How ya been?
Doing OK, would of been better if the Cards had won?? But, what do ya expect?
How;s it going in the world of Lee?
R3, grab a cup.
How ya doing Adam?
You still down the road during the week?
I have not seen that neighbor with the 78 since I made him the offer. another neighbor said they go to his mom's for Thanks Giving?? Long visit I guess?
Should be headed to Oklahoma for a couple of 3 day trips soon then just getting ready for Santa.
That sounds pretty good
After I suggested that snake tear down the gun last night I tore down the Dan Wesson.
I'd never done more than change grips and barrells. Once I got the side cover off (wasn't easy) I had it in pieces. I left the trigger and hammer assembly in place. Kinda scary but it's all clean and oiled like never before. Did the same with the .22 pistol. No parts left over!
Yea, some of them get pretty nasty, Like Pythons if your not experienced with them, Small tolerances, & magnification don't even think about it. Most others are pretty straight forward.
That Dan even feels better now that it's all cleaned up doesn't it?
The action feels smoother than I ever remember it being. DA trigger pull even feels lighter.
I took a pic of it when it was apart but left my camera. Maybe I will post tomorrow.
You know, I get a lot of handguns for "Action jobs" I tell everyone, I can take your money & do you a fantastic action job, but why don't you let me do a complete tear down & cleaning & just minor smoothing & polishing Then see how you like it, If you still want an action job, I will be more than happy to do it. Sometimes this leads to a long drawn out conversation about the pros & cons of action jobs, what they will & wont do Etc. Don't get me wrong, I am more than happy to chat with folks about stuff. I just cant take there money for something that they dont need or understand??
You would be surprised how much work this has gotten me. People are amazed at the difference a good scrubbing & maby a little polishing makes.
I believe you are right. Just clearing the crud and a drop of oil in the right places made a huge difference on the Dan.
Not a doubt in my mind, Something else you could try, If your Dan stay's dry, (& I am sure it does)
next time try dry powdered Graphite, put it on all touching, rubbing & rearing area's, kind of wipe it on with a lint free Q Tip or what ever you have that will get into tight areas kind of like your trying to message it into the metal, then with a can of dry air, ( Like for computer keyboards) blow things out. Really good technique. epically where dusty. Damn Vaq, here I am running off at the keyboard again, why didn't you tell me to shut up???
How ya doing Hamp? Good I hope & if I did not say it last night, Congrats on the FFL. glad you were successful & now done with that mess.
Don't worry, You just keep hammering the keyboard, good stuff. The dan stays dry, but also travels with me most of the time. The temp changes and humidity changes do present a challenge. Due to possible condensation issues, I might best stick with oil. I put on a small drop then wipe exess off with a rag. At least that works well on my shotguns. Does that sound reasonable?
Sure does, I forgot you guys actually have humidity & things in TX. Graphite is great stuff but does nothing for rust & moisture.
I work with a bunch of inconsiderate bastards.......Every morning I walk in and there is a half inch of coffee in one pot of a three pot machine, the fuckers know how to drink it but nobody seems to be able to make it, except me! So!.......I start a pot, go fetch my cup and fire up the 'puter and go back where I start another pot as the first one that I made is now finished and full, assuming that one of the inconsiderate bastards hasn't happened along and filled up their 54 oz coffee tanker and left an empty pot....again! So anywhoo, I have made two or three pots before I take my first sip!!!!!! I'm going to bring my shotgun to work and monitor the coffee machine and which ever fucker that takes the last of the coffee without making a new pot is gonna get poked in the ribs with the winne........lol
Mornin guys :-)
Don't blame you a bit brother man. Give em hell, might not be a winne in the ribs but I damn sure would fix the situation.
I've been on both ends of that story. If I have time (1 minute?) I'm gonna make the coffee.
If I don't I come back asap and correct my transgression.
Glad you could vent on us instead of stirring up shit at the office! LOL
86 snaks again last night? It sure seemed like it, ebear started to get belligerent (of course I was yanking his chain) so I went and watched T.V.
