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genejockey 01-26-22 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22388000)
Since I repaired-ish the Avalanche I kinda have the bug to build another engine for the firebird. I was thinking a 6 litre with a nice thumpy cam, ported 799 or 243 heads. Maybe another Camaro?...I have lots of parts laying around still....

There was a comedian, years ago, who did a bit on the Plymouth Super Bird he used to have. He was talking about the sound at idle - *lumlumlumlumlumlumlumlum* "Remember when that used to be a HEALTHY sound?"

genejockey 01-26-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22387994)
Yeah Dad's ol' Lotus Europa had Lucas electrical stuff, and something was always on the fritz. And it had that sweet Renault engine!

An English car with a French engine? What's not to like? :roflmao2:

Mojo31 01-26-22 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22387957)
That, and a Lucas electical system.

When I owned my MGB, I used to joke that everyone was so excited about those new-fangled intermittent wipers, but I had intermittent everything!

Fixed.

Mojo31 01-26-22 01:02 PM

Finally some good friggin news on the Covid front:

According to the Brits, people who drink between 5 and 14 glasses of wine or liquor ("units") per week were 10-17% less likely to get Covid compared to those who drank more or less.

However, beer and cider actually increase your chances of getting the Cov by as much as 28%.

Study shows relationship between drinking wine and contracting COVID-19 (msn.com)

Pretty excited about that news as I can definitely stay within the sweet spot.

genejockey 01-26-22 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22388032)
Finally some good friggin news on the Covid front:

According to the Brits, people who drink between 5 and 14 glasses of wine or liquor ("units") per week were 10-17% less likely to get Covid compared to those who drank more or less.

However, beer and cider actually increase your chances of getting the Cov by as much as 28%.

Study shows relationship between drinking wine and contracting COVID-19 (msn.com)

Pretty excited about that news as I can definitely stay within the sweet spot.

So, I guess that guy in "Tubthumping" who "... drinks a Whiskey drink, he drinks a Vodka drink, he drinks a Lager drink, he drinks a Cider drink" ended up in the middle of the range.

genejockey 01-26-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22388018)
Fixed.

It really is amazing what I put up with in a car 40 years ago.

rjones28 01-26-22 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388004)
Once again, I regret bringing up autos.

When will I learn?


indyfabz 01-26-22 01:56 PM

Wordle 221 4/6

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I feel like I got some help from LAJ

Mojo31 01-26-22 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22388114)
Wordle 221 4/6

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I feel like I got some help from LAJ


Velo Vol 01-26-22 02:34 PM

Yesterday in band we played this and it occurred to me that I've never seen Moana. Am I missing out?


LAJ 01-26-22 02:45 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f5d497809.jpg

WhyFi 01-26-22 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388152)
Yesterday in band we played this and it occurred to me that I've never seen Moana. Am I missing out?

Some bits were a little intense for my 5-year-old daughter. You might want to have adult accompany you.

Trsnrtr 01-26-22 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22387957)
That, and a Lucas electical system.

When I owned my MGB, I used to joke that everyone was so excited about those new-fangled intermittent wipers, but I had intermittent lights!

I had a Midget and carried steel wool and emery cloth to clean the light connectors. I also carried a small screw drivers to adjust the SU carbs and a large screw driver to pry the front calipers apart when they got stuck. :)

Velo Vol 01-26-22 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22388165)

Are there people in these cars?

big john 01-26-22 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22388000)
Since I repaired-ish the Avalanche I kinda have the bug to build another engine for the firebird. I was thinking a 6 litre with a nice thumpy cam, ported 799 or 243 heads. Maybe another Camaro?...I have lots of parts laying around still....

A couple weeks ago I put a cam actuator solenoid in the Trailblazer. Took about 15 or 20 minutes at a casual pace. It was the first time I worked on a car in more than 2 years. It was enough for now.

ls01 01-26-22 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22388013)
There was a comedian, years ago, who did a bit on the Plymouth Super Bird he used to have. He was talking about the sound at idle - *lumlumlumlumlumlumlumlum* "Remember when that used to be a HEALTHY sound?"

Remember?....I dream of it! It never fails. Once I have had a go at one of my cars. A repair, anything beyond maintenance. It's go time! I can't leave it alone. But Then again ,after that, I'm always listening, checking, diagnosing etc. It's rare that I have a car to just drive.

ls01 01-26-22 03:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22388249)
A couple weeks ago I put a cam actuator solenoid in the Trailblazer. Took about 15 or 20 minutes at a casual pace. It was the first time I worked on a car in more than 2 years. It was enough for now.

so, you still got it then....

Eric F 01-26-22 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22388249)
A couple weeks ago I put a cam actuator solenoid in the Trailblazer. Took about 15 or 20 minutes at a casual pace. It was the first time I worked on a car in more than 2 years. It was enough for now.

I enjoyed working on cars back in the days when you could drop wrench in the engine bay, and it would fall to the ground.

big john 01-26-22 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22388259)
so, you still got it then....

Guess so. I'm going to the old shop this Friday to see another guy who retired before I did and some of the guys are taking us to lunch. I could try to diagnose a few problem cars while I'm there as a test.

big john 01-26-22 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22388265)
I enjoyed working on cars back in the days when you could drop wrench in the engine bay, and it would fall to the ground.

If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your career.

Velo Vol 01-26-22 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22388270)
If you want to ruin a fun hobby just make it your career.

It wasn't fun to start with.

rjones28 01-26-22 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388282)
It wasn't fun to start with.

No fun hobbies for [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION]. Sad.

Velo Vol 01-26-22 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22388286)
No fun hobbies for [MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION]. Sad.

Working on autos, bicycles, aeroplanes, etc.

big john 01-26-22 04:32 PM

Today I went riding at the bike path. It was a little windy but beautiful. I saw a lady pushing her e-bike and asked if she needed help. She had a rear flat and no tools, pump, or spare tube. I think it was a 700 wheel and I considered giving her my spare tube but the axle needed a 10mm allen wrench which I didn't have. I suppose I could have pulled the tube out and tried to patch it but she said she only had to walk a couple more miles and seemed ok with that.

Later I caught up to a woman on a road bike and she was moving along pretty good and I didn't feel the need to pass her but she slowed a bit so I moved way left just as she blew her nose. She saw me and was very apologetic. I told her she didn't make a direct hit so no problem. Then she wanted to draft me because of the wind. It's one thing I'm good for, so, have at it. She stayed on for a few miles until I turned off. That was fun.

big john 01-26-22 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22388282)
It wasn't fun to start with.

Of course it was. Curmudgeon.

LAJ 01-26-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22388306)
Of course it was. Curmudgeon.

Agree. I still mostly enjoy it. It would be a perfect career save for the cars and the people.

LAJ 01-26-22 04:41 PM

I'm finally putting the American Classic hubs to use that I picked up on deal a couple years back.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2d3f642b6.jpg

abshipp 01-26-22 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22388315)
I'm finally putting the American Classic hubs to use that I picked up on deal a couple years back.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2d3f642b6.jpg

Hot.

Light Bicycle rims?

LAJ 01-26-22 05:11 PM

They are. They seem to build up nicely and they're even relatively round.

abshipp 01-26-22 05:11 PM

I was riding on the MUP today and as I was passing a store a guy yelled out at me "I love your bike!"

It ended up being a super nice guy that I've met in the bike shop. Has a sweet e-cargo bike that he and his two young sons are always out running errands in.


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