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Here's my work buddy, Ruby. She's a 7 year old Black Lab. UPDATE: Ruby was diagnosed with
Mast Cell Cancer during the spring of '03. She passed away in October 2003. I miss her more & more each day!
Here's O.B., a lab-mix, on the day my wife and I picked him up from the Outer Banks Humane Shelter
in Nags Head, NC. Lucky little dude...he was headed for the scrap heap! UPDATE: O.B. was diagnosed just after
Thanksgiving 2005 with an aggressive bone cancer in his left front femur. Amputation was not an option due to
the extreme hip dysplasia he's been living with. After about a month of pain management, we put him down
on December 27th, 2005. Bye O.B., mom & dad miss you!
My weekend's were busy during the summer with RISKY BUSINESS! I was involved in
professional mud racing from 1987 to 1994. This is Risky Business, version #1: It was equipped
with a 427 L-88 GM Crate Motor, TH350 A/T, 14-bolt 1-ton rear axle (welded spiders), 4.56:1 gears,
fuel cell, pulling-style headers, and a NOS Nitrous Oxide plate-style kit. Horsepower on full spray was
around 600 HP. In 1988, nothing could touch this truck. I won almost every race entered.
Here's the final version (#3) of Risky Business. Built around a chrome moly tube chassis, and a '27 Chevy
roadster body made of fiberglass (10 lbs.) with a total weight of 2,200 pounds, this buggy would shit & git!
Still the track record holder at several VT mud racing tracks, it would cover 200 feet (standing start) in about 2.6 seconds!
638 CID Big Block Chevy, Blown & alcohol injected
Lenco, High-gear only transmission with reverser
Crower triple-disc slipper clutch, Lakewood blow-proof bellhousing
Profab 4-wheel drive transfer case with quick change gear sets
Ford 9" rear housing filled with Strange gear, spool, 40 spline axles
Fuel cell, 5-way Simpson harness, MSD ignition, Crower valvetrain
BRC 4340 crank, C&A aluminum rods, Wiseco pistons, Dart heads
MRT carbon fiber wheels, Goodyear 36" Bigger Digger tires
Misc. pictures of Risky Business versons 1,2 & 3:
Here's another passion of mine...flying! I found a flying partner to purchase this
1979 Cessna 182 with back in the fall of '02. Below are a few pictures:
During the summer of 2004, I re-discovered my love for Radio Control airplanes!
A couple of new friends are top notch pilots, and renewed the bug to get back into
flying R/C after a 21-year hiatus! I tried to resurrect an old Cessna Cardinal plane
equipped with a Fox .40 2-cycle and Futaba radio gear. After the engine finally ran smoothly,
my friend Mike flew it for me. It was obvious that new gear was in order, so I purchased
a Hangar 9 Alpha 60 RTF Trainer. I've been taking lessons and will be progressing my skills
to the point of being able to fly this new Hangar 9 FuntanaS 90 3D ARF. Pictures of the assembly
are below. Enjoy!