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    I plugged an ATV tire for my brother in law. Helpful hint is buy the small can of rubber cement and not a tube. Tubes dry up fast, cans will last for years.
    Last edited by pAAt; 08-18-2017, 07:56 AM.

  • #2
    I forget what i did:: but i know i got up this morning
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • pAAt
      pAAt commented
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      Mitch, I would say you have plenty on your mind and getting up is a great plenty for one day !! I got up and put a plug in and I'm famished. I think I should have wrote- What did you fix today, not A related.?

    • BILL WILLIAMSON
      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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      I had to "P" BAD! My zipper had taken a BITE out of my SKIVIES, I finally got it FIXED, WHEW!!!
      Dad Relieved!

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    Got up and went to my Brother in laws as he made me a breakfast of sausage, eggs, and toast. We went out to try and find a short that caused a small fire the night before in his 2008 Polaris 700 sportsman. He was having battery drain problems for a year and his alternator light started flashing just before the fire. We pulled the front storage rack off to get access and found the regulator rectifier had a hole burned in the back of it. Polaris wanted 237.00 and we found one one Ebay ( not the cheapest one ) for 55.00. I then went looking through my vintage sheds for old electrical stuff Tom W might like and found some stuff I could also use. Now it's time to relax, cause the wife's shopping ! I did rub elbows with my AA and tried to sort some parts. Retirement suits me well I'd say, Pat

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    • #4
      I washed my modern truck and cut the grass!

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      • #5
        I adjusted the rear drive chain on my '65 Panhead Harley.

        Bob-A

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        • #6
          I'm STILL tryin' to get the SHORT, FAT belt on my vacuum cleaner! NEXT, I'll try using the LOOOONG Barbecue Fork to git it ON!
          Bill Frustrated

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          • DaWizard
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            Hey Bill, if that belt is anything like the one we have and is attached to the beater bar, just lift the end of the bar and slip it on.

        • #7
          Just got home from the big event!

          Mitch Broke
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • DaWizard
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            Well, I for one am glad you survived. Now to enjoy your later years with the babies mama.

          • BILL WILLIAMSON
            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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            Mitch, WHO????????
            SA KDad

          • pAAt
            pAAt commented
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            Glad you made it home safely from the big city ! Hope you remembered to save 600 out for A parts next week

          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            it's even better 550

        • #8
          What comes next GRAND BABIES!
          welcome back Mitch

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          • Mitch
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            Hopefully
            Thanks BH

        • #9
          Wiz,
          I figured out thet one, it's the SHORT, FAT one that drives the pulley, that drives THAT one.
          Bill Clumbsy

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          • #10
            We seriously do not need a baby contest here we all know we are old except Mitch.

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            • Mitch
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              The VFF is the fountain of youth,, give it time to kick in

            • BNCHIEF
              BNCHIEF commented
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              Unless it runs out first.

          • #11
            The ONLY Fountain of Youth I've seen, wuz a little kid PEEING beside that Old Blazer, across the street---LOL
            Bill Peepers

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            • pAAt
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              He probably shot your one legged Blu Jay with his new BB gun too !!

          • #12
            When I was a kid, I helped my dad put a hard rubber tire on a tricycle wheel! It wouldn't couldn't fit, we boiled it in water and on it went!
            Bill try some heat, it may then stretch enough for you to get it on!

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              or google search it poparooni
              use the tools that u have smiley face

            • BNCHIEF
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              Or take it to Mitch's vacuum shop.

          • #13
            Heading out this morning to put a steel roof on a friends mom's chicken coop. Free eggs and the best tasting chicken ever. I have to do what ever it takes to keep that line open, Pats hungry !

            Didn't get the above done yesterday, Bob postponed till it till next week, so we talked about cars for 2 hours.
            I told him about the VFF site and offered him my roadster parts for a winter put together with friends. Would be a shared car for 4 friends of ours.
            I did change the oil in my skid loader and move some dirt around, along with getting the lawn mowed.
            Last edited by pAAt; 08-23-2017, 08:09 AM.

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            • #14
              Finished the 12 foot ceiling in my garage. Dry wall in the work shop end and I used soffit in the car parking end. Glad that is done, getting to old for that kind of work.
              Last edited by George Miller; 08-24-2017, 06:46 PM.

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              • pAAt
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                Keep trudging along or you'll seize up ! Tomorrow you might not be able to do it and have to hire union help !!!!

            • #15
              Went for a 40 mile ride in my model T after a complete rear end build

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              • pAAt
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                Backing up hills and everything like that ?

              • BNCHIEF
                BNCHIEF commented
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                My T doesn't back up hills paat.

