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  1. Big milestone today, the Z is now bearing its own weight at long last! Rolled it out into the sun for the first time in a very very long time: And threw some panels on to get a better idea of looks: And a before/after. Panels are just thrown on here obviously, I do need to modify the hood slightly though as the strut bolts are fouling on the hood's reinforcement rib thingy. Won't be too much work to modify a little bit of the hood to clear. Next up is engine work I suppose, then front end panel fitting and engine bay paint so the driveline can go in the car.
    16 points
  2. Ok so I live in rural Maine half the year. The good is quiet no crime friendly folks small microbrewery ect. The bad, Amazon prime takes over a week and getting instant gratification for certain items is a no go. On the other hand when you have an issue there is a network of sole proprietors that work out of there homes or converted barns. Today I needed an outboard starter fixed so I went up the road to a dirt road where the local starter/alternater rebuild lived. Shop wide open but nobody around so I walked around his property until I found him tending his garden. No problem! This isn't a drop it off and pick it up later, no time like the present to dig in and fix it. Watching a man who had done the same repairs for 53 years is fascinating to me. He just dug in, threw the stater on the lathe to polish it. New brushes from what he had on stock, chatted, I helped hold a few brushes on reassembly and I was back in buisness for the princely sum of $45 for a repaired marine starter. Even watching his hands while doing this at probably close to 80 I figured a thumb war with this man would only result in a broken thumb on my end. His diagnostic machine for alternators is from around 1937 he picked up as surplus from the air force base as it was used to diagnose generators from B 52s.
    14 points
  3. its been ground hog days of sanding this fucker.... but i got it masked the other evening.... and got up at dawn to put some color down...
    13 points
  4. Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Only picture I took worth while. There was nuditie after this picas taken, so this is all you get. Jbird, Thank you for putting on the show, the place is very cool other then Datsuns, there is so much to see there. Very good family place and in my humble opinion a way better venue then the Canby location. It was good seeing all you guys and I will try to make it up there next year with a Datsun. [In Toe] lol
    12 points
  5. I did not have internet for 5 months and I got stuff done.
    11 points
  6. Paint Job is done! Now Im worried to drive it because someone might screw it up... .
    11 points
  7. I have a roller! The spacers I have are not the final ones but at least it rolls. And then there’s this....uncovered it for the first time in months. Charging the battery and going to wake it back up soon.
    11 points
  8. It is kinda hard to ignore someone out in the middle of the street with their dick hanging out that is screaming that it is your fault that their dick is hanging out.
    10 points
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  10. Id like to thank everyone for coming out and showing support for our community function and the Hosting venue..They were again very pleased with us and have invited us back for yet another year!! PWRLND3.0!
    10 points
  11. I didn’t take any pics other than of my car and my camp site. No idea why. I’m still here though and It’s fucking raining like mad. I’ll take pics tomorrow if there is anyone else left braving the weather. today was a ton of fun. Good to see so many familiar faces again and stunning datsuns of course.
    10 points
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  13. Well If you can make it that would be great, I really think youd enjoy the commercial truck museum there also. My dad drove for 50+ years commercially and one year for his birthday I brought him up from Sacramento to see it! he came back every year until his passing last year. The place is really something! I feel it would be a pretty cool added bonus for you. FWIW.
    10 points
  14. Who would watch this?? A host who is the richest woman in the US if not the world. Who has nothing in common with me or anyone else. A 'Royal' and his wife who also have nothing in common with me or anyone else other than another 'Royal'. Who grew up with position, privilege, power and money, never worked a day in his life and now hes whining about his family????? Get fucking bent! Surely anybody can see that the 'Royals' are just a family and all families have secrets and difficulties. Oprah..... you are as pathetic as they are. Why don't you move them in with you and your 'royal' family???????
    10 points
  15. After leaving work permanently last March due to co-vid I started walking to fill the time and for the exercise. Every morning till just before Christmas it was 5k or 3 miles but starting December I upped it to just over 8k or over 5 miles every day. Once or twice a week I add an extra loop of 3, 4 or 5 extra k and often walk into town which is 10 k round trip (6 miles) Early on I saw the benefit of a walking stick for the unmaintained goat paths some of these trails are. There are bears and cougars though the latter is very rare to meet, I would like to be around to tell of it. I feel more comfortable with something with weight and pointy end in my hands. The first one was a boughten one my wife got but never uses. It was too light and frail. As there are plenty of trees around I cut one and took it home. Peeled it and carved some grips on it and it warped as it dried, made some mistakes and learned but by the fourth try had something I liked. When I stained our fence I stained my stick and it came out alright. This is a walking stick I made for a lady I meet infrequently while walking. She was using an old tree branch. I said I would put her name on it so she said I had to put mine on there somewhere so I gave the stick a name put hers on as the owner of the stick and made a little MIKE logo. Got a wood burning kit from Amazon ... This is my old (gen 4) walking stick and by the end of this month will have at least 1,000 miles on it. 150 a month! I stained it and with what I learned making sticks for others burned a spiral ivy vine around it... ..and gave it a name. Experimenting with a Middle Earth, Lord of the Rings script.. Here's another for another lady friend I used to work with. This is the first one made from cedar for it's lightness. She's elderly and 5'3'' so this should be a good fit. Has a double helix of ivy. This weekend I want to clear coat these last two walking sticks. My stain went on two months ago and was wearing thin so a protective clear coat might be what it needs. If it was for myself, good enough... is good enough, but making one for others I try different things. Decorating is getting better.
