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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! - Bill's Car Project Thread

PostPosted: October 5th, 2007, 2:21 am
by DollarBill
I GOT MY CAR BACK!!!!!!!!

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Check out the $150,000 Mercedes that was transported with my car.

PostPosted: October 5th, 2007, 2:24 am
by arthursimone
hey, where you living at up there anyway? which neighborhood? you have parking garage?



if not, street cleaning is your new worst enemy!

PostPosted: October 5th, 2007, 2:38 am
by beardedlamb
boss

PostPosted: October 5th, 2007, 3:10 am
by TexasImprovMassacre
sick

PostPosted: October 5th, 2007, 3:49 pm
by DollarBill
UPDATE!!!
Found: $0.29, wasp nest, too much rust, receipts from college
Smashed: 8 bushings, 4 fingers
Accomplished: Much cleaning, inventory, trashed trash, pulled some carpet, removed seats

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PostPosted: October 5th, 2007, 3:54 pm
by kbadr
$Bill is whole again. Rokken.

PostPosted: October 5th, 2007, 6:58 pm
by Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell
wow...seeing that car again makes me feel old because i remember the last time i saw it when i was young. :P

also, i may have been naked...

PostPosted: October 7th, 2007, 11:17 pm
by DollarBill
Got the gas tank out yesterday. Poured the old rusty gas into a big bucket (and of course onto my shoe). You could literally smell it from down the block. Today, I bought some proper storage containers and Ace helped me transfer the gas from the bucket into the storage containers and my shoe. Now you can only smell it in the back yard. I'll put some pics up tomorrow (as if you cared).

HEY, BOB A! Can you move this thread to the tech forum so I can keep posting on this thread without annoying everybody?

w00t!

PostPosted: October 7th, 2007, 11:30 pm
by arclight
That's totally cool Bill! My last auto adventure involved a new floor jack, jack stands, warm asphalt, and the Acura. Mission: change the oil. Sadly, I couldn't get the torque to remove the drain bolt. The jack stands were sinking into the street and I guessed that Mo would be grumpy if she found me crushed under the Acura, so I gave up.

That said, I find there's something really liberating about removing car seats. "Who's in charge? Me, the guy with the socket wrench."

PostPosted: October 8th, 2007, 8:43 pm
by DollarBill
Here's those gas tank pics and one of Melissa and one of my girlfriend.

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PostPosted: October 8th, 2007, 9:15 pm
by andrea
your dog is super cute and she/he has cute floppy ears just like MY dog!!!

its too bad you live in chicago. they could've been best friends.

PostPosted: October 10th, 2007, 9:55 am
by arclight
If you ever get discouraged during the restoration process, just be glad you're not taking on a 1962 Austin Healy Sprite. I swear, this guy is replacing all but 3 oz. of the original car. Probably keeping one of the mirrors.

PostPosted: October 10th, 2007, 10:02 am
by kbadr
arclight wrote:If you ever get discouraged during the restoration process, just be glad you're not taking on a 1962 Austin Healy Sprite. I swear, this guy is replacing all but 3 oz. of the original car. Probably keeping one of the mirrors.

My dad's been restoring a 1959 Sprite for a year or so. Last time I saw it (almost a year ago), it was completely un-drivable. I'm hoping to take a spin it over Thanksgiving (in addition to taking some promo shots in his 1929 Model A)

PostPosted: October 11th, 2007, 12:06 am
by DollarBill
My tools were stolen out of the car while it was in storage. SO I GOT TO BUY NEW TOOLS!!!! I took the carburetor off so I could rebuild it. I forgot to get a picture of the carb and the engine compartment before I knocked all the Mud Dauber nests off.

New tools!
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Engine minus carb.
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Carb plus Charlie.
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PostPosted: October 11th, 2007, 9:39 am
by mcnichol
This thread is awesome! Bill, I hope you can keep posting as progress continues -- this gives me hope for doing something similar someday.