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Went to fetch a TR6 Tub

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Good morning friends!  First, what is a Tub? Well, if one removes all the fenders, hood,deck lid, doors, instruments, dash, etc, this would leave the Tub. It’s pretty much a core, a hollow nothingness shell.   My lesson learned, which I thought maybe I may have learned by now, is I didn’t examine the 71 […]

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Homemade Gantry crane

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Hi, dne’ here, for a long time, I’ve had the hankering to have a Gantry crane.(See the definition below). I must admit that a Gantry Crane does take up quite a bit of room, but if made correctly, or bought, they should roll fairly easily despite their weight and size and provide a lot of […]

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Triumph TR6 differential mount repair

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Gee, I’m back already with another super exciting blog! Well, I get excited about it anyway! Nothing like seeing something going from scrap metal to looking new again or at least newer!;)   What the heck is a differential mount you might ask? Well, on an independent rear suspension, the differential (center part with the […]

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TR6 frame rusted beyond repair

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Hi, Dne’ here~ OMG, I think I forgot how to blog! It’s been so long! Let’s catch up on what’s up here at Classic Cars and Tools shall we!;)   A while back I bought a 71 Triumph TR6 with the sole purpose for a project, you know, something to keep me busy; like I […]

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59 Chevy Apache, new valve covers!

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Good afternoon! How exciting it is designing an engine and how it’s going to look when it’s all put together! Valve covers probably catch the viewer’s eye right off the bat when looking into an engine compartment, maybe except for the air cleaner!     When I picked out my first set of valve covers, […]

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67 Mustang coupe exhaust tips

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Hi gang! Have you ever added something to your classic car, then stand back and wonder, “what was I thinking” kind of moment?  btw, This is just a short blog;)   When I had the stang taken on a flat-bed to have the exhaust put on, I was thinking large exhaust tips~ something to represent […]

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Subaru Baja brakes drilled and slotted rotors (gone wrong)

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Hi, just a quickie here, Since finishing the engine overhaul on the Subaru Baja, I felt why not go ahead and replace the brakes with some new slotted and drilled rotors?  Nothing worse than looking through some pretty wheels and seeing ugly rusted rotors! Note: Today is 9-26-14, I had some problems with these brakes, […]

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06 Subaru Baja Turbo engine overhaul

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Hi Gang! Seems like I’m becoming more of a Fleet mechanic on our daily drivers than a Classic Car restorer! I really don’t mind as I’ll work on anything!;)   The vehicle I’m blogging on today is our ’06 Subaru Baja Turbo which will soon be up for sale. This Baja was actually being driven […]

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Singer sewing machine 241-12 (vintage)

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C’mon Dne’, a sewing machine? 😉 Dear friends, who says classic and vintage has to be only related to Cars and Trucks? This particular sewing machine from the ’50’s(?) is a classic! It’s incredibly heavy, and incredibly heavy-duty! Whatever one can put beneath the foot, it will sew! Only heaven knows how many yards this […]

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67 Mustang CVR thermostat housing installation

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Yes, I know, I’m in a blogging mood today! I’m waiting on parts and there’s nothing to do, so why not blog!;) You know, I would have never thought I’d pay 100 bucks for a thermostat housing! But when I had my 289 overhauled, a cheapo was installed and the chrome has been peeling off […]

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