Two of the junkers left today, that's three down counting the van from last week. I sold my Geo Storm, I was going to make an autocross car out of it, but I guess I need an autocross car like I need a hole in the head. I have too damn many hobbies already. ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, RC cars, RC airplanes, CB radios, this blog, wrenching on cars in my shop, gunsmithing and reloading, hunting, target shooting, fishing . . . like I said, I need another hobby like I need a hole in the head. The other car went to a worthy cause, a friend of Tony's that needed it far worse than me. I hope it treats him well, it isn't much, but it's better than nothing.
As gffirefly pointed out in comments a while back, the previous pics were nowhere near all inclusive. ;) This is the Beasty, my motorhome, and the car that Tony helped me give away to a worthy cause.
This is the one that got sold, I could've fixed it and sold it for a lot more than I did, but that would've taken time away from the rest of my hobbies. This way I've got money to buy more goodies. However . . . . .
The Dixie Drifter, having successfully turned a debate about Constitutional rights into a debate about my knowledge of electronics, has now made it perfectly clear to me that when it comes to all things electrical and political, I'm an absolute dumbass, hey, he said it so it must be true, he even has a poll up to prove it, or at least he did, his blog changes or moves daily. Since I obviously know absolutely nothing about electronics or politics I guess I can give up the RC cars, the RC planes, CB radio repair, all the nifty little tester doodads that I have for working on electronic fuel injection on cars (the Drifter loves it when I talk about technical stuff in general terms, so I won't refer to them as code scanners or VOM meters, just nifty little tester doodads). The Drifter started out in the beginning questioning my knowledge of firearms, so since he's smart enough to know what those little green telephone junction boxes along the road are called, that obviously proves that I know nothing about guns either, or at least to hear him tell it it does. Oh no, that was politics wasn't it, that's right, the phone boxes prove that I know nothing about politics. Since I obviously know nothing about electronics, guns, or politics, I can't possibly know a thing about computers or writing, so I guess the blog is history too. Sorry folks, I can't have you reading the opinions of a proven dumbass, that would be extremely irresponsible. Turning a dumb ass like me loose with a motorized vehicle would also be irresponsible I think, well, so much for the ATV, the sled, the dirt bike, and my job. Since I know absolutely nothing about all of my hobbies or my job I guess . . . . . no wait! There's one left! I can still go fishing! No more work, no more trucks, no more wrenches, no more soldering irons or multimeters, no more stacks and stacks of schematics and service manuals, just me and my boat. Sounds good to me. Unless of course someone would like to use the fact that I don't know the proper name of those nifty little phone plugger inner things on the wall to prove that I can't possibly know a thing about boats or fishing poles either? Give me a fucking break.
FYI Drifter, I've been soldering shit together to the amazement of my parents and friends since I was 5. By the time I was 10 I could build an AM radio out of just about anything, a box of parts from other things I'd taken apart, or a hunk of wire, a safety pin, a razor blade, an earphone and a piece of pencil lead if you want to keep it simple, sorry if I never cared much for telephones. I've never met a car, motorcycle, snowmobile or ATV that I couldn't fix, and that includes this "new shit" that everyone claims you can't work on yourself, as well as TV's, VCRs, tape decks, CD players, computers, toasters, coffee makers, refrigerators, cook stoves, hair dryers, and vibrating personal massagers. ;) I know plenty of tricks when it comes to repairing, accurizing, modifying, and refinishing guns, some of the latest fads, as well as proven old time methods many of which have been forgotten by all but seasoned old timers and a few young bucks smart enough to listen to them. If it exists, I've probably tore it apart and found out what made it tick. Do you know what a 2SC 2078 transistor does? And if you don't does it prove that you don't know anything about cooking? Do you know what a Colpitt's Oscillator is? And if you don't does it prove that you don't know a thing about taking care of horses? Do you know what a UEGO sensor is for? And if you don't does that prove that you know nothing whatsoever about the coefficient of friction necessary for a railroad locomotive to pull a load up a grade? I know all kinds of shit, I could go on all day. You can use your knowledge of telecommunications all you want to prove your point, it doesn't prove anything except the fact that you don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of when it comes to a debate about Constitutional rights because you've been blinded by propaganda and bullshit to the point where stereotypes and generalizations have become fact in your mind.
I support the ENTIRE Constitution, not the right side, not the left side, the whole thing, and your posting of a picture of a telephone junction doesn't prove jack shit about the government or its corruption. I've tried to agree with you when possible. I've stuck up for you all over the place when you've went off topic, made blatant generalizations, and insulted people for no reason, and I'm done. If you can't even tell the difference between a debate about the Constitution and a discussion about the finer points of phone tapping, then I guess we're not on the same page and we never will be. Tell everybody you won the war if you want, you've already spoken volumes about your character, and we all heard it.