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Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:35 am quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
JimVonBaden wrote:
Christopher_55934 wrote:
Nice car
I owned the Sky Redline for 6 years. Great car, quick and reliable.
Mines a 2007 with a 2.4 liter and aftermarket turbo, been in the family since 2008. Bolting the kit on was fun, so is driving it now. They should have all been turbo charged from the factory.
My 2008 Redline was a factory Turbo 2.0. Put out, with just a tune, 325 HP and 325 torque.
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:37 pm quote
San Francisco 4 Car Garage... but let me explain

So the garage is a double tandem ~900 sqft and more garage than I thought I would ever want/need and certainly more than could be thought possible in San Francisco. Before you start thinking this must be some huge fancy house, let me stop you right there. The house is also 900 sqft and sits above the garage. Ours is the only one (of 6) that has not had the garage converted into living space.

First the blank canvas (not really proud of what I've done with it). I know it's still a great space and I'm lucky to have it, but really frustrated with the disfunction of it.

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So much space! No light as the windows are broken and boarded up and there are no lights.

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Lights and workbench sorted. note the floors are very not flat. so everything gets cut to fit on the slope.

That was all in the BC times.

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Before Cars! This guy was a bit of a cramp to my scooter space, but sooooo cool.

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then a commuter that is not used for commuting any more blocked the other bay. now I can't get bikes in or out without moving a car. PITA, but attachments and all that. I keep one bike behind the mini so I can use it.

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Current state of the workbench. ugg, hate it. so much space and yet no space.

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and the lift that should be one project at a time, but turns into a dumping ground for parts and everything else that does not fit in the full shelves.

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and the waiting room where the rest of the bikes hang out till it's their turn to spend a year on the lift.

Ossessionato
1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:48 pm quote
Love it. You think thats bad?! You can walk around your stuff without fear of getting buried alive like a hoarder only to be found 1 year later when the neighborhood is looking for the stank!

BTW, what is that hanging rotary tool? Been looking for a new one that has much smaller handle. that one looks like it can fit in some tight spaces! Damn dremel makes their rotary tools with the chunkiest handles which prevent you from really getting a good angle on some tight spaces.
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:05 pm quote
That BMW though?!?
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:49 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
SEA wrote:
Tools and parts to the left, scooters to the right.
ha! your GS looks like the older brother to my super!



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My first Vespa was a '74 yellow Super. Maybe that's it?
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Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:23 pm quote
Birdsnest wrote:
That BMW though?!?
Im guessing 69 or 70 2002
Funny how many scooter folk had or dreamt of having one of these in our younger life.

Patric - the rest of the photos are like some kinda Terry Gilliam movie set. Incredible foe San Fran.

Love it
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:46 am quote
charlieman22 wrote:
Birdsnest wrote:
That BMW though?!?
Im guessing 69 or 70 2002
Funny how many scooter folk had or dreamt of having one of these in our younger life.

Patric - the rest of the photos are like some kinda Terry Gilliam movie set. Incredible foe San Fran.

Love it
Just in case you're like me and don't know what a 2002 was.

https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-2002-turbo-is-still-bmws-naughtiest-car
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:25 pm quote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
charlieman22 wrote:
Birdsnest wrote:
That BMW though?!?
Im guessing 69 or 70 2002
Funny how many scooter folk had or dreamt of having one of these in our younger life.

Patric - the rest of the photos are like some kinda Terry Gilliam movie set. Incredible foe San Fran.

Love it
Just in case you're like me and don't know what a 2002 was.

https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-2002-turbo-is-still-bmws-naughtiest-car
The Turbo was just nuts, mine's the anti-turbo. 1969, single barrel down draft carb... not really fast but a joy to drive.
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Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
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Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:32 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
The Turbo was just nuts, mine's the anti-turbo. 1969, single barrel down draft carb... not really fast but a joy to drive.
Can confirm. Years ago there was this guy that ran around the local scca and track day events in a turbo. It was a bonkers car. It was very well set up and dialed in. Im sure there was some power found in there somewhere as well.

At autocross the dude was a terror. On a tight technical track (like button willow) he gave the big bore V8s problems. On a big fast track he was a fly in the ointment.

Im glad he wasnt in my class or I never wouldve won anything!

It was lovely just watching that thing put the hurt on anybody and everybody. Including me.

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Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:34 pm quote
SEA wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
SEA wrote:
Tools and parts to the left, scooters to the right.
ha! your GS looks like the older brother to my super!



-g
My first Vespa was a '74 yellow Super. Maybe that's it?
Maybe?

Its an OG Cali bike that came from the Bay Area...

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Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:37 pm quote
Patrick, I love that i am not alone in the project expanse department. Mine was so awful the other week I had to take several days to clean and organize!

But thats how it goes. Everything gets tore up while doing a project and then you reset, clean and start again!
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Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:04 pm quote
I've been a busy at work, so missed out on some of the topics. This garage thread is one of my favorites. Some impressive garages - mine not so much, but I'll post it anyway.

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Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:19 am quote
Great Thread. Here's is mine, multi use for some house projects also but winter now so scooter maintenance.

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View from door into bottom of house

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also view from door of house

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view from one of garage doors

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P125x (4KW Hub Motor)
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Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:11 am quote
Making it messy, just what it was designed to do!



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1x PX260, 1x GS232
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:29 pm quote
my teeny tardis shed but it's got a 260 and a 306 in it :) :)

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Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:49 am quote
Stuarttiainen wrote:
my teeny tardis shed but it's got a 260 and a 306 in it
Ooooh....very nice!

