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PostPosted: November 6, 2020, 12:40 am 
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Started down the rabbit hole on Tuesday & have nearly watched the entire Project Binky series from Bad Obsession Motorsport.
Cramming a Celica GT-Four drivetrain into a classic Mini.


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Non-Locost events have overtaken me. Things are budding out here, and I hadn't even started pruning the trees and bushes on our 1/3rd acre. I've run out of time, so it's "prune and harvest" time around here. I just can't put it off any longer. I got 2 of 6 trees done this weekend.
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Do you realize how many Margaritas I'm going to have to drink to consume all those babies? Man, I'll never finish my build. I'll be drunk for 6 months. :mrgreen:

On the other hand, I found some non-alcoholic uses for lemons and lime like this 2-layer, lemon & lime meringue pie. It was good.
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Learning to drill holes in concrete.
Turns out that a hammer drill is not all that is needed.
Also requires compressed air to blow the dust out and a Star Drill to break up rocks at the bottom of the hole.
I have done 28 of 104 so far. :BH:
Now that I have the Star Drill they are going a little faster, but I have to switch hands on the drill due to a blister.

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Ok maybe a little Locost related... I drove from WA to CA and back over the weekend to pick up a stalled out Locost project to finish. :D :D :D :D :D :D


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Ok maybe a little Locost related... I drove from WA to CA and back over the weekend to pick up a stalled out Locost project to finish. :D :D :D :D :D :D

:cheers:

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Man, Seattle builders are growing! Soon as we are all vaccinated we need to group up.

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Been working on my "man cave" A lose friend works for a high end kitchen remodeler and they were replacing their displays I got this to put into the old garden shed attached to my workshop that I took over for my library auto collection

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The electrician comes this week (inspector sees everything around here-so I have to be legal). This is how I am modifying it.
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My TV will mount on the wall to the left.

Next will be the spray foam insulation.

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Ok maybe a little Locost related... I drove from WA to CA and back over the weekend to pick up a stalled out Locost project to finish. :D :D :D :D :D :D

Doing the same (but TX to LA & back), the weekend after Easter!


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JAMADOR wrote:
Rennkafer wrote:
Ok maybe a little Locost related... I drove from WA to CA and back over the weekend to pick up a stalled out Locost project to finish. :D :D :D :D :D :D

Doing the same (but TX to LA & back), the weekend after Easter!


I feel a lot better about how far I ended up driving, that's a reallllllly long haul unless you're wayyyyy over in Northwest Texas. Even then it's a long one.

Now I just need to clean some shop space so I can get the drivetrain/chassis/etc out of the van and work on it.


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Doing the same (but TX to LA & back), the weekend after Easter![/quote]

Whereabouts in Texas do you call home? Spent some time in TX over the years. Still have some friends & Family down there!

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Rennkafer wrote:
JAMADOR wrote:
Doing the same (but TX to LA & back), the weekend after Easter!


I feel a lot better about how far I ended up driving, that's a reallllllly long haul unless you're wayyyyy over in Northwest Texas. Even then it's a long one.

Now I just need to clean some shop space so I can get the drivetrain/chassis/etc out of the van and work on it.


Sorry TX (Houston) to LA (Baton Rouge), not L.A. CA.

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Doing the same (but TX to LA & back), the weekend after Easter!


Whereabouts in Texas do you call home? Spent some time in TX over the years. Still have some friends & Family down there!

North Houston, just outside Harris County. Most of my life in & around Houston, with a few years in Austin, and school years (5-12) near Beaumont.


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On the other hand, I found some non-alcoholic uses for lemons and lime like this 2-layer, lemon & lime meringue pie. It was good.
LOL, Karen wanted to know what time we could come over for coffee and pie until I pointed out your last 3 word sentence -It was good.

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Lonnie-S wrote:
Non-Locost events have overtaken me. Things are budding out here, and I hadn't even started pruning the trees and bushes on our 1/3rd acre. I've run out of time, so it's "prune and harvest" time around here. I just can't put it off any longer. I got 2 of 6 trees done this weekend.
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Do you realize how many Margaritas I'm going to have to drink to consume all those babies? Man, I'll never finish my build. I'll be drunk for 6 months. :mrgreen:

On the other hand, I found some non-alcoholic uses for lemons and lime like this 2-layer, lemon & lime meringue pie. It was good.
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Cheers all,


I’d have to put that in a green house around here. The best I can do outdoors is cumquat.
I added six blueberries (3 northern, 3 southern) and ten japanese persimmons this year. Paw paws, apricots, and peaches are already flowering. I don't normally do a veg garden but I probably will this year.

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I feel a lot better about how far I ended up driving, that's a reallllllly long haul unless you're wayyyyy over in Northwest Texas. Even then it's a long one.

Now I just need to clean some shop space so I can get the drivetrain/chassis/etc out of the van and work on it.


Yeah, if I were looking for a project and it wasn’t on the far side of the moon, that is the one I would have bought. Screaming deal even at $2k.

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