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Old 09-20-2016, 11:01 PM   #5951
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:32 AM   #5952
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Morning,
Coffee is going down well,
currently 67,
Day 14
2 weeks
Got more waxing done yesterday after applying some Bondo to the rear of the PA. I think it looks 100% better but not perfect than the PO did. The waxing is going well also used almost a hole can. Rained last night and suppose to rain today, like 5 inches is what the weather lady was forecasting last night, I better find my floats for the PA. Got some stuff inside the MH too do also so if it does rain I can keep busy.
Thanks about it.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:22 AM   #5953
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Awesome job Tim! It gets easier as you go further away from that first day,,,,, but don't cheat. One cig and you start all over again. Congrats!!!

The pics of the PA look great. I'll bet you mileage improves! I was glad I did mine before the big trip, it stayed a lot cleaner looking throughout the journey.

Popeye, I recall those days when they would set them. Now you hire a crane, and pay by the hour. Neighbors are trying to avoid that. I will work for food and beer!

I am off on the bike this morning. Couldn't find anyone that could join me so going solo. Which has benefits, my pace, my stops etc.. Talk to you all in a few days when I return. Not taking a computer.

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Old 09-21-2016, 06:41 AM   #5954
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Good Morning Gang,
Coffee is good as usual, weather more of the same, upper 70's for lows upper 80's low 90's for highs with high humidity.
Tim,
Congrats on the 2 weeks, just keep it up. MH looks great. On the rear of the MH, just keep sanding and shaping, then apply thin coats of Bondo to smooth out the surface.
Steve,
Looking good brother, just stay away from those jagged edges.
Lloyd,
Safe travels and enjoy.
Have a great day all,
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:55 AM   #5955
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Goooodmorning all y’all!!!

It’s still dark out, I awoke very early this morning. Yesterday I’d hoped to get the Evil Clown car’s sub-frame/rear suspension/engine/transaxle assembly all remounted to the car body. It was a beautiful afternoon to work out in the open, all cool and overcast, then around 4pm the wind started gusting and the clouds turned black. I was feeling really good for at least another hour or two of work but with a storm threatening I tarped the area, picked up my tools, and quit for the day. And then damned if the threatening weather passed over and it didn’t rain! GAAAAH!!! After dinner I had a refreshing pint of stout and fell asleep only to awaken at 3am this morning with 8 hours of sleep under my belt. After tossing and turning for an hour I finally got up at 4am and here I am wide awake enjoying my delicious morning coffee while viewing the stars in the sky.

Today I’ll finally reinstall the above-mentioned sub-frame assembly and finally comes the tricky part, installing the myriad of hoses and wiring that all modern cars are afflicted with. One thing the engineers did right on the ECc is they made every wiring connector different from the other so there’ll be no confusion between adjoining connections, but man there’s a bunch of them! Then I’ll be adding oil, bleeding the brakes, and refilling the cooling system with anti-freeze all the while trying to avoid creating air pockets in the system. The ECc’s so much fun! If you’re a masochist that is, unfortunately I’m not.

The good news is very soon as Willie says I’ll be
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Goooodmorning all yíall!!!

Itís still dark outside but thereís a faint glow on the horizon. Yesterday was a good day to work on the ECc. I finally remounted the sub-frame/engine/trans/suspension assembly. Itís held in place by four large bolts, just as I was putting in the last two bolts the sky fell in. I was so frustrated that I said tohellwithit and kept on working, itís not as if Iíll shrink when I get wet. Anyhow, I the sub-frame and all its components are back in place and about 50% of the wiring and hoses are reconnected. Iím hoping to finish today, though Iíll have to spend time this morning on a 50 mile R/T into Ruidoso and back to purchase automotive fluids and a few parts. I may time it so I can enjoy a bbq lunch on my return.

Lloyd, I hope you arrive safe and sound from your motorcycle trip today. I have a small Kawasaki KLR250 dual sport bike. I like it, only I wish the engine was a bit larger, as it is under perfect conditions (flat and sea level) itíll reach 70mph before it runs out of torque. After you add altitude and topography performance suffers accordingly, what I wouldnít give for 5-10 more HP.

Tim, I love the job you did detailing the outside of your RV. I need to detail my home on wheels. In fact, when I was in Alaska I purchased a power buffer for $10 at a garage sale. It now sits in my RV taunting me whenever I walk past it. Keep up the good work with conquering your smoking habit, weíre all rooting for your success!

Lynne, as for my mechanical aptitude, itís both a blessing and a curse. Iíve saved a lot of $$$ over the years doing my own repairs and maintenance. Iíve gotten myself out of some awful fixes with emergency git-ya-home roadside repairs. But some of the monumentally heinous projects Iíve taken onÖ Jeez Louise! Just because you can doesnít mean you should, thatís when it becomes a curse.

