The "What Did You Work On Today" thread - Page 1669 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #25021 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 12:46 AM
bullheimer's Avatar
NEVER use credit cards!
 

Last journal entry: car with tt2's, (stockers going back on)
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North of Seattle
Posts: 3,096
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 61
Thanked 73 Times in 58 Posts
hope he fed you TMP!!

planets aligned for crap? hell yeah! was about to dive on the ol'lady and she lifts herself up on her elbows and one is right on top of my black thumb nail i just smashed thursday!! sends me into orbit so no go on the fun time! i no sooner get up and pour my coffee than she starts screaming in the bedroom to help her...she kicked a needle with her toe and it was sticking out only about 3/16's of an inch! i pulled out about a one INCH long broken needle from maybe the bone of her big toe! i can see this thing getting infected before long!!! oieee! then at dinner she cut her finger real bad making dinner! man rough day for her. not so bad for me except my thumb.

bad day from roomie trying to get thermostat out of 001 chrysler. had to call mechanic friend. he had to remove alternator to get to it and also broke p/s reservoir! anyway when he was all done it overheated on first drive. we dont know if guage or just sludge in radiator but dont know what previous owner did for antifreeze.

i got my 007 pass seat back in and still cant get the AirBag disarmed dummy light to go off. i guess it wasnt such a good day either. did get my 007 pass seat washed and a lot of crap in the yard gone tho....and...dinner was great TMP

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to bullheimer For This Useful Post:
idrivejunk (07-22-2018)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #25022 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 04:07 AM
123pugsy's Avatar
Purists Hate Me
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: SEAM SEALER
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 58
Posts: 4,293
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 9,096
Thanked 4,315 Times in 2,434 Posts
Wow, looks like "Pugsy luck" has hit everyone around here.


I found the same crap with batteries lately. I found a used AC Delco for a decent price. Less than a year old. Let's see how long it lasts. Maybe the same as the rest of the trash out there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25023 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 06:47 AM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 74
Posts: 4,869
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,878
Thanked 8,512 Times in 4,275 Posts
Darned if you guys don't make me feel guilty for having such a nice day.

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to John long For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (07-22-2018), cozwurth (07-22-2018), idrivejunk (07-22-2018)
 
  #25024 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 09:12 AM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR, USA
Age: 53
Posts: 4,428
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,096
Thanked 6,162 Times in 3,569 Posts
I am still stuck on Bull's post. Needle? Dam-nation take good care of that and see a foot doc real soon. Yow. A friend had a toothpick stuck in carpet skewer his big toe running in sock feet.

We wouldn't have much to talk about if not for all the hiccups. But it is lookin like a fine day and it sounds like our rides are mostly ready for action. I'd drive mine all day with no destination if I could, it feels so good. To save gas money though, I think I might ought to have a nap. Hmm, yessir that sounds perfect. Maybe I'll only mow out front. That way I can earn my burger shake fries toward the end o the day. One day I hope to graduate to steak and beer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25025 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 09:52 AM
123pugsy's Avatar
Purists Hate Me
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: SEAM SEALER
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 58
Posts: 4,293
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 9,096
Thanked 4,315 Times in 2,434 Posts
Got my first glass shower done this morning. Only one more to go and washrooms will all be done. What a freekin pain....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6034.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	59.3 KB
ID:	433139   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_6033.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	54.7 KB
ID:	433141  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to 123pugsy For This Useful Post:
idrivejunk (07-22-2018), John long (07-22-2018), Rip VW (07-23-2018), Too Many Projects (07-24-2018), whinny (07-22-2018)
  #25026 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 10:08 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise, Idaho
Age: 61
Posts: 16,173
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,491
Thanked 7,099 Times in 4,476 Posts
I am thinking you need this on the glass of that shower.

Brian

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MARTINSR For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (07-22-2018), whinny (07-22-2018)
  #25027 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 10:11 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise, Idaho
Age: 61
Posts: 16,173
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,491
Thanked 7,099 Times in 4,476 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
You are a good man, Mitch. Brian, let us know how the sweetie factor holds up now that she has the car!
LOL I have no problems with this girl. Her personality is a hilarious mixture of her mom and mine. After every time she drove for the first number of days she would talk in the house and say "Well, another trip without wrecking the car" and do a fist pump.

She is a good kid for sure.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to MARTINSR For This Useful Post:
cozwurth (07-22-2018), idrivejunk (07-22-2018), John long (07-22-2018), Rip VW (07-23-2018)
  #25028 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 06:38 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR, USA
Age: 53
Posts: 4,428
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,096
Thanked 6,162 Times in 3,569 Posts
Another repeat today... ran around in the 69 earlier, working good. Started it up just now and it was a little slow to crank. Shut off, restart. Same. Shut off, restart, better. Check voltage at bat, 12.6. Drive a few blocks, come home, shut off. Restarts eagerly. Twice. Shut hood, toss dvometer on seat... put in gear. Better try one more... nope. Rrrcliklik. And I had parked in front of the garage door. Dad gum it. Take out unknown if good charger, put on engine crank, start car, park it, cuss. My charger said it was under half a charge. A new battery is not going to restore my lost confidence. I'll have to have a full investigation and probably enter another game of parts roulette. If you guys knew how I fought for how long just to see to it that this car cranks, you'd get it. It used to heat soak at gas pumps on Power Tour which is always nifty. Pushing your car when you're three states from home is a bad feeling.

