I know it's nothing compared to the man-caves I've seen on this forum, but today I started using my new garage. I still have my old wooden, non-insulated, non-heated two car garage. But now I have a brick and mortar heated garage Big Grin It'll be hotter in winter, and it's actually the coolest place on the premises on hot summer days.

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Still installing stuff. Scissor lift will come in a few weeks. But I have my Marantz 2225 playing anything from Joplin to Zep Cool

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Incidentially, first job was replacing front springs on Longchamp, I'm sure you agree it needed doing... Smiler

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Looks great Mikael (the garage, not the springs). Light, space, warmth and music go a long way to making the perfect garage. You'll love having the lift too.

Crazy those broken springs. Is the mileage really high, or are the roads there THAT rough?

Mark
Looking good Mikael...wouldn't mind coming by one day having a closer look...where abouts do you live in dk - I come from Aarhus.

Best regards

Frank
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Looking good Mikael...wouldn't mind coming by one day having a closer look...where abouts do you live in dk - I come from Aarhus.

Hey, Frank, your first post. applause

I live near Roskilde, so let me know when you're near
Congratulations on the new garage, Mikael. It looks like a nice inviting and cozy place to work.

Your garage and my garage may be on different continents, but we both have the same music playing!
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we both have the same music playing!

70s cars, 70s stereo, 70s tunes. A pattern perhaps? I don't have bellbottom jeans and long hair anymore though...
Now I've gotten so far I've washed the curtains!

One thing I haven't found a good space for is the Pantera fiberglass trunk. Has anybody invented a clever way to tie it up under the ceiling or?
Nice garage, Mikael. Love that Marantz... I'm a vintage HI-Fi guy myself. I don't even have a CD player in the house. Only my Technics SL1210 mk.II turntable and my Akai Reel to Reel - LOVE IT ! Back to basic ! Big Grin
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I'm a vintage HI-Fi guy myself

Do you know vintagehifi.dk, very nice people.

Indoors stereo
Marantz 1060, 112, 5020, 2xHD66. Turntable JVC JL-F45
Yes, I have CD player, even a modern Marantz network streamer, so I can hear web, DAB, PC, anything. Sometimes I can even hear aliens, but that's another matter... Smiler
Finally got the scissor lift moved from one garage to the other, dragging it all alone is not something I'd do again. 2x6s (or are they 3x8s?) bolted to the floor around it. Electric motor and hydraulics hanging on the wall, the only place I could really get a solid fix for it, the power cord was 1" too short, so had to find a new one.

Well, now I'm ready for almost anything that DeTomaso ownership can throw at me
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BTW, the Longchamp impressed me today. Again. Well, I'm changing all four rear springs, the ones in front of the axle were "easy" to get at, but the ones behind the axle, couldn't get to the upper bolt. So did I have to lower the axle assembly including removing exhaust and brake lines perhaps? No, the clever guys at DeTomaso had done their bit to make it service-friendly, in the trunk were holes and a rubber plug under the carpet, remove the plug and you could get the bolt loosened Smiler

Wish modern cars were designed as user friendly as this...

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Wish modern cars were designed as user friendly as this...


When we lost the in-tank EFI fuel pump in a late model Chev Z-28, the clever GM engineers arranged that before one could reach the pump, the tank needs to be removed.... but first, the entire rear axle & driveshaft must come out. A simple 8" x 8" hatch in the trunk floor would make this a 15 minute swap. Apparently that was far too difficult to do for the factory.

Also have an MR2 Turbo that lost its EFI pump too. Same nonsense- no access hatch in the floor, so the tank needs to be dropped. And before that can happen, the upholstered one-piece console cover needs to be removed... to access a return fuel line and a power wire that runs in between the floor and console. Oh, but the MR-2 console cover cannot be removed without pulling the driver's seat. Factories worldwide no longer know how to spell "service-ability". And fuel companies now sell only corrosive 'gasoline', at high prices. I suggest thinking a LOOONG time before converting any Pantera to EFI.
Fortunately for me the SHO people already figured the trap door thing out for the fuel pump. They have a templet that you download and tape to the floor under the rear seat and take to it with a sawzall. What's nice about it is you can do the pump along the road now if need be even in the rain.
A garage is always WIP. Early on I got a scissor lift. Since then I've dug down and built rails for it to move in so it stayed in place. Now that the Longchamp is at the painter so garage is free it was time to get rid of the warped boards I used to get in over the lift (the Longchamp is my lowest car, lower than the Pantera), and replace by some concrete

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