Thanks for the coffee Freddy and FF. I'm late as usual, but had to get blood work done this morning, then had to help my sister with a few more projects. Raining again here, so most outside work is cancelled. Talked to BIL about hog butchering, reminding him that I'm all set up for it(fridge for cooling, knives, saws, meat mixer, meat grinder, sausage stuffer) all I need is spices, and cure.
Freddy, I hope you have a fantastic camping trip. Freetown, I hope you find some real good bargains and that you enjoy your day out. LS..........No pics of the 25 Pierce? Lisa, I hope the sting gets better soon(I got hit in the eye with a 'bald faced hornet once, and got stung 'inside' my mouth by a yellowjacket.... Klook, sorry for the 'incompetent boobs ya gotta deal with, but I gotta deal with them every day as a truck driver, so I feel your pain. Vigil......that's a great picture, thanks for posting.
And last but not least........Carbon12......I heard tell of a virgin, over the age of 12 a few months back..........may have just been a rumor though
Hi all well better late then never .I hope everyone is doing just fine and Freddy I'm glade to see your moving forward! I tried to post last weekend on my phone but it was fighting me so I gave in to technology last Saturday camping at Pymatuning lake a beautiful sunrise
looking at PA from across the lake(Its 8 days late,but nice never the less). I have been at the new job a month now and really liking it, a lot less stress and the setting makes you feel like your wanted not like your lucky to have a job!! Take care cyber friends and have a good upcoming week. Keepaeyeonit
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Enjoy your time at the Lake Freddy! Some time with God and Nature will do the mind lots of good.
Find something good at that auction Fred! The Amish always have the good stuff.
LsFarm wrote:Smitty: on another thread you mention you 'blew out' your recent hernia surgery? How the hell did you manage that? Did you pick that new Zero-Turn up out off the trailer by yourself? Man, you have to give your body time to heal !!
Well, a literal blow out was maybe too strong of a phrase - I use that term alot and apply it to everything from pants to trash bags ... But, there is a bulge when I cough that wasn't there immediately after the surgery. I had to move the neighbor's Round-Up spray tank outside .. and I didn't want to start any of the vehicles for such a brief period (not good for oil life) just to get the tank out .. so I carried it out the back section, twisting and maneuvering around all the junk I've accumulated in 11 years. That night I felt more sore than usual, and that's when I noticed the bulge - it feels like a hard lump, higher up from where the original hernia was. It doesn't hurt, and isn't bulging like the original one was, so I'm going to leave it be until winter. Yeah, I know - I care more about my equipment than my own body .. Wish I could've sat around for 2 weeks and really let it heal .... but the bills are coming fast and furious - just can't afford to.
Just noticed a layer of crap peeling off the cut they made around my belly button. Looks like they used super glue! Who knew? I know that's what it's original invention was meant for ... but didn't think anyone used it today. Better than getting stitches yanked out of your gut that are all healed in! It's been peeling off in chunks the last couple days. Itches like hell - so much so I pulled the rest of it off, which then caused one side to open up pretty wide. Bled like a stuck pig for a while. Seems to have closed up ok though. My wife has been yelling at me every day the past 2 weeks!
Been getting alot of boats in here lately. This one was a relatively easy one. Just wiring repairs for all the lights, and the horn. The spring inside the button was in 12 pieces ... and what wasn't in pieces had turned to powdered rust! I managed to find a spring in my stash of junk that fit the horn button perfectly. Disassembled the button, wire wheeled all the internals and gave it all a healthy coating of silicone grease. Works great now, although the spring is a bit stiff. That's good though - will prevent accidental activation.
Got to love the sound of a twin cylinder 2-stroke outboard out of the water! Makes my adrenaline flow!
Cripes,You really need a "Stunt Smitty" or one of them' thar "Clone Smitty's" for those times when proper healing is needed. I'm thinkin' the CIA will be knocking on Your & FFred's Door's in order to create a 2 Man Heavy Insertion Team. The two of you would be used to quell Big Time "Hotspots" that pop-up Worldwide from time to time. You Two Monsters Are Unstoppable! Thank God we've got the two of You here,on Our Side!
Be careful making scar tissue where your surgery was done it will haunt you forever Smitty. I can verify this, its not just the dr telling you something so you take it easy. Its real and it sucks. 15yrs and it still bothers me.
Dave, how do you MAKE scar tissue--if it's from over exertion---I suspect I'm screwing up big time--here's a pretty pix --the scar goes down another 6-7 inches--Freddy, you back home yet?????
Flyer5 wrote:Be careful making scar tissue where your surgery was done it will haunt you forever Smitty. I can verify this, its not just the dr telling you something so you take it easy. Its real and it sucks. 15yrs and it still bothers me.
freetown fred wrote:Freddy, you back home yet?????
Yes & no! Long story....... But no time now. Headed to Bar Harbor today with a friend...back tomorrow....will tell the whole story after it's a whole story! I'm having a 5 day social.... I'm not sure if it's helping my grieving, or just delaying it, but it'll put me 5 days forward.
Yesterday was a pretty productive day, I got 'after' the '41 Plymouth Pickup and finally determined that it's problem was the cheap-ass Champion spark plugs that while new, were junk. I can't count the number of times Champion spark plugs have looked good, cleaned them then reinstalled. A bad set of plugs can act like other problems and lead you astray for days looking for some other [non existent] problem. I pulled the plugs after I'd looked the engine over, did a fuel supply test: pumped fuel into a coffee can while cranking the engine with the starter, checked static timing, and checked ignition: 3/8" HOT BLUE spark while cranking. The freshly cleaned spark plugs were installed, I even checked resistance in all the plug wires.
But the engine did what it had been doing: starting for a second or two, just enough to kick out the starter bendix, then stall. Once I got it run for about 3-5 seconds then it stalled, as if it ran out of gasoline. The carburetor bowl was full. The gasoline fresh two weeks ago.
HMM pulled the plugs: all damp to soaking wet. Dug around and found some miss matched old plugs, these are short reach small thread plugs, much like what goes in the average lawnmower. in fact two of the 6 plugs I put in were for a lawnmower..
The engine fired right up !! Ran on 6. I took it down the road and back. Runs good. So this morning I'll go buy a set of ? AC or Autolite plugs for it.. and make targets of the Chumps... er Champions.
LsFarm wrote:I also got more of the '25 Pierce's engine back together, Valves, pistons, rods, rebuilt roller cam followers, valve lash set.
Kewl! That truly is a "BLOCK" ! Must've been where the term originated.
Champions are not my favorite either. If I have to use them, I test every one before installing. They tend to arc deep inside by the insulator, as if the insulator has impurities allowing it to arc. I have used NGK for years now.
Greg, It ain't always a case of all that make of plugs are junk. Sometimes the plug recommended for an application is not the best. And, it doesn't help that maybe only one plug within a certain plug's heat range are all that's still made for antique vehicles. There are plenty of old vehicles that would start and run better with a hotter plug.
Ex-wife's 71 Toyota 16R motor would only run on NGK plugs - no other brand's equivalent worked well.
We have the same problem your Plymouth had when using anything other than Champion plugs in all but the earliest Franklins. It's either use Champions, or learn to enjoy staying parked.
The earlier cars are even more temperamental and foul plugs like no tomorrow. The early gas-n-brass guys have learned to make plugs hotter by using long reach plugs and milling away some of the end of the body to expose the electrode and porcelain more. Then they burn clean in use.
And, any of the 29 and 30 Pierce-Arrows I've worked ran fine on Champions too. Are you using any of the W18/518 in yours ?