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by InlinePaul
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 172
Views: 26462

Re: Honest Engines

Made me think that we ought to draw straws at work and loser (Winner?) has to drive through the flock without slowing or swerving to avoid hitting them. After a while, they will all move to the backcountry to get away from the crazy city drivers. Worse yet, some people put food out for them! Flying...
by InlinePaul
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 172
Views: 26462

Re: Honest Engines

Was fine with me, I am not fond of heights. Do you share similar feelings for widths and/or lengths? ....depths? Depends. Depth is an issue as in canyon depth if I am standing near the edge. Width is fine as is length. I also don't like airplanes (or birds for that matter) flying overhead. May have...
by InlinePaul
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 172
Views: 26462

Re: Honest Engines

When I was on that urban forestry job I once drove the F350 dump truck (cool truck with 4 speed floor shift and creeper gear) a few miles in traffic with the wood chipper on a pintle hook that was wide open and the chains not hooked up. http://www.talkclassical.com/images/smilies/eek.gif Cudda bean...
by InlinePaul
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 172
Views: 26462

Re: Honest Engines

i met a delivery driver last week who was driving a truck just under the CDL limit. He had decades of experience driving the big rigs but had settled down to more local delivery with the smaller truck and said he loves it. He said something about them getting rid of the air brake endorsement requir...
by InlinePaul
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 172
Views: 26462

Re: Honest Engines

Actually, the CDL requirement is based on GCWR. GCWR 26,001+ with a trailer GVWR 10,000+ drives a CDL requirement even if the trailer is unloaded. They've been technically over that for a long time. i met a delivery driver last week who was driving a truck just under the CDL limit. He had decades o...
by InlinePaul
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Where can you work on your car?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Where can you work on your car?

If your apartment has sliding glass doors to the patio, then at night, sneak the car in. All you have to do is pull out the glass sliding parts and block some wood on each side of the track so you don't smash it. Pull the table to one side, roll a rubber sheet out on the floor and bring it in. I jes...
by InlinePaul
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Change your rearview mirror bearing
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Change your rearview mirror bearing

I swing my mirrors wide and prefer it that way. This is the right way to do it. Many of us are taught incorrectly that you should just see the side of your car when adjusting mirrors. In my opinion, that's completely wrong. The mirrors should be much wider than that. Ever since adjusting them corre...
by InlinePaul
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Change your rearview mirror bearing
Replies: 16
Views: 312

Re: Change your rearview mirror bearing

These (flatback) cars needed something like that:
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by InlinePaul
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Billions and Billions of Cars!
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Billions and Billions of Cars!

A simple way to control emission is to eliminate all cars that have automatic transmissions. :lol:
by InlinePaul
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: ClutchDisc's new ride
Replies: 25
Views: 618

Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

I can take the Ranger up to Alaska. It's a sport up there:

by InlinePaul
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Wow, that must be some bike!
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Wow, that must be some bike!

Well, I guess leaf springs are a sort of torsion bar too.

But getting back to bikes, watch these insane hill climbers:
by InlinePaul
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Wow, that must be some bike!
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Wow, that must be some bike!

I always found it unsettling that Chrysler cars of the muscle care era had torsion bars for front springs. Somehow if a coil spring breaks the car would still have some support, so it seems, but if the torsion bar snaps, it is just going to drop, no? But apparently it worked, and I understand the fr...
by InlinePaul
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: ClutchDisc's new ride
Replies: 25
Views: 618

Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

tankinbeans wrote:Glue it to the S10 and have a 4.5 liter I-8.

Ranger's engine is good. Maybe pull it and mount in S10 Bed for a rear wheel drive setup. Then push the Ranger carcass off the cliff. Aww, there goes my You Tube fame. It's already been done:

by InlinePaul
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start

Amish don't want stop/start. We like to blip throttle while sitting in neutral at light.
by InlinePaul
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Wow, that must be some bike!
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Wow, that must be some bike!

Yep, that's it. Pretty interesting: desmodronic valve return system How many of you knew that the old Honda 450 had no valve springs? It was overhead cam (DOHC IIRC). Instead it used torsion bars for valve closure. So, there were springs, just no helical compression springs. True but normal people ...

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