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Old 11-12-2019, 07:12 AM
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What did I do, well I swapped out the battery in my Caravan ( my new daily driver.) It was a 5 or 6 year Delco battery and only 3 years old, but it seems these cold temps kick batterys ***** so it would loose a charge every couple of days. Thank goodness when it happened I had a jump battery near by to fire it back up!

I got my new shed delivered yesterday at the house, now I need about 754 hours to assemble it! HOLY CRAP I was looking at the instructions (a med sized paper back book) and I could finish my truck in the amount of time it takes to assemble that thing! There must be 10,000 parts!

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I got my new shed delivered yesterday at the house, now I need about 754 hours to assemble it! HOLY CRAP I was looking at the instructions (a med sized paper back book) and I could finish my truck in the amount of time it takes to assemble that thing! There must be 10,000 parts!

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You must have bought a metal kit. I built one of those 30 years ago and if it has "sliding" doors, they suck after assembly too. Last one was a 10X12 wooden kit and the wife and I built it in one weekend, including the shingled roof. It has swing doors and they are so much better than the metal sliders that constantly bind and stick. Remove the sod under the sides and place concrete pads under the base frame to support it, or as the sod dies, it will settle and sink in the ground every spring.

I don't want to think about what I did yesterday.
I bought my wife a new dishwasher like the one we had in our previous house. She hated the current washer and when I pulled it out it had the water and electric supply coming up thru the floor, directly under it. Completely backwards from standard practice and not what the new one needed. I hate soldering plumbing and moving the water supply line 2 friggen feet KICKED MY ARSE. Took 10 HOURS to get the supply line and electric moved into the adjoining cabinet, where it should have been from day 1... 1.5 hours was spent running to Home Depot and then back to Menard's to get 1 copper fitting that I couldn't get off the old copper tubing... The compression fitting I got at Home Depot wouldn't seal on the copper, so I got a better setup at Menard's on the second try.
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Toasted my car Sunday night.
Went out Monday and bought a 94 K1500 5.7 5 speed bone stock California truck with 230k.
Thing would not go into 4x4. Bought the front axle actuator and called it a night.

Today I installed the actuator. Nope not that. Went up and luckily found a transfer case switch. Screwed that in and I have 4x4. I love simple old trucks.
Went to the state office and 4 hours later the thing has a bran new plate/insurance.

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[quote=cerial;4704857]Toasted my car Sunday night.
Went out Monday and bought a 94 K1500 5.7 5 speed bone stock California truck with 230k.
Thing would not go into 4x4. Bought the front axle actuator and called it a night.

Today I installed the actuator. Nope not that. Went up and luckily found a transfer case switch. Screwed that in and I have 4x4. I love simple old trucks.
Went to the state office and 4 hours later the thing has a bran new plate/insurance.


Damn nice truck, for the rust belt. Keep it clean this winter and have it undercoated next summer and it will last a lot longer.
4 HOURS at the DMV ?? Sounds like MN, with their failed "upgrade" that took 3 years and cost the taxpayers 120 MILLION dollars, so far. State employees screwed that up and NOW they are going to hire an outside contractor and start FROM SCRATCH again...
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:39 PM
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I listed the take out dish washer on Craigslist this morning. Guy came from almost 100 miles away and bought it for $20. Now I don't have to haul it to the recycle center and PAY $20 to be rid of it...

It's been a MUCH better day than yesterday. I made some adjustments to the install of the new DW and it is now level and the door will stay open. I was turning the wrong screw last night, trying to adjust the rear feet and unknowingly tightened the door springs all the way. Wife mentioned it was hard to open and slammed shut quickly. Stupid pictograph instructions with no words now days suck.
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I listed the take out dish washer on Craigslist this morning. Guy came from almost 100 miles away and bought it for $20. Now I don't have to haul it to the recycle center and PAY $20 to be rid of it...

It's been a MUCH better day than yesterday. I made some adjustments to the install of the new DW and it is now level and the door will stay open. I was turning the wrong screw last night, trying to adjust the rear feet and unknowingly tightened the door springs all the way. Wife mentioned it was hard to open and slammed shut quickly. Stupid pictograph instructions with no words now days suck.

Did you at least get an Allan key to go with all the other Ikea jobbies that are collecting dust?
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:15 PM
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Did you at least get an Allan key to go with all the other Ikea jobbies that are collecting dust?
I went in the IKEA store they built next to the Mall of America ONCE and knew I would never buy that "stuff". It's like shopping for quality tools at Harbor Freight. I've never been back.

