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« on: December 31, 2019, 05:22:15 PM »
Here's to making more junk out of junk in the coming year. :)

Except for Sprocket, his stuff is really machined and nice!

Rampages Garage / Some POS I'm working on
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:53:22 AM »

Rampages Garage / Is it wrong???
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:42:27 PM »
I like midget porn, but only if the girl is the midget. Am I ok?

« on: January 26, 2016, 05:20:32 AM »
Come on Ramp bring an OMC!!!

Informal run lots of off the beaten path stuff come one come all ride length to be determined

General Discussion / How much concrete do I need for....
« on: April 18, 2015, 07:03:06 AM »
Dad put a 12x16 edition on the end of the old tractor shed so I would have room for all my MN stored sleds.

I need about a 4" thick slab, with an apron at the entry door. I think somebody here just might know how to calculate that!

Rampages Garage / Who wants a cement planter for the yard?
« on: April 12, 2015, 09:20:34 AM »
Tried to give this away, had someone adamant they wanted it, exchanged emails, they never showed.

So needing it gone so I can put in a raised vegetable bed, I dug out the dirt and yanked it out. Since I could not give it away I will just have to try and get twenty bucks for it...


Rampages Garage / New Year's Eve ride!
« on: January 04, 2015, 09:27:09 AM »
U betcha! Quickest 'round the parking lot for sure!

Rampages Garage / Skee Horse in powder!
« on: December 30, 2014, 11:42:53 AM »
Got this from another place on the web-  70 Skee Horse? Looks like fun in Wyoming!


Rampages Garage / THE TROPHY PLUG!
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:05:59 PM »
Figured Rampy wouldn't mind if I shared this- article I wrote and was published in the September 2014 Vintage Snowmobiler magazine.


 The Trophy Plug

Have you ever had one of those days when 'ol reliable just won't start?  Well, I did.  And to confuse matters more, all the ingredients were there.  Good compression.  A seemingly bright spark.  Fuel.  But pull that starter cord and it would give a weak pop or two, and on some pulls of the rope a big 'ol snort and a back spin of the clutch as if to say HAHA!

Disgusted and needing to rest my sore rope yankin' arm, I did what any sensible person would. I went in the house and mixed a tall, strong drink!  While slowly contemplating why I even mess with this old stuff I wandered in to the den.  Among the couple vintage helmets and my Schmidt Scenic beer can collection on the shelves was a trophy.   

A trophy earned as more of a joke a couple seasons ago, proclaiming me the winner of Last Place in “Rat Rod DeLuxe” with one of my lower dollar efforts.  And part of that trophy? A purple Beru brand spark plug, secured to said award right next to a well-scored two stroke piston.

Hmmmm, what did I have to lose? I drained my cocktail, set down the glass, got out my ever present Leatherman pocket tool, and freed the damsel of my desires,  namely, the spark plug from its mechanics wire bindings.

See,  I would have tried another spark plug long earlier,  but I didn't have one!  I took this prized plug out to my top secret snowmobile resurrection lab (creaky wood two car garage) and quickly  removed its malfunctioning predecessor,  screwed in the purple one, and gave but one pull on the starter cord.   BUB BUBUBbabababababbaba and I didn't even have to use the squirt bottle.   

Amazing!  A couple minor adjustments to the low speed needle and the idle speed screw on the HR Tillotson carburettor, and she sat there, running as smooth as a “paint shaker” single can.

If any event organizers are reading this, spare parts incorporated into awards can keep on giving long after the dust has settled on the shelf.

That's all the wisdom I have for this installment, just remember to keep that track side down, the bogies greased and the wife on your side.

Eric Rylander
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General Discussion / A tale of my mis spent early twenties-
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:49:37 AM »
'Ol Jethro came kinda close to not being here- www.jethrosgarage.blogspot.com

Rampages Garage / Does anyone use a road map anymore?
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:33:48 PM »
Read all about it! Well just my view on things.


While some in the hobby live way out in the country and have big pole sheds to store stuff in, and ample room to ride from the house, you seem to do quite well with an old wood one car garage on what appears to be a narrow long lot with an alley.

How old is the Ramper abode? Does it have a creepy Hannibal Lechter cellar? Just how many sleds, trailers, rampers and other stuff CAN one cram in to such a space?

I say this because my place in snowless Georgia is a house built mainly in 1950 or so with a garage in back, two car size but with one 7'x7' bay door.  My lot is 100x150', and I cram my 16' twin axle trailer, boat and trailer, and my 4x8 box trailer in the back yard along with a project car under a car port I tacked on (shhhhhhh! Permit? Shermit!) and small coop for three chickinz I ain't 'sposta have...)

Rampages Garage / RAMPY OR POOCH!!!!
« on: January 31, 2014, 06:04:35 PM »
Hey Y'alls! I sold a JLO292 and a parts motor to a guy in Jordan- but he can't make it to St Anna or doubts he can- trying to find it a ride from St Anna closer to the Cities and I know Rampy lives in Richfield or thereabouts.... obviously the buyer could meet ya or throw ya a few pork chops.  Gimme a call 912 398 3420 let me know!

General Discussion / More adventures with Jethro!
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:51:52 PM »
My 3000+ trip to MN this summer


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