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Aventures in Hot Metal – Part 3: Success!

I got the van pipe fixed and back on today! Here’s the damaged newer pipe still on the van. You can see clearly where the sooty diesel exhaust is leaking along a crack between the pipe and the flange. With … Continue reading

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Adventures in Hot Metal – Part 1

I did my first metal torch work yesterday, with mostly successful results. I used Muggy Weld SSF-6 High Temperature Silver Solder to close a hole in a damaged exhaust pipe using Lee’s oxyacetylene torch. I have an exhaust pipe on … Continue reading

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Plastic Welding for The Win

I can now heal broken plastic things and make stuff out of plastic pieces! Very exciting! It all started with this broken plastic cover for Junior’s clutch fan: It had both the Big Tear all the way through on top … Continue reading

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Making the Sun My Bitch

After sleeping until 10 AM to reduce my backlog, I spent the next brutally hot twelve hours installing the relay and heavy cabling that connects the car battery to the house batteries. This helps in several ways: With no alternator, … Continue reading

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$300 For My Soul

My 1998 Geo Metro is my favorite car I’ve ever owned. I build my current home to fit inside it, driven it over 2000 miles one way to the West Coast twice, slept in it along the way, replaced innumerable … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Certainty

I’m turning my van into a stealth camper and mobile office. Once it’s done, I can live and work anywhere super cheap! The Good News: This $400 device that will let me use 120V appliances in my RV works! The … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Metro

I’ve been working hard to resurrect my favorite abusive parter of all time, my 1997 Geo Metro. I’m bringing it back from the brink of death to re-sell it, and doing so will be easier once its story is told, … Continue reading

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