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by ranger magnum
Tue May 19, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

No matter how much I try and avoid it, work always finds me.

Tpbm loves their work.

And ratty, the man burns in about 100...
by ranger magnum
Wed May 13, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

I do. I have a mantra I speak every time I leave the house: "Spectacles, Testicles, Wallet and Watch"
It is a punchline to a joke I no longer remember, but basically it reminds me to have my keys, phone, wallet and glasses with me before I leave.

Tpbm has a morning ritual.
by ranger magnum
Mon May 11, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

Not so much a song, but a band. Heatwave is their name, and they are a 70's funk band. Like Kool and the Gang. So when it's been kinda a difficult day, I listen to them while I shower.

Tpbm will share what they do to get them through a tough day.
by ranger magnum
Sun May 10, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 5801

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

I've made the drive to and from it's own vacation. I have a bunch of favorite stops and restaurants that I hit on the way up. Plus I take a nice cool swim in the Walker river, about 100 miles south of fernley.
by ranger magnum
Sun May 10, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

Close...nachos.

Tpbm thinks bagels make a fine dinner
by ranger magnum
Sat May 09, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

If my OEM part is beyond is service limits, I head to my local salvage yard and look for it. Not so easy for a vintage car, but there are still used parts out there.
by ranger magnum
Sat May 09, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 5801

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Zhust asked if it was really just a party. And that made me recall a conversation capt g'dammit and I had a while ago. I was telling him that I never understood why people call burningman "home". Home to me is my house, my family, my shop, my business, and everything else burningman is not. I wouldn...
by ranger magnum
Thu May 07, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?
Replies: 73
Views: 5801

Re: Are you losing interest in Burning Man too?

Been going since 96. Each year I get more and more excited, and spend more and more time on playa. This year ill be out there nearly 4 weeks.

So no, Im not burned out yet.
by ranger magnum
Tue May 05, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Most permanent magnet starters are of the gear reduction type, belting out close to 200 ft/lbs of torque. So they are overkill for anything with less than 11:1 compression. The drawback of a pmgr starter is that they can't crank over as long as a conventional starter. But that's not usually a proble...
by ranger magnum
Sun May 03, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

Quite the opposite.... I have many. Although they are all automotive related.

Tpbm has been spring cleaning this weekend.
by ranger magnum
Sat May 02, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

I don't care much about them. Some friends and I used to go to a sports bar for Monday night football a few years ago. Not that we were interested in football, but because it gave us a chance to get together once a week. Since we had a scheduled time at a scheduled place, it made it easy to schedule...
by ranger magnum
Sat May 02, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

I think so. Crypto used to post a lot more....

Tpbm will join me and others to resurrect this thread to its once former glory...
by ranger magnum
Fri May 01, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

The best coolant is water. But it boils at 212°. Every pound of pressure raises the boiling point about 3° Coolant also raises ths boiling point, but also decreases the waters efficiency. In areas that don't see sustained freezing temps (like the coastal areas of socal) a 10 percent ratio of coolant...
by ranger magnum
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

And as far as cooling the Trans fluid through the old AC unit, it can and has been done, but the issue is the size of the cooling tubes inside. In order for oil to be optimally cooled, the tubes need to be bigger than that found in the AC unit.
by ranger magnum
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

The "cooler" for the transmission fluid in the radiator is more of a heat exchanger. Overcooling isn't an issue in socal, and I actually disconnected it from my radiator, and ran it through a proper cooler. My big block runs hot. And I mean freekin hot. As in high temps hitting 230. Trans fluid can'...
by ranger magnum
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

The trip to and from the Playa is such a part of my vacation, I couldn't imagine not doing it. So while I could fly in, I never would.

Tpbm is getting their groove on
by ranger magnum
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Well, 15" was standard on Chevy until 1957, when GM switched to 14. So im good with 15"...

But 13's are gangster on an Impala!

Elliot, I would have taken those wheels off your hands until I realized the were staggered.
by ranger magnum
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Ratty, you don't know the half of it. I am an old car guy to the hilt. And im not that old. All my cars are older than me.. Capt, I love me some Americans. I have a set of Supremes on my 64 just cuz they are so cool. But I have the stockers with Firestone super oval 8.00x14 when I show it. My 409 is...
by ranger magnum
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

My next project will be a 67 Impala convertible with a 427. After I finish 65. And yes, I am a weird correct guy. Not sure why, but it's getting worse. I'm now building cars according to the cowl tag. So whatever RPO (regular production option) is listed on the cowl tag, that's how the car gets buil...
by ranger magnum
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Oh one more thing.....I'm looking for an early 396 block. Any condition, with or without heads and manifolds.
by ranger magnum
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3061
Views: 366773

Re: Rest In Peace

Captain Goddammit wrote:RIP, First Mate Charlie's mom... Penelope.
We came home Friday night and found her...
There will be one more photo in the temple.
Ah shit man, I just saw this. Sorry brother. And tell Charlie I'm sorry for her loss. Positive energy sent your way...
by ranger magnum
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Totally random question here, but does anyone have or know the whereabouts of a 1965 Impala convertible frame? My newly acquired project has a frame that is irreparably damaged, and while it is usable, because of this cars value, I need it to be perfect. FAQS: A hardtop frame is not compatible. From...
by ranger magnum
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

My new truck and trailer are getting led lights. Sometimes though, they don't work as turn indicators, because the relay uses the load to warn you of a bad bulb...just as Elliot said. So if you install led turn indicators, they may blink fast, because the relay doesn't sense the load of incandescent...
by ranger magnum
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical community
Replies: 80
Views: 7852

Re: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical commu

You all do it your own way, but I'm not going out to the middle of the desert without everything I need! I'll rely on others in case of unforeseen emergency but I'm sure as hell not gonna plan on it. Exactly. I bring about 120%of the things I need like water and food. I can always use them when I g...
by ranger magnum
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Bias plus tires develop what's known as flatspotting after sitting for even a few says. It is temporary, and goes away in just a few miles of driving. Radials do this too, but not as much. More importantly than rolling the trailer is keeping the sun off of the tires as much as possible. And as was s...
by ranger magnum
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 95173

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Most modern passenger cars have at least one tow/recovery hook on the front and rear, just under the bumpers.
by ranger magnum
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12504
Views: 511337

Re: The person below me

There is always more room for meat jokes....

Room will tell us a meat joke
by ranger magnum
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Is that your Del Rey? Looks pretty straight. Who cares if it's a 6. Like Capt said it's a cruiser. Let me know if you have any questions on it. I know a lot of buys with parts. About the only thing I'd recommend is to swap out the front spindles, backing plates, hub, drums and shoes with those from ...
by ranger magnum
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 46483

Re: The Car Thread

Engines are nothing more than air pumps. More air in and more air out equals more power. Headers aren't going to add much if anything without working the intake as well, especially on a modern engine. On a more interesting more, I finished painting the top of the belair. Nearly 6 ounces of metal fla...
by ranger magnum
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Treatment of women at Burning Man and beyond
Replies: 107
Views: 5647

Re: Treatment of women at Burning Man and beyond

Ya know what? Fuck this bullshit. I'm so sick of hearing about how women are treated. Most of my life, women have treated me a lot worse than I treated them. I doubt I'm that much a minority. People are people. Some are douche bags. Others aren't. This right here ^^^^^ An asshole is an asshole, whe...

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