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Old 11-25-2007, 08:42 PM   #48 (permalink)
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03-18-2006, 06:05 Pm

today: planned to jack up the forklift and begin the motorectomies. but we broke the (wooden) jack handle in short order. the jack, btw, must be at least 50 years old.

by the time we got a replacement "handle" (7 foot length of 2.5 inch pipe), we decided instead to just do a "test lift" instead.

it's surprising how long it can take 2 guys to figure out the basic operation of a dual action mechanical ratchet jack. anyway, we eventually did, and now the baker fork truck is resting on its frame on a couple of long wooden blocks, instead of slowly sinking further into the driveway at its tiny rear wheels.

also finished removing the gew-gaws, a number of steel panels, and the "headache bar" (roll cage). tomorrow we'll plan out our blocking strategy for the lift in a bit more detail. the motorectomies will likely happen sometime this week.

also, watched many hours of the 12 hrs of sebring in between playing with the forklift. that cool diesel audi is kicking gasoline's butt big time...
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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