The new DW is a Miele that was shipped here from New York, yep, New York. Best price I could find and FREE shipping !! Can you imagine what it cost them to ship it half way across the country ?? Crazy that a local outlet can't come close on price, but I tried to stay local.
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Roached my dadgum hoody today trying to exist where only a SBF should be. Got home and the zipper is busted. Yay, clothing repair!



My shed is metal.
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:20 PM
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A Pontiac guy should know better than to try to squeeze into an sbf space...

Actually, I thought the 351 in that car was a Cleveland, not a Windsor ? That would make it a big block, but the memory is quite hazy, that far back.
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A Pontiac guy should know better than to try to squeeze into an sbf space...

Actually, I thought the 351 in that car was a Cleveland, not a Windsor ? That would make it a big block, but the memory is quite hazy, that far back.

Cringe Ford knowledge, eeew. I bet you know what a Clevor is.

Damifino. Windsor the 2V version? Seems like I heard the guy say something about the top end being the less wimpy variety or something. And theres the lore which goes with the particular car that it was originally bought by the Allisons of racing fame, then after some time the caretaker of the car and I guess others... bought it from them and daily drove all the miles on it. Then our customer got it from that person. But yeah I was slow to catch the snap when I caught fire. Smelled it. Thats the second one I have burnt a hole in but I've done like five jobs since last. You know how those are so thats a long time. Gotta dig up the needle and thread but I should have patch material.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:14 AM
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You must have bought a metal kit. I built one of those 30 years ago and if it has "sliding" doors, they suck after assembly too. Last one was a 10X12 wooden kit and the wife and I built it in one weekend, including the shingled roof. It has swing doors and they are so much better than the metal sliders that constantly bind and stick. Remove the sod under the sides and place concrete pads under the base frame to support it, or as the sod dies, it will settle and sink in the ground every spring.

I don't want to think about what I did yesterday.
I bought my wife a new dishwasher like the one we had in our previous house. She hated the current washer and when I pulled it out it had the water and electric supply coming up thru the floor, directly under it. Completely backwards from standard practice and not what the new one needed. I hate soldering plumbing and moving the water supply line 2 friggen feet KICKED MY ARSE. Took 10 HOURS to get the supply line and electric moved into the adjoining cabinet, where it should have been from day 1... 1.5 hours was spent running to Home Depot and then back to Menard's to get 1 copper fitting that I couldn't get off the old copper tubing... The compression fitting I got at Home Depot wouldn't seal on the copper, so I got a better setup at Menard's on the second try.

My metal shed worked great for me at my last house. I got the foundation kit with it, laid plywood on the floor, made shelves inside the shed that held it together making it stronger, sealed the seams with urethane. That darn thing did me well for 20 years, worked perfectly for me. I think the big difference may have been I was able to put it on a concrete slab that was there in the yard, that made a big difference I am thinking. The one I got this time is plastic, I know, it sucks but it was the only one I could find that gave me the size and design I needed, I was seriously limited in size and design so I got this one. It to is going on the the concrete too, so hopefully it will work out for me. I went out for my "five minutes" and it ended up going pretty well and I kept going for a few hours, I had to stop and get some sleep, hopefully today I will get it finished up.


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I went in the IKEA store they built next to the Mall of America ONCE and knew I would never buy that "stuff". It's like shopping for quality tools at Harbor Freight. I've never been back.

The new DW is a Miele that was shipped here from New York, yep, New York. Best price I could find and FREE shipping !! Can you imagine what it cost them to ship it half way across the country ?? Crazy that a local outlet can't come close on price, but I tried to stay local.
I have to tell you, I have bought a number of things at IKEA, they have some great stuff, not all of it, but some is pretty awesome. I had an order from the wife with me last time I went to California so I could stop and get it, we have none here in the Boise area. But there is a company who will get it for you, the shipping costs are kinda pricy though, I will wait until I go back for something if I need it. You don't have to plan much, my son and I joke how you could put an unbuilt Ikea couch in your glove box. LOL


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Well, a slag ball got into the hoody zipper. Now I have a pullover!



I'll request a replacement requisition form from corporate HQ.

The Pantera mill is probably a 351 F.F.E.
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Thats fuggin' Ford engine in IDJ speak.

It was a good day. That is all. Have a pleasant evening.



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Went to work at Centerline. Didn't think to bring the camera, but I wish I had. I posted a few pics of a frontal t-boned Jeep last spring. I had locked it down on the frame rack and pulled the steps off to make it ready for pulling. Over the summer, the shop owner, Dave, pulled it most of the way back and felt it was ready for disassembly to section the front half of the frame with a donor. I removed the front clip and got the axle ready to drop.

Here's the pics from last spring. This thing was hit HARD in the right front tire and frame horn. The steering was all bent and that stuff is THICK steel.









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