|Today 08:21 PM|
Not me but I had to get a picture of a little project in the shop, a guy pulling the rear bumper of a Rolls Royce with a come-a-long. LOL
|Today 10:59 AM|
I've always dreamed, admired and wanted to play with the "cool" parts though, but it gets expensive!
Meanwhile, my Wife just rolls her eyes-I guess whatever Scrapbook doo-dad she wants she gets (or, whichever Grandchild she wants to fly and visit she can)-I can't argue as I don't have a leg to stand on (if I did she would just kick it out from under me!)-
|Today 10:28 AM|
|Today 09:13 AM|
I don't post much in this Thread, but I thought I'd share a purchase (and, to me,it's a piece of Art)-
My problems started out innocently enough (don't they all?)-when I started building my Car I knew I wanted a Big Block (looking back, I'm sorry I didn't go Boss Nine, but oh well, maybe on the next one), and, I decided that a 454 would be enough (with the Edelbrock Power Package-540 hp)-well, a 454 is good, but a 496 is better, right? So, I bought the Parts to make a 496-well then, a 496 is cool, but isn't a 540 better? Of course it is! So, I chose a 540-
Well, the 31 Spline, 4 pin Trac-loc I had in the Car was good for a 454, but it won't last with a 740# TQ, 800+ hp engine, so, I had to upgrade here too-
This is a Strange Engineering Pro HD thru-bolt Aluminum Center, with a Strange "S" Trac posi, 3.50 Gears and 35 Spline Axles-I shouldn't be able to break this!
Oh, I also had Strange drill my Axles for both 1/2" and 5/8" Studs-
Hope these pictures come out-
|Today 08:20 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
I installed a new fire alarm in the kitchen.
|Today 07:49 AM|
This weekend we went down to Oregon so the wife could play in an all women's discgolf tourney
So i spent the time being her caddie etc.
Nice to get some short time away
|Today 07:03 AM|
|Too Many Projects|
|Today 06:58 AM|
|Too Many Projects|
|Yesterday 10:13 PM|
Yesterday, I went to a marine supplies store to get some sealant for an attempt to cure a leak in my pool. While I was there, I saw an old-school, tired-looking T-bucket roadster pickup, with flathead. When I was looking it over, the owner showed up. He pointed out that it had not been painted in many, many years, for a reason.
It had been pinstriped and the artist had signed it.
With Ratfink drawing beside signature.
Don't think I'd ever paint it either!
|Yesterday 08:32 PM|
|Yesterday 08:02 PM|
Finally hooked up, loaded and ready to roll............
|Yesterday 04:57 PM|
So far today, I watched the Nascar race and did some more yard cleanup.
Went out to dinner last night and found an "interesting" traffic jam. A guy had his (about 25 foot) boat come off his trailer, blocking 3 lanes of traffic.
Now to do the second coat of paint on my sundeck, and finish loading more junk into the utility trailer so I can get rid of that stuff on Tuesday (Monday - tomorrow - is a holiday around here, so I can't take the stuff anywhere until Tues.)
Still gotta cut up an old (1947) wooden canoe so I can haul THAT to landfill as well.
Maybe, by sometime in the fall, I can get my shop organized so I can get cars back into it and get back to doing stuff on the cars?
|Yesterday 04:23 PM|
got alot done today in short time
|Yesterday 03:55 PM|
4 finished hot rods in the garage and I needed a break. I'm sick of working on cars every day and needed to diversify, so a couple weeks ago Jennifer and I drove 250 miles South and bought the Capri 14.2 sailboat to replace our little 12' Puffer. the next day we drove 500+ miles North to Canada and bought the Surf Side camp trailer from Dave57210 to replace our tent and sleeping bags . I've been alternating between working on the two since our return, and finished replacing all the standing and running rigging this morning on the Capri. the trailer will take a bit longer, as it will be essentially gutted and rebuilt from the shell. more work that I had hoped for, but it will be a great little camp trailer when it's finished. it tows behind my Dodge 4x4 like it isn't even there (1400 lb), and can be towed behind the Vette, should the mood strike us.
It's awesome working on things that aren't covered in grease for a change
|Yesterday 08:36 AM|
I had a crosley billet crank, it was turned out of one solid piece of steel and had two counter weights for each rod. I left it in the demonstration parts bin when I quit teaching the engine machine shop classes at Evergreen College in San Jose . Who knows if it is still there after over 25 years ago. Those little OHC hot shots were really high reving engines.
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