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Old 05-20-2010, 11:39 PM   #1036
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Here the bottom stairs are framed up. The inside circle of 2x lumber provides support for each tread as it goes up.

This must have been an earlier pic, as there is no sheathing on the outside of the stairwell.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:48 PM   #1037
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The foreground in this shot is the kitchen area. You do believe me...don't you?

Off to the left, I was trying to be clever with that triangle and make a window insert there. Wife number 2 decided that it didn't let enough light in, and she was right.

Immediately outside and above that section the guest bedroom went in, thus making quite a bit of shade.

There is a curved top window there now, similar to what is alongside the front door.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:05 AM   #1038
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The missus and I filled the neighbours' new woodshed today, and I got some roofing felt on the lid.

Once that was out of the way, I was instructed to do something in the shower...or else.

First thing was I stuck my finger in the hole where the shower head will go and I wasn't quite sure if the pipe would thread in nicely or not. It looked as though it may interfere on the right side of the hole.

Therefore, I needed to make a bigger hole over the one already there, but offset it to the right.

I know I have showed you this before, but it proves how often I am able to mess up.

I made up the requisite guide board with a 1 1/2" hole drilled with the forstner bit in the drill press. Then screwed that board - a nice piece of 3/4" teak plywood no less - where I needed to shift the original hole to.

After nearly breaking my wrist by hitting the trigger full speed on my 1/2" drill, I decided it was far better not to be so damn macho. Slow and steady works every time.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:07 AM   #1039
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There won't be any problem now, lots of room.
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All I can say is it's a good thing I don't direct traffic for a living!
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:21 AM   #1042
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Still somewhat in awe of your dedication to your project. (guess that goes to show you what can get done when you take tv out of the equation). Just wondering, you obviously are a wood guy. your post don't touch to much on the mechanical's of the house. Is that something that you handled yourself? I'm a mechanical guy so i'm just a little curios.
This doesn't have anything to do with the mechanical stuff in the house, but it shows that I'm not a total dud at things mechanical.

I just found a letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles in Victoria wherein they were returning my photo of a car I built way back when. I was going through the licensing process at the time.

The mufflers look awful, and the headers aren't much better. They were changed later on when I had the time to make a fully tuned set. A guy showed up at the house one day asking if he could buy these headers off me for his dune buggy, of all things!

He was running a 455 buick engine, similar to this one. So I figured, what the heck, now I can buy all the materials for a better set and we were both happy.
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Here is the neighbour's new, but old looking, woodshed.

We will fill the left side with kindling from all the cedar offcuts I get around here.
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Well that was very thoughtful of you and your wife to build and fill that for your neighbor! And, it looks like it'll hold-up longer than the surveyor's cabin 1,036 posts back (post #10) lol.

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My eyes froze on that '25 "T" roadster with the Buick "nailhead" v/8! Was that just a demo photo to show headers..or did you build that to! "Fading into the 'shadows'..rapidly! Wow..I love this site!!!
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My eyes froze on that '25 "T" roadster with the Buick "nailhead" v/8! Was that just a demo photo to show headers..or did you build that to! "Fading into the 'shadows'..rapidly! Wow..I love this site!!!
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From the ground up Syd. The bucket part of the body is actually a '22 T, although most of them are '23's...not that there's any difference to speak of.
The pickup bed I don't remember where that came from, but number 1 son did the 'glassing on that.

The frame I built from steel channel and boxed it in with 1/8" plate. The rear end was out of a buick station wagon with 3.42 gears. Lots of top end but terrible out of the hole. Transmission (turbo 400) and engine (dead stock 455) were picked up from a friend of mine for peanuts, $100 I think.

The drive shaft was 11" centre to centre on the bearings. Steering was Honda rack & pinion.

I made an independent front end before the days you could buy those things for the rods. The best two front suspensions of the day were Mercedes and Chevy Monte Carlo of all things. So I used the geometry from the Monte to build my own.

Custom made brass radiator, full set of classic gauges from the Old Car Centre in Langley.

