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by cgranju
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5695

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

though technically being in a subdivision, I have a lot of space & privacy, we're zoned "agricultural" and people tend to generally keep to themselves and not complain about other people the way most of think of subdivisions. I'll figure something practical out on that front.
by cgranju
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5695

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Thanks on that Mike! Not a big deal to skip the early thread because originally it was more about hiding a prefab inexpensive workshop in a residential setting. But, that wasn’t really going to fly if I am to stay married & I like my wife, so I engaged an architect friend to design the prettiest ser...
by cgranju
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5695

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Yep...actually, I still have the one (slightly stronger design but legs aren’t made to fold...not a big deal) I got from HF as “mail order” (delivered to a truck terminal) in the early 1990s. After a storied life with a few runaway attempts, I bought a replacement hydraulic cylinder for it earlier t...
by cgranju
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5695

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Oooh, thanks everyone! I had not thought of anchor points. Guess I need to do some research on that...simple enough I am guessing. My Building contractor already did if we know about where lifts will be installed he will have the slab built up stronger. I’m on the fence regarding a trolley. Having u...
by cgranju
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: I'm a glutton for punishment...
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: I'm a glutton for punishment...

Congratulations on checking out the dark side! That looks like a nice one & the purchase situation sounds like a stand up deal on your part. Back in the 90s when I had my old white Spider I had a friend who had a rather nice early (mid/late 60s, I dunno) MGB with all the cool stuff for those; dual c...
by cgranju
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5695

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

I expect to get a couple kitchen type stainless tables for work benches, but a proper welding table (I have a portable one that has served it's purpose) is nice. I'm still not sure how I'll want to lay out shop/floor/storage/work/parking space & beyond some basic stuff that will impact how it's buil...
by cgranju
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5695

Re: Garage building thoughts, specifically prefab/metal & aesthetics

So, I'm hitting this old thread of my own again. After a multitude of delays, setbacks, varying design & cost estimate issues, I'm back to the original 12' interior height design & actually I've worked out a grading plan that ends up making my yard much more usable (plus makes for an awesome "crow's...
by cgranju
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck Piston
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Stuck Piston

Carl - label those cam wheels... if they’re like the ones I’ve got there’s no L/R marking ... and otherwise you’ll spend an age comparing against others ... or just chasing a poorly running motor when they get reversed! ;) they may be labeled "4" for intake & "5" for exhaust, but I wouldn't count o...
by cgranju
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Reverse rotation crank bolt?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Reverse rotation crank bolt?

I know on good authority the late 2Ls, definitely including 85.5 use a left threaded bolt . It’s documented but maybe not widely known.
by cgranju
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck idle mixture screw
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Stuck idle mixture screw

I've been using & appreciating Aerokroil for stuff like this lately.

Is it brass in aluminum? Might take some chemistry to free a bond there? (what chemistry, I don't know)