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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by gmcman, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Blckshdw

    Blckshdw Moderator

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    Day #2 of my long weekend. Weather is cool and cloudy, so decided to take the dogs to the park to get some exercise. My old ass could use some too :wink:

    These 2 were pretty high energy, as expected, for the first 20 minutes or so, then settled down and we had a good walk for about 90 minutes before their low fuel lights came on. :tongue:

    So back to the EXT for a good long drink, and a couple of treats for the drive back home, where they are currently crashed out on the couch.

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  2. Capote

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    Out with the lady for her Birthday, later on cleaning the truck for the TBSS meet at Atlanta Dragway tomorrow.
     
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  3. Matt

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    See the fuck you thread...
     
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    Going to the Atlanta Dragway with Brandon to meet up with TBSS guys from NC. They're having the 2017 Southern Super Heavy Shootout today. They also have all-day test & tune going on. I may enter this thing just for fun-sakes lol.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1924304831176796/

    "This premier event, will settle on the drag strip which two ton Mopar, GM, or Ford heavyweight has what it takes to win. There will be two bracket racing ET classes, 12.00 Index class, 11.00 Index class, and the Big Dog all-out heads up class.

    This event will match some of the fastest Cadillac CTS-V, Pontiac G8, Chargers, 300Cs, Impalas, Caprices, Mark VII’s, Mark VIII’s, Marauders and Crown Vics on the planet, along with any other heavyweight domestic car or truck weighing in at 4000 pounds or more with driver. That would also make some late model heavyweight pony cars like the Camaro SS, Challenger R/T, and the Mustang GT 500 eligible to compete if you meet the 4000 pound with driver weight requirements.

    Contestants are competing for SSHS trophy’s in their individual ET bracket racing class. The King of the Hill pro tree bracket competition will challenge even the best bracket racers. The Pro Street and 12.00 Index class has stock appearing vehicles (no tube chasis race cars), no electronics, slicks and open headers allowed, racing heads up, on a pro tree. The event wraps up with the Big Dog heads up, all out, run what you brung off a pro tree class finals, and trophy presentations.

    Before and between SSHS rounds, the track will also be open for test and tune drag racing all day for heavy cars and trucks that pay the race admission price and pass tech inspection, so there is something to do for everyone!"
     
  5. carshinebob

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    Put the front axles, drive shaft and fuse #8 back in for the anticipated winter weather. Took less than an hour since I've had it apart so many times. ~BOB
     
  6. Mooseman

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    Working in the coal mine...
     
  7. Blckshdw

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    Put up some shelving in the garage, trying to get things a little more organized, and free up some floor space. Thinking I'll invest in some cheap plastic bins for the small stuff like rattle cans, and auto fluids, just so they stick together and don't get knocked off easily if I bump the shelves passing by :yes:

    Was back in the attic, running a USB active repeater, so I can now plug my steering wheel/pedal racing setup into the wall next to the couch, and be connected to my PS4, rather than have cables running across the floor. :thumbsup:

    Relaxed with a little LED shopping (almost forgot how much fun that was, ALMOST), now doing some laundry and watching some DVR.
     
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  8. Matt

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    Getting a wheel alignment this morning after having the LCA's changed.
     
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  9. littleblazer

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    Picking up the pieces...
     
  10. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Well-Known Member

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    Its my day off!,..pffft 1112171135.jpg
     
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  11. Mooseman

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    ???

    And It's not my day off.
     
  12. carshinebob

    carshinebob Well-Known Member

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    I've had my parts for sale add running on CL for months now and today a guy called asking if I would be interested in an 02 tb for $200. today only. He was moving and was either going to call a scrap yard to get $100 unless I would pay more. Not running of course, but well worth the $200. Sometimes these things fall in your lap. ~BOB
     
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  13. Shaw520

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    yea,..id be all over it too.
     
  14. Matt

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    Well, I ended up having to go to the alignment shop twice. The drivers TRE was toast and I had to fix that before they'd do an alignment. Have to say though, after the money I spent on it this weekend, it feels nice and tight with the steering now and it was able to be aligned within spec.
     
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  15. HARDTRAILZ

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    In the cube after a good weekend. Then bowling league tonight. Been on a losing streak so hopefully we can turn it around
     
  16. Mooseman

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    Getting some bubble wrap to wrap up the fender, fender liner, headlight and bumper cover from the parted Saab to ship them to PEI. Then taking them to the bus depot to ship. On my way back, picking up some sand to fill sand bags to hold the pool cover (sick and tired of regular water bags failing). Then try to sleep before night shift.
     
  17. xavierny25

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    At work but later I'll be picking up the pieces I had at the paint shop for the Voy. New Denali front bumper as well as running boards and the Saab roof rails I had re done to match. 532271802.jpg 532271799.jpg
     
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  18. Sparky

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    Set mouse traps around the Camaro hoping to lure the mice out of the car so I can rid the car of them and clean it tomorrow morning.

    I plumbed the shower in the house as well, finally. Failed at two of my solder joints though. Incoming hot water sprays all over, and the line to the shower head also leaks. No leaks on the cold water or the tub spout, so if you want a cold bath you could do that I guess!
     
