July 5th, 2014

Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:25 pm

FF, if i was a betting person,i would bet that after all that mowing you do not look as pretty as your lawn does. toothy The smell of cut lawn grass is close to the smell of cut hay just starting to dry,they both rank high on my favorite smells. I hope you had as nice a day there as we had here, low 80's,15 mph wind,low humidity,a/m started at 56*,tomorrow a/m is forecast to be at 52*,tomorrow up to 84*,15 mph winds. Awesome weather 3 days in a row,then temps & humidity climb again. Good to hear the positive outcome from your mowing experience,FF .
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:39 pm

Hey FF, I thought your mower was on an 8n where is the cub? Grass looks good enough to eat though.
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:40 am

Hey Fred, someone stopped by and threw some tires on your front porch! :)

Lawn looks good, hopefully you don't have to "pay" too badly for all that seat time.
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:58 am

Good morning all.

FF.

Glad to hear that all is pretty good with you. The lawn mowing is fun if your body allows. Keep up the light excerise and you'll be back in true form. John
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:46 am

[quote="RAYJAY" ] is that a HF cabinet ?
where did you get the led lights? [/quote]

Yup, it's a cheapie Harbor freight cabinet. The LED's I got from a wholesale place ( http://www.caogroup.com/SSS/PDF_files/S ... no_web.PDF ) They are made to light up exterior signs. I used them in the house for lighting until they built decent LED light bulbs that fit a normal socket. They were a bit expensive but should last about forever as I use them. They are self adhesive, but I removed & replaced them & didn't trust the sticky so I added a gob of black urethane caulk. They work great in the blast box!

Maybe I should look into replacing the gun? Food for thought.

FFred.... love the pics! Now....come mow MY lawn!
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:07 am

Good Morning everyone! It's been a busy week and weekend.
I left Michigan early Wednesday morning. drove 790 miles to mid-Connecticut. Stayed a Forum member Townsend's home.
Thursday I went to Hell and back. AKA: NYC. I just can't see what anybody "see's" in living in a big city. Too much traffic, too many people lousy roads and infrastructure, NOTHING nice.
I am driving my dodge cummins pickup and pulling a 20' enclosed car trailer, and went into NYC to pickup a different 1925 Pierce Arrow touring car.
This one is pretty unique, it was made for export to Australia and New Zealand, so it has right hand drive. It also has the optional heavy duty Michelin/Budd solid disc wheels.. I like the look it give the car, I can almost hear the car say: the Outback? 'Bring it On ! ' :lol:

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This car was owned by a friend, who lived on the west coast, he died 4 years ago. I tried to purchase the car from his estate back then, but got out-bid on the price. The [NYC] company that bought it offered it for sale, but at a ridiculously high price and it sat for years looking for a buyer. The seller finally started lowering the price a little every few months. When it got down to only 'a bit too much' I decided to take a look at it again.
The salesman started in on his spiel, and I stopped him, told him that I knew the car make, model etc very well. And I knew the previous owner as well.
What was obvious was that the car had had NOTHING done to it, it had been dusted off occasionally but that's it.

So it had 4 year old california gasoline in it, ancient coolant and very corroded Nickel plating. The worst thing is/was the condition of the leather seats and interior. The leather seats did not have any actual holes or splits, but they sure had a lot of cracks/splits/abrasions all over them.

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I used a leather restoration and refinishing system/kit I found online. It did an amazing job, and while it does not look new or perfect, it's a HUGE improvement over the previous appearance. And most importantly the leather has been strengthened and revived with potions, slaves, elixirs and creams. :shock: The leather no longer feels like it's ready to crack or split.

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I'm in Warwick Rhode Island, next door to Providence. Our Pierce Arrow annual meet is this week, we are at the Crown Plaza hotel just off I-95 south of Providence. Ct 117 I think is the exit. This saturday, the 12th will be our show and judging will be at the hotel starting 10 am, till usually 2pm. Everyone invited. I'm a judge, so I'll be busy, but afterwards I should have some free time to talk with anyone who shows up to see the cars.
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:31 am

Damn I could've stopped by there if that show was a week earlier - was just down that way to pick up and deliver a truck. RI - not my most favorite place to drive. Reminds me of Worcester too much - highways loaded with people sleeping. I agree 100% about NYC - I couldn't have said it better! Nice Pierce BTW! 8-)

A blast cabinet - that's one of the final pieces to complete my tool collection .... after I get and install a 2 post lift .... which will be after I do the porch roof ... and the barn siding ..... someday ...... :|

Hey nice job Fred! Looks mint! I left some tires for ya on the porch ... toothy



Did battle with my Roadliner's rear wheel on Friday. Finally installed the new rear tire that's been sitting here in my living room since '12 ... along with a full tank of gas in the bike! Had to burn that up this weekend. But anyway ... fought with this friggin wheel for 2 hours before one of my neighbors heard me swearing through my closed garage doors. Was almost 90° in the barn with a dewpoint around 80°. I was totally soaked to the bone with sweat. Dirt stuck all over me from the friggin floor in there - not a fun afternoon! Another wonder of engineering here - seems Yamaha's Star division doesn't want people changing their own tires, so they designed a brake caliper that requires octopus arms to manipulate. The stupid thing sits under the disc, so you have to lift 50lbs. of tire, wheel, sprocket & bearings up and over the caliper frame, while taking your other 2 hands and holding the spacers from getting knocked out of place by the swingarm, while taking your fifth hand to spread and hold the pads apart! NIGHTMARE .... but it's done. Even with help it still took 45 minutes to get the prick back in place. Was LIVID!!! :mad:

Had it been cooler, and I calmer, I might've placed a second jack under the wheel & raised the bike higher .... but you know how that goes with hindsight and all ...

Got to burn up most of the 18 month old gas that was in the tank this weekend, so it was all worth it. If it was just 10° warmer, it would've been perfect. A little on the chilly side the past few days here. 4th was a total washout, so was eager to get the hell out Saturday.

Got my buddy's bike all situated too. His front wheel bearings & seals came in Saturday, so I installed all that Sunday morning & was finally able to balance the front wheel. The Blazer got him home and back here without fail, so that was a plus. :lol:

Also that morning, I picked up a widowed neighbor's prize of an MTD lawn tractor. Transmission locked up solid. Thankfully I bought one of those Masterlock 12v portable winches this spring for just this type of issue. Had to drag the damn thing up my ramps into the back of the truck. Busted one of my straps - got to use the 2" wide car straps to handle the stress - learned that one after busting 2 straps .... When I got home I had to drag the thing out with the Blazer - perfect timing that it arrived back here. My yard horse.

Think I've got the coal situation remedied for now ... but I'm not overly joyed about burning Kimmel's again. Seems that's all this supplier gets. Price is right (free delivery!), so I gotta grab it. This crap had better burn good this time ....
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:07 pm

Interesting weekend. Run, Run, Run! Do all the stuff ( Or at least some of) that has been put off. Washed the camper, adding on to my barn so getting some prep work done there as well. Finally yesterday afternoon I finally got some play time. Went to the river with the family and jetski. Our dog was going crazy on the riverbank. So I brought the ski close to shore and called her on .

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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:04 pm

Now that looks like a happy dog--I'm surprised you let her drive the thing Dave! :clap: toothy
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:28 pm

I was on the water too in the family Malibu.
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Re: July 5th, 2014

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:42 pm

freetown fred wrote:Now that looks like a happy dog--I'm surprised you let her drive the thing Dave! :clap: toothy



She has no thumbs to text with so she does better than most on the road. :)
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