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  1. Spent the evening tonight in the garage as I need to remove an organ that while I enjoyed an hour or two playing, it really is taking up space and is looking the worse for wear now. It was a cheap purchase that came from a local church but has some issues with certain settings getting feed back sometimes and some settings just don't allow both keyboards to play so... it's going to go once I get it outside soon and into my trailer. Once things were cleared in front it was easy to roll out to the middle of the garage to get back there and clean up. Will
  2. Keith, I do recall discussing your business when we shared a cocktail after the Banquet in Wisconsin 2017 and know you get what small business has to go through. This pandemic is making it so much more difficult to deal with issues and survive. Thanks for your response sir. Looks like you received a bit more snow than we did down here in Southern Ontario. hahaha It still covered things up good but was slushy enough I didn't use my blower as I know even with being a two stage, it would likely stick in the chute which can be a PIA. Getting a reprieve for a few
  3. Not to beat a dead horse for some but when you stated those in North America will receive a printed copy of the Roster I presume Canada is included correct? Definitely not meaning to be sarcastic here but as of today, December 2, 2020, I have not received a Membership Roster. Postal systems in play??? Now there I could be...?
  4. After I get Mom's and a couple of driveways cleared I need to get the garage space cleared up and move the Limited back inside.
  5. Amen to that Bill and exactly why I reached out to my son and bought parts to do it ourselves! Look, I've been in a small service industry soon to be 46 years and understand about business costs. I don't have much overhead other than a truck and equipment to complete that service but... those costs here in Ontario through over regulation and importing costs (equipment/supplies not manufactured here) drives things to almost discouragement at times. The business is window cleaning not rocket science. As an example, The required Insurance costs are inevitable for everyone's
  6. Thanks John for the info. Interesting that you mention what might not be known to everyone. My son (Masters graduate in Mechanical Engineering) looked up info on line for torque specs and read that we had to drain some fluid from the calipers before compressing them to avoid a dash light if not done as it would effect the sensor (ABS?) yet the brakes would function OK. He had not heard of that before so did as instructed and voila, no dash light. I'm never too old to learn something new. The time spent yesterday was what I call quality time, cold fingers or no
  7. That's one way to look at it EmTee. I saved 300 dollars doing it ours selves this time and happy my son was quick to offer help. I know saying a loaf of bread used to be a .05 but 1,100 dollars for a front and back brake job seems... ? What we did took only 2.25 hrs with the parts costing 240.00 and everything works as it should now (without the complaints - hahaha). I recall doing a complete brake job on the Special including wheel cylinders (as I didn't have a lot of money to pay a shop while in High School) and it was about 55 dollars but again I digress
  8. Had to stop transporting things with my trailer today as the front brakes on my truck were complaining loudly!! I shopped around knowing what my Shop was going to charge me and after the 2 nd call hearing what premium parts were going for as it was Black Friday, purchased what I needed and called my son this morning. With no hesitation in his voice he said, Sure bring it over. With the ladder rack and his low door height we got it in his garage as far as we could to get out of the wind and went to work. The fright front was feeling the wors
  9. After picking up and delivering my son's new metal band saw and unpacking it spent time looking it over with him. I now have a place to cut any metal I need cutting for?? He is slowly setting himself up to do some fabricating on the side which he did a lot while at University in the Mechanical Engineering Program. Going to take him up on making that ramp for me. Went back at the cabinets levelling up the metal cabinet and secured it to the wall. Then fastened the wall cabinet with longer screws ensuring it won't come down. I will have to do a bit of wood
  10. After painting up cabinet and wall shelf unit I wanted it out of the garage mounting it on the back wall. Unfortunately it was a rainy damp day so hung a temporary tarp to divert water which gave me a decent work sheltered work area. With a bit more work will see how it holds up to our winter snow.... Meantime the cabinets are dry now.
