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Discussion in 'General Non Truck Discussions' started by toolmanmike, Sep 25, 2017.

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    65 sportyWell-Known Member

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    When you do plan your own shop go as big as you can. I have heard lots of guy's say I wish I would have built it bigger. At home I have a two car garage and with all the junk piled up it's like a one car. Enough room for the wife's Vue
     
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      I'm planning on 50'x100'. Overkill, not really. I planned it out and even drew it out in scale and made all the cars and trucks in colored paper to verify it was going to be enough. Half of it will be filled with the cars and trucks, and I'll split the remaining half into a shop area and storage/man cave. I'll build some storage over the cars too, so I can maximize my space.
       
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        Sounds great, we rent our current house now, but when I buy again a building that size would be awesome. :happy:
         
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        Hey, I could fill that in a week, bet you can too. :cigar:
         
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          I'd need to get more cars, which I'm currently not allowed to do. :arghh:
           
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            There's other ways to fill a building.
             
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            I'm hoping there's space left over to work on a car after I've moved all my stuff in.
             
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              Always a bonus, often a challenge, especially around my place.
               
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                If people found out I had spare garage space, they'd be wanting to move in
                 
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                I started a heater core in this Fusion yesterday late at work and finished it this morning after a couple of cups of liquid motivation. Here's a couple of pics of what it takes to get to it.

                Hose access
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                Interior after the dash is out
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                Here's the prize, I just have to pull the core out.

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                The dash out and steering column

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                That is why I hate new cars.

                "How do I change a front turn signal?"
                "Take the front of the car apart."
                "Oh, I'll just take the tickets I'll get instead, thanks."

                Not quite that bad, but it's getting there.
                 
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                  I should have doubled up on my Fufu, I'm dragging my ass these last few days. Working nine days in a row, need some funds for a car, along with other funds that I get to help with. The new schedule sucks, but it's money. And I don't have to take apart a car like @65 sporty does!
                   
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                    I was waiting for my youngest son this morning and had a cup of joe, we loaded up his CR125 and took it in to the shop I work at. Installed the RT side clutch case, governor(with a new bearing inside), shifter, clutch cable, filled the trans with oil, filled the coolant. While we were working on this I sent the kid to the Speedway for a cappuccino. Finished the cappuccino, the bike and loaded it up. Got some fuel and it runs again.

                    I need to do some more research on how to set up the linkage for the power valve, it runs but it doesn't have the top end charge it had before the governor bearing froze up.
                     
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                    Dirt bikes never seem to be the same after you tear into them. Glad I've never owned one, just ridden other people's.

                    Fufu just ran empty. Time to switch over to something a little stronger, and head over to the storage unit and bring home a car!
                     
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                      I went onto a bike forum and talked with a guy about it, has a lot of knowledge on this model. He gave me some direction and sent me a e-mail with a PDF of the service manual. I found the correct way to set the linkage for the power valve and he governor. I will have to pull the side cover and set it up correctly.
                       
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                      Hey guys. Good to see this thread is still up and going strong.
                       
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                        @LocuMob , Scott did you get the front end done on your Dodge yet? I spent Saturday drinking coffee and pulling the trans on my oldest's Explorer, reverse was starting to shudder and slip, then the other day reverse and 3rd gear left. One of the guy's I work with is a trans expert so I am in good hands. This Saturday should be the reinstall with coffee motivation.
                         
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                          Wednesday evening here....making a coffee and going into the garage which is currently bereft of a vehicle. Still have my A100 stored in my buddy's barn while I complete home renovations. Seems to be taking forever to get stuff done here. Looking forward to finishing....hopefully around the end of May, and then there will be enough garage space to bring my baby home again. :)

                          BTW...I'm cutting a window into an electrical control panel for a customer....so they can see the speed controller output without getting flour and dough inside the electronics. :D
                           
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                            No, not yet. I need to measure and see what I have, just to be sure. Love the limited detail about the application online, but it will only take me a fee minutes to double check. I'll have the steering parts ordered by tomorrow, get to sleep for a few hours and head to a doctors appointment up in the cities. Hopefully the last follow up from my surgery. Then come home, while switching the Avenger for the Monaco, it's coming home today! So I'm drinking my Fufu before I lay down, because I can. Back up in four hours and hit the road. Two days off, I should get something done.
                             
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                              Pic of it?
                               
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