Thursday, December 28, 2006

Second Chance Garage

Browsing the web for a vacuum gauge animation to show a customer what you would see on a gauge with certain engine problems brought me to this web page. The animation I found was perfect and after spending a hour or so browsing the site I was impressed with the amount of great info that is shared to help the beginner and the professional who is tackling a restoration.

If you have a spare few, check them out. www.secondchancegarage.com

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dash paint











Last week dad sprayed the lower dash section and finished it up. Turned out fantastic. I've been sick as hell for a week and a half now so my work has been slow or none. Kind of hard to focus on any sanding, painting, cleaning or other work involving dust and chemicals when your hacking your guts up because of a chest cold. Colds suck.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

News of the week

Last week there was no post because we where slammed work wise. Even Dad missed out on his usual R&R out at the farm running the dog. This week I hope to throw some pics up of the newly painted parts. Over the weekend dad sprayed the underside of the trunk with the body color of the Edsel.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Some days....











Some days your the Dog, some days the Hydrant. Work on the Edsel is at a stand still since we have been very busy the last few weeks with some big jobs.

One of which had me swearing all Monday it seemed. Mental note to whoever worked on this Expedition and left the Compression tester fitting in cylinder #2. "Thanks for leaving it in there and making me spend half a day getting it out since it was stuck in there tight as hell and the head broke off trying to loosen it.

Ugh, once I saw the mess I had I spent the morning trying a easy-out on the center section which didn't work. Then pulling most of the passenger side hoses and fuel lines off to get a socket used for extracting rounded off nuts and bolt heads out. The pic above is the socket, the broken fitting that was in the head, and the plug.

The surgery was a success, the truck lives for another day and I had reason enough to drink more than a few Miller Lites.