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#1 HANKG ONLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 10:14 PM

HI EVERYONE I own seven GTs of various makes and restored four of them. It helps to have a little mechanical ability,but my most valued tool in these restos is my digital camera I take lots of pictures before I start a tear down and it saves a lot of time on the rebuild. Also I use plastic zip lock bags and lable them with its contents and to what part they came from.If possible put the nuts and bolts back in the part you remove, it eliminates alot of guessing. thanks HANKG.
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Posted March 15, 2013 - 10:25 PM

 my most valued tool in these restos is my digital camera I take lots of pictures before I start a tear down and it saves a lot of time on the rebuild.

Hi Hank, so where are the :camera: ???

thanks for the tips though, and if I havent done so, Allow me to say:  :welcometogttalk:  and :wewantpics:   

 

(All in fun...) :smilewink:


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Posted March 15, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Yep, I have to agree. As my start to finish times seem to be getting longer on projects the digital camera has been a real life saver several times. Give me an old small block Chevy, Pontiac or Ford out of the sixties or 70's no problem. Look under a GT and start sorting out jack shafts, bushings, etc. now that becomes a whole nother story Thank you digital cameras !!


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 06:08 AM

Great ideas, Hank! There's been times I wish I had taken pics.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:05 AM

I've restored a bunch of tractors, farm as well as garden tractors.  I've repaired more than I can count.  But I still get lost unless I have a camera on board.

 

Plus, it pays off: you can appease the voracious GTTalk appetite for pictures.

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:06 AM

:welcometogttalk:  You have a very good system, and I wish I would do that before disassembly of things (motorcycle included). Many time there is a loooong time between disassembly & re-assembly and I don't remember what goes where.

 

I do have a 3" thick shop manual for the M/C, so it usually is by my side when working in it. The GT's however are another story!


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 10:07 AM

HANKG, that is about the same I do, your suggestions are worth there weight in tractors.

 

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 07:40 PM

I started using a digital camera a while back, really helps, and if I get stuck I post a picture for help. As an example, I posted the following for comments before I split the top belt cover on my deck. I even did a photo shop to see what it would look like before I cut it.

 

 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 01:41 PM

You can't go Toooooooo wrong with camera and baggies as long you remember to assign the baggies.

 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 02:21 PM

and a proper place to store them bags and a post it note to remind you where that was... :smilewink:  :rolling:  






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