Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:52 am

A big day today, off to the big farmers market in lewisburg! A quick early stop at the flea markets in watsontown, who knows the treasures to be found. Have a great weekend!
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:47 am

Hambden Bob wrote:Ahh,Yes ! 'Nuthin like a little LS Farm&Friends,Coupled with Fresh Coffee & a Pierce-Arrow,to help a "Mainah" feel like a Lighter Soul ! The Pic tells a Long Story of Great Days! So Good To See,Freddy! As far as we're concerned,it's Pouring Here,and I don't mean just Coffee! We needed it,but with a little Luck,we may be drying out towards the Afternoon. It's Good To Be back Home,here in the Coffee House,Ladies And Gentlemen! Enjoy Your Weekend,and while You're at it,pick something,anything to do,and Smash It Right Out Of The Park !! As Always,Take Care,Gang! :up:

Welcome home HB.

It would appear that I accomplished that task. The 1928 Singer 66 is operational, and sewing like a dream. I used the case, foot pedal, and motor from the old Morse machine. Still needed a light, though. So I picked up an LED 'Head light' yesterday and attached it to the side cover mounting screw on the machine. Wifey is very happy :D
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:51 am

sharkman8810 wrote:Just thought I'd stop in and say a late hello. Greg, that is a nice car to look at! It is good to see what is all going on. I know all about the 10U tournaments, except mine are 10U softball and I'm an assistant coach, we really appreciate our ground crew help.

The car is stunning! They cruised through CT and I got to met them for breakfast with Townsend. I noticed the Al Capone option on the car right away. Right hand drive so your passenger can spray oncoming traffic with the Thompson. :)

Beautiful car, great people.
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:27 am

Sorry I'm late to the party. We went to Revere Beach to check out a sand sculpting contest, hang out someplace we'd never been and then there was a birthday party/pig roast back in the evening for one of my wifes uncles.

This one is for Lisa. That bee is roughly 7' tall to give you some idea of scale.
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:39 pm

jpete wrote:Sorry I'm late to the party. We went to Revere Beach to check out a sand sculpting contest, hang out someplace we'd never been and then there was a birthday party/pig roast back in the evening for one of my wifes uncles.

This one is for Lisa. That bee is roughly 7' tall to give you some idea of scale.
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WOW, what beautiful piece of art. Can they save it or is it gone with the next tide? Lisa
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:44 pm

They are well above high tide, but I suspect they'll be raked into the beach at some point. It is much finer sand than beach sand and probably has a little clay in it to hold up to sculpting.

Here are the rest of the pictures, including the other side of the bee sculpture. It's a little disturbing but the piece was called "Fear" after all. :)

http://www.wcvb.com/entertainment/photo ... 38#!biIVC5

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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:52 pm

Our stay at Freddy's is winding down. We went on an antiquing jaunt yesterday, drove down US 1 to Owls Head, visited the transportation museum, shopped a bit at their swap meet/store. The day before, Friday, Freddy finished a 'tune-up' on the convertible top of the Pierce Arrow, it needed new padded bolsters, and new wrapping around the wood top bows. Some fasteners were loose, those were epoxied in, a few fasteners replaced too.
Then we stretched the top and webbing, Freddy tacked it down and it looks GREAT!

We then took the car south to Fred's brother's house, just north of Ellsworth, and on down highway 3 to Mount Desert Island, we went to the Seal Cove auto Museum, then around to Seal Harbor for a wonderful dinner, that 's where Fred took the photo of the car in front of the Lighthouse Inn.
We drove through the Acadia National Park on the way back north, there was virtually NO traffic in the park, a VERY nice drive, especially with the poor headlights on the old Pierce. When we get back home, I'll put in my 6v Halogen bulbs, they work much better.

Tonight, Sunday night, we are driving modern back down to the island, and going for a boat ride around some of the small inlets, then off to Cranberry Island for a fancy dinner. This is with the daughter of the now deceased owner of the Seal Cove Auto collection and museum.

On Monday, we will head south, back to Newburyport, stay a night we think, then head west.. I think Freetown Fred might have a visitor next week for a day ! :shock:

Take care everyone,

Greg L
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:31 pm

Pierce Arrows have such a regal bearing. I've always wanted such a car. I'll never be able to afford one probably. I keep buying stoves and records for the Victrola.
I do have a nice portable Victor 50 phonograph. It is perfect for trips in a Pierce Arrow and consequent picnics, etc. Charleston lessons are a pre requirement however.
It's a lovely car and it sounds like you had a great time together.
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:25 am

Cap wrote:........ Rick, you must be very proud for your grandson. Thanks for posting. Let us know the regional outcome.



Yeah Cap, very proud of him and the other one. He has quite the arm on him. His coach played minor league ball and has said that he definitely has talent.

My other grandson, same age, is quite the lacrosse player. Since he got some confidence and was moved up to midi, he has come on as well. He has scored at least 4 hat tricks this year.

I haven't had much time for my own projects due to going to everyone's game, but they are only young once !!!!! But I did take time to make them wooden shelves to hold their special momento balls. One for home run balls and the other for hat trick balls.




Rick
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:10 pm

Nice Rick! He's got good genes! ;) 8-)

That car is sweet Greg! I wouldn't do that kind of mileage around my neighborhood though. The wheels might fall off! :lol:


I sure would rather be working on that Pierce than the wonder of engineering I've got here today ... got myself bogged down in another cluster**** ... A Mercury Sable with a massive coolant leak. At first, looked like it was coming from the head. Then, I noticed it was spraying up from what looked like the water pump gasket. Long story short, the parts were bought, and I tore into it this morning - wasn't the damn water pump. Was the TIMING COVER!! Now who in the hell engineers a car that sends coolant through a timing cover???!!! Should've dropped the pan ... but I half-assed it. Y pipe would need to come down ... and it's currently held together by RUST. :shock: Cut one bolt out, broke one puller, almost broke a T47 Torx in 2 ... but somehow I got it together by 8:30 tonight. Tomorrow I'll throw the alternator back in, all the pulleys, tensioner, and belt ... then cross my fingers and hope for the best. The best would be NOT seeing a 6' circle of OIL in my driveway ... but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.


Gotta hit the hay and get back at it EARLY tomorrow ....

Later folks ... and have a safe trip Greg!
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:56 am

SMITTY wrote: Was the TIMING COVER!! Now who in the hell engineers a car that sends coolant through a timing cover???!!!


Buick.

And to make it better, it's also the oil pump. :)

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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:15 pm

Well, LsFarm & travelin buddy Ken just left the hill. Outstanding visit indeed. Had a pseudo FORUM coffee gathering this AM--Forum members fastcat & ricoman stopped over--YEP, from over their individual hills :clap: toothy Got to take a ride around the valley here in the Pierce Arrow-that's a nice machine:) Here's some pix.
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neighbor down the road--damn near as old as the Pierce:)
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:24 pm

Nice ! Thanks for the pix Fred.

Careful - riding in that Pierce will spoil the way you look at modern vehicles ! ;)

Paul
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:40 pm

OK, who is who in all the pictures ?
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Re: Coffee 7-19-14 Cyber meets reality

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:44 pm

tsb wrote:OK, who is who in all the pictures ?


tsb,

Fred labeled them down at the bottom of the box each picture is in. Left to right.

Paul
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