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      11-27-2017 03:14 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post


      But it'll look great!
      It would, perhaps using the same color green that I used in the offices would work well or the mustard color. First up is to get the Corrado back up and running after being apart for nine years So the big push is to get up and running to be able to tackle that car starting after the first of the year and then the 996 gets a motor drop.

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      Looks really good!
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      11-27-2017 03:24 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      It would, perhaps using the same color green that I used in the offices would work well or the mustard color. First up is to get the Corrado back up and running after being apart for nine years So the big push is to get up and running to be able to tackle that car starting after the first of the year and then the 996 gets a motor drop.
      I would love to see some pics of both of these coming back together and being torn apart respectively.

      The shop is turning out great. What a fantastic space.

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      11-27-2017 04:05 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      It would, perhaps using the same color green that I used in the offices would work well or the mustard color. First up is to get the Corrado back up and running after being apart for nine years So the big push is to get up and running to be able to tackle that car starting after the first of the year and then the 996 gets a motor drop.
      That'd be fine.

      Of course you won't be able to use the same kind of paint, but that's not a problem. It should be a simple scuff and paint. That'd be a cinch compared to the dumb waiter or the Corrado.


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      The shop is turning out great. What a fantastic space.
      It really is. I am sooooo jealous.

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      11-28-2017 03:27 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      It would, perhaps using the same color green that I used in the offices would work well or the mustard color.

      Please no. It's brand new, just leave it be.
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      11-28-2017 05:19 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by secondgen View Post
      Please no. It's brand new, just leave it be.
      A voice of reason on TCL?!
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      12-04-2017 12:16 PM #81
      This weekends progress was scattered with a proper case of ADD. First up was to get some new heat ducting run into one of the offices prior to it getting really cold. Using a strap and some duct tape to hold the heat ducting in place while getting things positioned worked like a charm. Once positioned using some self tapping screws to secure everything in place.



      Providing the heat directly into the new office space worked like a charm with only some small blood letting from those pesky sharp sheet metal edges.


      Next up was to get the base plate bolted down. The install kit from Greg Smith Equipment did not come with this type of hardware. So turning down some bushings I had kicking around from building control arms would work the trick to keep the base plate from pushing down on the hoses/cables.







      With the wall next to the lift all painted, it was time to get some of the old posters up to add some much needed flair to the room.


      Nick (vwjunkie42) and Jeremy stopped by and lent a much needed hand to build the new doors between the center bay and the east bay.


      Closing off the east bay was a substantial gain in no longer needing to heat non-work space, but still allow easy access into the area if needed.
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      12-04-2017 01:42 PM #83
      Very nice, keep up the good work and posting the progress!
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      12-04-2017 07:49 PM #84
      Well tonight’s fun was to get some winter preparations done on the Saab. With 211k miles and climbing I️ noticed a bit of engine play. Traced back the slight clunk to the transmission mount located inside the frame rail.



      Silly Saab’s


      Since I intend to get this one to 300k miles going with FCP to get a new factory mount was the way to go. If I need to replace I‎t again then no money out of my pocket.



      New mount in without much of a fuss.



      Next up was to replace the dead window shield washer pump which decided to fight me and end up dumping all the fluid on the nice clean floors....well that is one way to christen the fresh floors.




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      12-04-2017 08:28 PM #85
      yeah better washer fluid than oil or tranny fluid to break it in!

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      12-04-2017 08:33 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by dviking mk2 View Post
      yeah better washer fluid than brake fluid!
      Fixed. I hate brake fluid on clean floors so much!
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      12-04-2017 08:35 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Fixed. I hate brake fluid on clean floors so much!
      Buddy, that's why you put a bucket under your bleeders!

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      12-04-2017 08:36 PM #88
      Just saw this thread, it's awesome. Keep up the good work sir!
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      12-04-2017 08:48 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by dviking mk2 View Post
      Buddy, that's why you put a bucket under your bleeders!
      You know if you do it that way it'll miss the bucket, right?

      Added hose to coil into the bucket is the only way, and even that will somehow get onto the floor. That's what brake fluid does. it looks for the nicest painted surface and aims for that.
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      12-05-2017 09:34 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      You know if you do it that way it'll miss the bucket, right?

      Added hose to coil into the bucket is the only way, and even that will somehow get onto the floor. That's what brake fluid does. it looks for the nicest painted surface and aims for that.
      Oh so true!
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      12-05-2017 02:10 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by secondgen View Post
      Please no. It's brand new, just leave it be.
      Yes this.

