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Old 01-31-2016, 07:15 AM
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Yesterday was interesting... I took my camper over to dad's house to get it back inside so I can take the front window out to try to track down a leak. He walks out of the house, says he has water on the floor of the attached garage, looks like it's coming from under the house. Great. As I get close to the access door, I can hear the water spraying. Great. I spend the greater part of the day under the house fixing busted PVC fittings for the 3 heating/AC units under there. Luckily he had the house built up an extra block or two, and had lighting installed under there, so it's not as bad as it could have been. The bad part is that one of the solenoid valves controlling water flow is also cracked, so he had to call the HVAC guy anyway. As an experiment, I used some PVC shavings and some PVC cement to make a plastic "bondo" to cover the crack until it could be replaced. It was holding when I left last night, but will keep a close eye on it. I did get the camper inside, but nothing further there. I also replaced the starter on my truck. I replaced the dragging direct drive unit with a new gear reduction unit. This thing cranks up better now than it ever has since I've owned it.

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Old 01-31-2016, 07:59 AM
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Living in MN my whole life, it still seems crazy that other parts of the country have unheated, exposed plumbing under their homes...

I would have heat tapes run to a temperature activated control switch to keep the plumbing warm during cold weather.
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living in Maine nothing is exposed, everything freezes.

Had time this winter to send out my grill shell and have it re-chromed. found out it was brass I thought it was steel. may have been nickel plated original not sure. I also sold my old headlights and ordered new 7" dietz with LED lighting from Rodworx in Fl. Now I should be able to see driving at night.
I also picked up my Rupp mini bike frame and assorted parts that I had powder coated. good day no football to start putting it back together.
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Hey that Rupp is looking good. I like that powder coat look..
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thanks, the gas tank and rear shocks are going to be candy apple red, same as my car once its painted. going to bring both to shows.
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always nice when you can jump on your board after years being off of it and still be able to look decent on the board.

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blocked on the 69 Camaro. Boss got back. No trophies for the 32 Roadster but it looks like it's getting plenty of love in Street Rodder and will appear in a later issue as well.

Boss brought us back shirts as well. Pretty cool of him.

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I got back into the garage today after a brief break due to being a little under the weather. I finished up the electric e-brake on the truck.
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I got back into the garage today after a brief break due to being a little under the weather. I finished up the electric e-brake on the truck.
i know that some newer model cars have a similar electric apply parking brake actuator.. i have a few friends with cars that they always worry about.. i have thought for a long time to find one of those actuators and install it in parallel with the mechanical emergency brake.. so you could apply the E brake.. and when you set the alarm.. the electric parking brake actuator applies or you apply it also before getting out of the car.. so even if they go to release the parking brakes.. the car cannot roll.

its just a thought..

i was finishing up the rear brakes on the lambo today.. the rotor turned out ugly where i hammered on it.. trying to bust it loose.. but this is not a show car.. its a daily driver. i need another inch or two of cable length to get the parking brakes cables hooked up.
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Tech69, last time I got on a board it cost me a lot of skin. 18 stitches on face, plastic surgery and a tooth but I learned my lesson. You da man but I'll pass! Seems like Street Rodder was looking at something of ours too, maybe it was the one below.

Wayne, man I bet that looks GOOD, don't it? That freshly machined rotor not costing arm nor leg... you are also da man. You always win but those pesky cars never seem to learn that.

Heres one finished, that I have been dying to get good pics of. I will post some more someplace here, not sure just where. Probably journal I guess.

73 Firebird on RS full frame with Mast LS7 / T56 and IRS. Shaker is functional, body is modified everywhere you look but not so you'd pick right up on it. I did a small percentage of the work, some metal fitting and finishing plus some assembly, paint help, and what-not. Its four feet tall.







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Very cool!

No fun stuff today, I did get out to the garage to change one of the headlamps on the Rambler. A co-worker told me this morning it was out. I have to bring it to the dealer and see why the system failed to alarm me the headlamp was out!



That's a joke folks.

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i know that some newer model cars have a similar electric apply parking brake actuator.. i have a few friends with cars that they always worry about.. i have thought for a long time to find one of those actuators and install it in parallel with the mechanical emergency brake.. so you could apply the E brake.. and when you set the alarm.. the electric parking brake actuator applies or you apply it also before getting out of the car.. so even if they go to release the parking brakes.. the car cannot roll.

its just a thought..

i was finishing up the rear brakes on the lambo today.. the rotor turned out ugly where i hammered on it.. trying to bust it loose.. but this is not a show car.. its a daily driver. i need another inch or two of cable length to get the parking brakes cables hooked up.
The E-Stopp system has a smart box and a sensor built in that applied a 600 lb pull on the e-brake cable. They have several button switches to choose from that can be hidden if desired. Their system is not just a parking brake but can be used as an emergency back up to the hydraulic brakes. I went with this system because I couldn't get the old cable system to create enough stroke to activate the Jeep rotor disk e-brakes completely.
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had to deal with a bloated cow today



damn snow the camaro is burried yet again , this all because i fired it up the other day lol had i not started the snow storm would have missed us
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The E-Stopp system has a smart box and a sensor built in that applied a 600 lb pull on the e-brake cable. They have several button switches to choose from that can be hidden if desired. Their system is not just a parking brake but can be used as an emergency back up to the hydraulic brakes. I went with this system because I couldn't get the old cable system to create enough stroke to activate the Jeep rotor disk e-brakes completely.
That install looks very nice but is it high enough to not interfere with the driveshaft ?
I like the concept and will look into it for my '38. Not many places to put a hand operated brake in there.
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I brought my latest "prize" home yesterday to start the parts swap with the one I will sell.

Didn't take long to get it back down to the frame.





We disassembled the clip on this one, as I want the inner wheel houses and the rest goes on the other car.



The clutch pedal was missing and after crawling under the dash, I discovered it had been CUT OFF. I had to replace the entire bracket/pedal mount with one I had.






I had assembled the engine/trans the night before and threw it in.





Looks a little better with the fuse block back on the firewall and the wires shoved up. The block terminals are rusty and the wiring is a butchered mess. This car will get a new AAW update kit "someday".

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