It ain't in me to mess with it right now. Screw it, cereal as supper. At least I mowed under it. Started good twice then, too. At this point I can't say that I do not have a bad battery, cable, starter, and alternator. That doesn't change if I replace them all, either. It will have to be fixed and working for awhile before I'll go anywhere and shut it off because I'm so sick of the key not starting this car through history.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to idrivejunk For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (07-23-2018)
  #25029 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 07:51 PM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: General Motors transmissions
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: near Yellowstone park
Posts: 5,550
Wiki Edits: 27

Thanks: 64
Thanked 674 Times in 566 Posts
Willys truck

here is a link to a truck a buddy of mine built. lots of videos and also of his early willys coupe
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to timothale For This Useful Post:
Too Many Projects (07-23-2018)
  #25030 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 09:19 PM
whinny's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: new zealand
Age: 63
Posts: 252
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,515
Thanked 590 Times in 473 Posts
Daughter shifted from a p.o.s house up a windy hill. Got a normal house not far from us so it's all good. She hired a u haul,small truck, I used my wagon to do 3 full loads. Been at it all day, just got home. I'm not as fit as I thought with heavy lifting. Her partner, Bryan Snr knows what hoarding is, man who keeps broken toys, there's junk for Africa. A snowboard, never ever been used, had it for 10 years. Told my daughter she need to just dump a small lot each week. Still been a positive day for my daughter and my grandson etc. wife's going over to set stuff up. My job is done.
I could sure go a shower with that chick Bryan posted.!!!!

Later gator
Russ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25031 (permalink)  
Old 07-22-2018, 10:43 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise, Idaho
Age: 61
Posts: 16,173
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,491
Thanked 7,099 Times in 4,476 Posts
No photos of the five minutes on my truck, did some grinding and cleaning of rust on floor, very close to getting it in primer.

But I also had to make a tool to remove the springs of my Rambler. I made those and they came out great. The springs have little brackets at the top and the bottom for this tool. My SnapOn spring tool wouldn't work, not enough room.

Brian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9454.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	92.4 KB
ID:	433157   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_9453.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	45.8 KB
ID:	433159  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25032 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2018, 06:22 PM
idrivejunk's Avatar
Grand Prix User
 

Last journal entry: Last look
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: NW AR, USA
Age: 53
Posts: 4,428
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,096
Thanked 6,162 Times in 3,569 Posts
Brian, your shower sweetie looks really... clean. This isn't the same one cleaning the car now is it?

So anybody want to help confirm target before I pull trigger? On a battery. Heres the 69GP sitch-

Battery posts, or back of alt with key on, 12.6V.

Posts, cranking, drops to 5 or 6. Rrr click.

Connect charger, start engine. 14.2V at posts or alt.

Battery a year old, killed twice with headlights on, tested OK but "on last quarter of life". My charger says fully charged.

Bad battery, correct?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25033 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2018, 07:05 PM
ntfday's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Springfield, Mo
Age: 76
Posts: 734
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 355
Thanked 338 Times in 267 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Brian, your shower sweetie looks really... clean. This isn't the same one cleaning the car now is it?

So anybody want to help confirm target before I pull trigger? On a battery. Heres the 69GP sitch-

Battery posts, or back of alt with key on, 12.6V.

Posts, cranking, drops to 5 or 6. Rrr click.

Connect charger, start engine. 14.2V at posts or alt.

Battery a year old, killed twice with headlights on, tested OK but "on last quarter of life". My charger says fully charged.

Bad battery, correct?

It should load test as a weak or bad cell.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to ntfday For This Useful Post:
idrivejunk (07-24-2018)
  #25034 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2018, 07:36 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 74
Posts: 4,869
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,878
Thanked 8,512 Times in 4,275 Posts
I agree with ntfday. It should fail the load test at the auto parts store. If you took it to Advance Auto Parts, go to O'reilly's and give it another shot. what you are describing does indeed sound like a bad battery to me but under the load of a starter the voltage will drop. I would sure hate to see you buy a battery and still have an issue.

Maybe it is time to swap a battery out of one of your other cars and see what happens.

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to John long For This Useful Post:
idrivejunk (07-24-2018)
  #25035 (permalink)  
Old 07-23-2018, 07:36 PM
cozwurth's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Vinyl top carnage...
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: SE Virginia
Posts: 414
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 643
Thanked 807 Times in 434 Posts
I finally was able to get out to the garage for my "5" minutes. I was able to completely strip the outside of the gas tank for my Virago by hand. The paint literally peeled off in sheets, right down to the primer. This just confirms that I used the wrong primer. I think it was a 1k rattle can primer, but that was about 10 years ago. Anyway, I also stripped off the filler from the dent and dings at the front of the tank. I had a large, squishy bubble in the paint right there. The sand blaster confirmed that I have three small holes in the tank that were not visible before. Question... can these holes be soldered up? I'm not even going to try to mig weld them as I would blow holes in that thing large enough to use as another filler neck. I have to clean and flush the tank prior to doing the liner, so now would be the time to do this.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Tags
build thread, projects

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 16 (1 members and 15 guests)
rip-tide
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hahaha Remember that "Hemi in a Camaro" thread... Crazy Mopar Guy Hotrodding Basics 16 11-07-2015 04:26 AM
Another engine "tick" diagnosis thread....(long) ForceFed86 Engine 2 04-09-2011 03:54 PM
Increase thread title "preview" time cboy Hotrodders Site Suggestions and Questions 16 07-03-2008 08:45 PM
MuscleCarKid_1991 "Senior Project" thread: Dumped Jon Engine 2 03-22-2008 08:01 PM
"Trial fitting parts" thread vs. paint thickness rcurrier44 Body - Exterior 3 01-26-2005 05:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.