What does everyone collect or do for a hobby?

RichardAaronlx2610

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Thanks! I looked up the "Flemings Pumpkin Run". Pumpkin Run (flemingspumpkinrun.com)
Lookes like a great place to visit when I get out east again.

Re phase converter: Yes, a phase converter if large enough would run that big siren. But they're big and bulky. The new VFDs (Variable Frequency Drive) are the digital electronic version of those old phase converters and a very nice way to run 3 phase equipment off of normal 1 phase (house) power. And the price of them keeps dropping where it's just about in my price range to hear that old siren howl again. :ROFLMAO:
It had been sitting in a shed in Wisconsin for who knows how long when we bought some other equipment from the shed's owner. He made another sale and the siren came home with me. The large rotor was seized up on the motor shaft and partially to the outer drum with the minute clearances involved. But after a lot of penetrating oil and other wizardry it finally let loose and the rest was easy. When it's operational again....I'll have to post a video.

watch this one if you already haven’t. And this video doesn’t even show half of the other cool stuff there.

as for the Vfd that’s pretty cool. Can’t wait to hear that ol girl work! Looking forward to the video. In my town we used to have a giant fire siren that used to go off. I miss That thing so much
 
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RichardAaronlx2610

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Been playing/collecting since I was 9. A couple of my 'prized' ones.

Not sure if there are any Rush fans out there, but the Red Les Paul is a signature Alex Lifeson.
thats awesome man! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that one of my 4 kids wants to play guitar. What kind of music do you like to play? Or what’s your favorite band?
By the way the signature on the guitar is awesome. I like Rush! Grew up on it
 

PHPaul

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Im a Google Earth nut. When someone mentions a place I like to go and look. Anyway, best I can match up here it is today...
The original picture is from the late 40's or very early 50's. Only thing left these days is the house and the garage.

Here's a picture from the 60's and what it looked like for most of my life:

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RichardAaronlx2610

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Drinking and a liittle Fishing and boating...saltwater fishtanks...actually...probably too many hobbies now that I think of it
you can never have enough hobbies lol especially if you have ADHD hahah nice boat man! When we going fishing!? By the way. Killer tank too!
 
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aaluck

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Only thing left these days is the house and the garage.
Is the one I found the correct location? It's driving me crazy. If not do you remember the road or address so I can sleep tonight????o_O
 
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katansam

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you can never have enough hobbies lol especially if you have ADHD hahah nice boat man! When we going fishing!? By the way. Killer tank too!
We'll go fishing in the spring...cold up here now so she is wrapped up in the yard next to the tractor....I need to move a bit south
 
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Whatscooking

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Just back from
Oh my goodness she’s a Beauty! Always wanted one like the Smokey and the Bandit TA. Is that the original paint?
Just back from paint. Just done rear springs, going after control arm bushings and coil springs, but next carpet headliner and heater core ow and new sound system. Nuts
 
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RichardAaronlx2610

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Just back from

Just back from paint. Just done rear springs, going after control arm bushings and coil springs, but next carpet headliner and heater core ow and new sound system. Nuts
beautiful man. I’m so jealous! What motor? 400? 455?
 

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I’ve had several hobbies over the years. Been into and out of R/C cars, collecting Case knives, Cub Cadet garden tractors, customizing trucks, etc.
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tractorX

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Got a new to me shelf for the clod busters and Grave Diggers
like that red toyota SR5. would like to find a 1st gen tacoma rc... got any recommendations?
here's my 03 tacoma 4 banger, used it as a gopher truck back when i had my construction co. started collecting parts for a full stock restoration. i paid 8k for the truck over 10yrs ago. bout 2-3 times a month some kid will ask if i wanna to sell it. most i was offered was 8k... ole trucks been good little investment!
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BXHoosier

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Haven’t seen a 1st Gen Tacoma around Indiana in several years. The frames all rusted thru here in the rust belt.
 
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tractorX

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Rock Spring GA.
Haven’t seen a 1st Gen Tacoma around Indiana in several years. The frames all rusted thru here in the rust belt.
lucky she's been a southern girl all her life.
yeah my wife's family lives in iowa... seen pickups you can see sunshine coming through doors and panels. pays to have a heated garage or know someone that can weld ;)
 
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if I'm not out in the woods, flying for work, or tinkering in shop...

I love windsurfing and fishing
The white was released of course, tuna eaten.





 
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