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Re: Shop Tricks and Tips

Post by Bill Van Alstyne » 03 Dec 2017, 21:28

So have you checked my springs yet? They are new, supposedly, so they should check out good. Bill

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Post by Jeff Rice » 03 Dec 2017, 22:09

Bill Van Alstyne wrote:So have you checked my springs yet? They are new, supposedly, so they should check out good. Bill

Haven't unsealed your box yet, Bill... But they will definitely be checked out.
Jeff 8)

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Re: Shop Tricks and Tips

Post by SilverHawkDan » 05 Dec 2017, 00:34

Shop tools from SRS Motorsports. I made good use of my almost never used A/C vacuum pump. Took a Lays ranch dip jar and made myself a brake bleeder/ fluid remover set up. I have removed everything from power steering fluid from the pump to antifreeze to gasoline with this baby. Oh and yes I have bled a lot of brakes with it. Works like a charm.
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I keeping with our shop theme "everything must be able to be rolled around so keep things clean and in order" I added another of these very stout and adjustable shelf units from Costco. Only 149.95 and so worth it. I then went to Harbor Freight for some 7.99 castors with locks and swivel. Piece of 2" X .250 steel to make it rigid and strong and we now have a total of four roll around shelf units. When we work on a project we can roll the shelf that has the parts for that project right to it and save walking back and forth to retrieve the parts we need.
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In keeping with our theme got this cart fro HF for 29.99 and now I can take the cutoff saw outside and keep things clean in the shop. If I work inside I made a shield to keep the metal dust in the cart so it can be vacuumed up.
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Found a Black and Decker Workmate that was headed to the trash and made a stand for the drill press. Plywood bolted to a 7.99 on sale movers dolly from HF and it's portable and can go outside when weather permits to keep things clean.
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Grew up Studebaker. Drag raced successfully in Southern California. Flew down the salt in the Burke Avanti in 2010 at 159 mph as the Bucket List Dream Avanti. Now part of the Dutch Treat Racing Team, Super Lark driver/team member.

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Post by Jeff Rice » 05 Dec 2017, 06:59

SilverHawkDan wrote:<snip>Image[/url]
I keeping with our shop theme "everything must be able to be rolled around so keep things clean and in order" I added another of these very stout and adjustable shelf units from Costco. Only 149.95 and so worth it. I then went to Harbor Freight for some 7.99 castors with locks and swivel.

Dan,
One small suggestion for the future.
Buy the all metal casters. I have slowly been replacing all the rubber/nylon/phnolic casters on all my stuff...as they crap out.
Bad flat spotting, chunking, and coming apart..... Rubber may be quiet, but it is not shop durable...
The metal casters are still functioning....
Also... Try to buy the swivel casters with a bearing shield cup to protect the bearings.
I had to replace all the swivel casters on my engine hoist because the swivel bearings had so much crap in them they would not swivel, and cleaning them did not help.
Jeff 8)

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Re: Shop Tricks and Tips

Post by SilverHawkDan » 05 Dec 2017, 10:34

And NOW he tells me. LOL Good advice. As soon as the first one craps out I will buy the all metal ones and change them out, Maybe I can get year out of these HF cheapies.
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Grew up Studebaker. Drag raced successfully in Southern California. Flew down the salt in the Burke Avanti in 2010 at 159 mph as the Bucket List Dream Avanti. Now part of the Dutch Treat Racing Team, Super Lark driver/team member.

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Post by Jeff Rice » 14 Jan 2018, 20:12

Sometimes in not what it is, it is where it is at....

Both my mills run R8 collets. The staid and steady Bridgeport Series 1 has a nice aluminum R8 collet rack mounted to the pedestal to the left side of the pedestal.
Problem is, every time the Acer mill is used, and needs a collet, I have to walk all the way around the Bridgeport.
And where the wall is, it is blocked from good lighting. Whine, whine, whine...
Today, I needed a collet, and the tops of the collets were so grungy I couldn't read the tiny numbers.
That alone ticked me off, so ALL the collets went into the solvent tank for a good cleaning.

