|Today 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.|
|Today 04:39 PM|
|Yesterday 06:22 PM|
Heavy SUV, 3.6 Turbo......but mostly.............heavy foot.....mileage sucks.
couldn't keep my foot out of it on the test drive....sweet.....
|Yesterday 02:58 PM|
I had to surf it up. At a glance I wondered whats with the crummy gas mileage rating on those?
|Yesterday 02:17 PM|
Looking at a Macan.
|Yesterday 12:34 PM|
|Yesterday 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.|
|Yesterday 12:00 PM|
Hope you're winning.
|Yesterday 11:56 AM|
|Yesterday 11:46 AM|
|123pugsy||Time for a snort down to the local Porsche dealership....|
|Yesterday 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...|
|Yesterday 04:07 AM|
|123pugsy||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.|
|09-13-2019 10:35 PM|
Finally everyone left! Was hosting a reunion (sort of) of my old University Frat group. (No not ALL of 'em but 8 guys plus their wives, girlfriends and significant others had descended on us for a week)
As of noon today, wife and I have the place to ourselves again for the first time since last Saturday!
|09-11-2019 10:53 PM|
Man, oh man.
Looked at the pic I just posted and noticed the loose dog bone nut.
Somehow that seems appropriate, don't it? The loose nut part.
Yes, I just tightened it.
That was a long day. Forecast only calls for more.
|09-11-2019 10:32 PM|
W O O H O O O ! ! !
Just drove, er... beg pardon... micro rip snorted the blown Pontiac. What a long strange trip this has been. 2 weeks in the GT and hell, it kinda feels zippy. The pic shows belts spinning with compressor sitting crooked, fastened aside with a Rube Goldberg kit or three I had laying around. It held when I went wwrrrRRRRRP in it and showered the brakes good. One time. May be able to evac the A/C next couple days. Still a long way from road trip worthy.
So here I am feeling like a kid again, nuking "supper" at 11:30 having done no nightly chores yet and black to the armpits. Ah. I miss V belts, recirculating balls, and right wheel drive even if thats all it is.
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