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  1. Re: Things to Do While You are Sheltering in Place

    Either the hospitals or divorce lawyers, or maybe both
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    Re: Our County has just abandoned recycling.

    Interestingly just as recycling is being abandoned we just got a brand new fully automated sorting system. Using magnets / IR optics and other similar magic the system automatically sorts 2,000 tons...
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    Re: Call in the lawyers

    Drill a small hole (in a location which is not particularly visible), fill with roundup (there are better herbicides available). The city will be after you to remove the dead tree.
    Don't ask how I...
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    Re: YouTube speed?

    The ads seem to load just as fast as before... Just now I seem to get more of them
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    Re: I screwed up - Bosch VE pump.

    OK I finally got it to prime and realized that I put the accelerator arm on a bit rotated so it wasn't opening the throttle at all. Now it starts. warm and cold idle are high but that is just two...
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    I screwed up - Bosch VE pump.

    Well to try and stop a big fuel leak on my Nissan Serena. (LD23 diesel Engine) I eased off the back of the pump to replace the o-ring between the aluminium body and the cast iron head (part where...
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    Re: Scroll Air Compressor

    Had a 70 herald. Rebuilt all the mechanical stuff. Brought the engine up to higher spec (similar to Spitfires so about 75 hp vs the normal 60) and drove it like I just stole it. But I no longer...
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    Re: Scroll Air Compressor

    Here you go a bunch of smaller scroll compressors
    they cost a bit more than the Eastwood but probably better.
    https://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/tools/1-hp-scroll-compressors.html
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    Re: Here is one for you Electronic experts.

    OK so where is the magnet which is supposed to trigger the reed switch? Inside the pipe hiding behind the circuit board. That switch is probably oriented vertically right? (of course it is) the...
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    A few years back two idiots near were I grew up had a noise coming out of the drive train of their pick up truck. So one idiot lay down under the truck so his friend could drive back and forth to...
  11. Thread: German Opel

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    Re: German Opel

    This was one of the company car leasing options I had when I got my last car. Looks very nice from the outside. The inside looks like it was designed in 1998 and they hadn't heard about those new...
  12. Thread: Rental Car

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    Re: Rental Car

    Lots of them in my area. Peugeot and Frenchies in general have REALLY improved. For better or worse because of the globalization of the auto industry a lot of the French quirkiness has vanished. At...
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    Re: Thought they were gone forever

    I usually find these missing items in the washing machine - After the wash. Sort of an extra quality control step for the waterproofing on the cars keys and remote.
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    No more Bosch tools for me

    After having bought lots of Bosch tools over the years they have lost a customer.

    Earlier this year I got a nice new set of 18v Li-ion drill and impact driver. the good quality Blue tools. ...
  15. Thread: Bondo problem

    by 70herald
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    Re: Bondo problem

    You wouldn't hire me either. I got three days into starting the body work on the Herald decided I hated body work, couldn't really do it without a garage anyway and was not going to pay what the...
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    Re: What I did on my Birthday

    Congratulations! Best birthday gift ever :D
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    Re: Inspection Time

    Growing up in Michigan with no safety inspections, I remember seeing cars going down the road sideways. Obviously the result of serious frame damage. And cars with rusty parts falling off while...
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    Re: New HP Laptop SSD

    Defragging is not needed on an SSD since it is not a mechanical device. On a HD, the information is stored sort of like on a record, in concentric stripes. After time, because of the way files get...
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    Re: Strange A/C - radio problem

    Problem found! and as predicted by TOC a voltage feed issue. The bolt holding the ground cable to the chassis was rusty, loose and impossible to get at.
    I guess I could have tried tightening it if...
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    Re: Strange A/C - radio problem

    I think you are on the correct track. If I recall correctly, I measures + on the battery and - on chassis so any resistance would have been measured.
    Unfortunately I have been dealing with my own...
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    Re: Strange A/C - radio problem

    "oldish" would be 14 in this case (yeah I know for a site dealing mostly with LBCs this isn't really old) The radio is probably old enough to be called "oldish" also.

    You are talking about oil in...
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    Strange A/C - radio problem

    My oldish nissan van has developed a strange problem. every time the A/C compressor kicks in (A/C clutch of course), the radio is re-starting. Now this isn't to shocking since the voltage is also...
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    Re: On to the summit!

    Or exactly like they used to be John Krakauer wrote a book 20 years ago "Into thin air" about the 1996 Everest climb season which also result in the death and injury of multiple climbers.
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    Re: Boeing accidents

    The larger diameter engines are more efficient. The problem on the 737 is that the diameter has gotten so large that the engines are now scraping the ground.
    Boeing apparently looked into...
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    Re: Boeing accidents

    Much more complex than just the computer control. Here is a much more in depth explanation from a real 737 pilot on his youtube channel. Just be careful a dangerous rabbit hole to fall down lots of...
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