Congratulations. That's a noble purpose, I hope things go well for you.
There is zero cost to clients, parts are paid for by us using donations from the community and discounts at parts stores. There is a limit to how far we go, no major engine or transmission work, no body work that isn't a safety issue. We also take donated cars, flip them, and give away to those who have unrepairable cars or nothing at all.
Woah dude that's pretty cool! I work at a nonprofit, and a lot of my clients definitely in need of some charitable auto repair. Curious, I figure the labor is the free part, but how are parts handled? Also is there a severity limit?
That's a great concept for a charity.
Satan’s cock ring
Maybe I’m the strange one, but I don’t mind those clamps at all. They don’t leak, and they’re not a terrible fight to remove, unless heavily corroded.
Not when they're factory and haven't moved in 10 years.
I hereby submit to the Consortium of Engineers and Mechanics that we rename these clamps to "satans cock rings"
Boot Scootin Speedy Dry Boogie.
I laughed. I hate when I have to do that dance
Use the back side of a push broom to grind the kitty litter into the spill, then sweep up. Only thing of value I learned working at a gas station for a summer. Well, that and if you put it in a paper coffee cup you can drink beer while you work.
I'm going to fucking have to pull pictures from my old phone, now goddammit, at my shop I heated with one of those used oil burning units. Naturally this prompted me to build the fastest, baddest pump I could build since moving cold oil sucks.
Built super awesome pump. Proceed to fill furnace. Customer comes by, start talking. Walk away like an idiot. Mid conversation had that oh shit oh shit fuck me moment. Sprint to furnace room to find empty holding tank, full furnace, and the remaining 80+ gallons of used oil, ATF, and all sorts of nastiness, literally COVERING my entire furnace room and tire room. I spent almost $400 on dry sweep that day.
Took many pictures. Brought much shame to my famiry.
too much of the wrong lube
Having this happen to RC cars growing up sucked
Like the fancy logo on Rolls-Royce wheels
my dad is, which is why i learned to fix and take apart stuff very young
Old truckers never die, they just get a new Peterbilt. Keep it between the ditches, brother.
All Weather Windows in my city has a gorgeous Peterbilt that their driver did up when he drove for them. He passed last year and they kept the truck at the office, put a small decal in writing saying "Jeff's last ride." And it hasn't moved from the warehouse, nice to see them keeping it as a tribute.
rolled out of the shop for the last time... i wish i had pictures of it when he was driving it the wheels and tanks were mirrors RIP man i'll keep the trucks running.
That got me choked up
I saw that truck at the Pro Show & Shine last summer, I'll see if I can find the pictures of it.
Edit: Here it is
Haggardgarage giveaway car?
Is this the one that's always driving around the Ohio State Columbus campus? It's an eyesore.
I hate the color. The aftermarket spoiler looks ridiculous, too.
Yes it is
There's a grey one in that flat wrap stuff kicking around Glasgow. It always looks to me like its texture hasn't loaded yet.
Before I scrolled down, I thought, where's the torch?
One step missing. Crucible with entire car melting inside.
Still missing the arcair/air carbon arc gouging
Don't need those steps if all your problems are started with using the blow torch.
Copy/pasted from my other post: his particular plane is very special. That's All, Brother! was the first aircraft into Nazi Germany on D-Day. She was found a few years ago in a boneyard in Wisconsin, waiting to be turned into a turboprop. From what I have been told by the Commemorative Air Force, a guy was walking through the boneyard and decided to look up her serial number on a whim. When he discovered what it was, he immediately contacted the CAF and told them what he had found. The CAF raised over 100k in less than 35 hours to buy this plane, IIRC. She is at Basler now, slowly being restored to her WWII condition so she can become a flying classroom, teaching children about the events of D-Day and the US Airborne troops. The CAF also hopes to fly her over Normandy on the 75th anniversary of D-day.
Nazi German occupied France.
I can't imagine the reaction when the guy looked up the serial number. I had an Uncle who flew a surplus C-47 for a skydiving company back in the day.
to pick off from a previous post of mine, the patchwork beauty seen here flew for the first time in several years on January 31st, and is now down in Texas with the CAF, being restored to her WWII configuration.
What's the aircrafts story?
Looks like the only thing that has been replaced in this thing since 1948 is the rectifier (RCA tube on the left) and I'm not sure the front panel has ever been off.
Owner did say it still worked, but I'm not going to risk powering it up before going through it.
"See, Eric, parts have to be compatible."
Tube radio, not just an amp. It does use the good old 6V6GT that you'll find in tons of home stereo and guitar amps for the output stage. It isn't much different than a small tabletop tube radio in the home, just gets its high voltage a bit differently.
Tube amps were in cars??
The transistor wasn't invented until 1947. All car radios used vacuum tubes. It looks like transistor radios didn't come in cars .
I completely agree, but then there's also the frustrating side of people asking for help but then ignoring your advice because it wasn't the answer they wanted to hear.
"Hey, should I buy this cheap piece of shit Chinese exhaust on eBay? The settler has good reviews."
"No, it won't fit right and you'll be really mad about it."
Fast forward 2 months
"Can you guys help me out? My new exhaust wouldn't fit so I borrowed a welder from my uncle and accidentally burned a hole in my door skin. Can I just buff it out?"