Changing the subject within threads - Page 572 - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 20Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #8566 of 8652 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 10:30 AM
Moderator
Platinum SubscriberSuper Moderator
 
Gordon Raymond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northfield, Illinois
Posts: 11,084
I get 5 in the AM. All in a pill box for a weeks worth. In my case it's if they come out easily or arthritically painfully. A good week starts painlessly. THis week is good thus far. Odd way to start the day.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gordon Raymond
Illinois SNO Alfa Chapter Director
Illinois SNO Ferrari Chapter Director
and sometimes, CONFUSED AND INCORRECT, but Larry helps me out.
Now:
Illinois Chapter Director AND Charter Member of THE CONFUSED AND INCORRECT
Gordon Raymond is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #8567 of 8652 (permalink) Old 05-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Registered User
 
AlfaVeloce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Emory, Tango X-Ray
Posts: 4,871
Garage
I carry in my pocket, a device so powerful I can wield it to access the entirety of human experience and knowledge.

I use it to watch cat videos and to argue with people I've never met.

Larry and Belinda Smith
Emory, TX
Director, Alabama Branch, Scuderia Non Originale
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Help for the Confused and Incorrect since 2009
Legion President of The Confused and Incorrect
AlfaVeloce is offline  
post #8568 of 8652 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 12:46 AM
Registered User
 
tubut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 9,185
Garage
Time passes,
things change.

Friends and loved ones die.

Much as it hurts,
only in rare cases,
we regret
not to have gone
before them.

The miracle seems to be,
no matter how much time passes,
we may may find ourselves
missing them
yet at the same time,
feeling more connected.

So, when it's time for me
to do the dance
we have to do alone,
I hope it will be
a painless and graceful exit.

...kind of like the joke:
"I'd like to die
peaceful in my sleep,
like my grandfather did,
not like
the passengers
in his Taxi cab."

-Ruedi
[SIZE="1"]'63 2600 Touring Spider (AR 191437, the car that started the 2000/2600 International Register, reassembly in progress)
ex-'65 2600 SZ (AR 856043, the car in my avatar, sold as resto project to Austria)
Maintainer of a private 2600 SZ register (not the one in the Netherlands).[/SIZE]
tubut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #8569 of 8652 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 10:35 PM
Registered User
 
AlfaVeloce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Emory, Tango X-Ray
Posts: 4,871
Garage
Happy and safe July 4th to US Alfisti. And Happy and Safe July 4 to everyone else too. I mean we have an excuse. But if you need an excuse to play music outside, have a parade, drink beer, and smoke meat, then you just don't know how to party!

Larry and Belinda Smith
Emory, TX
Director, Alabama Branch, Scuderia Non Originale
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Help for the Confused and Incorrect since 2009
Legion President of The Confused and Incorrect
AlfaVeloce is offline  
post #8570 of 8652 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Subtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver, B C
Posts: 6,243
Vancouver has had some outstanding weather this summer. Not too hot, not to cool and not too much rain.

However, one day I left the remote phone out in the garden. Face up on the edge of a planter. Handy to where I was "working" in the garden--reading my WSJ.

Came in and forgot about the phone.

Rained overnight and a couple days later discovered the phone.

It did not work, so I left it on the counter in the kitchen. After a week it was still not working. Left it there. Cleaning lady came and not knowing the story put it in its charger.

Works!

Bob,
Avatar is the 68 Super, bought new.

Last edited by Subtle; 08-03-2014 at 03:04 PM.
Subtle is offline  
post #8571 of 8652 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Subtle View Post
.....Rained overnight and a couple days later discovered the phone....
When you get electronics wet, remove the battery (if possible) and use your shop compressor to blow out as much water as you can. If it's really wet and not just water, or dirty water (or my favorite - coffee!), rinse the item with distilled water, then blow out again.

Then put the item in a bowl of rice. It's amazing how much water rice can absorb. Leave it for a few days, charge it fully, then try...

I've rescued more items than I deserve this way.

Robert
60sRacer is offline  
post #8572 of 8652 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Subtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver, B C
Posts: 6,243
Cool Interesting Collection

Went to visit some friends in the interior. A town called Summerland.

It is south of a town called Peachland ..both were incorporated in the early 1900s and shows that there were real estate promoters then.

Visited Jim Leir, whose family had built and run the big sawmill also since the early 1900s.

He had recently finished restoring a big 1915 Mack truck. It was used at the mill and has a nose similar to the Renault with the radiator aft of the engine. The rad had a cast aluminum surround with the fan built in. Paddle blades expelled the air through the sides. This was inadequate so Jim added a remote rad and fan.

Top speed of 15 mph, chain drive and solid rubber tires. Also had a chain-pulled Klaxon horn.

He has a big International Harvester with a "deck" that he uses to take the Mack to events.

His 1913 Kissel is very nice and as a "luxury" roadster has an electric starter. It weighs 90 pounds.

Google images: Jim Leir's 1913 Kissel.