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  19. HARDTRAILZ

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    Working
     
  20. Matt

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    Trying not to shit my pants...this high fiber diet is doing it's thing!! :eek::crackup:
     
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  21. Mooseman

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    Just had breakie after sleeping all day after a bight shift. Another one tonight :diggrave:
     
  22. Matt

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    Training all day...
     
  23. HARDTRAILZ

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    Going to do the blood donation with double platelets
     
  24. xavierny25

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    Just work
     
  25. Mooseman

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    Heading to work tonight.
     
  26. littleblazer

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    Said goodbye. Pulled off some amazing things for some good people. Made a hard day a little more bearable.
     
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  27. HARDTRAILZ

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    Work then gather the goods for hunting this weekend
     
  28. Matt

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    Decided that today was Friday and put in for tomorrow off.
     
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  29. Sparky

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    Yesterday after work I went to the car and cleaned up as much of the mouse crap and seeds that was in there. I'm sure there's more behind other panels that I didn't take off, but got the worst of it anyway. Also had two mice in the traps.

    Today after work I'm going to go back, check the traps, and hopefully all will be clear for me to clean the seats and drive the car to where it will be stored for the winter. Really hoping the leather on the aftermarket seats and covers aren't ruined from all the mouse pee.

    I guess sometime next year I'm tearing the interior apart to fully clean this thing out. Maybe I'll have the money to do my interior redo because it needs it anyway at this point...
     
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    More studying. For the past month I've been reading and studying for MECP certification. Been doing auto electrical for 15 years or so... Might as well start getting certified. Don't wanna be in the insurance industry forever. I fly in to Houston tomorrow and take my exam Monday.
     
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  31. Matt

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    Playing with my headlight bulbs, going to the chiropractor and smoking a chicken.
     
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    be careful smoking that chicken, it could be hazardous to your health...
     
  33. Blckshdw

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    Finding ways to spend money :ugh: Picked up some lumber, along with a pair of gate hardware kits. Since I'm off all next week, going to tear down the raggedy double gate in the back yard that's been screwed shut just to keep them upright. Rebuild them with the new stock, so I can drive the EXT into the back yard when needed.

    On the way back, my sweet tooth attacked, and I ended up coming home with an assortment of pies. Sweet potato, pumpkin and pecan. Dunno how that happened. :rolleyes:
     
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  34. littleblazer

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    May have gotten my hands on a project vehicle finally.
     
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  35. dna59

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    On vacation in Houston. Exam first thing in morning then the fun begins.
     
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  36. HARDTRAILZ

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    In the cube then tonight I get to help butcher a deer.
     
  37. Blckshdw

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    Slept in this morning, then decided to start tackling my rear gate situation. Got the frame attached and assembled on one side, was going to cannibalize the pickets from some spare fence sections I already had, but that ended up being WAY harder than anticipated.

    Now with 1 good picket in hand, and 3 broken ones, I'm throwing in the towel, headed back to the hardware store, and will just buy the number of new pickets needed to attach to both gates.

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    Hopefully there are no surprises when I get around to doing the other side, and start putting the pickets on.
     
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  38. Blckshdw

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    :ugh: :mad: I should have known not to say anything... Of course there was a surprise! The gate hardware on the other side was completely different than the first one. The steel was rusted to high hell, and the hinges had some weird rivet looking type attachments to the posts. :confused: Turned my attention to how the hinges attached to the gate itself... 10mm hex head screws. Thought that would be cake. Hit them with the cordless impact, and the ones that mattered just spun. Tried to get a pry bar between the hinge and framing, that didn't work either. :hissyfit:

    Gave up on that for the day, got the boards up on the first side, and secured the gates together so they won't blow open in the wind.

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    Tomorrow, I'll wheel the air compressor out there, and pray that the HF cutoff wheel is of decent enough quality that it can cut through the rusty hinges, or at least the hinge/frame mating area so I can get the damn thing off. Oh and we're supposed to have scattered showers for most of the daylight hours tomorrow... Murphy's law must not be on holiday vacation yet...
     
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    twins.jpg Put the twins to bed for the winter,....'twice' the work,...oh then there's the hot/cold water system, shower/toilets/sinks, HVAC system,.....the bigger the boat the more work!
     
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  40. littleblazer

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    Those are 350's they're easy. Pull the block drains and two manifolds then dump the antifreeze in at the hoses at the T-stat housing. Done. You can do the volvos in our 33 any day of the week, or the 19, or the ski..... [​IMG] (Just kidding man. Looks like carbs though so really not too bad. Surprised it isn't closed cooling. or at least it appears not to be.) If you have a cruisair A/C system with the hard impeller instead of the serviceable one you can close off the petcock for the sea strainer for it and blow it out with a shop vac and it should be good. Then you only need a little bit of antifreeze. After 7 years that is about all we've come up with. The rest sucks. Especially the generator... We drain the water tank and just leave it. Blow out the water lines with air at the pump then it only needs about a gallon for the whole run. (washdown, shower, head, galley) We have the hot water heater bypassed so that saves a little. We usually end up doing it in the frigid cold at like 20 degrees with 50 mph winds and it sucks lol. Last couple years we lucked out. We normally do it this weekend but long range looks okay and we want to get a little fishing in for the year since the spring run was bad.

    As for me I am getting caught back up on school work. Miss two days and all hell breaks loose..
     
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