Thanks on the Jotul. Fire it up? I was just looking for a plant stand
The refractory is seemingly cast in, its kind of built out or built up or melted or something; very hard so I'll see if I can grind it back flat on the surface. Not gonna take an air chisel to it. I was thinking of swapping out the Monticello, but now I think this old stove is gonna be too small. Glad I picked it up anyway. 5" flue outlet on the thing. I would like to find out the date of manufacture; no luck so far.
I missed some great stories- I was gonna implement a trick on the GMC that I heard of. You can wire in a diode on each headlight pair and get your low beams to come on with the high beams. Just run the high beam + to the low beam +. I still have the diodes, another idea I never got around to.
Years ago my girlfriend and I were both crazy and decided to move to Florida. We picked up a 64 Ford van that had seen better days. I was putting in speaker wires to the back. I remember watching one of those wires melt its insulation off from the front to the back of the van like a dynamite fuse
Another time I was going down a street and saw a white convertible Fiat 124. The guy looked helpless, and he had the hood up; carb was on fire. I jumped out of the truck with an abc fire extinguisher and told him it would put white powder on the engine. I put the fire out hahahahha. The guy was obviously not familiar with Fiats, he seemed astonished at the malfunction hahahhahaha. I just drove away.