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It was kinda hot again today

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It was kinda hot again today

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 03, 2011 01:23AM

It's just after midnight here now and the thermometer still reads 95. Having switched up my work schedule to nights to cut down on the heat factor I'm just now headin out to the shop where it's a cool and even 100 clown

woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 03, 2011 02:04AM

Kims back lot...
Oh and by the way (*pullover*)
My "alterego" took this picture at the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Bondi Beach. Click here
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 03, 2011 03:48PM

Yesterdee I decided to cook up a can of biscuits and when I opened 'em the can popped like crazy ejecting one of 'em completely with it windin up on the floor. I looked at the wasted biscuit and thought "Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I left it outside today for shitz and giggles?".

I put said biscuit out front in a lightly colored potted plant pan I had layin around and lo and behold in a cuppla hours there was a completely cooked biscuit. While it didn brown nicely it was otherwise cooked just as if it had come outta the oven!

I got up today about 12:30pm and the temp was already 106, which now is 108 at 2:30 and they're sayin 110 or so for the high today (a new record for this date) with it cooling to about 108 by 7 this evenin.

There's a van out in the shop I'm completing a basic in-frame rebuild on that will hafta wait for my attentions til 'bout midnight again tonight as it's just too damned hot out there to work! In the mean time I also have a fresh Mitsu rebuild sittin on the engine stand that I'm gonna roll into the kitchen and work on in the A/C.

Two things I'm certainly thankful for: 1. In the midst of this hellish heat we still have power and that power means there's A/C to at least deal with it. 2. Bein single, not only can I roll the engine stand into the kitchen and work on it, there's no feemale caterwalling to listen to for havin decided to do so smileys
with beer

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: August 04, 2011 12:17PM

There was a thing on TV not too long ago (it wasn't Mythbusters, I don't remember what it was) where a guy cooked different foods in the sun this summer, including eggs on the sidewalk. They didn't look any good but they were fully cooked after a while. I bet sun tea wouldn't take very long there Kim.

That's great about the engine in the kitchen. My wife would probably be ok about something like that, believe it or not.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: August 04, 2011 02:30PM

I have a kitchen counter that when covered with a piece of plywood makes a great workbench. It's just the right height for me but I have to be careful to not bash my head on the cabinets above.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: August 04, 2011 05:16PM

Yeah Blah, the sun biscuit experiments end result didn look very appetizing but it was definitely done.

Sun Tea? An hour or less gets the job done and if you leave it out for more than 2hrs. it gets a lot stronger than I care for so you hafta keep an eye on it. I actually make a lot of "Moon Tea" batches by just settin it out and leavin it overnight instead. Cold brewed tea seems to be a bit less bitter too so this works out great grinning

I'm in the process of buildin a house inside my shop building so my current kitchen is kinda in flux. With some crappy tile already in here I wanna replace anyway I don't really care too much for what happens to it at this point though my home boy engine stand has a drip tray under it to keep oil, solvents and tools from makin it to the floor anyway.

After havin used several different stands over the years and never carin much for any of 'em, I designed and built my own a while back.

My major complaint was they were all too short and lead to leaning over too much to work on the engines which adds back strain unnecessarily, so mines about 18" taller than most. 2ndly they are usually 3 wheeled contraptions that tend to tilt/lean when you get to torquin the head(s) down so this one has a wider/longer stance w/ lawnmower size tires in the back and smooth urethane swivel casters up front instead of the cheezy small diameter steel casters they usually use which makes it a lot easier to roll around the shop too and ... it can easily roll over extension cords and such too, unlike the store bought ones.

The last 2 additions were a handy lil tool tray with a foot that slips into the end of the tubing that makes up the front of the H shaped base frame and is secured by a lock bolt. Then instead of usin a drilled and pinned arrangement which offers a pretty limited choice for the engine rotation/positioning on the stand I installed a cuppla locking bolts onto the outside of the rotator sleeve and then welded a 1-7/8" nut onto the back of the engine holding fixture and welded a piece of pipe to hold a 3/4" ratchet and 1-7/8" socket I can use to easily rotate the engine into any position, then lock it down.

While a cheapie $40 stand will get the job done I've found this design to be much more user friendly, and with myself bein the user, I sure prefer it bein friendly smileys
with beer
woberto Report This Comment
Date: August 04, 2011 08:19PM

Photos please