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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    I used to hear a B-36 flying over way up in the sky. I always recognized the peculiar drone of the engines. One plane you can hear today is the Italian Piaggio with the canard wing. That high-pitched...
  2. Thread: Exam

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    Re: Exam

    How about these? My copies.601846018560186
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    Re: Propane Accessory - for fans of the show

    Hank Hill. "Propane and propane accessories". Every politician should be forced to watch an entire year of King of the Hill.
  4. Thread: Roof rack?

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    Re: Roof rack?

    Friend of mine who drove and raced successfully an Alfa Giulietta in the late 1950s invented a ski rack for convertibles called the Ski Port ski rack. When he was drafted and spent a year in the...
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    Re: Honda spark plugs

    The Volts seem to be selling for a premium plus GM is phasing them out. So the Volt is fading away.
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    Re: New member intro

    We're still in Stamford but Hank passed away some years ago (kidney cancer) and Janet moved to Boca Raton, married an older guy who also passed away and she's still there. She still has a house in...
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    Re: Honda spark plugs

    It ran fine and still does. Starts instantly hot or cold, winter or summer so saw no need to change. This car sits outside most of the year, only coming into the garage when we go to Florida. It's...
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    Re: New member intro

    Welcome, DJ. I think I remember you when you lived in CT- Wilton? Weston? Friends of Hank and Janet Weintraub?
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    Honda spark plugs

    Our '02 Accord goes into the shop tomorrow for routine maintenance & tire rotation. The original spark plugs now have over 150,000 miles on them (try that on a Triumph) and I think they should be...
  10. Thread: Dead battery

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    Re: Dead battery

    Re-checked. Voltage now 0.00. It bleeds off slowly. But battery voltage across the terminals has dropped from 12.6 to 12.45 just sitting with green knob loosened. I'll check it again tomorrow.
  11. Thread: Dead battery

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    Re: Dead battery

    Further update. Even with the green knob turned all the way out - which is unnecessary - I still get a .02 volts reading when touching the green knob or the holddown bolt. It should read zero volts,...
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    Re: The times, they are

    You live in Big Sky Country. We live in60078 No Sky Country. Overhanging trees in Northeast make a very limited view of the sky except out on the water and in a few high places. Here are a couple of...
  13. Thread: Get Well Soon

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    Re: Get Well Soon

    OY!
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    Re: Dead battery

    Elliot guessed it. He wins the prize. The ground cable clamp was (barely) touching the battery hold-down rod. Not wanting to bend the cable, I had kept it straight and tightened it up not realizing...
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    Re: Get Well Soon

    I can row a boat, canoe?
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    Re: The times, they are

    My wife has the I-Phone and uses it constantly. It's very useful, especially when you're lost. She says "Directions Basil's house" and we get the route and a map. It also tells her how far ahead a...
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    Re: Dead battery

    Ok - I think I discovered the source of the short circuit by accident, and when I discovered it, I burst out laughing at how simple and stupid it was. I discovered it by using my Radio Shack...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Anyone running NGK spark plugs?

    I've been using Bosch Platinum plugs in the TR6 with no problems and burning the right color showing a correct mixture.
  19. Thread: TR6 Door Glass

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    TR6 Re: TR6 Door Glass

    1. Remove the door panels. Use a screwdriver and an ice pick or a nail to drive out the metal pieces holding the handles to the shafts.
    2. The glass should fit squarely and snugly in the lift...
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    Dead battery

    The Alfa was entered in a club concours this afternoon. I put in a new battery about 6 weeks ago. Seemed to be charging fine. Last drove the car about ten days ago. Went to Vermont this past weekend...
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    Re: What is wrong with people

    WTF?? Why?
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    Vermont car show

    Spent four days in Vermont. Attended a car show in Waterbury. Over 100 cars - about 40 makes represented. I'd say 90% were American, mostly from the 1920s-1950s. Many Model A's, a couple of T's - the...
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    Re: I do miss Gliding

    As a novice, you have to be aware of "stick lift". - the unconscious easing back of the stick trying to hold altitude. You start to climb but lose speed rapidly if you persist.
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    Another nightmare repair job

    Brake light burned out on wife's 2002 Accord. Picked up a bulb at Auto Zone and went online to see how to change out. Very simple. Routine job. Changed it out but after a few days, it stopped...
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    Re: I do miss Gliding

    I flew only one time in a glider. Flew from Bridgeport up to Wurtsboro, NY where an ex-fighter pilot took me up in a glider. I learned fast what adverse yaw was. You had to lead into a turn with...
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