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Gregski 10-02-2020 03:14 PM

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get steel braided lines they said

Gregski 10-03-2020 11:38 AM

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so a quick unleaded bath later and the new replacement fuel line from the fuel filter to the fuel rail was in and we was as good as new, all in the driveway mind you, take that HOA

Note the heat shield, yup that's how we do

LT7A 10-03-2020 12:17 PM

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Nice! I remember the show car era were guys were putting that stuff everywhere. I think it does look cool in limited, purposeful quantities. Keeping Rusty tip-top, I like it.

Gregski 11-03-2020 11:40 AM

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alright guys, I figure I'll give you an update on the seat, can you believe I dropped it off 6 weeks ago today

so just want to say that when I drop something off at a shop I politely ask them when they think it will be done, than times that by two, carry the 1, and multiply by the circumference of the earth, ha ha

no my point is I don't nag them, I don't call them, I wait

well a few weeks ago Dale texted me and said they could not remove the rusty bolts to free the back rest from the bottom portion, I suggested he just drill them out

well six weeks later and they still haven't gotten the seat apart and have not even started on it

blazer2007 11-03-2020 12:07 PM

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I,m doing the waiting game on getting my rearend done, I told him take your time. He is.

Gregski 11-03-2020 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by blazer2007 (Post 8831041)
I,m doing the waiting game on getting my rearend done, I told him take your time. He is.

Yeah, I learned never to say that, ha ha!

texxxan 11-03-2020 12:55 PM

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It may be time to find a different upholstery shop.

Gregski 11-03-2020 01:47 PM

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It may be time to find a different upholstery shop.

i concur, leaning towards just doing it myself

texxxan 11-03-2020 03:55 PM

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i concur, leaning towards just doing it myself

I'd love for you to teach me something new.

blazer2007 11-03-2020 05:22 PM

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I did mine and wasn,t hard. I,ve saved some pics and can tell you what to buy and what you need for a household sewing to make it work

LT7A 11-03-2020 10:51 PM

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"I,m doing the waiting game on getting my rearend done."

I learned never to say THAT either.

Gregski 11-03-2020 10:56 PM

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I did mine and wasn,t hard. I,ve saved some pics and can tell you what to buy and what you need for a household sewing to make it work

I would appreciate anything you can share, need all the help I can get.

LT7A 11-03-2020 10:56 PM

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i concur, leaning towards just doing it myself

This, FTW.

Gregski 11-03-2020 10:56 PM

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"I,m doing the waiting game on getting my rearend done."

I learned never to say THAT either.

Always one in the crowd! well played

blazer2007 11-04-2020 12:01 PM

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I would appreciate anything you can share, need all the help I can get.

I,ll gather all my stuff and make a separate thread on here. Here is good video that inspired me to tackle this. You can,t sew the piping on ,the household machine don,t have the power to sew thru all that material but still looks good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CamnznmHZDA

hatzie 11-04-2020 03:59 PM

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If you can run a scroll saw you can run a sewing machine. It takes similar hand-eye coordination.

You can get older Singer and other machines that sew 4 & 5 layers of heavy fabric with care. It just depends on what Household sewing machine you're talking about.
I've sewed 4 layers of Upholstery and French seams in Denim fabric on a 1948 Singer 201-2.

This is not a treadle machine but it is built like a tank.
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LT7A 11-05-2020 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 8831500)
If you can run a scroll saw you can run a sewing machine. It takes similar hand-eye coordination.

You can get older Singer and other machines that sew 4 & 5 layers of heavy fabric with care. It just depends on what Household sewing machine you're talking about.
I've sewed 4 layers of Upholstery and French seams in Denim fabric on a 1948 Singer 201-2.

This is not a treadle machine but it is built like a tank.
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I like everything about this post including the picture.

Gregski 11-06-2020 08:31 PM

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so gentlemen The Greg picked up the seat today (unfinished, not even started), and I know these guys are not machinists but having gotten 2 of the 4 bolts out already I thought they would put in a bit more effort in six weeks for $650 bucks, especially since they only got hung up on one bolt

oh well, take a look at the pics and let me know your thoughts, I am a bit disappointed, the one time I counted on someone else to come through for me, a specialist, and it sort of makes me feel good about all the stuff I just went on and done did myself

LT7A 11-08-2020 07:58 AM

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I'll bet they didn't want to do the work. Instead of jumping at the challenge, they kept putting it aside. That is why before the end of 2021 that place will be called "Ralph's (Formerly Dan's) Scott's Upholstery".

Gregski 11-08-2020 01:17 PM

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I'll bet they didn't want to do the work. Instead of jumping at the challenge, they kept putting it aside. That is why before the end of 2021 that place will be called "Ralph's (Formerly Dan's) Scott's Upholstery".

spot on, and I could not have said it better myself, or funnier

you're hired !

Gregski 03-11-2021 09:01 PM

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Fender Fluid Leak?

Gregski 03-11-2021 09:06 PM

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Gentlemen, and Ladies, it's been a while since I reported so let me give you a little back story on this

since the LS enjin swap the truck has been ronnin' like a beast, it's not uncommon to get complements on it or offers of fist full of rolled up cash from drug dealers at the gas station (true story)

anywho I'm approaching 50 so I go in to get a follow up CAT scan for one of my kidneys on Monday and for those of you who have not had the pleasure of getting this test, they pump you up with some cold fluid that I kid you not makes your anus tingle and makes you wanna pee like you were at a middle of a Greatful Dead concert during one of their never ending jams and had to go soooo bad

anyway I leave the appointment and I just want to take a leak, well my truck decided to do it for me, it just dumped a puddle of fresh red fluid on the hospitals parking lot

good news - my test turned out completely normal

bad news - I caught every single darn red light trying to limp Rusty home !!!!

Gregski 03-11-2021 09:15 PM

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well when I get home I have a Zoom work meeting and then it thunders and starts hailing, then it rains off and on for two days, yeah, trans fluid and rain water make for a nice driveway

so this is the second time this Amazon stainless steel braided hose has failed on me, once for the high pressure fuel line and now this gentle bend for the tans fluid line, I'm done with it, and just ordered this one from Summit

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-230620

LT7A 03-12-2021 01:21 AM

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Bro, sorry to hear about your plumbing issues. I'm concerned about Rusty's as well. I appreciate the warning on Amazon braided stainless. Do you remember the cost, compared to Summit's offering? I confess to being an avid bargain-hunter but am revising that perspective to looking for good prices on domestic products when possible.

Glad your kidneys checked out good. And you might want to stop shopping for gas with drug dealers. Just a thought.

texxxan 03-12-2021 06:30 AM

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Glad you and Rusty are back!!! I bought some black braided line from Amazon. I better keep an eye on that. I’m even more glad that your health checked out fine.


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