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  1. Thread: Your first car

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    Re: Your first car

    1960 Mercedes Benz 190 D.
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    Re: Balls and wings.

    If you look at about 30 seconds in the video you can see a lifting cage. They are commonly used for tower construction to reduce climbing time and to haul tools. I have been on a few towers....
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    Re: Test Drove a Tesla model 3

    I have always been curious about the end of life issues with any electric vehicle. Also what about the amount of pollution and hydrocarbons needed to manufacture in the first place. It has to cost...
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    Re: US weapons systems easily hacked

    I have a Remington model 8 from 1911 designed by John Browning with a remarkably similar safety and action to an AK47.
  5. Re: 25 Astounding Moon Landing Facts From 'First Man' That Are Actually True

    Frank Worsley also wrote of the voyage.
  6. Re: 25 Astounding Moon Landing Facts From 'First Man' That Are Actually True

    Of the 28 men on the Endurance only 9 were not " rank sailors". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_(1912_ship)
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    Re: Fix Or Repair Daily

    I use Fluid Film spring and fall on both of my vehicles along with a good wire brushing and rinse in the spring. The frame on the Toyota looks like new except for the weld lines which the previous...
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    Re: since you've got a Sci-Fi movie thread

    Giant spider invasion! Filmed partially in my work place for the planetarium and laboratory shots. Some of the posters are still here and one of the rooms is now my office.
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  9. Re: If the cry baby can't stand the heat, he should get out of the GD kitchen

    So you think voting should be restricted to people with certain political viewpoints?
  10. Re: If the cry baby can't stand the heat, he should get out of the GD kitchen

    Pish posh, there is no place in this state that I would be afraid to speak my piece in public. What are you afraid of? :) I work and play in an area where most people disagree with my personal views....
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    Re: Your 'smart' phone . . .

    The Samsung Galaxy 5 that I have is water resistant to 1 meter for 30 minutes. I got it after a beaver climbed into my canoe with me resulting in my becoming jetsam in its pond therefore ruining my...
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    Re: Want to change Washington?

    In this state you can register on voting day just prior to voting.
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    Re: Too help #-I've lost count

    Tapered reamer for slightly enlarging holes in metal.
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    Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    Those are run flats. That really shoots up the price for a tire that's fairly poor on regular roads. I couldn't wait to get them off of my BMW.
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    Re: Shot this gator yesterday!

    I hope you raised the differential and transfer case vents on your Fj. They can suck up water pretty easily when hot if the valve is sticky. As long as you can keep moving the water over the hood...
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    Re: I survived another day

    You could convert your own.
    https://www.ammoland.com/2017/12/32-rimfire-obsolete-round/#axzz5SrolM93k

    Plenty to be found here if a bit pricey.
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    Re: Been a year carrying the Taurus Curve

    Not much wrong with Springfield as an opener. I have shot both. The Springfield felt a lot like a standard issue military 45. A bit loose for me.
    Get back to me after 5000 rounds or so. I'm pushing...
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    Re: Been a year carrying the Taurus Curve

    I have. Still look them over from time to time. Might get one for plinking as 9mm is fairly cheap these days.
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    Re: Been a year carrying the Taurus Curve

    I think I'll pick up one of these Browning 1911-380s. It ought to fill in a few blanks.

    https://www.browning.com/products/firearms/pistols/1911-380.html
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    Re: Electrical question

    Not accepting any fault for future lawsuits but the item is fine. Keep it dry and keep using it. Your readings are normal.
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    Re: Been a year carrying the Taurus Curve

    Looks like a nice piece Dale. I often wonder about the 380 as a defensive round but have seen some improvement recently with more states allowing CC. Still sticking with my ultra carry though. 1911...
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    Re: Reality check - age

    Chad,
    That fire was in 1973 so it shouldn't have any bearing on your records search.

    Jim...
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    Re: Helmet-Cam, Spitfire, Oshkosh 2018

    Great stuff Dave! You are one lucky fella.

