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09-23-2016 10:06 PM
tech69 uniforms came in today. It's one thing to get a jump in pay and be happy about it, but with that comes higher expectations. I've been there before and got laid off cause I simply wasn't ready. This time I'm ready and I'm starting to sense others see it too. Painter told me today the old body guy just used to sit around a lot and after the first few days of me being there he says I lit a fire under his arse. Not a testament of anything I'm doing, but what he's not doing. I just see in him what I don't have so I'm respectful of him and hope he can show me a thing or two.

09-23-2016 09:56 PM
idrivejunk It gets even better. I stopped for gas awhile ago and about ten motorcyclist couples (crotch rockets) were near the door when I went in to pay. The front one says "Sir, what kind of car is that?"

Grand Prix. A '69.

Went in, paid. Came out and he was turned toward a bike at the rear telling them "He said Grand Prix.". As I gassed up, the one at the rear slips over by me and asks if its a Grand Torino. Grand Prix, I says.

Oh, well one of them guys said that it was a...

His friend rides by and hollers "That thing turn into a Gran Torino yet?"

I kept a straight face and leaned away from the script on the trunk and pointed at it. He looked peeved. Ha.

Its a Grand Prix. Pontiac. '69. His GF was smiling, he was not. I got a good enjoy off that. Its a mystery machine, bwahaha!
09-23-2016 08:25 PM
idrivejunk Brian that was cool how you turned some spare parts into fresh gauges.

I worked toward old Ford beautification, see thread.

Drove the purple one today. Bike rally in town and it always brings out the old cars too so why not me. About to go back out now and drown out a few Harleys and drunks heading to hotels. Dash cam required. Car show tomorrow but it was too crowded for me last year, at least parking was. Maybe I'll hoof it and get pics.

Last night it had started so I took shiny through town once halfway. A hipster on a silent motorcycle just about ate the car in front of him to get alongside and say "Sweet car!". Thanks, I says. "I really like the vintages." he says.

Vintages? Alright then, I thought. BWAAAAAchurpAAAAAAAA was my response to that, lol.
09-23-2016 04:05 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Got my torch regulators back rebuilt today. They even put all new gauges on them, for $75 each, they look like new. If they work good which I have to assume they will, I would say this was pretty nice. If you need anything like this it's https://www.regulatortorchrepair.com
They were super good with communications, A+ in my opinion.

Brian
They really do look good. Surely they work well.
09-23-2016 02:50 PM
MARTINSR Got my torch regulators back rebuilt today. They even put all new gauges on them, for $75 each, they look like new. If they work good which I have to assume they will, I would say this was pretty nice. If you need anything like this it's https://www.regulatortorchrepair.com
They were super good with communications, A+ in my opinion.

Brian
09-22-2016 08:19 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by waynep712 View Post
was doing some cleaning. scrubbing. thread chasing. grinding. sanding. painting. mocking up. sweating. cussing.

there are only 2 bolts in the carbs for mock up of the throttle linkage.. i need to scrounge some throttle plate screws. the new throttle shafts for the dual quad setup i thought had them.. yet.. by the time i got them they were missing.. hmm.

the eastwood carb spray did not come out bad on cheap carbs..

thought you guys might enjoy some of the little projects i work on once in a while. rather than the walls of text i put up.
Says man-who-can-fix-things

That looks nice, Wayne
09-22-2016 07:21 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post



Body will be Aztec Bronze. Under floor color is a close match to the powder coated frame...

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Aztec Bronze with India Ivory roof is my fave look on any of the 5-6-7 Nomads

09-22-2016 06:46 PM
SC4ME Today I flushed out the power steering pump and rack getting ready for the hydro boost arriving tomorrow!?!

