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Title: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on November 13, 2012, 05:34:59 PM
Figured I'd post up and see what everybody's winter projects are.  My list is feeling overwhelming.  Good thing I've got all winter:

- refurbish used trailer I bought (paint, wiring, lights)
- fix the axle in the Civic
- put a suspension in Danielle's Miata
- replace cracked exhaust manifold in Caprice...with a set of headers :)
- swap 1.8L from parts Miata into LeMons car
- rebuild ~45yr old lawn tractor hydraulic system

What is everybody else doing?


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on November 13, 2012, 06:50:47 PM
Here is what I see coming:

upgrading my torsion bars from 21 - 27 to 24 - 31, that should help to avoid to destroy my rear flares. Not cheap, but realistic.

Next step:

Dreaming:

Get rid of the street normal Bilstein Sports, and replace them with some 2 way adjustable shocks..... oohhh boy....

Switching from 15" wheels to 17" with something like to crevette's  glue the the assfold, but just forget aboutit.

Cheers


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: gunny on November 13, 2012, 08:30:03 PM
Vette
Borla Stingers (scheduled for Jan 2nd)
Paint brake calipers (going to paint them black)
Change all fluids
Detail the car (fix paint! I messed up a small area of paint using the wrong cleaner!) Done! Paint looks great! Thanks to John for the tips.

House
Paint all the bathrooms.
Rake leaves (I have a crap load, and I already raked once) Done. Prolly have one more round to go!

Me
Just joined a gym (lose 10lbs)

Gunny
 


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: Magna on November 14, 2012, 07:51:31 AM
Miata

Clutch & Flywheel
Exhaust from header back (so maybe it will sound like a real car)
Body stiffening stuff ('cause everyone loves a stiff one)
New computer (because its 8088 running DOS 1.1 is just too slow)
(maybe, a little turbo)

The first 2 are already sitting... waiting...


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: mazda6guy on November 14, 2012, 10:21:47 AM
Lose 10-20 pounds (Driver)
Weld spring perches and install front coilovers with higher spring rates.
Order Rear coilovers with #175 spring rates
Order front upper strut mount bar
Order some Weber IDA 48 sidedraft carbs
Relocate battery
Install steel braided brake lines
Install and set timing on the street port motor
Leave the word procrastination out of my vocabulary.  Learned from last off season!


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on November 14, 2012, 06:42:03 PM
I need to find a Porsche Tractor and put a turbo on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yHl24QynOM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yHl24QynOM)

(http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/images/smilies/lol_hitting.gif)

Cheers


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on November 14, 2012, 07:05:55 PM
Yes!  That is so sweet.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: ricardodemoraes on November 15, 2012, 11:50:03 AM
325 - Replace water pump.
Z4 - New rotors, new pads and maybe some Koni shocks.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on November 15, 2012, 02:42:26 PM
I hesitate to publicize a to-do list, as things never seem to go quite as planned!
But there are a few options on the table for the MR2:

  • New steering wheel (got a cheap hub adapter that mostly works, wheel has shipped)    done!    oops, needs some rework    Really done now!
  • New Quaife rack & pinion (came this week)  Done! 
  • Coilovers (waited all summer for them, they finally arrived!)  Done! 
  • New seats (just starting to look into this)  Driver's side done!

  • Li'l bit of body work (grind off that rust; look for some help welding repairs)
  • Cool paint job & wing (okay that's more of a fantasy than a plan)

  • Recharge battery that went dead while doing all of the above....  (oops)  Done!

Of course I should probably preface the whole list with "organize the garage"...
the problem with accumulating cool tools is that after a while it gets hard to find
them when you need them.   (in progress!)


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on November 16, 2012, 07:35:24 PM
Just in case some may think to paint the car for next season

http://youtu.be/_qPJTTRWttQ (http://youtu.be/_qPJTTRWttQ)


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on November 16, 2012, 08:33:39 PM
rolling on rustoleum is no joke.  Mindy painted our miata with two quarts and a foam roller.  unthinned (I think) with no sanding and it looks pretty decent.  sanding between coats and thinning it down a little would definitely look pretty good.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: pipefitter on November 18, 2012, 09:35:01 AM
Back to that tractor.....He has to be the bravest driver alive. I've scared myself on my 23hp Kubota, and I was hardly moving. I've seen some healthy V8 powered Ford "N" series tractors too.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on November 19, 2012, 10:23:17 AM
Found a new exhaust system for my car.

