Ashley P

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  1. Random thought thread

    You didn't just ask for that ticket, you DEMANDED one! lol
  2. 2010 Camaro SS

    When do guys break the rears? Is it launch, on gear shifts, with what kinda power/ETs?
  3. 2010 Camaro SS

    I'm your Huckleberry. I think, cool down, ice down, sticky mickeys, good air, right time...manual trans, driver mod, I think 10.9, MAYBE.... Maybe 10.8. MPH definitely 145. Edit: forget all those changes..just turning the AC off and not dripping condensate in front of the rear tires, 11.4, no MPH change.
  4. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    Well, if they're trusses I don't know why the beam was needed/wanted. If only to stiffen the trusses only one glulam would do it, but there are two side by side (instead of sandwiched like recommended.) Or maybe they wanted to store massive amount of weight in the middle of the "attic" If they're trusses, and you get some time, do some research on their specs to see if the beam and center posts could come out. But, that's a lot of effort and MONEY (glulam $6 per foot) to put in for no reason...
  5. I'm impressed by every aspect, especially the guts of the entire drivetrain at those TORQUE levels. Monster torque. Supercharged. Converter multiplication. 4:1 first gear. And the inertia of 4500 lbs. WOW.
  6. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    But....if the glulam beam is in the middle....what's the span from your back bumper to wall (door opening) near the camera? Are those trusses or rafters??
  7. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    What are the issues w/electric, doors, "where" it's built? I'd like more pics of the building....just curious. Trusses on 2' centers, right? Good and strong there, too.
  8. ITSnolongerASIX 1966 Mustang

    ^ Glulams in a post barn....hmmmm. See the way the glulams are bolted to the side of the 8x8(?) post and have a supporting 2x underneath? It's stronger to notch the post and set the beam on that notch.....sorry, I've got carpentry on the brain. It's plenty strong as it is... NIce car, good barn too.
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  10. Home building 101, er, 404?

    So I'm "planning" to add on to our house. I want to put a basement under the addition. One difficulty is placing a basement wall near my existing foundation/footer. Pouring a concrete wall into forms requires space on the "back" of the form to remove it after pour, that would push the basement wall well away from the existing house. One way around that is to use a ICF like BuildBlock for at least the one wall that borders the current foundation. That way the wall could be built almost directly against the dirt, I would even waterproof them as I lay them. Consequently I'm studying what the cost of BuildBlock would be for A) that wall only, B) whole basement, C) both basement and ground level walls. Benefits of BB vs wood frame: they include insulation and mounting for "wall covering" (sheet rock), so you don't lose 3.5" of interior space and don't have to frame or insulate the exterior wall, and it's air tight. That helps to offset the high initial cost (yet to be determined). However, while the concrete is advertised as having a beneficially high "thermal mass", I think it's a liability (when used above ground) since concrete conducts heat so well compared to insulating materials. That triggered another brain spasm resulting in....heating/cooling the concrete? Since my water coupled heat pump simply dumps 6 or so gallons H2O per minute out in the creek the whole time the unit runs, I've got a "free" source for water that COULD be used to again heat or cool the house...what if I put Pex tubing into the ICF before poring the concrete? (Above ground walls only, BTW.) Downside would be initial cost, possible leakage into concrete which would leak out eventually, weakening the wall to some extent, and worst case water freezing in the wall (highly unlikely and very preventable). Thoughts?
  11. Stairs!

    From the album Ashley P

    Stairs, well, at least 10 of 16 risers.
  12. Random thought thread

    Oh, a couple days ago I stopped and helped a semi driver climb out of his door after he'd parked it on it's side in a ditch. He was fine, I found out later it was a load of frozen chicken. I'm thinking about an opportunity. I think I'll take my family to clean up every food truck crash. Company name: "8Ps Food Abatement" .
  13. Random thought thread

    I was shown pics from yesterday of a 1968 R/T Hemi Charger on a trailer. Dust covered barn find. Bought out of...Paducah KY. Still had a 70s KY inspection sticker. Poor thing was an automatic car.
  14. When does property become "home"?

    lol I was telling someone the other day that the biggest accomplishment during my "remodel" was getting the wax ring and toilet installed after about 3 months with no "facilities" on site.
  15. A couple of years ago I realized I think of my place as "home". That was after about 13 years of living here. I suppose I took a while to "settle in"! lol Recently I took care of my mother's horses for a few days, and walked the pasture once to check the fence. I told my boys that was the first time I'd set foot on that ground in probably 15 years (the pasture I roamed/rode from birth 'till marriage/moving out). It was kinda weird. And with mom's "stage 4" diagnosis, and me being in line to inherit that ground, things were all the more....something. Nostalgic* w/touch of sadness? So, when/what makes a place home to you guys? * :"Nostalgic isn't in the Merriam-Webster online thesaurus??? Yet "sentimental" has these words listed: chocolate-box, cloying, corny, drippy, fruity, gooey, lovey-dovey, maudlin, mawkish, mushy,novelettish, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sloppy, slushy, soppy, soupy, spoony (or spooney),sticky, sugarcoated, sugary, wet What the CRAP has happened to the English language????
  16. When does property become "home"?

    So, you're so sentimental even hotels are home? lol
  17. When does property become "home"?

    Anybody else?
  18. Return of Raceall

    Sell more air conditioners heaters today. Brrrr.....
  19. Q50 HSA

    Ahhhh...I suppose direct injection allows for massive boost at low RPM without detonation. It's basically a diesel that burns gas....I like it. (I've yet to get my head wrapped around gasoline direct injection. Too many carbs in my past.)
  20. Q50 HSA

    Hmmmm....1600. Doesn't seem to fit....
  21. Return of Raceall

    Well, one 4 5 5 on a stand just moved around. It got a dusting off, a little oil pressure, and about 2/3 of a crank rotation. Then it was put right back against the wall. Are you skeered yet? lol
  22. Q50 HSA

    WHOA, there, fella! Aren't you the one that THREW AWAY a turbo engine for a NA one????????? Hmmm.....