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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3450 on: October 06, 2018, 06:52:29 PM »
So sorry to here about your mom's passing. Even though she is gone your memories of her will never fade.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3451 on: October 06, 2018, 10:06:49 PM »
No matter the circumstance it's tough to lose your mom. We'll be thinking of you and your family.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3452 on: October 07, 2018, 05:08:03 PM »
I'm so sorry to here about your Mothers  passing Sammons.  i'm sure she taught you the values that you share today.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3453 on: October 08, 2018, 10:07:22 PM »
^^^Thanks all.

28chevy, man you went down to the bones on that Camaro. Very nice job!

Rattiac, that's some pretty country. No wonder my friends didn't want to move from there.

My friend thats building that little model A p.u. has been busy while I was gone. He started on a 27 tudor Ford, model A frame. He already had the frt axle under and rear air suspension in and a roller. He called me saturday to make sure where to cut the top for a 3" chop. By sunday he had it welded back up. Fit nice and he's having a ball.
   He also drug in from the family farm a '50? AD p.u. and a '34-5 Chevy p.u. for future projects.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3454 on: October 09, 2018, 05:31:45 PM »
I'm very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers...
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3455 on: October 11, 2018, 08:40:32 PM »
Well after a HOT summer and all the fire's/smoke in the area October came in with a vengeance.
Turned cold and been raining for the last 2 weeks.
Looks like I need to get winterizing. Clear the gutters, cover the swamp cooler, and rake up all the damn leafs. I hate tree's this time of year.
Maybe I'll have time to go burn up the full tank in the 32 before it gets put to the back wall.

The only goal I have for next year is I need the steel conversion done by April.
They are reinacting the 1919 military tour of the Lincoln highway.
Mechanically the car has been very reliable and I need to register for it to put some fire under me to do this.
I quit jeeping with other groups to get some projects done this year.
So what are your winter plans ???

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3456 on: October 11, 2018, 09:04:07 PM »
We've had a strange year here, went from winter to summer then spring to winter. After several years of drought, we are soaked up now. My neighbor just said we had 28" + rain since may. Local news just said high 34, low 24 and 1-3" snow sunday :'(

Glad you mentioned winterizing, my California Silverado may not have anti-freeze enough for a Kansas winter.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3457 on: October 11, 2018, 09:21:21 PM »
Strange weather ...last week in the 90's, with high humidity today in the 60's. 2 more shows 1 big one called Fall Foilage  at Robber Cave in Wilburton Ok caves where outlaws used as hideouts...show with have 400- 600 cars.As for winter all vehicles are ready...

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3458 on: October 12, 2018, 02:10:17 AM »
Today I drained the system that supplies the fire hoses. While up there I saw that I need to clean out the springs that fill the two 2,500 Gallon tanks. That means I also need to clean the spring that supplies the house. That one has a 2,500 and a 1.200 gal tanks.
 I installed the new batteries for the solar system. That was 3,000 lbs. of lifting the 125 lb. batteries. Yesterday I made up the new cables. Still have to get the propane truck in before the road gets bad and I haven't gotten the Blazer on the road yet.Tomorrow I'll climb up on the shop roof and replace the top section of stove pipe the snow took off last winter, finish draining hoses, and do a few things on the '53. My Inliner club is making a fall leaf run on Saturday. A few leaves are a big deal in Nevada. We have to drive around to see them.  ;D

The Lincoln Highway think sounds interesting. Depending on which alignment they use in goes by here. Let me know when you are in Western Nevada. Dayton or Carson City. My winter plans are the same as the last several years, get something done on the '26 roadster.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3459 on: October 14, 2018, 11:24:26 AM »
Sixball, i'd be screwed trying to lift a 60# battery  :(

I went to check the anti-freeze in the Silverado, couldn't find my many testers. I went across the street to my nieghbors parts store and bought a new floating ball tester. Checked out all 5 balls floating. Went in the office to rinse out the tester, after 5 flushes it still floated 5 balls with tap water >:(  So....I went down to my friends acdelco parts house (I use to work at) had my buddy check the anti-freeze. It floated 4 balls on his good tester. Then he said the anti-freeze was too green (light green in color), the wrong type and I will be needing to flush/change it back to Dexcool sometime.

So, I know he is a mechanic and Acdelco dealer, and goes off of recomendations. I thought years back there was a discusion with Moose on this, but maybe not?  I googled a Silverado website, they were 50/50 on never go back to Dexcool and don't use anything but.  ??? 

Any opions here on what to do or is it just a crap shoot?
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3460 on: October 14, 2018, 12:42:23 PM »
Some of the new anti freeze is compatible with Dexcool. There have been several lawsuits over Dexcool just do a search. When in doubt just flush and use the green stuff.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3461 on: October 14, 2018, 12:51:21 PM »
Picked up an old REO hood, very solid and straight...now I need a Chevy sedan or truck so I can make a Chevy COE  around the hood ;D
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3462 on: October 14, 2018, 01:44:54 PM »
Thanks Ed. That was what started my search, all sites were 50/50. Most tend to say it started with incompatability to gasket types and plastic intakes used on the GM 3.8 v6, then the floodgates opened on other engines? I'm presuming someone has already done the flush and converted to green. This is the first vehicle i've had that didn't come with green from the factory. I'll re-flush and keep green at next oil change.

That looks like a nice old hood :)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3463 on: October 14, 2018, 05:05:02 PM »
Took an 80 mile ride on the back roads of New Hampshire today.  The foliage wasn't at peak yet in southern NH but still a nice ride.  Stopped to take a picture in front of the first Ford dealership in New Hampshire.  According to the Weare NH Historical Society, this dealership was chartered by Henry Ford himself, who visited Weare on more than one occasion.  South Weare garage was started by Maurice Grant in 1919.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3464 on: October 14, 2018, 09:19:15 PM »
Tom...As usual the car looks great and the scenery ain't bad ether. Looks like a fun time!
Too soon we get old too late we get smart. One out of two aint bad 8)

 


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