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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 =)