While they were off, the rack was unbolted from the pedestal and it was re-mounted to the opposite side.
A very small modification was done to two of the slots so the Kurt vice handle and the Bridgeport vice handle could hang there (rather than see them lay on the bed...A no no...

Cleaned everything up and put them all away....in order.... Woohoo!


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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by SilverHawkDan » 17 Jan 2018, 12:58

Love it Jeff. Robin bought three air hose reels on sale from Harbor Freight. Have to admire that he bought the most expensive ones not the cheapies and they are mounted in the shop and it is really nice to have air where ever you need it without running hoses everywhere. Keep showing the tips we love them.
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Grew up Studebaker. Drag raced successfully in Southern California. Flew down the salt in the Burke Avanti in 2010 at 159 mph as the Bucket List Dream Avanti. Now part of the Dutch Treat Racing Team, Super Lark driver/team member.

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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by Jeff Rice » 17 Jan 2018, 17:10

Placement is everything...
My shop is sort of a drive through setup, with a 10'x10' door on either end.
First thing that went in was the air lines.. Put the reels on the RHS of each door. Works well.

Question: Are you plumbing the air lines in the building yourself?
If so, I have some suggestions that really help for water control. I have set up several service departments over the years, and have some experience with air systems.
Jeff 8)



SilverHawkDan wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 12:58
Love it Jeff. Robin bought three air hose reels on sale from Harbor Freight. <snip>

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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by Jeff Rice » 19 Jan 2018, 16:56

Friday....

Finished a tough intake project this morning.. Shipped it out. Woohoo! :P
Shop has been cold the last few days.
Need to jump right on another project....
But the mess needs cleaning up first. Amazing that the shop cleans up a lot easier if the floor gets vacuumed first, then blow it out second.

I need a shop sized Roomba... :twisted:

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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by Jeff Rice » 29 Jan 2018, 12:45

Timing......

Timing is always important.

Example:
Wait until the wife leaves town for a few days.
Marked the calendar a few weeks ago.
Marked it "LAUNDRY".

Dropped Carrie off at the airport at about 6pm last night.
Drove to the store and bought a new small bottle of HD laundry detergent, then drove straight home and did several loads of 'shop' laundry.
Finished it up before bedtime last night. Cleaned the washer and dryer (vacuumed out the dryer and lint trap holder).

Came out to the shop this morning and folded the 'shop' laundry :lol:

Why is this important?
Ever had to face the inquisition of 'why' the washer and dryer had aluminum chips in them and smelled of solvent? :x


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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by Bill Van Alstyne » 29 Jan 2018, 13:30

Black car under the 59 Hawk? 59 Hawk, who's is that? Bill

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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by Jeff Rice » 29 Jan 2018, 15:57

Bill Van Alstyne wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 13:30
Black car under the 59 Hawk? 59 Hawk, who's is that? Bill

'The Black Car' is out in the trailer..
The red '59 Silver Hawk is a customer car that I am tweaking a little bit for him...
304 R2 clone, 700R4, Currie 9"...


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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by 55commander » 30 Jan 2018, 08:46

I do the same thing, usually use Simple Green instead of laundry detergent.

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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by Bill Van Alstyne » 30 Jan 2018, 13:26

That's a very nice '59. What supercharger setup is he using? It looks like an Avanti, sort of. I like the way the a/c compressor and alternator are placed in there. Such nice projects you get to tinker with. Bill

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Re: PUT YOUR SHOP TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS HERE

Post by Jeff Rice » 30 Jan 2018, 15:23

Bill Van Alstyne wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 13:26
That's a very nice '59. What supercharger setup is he using? It looks like an Avanti, sort of. I like the way the a/c compressor and alternator are placed in there. Such nice projects you get to tinker with. Bill
It's a late Paxton SN (polished).
I think the whole engine is an Avanti. At least it has all the Avanti goodies on it.
The a/c mount and alt mount are one of the reasons it is here.
Let's just say it was not an ideal mount setup.

BTW... Your heads are back from the CNC shop. Prep work to commence soon!

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