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  1. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    My Subaru backup camera beeps when anything - car, bike, pedestrian - is approaching from the side just as I shift into reverse. Amazing how a pedestrian will cross in back of your car just as you're...
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    Re: Old owner - New Forum!

    My 13 year old brother put a Whizzer motor on his bike way back in 1950.
  3. Thread: Fuel prices

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    Fuel prices

    Sunoco regular at one station in Venice, FL - 1.89. Race Trac 1.99, Mobil 1.99. Lowest I can remember in years. What's it in your area?
  4. Thread: Battery problem

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    Re: Battery problem

    Don't be so Negative.
  5. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    Friend of mine suffered an "incident" at our annual sports car dinner a few years ago. Was taken to a local hospital. I had to drive his Toyota Avalon home. Automatic transmission. Somehow I got it...
  6. Re: Things to Do While You are Sheltering in Place

    My theory is you either have a mathematical mind or a literary/word oriented mind. I almost flunked the Army mental test. They had spatial relations and I had no clue. Couldn't even figure out a...
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    Re: La música norteña

    Real folkloric music. Good close harmony. Was the band music live or recorded?
  8. Re: Things to Do While You are Sheltering in Place

    There was a calculus book there. It took me 4 years to pass 2 years of algebra because I never saw any use for it. As a math illiterate, please tell me what is calculus and what is it good for in the...
  9. Thread: Ford's faux pas

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    The Chevy Vega. The car that redefined depreciation. And the car that turned my best friend from a lifetime Chevy owner to a lifetime Toyota owner. I once drove into New York City with him as a back...
  10. Thread: Others?

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    Re: Others?

    I have a monopod.
    Its sitting home in a corner with my old tripod.
    No steadier than me. Did you remember who's holding the monopod?
  11. Thread: Others?

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    Re: Others?

    I tried a few shots today with manual settings. A bit better - some overexposed. Here's the best one.

    62729
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    Re: My BJ8 Barn Find

    Is the rngine running? How did you check the compression?
    To see if its the rungs, take the compression again; then pour some oil into the cylinder and retest. If the compression goes up, its the...
  13. Thread: Others?

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    Re: Others?

    Trapped down here in Paradise. Golf course is still open and birding is still possible though local beaches are closed. Many people riding bikes and walking. Our club dining room is closed but...
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    Re: Grampa, what did you do during...

    I always seemed to get sick from flying commercial so onetime some years ago, I got on the plane to Florida wearing a gas mask - the kind paint sprayers used to use. I thought I'd get either stopped...
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    Re: Hare & hound rally

    Never got one. Thought it was like cheating. For those that don't know, it looked like a small coffee grinder. I never used one or even examined one close up. There must be some on E-bay. All I ever...
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    Re: 2019 Convertible Noise_Squeak

    Squirt some rubber lubricant on all rubber bushings - sway bar, shock absorbers, etc. Not familiar with the Mini although my daughter had one a few years ago but I'm sure there are links with rubber...
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    Re: Hare & hound rally

    Back in the 1950s and into the 1960s, we had rallys several times a year and gymkhanas in local parking lots. All gone now except for occasional rallys, but with GPS and yes, the old Curta...
  18. Thread: A good laugh

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    Re: A good laugh

    Hilarious, Michael.
    Wonder if he got permission for this?
    I have several parodies that I'm afraid to let loose.
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    Re: Healey ergonomics question

    At about 5"3", I had the opposite trouble. The MG TD steering wheel was in my chest - and it was featherlight steering - and the tiny pedals were a stretch. Similar problem on my TR6 - even thought...
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    Re: 1955 Corvette V8

    Correction - the 1956 and beyond Corvetteswere still solid-axle C1s. The C2 came along in the 1960s and looked entirely different.
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    1955 Corvette V8

    As I was driving down Center Rd. in Venice this morning, a gorgeous fire-engine red sports car pulled out from a side road and wound up in the left lane. It had a sleek silhouette, two small...
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    Drive home from Florida

    Scheduled to leave May 1st. Just heard from our downstairs neighbor who drove back to PA. Many hotels, motels closed, including rest rooms and parking lots closed off. Its been a l-o-o-n--g time...
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    Re: Healey ergonomics question

    I always wanted a Jag XK but I could never see over the steering wheel.
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    Re: Speaking of Bureaucracy

    CT has emission inspections only for newer cars. Both TR6 and Alfa are exempt. No mechanical or tire inspections.
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    Re: An important message from Rudyard

    I believe that poem hangs above the door at the Wimbledon Tennis facility.
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