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ARCHIE_CALVERT
02-10-2008, 05:19 PM
Or Are you ever going to finish that car...

Here's my little project... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Been tarting up a 1994 Audi 80 2.0 Sport that I bought on Ebay last summer, mechanically she was A1, but the paintwork needed some TLC So I gave it a repaint to bring it back from the dead. The 80's were galvanised so there was no rust, just the usual dings and dents that always seem to happen when you leave it in supermarket car parks... The interior is having a refurbish, the alloy's are getting changed and I've colour coded all the matt plastic to match the body, which is standard Audi brilliant black with just a smudge of blue pearl put on before 3litres of lacquer were applied, then flatted and polished to a deep, deep shine.

All in all she stood me 550 for the car, 270 for the wheels and tyres and about a ton for paint and materials... Put on road tax and a few sundries brings it in at around 1200... Now, do I keep it or get a 2.8v6... Doh!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/02.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/03.jpg

Loco-S
02-10-2008, 09:14 PM
Made an Igloo, 6x6 feet, my daughter loved it, I slept in it a couple of nights ( my wife said she would rather sleep at home..he he..so I was alone there.), quite quiet inside, other than being 2 degrees outside, inside was cozy with three sleeping bags and thermal underwear), was a blast, lasted almost a month in full sun

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/jojolete/igloo03-resized.jpg

ARCHIE_CALVERT
02-11-2008, 04:18 PM
Well looks like me and Loco-S live in the only two areas of the planet where 'Winter' exsists... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Nice Igloo BTW Loco... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
02-11-2008, 04:20 PM
Yeah, I'm in south Ga., it's 70 degrees F out there, no more time for winter projects than any other time of year, lol.

roybaty
02-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Up here in Massachusetts we've been getting a week or two of bitter cold and a week or two of above average so far this winter, roller coaster.

Had a ton of rain last week, now it's teens and single digits again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif.

han freak solo
02-11-2008, 04:54 PM
No real winter in Southeast Texas.

However, my wife and I just finished up redoing our bedroom. She hated the acoustical popcorn ceiling, so she scraped it off. Then I sanded it, then she re-textured it, then we painted everything, and made a window casement.

We just filled it up with some new furniture and our first HD TV which is only 32" 720p. Compared to regular TV, it's pretty amazing.

That little project took 3 weeks and raped my wallet. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

She wants to rid the remainder of the house of popcorn, too. One room at a time I told her. Frack. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Airmail109
02-11-2008, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
No real winter in Southeast Texas.

However, my wife and I just finished up redoing our bedroom. She hated the acoustical popcorn ceiling, so she scraped it off. Then I sanded it, then she re-textured it, then we painted everything, and made a window casement.

We just filled it up with some new furniture and our first HD TV which is only 32" 720p. Compared to regular TV, it's pretty amazing.

That little project took 3 weeks and raped my wallet. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

She wants to rid the remainder of the house of popcorn, too. One room at a time I told her. Frack. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Our house has got a 32 inch CRT HDTV. Most amazing bit of kit ever, scales to standard TV sweetly. But 720p is fine, you can always switch it to 1080i for nature programs/slow panning films.

roybaty
02-11-2008, 05:28 PM
Thank you Battlestar Galactica for adding frack to our vocabulary. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Originally posted by han freak solo:
She wants to rid the remainder of the house of popcorn, too. One room at a time I told her. Frack. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

han freak solo
02-11-2008, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by roybaty:
Thank you Battlestar Galactica for adding frack to our vocabulary. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by han freak solo:
She wants to rid the remainder of the house of popcorn, too. One room at a time I told her. Frack. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep. I caught that as a kid. Only thing worthwhile from the original series. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

han freak solo
02-11-2008, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
Our house has got a 32 inch CRT HDTV. Most amazing bit of kit ever, scales to standard TV sweetly. But 720p is fine, you can always switch it to 1080i for nature programs/slow panning films.

CRT?? Really? I bet that picture is stunning.

Our 32" LCD Toshiba Regza will accept 1080p input which looks fantastic, but it's still 720p in reality. I'd have to get a 42" Regza to get real 1080p, but I really don't mind considering the 32" was $799.00 US.

flyin_scotzzman
02-12-2008, 04:03 AM
Hi,

my winter project is my 1986 Ford Capri 2.8 injection special that I used to run around in as a much younger man many years ago.(17 years ago actually!!)
I put her off the road, initially for 18 months, and due to varying circumstances it turned into 14 years. Met my wife, got married, settled down, started a family, made redundant twice etc etc. Can't believe it has been that long.

