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By Walt
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blueturbofly wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:04 pm

it is. kept my shop at a balmy 22*c today, while i worked on the isuzu, my son worked on the honda atv, and the wife worked on holding the couch down while sleeping on it-
a good day for all….

Whoaw you really have a family “Man cave” :-)
Did you have much work on the Isuzi?
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Walt wrote: Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:02 am
blueturbofly wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:04 pm

it is. kept my shop at a balmy 22*c today, while i worked on the isuzu, my son worked on the honda atv, and the wife worked on holding the couch down while sleeping on it-
a good day for all….

Whoaw you really have a family “Man cave” :-)
Did you have much work on the Isuzi?

just some minor stuff before winter really hits. replaced the interior lights with all led units, front and back. i had led cob panels in the oem interior lights, but they didnt last as long, AND melted the lens….
so, a pair of 4 inch round led up front, and a 4 × 10 led in the rear cargo area. i like my light… :laugh:
had the doors apart, the door locks were really sticky drivers door didnt want to work at all…-cleaned and lubed those,the ig cylinder, as well as the window tracks and guides..
when i arrived home thursday, the wife had put the trooper the shop- thats when i noticed a oil leak :-( ….power steering high pressure hose has failed. order new one friday, should be here monday :-o rock auto is quick!!!

fixed the block heater cord end, topped up coolant and oil- this 3.2 eats engine oil-but i dont feel like taking it apart. it is some straight up pain in the a$$ Japanese engineering…
replaced a inop delay wiper switch, and change a few of the micro bulbs in the switches to led….

just general maintenance, i guess..
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more heater testing and mods-
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installed heat exchanger tubes- now, some there must be some way to direct air thru them…what do i have….but more suzuki parts!!
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i tried a cpu fan, but not enough cfm thru the 3 tubes- will use a hair dryer- that moves alot of air.

then we got it hot…
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and the kid brought out some corndogs…
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all in all a good day. still needs a few tweaks here and there, but it does heat the shop rather nicely…next month its supposed to drop below -20*c…and i have had -40 *c weather for a few weeks at a time….
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i have picked up some free to me tools- a guy was cleaning out old sheds at his farm-asked me if i was interested in any of the stuff- so i took a look-

came home with a trailer almost full of random tools- not so much in the wrench /screwdriver department, but larger items like:

a shopsmith lathe
a jeweler’s lathe
craftmaster band saw
rockwell table saw, cast iron top
belt sander-old school cast aluminum housing
national n54 tube radio, has police/shortwave/am/ marine settings
a motorola 100 watt police base radio
tube testing machine
variac-a/c voltage regulator
dwell /tach tester machine- new in box-
2 belt driven grinders- one is 110% home-made, the other is a proper old school belt drive, double stone bench grinder-
2 dewalt 18 volt batteries and 3, 18 volt chargers-they match what i currently use-
4 military fuel cans
barrel with hand pump
small cutting/ brazing torch

about 1200 rhythm and blues compact discs :-o

and whatever else he finds when cleaning up, he will call me… :-D

the tools are mostly from the 50’s -early 60’s- they all work, just need some tlc- new bearings and cords…
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i will post some pics of the tools-

with these two lathes i could turn my own custom parts for these cars :-D

my own lightened flywheels and crank pulleys :laugh:
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