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Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By azcycle
Wish I could have made it but my r65 has been...

Wish I could have made it but my r65 has been down with a bad rotor and various other electrical gremlins. Maybe I can make the October event. Would be a fun ride up from Tucson!
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By azcycle
Thanks for the reply, Jim. Actually the 7"...

Thanks for the reply, Jim.

Actually the 7" Harley lens won't fit in the r65 bucket as it is slightly bigger, even removed from the Harley mounting/trim. I do still have the original r65 bucket,...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By azcycle
Bosch Harley Headlight on r65?

Hey all!

To make a long story short: Original r65 headlight is missing expensive bits and the PO (my father in law) put on a rather generic and dim "chopper" type of headlight on the r65. The high...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,559
Posted By azcycle
Snowy winter day and driving my 65 Mustang to...

Snowy winter day and driving my 65 Mustang to highschool (289V8, 4bbl and rear-wheel drive makes for interesting winter driving). The parking lot was mostly empty with two cars parked at the front...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By azcycle
Thanks for the replies. I'm honestly on the fence...

Thanks for the replies. I'm honestly on the fence about it all. I DO like the "originality" of what my grandfather did and this car has more sentimental value than an off-the-assembly-line...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By azcycle
Remove coating from underside of hood?

This has been bothering me for years, and when I had the 'stang re-painted back in 1991 I should have had them remove the coating on the underside of the hood. My grandfather purchased the Mustang...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 335,390
Posted By azcycle
Thank you! Early "transitional" 1965,...

Thank you!



Early "transitional" 1965, built November 30, 1964 at the San Jose factory. It has mixed-bag of 64.5 and 65 parts on it. It's a 289, auto, original autolite 4100 4bbl.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 198,381
Posted By azcycle
Not sure if this has been covered but I purchased...

Not sure if this has been covered but I purchased a ball-joint separator. Official linkie. (http://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-point-joint-separator-99849.html)

Didn't work,...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 335,390
Posted By azcycle
What started out as replacing front wheel...

What started out as replacing front wheel bearings is now deep into replacing most of the front suspension bushings, ball joints, shocks, tie rods, etc.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,344
Posted By azcycle
Not that exciting... just noticed air pressure...

Not that exciting... just noticed air pressure was down in the morning:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m6c9GG273Ms/TuI18oJWdRI/AAAAAAAAAEU/3PGOK5pWwIs/s640/DSC03715.JPG
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By azcycle
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 205,578
Posted By azcycle
A few vehicle stories: When buying my 94...

A few vehicle stories:

When buying my 94 Ranger (back in 1996), after the test drive (at night, when raining) I commented to the sales guy "The pedal was throbbing under braking." His response:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,573
Posted By azcycle
I pretty much only commute to work, with an...

I pretty much only commute to work, with an occasional jaunt up the twisty mountain road here in Tucson. My firstborn arrived just last month, and I know my wife and I are both aware of the dangers...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,801
Posted By azcycle
Haven't had a chance to ride the r65 much lately...

Haven't had a chance to ride the r65 much lately with house renovations, plumbing problems, and a new addition:
...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Thanks for the audience and advice/guidance when...

Thanks for the audience and advice/guidance when needed. This is probably the last update here as there isn't much else to do.

We ordered a very nice fold-out couch (made in Texas) that is made of...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
More main house plumbing drama and then on to the...

More main house plumbing drama and then on to the final good stuff! Part of the quoted bathtub drain job was to put in a second sewer clean-out vent. We only had one and it wasn't really installed...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Lots of work this weekend. All ceiling, floor,...

Lots of work this weekend. All ceiling, floor, and door trim installed and painted. With only a cheap plastic miter box and hand-saw, this took a long time. Cabinet pulls, water heater, and counter...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
You cursed me! :rofl Made very minor...

You cursed me! :rofl


Made very minor progress this week. Hung cabinets and leveled the floor cabinets (holy cow were they off originally!) I basically had to lift the one side by a 3/4" to level...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,801
Posted By azcycle
I'm not much of an expert so I think your best...

I'm not much of an expert so I think your best bet is to start a new thread with your problems. I'm sure some of the airhead experts here will be along to help you. You need three things to start:...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Ha! Yeah, we'll see. The end is in sight,...

