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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Daniels Auto Repair, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. shortypu
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 130

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    Very productive day,me and the wife unbolted the body and lifted it off the frame so I can blow apart to paint chassis and engine.You got to love model a's there so easy to take apart. IMG_1008.JPG IMG_1383.JPG IMG_1390.JPG IMG_1401.JPG
     
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  2. Thanks, I took a lot of teasing from my kids today, but I was able to gimp around. I am hoping that tomorrow that I will be able to find some light work to do that will keep me going in the right direction.
    Bob
     
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  3. Yep, that is a painful truth of which I am too familiar. With all the things that have happened to me in this life, I have to admit that I don't have a clue how I am the survivor.
    Bob
     
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  4. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 601

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    Half the power went out in the garage. Checked breakers, nothing is tripped. Checked incoming line voltage, have 120v on one leg, nothing on the other. Box in the house feeding the garage has glass fuses, fuses appear good. Call my licensed electrician buddy to ask his opinion. He says he has time to come over and while he's at it, he'll bring his horse trailer that needs some welding done on it. When he showed up, I fired up the gas machine and started on the trailer while he starts checking my electrical problem. Five minutes later, all the power is back on in the garage. Even though the glass fuses looked good, I didn't think to check them with a continuity tester and one was bad. Five minutes after that, his horse trailer was repaired. We had coffee and talked about wishing we had listened more to our Dads. My Dad, another licensed electrician, tried to teach me about electricity and my buddy's Dad tried to teach him how to weld. Of course, had we both listened to our Dads, we probably would never have become friends. Maybe it's better this way.
     
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  5. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,208

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    from al

  6. Been out with my wrecker shifting vehicles around. Im trying to get them organized. the stuff I want to sell or haul for scrap in one section. Our not for sale don't look don't touch stuff in another section that has a 6 ft chain link fence around it. I got hot & came In for a cold glass of tea.
     
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  7. Im not that far behind you. I will be 68 in October. First thing every day after a Austin Powers type of morning urination.(don't need adult diapers yet!) I read the online obituarys. quite often there is someone I know or went to school with. Lots of them younger than me. So we need to consider every day that we are still topside valuable. That's way I don't do any work for others. I am finished with selling part of my life for dollars.
     
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  9. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    This one turned out to be a former Air Force truck
    Got to decide keep or sell
     
  10. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,490

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    I can totally relate, I am the same age and have survived several close calls, so many times that I have been saying that I'm living on borrowed time for about the last 15 years! I know that made me reassess what is important in my life and come to grips with it and made my peace so that I am no longer afraid of dying when the time comes.
     
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  11. Learning to use my own time for myself, was a difficult lesson for me to learn. The other difficult lesson to learn, was to stop being so self reliant, and to hire people to help speed up projects. The big problem is, that I have hired people in the past, and had jobs done by licensed carpenters and electricians, where I have had to go back and actually redo the work. That has totally destroyed my trust. I still have two circuits in my house that were inadvertently combined during a renovation, and finally had to disable them and rewire to solve the problem.
    I appreciate every day, and have never stopped appreciating how lucky I am to still be alive and (somewhat) mobile.
    Bob
     
  12. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    Been messing with distributors for my 37. The NOS mallory YC 310 Hp I had in it somehow lost it's pole piece and I'm not willing to pay stupid money for a new cap. Napa seems to be out of stock on the MA5 caps...So I've been messing with some of my old chevy points dizzy's .My pal Bob gave me an old Allen syncrograph distributor machine but the strobe is NFG ... So looks like I've started a new projecto_O BTW went to my friend Seans shop as he has an old Sun machine , and his Strobe was NFG also!And yes I can curve a distributor on the engine with a timing light , but been wanting a distributor machine ...:p
     
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  13. Ive been still trying to get stuff better organized. mounting and dismounting tires. Putting wheels on vehicle s and shifting them around with the wrecker & tractor. and taking breaks and getting online when I start getting hot. I just moved a square cab. and apparently the C clip that holds the axle is gone. the axle came part way out rear tire now setting outside the bed.
     
