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  1. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    Remember "curb feelers" or whiskers? I remember cars coming into the shop, up on the hoist, and seeing those tucked up in the lip at the bottom of the wing. Last owner had them, just tucked them up...
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    Re: Tach wiring problems

    Like I said at one point, you may be cutting the loom apart at least as far as the tach wires are loomed, to see if anything is melted together. Unless, the tach wires are not loomed up with the main...
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    Re: Tach wiring problems

    There is no power in those wires. If melted and taped, somebody got power to them. may have damaged the tach. make sure nothing is cross wired on the back of the tach. Like, dash lights.
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    Re: Tach wiring problems

    Let me get the chain of events right.
    You've owned this since 1985.
    Bought it from a UK car enthusiast A/C guy.
    Smoke came out of the dash.
    Wires for tach under bonnet covered in tape as far as...
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    Re: Tach wiring problems

    Three possibilities. Bad tach circuit (or capacitor dried out anyway). Bad transmitter. Broken, intermittent wiring.
    That the needle moves at all seems to indicate the transmitter works. How well is...
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    Re: Tach wiring problems

    two wire generator on an XK should have no voltage at all unless running and meter set to AC.
    ’67 Etype Rdstr.
    http://xkedata.com/pdf/42wiring.pdf
    Yours is last year for Type 1. Look on the .pdf,...
  7. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    Try it on a RHD MK2 Jag. It's up high against the tunnel, inboard clutch pedal. Royal pain to get my foot on it.
  8. Thread: Three-legged Dog

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    Re: Three-legged Dog

    I'm Looking Over My Dead Dog Rover I'm looking over my dead dog, Rover, Who I hit with the power mower
    One leg is missing, the other is gone, A third leg is scattered all over the lawn
    No need...
  9. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    One of the reasons cars with stick shifts are less likely any more to be stolen. At least by Millennial Joyriders. Add to that mix, RHD with LH floor shift....or three-on-the-tree. All of the above I...
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    Re: Social Distancing and granddaughters..

    We got it covered. Old ball type, works great. Oldest did not realize we could see her elbowing the youngest. Stern Grandpa voice over the speakers.
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    Social Distancing and granddaughters..

    So...the wife is having withdrawal symptoms with no access to the granddaughters.

    How do we fix this?

    Video call!

    Not a webcam on the premises. All the stores...shelves for said are bare. ...
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    Re: If You Get an email That Says "Knock Knock"

    Coil! It's ALWAYS the coil! Knock-knock, bang!
  13. Thread: Windows 10 Problem

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    Re: Windows 10 Problem

    I thought you'd like that. Been saving it just for you!
  14. Thread: Windows 10 Problem

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    Re: Windows 10 Problem

    If I could get drivers for this Toshiba Laptop to do it, it would be XP this afternoon.

    STILL all the desktops use XP, STILL work, STILL access what I need to access.

    Don't use any Eve handing...
  15. Thread: 1960 MGA Vin

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    MGA Re: 1960 MGA Vin

    Engine number 16GA-U 19814 indicates
    16 1588cc or 16 1622cc central gear change
    16GA / U / 1588cc MGA 1600,central gear change.

    Next is a heritage certificate.
    Don't believe what you...
  16. Thread: 1960 MGA Vin

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    MGA Re: 1960 MGA Vin

    GHNL is:
    G = MG
    H = engine size between 1400 and 1999cc
    N = roadster
    L = left-hand drive

    88485 is in the range for a 1600 engine, all bodies.
    May of 1959 to March of 1961 was MK1. Since your...
  17. Thread: Ford's faux pas

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Had a 72 Pinto wagon, 2.0 with automatic. Loved that car. Kids got bigger, sold it, bought a Fairmont wagon. Some Some clueless rich person who thought they were entitled, drove their Mercedes...
  18. Thread: My BJ8 Barn Find

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    Re: My BJ8 Barn Find

    Remember, "some oil" is sort of specific. I had a guy working for me who POURED oil in and about blew the gauge up. Couple of squirts with a pump oiler, spin the engine with the started for a couple...
  19. Thread: My BJ8 Barn Find

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    Re: My BJ8 Barn Find

    Usually the battery cable ends are bigger for positive. So, unless you just arbitrarily replaced the cables, you should be able to slip cables onto a battery and know right away.

    I watch all these...
  20. Thread: Ford's faux pas

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    With the proper media spin, absolutely.
  21. Thread: Ford's faux pas

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    And that's a good thing. Lots of media BS on that.
    Bottom line, after all the media hoopla, there was a short blurb in the back section of the newspaper on the outcome. Not what you'd think.

    Ford...
  22. Thread: Ford's faux pas

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Most folks haven't a clue. What's a round motor? That's just an airplane. Why does it sound different.
    Oh, I am so tempted to tell you who the "facts checker" probably was. Bas wound have a stroke.
  23. Thread: A good laugh

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    Re: A good laugh

    72 WesPac, I think Ric told me. 0-ganger, Ric was a TN (his def) or Stewards Mate. Probably had interfacing in wardroom.
  24. Thread: A good laugh

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    Re: A good laugh

    Good friend was on the Pervert of the Pacific. Knew another fellow who claimed to be the CO for a short period of time, but no record ever found.
    Ric Hedman was a TN on Flasher. Plankowner.
    Did...
  25. Thread: A good laugh

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    Re: A good laugh

    Ah HA! What boat? SeaHorse, 669, SEP71 qual.
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