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Today 06:51 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Hey Mitch. Did they pay you double time today?

John
That's what I get for hitting the back key...

Double time would be good, I could pay for the frame straightening they did on the Malibu today...

I can't "edit" or delete it either...
Today 06:13 PM
John long Hey Mitch. Did they pay you double time today?

John
Today 05:46 PM
Too Many Projects When I went to plan the front brake hoses, I discovered the internal stops in the R&P let the steering arms hit the sway bar links. I made stops out of angle iron and welded them on the link stand.





I then ordered a bunch of parts to get the front brakes plumbed.

Today, I worked on the body while waiting for brake parts. We bought a floor kit to replace the rusted out original and to allow more room for the 200r4 trans. I got most of it mocked in but need to cut out more of the left rocker before fitting the left floor piece.





By 3:00 I didn't feel like crawling around under it to cut out more inner rocker, so I worked on the right lower cowl panel. This is about 10 minutes from being fitted but 3:30 came and I was OUT of there... It will be waiting for me when I get back on Monday.

Today 05:39 PM
Too Many Projects When I went to plan the front brake hoses, I discovered the internal stops in the R&P let the steering arms hit the sway bar links. I made stops out of angle iron and welded them on the link stand.





I then ordered a bunch of parts to get the front brakes plumbed.

Today, I worked on the body while waiting for brake parts. We bought a floor kit to replace the rusted out original and to allow more room for the 200r4 trans. I got most of it mocked in but need to cut out more of the left rocker before fitting the left floor piece.





By 3:00 I didn't feel like crawling around under it to cut out more inner rocker, so I worked on the right lower cowl panel. This is about 10 minutes from being fitted but 3:30 came and I was OUT of there... It will be waiting for me when I get back on Monday.

Today 05:25 PM
John long I discovered today it is possible to sharpen a Blair style spot weld cutter. I have a diamond hone and used it to sharpen each of the five tips on the cutter much like you would sharpen a wood chisel.

It seems to be doing a good job.

One more win for being frugal.

John


Yesterday 06:07 PM
Northstar T Got a pile of stainless straightened and the dings removed today. it just needs a final light buff and the centers repainted to be ready to install. tedious work, but kinda fun also.
Russ
Yesterday 05:54 PM
496CHEVY3100 I you had a New 700+ HP hellcat what would you do with it,, Must watch after 10 second commercial ,'America loves you': Jay Leno surprises wounded veteran with new car - News - TODAY.com
Yesterday 02:47 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Project89 View Post
i didnt get to do much today but my new front wheels and tires arrived today
summit racing drag-thrusts in 15x4 for the fronts along with a set of nexon sb802 165/80/15 front tires


ive got a set of matching rears on order in 15x10 , still havent picked a rear tire yet
I run 15"x4" also, but American Racing Torq Thrust. I'm using the same tires, and really like them. Whenever I wear out the tires on my other car, I'm going with the taller Nexon tires on it also. It has 15x3.5 Ansen slots, and I think the same tire will fit fine.
Yesterday 12:54 PM
Project89
Quote:
Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
I like that style of wheel.
Those are what my wife picked for our 37 if I ever get back to work on it.
its a really nice wheel for the money , only downside is this 15x4 i think wieghs just as much as the 15x9 centerlines i have on the car now , but atleast i shouldnt have to worry about bending the wheel like i did with my old draglites
Yesterday 08:45 AM
deadbodyman working on my compressor today,,,burned up the motor yesterday. I thought it was on fire for a minute...got me to thinkin I may want to put a fire extinguiser out there too.
Yesterday 05:53 AM
matts37chev I like that style of wheel.
Those are what my wife picked for our 37 if I ever get back to work on it.
11-18-2014 10:00 PM
Project89 i didnt get to do much today but my new front wheels and tires arrived today
summit racing drag-thrusts in 15x4 for the fronts along with a set of nexon sb802 165/80/15 front tires


ive got a set of matching rears on order in 15x10 , still havent picked a rear tire yet
11-18-2014 05:20 PM
Dave57210 That's why we live here.

I grew up in Manitoba, have lived in all parts of Canada from Montreal west, including Ontario, Sask, NWT, Alberta and now BC

And by the way - it's not all perfect - plus one and raining & windy feels a lot more miserable than -30 in "Winterpeg". You can't dress for it, you can't warm up, even turn the heat up to plus 25 and you still feel chilly.

But I do have bananas and palms in my yard!
11-18-2014 02:27 PM
Newmster Boy that would sure be nice to have those temps in Jan/Feb. lol
11-18-2014 01:43 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
what do you cover your banana trees with,,we have been digging ours up and moving them in the basement for winter.
I cut them down to about 4-6 inches, then lay a thick cover of fiberglass insulation over them - a double layer of R20 (6 inch) or a single of R40 (12 inch).

Repeat til you have about 20 inches or so

Then a couple of layers of poly to keep the insulation dry (wet insulation does not insulate worth a bleep)

If you can keep the insulation dry, you can just store it next spring and then re-use it again next year, too

Around here, it "never" gets much colder than about 10* (F) (OK - once, about 3 years ago, it got actually down to a couple of degrees below 0* for a couple of days), but mostly it stays around plus 2 to plus 5*C (35-40 above F) as a "coldest" day - usually warmer than that.
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