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  • Birthday 02/26/1951

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    Michael Gray

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  1. Hello Ray, $150 for a motorcycle boot was a good investment. Protection was needed.
  2. OK. Now I know some of you are going to think, WTF? Well, I like good shoes and I can't see anymore paying more than $700 for shoes that last a lifetime, since I'm in the meantime 67 yrs. old. Seems stupid. I have English shoes I bought in this category from 40 years ago, and wore them every day, but not the same pair daily, during my working years. I walked a lot. Still have them, they're still very good! Occasionally I have opportunity to still wear them. Today, I received these, a new pair of casual shoes; Hand made in Italy, ordered to size, with full leather
  3. Great to finally see one of these Henry J's finally completed. Wonderful motor choice too, love it! Really a great model. You know, we see occasionally a 41 Willys, even a '33 is a great one. I can't remember seeing such a cool Henry J, or even seeing one at all that was finished. Excellent that you open up a new way to go for Gasser fans. I kind of wonder if anyone else has a Henry J to show, maybe even one that was never finished. Like maybe a junk yard deal, or a rusty one too, maybe even one that was ready to be crushed, or that was wrecked. Cool theme for sure. Ru
  4. Great post Bill, thanks for showing. I'm sure we can all relate to those great shots, some look right out of existing family albums. Wonderful.
  5. Guys, I think often, gotta love, and appreciate Daddyfink and iBorg for their helpful input. Excellent!
  6. Cheers Lee! I read about the egg deal, so I looked here too. Again, this stuff is right along the lines of what the wife's family, and most other Europeans have done as well for centuries. Conserving foodstuffs before the days of electricity. Reap the fruits of nature, and preserve these for the winter months and beyond. Meantime, after living many decades in Old Europe, there are still great ways to preserve the good things nature brings us, and marvel these in the deep winter. Cheap, and fun too. I always wondered why lots of older type houses here have cellars that a
  7. ....OK, I just asked the wife (she's a German gal) how "sole-eggs" are done. Sole, not soul....sole is the heavy salt solution. Boil the eggs. Let them cool. Make a heavily salted water solution, add seasonings, in your case the chilies....and heat until boil (to defeat germs). Let the solution cool down. Either crack the eggshells in several places, or peel completely. Dump them in the solution and 2 -5 days later....enjoy.
  8. What about salt in there? No? I used to pickle just the peppers, and the recipes called for lots of salt, then poured over the peppers and the glass was sealed and cooked in water. The old German beer bars used to have big jars of eggs in a salty solution. Made for great farts later on....
  9. Excellent Ludwig, great attention to detail and as usual a stunning paint job with a great color choice.
  10. Well done. Looks like a real wooden boat....hey, it is a real wooden boat. I'm happy to see your new direction.
  11. Ray, the boat looks REAL! Forget the apprehension, forget the new techniques involved, it's a wooden hobby world now. How good does real wood look, compared to plastic? Indescribable. Now if the look of this boat doesn't overwhelm you, you must be numb. I love it!
  12. Looks good Ray. Usually even the smaller boats (from kits) are double planked. It's standard procedure after the 1st plank application, to putty and fill in the dents and voids that result from planking over the voids between the bulkheads. Everyone does it, there is no other way to get the hull smooth enough otherwise. No cheating involved, not to worry. Hope you don't mind me posting an example of 'extensive' filling. Here a hull done recently, all the white stuff is an acrylic based wood putty (dries in 20 min. and easy to clean tools). The 2nd planking is otherwise visible
  13. Excellent scratch build, I've never seen one like this. Question: What was the thinking back then about the ride height? I assume this was one of the beginning Match Race cars of the era, just after the '65 A/FX beginning. Did the guys first do the radical motor, then saw they could do big frame and wheelbase mods? Thanks again for showing a piece of your outstanding collection.
  14. Excellent model, great attention to detail.
  15. Dan, excellent pics and thank you for posting. Moreover, even though you're recovering from a really dangerous infliction, it's good you get off your butt and let that good dog go about his ways. He deserves as good as life can give him, and by golly he looks like he's loving it. Yes, if you avoid it, no city is a good thing. There is nothing I can think of at this time that could draw me to a big city. I'm a small town type. Your wilder outlook, where you live, is probably the best choice if you know to survive. Respect.
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