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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1305 on: July 07, 2023, 10:09:21 PM »
Multi-taskin today.
Started getting a few last adjustments on the red cars top.  Then parked it outside to BAKE. 
Pulled the black jetta in and removed the headliner.  Had wrong headliner brought in.  While that sits.
Pulled in the Miata and started pulling the new top that was done wrong by someone else.
Checked the red car and it was done baking.
Pull black car out and red one in to finish putting back on trim and rubber(s). 😉
Bam,  and just like that the day is over.  A few pieces left over for Monday morning.
Now I can get to my junk. 
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1306 on: July 10, 2023, 02:58:12 PM »
I finished my pump.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2023, 07:36:23 PM by EDNY »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1307 on: July 10, 2023, 02:59:47 PM »
Sorry about the picture, I could not get it to turn over.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1308 on: July 10, 2023, 07:36:48 PM »
Turned it for ya!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1309 on: July 10, 2023, 09:56:19 PM »
Very nice

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1310 on: July 11, 2023, 11:23:27 AM »
Turned it for ya!
Thank you sir...

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1311 on: July 11, 2023, 11:25:13 AM »
Its made out of auto parts and a propane bottle.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1312 on: July 11, 2023, 11:26:14 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1313 on: September 19, 2023, 01:48:43 AM »
Other than the everyday upholstery work,  Bonneville off road racing contacted me again.  This time working a checkpoint.  My spot was way out in the desert in the mudflats.  Was able to get out there without getting stuck and spent the night again in the passenger seat of the jeep.  By 7:15am. There was a pack of V8 pre-runner trucks,  buggies and UTV's headed my way.  My job was to record vehicle numbers and the time they passed through.  By 3pm. The last racer went by. 
A few months ago I put a volunteer post for Speedweek and World of Speed but both rained out.  Shortly after my post I was contacted by a team that needs a extra hand.  He's a Kiwi living in Idaho building a streamliner capable of speeds in the 4-500mph range.
I'll be helping pit set up and cleaning between runs and some filming when I can.  Can't wait,  we have one last chance on the salt this year at the world finals.  Usually the public isn't allowed at this event, so this will be special.  Hopefully the weather cooperates.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1314 on: September 19, 2023, 09:39:40 AM »
Other than the everyday upholstery work,  Bonneville off road racing contacted me again.  This time working a checkpoint.  My spot was way out in the desert in the mudflats.  Was able to get out there without getting stuck and spent the night again in the passenger seat of the jeep.  By 7:15am. There was a pack of V8 pre-runner trucks,  buggies and UTV's headed my way.  My job was to record vehicle numbers and the time they passed through.  By 3pm. The last racer went by. 
A few months ago I put a volunteer post for Speedweek and World of Speed but both rained out.  Shortly after my post I was contacted by a team that needs a extra hand.  He's a Kiwi living in Idaho building a streamliner capable of speeds in the 4-500mph range.
I'll be helping pit set up and cleaning between runs and some filming when I can.  Can't wait,  we have one last chance on the salt this year at the world finals.  Usually the public isn't allowed at this event, so this will be special.  Hopefully the weather cooperates.
That sounds cool Rattiac!  Be sure to take some pics!
Spending time with my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car but I don't regret it!

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1315 on: September 19, 2023, 01:08:27 PM »
What Tom said! Lots of pictures.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1316 on: October 08, 2023, 11:25:33 PM »
Well mother nature didn't allow that and lake Bonneville came back .

Passenger window regulator on the truck broke and replaced it today.  Stupid cable design.
Yesterday I took the 32 to a carshow.  This year the whole park was packed with hotrodders.  All sorts of cool stuff.
Here's some pic's.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1317 on: October 08, 2023, 11:30:22 PM »
More pics.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2023, 11:32:37 PM by Rattiac »
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1318 on: November 12, 2023, 03:42:40 PM »
My daily, the '84 Caprice  wagon has been acting up since it got cold. Stumbling, misfiring
and generally running rough. I've been thinking it's got to be the carb, since it ran lean
already in the summer, afr at about 15:1 at cruising.
I was going to service the ignition (again), Checked dwell and timing, I have a points
distributor in it. Oddly it stumbled when I was adjusting the points gap, and it felt like
the adjustment didn't read linear on the dwell meter. All adjusted I went for a test ride,
and it ran even worse than before.
The coil was real hot, so I changed to a new coil I had bought today. then thought I'd
check the rotor, and changed it to a new one.
And... The points were loose. Unbelievable that it has run at all.
So, new coil, rotor and distributor cap, points snugged down, and now the idle is perfect
and it runs beautifully.
 So a couple numbers bigger jets are part of the future for the Holley 600 vac carb, but
at least it runs good now.

Who put in new points this spring?
I should have a mirror in the garage, to look and see who's to blame....

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #1319 on: November 14, 2023, 11:30:19 AM »
Points ignition, what the hell is that? 😁 I had a young friend call me last week to ask about that, how to and what to look for. I told him they worked just fine and were simple. Told him just to keep a couple new condesors, a ballest resistor and a spare set of points in the glove box. Told him to try to find new old stock parts as these Chinesem ones were short lived.

 


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