NOW THAT’S A LINE

Went to the Nations Gun Show in Virginia yesterday. Usually when you go to the opening evening of the Virginia gun show you might have a three to five minute wait in line. Not Yesterday…. We got there a few minutes before three PM which was when it opened. We finally got in the door at 3:45… I would hate to be waiting in that line today. The Gun Show vendors are making out, because people were buying while we were there. Took home a bunch of standard capacity mags and some parts for my .300 Black Out upper which is done now, and waiting to be shot…

Watching VA.

As I cast my view across the river to the south and watch the 2A going ons in Virginia, I am greatly encouraged to see Citizens in VA are not taking the latest Democrat overreach lying down like they do here in the People’s Republic of Maryland. They have always had a much more active 2A community in the VCDL than Maryland has ever been able to muster even with the Maryland Shall Issue group. As of yesterday they have 101 of their counties and localities having past Sanctuary resolutions. Of course the newly elected Totalitarian Democrats are fuming about the sleeping giant that their overreach has awakened. Suddenly we find that Sanctuaries are only good if they are sheltering illegal aliens and not Citizens rights. Funny how that works. It remains to be seen if the Democrats will back down and not file their gun bills in January. It also remains to be seen if the Citizens of VA will retract their consent to be governed.

that the I am slowly try and get into a rhythm of regular posting before trying to see how the blogging community shares things today.

Bye Felicia…

Finally decided that I am done with Facebook so now it is time to start this blogging thing back up. So tired of the toxicity and censorship that is part and parcel over on Facecock. So back to writing here where I can post what I want and not have two Fucks to give about the liberal crybabies on Facecock.

50 trips round the Sun

Well through some benign act of benevolence I seem to have made it to 50, or as the kids call it “Fiddy” this past June.

Seeing how it has been a while since I have done something truly stupid I though “hey hold my beer” and went out and purchased an electric skateboard, or as the kids call it an eBoard…  I ordered it in May knowing that there would be a lead time in shipping.  I had hoped that it would be here in time for my 50th B Day but that was not to be.

It finally arrived on Tuesday the 7th.

Can I Haz???

Of course the cat saw a new box and wanted his due…

None too patient is the kitty.

So upon opening the box expecting the cat to get in the box I find that I don’t actually get to have the first ride on my new board.

Mine Bi**h, Back off

Of course it then started pouring down rain so my first ride was a bit delayed.  I got a short ride Wednesday and then a longer ride today.

And yes apparently it is fast enough to do something stupid on, which was one of my top requirements, and this is just in expert mode.  There are two more modes, Pro and Hyper which I have not even looked at yet as I am still trying to figure out how to ride a board again after 33 years.  And yes I have fallen off of it already at low speed.  ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) and bounced right back up with narry a scratch.  Yes it’s fun and no you can’t ride it…

I’m Back, maybe.

Well in my efforts to shed my Facebook account I felt that it was time to revive the old blog.  So Here goes, and maybe I will keep it up.  No promises but I will try.

So in 2017 I got the Datsun into fighting trim and as the last post noted it did not go well, but here is what it looked like.  There are some big changes coming in the rear end of the car to make it stronger and more reliable so I can figure out how to go faster in it…

New Aero all complete

So my buddy Mike and I made Aero and drove the car till we broke it and then fixed it and broke it again and again and again…

Mike heading around the course

Mike heading up the hill

So thats what it look like today in the driveway and on course.  All the changes this year are going to be under the skin…

The carnage…

Last year was a rough year for the old Datsun race car.  We got 9 runs in out of something around 70 something possible runs.  The rest we broke the car during practice starts at every pro solo except for the Finally in Lincoln Nebraska.  Where we got in 7 runs before the output shaft of the Diff decided it was time to retire.  I put a new one in but we did not run again in the pro solo finally deciding instead to run it in the regular nationals finally and hopefully get in 6 runs and at least complete one national event for the year…

Toledo Ohio

Toledo Ohio

Then we got home and fixed everything only to repeat in Oscoda Michigan this time we blew up the diff instead of the Universal joint followed by the transmission output shaft which is what we blew up in Toledo.

