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11GTCS
11GTCS SuperDork
4/7/24 9:15 a.m.

I'm heading out to assist my home brewer friend with a batch of porter in a few minutes.   He's meticulous and gets very consistent results, some of the best beer I've ever had.  Here's a picture from the last brew day.  The brew kettle is good for 10-12 gallons of beer depending on the recipe.  This might have been a batch of winter warmer, the whole garage smelled like Christmas when the spices were added.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
4/7/24 1:22 p.m.

First mow of the year. And that roofing nail says hey remember 2020?

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
4/7/24 3:09 p.m.

I'm going to watch those young ladies duke it out playing basketball- NCAA final game.  

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/7/24 4:33 p.m.

I'm still going to school to upgrade to a CDL-A with hazmat and tanker. It sucks. Weekends are meant for fun stuff. I'll be glad when it's over.

Gary
Gary PowerDork
4/7/24 5:23 p.m.

Quiet Sunday afternoon at Kingdom of the Hawk Vineyard in North Stonington, CT.


 

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/7/24 6:13 p.m.

Test drove a 2016 Ecoboost Mustang, was severely disappointed.  Looked like flood car. Then put brakes on my neighbors kids car. Will have to do the rears in a few weeks.  Also diag'ed a noise in thier F350 diesel. Needs a A/c compressor. They are a steady source of side jobs for me! Today I put up new lights in the garage. Bought them on sale last fall.

Time for a cold one at KickStand brewing! 

this:

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
4/8/24 1:47 a.m.

^Fantastic!  Well earned!

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
4/8/24 1:53 a.m.

 Played a 1 1/2 hour concert (on tenor sax) with the Montrose, CO concert band.  All compositions dealt with space in honor of tomorrow's eclipse.  They ranged from Holst's Jupiter movement from his Planets Suite, to a medley of Star Trek themes, to a cool tune called March of the Sun-Dried Tomatoes (google it on  youtube, it's fun).

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/8/24 7:45 a.m.

For me, this is more of a "what did I do this weekend" since what I was planning to do didn't happen.

Car-wise, I finally diagnosed and fixed the annoying scraping sound coming from the RR wheel during right turns.  As suspected, the dust shield was rubbing against the rotor.  No I idea how it got bent up, but it did... I tried to pry it away from the rotor, but eventually ended up removing the caliper and bracket assembly to get better access.  That worked.  Remounted everything, torqued the bolts and all is good.  No more scraping sounds. 

chandler
chandler MegaDork
4/8/24 9:00 a.m.
Ian F (Forum Supporter) said:

For me, this is more of a "what did I do this weekend" since what I was planning to do didn't happen.

Car-wise, I finally diagnosed and fixed the annoying scraping sound coming from the RR wheel during right turns.  As suspected, the dust shield was rubbing against the rotor.  No I idea how it got bent up, but it did... I tried to pry it away from the rotor, but eventually ended up removing the caliper and bracket assembly to get better access.  That worked.  Remounted everything, torqued the bolts and all is good.  No more scraping sounds. 

Is that on your DGC? That was the first warning on mine that the wheel bearing was shot. Weird but both sides did that before the hub made any noise at all. Just a thought.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/8/24 10:13 a.m.

In reply to chandler :

Yes.  I was wondering about the wheel bearing, but it passed the "rock the wheel" test.   It doesn't make any noise after moving the dust shield away from the rotor.  The bearing/hub assemblies don't look too expensive from Rockauto and the R&R process in the service manual doesn't look too involved.  I'll keep an eye on it. Whether it's a DIY or a shop job will depend on when it goes and what time of year. 

chandler
chandler MegaDork
4/8/24 10:51 a.m.

It takes honestly twenty minutes start to finish. Mine didn't rock or make noise until after I fixed the shield; about 500 miles later it started sounding like a helicopter but still had no deflection. Both sides, within 1500 miles of each other.

150,000ish miles

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/8/24 1:52 p.m.

In reply to chandler :

Do you live in the rust belt? wink   Granted, the caliper bracket bolts came off with finger strength after I cracked them loose.   But the hub flange to carrier area does look really crusty.  Regardless, I'll definitely keep an eye on them as I'm closing in on that mileage mark.  Think it's worth ponying up 2x for the Mopar versions or should the SKF or Timkin versions be good enough? 

chandler
chandler MegaDork
4/8/24 2:05 p.m.

