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  1. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    I had a 55 Chevy with a '53 Cadillac engine and std 3 speed (I was too young to know what I had, those are rare)
    It broke axles a lot, and didn't stay with me long, a couple of months maybe......
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    Poll: Re: BROTM of December… POLL here…

    A swing voter eh?
  3. Thread: Oops

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    Re: Oops

    Hows the mast?
  4. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    https://youtu.be/RtWkewqIFDM
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    The long way around?
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Brexit?
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    Re: PNW Winter Fishing

    Winter fishing...

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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    One of my favorites, you used to see these unrestored when I was younger (a lot younger)

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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    He wore that cap as a crown.
    See: The Lost Sea
    https://www.biblio.com/9780241023440
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    I rebuilt one of these a few years back
    A most reliable well behaved car.
    There's a reason that Mopar was the preferred taxi cab. Maintenance is dead simple, you could slide under those with a...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Like reading Faulkner, it must be an acquired taste.
    But reading it four times?

    For myself, nothing ruins a good story faster than an startling error of description.
    When that occurs I...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Books for the nautically challanged
  13. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Yeah, Paul nailed it


    https://youtu.be/YPfdSu6wO08
  14. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Blues Brothers
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Except it's dark, and the person sneaking in the window is probably your daughter returning from a midnight sojourn...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    First they came for our guns, then they came for our pencils
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    Re: Construction work

    Around here, electricity and water need to be separated by 3 feet.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    I love a good knurl...
    Probably the best examples you could come across are by Starrett:

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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    I don't have the entire thing in my possession, but I have looked at a hundred images of them. The cylinder and head are cast en block of iron, the crankcase is aluminum, carburetor is red brass, the...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Like a motor vehicle, the other deadly weapon
    License to operate, registration and insurance seems simple enough
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    I figured someone (you Tom) might notice that blind internal thread detail
    (The thrill of a crash keeps you on your toes)
    Lathe running in reverse, rt. hand internal thread tool bit, working from...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    There are not many of these carburetors out there (none that I could find) and I had to wing it after searching images of this particular "motor wheel". I copied what I saw esthetically and based...
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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    A useful technique to remove an overhead valve spring, keeper etc.
  24. Thread: A word...

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    Re: A word...

    credit:

    https://wordsmith.org/awad/
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    Actually the picture of the Chevy sedan delivery was more about the virtues of a certain girlfriend. Which I cannot remember her name, but definitely remember her um, virtues. Maybe that's the wrong...
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    I am not a bigot :D

    2 4 bbl's available for the '56 Safari - 285 hp
    http://www.pontiacsafari.com/L1EarlyV8Pontiacs/56DualQuad/index.html
    (That back glass looks expensive)

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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    Some pretty good drugs must have been present for you to trip on Batman :d
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    Re: I don't remember 2 door wagons

    I like two door wagons, a sedan delivery with windows and a tailgate.
    (The Chevy '58 Nomad was 4 doors, (I had one) the two door Nomads were a short run of three years. Don't rule put Pontiac's...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    1917 Dayton Motor Wheel...

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    What do you do when you need carburetor parts?

    Just call some fool with more time than money...

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    Re: the sharpest blade you ever sharpened

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  31. Re: Wrestling as the "progressive liberal" has gotten dangerous

    "You reap what you sow"
  32. Re: Money money money money money money money

    We could all go on a protest march to the capitol
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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    Interference fits are pretty common in my world also. Occasionally I have to "guess" or work it out in my head how much a certain part is going to expand or contract
    (Or, how tough is this job going...
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    When varnishing (or using any clear coat) pour the amount you will use from the can into another container (I like cardboard coffee cups) and never, ever, never, put the brush into the original can...
  35. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    I knew I didn't want to go to Vietnam, nothing else then was more important than that really.
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    All end grain...
    finish with this:

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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    It is perhaps more about how sails work than how to stitch them up.For the $5 or $6 (used) it is a very inexpensive education

    I have an old friend that is a succesful sailmaker (modern) and he...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    I sort of wish I could have kept every car I've had over the years, but Jay Leno I'm not...
    Right now, out of the lot of them it might be the '55 100-4 Healy with overdrive and the M engine or the...
  39. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    So "Twilight Years" is 37 and up?
    Harrumpf...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

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    http://anarchadia.blogspot.com/2008/08/vintage-thing-no25-norton-jap-v-twin.html
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    I wear a mask if I am in a public space indoors. I trust my friends
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    I found this book useful
    Small Boat Sails
    Jeremy Howard Williams
    Used on Amazon, cheap

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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    I've noticed around here that different neighborhood markets have different protocol.
    In the moderately high end neighborhoods I see far less masks, and this has been true from the beginning. I...
  44. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    They were seriously stout little trucks, which is why they still command a high price
  45. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    There was a version with a little 4cyl Perkins Diesel that was pretty cool.
    Those scouts are crazy money now anyway...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    It's too cold now...
    A heated shop with a little car project? Come on man!
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    We both know that a B-20 can can rebuilt for a song...
    240k is nothing for a volvo.
    Did they even make those in automatic?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I'll bring it east for you...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Here's one...
    https://www.smartmotorguide.com/L50343665

    it looks unmolested
    Here's another pretty affordable:
    https://www.smartmotorguide.com/L49458051
  50. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Well, but just barely, I'm sure there are some cross over traits :D
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