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Old 03-22-2012, 08:34 AM
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Got my carb back on yesterday....That baby fired right up,like its been waiting for me....I'm getting the fever again so this week theres a slight change of plan,I'm throwing the radiator back in and taking it for a spin (dealer plates)...If that dont get me all fired up nothing will ....

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:44 AM
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Another "five minute night" that went 20-30. A few more pieces and wiring (added some speaker wire to the back seat in anticipation of adding a stereo.

Tonight I start the carpet!

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Brian,Why is it that we can get soooo much work done on our cars at home but at the shop they just sit there? I brought mine back to the shop to finish it up and it sat there for a year. All my major work was done at home...
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Brian,Why is it that we can get soooo much work done on our cars at home but at the shop they just sit there? I brought mine back to the shop to finish it up and it sat there for a year. All my major work was done at home...
its the same reason I dont mechanic for a living anymore
been there all day--dont want to stay late or go in on week ends
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:32 AM
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I can see a personal project in the shop at both ends of the spectrum. And if you look at shops you know you WILL see these two extreme ends.

1. The shop owner puts everything he has, time and money into the personal project. A race car is the worse. My dad use to say "Show me a repair shop with a race car and I will show you a shop on a road to going out of business". Neglect everything for the business because the personal project is more important.

2. The shop owner puts the personal project aside because he thinks he needs to work 18 hours a day to make money or he will go out of business.

I know I fell into the #2 category and it was all do to poor business practices and I could have worked 24/7 and STILL had to close the shop.

The shop owner should be able to work hard and make just like any other job, then have fun and work on that car when all the work for that day is done. Do as I say not as I do, as I didn't have an understanding of this simple concept.

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Got my carb back on yesterday....That baby fired right up,like its been waiting for me.
Some times I really feel like these inanimate objects are a dog or something. They often seem to really have a choice in how things go.

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Worked on an Alfa Romeo coupe, change oil, air filter.
Never have I seen an air filter so hard to get at and replace.
The oil filter is the smallest Iīve seen and for a long time couldīnt find it,
it is hidden behind a metal shield.
Darn thing has been on the car three years........my filter remover crushed it
before finally shifting it.
Imagine the oil that came out....
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this is what I worked on yesterday, I searched for this thread but the search feature sucks here so I had to wait for someone to post. Here's my 52" tool box for under $60, I posted a thread at homemadetools.net already.
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this is what I worked on yesterday, I searched for this thread but the search feature sucks here so I had to wait for someone to post. Here's my 52" tool box for under $60, I posted a thread at homemadetools.net already.
WOW that is beautiful! I can't wait to get my garage added on to once I get the Gran Sport out of there so I can bring my tool box home from the shop. I hate working without a real box.

On the search issue, scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will see the good old "advanced search" button! It is only on a thread and not on the forum index as far as I know. Why it was moved, you will have to ask Jon, it makes no sense to me.

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its the same reason I dont mechanic for a living anymore
been there all day--dont want to stay late or go in on week ends
Ditto! As much as I love cars, when I wrenched every day for a living I found I just didn't enjoy doing more when I got home. Then the next day I wasn't interested in doing my job after a late night in the garage.
After changing professions I found I could easily burn the midnight candle, and still feel good about my hobby and my job.
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Nothing but it is getting time for me to get up and get started.



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Summer weather up here for the last week so I've been busy doing yard work.

Had to move 6 yards of top soil this evening.
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WOW that is beautiful! I can't wait to get my garage added on to once I get the Gran Sport out of there so I can bring my tool box home from the shop. I hate working without a real box.

On the search issue, scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will see the good old "advanced search" button! It is only on a thread and not on the forum index as far as I know. Why it was moved, you will have to ask Jon, it makes no sense to me.

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Thanks Brian, I spent a few hours each afternoon for the past couple days but it was well worth it to me.
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this is what I worked on yesterday, I searched for this thread but the search feature sucks here so I had to wait for someone to post. Here's my 52" tool box for under $60, I posted a thread at homemadetools.net already.
Dam, You MADE a tool box ???? for 60.00 ????? now thats doing something,and it looks great too.
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Ditto! As much as I love cars, when I wrenched every day for a living I found I just didn't enjoy doing more when I got home. Then the next day I wasn't interested in doing my job after a late night in the garage.
After changing professions I found I could easily burn the midnight candle, and still feel good about my hobby and my job.
The quickest way to ruin a great Hobbie is to start doing it for money or other people...My problem is I love doing all the work at the body shop but dealing with people that dont appreciate or have any clue of whats involved in this work and act like your ripping them off really takes its toll on the fun factor so its tough to get started but like Brian says just "15 min" It really works. A couple months ago I uncovered the car and just sat there thinking about all the work that still had to be done...But finally today I got the fever again and worked on it 10 hrs and took it for a quick spin ,got tomorrow all planned out. cant wait to get up and go....
Thanks Brian
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Dam, You MADE a tool box ???? for 60.00 ????? now thats doing something,and it looks great too.
Thank you, its pretty heavy duty too, should last many years!
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