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Monday, August 24, 2015

Baby is Getting a New Pair of Shoes!

Hard to believe that the restoration of this one owner ride was over 25 years ago. Part of my problem is that it looks really new, but is not. In fact the car has spent more time in this condition than factory. 

The tires are old. Rear main oil seal is toast and the '94 has this annoying habit now of converting you from "riding" to "walking". 

No matter, one thing at a time. I could not find Goodyears anymore in the correct size. 

My fault actually. Got scared to drive it on these tires. New shoes are on the way! The history of this car deserves at least that. 



Friday, August 14, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Something Different!

I have been building electronic kits since the Radio Shack P-Boxes were out. Soldering I have done for a long time. I have not done so in a while and wanted to warm up again on a simple kit tonight. 

 So I get started after setting up. 

I can't see the color codes on these resistors! Sigh. I have been prescribed bi-focals for years and always declined and get the driving glasses. I cheated and ohmed the resistors out. 

Here is the finished product. Here is the work on the back side where it matters. 


Sigh! I soldered then got a cheap pair of reading glasses to check my work. 

So, what does this thing actually do? 

Recharge USB devices and is smart enough to be recognized as a supported iThingy charger. 

Next up? To put it in the Altoids gum tin! 

You want one? Go to adafruit's Website. She is a smart lady that has many really cool kits to be had! 

If you don't do this but want one, you buy the stuff and I'll build it for ya!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Old School, New School!

Here we see a Walther PPK, Browning and new Colt XSP, all in .380 ACP. They got a workout last weekend. Oh, and here is a M&P 9 with a Lightguard. I know that guy running it =) 


Monday, July 27, 2015

I'm Still Here!

Just busy lately. So I got a line on a Python and went to it. Like a moth to a flame. I blame this guy.

The thing is I cannot take pictures of shiny stuff it seems. I can make a small aperture, crank up the ISO setting, putz with the lights, but for now this is the best I can do for these. 

The 4" Python has a friend now! Oh, and a new little sister! 


Colt Mustang XSP. I'm impressed. The Bodyguard and P3AT have been retired! They should have come out with thing 10 years ago! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Watch This Space!

Sorry gang. I have been busy and remiss here!

So a company went bankrupt? Lets buy a gun from them! 

Lets try one of these. Should be here by the end of the week. I am sure it will beat the horrible trigger on the S&W Bodyguard. 

We shall see! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Another Excuse to Spend Money!

Although I call the 1994 Mustang my beater, it deserves some respect. I bought it new and it has always met my definition of a fun car. Fun cars to me are any car you do not have to walk home from. I don't count the punk that ran the stop sign that I t-boned as it was not the cars fault =)

Although mechanically sound, some of the usual wear and tear items are showing some age. This makes me feel even older. I already get the NPD 1st gen catalogs and now this:

Sigh.... Ok Francis, maybe some new bling for you after we get done with the 1964.5!

Its been a good ride so far old girl! Thanks for always being there for me.