Oscoda, MI

Then we got to Lincoln Nebraska and blew up a diff output shaft again just like in Oscoda.

 

Lincoln. NB

The car looked like this most of this year, here it is assuming the position in Lincoln Nebraska.

Lincoln NB

Changes are afoot for this year since last year was such a disaster.   More to come.

Car update…

Since Borepatch nudged my comment section asking for an update on my Racecar and its stumbling after 5K RPM I figured I would post up.  So I was able to get the 240Z running again just in time for Solo Nationals in September.  Well I made an appointment with my tuner Peter Florance since the car felt a little sluggish and thats not the way to go to Nationals…

Upon the first Dyno pull we were a bit dismayed to see that there were only 112 ponies running to the rear wheels.  So 58 ponies seem to have fled the corral.  We changed the plugs on the Dyno as well as trying a whole bunch of other things, eventually we were able to coax 132 ponies which was a bit of a disappointment but a whole lot better than where we started that day.  Peter figured that we had a cylinder down, so when I got the car back to the house we did a compression check and sure enough the number 4 cylinder was only at 120 PSI where the rest were some where around 165.  So #4 had left the building.

I headed to Nationals with a sick motor with the intent to just have fun.

kboston-4

Fun was had…

kboston-15

I even ended up with a co-driver when his BSP BMW M3 grenades its clutch plate and none of the other single driver cars would let him come play.  I warned him that I had a Volvo motor and it was really down on power but he still wanted a ride, can you blame him after driving 1500 miles…

So after Nationals it was time to get the motor rebuilt.  So it was pulled and when we took the head off the #4 cylinder wall was pretty scored.  I had decided that this motor would be built to the BSP rules.  So nothing was left undone, overbored the cylinders 1mm which was the maximum allowed, new dished pistons.  I got 4 sets of factory springs so I could measure them with a spring gauge and get 12 springs that were at the upper limits of the factory spring rates.  Lash pads were done and the valve timing was adjusted for optimal performance.  I just got the motor back a few weeks ago and it looks like this now.

Rebuilt Motor - 1

My good friend Mike came over and 4 hours later this was the end result…

BackINtheCar - 1

So now I am doing a few things that my tuner suggested as far as the intake is concerned and will do the first start on Wednesday or Thursday and then off to the tuner after 30 minutes to an hour of break in at moderate RPMs…  Hopefully I will see 180HP…

 

Anyway maybe it is time to start blogging again now that I have stopped using FaceCock.

And the bleating continues…

So here we have another shooting in a gun free zone target rich environment, and the president is outraged…

Give us a break.  Were you outraged when 36 people were shot and killed in September in Chicago? Nope, did not even bat an eye?  How about the 25 in Baltimore in the last 30 days?  Nope…  Not a word.

Why?  There was no political gain by publicizing the 60 murders from those two cities.

Guns don’t just jump up and shoot on their own, it takes a person behind the gun to commit these vile acts.  I am betting that the guy that did this last shooting also got his guns through legal means and passed the background checks.  Background checks are only going to weed out the people who are already criminals (who don’t get their guns through legal means in the first place).  You can’t fix crazy but you can try and make sure that YOU are prepared should crazy intrude on your life.

Only you are responsible for your own safety.  But that is hard work and most people won’t put out the effort required to ensure their own safety.  They think the police will keep them safe.

Keep believing that lie…

The bleating will continue.

Leaving on the early plane

Have to get up at 3AM tomorrow and I am not looking forward to it.  Heading back to the east coast after being in Phoenix for the last week helping out with the family after my Mom had a minor stroke.   My sister went home on Wednesday but I planned on staying a bit longer in case Dad needing any help.  Turns out the microwave broke on Wednesday and needed replaced.  Only a couple holes were different on the mount for the new one so some drilling was required.  It would have been too much work for my Dad so it was good I was still here.  My parents replaced their old range at the same time but that was no issue.

I met up with Aric and Dan yesterday and we had a good time chewing the fat over lunch at Twin Peaks.  The scenery was nice and the food was ok but nothing to write home about.  Good times were had.

So when I get home it will be time to try and figure out why my 240Z is having timing sync losses above 5000 RPM.  Joy…