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Today 05:56 PM
1971BB427 My first vehicle was a 1947 International 3/4 ton panel truck! At least the frontend looks similar! Very cool burger joint!
Today 05:53 PM
MARTINSR VERY cool! double

Brian
Today 05:52 PM
123pugsy Had to go see a customer today and measure some s/s bits for his bus.

47 International.









Today 05:51 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
every time I pull up next to a Smart Car the drivers glare at me and hold up one finger! I guess they all think my hotrods are #1!
It's like I like to clarify to anyone who says I shouldn't be driving a polluting gas guzzling car to work, I drive 5.5 miles to work, how far do you drive? It's often up to 100 or more, geeee, who's harming the environment more?

But honestly, I have not gotten this from anyone personally, like an attack on me in anyway. It's more about conversation at the barber shop or a party or something like that.

People are always pretty good with the gray haired old dude in the Rambler.
By the way, I am seriously getting use to the new look.

Brian
Today 05:46 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
Probably should post this on MARTINSR thread about exceptional repair part prices. But, here goes.

Got in a "Smart Car" cylinder head today. Needed .007" milled off and ALL the valves.. Cut the head and measured the valves. None available thru my warehouse channela or Mercedes Benz. It seems they don't service these engines...

Story was this car was bought, cheap, on C/L from original owner after his dealer quoted him $16,000.00 to repair the vehicle.. They just replace engine with new..

The temp relay on the front of head disassembled itself and the engine overheated..Blew head gasket/warped head and the valves.. Not an uncommon repair on most vehicles..

Now how Smart is a Smart Car owner and would he buy one of these little rolling coffins if the repair prices were known?

Don't you love the way things are going?

Don't think for a minute that every other car company will not follow this example. The others see one company getting away with it and they say, "hey, we can do that also".......
Today 05:41 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL. Did you ever see the driver of a smart car that looked like they were?

John
every time I pull up next to a Smart Car the drivers glare at me and hold up one finger! I guess they all think my hotrods are #1!
Today 05:37 PM
John long LOL. Did you ever see the driver of a smart car that looked like they were?

John
Today 05:18 PM
1971BB427 I've often questioned the name "Smart Car"! What exactly is the smart part?
Today 05:06 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
Probably should post this on MARTINSR thread about exceptional repair part prices. But, here goes.

Got in a "Smart Car" cylinder head today. Needed .007" milled off and ALL the valves.. Cut the head and measured the valves. None available thru my warehouse channela or Mercedes Benz. It seems they don't service these engines...

Story was this car was bought, cheap, on C/L from original owner after his dealer quoted him $16,000.00 to repair the vehicle.. They just replace engine with new..

The temp relay on the front of head disassembled itself and the engine overheated..Blew head gasket/warped head and the valves.. Not an uncommon repair on most vehicles..

Now how Smart is a Smart Car owner and would he buy one of these little rolling coffins if the repair prices were known?

That's wild!

Brian
Today 05:04 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Probably should post this on MARTINSR thread about exceptional repair part prices. But, here goes.

Got in a "Smart Car" cylinder head today. Needed .007" milled off and ALL the valves.. Cut the head and measured the valves. None available thru my warehouse channela or Mercedes Benz. It seems they don't service these engines...

Story was this car was bought, cheap, on C/L from original owner after his dealer quoted him $16,000.00 to repair the vehicle.. They just replace engine with new..

The temp relay on the front of head disassembled itself and the engine overheated..Blew head gasket/warped head and the valves.. Not an uncommon repair on most vehicles..

Now how Smart is a Smart Car owner and would he buy one of these little rolling coffins if the repair prices were known?
Today 01:56 PM
496CHEVY3100 Some days happy ,some days not so good,guess which I am having today,
Today 01:34 PM
tech69 man, what a corksucker my boss is. Comes up with plan to block out layers of paint and then gets mad when it's not as fast as anticipated. Gets on me but doesn't say a word to the painter. He's off an painting now but at first he blocked a door and I'd block a door, except I blocked a door and fender, filled tiny areas and did a rear body panel and quarter on another vehicle in the time he blocked one fender and masked the rear body job for primer...and the boss is getting on me. Man, the guy needs to go back into the shop to see what's even going on. Today he chewed me out cause me and the painter didn't fully buff out someone else's pig tails on the roof...he only gave us a day to buff the entire car and a lot of it needed to be sanded too....so he chews out the guy who makes less and is teaching his "production painter" how to buff show cars. what a load of crap, and he wonders why things come back. You just can't do good work at this shop with his hires and his ways. It's surprising we're turning out the work we do with the horrible lighting we have and atmosphere. Not even sure why I've stayed so long with two other job offers on the table. I must be crazy to stay at this dysfunctional arse shop.
Today 08:39 AM
tech69 still blocking on this Chevelle. We're trying to knock down the paint to about
5 mil and feather back all edges to metal. It's roughly at 25+ with lots of areas in the 30+ and some areas too thick to read on the mil gauge. It's so much material that sands so slowly the only way to do it without feeling the need to strip it is to use the mud hog and air file. Yesterday I knocked down the roof starting with 36 grit!!! There's so much material it was easy to cancel out the scratch. The inner radius' are the worst part cause they don't like air tools and it's where people tend to sand less. The tear drop block is working wonders in there. So this thing is close to being done and most parts are in primer. It should be really straight but since there was so much air filing done it will be a little more boxy than intended but the truth is it makes it look better. There's a few purists who would note, "this is supposed to be slightly bowed not straight." .... "ah shut up, it will look good."




In other news, this non stop sanding has destroyed my air file. Will have to pick up another one ebay this weekend. Only use an air file with a regulator, never unregulated. Mine broke so I took it off and had only used it sparingly since then. So the first time it was really used without it being regulated it cracked a piston. Very important....don't use them unregulated. It's too much force. Oh well.
Today 08:25 AM
tech69 nice work Just imagine after completing the floor you see it on ebay for $20. One time an old boss was too lazy to look for a patch and kept saying, "they don't make these". I spent 8-10 hours on it but later that night I saw it on ebay for $10-DOH!
Today 04:48 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
My trunk floor is no longer a virgin. I married it to my floor pans today.

Very nice.
Things are moving along nicely John.
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