  11. Having spent two days at Mom's fixing up landscaping around her new sidewalk the morning was wet and cold today so no more progress with that work. I need to continue with the pea stone to provide some drainage of water off the new sidewalk and she wants the excess dirt removed to plant grass. Guess who is going to be cutting that next year? Did a few errands in the rain and wanted to get at things around the garage at home. Decided to move the metal cabinet and wall unit outside thinking I would continue getting the space ready for the Limited to be pushed
  12. Taking a cue from you MrEarl and your painted tool box awhile ago I made the effort to paint one of my metal cabinets Buick green. I cranked the heat up in the garage and brush painted it after a bit of thinner. I'm happy with it for now.
  13. Fired up my propane heater tonight and got it warmed up enough to paint a metal cabinet with my left over can of Buick green engine paint. I moved a few things around while waiting for it to dry and put a rag to my 52 Ford flathead that's waiting to someday go in my truck. No it's not an original colour but with the truck being white like how it's going to look. (at least it's not a 350 chevy...)
  14. After spending most of the day at Mom's fixing up her garden & landscaping I brought my propane heater home to warm things up in the garage as I wanted to paint that metal cabinet. I felt it was a bit cool to use the engine paint and get a decent finish. With it set to medium it didn't take too long to feel the heat so went in for supper and came out afterwards to find it perfect. With a little paint thinner and some good mixing it went on very nicely. After cleaning up and making sure the paint can lid was sealed we
  15. And... it was carried over to the '55 model as you can see on my freind's car. Speaking of fins, just saw this Cadillac on the road yesterday.
  16. First accumulating snow fall for winter 2020/2021. Time to get her inside and give the wife her parking spot back.
  17. Que the song, "What A Difference A Day Makes". Had to borrow my sons lawn mower yesterday to cut two customers yards that had grown with this last two heat waves we've had as mine crapped out and after dropping it off saw this at a light on the way home. Went to bed last night hoping the forecast was wrong but.... (The wife is looking for her parking spot back.) sigh...
  18. Not really thinking too much about keeping her Lance as right now there is no choice. The few that showed a bit of interest around here (car guys for sure, not tire kickers) basically expressed what has been said here on the Forums that "Projects" are a hard sell. I get that so prettying her up till I get the drive train fixed up will help but not counting on a sale this winter. Fortunately I have an agreement with the soon to be new owner of the property to be able to use the garage till the middle of April but I have a LOT to do to get her inside beside the Special! I'm sure n
  19. With you being even further north than me I believe you. In fact my wife went to college in Winnona and has shown me pictures where the snow banks were so high that the rule was to paint plastic golf balls with fluorescent paint and put them on the top of the antenna (when cars had those) to be detected when coming to an intersection.
  20. With another few days of warm weather cleaned up my Nash probably for the last time this year. Noticed the rear bumper had a few stains on it so went at it with my metal polish till I was satisfied.
  21. Started the morning with putting a coat of silver paint on the wood cabinet after finishing a few spots of primer outside on the garage door opening I seemed to have missed. The temperature was 54 degrees at 8 am. I hoping the door and cabinet will be dry enough tomorrow to paint the down sides and then after purchasing new hinges, will mount it outside on the back wall. After some errands went back the the Special garage to pack up a few things to move out and looked at the Nash a bit closer. The rear bumper was showing a few spots that n
  22. Had a bit of fun today. It started with an actual job in the morning that wasn't big but just down the road from my car buddy. When I finished up I noticed he had some of his cars out so went for a visit. I thought maybe he was going to wash them up as it was back in the low 60's today. I found Joe inside the garage lowering the hoist with his 55 Cadillac to pull it outside and put one of those two Monarch's back up on it and the other parked underneath. Guess he is taking it to a muffler shop in town to have a Stain
  23. So... It has been awhile. Wondering how you are making out? Doug
  24. Monday evening I turned on the electric heater to help keep some cold out while I finished priming the rest of the wood cabinet and get a coat of metal primer on the metal one. Going to wait a few days for it to dry as temperatures are falling well below 0 Tuesday night and don't want to keep that heater on overnight left unattended.
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