Also, care to share a detail shot of your tool board in the background there? I'm contemplating building something similar right now for my own shed.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:22 pm quote
chandlerman wrote:
Stuarttiainen wrote:
my teeny tardis shed but it's got a 260 and a 306 in it :) :)
Ooooh....very nice!

Also, care to share a detail shot of your tool board in the background there? I'm contemplating building something similar right now for my own shed.
I used to have tool boxes with the slide out drawers but this is just way easier in terms of finding something and reaching for it. I built the shed from scratch, I only had room for a 2m x 4m shed which is what it was first but then had room for an extension, so it's a nicer size now. I also made sure I had plenty of LED lights and plenty of power points around, you can never have too many!!

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outside view of the "tardis"

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triangular floor shape lends itself well to storage

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the "fabrication" corner :) includes the AC system!!

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Drawers have all new parts, consumables, cables, electrical components, rags, etc... once again, all made for easy access. Collection of box pipes too!!

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The cupboard has chemical sprays, brake cleaner, degreaser, etc... good to have all that stuff away when I'm doing grinding, which I try to do outside but sometimes can't be helped

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Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:05 pm quote
Impressive and well laid out for a small space! I need to reorganize my small garage similarly.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:36 pm quote
cool space Stuart
Molto Verboso
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:38 pm quote
Top notch organizational skills Stuart. I especially like seeing Godzilla hanging over the bench - ha!
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:08 pm quote
Sometimes I think my organizational skills are better than my tuning skills!! :shock:
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Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:00 pm quote
This is the tidy version

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Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:41 am quote
I like your Tool Rules!
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P125x (4KW Hub Motor)
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Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:35 pm quote
Update.
MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:28 pm quote
I've been watching this thread for a while.

Here you go.

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Ossessionato
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:34 pm quote
Holy crap I'm jealous.
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:13 pm quote
is that an AMF sunfish?
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Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:54 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
I've been watching this thread for a while.

Here you go.
That's not a shop, that's a blimp hangar
MV Santa
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:27 am quote
charlieman22 wrote:
is that an AMF sunfish?
It's a Sunfish but pre AMF. 1963. Great condition. New sail and rigging.
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:43 am quote
scootermarc69 wrote:
This is the tidy version
I have this exact same drill press! Its an old workhorse and has never let me down.
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:51 am quote
Hey vrm, nice garage. Hows the heel?
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:53 am quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
charlieman22 wrote:
is that an AMF sunfish?
It's a Sunfish but pre AMF. 1963. Great condition. New sail and rigging.
Awesome. I learned to sail on Sunfishes, then grew up to lasers from there. Eventually I had a C&C 35 that I was doing solo bluewater racing on until I just couldn't justify the expense any more.
MV Santa
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:26 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
vintage red matthew wrote:
charlieman22 wrote:
is that an AMF sunfish?
It's a Sunfish but pre AMF. 1963. Great condition. New sail and rigging.
Awesome. I learned to sail on Sunfishes, then grew up to lasers from there. Eventually I had a C&C 35 that I was doing solo bluewater racing on until I just couldn't justify the expense any more.
I used to have a Sol Cat but I eventually decided it was too complicated so I took a step back and simplified. I can set the Sunfish up and launch it from the beach in 10 minutes.
MV Santa
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:43 am quote
SoCalGuy wrote:
Hey vrm, nice garage. Hows the heel?
The heal bone has healed but the joint above it was damage so it looks like I will have a look from now on. They said that they could fuse the joint but that doesn't sound like fun either.

I think sometime this summer I might pull that Super out and put a cylinder kit on it like we talked about.

Before I do that I have another project that is demanding my attention.

It's a 56 Chevy. I'm having trouble uploading a picture. I'll try again later.
MV Santa
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:50 am quote
When I try to add a picture it says:

Unable to upload file. The given file has not been uploaded.

I uploaded the picture of my building yesterday from the same source. Any ideas?
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:55 am quote
File size larger than 5mb or you are uploading a raw image file from cell phone instead of a compressed image file.
MV Santa
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:48 am quote
swiss1939 wrote:
File size larger than 5mb or you are uploading a raw image file from cell phone instead of a compressed image file.
Why did the two pictures work yesterday? I don't think I did anything different.
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:53 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
swiss1939 wrote:
File size larger than 5mb or you are uploading a raw image file from cell phone instead of a compressed image file.
Why did the two pictures work yesterday? I don't think I did anything different.
Depending on if you hold your cell vertical or horizontal, plus amount of contrast/color changes in an image will cause the auto compression of your cell phone camera to scale up or down to meet the manufacturers desired image quality target. This causes file size to fluctuate. My cell phone photos tend to be between 2-6mb. If its over 5mb you can't upload directly to MV, but have to compress the image a bit more.

For example.. an image that is completely white or completely black... will have a tiny file size, because the compression formula for the image basically can just say... make every pixel this one pixel. So it only needs to save the 1 pixel color plus the instructions to duplicate that to every other pixel. An image with lots of details and color/contrast changes means less and less of the image can be grouped and compressed together in the file instructions, meaning file size grows the less it can compress.

http://learnmem.cshlp.org/site/misc/tsg_JPEG_instructions.pdf
MV Santa
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:21 pm quote
Trying again.

Edit: I cropped the picture and that was enough to get it through.

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Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:11 pm quote
Have a history with sunfishes myself - tho if honest - it was also intended as a bit of tongue in cheek.
Mathew posted a picture of his blimp storage unit: I asked if that was a sunfish...
Well - at least one of us found it humorous.

Mathew - that space is outrageous - in the best of ways.
What is the back story? Did you have that built or was it on the property when you got it?
Full on hanger!

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