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Cargo capacity is a go Cargo capacity is a go

I mounted an old milk crate to the $100 Elite yesterday. I did a super professional job ... Old hose clamps and cold water clamps are how the pros do it, right?

The continuing adventures of Shop Teacher's home for abused and abandoned tiny motors. The continuing adventures of Shop Teacher's home for abused and abandoned tiny motors.

The snowblowers that never failed to fail me this year, have been put in storage. They will be sold off in the fall and replaced by an Ego electric snow blower. I’ve been really happy with the Ego mower and leaf blower. I ordered the weed wacker, should be here tomorrow. I’m going all-in on the cordless electric yard…

Well shit. Scooter problems. Well shit. Scooter problems.

Last Saturday I got the sense that the battery in my scooter was getting weak. I ordered a new one Sunday. Sunday night the scooter died on me and wouldn’t restart. Fortunately I was only four blocks from home, so I simply walked home and retrieved my truck to drag it home. Tonight I installed the new battery. As soon…

Live and let large scale injection molding Live and let large scale injection molding

I’ve been more or less absent the last couple weeks. Things have been good, just super busy. The flury of activity culminating with the birthday party for my now three-year old little one yesterday, and today helping one of my best friends move from his post-divorce tiny apartment into the house he bought. Like I…

Truck doing truck stuff Truck doing truck stuff

Can’t beat a yard of mulch for $20. This supply yard is very generous with their yardage as well.

Micro Mon .... Errrr ... Tuesday: amphibious edition Micro Mon .... Errrr ... Tuesday: amphibious edition

By request of Noodles (I think), is this really cool knock-off Micro Machine of a VW Schwimmwagen. Thanks to Vdubyajohn for IDing what it was for us.

LaLD Engine Week: The mother of all V8 engines. LaLD Engine Week: The mother of all V8 engines.

Today for V8 day, we have a 1:24 model of the blown hemi V8 in Big Daddy Don Garlits’ Swamp Rat X. It’s a great model of one of the coolest V8 engines of all time.

Mini special education rant

In general I believe it’s true that teachers are underpaid overall. That’s not what this is about. I work in a pretty good district, I pull down a decent salary. I can support my family. I’m fine there.

Micro Monday: knock off Caddy Micro Monday: knock off Caddy

A quick Micro Monday before bedtime. This one came from the RAOK batch from Pixel last week, featured by request of FryGuy. It’s a knock off Micro Machine, but a decent one, of a ‘59 Caddy.

LaLD Engine Week: 6-cylinders of Syclone Fury LaLD Engine Week: 6-cylinders of Syclone Fury

I don’t have a ton of 6-cylinder vehicles in my collection. I certainly have some cool Porsches, but I figured y’all would have those covered. I had planned to feature a Grand National today, but the snow we received this morning (go home mother nature, you’re drunk!) inspired me to choose the AWD Syclone instead.

Engine Week: 4-cylinder Offenhauser Engine Week: 4-cylinder Offenhauser

Engine Week is going to be tricky for me, as my collection is mostly small castings, and predominantly of cars sporting V8's.

Drivers needed! Come rallycrossing with us! Drivers needed! Come rallycrossing with us!

Drivers needed for rallycrossing shennanigans. I’ll be there. Master Mario will be there. I think Birddog is going to be there too. We need 20 registered drivers by midnight Wednesday to make the event happen. We are well short of that. If you’re anywhere nearby, you should join us for the cheapest funest action on…

I've mended something!! I've mended something!!

The $100 Elite runs! I reinstalled the in tank screen fuel filter, pulled the in-line filter back out of the system, and got rid of all the extra slack in the hose. That all was preventing fuel from being drawn down to the carb. The first fire up took some doing, with the help of carb cleaner, but now that I’ve run…

Teutonic Tuesday: Lego Parsh. Teutonic Tuesday: Lego Parsh.

I picked this Speed Machine set up pre-liquidation at TRU. Legos are only 5% off, so I’m glad I didn’t bother waiting for the sale. As great as the Speed Machine sets are, the ones trying to look like actual cars don’t quite work for me, but prototypes look more like spaceships, so this one very much works for me.…

Micro Monday: RAOK from Pixel Micro Monday: RAOK from Pixel

A while back Pixel mentioned that he had some Micro Machines and 1:144 Racing Champions that had previously been glued to (I think) a car dashboard, and he wondered if I would want them. Loving all things tiny diecast, I said yes of course. Tonight, while trying to figure out what I should do for Micro Monday, I found…

Say car Ramrod! Say car Ramrod!

This popped up on my Facebook feed today, from several years ago. Forgive the quality, this was taken on my old QWERTY slider phone.

Frivolous Hammer content Frivolous Hammer content

It is Fur Face Friday, after all.

The time I nearly killed myself (not depressing, I swear) The time I nearly killed myself (not depressing, I swear)

I would like to tell you about the time I almost killed myself. No, this isn’t a story about depression or suicidal thoughts. This is simply a story of a dumb teenager … fortunately not quite dumb enough.

DOTS: not the usual Farm and Fleet spotting DOTS: not the usual Farm and Fleet spotting

I went to Farm and Fleet today to buy some jeans. For those of you not familiar with this midwestern chain, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Usually if I see an interesting vehicle there, it’s something like a cool Squarebody Chevy. I like the cut off whoever’s gib that drives their Lambo to Farm and Fleet.

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