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  • MikeK
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    Goodbye, Jersey…

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    As a side note, selling something like this isn’t what I expected.  When you’re selling an old Bus, you get people that are into old Buses.  I naively expected the audience to be vintage camper enthusiasts, maybe a sportsman looking for fishing/hunting cabin.  The reality is that posting a mobile room for $1000 is going to bring a motley crew of buyers; from sad tales of the camper being their last opportunity for housing, to folks that like to smoke pills off of aluminum foil.  It was sold to the old, tweaker lady lady with a handful of $100 bills who was in a hurry.

     

    Lesson learned.  From now on, I’m staying in my lane.

     

    Now, back to my VW’s….

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    $1200.  Need it gone.

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    I’m no engineer, but that looks sketchy AF.  Ever see a buried, un-reinforced shipping container that collapses on itself?  And those are pretty tough.

    MikeK
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    Maybe you should consider running it in Rallycross?  Probably a lot cheaper and easier on the car and body.  I’ve seen them running just south of town.  Looks like they have a good turnout with a good variety of cars.

     

     

    https://coloradorallycross.org/

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    It’s awesome and doesn’t need a lot.  I just need the room.

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    Price Drop.  $1600.  Someone come get this thing.

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    Yesssss!! Who’s currently making the best fake fuchs?

     

    Flat 4 seems to be spot on.  Just got an email the other day from CB letting me know the deep 6’s were back in stock.

    MikeK
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    in reply to: Buds DC project! #86649

    I wonder if the silver upper lines up with a silver lower and a green upper lines up with a green lower?

     

    In this globalist age, with parts coming from every corner of the Globe, I always assume nothing will fit.

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    in reply to: KCW randomness #86512

    Holy shit!  How do you move something like that?

     

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    Quite a few shops do that.  I was watching a show recently about some German guy who has a shop in Baja that does nothing but run a fleet of rental race cars and support vehicles for folks who have always wanted to race Baja.  Probably expensive, but way cheaper than fielding a team.

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    in reply to: RC Randomness #86468

    Damn!  That’s a nice plane.  Makes my stuff look like packing material.

     

    Someday, when I get a little more time to spend on that sort of thing, I’d like to invest in something a bit more high performance.  I still really dig the simplicity yet subtleties of sailplanes.

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    I’ve got a couple of friends who race FV in RMVR.  They love it.  One of them, a kid named Sterling has a couple that I believe he rents out.  It’s a very interesting and somewhat affordable class.  Pretty much all stock parts.  I have a customer who races an NSU as well, though that thing is slow, slow, slow.  It’s racing, but not pushing people out of the way and landing on your roof racing.  That happens very rarely.

     

    If nothing else, it’s fun and free to just go check out.  There are always interesting cars and people there.  I always try to make the Pueblo Enduro at the end of Summer.

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    in reply to: RC Randomness #86463

    DS is incredible.  I used to fly slope planes, but waiting on the right conditions coupled with going to the right place when the conditions were on was a bit of a challenge.  I really liked flying thermal duration planes off the bungee as well.

     

    These days I’m content to pull a foamie Radian or baby Radian out of the box, hand launch it and catch thermals for a couple of hours.  When it comes down or if the airs flat, I just bump the throttle and up it goes again.  I can fly the small one at the end of the street and hand catch it.  The big one needs some room, but you can fly these powered sailplanes pretty much anywhere.  Finding, catching, riding thermals is pretty damn relaxing and challenging, much like fishing.  In a way, it’s sky-fishing.  It makes you aware of all the subtleties of what’s happening in the sky.

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