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Old 06-28-2016, 07:55 AM   #1771
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lookin good!! its always those seemingly small things that end up being the toughest and also the most accomplished when you get them done... just because well.. making anything custom and then seeing it fit the way you want just plain rocks!!
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Is it me or did Tango post the pics in stealth mode?
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:00 AM   #1772
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:10 AM   #1773
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You got that right Chris --- the "little stuff" on a custom build is what consumes 90% of your time. Stuff like installing the engine & tranny get done in a day or so...making all the crap around it can take years! Ask me how I know.
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:17 PM   #1774
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Hey Tango. I think you are going to like the cable way better than you would have liked "fly by wire" like I have. What with the rocking horse effect of our short wheel bases, I can't hold the accelerator in position without using cruse control.

When I first glanced at your pics, I thought "Hey Dude, did ya know you had a pink Hula Hoop stuck through your fire wall?" Ha, Ha. Jack
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:08 PM   #1775
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All skoolies require a pink Hoola-Hoop through the firewall. Everyone know that Jack. It's just is what it is.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:21 PM   #1776
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plus with the cable you have a chnce of fixing it if something goes wrong... if the fly stops flying or the wire stops wiring its a lot harder to be able to go 'by'...

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Old 06-29-2016, 10:37 AM   #1777
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Tango, I see no issue with concrete pictures in your thread, it is your story...roll with it

I will hyjack, I am building this, using type "S" mortar and I need to paint the chimney area so water doesnt soak in, what kind of paint and prep work?

I still have to finish covering the dome, I was thinking what should I do for water proofing?

it is going to be blue and the base will be parged and painted ...looks over shoulder for wifey...Yellow w/blue tiles maybe

oops not a recent picture, I built the chimney last night



I don't want it to have a chance of freezing either and cracking apart

Thanks

I will also add this one, finally got her started and will bring her home weekend after 4th, maybe this Friday...she has a nice round smooth rearend hugh?




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Old 06-29-2016, 10:53 AM   #1778
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Now don't be doing that Bansil--we all love a beautiful rear end like that one! Jack
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Beautiful indeed!!! What a sweetheart. '38-ish?

As for painting the mortar and waterproofing, your best bet is to apply a good quality concrete sealer first over everything...then you can use just about any kind of paint. Unless the 'crete is thoroughly sealed, it will outgas moisture and the paint will flake off in no time.

My personal preference is for penetrating type sealers but they can be tricky to find.

But either way, when will the pizza be ready?
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I just came across the info in the link below and think any of us hobby welders need to be aware of this potentially lethal combination. I have used "Brake Cleaner" to remove oils & such many times prior to welding but will find another option after reading this. Surprised the fool out of me. Please pass on as you see fit.

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