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Old 06-23-2005, 10:01:47 PM
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Photo little garage cleaning yesterday :)

I was working on cleaning my garage yesterday and drug about half of the engines out of the little 2 car garage. What a lot of work. I bet everyone thought I was having a garage sale or something. I've got em stacked in the good now.

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WOW! I can't believe all that was IN there!! Neat pix!
Hey, my uncle lives in your town, too.

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No he doesn't...sorry! Wrong state!
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:41:16 PM
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Hmmm.

I have tried to clean my 16' x 24' shop many times, but it hardly ever works out as I have planned. With visions of a clean and organized engine shop, I start to work. Small stuff goes onto workbench. Engines on carts go outside. Big engines stay put, sweep around them. Toss obvious junk. Keep less obvious junk. Sweep floor with air gun. Wait for dust cloud to clear. Bring smaller engines back into shop. Maintain paths to tool boxes. Clean workbench. Put good stuff into plastic buckets and stack them between engines. Find and wipe down tools, put back into tool boxes. Toss obvious junk. Lay out parts for next project on the workbench. Find 2' x 2' free space on 12' x 3' workbench. View the progress made, have a cool drink. Realize not much has changed. Go in for dinner.
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Wow, with the houses stacked in their like cordwood I bet your neighbors love it when you fire them up!
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:37:38 AM
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Tom I'll bet that after you put all of those engines, the forklift and the trailer in that garage it looks like Phillis Dillers oven.

She says that her oven is so caked with crud that she can only bake cupcakes one at a time.

After you get it all in there is there room for you to get in to?
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Tom: Nice try. I hope it worked for you because it usually doesn't work for me. All it does is create neatness for a day or so then just try to find something (again) you put away in its place. I wonder what place I put that . A nice little fork lift is needed by all of us .



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A forklift of your own to move engines?

Now that is what I call serious. I really think you need to
move into an apartment and let the engines have the house.
I think the local engine welfare agency would frown on you
if they knew the cramped conditions your engines have to
live in

To say I'm envious... is an understatement.

Congratulations!

Dave
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Default Re: little garage cleaning yesterday :)

Some of you MAY know that Tom lost an argument with a crank while helping a friend.
It COULD have been even worse for Tom, but bad enough as it is.
I direct you to this thread about the merits (if there ARE any) of CRANKS.

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Yeah!...My wife got on my case and I cleaned up a bit last month...Snaped a photo of it while it was neat, 'cause it may never look this way again!

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Wow!! That's a lot of stuff in a 2 car garage in a suburban neighborhood. So, how do the neighbors handle it?
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Neighbors are pretty good about as long as I don't have too much stuff sittin out in the driveway like last year under tarps.

To follow up on what Craig said about me loosing a battle with a crank it's true, I broke my nose at Coolsprings startin a engine with a crank handle when it came off but as you can see it hasn't stopped me from messin with engines Had surgery yesterday to fix it and all seems to be going well so far.

From now on all hand cranks should be left hanging on the wall.

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Tom - would that be a Boos in one of those pics? I think I see a Hvid....
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No Hvid's in my garage, ya gotta crank them to start em and I ain't gonna have another engine that I have to use a crank on.

still haven't had time to get that Boos out of the woods yet.

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My problem is that when i start pulling motors out well i think i havnt had that one running in a while and before you know it a half a dozen engines are running and im just sitting around enjoying the sound
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Default Re: little garage cleaning yesterday :)

It's funny to see htat picture as my house looks just like that. Except I only get half of it for me. I have gotten very creative in arranging things just so in order to walk in that side. It's all in the arrangeing
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My problem is that when i start pulling motors out well i think i havnt had that one running in a while and before you know it a half a dozen engines are running and im just sitting around enjoying the sound
ISNT that what your supposed to do ?BobRR
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Default Re: little garage cleaning yesterday :)

If you have a forklift and need more space,try pallet racks. I have 3 shelves high with a #3000 capacity per 9' long shelf x 3 racks. 27,000 pounds off the floor should work for a couple of more years.
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BobRR thats what i always do. Man last week was so hot didnt take long for the fairbanks to boil. Suppossed to be hotter this week. Around 100 with 100 percent humidty. Not much more cleaning gonna get done here for a while.
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