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Old 03-24-2020, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Nothing better to do but work.

Given the quarantine situation Ive 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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Old 03-24-2020, 11:52 AM   #2
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Shoveling snow and waiting for the first week of April to hopefully get the '41 out of storage.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:53 AM   #3
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last photo--a floor lamp?
working on fenders for a 52 truck and a 48 truck, cleaning up parts for my 41 1/2 ton panel. and fixing an aw sh!!t on a 221 motor--previous builder left out the oil gallery plug
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Going to visit you when this virus thing is over.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:47 PM   #5
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Im at my job (thankfully) as usual. Plowing snow and getting a little time on my 51 Tudor...Take Care All.....Mark
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:23 PM   #6
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Devising a plan to permanently dispose of my wife and daughter who are driving me "nuts"......I have only been on lockdown for four hours !


Any Barners got any thoughts about the perfect murder ?
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:44 PM   #7
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Devising a plan to permanently dispose of my wife and daughter who are driving me "nuts"......I have only been on lockdown for four hours !


Any Barners got any thoughts about the perfect murder ?
Hopefully they arent planning the same...and youre outnumbered 2 to 1
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Old 03-24-2020, 03:11 PM   #8
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Out it comes ---
While they are known to leak......there is more on the ground than in the case.
(note to self -- a lot easier to do when the body is not on)
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Old 03-24-2020, 03:26 PM   #9
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Devising a plan to permanently dispose of my wife and daughter who are driving me "nuts"......I have only been on lockdown for four hours !


Any Barners got any thoughts about the perfect murder ?
Watch crime show episodes like Dateline.
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Old 03-24-2020, 03:39 PM   #10
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A comment to nelsb01. I just finished assembling a 1935. For whatever it is worth, I bolted the battery ground strap to the motor mount near the brake return spring. The starter worked a lot better than when it was attached to the clam shell bolt. (It still wasn't too great but it was better). Jim in San Jose
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:37 PM   #11
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Thanks -- V8nut
When originally re-assembled by me, about 500 years ago it seems, I was just following the pictures and documentation that I had. And what the 1935-1936 Ford Book that the EFV-8C published stated.
Of course, I should have mentioned that the transmission didn't leak until I put gear oil in it.
But everyday is a new adventure. And it starts when you get out of bed.

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Old 03-24-2020, 04:41 PM   #12
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“But everyday is a new adventure. And it starts when you get out of bed.“
Well said!!!..... Mark
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Michael,

I'm glad things are going well for you. I haven't had an inquiry since this started.

"I'm all dressed up with no place to go!".
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I have an old farm house that has plenty of opportunities for projects both inside and out. I think I also need to put together a shopping list for Third Gen to make headway on the car project since there won't be any swap meets any time soon.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:18 PM   #15
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Luckily still stable with work-work unless the powers that be deem us "non-essential"

Working on several Holley NH's for rebuild and hope to get the 26 back together and running soon. Driving the 39 lately as the weather has been good, but that snow melted right away today eh Mark.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:37 PM   #16
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“the weather has been good, but that snow melted right away today eh Mark“
Yes....my dirt road and dirt yard is a muddy mess.....it’s a minor inconvenience to what others are going through this spring......Take Care......Mark
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:23 PM   #17
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Going to visit you when this virus thing is over.
I second this gotta visit the efv8 parts superstore once this quarantine is over.

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Old 03-24-2020, 09:33 PM   #18
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Working on finishing shop interior. On regular days off. No stay at home for coal mine. Plant needs fuel. Also working on hot-rodding my Honda four wheeler.
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Nice stuff. A good time to send off projects you're procrastinating on.
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Working on finishing shop interior. On regular days off. No stay at home for coal mine. Plant needs fuel. Also working on hot-rodding my Honda four wheeler.
Our whole country is in lock down but as a medical practitioner I am considered essential and get to go to work every day and try and fight this virus.

A lesson learned from Italy it is now believed that the reason it spread so rapidly there is that when people got unwell they all went to the Doctor and infected others in the waiting room . For this reason most of primary care consultations in this country are now virtual email, phone or video . A weird way of working and strangely exhausting as without the normal visual clues you have to really concentrate .

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