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Smelly Fuel Hose, New Tires & Parking Lines

Having finished installing the Fore Innovations Fuel System I found that I had a really strong gasoline smell from the Eaton Startlite hose that I was recommended. I ended up replacing those for a very similar hose, which no longer smelled. I also show you some new wheels, sticky tires and we paint some parking lines for my lift!

New tires and wheels!

Project: Dream Garage Part 4 & 5

This is likely to be a wrap for Project: Dream Garage series of posts for a while. I will definitely make more minor and major upgrades to my garage such as flooring and various tools. Until then be on the lookout for more car and welding related projects!

BendPak GrandPrix GP-7LCS
 - 12/25/2017

Saber Cabinets & 12V Fuel Transfer Pump

I’m so excited to get my Saber Cabinets which I ordered from the Obsessed Garage store. I knew I wanted these cabinets ever since I saw them for the first time. They are just a great spot for price, quality and subjectively looks. I also purchased a GasTapper 12V MAX fuel transfer pump. This handy pump makes refueling my Mustang with race gas so easy!

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 - 12/02/2017

Project: Dream Garage Part 3

The first phase of my garage build is over. The guys from Tool Time Home Improvement got done with the sheetrock, lighting, AC, etc… Everything came out pretty great with just some minor touch up left. Now I’m working on all the big ticket items and final touches including flooring, 2-post lift, tool chests, cabinets, etc…

Dream Garage Project
 - 11/14/2017

Project: Dream Garage Part 1 & Part 2

Ever since I bought the house in Bridgeland I’ve wanted to remodel my garage. I didn’t like the back storage rooms the prior owner put in, they took away a lot from the floor space. I also hated the paint job, lighting and generally poor way in which the space was finished. There wasn’t sheetrock over most of the ceiling and no insulation!

Project Dream Garage Part 1 & 2
 - 11/03/2017

Temporary Portable AC For My Garage & More TIG Practice

I got some portable air conditioners installed in the garage as a temporary cooling solution. They are LG 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner units. I bought three of them, together they’re supposed to provide 3.5 tons of cooling, 12,000 BTUs is a ton so 42,000 BTUs makes 3.5 tons. I think I will ultimately get mini splits installed, but for now this will do. I also practiced TIG welding 1/16″ mild steel tubing. This stuff is so thin and easy to blow a hole in!

Dave thinks he's funny.
 - 08/10/2017

Second attempt at TIG welding at home.

I used my AHP AlphaTIG 200X again today to make a 75mmx75mmx75mm mild steel cube. It’s a fun project that lets you practice making a bunch of tack welds to hold the shape together. Then once it’s a cube I went over each seam with a “proper” weld. I’m not very good yet, but I think this time it was a big improvement over my first test. I hope my next one will be even cleaner. My pedal control and filler rod control are improving for sure. You be the judge, video uploaded below.

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 - 07/30/2017

My new AHP AlphaTIG 200X 2017 Welder

Since I started learning TIG welding I decided to get my own setup at home. I have the garage space now so I pulled the trigger on an AHP AlphaTIG 200X from Amazon. It was sold by the AHP company and they shipped it within a week. I took a quick video of the welder that you can see on the YouTube channel.

AHP AlphaTIG 200X 2017 Edition TIG Welder
 - 07/28/2017

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