Nova Scotia Mike

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  • Birthday 03/27/1972

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  1. Hi, So in a moment of 3 beer haze stupidity I thought it would be a good idea to use metal polish on my gas cap cover, not realizing it was painted to appear to have metallic finish. I realize there is no turning back now and that I'll have to strip/polish the whole cap now. Do do I need to apply a clear coat or anything else when I'm done? I've never metal polished anything with a finish before. Thanks
  2. Wow, crap I totally missed this thread. Good deal. What are you using now DK? SCB, lemme know if the trayvax doesn't work out for you ...
  3. & be cautious when offered a head of cabbage. (afaikbzite)
  4. Well I have two places that I'd like to work on. Location A) our existing gravel driveway. The city came and did some work on the road in front of our place a few years ago. This involved them ripping up the curb and asphalt in front then replacing it. When they were replacing the curb I asked them to make the curb defining my existing driveway wider making it easier for us to park side by side. They did so gladly. Since the outer side of the existing gravel driveway has deteriorated as expected to a muddy mess in spring & fall. In this situation I'd like to widen the length of our driveway properly by about 4 extra feet, maybe more. Location B top of yard. The curb to street is cut for a driveway here but it's been grass/lawn since we've been in the house (~15 years). According to neighbors, the POs parked a motorhome up there seasonally. You'd never be able to tell though, no gravel, no tire ruts, nada. This top part of the yard can me mushy/wet in spring & fall. There is tree cover from neighbors trees which keeps it shaded from sun most of the time. When you say "getting the chosen path graded and crowned,' what sort of company should I be looking for to do such type of work? Excavation company? Landscaping company? I have no equipment, but can/will explore rental options. Not afraid of elbow grease. A friend of my bro's owns a dump truck so I figure he has some connections I can leverage but have not hit him up yet and I don't really know what he does with his dump truck business-wise. When is the best time of year to aim to do such work? Thanks for info, I'll get some measurements for the areas I'm considering soon.
  5. Looking to add one to our small, slightly hilly/sloped property this spring. Any of you guys done this? All pointers, experiences, suggestions, resources appreciated.
  6. Not my size, but this is a generous offer. Good man AZ.
  7. No, I added those as attachments. I should have resized them first but I can't upload any more as it looks like there's a 19mb attachment cap per user? The place that I can't see any images is in the section called Gallery ....
  8. I just uploaded some images and I can't see any images. Can't see any of mine (past or present) or anyone else's. Is it screwed up or am I? Thanks
  9. Hi, Where is the most likely culprit for clutch fluid loss? Level through reservoir sight window noticeably down after several rides. Second time I've noticed this. Bike is stored inside and there's never been a drop under it. Does not seem visibly wet anywhere clutch-ish. I realize the volumes involved are very small. Thanks
  10. Thanks all. He's planning to wash the inside of the frame out at a coin op car wash, then run kerosene through it repeatedly until no sand is coming out, then flush cheap oil through it to get rid of the kerosene. Local vintage triumph guru is heavily recommending against adding any sort of in-line filter. Says the slightest restrictions have caused catastrophic failures in the past.
  11. So my brother is restoring a '70s Triumph he bought in boxes. The unknown PO had the frame sandblasted and painted, but there is still sand evident in the frame. This is an oil-in-frame bike with only slinger filtration so any residual sand is going to knocker the engine. What's the best way to clean out this frame and get rid of the sand? Shop vac? Flush with kerosene some how? Something better? thanks
  12. AFAIKBZITE, something something Squid
  13. Hi, I'm thinking of sticking a flagpole in the ground in my yard. We've had a short post mounted one on our patio but it's not the right place for it. I do like the sound of wind passing over a flag and I like flying Canadian or Nova Scotia flags. I'll likely want a set it and forget it set up. I'd like it to be tidy at the ground and easy to mow around. I'd like it to be planted well and long lasting. Are any of you flag flyers? Any and all suggestions/recommendations/general related info appreciated.
  14. All great suggestions, thanks folks. I was concerned about breaking the glass. I duct taped it up around the top of the door frame with a rag between the frame and the tape to protect the paint. That got me to work where I was able to track down a new regulator. Had it delivered to work, then had Jeep and part picked up by shop, installed and delivered back to me at work. Get home after work and camping departure is delayed until tomorrow due to weather. Bah. Coulda stuck it in myself.