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  1. Funny but there is a school of thought that...

    Funny but there is a school of thought that mushrooms floated into the earths atmosphere on the tail of a comet (mushroom spores are able to survive in a vacuum and are extremely hard shelled and are...
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    I have tried the brined turkey and also found the...

    I have tried the brined turkey and also found the drippings (and hence the gravy) to be quite salty.
    I figure that most people overcook their turkey and thus they dry out, so they brine it to make...
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    Thanks for the info. Do they do cold calls or...

    Thanks for the info.
    Do they do cold calls or telemarketing or door to door?
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    So my kid did the Cutco thing as well-nice knives...

    So my kid did the Cutco thing as well-nice knives but I would have been better off just giving her the money I paid for those knives.

    Now she has an interview with Karrat Management tomorrow; I...
  5. Sticky: Selling price on 99 Copperfield Crescent SE TIA

    Selling price on 99 Copperfield Crescent SE
    TIA
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    https://greatbeaterchallenge.com/details/ - -...

    https://greatbeaterchallenge.com/details/

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    TLDR buy a car for $700 or less-go on a rally/scavenger hunt and earn points.
    Win crappy prizes-drink beer and have fun with like...
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    Yes-once we get it running there are bonus points...

    Yes-once we get it running there are bonus points for running in events like autocross and ice racing. On the menu.



    What we did was on the front hub/rotor assembly I used a large bit in a...
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    Well the Valiant didnt make this years challenge....

    Well the Valiant didnt make this years challenge. We simply had too much to do and too much missing and in need of replacement to make it in time. So a car change at the last minute and a team name...
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    For those familiar with Mother Mopar and unusual...

    For those familiar with Mother Mopar and unusual decisions they made back in the day you probably know about swedging brake drums and left hand thread lugnuts.
    Basically the wheel hub and rotor are...
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    I started straightening it in a vise already! It...

    I started straightening it in a vise already! It is scored on the sides but if I can't find a replacement I just might throw it back in.
    The only bent one so far-probably because the rocker arm...
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    This could prove troublesome. 87153

    This could prove troublesome.

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    Poll: Always use cc now. Set and forget. Pretty safe at...

    Always use cc now. Set and forget. Pretty safe at 10 over and less stress worrying about other drivers.
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    Poll: Ha! I'm not the only one! I'm in Sherwood Park...

    Ha! I'm not the only one!
    I'm in Sherwood Park right now for soccer provincials and I am staying at an Air BnB while my daughter is staying at a hotel with the team. The washrooms are usually near...
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    Unions are awesome for unskilled laborers.

    Unions are awesome for unskilled laborers.
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    So all thats left is to finish building a...

    So all thats left is to finish building a shifter, hook up the clutch rods and cable, parking brake, rebuild the entire brake system, install the driveshaft, clean out the gas tank, fix the holes in...
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    So the side exit exhaust is comprised of a Focus...

    So the side exit exhaust is comprised of a Focus ST, VW CC, some random bends and 10 Power Fist muffler clamps.

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    So, with water in it and a 2 1/2" od exhaust cobbled together only one...
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    Sorry got the pics mixed up-doing this from my...

    Sorry got the pics mixed up-doing this from my phone.
    Here is the double block heater solution.

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    Mouse nest in the heater box!87048
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    Time to fill it with water and see where it...

    Time to fill it with water and see where it leaks. I spent hours pulling a huge mouse nest and a pile of droppings out of the rad before I bolted it back in. But while bolting it in I noticed a bit...
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    Still have these house halls in Skyview and...

    Still have these house halls in Skyview and Hidden Valley.

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    And old EMS hall for sale in Skyview beside CFD Station 38
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    $80086
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    Watched an old dude in a short sleeved shirt...

    Watched an old dude in a short sleeved shirt slowly cross 12th Ave downtown with a cane-never flinched or tried to cover up despite being pelted with hail rain and wind.
    Zero fs given.
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    Poll: Our goal is freedom 55 for my wife so that gives...

