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08-13-2006, 10:01 PM
Just want to say hello to everyone, first time owner of a british car, 1979 MGB. Really glad that I found this site and hope you all won't get tired of my questions.

08-13-2006, 10:16 PM
Welcome- We never get tired of questions.....or pictures *nudge* *nudge*

tony barnhill
08-14-2006, 10:07 AM
Another MG-ophile!! Welcome.

08-15-2006, 12:05 PM
This is the place for questions and answers. In fact,sometimes these guys even answer before you ask!
Welcome,and have fun with your "LBC" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/savewave.gif

Stuart. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif ('78 Midget.)

08-15-2006, 09:17 PM
Yeah, what he said! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

...we here at BCF have time warping nexus equipment: we can even locate questions and answer 'em before you ~know~ to ask. It cuts down on bandwidth, y'see. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

tony barnhill
08-15-2006, 09:21 PM
So, Doc, "---------- --- - ------- ---- ------ ---- ----?"

08-15-2006, 09:29 PM
Only if ambient temp is consistently under 32 degrees Farenheit... but you knew that and you're just TROLLIN' me Tony!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

tony barnhill
08-15-2006, 09:33 PM

08-16-2006, 07:24 PM
Just one minor correction, Doc. That answer holds true only above the Equator. South of there it's reversed due to Coriolis Force.
See what you're getting into, Harold. Welcome to the nuthouse.

08-17-2006, 03:21 PM
Who's this Coriolis fella that HE gets to make the rules for TWO hemispheres?!? HUH?!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif

tony barnhill
08-17-2006, 04:45 PM
DOC! Surely you jest:

Coriolis Force - an artifact of the earth's rotation:

Once air has been set in motion by the pressure gradient force, it undergoes an apparent deflection from its path, as seen by an observer on the earth. This apparent deflection is called the "Coriolis force" and is a result of the earth's rotation.

As air moves from high to low pressure in the northern hemisphere, it is deflected to the right by the Coriolis force. In the southern hemisphere, air moving from high to low pressure is deflected to the left by the Coriolis force.

The amount of deflection the air makes is directly related to both the speed at which the air is moving and its latitude. Therefore, slowly blowing winds will be deflected only a small amount, while stronger winds will be deflected more. Likewise, winds blowing closer to the poles will be deflected more than winds at the same speed closer to the equator. The Coriolis force is zero right at the equator.

08-17-2006, 07:20 PM
Which explains why when you flush the toilet in Sydney, the water rotates in the opposite direction of one flushed in Chicago. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-20-2006, 02:20 PM

08-20-2006, 06:58 PM
You lost me after the second post on this thread. Could you tell me what language you guys are talking?

08-21-2006, 03:08 PM
ummm... the name of the language starts with Bull and ends with what happens to a bull's dinner


just tryin' to abide by Basil's rules on profanity

08-21-2006, 09:59 PM