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    Re: I fear for the future of the republic...

    Everything's bigger in Texas!

    Let's just leave it at that.

    :rolleye:

    Back in my elementary school days, we couldn't buy popsicle sticks. We had to eat a *lot* of popsicles! My favorite: ...
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    Re: I fear for the future of the republic...

    We used popsicle sticks!

    (tongue depressors .... yeeesh)
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    Re: I fear for the future of the republic...

    Wondered if anyone remembers this:

    59746

    It's the way we learned numbers, counting, and basic math when I was a kid in Texas in the 1950s. I'm thinking that learning math on a touch screen...
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    Re: Healey route 66 bucket list

    Hi Mark - welcome to BCF.

    That is quite a story! and thanks for the Hemmings link. I hear you on the summer heat problem, but you sure chose a good route to follow. "Get your kicks on Route...
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    Re: Use of deadly force authorized

    :encouragement:
  6. Thread: mercedes

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    Re: mercedes

    That car is a sight to behold!

    Closest I ever got was owning a 1958 M-B 220S - but it served its purpose.
    Tom M.
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    Re: Use of deadly force authorized

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Wiper Cable Lube

    I'm no expert, but I used aerosol graphite lube on mine. Same for other rotating cables.

    Tom M.
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    "Yeah,but did the reverse lights work?"

    We never knew. Once the transmission froze, you couldn't shift into reverse.

    :lol:
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Some friends of mine bought a *used* Yugo back in the 1980s. As they were driving home, wife rolled down the passenger door window.

    Window fell out into the street.

    Transmission froze a few...
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    Re: Availabile with different trim options

    Always good to consider the difficulties surmounted when anything is designed and built. As Mike says, given the hardships of post-war Europe - plus the lack of the Marshall Plan - the German...
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    Re: Not a quick trip

    More 1969 memories:

    Life Magazine - 40 cents.
    New York Times - 10 cents.
    VW Bug - $1799.
    My teacher salary (in 1970) - $6500.
  13. Re: Every time I Think I'm Getting Ahead..... Something Happens

    Doug - why not order the replacement parts yourself, and do the work? Saves a bunch of money for sure.

    Tom M.
    PS - just call Virginia Dept of Revenue, and get some details on the inheritance...
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    Re: Not a quick trip

    Now *that* is quite a memory to have!
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    Lots of variables here. You're a resident of Virginia, and laws differ among all the states. I'm pretty sure the first $11 million in estate value isn't taxable at the federal level, and there's no...
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    Re: My First Triumph! Austin, Texas

    Keith - welcome to BCF.

    You're a man of many interests. What convinced you to get that great looking TR6?

    Tom M.
  17. Thread: new member

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    Re: new member

    Wayne - welcome to BCF.

    You've had lots of experience with these cars. What first got you interested?

    Tom M.
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    Not a quick trip

    Apollo 11. The launch as it happened. July 16, 1969. One of humans' greatest accomplishments.


    https://youtu.be/OSPyXTjIrnk

    I was a junior in college - watched the entire event on my Sony...
  19. Thread: Dead Computer

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    Re: Dead Computer

    Thanks Paul.

    How long could a computer last? Forever - if the software isn't continually "updated".

    Long live my 64K Osborne, running at the breathtaking speed of 4 MHz! After 30+ years,...
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    Re: Dead Computer

    Paul - what's the latest on the "dead computer"? Seems like weeks have gone by.

    Tom M.
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    Re: Joining the ranks of the T-series

    Hi Les - welcome to BCF.

    What got you interested in the T series? I had my eye on them for only about ... 60 years. Now we share the interest. Here's my '53:

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    Tom M.
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    Re: First visit...

    Welcome Bruno. I've made some suggestions in your A40 post.

    Tom M.
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    Re: Dashboard color Austin A40 Devon 1948

    Salut Bruno!

    Until one of our A40 owners replies here, you might want to contact the Counties club:

    http://www.austincounties.org.uk/?page_id=60

    Club contacts are:
    ...
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    Re: New Member

    Hi Don - welcome to BCF.

    You'll get good advice on rear axle changes if you post in the Triumph forum here:

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/forumdisplay.php?18-Triumph

    How 'bout a...
  25. Thread: Modem Help

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    Re: Modem Help

    Hi Elliot - I think you're asking if you should get a single modem/wifi unit, or two separate units?

    When I upgraded speed (Charter/Spectrum) from 30 to 100 mbps, I was glad I had my own modem...
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