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Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/4/24 1:57 p.m.

Nothing thanks pneumonia. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
5/4/24 3:44 p.m.

First big swap meet of the year at the state fairgrounds Sunday morning.  I'm pretty much done looking for car parts but it's still fun to browse.  I may pick up the odd wrench or two, or a vintage magazine.  There's also a vintage toy show going on there at the same time so I'll check that out too.

Day 4 of retirement, trying to beat the back yard into shape.

Sharp readers will note the tree fell perpendicular to the direction of the load strap. Some things should be left to the pros.

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/4/24 6:25 p.m.

Visiting Asheville, NC scouting possible retirement destinations.  

Currently having an old fashioned at Grove Park Inn


seven more years!

Gary
Gary PowerDork
5/4/24 7:12 p.m.

In reply to OHSCrifle :

Wow!

Gary
Gary PowerDork
5/4/24 7:18 p.m.

Another Saturday morning, another British car club meet-up. This week at club member Bruce's fantastic garage. Bruce has a recently completed MGB conversion to V8 power that he contracted out to somebody in Vancouver, BC, of all places. He's in East Greenwich, RI. Lot of miles in between. There were a few niggling problems that we addressed today: headlight problem, leak in the exhaust header, faulty fuel gauge, and emergency brake issue. All teething problems. Our club has some great, knowledgeable and enthusiastic members, and we solved all problems, had coffee and doughnuts, lots of camaraderie, and most importantly, Bruce was happy and we all had fun. And it's a beautiful car!


 

 

prodarwin
prodarwin MegaDork
5/4/24 7:33 p.m.

The boy wanted to watch some Star Wars so I let him pick which one.  I must have trained him well because he chose episode 5.

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/4/24 9:49 p.m.

In reply to Gary :

That is a nice car.  I remember thinking the late-model dash was pretty atrocious compared to my '72, but that has aged a lot better than memory would suggest.  And  they say it's much easier to backdate the bumpers and ride height on a rubber-bumper car than it is to make a V8 fit in a chrome-bumper car.  Something to think about next time I find myself idly browsing Craiglist.

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/5/24 10:41 a.m.

This just in: 57 year old desk jockey sore as berkeley after one day as a landscape laborer.

wawazat
wawazat SuperDork
5/5/24 8:13 p.m.

Trade show training yesterday and today in Orlando.  Tomorrow starts the week long National Plastics Exhibition, a tri-annual plastics industry show.  55,000+ people pre-registered.  

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/5/24 8:50 p.m.

Lego 69 Camaro with my grandson.

 

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
5/5/24 10:09 p.m.

12 hour day/evening Saturday. Couch Sunday.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/6/24 11:27 p.m.

Did a Star Wars Day group ride through downtown Toronto. A fun cruise, I would say it was worth the stress of driving to the start taking a month off my life cheeky

Gary
Gary PowerDork
5/12/24 7:07 p.m.

It's Mother's Day, so ... we celebrated.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/12/24 8:27 p.m.

Instead of playing with cars and motorcycles as planned, I spent most of the weekend trying to tame the savanna that our yard as become. I got a pretty noticeable reminder why I usually pay someone to do this as I'm massively allergic to the grass in our yard.

Unfortunately it looks like the day(s) my lawn guy is usually available are going to be rained out again this week so guess who gets to huff some more very sneeze-inducing pollen? I guess I might try wearing an N95 mask on my next attempt. 

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/12/24 9:17 p.m.

It's been a rainy weekend so my favorite places weren't crowded. Also, there's some sort of holiday going on too. That helps. 
 

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
5/18/24 2:59 p.m.

Just finished photographing our Humane Society's Furry Skurry 5K and 1mile, 1st time breaking out the Nikon since last year's event.  They had some small barn animals available for playtime & caught this.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/18/24 3:15 p.m.

Autocross (I know, you’re shocked) with Central Florida Region SCCA at the FIRM. 

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/18/24 3:21 p.m.

Since you asked, I am at work.  *sigh*

 

In reply to Gary :

Buick 215?

 

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/18/24 3:46 p.m.

I burned a couple auxiliary light tabs and a ring for my winch hook onto the Tacoma's front bumper today. Tomorrow we are taking the '68 Ghia to a Make-a-Wish car show/run.

GPz11 (Forum Supporter)
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
5/18/24 3:55 p.m.

Playing with these things again. My goal, not to be last.

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/18/24 4:22 p.m.

Trying to get comfortable in my Formula Ford.

Gary
Gary PowerDork
5/18/24 7:41 p.m.

We put a fresh "race-ready" (good enough for autocross and hillclimbs anyway) TR-6 engine in BMCNE club-member Howie's beautiful street TR-6. Just four of us ... the do-er's. It was a very productive day. I can't wait to hear this engine fire-up. (The engine builder stopped by to watch the installation of "his baby").





 

I should say that Howie (royal blue shirt) has a beautiful, spacious, well-equipped garage/barn that made this "somewhat" easy. Club President Tom (left) and Treasurer Jim (right). Do we look tired? We are. 😁
 

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
5/19/24 7:43 p.m.

Saturday was photographing the Humane Society event, today I tried a different group that has a new location for car meets. Bit younger crowd but it was fun.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/20/24 10:54 a.m.

This:

And then finished using this:

to turn this:

into this:

the machine says it'll handle 3" diameter but I kept anything above about 2-1/2" to burn in the solo stove. Made enough natural mulch to do the entire hedge row.

i guess this is what retired people do. 🤘🏻

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