The last person to post in this thread wins a brick of .22 ammo

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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    Well I've changed timing belt, water pump, all belts, air filter, and spark plugs. Three weren't bad. 4 and 5 were tricky but doable if you take your time and don't go stupid. 
    Number 6. Yes. Number 6. In between the firewall and back of the engine. Done 100% by feel. And it SUCKED. 
    Now, I'm sitting in my truck working up the courage to start it. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    Sweet. Just saved myself $500+ bucks. Everything works a treat. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,937 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Once upon a time in the early 1980s I had a Ford Escort. The timing belt broke at 32,000 miles. Nice thing about that engine setup; when the timing belt breaks the valves get hit by the pistons and trash the head. Good thing it was under warranty!

    Yep, that's what's called an "interference engine", and timing belts are a particularly bad idea with them.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,937 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    Well I've changed timing belt, water pump, all belts, air filter, and spark plugs. Three weren't bad. 4 and 5 were tricky but doable if you take your time and don't go stupid. 
    Number 6. Yes. Number 6. In between the firewall and back of the engine. Done 100% by feel. And it SUCKED. 
    Now, I'm sitting in my truck working up the courage to start it. 
    Did you change the tensioner/idler pulley?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    cpj said:
    Well I've changed timing belt, water pump, all belts, air filter, and spark plugs. Three weren't bad. 4 and 5 were tricky but doable if you take your time and don't go stupid. 
    Number 6. Yes. Number 6. In between the firewall and back of the engine. Done 100% by feel. And it SUCKED. 
    Now, I'm sitting in my truck working up the courage to start it. 
    Did you change the tensioner/idler pulley?
    Yes. It had a tiny bit of play. I was changing it anyway, just mentioning it was on its way out. So was the water pump. It was starting to get some play in it as well. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,937 Senior Member
    Yep. Ya always change the damn water pump and any idlers with a timing belt. Esp. if its on a Volkswagen...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 2,869 Senior Member
    Not a huge hockey fan but I've been watching a lot more since the Predators came to Tn.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 904 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    Sweet. Just saved myself $500+ bucks. Everything works a treat. 
    I cant let this pass.
    Good timing. 👍
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    Spent some time (a LOT of time) today looking for pieces/parts for the rifle projects. It would be nice to have all that stuff organized so I could find what I want without spending my life digging in assorted plastic boxes. But I DID find some tools that I've been looking for/needed, so that's a plus.
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,937 Senior Member
    edited May 8 #29681
    Started on installing the generator transfer switch - FINALLY. Got the panel mounted, and one of two 2 inch conduit connections made between the xfer panel and the main panel. The other connection is going to need some "parts" which I don't think Homeless Despot nor Blowes stock.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Started on installing the generator transfer switch - FINALLY. Got the panel mounted, and one of two 2 inch conduit connections made between the xfer panel and the main panel. The other connection is going to need some "parts" which I don't think Homeless Despot nor Blowes stock.
    If they don't have the 'right parts' then take what they got and make it work. That's what a redneck would do! :)
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    This pistol project has me STUMPED. 
    Cant come up with a way to make it look the way I want without re making the entire frame, whatever you want to call it. 
    So it will shoot, but also look like some jackass made it in his garage. Which sucks, because I know once it's done and functional  it's done. It won't be re made. Just how I work. There's a slim chance I'll do it over, but it's doubtful. 
    But tick tock, Clarice. The shoot is soon. And I've got a lot of stuff to do...
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,937 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    zorba said:
    Started on installing the generator transfer switch - FINALLY. Got the panel mounted, and one of two 2 inch conduit connections made between the xfer panel and the main panel. The other connection is going to need some "parts" which I don't think Homeless Despot nor Blowes stock.
    If they don't have the 'right parts' then take what they got and make it work. That's what a redneck would do! :)
    Maybe - that's why I'm gonna go over there tomorrow PM and see what they *do* have. According to their website, they don't seem to have much in the way of 2 inch conduit and fittings of any type.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,937 Senior Member
    Why is it people just can't seem to use doorbells and insist on knocking?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member

    Bought a new bee killer at the thrift shop today. Got 6 or 7 of the bastards today. Even got two with one swing. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Why is it people just can't seem to use doorbells and insist on knocking?
    Funny you should mention that. I hit the button on mine a few times this morn to make sure it still works!

