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Yesterday 08:02 PM
cozwurth Well, I messed with the ignition switch in the Impala this evening. The lock cylinder would only turn with the key inserted in one direction. Pulled the assembly out and was planning on figuring out if a section of the key was cut wrong on one side, or if a tumbler was a little out of shape. Since I really didn't want to have to get a new key or lock programmed, I was just planning on removing the offending tumbler and put it back together. I broke the little sheet metal cover over the tumbler springs because I couldn't see that it was staked in place on each end, even with my glasses on. I guess my eyes are getting older, lol. I did find the tumbler that I could remove and get the key working in both directions, but I can't put the little cover back in place. Looks like I'll be taking it to my buddy at work who does a little locksmith work on the side. While I had it out and apart I cleaned up the contacts in the switch itself, too. Will be good to go once I get the tumblers back in and contained.

Dave
Yesterday 07:53 PM
496CHEVY3100 A better picture with lugs and caps
Yesterday 07:44 PM
496CHEVY3100 Went to Chattanooga made a couple stops and bought a set of wheels.a set of 291 sbc 202-160 with big runners and a couple more bellhousings they will mount a 4 speed or a 5 speed in straight up position,\,t

he first picture shows the wheels the second is as I backed up to get a better picture of the bellhousings,,the third is as I hit the ground off the back of my flatbed..

Never realized a I Pad had so many parts
Yesterday 06:57 PM
idrivejunk This thing is starting to turn heads at the shop. Gonna be a very charismatic old truck.




Yesterday 11:23 AM
MARTINSR I stopped and picked up some grease for Nick's Falcon and to look at the grease gun I have in the store to see if mine is screwed up. I ended up reading the instructions, how wild, the instructions on a grease gun, come on no. I never would have thought I would need that, but it helped a lot!

I then went home and washed the Gran Sport. It wasn't very dirty of course, but damn you want it nice when it's nice. As I was washing it I couldn't help but think how I use to wash and Mirror Glaze my truck every single weekend! It was cut and buffed lacquer and I was 22 years old driving it every single day and would wash and wax it every single weekend! LOL

Good times, even if I was with my ex-wife, some great memories.

Brian
Yesterday 07:22 AM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Thought I would start this post to see if anyone was interested or cared to share some tips ,im sure we all could use some from time to time

I made 2 videos as usual they wont post on here,so I got a couple.
photos..My door panels and trim are plastic and badly faded s I didn't want to dye or paint them so I used a Heat Gun to bring them back to life..
a couple before and after GM plastic panels,,

the drivers side finished photo looks like it has light spots it does not, but that is the sun shining thru tree limbs as I did them outside under the shade tree.
hope this helps someome ,,I will try to get the vide to load showing process if possible

Come on give up some tips and post them here
Sorry posted it on wrong site,,this is why I could not find it ..i will post the before and after photos anyway,,should have been under How to project ,Tips
Yesterday 07:08 AM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
...anyone else have too many projects ???


Yep, before I registered I wanted to use your screen name, but you beat me to it. lol '70 Chevelle, '84 Monte Carlo SS, '74 Vega panel wagon, '65 Pontiac LeMans drop top, '98 GMC truck, '84 Yamaha Virago, and little tinkering things on dad's '57 Chevy. Too many projects. A couple are active, but most are on the back burner or way-back burner.


Anyway, I replaced the dash gauge cluster last night in my sister's '04 Impala, got those working again. I'm going to end up buying the car from her for my middle daughter to drive. Next on the 'fix-it' list for that car is the ignition lock cylinder/key. Two sided key that only works one way. Not sure if a key replacement means a re-program or not at this point.


Dave
Yesterday 04:42 AM
Too Many Projects I got the part for the '38 yesterday and it was exactly what I needed...
That is back together and out of the shop.
I put the truck in and ran a #2 cable from the front to the back bumper for a quick connect for the winch on the trailer.
Then I went to Lowes and got a sheet of plywood to cover the trailer ramps in preparation for moving a friends 5, 4 post lifts in the next couple weeks. I don't see the 6" casters rolling up this...








I also got a large bag of wild flower seed mix and a roll of cover fabric to get something growing along the leading edge of the woods where we tore out the buckthorn. It's mostly bare dirt now and susceptible to washout if it ever rains again. Got that all down and covered by 3 pm because we were forecast to get rain all night. Haven't seen a friggin drop yet...I know, I shouldn't complain, the south is getting flooded and we are too dry. Seems they can't get out of that deluge pattern down there.

