last weekend in decided to work on the Karmann Ghia again.

I took a lot of these pictures just to remember how it was.



I’m having trouble getting fuel to the engine from the gas tank so I took the gas tank out.

I found out there’s a lot of gunk in the gas tank from sitting around for about 10 years.



I get the gas tank pretty clean but now I have to line before I put it back in.




hopefully the next time I work on it I will finally get it running.






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Passion flower and aquarium


Here’s a closer view of the passion-flower and aquarium with the fake lizards.


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I have been getting to use my truck a lot more lately. Lots of projects and movin around. Unfotunately haven’t used the winch or KC’s. In due time I suppose.

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Originally uploaded by reuben257

I am finished constructing my workbench, painting the walls before I build some shelving.

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Tickled with Fuelfrog

how cool is this.

how cool is this.

Ok, so maybe this won’t make everyone as happy as it has me, but I think this is one of the coolest ways to incorporate technology into daily life.  Fuelfrog is a site that will keep track of your fuel mileage for you.  Sure there are probably other ones out there that do the same, and there may even be better ones, I really didn’t do that much research about it after I found Fuelfrog, if there is I would love to hear from you.

BUT, you can upload your MPG (miles, price per gallon, gallons) via twitter and it will automatically track your mileage.  So why you are sitting there waiting on the gas to pump, you can send a text to twitter and keep track of your mileage.  Yeah, yeah, you should check your oil and make sure your tire pressure is good, but seriously who does that.  Well, I do, but I never see anyone else doing it.

update fuelfrog via twitter

update fuelfrog via twitter

So, I think this is pretty cool, How about you?

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LOBO original

This is for you PJ!  I am sure that I have some better photos of the old gal somewhere, but these were the ones that were on my computer.

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I haven’t uploaded any photos in a while and thought it would be good to have some of my truck on here. It shows the progression a little bit here. I don’t really have a camera right now other than my phone, so my photo taking is way down. I did make some inquiries today as to getting my “weather proof” water damaged digital camcorder fixed. That may be a little while as, I don’t have means to pay for the fixing right now. Gotta get a job.

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Heading back to Tennessee

So I left yesterday morning from my parents house in PA to go back to TN so I can see my wife and get a new job.  On my way out of town, I stopped by K&W Transmission in Williamsport, PA to make sure my transmission was doing well, since I had had it rebuilt, and it was.
Travels were going pretty well, until I got to Cleveland where traffic slowed down quite a bit due to rush hour, rain, and accidents.  I finally got out of that and shortly after, I had the pleasure of a flat tire, which wasn’t any real big surprise as I have been wanting to get new tires for some time now.  But anyway, my jack wasn’t big enough and I didn’t have enough blocks to jack it up high enough, so I had so borrow some blocks from a trucker.  Then the spare rim is steel and the original is aluminum so the lug nuts didn’t really match.  They were good enough to get me to the next exit where I found a guy at Tegtmeyers’s Trailer sales who was doing inventory and was kind enough to give me the needed lug nuts, with the stipulation I had to do something nice for someone when I get the chance.

Great to see that in people.

So now I am getting the spare tire put on the aluminum rim and then I will be on my way.  Spent the night at the Red Roof Inn in Mason, OH.

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OK, so I have been MIA for a while due to my lack of desire to use dial up Internet, but here is an update.
I have recently had my interest piqued in geocaching again and have found a couple caches in the past couple days.  Check out the link to my profile in the sidebar if you are a fellow cacher.  If you are not, I suggest you do if you have a GPS as it is a great thing to do, when you are doing something else like waiting for a wedding reception to start, or taking your dog for a walk.
Anyway, I have also gotten a few things fixed on my truck.  I have been meaning to hook up a trailer brake controller, so I can deliver railroad ties for my dad if I need to while he is out west hunting and I got that done.  I was having some electrical problems which I attributed to the moisture getting in through the sunroof, so I took the sunroof out and resiliconed all of the seals.  I hope this worked, because it was an awful lot of work.

I have been playing softball on Sundays and today we won both of our games.  The playoffs are next weekend, so we will see how we do.

WEll there is the update.  I will try to get back to writing here some more.

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Woo hoo

I have finally found a high speed internet connection here in Williamsport.  I am at my friend Tinney’s  house and am able to do some of the things I have been wanting to do on here.  Plus there is another hope for high speed out at my parents house.  I was told that Chilitech may be available out there, so I put out a phone call, but didn’t get around to it until after 5 on Friday, so I have to wait on a call back hopefully on Monday.

I will also be taking my truck to get the transmission fixed on Monday to K& W transmission.  A buddy of mine from High School’s dad owns this and seems like he is going to take good care of me.

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