What's happening in your garage this weekend ?

What's happening in your garage this weekend ?

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rev-erend

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20,871 posts

248 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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Well in mine - I'm working on the engine bay.

Bit of a tidy up - need to sort out a bit of glassfibre repair
and also remove A/C rad from the mai rad, add the monster 14 inch fan I just bought and re-mount the 12 inch original - the re-make the fan cowl to match.. in preparation for a bit more heat from the engine

richo_i

361 posts

179 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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See my MOH on the mend topic

badredwedge

3,450 posts

192 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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Tonight I shall be sitting in the garage drinking beer and thinking what to do next. I have all day Saturday cus Ang is working, I must try and put SOME bits back on hehe

honourablepickle

450 posts

198 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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refitting the rear wishbones,
smoking,
looking at my bike wishing it wasn't winter
hp

wedg1e

26,736 posts

229 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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ST1100: charge battery, take for spin to clean discs

ST1300: take your pick from powder-coating top-box carrier, installing alarm system, installing digital gear indicator

TVR: charge battery, take for spin etc.

scratchchin Hang on, it's me borthdee, leave it all till next weekend partydrink

350zwelgje

1,814 posts

225 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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Start work on the garage. Yes, finally it will be build in March 2007. I put the year as the process was started a few years ago!

Rob

deetes

413 posts

197 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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wedg1e said:


scratchchin Hang on, it's me borthdee, leave it all till next weekend partydrink




Ah!!!! Hippo Birdies Wedg1e. 21 again?

GV

2,366 posts

188 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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I'm trimming the wooden bits in matt black vinyl...

txcoyote

136 posts

196 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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Pulling the lump! Getting ready for the soon to be rebuilt V8

rev-erend

Original Poster:

20,871 posts

248 months

Friday 9th February 2007
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badredwedge said:
Tonight I shall be sitting in the garage drinking beer and thinking what to do next. I have all day Saturday cus Ang is working, I must try and put SOME bits back on hehe


Well home many bits have you taken off..

taimar78

681 posts

226 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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I've been having all new cabinets put in along the walls of my garage so I can get all the boxes of junk off the floor and properly stored behind doors. Then my wedge will have proper, and clean surroundings in which to rest inbetween jaunts on the road. Also been cleaning on the wedge so it looks as good as its surroundings.

honourablepickle

450 posts

198 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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wedg1e
happy birthday to you ....
repeat

mightymouse

1,438 posts

192 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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Trying to get around to finishing off sleeving the exhausts

badredwedge

3,450 posts

192 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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rev-erend said:
badredwedge said:
Tonight I shall be sitting in the garage drinking beer and thinking what to do next. I have all day Saturday cus Ang is working, I must try and put SOME bits back on hehe


Well home many bits have you taken off..


Alot !!! you know how it is, one thing leads to another, the the next thing you know half a Wedge and a great pile of bits. Love it

Toltec

6,417 posts

187 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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Engine out to change the clutch.

Or at least that was the idea, the engine lift we borrowed was too short to reach the engine from the front. After running around and failing to find an alternative lift it looks like we may be able to do the job from the side. Though it will have to wait for next weekend now.

badredwedge

3,450 posts

192 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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Toltec said:
Engine out to change the clutch.

Or at least that was the idea, the engine lift we borrowed was too short to reach the engine from the front. After running around and failing to find an alternative lift it looks like we may be able to do the job from the side. Though it will have to wait for next weekend now.


You could hire a long arm lift Chris, must be better than lifting from one side and all the problems that will chuck up. Good Luck

blaineuk

2,588 posts

211 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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Toltec said:
Engine out to change the clutch.

Or at least that was the idea, the engine lift we borrowed was too short to reach the engine from the front. After running around and failing to find an alternative lift it looks like we may be able to do the job from the side. Though it will have to wait for next weekend now.


you need to lift the engine quite high, i also put the back wheels on ramps to lower nose of car, would suggest you get a bigger crane.

badredwedge

3,450 posts

192 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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blaineuk said:
Toltec said:
Engine out to change the clutch.

Or at least that was the idea, the engine lift we borrowed was too short to reach the engine from the front. After running around and failing to find an alternative lift it looks like we may be able to do the job from the side. Though it will have to wait for next weekend now.


you need to lift the engine quite high, i also put the back wheels on ramps to lower nose of car, would suggest you get a bigger crane.


Agree with that. Raise the rear to lower the front

rev-erend

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20,871 posts

248 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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I've had that before.. and removed the front wheels and put the front of a single trolley jack to lower it..

Some hoists have an additional raiser thread on the piston part of
the bottle jack.. but it has to be made higher before lifting.. mine has this little feature

Good luck with it.

rev-erend

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20,871 posts

248 months

Saturday 10th February 2007
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I managed to remove the old aircon rad today - which was no easy job as the oil cooler had to come off and the mail rad had to modstly be removed to get to some seized bolts on the AC rad frame..

and I installed 2 extra strip lights .. so at last I can really see what I'm doing with 3 strip lights, a wander mechanics light and a 500 W site light..