    9 points
  16. After a very long search, I finally found my art-deco era car I was looking for. I had a few candidates, but always favored the 1940 Ford Coupe. I pulled the trigger on this one and hope to have it home from Arizona next week. It's super clean top to bottom, and even though it's thoroughly updated, it's got minimal and tastefully done mods. It still looks like a mostly original '40. I'm plannng to personalize it bit to my taste, but it's not too much of a project, really! I think it's going to be a great car, and I can FINALLY stop combing the ads for 2-3 hours every day!
    9 points
  17. Let's just get the meme drop going.
    9 points
  18. To give a little clarity on the port fiasco, at least in California. Don’t believe the news! They manipulate info more often, and very little of the news is truthful these days. Here is pertinent info I copied off a page I follow. It was from a commenter. “The NEWS says the California port situation is caused by a driver shortage. Not so fast: It is in part caused by a California Truck Ban which says all trucks must be 2011 or newer and a law called AB 5 which prohibits Owner Operators. Traditionally the ports have been served by Owner Operators (non union). California has now banned Owner Operators. Long term, truckers in California are not investing in new trucks because California has a law that makes them illegal in 2035. The requirement is to purchase electric trucks which do not exist. And in the words of Paul Harvey, “Now you know the rest of the story” https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/ruling-threatens-independent-trucker-business-model-in-calif.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1btKmGWXKVoZrQb6x0kVpNrt5jdR8s8sktbeFoxVgIQd216k1s5bqSd04
    9 points
  19. There was a Mustang parked at 7/11 nearly half way into another spot on drivers side. I rolled in driving the Patrol and as a experienced forklift driver parked about 2 inches away from drivers door of the Mustang. I was still in my parking spot. Went inside and started looking at the newspaper killing time and profiling who would be the driver. First 3 people out the door went to different cars so I grabbed some beer. When getting close to the counter a lady walked out the door and saw what happened. She snapped around looking in the store with a total bitchy look on her face. She was shooting laser eyes at me while getting into my rig. The beauty of the Patrol is a push button start. I had to prolong her anger so I didn't turn the key on and cranked the engine several times just to fuck with her. I wonder if she ever pared like a dumb fuck again?
    9 points
  20. On my way home from Sumner yesterday I spotted a 620 off the side of the road of an exit ramp with the hood up. He pulled over because it was leaking water. They had determined it was leaking at the rear of the motor and removed a hose and 1 of them walked to the auto parts store and found a hose to fit and cut it and put it on. Then he started the truck and water was still pouring out. I looked at the hose they replaced and it was part of the pollution system, I told them that is was most likely the small, short hose that helped warm the Carb. Finally got the Air cleaner off and the old braided hose was the problem, took him to the parts store and got some hose and new clamps and that fixed the problem. Was happy to help them so they could get the truck home and the good thing was they didn't overheat the engine
    9 points
  21. I just wish the gay community would stop being the attention whore machine that they have become and just live normal lives and mind their own business. And the same goes for the super christian types who keep banging the anti gay drums. Just move the fuck on! Constantly shoving this shit into peoples faces gets pretty old, and from then on people will not care, or just be super annoyed by it. Stop trying to force special treatment upon yourselves by others who just don't want to fucking deal with you. And this goes for both groups! And their is one Unity Flag already that includes everyone, so stop inventing dumb shit!
    9 points
  22. not mine but too cool not to share.
    9 points
  23. 9 points
  24. Nice wheels 😄 Thanks again Jay and Powerland Staff 🙂
    9 points
  25. Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Moved in to garage. Time to start moving along with the small things.
    9 points
  26. This was at the motel in Pananint Springs, Death Valley in 2015. A single 20 second long exposure. Panamint Springs Milky Way Under Moonlight by Racer, on Flickr I made some late night images a couple summers back. This one is 225 thirty second exposures stacked and processed. I walked around and painted the house and trees with a spotlight while the camera ran through the exposures. The yellow streak in the foreground across the driveway is the area light on the front wall of the shop, reflecting off the utility room window on the house. The arc crossing through the star trails is the international space station making a pass. Star Trails In July by Racer, on Flickr
    9 points
  27. Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr He is gapping the doors now. And those gaps are not to his liking.
    9 points
  28. update on the score !!! just curious, how many of you TRUMP haters still support Biden ? Please tell us, WHY ? No, I'm not baiting you, just wonder what has Biden done that makes you think Bidens for American's. And the reason Biden hasn't got the nuke codes yet is the fake ballots are still in the news, just not on your MSM,CNN or Fux's.
    9 points
  29. Hey guys and gals, as of now the venue is closed and to my knowledge group of 5 or more still brings a 1200 fine per person. The venue isnt willing to do any reservations at this time either. Ill do my best to keep everyone up to date as I find out more info. please, no politics on this thread, tyvm! looking forward to seeing everyone once we get past these frustrating circumstances.
    9 points
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