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What are you doing today? 2018
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PostPosted: Sun, Dec 31 2017, 3:15 pm    Post subject: What are you doing today? 2018 Reply with quote

We need a new one, here it is. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started the year off by going outside and starting the 51 to take to coffee. It's 5 below this morning. It started but turned over about a dozen revolutions when normal is about 4. BURRRR!
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Woke up to -13* actual temperature. Humidistat says humidity is 40%, but there's a lot of condensation on the windows. May have to dial back the humidifier a bit. Think I'll stay inside today, unless I need a bit more wood for the wood stove in the downstairs family room.
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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-10 this morning, and have to move a bunch of snow today where the city plowed us in.
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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went out and fired the truck up. I keep all running - driving vehicles inside.

63*F inside the work shop. 40*F outside

Wife & I went to local Jack In the Box.. I ate a couple tacos for first 2018 breakfast.

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not out of bed yet, old guy!
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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished out my 2017 budget, lined out my 2018 budget. Scheduled some bill payments.

Skipped the traditional Black Eyed peas and had Totinos Pizza snacks instead.

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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made many trips to the dumpster. I cleared out some more of the last couple of years magazine collections. I suppose I'm ready to start collecting this year's now. Smile I believe the high was 15 degrees.
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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

messed with the 1962 Morris chassis. Upside down to weld stuff I can not get at as it sits right side up.

While grinding some steel plate on the edge on my 16 inch diameter sander disc... the disc caught the steel & pulled it in , also pulled my glove in too. Pulled the glove half off my hand, no damage to my thumb.



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PostPosted: Mon, Jan 01 2018, 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest. One of the local clubs runs a Food for the Hungry car show Jan 1 cars showed up! The hot dog vendor packed up and went home by 11:30 because he was sold out already.
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First day back at work for 2018 after a week of enjoying the heated slab in my garage.
That cold snap was much easier to handle while working on the roadster.
I (stupidly?) agreed to let my car appear in the local World of Wheels show coming up in February. I think Christmas spirits were the culprits, so during the break I started attacking the 30 years of wear on the car. Now I'm trying to strategise where to draw the line on this clean up.

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PostPosted: Tue, Jan 02 2018, 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year. It was a balmy 10 above this morning! Now about 20, highest temps in a couple weeks. We spent Christmas in Raleigh NC where it was near 70 right before Christmas then dropped to 30's for daytime highs, still MUCH warmer than back home in Mi. Stay warm, only about one more week of the real cold.
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PostPosted: Tue, Jan 02 2018, 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now I'm trying to strategise where to draw the line on this clean up.

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Just draw the line somewhere that still allows this kind of stuff. I know you will. Smile Your willingness to drive the roadster in most any conditions is admirable. Cool



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PostPosted: Tue, Jan 02 2018, 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that antifreeze is puddling under the 51. Remember that I'm old and blind and it's about 20 degrees so my eyes are watering. I'm pretty sure the intake manifold has failed. I believe where the alum. crossover mates to the plastic there is a problem. I think I'll find corrosion has ruined the alum. Rather than attempt to repair it, I believe it's time for a new intake. There's a reason Dorman sells these. Smile
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Today I messed with the rear section of tunnel on the 59, peeked at some old wreck damage on a shiny 71 Chevelle, and fixed a newer Yukon driver's door gap where the fender got pushed back.Yesterday I was about to top off the GTP steering fluid but the hood would not unlatch so I didn't.
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You folks may not want me to talk about the weather here in the Valley of the Sun Arizona.

Just remember how hot it gets here in the summer. A new report out today. 2017 was the warmest average temp for Phoenix AZ on record. I believe it.

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PostPosted: Wed, Jan 03 2018, 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crosley wrote:
You folks may not want me to talk about the weather here in the Valley of the Sun Arizona.


You may be right about that. It's still snowing here in West Michigan. We won't see the grass again till March or April at this pace. And it's a balmy 14 today, regular heat wave. Smile

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A buddy asked me to come over and help him with a welding project. Did not tell me it was on the 63 Impala of his that just came back from the painter this fall.
Seems the car had a crack in the paint and every time you closed the right door you could feel the metal move at the spot just behind the right quarter glass. He want me to weld it were the brazing was and I told him It would need to get a lot of paint remove due to the heat. So I started off by tracking the crack to see what was there, could not see anything on the inside since he installed body panel adhesive to the area.
Ended up being a 1/4" deep split in the steel filled with bondo. It did not hold...
Welded it up last night and I will go back tonight and grind some of the weld out and tap some more of the dent out.

Matt, I don't know how you deal with the rework junk all the time. Someone should have had there hand cut off to prevent them from doing this type of stuff again.



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Cword wrote:
Now I'm trying to strategise where to draw the line on this clean up.

Mike

Just draw the line somewhere that still allows this kind of stuff. I know you will. Smile Your willingness to drive the roadster in most any conditions is admirable. Cool


That's exactly what will save my sanity. Thanks George.
My first pass under the car really put me off. I think I'll wait a week or so for the roads to clear up and then take it to the car wash. In the mean time I can "shine up" the top half and touch up rock chips.
Maybe I'll make up a time line poster board of all the places it's been.

Fun Fact, I don't need magnets to prove it's a steel car anymore. It's rusting in all the standard Model A places. Smile

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416Ford wrote:
A buddy asked me to come over and help him with a welding project. Did not tell me it was on the 63 Impala of his that just came back from the painter this fall.
Seems the car had a crack in the paint and every time you closed the right door you could feel the metal move at the spot just behind the right quarter glass. He want me to weld it were the brazing was and I told him It would need to get a lot of paint remove due to the heat. So I started off by tracking the crack to see what was there, could not see anything on the inside since he installed body panel adhesive to the area.
Ended up being a 1/4" deep split in the steel filled with bondo. It did not hold...
Welded it up last night and I will go back tonight and grind some of the weld out and tap some more of the dent out.

Matt, I don't know how you deal with the rework junk all the time. Someone should have had there hand cut off to prevent them from doing this type of stuff again.




I have fixed that exact thing on two cars but only on one side on each if I recall correctly. Hope it goes likewise for you. They usually have brazing rod gobbing up the works by the time somebody gets interested in a proper fix. Rolling Eyes

Mess fixing puts chow in my belly and it does feel good to straighten them out. But I may have developed a unique skill set, eh?
Laughing I always say heck... even if you're gonna collect trash... collect the hell out of it!

The yellow 71 Chevelle needs a fender, maybe a wheelhouse. Might have been a poor pick of salvage fender somewhere in life because the rest of the car has very little rust repair on it (musta been a 307 Malibu) while the right fender has been crunched and has rust hiding.

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