OK, time to poke some groceries down my throat, then have 2 appointments for momma today,
One way out the other side of Scottsdale, Vaq, Your in charge, (Good Luck) LMAO
See ya later on fellas.
should I change snakes name back or not?
also:going to the doctor this morning for sleep apnea.maybe i will end up with one of them air compressor gadgets.
I don't care what he's called.
apnea, my bro got one a couple of years back. He don't use it anymore but should.
He snores like a freight train.
be safe, it's a jungle out there!
but i went to play blanket bingo with the wife so never did get back on here last nite
Schuyler wasn't the only one getting irritated with snakes whining yesterday afternoon.......
what happens today.problem here is that greg likes him.so i dont wanna be the one to 86 him and then have greg butt hurt towards me.
got a doc appt this AM.
Praying for ya brother.
against the boy but if he can't figure out how to play with the big boys then he needs to go play somewhere else, look at elgoo, five years younger and seems to know how to conduct himself in a manner befitting the site....IDK
Been unable to sleep again so I been poppin in and out did catch the open sign on the door. Got me a cup and pondering my next step.
pull up a chair....
How ya doing? What would you suggest for a 93 caviler 4cyl total rebuild or new all around? It the oldests project and my daily driver, I figure if he woirks on it he will treat it better. High hopes I know! LOL
find a low miler
Thats what i was kinda thinking but wasnt real sure.
It seems about every few weeks we havew this BS drama that takes away from the site Iwould elgoo is an exception to the rule
and we will see what a master kit would run wholesale, that might give you an idea of which direction to go.
some f'n how sam and reaper have basically left his fate up to me.As a moderator I am just waiting for a majority of members to tell me to pull the plug and it will be done.and i wont lose any sleep over it either way.
Ever have one of those days from the get go? What a f'n morning... I have my own engineering dept. chewin my ass. That didn't last long. Now my bp is up and the coffee is churnin. Why did I ever leave the islands? Oh yeah, I'm a dumb ass! said it for ya'll.
Havent we establiahed that no one in their right mind would left the islands by choice? LOL
It was a medical issue with the then wife. 6 months of rehab after surgery... Seem like the thing to do at the time.
Just give a little grief we all do what must be done at times.
Did the drama continue on "As GunSlut Turns" last night? Can't bother to go back and read everything this morning.
come to find out GP changed snakes name to Squiggly D Squirrel (I figured it was sam) so that made him disappear for the evening if not longer, I was pulling ebear's chain as usual which caused him to go into a tizzy and post his multiple "FUCK HAMPSTER" type posts, after all that I was tired so I plopped on the couch and watched TV, so I don't know what happened after that.
kit w/pistons is $260 and you are probably looking at about $100 in machine work, at very least .030 on the bore and .010/.010 rods and mains. But this does nothing to address the heads, the 2.2's develop excessive valve lash at high miles (I have a '95 S-10 with 274,000 miles on it).
GP's idea of a used engine is a good one, just choose carefully, low miles does not always mean good engine. Find one that is still 'in frame' and do a compression and leak down test on it and pull the valve cover to make sure there isn't a bunch of sludge present, you would be surprised how many people rarely or never change their oil.
you hamp will keep that in mind.
How is everything?
everythings just "peachy" .. sheesh.. Actaully got to make a run to Prescott, and late for the gate.. Cold out isn't even close.. like 15 degrees... Glad im in AZ.. see ya all later.
That its that cold in AZ?
Raining and cold this morning. Yup, give snake his name back. No good reason to do that to anybody. Bout time for some adult conversation in this here bar.
Get back on the right schedule yet? or are you still in a fog from the travel?
The hardest thing was going from 85 degrees to 25 degrees. I am still bitching about that! Nice to have my dog back, though. Glad I don't have Hamp's problem with the coffee. Hamp, why don't you spike a pot with some salt? That would be funny.
I did that once nevr had to worry about coffee not being made ever again! At the grain elevator another guy and i were forbidden to make the coffee cause the pansies couldnt drink it "Army coffee" as they called it. LOL
get my cup and dump course sea salt in afterwards..lol Are you over your jet lag yet, back on WA time?
Smell ya later.