|Today 04:46 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
I backed my friend's '72 Chevelle into the "operating bay" and started draining the coolant in preparation for an entire drivetrain swap. Then I removed the drive belts, then the fan, shroud, upper hose, etc. etc.
I "tinkered" with it for a while and ended up with this..
Parts in the trunk, on the floor, everywhere...
He might be a bit surprised tomorrow when he comes over to help and all we do is remove the hood and hook up the chains...
We still need to remove the bench seat and carpet and then cut out the floor for the Tremec 5 speed. We need to get it all bolted in and measure for the driveshaft to be made, so I'm hoping we can get to that point tomorrow. He's bringing the motor and rear axle with. He had the Tremec shipped here.
|Today 04:41 PM|
LOL, I know what you mean...
Heres a few pics of the place that buys and sells the wood any kind of wood you want...The guys bent over backwards to get me just what I wanted and were a big help. All the wood beams are the heart pine, they just resaw them into any thickness boards you want.theres a few more of what it looks like after planning down. I had 2 10' boards and a 14' board all were 14" wide. and around 1 3/4 thick and now theyre just a tad over 1 1/4" thick.these will be stair treads and risers in the staircase Im building ,If I don't screw it up it should be the focal point of the whole house and be that one, over the top, thing that sells the house.
|Today 03:42 PM|
I doubt we drove past each other near Ft Gordon. that would have been ~ 1969 (doubt you were driving yet) and I was just in the stockade there for about 3 weeks . it seems I had a bit of trouble following the orders of certain AH officers. what we have here… is a failure.. to… communicate. we worked it out however. once he got out of the hospital we agreed that I was "unsuited for military service" finally, we agreed on something
|Today 04:25 AM|
they came from old beams aprox 16" x 8" x 20-30' long one piece or bigger mostly from local mills that were torn down ,its the only way to get it and its super expensive , fortunately I know a guy...and have the capability to do all the mill work my self with the exception of the resawing. my boards are 14" wide 1 13/4 thick and way a ton it took two of us old farts to carry each one about 150 lbs
I live about two miles east of the fort just off Gordon hwy, Im sure we've drivin past each other.
|Yesterday 09:39 PM|
|2ndroundko||Took advantage of my local playground... I mean junkyards half off sale. I bought a 906 headed 350 with the serpentine setup for 260. I figure the roller block alone is worth it even if the heads are cracked. Now I gotta get a carb intake and inline fuel pump.|
|Yesterday 08:46 PM|
|matts37chev||I spent most of the day working on a disc golf course we are building.|
|Yesterday 08:37 PM|
Keep the boards out of the sun.
I also love woodworking. what do you plan to build with the lumber?
|Yesterday 08:22 PM|
|deadbodyman||finally got started milling my rough sawn heart pine boards. I edge planed them(on a jointer) then ripped them down to 12" wide and straight on both edges. them got started planing the faces down to the proper dimentions , about 1 1/4" from a rough cut 1 3/4... been at it since 2:00 theyre looking good but its a ton of work. I hope it's worth it...to late for pics but I'll post tomorrow nite I cant believe the transformation this wood going through.|
|Yesterday 06:47 PM|
Good to see you back on it Brian!
|Yesterday 06:20 PM|
I got some well needed therapy in the garage today. First time touching it in over a year! My "five minutes" was about 3.5 hours and I didn't get much done. Wow, I am off kilter quite a bit, good thing I have extra parts because I cut the first window frame too short. Yeah, like I said, if my "five minutes a day plan" turns into "Five minutes a week" it will get done a heck of a lot sooner than not touching it for a year!
But the second one around came out nice. It's so funny how you can twist and tweak these things unlike I remember doing years ago. Anyway, got the rear half of the frame tacked in there and the front lower piece raked back and in. Got the front piece ready to bend into shape and I'll do that next trip out to the garage.
I put my Chuck Berry LP on the record player and then a few CCR LPs and American Graffiti soundtrack. That Chuck Berry was the very first LP I ever bought new. I got it at the JC Penny in the first mall I ever went into. My mom was probably there to get some new shoes or something and I of course was with her. Listening to it is a treasure of a memory for me.
|Yesterday 06:13 PM|
Beautiful just beautiful! One of my most favorite things to do and I haven't done it in 35 years!
|Yesterday 04:31 PM|
|Yesterday 01:37 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
|07-04-2015 05:57 PM|
|DRS50||got the roll cage finished up and and painted this morning. Cut and fabed up the sheet metal for the trans tunnel, got it done. Built a box to raise the shifter up some to be able to reach it easier. Got it all done and decided that was enough for one day. Will finish the little odds and ends on it tomarrow while I smoke the brisket the wife bought today.|
|07-04-2015 01:18 PM|
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