Coffee 8-18-12

Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:34 pm

Yep, seems like politics & religeon don't go well with coffee--thank God ;)
freetown fred
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:35 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yep, seems like politics & religeon don't go well with coffee--thank God ;)

:idea: Country needs more coffee
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:47 pm

Finally got my trailer finished. JEESH that took a long time! Lots of labor gettin all the rust off those wagon wheels!. Thing has been sitting for 3 years, plus I dragged it around one winter to haul the Polaris to a frozen lake, & got it covered in salt ... and just parked it without washing it! :shock: What a friggin mess.

First had to break the tire off the rim, then cut the valve stem out, then go at it with the die grinder fitted with a twisted-wire wheel. Then degrease it, prime, wait to dry, prime, wait to dry, PRIME again ... then many many coats of white .. then let it bake in the greenhouse at 150° or so for a couple hours. Then I threw some fancy black pinstripe on there to make it look pretty (boy do I suck at that! When on the balancer it looked like a carnival ride ... stare too long and your hypnotized! ). Tossed the tire back on, threw it on the balancer to get more life out of these tires & bearings, then after repacking both side's bearings, bolted it back on. Also had to drill a hole in the fender, and in the frame ... and then connect a jump wire between the two to fix a ground problem with the fender's marker light. Also had to cut a slot in a Torx bolt that was holding that marker light on, and providing a ground - it was somewhere in between a T-15 & T-20. Of course, when I re-tightened it the ground strap broke ... so I spend the next half hour trying to solder it back together. By the time I finished it was pitch black out! Never got a chance to wash it .. or unload all the crap from it. Frame is rusted to hell. Could probably spend another 2 days grinding rust & painting that mess. Got to love New England life!! Rust and electrical problems .... and TAXES ... but I digress ............

Cold too once that sun sets - got down to the upper 60's. Not liking that too much. Means summer's about gonzo ... :(

I lit some tires for ya Fred, but the wind blows eastward here. That's just as well - hopefully Boston will choke on it. :devil: Turns out I missed that whole second page of Coffee! I sure am tired .... See Fred, I knew it would be either a Mercedes or BMW. Those same jackoffs buy land out here too ..... for $125,000 PER acre. :shock:

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AFTER. Pay no attention to the squiggly pinstripe. I'll keep my day job!
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:17 am

Awesome job Smitty! Looks like new dude!
I tried to do a little "body" work on the old Honda Accord. The back fenders always get rust spot at the 10-11:00 position and where the rubber/plastic lower half attaches in back of the fender. All I'll admit is, now I know why they say "leave it to the Pro's" :( Needless to say, not the most "seemless" repair. :lol: But, it is protected a bit more till it comes through again. Funny how it looks decently smooth till you paint it! I have allot more respect for autobody workers, I'll say that.
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:21 am

SMITTY wrote:I've got to get on my heating situation fast. Winter is coming quick! I've got another heating unit here that I need to install (more on that another day) ... but I also have 12 pallets of the wrong sized coal for it sitting here. Not sure what I'm going to do. Can't seem to get anyone over here to help get this bohemoth down my rickety stairs (need at least 3 bodies), so it may just sit in my kitchen until next season. We'll see ...

Can you just hook it up in the kitchen? At least then you could simmer some stew on it. :D
Rob R.
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:56 am

A 3 Page Coffee in only 2 days ?......FreeTown,you Miracle Worker,You !!......All I know is that the sight of you standin' either naked or in a loin cloth,while holdin' a sign sayin':"When's The New Rehab Openin'? " should give those Fancies the hint. Your new Amish Neighbors will be wit you shortly !....I'm really liking what you've done with Freddy's Place ! I'm seeing spittoons and saw dust buckets strategically placed. Oh,by the way,somebody got ahold of one of your sawdust biscuits and threw up in the corner of the porch....Atleast they tried to make it out back....You are a Magical SOB,Fred ! So good to make it back to Freddy's !! :lol:
Hambden Bob
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:27 am

Now Smitty! You put out that tire this instant! That sort of thing is only allowed in third world countries; we're not quite there yet! :D

HAHAHAHA the hippies have Burning Man Festival; you should have a Burning Tire Festival :D That tire put out more power than Solyndra ever did...

My Marine brother used to have discussions with my enviroweenie brother; and then say, "I'm gonna go burn some plastic!"

I wish I had your energy man, I got projects like that all over the place.

Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:29 pm

Hello everyone,
I was out riding PA and camping this weekend too. I went south to visit an historic site and further south to W VA to Summit Point race track. But I didn't race, not on my light tourer. :shock:

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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:38 pm

Damned Nightmare.....Talk about Sacred Ground.....
Hambden Bob
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Just a hit & run.... had to come home to do a quick sign headed back north... Might not be here for coffee this coming Sat either....good to see FFred got the coffee pot to work, but who da heck found the frozen secrets???

48 degrees this morning, but beautiful every day.
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Re: Coffee 8-18-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:45 am

Have a great Vaca Freddie!
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