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  1. Thread: Datsun 2000

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    Re: Datsun 2000

    and all that before the oil crisis of OCT73. Crosleys got about 1/3 of that in MPG on their best days. Just think of your RANGE with a 20-gallon tank. Amazing.
  2. Thread: Datsun 2000

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    Re: Datsun 2000

    The burgeoning Japanese car company wanted a really good name so they asked the Germans who are known for naming their car companies really well.
    The president asked a rep from a German marketing...
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    I saw stuff like that in person. Puerta Lleras, in Meta province, Colombia. Right there in the dirt road next to a building.
    Just down the road (dirt) from where we lived in Lomalinda.
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    Re: Our County has just abandoned recycling.

    That does exacerbate the situation a bit. But it's been a year or two since the PRC said they didn't want out stuff anymore.

    Maybe garbage, maybe recyclables.

    Just ship it out, everybody feels...
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    Re: BFS (Black Friday Spam)

    Yeah....lookee all the monee I save buy.....buying NEITHER!
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    BFS (Black Friday Spam)

    I regularly check our webmail SPAM folders.

    Just checked the wife's.

    New World Maps.

    These are nutz:
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    Re: Alternator help - please.

    Or a cracked fan blade. Look closely. And do NOT lean over the fan or the known blade escape routes while listening.
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    Re: Welcome to the Future.

    I dealt with rechargeable batteries for 25 years in my business. Avoided anything Lithium by 100%.
    The damage to the environment to build a saleable electric vehicle is HUGE, but most of that...
  9. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7896/31988097317_eb1f0a3b42_b.jpg
  10. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Of course, the Jag and the Ford have extremely effective errant pedestrian gutting devices attached to their respective bonnets.
  11. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    I'm kinda partial to the understated shoebox design.
    Like my 1950 Ford, and my MK2 Jag. Understated.
    No fins. No bling.
  12. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Nope. And got behind a new Jeep something....not the "X" taillights.....swore the left light was out (right hand curve), then whoops, both work, then left hand curve and the RH taillight was out.
    ...
  13. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    oh...if you didn't like the taillights on an Edsel, don't buy a new Prius.
    ...
  14. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Depends on the state of residence. If the car meets the requisite age requirements, 40 or at the most 50 years and it's a "classic".
    Only thing wrong with an Edsel was marketing.
    Manufactured and...
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    TR4/4A Re: Identify this piece

    looks like text only from here?
  16. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    and maybe parts are not the issue they once were. Hated to see them come into the shop, often parts were just not there.
    Front end, especially.
    I don't think the 4 cylinder ones were 3K new. So...
  17. Thread: 47 Years ago today

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    Re: 47 Years ago today

    and the 34 year anniversary to my wife burning our house down.

    A date....which shall live...in infamy.
  18. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Sunroofs. Boy.....I got stuck with them.
    Cable issues, some, big deal was the assembly line worker who put them in. Two clear 1/2" plastic tubes for drains off pack corners of pan, went down C...
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    Re: Heat Shield finish 66 Type

    JCNA mentions heat shields...but no finish. Downpipes light rust accepted. I did judging ONCE for JCNA, and the guides are NOT inclusive, leave a whole lot out, and results in long, heated arguments....
  20. Thread: '72 Mercury Capri

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    Re: '72 Mercury Capri

    Not bad. 2.0L, 2.3L came out in a year or two after this. MUCH preferred the 2.0L

    Had these in the shop all the time when I worked for L-M.

    Don't see a sunroof, so that's a plus. Lots of issues...
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    Re: Well that's embarrassing

    Yeah, read that in the paper this morning.

    Look at that pickup. Just tack flat sheets of sheetmetal together and call it good, eh?

    Maybe it's designed to hold the heat inside when the batteries...
  22. Thread: computer security

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    Re: computer security

    My neighbor works for F5 Networks. Security stuff.
    He tells me I am safer with XP and a decent AV than I would be with 10 and the BEST AV.

    I dumped McAfee when I had 95. Norton went shortly...
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    Re: Latest vulnerabilities

    Did you do it? I ran one address, clean. Second, big issue..Avast, Malwarebytes, and MajorGeeks. Those are three....who should know better, but didn't.
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    Latest vulnerabilities

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-fake-software-update-tries-to-download-malware-onto-your-pc-even-when-you-click-later/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=22647785953637791977878810622680

    WordPress...and...
  25. Thread: Pianos in Pubs

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    Re: Pianos in Pubs

    There once was a piano player in Nantucket
    Who couldn't play boogie in a bucket.
    He quit for law school,
    And 55 years later.....

    Oh, wait. Can't do ditties like that without getting thrown out...
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