  14. After five years fighting the jag front we got it dialed in and rebuilt the brakes so it stops,
    Brought it to work for final tuning, then it's back to the owner,, my wife.
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  15. Working on my new garage site. My leg is saturated with ointment, and I just did two hours of cleaning the underbrush, mostly blackberry canes, with a long pole brush cutter. After a short rest, I am going out with the chain saw to drop and limb the trees that need to be taken down. The small stuff, I will cut up and give away for firewood, and I will mill the large saw logs into dimensional wood that I will need for the interior.
    The pulled hamstring hurts like hell, but I am being really careful to walk slowly and deliberately so as not to cause pain. I'll bet if someone was watching me, and didn't know I was injured, they would think I am one of those monsters from those cheap 50s horror movies.
    Tonight, my plan is to drill and seal another Quadrajet from one of my vehicles. I am getting pretty good at it.
    Bob
     
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  16. Mill the large saw logs. Ive got a few sawmills in my hoard. Ive got a Bellsaw M14. Sears used to sell them. they called them the one man sawmill. Mine is fixed to be powered by a tractor PTO. A M Farmall does a pretty good job. Sawmilling is hard work. We bought 4 acres adjoining our other place last November. I have been cleaning it up with a chainsaw. mostly cutting firewood. And I have a TD14A dozer setting within a few hundred feet. However a bulldozer makes a big mess and disturbs the topsoil. There is so little good soil there I don't want to disturb it and have erosion wash it away. I cut the stumps low when the sign is in the feet. then put a few shovels of organic dirt on them. The will usually rot to bug dust in a few years. Ive learned to slow down and not over do it. I take plenty of breaks.
     
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  17. spurgeonforge
    Joined: Oct 18, 2013
    Posts: 414

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    E67A7F54-0445-41A9-BAC2-948776EFC8F9.jpeg Hit a deer with my 46’ on my way to work.
     
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  18. I cleaned up that 2x4 setup, got everything moving free in the carbs, mostly just varnish from old gas, now it looks respectable.

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    I had turned my buddy onto this 32 Chevy sedan delivery, he promptly worked out a deal for $1600 bucks, title and everything !

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  19. Sorry to see that. We have a lot of deer here, and unfortunately, it is a common occurrence because of the combination of narrow road, speeding, and deer are notoriously infamous for not understanding how to cross a road.
    I hope you can pull it out without major issues.
    Bob
     
  20. I have two mills, an Alaskan mill that is used with one ore two Husky 2100s, but I don't like how much wood I lose because of the width of the cut. My other mill, is a Norwood bandsaw, that 20 years ago, paid for itself in the first month. I milled all the maple for the floors in the house, and tons of other wood over the years.
    Bob
     
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  21. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    from Central Ky

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  22. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,506

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    sorta got it going. no brakes yet and no cooling yet. will be next month for cruising. wont make the 4th of july parade. i do a/c work and work is getting busy for me. when i get it finished i will do a build thread to show what all i did. went over my budget. will have around $3500 and should still make my 3 month build time.
     
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  23. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    Finished the push bumper for Hot Rod Hollys 56 PU .She is gonna be pushing the Stellings and Hampshire car at the Lyons museum show on Sat. While her truck was at the house she told me its been leaking a little oil lately...I took a look and the shop she had change the oil recently pulled the oldest dumb ass mistake in the book ....Double gasket on the oil filter:mad:
     
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  24. If I had the room for "just one more" I would've bought it, if my son wasn't in love with the t-bucket that would've went to make a space for that delivery
     
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  25. With my physical issues I have to think things through pretty good, this idea worked so well I impressed myself...lol
    There's no way I can physically lift the blower off, the fenderwell headers and tilt front end keeps you at arms length, even if you had 2 people how would you get it to one side of the truck.
    Engine leveler, blower straps, chain fall on a trolley really made for easy work.

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  26. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    Finished narrowing the Olds rear end for my roadster, added the 4 bar brackets today. The axles should be here by Friday so it's time to get it in place under the car and start installing the quarter elliptic springs and brackets. Also my brand new white Covico steering wheel was delivered today, it's niiice..... IMG_1992.JPG IMG_1993.JPG
     
  27. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,379

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    Bought the CE shock kit off Ebay, and that showed up today. Now I'm emailing the hot rod shop that sold them to me because the shocks are junk
     
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  28. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,208

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    from al

    My 16 year old helped me pull an engine. Yesterday he finished up a water pump on the tractor
    Fun times
     
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  29. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Finished all the GMC motor mounts on my sons 40 Chevrolet Coupe (Bonneville record holder in the 70-80's). Now it will be all in rubber instead of solid. 55-57 Chev mid mounts from Danchuk and the tranny was store bought. Fronts are my design. Now I'll cut the pan to miss the steering while wait for Ross to complete the lower compression pistons. Seems like everything had was over 12+to 1... The works go on.
     
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