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Old 07-26-2015, 02:33 PM
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My big work today. My buddy Steve got rear ended a while ago in his wife's van and I found that the lift bolts were loose. Well this of course planted a seed in his head that his vans lift bolts were loose too and that he was hearing it bouncing around as he drove it.

Ok, today I went over there with a piece of carpet to throw down and my tools to tighten up the bolts. I had to drop the spare, and then tighten them all up. They all took a few cranks of the wrench and that made him happy.

I will be going back in the Gran Sport today to give his wife a ride in it (she is confined to a chair too).

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Old 07-26-2015, 02:48 PM
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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.
Do not be fooled! He's vying for his own reality tv program!

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my buddies are in for a surprise when the return to the shop on monday for work , they have no idea i cleaned up the shop yet for them



and of course my camaro waiting on a new valve train
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:54 PM
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my buddies are in for a surprise when the return to the shop on monday for work , they have no idea i cleaned up the shop yet for them



and of course my camaro waiting on a new valve train
Sure is a nice shop......Sure am jealous.

Not really, glad you have it.

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Whatever I guess for how long it will ake I need to multiply by 2

Just finished swapping the turbo on my son's car from a T3 to a T4. Of course we had to make a new downpipe, re-engineer the turbo drain, make a new manifold to turbo spacer, found a cracked weld on the right side header - fixed, tightened the plug gaps, installed a set of Taylor plug wires, hooked up and wired a knock sensor, installed a bunch of heat wrap on the alternator and starter wiring.

Figured I could swap the turbo in a week and half - took 3 weeks by the time we gathered additional parts and fininshed all of the 'might as wells'. And installed a new starter that someone gave us - MSD mini, even though the old one worked just fine.

I gave my wife heck because she said it would take 3 weeks when I told her we'd have it running the week before last. I'm wondering if she is psychic or just smarter than me!! I guess maybe she knows me after 20+ years - LOL.
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Today ripped out my seats and carpet etc to start trying to make it a bunch quieter inside.
A few holes to get rid of and lots of insulation to install.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:26 PM
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my buddies are in for a surprise when the return to the shop on monday for work , they have no idea i cleaned up the shop yet for them



and of course my camaro waiting on a new valve train
Saaaay, how'd ja like to come visit? Hmmmm?

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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.
Isn't that where car guys are supposed to sleep??

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Changed out spark plugs on the SBC in my Burb today, and had a fun time with #5 cylinder! All went well up to that point, and then I discovered not a single deep well socket would fit past the header on that plug! Had to use an old offset box wrench and remove it 1/8th turn at a time! Used the rubber hose trick to get the new plug started in, and then same routine to tighten it! Hope I don't have to do that one again for a very long time!
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And got new rubber on the front of my Austin gasser this afternoon! Did a small job changing out pushrods on my buddy's 350 SBC, and he gave me a almost new pair of skinny 165-80-15 tires for my 3.5"x15" Ansen slots!
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I waited around at home for a delivery this morning. Should see some serious shtuff tomorrow.....


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Got a good start on painting my deck today. Now about half done - and I'm pooped! Too much crawling around "cutting in" the edges etc.
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:31 AM
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Saaaay, how'd ja like to come visit? Hmmmm?

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haha one dirty shop is enough for me for a while

got my billet shifter installed today
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Old 07-28-2015, 05:06 AM
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Polished the fuel cell, front moon tank, inside and outside of the front rims, rear rims. Just need to get the car polished and waxed and it will ready for Louisville and Woodward.
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