Mufasa in Training
Don't I know it.
Ship is in Mare Island, we are staying up the road a bit in Fairfield. Not really sure as from what I saw today, the schedule isn't being met so will likely get pushed back. On the plus side, unlike last year I am not restricted to my hotel room and actually have access to a vehicle. I will probably be the designated driver once my handover is done. Folks are in for a real treat when I see how a minivan stacks up against a Miata's driving dynamics.I don’t know how people live with traffic like that. What part of San Fran are you in? How long?
I’ve snapped multiple bolts. The most annoying was probably the one doing my shift boots. It’s like 20 inch pounds and became righty loosey real quick. There’s been others but that one still angers me.Is this really a concern? How many adults, let alone children, have snapped a bolt?
I'm pretty sure you're being sarcastic, but I can't help but also thinking "thanks for reminding me of how big of an idiot I am".You’re snapping heads off screws? I didn’t even know that was possible.
I looked online and found hinges with holes identical to the originals. I'm done trying to figure it out.Search “exterior door spring hinge install” or similae
I thought about stepping up on the pilot hole, but at this point, the hinge spot I'm currently using is going to have one of the original hinges back in its place because I'm going to two self-closers instead of one. I'll keep it in mind for when I try with the two new hinges, but I'm hoping I won't have to worry about it because the new hinges should match hole pattern with the original hinges.If you are breaking the heads off, that means you are putting too much torque on the screws. Try going up one step (1/32) on your pilot hole. You want enough of an opening to you aren't stressing the fastener, but not so much as to not give the threads enough purchase to hold.
Good idea.We aren't talking about the location of the holes but their size. It's good that the new hinges line up with the original holes, but if the holes are too small you are going to keep having problems. Get a piece of scrap metal, drill some different sized test holes and see what size works. Then use that drill for your pilot holes.
The supplied screws are for wood and just spun. I bought sheet metal screws separate.Bryan, there is also the possibility that the screws are just shitty. I've had piss poor results using the supplied hardware with a lot of stuff over the last several years. If you're using the supplied hardware you might want to consider going to the hardware store and getting new screws.
google “trigger finger”I did something to the ring finger on my left hand last week. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but if I keep it bent too long it kind of gets stuck there and then it cracks when I extend it. It's been making typing this last week a LOT of fun.
It's mounted above the highest point of the roof, and it's also way behind the rear bumper.I assumed as much. I was wondering what about the wing was illegal (its presence or a more specific detail such as its width).