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Re: Shop talk

Postby dirtybiker » Jul 21st, 2018, 9:34 pm

Ah well, looks like the leg has to come off and an engine removal on my boat.
Seems I blew a gasket on the base of the exhaust where it dumps through the transom.
Result, when the engine runs it pumps the bilge full of water.

The leg I've done before, so no biggy, just a pain.

The engine seems straight forward, 4 engine mount bolts, a wiring harness plug and a couple hoses.

But then, even though it's the gasket, quite inexpensive, while it's apart that far, more
expenditure seems in order, new engine mounts, gimbal condition/replace etc. etc.
as I check everything along the way, it is 45 yrs old and likely has some more
items that deserve some attention.

Big hole in the lake to throw money at, also a great source of stress relief, therapy,
Family/Friends enjoyment and peace.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Catsumi » Jul 21st, 2018, 10:04 pm

You might want to consider the joys of being a kayaker, Dirtybiker.

No engines
No oil
No repairs
No trailer, just a roof rack
No noise
Lightweight
Wide price range
Exercise, low, medium or full out
Transportable easily
Pretty colors

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Re: Shop talk

Postby dirtybiker » Jul 21st, 2018, 10:14 pm

^^^^Not with my broken body ^^^^^

Even my canoe might as well be sold.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Aug 15th, 2018, 8:34 pm

Poured walls today. 10 footers. Mommas house is coming along nicely.


Was pretty neat to help the old crew i used to work with. Nice to have an old friend on the job.
This build is going well. Its ahead of schedule and under budget.
Now they want to take our guns away . That would be just fine. Take em away from the criminals first . Ill gladly give u mine. "Charlie Daniels"

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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Aug 22nd, 2018, 5:31 pm

Owner of excavation company left me the keys. Been playing in the hoe. Good times
Now they want to take our guns away . That would be just fine. Take em away from the criminals first . Ill gladly give u mine. "Charlie Daniels"

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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Aug 25th, 2018, 11:41 pm

Spent my extra hours Friday and Saturday preparing slabs for pour on mommas basement and garage. The money a person can save by doing a little them selves is quite a bit. Anyone complaining about costs to build needs to examine what it is they can and can not do them selves
Now they want to take our guns away . That would be just fine. Take em away from the criminals first . Ill gladly give u mine. "Charlie Daniels"

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Re: Shop talk

Postby oldtrucker » Aug 26th, 2018, 3:26 pm

So the shop says it's $1200 to do a clutch in a 03 Hyundai Elantra. I assume that is paying them over $100 hour and the cost on the parts is under $300. Any suggestions on where or who to go to? Would it be better to grab a wrecked car and swap out the transmission with the clutch attached?
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Aug 26th, 2018, 3:33 pm

I would go to the auction on saturday. Or even go on monday. Talk to Abe or Alex. Little car like that. You will get a whole car for less than that mechanic wants.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Sep 5th, 2018, 7:32 am

Where can a person buy quality nuts and bolts. Tried two fastners stores. Both sell foreign junk. Put it on. It gets stuck. Wont back off. Have to cut the nut off ... tired of this nonsense. What happened to quality .

Anyone got a bucket of old bolts kicking around.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Bpeep » Sep 5th, 2018, 10:51 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:
Anyone got a bucket of old bolts kicking around.


I have plenty.
What in particular do you need?
Size/ length/ pitch/ grade.
As for being foreign junk, I believe it's pretty much impossible to buy a non foreign fastener now.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Sep 6th, 2018, 4:51 am

Found grade 8 bolts at princess suto of all places. Hopefully grade 8 bolts are better than the grade 5 garbage i keep having to cut off.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby seewood » Sep 14th, 2018, 7:05 am

Jflem1983 wrote: by Jflem1983 » Sep 5th, 2018, 8:32 am
Where can a person buy quality nuts and bolts.


I used Lordco quite a bit while rebuilding a foreign car. Metric and standard if required. Stainless as well.
Picked up no-seize gunk and blue loc-tight there as well. I found good selection of auto/marine wiring and connectors.
I was amazed at the availability of parts for a 38 year old foreign car to boot.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby seewood » Sep 14th, 2018, 7:16 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Spent my extra hours Friday and Saturday preparing slabs for pour on mommas basement and garage. The money a person can save by doing a little them selves is quite a bit. Anyone complaining about costs to build needs to examine what it is they can and can not do them selves
Jflem1983 wrote: Been playing in the hoe. Good times


Bought a mini excavator and skid steer earlier this year to assist in building walls around the house. Great fun mucking about with the machines. When the walls are done, then onto excavating for a 24 X 30 shop.
These machines can make a hell of a mess in a fraction of the time it would take me with a shovel and wheel barrow :biggrin:

Plan on doing as much as I can myself. Have a few neighbors that are or were builders. Plan is for them to come over and get me started then pop in few days later to make sure things are as planned/ keep on track.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 14th, 2018, 11:36 am

seewood wrote:Bought a mini excavator and skid steer earlier this year to assist in building walls around the house. Great fun mucking about with the machines. When the walls are done, then onto excavating for a 24 X 30 shop.
These machines can make a hell of a mess in a fraction of the time it would take me with a shovel and wheel barrow :biggrin:

Plan on doing as much as I can myself. Have a few neighbors that are or were builders. Plan is for them to come over and get me started then pop in few days later to make sure things are as planned/ keep on track.


I too have been thinking of building my own shop when I move. I currently have a 20' x 22' double garage. This is not big enough.
I am a woodworker and use lots of 4x8 sheet goods. 20' deep is just barely enough to rip a sheet of plywood. (8' behind the table saw and 8' behind the saw plus standing room and the saw.
My question is, "what are you going to do in your shop?"
For myself, I am thinking of a minimum of 30' x 40'.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Sep 15th, 2018, 5:43 am

Walls are standing. Interiors and exteriors. Trusses come Tuesday. Have a roof on and shingled before long. Get er done !


Swapped out a really badly worn out inner tie rod end . On the big old chevy. Lots of front end work to do. Ball joints. Etc. Glad i got a buddy who worked as a mechanic.

This thread is becoming a testament to doing it yourself. Save a few bucks and get the jobs done. I like it
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