Saturday, August 10, 2019

gotta love a COE

mighty nice looking truck!

parking such a long wheelbase would be about impossible without two parking areas inline... but there are sacrifices for anything wonderful

I hope this gets brought to SEMA!

humor from Fel Pro, if there were a leakers support group, with my favorite tv personality, Mike Rowe

I didn't know that Harley made golf carts! Must have been the AMF years

It was the engine used on that scooter they made, the Topper

From "A Brief History of Harley Davidson Golf Carts"

 "The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company started making golf carts the same year William "Willie G" Davidson joined the company, 1963.

 The first carts were three wheelers and later they added the four wheel versions. In 1969 Harley sold their company to American Machine and Foundry Company. In 1971 they legally changed their name to AMF and carts were first labeled with the AMF logo in 1972.

 AMF continued production until they sold the cart division to Columbia Par Car in late 1981. As a side note, in 1999 Columbia Par Car bought Legend Electric Vehicles.
 Legend had purchased Nordskog earlier which was the company that purchased Westinghouse who had purchased Marketeer."

If you need to label your vehicle switches like this, maybe you shouldn't be driving.

Happy 100th anniversary to Fel Pro!

Fel-Pro was established July 5, 1918, as Felt Products Manufacturing Co., which initially manufactured felt seals and washers from a facility in downtown Chicago. The company’s founders – Albert Mecklenburger and Hugo Herz – soon saw opportunity in the burgeoning automobile market and, in particular, Henry Ford’s revolutionary Model T. Ford Motor Co. was the first of thousands of customers

5000 units were eventually shipped out to loyal customers as part of a thank you “Gask-Kit” full of goodies.

here's a story with a lesson, keep it in mind when selling a car or truck

I had it parked on the street with a For Sale sign and my phone number.

Some guy calls me up while I'm at work and we arrange to meet when I get home.

We take it for a test drive and the thing is shaking pretty bad at like 50 mph (which it never did before). The guy low-balls me saying it could need all new wheels and tires or worse. I say no way and we part ways.

I go back to the spot where the truck had been parked and find all the wheel weights laying in the street. I was able to line them up with the dirt marks on the rim, hammer them back on, and the truck drove smooth as ever.

in case of emergency... this should be on Amazon selling like mad

I had no idea that the Trackhawk trim level nameplate was a legacy

I bet you never thought that anyone would break into your car like this....

finally, a parking spot for guys that grill!

yikes, must be the day before payday

Looks like investors are finally leaving 60s cars alone, this GT 350H (originally) was on Ebay for 115k, didn't get a single bid

a 289 making 450hp and raced in SVRA etc etc

you had one job to do !!!

todays banners

Hard to believe that Huffy got Dan Garlits to endorse this bike

Friday, August 09, 2019

the motorcycle that can be made from a Citroen 2CV

Who doesn't have the sense to come in out of the rain? Mad dogs and Englishmen. Fantastic photo though

Coffee and Donuts while 2 weeks of construction installs a half mile of barrier wall, up the side of a hill, lays in a concrete road alongside it, installs street lights, and motion sensors.

Seems to me that they may have made this on spec, to prove that they are the company who will prove ability, timeline, and both while without regard to elevation changes

IF you're upset about a barrier being installed on the border between countries, well... you can ignore it, but there are borders between countries, counties, and states, and so far, not a single one has been removed anywhere on the planet. Oh, also, no one has protested the Great Wall of China, so, it seems to me that no one is all that upset about walls on borders, except for that one between East and West Germany.

And no, that doesn't prove me wrong about wall between countries... that was a wall around Soviet Berlin, and it had lots of gates for people to come through. So, not a very good wall, with gates, and not between countries. The Vatican has one too, around it which shows where the church formed a country inside Italy... and it has lots of gates too.

Anyway, back to the border issue. I heard it put this way the best, where protesting about installing a border shows just how emotional but stupid people really are... it goes like this: if you think YOU don't want a wall, between the USA and Mexico, then you also don't think YOU should have a fence between your house and the neighbors. If you think that people should be able to walk across into the USA from Mexico without doing the paperwork, and LEGALLY being allowed into the other country, in either direction, ask the police in Mexico if they are cool with you coming into Tijuana without a passport. But if those make no sense and just confuse you, then this ought to clear it up... can anyone just walk into a football stadium, baseball stadium, etc etc without buying a ticket and getting in legally? Of course not. Getting over the border between countries is like that, being sure there is a hell of a party going on past the security guards, but unless you do get handed a piece of paper saying you've met the requirement, you can't go in, and will be arrested if you try and sneak in.

Same thing goes for people from south of the border who don't think we've got a good reason to stop travel at the border, and ask to see the paper that lets them past security. It's really that simple. Well, the mega rich who put on the game don't let anyone in for free. That goes for countries the same as it goes for sports games. And the more you pay to get in, the better the view of the people getting paid to win the game.

And all the crazy people who think that Mexico still legally owns the southern states like Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico? And that the USA stole it? Well, tell the president of Mexico that he still owns it then. Tell him to kick out the gringos, and take it back. I already know he'll laugh, look at you to see just how crazy you are, then tell you that no, Mexico doesn't own, or want anything north of that border. They have had a lot of time to think about it, and in all that time never brought a paper, a lawyer, or an army to argue about all that nonsense. They are pretty cool with the way the USA keeps the money flowing, like the 1994 bail out of the peso by the USA. Or the one in 1982. Etc. Keep in mind, the USA is bankrupt too. 20 trillion dollars in debt. But that money keeps flowing, and the USA is a good neighbor to prevent the Nazis and the Japanese from ever bothering Mexico. After all, nobody speaks German who doesn't want to, do they? Ditto Japanese. If the USA hadn't rescued the planet in 1945, you'd be zeig heiling a hell of a lot. Doesn't matter where you live. 

well, here are two Turbonique uses I've never seen before!

OpenSky's M-02J jet powered glider has been years in development, but came to Oshkosh for the EAA meet. It's styled after the aircraft in the Miyazaki movie Nausicaa of the Valley

Old Russian helicopters for spreading fertilizer? Sure, why not if you can get one cheap enough!

What to do with a helicopter that is not airworthy any more.... I bet you'll never answer - DJ BOOTH! Me neither, but it does seem to be working

So, think that's weird? Oh -  that's fine. But this next one is way far out there - how about a lightly armored 2.2 ton transport helicopter found in Somalia, by a German, that had been sold o the Djibouti Republic, by Castro's military, because the Russians had given it to Fidel in the 1960s!

Abacus Theater and the Mad Max Wastelanders, then the Spacecruisers

If you love steam punk, but haven't been to Europe, you probably haven't seen of heard of Abacus Theater yet... just like me. But I saw a video on facebook and was shocked at the fantastic steampunk three wheelers, big wheelers, etc!

Steamroadsters last weekend at Classic Days Schloss Dyck 2019.

also known as strassentheater, the street theater troupe Abacus Theater has several crazy fun steam punk vehicles, some Mad Max ones, and some spaceship styled ones.

be sure to select 1080 resolution  has a better look, but it's on facebook

they have a couple more: