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    Re: Friday Fun Music Made the Movie Great

    The shining example of music making a movie - The Blues Brothers!

    Without the music it wouls have been just a strange comedy - but when you threw in just about every great R&B musician under the...
  2. Thread: Paperless!

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    Re: Paperless!

    Mailing payments is always a risk - I have particular issues with my water company (not a city or county-owned entity, a for-profit private utility). Their paperwork clearly states "must be RECEIVED...
  3. Thread: Paperless!

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    Re: Paperless!

    I'm not a big fan of it - fortunately I havn't been forced into it. The big assumption with it is that everyone owns the internet - what about people who don't? Or if your computer breaks - now its...
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    Re: Electric car owners?

    I always thought the hydrogen vehicle concept was more effective. Range is limited by energy density and batteries that can deliver adequate energy in a small enough space are painfully expensive...
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    Re: Electric car owners?

    I'd love to!! Regrettably, telling my employer that I'd only be in 3 days a week instead of 5 would result in my driving much more because I'd be living in my car under a freeway overpass instead of...
  6. MGB Battery relocation ponderings and considerations (and ideas?)....

    I am SLOWLY getting closer to the light at the end of the tunnel on the seemingly perpetual metal work on the MGB body, to the point where I can at least spare a little mental bandwidth for...
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    MGB Re: busy tach on 1979 MGB at 75 mph

    At 75MPH you are probably spinning close to 4000 RPM (unless you have an OD transmission in which case more like 3500) - could you be experiencing a missfire which just happens too quick to notice...
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    Re: Facebook - curious if anyone else

    I won't touch it - I also normally use browser extensions that let me limit cross site scripting and (at least on my work computer) an app that warns me when a web browser is initiating a connection...
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    Re: 1969 mgb roadster seat belts

    This will probably eventually be moved to the MG section but since its here I'll answer here:

    I had the same problem with my 1970 - seat belts were disintegrated beyond use. The older MGB's use...
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    Re: Domestic Automakers stopping making cars.

    The Teslas are really nice - but obviously way out of the price range of most working people. What I don't like about them (other than the price) is they are constantly internet-connected which...
  11. Re: Bought an LED underhood light yesterday

    I have always been leery of battery power tools as well because invariably when you are the middle of a project that is when the battery will go flat. Plug in tools have to jack around with...
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    Re: Truck Ideas?

    I have been pretty happy with my V6 Ford Ranger (2003 model) - its not 4 wheel drive but there some that are.
  13. T-Series Re: Who's still building 5 speed conversions.

    I don't know if it will work in a T series, but British Motor Heritage lists a Vitesse gearbox built using brand-new Mazda 5 speeds with custom bell housing and tail peices to work in the MGA and MGB...
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    MGB Re: Intake manifold alignment

    Never even occured to me that this COULD be wrong - I just always assumed they were designed to line up. I have mine off now to do some cleaning and paint touchup on the engine, so when I reassemble...
  15. Thread: Furnace!

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    Re: Furnace!

    Even brand new I don't get that many rotations on momentum alone. Sounds like you probably have a really well built ball-bearing motor instead of the cheaper bushing bearings.
  16. MGB-GT Re: '67 GT - Pulling Engine - Disconnect Driveshaft?

    I had a leveller when I pulled mine, it did help alot.

    Also, because of how much angle you need to get the engine/gearbox out as a unit, it was helpful to put the rear of the car up on jackstands...
  17. Thread: Furnace!

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    Re: Furnace!

    I had that happen to me a couple months ago (while still running the A/C) - unfortunately wasn't just the cap, the whole motor had gotten stuck. Was able to spin it and it ran for about an hour...
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    Re: German Opel

    One of the main things I like about my Mazda is that is DOESN'T have a host of high tech or internet connected electronics. Radio has a CD player and an 1/8inch input. No video screen, no internet...
  19. MGB Re: 1972 MGB Project Blue First attempt and fixing no spark and other checks

    The secondary winding of the coil (where the high voltage lead connects) should be grounded to the car body through the clamp. The primary winding (the 2 smaller leads) will have 12V on both sides...
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    Re: Why Do They

    The other side of the equation (at least from my experience) here in Austin is that when you DO signal a lane change, people will intentionally speed up to block you from doing so.

    The most...
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    Re: Ford vs. Ferrari

    Definitaely worth going to see on a big screen (or IMAX if available). I missed the IMAX showing unfortunately, but even the standard cinema showing was well worth it. A lot would be lost watching...
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    Re: Interesting experience

    That explains why I can't get anyone to work on my old 1989 F250 truck - it has an ODB1 brainbox that seems like it has had a partial lobotomy and I have never been able to get it running really...
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    Re: New to me 1972 but not new to MGB

    Deja Vu - I bought a 70 B about a decade ago - the rust made it unsavable but it was all there and the engine ran (once I connected the carbs to an sailboat outboard fuel tank and used the primer...
  24. Thread: Camping

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    Re: Camping

    Except THEY had roadies (servants and pages) to do all the hard work.....if I could afford to hire roadies to do the setup/takedown and transport I would too!
  25. Thread: Camping

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    Re: Camping

    Speak for yourself.....when I go camping I generally live quite nicely - I do medieval and renissance fairs so I have tent with full standing headroom. full size bed, coffee table with chairs, my...
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