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Thursday, August 25, 2011

just a note about my "fundraiser"

I didn't even think about this, but if you were wondering what the money will be going towards...its to replace the timing belt, timing belt tensioner, head gasket kit, a used working head, distributor, rotor button, and various nuts and bolts to fix the transmission shifter linkage.

thats what i need to get functional again so i can drive my BMW


quick post of things up for sale on craigslist

http://hickory.craigslist.org/sys/2564600504.html - 2 sets of 2gb kit ram for ddr2 systems
http://hickory.craigslist.org/sys/2564596019.html - 4gb ram set for ddr2 systems
http://hickory.craigslist.org/sys/2564590178.html - lot of random ram, RD, SD, DDR, DDR2
http://hickory.craigslist.org/sys/2564585175.html - 3 xeon cpu's 3.2ghz pair and a single 3.0ghz 604 socket
http://hickory.craigslist.org/pts/2564530140.html - boost gauge and manual boost controller
http://hickory.craigslist.org/pts/2564524193.html - universal roof rack for your car or suv
http://hickory.craigslist.org/app/2563290954.html - Whirlpool AC unit, around 8000 to 10000 btu's
http://hickory.craigslist.org/sys/2563240196.html - Dell D510 Laptop, 1.73ghz 1gb ram, 40gb hard drive, win xp installed
http://hickory.craigslist.org/sys/2563211885.html - Dell D800 laptop, 1.4ghz 2gb ram, 60gb hard drive, win xp installed

i also have a lot of model cars for sale, the 1:18 scale diecast cars and motorcycles...just haven't posted them yet.

it is truly amazing when you start looking at the stuff you have collected over the years, like the laptops i had forgotten about, i bought them and fixed them, then just left them around for a long time.

to random stuff for cars i no longer own, roof racks that were used once and now take up lots of space, that being relative...

and this is just the tip. no longer will i hold on to stuff i know i won't use anymore. it will take some time to decide what sales and what just goes to the curb...

btw the curb in granite falls, its a great place to leave things you want grabbed in a few hours by random passer-by's

got another post coming, this is a big rant against the state of america...

if this stuff sales then i'll meet my goal to repair my BMW, once its repaired then i can get on a normal blog schedule and post normal updates

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

another small update

alright, so started cleaning the engine now, polished up the pistons for the time being, starting to sale some things to start fundraising to pay for it all.

i'll post some links here if you need something, just leave a comment, I might have something you are looking for.

this is also a great time to just start clearing out the house and all my unnecessary "junk", because i am a little pack rattish, maybe not full on hoarder but i don't want to get to that point as well.

thanks for reading, new updates are coming soon

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It will be OK

So got the head off the BMW and the pistons are just a little scarred.  So now I start ordering parts for the car to put it back together properly.  While I had the car jacked up I also found out my problems with shifting (some missing and some loose bolts) and I think I found out why my cigarette lighter didn't work.  All in all a good day.  Hopefully by next weekend I will have the ol' car back together and running Mich better than before

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back after night shift...

Well i had to work a couple of 12 hour shifts through 2nd and 3rd shift. But i'm back to normal now with most of my sleep taken care of.

The BMW may be a lost cause, I've got stuck on one bolt left before i can remove the head to make sure its worth it or not. Its possible that the pistons are damaged and then would require me to pull the motor to replace them, thats more trouble than a $700 car is worth. so either find another e30 guy who needs it as a parts or or part it out and scrap the majority of it. should be able to reclaim my cost.

Getting ready to setup a learning center as such in my house. I have a Cisco Switch, Cisco Router and a HP server that will be used for VMware training. Should be good to go for getting my VCP (VMware Certified Professional) and my CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Admin)

More updates to come soon, will start a fundraiser by selling things that i don't use anymore and there isn't any need to keep in the house. That will either go towards a new car or to fix the BMW back up to GLORY! thanks

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The constitution and why the government is out to get you...

Alright, lets get this out in the open...I'm a firm believer in the Constitution and the principles for Liberty. I think there should be a limited government and i should have more freedoms, less taxes, and that everyone should understand Property Rights...I voted for Ron Paul in 2008 and i'm going to vote for him again this time through. I'm not a nut case, i just don't see how the government can print money with no backing, and loan money to itself to pay for trillions of dollars in programs and wars that we have no right fighting. To be honest, if something doesn't change, it doesn't matter what I or anyone else thinks...the country will start to collapse due to the wieght of debt that we are taking on.

I'm also a Primal Eater, and take pride in the fact of understanding how the body works with different types of fuels. Why Carbs are bad and why animal fats are good. Just read Gary Taubes (http://www.garytaubes.com/) as he has done much of the hard work of research, something that most people don't want to do. Or watch Fat Head (www.hulu.com/fathead) its also on netflix. He goes into why the science and pyramid of the government is flat out wrong and will never solve obesity, diabetes, heart disease...the list goes on and on with the modern problems we American's face. I've lost 75 pounds, i've gained muscle, i feel much better than ever before, and i eat almost all meat, as much local meat as i can get. its still a learning experience but one that i'm looking forward to doing for the rest of my life. Plus its always great seeing someones face when they ask me how i lost all this weight and i tell them "by eating lots of animal fat".


just saw this documentary today, now i still think college is very good. i wish i had a BS already. but wow, talk about money...it kinda shadows the pharmacy raising profits and making american's take this pill to help fit this pill to help you with...blah blah blah, they never seem to try elimination diets or just fixing nutrition standards...but this video really makes me sad that i can't think of a good original idea to start a business...maybe someday i'll have some good idea to make people's lives easier and then make mine easier with lots of money.

thanks and see you all tomorrow

Small update before the storm

Well here is that broken belt...bring out the duct tape and staples...more to come


The BMW saga begins.  Starting to take the top end off...more updates to come

Thursday, August 11, 2011

well well, timing belts and teaching

well tonight was a wonderful night, after i got a cheap burger at burger king...i make a u-turn to go back to the college, only to find the car isn't running and the motor turns without any fire....so think about it for a sec, I bet that timing belt snapped...the motor only has 200+ thousand on it. Yes it was the timinig belt. So i guess i get to kick off the blog by replacing the timing belt. I'll take some pictures and go through all the steps I can remember. should be a fun all day process.

So i got to walk for a while to the college, talk about missing the car, even no a/c and other issues, it sure is a lot faster to drive. luckly the owner of the shop i parked the car at pulled up and asked if i needed a ride, so i said sure. got to work (i teach at the local community college part time) and was very sweaty and was tired, but class went ok. talked a lot about the internet, had a huge tangent on eating primal, found out one lady could get me some raw milk and butter...so i say its a good night.

well saturday is now packed...get to install a timing belt. any takers?

New content is coming...

I will be starting the blog back up and in full force, with videos, DIY guides, pictures, recipes, and everything that goes along with life.

also i'm going to chronicle my 1985 BMW 325e "extreme budget resto" on here as well.

thanks and be seeing you soon.