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PostPosted: June 8, 2021, 7:44 pm 
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Great news Tommy. :cheers: :cheers: Working from home? 50+% travel?

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Congrats Tommy, wish I had the energy to go back to work, but I've committed to being retired.
Good on you! :cheers:

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benny_toe wrote:
Congratulations Tommy! I am supposing that you will continue with the metal working biz?

Better benefits I bet.

Cheers!


I'll keep making arts and parts on the side. It's pretty well established now.

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Great news Tommy. :cheers: :cheers: Working from home? 50+% travel?


That's the plan right now. At some point they'll pull us back into the office. Good news is Volvo Truck world HQ is only 15 minutes from my house.

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Sold my soul, broke down and bought a used FiTech conversion for my one-ton Chevy "Support Vehicle". :twisted:

Hope is some improvement in mileage and keeping it in reasonable tune when crossing the Sierra's.
At 6K pounds empty I don't expect much in the MPG front but hope that with good mixture it will not get quite so weak over the passes.

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Couldn't find a reasonably priced scythe for field mowing, so I ordered a 30 inch forged blade. Pulled a seven foot piece of cherry I recently pruned to serve as the snath.

Just found the Marugg Co. in TN. I would have just ordered one from them :roll:

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Just signed the papers on the house I’ve been in for 4 years. It’s a Historically registered home built in 1895. The entire block of adjacent homes exist only because the city wouldn’t allow this one to be torn down for a parking lot.

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Spent time on another forum as this one appeared to be down all day yesterday.

Getting ready for a week-long vacation in Ft Walton next week.
Expecting a 10-11 hr drive (map says 8.5) with 3 kids in tow (9, 6 & 9mo).
Hoping we can get an early start in the morning. 5am would be my choice.


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Well this isn't today, it will be tomorrow. Going to look at it tomorrow, if I get a warm and fuzzy feeling about it I may pull the trigger on it for my next build.


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Getting ready to take the Locost up to our cabin in Wisconsin.

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Well this isn't today, it will be tomorrow. Going to look at it tomorrow, if I get a warm and fuzzy feeling about it I may pull the trigger on it for my next build.


Is that as nice as it appears at first glance? The floor must be rotted out of it.....

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horchoha wrote:
Well this isn't today, it will be tomorrow. Going to look at it tomorrow, if I get a warm and fuzzy feeling about it I may pull the trigger on it for my next build.


Are we talking revamped MGB, or MGB powered Locost 7?

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RTZ, what sort of rules do you have on repairs and changes to your historical site? I assume a tax benefit?


Perry, I bet it will be a resto-mod or mostly stock. You seem to appreciate vintage bits.


Found all I needed was a 1x1x6 and a hose clamp to fit my scythe blade. Just need to fit a handle. Getting the technique down.

Now stripping the paint off all the aluminum on the GO4 tricycle then orbital sand, alodine, maybe clear?

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Bent Wrench wrote:
Is that as nice as it appears at first glance? The floor must be rotted out of it.....
Lonnie-S wrote:
Are we talking revamped MGB, or MGB powered Locost 7?
Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
Perry, I bet it will be a resto-mod or mostly stock. You seem to appreciate vintage bits.
Well I thought hard on this and decided not to pull the trigger on it, but, but ,but....all is not lost! I just ordered another 2 wide mouth 7 noses from Chris who founded C.O.L.D. Guess I'm here for the long haul

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Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
RTZ, what sort of rules do you have on repairs and changes to your historical site? I assume a tax benefit?


Still weighing how much I actually want to know - sometimes it better to ask for forgiveness than permission ;) Obviously no structural changes are allowed. No alterations that can't be undone including… glass. You can rebuild the window frames/sashes but the vintage wavy glass must remain. Fortunately it doesn't need restoration, just a little TLC here and there. My understanding is that there is a p-tax discount but I haven't pinned down how much that actually is.

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