Coffee 2-22-14

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:26 pm

Rob R. wrote:Good morning. Looks like it is going to be a warm & breezy day. Not much of a job list today, haircut for one of the boys and then a trip to the Subaru dealer. I have been very pleased with my Subaru over the last year, and my wife actually prefers driving it over our Tahoe. I told her that she should get her own Subaru, so we are going to test drive a used Outback.


Rob, what model Outback? Is the the Legacy or the Sport? Do you know if it has the 3.0 HO motor or the 2.5?

If it's the 2.5 walk away; UNLESS you know it's had both heads done. If not, it's an expensive job if not done correctly. Just look at my thread from 2012 when I went to South Carolina.
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:40 pm

Warm sunny day...
Time to nap with the kids... 8-)
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:53 pm

pancakes sound yummy Freddy.... but i had work today so coffee and McD's sandwich on way to work. Now that i'm back home, going to load up some more ammo with varing powder weight, same bullets to see what loads in that bullet size work best in my rifle tomorrow at local shooting club.Do realize now how repeatability in powder drop, is critical for same powder charge each cartridge loaded. i need a hobby and this is a lot less exspensive than the race car i had before. wish all a good weekend, and enjoy the nicer weather.
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:36 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:
Rob R. wrote:Good morning. Looks like it is going to be a warm & breezy day. Not much of a job list today, haircut for one of the boys and then a trip to the Subaru dealer. I have been very pleased with my Subaru over the last year, and my wife actually prefers driving it over our Tahoe. I told her that she should get her own Subaru, so we are going to test drive a used Outback.


Rob, what model Outback? Is the the Legacy or the Sport? Do you know if it has the 3.0 HO motor or the 2.5?

If it's the 2.5 walk away; UNLESS you know it's had both heads done. If not, it's an expensive job if not done correctly. Just look at my thread from 2012 when I went to South Carolina.


We looked at quite a few, and ended up buying a 2014 Outback Limited. It has a 2.5, which I understand was a fresh design in 2013. Direct port injection, no coolant flowing through the heads, etc. I researched the head gasket issue, and it looks like it was a big problem from '99-04. Got a little better after '05, and very few problems from '10 on.
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:51 pm

Sounds real nice Rob. So, who's getting the brand new Subaru--I know, I'm cheatin :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:55 pm

freetown fred wrote:Sounds real nice Rob. So, who's getting the brand new Subaru--I know, I'm cheatin :clap: toothy


not me. :(
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:18 am

Picked up a new puppy saturday. Mother is pure Pekinese, father was thought to be a puggle, half pug-half beagle, but the father is a stray and from the looks of the puppies, i don't think he is a puggle but maybe some lab. 8 weeks old we were told but i think it's not that old yet.

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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:24 am

Well, ya gonna name the pup or just call the poor thing IT?????????????? :clap: toothy PS--I like that floor :)
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:47 am

Still trying to pick out a name, Angie, Candy, Lily, something like that. Floor had 3 layers of linoleum, some asbestos felt like material, thousands of tiny brads, flooring was from Home depot 70% clearance when i was looking, so that's what i bought.
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:38 am

Morning everyone,

Not much going on around here - even the Harmans are running slow in the warmer weather - each stove is less than 150* front. That's going to stop tonight when the cold returns or at least what is considered cold around here. We're looking at temps in the low 20s and some sort of mushy wintery mix. We can expect those temps throughout the week - then it's back to the mid 40*.

I was out at the hives yesterday, the bees were flying and they were bringing in some pollen from something. That's an indication that the queen has started lying and the colony is getting ready for the spring honey flow. I have a lot to do in the next 6 weeks so I can maximize the honey production.

I signed up to be a swarm collector in my area. If someone spots a swarm they call our bee group coordinator who calls me. I'll grab my gear and some tools (ladder, saw, cardboard box and duct tape) and see if I can catch them and put them in a hive somewhere. That's always exciting and not dangerous at all despite outward appearances. The main concern is not falling off the ladder. That's because the last thing the bees do before leaving the old hive is eat as much honey as they can; just like humans who eat too much, they are too stuffed and sleepy to do much damage to anyone.

