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Old 02-25-2012, 10:47 PM
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upstairs bathroom - new fan, light fixture, and some painting I hate working on my house
more tomorrow - new switches and outlets etc.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:45 AM
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Yesterday before I took off to Sacramento (over two hours away) for my oldest sons 30th birthday party I got out to the garage for a little bit and started the prep work on the instrument cluster and dash center chrome for paint. They go silver and black so it's a little time to get them all painted but I should be able to do that today.

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:06 PM
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No build work today.

Just got back from Cobo Hall. I will start a thread with pics when I can get them out of my buddies camera. Hopefully I got some pics of the next Riddler car.

It was a really great show with a lots of awesome rods.
Are you referring to the Cobo Hall in Detroit ?
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:08 PM
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Are you referring to the Cobo Hall in Detroit ?
That's the one.

Long drive but well worth the trip.
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Took my son and two of my grandkids for a ride in the deuce this morning. Won't see them for a while as they're in AZ and we're moving to Texas. Figured it was a good time to start getting my grandson interested in hot rods.

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Well, been trying to keep at the project, but I've had that "getting old" thing in the way this past week. Too much time on my feet and then pulled something in the back. But you can't let a weekend go by now can ya!
Ordered some fittings, etc at the speed shop, and picked up some steel lines for the tranny on Sat. Bent some of the bends for the tranny to get the lines past the engine, but will finish to the cooler after I pull the engine (again). Made the framework base for the gas tank and tacked it in. Made an access panel for getting to the fuel filter and fittings as I'm putting a larger bung in the bottom of the fuel cell (anticipating the demands of a blown big block eventually). The access panel between the frame rails behind the rear end will allow me to put a tank shut off, filter, and the electric pump directly under the tank. I had been worried about where to mount all of these things along the frame headed toward the front. Not a lot of room between these frame rails. Hopefully finish up the fuel and the brake lines along the frame rails this week so that I can button up the floor soon.
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Looking good!

I painted some of the instrument panel, mounted some of the convertible latch stuff on the windshield frame (that was a friggin pain!) and made the bracket fo the battery tray that I have been putting off. I have been putting it off hoping that I would find the original. But I just couldn't wait anymore, I wanted to get that part done so I went ahead and fabbed up a bracket. And of course now, you know, you know that I will find that original one in the next few days.

Oh yeah, and I boxed up a Rambler hood that I sold on eBay. Check this out, I am shipping this hood back to within about fifty miles of where the car was made 52 years ago in Wisconsin!


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Nothing got done this weekend...... Excuse: High winds friday knocked over a power pole and not only killed the power to the shop,a transformer went through the roof....They still using PCB's in the transformer oil?? its all over the floor, they threw some absorbing towels down and acted like it was nothing..my instructions were to wait a while then pick them up and throw them in the trash.. ..I remember something about PCB's being highly toxic from when I lived in NY,the Hudson river was full of it...
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Nothing got done this weekend...... Excuse: High winds friday knocked over a power pole and not only killed the power to the shop,a transformer went through the roof....They still using PCB's in the transformer oil?? its all over the floor, they threw some absorbing towels down and acted like it was nothing..my instructions were to wait a while then pick them up and throw them in the trash.. ..I remember something about PCB's being highly toxic from when I lived in NY,the Hudson river was full of it...
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HOLY CRAP, so you want us to believe this was a good enough reason not to have that car in paint by now? SLACKER!


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Nothing got done this weekend...... Excuse: High winds friday knocked over a power pole and not only killed the power to the shop,a transformer went through the roof....They still using PCB's in the transformer oil?? its all over the floor, they threw some absorbing towels down and acted like it was nothing..my instructions were to wait a while then pick them up and throw them in the trash.. ..I remember something about PCB's being highly toxic from when I lived in NY,the Hudson river was full of it...
.... And the next time you venture back, wander over to Hudson Falls and see what a mess the EPA has caused - and for once, it was GW Bush's fault(Christy Todd Whitman, his EPA sect'y) .

As far as PCBs and cancer danger - it has not been proven that any human has contracted cancer from that nasty stuff. It IS a dermatological nightmare though. I worked briefly with the GE chemist/manager that was in charge of doing the river research - and his contention was to never dredge the Hudson River as it would create a much bigger problem. He was right as that pollution has drifted 40 miles further South since the dredging started.

So the power company - they are only working to the established requirements that require a panic mode when cleaning a PCB mess
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Nothing got done this weekend...... Excuse: High winds friday knocked over a power pole and not only killed the power to the shop,a transformer went through the roof....They still using PCB's in the transformer oil?? its all over the floor, they threw some absorbing towels down and acted like it was nothing..my instructions were to wait a while then pick them up and throw them in the trash.. ..I remember something about PCB's being highly toxic from when I lived in NY,the Hudson river was full of it...
I remember talking to the electricians who worked for me at the mine, and they told me that the transformers now are filled with peanut oil. Can't speak for your transformer, but I would hanlde those absorbents with rubber gloves, if it was me.
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They stopped using PCB's in transformers back in the 70's. Many were still out there in existence from before that period, but our local power company went through their whole grid in the 90's and drained and refilled all transformers, or changed out small transformers. Not sure about your area, but as mentioned a pair of rubber gloves and a garbage bag will take care of it. Just wash your hands when done.
I handled a lot of leaky transformers during my career as an electrician before we had any knowledge of, or concern abbout PCB's. I wouldn't intentionally handle them or the oil, but short contact and good hand washing will eliminate any potential hazzard. If you're really worried tell them to come back and wash your floor and pick up their own towells.
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Since the wind knocked it down it is an act of God, therefore responsibility for clean up is yours. If the power company does anything it is only to recover their transformer and secure the power.

Assuming you have insurance for your shop, they should process your claim for the roof repair and the clean up of the oil spill (you should be able to get it professionally cleaned, after all oil on your floor is a fall hazard and the insurance company could be liable).

If you don't have insurance, same as above except it is on your dime.

Good luck.
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A week ago the power co stopped by and told us they needed to change the pole and transformers because it failed some kind of inspection.
believe it or not ,sunday I went to the shop and started hand sanding, straightening out a hood,made a pot of coffee went to get some coffee about 20 min later and NO COFFEE funny how used we are to all the little things electricity gives us besides lights...
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