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Re: What did you do to your non-motorcycle vehicle today?
« Reply #675 on: October 30, 2019, 02:04:26 pm »
Chainsaw, running worse and worse. Put the tiny carb in my ultra sonic cleaner, blew it out and the little bugger is screaming again! Great.

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« Reply #676 on: November 01, 2019, 04:40:42 pm »
Well I backed my Mitsubishi Outlander into a pole yesterday. I was parallel parking in the dark (0545) and someone had the audacity to put their power pole right on the edge of the gutter, so as I swung in, "BANG!" FCUK! I went forward, adjusted my angle of attack, and parked it, then went to take a look at the damage, but there was nothing noticeable.

Modern cars adorned with plastic bumpers are bland, boring things for sure, but I was happy to see that there was very little visible damage. The Mitsubishi is 10 years old and has been a great commuter, so I was glad I was driving it and not my $60K leased "Touring" car, I'm sure it wouldn't have fared as well, although it does have a reversing camera and lots of annoying beeping sensors, which may have helped me avoid the collision in the first place.

Of course, I bought a reversing camera for the Mitsubishi ages ago, but I haven't gotten around to installing it yet........... Dumbarse. ;D     
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« Reply #677 on: November 02, 2019, 06:12:25 pm »

Of course, I bought a reversing camera for the Mitsubishi ages ago, but I haven't gotten around to installing it yet........... Dumbarse. ;D     

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« Reply #678 on: November 02, 2019, 08:23:30 pm »
Put the trans back into Hitler!
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« Reply #679 on: November 02, 2019, 08:26:00 pm »
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"The SOHC4 uses a computer located about 2-3 ft above the seat.  Those sometimes need additional programming." -stolen from  Two Tired

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« Reply #680 on: November 02, 2019, 08:33:38 pm »
And TADA!🤪
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« Reply #681 on: November 03, 2019, 01:44:37 am »
Good job Jgger, well done mate! (mental note to Terry, don't ever buy one of those Kraut POS cars.....) ;D
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« Reply #682 on: November 05, 2019, 04:41:51 am »
I needed something to move my trailer around the yard.

I have a riding mower with a blown engine, was looking for an engine.

Came across someone selling a mower, that they said hasn't ran in 3 years, and they tried working on it and can't figure it out. (new batteries and all)

Paid the man the 50 bux, and brought it home, and took all the safety switches off, fires up, and really runs and looks good enough to use it as a mower for the yard and a tow vehicle.
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« Reply #683 on: November 05, 2019, 12:27:56 pm »
I needed something to move my trailer around the yard.

I have a riding mower with a blown engine, was looking for an engine.

Came across someone selling a mower, that they said hasn't ran in 3 years, and they tried working on it and can't figure it out. (new batteries and all)

Paid the man the 50 bux, and brought it home, and took all the safety switches off, fires up, and really runs and looks good enough to use it as a mower for the yard and a tow vehicle.

Nice! I did a similar thing. A couple of years ago I bought a Briggs 23HP Vtwin engine for $200, then early this year saw a Troybilt zero turn mower for 100 bucks on FB, the old guy blew the engine up, but was selling up and moving into a retirement village, so just wanted it gone. The engine bolted right up to th ed mower, but the mower is way too big for my property so I was offered $1000 for it, as is. Sweet. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #684 on: November 06, 2019, 05:29:46 am »
I needed something to move my trailer around the yard.

I have a riding mower with a blown engine, was looking for an engine.

Came across someone selling a mower, that they said hasn't ran in 3 years, and they tried working on it and can't figure it out. (new batteries and all)

Paid the man the 50 bux, and brought it home, and took all the safety switches off, fires up, and really runs and looks good enough to use it as a mower for the yard and a tow vehicle.



Nice! I did a similar thing. A couple of years ago I bought a Briggs 23HP Vtwin engine for $200, then early this year saw a Troybilt zero turn mower for 100 bucks on FB, the old guy blew the engine up, but was selling up and moving into a retirement village, so just wanted it gone. The engine bolted right up to th ed mower, but the mower is way too big for my property so I was offered $1000 for it, as is. Sweet. ;D

Sweet on that, a grand, cool.

I got all the safety switches working, gave it a bath, looks like new.
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« Reply #685 on: November 06, 2019, 01:28:38 pm »

Of course, I bought a reversing camera for the Mitsubishi ages ago, but I haven't gotten around to installing it yet........... Dumbarse. ;D     

Don't be too hard on yourself Uncle Tez, that's our job. ;D

Ha ha, just saw this Brian, very true! ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #686 on: November 06, 2019, 04:09:06 pm »
Got a WW1 Ambulance running. Model T Fords. Two for sale, let me know if interested.

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« Reply #687 on: November 06, 2019, 09:05:51 pm »
Got a WW1 Ambulance running. Model T Fords. Two for sale, let me know if interested.

Wow, brilliant! Movie props? If so, what movie? ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #688 on: November 07, 2019, 05:29:10 am »
Terry....... not props. Actual 1918 Model T Fords, restored and rebuilt as replicas of the ambulances use in WW1. Original parts, hardware and design. Both belong to a local collector, closing is museum/collection.

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« Reply #689 on: November 07, 2019, 08:46:04 pm »
Wow, that's a shame mate, but I suppose someone will love them, how much are they? ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #690 on: November 08, 2019, 05:18:22 am »
Price is $20K each.

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« Reply #691 on: November 08, 2019, 04:21:31 pm »
Price is $20K each.

That really is cheap, I don't understand why some vintage cars are worth a fortune, while others are cheap like that. My cousin has a couple of vintage cars that are worth nothing, and one French car that's worth somewhere north of $100K USD when it's finished, but I like his old American cars better, the Voison looks very fragile. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #692 on: November 09, 2019, 06:01:12 am »
He’salso Got a ‘29 Model A Ford, that he used occasionally. Restored to perfection, new wheels, tires, everything. Alternator conversion, Petronix ignition, perfect paint, side mounted spares and a rear trunk. Flawless car, probably cost $40k to restore (previous owner, 30 years ago). Worth $12-14K.
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« Reply #693 on: November 10, 2019, 11:23:26 am »
Drove it on my favorite road!


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« Reply #694 on: November 10, 2019, 11:34:08 am »
Drove it on my favorite road!




And recycled your favourite pic! Ha ha, looks great Steve, wish I had room for an interesting car like that beauty! ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

 

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