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Restoring old (Hooker?) race headers
These are nicely built headers with 1 5/8" tubes and 3" collectors. These were probably uncoated steel since they developed good amount of surface rust after years of being in the open. Surprisingly they were still solid!
And now, here's the science: You can see 3 distinct(ish) states. The flanges and first 1/3 of the tubes are bare steel. The rust has been turned into black iron phosphate by phosphoric acid immersion, which washes off easily and falls to the bottom of the acid/water bath. This is what it would look like sand blasted, but less metal has been removed by this process (I think). The next area is partially converted rust into black iron phosphate. The last area by the bottom (the header collectors) has been converted, washed, dried and coated with high temp (1000f+) paint. 
This header has been in a 15% solution of phosphoric acid and water for about a week. It was probably completely converted in 2-3 days, but I couldn't find any time (!!) to pull them out for washing/drying and painting. You CAN leave the iron(III) phosphate (FePO4) on without washing, but it is a porous crystal structure, so it will absorb water and transport O2, hydrogen to the iron layer, which will rust eventually. It is a good base for paint as long as its neutralized and completely dry. I believe that would entail ammonia and then solvents for drying, but it's easier to just wash down the steel with a brush and dry it off with a torch.
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The finished gate. Once the boards weather a bit they'll take on that same silver/grey color of the older ones. Thanks +Monika Szymanski and +Conor Madigan  for helping build it!
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Sawing and loading cedar boards for a huge gate
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SCREAMING  BABies: More Republicans Anyone? By Charlie Madigan Wait!  How many Republicans are running for president? I think at last count, there were 456 at least or maybe it was a dozen or 16 or so. No, word from a ...
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Got some 'presents' from SurplusCenter yesterday. I figured a 6" bore cylinder would be big, but this thing is enormous. I can only lift it enough to stand it on end. It weighs 300# dry. The other stuff in the box is parts for the power unit and control valve. If I did the math correct, this has 69,000+ lbs of force at 3000psi. It can lift a jumbo jet.
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Looks like a mini-hurricane hit.
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F100 gasser. 390FE +0.60 Sealed Power pistons/moly rings
COMP Cam 292 Magnum 560 lift, 244 dur @ 0.50
4 speed Ford Top Loader, floor shift
Dana 44, 392 posi rear end
Kinda like mine, but unibody. 390 is the best engine for an F100 :)
I can't see what tires are on there, but on mine does standing burnouts with 8" wide rubber on the rear. Without touching the brakes. Which is fun.
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Weekend project. Sliding gate + 30 more feet of fence.
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Check your glovebox, it may hold the key to stealing your car. 
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I did not upgrade to Logic X. I have Logic Pro 7, and that's as far as I'm going. I don't see anything compelling in Logic X that would make me want to upgrade. Given it's not that expensive at $199, but I still see all the things I hate about Logic in Logic X.
I've been using Ableton Live 8 for about 2 years since Logic 7 made me want to stop bothering to make any music at all. 
Ableton Live is better software in my opinion as a software developer. If I was writing a DAW, I'd be hard pressed to do much better than Live. It's not open source, but I can contribute to the development by providing feedback and doing beta testing. It probably works much smoother with a dedicated Live control surface, but mapping keys to functions is easy enough. One of the better things about Live is the licensing and distribute. You can download components you want, ignore others. I don't want for example, a hundred or so useless Hip Hop Loops or production tools for types of music I have no interest in. Live also maintains its files much better than Logic. It doesn't just LOSE FILES like Logic does (samples, etc)
If you do end up screwing up its library by deleting parts of your hard drive, or losing a drive, it can repair itself without re-installing the whole thing. 
So that's my take on Apple Logic X vs Ableton Live. 
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Apache Sqoop helps transfer data between hadoop and datastores(such as relational databases like oracle, db2 and a bunch of others). Read more about sqoop here http://sqoop.apache.org/ If you are just getting started with hadoop you may want to refer to my earlier posts regarding installing ...
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