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Old 10-09-2014, 01:49 PM
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Well since my first thread got closed....I thought I'd open a new one....this is for off-topic comments about your day...good or bad.....

Let's try not to get this one too serious..
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:54 PM
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Dealing wiht **** head building managers if FUN! arrg.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:03 PM
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Default R.I.P. old friend.....

In the first iteration of this type of thread, a little under two months ago I reported running over a large piece of mystery junk that fell off the back of someone's pickup while coming home from work (second shift, almost 11 PM); long story short, couldn't avoid it, so went right over it.

One cracked transmission case: three different mechanics refuse to do anything but replace it. The longest estimate for survival was a week or two. I've probably put the total value of the car before the crunch through it in tranny fluid, but it still ran like a top when full.

Then came the stop & go of tonight's commute (gotta love those really anal school bus driver's); pull away from a stop. Suddenly, second gear decided to take over with a bang. Said bang blows a fist size chunk out of the bottom of the transmission case.....


Needless to say, the poor thing is basically done.

While we have members here who have way cooler ride's, I still ask for a moment of silence for my old friend, the one my grandparents bought new in 1997. I bought her from my grandma over 6 years ago, almost doubled the milage, to a final total of 93,148.

The shiny side has been repainted several times; plus all the work that I've been quoted starts with "If we can........" means that she's done.....

The only thing that didn't work was the fuel gauge.

I'm scrambling to get another vehicle running. We'll see how it goes....
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:17 PM
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A moment of silence please......

Now......everyone picture this....Pat driving a kart to work!!!!
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:36 PM
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A moment of silence please......

Now......everyone picture this....Pat driving a kart to work!!!!
I wish..... .
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:42 PM
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You dont have to waste your time writing it... I'll do it for you;
"So I'm in the process of building a frame that i can mount the cars motor on... Because the engine still runs."
Right?
Check my 262bhp thread in off topic fun. Do that.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:27 PM
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I want to say sorry..
my week was (still is) pretty miserable, and without adding details here,
I need to apologize!
I'm not in the best mood and I let that shine through, which I shouldn't have.

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Old 10-10-2014, 12:36 AM
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Well.....my week has been pretty good, and today I am taking a half day to go to the beach for the weekend. A couple of hours of metal detecting on the beach will do me good
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:48 AM
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well my week

removed trays off dump trucks till wednesday
the rigger who are the guys that hook up the chains and guide the crane drived failed us twice

first time they rigged it up all wrong so as i hit the last hit out the tray tipped forward and landed on the cab
thats only about 14 tonnes coming down on it
lucky the trucks have rops (roll over protection)
the second time they rigged it too far the other way and and the tray dropped a foot
about 2 inches from my head
that kiddie is why we were hard hats

also the truckes were shipped in from Indonesia
with no maintainence the pins were as dry as a bone
each hit with the sledge hammer moved the pin under a mm

so by thursday id had enough and took a sick day (got over a month accured sick leave) to help a mate wreak out a holden barina
that was fun pulling it apart

then today we did bugger all
and now im going to the pub becuase im in Australia and its 6 oclock on a friday afternoon
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:50 AM
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What huh what ?
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:57 PM
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Holden is the australian branch of gm or vauxel
Wreaking out is to pull apart the whole car to the bare shell ready to sell the parts
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Holden is the australian branch of gm or vauxel
Wreaking out is to pull apart the whole car to the bare shell ready to sell the parts
Ok now i understand, thanks
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I ran over my lawn mower with my 1971 AM General Deuce and a half. Darned kids put the mower where I told them to for once. It is now about 6 inches tall.

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My weeks been great!!

Last weekend took the jet boat on to the Red River to do some camping. Almost to the camp site (15 miles down river) my RPM's dropped to 4700 and my charging system went out. So now im thinking I lost a cylinder,stator and who knows what else. We setup camp and hang out for a night. Pack up and head home and it's running great again @ 5400 RPM. As we get to the launch to pull out it drops RPM'S again.

After compression test and multiple hours with a ohm meter and a dva I figure out it was my rectifier heating up and causing a misfire and no charge.. $6.00 Radio Shack rectifier later i'm back in business!!

Got one more big camping trip next weekend on the St. Croix.. then my boat hibernates..
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My weeks been great!!

Last weekend took the jet boat on to the Red River to do some camping. Almost to the camp site (15 miles down river) my RPM's dropped to 4700 and my charging system went out. So now im thinking I lost a cylinder,stator and who knows what else. We setup camp and hang out for a night. Pack up and head home and it's running great again @ 5400 RPM. As we get to the launch to pull out it drops RPM'S again.

After compression test and multiple hours with a ohm meter and a dva I figure out it was my rectifier heating up and causing a misfire and no charge.. $6.00 Radio Shack rectifier later i'm back in business!!

Got one more big camping trip next weekend on the St. Croix.. then my boat hibernates..
Pics of the jet boat? My friend had a sea doo sportser 215hp it was crazy!!!!


Robert: oh man sorry to hear that.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:53 PM
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Pics of the jet boat? My friend had a sea doo sportser 215hp it was crazy!!!!
Mine is not a fiberglass boat in anyway..

It is a Alweld 1856 JC, custom built for me in 2009. It's a river boat. All aluminum construction, no wood or glass..

I can go through 3" of water @ 37 mph..
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Mine is not a fiberglass boat in anyway..

It is a Alweld 1856 JC, custom built for me in 2009. It's a river boat. All aluminum construction, no wood or glass..

I can go through 3" of water @ 37 mph..
That's awesome!!!!!

I myself have a 2011 Walker Bay Genesis Deluxe 270(8'10"). With a 1988 Evinrude 9.9. Basically it's an RIB. Fancy name for a dinghy with a hard floor and a v bottom.. It's like a top of the line dinghy... I payed chump change for it. The guy had NO idea what it was. Craigslist...
Anyway, went out today in the 61 degree weather. It was quite cold. I was very very over dressed. There was a pretty good wind chill. Running out of summer and feeling like i have to go if i have the chance. The good part is that i get a free spot to tie it up. My uncle has a 22 ft sailboat that I learned everything I know on. He keeps it at a slip where you get a free dinghy spot it you have a slip. Well he wasn't using it so I stole it.
My friends jetboat though... That thing was a beast. Did 70mph and it got there in a hurry. The way it put down the power and accelerated was nasty. The handling too.
I put a pic of my dinghy below but i'll put a pic of the whole dinghy and friends jetboat in an album on my profile.
Oh by the way, I'm only 14 and so is my friend.
These are all saltwater boats. I bought my dinghy and motor at the beginning of the season separately. The dinghy was held up on a crane davit system off the guys '38 foot boat. The motor was freshwater until now.
I bought my dinghy and motor with money from letting my neighbors dog out for 4 years and putting the money aside.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:59 AM
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Mine is not a fiberglass boat in anyway..

It is a Alweld 1856 JC, custom built for me in 2009. It's a river boat. All aluminum construction, no wood or glass..

I can go through 3" of water @ 37 mph..
Dang!! that engine is nearly as big as the boat
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Dang!! that engine is nearly as big as the boat
hahah... indeed.. if it was a car with a motor sticking that far up I know I'd get pulled over for "impaired vision". Good thing I rarely look back on the river's I run..
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:56 AM
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I just learned I need surgery for my pinky finger, which I thought I had jammed, but instead my knuckle was broken. Oh, so that's why it hasn't gotten better with just a splint and Advil. Fun times. Also, I've learned a new word -- Arthroplasty.
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