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Old 03-25-2020, 06:02 AM   #21
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Thanks for being on the front line. Best wishes for your health.
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:02 PM   #22
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I salute you for doing whatever is necessary!! Been there, done that............
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:39 PM   #23
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I’m on “Shop Varnish Arrest” till further notice ........

“Dang ,,,this old car stuff is a lot of Work”....
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:31 AM   #24
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Mtn wudy - hey that looks great. Spray or brush?
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:16 AM   #25
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Disassemble,,paint stripper,,,sand,,,repair,,,sand some more,,,bleach,,,toner,,then,,,Brush on Varnish ,,lightly sanding between every other coat...
I'm happy with it......����
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:54 AM   #26
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Thank you- I am petrified most of the day. In reality the only thing that keeps me at work is that I'm more scared of letting my patients and my colleagues down by not being there than of getting this thing (although some days its a close race LOL) . The personal protection gear is a really uncomfortable to wear which makes things that much more difficult.

On a good note (I think) i'm still tracking the miss in the 34. So something to do to take my mind off things in the evening -Karl
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:01 AM   #27
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Hiding from my wife !!! Pete/Ct.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:44 AM   #28
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Thank you- I am petrified most of the day. In reality the only thing that keeps me at work is that I'm more scared of letting my patients and my colleagues down by not being there than of getting this thing (although some days its a close race LOL) . The personal protection gear is a really uncomfortable to wear which makes things that much more difficult.

On a good note (I think) i'm still tracking the miss in the 34. So something to do to take my mind off things in the evening -Karl

Karl....I've read your last few postings somewhat in awe, and with the utmost in admiration for several aspects of what you are giving, and putting-up with. It's truly unfortunate that some folks really don't seem to grasp the unprecedented severity of this situation. I think that YOU would be the first to agree that it is those that want to downplay or minimalize this mess that are the very ones that have caused it to reach the current proportions. My best to you Sir, and please be safe! DD
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:42 AM   #29
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Given the quarantine situation I’ve been at work pretty much non stop. Our parts sales business staying steady and strong thankfully, and in the last week I gotten a lot of bigger rebuild jobs completed that have been awaiting, and a pile of distributors restored/rebuilt. Attached some photos of a few projects. What are you guys currently working on?







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I bought a different (longer) ratio from your ebay shop (Raffay924special). Do you have maybe a good documentation how to change it correctly?
I have a 1940 Ford Deluxe.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:22 AM   #30
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Thomas,
Rear ends on these early fords are quite different to set up compared to a modern rear. As you can see in the photos I set them up on their sides. I have another rear to do next week so maybe I will shoot some photos and type up something on here (it would be long). Ironically it will be a 40 rear getting 3.25 gears
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:46 PM   #31
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This would be great

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Old 03-27-2020, 04:33 PM   #32
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Rear ends on these early fords are quite different to set up compared to a modern rear. As you can see in the photos I set them up on their sides. I have another rear to do next week so maybe I will shoot some photos and type up something on here (it would be long). Ironically it will be a 40 rear getting 3.25 gears
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Guys, GUYS! Whether you're both aware or not, you can't forget TOM ENDY's famous Model A rear end rebuild narrative in this link below. Everyone over on the A-bone board knows of Tom's expertise. There are some bearing size differences in a Model A rear, but the procedure is the same '28-'48. Click the link below! DD


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Old 03-27-2020, 10:39 PM   #33
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I have been working on cabinetry for the grocery store remodel. Only show in town on this island (rock)of 6000 people. They are selling stuff like crazy so I am busy. My son and I worked a 12 hour day because they added 6 plexiglass sneeze guards to our schedule today. Good folks to work for and happy to be working from home. The woodshop is about 100' from the house. Best of all I snuck in an hour today getting the cummins engine ready to pull from the 'death trap' and get installed into my 47 ford tonner pu. Things are moving in that direction.
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Old 03-28-2020, 12:49 AM   #34
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Your very first picture of rebuilt transmissions , is what's on tap.
Wish you were in my area, I'd be a customer, for sure. Looks like nice work that you do, and I am in need with no one like you about!
Stay healthy and keep building..
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:12 AM   #35
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Your very first picture of rebuilt transmissions , is what's on tap.
Wish you were in my area, I'd be a customer, for sure. Looks like nice work that you do, and I am in need with no one like you about!
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I am a customer and have been to Micheal's shop 3 times. I can tell you their service is fantastic and he does amazing work.
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:51 PM   #36
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Fortunately for now, our (Oregon) governor for now is being pragmatic and allowing business that can maintain a "social distance" of 6 feet to keep operating. So we are continuing but limiting direct customer contact. (Bob Drake is in the same state, and also continuing).


Today's project is to weld up the steel reinforcing for a fiberglass 1932 roadster cowl, a customer is replacing one that was burnt.
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