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4 hour work day for me at the shop. Used the time to do a valve body swap on a '01 Jetta 1.8t auto .... I successfully installed a transbrake on the car .... that however wasn't my intention.

Its in 2 gears at once in park, all other gears (R/N/D/2/1) are forward gears.... they all seam to be first gear.

I have it torn back down most of the way. Tuesday I'll actually get the VB back out and see whats up.... but part of me wants to take it out for a test drive the way it is just for the fun of it.
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Finished another section of the floor in the Rampside cab. I am having to remove and replace sections since every thing has to be formed from flat 18 gauge metal. I am about half done and will finish up next week since it is time to celebrate Christmas with the family.

Merry Christmas.

Trees
 

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I'm helping my neighbor, doing some bodywork on a 58 Chevy Impala. I've a few weeks off, I enjoy doing bodywork when I'm not under the gun to get it done. This will be a nice car, 350 horse crate 350. Not much rust, floors have been replaced, time for bodywork and assemble. Merry Christmas to all, Dan
 

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Spent several hours in the garage cleaning, organizing, getting the summer lawn equipment winterized and put away, snow blower was checked over and is awaiting use, and tested the blast cabinet out.
 

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beertracker said:
Doing a front brake job on a un-cooperative Camaro in the rain and cold. :sweat:
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Working outside int he rain is no fun. The older you get the worse it gets. I find it difficult to do anything without a lift.
Used to do the laying on my back stuff in the rain, snow, cold etc. Probably why I cant move for an hour in the AM now.
 

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Working outside int he rain is no fun. The older you get the worse it gets. I find it difficult to do anything without a lift.
Used to do the laying on my back stuff in the rain, snow, cold etc. Probably why I cant move for an hour in the AM now.
Ain't that the truth, I feel my Minnesota upbringing in my shoulders every time I get out of bed. Winterizing yard equipment? Ohhhh, that's right, you don't have to mow in the winter. :D Mine is in need of a trim. Time to go help the neighbor, time to fix some ridges in the roof.
 

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Ain't that the truth, I feel my Minnesota upbringing in my shoulders every time I get out of bed. Winterizing yard equipment? Ohhhh, that's right, you don't have to mow in the winter. :D Mine is in need of a trim. Time to go help the neighbor, time to fix some ridges in the roof.
My worst job I think I ever did was putting a starter in my mothers Vega after a snow storm. Being young and stupid(17), laying in the snow in Jeans and a t-shirt in 10 degree weather. After I was done my hands were to cold to turn the key in the ignition.
 

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This probably doesnt count, but you asked, so here goes:

I discovered that Chili peppers(and all pepper plants) are perennials, so after the growing season was done, I planted 6 peppers(3 bell, 2 Poblano, 1 Jalapeno) into pots and brought them into my greenhouse. Next spring I'll bring them back outdoors and they will continue getting bigger, and maybe grow into small trees at some point, as I saw one earlier this year that was 7 feet tall, and 4.5 feet in diameter!

But yesterday, out of the blue, I notice all these thousands of little bugs eating on the leaves! They are aphids, so I took them outside and sprayed them with Spectracide Triazicide, but today, many were still alive. Also, I used to have a pesticide applicators license when I worked 7 years in lawn, tree and ornamental pesticide application. Most of the products we used then are now banned for use on lawns and at homes, but the new insecticides which are supposed to be safer, seem even nastier to me!

So I resprayed with my own home remedy made, ironically, with hot peppers!
 

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sportcoupe said:
I can only work on my car at night and weekends as during the day i work for a company installing fiber optic networks for internet service. there's never enough weekends.
so what you meant to say was, worked on some fiber optics, while thinking of working on my car, today :p :thumbup: :p
 
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