What did you do IN your Garage today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JimVonBaden, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO! Supporter

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    Nice. I am going to teach a metal art class this year in my semi retirement. Stuff like that.
    Today I diagnosed and repaired a 65 JD 2010 ignition /running problem. Points, condenser and rotor. Looked like a bad ign switch at first.
    This was 30 yards from the shed next door as that is how far it drove for the wife before failing to run. Positive ground messes with some folks heads. I'm kinda oldish so I get it.

    Like some say, most fuel problems are ignition problems...

    Or, carb problems on a Harley are exhaust problems.
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  2. Xsv

    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    A few days ago I distressed the wood and stained it. Yesterday I cut everything to length and used some “wrought nails” (and glue) to assemble. Now to open up the doorway where I am going to use it and purchase some hardware to hang.


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  3. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    besides the actual fabrication work, i hope your class includes a tutorial on the design process, start to finish, and equally important, even if the subject is metal art.

    i would also spend time instructing students on visualization, it's a life skill. the path to a desired result is much easier if the optimized result is clearly seen before commencing work. some people learn this skill on their own or through instruction, while to many others, the process remains a foreign language.

    i've been working with my grand daughter on this skill for 10 years, frankly, it shows. when i asked her if she knew what she wanted for these two pieces, she said "Yup", and when i said "Show me", she produced a couple sketches. the sketches match the photos, it's uncanny.

    rummaging through the shop junk buckets, out pops a set of Toyota truck tailgate brackets. most people would see these as automotive parts, while one person sees them at the ultimate blue man ears. it's the sign of an active mind.
  4. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO! Supporter

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    Yup, I'm of the mindset that if you don't have a plan drawn up, you don't get any metal. Or, if you have a pile of scrap, you don't get to weld until there is a plan. This should be fun after 27 years teaching automotive.
  5. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    That looks like aircraft stuff for the fuel line.
    I am interested in the part number as well.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/5187kac

    This is close but melts at 120. If you find it let me know.

    I should probably read to the end before posting.
  6. Mr Head

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  7. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    You’re far enough into it, you should do the steering head while you’re at it. (I could have missed it if you’ve done it already)

    I chased handling issues for 8000 miles last year doing the Alcan 5000 and the trip home; by the end of the trip just staying upright was hair raising.

    I had checked during the trip for loose head bearings and they seemed fine. Once I got it home and raised the front again it became obvious that the bearings, while not sloppy, were heavily notched.

    Easy fix and it’s now like a brand new bike!

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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    I did the steering head a while ago.

    The bike is back together.
    I still have brakes to bleed, but will go fill the tanks then fiddle the brake bleed.
    Then wander off into the desert and sweat and play, then come home and change tires, check wheels and renew the drivetrain.
    What could be more fun?! :clap
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  9. racer1735

    racer1735 Long timer

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    If you are looking for tubing try the parts dept at a marine (boat) dealer.
  10. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Bolted the wife’s winter wheels to the wall. Since they are all new, it’s strangely satisfying. Also, a couple of points more for the man-in-the-house account.
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  11. C Squared

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    Those wheel sets on the wall are sorta like art. Our winter wheels are just on a shelf 8 feet up, out of the way.
    Today in the shop and the driveway I made a 18 foot long shelf thing to put on the basement wall 12" from the ceiling for the Cat to use. He likes high places. Gonna hang it tonight.
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    What did you hang them with?

    Is the spacing the same? The photo is messing with my CDO!
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  13. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Look closely. Same distance, same height. Valve stems at 1200. I’m CDO myself.

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    The hangers are standard issue Amazon jobs. The pins are coated with Silicone though.
  14. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    That that first ones a titty off !
  15. gonerydin

    gonerydin Been here awhile

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  16. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Nope. Just the angle you take the pic in. I shall give you proof this later on tonight, CET+1.
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  17. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    Sorry man I was joking.Looks straight!
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  18. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Man, that triggered my inner German.

    I already pictured myself taking measures with the laser, when the wife walks in: “Whadareyedoin’?” Moi: “Someone on the Internet said a wheel is off!”
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  19. JimVonBaden

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    Very nice!
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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    :lol3

    I have done that for real! My wife thinks I am crazy. She may be right.
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