    Jim...
  24. Thread: bring a trailer

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    Re: bring a trailer

    Saw my old 240z on there a few months ago. Still had the goofy switch wiring I put in it 43 years ago.
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    Re: Problem polishing brass/bronze

    I use this on all metals but learned of it in the USN where we used it on brass all day long.

    http://www.nevrdull.com/

    Jim...
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    Re: 'Hot, hellish and terrible liquor'

    I'm thinking Pusser's rum myself.
  27. Thread: Tornadoes!

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    Re: Tornadoes!

    Thought about you when I saw the location of these storms. Glad you are safe. Property can be replaced.

    Jim...
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    Re: Cosmo 16-5 - a grown-up one sheet design

    I like it a lot!
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    Re: Personal evidence of climate change?

    Norman,
    Having worked in pine forests for most of my life I have found that pine sap is easily removed with vegetable oil. Don't know why it works but it does. The vegetable oil is easily removed...
  30. Re: Walter Dean Sunnyside Canoe Replica Refinishing

    Just to add to Todd's caution. Anywhere you use marine silicone sealant is going to be impossible to repair, paint or varnish in the future.
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    Re: Giant squid washes up in NZ

    Watch the movie "Cartel". They have a diablo rojo sequence that's somewhat chilling.
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    Re: Found this climbing

    I heard that one too Ian. The end was hilarious!

    Jim..
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    Re: News Nobody Wants to Hear....

    Tom, I don't want to get into a pi$$ing match here over bobbys. What he is talking about was that Joe was posting comments about diabetes on every post bobbys made. It was both cruel and mocking to...
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    Re: Some motorbikes just look right

    215942159521596 Hmmm indeed
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    Re: Unusual GFCI breaker failure?

    I just repaired the gfci outlets in my travel trailer that had the same issue. 4 of them on one circuit. I replaced all of them except the one closest to the breaker with standard outlets and the...
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    Re: Think the war on drugs is working?

    Well, within your own post it shows that it has everything to do with the war on drugs as it was created because he could not get cannabis because of restrictions due to the war on drugs.
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    Re: A new religion has risen in America .

    So Peter, are you going to tell us that you have no political loonies down under? There are always some in every country.
  38. Re: The Strange Death of Europe - a discussion about mass migration

    It was a great ad, using an Italian-American to portray a native American. I don't know why but I find that aspect disturbing.
  39. Thread: Genoa

    by Iceboy
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    Re: Genoa

    My cousin was on that bridge when it collapsed. He and his family were injured but still with us.
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    Re: Would you use an open air urinal?

    No :)
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    Re: Bad quality, or just bad luck?

    Hey bobbys. Good to see you back.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Here is one for Paul. A somewhat unique vette.

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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Well, I will keep an eye out for it at any car show hereabouts and will get a definitive answer for the forum. It may take a while before I see them again. Stay tuned.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Can't say for sure. I'll ask next time I see him. I'll have him pop the hood as well. Looked like a fun ride.
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    Re: Bad quality, or just bad luck?

    I have never driven one, but I have ridden in one. I'm sure it's a 'fun' car to drive, but to be honest, as I get to be more and more of an old fart, I'm looking more for comfort... and the Mini's...
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    Re: Bad quality, or just bad luck?

    Here's a link for you.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/flipbook/every-new-car-you-can-still-buy-with-a-manual-transmission-in-2018#1
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Here is the interior of the Lotus.

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    Re: My Next Boat Will Not Be One Of Wood

    Next year I'll take a picture of the whole rig. He has the canoe and a surfboard on a nice old Chevy truck. I don't think any of them have been wet in over 20 years.
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    Re: My Next Boat Will Not Be One Of Wood

    How about this one? Sorry, it's glass.

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    Re: Underside of cargo trailer floor

    I used truck bed liner from a can. Works well.
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