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Today 10:20 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Tougher on the Bass!

BB
Nah, I catch and release, so they get to have more fun later!
Today 10:13 AM
496CHEVY3100 Hate that you have to do all that work reeling in those smallmouth,, sounds great.
Today 10:06 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Had a really tough day yesterday. Had to sit in my pontoon boat all day, and catch smallmouth bass, in the sun. This retirement thing is really tough on a guy!
Tougher on the Bass!

BB
Today 09:55 AM
1971BB427 Had a really tough day yesterday. Had to sit in my pontoon boat all day, and catch smallmouth bass, in the sun. This retirement thing is really tough on a guy!
Today 09:54 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
My buddy came over and looked at it he said its an 8.8 ford...now ,I know from listening to you guys that thats a popular rearend is there an ez way to see if its a possi without pulling the cover off I'm not so sure I could tell one way or the other even WITH the cover off..
Yeah, look at the door tag, and it will have an axle code number. Then enter it in a google search and it will tell you if it's a posi, and what ratio also.
Or jack up one rear wheel (with the other on the ground) and put the vehicle in neutral. If you can turn the wheel it's not posi.
Today 09:48 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
That oscillating saw I got a week or so ago is absolutely amazing! I cut this 2x4 and the baseboard right where it is nailed, absolutely amazing!



And at the HF price of $35 I could toss it in the garbage right now and it was worth it.

Brian
During my kitchen remodel this summer, I also got one of those HF oscillating tools. I had a 25% off coupon, so got it even cheaper, and instantly fell in love with it! It's one of my new "favorite tools", as I use it all the time for all sorts of things I never thought I could. We had 4 layers of wall paper on the dining room, and it was wearing us out trying to get through it. Put on the scraper tool, and sprayed the paper down with a mix of fabric softener and water. The paper came off with the tool so easy, I almost wished we had more, just to play with it!
Today 09:43 AM
496CHEVY3100 These problems seem appropriate ,Page # 666
Today 09:13 AM
MARTINSR I was working at a bodyshop who did work for the new Ford Dealer next door, it was 1979. We got a new Fairmont in with a little primer showing in the inner hood structure. You could see through the holes in the inner structure the underside of the hood skin, and there was no paint in there.

I got a little touch up gun and was spraying through the holes. This was one of the first cars I ever worked on with a prop rod to hold the hood up instead of springs. So I am spraying in these holes and I pulled the hood down a bit for a better angle....yep, the hood prop rod which was about eight inches if that in front of the hinge was stronger than the hood and the hood FOLDED at that prop rod! Brand new car, hood folded in half, not pretty.

Brian
Today 08:02 AM
496CHEVY3100 So that is how you learned Metal Work ,someone post to change this page #
Today 07:51 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I know a guy who let his 15 yr old help change the oil in his semi. We would buy the oil in 5 gallon pails. You stand on a ladder to pour the oil in the top of the valve cover.

Yup, the first 5 GALLONS went on the floor while the drain plug sat dry and happy on the workbench.
That reminds me of when I was a kid I used to help out at the local gas station. Added quart of oil to a lady's car.....Left the filler cap on the air cleaner.

What is amazing was the owner of the station had the hood repaired and painted but only told me to be careful in the future. What a great guy. Anybody else would have humiliated me big time and run me off.

John
Today 07:09 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Got my front clip back on truck after installing new engine,had to change radiator ,the hoses on the reverse rotation pump is smaller diameter filled with Oil and primed pump with priming tool and checked it after installing 5 quarts,didnt show any oil on dipstick ,,you guessed it 4 quarts in floor under truck
Just throwed some oil dry under truck and came to the house,,check it in a day ir two,
I know a guy who let his 15 yr old help change the oil in his semi. We would buy the oil in 5 gallon pails. You stand on a ladder to pour the oil in the top of the valve cover.

Yup, the first 5 GALLONS went on the floor while the drain plug sat dry and happy on the workbench.
Today 06:29 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Got my front clip back on truck after installing new engine,had to change radiator ,the hoses on the reverse rotation pump is smaller diamator filled with Oil and primed pump with priming tool and checked it after installing 5 quarts,didnt show any oil on dipstick ,,you guessed it 4 quarts in floor under truck
Just throwed some oil dry under truck and came to the house,,check it in a day ir two,

Before and after
Ouch!! Sorry to hear about your mess. The good news is it will be funny in a year or two.

Now get out there and fire that bBy up.

John
Today 01:07 AM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
is there an ez way to see if its a possi without pulling the cover off.
Sure. You side step the clutch at about 12-grand, and see if you get two black marks, or just one.
And then, you sweep up the pieces of your transmission... You didn't like that one anyway

Seriously though, get the rear end in the air and turn one of the rear wheels
If the other wheel turns the same direction, it's posi
Yesterday 11:12 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I spent yesterday and today trimming and fitting the front EMS floor pans. After some finessing they fit pretty well but I will have to fabricate the center hump and about a foot between the front and rear assemblies.

Still, It sure is quicker than making them from scratch!

John




Yeah I can see that John. By not having to make them from scratch you probably saved your self twenty minutes or so.

BB
Yesterday 09:21 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by silentpoet View Post
Fixed the driver's side door on my truck. Got the outside key cylinder hooked up now, thanks to bailing wire and a hot glue gun. Got the new inside door handle on it replacing the wrench I was previously using. Once all that was done and I verified the lock worked a few times I put the inner door panel on. I am going to have to take it off again to replace the plastic lining, but it looks much better for now than the bare door. I also took off that cheesy seat "cover" and just threw a blanket over the driver's side where the seat is messed up.

Also today I got insurance on it and drove it to Oreilly's.


I have been so busy last few weeks I have fallen behind on reading these threads ,,what kind of truck are you working on,
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