Coffee 10-19-13

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:34 pm

Not from there but i pronounce it "wop" "walla pin". Just a little bit past where rt 80 crosses rt 81. Apples are friggin huge this year.
theo wrote:mozz, how do you pronounce the "Wapwallopen" , just as it is spelled? :?

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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:21 pm

Mmmmm Good lookin' apples!

The sugar container.... that exact type should be mandatory on every table. They work!
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: Greyhound On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:19 pm

Freddy,
Too late for breakfast, but wanted to ask--do you ever grill your muffins? Slice them in half, either way, little butter on a flat pan, I use cast iron, man they are good that way! Friend about 45 years ago in high school, his dad owned a diner, did them that way, have loved them ever since.

Rick
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:12 am

Greyhound wrote:-do you ever grill your muffins?


Sure do! But.... never a fresh muffin out of the oven. A day old muffin is fried on a regular basis. Yummmmm
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:51 pm

Hi,

I wanted to share with you some new photos from the bee hive. The black dots are Varroa Mites. This is a 3 foot white board that covers the entire bottom of the hive. You can tell a lot from the trash of a bee hive. You can get a good estimate on the size and location of the brood nest as well as the location of the queen. The yellowish, brown pieces are bits of honey comb from where the bees have chewed their way out upon hatching. This is 3 days after treatment. Considering the high mite count when I evaluated the hive before treating it, I expect a lot more to drop over the next 6 weeks. It's pretty bad when you can see the mites on the bees. First seen in the US in the early 80s the Varroa Destructor Mites are one of many things that are killing bee colonies around the country. An unmanaged colony won't last 6 months due to Varroa mite investation. The goal is to not treat; to find and grow those bees that do survive on their own. Those genes will save the bees. Non treatment is an ongoing management technique. Sometime is works, some times it doesn't as in this hive.
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The brood nest is closest to you. There is a lot more bees there.
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Up close and personal. Each mite will lay 4 or 5 additional mites; they grow undetected in a closed brood cell.
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You can see why I had to treat, they bees probably wouldn't have made it through the winter.
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:32 am

lowfog01 wrote:I wanted to share with you some new photos from the bee hive. The black dots are Varroa Mites.


Wow.... it gets complicated! I hope it works out for you.
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:35 am

what is the treatment to get rid of the mites?
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi everyone, I've been out of the loop for awhile.. I've been traveling to old car events, shopping, buying and selling. [Trading actually]. Now I'm home for a while, a few weeks at least.

I'm burning propane for now.. the well insulated house doesn't need much this time of year.. so I'll pay the propane bill and wait till
'real' winter sets in,, probably around first of December before I light off the AA260, that depends of course on the weather..
So far we've had a few chilly nights, lows in the mid 20's but it warms to the 50's usually, and those temps don't cost much in propane.

I just don't want to fire up the AA, and have it sit and burn #20 per day idling and not making heat.. just coasting.. When it's cold enough that the heat runs a few times a day, as well as at night, then it makes sense..

The shop is being heated by a waste oil hot air furnace.. I have lots of ATF, motor oil and gear lube to burn.. might as well use the stuff, it takes up a lot of space in 5 gallon pails.

I've traded the '64 Tbird for a '41 Plymouth pickup truck.. the pickup needed all new wheel cylinders and master cylinder. And a gas tank, and tie rod ends. It will also get the thermostat housing resealed, carb worked on [accelerator pump doesn't pump much]. The truck is rust free except for the driver's side tailgate hinge mount.. a very simple fix.. it's on the list..
I've driven the truck, it will be a nice farm truck and errands in town truck.. but not a distance truck.. it's a bit to basic for comfortable long drives over say, an hour each way. And it's geared for work,, it probably is comfortable at 50-55mph. The small 218cuinch engine is in excellent condition, it was rebuilt and driven only for about 6 months before the truck was put up for several decades.. it has lots of mud-dauber nests all over the underside.. LOL..

I also aquired a 1915 Chandler on Labor Day weekend.. it's been a lot of fun putting back together, it was a restoration project stopped for some reason. 98% of the tough stuff is done, and just a lot of fussy reassembly needs to be done.. I've also taken this car out for several drives.. it's as fast as the '41 truck !! It's a fairly rare car, they were made in Cleveland from '14 through '29, then shut down because of the depression.

I've got lots of winter projects to work on,, so I guess I'd better get to them..

Greg L
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The '15 Chandler, a well made car from the middle price range. It is a well engineered car, I'm rather impressed with it. Being a '15, it allows me to tour with several clubs that require the cars to be '15 or older.
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The really nice thing about this car is that it is 99.9% complete, virtually nothing missing. Which is a huge issue with old orphan cars. If you need something, it is usually unavailable and has to be either made from scratch or replaced with something not authentic.
Note the dashboard is complete, no missing instruments. The windshield is missing a pull handle at the bottom center and the correct acorn nuts or wing nuts that tension the hinges.. Old technology ventilation..
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The '41 as it was pulled out of the box trailer.. stuck brakes and all, but no tires skidded as it was moved.. went on the hoist and had it running in a few hours.. gas can and piece of copper tubing for a fuel source, borrowed a battery from another car, and drained the oil, checked it for any coolant in the pan, had none, refilled and cranked it till i had oil pressure indicating, then reinstalled the plugs and lit 'er off, runs nice, smooth and quiet. The carb needs help, but it will run and idle.
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The Chandler, the '41 Plymouth pickup and the '33 Pierce Arrow, lined up to see how wide an addition to the shop for car storage will have to be.. looks like 30' will work. The Plymouth started right up and was driven around to this spot.. but it's now on the hoist, the rear brakes now done, a new gas tank installed, and soon I hope to have the carb working better..
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Greg....sweet rides! That Chandler....what a beauty, and to have almost all the parts....lucky find. I know with motorcycles, anything before 1942 is getting real hard to find parts for, I'll bet it's the same for cars. I want the pick up truck!

We just bought a new "Rhino Shelter" brand half round fabric garage to put the lawn mowers, wood splitter, snow blowers & other stuff in. It's not here yet.... 30' by 30', 15 feet high in the middle. It's a biggie! Maybe something like that would get you through a few years if you need cover fast.
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