This posting shows the removal and complete dis-assembly (almost complete) of a 1974 914 Porsche/VW engine. I’ll try to go through the images and post individual descriptions on any steps that aren’t straight forward. The plan for the engine is a complete rebuild with the transmission going back into the car coupled to an electric engine. Page 2 and 3 of the gallery show the first steps in this process. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact me directly.
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About once every three months I head back to one of my favorite outdoor spots that I discovered in college. Worley’s cave (also called Morril Cave) is a an easy 2 hour drive from Asheville or Boone NC and has a great camping spot just outside of the entrance. When I first discovered this cave (thanks Mark) about 10 years ago it was one of the best adventures I had ever been on. Since 2003 I’ve probably revisited the cave 120 times and logged countless hours roaming around the tunnels.
I haven’t been able to find much documentation on the cave although one of my web design clients: River and Earth Adventures leads guided trips to this cave and has assembled a nice packet. The last page of the PDF is the only known map that I can find.
The Gallery below is a mixture of caving trips and it should give you an idea about how muddy and amazing this place is.
The first ever Asheville Joomla Meetup will be held this Wednesday the 23rd of January 2013. The location will be at the Enka Candler AB Tech Campus in Room 2046. We will be walking through the initial Joomla setup basics so if you’re new to Joomla or CMS this is the meetup for you. You can sign up here for the Asheville Joomla Meetup.
Meet Captain Wonky and Ethel
Chicken Experience Disclaimer
Although my experience raising chickens has not been very lengthy, and to be completely honest I think I’ve lost more chickens than I currently have now, It’s been very rewarding and educational. I currently have 19 Hens and 2 Roosters (as of December 2012). I’ve been wanting to start a spin-off blog about backyard chickens for a while now and just haven’t found the time (or correct domain name) to do so. For now I’ll continue to do what I normally do with spin off topics, organize content on this site and then funnel it elsewhere.
Construction, Death, Games, Predators, and a Porch
Chicken Video from Week One, Too Cute!
I picked up this mini chopper from a yard sale this past Sunday for $50. It needed a chain, seat, carburetor tune up, shifter linkage, wiring simplification and some general TLC. Still trying to get some of the bugs worked out of it but for the most part it’s the up and running with very little time or $$$ invested.
The new Shipping Container Home Design is based around one forty foot container and four twenty foot containers. It features a large sun room built on top of the forty foot shipping container. The lower level is a two car garage, workshop and gust bedroom with a single bath. The second level up is the main living room and Kitchen that opens up into the sun room. The top level is the master bedroom and bath with a large porch. The roof of the top container has been shown as a hot tub area with tree top heights. The main porch has a portion that overhangs the lower containers and a sitting area surrounds the tree that protrudes through the decking.
I was helping a friend move the other day and while unloading the storage space I noticed this beauty sitting in the back of the lot that we were working in. To me, The Airstream represents the American dream that almost became a reality.
Spirit of the Airstream
For almost a decade the Airstream captured the hearts and adventuresome spirits of so many in this country. One trip after another (from the storage space to the Uhaul) I kept thinking how ironic it is that I was loading up a Uhaul to drive across town to unload the Uhaul into a house about 3-4 times the size as this box on wheels. The Airstream has just a little bit more space than an average Uhaul although from the inside it seems exponentially more inviting and welcoming than a Uhaul interior.
Why the Airstream
What is it that draws us towards something like the Airstream but not the Uhaul? For me, it’s the bullet like design and porthole style windows that give it that space aged look. I hope to one day own one of these beauties myself but until then I’ll continue to dream and imagine myself cruising up the east coast with a much better drag coefficient than a Uhaul truck.