Coffee 10-13-2012

Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:42 pm

Used to take a hr--I think I broke a record with 3 or 4 on this one--damn grub pix handle broke on me ;) Good news is--ya can't see both rear rims at the same time, :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:00 am

freetown fred wrote:Good news is--ya can't see both rear rims at the same time, :clap: toothy


I was thinking the same thing. I had a beater car when I was in college with two different pairs of hubcaps, but it looked good from either side. :D
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:42 am

freetown fred wrote:Good news is--ya can't see both rear rims at the same time, :clap: toothy


Thats the truth! :shh:
Looks good Fred. At least you got it done now, before you need to do it in the dead of winter. :crazy:
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:04 pm

Holy shiiite muslim Fred - that's one big-assed tube right there! toothy Nice work on the rim there - seems to keep the air in a bit better. ;)


For the past 2 weeks I've been sidetracked off the Blazer engine - one thing after another. First was the peel n stick for the back section of the barn roof, then the ballast install, then, since my neighbor needs a new car, I volunteered to ward off the vampire car salesmen .. & look for hidden defects (of which there were many ... especially on the financing .... they're RUTHLESS these days!!! ), then, every tool & tried to use I ended up spending a couple hours fixing. Gotta love days like that. Go to use my blow gun ... and the damn thing leaks like a sieve so the compressor is kicking on every 5 minutes ... not to mention the noise is making me want to smash it to pieces .... Knock the pin out, install a couple o-rings, grease 'em up, back in action. Now my Dremel decides to take a *censored*. Ends up switch is frigged up ... then I notice the EZ Lock mandrel is sooo worn out it won't hold the cutoff wheel centered causing a bearing shattering vibration. Go online, spend 3 hours shopping for the best price on that & the cutoff wheels I need, then realize I need an angle grinder since my brother took his home with him (forgot that wasn't mine ...) ... so another hour or so shopping for that ...... and a new rear main seal for the Blazer .... trip to the store for that ... then another trip for bolts & stripped out, & a plug to replace a mickey moused hose-barb with a rubber plug that capped the breather intake on the intake manifold. Well, that takes care of the entire week!! At least I got to take the RD out one last time this season. It had been sitting over a month, and the carbs were both clogged up bad - took a good 5 minutes before I could get over 15 mph!

Finally made some progress today though. On the rear main front, I found one at the local auto parts store - $23 after tax for the exact same Fel-Pro one I had. So thinking about it, I figured I'd call Summit to see if I can return the seal I had originally bought ( I doubted that since it was installed ) & get my money back. They sent me a new one for free .. and didn't even want the other one back! So once that comes in I'll return the new one to the store & get that money back, so that worked out mint. Summit RULES.

On the engine front, I've got all the rockers & push rods out, and removed the intake manifold. I also removed the reluctor wheel while installing the timing set, and cut just the center of it out so as to have the proper space for the harmonic balancer, but, save 9 oz in rotating mass. After that gigantic timing set I'm going to need all the weight savings I can get to not lose too much power here.

My torque angle gauge came in ( free with eBay bucks :lol: ), along with the new stock-volume oil pump. Now I've got everything I need to get this bitch back together again. Tomorrow all I'll have to do is remove the head bolts & the heads will be off. Then remove each spring for new valve seals, install new head gaskets, and FINALLY begin reassembly!

For now, I sit in front of the computer with a plethora of drink .. and a little food too. One of the benefits of having a wife that loves to cook, is I get random alcoholic beverages thrown my way for ... ehh ... "disposal".

BEHOLD! 8 oz. of Slutter ... aaahemm ... Sutter Hoe ...... eeehhchack! .......... Sutter Home! The wifey calls me "the garbage disposal for alcohol ". True dat yo! :lol: ........... BLAAH this stuff is CRAP!! :sick:

At least it's not in a box!
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:47 pm

SMITTY wrote:Holy shiiite muslim Fred - that's one big-assed tube right there! toothy Nice work on the rim there - seems to keep the air in a bit better. ;)


For the past 2 weeks I've been sidetracked off the Blazer engine - one thing after another. First was the peel n stick for the back section of the barn roof, then the ballast install, then, since my neighbor needs a new car, I volunteered to ward off the vampire car salesmen .. & look for hidden defects (of which there were many ... especially on the financing .... they're RUTHLESS these days!!! ), then, every tool & tried to use I ended up spending a couple hours fixing. Gotta love days like that. Go to use my blow gun ... and the damn thing leaks like a sieve so the compressor is kicking on every 5 minutes ... not to mention the noise is making me want to smash it to pieces .... Knock the pin out, install a couple o-rings, grease 'em up, back in action. Now my Dremel decides to take a *censored*. Ends up switch is frigged up ... then I notice the EZ Lock mandrel is sooo worn out it won't hold the cutoff wheel centered causing a bearing shattering vibration. Go online, spend 3 hours shopping for the best price on that & the cutoff wheels I need, then realize I need an angle grinder since my brother took his home with him (forgot that wasn't mine ...) ... so another hour or so shopping for that ...... and a new rear main seal for the Blazer .... trip to the store for that ... then another trip for bolts & stripped out, & a plug to replace a mickey moused hose-barb with a rubber plug that capped the breather intake on the intake manifold. Well, that takes care of the entire week!! At least I got to take the RD out one last time this season. It had been sitting over a month, and the carbs were both clogged up bad - took a good 5 minutes before I could get over 15 mph!