Anyway, that was my 12 hour day yesterday. I may get to work on the Chevelle again today. Or not, all the seat parts for the '62 came yesterday too, so I could rebuild that today...anyone else have too many projects ???
05-23-2016 03:26 PM
496CHEVY3100
How to ,Tips

Thought I would start this post to see if anyone was interested or cared to share some tips ,im sure we all could use some from time to time

I made 2 videos as usual they wont post on here,so I got a couple.
photos..My door panels and trim are plastic and badly faded s I didn't want to dye or paint them so I used a Heat Gun to bring them back to life..
a couple before and after GM plastic panels,,

the drivers side finished photo looks like it has light spots it does not, but that is the sun shining thru tree limbs as I did them outside under the shade tree.
hope this helps someome ,,I will try to get the vide to load showing process if possible

Come on give up some tips and post them here
05-23-2016 03:23 PM
496CHEVY3100
How to ,Tips

Thought I would start this post to see if anyone was interested or cared to share some tips ,im sure we all could use some from time to time

I made 2 videos as usual they wont post on here,so I got a couple.
photos..My door panels and trim are plastic and badly faded s I didn't want to dye or paint them so I used a Heat Gun to bring them back to life..
a couple before and after GM plastic panels,,

the drivers side finished photo looks like it has light spots it is not, but that is the sun shining thru tree limbs as I did them outside under the shade tree.
hope this helps someome ,,I will try to get the vide to load shoeing process if possible

Come on give up some tips and post them here
05-22-2016 08:36 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Nice tool assortment. I have that same reversible drill and didn't realize until I used it that it's not variable speed... I put a regulator on it to slow it down to avoid burning the bits right away.

That angle die grinder is a every day tool for John and I with 2-3" sanding discs. That is a VERY handy tool to have.


Just another relaxing Sunday at the TMP estate...
That sucks on your 38's column but boy you sure knocked that issue in the head with know how. Hope the part is right and wrap-up is a breeze for ya.

After awhile without oil on the drills, they slow down. Need speed? Add oil. Seriously, triggers and throttles go first on those. I don't expect much from the cutoff tools based on experience. But I've been making bit, wheel, and disc changes like a madman and the guard broke off my last cutoff tool awhile back so I've been cringing.

I'm gonna feel like big daddy bodyman with an angle die grinder. I just never bought one. It should help my weld grinding look better. Shoulda got two but I walked out with $8 left.

Those robins are brave at the IDJ estate. They have decided I am no threat I guess. Generations of barn swallows used to nest under my awning and it took about a decade to drive them off. After I put duct tape sticky side up where they liked to land, that did it.
05-22-2016 05:31 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
If Rusty could join you with a beer I'm sure he would. He is probably anxious for that first rip-snort out of the driveway mostly

Looking forward to a short week and needing to get a lot done, I had a moment of clarity and scored some relief for my aching tools. Should have made a list because I forgot new safety glasses but I did alright. Bunch of junk but for less than a tool truck ratchet. Theres a few items here I've never had before.

Nice tool assortment. I have that same reversible drill and didn't realize until I used it that it's not variable speed... I put a regulator on it to slow it down to avoid burning the bits right away.

That angle die grinder is a every day tool for John and I with 2-3" sanding discs. That is a VERY handy tool to have.

The wife and I are beat....7 HOURS of yard work, ripping out buckthorn and planting new vegetation. I stole the neighbors Bobcat for an hour to pop some of the stumps out and haul dirt to fill the holes left from the root balls, so that was a little fun. We got 6 of the 8 plants in the ground. We still need to clear more buckthorn for the last 2... We also hauled 60 gallons of water in the trailer tank for the seeded areas of the yard. Twice around with the heat and full sun today. We fill the watering cans from the 30 gallon tank as we move it around the yard. We cover about a 1/4 acre each time.
Just another relaxing Sunday at the TMP estate...
05-22-2016 05:16 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Mostly, I just sat in the basement swing and grinned.........Opened up a Widmir Hefeweisen and toasted myself. (That's another brand of Moose Drool to you Mitch)

John
WHERE do people come up with these names for BEER, for crying out loud.
05-22-2016 11:53 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Hey John, You want some help welding? LOL
Grinding maybe????

John
05-22-2016 10:42 AM
idrivejunk If Rusty could join you with a beer I'm sure he would. He is probably anxious for that first rip-snort out of the driveway mostly

Looking forward to a short week and needing to get a lot done, I had a moment of clarity and scored some relief for my aching tools. Should have made a list because I forgot new safety glasses but I did alright. Bunch of junk but for less than a tool truck ratchet. Theres a few items here I've never had before.

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