Charles, I hear about slave driving bosses, that fellow I worked for when I was self-employed could really be an SOB! But he partially made up for it by occasionally giving me 3-4 day weekends during pheasant hunting season.

Wow Popeye, so I look like 86 year old Clint Eastwood, I knew Iíd aged some but not that much! People used to say I looked like Chevy Chase. That was before he swelled up.

Jeff, not too much longer before you have your neck surgery. Itís best to view surgery with the end in focus and not the journey.

Rail, itís been a few days. I hope everythingís going well with you.

Frank, whereís this RV park located thatís having all the upgrades done? Is it in Oh10?

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Steve,
How many miles were on the Smart car when it needed an engine replacement? What was the cause of it's failure? Just curious.
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How many miles were on the Smart car when it needed an engine replacement? What was the cause of it's failure? Just curious.
It had a piston failure at 60,000 miles. BTW this is not an uncommon failure with the car. It has a Mitsubishi engine. This is the second time in my life that I've had to deal with a catastrophic Mitsubishi engine failure, the first time was in 1986 when the Mitsubishi engine's timing chain failed at 58,000 miles in a Dodge Caravan I'd purchased new. Mitsubishi should have hung it up at the end of WWII when they no longer needed to build Zero's.

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Good Morning Gang,
Coffee was good this morning, Weather is still summer here even though it is officially fall. Temps going to the low 90's from a low of mid 70's with sunshine and high humidity.
Steve,
The Park is in Brooksville Florida, Things are still torn up, but they are starting to come together, Electric should be turned back on to the pool by mid October, and concrete is supposed to be started about the 2nd week in October, so we should be in our site by the 1st part of November and the rest of the old part should be done by the first part of December. Glad to hear that you got the engine back in.
Have a great day all,
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:58 AM   #5960
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Good evening everyone!
Quick update, sorry, I have been busy the past few days, and have posted in a few other threads. Everything here is good!
Tim, way to go on the two week milestone! Keep up the good work! And the PA is looking great!
Steve, glad you are on the downhill side of the Clown Car!
Frank, glad for you when you get back in your spot, and back into your routine. It is still summer here too, and is all year for that matter! We have been planning our trip to Japan, so been busy with that! Leaving on the 4th of Oct. so next week! This is a personal trip for our family, then the first of Nov. we go again on a comped tour for free! Different places, so should be good!
And yes, I will take pic's!
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Good morning, all!

Steve, Looks good? I will take your word for it. That's more than I would want to tackle. Interesting comment about the 60,000 mile engines. Reminds me of the Chevy Vega engines. Weren't they good for about 50K miles?

Frank, Sounds like work is pretty much on schedule. It will be nice when you won't be living in a construction zone again.

Tim, Keep at it! I was gluing some applied moulding on a furniture part and wanted to have the glue dry overnight so I could sand and spray paint the next day.

Rail, In case I miss the date, have a safe and enjoyable trip!

Everyone, have a great day! I'm going back to (as Lynne would write) w--k!
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:38 PM   #5962
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Afternoon

I hate to say this but I'm back in the hospital,
Came in last night with another infection in the third toe from the great toe that was removed July 7th. Remember me being at the docs last Friday and got the clean bill of health, he said everything is looking good. This infection is fast acting/spreading by Tuesday night the toe was blue and the skin lose on the top of toe. I called the doc the next day and was told to go to the emergency room. They lifted the skin off and the top of the toe and it's black, (DEAD.) and the rest is a very dark red. nonono:. Looking like it will be removed tomorrow.
Saw a infections specialist and he says that smoking has played a big roll in my mishap.
Day 15 back on the patch, Unfortunately a little late for me but maybe someone that is having the same problems will quit smoking before this happens to them.
I told Joe we better get to Yuma before I lose my foot.
That's it for me.
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THAT'S gotta suck big time !
Back to step one..........
Don't let it get to you , somebody's just trying to see how tough you are !
You can beat this ....and the cigs too!!

I'm sending you all the good karma I have accumulated to help ya.

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Sunday morning will be in the 30s here. Where did I put that down jacket???????
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Good Evening,

Tim, so sorry you are having more issues. Praying for you and hoping for the best with your foot. People really don't realize what a danger smoking is for them. So proud of you for stopping because it will help. Keep up the good work. Stay safe.

Frank, saw an update on the construction at the park posted on my FB. Not sure how it got there but it was interesting. Wonder what they are going to do with their costs in 2017. Probably going to need more work kampers too.

Popeye, When I retire I am going to have to find a pirate party somewhere and go see what happens. Sounds like a blast to me.

Rail, Sounds like a nice trip.

You all keep safe, going camping again tomorrow and leaving early so be on later.

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