(http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i360/hrgruppealbum/0EFDC11F-1985-433D-B706-AD15174471BE-452-00000042F6E9BEF7.jpg)


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on November 19, 2012, 03:43:50 PM
Do the headers really connect on the bottom?  I never noticed that!


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: ccann26 on November 19, 2012, 06:41:40 PM
Looks nice and open ! I bet it will sound awesome !


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on November 26, 2012, 07:55:21 PM
Well, I made some progress on the trailer.  Enough to get it out of my garage and start knocking out all the other stuff I have to do.  I always regret not taking pictures...I wish I had some "before" pictures.  The trailer is 12 years old and the underside was quite rusty...almost all rust, in fact.  If I ever have to do this again, I will find a way to flip the trailer over.  Grinding, painting and soldering while rolling around underneath really sucks.

Progress:
- Tire rack welded up and painted w/ POR 15
- New tie-downs and ramp doors welded in
- Frame rails and underside painted w/POR 15
- All new LED lights
- All new wiring running in conduit, everything soldered and heat shrinked, grounds at the trailer connector and every box

To do:
- Shorten trailer connector
- Cut 1/4" plate ramp doors to size (thank goodness Paul has a torch!)
- Finish retainer bars for tire rack - cut to length, weld on ends, cover in plastic
- Inspect/re-pack bearings
- Spray deck with bedliner (will wait till Spring, Danielle will kill me if I do it in the garage)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8222957656_67cb3a316e_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8221883487_24f8b357ed_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8344/8221882559_f583d9c1c8_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8337/8221881093_b7ccac6527_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8221881733_5ccb0c6a1a_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: catapultkid on November 26, 2012, 09:27:00 PM
Looks good man! It came out really nice! Should last forever and a day now. Feel free to come up whenever. Pat got his cage tubing in today, so I'll be up there this weekend, Friday and Sat.

 Luckly I don't have any winter projects to post...


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on November 27, 2012, 08:14:15 PM
Well, I made some progress on the trailer.  Enough to get it out of my garage and start knocking out all the other stuff I have to do.  I always regret not taking pictures...I wish I had some "before" pictures.  The trailer is 12 years old and the underside was quite rusty...almost all rust, in fact.  If I ever have to do this again, I will find a way to flip the trailer over.  Grinding, painting and soldering while rolling around underneath really sucks.

Progress:
- Tire rack welded up and painted w/ POR 15
- New tie-downs and ramp doors welded in
- Frame rails and underside painted w/POR 15
- All new LED lights
- All new wiring running in conduit, everything soldered and heat shrinked, grounds at the trailer connector and every box

To do:
- Shorten trailer connector
- Cut 1/4" plate ramp doors to size (thank goodness Paul has a torch!)
- Finish retainer bars for tire rack - cut to length, weld on ends, cover in plastic
- Inspect/re-pack bearings
- Spray deck with bedliner (will wait till Spring, Danielle will kill me if I do it in the garage)



That trailer looks great ! I can bring you another one that need some work (http://airboxer.com/images/lol.gif)

Cheers


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on November 28, 2012, 07:42:54 PM
Hi guys. I have a winter project to share with everyone. I would like to solicit ideas on storage and things that would make YOUR timing trailer more user friendly. So boys and girls don't hesitate to chime in with your ideas. So far there is an eight foot oak top fold down table installed, a shelf holding the PA system, and new storage drawers installed next to the securely mounted shelves. Pictures will come later.

Beth had a great idea for storage and work station equipment. 5 gal. buckets with work station  number on them with fire extinguisher, radio and flag in them, then empty and nest buckets for storage!

To do list:
rebuild timing display
buff exterior of trailer
install exterior shelf for timing transmitter
label drawer contents


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on November 28, 2012, 08:20:16 PM
Beth had a great idea for storage and work station equipment. 5 gal. buckets with work station 
number on them with fire extinguisher, radio and flag in them, then empty and nest buckets for storage!

