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Today 05:58 AM
timothale
building projects

I followed your new building project. yours went a lot faster. We first built a 50 X 36 cinder block garage in the middle that will be split with a fire wall, then stick framed 2 k living quarters on each end. It started as a joint project with her son who was a contractor, but He and her grandson were killed a few years ago in a plane crash when they were flying home from a project in Wyoming
Today 03:02 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I finally got water into the Duplex we are building. We had to drill a new well. My wife and I have done most of the work. Our farm is flooded so No income from there this year, but I have more time to do the finish work. The goal is to have both sides done by winter, we will move into the larger one and rent the other one. When my wife started designing the kitchen I said I nee mote tools, She said get them ordered. And if I ever have time I could build a woody wagon for one of my T chassis.
Very nice.
Yesterday 09:42 PM
timothale
happy wife

I finally got water into the Duplex we are building. We had to drill a new well. My wife and I have done most of the work. Our farm is flooded so No income from there this year, but I have more time to do the finish work. The goal is to have both sides done by winter, we will move into the larger one and rent the other one. When my wife started designing the kitchen I said I nee mote tools, She said get them ordered. And if I ever have time I could build a woody wagon for one of my T chassis.
Yesterday 06:49 PM
Rip VW I made it out to the shop today to work on this deck lid repair. After about an hour of intense staring, the answer to getting this thing together came to me.

Are you the type that tends to overthink things? I will admit that I do happen to fall in that trap occasionally. I found what I was doing to repair the shell was backwards. I changed my plan and fit the new pieces up to the new skin. I made a change and decided to Not copy the shell on the end of the channel. I now have the 2 pieces tacked together and I am pleased with the fit and the simplicity. See my thread on rust repair for pictures..
Yesterday 04:34 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Nope wont load tonight.
Yesterday 04:27 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com A friend of mine "Steve the plumber" built this war time "Indian" and I was enlisted to help him get it fired for the first time..

I squirted some oil in the cylinders for positive ring seal. Dripped some fuel into the jugs and installed the plugs/wires. He jumped on the kickstart a couple of times and "BANG" she fired! Brought the timing back from retard and cracked the throttle...."LOUD" 75 cubes,,Compression and cam.. Ran a bit rich, but sounded great.

You can't beat the sound of an old V-Twin. The phone camera can't come close to the real sound!
Yesterday 12:09 PM
Rip VW The heat wave hasn't hit here yet this year. It has been cold and wet. Ahhhh but we are supposed to get our heat this weekend. Weather Forcasters have said this before but I don't believe em anyway. Over the last 5 or so years I have kept cool enough with a window Air unit. This year I changed up things and bought a Portable 14,000 BTU unit that uses 2-6 inch hoses that exhaust out the window adapter. I tested it out 1 time this year and it worked much better than the static window mount unit.

Maybe it will get the official work out this weekend, We can only hope..

Hey John, We did that furniture move thing last July and had new carpet installed and I actually ran my powerchair battery dead shoving stuff and hauling boxes. When I move from here I am hiring some strong backs to do all the heavy stuff.
Yesterday 10:13 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
It sounds to me like a window air conditioner would be a good investment for both of you.

Just tell your wives we said it was ok?

John
John's correct on that. What I've done in the Past is to put a window unit on a cart, put a box fan under the big door and push the cart and A/C unit to where I'm working. Reverse it with a propane heater in the winter. My shop is not insulated and it would take a 50000 BTU unit to make a dent in total temp. The cart thing work pretty good.
Brian's right on the money about the heat around here, it sucks! I do a lot of irrigation here and I don't have dry heat.

BB
Yesterday 10:02 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Fasto44 View Post
Yup...but it's a dry heat. I go out and work in the garage for my five minutes and I'm soaking wet...it's the humidity that sucks.
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I agree with you, my 95 degrees is NOT yours, I have spent some time in the south, I am like on a cool evenings walk compared to you! Sorry, but I feel much better now.

Brian
It sounds to me like a window air conditioner would be a good investment for both of you.

Just tell your wives we said it was ok?

John
Yesterday 09:50 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Fasto44 View Post
Yup...but it's a dry heat. I go out and work in the garage for my five minutes and I'm soaking wet...it's the humidity that sucks.
I agree with you, my 95 degrees is NOT yours, I have spent some time in the south, I am like on a cool evenings walk compared to you! Sorry, but I feel much better now.

Brian
Yesterday 09:35 AM
Fasto44
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
The heat is killing me, I didn't get anything done on the truck. I got out to the garage and put a coat of Varithane on my drawer/shelf but then gave up before touching the truck.

Brian
Yup...but it's a dry heat. I go out and work in the garage for my five minutes and I'm soaking wet...it's the humidity that sucks.
Yesterday 08:55 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I thrashed on the '62 for 10 hours yesterday. I'm close and if not for needing to fabricate exhaust today, it would be ready to go to BTTF tomorrow.

The conversion to later model PS was a MAJOR frustration of time and money. I bought a "KIT" last week, yeah right. After 6 more days of trial fitting and then modifying parts, ordering more that were missing and chasing some down locally, I FINALLY got it together Wednesday night.

Anyway, I have to go to registration this morning for my creds and then it's back on it. At this point all it needs is a starter and fluids and it would run, with open manifolds..



I always loved those W motors although most of my time were spent on 348's. Did my first porting job on a 348 . Great look!

BB
Yesterday 06:09 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Moved furniture out of bedrooms, kitchen, and utility rooms to have carpet and tile grout cleaned. I'm beat.

I know you guys are all really glad to be able to read about that!



John
I'm glad to read about that....misery loves company and I've been MISERABLE for 2-1/2 years.....
Yesterday 06:03 AM
Too Many Projects I thrashed on the '62 for 10 hours yesterday. I'm close and if not for needing to fabricate exhaust today, it would be ready to go to BTTF tomorrow.

The conversion to later model PS was a MAJOR frustration of time and money. I bought a "KIT" last week, yeah right. After 6 more days of trial fitting and then modifying parts, ordering more that were missing and chasing some down locally, I FINALLY got it together Wednesday night.

Anyway, I have to go to registration this morning for my creds and then it's back on it. At this point all it needs is a starter and fluids and it would run, with open manifolds..



Yesterday 04:57 AM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
COOL ! I must have missed where you posted about taking the truck in for repair and paint.
Yeah, I dropped it off on May 6th. I'm glad I did, too. I would not have had the time to really do it right, between the weather and a bunch of other little things that have come up. Everything seems to take me about 3-4 times as long to do as it should sometimes. It took me way too long to build and finish the display case for dad's rifle. I pulled the bumpers off before I dropped it off, and really just got a chance to start messing with them last week. Front bumper is ready for primer, back bumper is still swimming in the electrolysis tank. I'm pulling that out this evening and blasting it with the pressure washer to finish cleaning it up. Sure would be nice to get them both ready for paint this weekend.

Dave
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