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Month: September 2017

Snap

Snap

Big snap ring pliers for a small snap ring. New CHRA installed.

Sense!

Sense!

This book review is just spectacular. I can’t wait to read the book!

Book Review of Jean Bricmont’s “Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics”

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1709.05442.pdf

GTO

GTO

Time to fix that broken turbo on the GTO. Since I am removing one turbo, I decided to remove both and replace the exhaust housings with the .86 A/R version. ( They currently have the .64 A/R ones).

Removing the turbine housings was a bitch, as it always is with turbos that have been running for years. I need to remove the snap ring for the compressor cover plate still so I can swap in the new CHRA… and I have no idea why that snap ring is so massive.

Turbos are GT3071s with the T25 Turbine housings.

South America – Dad

South America – Dad

Back in the 70s and 80s my father traveled quite a bit, and often took pictures using slide film. While I was visiting my parents this weekend I scanned a few of the thousands of slides he took. (Some of these were on the classic Kodachrome 25 for those in the know) Most of these are from South America in the late 70s-early 80s – Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela, and probably a few more places. A really interesting look at a time past. ( Joe Stump I think you visiting some of these places just this last year?)

DND

DND

While I was home visiting my parents in Indiana my mom found a few boxes of my stuff from my childhood.

As you can see, my reading material was top notch. 😉

The 12 year old me was not to far off from now… except my handwriting is even worse.

I have to believe that either Clay Cowgill or Christopher Neil Bradley had similar books, and Danny Chen must have had one of those Darth Vadar cases!

Vons

Vons

Hmm. What do we have here…. 🙂

MSP

MSP

This looks familiar. Monday check. MSP check. Small deviation this time as I’m going to Indiana on Thursday.

MW

MW

My friend Matthew pointed me to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfbE3_uAMA

Amazing that he was able to do it. That is tenacity!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utfbE3_uAMA

Shake

Shake

Well now… what do we have here.

Garage

Garage

(I posted this in a group with some of my car friends, but realized I am missing a bunch, so posting on my feed)

So.. I’m getting into the design phase of the new house. Based on the topography the shop and my garage are going to be below the house, with the house built on top of them. That provides some height for the main house, which increases the mountain views, etc. The outside dimension of the ‘box’ for the shop and garage are pretty fixed at about 45 feet by 55 feet or so, and there will be a driveway on the right side that goes down and around the back side (so the shop doors will be hidden on the back side of the house.

Kristin will have her own 2 car garage on the level above, so the 4 car garage below is just for me. Since that will have ~12 foot ceilings, I could do at least 2x 4-post lifts, making it capable of storing 6 car.

The question is how to layout the shop. It is slightly smaller than my current shop (1400 vs 1600 sqft), and this time I want to have two working 2 post lifts, as I find one isn’t enough when you have a long term project on one.

Pictured below are some of the options. I could have the lifts angled.. Thought? I realize now I would not want the lifts that far back as it would be hard to do engine removal etc. I could reverse one lift (which I did in one picture), or reverse both.

Love to hear comments, criticisms, recommendations, etc!!