90sickfox

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I have learned that if I give myself a set timeline to try and have a project on the car done by.. I will never meet that schedule
Its good to have a schedule to add drive to the project, but the important part is to roll with the punches if it doesn't. The biggest thing is to reschedule for the next timeline, so you have something to work toward. If not, the project can linger on and on...

I try to keep a schedule but it rarely works out. I just keep hacking away at it. My front bumper was supposed to be complete years ago...oh well. Its waiting until later. Had to change my focus to things that will make the car drive....pretty comes later. That'll be another year long project in itself.

Depending on how fast the machine shop gets my flywheel back I could have it back on the ground Sunday.

Its amazing how much small stuff pushes back time lines. Smh
 
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90sickfox

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I got the flywheel back today. Seems like a great little machine shop. Turn around isn't that bad right now.

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Unfortunately, I won't have it done this weekend. Gotta run to my farm tomorrow. Working on some more of my Dads stuff. I think he's doing stuff just to get me down there. I'm also about to purchase 38 more acres and a rental house. Its adjoining to my current 78. Sunday I've got to pick one of the kiddos up from Maryland. It'll be a busy weekend. This is how I have 45k on my 19 mustang. Thats what I bought it for though. It gets me where I've got to go.
 

90sickfox

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Tons of room!!!

My Dads farm is a decent size...he's got room for all types of crap...including another tractor and all types of implements for them all. Some of them are 50 years old. He used to maintain everything but I guess the two hip surgeries and all the years are starting to catch up. He's still messing with it all but it's taking longer and longer to get it done.
 
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My dad is 89 and lives by himself in Corpus Christi. My sister lives nearby so she has been getting his groceries but he goes to doctors appts by himself. My brother and I went and brought him up to my brother's place in Heber Springs, AR. It's been since last Xmas that I saw him. He looks 10 year older. He has trouble getting around. I don't think he can go much longer on his own. It's tough see your old man actually become a frail old man. He could fix anything when I was a kid. I hope your dad is able to get around and "piddle" as my dad says.
It's good to keep the mind occupied.
 
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90sickfox

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Today is my birthday. All I wanted to do this weekend is work on Dusty. Even forgot that my birthday was this weekend until my old lady told me not to be in the garage after 5 today. She cooked me shrimp pasta. I enjoyed it.

Tomorrow I was told to be done by 12 noon. She's got people coming for my birthday....but when does what I want matter.

Anyways, pulled the passenger header off because I found a leak. Apparently, the oil leak at the back of the valve cover burned the high temp from between the header and the head. No big deal since I had to tear it all apart anyway.

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Picked up a birthday gift for myself this morning. Its the little things, ya know...

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For those that don't know....its the little angle finder stuck to my rotor.
 

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I think I'm going to take my time this go around. No rush...its almost Christmas. I don't usually order stuff this time of year but, I may have to make an exception.

Might check the yards for Volvo electronic power steering pumps....
 
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I got the flywheel and transmission back in. Just small stuff left like putting the driveshaft in and the center console back together.

I've been working for the last few weeks with a dislocated wrist. Doesn't really hurt but its about to put me out of commission for a few weeks....might need surgery. Oh well....Merry Christmas to me.
 

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I got the flywheel and transmission back in. Just small stuff left like putting the driveshaft in and the center console back together.

I've been working for the last few weeks with a dislocated wrist. Doesn't really hurt but its about to put me out of commission for a few weeks....might need surgery. Oh well....Merry Christmas to me.
I dislocated/sprained mine 2 months ago in a "skateboard" accident. And in my line of work that's not a good thing. Just now getting to feel 100%. Take care of it.
 

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I dislocated/sprained mine 2 months ago in a "skateboard" accident. And in my line of work that's not a good thing. Just now getting to feel 100%. Take care of it.
So you pissed off some kid and he wacked you with his skateboard!
I'd hit him back with my walker.
 

90sickfox

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Not bad for 42 bucks at the pick and pull.

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That's a 90 degree oil filter adapter....volvo s40 electronic power steering pump....and MAF sensor harness of an old taurus ( I melted mine way back when I first put the turbo in )