One less Dragon Rapide :( I hope the critically injured person pulls through, though I’m amazed no one died right away.
AKA Vancouver Heights, even though it’s in Burnaby.
They’ve been earthquake-proofing some sections of the school, and tearing down others and putting up new sections in their place. It’s gonna be a strange building when it’s done. The original plan was to build a whole new school on the rugby field, and then tear down the old one and put the field there instead. They…
I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to get a fully manual SLR or something else more old school and manual, but I got a fully automatic rangefinder instead. Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, from a really nice guy who’s had it for 10 years or so. From example photos I’ve seen, this should take some genuinely nice photos.
Woke up - not to the sound of my alarm - never a good sign. It’s an hour past when I should be getting up.
While going through some boxes a couple weeks ago, I came across a cheap little film camera that I had when I was a kid. It doesn’t exist on the internet, it’s called an Opus Big View 600. Takes 35mm film, has an auto flash that is extremely annoying, and a fixed lens, no zoom, no focus adjustment. I got a box of 3…
I brought my real camera, but wasn’t inspired to use it. Here’s some potato pics.
After my poor placement and some careless ice scraping killed the first one, I’ve finally put one of my spares on.
The plug wires on the Raider started to pull apart when I had to remove them to remove the valve cover, so I ordered a new “premium” Beck Arnley set from RockAuto. Cheap because wholesaler closeout, so I was expecting old, but this box was still an entertaining surprise.
Here’s how smoothly it’s running now that I’ve got some miles on the new lifters. Still a tiny tick, and the odd stumble, but so much better than before.
I forgot to take a before video of how loud the ticking was, but it’s a huge improvement. I’ll take a video later today of how nicely it’s running now. The ones I replaced them with have a 3mm oil hole instead of 2mm, and now it doesn’t sound like an angry sewing machine with some hammering thrown in.
I’m changing my lifters today, and I’m not sure if I should be putting assembly lube on the cam lobes, since the lifters will be the only new part. Thoughts?
Also, hangover food
The best part was when a friend of a friend showed up and took some of us for a little cruise in his ‘59 Impala.
For all you Americans, at least.
This is easily the nicest one I’ve ever seen. I’m both glad and disappointed that it’s not local, because if it was I would already be finding a way to buy it even though I really shouldn’t be. Hell, if I had a passport I might’ve already been on my way to Portland.