View Full Version : Anybody wrenching this winter?

12-13-2007, 01:51 PM
What have you guys been working on? :thumbsup

Prince Valiant
12-13-2007, 01:56 PM
Nothing. I have a 60 degree rule in the spring, below which I don't wrench. When fall comes along, it's normally a 54 degree rule. What I need is to get a new house with at least a well insulated, preferably heated garage. As it sits, the current one is too small and too drafty to get any real work or heat done in the actual garage. All my work has taken place just outside in the driveway.

It's never been too hot to wrench though.

12-13-2007, 02:26 PM
I hear that!

12-13-2007, 02:26 PM
What have you guys been working on? :thumbsup

ive got a mustang to finish,five snowmobiles,then its gumby time

12-13-2007, 02:28 PM
84 k30, 81 c30 and 93 s-blazer......two engines to drop in and one tranny :D so far soo good :thumbsup

12-13-2007, 02:33 PM
Yes. :mad:


12-13-2007, 04:02 PM
I will be working on the EL Camino this winter. Got to love the propane heater!

12-13-2007, 04:09 PM
I put my Cutlass into storage Halloween weekend and probably won't go get it til sometime in April. Hopefully by then, I'll have a TH350 built and ready to toss in. Aside from that, no plans for the car next year, especially with a wedding in June.

12-13-2007, 04:49 PM
I know im not a "old school muscle" but Ill be doing another hid projector retro for someone and a tune up on the whip

12-13-2007, 05:15 PM
What have you guys been working on? :thumbsup

The Buick.....:confused

12-13-2007, 07:12 PM
I might change my caprice's thermostat. Completely outside though :(

12-13-2007, 07:16 PM
I might change my caprice's thermostat. Completely outside though :(

Meh, sucks you can't edit with less than 100 posts. :rolf

Was just going to comment it's no big deal but she's losing oil, I think from running hotter (thinning out the oil allowing it to leak more) with a 192 t-stat.

12-13-2007, 08:37 PM
still putting some extras on the 63 SUPER STOCK....then after world of wheels...putting in a new blown big block in the 69 chevelle at the shop....

Bobby "Big Daddy" Flay
12-13-2007, 10:11 PM
Re-register, ditch smog crap, headers, gears, shift kit, tune-up, rear brakes.....might be missing something

12-13-2007, 10:49 PM
yup my car is getting new full quarters put on. the old ones are bondo city and they were never correctly half seethed.:( i will post up pics of the progress.

12-14-2007, 01:22 PM
I think some time in the next few weeks I'm going to swing over by tom at OTE. My Buick has been over there for a long time:crying Already paid for my cage just need to go put my doors on and interior back in so Tom can bend the cage. Otherwise than that its a new paint job this winter, bigger snail, injectors, and installing the loads of crap I have compiled over the last year when she was down cause funds ran out :fire

12-18-2007, 08:26 AM
just getting ready to install a new engine this weekend...


12-18-2007, 08:45 AM
why such small turbos? Pump gas motor? :rolf

12-18-2007, 08:48 AM
why such small turbos? Pump gas motor? :rolf

its my first turbo combo,trying to get my feet wet still.

12-18-2007, 08:50 AM
well 2100hp isn't bad to start with but in a 5700lb barge it should go 11.40's :)

12-18-2007, 08:57 AM
i think 11.40s is a bit optimistic,we were hoping to go 12.0s

01-01-2008, 08:32 PM
I'm about to start fabbing up some SS headers for the pickup truck

01-01-2008, 11:41 PM
I've been wrenching in my basement a lot so far this winter. Gone is the wood paneling and drop ceiling that gave me a 6'5" height. All drywall, put in an egress window, new pressure tank, water heater, whole house water filter setup. New ceiling height of 7'6". I am tall I guess I get excited about that.

Still to come full bath, wet bar with soda gun, slot machines, air hockey, and entertainment system.