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Sunday, September 21, 2014

What is FoMoCo Doing?

I guess I am slowly sliding into Curmudgeon territory. Why on God's green earth does a 302 CID V-8 engine now take EIGHT QUARTS OF OIL! 

In a weird weight too. Back in the day it was 10W-30 or 10W-40. Five quarts. 

I'm getting old. 

 New happy ride. 302 CID V-8.

 Old happy ride. With FIVE QUARTS of oil.302 CID V-8. AND it used to be Motorcraft oil filter FL-1A for pretty much all V-8 engines.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

1 ADAM 12 See the man!

I know some things about restoring a first generation Mustang. I will never compete in the MCA shows. I can get it close but will never push a car out of a trailer. They all were driven to the shows back in the day. 

I was stunned when I went down this rabbit hole today for some reason. 

Yeah there are people trying to recreate the squad car from the TV show ADAM 12. This got my attention:

Yeah they go that deep. Its one thing to restore a 40 year old car correctly. It has to be more difficult to add the correct  police hardware!

The big thing I got from this was that someone is making repro License plates for cars. They are pricey, but dang. I love the fact I can do so if I wish! 

If you want to see the Dodges, AMC, and other stuff from the TV show go to the link.

Monday, September 15, 2014


No, not me. Not here. Over there. My good friend Murphy's Law is up to his old tricks again. Looks like a who's who of things that go BANG will be there. 

Come and shoot some stuff! Hang out with great people, eat some good food and have a great time. 

Me? I might bring some stuff of interest myself as well. 

These are the first things that come to mind. 
Hope to see ya there! Any questions contact info is over at his Blog and you can call or email me as well. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

AR Crack!

I don't have a problem, I can quit at any time! Take this:

Add this stuff:

 And you end up with this:

I don't think I want to hang anything else off the beater M-4! Well, maybe a sling, and..... Any recommendations on a sling?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Yeah, I'm Holding it Wrong!

According to really good revolver shooters including Jerry Miculek, I hold a revolver wrong. I will not debate the wisdom behind such shooters that are WAY better than I. 

I will say this though. I have small hands. As long as my thumbs do not get into the area around the trigger on a DA I am fine. I have also been taught to do the same thing every time you pick up a Handgun. Semi-Automatic or Revolver. 

I do not put my left thumb across the backstrap, nor do I hook it over my right thumb. 
So I ask you as Mr. Curmudgeon and I shot yesterday the range took a video. I am at his home range and I am not an instructor there. 

I can see my right thumb moving between shots. I am shooting .357 Magnums not .38 SPL. I know I need to work on that, but your opnion would be appreciated and I now know that video can be a great training tool.