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Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Dne007, Apr 28, 2023.

  1. Jul 7, 2024
    Dne007

    Dne007 Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    Oh my, yours is much better than mine;). I’m happy to have inspired you;)
     
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  2. Jul 8, 2024
    Dne007

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    We are worn out from Beryl the hurricane. Our mini Aussie senses the hurricane long before we do, she becomes anxious, gets on the bed and parks her wiggle button near my head!grrr I finally got up at 5 am, the wind starts picking up, nothing bad, then the lights go out, but we have a Generac generator;). About 8:30ish wind and rain starts picking up, nothing bad yet. However that changes soon enough when seeing one of our recent trees on its side(didn't like the tree anyway), then the long fence where I have all my banners on, most of it went down(the fence was in bad shape), of course limbs and branches are all over the yard.

    As when I was looking out the back window, the metal roof on my tall garage was lifting in the corner about a foot or two when gusts would hit it. I don't want to be replacing the metal, so Gary and I went out there in attempt to secure it just long enough to get past the storm. On my 10' step ladder I was able to put a couple brackets by sheet metal screws, then with 2 tie downs, rope them off on the garage rail supports. It did the job, but did a job on me. The generator doesn't supply electricity out there, so it was dark, couldn't find a darned, the wind was howling intermittently and rain as well, but with my portable light I found what I needed. Long story short, what we did worked.

    Now the worst is over and what remains is just strong gusty winds, occasional band of rain~ actually kind of pleasant;) We have our work cut out for us over the next few days~ otherwise, for us, all it well;):D
    dne'
     
  3. Jul 8, 2024
    Fireball

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    Glad you made it through relatively unscathed!
     
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    Ol Fogie

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    Ah, it is bad enough, but I am glad you all had no severe flooding, being so close to the coast and all. I had visions of your shop and cars under water. Glad you are all ok. keep us posted on what is happening with you all. Prayers for you and your neighbors.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2024
    tom h

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    Happy you are ok , best of luck . In my prayers.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:11 PM
    Dne007

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    Hi! Just posting measurements as requested by a fellow mopar guy. He's helping me to determine how much to shave from the head and block.
    Here I just had cleaned up the top of a piston, amazed now nice it looks;)

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    Here I'm cc'ing the combustion chamber area for volume. I made a little hole in the plexiglass, the put grease around the chamber in question, inject isopropalalcohol, came out to 62cc per cylinder.
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    The rest are just other measurements~ I have to get with Zach to see what I do with the measurements.

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    Twin2

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    Dne007

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  10. Jul 12, 2024 at 10:23 AM
    jeepdaddy2000

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    I feel your pain. We get 50+mph wind gusts a couple of times a year. Our house sits behind a saddle which acts like a venturi which accelerates the winds even more. A couple of years ago we were rocking a huge wind storm. About nine o'clock I made the mistake of looking out my kitchen window to see about 400 square feet of barn roof missing, rafters and all. Out in the wind we go to try to tarp everything before the inevitable torrential rains came.
    This is when we found out we had inadequate insurance on the barn.
     
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