For the record... I wasn't the first to think of it!   But looks like Bud's the one who's actually going to make it happen,
which is the most important bit.   :)


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: JCHVMSC on November 29, 2012, 06:32:13 PM
a few fwiw ideas
Power strip across back of fold down table
Improved FM antenna mount - which I can do
External antenna for "home" wireless box which Gunny and I can look at
Think about new speaker setup - Blue ridge has for horns on a board, that they set on top of trailer

John


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on November 29, 2012, 07:09:12 PM
How about a session between Weihnachten and Neujahr.

I can bring some powertools, etc.

I have a polisher to do the exterior.

How about some Pizza and B99r for lunch ?





Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on November 30, 2012, 04:10:33 PM
Great ideas coming in!

John, I was looking at the power strip over the table. Found one priced reasonably on Amazon. I'll get that on order. I talked with Gunny a while back and discussed the home antenna box on a shelf on the side of trailer. Are you saying to mount the antenna on the exterior with a cable?

How about a session between Weihnachten and Neujahr.

I can bring some powertools, etc.

I have a polisher to do the exterior.

How about some Pizza and B99r for lunch ?



Sorry Englebert but my German is a little rusty so you my have to translate your first line.
Polish needs to be bought for the polishing. I can get a polisher too.
I think the Pizza and B99rs are a good idea. Give me a time and date.

Send me a PM for Phone #


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: gunny on November 30, 2012, 05:01:13 PM
I have a great donated computer. I reinstalled windows on it and it's pretty nice. I need to get one of the other ones so I can recreate the file structure onto this new computer.
plan is to create a little network and use all three. Black one for registration, silver one as a little web server on race day and the new one for timing.

Gunny

Oh and the stingers are on the horizon! just waiting on a good weekend to bring the car to zips.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on November 30, 2012, 06:43:28 PM
Great ideas coming in!

John, I was looking at the power strip over the table. Found one priced reasonably on Amazon. I'll get that on order. I talked with Gunny a while back and discussed the home antenna box on a shelf on the side of trailer. Are you saying to mount the antenna on the exterior with a cable?

How about a session between Weihnachten (Christmess) and Neujahr.(newyear)

I can bring some powertools, etc.

I have a polisher to do the exterior.

How about some Pizza and B99r for lunch ?



Sorry Englebert but my German is a little rusty so you my have to translate your first line.
Polish needs to be bought for the polishing. I can get a polisher too.
I think the Pizza and B99rs are a good idea. Give me a time and date.

Send me a PM for Phone #

Edited ! Does it make more sense now ?

Anyway I will send you PM.

Cheers


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on November 30, 2012, 07:35:19 PM
"How about a session between Weihnachten (Christmess) and Neujahr.(newyear)"


I should have known.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: JCHVMSC on November 30, 2012, 08:38:24 PM
i made an extension antenna mount for the Home box, but the antenna holder end was too light for the antenna. need to look at a better design and we can have the Home box inside on a shelf

John


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on December 01, 2012, 08:01:48 AM
Good idea. When we plan a fix up date we can fabricate something.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: wrXpres on December 04, 2012, 05:55:06 PM
Chump car.  Have procured an '86 olds cutlass.  So far we have:
-Stripped interior and wiring
-removed ALL glass (including windshield)
-pulled drivetrain and gas tank
-put in new floor as the old was rusted beyond belief

Goes in for a roll cage next week and hopefully will have our refreshed engine in and time to wire it all up and get it running by the first race at VIR in march.



Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on December 15, 2012, 09:51:41 AM
- refurbish used trailer I bought (paint, wiring, lights) finishing touches on trailer
- put a suspension in Danielle's Miata
- fix the axle in the Civic
- replace cracked exhaust manifold in Caprice...with a set of headers :)
- swap 1.8L from parts Miata into LeMons car
- rebuild ~45yr old lawn tractor hydraulic system

Well, I went to replace the axle in the Civic after the company I bought it from 4+ years ago sent me a replacement shaft for free!  In taking everything apart, I noticed that both of my lower ball joint boots had holes melted in them...so that's what the brake heat shields are for.  Also realized that the shaft they sent me is 1/2" shorter than the old one.  I test-fit the new axle and it looks like it will work. 

I got some new-to-me heat shields from the junkyard and some new ball joint boots (interestingly, the same part # is used for the tie rod boots on my Caprice).  I ordered some Red Line CV-2 grease online, so I need to wait for that to get here before I button everything back up.  Hopefully it'll be driving again shortly.

