Coffee 7-7-12

Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:09 am

A Metro! WOW been a while since I've seen one of those. Yeah, the motors - I remember seeing a block sitting in the corner of a local used car dealer's garage just about a couple decades ago, and asking the guy, "what the hell did that come out of?? A motorcycle???" Never seen a 3-cylinder ANYTHING at that point in my life. That's when I learned it had come out of a 2 year old Metro with 40k on the clock! :lol: Great mileage ...... if you make it to your destination! :rofl: Another fine GM product. Definitely a perfect candidate for a motor swap. ;)






Rob R. wrote:Sounds like a fun day. Where did you launch/fish?

We launched out of the Larrabee's Point ramp by Beadles Cove. Nice ramps there!! Actually have a place to take a dump (instead of the woods ... or the lake, like we do in MA), plus they actually have a DOCK! It's amazing how every state has better everything than MA ... :o :lol:

We just went to the paper mill - that's as far north as we wanted to go in the wind. Coming back we got our kidneys bruised ... and my buddy has kidney failure to begin with! He was frigged up for the rest of the day after that. Some rough going for a fresh water lake!! We went between there and just south of Mt. Independence & Fort Ticonderoga. Spent more time fishing than boating though. Was a great day!

Pardon my sunblock ......

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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:47 am

We took the Metro for a ride last night. It's a peppy thing for only having three cylinders. I haven't had time to look it over hard, but it's going to get what it needs.... struts for sure, timing belt, cam shaft oil seal. It's going to be a fun car.

Also.... I found a junker & picked it up for cheap. The frame is shot. It'll give me a bunch of parts that'll be handy.

Hmmmm....maybe I need to keep looking for another....keep this one gas & another for electric.
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:22 am

Hell my friend. You know the old theory--if it ain't broke, :blah: If Marty is happy, you know we're all happy. :clap: toothy personally I'm not real thrilled & to old to get real excited about all this elec. car crap--just don't seem natural. ;)
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:33 am

Freddy wrote: Hmmmm....maybe I need to keep looking for another....keep this one gas & another for electric.


Yep, if it ain't broke.....

Kinda reminds me of a good lookin Yugo. How easy is it to work on?
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:47 am

Probably easier then one of them thar chainsaws you're always tearing apart Chris. :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:00 am

Looks like a great weekend Smitty! We had a beauty too. Went down to the beach near the house and dug a pit, lined it with rocks and threw in some seaweed, clams, lobsters, taters and ears of corn. We found some drift wood and set up a "Tiki" bar and waited about two hours for everything to steam up while enjoying a cocktail or 10. Was an awesome pardon the sunblock day!
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: hcarlow On: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:11 am

Smitty that's a fine looking bass you sure had a fine day fishing sorry about the rough water and your friend , hope he is doing ok.

Steve those lobsters and corn cooked like that are the best . I've only had them cooked like that a couple of times and they were so good.
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:25 am

Well, an interesting week so far. Its been alot cooler, so I'm able to get some work done.

Heres a vid of the 1947 Farmall Cub I got running. I'm doing my best NASCAR imitation..... Turn left... turn left... ok, turn left,,,, and turn left again :lol: Notice the temporary gas tank.
Hey Freddy, put an electric motor on one of these ;)
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:47 am

That sounds nice Chris. You done real good. :)
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:28 pm

Yummmm... nice batch of lobsters there, Steve. The price sure is low right now. I feel bad for the lobstermen (& women). They can't make a living if they are getting $2 a pound.

Chris, that Cub is a beauty! Now, stop chasing the kids.


Electric cars.... for sure, to buy a manufactured one, they just don't make sense in dollars. I don't understand why they ask so much for them. My gut says they should cost the same as the same as a gas car. Like... If you go to buy a Ford Focus... the saleman should say "This one is $16,850....would you like it gas or electric?" It's crazy that they are ten grand extra!
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Re: Coffee 7-7-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:52 pm

Seems like somebody's got a plan to be screw us big time huh?? I'm sorry, who is EPA connected with??? :(
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