Author Topic: What Did You do Today - Car Related?  (Read 360018 times)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3555 on: February 12, 2019, 11:54:42 PM »
I made a great score this weekend. At our Inliner meeting on Saturday I mentioned I was still looking for parts for the 1919 Essex racer project. A member said his friend had gotten a 1919 Oakland that was an unfinished restoration and all he wanted was the body. I contacted the guy and I'm getting everything else. At the rate I'm going I would never have been able to find all the Essex parts I need. From what I have been told there is engine, trans, front and rear axles, springs, steering box, steering wheel, at least 3 rebuilt wood spoke wheels with new tires, and boxes of small parts. I haven't seen it yet but these guys are dependable.  I sort of hate scattering a complete restoration project but it will help put a running/rolling teens/twenties hill climb - road racer together. It also frees up my '26 Chevy roadster build to be the '50s-'60s hot rod I started out to build before I got distracted by an older style. A lot of those old racers were mix and match and few people will know what an Essex for Oakland is anyway. I won't even tell about the 1917 Dodge frame I chose to use. :o
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3556 on: February 13, 2019, 02:21:44 PM »
Well, my old drivetrain went in a Model T. :o
sometimes it's better if it's getting used.

Made a awning for the jeep over the weekend.
Saw a YouTube video and it was really simple and folds up nice. $65 in parts , 8x10 tarp and 3/4" conduit, bolts/nuts. Making a cover sleeve at work.
Gotta have shade or cover from snow. 8)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3557 on: February 13, 2019, 07:30:25 PM »
Sammons very sorry to hear about your friends passing.  Getting old ain't easy.
Tom
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3558 on: February 14, 2019, 07:58:20 PM »
Sorry about your friends Sammons. The important thing is, YOU were there. I was always taught when someone dies, go to the funeral. Period. I've been to a few since Christmas, seems they are coming more frequent. There's not a good thing about them, but you have to go.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3559 on: February 14, 2019, 08:08:20 PM »
It's been pretty cold here but the front caliper on my son's .....Toyota.... was stuck and he didn't realize it. Wore the brakes down to the plate and into the rotor. I have a heated garage with a lift, but my other son's Camaro is dead in the water and blocking the garage door. So, here I am out in freezing weather replacing brakes, rotors and caliper. I put the whole thing together and try to loosen the bleeder screw with a wrench (I always use a socket because the screws can snap using a wrench, but I was too lazy to go get one). Well, you guessed it, I snapped the bleeder screw! I called myself every name in the book! I was able to bleed the caliper by holding it up in the air and loosening the brake line. Now I have to get a bleeder screw. It's always the stupid little things that get you.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3560 on: February 14, 2019, 09:32:42 PM »
Thanks fellas, just part of life.
"Maybe the American Legion guys had another service" Sixball, sadly that wasn't the case here. Their next appointment was the coffee shop.   Nice score on the Oakland drive train parts. Sounds like a win win for you.

A friend and I were talking, maybe it's the curse of living in a very small town (800+/-) I basicly grew up here since I was 10. Making friends with the kids first, then their folks, sibling, nieghbors, store owners etc. I knew 90% of the people on a first name basis back then. By the 1980s they started slowly dying off, now rapidly.

Rattiac, nice awning. Amazing what a guy can build with conduit and canvas.

Chopper, i've seen quite a few of those. Some rotors end up looking like some high tech open fin coolers ;D I was wondering if you got that Camaro carb thing figured out yet.  I finally figured out where that green '71 Camaro was from, next town over. It showed up for sale on craigslist(way too much for me) It has Mo-Kan drag strip "money winner" stickers all over the backglass.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3561 on: Today at 05:50:41 PM »
Sammons, A lot is the small town thing. When we moved here in 1972 there were about 500 people in the whole valley. I taught school her for 28 years. There were at first 125 kids grades 1-8. High schoolers went to Carson City. Now in the area where this kids came from there are 4 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools, and 2 high schools. I retired almost 20 years ago. When I go to town I often see no one I recognize. I used to know almost all the kids, most of the parents, and a lot of the grandparents. Now I know more people in the cemetery than in the town. I some ways that's OK.  ;D I try to make new friends so I won't end up with no friends. There are some great younger folks out there.  8) But I miss the old ones.  :)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3562 on: Today at 07:29:05 PM »
You know guys, small town or big town, it's the same. The older we get it seems the more people around us die....and faster as we get older. The selfish shame of it is, it's getting closer to us by the day. The moral of the story, as I tell my boys is; enjoy every day, even a bad one and make the most of it. Love the people around you and tell them so. Don't make enemies.

No Sammons, the weather has forced this car on the back burner. I know it is going to be something stupid...or at least I hope it is  ;)
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