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Everything posted by kfle

  1. Yes, keep the personal info private and the most I give in the Cole registry is the state where the car resides, unless it is at a museum. I have learned that many car owners and collectors are very private and you have to build up some trust. I do make connections when needed and the Cole registry has been valuable to the owners and to the marquee. One other thing we do in with the Cole registry is even connect private sellers with potential buyers without publicizing any info. It keeps the Coles with new owners that are more passionate about the marquee. I do it as a hobby
  2. Thanks for letting me know! I will look him up and see what I can find out.
  3. If you run across anything for a Cole, send me a note.
  4. Thanks for the tip on them, I just purchased a few Cole parts from them!
  5. I have experienced finding Parts for my Coles is very hard but I was expecting that. I am purchasing them as I find them but they are few and far between. I have seen the knowledge issue with many dealers not knowing what they have. eBay is also not the easiest thing to search on and you have to spend lots of time looking at every listing. Through the registry we try to find parts for others and share, but even that has had limited success.
  6. You could do right turns as well. It looks comfortable to sit in these seats! You can see the 1911 Cole with two side accessory seats and then a picture with all seats in use.
  7. I think I am going to head to Auburn this year as well. It will be my first AACA meet where I bring a car. Not sure which car I will bring yet, but it looks like a fun event and is close to home.
  8. The 1911 and 1912 Cole 30/40 Roadster had these seats available as an option. They called them the Auxiliary seat
  9. There are a lot of variables with this and I am no expert but did a lot of research. It really depends on what you are going to be doing on your epoxied floor. For example, are you just parking, showing, and doing an occasional oil change on your car or are you doing restorations, body work, pulling engines, etc. I have seen some people who have been extremely happy with the Home Depot epoxy like Rustoleum and then i have seen more heavy users be happy with a more expensive commercial epoxy. I am doing over 1500 sqft in the main shop work area for the first round. I want a nice looking fl
  10. That should be easy enough, though my latest discovery is that HO (High Output) fixtures were installed. The fluorescent bulbs are actually only 46 inches as they have the special HO connector on each end. I tried to find HO LED replacement tubes and the options appear to be very limited. The closest i found was at 1000bulbs.com and it was only a 4-5k output.
  11. I will have to look into those lights. The shop building has about R20 foam in the walls and about r35 in the ceiling. The storage garage has R25 batts in the walls and R35 batts in the ceiling.
  12. I only have one garage where i work on cars and this is it, so that should be easier for me.
  13. Great advice from you and others. I was wondering if the LED tubes that worked with a ballast were good to use and it looks like a no. I will probably end up getting new fixtures and replace them all out over time.
  14. you have a wonderful building you are putting together! I have been following your postings and you are doing it right.
  15. Will do. He setup a down draft air filter and circulation system. There is one in the paint booth and one in the main shop floor if you are going to paint something large or for just pulling out any exhaust fumes. The picture is of the two air circulation units.
  16. No house on the property, though you could build something there. Lots of lakes in the area as you know, so you can find properties such as this with pole buildings but no house. The counties have started to crack down on new development such as this one as they can tax more on a property with a house.
  17. The room wont be for open air blasting. The room is setup to put in a large sand blasting cabinet, parts washing station, etc. I am going to get a large TP Tools blasting cabinet to put in there. The room also has its own dust collection system, but any big blasting would be done outside.
  18. Yes, the guy who built it owned an auto body shop for 40 years and he built this place as his personal man cave for his own cars. He is now in his 70s so he sold it off.
  19. I was just looking at LED replacement tubes this morning. There are tubes all over the shop for great lighting, though it will add up to run them all of the time. Internet/wifi is being setup next week and shortly after that the full video alarm system.
  20. We live on a lake not far from the new shop. Because of the limited land on the lake is why I went this direction.
  21. I got some Amerex Halotron fire extinguishers. They say no mess and are the 'same' as Halon. I guess i will find out as it was not easy to find a Halon fire extinguisher.
  22. I was actually looking for land to build something when i ran across this. Even though there are some things I would have done differently, I am very happy to have it done and built so i can just move in and start using it.
  23. It is situated on the edge of a small village with its own fire department. Surprisingly, It has all city services (water, sewer, natural gas, etc.) and there is a fire hydrant at the end of the driveway. I will find out where the fire department is exactly, as this is a great point! I did install several fire extinguishers around the shop and will be having an alarm system installed with monitoring that includes fire for when i am not there.
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