Off on a 'Lark...

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by yachtsmanbill, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. ppat324

    ppat324 Well-Known Member

    Yachtsmanbill is only showing pictures of Garage B. He has 3(??) 6'tall file cabinets full of spray paint AND 2 more tool boxes PLUS cabinets and shelves in Garage A. I will have the 409 out of A tomorrow, maybe he will do a video in there. Plus all the boat parts in the attic. Anyone need teak??? ppat (the other side of the nut job)
     
  2. gokitty

    gokitty Gold Level Contributor

    The 67 Sapphire Blue convertible in the last (bing.com) site was a Harvey Exner project.
     
  3. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Man that bing/pinetrest stuff is a giant compendium. I looked for an hour and thought I must be getting close to the end of the internet! LOL... Thanks for the links! ws
     
  4. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Got a nice C.A.R.E. package yesterday and also picked up the new (not rebuilt!) MC and front hoses. Continued to clean the UNDERSIDE and get it all primered so I can start to get some real frame painting going. Painted (as in cleaned, primed, and painted) a bunch of smalls and heavily cleared the new MC... did this on the BAD LAD 5 years ago and it still looks new. So there!!

    After 40 years, I finally got around to making a good 6 point brake bleeder wrench too...

    Back at it today LOL... ws

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  5. GranSportSedan

    GranSportSedan Taco builder, Burrito expert

    You're making rapid progress Bill. Keep up that momentum and you'll be driving by Springtime
     
  6. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Sure hope so... then I can start on the boat work again! ws
     
  7. Clanceman427

    Clanceman427 Hardtops need not apply

    Bill this is awesome! Can't believe how nice your 64 Special Deluxe is. This would have been a dream find back when I had my 64. We will keep in touch on email as I dig up more stuff for ya.
     
  8. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Thanks Kevin... sher enjoyed chatting with you! Ive spent my whole life wrapped around restoring stuff from lawn mowers to tugboats. The labor is fun; the time is expensive "now". Stay in touch puhleez!

    So today I spoke with Terry at Terry's engine rebuilders in Green Bay. They come highly recommended from the big players here. I was inquiring about shop availability and prices etc. He told me that they are set up to bore some BBBs starting tomorrow, and if I can get my stuff there today, they can get right on it. Hmmm Called the other shop up and its been two weeks. I was told that they were still 2 weeks away. I buzzed over and picked it up. It was all buried on a pallet in the back of the shop. One minute with a forklift and it was in my truck and I was on my way. Terrys is a 45 mile trip but worth it. By the time I left there, the other shop guy had the freeze plugs out and was looking the stuff over. The block was 1/4 packed with mud. She's in the oven right now getting baked clean along with shot blasting and baking the heads. Probably get sonic tested tonight and be on the table in the morning. THATS kinda what I expected. Four stars for this guy! Bill
     
  9. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    So at 1530 hrs today I had an AHHHHHHHH!!!! Moment! ws

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  10. Clanceman427

    Clanceman427 Hardtops need not apply

    flywheel looks great! did you get the pics I sent on your email?
     
  11. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Sure did... the old dash panel looks hauntingly empty and did some one tag the doors? Really looks like you had your hands full on that one. I feel fortunate that this one albeit a tad ruff is still intact and un-molested. It aint perfect, but is still "substantial". Gonna have a full day tomorrow and just watched the whole state of the union address.. pretty interesting! ws
     
  12. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    And the best part... ws

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  13. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    What a difference a day makes... Started out today blowing now with ice on top so we could get outa the drive way. Pat took off and I went out to the shop for a bit. Had to box up some parts for a 65GS guy, then decided to paint some more stuff. Before I was done I looked like a pic in "grayscale". A Beer Parlor Palor??
    That turned out well, so I decided with more weather coming, to get my flywheel and damper and cam up to Terry's in GB. A lousy 24 hours after dropping the stuff off and the block is almost done. Shane was just finishing the honing on it and Mark had the crank finished at 10-10. I shirked my duties and neglected to get a before pic of the crank. It was washed clean 20 years ago, the stood in a barn since then with ZERO oil on it. The stuff all magged good and sounded at .140" on the back side of #6 hole. .040" O.S. pistons took .020" off that wall and left it at .120".

    Got to walk around the shop and take some pics. There was no fear in exposing trade secrets there. All three guys are super nice. On my way home, a mere 50 miles each way, Kevin "Clanceman" called me and we had a nice 20 mile chat. Great chatting with you Kev! So here we go.... ws

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  14. Clanceman427

    Clanceman427 Hardtops need not apply

    Likewise Bill! It was great chatting with you and I think we share the same attitude with cars in that we love to make em function right first then make em pretty (or in my case never really get around to making them pretty!) . Your progress is coming along great! Nice work!
     
  15. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Looking good Bill. Real good.
     
  16. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Thanks a bunch guys... Ive gotta pace myself so I dont run outa steam! ws
     
  17. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Imagine this Luke... after all the leads and chasing stuff cross country to find something 50 miles from home. We're gettin' there pal... ws
     
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  18. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Only managed about 4 hours on the wheel today, but got a new shelf put up by the bench and put a ton of stuff away thats been floating around for 3 years since I built shop B. Gonna get an early start tomorrow and knock a lot of this stuff out. Pics are ICE, after the wheel and after a wash in the parts cleaner... ws

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  19. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Spent the day screwing around in the shop. Finished up at least 95% of bolt cleaning (3 coffee cans worth of both V6 and 455 hardware) plus a bunch of brackets, plus priming and painting all the bare stuff. Feels kinda good to have all this stuff in order for the engine/trans assembly and install. ws

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  20. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    I was SHOCKED today; I couldnt catch a BRAKE all day! Started out with the snow blower, then out to the fortress of solitude, and of course, a few trips to crack auto. The last time I bought front shocks, I was too cheap to upgrade from the $8.00 jobs to the $12.00 gas shocks. DANG, these puppies were $44.00 each. Thats the cheap store brand too! Hi Smokey! ws

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