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    Re: Paul Top This

    Like Jake in post #13 above, my concern would be for YOU, if in the course of driving to / from the show, you may for whatever reason attract the interest of the 'local constabulary' - " No...
  2. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    I have some difficulty with the seeming endless TV commercials for the new Cadillac EV - seems all they want to portray is interior controls and glitzy ( read : expensive to replace ) headlights.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    A BIG ' THUMBS UP ' to Mr. Mason ! ! Y> Y> Y>
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Unfortunately , for one poor soul, it was more difficult. My wife was in the hospital in Houston some years ago, when they brought in a guy who attempted it, but the bullet hit / richoceted off his...
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    Re: holy effing ****

    ^ It's not the 150 foot fall that would hurt, Bruce - it would be the sudden stop at the end ! ! It concerns me that the story indicates the pilot is hanging out of the airplane - That would...
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    Re: Construction work

    When we moved to Houston ( in the early 1980's ), we bought a boarding stable in the 'Bend of the Brazos' (Richmond / Rosenberg area) .
    I started a project to bring water to each stall (17 of them...
  7. Thread: 1910 Tesla?

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    Re: 1910 Tesla?

    Google 'Baker Electric car' - Jay Leno has one, I believe :rolleyes:




    Rick
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    Re: The Photo Most Unlike Us

    . . . . Just because 2400 horsepower may not be enough ! ! ! |:)
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    And I, as well, for the following reason :

    Back in 1968 - 1979, part of my 'other duties as assigned' was to familiarize literally hundreds of U S Navy sailors with all the small arms they...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    How did you accomplish the knurled part ?



    Rick
  11. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    I used to work maintaining banking equipment, saw a few banks close down in the mid 1980's - the Fed ( Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ) seemed to have no sense of humor, nor tolerance of...
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    Re: boat porn of the day

    You left out the oars and the sliding seat ! ! ! :ycool:
  13. Re: the far right is already attacking the Club Q hero

    Keith, I believe you ' have hit the nail on the head' with post # 8 . . . .
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    Re: Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    Please, say it's not so ! ! ! ! |:(
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    I saw a modern edition of the Dodge Power Wagon on the road yesterday, huge truck, ' crew cab' , etc. and got to musing about placing the underpinnings of that truck under an 'unmolested' earlier...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    We are going to drive 'half way' and meet the daughter and son-in-law at a restaurant for an early afternoon meal - each one orders what they want, we catch up on what's going on, then all head to...
  17. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    My 'first ' car was a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Skyliner, it had cancer in both front fenders and burned lots of oil. I bought it for $150 hard-earned dollars in 1961. As I was 14, my dad drove it...
  18. Thread: Houston

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    Re: Houston

    Tom, when I traveled to Houston from Chicago in 1982 to interview for a job transfer, we were in the prospective new managers office at 2 Riverway (if I remember ) . The wife looked out the window...
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    Re: 2007 Kia Sorento automatic

    I wonder if that Kia had soy-based insulation on the under-hood wiring ? That stuff seems to attract the 'critters' |:(
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    Re: Airbus vs Fire truck

    ^^ I couldn't state it better, Dave !
  21. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    Back in the mid- 1960's I took my 1962 Corvair to a gas station to get an oil change and some other work done. The mechanic told me he could not do any work that day, because a customer parked a...
  22. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    ^ This - - What's behind the move to 'taupe / putty / mud / pond slime' lower-luster car paint colors ? ? ? |:(
  23. Thread: Darktable

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    Re: Darktable

    ^ Right with you there, Gerard, - a one-finger typist in a world of folks with two dexterous thumbs, I am . . . . :p
  24. Re: It's the night before Gun Deer Hunting here in Wisconsin.

    Back in 1993, we moved from Houston, TX to a small town southeast of Rochester, MN. As we drove into the (new to us) downtown area, my wife called my attention to a deer carcass, hanging to cool...
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    Re: Do all dogs eat

    My 'rescue' Chihuahua / Cairn Terrier came into the family severely underweight, and taught her 'older brother' Bichon the joys of slugs and aged earthworms - she is up to weight now, but our...
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    Re: Benghazi 2.0: Hunter Biden

    ^^ You have to wonder what those 3 individuals on the left are thinking :rolleyes:
  27. Thread: 55 T-Bird

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    Re: 55 T-Bird

    Pretty sure you are correct, Jim
  28. Re: interesting photo from the battleship u.s.s. arkansas

    Our 'OSHA' was not even a glimmer in someone's mind at that point , I'm sure :rolleyes:
  29. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Joe - see the thread ' Jamie's Airlie - Needs a savior! ' - - Post # 18



    Rick
  30. Thread: Safer room

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    Re: Safer room

    You are on a 'run' at the Restore store - just like in Vegas, you can't quit now . . . :ycool:
  31. Thread: Magaga

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    Re: Magaga

    It never ceases to amaze (and confound ) me how folks can read a Bible, and note the words ' thou shalt make no graven images' and someone thinks it a great idea to bring a gilded sculpture of TFG...
  32. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    What volumes of sailing tales and boat building knowledge was represented in that photo ! ! ! !
  33. Thread: Safer room

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    Re: Safer room

    Have you made her a plaque yet, which says " My money and my husband go to Restore " ? ? ? :ycool:
  34. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Thanks to all who worked together to make the last few weeks a bit more comfortable for him ! !
  35. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Dang ! Thanks for keeping us updated , Figment |:(
  36. Thread: Safer room

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    Re: Safer room

    Was that in the "clearance" area at the Restore store ? :ycool:
  37. Thread: Boat Art

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    Re: Boat Art

    Excellent ! ! ! Great job, Rob . . . .
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    Re: GOP primary could be interesting

    The best prescription for digestive health yet posted for the 2024 election season
  39. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    ^ Like it ! ! !
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    Re: 2007 Kia Sorento automatic

    One thing it mentions is the ABS wheel speed sensor (?)
  41. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    I had one, Jim, 10 years older (2004) that I had to get 'dealer-traded' in - the 2005's were already out, but I wanted an auto transmission - 25 mile commute to work each way, up thru the gears...
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    Re: 2007 Kia Sorento automatic

    I did a quick Google search and encountered a response dated back in 2018 on 'Kia-forums.com' topic is ' ESP Off light on and 4WD not engaging ' - - - post # 5 in that thread has the relevant...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Well, he just announced he's running 'again'
  44. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    I had a similar one -2004 short cab / short bed - traded it when my records showed I had put on 50 miles (not a mistype ) in the previous year


    Rick
  45. Re: Little work truck - for just doing a little work

    ^ If it can be done, it 'will' be done . . .  Y:o
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    Re: HiFi connundrum. Boffins welcome.

    Also check Pipefitter's thread 'Why I HiFi still' from back in 2020



    Rick
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    Re: They were just souvenirs

    Gitmo 'does' have a golf course - just sayin' :ycool:
  48. Thread: Conex boxes

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    Re: Conex boxes

    We used a 40 foot container as tool storage for our work with a Habitat affiliate - an important aspect, especially in our climate ( upstate South Carolina ) is to allow air circulation ' under ' ...
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    Re: Trying my hand at kayak building

    I just had to add my compliments on a fine job - the kayak looks great ! ! !





    Rick
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I , personally , think that, like the 'teasers' for serial television shows that seek to hook ones interest in the next episode by divulging the tiniest bit of content ( reference 'The Apprentice'...
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