Gosh, it only lasted 95 years? I've seen junk installed in the 70's and 80's that looked as bad. That old galvanized threaded pipe was good stuff.
No sarcasm here ..LOL yes , it lasted a long time but , the plastic I put in 40+ years ago looks pretty much the same as installed , no oxidation & virtually no build up ( a little lime/ rust stain)Gosh, it only lasted 95 years? I've seen junk installed in the 70's and 80's that looked as bad. That old galvanized threaded pipe was good stuff.
Many sheet metal shops can bend up an aluminum tank & weld it up , a friend who's since passed , used to make them up after hours , for boats , hot rods , go karts , etc. , charged me $110 for a full baffled 12 gal tank 20 years ago ..ask around ..I have to admit it wasn't all that relaxing at first. I'm always anxious about taking a new build far from home. Especially so when it's beyond the tow limits of my AAA coverage, and out of cell phone areas too! But after the first couple tanks of gas, and miles, I began to relax and enjoy things.
Only complaint was the fuel cell is too small and caused me to stop more often, and plan my fill ups around distances between towns. I ordered a 15 gal. fuel cell, and after modifying it to fit my build and getting the car on the road, I discovered at the first fill up it was only 12 gallons! I was very irritated, and knew it would create the issues it does. I may end up pulling it and forking out the cash for a larger tank, if I can find one that's deeper, but the same width and length. I'd like at least 15 gallons, but it needs to be no larger than 20"x18". Depth can be deeper than the 8.75" I have now, and I'd like to go about 11" to put me around 16 gallons.
I just noticed your tag line , " I will endeavor to persevere " , reminded me of the grateful dead. " I will get by" , thanks , now that will be in my head for awhile !Man that old pipe was a mess for sure.. Good thing getting that stuff out it looked to be a health hazard as badly rusted thru in the side...
It has been a nonstop bop. I think I put that on the lift about 3PM, to weld pan to rockers. Yesterday was just those and the rearmost row. Each weld was fussed over. Little grinding has been done. Took about a week to weld the floor in. It was three times as liked before epoxy and welding, uh-oh.Lookit all them thar welds... somebody was busy today.
I was busy putting up ceiling panels and I'm now ready for the next phase of insulation installation...hows that for a tongue twister ??
OMG, I just read that Eddie VH died today !! What a shock, that man changed guitar playing.
Damn, Eddie, rest in peace now...🥺
Well, Turbo yeah! But Curse uh-oh. Maybe?Damn. CURSE has what I believe to be piston slap. It is a 5.3 after all and quite a normal condition according to GM. Maybe a lifter? Only when engine is not at full operating temp, but I can't take any chances at the track.
Looks like TURBO is getting the nod for Friday.
Real knee slapper there! What a slap in the face after just slapping it all together. I bet you could slap yourself. Right about when you was ready to slap some paint on there.No, it's more like keep driving it until it breaks...ha....