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Old 03-04-2021, 07:07 AM
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Headquartered in Franklin, Nissan's North American Operations is there, so I imagine that whole area is booming.

The plant is in Smyrna, about 10 miles toward Nashville from Murfreesboro. They have an extensive wellness program for their employees. I was a lifeguard there while I was at MTSU. The whole region from Franklin, to Murfreesboro, to Gallatin, and back to Nashville is almost a megalopolis now. There are only a few holes to fill in, probably due to people holding on to their family farm lands, refusing to sell.
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The hobby shop mascot followed me all around and helped me pick out and buy several real cool rockets there at Hudson Classic Hobbies.
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For those who haven't met him, here's the rocket cat.
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The plant is in Smyrna, about 10 miles toward Nashville from Murfreesboro. They have an extensive wellness program for their employees. I was a lifeguard there while I was at MTSU. The whole region from Franklin, to Murfreesboro, to Gallatin, and back to Nashville is almost a megalopolis now. There are only a few holes to fill in, probably due to people holding on to their family farm lands, refusing to sell.



Mike Wolfe (American Pickers) and family call the Thompson’s Station area as their home I believe. They also opened a guest house/loft in downtown Columbia and are restoring some old historical buildings there. One of the buildings is an old Packard dealership and another is an old Texaco service center.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:02 PM
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AAAAAAAAAAANYWAY.................................. ..................

Today I returned from my very successful job down in NashVegas to find "The Vixen" had sanded all of the Pershing parts so beautifully that they look like they had been injection molded instead of 3D printed. She's informed me that I owe her a manicure. I do indeed!

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p.s. That "rocket cat" gag is hilarious!
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:27 PM
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AAAAAAAAAAANYWAY.................................. ..................

Today I returned from my very successful job down in NashVegas to find "The Vixen" had sanded all of the Pershing parts so beautifully that they look like they had been injection molded instead of 3D printed. She's informed me that I owe her a manicure. I do indeed!

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p.s. That "rocket cat" gag is hilarious!


See?! This place really turns into a “free for all” nightmare when you are gone so long ...
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I heard Nashvegas had a beer shortage at exactly the same time you were there! Coincidence?
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No coincidence. Plus, Centerline bbq in Goodletsville experienced a rib shortage after I was there!
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The nose cone.

There's an error in step 1 of the instructions. Below the diagram of the (2) largest dimaeter nose cone sections is written: Epoxy leaving a credit card gap between parts B and C. This should actually be between parts D and C.

I've mixed up a good quantity of 30 minute epoxy and applied it to the ID of the mounting socket of part D. I then inserted and rotated part C to an even gap of a credit card (0.030") I then apply the epoxy to part B and insert part A until flush. Note how tight the seam is between parts A and B.

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The epoxy is now hard enough to handle the parts. The seam between C and B is NOT glued yet to allow for addition of nose weight. I might epoxy it anyway though, because I don't see why nose weight can't be added from the large open end of part D. I'll look ahead in the instructions and decide.

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