The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:20 pm

ygmir wrote:...and the fun of setting the bead with starting fluid and a lighter, just can't be beat!!

Where is that double face-palm picture? :P

All right, so that reminds me of the tire and wheel I launched over my house a few years ago -- with only compressed air. :shock:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lemur » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 pm

volume 4?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:12 am

hey now...........done right, it's just a little "puff" and the beads are seated.
and, not split rim wheels. valve stem valve out.
and on a cool day, it doesn't even work that great.

and wow, did the "upgrades" to my truck help!
I have a test hill, I use, to check if things are running right.
in my Dodge, I hit the mark at 60 mph, and know it's running ok if it's doing 65 at the top mark, and have almost hit 70 on "good days".
I hit that mark yesterday (testing the balance and ride of the newly installed tires) in my Ford with upgrades, and long before hitting the mark at the top, I let off the throttle because I was over 90 mph and still climbing! yikes!
and, that's with the "chip" set at the (+50 h.p.) setting. it also has 75, 100 and 140 (140 seems undoable, but, that's what they say).
no excess black smoke at the + 50 setting, either.

Gonna do a fuel mileage check to the airport in Sac and back, this morning.

*notes AECM is on, fills coffee bin, adds spring water to tank*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:00 am

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:32 am

Oh, AntiM, I will see your :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: and raise you a

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:38 am

HI MDF!!
magic........well, got a flat on the way to the airport this morning......dang, of course, with new tires. shredded the tire. I can't even tell if something punctured it or what. dang.
I had a tow truck, tow us to the airport, so she'd not miss her plane, then, I proceeded to change the tire.
Nice thing is, the place I bought the tires, well only charged me half, for a new one. Since there is nothing left, to know if it was a road hazard, or defective tire. And, they don't cover road hazard on 3/4 ton and larger pickups.

boy was it running fast and smooth up to that point, though.........sigh.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:52 am

Oh wow Yggy :shock: :shock: :shock: what an adventure!

If she made her flight then that was magic for sure. 8)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:04 pm

So happy, my nephew came by for a visit. He just came off an eight month deployment. On a sub, not in the sand. This is the one who dubbed me Anti M. Yay! Booze in the morning!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:38 pm

AntiM wrote:So happy, my nephew came by for a visit. He just came off an eight month deployment. On a sub, not in the sand. This is the one who dubbed me Anti M. Yay! Booze in the morning!

Doesn't this belong in the Juicing thread?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Oh, how nice, AntiM. :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:47 pm

Hooray for AntiM 8) aaaaaand her nephew 8) 8) 8)

*clinks glasses*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Ygmir you should just drive your fire truck everywhere!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Nipple » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:24 pm

Hah! There wasn't much spandex today. Though looks like I left last night and missed all the fun!

When we arrived downtown to start triangulating, we discovered that the broadcaster stopped at some point in the wee hours.

So, uh... hooray? On the plus side I got to work from a coffee shop for the rest of the morning before my lunch date!

My day was very unfucked!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:29 pm

Nipple wrote:When we arrived downtown to start triangulating, we discovered that the broadcaster stopped at some point in the wee hours.

The Red u-boat probably surfaces only at certain times.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:35 pm

Elliot wrote:
Nipple wrote:When we arrived downtown to start triangulating, we discovered that the broadcaster stopped at some point in the wee hours.

The Red u-boat probably surfaces only at certain times.


Perhaps the right scent will lure it back. Can I pour for anybody?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:29 pm

a whiff, MDF, and coffee, mit schlag...thanks.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Aurelia » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:53 pm

My son's 28th B'day is Saturday and I was thinking of getting him a ZIp-line for all of us big old kids
any experience ?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:08 pm

Nipple wrote:Hah! There wasn't much spandex today. Though looks like I left last night and missed all the fun!

When we arrived downtown to start triangulating, we discovered that the broadcaster stopped at some point in the wee hours.

So, uh... hooray? On the plus side I got to work from a coffee shop for the rest of the morning before my lunch date!

My day was very unfucked!

just let me know if you need another day like that. :wink:

Spontaneous unfuckage, seems to be going around for some. I'll drink to that!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:19 pm

aserendipity wrote:My son's 28th B'day is Saturday and I was thinking of getting him a ZIp-line for all of us big old kids
any experience ?


I have helped build zip lines and other things with a "high ropes/confidence/team building company" designed a couple of tools and "obstacles".

Are you talking about getting one built at his house?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Aurelia » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:12 pm

Well I saw that there are zip-line kits and I know that a friend attached one to a tree for her family
My son lives on a slope and I want to send a "continue to have fun" message
even with the responsibilities he has taken on
maybe too silly Yggy?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:23 pm

be really careful ASD!! Zip line, can be very dangerous. There's tons of stress on the cable, especially at center, connections and such are critical, as well as angle between the two points, and slack, so at the very end, you can slow instead of slamming into whatever it is. (only thinking of the kids, "safety third for us adults"), not to mention the pulley you're riding on and backup for same.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Aurelia » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:36 pm

Thank you Yggy !
And I did check out one which has a maximum weight of 100 lb.
not enough
so I see it isnt the great idea I thought it could be
(One son had a pulley connected to his dorm room door at U.C. and we all loved it)
sigh to cover the pain of growing up
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:23 pm

It's spelled.. t r e b u c h e t..




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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Aurelia » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:37 pm

Sure
whatever you say for your ride
mine is spelled e Z
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:44 pm

:D

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:45 pm

burner von braun wrote:It's spelled.. t r e b u c h e t..

:lol: :lol:
At a Red Bull Flugtag on a San Francisco pier a few years ago, there was a team that actually launched their "pilot" with a catapult. Not a trebuchet, for heaven's sake, but a pretty darn good catapult. The arm was a parallelogram mechanism, so that the pilot's chair remained upright during the throw. The power was the gravity of four big guys who held onto ropes and jumped together off the launch platform -- maybe 20 or 30 feet down to the water. Boy, did that pilot fly!

Oh.... Before the launch, the pilot displayed his red underpants, which could be seen to contain two bowling ball sized... uh... balls, presumably of solid brass.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:12 pm

Flugtag! That must have been a blast! ..and yep, solid brass for sure.
Why does it not surprise me that you have been Elliot?! :D
Did you consider entering?

Ahhh yes, and then there is the pumpkin chunkin' thing in Delaware..


mmmmm.. pumpkin chunkin'
Actually, that's only a one day drive from here..

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:49 pm

burner von braun wrote:Flugtag! That must have been a blast! ..and yep, solid brass for sure.
Why does it not surprise me that you have been Elliot?! :D
Did you consider entering?

Consider, sure. But time and money.... Too many projects already.

But my "navigator" Bob B. in this Kinetic Sculpture Race a few years ago has flow in two Flugtags. Good fun, he reported.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:30 pm

Wow!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:34 pm

Aww shucks, you must be new here. :wink:
I've been bragging up Kinetic Sculpture Racing on this board since forever.
I rebuilt that one into a four-seater in 2007, and now it needs a thorough refurbishing. Good hobby. :D
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