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      12-05-2017 02:39 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      Oh so true!
      I'm halfway convinced that brake fluid has at least insect level intelligence to be able to pull that off.
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      12-05-2017 02:48 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      I'm halfway convinced that brake fluid has at least insect level intelligence to be able to pull that off.
      That and never seize. Use a brush to put it on a couple bolts and then you have it on your back, on the seats and on your beer
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      12-05-2017 03:01 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      That and never seize. Use a brush to put it on a couple bolts and then you have it on your back, on the seats and on your beer
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      12-11-2017 11:21 AM #95
      Despite the snow some solid progress was made this weekend with some insulation and moving things around to get space freed up to move a couple cars inside for the winter. Along part of the goals this weekend was to move in my lathe that was wrapped up outside as well as the Bridgeport stuffed into a storage container....lets just say the Bridgeport did not make it in after nearly getting the fork truck stuck in the snow

      Friday night consisted in machining up the door latch to fit the new door between the east and center bays. Using a 3/8" end mill and the Bridgeport at the shop it made quick work of it. Next was attaching it up to be able to remove the cider shakes holding the doors shut. Next up for the doors is some paint and handles.




      Mounted up



      Moving the lathe in was a bit tricky as the only way I could pick it up was by moving the slide to the back of the machine and picking carefully under the ways. Just as I was moving it in from the back yard it began to snow which began to give some traction issues with the big wide tires on the fork truck. Once in I needed to spin it 180° to put the operation side towards the wall as the Bridgeport will face the back of the lathe to catch chips.

      Using a hand cart and a couple car dollies was able to rotate the lathe into place and pick it up and place it on the ground. Now time to clean the lathe and wire it up in the coming weeks.






      Next up was to move into the west bay and do some cleaning Sunday and move some of the work benches into the center room after a good cleaning. This old green work bench was filthy, using some gun wash and good amounts of elbow grease it was cleaned up to move in and be used as a transmission bench. Along with the benches was to move in the band saw to be able to cut up materials needed for some fabrication projects on the Corrado.








      After getting some plowing done, pulled in the truck to chase down some un-wanted guests that had gotten into the heater box. Damn rodents! The truck had sat for a couple weeks out back without any drier sheets in the cab and seemed to attract the suckers.


      I see your tell tale sign!


      Gross fan parts. After a good cleaning now this should be so much better in the truck. The smell of mice is just terrible!


      Being tired of messing with the garage, snow and moving heavy things I decided it was a nice time Sunday afternoon to turn up the Led Zeppelin and go to work on taking apart a Corrado 02A transmission on the new work area to install a Peloquin limited slip differential.



      Pulling off the 11mm bolts to hold the 5th gear cover is first means of business. Notice the blue tray with a drain hole to allow any gear oil to drain into the bucket down below, this makes life much easier when dealing with oily items.



      After removing the 5th gear fork and two retaining bolts for the 5th gear assembly using a little heat to warm up the gear and then slide off using a puller does the trick.



      After removing all the case bolts the next part is to pull the drive flanges off. The drivers side flange you can use two 1/2" steel blocks and the bolts to back the flange out. The passenger side can be tapped off with a dead blow.




      With that then the case can come apart


      Gear stacks get pulled next after reverse is removed





      Reverse assembly



      And finally the diff is out, next up will be cleaning and replacing the seals, removing the ring gear and installing it on the new differential. Once that is done the back lash will be checked, a shim will be made up to ensure the correct pre-load and then assembled.


      Not a bad way to wrap up a weekend!

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      12-11-2017 12:35 PM #96
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      12-20-2017 02:47 PM #97
      Garage progress has been slow the past couple weeks with some work projects taking over the weekends. The major work has been moving things around to get ready for the long winter. Secondgen stopped up and we moved cars around after lots of stuff that had been moved out of the rental office areas that was taking up garage space.

      First little thing tackled was to add two more hinges to the door going into the east bay and put some handles on to make opening it a piece of cake, this area will act as overflow for long term projects that might be waiting for major work. Since this area is kept on a different heating zone, put in a gasket at the top of the door to help with the heating costs.




      Next up was to add some flair to the doors with all the wall art from the old garage.


      The East bay will also work as the wood working/building materials area, some organizing will be needed here at some point once the major stuff is done and some sanity is resorted.



      The main work bench needs some love and cleaning but that will have to be a spring project


      Once some last things finish up these coming weeks then attention to putting the Corrado back together will be a priority, so it was time to get it pushed hopefully for the last time up onto the scissor lift for putting the MS3 in and interior back into the car. I can say nice clean floors help so much for pushing around cars on dollies!

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      12-20-2017 02:56 PM #98
      Gosh I don't know how to tell you this, but your scissor lift needs to be green and tan/brown too.

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      12-20-2017 03:57 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Gosh I don't know how to tell you this, but your scissor lift needs to be green and tan/brown too.

      Sounds like someone is volunteering if I provide the beer and paint
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      12-20-2017 06:02 PM #100
      Scissor lift is cool.
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