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I need motivated
« on: January 24, 2016, 11:38:24 AM »
I have had my car sitting in a dead status for years. Having trouble getting motivated. It should be an easy swap to pull the engine and transmission from the 80, and mount the 77 engine to the 80 transmission but I just can't get motivated. Don't know why but don't have any want to touch it. The pic shows how she sits. I dunno, maybe you guys have some magic touch to get me motivated.
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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 04:55:00 PM »
I'd say get the garage cleaned up first.  I wouldn't have much motivation either if I had to work around all that clutter. Do the project in sections rather than seeing it as one big project.

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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 06:46:11 PM »
This is how I would approach your situation, small doable goals. Remember it did not get to that point overnight and will not be fixed overnight.I do believe Wittsend has the best way to start you project,with garage cleaned up it will in itself put a different light on how you see the depth of the project. If you have a friend (family member) that is the get-it done personality ask them for some help.I do believe that once the train starts down the tracks it will pick up speed quite quickly and the joy will return and there will be no stopping you at that point.Another thing to remember is your not the only one dealing with motivation slumps,I can already see you enjoying some quality Pinto time,you need to see it also. A wise man once said  '' get-r done''     Bud
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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2016, 06:56:37 PM »
Matt,


Motivation?  2016 Pinto Stampede!  To Carlisle PA again to celebrate the 45th anniversary.  Now, get it in gear and "git 'er done!"


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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2016, 07:22:52 PM »
Matt,


Motivation?  2016 Pinto Stampede!  To Carlisle PA again to celebrate the 45th anniversary.  Now, get it in gear and "git 'er done!"


Dwayne :)

It was suppose to be motivating but has yet to lol. The garage is actually clean, except for the lawn mowers beside the car, and spare tires stacked beside it, although I do need to get that gallon of oil recycled. Life has prevented me from being motivated on working on the car. Not having a game plan doesn't help. My dad is supposed to help with the car but keeps finding things to do, and my friend that would help moved away to florida. I'm suppose to go down there in February to visit him but cash will probably prevent that, or lack thereof.
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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 08:54:38 PM »
Hmmm, looks like one of my projects that's been sitting for 7yrs, problem is I'm motivated as heck just don't have the time.. ::) :( >:(
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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2016, 09:12:03 PM »
Matt,
Not sure what to tell you. My wife is in the hospital (been 5 weeks now), I have my Ranchero which needs work, a new to us 89 Mustang that needs work, and then the Pinto.
I am barely able to get to the hospital, much less do anything with anything else.

All that being said, try to just go out and do anything with it. Set a goal of ten minutes. I bet once out there you will be there longer than that.

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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2016, 11:37:09 AM »
 As one of the many U-6 disenfranchise d People, Close to 85+ million at last count, I'll tell you , you will find that the paradox of Money and Time hits you squarely in the Hobby zone. When I look at how much life interrupts any progress on getting back to restoring the Pinto (and using it as intended) I want to just have a bonfire and start over.
 I've become the Housekeeper, Landscaper, Pet sitter, Mechanic (all cars over 110K mileage) Tech Noobie for the household, and the ever present handyman. I'm home almost all day all week, and that has my neighbors ( many of whom are Shut ins) wondering if I'm wealthy or in Witness Protection. We are in Essence trapped by ageism, Financial chaos looming, and health that tries to elude us daily. My somewhat Ghetto neighborhood, has plenty of Tweakers roaming the streets so we don't leave our doors open or unlocked.
 The only redeeming thing is we are too old to have our parents (deceased) and siblings crashing in to our lives. Yes , for all intents and Purposes, we are going to be Retired Poor, and if we both stay healthy and of sound minds , we might get a senior apartment and Cable.
  Motivation? Look at some of the challenges facing people here, and go for it.
  Time is the Light at the end of the Tunnel, In reality, it's a train, and you will be hit if you don't move ???

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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2016, 08:18:18 AM »
Thanks guys. I think all these posts were just what I needed to give me that little push. I even requested the days off to get to Carlisle for the pinto 45th. Bittersweet though. Different pinto than the 40th. Rust In Pieces Harold II


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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2016, 10:23:33 AM »
Thanks guys. I think all these posts were just what I needed to give me that little push. I even requested the days off to get to Carlisle for the pinto 45th. Bittersweet though. Different pinto than the 40th. Rust In Pieces Harold II



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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2016, 11:27:40 AM »

A different Pinto, yes... but perhaps a less problematic trip!  Think positive!!!
thats what I'm trying. Bittersweet to put the engine from the 77 in the 80 since the 80s engine ran so well but it's in pieces after the fire


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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2016, 11:45:23 AM »
  Some things just take time.  The first picture is my Sunbeam Tiger in 2003 (bought 2000) with the whole front clip cut off. The second picture is 2004. If I were to take a picture in 2016 it would look the same as 2004 except they is a lot of crap piled on top of it. Three other hobby cars (including my Pinto), three month long vacations, homeschooling two kids, a home re-roof, changes at work, a faltering economy, building my daughter a tiny house, and life in general have all gotten in the way. Still I have hope that someday..., I might get back to it some 16 years after I bought it.

  So, create a plan that is doable, stick to it and let others involved in your life know that this is a goal. Both to motivate you and let them know you would appreciate not having the quest interrupted.

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Re: I need motivated
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2016, 03:26:08 PM »
  Some things just take time.  The first picture is my Sunbeam Tiger in 2003 (bought 2000) with the whole front clip cut off. The second picture is 2004. If I were to take a picture in 2016 it would look the same as 2004 except they is a lot of crap piled on top of it. Three other hobby cars (including my Pinto), three month long vacations, homeschooling two kids, a home re-roof, changes at work, a faltering economy, building my daughter a tiny house, and life in general have all gotten in the way. Still I have hope that someday..., I might get back to it some 16 years after I bought it.

  So, create a plan that is doable, stick to it and let others involved in your life know that this is a goal. Both to motivate you and let them know you would appreciate not having the quest interrupted.

Wittsend ,
 Well said,
  Back In 1988 in Napa, I helped a good friend put his Tiger together in a last minute rush to make our first Hillclimb. I left half a day before him on our way to the Oregon Hillclimb. We Drove our cars to that first race, and all arrived well (  If not exhausted ) in time for Tech inspection (600 miles one way). Our other mutual friend  (Mini Coopers )and his wife had us stay in their hillside home, and we covertly signed him to co - drive the Tiger. All went well until the TRX/Michelins wiggled and sent the Tiger and our other Friend sideways and backward into the Rocks on the first hairpin. Front fender and rocker sill damage but not terminal, He drove the car back but then discovered a leaking headgasket after getting home.
 Undaunted and being a master fab tig welder for the Navy ship yard, he located a Alpine fender and bought some 13X8 & 13X10 Revolution wheels , radiused the front fenders and was moving ahead on a rebuild and had all the sheet metal back in place. Then Life took a turn and all work stopped, for his own reasons, he and his wife bought a restaurant, and time just slipped by as diversions got in the way of his projects. Which included another Tiger, a Griffith 200, and a Ranchero Big block. Ahh the good old days, sipping Chinese moonshine or Anchor Steam beer and using the Boss 302 Short block in his living room as a coffee table.
 Time will reset, and continuity prevail... ;)
 I have faith, this too shall pass.. :)
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