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Today 10:13 PM
Dave57210 Yesterday, I went to a marine supplies store to get some sealant for an attempt to cure a leak in my pool. While I was there, I saw an old-school, tired-looking T-bucket roadster pickup, with flathead. When I was looking it over, the owner showed up. He pointed out that it had not been painted in many, many years, for a reason.
It had been pinstriped and the artist had signed it.
Ed Roth.
With Ratfink drawing beside signature.
Don't think I'd ever paint it either!
Today 08:32 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
4 finished hot rods in the garage and I needed a break. I'm sick of working on cars every day and needed to diversify, so a couple weeks ago Jennifer and I drove 250 miles South and bought the Capri 14.2 sailboat to replace our little 12' Puffer. the next day we drove 500+ miles North to Canada and bought the Surf Side camp trailer from Dave57210 to replace our tent and sleeping bags . I've been alternating between working on the two since our return, and finished replacing all the standing and running rigging this morning on the Capri. the trailer will take a bit longer, as it will be essentially gutted and rebuilt from the shell. more work that I had hoped for, but it will be a great little camp trailer when it's finished. it tows behind my Dodge 4x4 like it isn't even there (1400 lb), and can be towed behind the Vette, should the mood strike us.
It's awesome working on things that aren't covered in grease for a change

Russ

I have been waiting for a little boat like that to fall in my lap. I passed up the last one and I won't do that again!

Brian
Today 08:02 PM
Rodnit Finally hooked up, loaded and ready to roll............

Today 04:57 PM
Dave57210 So far today, I watched the Nascar race and did some more yard cleanup.

Went out to dinner last night and found an "interesting" traffic jam. A guy had his (about 25 foot) boat come off his trailer, blocking 3 lanes of traffic.

Now to do the second coat of paint on my sundeck, and finish loading more junk into the utility trailer so I can get rid of that stuff on Tuesday (Monday - tomorrow - is a holiday around here, so I can't take the stuff anywhere until Tues.)

Still gotta cut up an old (1947) wooden canoe so I can haul THAT to landfill as well.

Maybe, by sometime in the fall, I can get my shop organized so I can get cars back into it and get back to doing stuff on the cars?
Today 04:23 PM
Project89



got alot done today in short time
Today 03:55 PM
Northstar T 4 finished hot rods in the garage and I needed a break. I'm sick of working on cars every day and needed to diversify, so a couple weeks ago Jennifer and I drove 250 miles South and bought the Capri 14.2 sailboat to replace our little 12' Puffer. the next day we drove 500+ miles North to Canada and bought the Surf Side camp trailer from Dave57210 to replace our tent and sleeping bags . I've been alternating between working on the two since our return, and finished replacing all the standing and running rigging this morning on the Capri. the trailer will take a bit longer, as it will be essentially gutted and rebuilt from the shell. more work that I had hoped for, but it will be a great little camp trailer when it's finished. it tows behind my Dodge 4x4 like it isn't even there (1400 lb), and can be towed behind the Vette, should the mood strike us.
It's awesome working on things that aren't covered in grease for a change

Russ

Today 08:36 AM
timothale
crosley hot-shot

I had a crosley billet crank, it was turned out of one solid piece of steel and had two counter weights for each rod. I left it in the demonstration parts bin when I quit teaching the engine machine shop classes at Evergreen College in San Jose . Who knows if it is still there after over 25 years ago. Those little OHC hot shots were really high reving engines.
Today 08:15 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
Been a while since posting. Crazy busy at work and the "Toy shop". Medical old age problems on top of that. Poor old Studebaker sitting in the corner for now..

Just purchased a pickup for a new parts getter.. A 97 Dodge 1500 two wheeler. Low mile 3.9 V-6, plain interior Brite red southern body that has been in storage since 2006. Been lightly cuffed in the right front. But enuff that it blew air bag. Also bought a Michigan, RUFF, 96 red 4-wheeler, delux interior, truck for parts. Just exchange interior, good panels/air bag and no paint! Less than $1500.00 for the pair, delivered to the Toy shop...

Started pulling parts off the donor yesterday. Going to pull the cab and box. Sell the 360 and running gear as a rolling unit. Michigan rust is such a BI... to work with.. Seats/bolts rusted to cab floor, floor rusted to/thru the frame. Frame is just plain rusted thru.. Trusty plasma cutter will have it in managable pieces by tomorrow evening.

Photos tomorrow maybe?
Good to see you are still at it, Bob..

I was going to say the easiest way to attack the Midwest rust bucket is with a torch, but you are already on that game...
Today 05:22 AM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Been a while since posting. Crazy busy at work and the "Toy shop". Medical old age problems on top of that. Poor old Studebaker sitting in the corner for now..

Just purchased a pickup for a new parts getter.. A 97 Dodge 1500 two wheeler. Low mile 3.9 V-6, plain interior Brite red southern body that has been in storage since 2006. Been lightly cuffed in the right front. But enuff that it blew air bag. Also bought a Michigan, RUFF, 96 red 4-wheeler, delux interior, truck for parts. Just exchange interior, good panels/air bag and no paint! Less than $1500.00 for the pair, delivered to the Toy shop...

Started pulling parts off the donor yesterday. Going to pull the cab and box. Sell the 360 and running gear as a rolling unit. Michigan rust is such a BI... to work with.. Seats/bolts rusted to cab floor, floor rusted to/thru the frame. Frame is just plain rusted thru.. Trusty plasma cutter will have it in managable pieces by tomorrow evening.

Photos tomorrow maybe?
Yesterday 08:59 PM
Project89 just hauled more hay today then came home and spent a ton of money on my bike , new fmf pipe and silencer , updated front end , and rear suspension + adjustable coilover shock and progressive spring
might have to start a build thread for the ole 86 xr250r



really looking foward to seeing how uch wieght i knock off the back of the bike with the new ex and swingarm
Yesterday 08:18 PM
496CHEVY3100 I forgot about that,,i bought it to go on one of my MGBs but decided for about the same money I can put a LS in it,
Yesterday 08:12 PM
MARTINSR His is going in a motorcycle remember. This motor he got is a whopping 40 hp! It's the hotrod with 11to1 compression. It will have the twin carbs.

Brian
Yesterday 07:15 PM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
This is what this motor is.


They used this thing many different ways, check out some of them!









What a neat little motor that is!

Brian
I have one of those small blowers if he decides to go that route ,,It is NEW B&m never been installed .also have a blower carb and blower scoop if interested ,,CHEAP
Yesterday 06:16 PM
123pugsy I started putting in stakes today for the new footings.
The whole pit is not cleared yet but it feels good to move forward slightly after two major delays.

Yesterday 05:09 PM
MARTINSR This is what this motor is.


They used this thing many different ways, check out some of them!









What a neat little motor that is!

Brian
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