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Old 07-25-2015, 04:41 PM
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helped my buddy build an way OVERKILL engine stand today , need to finish up the crank and last gear that will rotate the head when the engine is on it



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Old 07-25-2015, 04:56 PM
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I love the chairs out in the shop for people to sit and watch you work.

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Brian don't pick on him. That might be his living room.

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I'm irritated and confused. I hate when things are running well, but I decide to mess with them anyway. Planning a long trip in the 2nd week of August, so I've been doing some maintenance on my old '69 Burb. I decided after 4 years of owning it, and enjoying it; it was time for a tune up. Just wanted to se how things like cap, rotor, plugs, etc., were doing. Decided the cap and rotor were a little arc'd on the contacts, so cleaned it off. Then after driving it, it started popping back under heavy acceleration. So I figured why not put a new cap and rotor on. (it was converted to HEI distributor at some time) Same thing; still popping back, and lacking acceleration it used to have. So today I decided maybe I better pull the cap and rotor again, and check the mechanical advance weights. All looked OK, but a little surface rust. Cleaned everything well, even though they worked freely. Put it all back together, and it finally runs as good as it did before I decided to tune it up!
Why does this stuff happen when you're just trying to make it all better and do some simple maintenance?

Oh, and I went over to my buddy's this morning, and taught him how to replace pushrods, and properly adjust them. So his car is ready for Reno in early August too. Those pushrods were all ready to fail! Rust pitting so bad it had made them all brittle! One bad rocker arm also, from the bent pushrod that caused the tip of the arm to wear oddly.
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Sold my smaller travel trailer (a 14 foot Surfside) today - to a fellow member of this site. Its on its way south to its new home now. $$$$ for a new interior for my '57 Chev!
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Brian don't pick on him. That might be his living room.

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I was going to say that but, still new here I didn't want to seem rude. LOL
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wiling away the days lately on this 62 buick lesabre. not much in resources out there, or parts. spend lots of time online looking.

took apart the speedo yesteday and resoldered refreshed more like it, all the opens and bulb sockets on the PC. today was mostly all about fixing the heaters control cables. squirting lots of lube into them and fixing bent ones, looking online for new ones, i didn't need. got a stuck blower speed switch. at least it's stuck on full/hot. will only work if another switch is on too. trying to understand this system. drained the oil and refilled. man the Delo really turns black fast! did some other crap too all revolving around the leSabre. non chevy/ford/mopar parts are really hard to find. never knew how totally easy i had it with my truck. of course you pay the price, there are so many of them they aint worth much either.
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Went to the Goodguys show today, great day to look at some cars, love staying late and watch everyone cruise the fairgrounds.

I did buy myself a dimmer switch cover.

And I have to share these taillights I seen.
Now I am not a big rat rod guy, but some of this stuff they come up with is pretty neat.
They are empty vodka bottles, with LEDs mounted on the bottom shinning up to light the skull
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lol it is the shop , ill grab some pictures tommorow i went on a cleaning rampage today ,( its not even my shop ) but atleast now the floor is clean theres tons of room and u can find the tools u need
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Not quite car related... Though I did replace a wire plug in the Falcon today and got the left signal/park light working.

But tonight at 6:30 I am told that my wife and daughter needed a "bridge" for the Girl Scout campout starting tomorrow for a week. They leave tomorrow at 8:30 AM and I am told about this "bridge" at 6:30 tonight! You see they thought this would only take a few minutes with stuff I had around here.

I told my wife, "Fast-Cheap-Strong" choose which TWO. Geeez, including running to the hardware store (closed while I was there) then in the middle of the project to the McHome store, I got it done in 3 hours.

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Nice bridge Brian, left side looks about........ 3 degrees out???


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I love the chairs out in the shop for people to sit and watch you work.

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I went to look at a 27 T roadster body, My son wanted to build one. The guy lived alone in a BIG HOUSE, had about 8 car projects going on. Each car was assigned a bedroom, as many of the parts he could get inside were stored for them. He slept on the sofa in the front room.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:43 AM
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I went to look at a 27 T roadster body, My son wanted to build one. The guy lived alone in a BIG HOUSE, had about 8 car projects going on. Each car was assigned a bedroom, as many of the parts he could get inside were stored for them. He slept on the sofa in the front room.

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:36 AM
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It's actually surprisingly straight, it just looks out in the photo.

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:38 AM
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By the way, don't worry guys, my engineering isn't going to put some girls in danger. It's for a "bridging ceremony" where the Scout is going from one "rank" to the next. So it will be on a stage and they will simply walk across it to the next rank.

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