I posted these pics in my thread over in O/T but I wanted some of you who don't mosey on over there too often to see them too. If you dont already know, my wife and I had our first baby on Nov. 18, Sophia. She came out to the shop (garage) with me today and helped work on the 3800sc swap! Her eyes are closed in almost every single picture, but they were actually open most of the time, I guess she was in and out of sleep.
First off, we finished installing the poly and new ball joint in the right rear
Then we grabbed our 13mm wrench to attach the ground cable on the block.
After that it was time to check the continuity of the engine block ground to the frame, if you look close you can actually see the black lead in her hand, she is really good at holding things you put in her hands.
Once that was done it was time to sit in the car and enjoy a break
And here we are finishing up for the day, time for one last pose.
*Please note* Before anyone has anything to say, I didnt keep her out there the whole time I was working on the car people. My wife decided that she wanted to put her mechanic's outfit on and take these pictures before I started working on the car and getting dirty. In the pic where she is under the car, it was SECURELY sitting on jackstands with a jack under the middle just in case. The car has been sitting on those jackstands for a few weeks and its not going anywhere, my wife was getting a little worried just for the few seconds she was under there as it was.
Thanks all, she seemed to enjoy her time out in the garage, she hasnt been outside much since shes been home so its nice to get some fresh air (and work on the Fiero in the meanitme).
And as far as giving her the car in 16 years........ Give a 16 year old girl a 1985 Fiero with a 3800SC, lowered with full poly????? I dont think so.
And for the lugnuts, we didnt put them on, just working on the A arm. She did a good job of torquing everything to spec
And yes, I did feel the need to explain myself for having fun Australian LOL. You know there would have been some comments about that if I hadnt put the disclaimer in. Maybe next weekend we will try to get some more pics. And look out for a first startup video starring her
Posts: 7175 From: Kingsport, Tennessee USA Registered: Jun 2007
dang wrench is almost as long as she is! cute photos...
Sure is but did you check out the Harbor Freight jack stand ? :
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Dec 14th, 2010
Posts: 2181 From: North Port,FL,USA Registered: Jan 2008
You still working on that swap? Good grief, it's been her LIFE'S WORK!
Ha, well no Im not still working on the swap. I finished it once and had it on the road but earlier this year I decided to upgrade the engine with a cam, GenV blower and some other goodies and that spiraled into me doing a bunch of other work to the car. The build thread has all the info.
Originally posted by Ramsespride:
*Note i dont have any kids just yet
Stay a night at a Disneyworld hotel. It worked for me......
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Posts: 403 From: Phoenix, AZ USA Registered: Jan 2009
Thanks for the comments, she has been so much fun this last year and one of the few things that can get me to stop working on my Fiero. Im sure by the time she is 5 she will be able to turn a wrench better than many adults.
Posts: 5482 From: Charleston SC Registered: Dec 2001
Those pics really brightened my day! Cherish those moments, cause they really do grow up too fast. Mine turned 21 two months ago and it seems like it was just yesterday that they were crawling around pooping thier diapers.
Dec 16th, 2010
Posts: 9122 From: Waleska, GA, USA Registered: Jan 2004