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Old 12-07-2019, 01:40 PM
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Went to work today to R&R a LEFT rear wheel bearing on a '91 SL500. I R&R'd the right one last week, that wasn't the right one and the alignment guy was ballistic on Monday morning. I explained Dave looked at the work order TWICE and proclaimed it was the right side. Guess it was like man earrings in the eighties. Left is right and right is wrong... Anyway, it has a new LEFT rear bearing now too...
DAMN, the park brake inside the disc is the strangest POS, PITA to take out and put back. I still beat book time by an hour, but if the brake was easier to do, I could have saved at least 1/2 hour more.

Came home and brought all the batteries from the cars into the basement. Forecast is for overnight low's around minus 10 degrees by Tuesday. Not happy that they need to be in the house, but I'm not leaving them out in the un-heated shop to drain down and go dead from the cold. Buying 6 new batteries next spring isn't in the budget...

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Old 12-07-2019, 04:20 PM
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Went to work today to R&R a LEFT rear wheel bearing on a '91 SL500. I R&R'd the right one last week, that wasn't the right one and the alignment guy was ballistic on Monday morning. I explained Dave looked at the work order TWICE and proclaimed it was the right side. Guess it was like man earrings in the eighties. Left is right and right is wrong... Anyway, it has a new LEFT rear bearing now too...
DAMN, the park brake inside the disc is the strangest POS, PITA to take out and put back. I still beat book time by an hour, but if the brake was easier to do, I could have saved at least 1/2 hour more.

Came home and brought all the batteries from the cars into the basement. Forecast is for overnight low's around minus 10 degrees by Tuesday. Not happy that they need to be in the house, but I'm not leaving them out in the un-heated shop to drain down and go dead from the cold. Buying 6 new batteries next spring isn't in the budget...
Battery vapors sink, right? Long as you can air it out once in awhile, that beats the cold temps. Don't you love how everything is batteries now? Car batteries are enough, besides flashlights everything else should plug in.

The Benz deal sounds like it sucked royally. Wah for the alignment man. Thats why theres the word correct! Right?

I am catching up on indoor crap and having thoughts of pumping the coolant out of the GTP as a start. Meanwhile me and the GT have some errand duties.

Of course I will work in some more bWOOps a bit later.
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Hinge pockets, design 3.............


More here: https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/194...ml#post4709301




People will marvel at this and duly so. Its starting to look like something now. Sweet!
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:39 PM
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In pursuit of GTP heater hose elbow options, I asked for any fresh info over at the 3800 V6 place. Came up with these pics. Thats the intake and one hole in the alternator bracket in the top pic and the timing cover is in the bottom pic. It was TIG'ed to add the extra material to support threading.

I still think that if the O-ring taper is drilled away to a depth of half an inch, that a sheetmetal barbed nipple could be driven in like on an iron Pontiac V8 head. Like an old wheel bearing dust cap, a press fit.

Trouble is, I don't have access or a bit for that. Still contemplating other solutions that are feasible. Nobody has commented concerning making something to hold the stock elbows still.

Links to pics since they don't show up with the img code.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/112761...5/35009309440/
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Here's some ugly welding...........




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Welded, ain't it?

I like it because it looks more like mine.

Howzat bronze applied, just melt the stick onto the steel with torch?

Regardless, still liking where its headed.

I am shamefully concocting an elbow holding contraption from scrap. But am in the garage touching and thinking on a car, woohoo.
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Nothing car related today... I did just finish talking to the guy who will be doing my concrete. He should be getting started soon. I've Ben piddling with the wood tools again, making some cutting boards for Christmas gifts.

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Welded, ain't it?

I like it because it looks more like mine.

Howzat bronze applied, just melt the stick onto the steel with torch?

Regardless, still liking where its headed.

I am shamefully concocting an elbow holding contraption from scrap. But am in the garage touching and thinking on a car, woohoo.

Bronze, wag and dab back an forth for more coverage. Just try not to melt the steel. It was too black, so too hot. Too lazy to walk to the welder to turn it down. Bondo will finish the inside fillets.

And like you, with some lumpy welding, we better be handy with a grinder, ha....




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Nothing car related today... I did just finish talking to the guy who will be doing my concrete. He should be getting started soon. I've Ben piddling with the wood tools again, making some cutting boards for Christmas gifts.

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Them are some fine looking boards there.
Very nice.
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Welded, ain't it?

I like it because it looks more like mine.

Howzat bronze applied, just melt the stick onto the steel with torch?

Regardless, still liking where its headed.

I am shamefully concocting an elbow holding contraption from scrap. But am in the garage touching and thinking on a car, woohoo.



Glad to see you concoctalizing. This is always good on a Sunday afternoon.
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:27 PM
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Nothing car related today... I did just finish talking to the guy who will be doing my concrete. He should be getting started soon. I've Ben piddling with the wood tools again, making some cutting boards for Christmas gifts.

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Wow. I didn't even know you knew I needed a cutting board.

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Them are some fine looking boards there.
Very nice.
Well, they look good in the picture. There are definitely things that I would do differently. It's been a while since I've done any real woodworking, and is the first time I've used my planer. Next ones will be better.
I'm really hoping that the concrete will be in the works this week.

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Nothing car related today... I did just finish talking to the guy who will be doing my concrete. He should be getting started soon. I've Ben piddling with the wood tools again, making some cutting boards for Christmas gifts.

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Funny, I was just talking to my boss Friday on a company trip in the car across town about his weekend and it was finishing up cutting boards he made for Christmas gifts. I have to say, his were damn cool looking but I think you have kicked his butt!

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This is my work for the weekend if this gives you any idea what it was...I am so damn tired of this stuff.

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This is my work for the weekend if this gives you any idea what it was...I am so damn tired of this stuff.



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