Ha! Yeah, we'll see. The end is in sight, however!

Spent most of Saturday driving up to the city-wasteland that is called Phoenix and shopped at IKEA. Got some small items, a small dining...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Ripped out the bottom 24" inches of bathroom...

Ripped out the bottom 24" inches of bathroom drywall last night. Glad I did... it was crumbing and water-damaged (some moldy). Good news is the PO used the greenboard. Also installed the vanity...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
That's a good idea... I'll look into it. Thanks!

That's a good idea... I'll look into it. Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
I have about 4 sheets of drywall left over, but...

I have about 4 sheets of drywall left over, but it's the normal stuff. Do the right thing and buy new green stuff or just use what I have? To do it REALLY right, I'd have to gut the whole bathroom,...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
When painting the bathroom last night, I found a...

When painting the bathroom last night, I found a loose piece of drywall paper toward the floor (where the original drywall isn't in the best shape anyway). I pulled at the loose piece and underneath...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Painting the bathroom and closet took up most of...

Painting the bathroom and closet took up most of my time last night. Did replace the single fluorescent shop-light previously used in the bathroom with a nicer fixture. Also, here is a photo of the...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
The ceiling is still open beam so I can replace...

The ceiling is still open beam so I can replace that vent box super-easy. I thought about running the fan on a separate switch but the drywall was already up and considering the bathroom is so small...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Lots and lots done, though not a lot of photos...

Lots and lots done, though not a lot of photos taken. Four weeks until our baby arrives... got to finish this sucka!

...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Thanks so much! I ended up using the cable...

Thanks so much! I ended up using the cable "stackers" where I can run as much as four wires, well... "stacked." I'll snap a photo of what I did tonight. The only thing left over are the couple runs...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Attempting smooth troweling. I've got one more...

Attempting smooth troweling. I've got one more coat to do, and then I'm going to call it quits for this portion of the project.
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Ugh, I know. I've got the shop-vac filter that...

Ugh, I know. I've got the shop-vac filter that supposedly handles drywall dust. I was planning on holding the hose with one hand and sand with the other... suck quick-like to keep it to a minimum. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Mudding/taping drywall kinda sucks.

Mudding/taping drywall kinda sucks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,982
Posted By azcycle
These flatbiller douchebags and their brodozers: ...

These flatbiller douchebags and their brodozers:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KFkwFOlF-fc/UFodGq3PJpI/AAAAAAAAAoc/nYuCS4LOmZ4/s800/brodozer.jpg

Only thing missing are the semi-smokestacks...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Yep! Already a vent/hole through the bathroom to...

Yep! Already a vent/hole through the bathroom to the outside... there just was never a fan installed to push the moisture out.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Update.. spent lots of time knocking out tiny...

Update.. spent lots of time knocking out tiny stuff like adding new wall studs and replacing the exterior door side jambs. The original was so damaged the door lock/doorknob mechanisms wouldn't work....
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
I'm not sure what the code states but I was going...

I'm not sure what the code states but I was going to put 5/8" fire-rated drywall on the garage-side of the shared wall. Interesting about the amount of mud on the joints... will research that a bit...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 198,381
Posted By azcycle
For my recent guest house remodel, I had to...

For my recent guest house remodel, I had to chisel up about 300 sqft of thinset mortar the PO spread as a floor covering. :puke1 I called around and could rent a rotary hammer drill for $70/day or...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Understood, and thank you again. I'll pick up...

Understood, and thank you again. I'll pick up some of the cable stackers since that seems the safest and best option without having to reinstall all the romex. I'll just have to be super careful when...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
I see what you're saying in that some of them may...

I see what you're saying in that some of them may have been cut too short and that there are too many per stud. I purchased some staples this evening but they're only for one run, not multiple. Can I...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
I wasn't going to have it inspected but it was...

I wasn't going to have it inspected but it was done by a licensed contractor. If you're referring to the hanging romex there, that is from me removing the staples because I had to replace the two...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,740
Posted By azcycle
Made some progress last night before I lost...

Made some progress last night before I lost daylight... and the one fluorescent light in the bathroom burned out. Replaced two rotten studs, installed the new pre-hung door, and scraped the remaining...
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