I did play with the engine a bit. Put in a hot cam and good lifters, Gotha adjustable rocker arms, big carb - off a '64 Vette I think - had to bore out the manifold so it would fit.

The kicker was the NOS system. Get about 50' out of the hole and hit the button! Hang on pal, we're goin' for a ride!

Took it up to Ashcroft a couple of times. Didn't have any slicks the first time round, but picked up a set of 14 inchers next time. Couldn't get out of the hole for love nor money but we still managed to get a 122/11.47 in the quarter. Pretty good for a street car in those days. Wish I had tried some 4.33's or 4.56's in the back. We'd have been in the 10's for sure.
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WOW, You are just....GREAT..I have a '38 chev IN THE Grarage, 90% done, but can't seem to get done, have built "BIG" small block, done BIG tranny, but can't seem to get finished! Am 'running' away soon....but wish I could see the .."coupe"..done! Sorry..off topic..I apologizre!
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From the ground up Syd. The bucket part of the body is actually a '22 T, although most of them are '23's...not that there's any difference to speak of.
The pickup bed I don't remember where that came from, but number 1 son did the 'glassing on that.

The frame I built from steel channel and boxed it in with 1/8" plate. The rear end was out of a buick station wagon with 3.42 gears. Lots of top end but terrible out of the hole. Transmission (turbo 400) and engine (dead stock 455) were picked up from a friend of mine for peanuts, $100 I think.

The drive shaft was 11" centre to centre on the bearings. Steering was Honda rack & pinion.

I made an independent front end before the days you could buy those things for the rods. The best two front suspensions of the day were Mercedes and Chevy Monte Carlo of all things. So I used the geometry from the Monte to build my own.

Custom made brass radiator, full set of classic gauges from the Old Car Centre in Langley.

I did play with the engine a bit. Put in a hot cam and good lifters, Gotha adjustable rocker arms, big carb - off a '64 Vette I think - had to bore out the manifold so it would fit.

The kicker was the NOS system. Get about 50' out of the hole and hit the button! Hang on pal, we're goin' for a ride!

Took it up to Ashcroft a couple of times. Didn't have any slicks the first time round, but picked up a set of 14 inchers next time. Couldn't get out of the hole for love nor money but we still managed to get a 122/11.47 in the quarter. Pretty good for a street car in those days. Wish I had tried some 4.33's or 4.56's in the back. We'd have been in the 10's for sure.
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WOW, You are just....GREAT..I have a '38 chev IN THE Grarage, 90% done, but can't seem to get done, have built "BIG" small block, done BIG tranny, but can't seem to get finished! Am 'running' away soon....but wish I could see the .."coupe"..done! Sorry..off topic..I apologizre!
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I just knew there had to be a common thread between us somewhere.

I was weaned on small block Chevy's! Have no idea how many I have built over the years. Did a few in my stock car days up in the Yukon.

So how big is the SBC. 400 +? They will go out to 454 bored and stroked. Bit thin on the walls though.

This one I have to come and see!
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Remember Ted Long? He used to visit us all the time and I would always offer him a caramilk bar. His reply was always the same...Well, I really shouldn't...but since you insist...

Anyway, in Ted's memory I built this little deck out the front (it's on public property so anyone is welcome to use it).

We call it Longview.

Most of the boards are upside down here getting stained on the back side. All yellow cedar, and they have held up well in this environment.
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Well that was very thoughtful of you and your wife to build and fill that for your neighbor! And, it looks like it'll hold-up longer than the surveyor's cabin 1,036 posts back (post #10) lol.
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Our neighbour hails from Ohio, and until a couple of years ago he played tuba for the Cincinatti Philharmonic Orchestra.

I didn't have any sympathy for him when he got out here every summer and his firewood was all wet. But now he has the big "C" and he was looking pretty gaunt on his last visit.

We would like to make it as comfortable and easy as possible for him this year. It may be his last visit.

I'll tell you all about the surveyor's cabin in the next post...coming right up.

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