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Today 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.

Today 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
Today 04:58 PM
MARTINSR Remember that Crosley motor I told you about a while ago with the interesting story of the dude from eBay delivering it? Well my brother picked it up today and he went over it finding all kinds of damage that I hadn't seen. Like the intake where the guy broke the bolts off in the intake and pried the carbs apart breaking them.

But while my brother is looking at it it struck him how clean it was, inside, not one spec of corrosion in the water jackets, guys the friggin thing is NOS! The motor is NOS from around 1953, it was a perfect, complete to generator and starter NOS motor, never having been ran! And that jerk screwed it all up, he even broke a fin off the valve cover. But what a shame, luckily the internals are untouched. But he has to pull it apart over fear that the jerk poured something inside or something, who knows.

What a shame!

Brian
Today 04:53 PM
496CHEVY3100 I have been working ,on and off ,more off ,,on a Harley I am getting No fire on the plugs ,it has power on both terminals of the coil with ignition turned on ,but no fire to plugs ,I have replaced both olugs and wires no change,,it was rumming fine until I changed the broken gas cable it has not started since

Any one have andy ideas or advice..:confuse
Today 12:39 PM
MARTINSR While Nick was out getting a burger with a friend I spent a couple minutes and straightened up the grill on the Falcon. He was concerned with it and looking for a new one and I spent just a few minutes and pushed and pulled (it's aluminum and bends very easy) and removed the head light rings to bend it up to meet them and even hammered and dollied out a dent. It's not perfect but a thousand times better.
Yeah I should have done it with him but there are plenty other things to learn on. He is concerned with the mouldings, yeah Nick, we can fix those.

Brian
07-30-2015 05:24 AM
deadbodyman Marge looks like shes getting along with those furin girls just fine.
07-29-2015 11:17 PM
MARTINSR Didn't get anything done but a great meal out with my son. This is a cute little town near us and I parked Marge in the special high performance car parking lot.

Brian
07-29-2015 10:41 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I know there are houses that are too far gone or what ever, but it breaks my heart seeing a neat old house like the brought down. I think it goes back to my childhood seeing the first house I lived in that was about 100 years old knocked down.

But the hardest one is my childhood home that I grew up in, built in 1966 disappear. I couldn't watch this one, I went into it just before it was taken down to build about 30 houses on the little property it was on. I got a few treasures like light switch covers and stuff that I put in my house that I am in right now. I got the front door off my Grand Fathers house that was right behind this one in the photo. I really need to get that up on my home darn it. But really, I have something about old houses, I have seen so many destroyed in his town so that condos or a hundreds houses can be stuffed onto the property (or 500 on the farm) I can't stand seeing one torn down. It's such a waste to me, it tears my heart out.

There are not thousands of houses within this photo, it's sickening. As far as you can see and further, to the right it was all fields, to the left, all fields, all the way to the bay, farms. It's all covered in houses now. so sad.

Brian
I agree but in my case, the house is truly a piece of junk.
It's also out of place. I live in a heritage zone and my new house will blend into the neighborhood nicely.

I wouldn't want to see any of the older houses in my hood destroyed. They really look nice.
07-29-2015 08:03 AM
MARTINSR I know there are houses that are too far gone or what ever, but it breaks my heart seeing a neat old house like the brought down. I think it goes back to my childhood seeing the first house I lived in that was about 100 years old knocked down.

But the hardest one is my childhood home that I grew up in, built in 1966 disappear. I couldn't watch this one, I went into it just before it was taken down to build about 30 houses on the little property it was on. I got a few treasures like light switch covers and stuff that I put in my house that I am in right now. I got the front door off my Grand Fathers house that was right behind this one in the photo. I really need to get that up on my home darn it. But really, I have something about old houses, I have seen so many destroyed in his town so that condos or a hundreds houses can be stuffed onto the property (or 500 on the farm) I can't stand seeing one torn down. It's such a waste to me, it tears my heart out.

There are not thousands of houses within this photo, it's sickening. As far as you can see and further, to the right it was all fields, to the left, all fields, all the way to the bay, farms. It's all covered in houses now. so sad.

Brian
07-29-2015 06:27 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
NOT THAT HOUSE !!! Its the one across the street.
He asked me if the garage was going as well.
07-29-2015 05:46 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I did no work today but fun to watch....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaLP...m-upload_owner
NOT THAT HOUSE !!! Its the one across the street.
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Just about the same approach was used last month when they demolished the old (vintage 1946 or so) house next door to me - using the same model of Cat backhoe as it happens. Everything piled in the original footprint, and drive on top of the pile to get access to other parts .Then the big Bin trucks arrived, the loader worked from on top of the pile to load them. A day later the lot was cleared, original foundation was demolished and there was no trace of anything remaining. Construction of the new house begins in about a month so.

I have not seen the building plans, but I hope the new place "fits" the neighborhood.

I was actually surprised that they took it ALL down - there is a curious quirk in building laws and sales taxes on building materials around here. Renovations are tax- exempt, but new construction is fully taxed. If you leave ONE original wall, it is considered to be renovation. I've seen quite a few "renovated" older homes. Esp when a year later another reno occurs, replacing that one original wall and expanding the house out THAT side, too.
The one wall deal is for building permit costs. They charge more for new construction over renovations. I told them I was leaving my footings and slab but she didn't buy into that one.

I am going to get the footings and slab ripped out while I'm at it. May as well go everything new. I mean, what the hey? I paid full permit price.
07-28-2015 07:09 PM
Dave57210 Just about the same approach was used last month when they demolished the old (vintage 1946 or so) house next door to me - using the same model of Cat backhoe as it happens. Everything piled in the original footprint, and drive on top of the pile to get access to other parts .Then the big Bin trucks arrived, the loader worked from on top of the pile to load them. A day later the lot was cleared, original foundation was demolished and there was no trace of anything remaining. Construction of the new house begins in about a month so.

I have not seen the building plans, but I hope the new place "fits" the neighborhood.

I was actually surprised that they took it ALL down - there is a curious quirk in building laws and sales taxes on building materials around here. Renovations are tax- exempt, but new construction is fully taxed. If you leave ONE original wall, it is considered to be renovation. I've seen quite a few "renovated" older homes. Esp when a year later another reno occurs, replacing that one original wall and expanding the house out THAT side, too.
07-28-2015 06:40 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Unfortunately, this is correct.
I say this because I wanted to see a quick and painful death come to this piece of @#$%?!^* house.

He actually used the debris in the basement to drive forward on top of as well to get to the other end of the house.

Bins coming tomorrow...
You got half of your wish, it was slow and painful...

I pulled a demo trailer for 1 summer and watched a number of buildings get demolished. Around here, they need a fire hose spraying on it while it comes down to contain the dust.
07-28-2015 06:21 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
They want to push it all into the center, especially in such a confined area. It's less messy and easier to pick up the debris and load into trucks to haul away.
Unfortunately, this is correct.
I say this because I wanted to see a quick and painful death come to this piece of @#$%?!^* house.

He actually used the debris in the basement to drive forward on top of as well to get to the other end of the house.

Bins coming tomorrow...
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