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Today 07:48 AM
MARTINSR Last night I got with Nick laying out under the Alpine and pulled the drive shaft out. It's such a cute little drive shaft.

Brian
Today 07:47 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Sounds Great we would love to ,,as soon as I can ,as of now I cant ride that far without my foot swelling and turning really red.
It depends on the red though, a nice flame red with some white pin striping maybe?

Sorry, I couldn't resist, prayers are still coming your way.

Brian
Today 07:20 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I know you are missing the cruises for sure. I also know this is a great time to be doing a little horse trading and I'll bet you are missing that too.

Once you get well enough to spend a few hours in the car, grab the wife and take the scenic route to Chattanooga. Barb and I will buy you guys lunch. At least that will get you out and about for little while.

John
Sounds Great we would love to ,,as soon as I can ,as of now I cant ride that far without my foot swelling and turning really red.
Today 06:27 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I did the same thing on the battery mount ,so I hard wired a Battery tender to the Hot wire on my alternator works great and don notice the little plug when charger is disconnected

Missing the Cruises
I know you are missing the cruises for sure. I also know this is a great time to be doing a little horse trading and I'll bet you are missing that too.

Once you get well enough to spend a few hours in the car, grab the wife and take the scenic route to Chattanooga. Barb and I will buy you guys lunch. At least that will get you out and about for little while.

John
Yesterday 10:20 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
It was 83 degrees here today and I was excited to drive the roadster to the cruise in at the Sonic. WRONG!!!g

I turned the key, let the gauges cycle, hit the starter and one loud click later the entire electrical system was dead....No big deal, I have a loose or corroded battery cable connection..... WRONG!!"

Check the voltage at the starter solanoid and have 12.43 volts. The kicker is, the battery is under the floorboard, Has insulation and carpet over it and the sill plate holding the carpet down. Three hours later I am back from the auto parts store with a new battery but don't have time to trim the mounting tangs of the case to make it fit.....

You guessed it. Drove the truck to the Sonic.

I did take this picture of this really cool nailhead Buick motor for the Martin Brothers.

John
I did the same thing on the battery mount ,so I hard wired a Battery tender to the Hot wire on my alternator works great and don notice the little plug when charger is disconnected

Missing the Cruises
Yesterday 08:21 PM
John long BTW, This is what the Nailhead was in.

John
Yesterday 08:18 PM
John long It was 83 degrees here today and I was excited to drive the roadster to the cruise in at the Sonic. WRONG!!!g

I turned the key, let the gauges cycle, hit the starter and one loud click later the entire electrical system was dead....No big deal, I have a loose or corroded battery cable connection..... WRONG!!"

Check the voltage at the starter solanoid and have 12.43 volts. The kicker is, the battery is under the floorboard, Has insulation and carpet over it and the sill plate holding the carpet down. Three hours later I am back from the auto parts store with a new battery but don't have time to trim the mounting tangs of the case to make it fit.....

You guessed it. Drove the truck to the Sonic.

I did take this picture of this really cool nailhead Buick motor for the Martin Brothers.

John
Yesterday 07:37 PM
MARTINSR Here's that rack I made for my creeper on my box. Only one problem....with all my measuring and everything I missed one tiny little issue, the lid hits it when you close it! LOL What a dork, I'll have to cut the lip of the lid a little.
But I love how it works for me, that creeper was always a pain, not now.

Brian
Yesterday 07:06 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Yes I could do that, but every kid is different. I have four kids, they are each their own person. There are times when I simply have to tell them "learn from it" and move on. He's a smart kid, I sure made similar mistakes. I hung out with some really screwed up guys, got into trouble.

Brian
I think we've all been through similar things with some strange dudes at our younger days. It depends what road we take when we hit the crossroads. Your son and his friend are very lucky.

Russ
Later gator
Yesterday 01:40 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I heard all about that "I'm an adult now" crap last year too.

My reply was, you are still in school and completely dependent on us for food, clothing, housing and health insurance. We have a say in what you do. He was pretty good about honoring that until he left for collage last August. I can tell this summer will be different...
Yes I could do that, but every kid is different. I have four kids, they are each their own person. There are times when I simply have to tell them "learn from it" and move on. He's a smart kid, I sure made similar mistakes. I hung out with some really screwed up guys, got into trouble.

Brian
Yesterday 12:31 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Yeah, that's a toughie, they are both adults and I have to accept it. All I can do is talk to them making sure they "get" that this was a lesson and a hell of a blessing. If they can understand how close they were to death or serious painful injury than it's all good.

Brian
I heard all about that "I'm an adult now" crap last year too.

My reply was, you are still in school and completely dependent on us for food, clothing, housing and health insurance. We have a say in what you do. He was pretty good about honoring that until he left for collage last August. I can tell this summer will be different...
Yesterday 09:53 AM
1971BB427 Had our first big car show of the year Saturday, and then our small monthly hotrod breakfast get together Sunday. Fun to get lots of driving in one weekend!
Yesterday 07:57 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Right on, but cool Dad or not, I don't think I would want my son riding with that friend anymore, since this is the second time he has totaled out a car...
Yeah, that's a toughie, they are both adults and I have to accept it. All I can do is talk to them making sure they "get" that this was a lesson and a hell of a blessing. If they can understand how close they were to death or serious painful injury than it's all good.

Brian
Yesterday 07:00 AM
Too Many Projects Friday was a LONG day. I left at 8am to make the first of 3 100 mile round trip runs to bring 3 vehicles home. Got done with at at 5pm and swapped the Corvair for the '70 Chevelle on the trailer. The Corvair was going to a swap meet Sunday and the Chevelle had a dead fuel pump. I started digging out parts for that meet and loading boxes in the Corvair. At 6:30, went in the house for supper. I came back out at 7:30 to close the shop and lock up. I discovered the left front tire on my truck was pancake flat !! I couldn't even get it to take air from the portable tank. Dragged the floor jack out and the 4 way wrench and removed it. Found the puncture, broke it down and patched it. By then it was dark and I left it till morning to re-install.

Sat morn, I put the wheel back on and took the trailer to the meet location at 10:00 am and set up our area and left it there. Back home to load the truck and spent another 3 hours packing 20 pounds of "stuff" in a 5lb bag. Then, the wife and I went out to dinner at a new Italian restaurant and bought a fuel pump for the Chevelle to install Sunday after the meet.

Sunday was an even longer day, as I left home at 5:30 am Sunday with the pickup loaded to the gills and spent an hour spreading it all out at the meet.

I can tell the economy is still tight as all the buyers pockets were stapled shut and I had to sell stuff at a fraction of what I had once paid and was hoping to get. Oh well, I did sell a LOT of stuff and came home with very little left over. I get to keep some of that precious floor space I uncovered loading it all up...

We were there until 1 pm, baking in the sun and then I came home and swapped out the fuel pump on the Chevelle that I had bought Saturday night. Got that running and able to move it out of the shop to work on the neighbors dump truck today. After that and helping the wife with a few yard chores, I came in the house at 6pm for dinner and never went back out. I got to sit on my butt for a few hours last night.

I DID sell the Corvair for a very fair price and I will be delivering it 15 miles away this morning to make the sale. Hey, what's another couple hours and gallons of gas to be down 1 car count and a nice stack of cash in my pocket...
Yesterday 06:09 AM
matts37chev I stayed pretty busy yesterday, but nothing got done on my car.
Had to get the rototiller running again for the wife, (it died in the middle of the garden)
I guess I did put some cheap seat covers on the wife Toyota p-up.
Did some welding on a buddies disc golf basket.
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