Storage building

It's a heavy boy.
 

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Got everything for the unistrut/chain hoist track except have to pick up some lag bolts at Lowes. Shouldn't take but maybe 1/2 hour to construct. It's put two hangers up, slide tubing thru, mark location of other 4. Pull tube and mount other 4 hangers. Slide tube in and when ready to use it, tighten the pinch bolts. Hang chain hoist when ready to use.

The porch is the counterweight of this hillbilly crane. Hope it doesn't flip it over!
 
Did nothing today before Eye Doc appointment and even less after. Need to go to Lowes and get a long 3/16"? drill bit. Afraid trying to cram 3/8 x 5" lag bolts into treated 2x6 without drilling a hole will go badly. IDK? Worst case...they don't feel like they are getting tight and I move over couple inches and try again with smaller hole. Bench has lockable wheels. Move it under the hoist. Move it back and nail it down.

Eye doc says will do glasses sometime in November or early Dec. Might need very mild script for distance and maybe 2.00 or 2.50 for bifocal. I have zero issue with wearing glasses all the time if makes my life easier. Have 400 bucks to spend on Medicare Advantage Plan for glasses. But visit to NC Retina comes first the 11th to make sure everything in back of eye is up to snuff.

Still can't hear a thing out of either eye. No news on the prostate but 84 year old land owner mentioned something. Says if he's in bed or been sitting a while, walks to furthest bathroom. Makes things flow better. So need to get off my butt. My issue is 95% during first attempt after sleeping. Or we may do boner pills and hire me out to stud?
 
Prefer this type although I don't really need it unless I start building more of these. Have to have some way to handle the trans though as it gets heavier.

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This is the type that I had at the Ford dealer. Rotunda.
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This is the type that I had at the Ford dealer. Rotunda.
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He had that one too. I'm more familar with other type. But my auto trans experience is very limited. Torn bunch apart but only assembled maybe half-dozen 40+ years ago. I'll have plenty of time to do the reassembly. Need to find out if I bought anything reusable.

Dealer trans building is different from general public/aftermarket. Dealer stuff is normally fairly low mileage. General public/aftermarket shop stuff is wore the slap out. Dealer only wants that ONE part that broke replaced. I've seen guys do some REALLY hacky zhit in dealerships. Flat-rate encourages that.
 
He had that one too. I'm more familar with other type. But my auto trans experience is very limited. Torn bunch apart but only assembled maybe half-dozen 40+ years ago. I'll have plenty of time to do the reassembly. Need to find out if I bought anything reusable.

Dealer trans building is different from general public/aftermarket. Dealer stuff is normally fairly low mileage. General public/aftermarket shop stuff is wore the slap out. Dealer only wants that ONE part that broke replaced. I've seen guys do some REALLY hacky zhit in dealerships. Flat-rate encourages that.
That’s not how it was at the Jeep dealer. Most everything we did was beat to death, manual or automatic.
The good thing about the Jeep dealer is that it was in West LA, lots of customer pay jobs instead of warranty. People on the west side had money, a lot of celebrities and sports stars had Jeeps.
 
I've done a lot of manual stuff. Did R&R for several trans shops and would do initial tear-down. Builder would pull assemblies & valve bodies apart. Basically anything with sealing areas he took apart.
 
The 8 wheeled bracket doesn't like the cheap azz Lowes track. Have a 4 wheel one coming. Originally ordered channel and 4 wheel bracket from Lowes. Didn't see that the bracket was coming from Pakistan or somewhere a long way off. Supposed to get to Lowe's 10th. So found a heavier duty 8 wheel on Amazon and grabbed it. Possibly might try loosening all the channel hangers where bolted to rafters and see if it helps. I got tired. 3 hours of screwing with it was enough. Hadn't had lunch. The recliner was calling.
 

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The "bracket" is the steel plate with large hole the chain hoist is hanging from has 8 skateboard wheels. 4 on each side. I don't remember ever putting it in the track and checking it's fit? Well...it doesn't fit. Goes 18ish inches and gets stuck beat it thru about 8 inches and it goes again. The channel must not be completely straight/level. Guess I'll slide the channel out and see if it work when it's free. The bottom/slot of channel is rolled. Probably some inconsistency in height of that rolled surface.
 
