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« Reply #270 on: April 17, 2018, 11:10:48 PM »

Did a little today, spent a lot of time on the internet shopping for my replacement HVAC, talked on the phone to a couple of places... then slipped into race parts shopping... or buying  rolleyes probably describes it better. 
Did a little on the car, made a center section for a shock rocker, but I really need Brown Santa to bring my bearings before I bore the bearing holes.  My shocks need new spherical bearings and it took a while to track down where I can get those.  Calling Koni soon to talk about checking and/or overhauling these shocks... While I was out there I found new ones for 600 Euros each in one of those countries that deal in Euros... plus Vat... I think that's European for tax  grin
Here's a rocker almost ready to weld... yes I will add a plate/stiffener between the rocker pieces... got to bore the bearing holes first... my little lathe will not swing it welded together.
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Having a 9 year old Costa Rican Rum while I type.... no DP with this one either  cheers


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« Reply #271 on: April 18, 2018, 08:13:36 PM »

Well Brown Santa arrived... with stuff other than the bearings I would like to have... but it is all needed so I will do other things that need to be done...

Fred and Sophi helped me haul it to the shop  cheers


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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.
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« Reply #272 on: April 19, 2018, 07:41:31 AM »

Which one is Fred???  I had a cat named Fred...She was a girl..Named for Fred Duesenberg...I went to flood coolant to eliminate the smoke from oil/ brush method..turns out the smoke was from my cigar cheers


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« Reply #273 on: April 19, 2018, 08:17:49 AM »

Jerry, that picture brings back the thought -- whatever happened to Tony and his avatars?
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« Reply #274 on: April 19, 2018, 08:50:47 AM »

I pondered that as well Slim...But at our advanced age ? It`s best not to question.
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« Reply #275 on: April 19, 2018, 09:03:53 AM »

Which one is Fred???  I had a cat named Fred...She was a girl..Named for Fred Duesenberg...I went to flood coolant to eliminate the smoke from oil/ brush method..turns out the smoke was from my cigar cheers

Jerry, Fred is the UPS colored one.... Sophi is a girl... the doormat explains them...
We were looking for a companion for Sophi 8 years ago... Linda dreamed about a dog named Fred... couple of days later Fred picked us to take him home from the "rescue vet"   
He is a PITA  cheers
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« Reply #276 on: April 19, 2018, 09:28:46 AM »


Fred and Sophi helped me haul it to the shop  cheers

At least you have willing minions.  Stewart and Eastwood aren't worth their weight in kibble.

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« Reply #277 on: April 19, 2018, 10:26:25 AM »

Doc isn't much help in the shop either, but he does bark to let me know that the UPS man is here.

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« Reply #278 on: April 21, 2018, 10:46:41 PM »

The bearings showed up Friday... at about the same time Wichita's newest brewery, Nortons Brewing Company opened their doors.... needless to say I went downtown to support my friend Dan with his new business...  wink
Poke the Bear.... nice chocolate coffee stout on nitro... mmmm breakfast beer
Polkadot Princess... nice Belgium Strong... girly beer when you add peaches   
MOFO... tasty Brown Ale
Infamous Butcher... Killer thick rich dark... delicious...

That's all I tasted.... some I had in full size... some in sample size....  rolleyes  cheers


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« Reply #279 on: April 21, 2018, 10:53:55 PM »

Stainless;

That beer menu looks good!

In the spring of '63 I went to Berlin and crossed through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin. At a restaurant there, "The Bucharest", I had a bottle of Romanian beer with lunch. It was 18% alcohol. Needless to say, it was inadvisable to have more than one, especially considering the surroundings.

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« Reply #280 on: April 21, 2018, 10:58:15 PM »

But I did a little work on other stuff... some Thursday, completed today...
I put the rear axle back together after checking everything survived the crash... cleaned and greased the bearings... pulled the brake disc, it did not survive, popped on the belt drove sprocket... hope to eliminate the chain on the rebuild...


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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.
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« Reply #281 on: April 21, 2018, 11:09:38 PM »

I finished the shock rockers... of course the bearing bores warped a little during welding, so I had to set them up in the mill and scrape a thou or so out...
They are welded and ready to install.  If I have material I will make brackets tomorrow... I guess I need to hang the fire bottles so I know where those braces will weld in... then the ones for the shocks and rockers can find their spot.
Here's the rockers


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« Reply #282 on: April 23, 2018, 12:06:49 AM »

Found some bracket material on the rack...
But first while I type and then read the other threads I am sipping 7 year old Benders small batch rye... it is 96 proof... and as Pork Pie might say... this ones a bit of a rough boy.... I rarely add a splash of water, but this one drinks nicely at 80ish proof.

OK, back to the grind... literally... made some brackets, made some structure pieces to mount them to... measured... tweaked... remeasured... then tacked the brackets to the pieces.... it got a little late, so I shot a couple of pics and will play with it in the morning.


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« Reply #283 on: April 23, 2018, 10:47:02 AM »

There's that orange dead-blow hammer again!

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« Reply #284 on: April 23, 2018, 11:51:00 AM »

It's a famous hammer.  This morning I mentioned/showed it to Nancy.  She asked why I was laughing at the pics...and now she knows how important that hammer is to Stainless.
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