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PostPosted: April 5, 2022, 6:06 pm 
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Just ran across this interweb photo of "Dan Gurney testing spring rate of a coil with a drill press, a rule, and a bathroom scale. Still a perfectly good method. 1960s".

I think that's pretty cool......

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I would be wanting to have a cover over my nuts in case that spring heads off towards my nether regions, safety first!


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Absolutely nothing wrong with that method. It is the same method used today albeit with higher tech tools. But the method is the same.

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PostPosted: April 6, 2022, 11:00 am 
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JAMADOR wrote:
Dipping our toe into the crazy housing market here.
Homes in our neighborhood are selling for ~$200k more than when we bought in 2017.

Looking at acreage, but it's crazy out here.
Loved one on 5 acres, but it went under contract while we were standing in it.
Trying to look at one on 3 acres this week.


Offer accepted on a house on 1.5 acres, has a decent sized 20x30 'shop' next to the house. Should have plenty of room for all my tools/shelves & the Locost/Rotus. And still have room for a ZT mower.
Inspection was all good. Now just waiting on the appraisal. Our current house should hit the market on Friday :shock:

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Nice find- just sayin'- never enough shop space!

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Finished removing a TR6 body from the frame.
Also stripped the body down to a shell, difficult enough that I have lost all interest in restoring a TR6.
Simpler to use the roller as a basis to build a custom car on.

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PostPosted: April 7, 2022, 6:07 am 
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horchoha wrote:
Just ran across this interweb photo of "Dan Gurney testing spring rate of a coil with a drill press, a rule, and a bathroom scale. Still a perfectly good method. 1960s".

I think that's pretty cool......

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That is cool but I would not try it with "modern" drill press or bath scale unless the spring rate is very low and a plate over the scale deck. I use a hydraulic press with an upper spring seat that can't slip off the spring or press pin. The first inch of comp is not a very accurate indication of the rate per inch. Comp a 1/4 inch first, then comp another inch and subtract the 1/4 weight on the scale.

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6 States, 1 Province, Desert Hot Spring to Holden, 1677 miles in 2 1/2 days in a 34' motorhome towing a Jeep, glad to be home and very tired.

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I hope you had a nice visit, Perry & Karen.

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I hope you had a nice visit, Perry & Karen.

Cheers,
We sure did Lonnie, coming back in late Oct :cheers:

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Decided to replace the cam in my 81 C30 one-ton truck.
Recently found that a couple of rockers were extremely loose.
I may not have set them perfectly when I assembled the engine, bad hearing, did not know until a friend heard them.
Reset and the engine runs better but still a little rough, down on power, and horrid mileage.
Pulling the intake for a direct look in the morning.
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Decided to "empty" out the basement area of my tools and workbench and finish the space. My wife complained that she did not like the smell of all the oil & such when she used the treadmill in the same space.

The previous owner had tiled the floor and added heat. They had sheet rocked half the ceiling. Not a great job and no taping done. They had not done anything to conceal the hanging plumbing.

I moved my bench out into the garage along with my toolbox. I gave my rolling stand to a friend who is restoring his MGB to make more room in the garage. I started the boxing of the ductwork & plumbing. Next, I have to move the shelving unit into the garage where the roll-a-round did call home. That will leave just the treadmill left in the space.

Hope to get the sheet rock up today.

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Looked at yet another house yesterday.
This one has a large (approx 20x50) insulated shop/metal building & also has 2 rooms in it, with a window AC, and a plumbed 1/2 bathroom.
Carport/RV Shed next to it that looks like it would easily hold 3-4 cars.

Fingers crossed there isn't a bidding war on it, it's priced pretty well for the area.

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I thought you had an accepted contract on the first house. I am curious as to how it went wrong?

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I thought you had an accepted contract on the first house. I am curious as to how it went wrong?

We did. It way under-appraised.
Sellers refused to negotiate, and we weren't going to eat the massive negative equity.

We've looked at a few more, and this one, while a bit smaller sq ft than we'd been looking at, seems great. Good size lot, a smidge over 1 acre, lots of mature trees, room to put in a pool (kids), and a large shop for me.

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