I figured having more rollers would spread the load better. Unfortunately combination of cheap track & possibly even cheaper roller assembly just don't work very well. Doesn't move more than ten inches without getting stuck. Have to whack it along for 10-15 inches. It's possible putting a load on it will "adjust" the track. Only need few thousandths of clearance. You can see where the corner of bearings are contacting the slightly rounded corners of the track/tubing. The bearings are pressed on pins...has washers to space the width. Might remove a washer and get a little slack? I'll see if I still have a puller to get them off.
 
The bolt is a stopper so the roller doesn't shoot out of track. Goes in hole thru track.
 

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Need to grind/file the tracks rolled section...just a tiny bit. We talking about a few thousandths. The roller assemblies pin locations are off by a couple thousandths. If you stand it up on a flat surface, press down on it, then try to rotate the bearings some are tight and some are well, not as tight. I mean...we REALLY talking about thousandths of an inch. Really didn't think the track would be that tight. Can't see any reason it NEEDS to be that tight.
 
Will see if the 4 bearing dealio rolls thru the track before I try making a sanding block to drag thru the channel. Thinking a foot long 1x2 with 80 grit and couple holes at ends for a rope. It'll work. Worst case I'll figure out a way to get the trans from the shed onto the porch. Then use the chain hoist to get it on the bench. Maybe with the trans hanging the weight will knock the lumps down?
 
Of course I managed to screw up the order when purchasing the T50 Plus Torx bit for the bellhousing bolts. Received a T70. So back it goes. Have correct one tomorrow. Only thing got accomplished was exchanging the track for one that was manufactured correctly and dumped maybe quart or so of fluid out of tranny.

About 2 hours of fairly easy physical labor is enough to do me in for couple days. REALLY have to start walking in the mornings like I used to.
 
Dad would be proud of this hackery. Dumping fluid out. Need to find section of linoleum to put on bench. What I used back in the day for my engine bench. Easy to clean.
 

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This Torx Plus deal is bullsheet. The flutes are about twice as wide. Probably could have found one down the street but my butt is already tired.
 
Need to grind/file the tracks rolled section...just a tiny bit. We talking about a few thousandths. The roller assemblies pin locations are off by a couple thousandths. If you stand it up on a flat surface, press down on it, then try to rotate the bearings some are tight and some are well, not as tight. I mean...we REALLY talking about thousandths of an inch. Really didn't think the track would be that tight. Can't see any reason it NEEDS to be that tight.
The replacement track has probably 1/8" of vertical slack with roller installed. The first one was just not made right. Rollers/bearings were nearly press fit thru. Need to buy couple of the bumpers for end of track. The hoist shot out toward the far end I have the bolt/stopper in while mI was on ladder. Good thing it was there or would have gotten face full of 25ish pound chain hoist. They make a rubber bumper dealio. I'll get a set so can block both ends.
 
Dad would be proud of this hackery. Dumping fluid out. Need to find section of linoleum to put on bench. What I used back in the day for my engine bench. Easy to clean.
Drilled small holes in 4 outer corners of sink. Few screws to hold that ugly temporary mess together. Next time I'll construct something more permanent for the porch. Maybe make it a parts washer? Have the pump and brush/hose assembly. Just can't make myself spend the 150ish bucks on one.
 
Bought some linoleum from Marketplace for 20 bucks. Once piece was perfect fit for porch bench. Haven't decided what to use for face of bench. Have drip edge but think I'll find some aluminum angle. Drip edge won't stay flat and be good thing to get cut with.
 
Linoleum isn't tacked down yet. Taking a lunch break and considering options. Have piece of plywood to put down so if drop anything won't fall thru slats on floor. Tacked strip on so stuff won't roll away. Piece of pressed board goes on floor at left end to help tilt bench so it drains.
 

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Almost fell down 3 times in 10 minutes. QUITTING TIME!🤪 Too much junk and not enough places to put it. Almost fell over jackstands and that would have been bad. So I put everything away and found safety of my recliner. Have another eye doc appointment tomorrow. Maybe do something later tomorrow evening. Eyes will be screwed up most of the day. Did get correct Torx bit.
 
Hoped 5o be able to put a bucket under the drip edge but just doesn't work. Suppose could add piece to extend it? Probably just roll bench out and cobble up bucket while working. Teardown shouldn't take long if I have enough tools. 15 or so minutes?🧐
 
In hindsight, should have run low end to other end of bench. Can still change it. Used roofing nails to attach drip edge. Only a few.
 

