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    08-21-2014, 04:25 AM
    My solo happened in 1976 in a Cessna 150 and it was a flight I will never forget for a couple of reasons! First was the kind of loneliness that can...
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    08-16-2014, 10:44 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Sources for good files? in General
    File porn!!!!!
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    08-16-2014, 08:38 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Wow that really is bad news, I sincerely wish you the best of luck in dealing with this! Toxic chemicals in common products and the lax attitude...
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    08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Well so far so good as the old saying goes, My wife just returned from a 75+/- mile trip that included a rather long pull up Clinch mountain in East...
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    08-14-2014, 08:38 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    I have been thinking of getting one of those Bluetooth thingies but there seems to be a multitude of choices and no one I have asked so far seems to...
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    08-14-2014, 01:48 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    In case anyone might be interested I got the CRC brand MAF cleaner and hosed down all the the electrical parts in the MAF housing including the...
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    08-13-2014, 09:11 PM
    radkins replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    The diagnosis was made that I definitely have a lean condition on both banks (3.0 flex fuel V6), no vacuum leaks and both O2 sensors checked out fine...
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    08-13-2014, 06:36 PM
    radkins started a thread MAF cleaner in General
    I almost highjacked another thread on auto repair but thought maybe I had best start a new one. I have been trying to trace down the cause of an...
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    08-13-2014, 12:23 PM
    Well actually it's fairly easy to tell, worn/stuck rings will result in excessive blow-by while valve stem seals will not, also a simple compression...
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    08-13-2014, 11:03 AM
    What the hell happened to my post?????? I tried to edit a spelling mistake and over half my post disappeared!!!!!! Let's try that again. ...
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    08-13-2014, 10:24 AM
    Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner folks! However the gears should be made of steel or at least a good iron casting unlike those metal...
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    08-13-2014, 09:29 AM
    It makes no difference if the belt was only 1/8" wide the fact remains that the replacement schedule was 60,000 miles (as was CLEARLY stated!) and...
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    08-13-2014, 08:09 AM
    Which was 15,000 miles PAST the scheduled replacement interval! That was a failure due to neglect! The service interval for changing that belt was...
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    08-12-2014, 12:34 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Making a pistol?? in General
    Check out Green Mountain Barrels "Gunsmith specials", these are high quality barrel blanks (both pistol and rifle) at prices that that can actually...
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    08-12-2014, 11:24 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Making a pistol?? in General
    I just wonder how much longer we will enjoy the right to build our own firearms with the advent of CNC and 3D printing being in the anti's sights...
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    08-12-2014, 07:32 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Making a pistol?? in General
    To each his own but if ANYTHING is the least bit questionable it simply is not worth the risk when dealing with the feds! When I mentioned that a...
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    08-11-2014, 07:04 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Enco August codes?? in General
    That's one reason I was waiting on the "no exclusions" discount/free shipping combined offer, that one even covers machinery but they don't do it...
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    08-11-2014, 05:01 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Enco August codes?? in General
    I think I saw one of those about two weeks ago? Problem is I didn't need to order anything at the time but now I have decided I "Need" a 6" Kurt vise!
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    08-11-2014, 04:49 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Making a pistol?? in General
    It has nothing to do with matching rifling print to the bullet but it has everything to do with laws concerning sawed off shotguns. The federal law...
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    08-11-2014, 01:18 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Enco August codes?? in General
    Most times unless both codes are issued together as a "package deal" they can't be piggybacked if that's the intent, of course comparing a discount...
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    08-11-2014, 12:53 PM
    As some have already said give me a belt any day over a chain! Of course I do my own maintenance so labor costs are not an issue but chains are no...
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    07-24-2014, 05:52 AM
    radkins replied to a thread enco enco in General
    Don't confuse need with greed! :D I think I have FINALLY weaned myself from the "addiction", every time those discount/free shipping codes showed...
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    07-13-2014, 12:46 PM
    These cheapo clamping sets I bought (one E-Bay and one from Enco) seemed like a real bargain and indeed I have bragged about mine in the past but not...
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    06-28-2014, 03:52 PM
    20JUNVIP and JUNSHIP Don't forget this MUST be entered in capital letters. No minimum order and this even includes machinery for the 20%...
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    06-26-2014, 03:19 PM
    Didn't work! It does work, sort of, it works to change the title on the thread itself but it does not change errors in the post title as it is...
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    06-25-2014, 05:46 PM
    radkins replied to a thread deburring wheel??? in General
    How do the various grades, course, medium, fine, etc relate to grinding/sanding grit? I have searched around and can't find much on comparing these...
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    06-24-2014, 02:57 PM
    As it was originally designed the sear, knock-off and trigger assembly is indeed a very forgiving design that is virtually trouble free (as a...
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    06-23-2014, 08:18 PM
    I have been thinking about how to design a unique single shot falling block but of course it would not be truly unique, it would be a variation of...
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    06-23-2014, 09:51 AM
    I built a follow-up to that rifle in a scaled down version, this one is a 22 magnum and is MUCH lighter. I posted a thread on the new rifle a month...
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    06-16-2014, 11:50 AM
    radkins started a thread deburring wheel??? in General
    Both wheels on my 6" bench grinder are worn out so I decided to replace one with a new Norton medium grit that I have already but since I also have a...
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