              • pAAt
                pAAt commented
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                Bn, I heard stories that the T's had to back up hills because of the gas tank and carb locations. Myth ? or keep a full tank ? Pat

              • tbirdtbird
                tbirdtbird commented
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                No myth, I have had to do that
                when it starts sputtering you have to turn around and go backwards

            • #16
              Digging on the back 40. My cousin had a party down here last year (DJ) noise and base all week end long ( some young, but legal nudity ). I can't have that below my house, but I thought it might be all right back around the hills some. I had to say no this year, but I'll try to fix him up another location. My cousin is blind and I taught him to drive 4 wheeler. Left, left, right, left, brake, gun it, left, slow down, right, STOP, STOP. !! Very fun day

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              • #17
                I repair the gas tank bracket that had two breaks, and one piece missing. I like these old Power Products mowers with no idiot safety switches, no extra tin covers, and not even any valves, except the reed valve to feed the mixture into the crankcase. It doesn't even have a recoil starter to go wrong. I bought this a couple months ago and mowed for 30 minutes, then took the carb and gas tank off to clean them, and fix the tank bracket. This is a great little trimming mower. Just have to be sure to only use mixed gas and oil.

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                • pAAt
                  pAAt commented
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                  Sweet mower Tom. I've never seen a two stroke like that ever, great find !

                • Mitch
                  Mitch commented
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                  I too think it's real cool

                • BNCHIEF
                  BNCHIEF commented
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                  Honey the EPA is at the door!

                • Flathead
                  Flathead commented
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                  I remember those, if you bypass the governor they rev to roughly a billion RPM.

              • #18
                Originally posted by BNCHIEF View Post
                Honey the EPA is at the door!
                I wonder if the EPA has outlawed new sales of weed whips, leaf blowers, and chain saws in California, the state where nothing is allowed?

                We have a radio DJ that calls "Minnesota, the state where nothing is allowed", and he's pretty correct on that.

                If you go to an RC model airplane show, and smell the exhaust of the planes flying, that sure is a nice smell. It's amazing how those small two stroke engines can hold good compression with no rings on many of the smaller engines. Imagine how close the tolerance between the piston and cylinder has to be, and yet they don't lock up.

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                • #19
                  Back in the early 50ts When every one in our area was getting a new mower they were mostly all two stroke.

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                  • #20
                    Raced a lot of 2 stroke motorcycles in my day.

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                    • George Miller
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                      For me raced a lot of 2 stroke snowmobiles back in the day.

                  • #21
                    Originally posted by BNCHIEF View Post
                    Raced a lot of 2 stroke motorcycles in my day.
                    I drove my brother's 750 Kawasaki 3 cylinder 2 stoke, and that thing was wild. When I was looking for a motorcycle while I was in the Army, I asked each shop if they had any 4 stroke bikes. The OSSA shop owner asked me what's wrong with a 2 stroke. I told him it was like a chainsaw on wheels and has no low end torque. He told me to take the 250 for a spin in the desert and see what I thought. That sure changed my mind, as it did a wheel stand in second gear when I hardly gave it any throttle. I did buy a Ducati 160 from him though, and that's a great little bike.

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                    • #22
                      Originally posted by George Miller View Post
                      Back in the early 50ts When every one in our area was getting a new mower they were mostly all two stroke.
                      Lawn Boy was always a 2 stoke as far as I know, but they were much harder to work on, as I had to fix my uncle's a few times. I don't know if Lawn Boy is still in business.

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                      • George Miller
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                        We had a lawn Boy. I have not seen any for a long time.

                      • BILL WILLIAMSON
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                        EVINRUDE made the motors for LAWN-BOYS.
                        Dad Hadone

                    • #23
                      I just fixed my sandblast cabinet. The plastic water trap bulb split open, so I had to buy a new pressure regulator/water trap for it. This past year or two seems I have spent most of my time fixed things that have just broke. Doesn't leave much time for driving or restoring the Model A.

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                      • pAAt
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                        I'll drive your car if you teach me !!

                    • #24
                      Labor Day, I'm getting ready. Brush mowing trails, weed whacking, fire built, island trimmed, and all this is for other people to enjoy. Next year they can all go to ......or I can do it again I guess !! Have a safe Labor Day all you Model A folks, The Mn. Grants

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                      • Mitch
                        Mitch commented
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                        Wow you have a really beautiful property, looks like a lot of work to keep up. Is that your corn?

                      • pAAt
                        pAAt commented
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                        We rent the land out to a couple of brothers. They are the farmers ! I just try to stay ahead of everything and it's getting tougher as the years pass.

                    • #25
                      I don't remember fixing anything today, in fact, I don't remember much about today at all.
                      "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                      • pAAt
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                        Tomorrow is Thursday and the only reason I know that is because it's on the upper right hand corner of my computer. Good evening too you !!

                      • Apple Green Wheels Rule
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                        Sorry missed this comment....what I said above was a somewhat related to, "never put off till tomorrow what you should have done yesterday" which originated from "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today" some british aristocrat said it. We yanks like to change things a bit now and then. ;)

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