Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Us!

The Gog Squad
Originally uploaded by Warphammer
My Team From the BABE Rally back in May.


Picture 023
Originally uploaded by salmend8
My white Elite 80 at the Parade and with Seans Red Elite 80.


Saturday Morning I got my Motorcycle License.

Failed the U-Turn portion of the test due to misunderstanding the instructions but hey I passed everything else so the license is mine :D

To celebrate I must have put close to 100 miles on the scooter Saturday.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Scooter is Go!

Sunday the 7th of December with the assistance of my friend Sean I picked up a 1998 Honda Elite 80 from a gentleman in phoenix.

With the addition of some parts from a 1994 Honda Elite 80 I picked up two weeks prior and $50 or so in gaskets I now have a fully functional Scooter.

Today I went down to the MVD and took the written test for a motorcycle permit, I am now allowed to use my scooter when visibility is more than 500 feet between Sunrise and Sunset on any public highway.

I plan to get used to the bike and take the road test in the upcoming weeks.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Had a really awesome sandwich at eegees today, it was the hot italian. I cant remember when I last had a sandwich this good there.
its 10AM and I'm already thinking about lunch plans.

Friday, December 05, 2008

had Mongolian BBQ for lunch and is quite full and satisfied.
playing with for status updates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ripped Off.

Had my car broken into last night.

They took my camera and the 2GB card that was in it.

The loss of the photos hurts more than the loss of the camera.

I'm quite miffed.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

It's Craptastic!

My bag of crap arrived from woot.

What did I get for my money? I'm glad you asked!

A 'ClipCam' which is a tiny USB camera

A Logitech Quickcam Express

A Curious George Gift Bag

A VHS Cassette 'Buns & Abs of Steel 2000'

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Front brakes are done on the Toyota with the help of a friend.

He did the drivers side and I watched, then I did the passenger side by myself.

Real simple compared to the brakes on the Volvo.

Need to find out where things are leaking out of the engine, I ran low on coolant today and there is still a possible oil leak.


Went to a new place last night to do laundry, It was interesting in that all the machines had girls names.

The machines were not as high-tech as my usual place, The Dryers lacked any kind of indicator as to how much time they had for their cycle.

Clothes got clean which is what counts but I dont think I'll go back there unless its an emergency as the older washers didnt have a way to add softener to the cycle.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Seen on Postsecret

I liked this one. Might have to see about moving the Volvo.


Boy can I feel the difference between the 2.3 liter rear wheel drive car I've been driving for most of the past year and the 1.6 liter front wheel drive car which I'm driving now.

Monday, September 29, 2008

QRZ Photo Upload

Does anyone know if the QRZ Photo Upload works for modifying a profile?

I'd like to add my picture.

Classic Volvo Interior.

Originally uploaded by johnkiniston
From Arizona Volvo Day 2008. My 1983 Volvo 240 doesn't have nearly as cool of a dash.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


By the end of this month:
Purchase all parts needed to get the 1500 engine going.

Within four weeks from now:
Get engine to spin over, Possibly get engine to start using hacked together harness.

In two months time:
Fix major wiring issues

In Three months time:
Start floor replacement. Have floor prep complete.

To Purchase:
Need a valve cover gasket, Need a second carburetor kit and a second air filter.

probabably need upper and lower heater hoses too.

Bag of Crap

I think I've just got my first Bag of Crap off woot, I've only been trying for four years or so.

Volvo 740 Video


I have re-discovered this blog and will once again attempt to update it.