No heat shields, melted boot:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8274281231_768ac7d540_z.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8274281101_147d6d0f82_z.jpg)

Broken axle:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8337/8274281335_a7ef20439d_z.jpg)

Axle comparison, the new one is shorter:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8274280639_da71096dd4_z.jpg)

Test fit at full compression and full lock.  It looks like it will work to me:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8364/8275341892_5738dbd318_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on December 15, 2012, 09:55:42 AM
Chump car.  Have procured an '86 olds cutlass.  So far we have:
-Stripped interior and wiring
-removed ALL glass (including windshield)
-pulled drivetrain and gas tank
-put in new floor as the old was rusted beyond belief

Goes in for a roll cage next week and hopefully will have our refreshed engine in and time to wire it all up and get it running by the first race at VIR in march.

You gonna do any of the LeMons races as well?  We're planning on CMP in the spring and fall plus Summit Point in June.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on December 23, 2012, 04:06:10 PM
here is the fold down table


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on December 23, 2012, 04:13:22 PM
Here is a view of the storage area.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on December 23, 2012, 04:27:12 PM
Looks awesome!!


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: ccann26 on December 23, 2012, 06:46:15 PM
You haven't found an air gauge laying around in there have you ?


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: gunny on December 23, 2012, 08:25:15 PM
You haven't found an air gauge laying around in there have you ?

Or 3 Corvette lift pucks

Gunny


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on December 24, 2012, 06:48:52 AM
Hello Bud, looks good. Please PM me if you need some help after christmass.

Happy Holidays


Here is a view of the storage area.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: ccann26 on December 24, 2012, 07:06:53 AM
You haven't found an air gauge laying around in there have you ?

Or 3 Corvette lift pucks

Gunny

I think most of my lift pucks are laying somewhere on the side of the highway.....


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on December 24, 2012, 08:26:05 AM
I do recall seeing a gauge, hat, 3 chairs and a water bottle. The matchbox car I found is a fixture on the PA system now.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: wahoo5 on December 24, 2012, 11:33:38 AM
Looks great, Bud. Thanks.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on December 24, 2012, 01:23:20 PM
PA mounted now. No more packing and unpacking or unpacking and packing.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: gunny on December 29, 2012, 06:34:58 PM
Just got done rebuilding a donated laptop (Dell Latitude 630 that is in pretty good shape), this one is newer and will probably be used for timing and scoring. I'll be testing it tomorrow and then get Ricardo trained on setup.
I also spend 20 bucks and got a nice cordless mouse for it.
I wanted to build a web server so the club could do real time scoring but we are not licensed for it. I'll bring it up in a meeting in the near future.

Looking forward to this up coming season!

Gunny


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on December 30, 2012, 05:45:24 PM

Current status:

  • New steering wheel (got a cheap hub adapter that mostly works, wheel has shipped)    done!    oops, needs some rework    Really done now!    :)
  • New Quaife rack & pinion (came this week)  Done! 
  • Coilovers (waited all summer for them, they finally arrived!)  Done! 
  • New seats (just starting to look into this)  Driver's side done!

  • Li'l bit of body work (grind off that rust; look for some help welding repairs)
  • Cool paint job & wing (okay that's more of a fantasy than a plan)

  • Recharge battery that went dead while doing all of the above....  (oops)  Done!

The coilovers still need adjustment.  Despite the careful measuring we did before installation
their heights are all over the map.  But it's very nearly driveable again now!

I also added a couple of new stickers.  ;D


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: JCHVMSC on December 31, 2012, 03:23:42 PM
Starting line Control Stoplight prototype finished and functioning

John


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: wahoo5 on January 01, 2013, 11:15:28 AM
Looks great, John.

David


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on January 01, 2013, 02:44:27 PM
Looks like a real traffic light.

Let me know the dimensions for the mounting places and I make the stand.

Cheers
Engelbert

Starting line Control Stoplight prototype finished and functioning

John


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: ccann26 on January 01, 2013, 07:49:29 PM
 Really cool looking, can't wait to sit in front of it and see it turn green !


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: wahoo5 on January 02, 2013, 02:45:21 PM
What's next? A Christmas tree?


