Saturday, May 22, 2010
Started work on mustang this morning. Turn on air compressor and it trips breaker. Reset breaker and lights come on but outlets are dead. Trace problem to popped GFC outlet. Only problem is gun safe is bolted to floor in front of outlet. Was not aware at the time I installed safe that they not only wired garage to one lousy 15 amp breaker (lights, garage door opener, and wall outlets), but the idiots also wired all outlets through the one GFC outlet. Spent better part of an hour rigging a poking device to reset breaker and fishing around blindly behind safe to reset breaker. After resetting breaker, I made a trip to Lowes. Bought a couple 20 amp breakers, some outlets, boxes and wire. I will run outlets tomorrow so I will not have problem in future. May run a 220 line as well just to have should need arise. I do want a welder in near future.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Well, today I took a break from the engine bay. I got home from work and was greeted by a big box by my door. My new dashpad has arrived. The only things the interior needs are the dash pad and headliner. It took a few hours getting the old, nasty pad off. I followed factory manual to the letter trying to remove it. Had all bolts and hidden fasteners removed, and it still held with a vengence. I was looking for missed bolts and or fasteners. Finally chose the easy route. Out comes utility knife (can not possibly damage the pad as seen in pictures above, knife can only improve it). It appears one of the previous owners went to the trouble of tearing dash down far enough to ooze some sort of evil glue inbetween dash pad and steel dash to adhere the mess togeather. It would have been a vast improvement had he just ripped it off altogeather. The glue reacted with the dash pad as you can see in pics, and sort of melted it into a gooey mass in spots. I am going to slip dash pad on tomorrow temporarily to see how she looks. Want to leave it off for now so I can replace the front speakers and change a voltage regulator for the gages.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Hopefully out to the range tomorrow after taking in the gun shows. They have one at the 4H center down the road, and a big one in Kentucky tomorrow. So it looks like it should be a good weekend all the way around. Next weekend is a three day weekend for me, so hopefully the car will be minus the motor, and engine compartment will be getting cleaned and repainted. Might rebuild front end while all the stuff is out in the open and the car is out of commision. Really looking forward to driving it.
I did manage to clean and organize workbench and tools. I got the cabinet sandblaster on a toolbox now, so it is off my bench. Still need to run air line to new location. I want to run pipe around wall for a air manifold setup like I did in my garage up north, but have not done that yet. Maybe tomorrow, I can drop off at Menards and get pipe and fittings. Need to replace my air tools too. My son wound up with my old ones, need to replace them to make life a little easier. Looking at mig welder too. Need to run a 20 amp outlet out of breaker box for garage. House is only about eight years old, but the contractor wired the outlets to the 15 amp light breaker. If the air compressor kick on at the right time, it takes out the lights, garage door and all power in garage. Makes it downright interesting if you are working in the garage with the door shut at night.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Og, I hope this posting will wards off the threat of the dreaded bottled dogs breath ; )