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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jun 10, 2024 at 6:43 AM
    Oldie2007

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    :pccoffee: Good Morning Porch Pals & Sue! Looks like our 20% chance is just West, and moving South. Oh well, good enough, as I have the last of the internet list to restore, and it's all outside except the garage door. Fix some greenhouse drips, and run errands in the afternoon. Almost back to "normal"


    whatever that is.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2024 at 8:00 AM
    US Marine

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    Anyone here into watching Drag racing , this event called Sick Summer is a Drag and drive event . This event is a marathon style Drag race were you compete / try to win your class along with driving your race car up to 500miles or less to the next track

    https://youtu.be/4IUBPL-CoqA?si=KVKfLvD1F5B2rsQs
     
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    A dozen of us WI folk went out and exercised our trucks yesterday. The place has an interesting background. It was once a compound occupied by sovereign citizens. They refused to pay taxes, fought the IRS for years claiming to be a church. They had live-fire tactical training events on the grounds, built shelters loaded with ammo into some of the hillsides. They threatened many of the locals and anyone that got too close to the property. Eventually they were taken down by the Dept of Natural Resources because they had moved several mobile homes onto the land and installed septic systems without a permit. When all was said and done, the land was given to the county, which didn't know what to do with it for years. Eventually, someone thought the land would be a great place for offroad trails and the county developed it into an offroad park/campground. Some of the trails are quite challenging.
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  4. Jun 10, 2024 at 10:15 AM
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    Afternoon all:

    Mark, Cheech, and MQQSE seem to go MIA on occasion, as always, hope all is well with them.

    Cool, but as makes me wonder as for driving some of them to the track though :rolleyes:! I had heard about something like this before, but I think the distance the car had to be driven was quite a bit less though.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2024 at 10:27 AM
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    Now that we have gotten rid of our DirecTV, this is exactly what I have in mind!
     
  6. Jun 10, 2024 at 10:35 AM
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    Missing too is this threads founder Ken Johneman. He hasn’t posted anything on TW since 5/2024. And Wanna Taco hasn’t been seen since 6/2023.Hope all are ok.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2024 at 10:41 AM
    US Marine

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    Some of the Drag and drive events , the total street driving mileage has been just over 1k miles in the 5 day long event . Some of parts that fail on the race cars on the drive portion of the event are camshaft failures , rocker arm failures , broken valve springs and dropped valves . Trying to keep solid roller valvetrain alive is a major problem on these cars

    The routes to ea track are set up to not be a direct route and takes you on not well traveled back roads . Some cars might take 6-8 hours to drive maybe 200 miles
     
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    Love drag racing, bracket raced a bit in the mid 1980's. Coworker is currently on vacation on the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour which is similar. He and his dad are driving a pair of Pontiac Fieros.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2024 at 11:04 AM
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    There is a FCC site or similar, that let's you see where broadcast towers are. Handy to check. Wile we are 30 miles SE of Austin, all the broadcast towers are another60 miles NW, in the hill country for elevation. Now, it was years ago, before digital, but even with a TennaRotor, got very limited channels. Just check before ya jump., all I'm saying.
     
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    Yeah, I hate seeing this kinda post. We had a situation going into this weekend where one of the members that was going to come out to play hadn't been heard from in a couple of weeks...turns out his cancer got him a couple of weeks ago.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2024 at 12:55 PM
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    Still alive and kicking. The new pup's schedule has me jumping without a lot of time on the PC. Lynn's Mom was transitioned into hospice two weeks ago and then passed away on May 28th. Since then we've been in planning and execution mode for the visitation, service luncheon and internment of ashes. Finally beginning to catch our wind now although Lynn has a pretty rough sinus infection now.


    Truck is still in the shop. They were able to realign the frame. Might get it back this week minus the new tailgate which is on months-long backorder.
     
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    Sorry to hear! Sending my condolences and prayers. :pray:
     
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    Sorry to hear about the rough couple of weeks. Good to hear about getting your truck back, maybe the insurance could find a good used tailgate?
     
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    :( Sorry to hear about you MIL passing, condolences to you and your wife. and also to the rest of the family.
    Hope Lynn's sinus infection clears up quickly, one thing----NEVER NEVER use Afrin, it works but there are consequences!
     
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    Condolences to the family..
     
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    So sorry to hear
     
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    My condolences.
     
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    Good to hear from you Mark. Sorry for the reasons, though, @Devious6 ! Sending Karma.
     

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