|Today 06:34 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||A little before and after,, took the aftermarket couch off ,replaced with a Harley seat and backrest and luggage rack ,cleaned it up a little ,Ran out af B52 cleaner,,buy looks a little better ,,Back on it tomorrow|
|Today 06:24 PM|
|1971BB427||Something went astray on my roof patch. The resin didn't set up, and not sure why. Checked it this morning and it was still sticky. Weird? Pretty hot out, and that usually results in it turning over too fast. Never had it not turn over at all. Supposed to be high 80's and low 90's for the next week, so if I give it another try it will have to be early morning when it's 70 degrees.|
|Today 04:28 PM|
After the A/C on my disease-el p/u crapped out while we on vaykay, made an appointment at A/C shop.
Yesterday morning, 8:00 AM
Didn't get there
The A/C clutch (Klutz?) and front compressor bearing seized up and tore the serpentine belt in half.
Do you have ANY idea how tuff it is to steer a one-ton, 4X4 p/u sans power steering?
NOW add in the fact that, being a disease-el it has hydro-boost brakes, so when the belt broke.....
For the first time, (ever!) in my life, I had to get one of my vehicles towed to a shop
New compressor, plus a couple of other bits ''n' pieces and it could home again last night
Considering all the stuff that a serpentine belt does, when was the last time you replaced yours? (Mine was actually only a few months old, but that A/C klutz....
By the way - it is astonishing how much power it was absorbing - when it broke it was like I suddenly kicked down into passing gear, so much power was freed up. AND, now that I don't have a dead compressor absorbing power, I've damn near doubled my fuel economy!
|Yesterday 10:26 PM|
That is what I did also ,the Pan probably weighs 1/2 what a dresser weighs,and the Super Glide I bought today feels so light as compared to what I have ben rideind,
I will be 63 in a couple months, but have beaten up these old bones over the years,LOL
|Yesterday 09:54 PM|
I will miss it for sure. I bought this one new and as far as I know it is perfect. Radios, intercom, all work perfectly. Has about 26,000 on it I think.
The sad thing is it probably won't bring but 12-13 thousand. I gave 23 something for it before the accessories I added.
The good thing is the memories we have. We spent 23 days riding it to the west coast and seeing the country. What a ball we had.
|Yesterday 09:40 PM|
I don't like much having my pan restored ,when I finish I am going to RIDE it ,no more I cant ride,i will keep a couple to trade on or ride if I need them ,if needed ,,
|Yesterday 09:36 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
Oh, maybe you are getting a NEW one....
|Yesterday 09:29 PM|
I just bought this to clean up fix a few small items and resale,make a few $$$$
I only had 1 left my ole 56 Pan,sold the other three including my personal bike,
|Yesterday 09:04 PM|
|Yesterday 08:41 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||Didnt get any work done today ,all driving,drove down to the east of Macon and bought another project like I needed another it is a 67FXE shovel Harley,runs and rides great just looks a little bad ,,don't think it has been washed since it was new,,,not a Rat bike just looks that way for now,,,cant take picture it is dark .I will get some tomorrow.|
|Yesterday 01:54 PM|
Good work on the Falcon Randy.
I am the tortois. Randy is the hare but I am plugging along. I did get the top well ready to trim and fit to the car. Another piece no one will ever see.
Headin out to the Sonic. Enough for today.
|Yesterday 12:16 PM|
Latest project is the roof on my '69 Burb. I've noticed the clear coat was failing, and lots of flaking going on up there. Since the lower paint looks pretty decent, I figured I'd strip the clear off, and make the Burb two tone with an off white roof.
Got up there to strip it and discovered more issues than paint! There are 4 spots that the paint has cracked in a circular shape! It appears the old Burb was an ambulance at one time in it's early life, and some knucklehead didn't properly delete the holes for emergency lights, and sirens!
I dug out the cracks today, and underneath was the beginning of rust creeping at the bad metal joint. The holes range from about 6"-7" down to 1.5", at 4 locations. After digging them out, I saw some previous owner had pop riveted sheetmetal underneath the hole, and then ground the stubs off the rivets on the top side. No sealer used, so moisture wicked under the paint and filler, resulting in the patch going bad. I ground them out and then hit them with rust neutralizer. After neutralizing them, I again ground the edges smooth, and tack welded the 4 fillers in, so they're permanent. After that I mixed up epoxy resin, and brushed the joints, just to ensure no pinholes would appear later and ruin the paint.
Just have to grind it smooth, and give a thin coat of filler to sand now. After that I'll prime and then decide which of the many white colors would go best with the metallic blue lower body.
|Yesterday 12:15 PM|
|Yesterday 12:12 PM|
on this car..It's a V8 hard top the whole torque box on both sides was rusted out..Inside and outside..
Also made all new trunk drop's..
|Yesterday 11:49 AM|
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