My partner and I finally found a decent house and closed on it. I’m happy with the house, but i am in love with the massive (for the area) garage.
AMy partner and i just closed on our house! Right after signing I was doing some sweeping in the room that will house my dioramas and this little guy popped out from under the baseboard.
That is a homemade adaptor to allow me to run 18v Ryobi tools with a Dewalt 20v battery. Built in an hour from a dewalt 18v to 20v adaptor and a dead Ryobi battery.
After the structurally deficient prior house, we happened into this house. I haven’t posted about it partially because i didn’t want to jinx it, and partially because most of what has been happening has been boring paperwork hassles.
Pulled the trans on my partner’s xA that lost all gears. My suspicion was that the throwout bearing was bad, and I was almost right. Turns out the clutch springs were chewing their way out of the center, and a piece broke off one of the cages and bounced around the bellhousing for a while before getting stuck behind…
Partner’s 2004 Scion xA lots all gears in the manual transmission today. Shifting feels normal, and linkages move properly on the transmission, but everything is neutral. Se describes the moment of failure as such:
I was glad to see my local supermarket had finally restocked. Till I discovered it was the Xmas 2017 case they restocked with.
This photo sums me up more than I may be comfortable with.
Highway’s going to be closed for a while folks...
Visited some family yesterday and stopped by their local Walmart. I was blown away by what i found there!
This “unique hot rod” has non-functional brakes and is for sale for $4000.
Slammed and patinaed MBX ’58 Dodge.
1997 extended cab Nissan hardbody 2wd 5spd from Texas for $1500. This would be a perfect small truck to do house stuff in. I am a bit suspicious though as it is a cheap price from an account who’s last public activity was from 2015.
So the prior house we were going to buy turned out to have major structural issues. Of the “there is nothing supporting 1/4 of the first floor’s floor” variety. The sellers offered us a $75K discount on the $230K offer in an attempt to get us to buy it, which told me everything I needed to know about how much of a…
I found this 10 drawer unit at Michaels for $30, it holds a surprising amount of cars, and let me organize all my loose donors & custom fodder so I can actually find what I need.
The loose cars are flea market finds, and all but the van will be wheels/parts donors. The transporter is going to get a new paint scheme and possibly a different cab.
Project Colony Ship was rear-ended this morning. The bumper is shoved in pretty far and is slightly bent.
By what has been done to it.