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Old 05-03-2018, 11:30 AM
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Dang, we had us a toad floater last night. I actually bought something off a tool truck today. Heres a fresh 53 Chevy truck frame and a 'glass Bronco. Not things I am working on, just things not seen every day.
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Looking good at this point.....

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Looking good at this point.....
That didn't just happen since you got it. I wonder how many times the PO overheated it before he decided to sell it..

At least it's an easy fix and should take care of the temp issue.
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That didn't just happen since you got it. I wonder how many times the PO overheated it before he decided to sell it..

At least it's an easy fix and should take care of the temp issue.

Ya, it did.
I did have to give it a blip to burp the system after changing the rad. I wonder if that buggered it?

Anyhow, no stat in the hole now.

Pic is idling with AC on max.....

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Never have grasped the concept behind no thermostat, myself. No choke, yep. Here is my bewildering and nonsensical PM pic. Seat mount and cushion will ride about 3/8" - 1/4" off the frame and a pan has to limbo under that. No, not done. Old GTP radiator cap no leak today but both cars have a quart or two of rain the the floors.
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My daughter turned 17 today so with going out and eating and having cake and all that I didn't have much time out there but I still did it! Got the passenger door glass frame cut and a few mods and holes and got something done!

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I got back from a few days vacation today. We stumbled accross a lodge in eastern Kentucky overlooking the Big Sandy River. It was a cool place.

While we were up there I swung by Lucasville, Oh and picked up a NOS front splash apron. That is my only claim for car work.

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Working on a '71 Chevelle from the club.
The interior is almost gutted from a complete wiring update and I have a donor trans hump to install for the former 4 speed conversion along with bucket seat brackets. The seats had bolts thru the floor. After removing the carpet and pulling up the sound barrier, I found too much rust damage to ignore on the left side, so I am in the process of sectioning in a new pan.

Made a better spark tent to avoid anymore forest fires.













2" grinding disc cleaned up the support channel and drowned it in converter to dry overnight.

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I spent my whole day getting my 24hp Snapper yard tractor to start today. I miss-diagnosed it as a bad fuel pump but it ended up being a fuel shut down solonoid.

I am not going to recap the 7 hours I spent fooling with this thing but I can tell you this. That fuel solonoid will not fail again. The Tip is now gone. It won't be shutting down anything.

BTW the fuel tank is below the carburator. It didn't need the solonoid anyway!

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I love the little belt grinders. I have found though that the glue dries out and if you let them get old they come apart as fast as you can put them on.

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I have one of the HF mini belt sanders that uses 1" wide belts. I don't buy any sanding belts or expendables at HF because they usually aren't too good. I got the mini belt sander for small parts sanding or polishing and it stays on the basement bench all the time. I went online and ordered a bunch of miscellaneous sanding belts from as fine as 1000 grit, down to 80 grit. I rarely miss a week without using it for some task. Heck if a good tool and knife sharpener too!
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Mitch, nice spark tent.

John, glad you had a pleasant stay and good to hear ya.

Brian, keep it up and you may seriously have your truck back someday.

Pugsy, hit the streets and if they stare, let 'em hear it.

I am sorta beside myself on the Cat job, not understanding why this part is difficult. Concentration was tough this week and I find today that I'll not be able to reference a steering column before finishing the floor. I've done my best regardless of complexity thus far and thats usually good enough so I am willing to proceed. But I'll just show stuff if theres stuff to show. Spent today making the outer seat riser but my extrapolated tilt measurement was off, so in making the correction I ran out of half-day. Serves me right for skipping the CAD phase of prototype riser R&D lol. Cutting plate with a wheel is slow but welding it is teaching me much. Amid all that negativity lurks the shiny but shadowed truth that all agree I have nailed the seat position and struck the right balance to make buckets work without mutilating the frame. For that I am glad.

Looks to be outstanding weather this weekend. Wonder if theres a car show. I ought to build me a riding mower.
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I spent my whole day getting my 24hp Snapper yard tractor to start today. I miss-diagnosed it as a bad fuel pump but it ended up being a fuel shut down solonoid.

I am not going to recap the 7 hours I spent fooling with this thing but I can tell you this. That fuel solonoid will not fail again. The Tip is now gone. It won't be shutting down anything.

BTW the fuel tank is below the carburator. It didn't need the solonoid anyway!

John
Rookie..lol.
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Got the passenger window frame pretty much finished tonight out late in the garage. The bummer is, this sucker is way more rusty than I thought. So I will be spending a little time tomorrow and see if I can weld up some of the rust and save it. If not, I will have to make the decision to get better ones and chop them or just go ahead and plan on painting them. I really wanted all these mouldings to be chrome.

And am I the only guy who constantly welds his vice grips when using them like this? I thought there was enough room and wham, welded to it, geeez.

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Mitch, nice spark tent.

John, glad you had a pleasant stay and good to hear ya.

Brian, keep it up and you may seriously have your truck back someday.

Pugsy, hit the streets and if they stare, let 'em hear it.

I am sorta beside myself on the Cat job, not understanding why this part is difficult. Concentration was tough this week and I find today that I'll not be able to reference a steering column before finishing the floor. I've done my best regardless of complexity thus far and thats usually good enough so I am willing to proceed. But I'll just show stuff if theres stuff to show. Spent today making the outer seat riser but my extrapolated tilt measurement was off, so in making the correction I ran out of half-day. Serves me right for skipping the CAD phase of prototype riser R&D lol. Cutting plate with a wheel is slow but welding it is teaching me much. Amid all that negativity lurks the shiny but shadowed truth that all agree I have nailed the seat position and struck the right balance to make buckets work without mutilating the frame. For that I am glad.

Looks to be outstanding weather this weekend. Wonder if theres a car show. I ought to build me a riding mower.


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Rookie..lol.
Yup. The shoe fits. In my defense, I never saw a lawn mower designed where you had to take the fan cover, shroud, air filter, hood, and intake manifold off to get to the carburator. Then, the screws were so tight I broke one loose with a pair of vice grips. The solonoid required me to make a wrench that was thin enough to fit it!NOT FUN!

Now, look what you started!


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Got the passenger window frame pretty much finished tonight out late in the garage. The bummer is, this sucker is way more rusty than I thought. So I will be spending a little time tomorrow and see if I can weld up some of the rust and save it. If not, I will have to make the decision to get better ones and chop them or just go ahead and plan on painting them. I really wanted all these mouldings to be chrome.

And am I the only guy who constantly welds his vice grips when using them like this? I thought there was enough room and wham, welded to it, geeez.

Brian
The rest of us just refer to them as our adjustable heat sinks. We admit to nothing.:

I suspect it will be hard to get good hot welds on those rusty spots without causing at least some distortion. Those frames are pretty thin aren't they?

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Hand pumped about about 60 gallons of water from the sump pit to candle light last nite. Didn't feel romantic at all....

Tonneau cover new latch mechanism installed and customized. Again, a half thought out idea by a company that seems to have a decent product.

Gotta go for a good cruise today to get any more bugs worked out and to see if this heap will be reliable.
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