Well, now I've decided that the old girl has got to take her rightful place back on the highways and byways again and she is currently undergoing a major mechanical overhaul. This includes uprated front and rear brakes, new shock absorbers, lowered springs and replacing every rubber bush on the suspension with polyurethane bushes to sharpen up the handling.

Luckily the bodywork is rust free with no major rot in the usual places that Capri's suffer badly. The engine has covered 46000 miles but hasn't been turned over for about 8 years so I will have to go through a careful pre-start checklist to make sure I don't wreck it trying to start her up.
I know engines can take a lot of abuse but she's my baby http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif and I'm taking care of her. I had a lot of good times in that car so I owe her something.

Here are a few pics. Ignore the layer of dust and the cat pawprints( the neighbours cat lost a few of it's lives that day!!).When I get her up and running I will post some of her in all her glory.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n113/flyinscotzzman/PICT0171.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n113/flyinscotzzman/PICT0170.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n113/flyinscotzzman/PICT0168.jpg

Outlaw---
02-12-2008, 06:17 PM
1973 Corvette Stingray with matching numbers 454 cubic inch big block and Muncie M21 4 speed manual transmission...

http://www.tbws.net/midlife/vette01.jpg

http://www.tbws.net/midlife/vette02.jpg

http://www.tbws.net/midlife/vette03.jpg

I bought her in August of last year in the moderately awesome shape shown.

She was leaking just a bit of P/S fluid from the pump when I got her so I replaced it and the hoses - not a small job!!!

She had a Holley 4175 carburetor with electric choke (shown in the photo above) which was made as a bolt-on replacement for the spread bore Quadrajet she should have. I replaced that with a rebuilt Q-Jet and divorced choke coil to bring her back to "mostly" stock. I say "mostly" b/c the Q-Jet is one built under license by Carter for GMC. Not exactly stock but close. Ironically it's a Holley supplied product! The new Q-Jet is awesome and idles perfectly smooth at 450 rpm. The Holley ran terribly but it may just need a rebuild. Any offers???

The power brake booster went out shortly after the new carb. so I replaced that - a VERY DIFFICULT JOB. Working under the dash is agonizing to say the least. The new booster is a slightly different design and it came with two different length booster to master cylinder push-rods. The short one is too short and the long one is too long so I am in the trial and error process of getting the long one cut down to the right length. Another couple of hours and I should have it right.

Hopefully the new carburetor will bring my gas mileage up from 8 mpg to 9 mpg!!!

--Outlaw.

I_KG100_Prien
02-12-2008, 06:55 PM
You know the easiest way to re-build a Holley carburetor?

Throw it in the dumpster.........

Had a Holley in my '72 Chevy C-20 for a short while. Was replaced with an Edelbrock.

Happiness skyrocketed.

BTW that is a nice Vette. My wife wants a stingray. Hopefully they stay reasonably priced over the next couple of years so I can surprise her with one. But can't do so until I get re-settled..

Which brings us to my winter project..

Wrapping up a 7 and a half year stint in the USN. Never thought separation would be such a PITA. Meeting lots of resistance, my chain of command says "EXTEND! RE-ENLIST!" every chance they get, and they don't understand what "Cold day in Hell" means.

But, hopefully my plan comes through and I get on with the Oregon State Police...

danjama
02-14-2008, 05:47 AM
cant wait to see that capri worked on!

Monterey13
02-14-2008, 07:22 AM
I am such a procrastinator, but I am planning on disassembling my boat and replacing the deck and carpet before spring. It's been mostly raining and/or freezing outside, and I don't have an indoor spot to work on it. It's just too freakin' big.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/pontoon.jpg

About the igloo...I remember those days. I grew up in Illinois, and I have spent many a night sleeping in those when I was younger...great times.

About the tv...I have an RCA 52" 1080p flat screen CRT HDTV. We simply love it.

Holley vs Edelbrock...Love the Edelbrock for the street. Put it on, set it up and forget about it. Never have to touch it. For the strip, the Holley is best. You have to tweak them just about every day, but they are better for racing, as the Edelbrock has a small dead spot when launching, so it hurts your reaction times.