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Old 06-17-2011, 11:05 PM   #4771
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Got quite a bit of the kitchen area set today - until I ran out of thinset. That six bags didn't last long.

I'm off to the island tomorrow to act as photographer for a Rod run, so I'll bring a few bags of thinset back with me.
When you run out of thinset like that, do you think, "Oh no, I'm out of thinset." or "Yay! I'm done with this for the day!"?

"The eighth wonder.... I need to go through this thread and make that list of nicknames, like I said I was going to do several thousand posts ago.

I love the cloud formations in your last photo. I can't even imagine seeing such beautiful sunsets.

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When you run out of thinset like that, do you think, "Oh no, I'm out of thinset." or "Yay! I'm done with this for the day!"?

"The eighth wonder.... I need to go through this thread and make that list of nicknames, like I said I was going to do several thousand posts ago.

I love the cloud formations in your last photo. I can't even imagine seeing such beautiful sunsets.
I usually don't run out of thinset. I try to make a point of having an extra bag or two on hand at all times. I would definitely rather NOT run out.

But here's the dumb thing. I thought the Rod run was tomorrow, but it's next weekend...duh! I could have boogied across this morning and got some more, but since I was so damn sure I was going over tomorrow, I just let it be.

Oh, well...next weekend is also a big car show up at Parksville. So I get to kill two birds with one stone.
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Jim: I did a count on the number of tiles needed to complete that main floor area, including the kitchen and there is enough tile to cover the area using the whole tiles. But then there will need to be the entire perimeter which will be cut pieces. There isn't enough for that.

So I will be breaking into the larger tiles to complete all around the outside. It's not that big of a deal after all, but it would have been nice to have a lot less breakage.

Where the big workbench is sitting isn't yet tiled, and that will take 35 tiles, which I have set aside.

As for the sunsets, I expect it has something to do with the weather patterns here and the fact that Vancouver Island is the first land mass that the weather systems run into as they come across the Pacific. Most of the time we can see the weather as it goes up or down the island, and there is usually some open sky between us and the island which allows us to see these sunsets.

This one's for you Jim.
Buddy, I had to just sit and look at that picture for a long time, I could just imagine being there and seeing that beautiful sunset, it was a most wonderful feeling. The only thing I can think of that could make that any better is if I had a fishing pole set out in the water there, and kicked back with a good cup of coffee. Thanks Keith, I appreciate it.
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OK, does anyone have a spare memory they can let me use? Mine seems to be shot all to ....

The big show was up at Parksville/Qualicum this Father's day. Next weekend is the Rod Roar, I think I have that right now.

This link should show you lots of super nice cars from this past weekend.

Enjoy!

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For those of you who don't need to see 150 cars, here's a small random sampling of what was there.
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OK, does anyone have a spare memory they can let me use? Mine seems to be shot all to ....

The big show was up at Parksville/Qualicum this Father's day. Next weekend is the Rod Roar, I think I have that right now.

This link should show you lots of super nice cars from this past weekend.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/1cocobo...7626878163009/
Thanks for sharing the photos. I see one was for sale, #48 in the album. Any idea what something like that would go for?
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Nice pictures! I like #'s 24 & 25 and the one in 29/30/31. What kind of car is that in #'s 91 through 97 (page 2, 3rd row down)?
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Thanks for sharing the photos. I see one was for sale, #48 in the album. Any idea what something like that would go for?
Bill...there were quite a few cars for sale there. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the prices, but I would guess something like that would go for $38 - 40,000.

There was a similar car to that asking $35K...if I can remember which one it was I'll let you know.
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Nice pictures! I like #'s 24 & 25 and the one in 29/30/31. What kind of car is that in #'s 91 through 97 (page 2, 3rd row down)?
You have excellent taste there Barb.

The candy red Ford (91-97) is highly customized. I will guess it is a very late 30's or possibly a '40 Ford. I don't think there is a single body panel on the car which wasn't altered. The workmanship was simply outstanding and there was hardly a second when it wasn't surrounded by admirers.

Powered by a full tilt small block Chevy of course.
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Bill...the red sedan, picture number 33 was for sale at $45,000 OBO. It had Jag IRS which would boost the price. I'm fairly sure if you waved $40K in front of the man's face you would own the car.

And the blue car in picture number 39 was for sale at $38,500 asking.

There was a red '57 Chevy, nice flame job, new 5.7 'Vette motor asking $68,500...I think he will own it for awhile at that price.
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Buddy, I can't wait to see your 35 Chevy decked out.

I had to go back and drool all over my keyboard again. Thanks for sharing Keith we do appreciate it.
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Buddy, I can't wait to see your 35 Chevy decked out.

I had to go back and drool all over my keyboard again. Thanks for sharing Keith we do appreciate it.
Yeah...me too Jim.

After seeing all that gorgeous machinery there and chatting with number 1 son, it looks like I will opt for the LS376/480 motor and matching transmission. Bye bye 15 grand just for that. It's only money.
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Yeah...me too Jim.

After seeing all that gorgeous machinery there and chatting with number 1 son, it looks like I will opt for the LS376/480 motor and matching transmission. Bye bye 15 grand just for that. It's only money.
Man, that is one mean machine, what are you going to do for the rear end? I would love to build out one more 427 or a good ole 327, the bad part is finding a block that has good enough metal to handle this garbage gas of today. The high compression engines of the old days wouldn't run long on this junk gas today, they would ping so bad it would score the cylinder walls.

The last motor I built was a 350 with a nice bump stick and a 10:1 compression ratio which use to be stock pressure, the block burned between cylinders within 50 miles, they just don't make good blocks like they use to. I hope my memory is correct here, it isn't what it use to be either.
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Man, that is one mean machine, what are you going to do for the rear end? I would love to build out one more 427 or a good ole 327, the bad part is finding a block that has good enough metal to handle this garbage gas of today. The high compression engines of the old days wouldn't run long on this junk gas today, they would ping so bad it would score the cylinder walls.

The last motor I built was a 350 with a nice bump stick and a 10:1 compression ratio which use to be stock pressure, the block burned between cylinders within 50 miles, they just don't make good blocks like they use to. I hope my memory is correct here, it isn't what it use to be either.
What they do today Jim, is to use the computer to have a variable spark advance based on your RPM, throttle position and so on. Some of the new high performance engines have gone back up to the higher compression that we used to see back in the 60's and 70's, when gas was real gas.
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What they do today Jim, is to use the computer to have a variable spark advance based on your RPM, throttle position and so on. Some of the new high performance engines have gone back up to the higher compression that we used to see back in the 60's and 70's, when gas was real gas.
Keith, it is just amazing what they can do with computers on a car now days. The old mechanics of yesterday can't hardly work on the cars now days.

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