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Re: Today I...
« Reply #8920 on: July 12, 2020, 08:19:15 AM »
I sold my Eastwood flaring tool on CL when I moved up to the hydraulic type. They're pretty bulletproof so buying/selling used ones is no big deal.

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« Reply #8921 on: July 12, 2020, 07:14:13 PM »
Today I...

Took on the daunting task of installing new parking brake cables and re-installing the drum brakes on the womans wagon.  If you guys ever want a solid 8 hour fight...  that's the way to do it.  Two of those eight hours were spent just trying to get the drums setup correctly. 

There is no reason that GM had to make that drum rear so complicated.  I can't take all of the credit, though.  My Dad was there helping and so was the woman. 

Then, right near the end of the job, the sky grew dark and thunder started rolling in.  Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, except I was doing this outside.  It was real nice out all day until about 7:30 PM.

So finally, just as we were putting away the last of the tools, the rain came POURING down!  Hey, whatever.  The job is done and dinner was waiting lol.

All that that wagon needs now is the exhaust put back on and the rear bumper reassembled.  Then, it's ready for inspection lol.

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Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

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« Reply #8922 on: July 13, 2020, 12:21:53 PM »
Today I...

Took on the daunting task of installing new parking brake cables and re-installing the drum brakes on the womans wagon.  If you guys ever want a solid 8 hour fight...  that's the way to do it. 


Made me laugh right there
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« Reply #8923 on: July 13, 2020, 12:46:51 PM »
I sold my Eastwood flaring tool on CL when I moved up to the hydraulic type. They're pretty bulletproof so buying/selling used ones is no big deal.

Were you the guy who outbid me on ebay for the used Mastercool 72475?? Let us know what you got John.

1976 Trans Am LS1, 6 speed, C5 Brakes, LS1 rear 12" brakes, and much more...SOLD
My Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=24465.0

New project: 1968 Camaro LS6, T56, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE, Z51 13.4" front brakes, LS1 rear disks, etc.
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=74591.0

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« Reply #8924 on: July 13, 2020, 06:49:57 PM »
Today I...

Took on the daunting task of installing new parking brake cables and re-installing the drum brakes on the womans wagon.  If you guys ever want a solid 8 hour fight...  that's the way to do it. 


Made me laugh right there

LoL yeah now that I read back through that, that statement could be interpreted in a number of ways.  Heheheh!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 05:09:32 AM by DeCaff2007 »
1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

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« Reply #8925 on: July 13, 2020, 08:26:40 PM »
I sold my Eastwood flaring tool on CL when I moved up to the hydraulic type. They're pretty bulletproof so buying/selling used ones is no big deal.

Were you the guy who outbid me on ebay for the used Mastercool 72475?? Let us know what you got John.

Couple years ago I got a new Mastercool 71475-PRC on a deal from a bud in the parts supply chain. So I put my old Eastwood tool on Craigs list and sold it right away to a hot rod shop.
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« Reply #8926 on: July 14, 2020, 11:55:59 AM »
today I got a chuckle out of...

2020-07-14_01-54-11 by Charles Marson, on Flickr
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« Reply #8927 on: July 14, 2020, 12:44:14 PM »
Ya, I roughly added up just paint and material which came to over 3K. Not even the LS swap or restoration parts.
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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« Reply #8928 on: July 14, 2020, 02:28:25 PM »
I have a very detailed spreadsheet that I keep. I have two columns, one is for the retail or expected price of the part, two is what I paid. Then on a separate tab, I have all of the parts I've flipped and subtract that from the total I've spent. So on paper, I haven't really spent that much.  :cool: So that's my default answer.  :lol:

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My Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=24465.0

New project: 1968 Camaro LS6, T56, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE, Z51 13.4" front brakes, LS1 rear disks, etc.
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=74591.0

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« Reply #8929 on: July 14, 2020, 04:15:21 PM »
And on another spreadsheet he has the numbers he shows his wife.   :-D
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
See the recurring theme???

Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

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« Reply #8930 on: July 14, 2020, 05:38:22 PM »
Ryan, its pretty obvious your an accountant, you didnt need to answer the what do you do thread, LOL.
I DONT even want to know  :shock: Its not that bad though. One of the reasons my builds take so long is because I only spend what spare money I have (which usually isnt much) on hand.
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« Reply #8931 on: July 14, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
On my way home today a guy in a Nocturne blue (I think thats the colour name) turbo t/a passed going the other way. From 60mph it looked pretty darn good. About a mile from my house and I have never seen it before. Not sure if its local or  not.
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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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« Reply #8932 on: July 14, 2020, 07:08:17 PM »
And on another spreadsheet he has the numbers he shows his wife.   :-D

Are you speaking from experience? Lol




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« Reply #8933 on: July 14, 2020, 08:53:28 PM »
Ha, ha. No, I'm kind of like Kerry, spend a little hear and there. Heck, I took the car apart in 1998 and I started collecting parts when I first got it a few years before that. I really started working hard on it the past 5 years. It really isn't much compared to other builds.
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

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« Reply #8934 on: July 26, 2020, 03:21:54 AM »
Today I stayed home and took it easy. Normally I'd take my car out but with all the crap going on right now I just didn't feel like being part of the problem.

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« Reply #8935 on: July 26, 2020, 04:53:48 AM »
I went and looked at a 78 trans am SE. he's asking $10k cdn and it needs rear quarters and a full paint job. other than that its in decent condition. Thinking it could be my 1st TA if hes willing to lower his price.

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« Reply #8936 on: July 26, 2020, 11:25:47 AM »
I went and looked at a 78 trans am SE. he's asking $10k cdn and it needs rear quarters and a full paint job. other than that its in decent condition. Thinking it could be my 1st TA if hes willing to lower his price.

Million,

Having just purchased my 1980 TA earlier this year, I feel your excitement. With the current Coronavirus situation and the effect on the economy it’s not such a good time to sell, but probably a good time to buy.

I hope it all works out for you!

Larry
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1973 T/A 455
1975 T/A 400
1978 T/A W72
1982 T/A cross fire injected

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« Reply #8937 on: July 27, 2020, 10:04:42 AM »
I went and looked at a 78 trans am SE. he's asking $10k cdn and it needs rear quarters and a full paint job. other than that its in decent condition. Thinking it could be my 1st TA if hes willing to lower his price.

10k and needs work seems a bit steep...if rear quarters are shot but the rest of the car is decent, (and in Canada not likely unless your out west and not in Ontario) then 5 or 6 seems more reasonable and that's if the engine has been redone.

Just my opinion

as they say...opinions are like you know what; everyone has one!!
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« Reply #8938 on: July 27, 2020, 09:12:58 PM »
I went and looked at a 78 trans am SE. he's asking $10k cdn and it needs rear quarters and a full paint job. other than that its in decent condition. Thinking it could be my 1st TA if hes willing to lower his price.

10k and needs work seems a bit steep...if rear quarters are shot but the rest of the car is decent, (and in Canada not likely unless your out west and not in Ontario) then 5 or 6 seems more reasonable and that's if the engine has been redone.

Just my opinion

as they say...opinions are like you know what; everyone has one!!

I live in Edmonton, AB so we get our fair share of snow and rain. I think $10k is too steep as well, but they don't come for sale lots where I live and this guy makes a living selling them. He probably has 5-600 of these cars including 1st gen camaros and firebirds. I think he's asking more as its a documented 78 special edition and has the original running engine with it. I would offer him way less but he wont take it.

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« Reply #8939 on: July 28, 2020, 06:38:16 AM »
OOOHH....what's his name?

I have paroozed his website a few times. I know who you're talking about.

I look forward to following along on your hunt.

regardless of opinions, if you're happy with the deal (whatever it is), then that's what matters!!!
Charlie

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(19 years and counting but still have her)

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« Reply #8940 on: July 28, 2020, 06:40:04 AM »
BTW...Welcome to TAC...you'll love it here and we like lots of pictures...much like a children's book...lol
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« Reply #8941 on: July 28, 2020, 01:19:48 PM »
I love reading pictures.  :lol:

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My Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=24465.0

New project: 1968 Camaro LS6, T56, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE, Z51 13.4" front brakes, LS1 rear disks, etc.
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=74591.0

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« Reply #8942 on: July 28, 2020, 03:49:44 PM »
David T's is expensive for anything F-body, including of course his complete cars.

There have been a few pretty decent deals in the area over the past year or two, but patients and vigilant watching are key.

I was really tempted by the Brewster Green 1973 T/A that was for sale about 6 months back. IIRC It was a very, very good daily driver for under $30K CAD. But I don't need two cars so someone else got it.


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« Reply #8943 on: July 28, 2020, 04:14:49 PM »
Today I accidentally ran the edger into the back of my leg. The blade took a huge chunk/gash out of me. Being I don't like doctors or hospitals and the covid thing makes it worse, we sowed it up at home. I took some great pictures but they are probably too gruesome to post. 1/2" or more wide and 6-8" long... I had sutures and lidocaine and we scrubbed it with iodine really well. I'll keep an eye on it so don't worry.
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
See the recurring theme???

Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

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« Reply #8944 on: July 28, 2020, 07:39:19 PM »
David T's is expensive for anything F-body, including of course his complete cars.

There have been a few pretty decent deals in the area over the past year or two, but patients and vigilant watching are key.

I was really tempted by the Brewster Green 1973 T/A that was for sale about 6 months back. IIRC It was a very, very good daily driver for under $30K CAD. But I don't need two cars so someone else got it.

Yeah that's the guy lol. its the yellow TA on his website that I want but not at his asking price of $10.5k. said he'd come down too $9.5k but that still about $3k more than I want to spend on a car in that condition. I guess I'll keep looking or wait and try haggle him down more

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« Reply #8945 on: July 28, 2020, 08:07:24 PM »
Today I accidentally ran the edger into the back of my leg. The blade took a huge chunk/gash out of me. Being I don't like doctors or hospitals and the covid thing makes it worse, we sowed it up at home. I took some great pictures but they are probably too gruesome to post. 1/2" or more wide and 6-8" long... I had sutures and lidocaine and we scrubbed it with iodine really well. I'll keep an eye on it so don't worry.
A trip to the doctor would still be prudent. Connective tissue damage, (ligament or tendon), can be crippling. Almost three years have passed since I got my hands put back together by a great orto. surgeon after I got hit by a car, they don't work too bad, but some movements are not possible, some really painful and they always ache some.

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« Reply #8946 on: July 28, 2020, 08:56:20 PM »
My brothers X father in-law got hit by a plow truck. How something like that even happens I don't know but that was it for him, next stop was the morgue.

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« Reply #8947 on: July 29, 2020, 06:37:02 AM »
Sorry to hear of everyones misfortunes. Luke, my leg hurts just reading your post! Im not sure I could stitch something up on my own if I really didnt have to. I cut my hand pretty good with an angle grinder and our local patient first put a couple of stitches in it for me. Then there was the time we were remodeling a small medical centre satellite office. The building was operational with patients and doctors in the building. One of my guys gashed his hand pretty bad, walked about 10 feet to the other side of the plastic and asked for stiches. They refused and told him to drive the half hour to the emergency room!
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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« Reply #8948 on: August 10, 2020, 07:02:00 PM »
So after my exploits with the dmv, I had a trip to pick up some trans am parts. I have been looking for a nice set of armrest for awhile. One of my contacts sent me an email the other day saying he found a set when he was doing some cleaning. Perfect! He then sends me another email, 'by the way I also found a 4 speed carb'. I ended up with a perfect pair of arm rests and the elusive '79 4 speed carb. Great Day. Until my truck broke down about 40 minutes from home, a tow to one location, and hopefully a tow home tomorrow  :(
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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« Reply #8949 on: August 12, 2020, 12:09:09 AM »
Today I accidentally ran the edger into the back of my leg. The blade took a huge chunk/gash out of me. Being I don't like doctors or hospitals and the covid thing makes it worse, we sowed it up at home. I took some great pictures but they are probably too gruesome to post. 1/2" or more wide and 6-8" long... I had sutures and lidocaine and we scrubbed it with iodine really well. I'll keep an eye on it so don't worry.

Luke,
How are you doing after the accident?
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« Reply #8950 on: August 12, 2020, 05:14:08 AM »
Really good. Thanks for asking.  I am going to pull the stitches today. I really feel no pain in my leg (at least any more than normal   :grin: ). It will be a nice scar as I only had enough sutures to put in 5 stitches, I needed 10 or more but it looks pretty good considering.

79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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« Reply #8951 on: August 12, 2020, 02:41:35 PM »
Today I was thinking about putting my arm in a bag of razor blades and shaking it around but I decided to just work inside my car door instead. It's about the same... I have about finished with the tracks for the driver's side. I need to source the power lock actuators as I can only find one that works out of the five I have... I also installed longer wheel studs so now I have more than 3 threads holding on my rear wheels! I also switched my front wheels around, apparently the tires I have are directional.   :-?   :shock:
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
See the recurring theme???

Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

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« Reply #8952 on: August 12, 2020, 11:15:29 PM »
Today I was thinking about putting my arm in a bag of razor blades and shaking it around but I decided to just work inside my car door instead. It's about the same...

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1987 Monte Carlo SS LS 2/4L65e
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