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    Old Electric Motors

    Anyone here know anything about them? Cleaning out Mom's house and found three old motors, two lager ones and the smaller Westinghouse 'Type CAH' here. Great looking old motors. Not being able to pass up any interesting machine, I took one home to clean up and try and run, with the safety...
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    Buzzards Bay, Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse...

    Walking the pup, took a few pics and caught a great sunset. Looking West from Old Silver Beach, can barely make out Cleveland Ledge Light. Buzzards Bay is rarely this calm.
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    Centric vs. Enduro

    Looking for any real world experience w/ Enduro, especially, or Centric brake shoes. Need rears for my '74 BMW and Pelican is offering Enduro at $120 or Centric at $30(!).. I have no experience with either brand and while I don't mind paying for quality, I am not sure Enduro is and on the...
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    Basic Toyota 90915-yzzf1vs. TRD

    Decided to try the TRD filter for my Lotus, ordered it through the local dealer. The TRD filter, which xref's to the other, is significantly shorter, which I am not thrilled with, but also not sure if it matters. The weights are similar. Completely different designs. Aside from the visible...
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    Ethanol Fuels and Carb Deposit Differences

    I had a stuck float valve on my TR6 and pulled a carb that was untouched since rebuild ~6 years ago. I opened the carb to get to the valve and was shocked at the almost complete lack of deposits, see the pic below. The other pic is from the same carb in 2016 when I removed it for rebuild...
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    My Kind of Dealership

    Was in NH for a work dinner and drove by BritBits a local well regarded specialty dealer. I get the kid in a candy store feeling whenever I go there...can just see the spectacular AH 3000 MkIII in the corner of the showroom and I always liked the Jensen Healey's, despite them being rolled out...
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    E-Code Headlight Restoration

    Anyone ever restore one themselves or know anyone who does? I did a search using 'headlight, resto, e-code, h4' and related and mostly get hits for headlight polishing. I have a set of late 70's flat face Lucas 7" H4's that came on a car I imported but have partially corroded reflectors, and...
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    Sim Ride 737-300

    Uncovering more old pics. I download them when I get a new 'phone and since I'm not that organized, pictures wise at least, I wind up with pics on several pc's the cloud, etc. Delta is my favorite domestic airline for several reasons. Got to 'fly' the Delta Flight Museum full motion sim...
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    Which of These Cam Followers is Not Like the Others?

    Helping a friend swap heads on his '63 Land Rover. Cleaning up the block while the head gets overhauled and noticed this. The engine has good oil pressure and no unusual sounds so a new set of followers and he's good to go. Probably looking at a full rebuild in the near future, but the...
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    Grooved Door Window-Purpose?

    Just noticed this on the new vehicle. The door glass has a distinct groove in the edge, there is no corresponding ridge in the sealing area of the door channel, it is just a U groove lined with a flocked seal material. Thoughts from the group? Maybe having 2 separate narrow sealing points...
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    Very Good 1156/1157 LED Bulbs

    Having a few cars with ~35 amp alternators and vintage electrical systems, I have been on a quest for the best LED bulbs, especially for brake lights having tried many. I am also very selective, both for functionality and quality, I wouldn't event try any of the no name ones on Amazon, eBay...
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    A Discovery and Now a Decision...

    Going through some boxes I hadn't opened in years, opened one that was mis-labeled and found these. I think I bought these in the 80's and they have been through 4-5 moves...and were completely forgotten and the box unopened. They are almost perfect and may have been new, but not packaged...
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    New Driving Distraction

    Or at least new to me. This is ridiculous... Followed this for several miles, saw this bright color changing thing ahead, and then I finally caught up with it. A rolling, 3 sided electric billboard and a very bright one at that. It changes messages ever 10 seconds or so and at least one of...
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    Fun Vintage Sedan

    Time for a fun topic. What say the crowd for an entertaining classic/vintage sedan? I am always playing 'what if' w/ the cars and I am thinking that it would be useful to have a vintage 4 door to be able to take another couple out for dinner, etc. without smelling like diesel or sitting in...
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    Just Gave the Offspring Her 1st Driving Lesson..

    ...and still here! :D Finally showing some interest. Actually, did OK considering she can barely see out of the vehicle. Guess all that time w/ the small tractors and golf carts worked...didn't think she was listening.
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    Sad, End of an Era....

    Lotus has an electric future, and their last IC powered car will apparently be a paddle shift automatic with flat panel instruments....had to happen I guess, but the purist in me is weeping. I'm OK w/ the SUV and sedan plans, let those high margins fund sports car development, but an automatic...
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    Ahhh (some) Delivery Drivers...

    :) 3 point turn then across the lawn....driveway and pavers clear, nothing blocking their way. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all!
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    Battery Charger Frustration

    Ranting... Bought a Shumacher automatic 2/10/55a charger a while back, not a cheap one. Nice charger, but after maybe 10 uses, one of the leads detached from the clamp. Looked closer, and the copper conductors were the only connection to the clamp, there was no strain relief crimp on the...
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    One Ugly Cloud

    New 'phone had me going through way too many pics. From a few years ago, rough as a cob afternoon but I remember my friend and I both instinctively snugging our belts a bit more before entering this one...
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    Long Term Project...I Need to Learn to Pass on These :-)

    As soon as I saw this, I thought it was cool. I really need to stay away from these basket cases....but it just said 'save me'. Friend gave this to me; an early 70's (we think) Montgomery Ward 450SS by Benelli, appears to be a scrambler. It is a 50cc (maybe 65cc) with a proper 4 speed...
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