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  1. Thread: brake switch

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    T-Series Re: brake switch

    The difference in the threads may be that the new parts has NPT threads while your older switch may be BSPT. You can measure the diameters and thread pitches to confirm what you have. If you really...
  2. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    My son got the IRS call when he was a teenager and it scared him to death. Thankfully he was smart enough to hang up and call his mom to ask if the IRS really would call and threaten people.

    A...
  3. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    I'm sorry, I cannot send any money to the prince. I had to send all my money to a guy who accidentally sent me a cashier's check for more money than I was selling my car for. Once his check clears...
  4. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    Hey! Then you and I must be cousins!
  5. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    I started and deleted responses several times. I'll try to keep this one brief.

    Free? Yes and no. Remember free does not mean easily accessible.

    Many records are public and available for...
  6. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    Walter, your experience echos what I was trying to convey in the last sentence of my second paragraph above. I have been tempted to use Ancestry for their indexes to documents.
  7. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    OK... now we have to bring up X-chromosome tests. No matter what you have heard, women gain almost no information from DNA testing. Their tests typically are limited to matching family...
  8. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    You wrote your post while I was typing so some of this will be redundant.

    The other people (doing family history research) will only be able to contact you if you opt in to share your matches and...
  9. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    I started a reply and deleted it when I realized it was too long.

    Suffice it to say that there are different types of DNA tests and the ones you see on TV these days are mainly the "where are your...
  10. Thread: DNA tests

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    Re: DNA tests

    I had my DNA tested more than a decade ago as part of my research in genealogy. At that time private DNA testing was almost exclusively done to find matches to other individuals. This testing was...
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    Re: Temperature Sensor Removal

    That's a significant error. However, if you are going to throw the bad gauge out, throw it to me!

    If you are planning on keeping the gauge for future repair, try the DIY method shown in the link...
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    General MG Re: Field find restoration question ...

    I will add that in spite of the engine having an MG labeled valve cover, it is a small bore Mini engine. Having been left out in a field with two missing spark plugs in the head, the bores will be...
  13. Re: It's FRIDAY! (For those of you who still work...)

    I am retired. Today is Saturday... so was yesterday, so is tomorrow.
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    Re: Greetings from MGA Guru

    Welcome Barney.

    Like many who have already posted, I met you at a car show a few years ago. In my case, the NC MG Car Club's annual show in Raleigh. I look forward to your posts on this board.
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    Re: Visited a Local Hospital today...

    I've seen a lot of Amazon 1-star reviews where people are upset that some common item they would NEVER ingest or handle a lot carries the California Prop 65 warning. Some things just seem to go too...
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    Re: Dropped Bolt or Anything Small

    My worst experience was with the Mini. I dropped a nut which disappeared. I took the car on a test drive only to find the nut had dropped into an opening in the shift mechanism jamming it in 2nd...
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    Re: Sprite Petronix Electronic Ignition

    I have had a Crane failure.

    I had the Crane/Alison ignition on the GT6 for years. I washed the engine bay one day. The remote amplifier got water in it and failed. You could say getting water...
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    Re: Sprite Petronix Electronic Ignition

    They are saying to not use solid (wire) core spark plug wires. They want you to use resistor wires. Resistor wires typically have a center that looks like it is made up of a bunch of carbon fibers....
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    Spitfire Re: gps speedometer

    I was unaware anyone had an off the shelf setup that works directly with the Smiths cables. Thanks for the information.

    It is my understanding that both the Dakota Digital and Speedhut...
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    Spitfire Re: gps speedometer

    That's the first time I have heard about that. What new cars use GPS speedometers?

    I suspect what you are experiencing is not due to GPS but the laser and radar sensors built into many new cars...
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    Re: Mystery airplane!

    Ernest K. Gann wrote the original book. He wanted his name removed because he was displeased with the screenplay which he said did not follow his plot. He said later that an unfortunate side effect...
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    Re: Mystery airplane!

    Jane Russell in "Fate is the Hunter", 1964. According to Wikipedia the plane was a mock up made from a DC7b and a 707.
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    Re: Need brake bleeding advice

    Your first post suggests that you have owned and driven the car for a while. If that is not true please let us know. I apologize in advance if any of the information below is obvious or redundant to...
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    TR4/4A Re: GROSE-JET or Viton-tip for SU HS6 carbs?

    +1 against Grose Jets. I have had them both stick closed and stick open. As mentioned above and elsewhere on the web, modern versions are often coated with a Cosmoline-like substance to protect the...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Valvoline VR1 price

    It always amazes me when stores will do something like that. I am also surprised that stores will sometimes put national brand items on sale for less than their own house brand.

    No Menard's...
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