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    Good morning all, from beautiful sleeping weather in N.E.Indiana. So I slept in. The coffee urn is READY Ballast blend. The special is Ham and eggs, grits on the side, and sourdough toast. Other beverages and the oatmeal pot down the line.

    All 1:1 projects yesterday, mostly out in the shop. A guy from Ohio came over and wanted me to tune the Webers on his old 911. They can really be a pain to get them to sync up correctly. He did a good job of cobbling them up. :erm:

    Vacuum manometer and airflow balancing is the trick to get them back in sync. The 'test runs' is the only fun part of that job.

    Shop cleanup and putting the tools back is this mornings planned activity. Then I need to do some more reading about 'Zoom' tricks to learn. I've got an online clinic in a few days.

    Have a Super day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It is 42 and cloudy here in S.E. Michigan. We will be in the low 50's for high temps the next few days.

    Our trip to the Italian Deli/Bakery was very good. I can see us heading back there on a regular basis. It is about a 50 minute drive.

    Today we have the delivery of a new recliner and the carpet guy is also stopping over. Maybe some hobby time after that.

    Have a great day.


    • #3
      0900 in MI and the sun just brightened a rather gloomy couple of days. Off today to have a new fuel pump put in my truck, a factory recall. Apparently some have had stalling issues. Mine never stalled but exhibited a bit of rough acceleration at times. Nice to have new bits on someone else’s dime.

      That’s the day for me. Everyone have a good one. Were I staying home I’d have to mow. The dandy-lions are at the white seed stage, they need to be blown around.

      Be well, all.[^]
      Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

      Cedar Swamp
      SW of Manistique, MI

      Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


      • #4
        Rain, rain, rain, and more a nice indoor day in the office and shop...recovering from more retaining wall construction yesterday.

        Cinnamon rolls just out the oven and hot tea.

        NMRA work and magazine and journal.....writing....but sleeping the recliner is strongly anticpiated as an afternoon activity,
        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.


        • #5
          Good morning, Jim, Bruce and crew. We have thunderstorms in the forecast, so I guess we'll be going for a walk soon.

          I spent a lot of time getting this new desktop hooked up and running. Things are never as simple as they are supposed to be. :erm: Today's technical activity is figuring out why the dishwasher isn't filling with water. It's old and not worth any extensive work on repair.

          Jim, I understand your frustration. I remember synchronizing the Solex carburetors on my bug-eyed Sprite. I can't remember the name of the gadget with the floating ball that I used, but it wasn't easy. It seemed more like an art rather than a mechanical thing.

          Have a good day.

          With sufficient thrust pigs fly just fine.


          • #6
            Good morning folks

            It is 58 and looking like rain. High is supposed to be 67. Radar is showing storms heading this way.

            Yesterday was a long day. I confirmed that our refrigerator is dying as the freezer will not maintain temperature. It currently varies from 36 to 40. I have transferred its contents to the basement freezer. Thus far the other side is staying cold, but I don’t know for how much longer.

            After doing some household chores I headed to Home Depot. No pumps for the fishpond to be found. All the refrigerators in the store are too tall for the space we have. I did find a couple online, so all is not lost yet. Probably be ordering one tonight or tomorrow.

            Just after dinner the dog decided to take a dip in the pond. I pulled him out and we gave him a warm bath. Used to opportunity to groom him some. He ate his dinner and passed out for the night. He is doing fine this morning.

            With all the fun I was having I never got any modeling done. Maybe some today.

            I have to make a pharmacy run at some point today. I might drop by a nursey to see if they still carry pond supplies. There is an appliance store on the way I might visit.

            I hope everybody has a good day.


            • #7
              Good morning, crew. It's a cloudy, windy and rainy 54F here in northern WV.

              We will probably be able to get some exercise in today. But first I will get back to painting trim. With a lot of appointments this week the painting has slowed but I should pass the halfway point today. This evening I have a layout planning meeting so it will have to be an early dinner.

              Have a great day everyone!


              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


              • #8
                Rain here in SE NH, thankfully. I put down some grass seed over the weekend, so I won't have to water it today.

                Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


                • #9
                  Good morning. I had a good bunch of comments going and then gone.

                  Everyone have a great day



                  • #10

                    Originally posted by George D

                    Jim, I understand your frustration. I remember synchronizing the Solex carburetors on my bug-eyed Sprite. I can't remember the name of the gadget with the floating ball that I used, but it wasn't easy. It seemed more like an art rather than a mechanical thing.

                    Have a good day.


                    If the ball was in an air tube, it was air flow gizmo, sometimes they have graduated markings to indicate 'relative airflow'. The gizmos that I have are the vane type that fit into the venturi, and are pretty accurate. I don't think anyone makes them anymore. Just a 'little' frustration, but worth the reward. $$$ He'll be back next year after he screws them up again.[:-wiltel]Just like 'that guy' in every club!
                    Take the red pill


                    • #11
                      Good morning, all. Rain in Northern New England puts legal things relative to a land transaction on my plate rather than ties and track tools. Our styrene order arrived yesterday, and I found some more of the green shingles my wife chose, so she's busy too.