Finally made some progress today though. On the rear main front, I found one at the local auto parts store - $23 after tax for the exact same Fel-Pro one I had. So thinking about it, I figured I'd call Summit to see if I can return the seal I had originally bought ( I doubted that since it was installed ) & get my money back. They sent me a new one for free .. and didn't even want the other one back! So once that comes in I'll return the new one to the store & get that money back, so that worked out mint. Summit RULES.

On the engine front, I've got all the rockers & push rods out, and removed the intake manifold. I also removed the reluctor wheel while installing the timing set, and cut just the center of it out so as to have the proper space for the harmonic balancer, but, save 9 oz in rotating mass. After that gigantic timing set I'm going to need all the weight savings I can get to not lose too much power here.

My torque angle gauge came in ( free with eBay bucks :lol: ), along with the new stock-volume oil pump. Now I've got everything I need to get this bitch back together again. Tomorrow all I'll have to do is remove the head bolts & the heads will be off. Then remove each spring for new valve seals, install new head gaskets, and FINALLY begin reassembly!

For now, I sit in front of the computer with a plethora of drink .. and a little food too. One of the benefits of having a wife that loves to cook, is I get random alcoholic beverages thrown my way for ... ehh ... "disposal".

BEHOLD! 8 oz. of Slutter ... aaahemm ... Sutter Hoe ...... eeehhchack! .......... Sutter Home! The wifey calls me "the garbage disposal for alcohol ". True dat yo! :lol: ........... BLAAH this stuff is CRAP!! :sick:

At least it's not in a box!


FYI Smitty there are some very drinkable box wines out there just avoid the likes of Franzia. The Black Box is one very good wine. Some wines have switched to boxes because it will keep their product fresh longer then one day. I can give you a list if you are open minded and actually interested. NWB
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:05 pm

I'm not one to actually seek out wine - I usually just drink it when nobody else can. :D
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:08 pm

That's a shame a really good wine is like the Nectar of the Gods!!! Plus and can really bring out the flavors of food.
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:29 pm

I've made a couple batches of Mead (fermented honey) in my day. Has anyone besides me ever tried Mead? The historians of alcohol consumption say it was the first alcoholic beverage ever consumed by man, and it well pre-dates wine.

http://shedrums.com/history_and_magic_of_mead.htm

http://www.medovina.com/history.htm
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:57 pm

I LOVE that *censored*!! First time I ever had it was at my cousins wedding. She's Wiccan - so they had the whole 100% medieval-themed deal going on. People brought a whole list of home-made brews ... and mead was one of them. Everyone was laughing because every 2 minutes, they'd look to the table & see me pouring yet another one. :D Must've had 15 glasses or so ... among other stuff. But DAMN what a friggin hangover from hell that caused .... :hangover:

My favorite wine was some dessert wine my wifey got for a tip at her work. I'll post a pic - got some fancy name that is hard to type right now ... :lol:
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:37 pm

"King Estate" is hard to type ?????


You musta started early today !!!!! Either that or you played very hard at catching up.....



Glad to see progress on the engine.........Now Get 'er done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:00 pm

When I was a freshman in high school, I started making balloon wine. Get a gallon jug, put in a can of frozen Welsh's grape juice concentrate, 5 cups of sugar, and a pack of Fleishman's yeast. Put a balloon over the jug and put it in a closet for a month :D I started bottling it and selling it to kids :D I sold a gallon to the kid across the street and his mom busted him drunk on it. She called me up screaming and put him on the phone , "Dan did it! Dan sold me the wine!" hahahha
The cops came and raided me. My brother was trying to take care of me at the time and he was not happy. He had an organic chemistry kit left over from college, I made a still out of it. I distilled that same pukin' wine with good results if ya could call it that.


Another kid's father worked at the Norda flavor factory in town. He got pure ethanol from that place, and we used to swipe it and cut it in half. Brutal. In the town of Boonton, NJ; there were many times when you could smell grape, cherry, or garlic in the air from that place a few miles away!
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:47 pm

:lol: Great story Dan!! I've got many alcohol-related stories from my younger years - I could write a book! :D

More progress on the engine front. Tomorrow should be the last of the disassembly. It's all reassembly from here on out. 8-) But no celebration until this thing is back it the truck, smoke and leak FREE ... :|
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:44 pm

I have not been here in over a week. There is no way I have the time to go through 8 pages of new posts. Will somebody please remind me not to do this again? :bang:

Or at least give me a summery of what I missed?
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:49 pm

Gottcha :) Tune in early tomorrow AM
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:50 pm

Rob R. wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Good news is--ya can't see both rear rims at the same time, :clap: toothy


I was thinking the same thing. I had a beater car when I was in college with two different pairs of hubcaps, but it looked good from either side. :D


I've done that!
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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