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Old 03-24-22, 05:27 PM
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Old 03-24-22, 10:12 PM
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Between P80 Volvos, bicycles and a son away at college, there isnít much left.
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Old 03-25-22, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by feedbag View Post
and a son away at college, there isnít much left.
One day, after the offspring has graduated and is out on their own, you'll open your wallet and find a twenty. You'll stare at it for a moment then say to yourself, "Where the hell did you come from?"
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Old 03-25-22, 08:15 AM
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Old 03-26-22, 12:17 AM
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About three years ago, I finally bought a car that I really wanted.........To hell with practicality and all that other sensible stuff!!
Been having a blast since, modding it up, exactly to how I want it and driving it!


I also have an "on and off" hobby collecting diecast model cars and plane models for about 20 years now......
This one is of a 1923 Ford Trimotor and a 1930's "Count Trossi" Mercedes Roadster, both in 1:24 scale.....
I still buy models in 1:18 and 1:24 scale once in a while to add to my collection, but I'm pretty much getting close to having all the must haves I had on my list already.....


Here's the Porsche / BMW /Auto Union part of my collection in 1:18 scale.

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Old 03-26-22, 05:37 AM
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I've been learning accordion slowly during lockdown.
I played for about 3 months around 40 years back during summer holidays from univerity, then the accordion was 'lost' somewhere in my parents house.
Then I found this on Ebay a couple of years back and overhauled it fully:




1959 Hohner Lucia IV P (LMMH 96 bass)

Roll forwards a couple of years and I've now got 4 accordions.
Quite handy for wet weather.
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Old 10-02-22, 06:40 AM
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Been after one of these for nearly a decade, finally found one at the right price during the pandemic.
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Old 10-02-22, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by cat0020 View Post
Been after one of these for nearly a decade, finally found one at the right price during the pandemic.
CUTE!! That based on the Z3 Coupeí yes? I remember when they first came out back when, I thought they were the cutest thing on the road. How much space is in back? Itís almost big enough to be a ĎShooting Brakeí https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_brake.
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Old 10-02-22, 09:00 AM
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It is a 2001 Z3 Coupe, came out of Skunk Works at BMW:
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Old 10-02-22, 09:50 AM
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cat0020 very interesting. I always liked it
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Old 10-02-22, 10:50 AM
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Old 10-02-22, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
cat0020 very interesting. I always liked it
Yeah, I'm not much of a convertible fan, such as the Z3.
But I've always been a big fan of the Z3 Coupe ever since it came out in 1999; never could afford one.
I've been actively looking for Z3 Coupe for the last 10-12 years,
only waited until the pandemic hit, quarantine in place that prices went down significantly.
Found this (non-M) California, one owner car with low mileage.
Getting older, not cycling as much, I sold some bicycles so I can buy this one, I guess it could be a mid-life crisis purchase.
I really like it, I think it's a keeper.
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Old 10-02-22, 01:05 PM
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Old 10-02-22, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by feedbag View Post

Between P80 Volvos, bicycles and a son away at college, there isn’t much left.
Almost exactly my situation. I like Redblocks



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Old 10-02-22, 06:06 PM
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Palms ….like a bunch, until I ran out of room! Now , it is my bikes and cycling related stuff. The bike thing will be slowing down quite a bit because we are remodeling our kitchen. I will still be riding a lot , just not buying as much.




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Old 10-02-22, 06:46 PM
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When your not buying bikes what else are you guys spending your hard earned money on? Two years ago I finally made the commitment of learning how to play guitar. Iíve went through several acoustic guitars before finding the right ones. Now that Iím set Iím finally ready to start looking for bikes again. Where does everyone elseís money go when not buying vintage bikes?
Horseback riding lessons.
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Old 10-02-22, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Well, I guess I'd have to say kaleidoscopes. I'm currently sitting at 55 of them. Pretty much all found locally while antiquing.


A bunch are scattered all over this bookshelf.

Some of them.

One of my favorites. The image inside is amazing.

This one has multiple Kaleidoscopes making up the one piece.
Well....like the bikes they just keep coming in.


And there's probably 10 more added since this picture.
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Old 10-03-22, 05:39 AM
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jamesdak very cool
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Recently I got into watch "moding" . Moding is just changing stuff like the hands , face , bezel , movement that kind of stuff . I wanted a Seiko SKX diver , these days that watch will set you back $500. It's discontinued but you can still get a new one on Amazon . $500. was a little steep for me , so like my C&V bikes I built it a little at a time . After watching many Youtube videos I got started , first was to get the watch case , there is a guy in the Philippines that sells everything except the movement , he is sanctioned by Seiko to make their stuff and he sells it cheap . Next I got the movement from a local seller that caters to moders . And the best part I got to buy a bunch of tools . Here is the first build . Note things don't line up at 12'oclock , out of my control !

IMG_0688 by mark westi, on Flickr

Here is the final build all I did was change the hands and the bezel and the chapter ring . The day wheel still doesn't line up but I got the 12'oclock and the lume pip to line up , by luck .

IMG_0763 by mark westi, on Flickr

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I used to spend big on high quality die cast models of classic (Mostly 70's and 80's) race cars, till prices went sky high in the last few years, because of rising living standards/wages in China where they were mostly made, so it did make any sense for me anymore.
These days I mostly spend my money on tools for my bike builds and for maintenance and mods on my 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF GTS. I wish I could have done more of my tools acquisition much earlier in life though, because I might be gone before I get to really use some of them.
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Old 10-03-22, 08:15 PM
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Paying for fuel chasing my softball playing daughter. About an 80% chance funds will start getting drained by this project. My dad wants to do it with me and says it would be his last father son project. I was already trying to move some bikes. Maybe need to move a few other things as well.

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Paying for fuel chasing my softball playing daughter. About an 80% chance funds will start getting drained by this project. My dad wants to do it with me and says it would be hus ksdg father son project. I was already trying to move some bikes. Maybe need to move a few other things as well.
Your poor welder, I hope you have Lincoln on speed dial
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Your poor welder, I hope you have Lincoln on speed dial
Actually, despite the looks,it's very solid. Only one portion of the floor needs to be replaced. Quarter panels, fenders, bottom of the doors and tailgate are all good.
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