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: gunny on January 06, 2013, 05:36:25 PM
Vette
Borla Stingers (scheduled for Jan 2nd), They sound so good!
Paint brake calipers (going to paint them black)
Change all fluids
Detail the car (fix paint! I messed up a small area of paint using the wrong cleaner!) Done! Paint looks great! Thanks to John for the tips.

House
Paint all the bathrooms. (Dont think its going to happen)
Rake leaves (I have a crap load, and I already raked once) Done. Prolly have one more round to go!

Me
Just joined a gym (lose 10lbs)  Working on it, slow going though! Easier to gain 10 than to loose 10 in my book.

Gunny
 



Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on January 07, 2013, 06:34:05 PM
What is the equation for time lost = 10 lbs. lost?


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: gunny on January 07, 2013, 08:46:41 PM
What is the equation for time lost = 10 lbs. lost?

if you must know (simple math) :)

Example for a lightly active woman who weighs 160 pounds and wants to lose 10 pounds:

160 pounds x 10 calories = 1,600 RMR

1,600 calories x 1.5 = 2,400 calories required to maintain current weight

2,400 -- 1,900 (calories ingested) = 500 calorie deficit

10 pounds x 3,500 calories = 35,000

35,000/500 calorie deficit = 70 days

70 days/7 days = 10 weeks

Based on a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day, this woman will lose 1 lb per week and it will take her 10 weeks to lose 10 lbs.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on February 22, 2013, 09:11:30 AM
Alright, here is the final answer on the timing trailer axle. I was not happy with just replacing the axle without a little more research. So I researched the oldest pics in the gallery(12-06) and found a pic of the tire-to-fender clearance. There is no difference in that clearance today! And the trailer was unloaded. Also more research found that this type of axle can be ordered in 5 different axle height configurations. We got what was on it or was specked. I wasn't around then. Soooooo, there will be no axle replacement.

READY FOR MARCH!!


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: JCHVMSC on February 23, 2013, 12:51:25 PM
A few years ago we replaced the tires with higher rated ones and I think they were larger diameter also - may have screwed up you picture comparison


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on March 02, 2013, 06:58:10 PM
Thanks to Bud for this idea!
Now I don't have to unstack and restack my tires just to move them out of the way.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on March 04, 2013, 05:38:41 PM
John correct me if I'm wrong. If the tires were smaller wouldn't they show more clearance or was I looking at a picture of the larger tires on the trailer?


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: rothaus on March 13, 2013, 03:37:21 PM
Starting line Control Stoplight prototype finished and functioning

John

Got the Starting light stand done.


The only problem is that I have to go to Switzerland this Saturday. I could drop it at Justin's place and he can take it to the meeting next week.

The boxes can just be screwed on with wood screws.

 


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: JCHVMSC on March 15, 2013, 09:55:35 PM
That should work and I can assemble and test

John


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on March 18, 2013, 04:49:22 AM
I've got it.  will bring it to the meeting.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: JCHVMSC on March 18, 2013, 03:00:26 PM
Awesome, thanks

John


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on March 23, 2013, 04:06:22 PM
Did this a few weekends ago.  Danielle heard some change rattling around in the console of the Porsche.  I pulled ~$12.50 out of it.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8583285105_0acfcf6338_z.jpg)

Not car-related, but managed to finish the kitchen island I was building today:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8584386290_986f99b4bd_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on March 23, 2013, 07:36:42 PM
Not car-related, but managed to finish the kitchen island I was building today:

Like!!   What goes on the upper shelf?


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on March 23, 2013, 07:40:39 PM
Like!!   What goes on the upper shelf?

Thanks.  Danielle is putting her cutting boards on that shelf.  I wanted to try something different and didn't want to deal with trying to fit a board snugly around the 4 legs.  I also didn't have enough scrap flooring to make a full shelf.  I'm pleased with how it came out.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 06, 2013, 05:06:26 PM

Hey Bud!   I finally got those buckets.  Six blue ones from Lowes.

(I thought about getting them from Home Depot but they might have been confused with cones.)

If you really don't like the blue I can return them for white or gray.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: bud murray on April 09, 2013, 03:42:38 AM
Great. Do you want to use a paint stick to put the numbers on the buckets or do you have something else in mind?


