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Today 10:59 AM
35WINDOW
Quote:
Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Kinda funny how that snowballs, isn't it?
Absolutely! I had this project planned to cost "X", and I completely forgot about the Y,Z and most of the rest of the Alphabet -

I've always dreamed, admired and wanted to play with the "cool" parts though, but it gets expensive!

Meanwhile, my Wife just rolls her eyes-I guess whatever Scrapbook doo-dad she wants she gets (or, whichever Grandchild she wants to fly and visit she can)-I can't argue as I don't have a leg to stand on (if I did she would just kick it out from under me!)-
Today 10:28 AM
matts37chev
Quote:
Originally Posted by 35WINDOW View Post
I don't post much in this Thread, but I thought I'd share a purchase (and, to me,it's a piece of Art)-

My problems started out innocently enough (don't they all?)-when I started building my Car I knew I wanted a Big Block (looking back, I'm sorry I didn't go Boss Nine, but oh well, maybe on the next one), and, I decided that a 454 would be enough (with the Edelbrock Power Package-540 hp)-well, a 454 is good, but a 496 is better, right? So, I bought the Parts to make a 496-well then, a 496 is cool, but isn't a 540 better? Of course it is! So, I chose a 540-

Well, the 31 Spline, 4 pin Trac-loc I had in the Car was good for a 454, but it won't last with a 740# TQ, 800+ hp engine, so, I had to upgrade here too-

This is a Strange Engineering Pro HD thru-bolt Aluminum Center, with a Strange "S" Trac posi, 3.50 Gears and 35 Spline Axles-I shouldn't be able to break this!

Oh, I also had Strange drill my Axles for both 1/2" and 5/8" Studs-

Hope these pictures come out-
Kinda funny how that snowballs, isn't it?
Today 09:13 AM
35WINDOW I don't post much in this Thread, but I thought I'd share a purchase (and, to me,it's a piece of Art)-

My problems started out innocently enough (don't they all?)-when I started building my Car I knew I wanted a Big Block (looking back, I'm sorry I didn't go Boss Nine, but oh well, maybe on the next one), and, I decided that a 454 would be enough (with the Edelbrock Power Package-540 hp)-well, a 454 is good, but a 496 is better, right? So, I bought the Parts to make a 496-well then, a 496 is cool, but isn't a 540 better? Of course it is! So, I chose a 540-

Well, the 31 Spline, 4 pin Trac-loc I had in the Car was good for a 454, but it won't last with a 740# TQ, 800+ hp engine, so, I had to upgrade here too-

This is a Strange Engineering Pro HD thru-bolt Aluminum Center, with a Strange "S" Trac posi, 3.50 Gears and 35 Spline Axles-I shouldn't be able to break this!

Oh, I also had Strange drill my Axles for both 1/2" and 5/8" Studs-

Hope these pictures come out-
Today 08:20 AM
Too Many Projects I installed a new fire alarm in the kitchen.

Today 07:49 AM
matts37chev This weekend we went down to Oregon so the wife could play in an all women's discgolf tourney
So i spent the time being her caddie etc.
Nice to get some short time away
Today 07:03 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Finally hooked up, loaded and ready to roll............
You moving south for the winter with that big rig...
Today 06:58 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post

Still gotta cut up an old (1947) wooden canoe so I can haul THAT to landfill as well.
I bet the canoe would disappear all by itself if you listed it on craigslist for a small price or free. MANY people would like that as a display item, or to restore.
Yesterday 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!
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 08:02 PM
Rodnit Finally hooked up, loaded and ready to roll............

Yesterday 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?
Yesterday 04:23 PM
Project89



got alot done today in short time
Yesterday 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

Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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...
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