shape needed. I hope I get the job. I think they liked me. So today I will put my bike together and take some pics. At some point I will paint the red parts again but not now.
Good luck Henry. That really sounds exciting.

My preacher would remind me, there is no such thing as luck.

John
Today 05:29 PM
tech69 I don't want to get my hopes up but usually when I interview I'm going, "damn it" as I'm driving home but today I went, "wheeeeeeeeewww!" Stiff competition I'm sure. He's got guys from all over Sac/Bay from top notch shops that have interviewed so all I can do is pray.
Today 04:51 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
my interview went well. I have a knack for under selling myself so there's no surprises for them if I get hired but they were impressed with the tank I brought and now I gotta gather up some pics to send them to show them more work cause i told them I'd like to get paid enough to where they're ok with a rookie metal fabricator...man, I'm so stupid sometimes. My mindset has been the greatest teacher and there's no one harder on me than me. I was told I'm the top candidate for the job! The stuff I saw at that shop was mind blowing. I saw one Impala going for the Riddler award where the whole frame was stiffened up with thick metal, the entire floor bead rolled/custom/ and it will even have hydraulics and pin striping/art work on the frame. There was a chassis that's going to some big show where it's actually based and cleared and buffed to show car spec. It was unbelievable. The work they do there is just mind blowing. Makes the last shop I worked for seem like a hack shop. They have a Mittler bead roller with 100's of dies and can make any die/shape needed. I hope I get the job. I think they liked me. So today I will put my bike together and take some pics. At some point I will paint the red parts again but not now.
Got my fingers crossed for you!

BB
Today 04:06 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
This one goes out to all you east coasters. ....
Yes, I am getting ready to paint outside.

hahaha, now where's the pic of you painting them in your shorts?
Today 03:48 PM
tech69 my interview went well. I have a knack for under selling myself so there's no surprises for them if I get hired but they were impressed with the tank I brought and now I gotta gather up some pics to send them to show them more work cause i told them I'd like to get paid enough to where they're ok with a rookie metal fabricator...man, I'm so stupid sometimes. My mindset has been the greatest teacher and there's no one harder on me than me. I was told I'm the top candidate for the job! The stuff I saw at that shop was mind blowing. I saw one Impala going for the Riddler award where the whole frame was stiffened up with thick metal, the entire floor bead rolled/custom/ and it will even have hydraulics and pin striping/art work on the frame. There was a chassis that's going to some big show where it's actually based and cleared and buffed to show car spec. It was unbelievable. The work they do there is just mind blowing. Makes the last shop I worked for seem like a hack shop. They have a Mittler bead roller with 100's of dies and can make any die/shape needed. I hope I get the job. I think they liked me. So today I will put my bike together and take some pics. At some point I will paint the red parts again but not now.
Today 01:34 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
What I really like about using the epoxy primer only, is "when" (not if) I screw up and have to cut or weld something in its super ez to just spot spray it in anywhere theres a redo...
Thinking of cleaning the frame on my '98 Silverado Florida truck and painting it. That epoxy looks great. It's rust free and I'd like to keep it that way.
Today 01:30 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Upper ball joint is easy, let the upper arm sit on the stop, remove cotter pin, spin the nut down to the bottom of the threads but leave it ON. Set the jack 1/2" below the lower arm and smack the upper spindle until the spring pressure pulls the taper loose. Jack the assembly up an inch and remove the nut...
You missunderstand. I'm talking about getting the ball joint out of the control arm. Not my first rodeo. Started doing mechanic work at 14. Previously certified State of Michigan master mechanic.
Today 01:27 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Never had to prop one up to get it loose. Normally I back off the nut about 1/4", and then let the coil spring pressure work to pop it loose when I hit it with a hammer.
You missunderstand. I'm talking about getting the ball joint out of the control arm.
Today 01:27 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
That looks pretty good, the other factor is time.
I don't want this to turn into a big project, I need to keep moving forward with this one.
What I really like about using the epoxy primer only, is "when" (not if) I screw up and have to cut or weld something in its super ez to just spot spray it in anywhere theres a redo...
Today 01:07 PM
Project89 picke dup my new toy
86 honda 2 cyl xr250r
just gone threw with e carbs redone new drive sprocket and chain , and some other stuff
im already doing osme upgrades on it , swaping out the stock front forks for some of a cr125 and im swaping the rear swingarm to an 87 model witht he 18inch rear wheel instead of the 17incher on the 86.
building a new header with an fmf slipon muffler.
im also going to remove all the street equip as i have no plans to register it as an onroad bike

stock it makes like 34hp and 24ftlbs with the header/ported head and a rejet im hoping to get it to 40+hp , might even end up witht he turbo i had planned to put on the dr200 on this bike

Today 12:29 PM
matts37chev This one goes out to all you east coasters. ....
Yes, I am getting ready to paint outside.

Today 09:46 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
The last one I replaced on my K-10 , I had my wife hold the control arm up with a prybar while I smacked the knuckle with a sledgehammer. Good help is hard to find, and a real blessing when you marry it.
Never had to prop one up to get it loose. Normally I back off the nut about 1/4", and then let the coil spring pressure work to pop it loose when I hit it with a hammer.
Today 07:30 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Hey Matt. you can clean them up and epoxy them with black epoxy...no paint. Heres what SPI black epoxy looks like unpainted.
That looks pretty good, the other factor is time.
I don't want this to turn into a big project, I need to keep moving forward with this one.
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