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    07-26-2014, 06:19 AM
    Willy replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    jt, no need debating this here with us, we didn't make up that silly graph or come up with those silly conclusions. That's right, take it up with...
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    07-25-2014, 01:48 PM
    Willy replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    Your joking right? The easiest way to reduce drag and fuel consumption is to reduce speed. Aerodynamic drag has a huge impact on fuel economy....
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    07-24-2014, 07:19 PM
    This puts a whole new spin to the term of driving, LOL. Except for doing friends a few favors now and then I'm mostly retired lately but after 42...
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    07-24-2014, 01:39 PM
    Glad to see someone at long last is taking driving seriously. In another thread I commented about how hard it is to change the attitudes of the...
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    07-23-2014, 09:35 PM
    Willy replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    Well I guess if you think enjoying life more means a life without fresh produce, dairy products and a multitude of other time sensitive products then...
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    07-23-2014, 12:31 AM
    Same here, I've had excellent service and life out Milton's products and yes rebuild kits are still available for their female couplers, about $2...
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    07-23-2014, 12:07 AM
    Willy replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    Expect this trend to continue. We live in a world where everyone expects someone else to be responsible for our well being. Instead of addressing...
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    07-20-2014, 11:26 AM
    Much along the same line of thought are the electro-mechanical valve actuators, basically a solenoid operated valve system. I believe there was a...
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    07-20-2014, 01:06 AM
    Mike's quote is actually correct. Pure ethanol has a very high octane rating by itself and in E-10 blends it typically yields approximately 2.5-3...
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    07-18-2014, 12:51 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Shortening a pickup frame in General
    You're absolutely right Andy, in a highly stressed section of heat treated T-1 commercial truck frame those are the accepted frame repair procedures....
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    07-16-2014, 07:43 PM
    What AK said, but instead of Scotchbrite I'd just use a lint free cloth soaked in engine oil to polish the rust stain or spot off. The problem with...
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    07-16-2014, 06:31 PM
    Willy replied to a thread I hate when that happens! in General
    Yeah, don't know what I was thinking, that would have been a waste of a good Honda.:)
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    07-16-2014, 12:31 PM
    Willy replied to a thread I hate when that happens! in General
    For a minute there I thought he was going to launch it into an on coming train....damn!
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    07-15-2014, 10:01 PM
    Willy replied to a thread I hate when that happens! in General
    Andy I can certainly appreciate your plight. I have worked on and rebuilt lawn tractor hydrostatic transmissions but they have all been simple...
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    07-15-2014, 11:56 AM
    I agree completely AK with everything you said. When I mentioned efficiency I was comparing apples to apples. Efficiency is a relative term, I'm not...
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    07-15-2014, 11:31 AM
    Willy replied to a thread I hate when that happens! in General
    This would be my first thought as well Andy, after all it was apparently totally functional when it made contact with the rock. Why would the hydro...
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    07-15-2014, 01:04 AM
    This description of how most 2 cycle engines function pretty well nails it. Shawnspeed also mentions the important difference of dynamic and static...
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    07-14-2014, 12:16 PM
    Congratulations Brian. Victory at last! I too am confident that the compression will only get better as the rings seat.
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    07-14-2014, 10:06 AM
    Does the engine run erratically only while under a no-load condition or is it worse while under load? If you have positively verified that the...
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    07-12-2014, 03:40 PM
    I ran into this link a while ago showing all of the steps involved in rewinding a large electric motor. The motor in this video is used to power a...
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    07-12-2014, 02:13 PM
    I have a factory manual for the Tecumseh HH120 and strangely it lists every specification and procedure for this engine except rpm specs! It goes...
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    07-12-2014, 01:05 PM
    Marathon is made by Rheem. Just replaced my old water heater two weeks ago after 30+ years of good service. I'll be very surprised if the replacement...
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    07-11-2014, 07:46 PM
    Very nice Brian. Or should I say...C-O-O-O-L ?:) How's the engine temps after an extended run? Much better I'm sure.
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    07-10-2014, 07:57 PM
    I'll add a qualifier here then. I realize it's a big world and the local supply chain is key here. It all depends on the refinery and it's access to...
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    07-10-2014, 12:16 PM
    Carl, some additional info that you may or may not have already gleaned from the Chevron's Motor Gasolines Technical Review link that I left in my...
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    07-09-2014, 09:35 PM
    Carl, I was in the bulk petroleum and lubricant distribution game for close to three decades this is a not something I made up while watching the TV....
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    07-09-2014, 06:24 PM
    The Chevron 94 premium fuel has no ethanol added, so this is a big plus for obvious reasons. Premium fuels also tend to burn much cleaner leaving...
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    07-09-2014, 01:49 PM
    Lubricant technology as well as engine design has come a long way over the years. Used to be a lot of old cheap two strokes only had bushings instead...
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    07-08-2014, 12:50 PM
    This is what I've found as well. Maximum recovery rate for hot water heaters is oil fired followed by gas, with electric a distant third. In order...
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    07-07-2014, 10:30 PM
    I can hardly wait to see the first steps in the build George. Sounds like another very ambitious project. I can't think of a more capable person...
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