I am in the rust belt  one side was combined with the shield but still an easy job, I figured the original was good for 150k I'd spring for that again.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/9/24 12:35 a.m.

Did some work on the bike and car, went for a couple rides around town, went and saw the eclipse.



classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
4/13/24 8:41 p.m.

500+ mile round trip completed to lay some flooring and bring up bunk bed and crib for the cabin we built last year!

came out great in ~7 hours of work. 
before:

 

After:

 

wawazat
wawazat SuperDork
4/14/24 1:21 p.m.

Drove to the Indy area for weekend soccer tournament with WK2.  Won three games and waiting on start for the championship game.  On the way home picking up OEM dashboard bits to add A/C to the Cougar at some future time-lower dashboard, vent assemblies, etc.  Should get us home about 11:00pm or so tonight.  


Weekend?  What weekend?  

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/28/24 12:06 p.m.

We went to the dragway for a swap meet. I was not great but it was ok.

 

I guess I missed a big Porsche sign. I am not unhappy about that 

Gary
Gary PowerDork
4/28/24 12:43 p.m.

Our British car club had a meet-up on Saturday morning at a club member's house. He's in the middle of body-off-frame Triumph GT6 project and he wanted to show us his progress. He's a younger member of the club so he's still progressing with unbridled enthusiasm. I wish him success:


 

Some of the other members cars in the street:

The MGB roadster is beautiful. Heavily modified. Aluminum 3.5 liter V8, upgraded transmission and rear end, coil-overs, multi-link rear suspension.  Just completed, first outing, fewer than 50 miles on rebuild.

edit: and "somewhere between $25K and $100K invested" 😬

chandler
chandler MegaDork
4/28/24 2:59 p.m.

Took my twelve year old to the draft in Detroit. Good times were had by all.

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/28/24 4:40 p.m.

General cleaning under the hood of my Corolla getting ready for doing some maintenance next weekend when everything has been delivered 

 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/28/24 7:07 p.m.

Work on Saturday, they still require me to do one weekend day a month. I was registered for a CFR-SCCA autocross for Sunday, decided to cancel and focus on projects. I've been working on my recently purchased car hauler, and I also have a week left to get moved out of our bedroom in preparation for  drywall replacement after water intrusion. 
 

As it happens, I have done very little today. I've been pushing myself hard for weeks, and work has been intense.

I practiced my Spanish, got a haircut, spent about a half hour on the trailer, and I have some pizza dough rising. Wife's got a cold, so I'm looking after her. Pretty light day for me, but I need it. 

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/4/24 12:04 p.m.

The 4L60e in my truck has begun to weep a bit of fluid at the output seal. So I'm gonna refresh that along with the output bushing and do a new filter and fluid at the same time. Aluminum pan with drain plug is just a little fetish of mine. I like cast aluminum parts better than stamped steel parts when it comes to staving off leaks. Not pictured, new Spicer u-joints on the shelf if needed. 
 

These Lubelocker gaskets are nice. Made in USA too. 
 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
5/4/24 1:48 p.m.
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) said:

Work on Saturday, they still require me to do one weekend day a month. I was registered for a CFR-SCCA autocross for Sunday, decided to cancel and focus on projects. I've been working on my recently purchased car hauler, and I also have a week left to get moved out of our bedroom in preparation for  drywall replacement after water intrusion. 
 

As it happens, I have done very little today. I've been pushing myself hard for weeks, and work has been intense.

I practiced my Spanish, got a haircut, spent about a half hour on the trailer, and I have some pizza dough rising. Wife's got a cold, so I'm looking after her. Pretty light day for me, but I need it. 

Following up on last week's post. Tuesday morning I was back at work, got a text from my wife. Positive for covid, our son also. 
I masked up, finished the day after testing negative (and stayed in the mask).

A little before five the next morning, woke up with a sore throat. 
 

I've tested negative twice more, but since I'm symptomatic, took the rest of the week off. I'm doing as little as possible this weekend. 
 

Edit-Saturday evening update. Now I know why I'm dragging. 

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