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    Re: Use of deadly force authorized

    unless Lucas built their landing computers......
  2. Thread: SS100 anyone?

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    Re: SS100 anyone?

    over priced, yes, and the big question is for a half mil why not one underneath shot? Suspension? Brakes?
    Seeing some stuff under the bonnet (one photo) makes me think.
    Dinged apron, bent plate,...
  3. Re: Help with 60 Bugeye - major drivetrain issue...

    Binding slightly and opposite wheel turning can be absolutely normal if it still has drum brakes. Pull the wheels and drums, try it again JUST to eliminate slightly out-of-round drums.
    Neutral,...
  4. Thread: Hey Mickey

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    Re: Hey Mickey

    Sounds just like him when they sound like Flatt and Scruggs....
  5. Thread: Hey Mickey

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    Re: Hey Mickey

    Probably one of my favorites....first heard on the AM radio while stationed in Charleston South Carolina in the early 70's.
    Trust me, there are "unauthorized" verses that I won't post.

    ...
  6. Thread: Seat belts

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    Re: Seat belts

    Retractables don't do you any good unless they lock with accelerometers as in a collision, they will extend out and you slip out, Been my experience anyway.

    On using your old ones on the 53...
  7. Thread: Modem Help

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    Re: Modem Help

    My only addition to that "Wall of Sound" is a Graphic Equalizer. Reel-to-Reel, amps, AM/FM tuner, 8-track, even a CRT Television.
    Where's your turntable?
    Oh, my

    WiFi/Router is an Arris...
  8. Thread: Modem Help

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    Re: Modem Help

    I did that three, four weeks ago. Did NOT use Comcrap, as I ain't paying them $10/mo rental and have something I cannot access like Frontier's was.

    Look on Amazon, it will tell you in the item...
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    Re: Dangerous new strain of bacteria

    I thought you got sent to your room after the LAST one?
  10. Thread: Sprite woes

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    Re: Sprite woes

    So, here's the issue.
    You have a problem.
    Ask for help.
    All good.

    Could be this, could be that.....but the DIFFERENCE between a parts changer and a mechanic...is the mechanic figures out what's...
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    MGA Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Have two 50's I drive regularly....both Merc cranks and slugs. Tudor and F-1.

    The 3/4 Merc was in my 49 Willys wagon....not sure if that will ever get done, but the mill is!
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    MGB Re: What to replace when engine is out

    I have owned my own shop, run several more.
    Rule of thumb (ignored by "expert" mechanics to their sorrow), change as little as possible at first.
    Swap parts over, especially if they worked, because...
  13. Re: Why don't tennis players send valentines cards?

    hehehehehe!
  14. Re: Why don't tennis players send valentines cards?

    Go to your room.
  15. Thread: Sprite woes

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    Re: Sprite woes

    If the battery is good, as you say, "I checked the battery and it was fine, it was brand new in the car with an electrical cut out" meaning good voltage that stays there under load like when you turn...
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    MGA Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    love to get a Caterham shell and chassis to drop my fresh 3/4 race 50 Merc flattie into...
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    MGA Re: Interesting MGA Fastback

    Tried, but not quite. Quarter glass big spotting feature, yes, VW headlamps....and bolt-on wires? How much of it is fibreglas?...
  18. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    and be source selective. You start looking at parts direct from dell, you'll get sticker shock. Just did that three weeks ago on an old dell laptop....HD and Motherboard each were more than the...
  19. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    Ah. I saw the wife's laptop and transposed.

    No battery, it's most likely the power supply. Had it happen before to me.
    We had a computer recycling outfit locally then, was able to go down and...
  20. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    More:

    Its a no power situation and its same with different adapters.There is not much of trouble shooting that can be done as you've already tried the basic trouble shooting steps.It could be an...
  21. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    Is this a 1545?

    Try to release flea power and see if that helps.To release flea power disconnect the charger,remove the battery and press and hold down the power button for 30 seconds(with...
  22. Thread: Clutch trouble

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    Re: Clutch trouble

    Probably wisht you still had the 40. My Dad had a Tudor 40....grew up in the backseat lookin' out the winders.
    Tried for decades to find a Tudor I could afford.....never did....stuck with a 50 Tudor.
  23. Thread: Clutch trouble

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    Re: Clutch trouble

    I have NEVER had a metric micrometer or dial caliper. My rebellion against Jimmy Carter's metric mandate.

    On tyres....when I got my Jag, had PRC tyres that had excellent tread....but they were so...
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    Re: Honey, your Uber is here!

    I like the way the uncovered timing belt on the right side engine/cylinder head is as loose as it is. Probably why it's parked at the curb.
    Looks like the scooper nose pulls up and latches on top of...
  25. Thread: What Are the Odds?

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    Re: What Are the Odds?

    What does that bumper sticker say? The parts falling off this car are made to the highest British standards?
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