    Our goal is freedom 55 for my wife so that gives us 5 years and 18 days-I plan on retiring at the same time.
    Between our RRSPs, TFSA and current residence we should eclipse 7 figures net worth...
  23. No atmosphere on the moon hence no sound-fake...

    No atmosphere on the moon hence no sound-fake news!
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    While running air lines for the rear air shocks I...

    While running air lines for the rear air shocks I started looking at the trunk floor. Or lack thereof.

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    Replacements riveted in place.

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    The original windshield had a hole in it...
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    The front bench seat had to go! Nice wasps nest...

    The front bench seat had to go! Nice wasps nest (actually one of three in the interior).

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    Another Kijiji find-someone giving away two drivers side powered leather seats from a Maxima....
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    Sorted out the rear air shocks-Gabriel Skyjackers...

    Sorted out the rear air shocks-Gabriel Skyjackers ftw!
    Just needed some replavement lines and to reconnect and teflon tape the fittings.
    Dunk testing...
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    Tried fitting the 5x100 wheels and...
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    Been working on the car and have been slacking on...

    Been working on the car and have been slacking on posting updates so here is where we are at.
    Got all the lights working except if I am going to get this registered I might need some additional...
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    Gracefully buying wine in a box without appearing...

    Gracefully buying wine in a box without appearing to be a raging alcoholic.
    All that the inner Scotsman in me sees is $6.75 per 750 mL and doesn't matter that it's good or not (fyi it's Bodacious...
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    Been drinking Coors light lately-then I looked...

    Been drinking Coors light lately-then I looked over at the PBR and the Scottish in me took over.
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    From 5pm till 9pm I can pound back a dozen...

    From 5pm till 9pm I can pound back a dozen bottled beers without blinking. But 9pm hits and its like a wall.
    Ready for bed like the rest of the week.
    Red wine I have drank 4 bottles in an...
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    Necro bump. Going to Princess Auto because nuts...

    Necro bump.
    Going to Princess Auto because nuts and bolts are on sale.
    Lots of bolts in all sizes but absolutely zero 3/8" or 7/16" nuts in either gr5 or gr8.
    Wondering if they stock overnight or...
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    We have one of these with the hand crank. ...

    We have one of these with the hand crank.

    https://langeoriginals.com/products/hoist-a-top-crank-jk-2-4-door-2007-up

    Except ours came only with the single ceiling mounted pulley. We added a...
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    Poll: Have the Capital One Mastercard with my Costco ID...

    Have the Capital One Mastercard with my Costco ID on it. Almost always go there for gas esp. premium which is usually quite cheaper than anyone else in the SE (although lately the competition have...
  34. Expires 6/16/19 10703653554843330 This morning...

    Expires 6/16/19
    10703653554843330
    This morning I ordered shocks and struts (Gabriel Ultra-just looking for OEM quality) for the Mk5. Cost shipped for all four was $275 and change. Scheduled to...
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    All games are now cancelled. ...

    All games are now cancelled.

    http://calgaryminorsoccer.com/news.php?news_id=1686600
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    Also sorted out the radio-turns out it does work...

    Also sorted out the radio-turns out it does work but needs to warm up first.
    But the speaker has seen better days.

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    Another Focus item being re-used. Just some modifications...
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    More electrical work. Added a brake light switch...

    More electrical work. Added a brake light switch from an old Focus parts pile I hold onto like it was an organ (that silver metal plate to the left is the bracket). Also added hazard lights and a...
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    Well if I was keeping the car I would think about...

    Well if I was keeping the car I would think about something along those lines but the plan is to sell it off after the challenge.
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    And have been working on the electrical. Pulled...

    And have been working on the electrical.
    Pulled the old light switch apart and cleaned out the old grease and added new spark plug silicone.

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    As part of potential modification bonus...
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    Filed the surfaces as flat as I could. The intake...

    Filed the surfaces as flat as I could. The intake and exhaust manifolds bolt together and you have to he-man the cast iron setup into place.

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    Upon further review the thermostat housing may...
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