    Heck, it is visible and lighted. Jehovah's Witnesses and Ins salesmen/women trying to sell me Medicare Supplementary seem to be about the most visitors I get.

    Maybe they are afraid there is a camera on it or it will shock them????

    But yes they bang on the screen outer door which I keep locked too so it bangs in the frame. 

    Few times seeing folks that look suspicious or I get a gut feeling about and I can't readily categorize, I open my front door with my left hand just a little and in my right hand outta sight or hand in my pocket on something to dissuade them from any funny business they might be up to. 

    I am usually polite and take their business cards or flyer and throw them in the trash.

    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    For those that knock instead of using the doorbell, put up this sign on the door.
    "If you don't use the doorbell then I will come to the door and dance naked"

    Sleazy animated emoticon
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,937 Senior Member
    That might encourage some idiot...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    Suffering through the kids
    choir concert. It's a shame the teacher picks stupid songs, as we have a very talented group of singers. It would be nice to be able to understand you know, English. Nope, she picks songs in African. And whatever. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 2,869 Senior Member
    Wow, 3 people online.
  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 5,835 Senior Member
    edited May 9 #29692
    cpj said:

    Bought a new bee killer at the thrift shop today. Got 6 or 7 of the bastards today. Even got two with one swing. 
    Thaaaaat looks like the right tool for the job! 
    I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
    Groucho Marx
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    cpj said:

    Bought a new bee killer at the thrift shop today. Got 6 or 7 of the bastards today. Even got two with one swing. 
    I use a badminton racquet for that. The strings are closer together, and good for wasps and yellow jackets. And since the badminton racquet is lighter I get higher velocity! :D
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    Suffering through the kids
    choir concert. It's a shame the teacher picks stupid songs, as we have a very talented group of singers. It would be nice to be able to understand you know, English. Nope, she picks songs in African. And whatever. 


    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    cpj said:

    Bought a new bee killer at the thrift shop today. Got 6 or 7 of the bastards today. Even got two with one swing. 
    I use a badminton racquet for that. The strings are closer together, and good for wasps and yellow jackets. And since the badminton racquet is lighter I get higher velocity! :D
    Valid points. 
    But, IME the badminton racket is very flimsy. One wrong hit and you're done 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • FFLshooterFFLshooter Member Posts: 362 Member
    I finally did a test fire on my Mac11/Tec9 whatever the hell it is. Did the whole remote mount behind the garage in a vice and use a rope to pull the trigger. I forgot that I had the breech plug that holds the guide rod only set screwed in place. Needless to say it fired and ejected the empty case but also sent that breech plug and guide rod somewhere into low earth orbit leaving me to have to make another. So it was sorta good news since everything else held up. Also on a better note, I’m finally ordering the lathe that I want. This old Atlas just doesn’t have the spindle bore that I need/want and I’m tired of setting up a steady rest as often as I do, amongst other reasons.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,339 Senior Member
    Which lathe are you getting?
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • FFLshooterFFLshooter Member Posts: 362 Member
    12”x36” Bolton. Has great reviews and a huge spindle bore.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 1,640 Senior Member
    Thunder started & my DSL dropped off . Rain & no internet ......that's a sucky day ahead.
    Guess I can go back to sorting & organizing.

  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    Motor start capacitor on my milling machine took a crap. I was about half way through doing what I needed to do. Called around and NOBODY has one that will replace the one I have. Marvelous.................................So I got 2 on order, and thankfully my mini milling machine can handle what needs to be done. I'm not sure I'll have anything home built for the Shoot, though. I hate it when crap like this happens! Swearing Rage animated emoticon
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,053 Senior Member
    That sux Mike
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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