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Koolau 01-26-2021 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Time2 (Post 2549236)
WOW, I thought sure you were off by 30 years! I went looking and yep,
1983 CJ8 Jeep Scramblers are going for over $19,000. Golly, those sure hold their prices.

EDIT: I just looked for the Original MSRP $6,765, Unless I have it wrong, it's worth more now then when they were new.
https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1983...eep-4X4/Values

Sounds like old airplanes and old Corvettes. Talk about Blowing That Dough!

Bigdawg 01-26-2021 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by f35phixer (Post 2549231)
You expecting big snow at PAX ;D 80 down here in FLA....

You need to retire AGAIN :facepalm:

Be safe.

Haha. Nope. With a 5 inch lift you have to have at least 33"'s on there. DW and I have three vehicles total. Her Mini Cooper has AWD, my chevy truck and Jeep are both 4wd. The Cub Cadet and the John Deere Gator are only 2wd. Looks like it might be 2 winter's consecutive with no snow. I'm not complaining. St Croix scuba diving in 2 weeks. Yippee!

Koolau 01-26-2021 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigdawg (Post 2549934)
Haha. Nope. With a 5 inch lift you have to have at least 33"'s on there. DW and I have three vehicles total. Her Mini Cooper has AWD, my chevy truck and Jeep are both 4wd. The Cub Cadet and the John Deere Gator are only 2wd. Looks like it might be 2 winter's consecutive with no snow. I'm not complaining. St Croix scuba diving in 2 weeks. Yippee!

So, do you put the Mini in the back of the Chevy 4X4 as a "spare?":facepalm::laugh:

corn18 01-26-2021 03:15 PM

My wife snookered me into going area rug shopping and we bought a $4k rug from Afghanistan. I'm thankful, because it will end the constant stream of rugs that have been bought and returned requiring me to carry them in, move furniture and then carry them out.

38Chevy454 01-26-2021 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Time2 (Post 2549236)
WOW, I thought sure you were off by 30 years! I went looking and yep,
1983 CJ8 Jeep Scramblers are going for over $19,000. Golly, those sure hold their prices.

EDIT: I just looked for the Original MSRP $6,765, Unless I have it wrong, it's worth more now then when they were new.
https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/1983...eep-4X4/Values


The CJ-8 Scrambler is a highly sought after model. Much more than the std CJ-7. CJ-8 is an extended wheelbase with more length behind the driver's seat.

audreyh1 01-27-2021 07:28 PM

OK! The Jamon Iberico Pata Negra finally arrived. Now we get to spend a month carving it!

Souschef 01-27-2021 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2550869)
OK! The Jamon Iberico Pata Negra finally arrived. Now we get to spend a month carving it!


How do you store it so it does not go bad?

audreyh1 01-27-2021 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Souschef (Post 2550890)
How do you store it so it does not go bad?

Its been hanging in room temperature conditions for 36 months!

It should be good for several weeks once cutting is started. We plan to be done in a month. Well be vacuum sealing and freezing a bunch of the slices.

NW-Bound 01-27-2021 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Souschef (Post 2550890)
How do you store it so it does not go bad?

It will keep for quite a while, if you cover the cut with fat to keep the meat from drying out.

Two Christmas' ago, at the party at my house, my brother brought a leg of jamon that he bought at Costco. We all tried our hand at carving it, and found out that it was not as easy as seen on Youtube to get nice thin and even shavings.

And we did not make much of a dent in that leg. Of course, we have tons of other dishes, but one can only eat so much jamon at a time. The leftover last my brother quite a while, I imagine.

audreyh1 01-27-2021 09:13 PM

Yes, we will be putting the exterior fat back on the cut part each time.

Even though we’ve watched several videos, I don’t expect the slicing to be easy, but we’ll try to be very patient, and we should be getting a lot of practice! So hopefully we’ll get good enough at it before too long. We’ve been advised by the manufacturer to start at the drier part of the ham if the carving is over an extended period of time.

davebarnes 01-27-2021 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by NW-Bound (Post 2550910)
it was not as easy as seen on Youtube to get nice thin and even shavings.

Is easy.
You just need to be a Spanish restaurant employee with 2 decades of experience.
It is similar to plastering a wall. All in the wrist.

RobbieB 01-28-2021 12:41 AM

I would think a thin sharp blade would be good. Like a fillet (fish) knife.

NW-Bound 01-28-2021 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2550972)
I would think a thin sharp blade would be good. Like a fillet (fish) knife.

Yes, that's a requirement without saying. I just did not have the right touch, or maybe not enough practice. It's my brother's ham, remember.

I don't want to buy my own ham, because my wife is not crazy about it, and a whole ham is too much for one to eat.

I posted this video before. The carving starts at 11:30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0olmZzsF4Xo

audreyh1 01-28-2021 04:32 AM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2550972)
I would think a thin sharp blade would be good. Like a fillet (fish) knife.

The Costco Jamon Iberico comes with a stand and jamon carving knife. So supposedly you have the right knife, just have to learn how to use it!

Koolau 01-28-2021 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2550869)
OK! The Jamon Iberico Pata Negra finally arrived. Now we get to spend a month carving it!

Sorry, I just don't get it (no disrespect - I have NO taste when it comes to exotic or acquired tastes.:flowers:) Does it really taste that good?

I recall tasting caviar for the first time and finding it at best "mildly interesting" but not something I would pay several dollars an ounce for. THEN I found out MY problem was I wasn't eating the stuff that cost hundreds of dollars an ounce!

It's just that you've piqued my interest (not enough to try it, you understand.) I'm sure if I mentioned stuff (like my Corvette) most folks would wonder what's the big deal. It's just a car. A cramped, expensive, loud, uncomfortable, leaky (back in the day) car.

I guess that's why it's called Blow That Dough! YMMV

audreyh1 01-28-2021 07:48 AM

Travel to Spain. Be sure to order tapas that include 100% Iberian acorn-fed jamon thinly sliced. Then you’ll know!

NW-Bound 01-28-2021 08:27 AM

Amazon sells jamon iberico de bellota (the real acorn-fed ham) in small 2 oz packages for $15/oz. For grass-fed ham, the price is about $7/oz.

These small packages are good to refresh one's memory of the taste. A whole ham takes a serious commitment I am not prepared to make. :)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1500_.jpg

GravitySucks 01-28-2021 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ShokWaveRider (Post 2549275)
We should have a "Nearly Blew That Dough" section. :) I almost purchased a 1973 MGB this past weekend. Unfortunately it did not pan out and I passed on it. I have been looking for a MGB for years to tinker with but I must have a rust free straight body. Not so easy to find.

If yours is anything like my and a few friends experience, the purchase is the lowest cost part of owning an MG. Keeping it running is the expensive part.

corn18 01-28-2021 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by GravitySucks (Post 2551132)
If yours is anything like my and a few friends experience, the purchase is the lowest cost part of owning an MG. Keeping it running is the expensive part.

Agree! As a kid, I would rebuild MGBs for my dad. I drove a 73 MGB GT. Loved that car, but it needed constant care. I owned a 1980 MGB LE in college. I sold it when I graduated but bought another one 3 years ago. Forgot how much work they were and sold it a year later. Our 2015 BMW Z4 scratches the roadster itch these days.

RobbieB 01-28-2021 12:59 PM

Jamon Iberico is amazing and worth every penny. Nothing tastes like it. Somewhat like it's Italian cousin Prosciutto but with a richer deeper flavor and a velvet feel.

Amazing stuff!


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