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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Re: A new contender for the "ugliest car" title

    I'm with Jay that it has a Lego vibe. As far as ugly goes - it's so bad it's cute. In fact, while watching the video, I started liking it & could enjoy it I think. I realize it won't be built, but...
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    Re: Unexpected covers

    That was fun.
  4. Thread: IAN and me

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    Re: IAN and me

    First - best of luck to all who are in the path of the storm.

    To being safe @ 1100 ft: my old place was at 1500 ft & one day I got a call from some salesman telling me I had to have flood...
  5. Thread: Detritus

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    Re: Detritus

    Friends had brother black labs named Flotsam & Jetsam. Shoulda had a cat named Detritus.

    Was that a complete non sequitur?
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    He was joking. Notice he identified it from the pic?

    :)
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    The M715, as I mentioned, is woefully underpowered stock. Makes a Series 1 LR look like a rocket sled. Additionally, it is incredibly stiff, making it awful in the woods. Add the 1/4 mile turning...
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    Re: Cleaning headlight scuz

    Especially the latter. Also polycarbonate is way, way stronger than glass. IIRC, over 200 times as strong.

    Besides, it sells more replacement headlights! ;)
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Yes'm.
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    What day would you like me to do?
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    Re: Cleaning headlight scuz

    I've done at least a half dozen sets of headlights & if the hazing is really bad, sanding is absolutely necessary. If it's light, just compound of some sort will work.

    The 3M full kit is about...
  12. Re: Interesting News Stories...From Your Communities and the World....

    My brother spent a few months on an island (St. Paul I think?) out in/near the Aleutians installing a wind turbine. Before the turbine, they ran diesel for power 24/7. With the turbine, they run...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    I'm impressed - just about 1 minute for the entire move! Wish I could move that fast. :)

    Thanks for sharing the video, that was fun.
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    Re: Trailer Wheels & Axles

    Well nuts you old lug! ;) Folks may not need to use a lube in your climate. As we've both mentioned, people out there say not to and I was surprised to find that TireRack is one of them. ...
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    Re: Cleaning headlight scuz

    Polycarbonate headlights (which is what most all modern headlights are made from) will yellow over time. Toothpaste will work, but if they are badly yellowed, you'll be spending a lot of time. No...
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    Re: Trailer Wheels & Axles

    Not that I know of. Here in salt/rust country it's mandatory if you ever want to get them off again. I (& most all wrenches I know) always grease or never-seize them.

    You don't need anything...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    For sure!

    I had an FC170 for a while. The 150 had the venerable 4 cyl Jeep engine & the 170 was a 6 cyl & a 9 ft. bed. Really maneuverable but, like any FC, lord help you in a head-on collision....
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Jeep FC150

    https://images.classic.com/vehicles/a3a51771d452f96a770850d8515b773a1538affe.jpg?w=672&h=576

    It's big brother - the FC170
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  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I realize coming up with theories on who to blame is great fun - but may I point out that we have no idea who damaged the pipelines?

    Well - actually I think it was aliens from another dimension....
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    That's a tough story to read. It seems to me that water transport of fuel would be much cheaper than air.
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    Re: Trailer Wheels & Axles

    Makes me crazy to see that - especially at a dealer. There are specific torques for lugnuts/lugbolts & not tightening them to that can not only mess up the threads, but warp brake rotors & crack...
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    Trailer Wheels & Axles

    Thought I'd share some stuff. Most of you probably already know all this, but I'll toss it out anyway:

    1) Trailer wheels are torqued to pretty high numbers - higher than most cars. Do you have a...
  23. Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    Yoobet. From PBS:

    Season 2 is coming to MASTERPIECE on PBS Sunday, Oct. 16, 8/7c, and Season 3 will follow soon enough on January 8, 2023, 8/7c!
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    Miss Scarlet & the Duke just started with season 2 - looking forward to it.
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    Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Delhi is about halfway between Albany & Binghmton - near Oneonta. About 4 hours for me. If no one's closer, I can get there if needed.4
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    You didn't think it appropriate to include "Franky my dear"?

    Or were you channeling Country Joe & the Fish instead of the book?
  27. Thread: LlBean

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    Re: LlBean

    The main store has a large section devoted to camping, another to hunting gear, & another to fishing.

    To the general topic:

    I am no fan of Linda Bean, but they still sell stuff that's above...
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    Re: One Point Oh Three

    We've got a ton of folks here trying to make the US join them for the ride!
  29. Thread: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle.
  31. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    I'd say leaf peepers. Yes, the skiers can be demanding & rude - especially at the big areas down south like Killington - but at the smaller areas, most have been coming for years, so are a part of...
  32. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Me:

    120133

    Mauren and I, and Bella the dawg, are fine. We lost power for a few hours, and it seems that a power surge has bitten my primary work computer. Coulda been worse...
  33. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    From Michael this AM (sorry for the delay I was out all day):

    Whooo-eee! Fiona was a big ‘un!

    By yesterday afternoon 80% of households and businesses in Nova Scotia were without power; in...
  34. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=can+you+legally+carry+a+gun+in+your+car+in+colorado
  35. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    I heard from Michael (mmd) on this & his big concern is Newfoundland harbours. Most face south & while great in normal weather - the waves coming from the south may do a whole lot of damage.

    Be...
  36. Thread: It Must Be Fall

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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    I actually wore long pants today. Yesterday was shorts but tshirt & flannel. Today was too damn cold & windy for shorts. Feels really strange to have cloth on my calves.

    Woodstove going too, so...
  37. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    And against the law!

    Whatever the road rage incident may have been, I hope the woman will be OK & that the town can afford the millions a court will (& should) award her. As said - all the cops...
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Right you are - brain cramp on my part. A friend had a 404 pickup - funky was the word.
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    I can't help but agree. Yes, I have one - but I only use it when hauling stuff. Otherwise, why not take the far more comfortable car that gets 2X the MPG?
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    A 505 pickup? I'd love one! Especially in 4WD.
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Sorry Kevin! I shoulda known & will try harder next time :)
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Potato radar is far more basic:

    Put a person with a bucket of potatoes in the bow & have him/her throw them forward every so often
    If they hear a splash - things are OK
    If they hear a thud -...
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    Re: No Frills Standalone Radar

    Haven't heard of that, but there's always potato radar. Hard to get much cheaper. :)
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    This guy isn't - can't speak for the others as I haven't talked to them. Why didn't they know? Because the mainstream media did not make it clear enough when he ran. They pretty much gave him a...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Not to the thread's standards, but I liked it...

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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    Fine specimen indeed!
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    Re: What Is Wrong With These People?

    Hardly. No one near where I live worries "whenever we go outside" - but believe the above if you like.

    I'm not saying we don't have a gun/violence problem but your quote is hyperbole.
  48. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    While I don't disagree with Ms. Hepburn, I decide whether I'll like, trust, etc. a person based largely on their smile.
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    Ha - you'd get a blank look at the name Thoreau most likely - or maybe get asked if "he was that guy that used to own the store down in Hancock". There are many types of rural & I include small...
  50. Re: Uninvited Houseguests: Gremlins In the Electronics

    In the computer world - that's known as the "Microsoft Fix"
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