I hope everyone has a great week, Lisa
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:06 pm

mozz wrote:Picked up a new puppy


Cute! Good names..... any one of them will do... Dogs like names the end in a vowel. They don't respond as well to other names, like Spot, Tom, Dick or Harr.... Oh! Harry is fine. :)


lowfog01 wrote:the queen has started lying


Dag nab it! I've told her time and again she has to stop lying, but the truth doesn't pass her lips easily and she gets away with it! I asked her "Who do you think you are, Queen bee? " Yaaa, she got me there so she continues to lie anytime she wants. :)

Some time back I mentioned a wood saw that my Dad & I built. I found a picture of it! Dad is in the center running the saw. OSHA be damned! Open shafts & blades. Danger, danger Will Robinson!
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:25 pm

Freddy wrote:
lowfog01 wrote:the queen has started lying


Dag nab it! I've told her time and again she has to stop lying, but the truth doesn't pass her lips easily and she gets away with it! I asked her "Who do you think you are, Queen bee? " Yaaa, she got me there so she continues to lie anytime she wants. :)


That's so funny :lol: I really hate it when things like that slip by. Lisa
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:25 pm

lowfog01 wrote:hat's so funny :lol: I really hate it when things like that slip by.


I see a chance I jump on it LOL.

We have a friend that uses the expression "You think you're queen bee?" as she sees fit....and it usually fits!
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:08 pm

Look at the little puppy!

Now that's a REAL machine right there Freddy - your dad was part of the best generation. 8-)

Glad to see Junebug has pulled through! Praise God!



Been busy! Missed the whole "Saturday" part of Coffee ... :o Blew by fast!

Been working on lots of snowblowers, a couple snowmobiles (one repaired and one delivered for a neighbor), a Volvo 940, and the Marquis alternator. Autozone wouldn't give my wife money back on the alternator - told her to come back during the week and speak with the manager. To hell with them - I bought a regulator off eBay for less than $15 shipped. Build a redneck test rig to try it out ..... which led to a few interesting issues ...

First, I started searching for a motor to use instead of my impact gun - was beating on the unit too much. So I grab my old sump pump motor ... and without looking it over, I plug it in to test. BAM!! ZAP!! BZZZZZT!! SWACK! I didn't see the missing switch, and wiring hanging out the side .. which was also right against my chest! Burnt a small hole in my sweatshirt! :lol: Had plenty of winter layers on, so I'm good. So, out to the barn I go to continue working. Guess what I forgot to do inside? Check the breaker ... and take a wild guess as to what else is powered by said breaker??? HMMM ... the friggin stoker!! OUTFIRE! I'm now in the 2 match club after nearly 4 straight months of trouble free operation. :x

Made a few more sparks as I tested the motor using alligator clips to hold the wires together - they promptly arced out on each other as the motor torqued as it spooled up for those 2 seconds .... Fun with electricity today!

The stoker is running non-stop right now having been without power for 5 hours straight. Water temp was 107° - guess that's one of the benefits of having such a mass of water. That's with the hot water tank and all zones calling for heat. Downside is it'll take a few hours to get back up to temp.

Got that snowmobile running and blasted around the yard! That was fun! Love that 2-stroke power! Must be getting old - a few laps around the yard and I was beat. Had to use every bit of me to steer the thing. The snow sucks out there now - wet, heavy and deep. Got stuck a couple times, and rolled onto the side which pitched me off head first into the snow at 20 mph ...

Enjoy the pics! :D
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Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:56 am

SMITTY wrote:wiring hanging out the side .. which was also right against my chest! Burnt a small hole in my sweatshirt!


Geeeze, Smitt.... I learned years ago that an electric motor torques when it's started. You're supposed to put it on the floor and put a foot on it so when it torques the loose wires arc on your ankle. ;) Yeehaaa!

That snow blower chute aims pretty much backwards.... That's custom built to squelch sweatshirt fires, right? You're always thinkin'!

Acceleration... fun! Be careful in the yard on the sled though. Here in Maine one or two people each year kill themselves 50 feet from home. Usually hitting a tree or vehicle. Last summer I picked up a (junk) four wheeler. It's a 400 CC Two stroke. That sucker will go zero to 40 such that you can barely hold on. I've ridden a 750CC four stroke that was so slow compared to this. Sadly the 400's engine needs Smittyfication.... you can grab the crank and move it .040 inched up & down. I have no idea how it runs with that much slop!
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