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RE: what did you do in your garage / shop and or driveway today ?


Got this box of spaghetti today from Fedex

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.......delivered a friend's sick VW (that's him in the pic) to a VW specialist.......biggrin

btw this is the first pic I've taken with an I-Phone......my flip phone fell off the top of the frig....cry

and my wife made me get an I-Phone......smile

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......big block, 4 speed, bench seat, it doesn't get much better

 happy motoring :burnout



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Finished restoring an Sa-200 (1972 era)welder for a customer.

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Finished Buick Century Radio repair for friend. Fight to the finish.

 



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Great job. That's a lost art! Looks like darn near every capacitor needed replacing (plus tubes)!


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Canadian Poncho wrote:

Great job. That's a lost art! Looks like darn near every capacitor needed replacing (plus tubes)!


 Thank you. Yes, fight all the way. Full of leaky caps. Going back in to a lovely car

 

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Found this piece of history at my job (Waste Watch). The note, which was taped on the back, is self-explanatory.

I'm seeing about donating it to The Corrections Canada Museum in Kingston, ON. http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/about-us/006-1002-eng.shtml

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'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.



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Unbelievable what people toss out! When I visited Darryl earlier in the month he was gracious to give me one of those vintage gooseneck lamps that used to hang from garages back in the day (I've been looking for one for my workshop), as well as a vintage and like new CN Engineers hat, and a new "Man Cave" sign for what else, but my man cave! All this stuff was being tossed out.

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Pontiacanada wrote:

Found this piece of history at my job (Waste Watch). The note, which was taped on the back, is self-explanatory.

I'm seeing about donating it to The Corrections Canada Museum in Kingston, ON. http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/about-us/006-1002-eng.shtml

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 Cool piece!



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That is ultra cool. I visited Dorchester a few times, looks the same as Kingston. Never met anyone I wanted to meet again.

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DonSSDD wrote:

That is ultra cool. I visited Dorchester a few times, looks the same as Kingston. Never met anyone I wanted to meet again.


Did you bake a cake Don? wink



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Had lunch once, it was on one of those 50's fiberglass TV plates with the sections. It had canned corn, instant mashed potatoes, "instant" turkey slices, and some canned gravy. Was with a guy who serviced their wood shop gear, one of the inmates lifted a 25HP electric motor and put it in my trunk............... Was in Dorchester 4 or 5 times, Springhill Pen 4 or 5 times.

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Oil change day today in this 40C weather on my LS3 Camaro. Dang thing takes 7.6 Litres of Mobil 1. Gotta do truck this week too. 



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Sprayed part of the 78 Chevy. I am experimenting and tried the Dupli-color ready to spray quart cans, both colour and clear. Not a super gloss and a fair bit of orange peel but it was pretty warm when I sprayed so I'm thinking it layed down a little dry. The green is a gorgeous colour, in my opinion.  I will be spraying the hood and front valance in the next week depending on my available time.

 

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I think the Dupli-color is the way to go if you aren't doing a high dollar correct resto. It's a lacquer correct?


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Yes, the can indicates lacquer.

It does start to add up cost wise. To do jambs, inside of fenders and the rest as seen in the pic took 5 cans of colour and 3 cans of clear. 8 cans at 33.95 each = $271.60 plus tax. I still have the box to do and am expecting to use about the same amount of paint.

From previous paint jobs a typical car uses a gallon of colour to which reducer and hardener needs to be added plus the same for the clear. Even an inexpensive base clear is $700 - $800. Then add another quart or two to do the insides and jambs. I suspect you will be at a g note pretty quickly.



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1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

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1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chevy Short Box Step Side 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

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I spent the last two evenings replacing all the suspension bushings on my car trailer. It was to the point that the tandem trailer was basically a single axle trailer because the equalizers for the leaf springs to spread the load evenly on the axles were seized solid. Had to heat everything red hot to get all the pivot and mounting bolts apart. One of those jobs where it feels good to have it done.

I was scared when I hauled that 455 Parisienne a few weeks ago and when I checked the hubs on the trailer I couldn't hold my hand on either rear hub. All the load was on the rear axle.

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Getting the house ready to host guests this weekend. My cousin (who I haven't seen in 15 years) flies into PEI this morning and is staying until Sunday around noon. Then we are meeting my son's girlfriend's parents for the first time. I guess this relationship is serious...

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Put new upper control arm bushings in the El Caminos 12 bolt. Tried earlier in the week but had no luck. Decided to put them in the freezer as I took a chance. Untder the car swinging away one was fairly easy. Not the other one. Not easy laying under car jacked up in the driveway. Put a 4x4 on top of a jack same height as the bushing. Got the sledge out. 3 massive swings later it was in.

Now onto replacing all the control arms.

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Like I said before,

One side of my shop is for the Pontiac and the other side is to fix my F***s

Belt tensioner let go, while on a family "Crop Tour".

I was showing my wife and daughter Mennonite country not far from home.

The tensioner doesn't look that bad but bent just enough to wreck the belt.

To give it some credit, the engineered "Limp Mode" got us home at 10 kmh.

Synthetic oil would have helped protect the engine, I hope hmm

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I spent the last two evenings replacing all the suspension bushings on my car trailer. It was to the point that the tandem trailer was basically a single axle trailer because the equalizers for the leaf springs to spread the load evenly on the axles were seized solid. Had to heat everything red hot to get all the pivot and mounting bolts apart. One of those jobs where it feels good to have it done.

I was scared when I hauled that 455 Parisienne a few weeks ago and when I checked the hubs on the trailer I couldn't hold my hand on either rear hub. All the load was on the rear axle.


 ha, the Manitoba run will be the last haul before I change the trailer over to bigger wheels and hubs, tires are just about done, 1500 miles will finish the tread. gotta love trailers.



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Can't live without 'em so a guy has to put up with the maintenance.

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you said it, I cant really complain it was only 3200 bucks for a new 06 bobcat trailer with the big axels, springs and heavier frame I think its rated at 8100 kg , all I have to do is change out to bigger brakes and six bolt rims on the same axels or go bigger when I overhaul her. I still wanna build a big deck hauler makes life easier.



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New front rotors and pads on the daily driver G8 tonight.

And of course, sometimes when you do this job and push the piston back to make room for the new pads, the caliper either leaks or seizes up. The passenger side did both, leaked and seized up evileye

Tomorrow I get to put on a rebuilt caliper...

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

New front rotors and pads on the daily driver G8 tonight.

And of course, sometimes when you do this job and push the piston back to make room for the new pads, the caliper either leaks or seizes up. The passenger side did both, leaked and seized up evileye

Tomorrow I get to put on a rebuilt caliper...


 I changed out both rear calipers on the wifes HHR last brake job so front pads are do this go round. Dona change the Calipers making all 4 new. 320,000 KM so that's pretty good



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