Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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I saw this car, or one just like it, roll past me during the cruise last Saturday. Z-57 kit on a Gen IV Camaro.
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ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.
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Went outside about an 1/2 hour before dark the other day, with the intent on mowing the lawn ( Why don't they call it lowering the Lawn? ). After 3 pumps on the primer bulb, the mower started up on the first pull, like usual. I cut a couple passes across the lawn and then it started sputtering and dying out. It would run when on the pavement, but when I tried cutting grass it stalled out. Another 3 primer pumps and it would start right back up, only to die again when I started to cut grass. I got a pair of pliers from my car so I could take the fuel hose off the nipple on the carburetor. The fuel was flowing strongly through the hose, so I reconnected the hose, restarted the "Lowerer", and gave one more try at cutting the grass, which again resulted in the engine dying out. It was getting to be too dark to fart with it any more, so I put the "Lowerer" away for the evening.

After dinner the next day, I gat a wrench and unscrewed the bolt / main jet from the bottom of the carb fuel float bowl. When I looked into the float bowl it was surprisingly clean inside, but I thought I saw a blob of water at the bottom of the fuel puddle. As the fuel ran out the hole in the bottom of the bowl, it became clear that what I saw wasn't a drop of water, but 2 thin, slightly dished metal disks, one atop the other. Oh Emgee. They were scrap from stamping out the holes in the bottom of float bowls....they had been in there since the carb was manufactured,.....which was when the motor was manufactured for this 2002 "Lowerer". I'm stinkin' that by chants they had ended up stacked together in a location that kept the fuel float from dropping when the float bowl was emptied as the engine throttle opened up to provide extra power for mowing the tall grass. I put things back as I had found them, but minus the 2 metal disks. The mower started again on the first pull after 3 primer bulb pumps, but now it had no problems continuing to run as it lowered the tall grass. Could it possibly be that the disks had been in there all those years and never caused trouble before?
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It's a pickle pizza for breakfast kind of day
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Man Whatley, now ya gone and done it. Ya got me hungry for a pickle pizza....and there's a place not too far from home with 1/2 off pizza on Thursdays.
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did sum buddy say Pete Zaa??

eye like pizza :o
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Rope-Pusher wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:17 am Man Whatley, now ya gone and done it. Ya got me hungry for a pickle pizza....and there's a place not too far from home with 1/2 off pizza on Thursdays.
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From J's Penalty Box in Sunny Ferndale Michigan

Dill Pickle Pizza:
Garlic Butter, Mozzarella, Provolone, Polish Dill Slices, Parmesan and Fresh Dill
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Needs bacon! Sweet and fatty helps balance the tangy
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watkins wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:27 am Needs bacon! Sweet and fatty helps balance the tangy
Aisle keep that in mined. It didn't happen this week - needed more notice to coordinate meal plans with my son's household also.

We're on for this coming Thursday.
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