Escape From the Prison Planet

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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:33 pm

Sorry, bad has-been mechanic habit.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:59 am

Well, looks like I'm snowed in till spring thaw.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:25 pm

Recap on the last couple weeks...
My brother came over for Thanksgiving and towed the Mustang home. He and my nephew took it for a short drive first.
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It's home in his garage now. I told him I'd buy them the proper carb and a kit for Christmas.
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Now he can get back on his VW bus engine swap.

We all did the trip into town to see lights while they were here. This goes for several blocks along the river.
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Many months ago I bought some missing pieces for my 70 year old table saw off Ebay. Finally got around to putting it all together. My homemade fence worked okay but the correct one works great. I love old tools.
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I had some scrap particle board around so I made a couple more risers to go on the closet shelves.
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My wife has twice the shelf space she started with and it's still not enough.
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And at the other end of the closet...
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While I was down in the basement working, I got close to the south wall to grab something out of my tool cabinet and felt a pretty stiff draft. Started feeling around and felt cold wind coming through the wall all along the foundation and even between some of the doubled studs. I pumped 2 1/2 tubes of caulking along all the seams, and wouldn't you know it, the basement isn't quite so chilly now.
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It's been pretty windy here for the last couple weeks. I really need to get some burning done but can't seem to catch a still day. At least it's cleared the sky up some.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:41 pm

Took it pretty easy today. The sun kept trying to come out so I took the opportunity to go ride for a couple hours. I headed NW and decided I'd just take some side roads to see where they went. Most turned to gravel or dead ended at someone's driveway.
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There's still some snow here and there. I zipped the liner in my jacket and wore the full-face Lego man helmet. Still a little chilly though.
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Leaving the last intersection before turning into my driveway I got a hard hesitation between gears followed by a couple mean backfires. Not sure what that was all about. Carb icing maybe? I'd felt a couple surges earlier in the ride. Shrug. I'll figure it out in the spring. This was probably my last ride for a while.
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Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:23 pm

Community college nerds document the Prison Planet.


It's winter and I got bored.
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