I also installed a power steering fluid cooler. Now just have to get hydro boost and install it (with attached MC) and then flush brake system and fill. Then drive!!!!
09-22-2016 06:25 PM
waynep712 was doing some cleaning. scrubbing. thread chasing. grinding. sanding. painting. mocking up. sweating. cussing.

there are only 2 bolts in the carbs for mock up of the throttle linkage.. i need to scrounge some throttle plate screws. the new throttle shafts for the dual quad setup i thought had them.. yet.. by the time i got them they were missing.. hmm.

the eastwood carb spray did not come out bad on cheap carbs..

thought you guys might enjoy some of the little projects i work on once in a while. rather than the walls of text i put up.
09-21-2016 06:13 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I have experience with saggys

Cup vent is my guess on the flow if it wasn't the leaking fluid passage. Was there a tremendous amount of paint in the air cap or on it?

Thats gonna last and last under there, and look great on a lift once built. There are scars but it is healed and you have gone above and beyond on it. Good job, Chevy nut! What goes on the interior area? Body shop stuff or what? I know that floor has a topside. Oh wait, you have sound deadener. Just curious and using words as the cattle prod.
Vent hole was drilled out to 1/8th", no issue with vacuum. I'm sure the problem was the seat coming loose and operator in-experience. I'll need to coat some of the top side of the floor with epoxy, but I'll brush that on before replacing the deadener I scraped off for repairs.

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Originally Posted by John long View Post
If I am doing deep corners such as your trunk drop down it also helps me to drop the air pressure so the paint doesn't just blow back out on you.

I did not remember this going back as a grey car. Am I missing something about the color you put on the floor? It looks really great. The color just caught me by surprise.

John
Body will be Aztec Bronze. Under floor color is a close match to the powder coated frame...

09-21-2016 05:51 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I have experience with saggys

Cup vent is my guess on the flow if it wasn't the leaking fluid passage. Was there a tremendous amount of paint in the air cap or on it?

Thats gonna last and last under there, and look great on a lift once built. There are scars but it is healed and you have gone above and beyond on it. Good job, Chevy nut! What goes on the interior area? Body shop stuff or what? I know that floor has a topside. Oh wait, you have sound deadener. Just curious and using words as the cattle prod.
Sags, runs, icicales, Tsunami waves, whatever. Come on guys, you've all got enough experience with this stuff to be calling it by the proper names......"Flow indicators" now doesn't that sound more professional? We don't get runs anymore.
09-21-2016 05:39 AM
deadbodyman I have family in Ocala so I'm down there a few times a year but I think I know where I can rent one around here. Love that Nomad BTW
09-20-2016 09:07 PM
cgates Deadbodyman
I have a friend that is going to borrow it for a Studebaker. I would lend it to you but it seems we live quite a distance apart.
09-20-2016 08:48 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Damn, wish I had seen your line about adjusting the fan for tight spots...I couldn't get the paint in the trunk drop areas or brace recesses. I have a couple thin spots and a few "sags".... Never thought to use the fan adjust....inexperience.

If I am doing deep corners such as your trunk drop down it also helps me to drop the air pressure so the paint doesn't just blow back out on you.

I did not remember this going back as a grey car. Am I missing something about the color you put on the floor? It looks really great. The color just caught me by surprize.

John
09-20-2016 08:05 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Damn, wish I had seen your line about adjusting the fan for tight spots...I couldn't get the paint in the trunk drop areas or brace recesses. I have a couple thin spots and a few "sags".... Never thought to use the fan adjust....inexperience.

I couldn't get the flow to stay steady either. Sometimes it was barely a whisper and then a flood...WTH ??? I finally quit playing with the feed knob and adjusted application speed to the flow. After I was done and took the nozzle off to clean, the seat fell out with it....guess it worked loose and screwed itself out. Oh well, it looks great from 30 feet...
I have experience with saggys

Cup vent is my guess on the flow if it wasn't the leaking fluid passage. Was there a tremendous amount of paint in the air cap or on it?

Thats gonna last and last under there, and look great on a lift once built. There are scars but it is healed and you have gone above and beyond on it. Good job, Chevy nut! What goes on the interior area? Body shop stuff or what? I know that floor has a topside. Oh wait, you have sound deadener. Just curious and using words as the cattle prod.
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