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Today 08:57 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Seems like a long time since I posted anything here, but it's really only been a few days. Our "old" house officially went on the market last Tuesday, but had been listed on the local realtors "coming soon" market for 3 days before that. We had SEVEN viewings the first day, 3 the next and 2 after that. One of the couples that looked at it on Wednesday made an offer on Friday and we sold it on Saturday. Full price, no contingencies or demands...yet. There is a home inspection on Thursday. I bought a new water heater tonight and need to get it in and operational by Wednesday evening. The old one wasn't up to code anymore and was 17 years old, so I may as well do the swap myself and save the labor. They also are able to do a quick close...5 weeks, which means I need to get my arse moving and get the shop empty, except I don't have room for it all. Today I rented a 10x24 storage locker to fill and then bring the rest here. We spent all day last Friday and yesterday, STILL getting personal items out of the house and garage and there is another trailer load and then furniture to move out of the house yet. GOOD GAWD, we accumulated a LOT of stuff in 19 years...
On my new building, I had a surveyor out today to establish the property lines and where the building will sit to get a permit. I am strongly considering extending it another 8 feet to 30x48, to accommodate the 2 lifts better. Only another $2,500 for that, so may as well.

Things are still moving along at a breakneck pace, but it will all fall in place in another 8-10 weeks...
By all means , make it bigger. You'll never regret it if you do, only if you don't.

BB
Yesterday 11:55 PM
Rip VW
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Seems like a long time since I posted anything here, but it's really only been a few days. Our "old" house officially went on the market last Tuesday, but had been listed on the local realtors "coming soon" market for 3 days before that. We had SEVEN viewings the first day, 3 the next and 2 after that. One of the couples that looked at it on Wednesday made an offer on Friday and we sold it on Saturday. Full price, no contingencies or demands...yet. There is a home inspection on Thursday. I bought a new water heater tonight and need to get it in and operational by Wednesday evening. The old one wasn't up to code anymore and was 17 years old, so I may as well do the swap myself and save the labor. They also are able to do a quick close...5 weeks, which means I need to get my arse moving and get the shop empty, except I don't have room for it all. Today I rented a 10x24 storage locker to fill and then bring the rest here. We spent all day last Friday and yesterday, STILL getting personal items out of the house and garage and there is another trailer load and then furniture to move out of the house yet. GOOD GAWD, we accumulated a LOT of stuff in 19 years...
On my new building, I had a surveyor out today to establish the property lines and where the building will sit to get a permit. I am strongly considering extending it another 8 feet to 30x48, to accommodate the 2 lifts better. Only another $2,500 for that, so may as well.

Things are still moving along at a breakneck pace, but it will all fall in place in another 8-10 weeks...
I do understand the dread of the inspection. My house was in super condition and didn't think I would get away scott free. They always find something. I missed that as there was a bidding war going on on mine and to finally stop the insanity and told this young couple they could have it at list if they waived the inspection requirements so he could do the the inspection but I was not doing anything the inspection wanted. As it was the gov dinged me for not having a carbon monoxide sensor outside each bedroom. and Take Note of this was they dinged me for not having an approved UL Listed double tie strap on my water heater. No Longer will they accept a bent coat hanger or even plumbers strap. Gotta BE UL Type... That is all I had to do and that was more safety related but well worth it to keep people safe.

A quick thing about inspectors, They will flip every switch open every faucet check every drain and run for a short moment every appliance. He also is allowed to take the cover off the electrical panel and look but not touch. (Darnit) Good luck and congrats on the quick sale sounds similar to mine. Good luck.. BTW My prints are being drawn up and will go to the engineer in 3 weeks, Then 2 weeks after that apply for the building permit which takes around 30 more days then dig and build.. I went to visit the T the other dAY and I need to get bare steel covered like now. Got rust forming on the shiny sheet metal stuff. I may bring the T home here and squeeze it in this crackerbox garage..Gotta PickleX the bugger..
Yesterday 08:08 PM
John long Steve shot the Champaign Bel Air accent stripe today and I am supposed to shoot the Red and clear on Thursday... Be still my heart!

