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Author Topic: TREITS STREAMLINER  (Read 794088 times)

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Offline Dean Los Angeles

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #540 on: February 11, 2011, 12:48:34 PM »
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He was the only one on the street who had a 600 amp three phase 480 volt power available and running to his garage.


Those fools that make houses for women. A real house for men would be a one bedroom house with a seven car garage. Well, those extra bedrooms do come in handy for parts storage.

If you have never had an engine stand with engine attached in the dining room then you are not getting the full usage out of the house.
Well, it used to be Los Angeles . . . 50 miles north of Fresno now.
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It's bigger than life or death! It's RACING.

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« Reply #541 on: February 11, 2011, 01:01:44 PM »
I had the boring bar, engine stand, made of 2 x 4's, in the dining room. Mom didn't know it until I started to bore the block.  circa 1951

Van Norman 777s boring bar

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« Reply #542 on: February 11, 2011, 01:40:16 PM »
Doc,

Great story on Mike Swickard. Sorry he left us so early, but nice to hear about his contributions to the build, and what a great machinist he was.

Thanks,

Tom G. 
Asking questions is one's only way of getting answers. As a young boy I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know. In many cases multiple people may not know but are too afraid to ask the "stupid question"; the one who asks the question may in fact be doing a service to those around them.

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« Reply #543 on: February 11, 2011, 01:59:05 PM »
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Those fools that make houses for women. A real house for men would be a one bedroom house with a seven car garage. Well, those extra bedrooms do come in handy for parts storage.

I told my Realtor that I was looking for a large garage with a house attached.

You are right something like a studio apartment attached to the garage with a large storage room in the back would be ideal.

Larry

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« Reply #544 on: February 11, 2011, 02:17:52 PM »
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Those fools that make houses for women. A real house for men would be a one bedroom house with a seven car garage. Well, those extra bedrooms do come in handy for parts storage.

I told my Realtor that I was looking for a large garage with a house attached.

You are right something like a studio apartment attached to the garage with a large storage room in the back would be ideal.

Larry

What are you guys talking about. A house is not nearly big enough. What you need to look for is a Very Large Barn with living quarters above, and an Elevator for when you get old and cannot walk up steps. LOL. I am laughing but that is exactly what I am looking for NOW. That way you can have your Machine shop, Chassis shop, Welding shop, Engine Room, Car assembly room, Storage, and truck and trailer parking all under one roof.

Tom G.

Asking questions is one's only way of getting answers. As a young boy I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know. In many cases multiple people may not know but are too afraid to ask the "stupid question"; the one who asks the question may in fact be doing a service to those around them.

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« Reply #545 on: February 11, 2011, 04:19:23 PM »
Garages and shops are like women's breasts, no such thing as "to big"!!!

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« Reply #546 on: February 11, 2011, 07:30:33 PM »
Tom, You forgot the clean room for engine assembly.  Tony
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« Reply #547 on: February 11, 2011, 07:53:57 PM »
I think an old 2 room schoolhouse with another shop out back within a days drive of the salt is ideal.  :-D (not mine  :-( )

Freud, Ray, keep up the good work. :)
Just happy to be here. :-D

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« Reply #548 on: February 11, 2011, 08:56:36 PM »
Tom, You forgot the clean room for engine assembly.  Tony

Tony,

Clean Room is in the engine room. LOL Remember I said a Very Large Barn. LOL. I am looking for that in SLO County.
Tony I miss your updates on your car.

Tom G.

PS. Where is Wayno, and how is his Lakester coming along.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 08:59:17 PM by desotoman »
Asking questions is one's only way of getting answers. As a young boy I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know. In many cases multiple people may not know but are too afraid to ask the "stupid question"; the one who asks the question may in fact be doing a service to those around them.

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« Reply #549 on: February 11, 2011, 09:27:18 PM »
What house? :?
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« Reply #550 on: February 12, 2011, 03:06:37 PM »
The Los Angeles Times answered this perfectly.
Long time members of the Mustang Owners Club of California and the Mustang Club of America, Molly and Stan Hyman rebuilt their house after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Or should I say they built a garage and attached a house to it.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-garage-house-20110211,0,7252593.story
Well, it used to be Los Angeles . . . 50 miles north of Fresno now.
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« Reply #551 on: February 12, 2011, 05:33:13 PM »
Garage isn't big enough.
 :cheers:
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« Reply #552 on: February 12, 2011, 05:56:22 PM »
A good friend of mine, who, straying back to topicality, has known Marlo since the early days of the Coachman C.C. (whatever happened to the '56 sedan delivery with the beer tap in the dash?  :cheers: ), when confronted with a divorce that left him without a house, went to the city of Portland to see what he would have to do to build an apartment in his nice old brick building (containing an automotive business) in the inner industrial section of town.  When they requested $30k for a feasibility study (with no guarantees on results), he gave up that idea.

It's a cold, cruel world.

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« Reply #553 on: February 12, 2011, 06:08:49 PM »
We live in our shop. It started out as a "guesthouse" with a shop and we got a little carried away! :-D

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« Reply #554 on: February 12, 2011, 07:23:38 PM »
Is there any forgiveness in this crowd?

I pulled myself away from the humming bird nest (www.phoebeallens.com) long enough to do this post.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/94_its_so_simple/index.html

Have a look at a small water connection on the left cyl head of the front engine. Now that it's done, the rear should be simple.

I said   SHOULD BE SIMPLE.

I hope u enjoy a glimpse into craftshmaship in action.

If this is boring, go to www.phoebeallens.com and see Mother Nature at her very best. But u better hurry. It could be only 50% tomorrow.

Do I usually steer u wrong? Not this time either.

FREUD
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