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Old 02-07-2020, 08:15 PM
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House looks nice and I like the stained glass lamp.

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Old 02-07-2020, 08:55 PM
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Thank you for that. Dad's health had been declining over the last couple of years, but really quickened over the last 6-8 months. His passing was still not expected. I had just rebuilt the steps leading down to the attached garage for him. He got to go down them once. It has really been tough on mom. They had been married for over 52 years.


On a lighter note, Congrats on 25 years with your bride! My bride and I hit 26 years this past summer. I can't believe she's put up with me for so long...
Rather certain 50 years for us is out of the question, I would be 92. I was 40 when we met, 42 when we married and 6 weeks shy of 44 when our son was born. He will turn 24 the end of March and I'll be 68 in early May. Very few people in my Dad's family lived past their 80's. My Mom was adopted and we have no history for her side. She is going to be 91 in April, so never say never... My wife is 58 and her family has a history of longevity. Not a situation she wants to dwell on...
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:04 PM
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House looks nice and I like the stained glass lamp.
Thanks, we just bought this place last August and moved in, in September. After 19 years of improving our last place, we are starting all over with painting, landscaping, shop finishing, etc... It was supposed to be a "retirement" home...

We did go from a 2 story to a ranch rambler...with a full finished, walk out lower level.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:06 PM
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GTP is fuel pump bad again and somebody ran into the GT while parked. Garage still empty.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:12 PM
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RIP, sorry to see the weather issues with the new shop. When I had the one at my previous home built in 2000, it had to rain most of the summer and delayed it too. As some of you may remember, I had a new pole building erected here and it was delayed by rain all fall, but the guys did manage to get it up in early November. WHAT is it with the weather being so crappy when we are trying to put up a building to get us OUT of the weather during winter ??? I am convinced it doesn't want us to do that...
Yeah the rain is finally easing a bit and as off this afternoon the forms were NOT Flooded. The Contractor is aiming to pour Monday and build Wednesday next week. We shall see. The weather is supposed to be fairly dry tomorrow and Sunday mostly Sunny and Monday dry. Lets hope it cooperates. All forms are in place and all the required paperwork is in order so maybe by June.... hahaha.
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Old 02-08-2020, 06:23 AM
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Thursday, I removed frontal crash damage parts from another '86 Buick T-type Turbo car. This one wasn't a GN and now has a few more cylinders under the hood. I'll take the camera Monday and get some pics. The transplant is pretty damn cool...
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I am one tired puppy... I got my wife and father in law to help me get my new-to-me 4-post lift. ALM 12k lift should do everything I want it to do. It has two rolling 6k air over hydraulic jacks as well. That alone made it worth the price of admission. We had to take it down, disassemble and load it onto my trailer. It was then that I discovered that my trailer brakes were not working right. They work fine manually, so the problem has to be either in the controller itself, or the wiring from the brake switch. Might as well tack that onto my list of things to do...

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Old 02-08-2020, 03:53 PM
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Fixed the GTP by bending tab 85 on relay 15.

That just runs the fuel pump on high speed which according to ones who know is a long term fix without ill effects on these cars. Wrap it up, I'll take it.

Yanked the incinerated A/C diode and cleaned battery terminals while I was under there. Getting to be an expert tab bender these days, I am.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:55 PM
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Bought a posi 3rd member with 3.31 gears for the '62 today...all in pieces... No pic, too damn cold for that out in the shop.
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I got out to the shop and did some more work on the fiberglass. Got more material removed off the offending driver's side curved rear to make it fit the cowl better. Then drilled pilot holes and upsized them to 1/2" for the rear hood pins. Just popped them in for now as I need to open the holes slightly, and install the stainless steel trim plates.



Got the headlight buckets smoothed up, and bolted them to the fenders. Still need to do more work to shift the front fenders before I can mount the grille. Also need to trim the rear fender drops to fit the body at the cowl better.

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Been playing chicken or the egg lately. Not sure what I have to do first/next, so I started filling in the corners yesterday.


Fusion weld where possible but still shrunk like crazy. Undercut OK. A skim will fill it without issue.












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Old 02-09-2020, 05:43 AM
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Been playing chicken or the egg lately. Not sure what I have to do first/next, so I started filling in the corners yesterday.


Fusion weld where possible but still shrunk like crazy. Undercut OK. A skim will fill it without issue.












mmm- breakfast. Play some biscuits too, please.

I don't see crazy warpage there but orienting the workpiece so that the bigger piece is above the small one is an avoidance tactic that might have applied.

Nice work Looks to me like applying some epoxy could be among the next steps.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:46 AM
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Bought a posi 3rd member with 3.31 gears for the '62 today...all in pieces... No pic, too damn cold for that out in the shop.
I sure like 3.31s
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:57 AM
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mmm- breakfast. Play some biscuits too, please.

I don't see crazy warpage there but orienting the workpiece so that the bigger piece is above the small one is an avoidance tactic that might have applied.

Nice work Looks to me like applying some epoxy could be among the next steps.

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It was warped. A homemade tool to planish close to the bend was used and the shrinking disc also at the top of beaded area below. Phew...


I still need to add 1" flanges to the radius edges.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:41 AM
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Ah.

Anybody want to take a stab at a Q?

Why was my battery idiot light on? In the GTP.

I am thinking the alternator I took off could go back on.
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