Sunday, July 23, 2017

Rex is Stealth

When the thunderstorms started last night, I knew Rex would be hiding somewhere.  I looked under the bed, and then in the closet.  He usually gets under the clothes hanging in the closet when the thunder is loud, but I didn't see him.  I went into the other rooms, but still, no Rex.  I looked again in my closet...there he was.  He was really dug in, and he blended with the clothes.  Poor baby.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Best Cupcake in the World

Make no mistake: this is the best cupcake in the world right now.  Maybe the best cupcake ever.  I don't know how she does it, but Flannery bakes amazing cupcakes.  But this...this...has gone over the top.  It's got chocolate and peanut butter.  I'm pretty sure there are chunks of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups in there.  In fact, I'm sure of it.

It's not willpower.  It's guilt.  Guilt is keeping me from eating the whole pile of them that are in my kitchen right now.  I feel that I have to leave some for the others.  If I lived alone, I would eat them until I got sick.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Car Watching - 1970 Ford Torino GT 429 CJ

Every once in a while, I end up at the right place at the right time.  Tonight, the beautiful Mrs K and I were going out to eat and we noticed that Sonic on South Lindberg was having a car show/gathering.  They have those from time to time.  And what did I spy as we drove by?  Why, a Torino, of course!
New-for-1970 body style, the Torino had gone from frumpy in 1969 to the racy car you see here.  This particular car is serious business.  It's a 429 Cobra Jet car, which means it sports 370 horsepower and an Earth crushing 450 lb/ft. of torque.  It was pretty common for these to run high 13s.
The business section.  This particular GT is a Ram Air.  It also sports all of the factory engine markings, so it's been restored pretty well.
 The paint was fabulous.  Bumpers, too.
The interior is primo.  It sports an automatic, which is just as well if you've ever driven the old muscle cars with manuals.
 This on had the window slats.  This was one seriously nice Torino.
Original bias-ply tires complete the all-original theme.  Except maybe the nitrous set-up he had hooked up!
This is all we really need to know about the engine.  Welcome to 1970.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Car Watching - 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

 I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time today and caught this Charger in the wild.  It's a very nice driver, with a clean body and really nice paint and a solid looking interior that I couldn't get a good shot of.  It appears to be an actual R/T, which means it packs a 440 V8.  This one has an automatic.  Since I've covered the Charger before, I'll just let you feast your eyes on the photos.