The inevitable snowball of all my projects.

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    The inevitable snowball of all my projects.

    Does anyone else have this problem? Even the most simple of projects turn into over build over complex impossible to finish quickly full on rebuilds.

    Heres my latest.

    I've been on the lookout for a 4 speed to put behind the 460 in my bronco. I had a deal lined up but it fell through. Well I found another one, but its attached to a 6.9! I can already see what's about to unfold.

    #2
    Long ago before I even start a project the basically mapped it out. And learned not deviate from it. But yeah, can't answer your question, been there done that. I hated it.

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      #3
      I do it every time. I have stuff I've never touched because I don't want to lose it. Started to do a cummins swap in Ford Centurion but quit before I got started because I don't want it to end up in never finished land. I bought a Polaris rzr thinking I could do a bolt on build. NOPE, I decided to go full cray on the suspension and I'm doing cut/fab work on it. The dam thing hasn't left the property since I bought it in february and it's sitting on jack stands waiting to be finished like most my projects devolve into.

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        #4
        Originally posted by CenCon View Post
        Long ago before I even start a project the basically mapped it out. And learned not deviate from it. But yeah, can't answer your question, been there done that. I hated it.
        This is a strategy I need to take up.

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          #5
          I have a motorcycle in my garage right now, I was just going to install a CDI kit.

          It's in the middle of a full on rebuild and maybe a re-phase motor conversion. (Hughe’s Hand Built re-phase are the shit) and if anyone knows the story of him being laid up, post it up. Inatagram looks like he had a crash)

          And don't get me started on my poor COE .

          :-(

          Part of me wants to get rid of EVERY PROJECT and start over. (or don't)

          They have all become overwhelming and I hate the heat more and more. And I am tired of seeing money going out for a project that has no end in sight.
          Last edited by grumpy356; 05-26-2020, 11:15 AM.

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            #6
            And just to add along the same lines, I will only take on one project at a time. I won't even start another until it is done. There is only one project on the board at a time.

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              #7
              Pulled the tagalong compressor out of the woods the other day to blow out a crack in the driveway so I could seal it up. Parked it in front of the barn and did my driveway work and didn't think much of it. Drove past the thing for two weeks now and thought it could really use an hour with the power washer before I put it away. Now long story short there's a hundred bucks of paint and supplies in the barn waiting for a nice day. That's about the way everything goes

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                #8
                This hits me right in the feelers...

                48 cj2a. Picked it up for $1500. Motor was locked up, but it was all there, including nearly new 2.5” lift springs and brand new 33’s. Freed up the motor and drove it. Now it’s V6, SM465, Saginaw steering, custom frame, disk D30, rewire....uhhg

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by grumpy356 View Post
                  I have a motorcycle in my garage right now, I was just going to install a CDI kit.

                  It's in the middle of a full on rebuild and maybe a split phase motor conversion.

                  And don't get me started on my poor COE .

                  :-(

                  Part of me wants to get rid of EVERY PROJECT and start over. (or don't)

                  They have all become overwhelming and I hate the heat more and more. And I am tired of seeing money going out for a project that has no end in sight.
                  I debate selling everything off all the time. Honestly, the only reason I don't is because I don't want to take a bath on all the shit I've accumulated. I've got way more money tied up in these things than I'll ever get back.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by TheRedHorseman

                    Ritalin is another option
                    But discipline has only positive side effects and it only costs effort.

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                      #11
                      I'll just make my own frame, he said. Can't take that long, he said.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by CenCon View Post
                        And just to add along the same lines, I will only take on one project at a time. I won't even start another until it is done. There is only one project on the board at a time.
                        My wife was mowing the lawn so I moved one of the boats into the shop and pulled the cover off the outboard so I could see how much of a pain it's going to be to get that float unstuck. Then I went out and flipped the other boat right side up with the truck because the neighbor is going to hay that field soon. fiddled around trying to get the snake out of it for awhile til it went inside the hull then dragged the POS to the edge of the field and snapped the strap trying to get it back up on the trailer. Walked away from the truck/trailer/boat mess and went to town. When I get home from work today, I'm going to find the crap I need to buff the quarter panel of the Charger cause that smudgy shit is bothering me.

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                          #13
                          Luckily my missus sort of manages to keep me in check, still need to finish her kitchen though






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                            #14
                            Everything I do becomes a convoluted nightmare costing me three times as much as I initially prepared for. Everything.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by CenCon View Post
                              And just to add along the same lines, I will only take on one project at a time. I won't even start another until it is done. There is only one project on the board at a time.
                              It took me far too long to adopt this policy. I cant spin multiple plates.
                              Yolk=the yellow part of an egg, not anything rig related

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