John
Yesterday 07:45 PM
Too Many Projects Seems like a long time since I posted anything here, but it's really only been a few days. Our "old" house officially went on the market last Tuesday, but had been listed on the local realtors "coming soon" market for 3 days before that. We had SEVEN viewings the first day, 3 the next and 2 after that. One of the couples that looked at it on Wednesday made an offer on Friday and we sold it on Saturday. Full price, no contingencies or demands...yet. There is a home inspection on Thursday. I bought a new water heater tonight and need to get it in and operational by Wednesday evening. The old one wasn't up to code anymore and was 17 years old, so I may as well do the swap myself and save the labor. They also are able to do a quick close...5 weeks, which means I need to get my arse moving and get the shop empty, except I don't have room for it all. Today I rented a 10x24 storage locker to fill and then bring the rest here. We spent all day last Friday and yesterday, STILL getting personal items out of the house and garage and there is another trailer load and then furniture to move out of the house yet. GOOD GAWD, we accumulated a LOT of stuff in 19 years...
On my new building, I had a surveyor out today to establish the property lines and where the building will sit to get a permit. I am strongly considering extending it another 8 feet to 30x48, to accommodate the 2 lifts better. Only another $2,500 for that, so may as well.

Things are still moving along at a breakneck pace, but it will all fall in place in another 8-10 weeks...
09-15-2019 04:45 PM
cozwurth I did spend a little time out in the garage this afternoon. Figured I'd spend a little time on the smallest, easiest project that I have going right now. My canoe. The wooden rails were rotted away, and the paint was very chalky. I had already removed the rails, or what was left of them, anyway, so I flipped it over and started sanding the paint off of the bottom. Got most of one side sanded down. A little more sanding on the side of the keel and I'll have half of it done.
09-15-2019 04:39 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
If you can't set the hook on your nibble it'll be like the rest eventually... with you having to pay to have it hauled off.
Nope, not gonna pay to have it hauled off. I'll put it in the yard and plant flowers in it first. Anyway, nibbler is still nibbling... Traded a few texts today, turns out he's about 1.5 hours from me. He knows about the Z-28 that I bought from another guy up in his area, and he knows of the guy who bought the Cosworth Vega that I sold to a guy up there. Small world.
09-14-2019 06:22 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Mmm, hot iron.

I had to surf it up. At a glance I wondered whats with the crummy gas mileage rating on those?

Heavy SUV, 3.6 Turbo......but mostly.............heavy foot.....mileage sucks.



couldn't keep my foot out of it on the test drive....sweet.....
09-14-2019 02:58 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I told the boss yesterday that I need a new car as the Infinity is turning into a money pit. He didnít freak out so I am gonna strike while the ironís hot.

Looking at a Macan.
Mmm, hot iron.

I had to surf it up. At a glance I wondered whats with the crummy gas mileage rating on those?
09-14-2019 02:17 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
To throw rocks at it? Do donuts in the parking lot?
I told the boss yesterday that I need a new car as the Infinity is turning into a money pit. He didnít freak out so I am gonna strike while the ironís hot.

Looking at a Macan.
09-14-2019 12:34 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Piddled out in the garage for a little bit. Since I have the '65 Pontiac listed, I took a look at that. After sitting untouched for over 20 years, the engine is not stuck. I put a breaker bar on the front hub and was able to turn it over some. I've been having visions of a '65 Pontiac 'patina' rod...just getting it mechanically sound and driving it as-is. My uncle told me that he had it running, but it smoked like a freight train. It has anti-foulers on 5 of 8 plugs, so I have no delusions of running it without some major mechanical work there. Engine oil is full, but the trans dipstick came up dry. But I really need to thin the herd... I got a nibble on the ad, maybe the hook can be set and save me from myself...
If you can't set the hook on your nibble it'll be like the rest eventually... with you having to pay to have it hauled off.
09-14-2019 12:10 PM
idrivejunk My GTP repair efforts stopped cold, haha. I had assumed I had access to a working A/C machine. I do not. Thats that! Compressor loosely fastened to frame is as good as it gets.
09-14-2019 12:00 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Passenger cowl patch welded in. Now I need to make sure the left and right fenders are lining up exactly before cutting the fender for the new flange.
Pics missing from post before last on the thread? None here? Did this happen?

Hope you're winning.
09-14-2019 11:56 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Time for a snort down to the local Porsche dealership....
To throw rocks at it? Do donuts in the parking lot?
09-14-2019 11:46 AM
123pugsy Time for a snort down to the local Porsche dealership....
09-14-2019 09:50 AM
cozwurth Piddled out in the garage for a little bit. Since I have the '65 Pontiac listed, I took a look at that. After sitting untouched for over 20 years, the engine is not stuck. I put a breaker bar on the front hub and was able to turn it over some. I've been having visions of a '65 Pontiac 'patina' rod...just getting it mechanically sound and driving it as-is. My uncle told me that he had it running, but it smoked like a freight train. It has anti-foulers on 5 of 8 plugs, so I have no delusions of running it without some major mechanical work there. Engine oil is full, but the trans dipstick came up dry. But I really need to thin the herd... I got a nibble on the ad, maybe the hook can be set and save me from myself...
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