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  1. Thread: Trivia Night

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    Trivia Night

    Once a month, we play on a Trivia team. There were 18 questions plus a final question.We were 2nd going into the final question, got the right answer but stood pat because if we got it wrong, what we...
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    Re: AUTOMOBILE Magazine Discontinued

    Haven't read a car magazine in years except in my Subaru dealer's waiting room or at my dentists (he's a car nut). Just not interested in $40K sedans/Suv's and $150K sports cars that I'll never own...
  3. Thread: Steam Bike

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    Re: Steam Bike

    They invented the steam engine. Part of the Industrial Revolution.
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    Re: Mystery airplane!

    Arriving at PBI in West Palm, we hired a Uber to drive us to our car in Boynton Beach. Turned out he was an American Airlines pilot volunteering one day a week to drive for nothing, sending his...
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    Re: Mystery airplane!

    I read Fate is the Hunter many years ago and still have the book on my overladen bookshelves. Those early airline pilots were a brave lot indeed. Flying a DC3 through an ice storm in Tennessee at...
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    Re: For the first Time in Almost a Year

    No thunderstorm today. After a brief morning shower, the sun came out, stuck around all day while the temperature climbed all the way up to 75 on my porch thermometer in the sun. It was more like...
  7. Thread: Wut?

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    Re: Wut?

    I would call that what it is but this is a family magazine. Just remember, the most powerful words in the English language are all one syllable - war, peace, love, hate, sex,eat, food,yes, no,go,...
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    Re: For the first Time in Almost a Year

    62 today as well. Took both cars out for some road work Both Alfa and TR6 ran well. TR6 had a direction signal out - turned out to be a loose ground wire. Clutch fluid was also down a bit. I have to...
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    Re: She Just Turned 18

    Amazing how cats always know when they're going to the vets. They run and hide.
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    Re: Honda engine quit

    Latest update. Since the new battery installed, no problems whatsoever. It must have been just a dying battery.
  11. Thread: Laws

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    Re: Laws

    My third law - as appears in Paul Dickson's The Official Rules-also quoted by Ann Landers:
    The time of departure is directly proportional to the square of the number of people going. Example:...
  12. Thread: Corn Collection

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    Re: Corn Collection

    Question - "Sis, boom, baa".
    Answer - "What is the sound of an exploding sheep?"
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    Re: Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

    If you don't have taped-off wires hanging under the dash leading who-knows-where, you don't have a real LBC.
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    Re: Strange airport runway

    Taking off from Sky Acres in NY State some years ago, as I started my takeoff roll, I noticed an 18-wheel semi heading my way from the far end of the runway. I was in the air well before we got close...
  15. Thread: Weevils

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    Re: Weevils

    Only realistic film ever made AFAIK about those old sailing warships. No more Errol Flynn fencing on deck.
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    Re: My cat Blue is so talented..

    You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose - but you can't pick your friend's nose.
  17. Thread: Weevils

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    Re: Weevils

    Evil Weevil?
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    Re: Domestic Automakers stopping making cars.

    These clowns are rampant down south and in Texas. Ride right on your tail and try to intimidate. They all think they're Dale Earnhart.
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    Re: 1960 FriskySport Barn Find

    Thing looks like a baby carriage.
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    Re: Honda engine quit

    Had the car in a shop today - not my regular guy but the shop that installed the new battery. Checked the codes but found the only problem was a clogged EGR valve. Quoted as new one at just over $200...
  21. Thread: YouTube speed?

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    Re: YouTube speed?

    Yes.
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    General MG Re: Trivia Question for MG Experts

    Auto writers hated the TF when it came out. As for the TF 1500, "too little and too late". I always considered the TF the best looking of the T series except that the hood (bonnet) sides no longer...
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    T-Series Re: Who's still building 5 speed conversions.

    If I ever got another TD (?), I would definitely try to install a MK 11 or TF differential (4.875 as I recall) to go along with a 5-speed box which would bring the piston revs down to a more...
  24. For Sale Re: 1955 MG TD Original car, numbers matching, restored to immaculate condition

    It's a '51 or '52. Rectangular taillights and early tach and speedo. If you could see the windscreen, the wiper motor would be opposite the passenger's head. Moved to the middle in 1053, possibly as...
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    Re: Bought an LED underhood light yesterday

    I replaced the fluorescent tubes in the cellar playroom with LEDs. Much better. Light instantly and brighter. Also needed a different ballast as well. Kitchen overhead fixture still has fluorescents....
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