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  1. I usually use lead to repel them, but if you have...

    I usually use lead to repel them, but if you have neighbors that may not work for you.
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    I got a smoke machine. I found only the leaks I...

    I got a smoke machine. I found only the leaks I expected to find, so that's a win. Both ends of the throttle shaft.

    Is there any bad bandaid way to help that out besides replacing the carb and...
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    Pulled the EGR again today after driving it last...

    Pulled the EGR again today after driving it last night and to work today. The EGR is cleaner and dry, and some of the passages are dry. And it ran a lot better today, although it wasn't as chilly...
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    I had a little spare time this evening so I...

    I had a little spare time this evening so I pulled the EGR. There is indeed a bunch of gunk in the exhaust crossover. It's like cold tar roof patch. Last time I had the EGR off it was dry and open...
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    Poking away at the stainless welding for the...

    Poking away at the stainless welding for the exhaust. It's tough waiting for things to cool down.

    The way things are planned out I can do all the stainless welding on the bench top. The hard...
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    Ended up using a boring bar on the mill. I just...

    Ended up using a boring bar on the mill. I just have to clean up all the oil and I can start welding...
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    I just spent something like $1500 on mine. I...

    I just spent something like $1500 on mine. I need some time to recover.
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    I have six of these flanges in stainless so I...

    I have six of these flanges in stainless so I don't think I can get it done with a dremel. Sounds like I will be able to get some time on the lathe sometime...
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    I got my choke slightly functional for summer. ...

    I got my choke slightly functional for summer. Now it's cold AF here. It snowed yesterday and Sunday even down in town. So the car runs like crap again. I'll probably just wait it out.
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    Seems a carbide burr can not be bought in this...

    Seems a carbide burr can not be bought in this area. They can order one, be here in about two weeks. Good thing I don't need a transmission belt...

    First attempt at avoiding the lathe is a fail.
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    That's what I was thinking. I just didn't want...

    That's what I was thinking. I just didn't want to try to get time on the lathe. Thanks.
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    I have as part of this project a number of 2.5...

    I have as part of this project a number of 2.5 inch stainless parts. The two bolt weld on flanges are exactly 2.500 inside the big hole. The muffles, cats, etc that I want to weld them to have tube...
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    The other day I needed my tin snips. After about...

    The other day I needed my tin snips. After about a half hour of looking every place they could possibly be I went and bought anouther. Walked in the door, went in the garage to the work surface,...
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    Swapped from the 195 thermostat back to the 180...

    Swapped from the 195 thermostat back to the 180 since the hotter one didn't help with the choke openning, and come summer it's hard to keep it cool. Then I drove over the mountain and back.

    Also...
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    I have a little rant about the local roads. They...

    I have a little rant about the local roads. They have these signs all over. They are eight sided and red. They're called "Wait signs". Grrr.
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    Too bad you are so far away. Sounds like me and...

    Too bad you are so far away. Sounds like me and my car would fit in.
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    Sticky: Rain and hail all day today. Made tower work on...

    Rain and hail all day today. Made tower work on a mountaintop less fun.
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    Bumped into the girlfriend of the PO of my car...

    Bumped into the girlfriend of the PO of my car over the weekend. She tried to buy it back. She does that every time I see her. Too bad for them, but I really love having this car, even if I did...
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    I entered mine at a show here a couple years ago....

    I entered mine at a show here a couple years ago. They wouldn't even put a number on it. But I had fun walking around. I don't remember any of the prize cars except the S/N 0001 ferrari from...
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    Sticky: We got a little snow up in the hills, and rain...

    We got a little snow up in the hills, and rain everywhere else. And it's going to stay this way all week.

    I don't mind it, but it is preventing work, and it worries me because this is very weird...
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    I shot quite a lot of electronics cleaner into...

    I shot quite a lot of electronics cleaner into mine while working it and it still works years later. Although it only freed it up a little bit. FWIW.
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    I've been daily driving mine all week. I broke...

    I've been daily driving mine all week. I broke my regular car. I hope to get that back to full duty this weekend.
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    I think in order to pull this off I'll have to...

    I think in order to pull this off I'll have to finish stripping the parts car and dig a pit where it is, or else get the garage finished and cut a hole in the floor. It will take a lot of trips...
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    For Sale Oh, yeah... Bad week to join up. There are...

    Oh, yeah... Bad week to join up. There are always 4-1 jokes about parts.
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    Nice grill. Be careful with it. And have fun...

    Nice grill. Be careful with it. And have fun with the journey.
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