Interesting visit

Bob,
Avatar is the 68 Super, bought new.
Subtle is offline  
post #8573 of 8652 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 10:14 PM
Registered User
 
AlfaVeloce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Emory, Tango X-Ray
Posts: 4,871
Garage
I came home from work (in the 164), and there was a Volvo C70 convertible parked in my spot on the car port.

Well now, I'd like to see that drunk bastard run over it up in there! Or... maybe I wouldn't. Took, what, 4 years to find that one.

On the other hand, Jaguar for sale! So there is an upside!

Did someone say Kissel (Bob)? That Kissel museum just north of Milwaukee is pretty neat. We stumbled over it on the way to Oshkosh one year. I had no idea about that marque. Interesting story. Very advanced designs for their day.

Larry and Belinda Smith
Emory, TX
Director, Alabama Branch, Scuderia Non Originale
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Help for the Confused and Incorrect since 2009
Legion President of The Confused and Incorrect

Last edited by AlfaVeloce; 11-07-2014 at 10:19 PM.
AlfaVeloce is offline  
post #8574 of 8652 (permalink) Old 11-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Moderator
Platinum SubscriberSuper Moderator
 
Gordon Raymond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northfield, Illinois
Posts: 11,084
OMG! Thanks Larry! Good trade for the Jag. I liked that C70. Do we get pictures?
I also liked the truck with bullet holes. That would have been a good ride for me. My old Ford is really sort of "dated". (wishfull thinking!). Guess I'm just confused. I need a winter ride.
Attached Images
   


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gordon Raymond
Illinois SNO Alfa Chapter Director
Illinois SNO Ferrari Chapter Director
and sometimes, CONFUSED AND INCORRECT, but Larry helps me out.
Now:
Illinois Chapter Director AND Charter Member of THE CONFUSED AND INCORRECT
Gordon Raymond is offline  
post #8575 of 8652 (permalink) Old 11-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Registered User
 
AlfaVeloce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Emory, Tango X-Ray
Posts: 4,871
Garage
Holy Cow! That must be a REAL ONE !

I need to snap some pics of the C70. It's not a Black Beauty like the first one, so I don't think it's quite as attractive. This one is silver with a blue top. All it's missing is a big blue star. Speaking of football. The Ags just beat Aurburn! WHOOP!

Larry and Belinda Smith
Emory, TX
Director, Alabama Branch, Scuderia Non Originale
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Help for the Confused and Incorrect since 2009
Legion President of The Confused and Incorrect
AlfaVeloce is offline  
post #8576 of 8652 (permalink) Old 11-18-2014, 05:16 PM
Senior Member
Platinum Subscriber
 
Alfisto Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: VB, VA
Posts: 26,615
Garage
Look Puppies

Trianna had eight puppies yesterday - six boys and two girls.
Attached Images
    

Ciao, Alfisto Steve
Virginia Beach, VA
AROC 164 Tech Advisor

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Maintenance Sticky:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Alfa Semi-Daily driver: USA model - BB2 1991 164S Black Beauty II ALFISTO [U]

[U] BB1 1991 164L w/S engine and A/T now excess to inventory [U]

Daily driver and parts hauler but not car hauler 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V-8

"A day without an Alfa whine is like a day without sunshine"
Alfisto Steve is offline  
post #8577 of 8652 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Subtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver, B C
Posts: 6,243
Exclamation And Now For Something Completely Differen, Part One!

Getting your ears burned, but not as in having somebody angrily ream you out.

I've been going to Emir, the barber, for the past 12 years. He is from Turkey and last week he had a guy from Turkey as a customer. When the hair was done Emir got a SS wire with a cotton ball with alcohol on it. Took the water squirter and sprayed the sides of his head.

Then he set fire to the cotton ball and used it to burn off the hairs on and near the ears. This was accompanied with hand smacks to keep the blaze from getting out of hand.

The other day it was quiet when I was there so I asked Emir to give me the treatment, which he says is widely practiced in Turkey.

Perhaps somebody should be making Nomex ear covers.

Bob,
Avatar is the 68 Super, bought new.
Subtle is offline  
post #8578 of 8652 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 06:21 PM
Weaving a Spider's Web.
Platinum Subscriber
 
brownie93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,154
Garage
I'm still laughing at the 'head smacks' but really? singe the hair off?

77 Spider-rust issues-but fun! SOLD
93 Spider-151k km-SOLD
94 Spider CE- 48k miles
2012-MB SLK350-45k km
Joyce
brownie93 is offline  
post #8579 of 8652 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 09:33 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Subtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver, B C
Posts: 6,243
It is true--every word.

Bob,
Avatar is the 68 Super, bought new.
Subtle is offline  
post #8580 of 8652 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 07:11 PM
Registered User
 
AlfaVeloce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Emory, Tango X-Ray
Posts: 4,871
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Subtle View Post
It is true--every word.
I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Larry and Belinda Smith
Emory, TX
Director, Alabama Branch, Scuderia Non Originale
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Help for the Confused and Incorrect since 2009
Legion President of The Confused and Incorrect
AlfaVeloce is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome