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Old 01-09-2016, 06:22 PM
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Thanks...I now have 4 Chevelles...2 '66's and 2 '70's..



Original M20 car but someone in the past was swapping in an automatic and took the clutch pedal out. I just happen to have a pedal set up in the shop...along with an M20 and Hurst shifter for this model...
I saw the M20 on trim tag but didn't see pedals ,,that explains it

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Old 01-09-2016, 06:35 PM
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Thanks...I now have 4 Chevelles...2 '66's and 2 '70's..
That all? Ha ha. My friend has it just as bad if not worse. This ain't even all, and no I won't tell where.















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Old 01-09-2016, 06:40 PM
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That guy needs help, really, he needs an intervention.

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That guy needs help, really, he needs an intervention.

Brian
Believe me, I have tried over many years. Theres a ragtop 67 SS thats half-finished too. I got him to do the 70 Chevy truck and 64 Imp but he stopped there.

I'm out here modifying my 99GTP to not turn fog lamps off when high beams are on. Fun stuff, but thats whut I'm "working on" today. Ran a wire from one relay tab to another bent one, done. Now wheres that 100 HP chip lol.
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:11 PM
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It's nearly impossible to buy an American made plasma cutter.

The cutters at work do that and there is a fuse internally that blows. Do a web search of the name brand and see if there is something out there describing how to fix it.
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Century is one I would recommend,for a mid priced unit,,,Mine says Snap On on the out side and my son has a Craftsman BOTH say Centurey when you raise the lid or look at tag on the back

Mine is a 220v Kelly has a 110 v much easier to use on body work
I bought mine when I was building commercial car traliors and utility trailors so I needed more power and longer duty cycle

https://store.snapon.com/Plasma-Cutt...e-P645502.aspx
Thanks guys. I will certainly see what I can do. I really want the machine for the frame work coming up.

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John, life's too short, toss those suckers in the garbage can.

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I know I need to............But what about my reputation? Surely throwing a pair of perfectly lousy pliers away would be very unfrugal!

John
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Picked up my latest acquisition and hauled it to storage...

Another Canadian built SS 396 car...
And here I thought, Mitch, you would finish a project first before another acquisition......... Silly me, I should have known better....
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Looking to things to come

Received my new motor mounts and stainless roadster headers for my T-bucket. These are not the equal length tube headers, but instead the old timey look. They are a bit longer so I need to get my engine more level (read bring it down some in front) so the muffler outlets won't scrape the ground. Hope I remember to take before and after pics.
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Speaking of that, my China made plasma cutter will not strike an arc as of yesterday. Not sure why yet but I may have a more expensive tool than the vice grips that has to be thrown away.

I know, I know. I deserve that for not buying american.

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I used the heck out of my cut-40 before that happened.
it only lasted 2mo I may get another one someday but the sawz all is more what I need on a daily basis (no sparks ) but it WAS handy while it lasted
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I used the heck out of my cut-40 before that happened.
it only lasted 2mo I may get another one someday but the sawz all is more what I need on a daily basis (no sparks ) but it WAS handy while it lasted
Mine is about 12 years old now,i used it a lot when I was building trailors ,it has 100% duty cycle @30 amp and 40% at Max which I have only used at max a couple of times,,i used it daily for about 3 years then it was not used for a couple years ,,now I have it up at the body shop and the guys use it almost daily,,,the only problrm I have had the circuit board got cracked when we were moving it to the new shop ,but Snap On replaced it at No Charge ,it has been out of warranty about 10 years,
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Thanks guys. I will certainly see what I can do. I really want the machine for the frame work coming up.



I know I need to............But what about my reputation? Surely throwing a pair of perfectly lousy pliers away would be very unfrugal!

John
welding all the wore out tools together to make something else .....like a garden bench....would save your frugal status. I saw one and it was way cool.
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:29 AM
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Yep, it's sad to see them all sitting in the weather, deteriorating. Many others would love to have one to restore. I don't make much progress on getting all mine restored but they are in weather tight buildings.

I will be selling one of the 70's. I had no intention of buying a different 70, but this sort of fell in my lap and I have no will power to turn down a 4 speed project...
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I know I need to............But what about my reputation? Surely throwing a pair of perfectly lousy pliers away would be very unfrugal!

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welding all the wore out tools together to make something else .....like a garden bench....would save your frugal status. I saw one and it was way cool.
There ya go, MR. Frugal....mount it on a board and hang it on the wall with a sign "Here hangs the worst pliers I"ll never throw away"...
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And here I thought, Mitch, you would finish a project first before another acquisition......... Silly me, I should have known better....
Just horse trading, Troy. I need to sell the other 70 now, but there are parts on this one that I will sell with it and vice-versa, so it will be a bit before I can do that.

Tomorrow, the '66 body will be pulled off the frame and set on the roto and eight days from now the frame goes out for powder coating. Really bad timing on purchasing the blue car, as I need those funds for the '66.

After the frame leaves, I'll get the one here off the storage lift and in the shop and figure out what I want to keep off it and maybe drag the Blue one home in a couple weeks to swap pieces and get it listed.
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Just horse trading, Troy. I need to sell the other 70 now, but there are parts on this one that I will sell with it and vice-versa, so it will be a bit before I can do that.

Tomorrow, the '66 body will be pulled off the frame and set on the roto and eight days from now the frame goes out for powder coating. Really bad timing on purchasing the blue car, as I need those funds for the '66.

After the frame leaves, I'll get the one here off the storage lift and in the shop and figure out what I want to keep off it and maybe drag the Blue one home in a couple weeks to swap pieces and get it listed.
I was going to say, my gosh... I thought you were starting to go bonkers buying Chevelles...

I agree with all those cars that are sitting in the field sinking into the earth. Someone needs to rebuild them. Otherwise, they're just wasting away. That would be sad.....

My dad has a '59 Impala and something from the 30's in his back 120. The chev is upside down with bullet holes. They were there when he bought the place over 40 years ago. Both of them are way too far gone to even think about doing anything with them. Maybe 40 years ago it would have been a different story..
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