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JimZ JimZ Aug 08, 2019. 2 comments

Neutrik, if I had a belt I’d...

Neutrik, if I had a belt I’d...

Making some speaker cables using SpeakOn connectors. SpeakOns are awesome. But...

pozidrive? Seriously? I get that it’s better than Phillips but who the hell has a set of drivers?

I bet there are a bunch of these out there with screw heads stripped out by #1 Phillips drivers. 

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JimZ JimZ Jul 24, 2019. 2 comments

Poor HHFP

Poor HHFP

We barely got to know him.

London men fined for eating raw squirrels to protest veganism

Between the growing push to find viable (and tasty) long-term replacements for burgers and chicken…

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JimZ JimZ Jul 23, 2019. 1 comments

No, it's not just you.

No, it's not just you.

Kinja’d yet again.

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JimZ JimZ Jul 14, 2019.

Notifications are fixed

Notifications are fixed
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JimZ JimZ Jul 13, 2019.

Bring the heat

Bring the heat

Cayennes are starting to produce. Jalapeños are right behind them. The habaneros and ghost are about a month or so behind (really slow growing.)

JimZ JimZ Jul 08, 2019.

Miss Thriftway test fire

Miss Thriftway test fire

Old Unlimited Hydroplane powered by an Allison V-1710.

JimZ JimZ Jul 07, 2019.

Finally, a nice warm day... by the ice cold St. Clair River

Finally, a nice warm day... by the ice cold St. Clair River

Nice and calm until you come round over Lake St. Clair and reach the St. Clair River, and the wind coming off of Lake Huron drops the temperature by 15 degrees or more.

That’s Canada across the river, eh?

JimZ JimZ Jul 06, 2019. 4 comments

Greetings from lovely Madison, IN

Greetings from lovely Madison, IN

No Unlimited hydros in Detroit this year, so a bunch of us made the 5 hour trek to Madison.

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JimZ JimZ Jul 05, 2019. 16 comments

Living near a freshwater lake is like

Living near a freshwater lake is like

They’re a bit late this year, probably thanks to the cool spring.

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JimZ JimZ Jul 05, 2019.

PSA: wheel bearings last a long time

PSA: wheel bearings last a long time

But when they start making noise, you’ve basically got a matter of days to replace it. Little over a week ago one of the front bearings on my truck started humming, and I was planning on replacing it this weekend. Just in time, too; this morning it was making the most disgusting noises. So not long after a complete brake overhaul , I was back in here:

Yeah, roller bearings aren’t supposed to...

JimZ JimZ Jul 05, 2019.

Mini-boatlopnik update

Mini-boatlopnik update

Raced it today and took 2nd place in the class. Not bad for a brand new boat in its first race.

These are from a test session a couple of weeks ago.

JimZ JimZ Jul 05, 2019.

That's some expensive fuel

That's some expensive fuel

yes, this is per gallon.

ouch. and I need 6 gallons. 

JimZ JimZ Jul 04, 2019.

Obligatory brake post

Obligatory brake post

Sew fauncey, as I think the Oppo cool kids say. New hardware at all four corners and a complete system flush.

It’s cold out, so I gotta get these up to temp before they’ll bite hard.

JimZ JimZ Jun 29, 2019.

See?

See?

My 2011 SuperCab next to a 2019 Crew Cab. The new one is hardly the oversized monster some people say it is.

JimZ JimZ Jun 17, 2019. 2 comments

First time smoking a pork shoulder

First time smoking a pork shoulder

I’d say it turned out pretty well.

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JimZ JimZ Jun 13, 2019. 13 comments

Soon, my precious

Soon, my precious

3 each jalapeño and cayenne.

Habanero, Ghost, Habanero. (Tomato plant behind them)

The heat gonna be on soon.

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JimZ JimZ May 17, 2019. 7 comments

Oh great, now I want an MT-10.

Oh great, now I want an MT-10.

Got a chance to really open the -09 up last night (two-wheel therapy ;) ) and now I want more.

100 hp don’t feel like enough anymore, and I kindlof want that crossplane sound.

Doesn’t help that I really really like the new 2019 color scheme, as KTM-derived as it is...

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JimZ JimZ Apr 23, 2019. 9 comments

Man, am I old.

Man, am I old.

When I was in high school, I thought I was the edgiest of edgelords because I listened to speed/thrash metal, and even got called out by one of my stodgier teachers.

Now, Megadeth is being used to advertise for fucking iPhones.

FUCK I’M OLD

(music is Last Rites/Loved You to Deth, from Killing is My Business, and Business is Good. in case you were wondering.)

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JimZ JimZ Apr 16, 2019. 2 comments

Those funny exhaust tips on prototypes

Those funny exhaust tips on prototypes

I’ve seen comments on various articles questioning the extended exhaust tips sometimes seen on prototype cars like this:

In case anyone was curious, these are fitted to prototypes meant for fuel economy and/or emissions certification testing. The reason they use these special tips is that fuel economy is calculated via the “carbon balance” method; the amount of carbon in the exhaust stream is...

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JimZ JimZ Apr 04, 2019. 13 comments

(mini) Boatlopnik update

(mini) Boatlopnik update
(mini) Boatlopnik

this is a Stealth 45 R/C hydroplane hull made by Phil Thomas. I’m building it for the new racing…

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took a few months, but from a bare epoxy-glass hull to this:

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