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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-21-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 20,441
Posted By Dantilla
A few years ago the exhaust manifold of my IO-550...

A few years ago the exhaust manifold of my IO-550 started bulging in that same area.
Glad we found it during the annual inspection vs. while in the air.

I considered switching to headers at that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-21-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Dantilla
Nothing but 100LL Avgas for my small stuff. ...

Nothing but 100LL Avgas for my small stuff.

Now having a large generator that will run the whole house, the small, portable generator just collects dust in the far corner of the garage.
Last...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-19-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dantilla
^This. Big difference between high income...

^This.

Big difference between high income and high net worth.
Most high net worth individuals got there by not spending $200,000 on a car.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-17-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Dantilla
I stick with lower-priced homes. The pool of...

I stick with lower-priced homes.
The pool of potential buyers is huge at the lower end.
As the price goes up, the number of serious buyers goes down.

Once on the market, I want a quick sale.
...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-17-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By Dantilla
In real estate, you make money when you buy, not...

In real estate, you make money when you buy, not when you sell.

It's about impossible to sell over market value (unless a cash sale, there will be an appraisal), so you must buy under market...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-16-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,911
Posted By Dantilla
Seattle. Public parks are now homeless camps. ...

Seattle.
Public parks are now homeless camps.

Last time I was at Gasworks park is the last time I'll be at Gasworks park.

Used to be a great study break when I was at SPU. No more.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-10-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,911
Posted By Dantilla
A few years ago I came close to buying a...

A few years ago I came close to buying a commercial property in California.
Numbers looked great, should provide a nice income.
Before signing the dotted line, thought I should look into...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-10-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,911
Posted By Dantilla
I had residential rentals for a long time. While...

I had residential rentals for a long time. While I never had a squatter, I did have a handful of evictions.

I know Landlord/Tenant law very well. I play by the rules.
This means I win. Every...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-07-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dantilla
Same thing was said in 1968 when the C3 was...

Same thing was said in 1968 when the C3 was introduced.
Same thing was said in 1984 when the C4 was introduced.

The C5 was the first Corvette that had styling somewhat linked to the previous...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-03-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,510
Posted By Dantilla
A aircraft mechanic friend now works for a museum...

A aircraft mechanic friend now works for a museum where everything is kept in flying condition. He recently told me there is a place in England where he can order any part for a P-51, Spitfire, the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-03-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By Dantilla
As a guy who has had a handful of Porsches and a...

As a guy who has had a handful of Porsches and a handful of Jeeps:

Porsche- Best thing on pavement
Jeep- Best thing off pavement.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-03-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,631
Posted By Dantilla
My dad wasn't a car guy. Chevy guy, but not car...

My dad wasn't a car guy. Chevy guy, but not car guy.

Stopped by an told him I bought an old Chevy. 1969. Doesn't even have an automatic transmission.

Dad is very puzzled on why his...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-03-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By Dantilla
A Wrangler? They turn on a dime. Easiest ever in...

A Wrangler? They turn on a dime. Easiest ever in a parking lot.

You must have experienced a four-door with the long wheelbase.

The maneuverability of a Jeep is what's highly praised out in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-26-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By Dantilla
A modern airliner is a complex piece of...

A modern airliner is a complex piece of machinery, whose maintenance is heavily regulated, and documented to the smallest detail.

If there are any mechanical deficiencies, I'd rather be stuck in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-21-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By Dantilla
Works great. But the small grit will get...

Works great.

But the small grit will get into the hinge of the chop saw and eventually wear it out.
The whole saw will get sloppy while the hinge gets harder to use.

Guys that frame metal...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 908
Posted By Dantilla
I used to be part-owner of a commercial building...

I used to be part-owner of a commercial building that had a pizza place. Whacky owner was mismanaging, and had money problems. We eventually had to evict her.

Found out that when customers left...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-19-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 908
Posted By Dantilla
Keep some cash with you, and it's never an issue.

Keep some cash with you, and it's never an issue.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-19-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 908
Posted By Dantilla
I refuse to use a debit card. With a credit...

I refuse to use a debit card.

With a credit card, there is one withdrawal from the bank account, once a month, vs every purchase.
Pay in full, every month.

I don't have problems with the CC...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-16-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By Dantilla
What about renting a commercial-grade saw for a...

What about renting a commercial-grade saw for a day?

So much nicer to use than a "happy homeowner" type saw, and no need to store it for the rare times it's used.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-16-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Dantilla
Even if the area under the plastic is just...

Even if the area under the plastic is just slightly darker, that is moisture travelling through the concrete, which normally evaporates once inside. Sealing it up with paint will have moisture build...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-16-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Dantilla
Concrete is porous. If the area to be painted is...

Concrete is porous. If the area to be painted is below ground level, and the outside is not properly water-proofed, paint may start bubbling off the surface when moisture seeps in.

A test: Tape...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-04-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,930
Posted By Dantilla
I've got a small piece that fits under the seat...

I've got a small piece that fits under the seat in front.

"No carry on" means no using the overhead bins. Must be under the seat.

Since they started charging for checked bags, everybody wants...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-03-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Dantilla
It would be my guess it started the first time...

It would be my guess it started the first time two teenagers in ancient Rome had daddy's chariot for the evening.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-03-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Dantilla
It looked to me that several drivers opted away...

It looked to me that several drivers opted away from a hard launch, probably to save wear on very expensive clutches.
We're going to get to finally drive at max acceleration, in a safe environment,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 09-02-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Dantilla
Permits to swap out a window?!? Yup, the...

Permits to swap out a window?!?

Yup, the guys from California.

I love being out here in a rural area. Outbuildings less than 1000 sq ft, require no permit.
The county's only concern is to...
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