|Today 07:21 PM|
got my bike torn down part of the way today , i wanted to wait till end of summer to do it but there was some dirt and trash in the gas tank and it hung up the float in the left carb.
i deleted the emission stuff off the bike , and got the carbs cleaned back out , going to add an inline fuel filter.
since its so easy to strip it down all the way now im going to tear it the rest of the way down and paint the frame black, replace the cracked rear fender and paint those white with a deep blue pearl over top
im going to strip off all the blinkers/horn reflectors since i never plan to register it , and were i ride those will get ripped off the bike in a hurry. only othe rmod i have planned is swapping out the rear 19.5 long swingarm and 17inch rear wheel for a 21.5 inch long swingarm and 18inch rear wheel off an xr200
might also change the gearing as it sits now its geared to do a lil over 90mph , prolly change out the sprockets for a top speed of around 65
|Today 06:50 PM|
|Today 06:48 PM|
Started the day on the garage roof resealing the flashing on my concrete block firewall. Then cleaned the gutters, and started on the cars.
The front tires on my Falcon are very new, and they began to get a brownish color to the sidewalls for some reason? I rubbed the sidewall with my thumb, and the brown came off, so I figured I'd wash it off. It didn't wash off with my bucket of soapy water, so I figured I'd give hand cleaner a try. Rubbed the sidewalls with a rag and GoJo, and it came right off. Washed them up, and they look new again. Have to see if they stay black now.
Washed the old '69 Burb after that, and then headed out to pick up a friend's car trailer. We're running the '68 Camaro convertible over to DMV tomorrow, so he can get the title and registration changed to his name after 8-10 years! Man, I'd never have put so much into a car, and then get a title! That would be my first trip with a new purchase!
|Today 11:48 AM|
Every time I start to think about a new car, I just blow out the interior and clean all the windows. Instant new car!
|Today 11:05 AM|
I can't believe how nice looking out through that clear window is! What a difference, now I am jazzed to get that windshield changed out. This coming weekend, it will be done. It's amazing what a difference it made.
|Today 01:57 AM|
|Today 01:54 AM|
|Yesterday 11:13 PM|
|Yesterday 09:10 PM|
|Yesterday 09:05 PM|
Did not get much done today. I watched the NASCAR race and spent an inordinate amount of time degreasing my old theater-style popcorn machine.
When I had been in town yesterday, as I walked past a BBQ store, I saw a display of various "stuff" outside and big sign that said "FREE". I scored a couple of 1 gal jugs of commercial degreaser for ovens, BBQs, griddles, bakeries, etc, so I tried it on my popper.
That stuff really works, but DO NOT get any on your skin, and anything you clean with it has to very well washed afterwards as you do not want to get that stuff into your food.
|Yesterday 08:36 PM|
I also got the window in the back of the Rambler! WHOO HOOOO! Again, without those tools Timothie told us about I couldn't have done it.
|Yesterday 08:22 PM|
Just your typical day at the Martin house, my son and I blew a Mercedes air bag. He wanted to see if it could throw a weight from his bar bell but I didn't think that was a good idea, having a 45lb weight fly through the neighbors window wasn't a good idea so I gave him this much.
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|Yesterday 07:16 PM|
|matts37chev||turned out pretty sweet|
|Yesterday 05:51 PM|
a couple more shots. Red always looks nice outside in the sun, even a red with 2 parts reducer.:roll eyes: I'm happy. Can't complain.
|Yesterday 03:48 PM|
my labor of love is finally done..well sort of. I will eventually repaint the red at a later point. I don't want to be made to feel like I'm fussy for asking for too much booth time so it is what it is. I'll crack open a beer at some point today but it will be short lived cause it's gonna be tough to out do this bike and I'd like to focus on learning something new for the next build. I have some wild ideas for my next build but it's going to call for beveled holes or whatever the "technical" term for it is. Glad to say my first metal fabrication project is done and off to the next. I'm beat...but I'll still go play basketball with it parked in clear view.
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