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 09, 2013, 05:00:49 AM
Great. Do you want to use a paint stick to put the numbers on the buckets or do you have something else in mind?

Mind....?  I'm good at spending money.  Thinking, not so much.

Maybe Gunny can get some big numbers from the place he buys his car numbers.
They just stick on.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: gunny on April 09, 2013, 05:31:00 AM
Great. Do you want to use a paint stick to put the numbers on the buckets or do you have something else in mind?

Mind....?  I'm good at spending money.  Thinking, not so much.

Maybe Gunny can get some big numbers from the place he buys his car numbers.
They just stick on.


Numbers for what?
just let me know what size the numbers need to be and I can get them made.

Gunny


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on April 09, 2013, 10:02:13 AM
Spray paint?  Duct tape?  No need to overthink numbers on buckets.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 09, 2013, 10:08:16 AM
Numbers for what?
just let me know what size the numbers need to be and I can get them made.

We got six 5-gal. buckets from Lowes (http://www.lowes.com/pd_4853-1152-57640_4294729350__?productId=3083565) to use at the worker stations. 
They will carry the fire extinguisher, radio, and flag to each station, and also mark its location. 

It would be nice to have a big number on each one, 1 to 6, so you can easily see from
a distance which station is which.  (Or maybe two numbers, one for each side of the bucket?)

Color should contrast well with Lowes Blue (and the white logo), maybe bright yellow or orange. 

The buckets are about 14 inches high, but they have that plastic ridge a couple of inches below
the rim.  So the numbers could be 9-11" high.  I'll measure to make sure when I get home.

So - 12 digits (2 ea. of '1' to '6'), 6" wide and 9 to 11" high (TBD), in a bright color.
How much would that cost? 



Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 09, 2013, 10:09:22 AM
Spray paint?  Duct tape?  No need to overthink numbers on buckets.

Oh you're no fun at all.

Duct tape isn't very visible, and spray paint is hard to do neatly enough to read from a distance.
Unless you have secret tagging skills you've been keeping from us.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: ccann26 on April 09, 2013, 11:10:16 AM
Neon yellow spray paint 5 dollars = perfect.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: wahoo5 on April 09, 2013, 01:55:20 PM

Color should contrast well with Lowes Blue (and the white logo), maybe bright yellow or orange. 


I vote for orange. Nothing else goes better with blue!

David


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 11, 2013, 05:29:38 AM
The buckets are about 14 inches high, but they have that plastic ridge a couple of inches below
the rim.  So the numbers could be 9-11" high.  I'll measure to make sure when I get home.

So - 12 digits (2 ea. of '1' to '6'), 5 or 6" wide and 9 to 11" high (TBD), in a bright color.
How much would that cost?  

It's about 11" from the bottom of the bucket to the plastic ridge.  So 9" or 10" numbers would be perfect.

Or, we could simply attach Audie's posterboard numbers to the buckets - no vinyl / paint / duct tape reqd.
(But they'd have to detach after the event, so the buckets could be stacked.)



Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 11, 2013, 05:32:30 AM
I vote for orange. Nothing else goes better with blue!

David

LOL.   In my experience it also goes nicely with black.  Not to mention white.    ;D


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: jloehlein on April 29, 2013, 11:08:53 AM
Well, it's not really winter anymore, but I managed to clean out the garage after getting Gunny's car running.  Loaded the wagon with scrap metal and took it to the recycler.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8544/8692620991_52bcc2974d_c.jpg)

Since Paul's car is in the garage, had to put the Civic outside.  The wagon is like a mother protecting her children.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/8692620619_95c15c0705_c.jpg)

Now I just need to get the Civic ready for the HPDE.  New fluids, make the rear brakes work, new inner wheel well shield to keep my tires from throwing road debris directly onto the air filter.  Maybe next weekend...


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 29, 2013, 11:53:34 AM
Since Paul's car is in the garage, had to put the Civic outside.  The wagon is like a mother protecting her children.

She's not doing a very good job.  I spy a snake eyeing them for dinner.


Title: Re: Winter projects?
Post by: whiteryder on April 29, 2013, 03:06:28 PM
If you want to get a little more oomph from your miata (any of them)....

http://www.ronpatrickstuff.com/