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We gonna see how well WAZE is at predicting traffic. Set it to 9:45 arrival time and it will alert me when to leave. Great thing about later morning appointment is traffic gets lighter & lighter as the morning rolls on. Big decrease from 9-1. Hopefully next to last eye Doc visit for a year or so.

Next is dentist. Need at least couple pulled.
 
Retina specialist says unlikely I get any of my hearing back in either eye but the lens implants look great. Was pretty puzzled why my regular eye Doc referred me. She did that out of an abundance of caution. Plus Medicare/Medicaid & GOP are paying for it.

Man that16ish mile trip home wasn't much fun. Walked from clinic's office 1.5 miles to Hardee's & back before driving home. Bet my pupils where size of my thumb. My back/right hip is little wonky which makes it tough to walk a straight line. Was laughing thinking about getting stopped for drunk walking. Once they looked at my pupils would have thrown my butt in the can. Or at least been suspicious. Once I headed back from Wendy's realized it was all down hill going not so much heading back. Just like our parents trip to school...

Man I can't see zhit. Big time dilated. About 20 spelling corrections on this.
 
Now I know why that trip for food took so long. Walked to Hardee's and back from Wendy's? I'm confused...
That's what happens when you get your eyes dilated. :cool:

Had it done on Monday morning but it didn't last as long or as severe as the last time I had it done six months ago. That time it took all day to clear up. This time it was easy-peasy.

While on subject of drunk walking read a story yesterday about a guy who was driving his farm tractor and stopped at an intersection then backed into the car behind him before driving off. The question lingers of how far did he think he could go driving a farm tractor. Driver pf damaged car followed him and called police. Cops came and issued summons for DWI before leaving.
Fifteen minutes later the same guy on the same tractor driving up the highway and cited for the second time in less than one-half hour. Cops figured it to be some sort of record.
 
UPS delivered the Teflon ring tools. Just got back from Lowe's after paying 34 bucks for 8 foot piece of 1 inch aluminum angle iron...or whatever. Be on face of bench. Theoretically...no excuse for not pulling transmission apart tomorrow. Do need pair of snap ring pliers to get it all the way down. Probably go borrow them from guy sold my tools to. I'll buy a pair later. Likely won't reassemble anything before January or February. Have to make myself cut back on the Hardee's breakfast. Maybe just do coffee and hope somebody takes pity on me. Or just fry some eggs myself. Hardee's is getting 120ish bucks month of my not hard earned money!🤪
 
Never had a Hardee's breakfast. Come to think of it never had a breakfast at Wendy',s, Burger King or McDonalad's, although when we first relocated to Florida we were regular customers of / for McDonald's coffee.
 
Never had a Hardee's breakfast. Come to think of it never had a breakfast at Wendy',s, Burger King or McDonalad's, although when we first relocated to Florida we were regular customers of / for McDonald's coffee.
Had 87 cent coffee today. Came home & fried two eggs. Cancelled my Sling subscription. Need to take my Spectrum stuff to the office and negotiate a better deal. Not really sure what I'm paying for Internet only? Somewhere between $50 & $85 I think. My MA Plan pays for the Internet. Would like to just go back on a Spectrum TV/Internet bundle. Sling is so wonky. Lots of buffering and jacking around.

Not sure how the MA Plan payment deal would work if on a bundle? I suspect, NOBODY knows. Spectrum doesn't care. MA Plan tech support is completely useless. My guess is, swap my stuff over and see what happens. Spectrum is big on the no contract deal. But you sign a "contract" for one or two years that you can cancel at any time. When the contract that ain't a contract "expires" your rate goes up 30-40%. Then you have to call & pitch a fit. Every time I've tried that they attempted to sell me more.

Haven't touched transmission or bench today. It's not looking good for today. Ordered snap ring pliers. Be here Sat. Out of money for the month so lost interest.
 
We be jamming.
 

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I see you have all the necessary repair and replacement tools on the workbench. Hard and soft blow hammers, vital in every repair...........:rolleyes:
 
I see you have all the necessary repair and replacement tools on the workbench. Hard and soft blow hammers, vital in every repair...........:rolleyes:
I was an engine builder. Surprised me watching trans guys tear stuff down how rough & quick with a hammer they were. Banging & slamming stuff around. Seems to work tho.
 
In my lifetime, being in the glass replacement business, hammers were not to be trifled with during specific operations. Besides, the only thing I ever managed to hit with a hammer was my thumb.
 
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