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    Drum Brake Shoe Arcing

    Who do you know who still does drum brake shoe arcing, as described here: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-ZF200ZSVs" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-ZF200ZSVs</a> Can't seem to find anybody in my neck of the woods!
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    Polish, not wax, for old paint!

    Looking for guidance on how to revive the paint on the '37 Alvis. Definitely looking for a polish, not a wax. In the old days, there was something called T-Cut, but the modern T-Cut seems quite different. Amazon lists a product called Trinova Scratch and Swirl Remover. Any experience with this...
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    Classic VW Beetle OP observation

    This past weekend temperatures in Miami, FL dropped to <60F for the first time in many months. The previous day it was >80F. The cold start OP is usually ~50psi, but with this cooler weather it was ~60psi. Just an observation.
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    1970 VW Beetle Mobil Delvac 1300 15/40 2,304 miles

    For you classic VW Beetle/Bug fans out there. Apparently all good. <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[139525a09c82d0fb54]" href="https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2017/11/full-13952-15462-vw_beetle_uoa_11.13.17_for_bitog_post.jpg" title=""><img...
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    1937 Alvis Speed 25 Rotella 15W40 1,512 miles

    Old, smoky engine, with no oil filter <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[139525808bfb637613]" href="https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2016/10/full-13952-1864-sp25_uoa_10.19.16.jpg" title=""><img...
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    Rotella 15W40 2,125 miles 1970 VW Beetle

    <img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hdIIAt7pDKQ/VxgSFdc_fxI/AAAAAAAAAKc/1rk4I-eIJq4z5d9nkJvcwkHFZUgGLkPKACLcB/s1600/VW%2BBeetle%2BUOA.jpg" class="post-image" align="left" alt="" /> Same engine, 1955 cc. Unsure where the 1600 cc reference came from. Maybe my error! The only problem fixed...
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    Android time speed distance apps

    Have tried MileIQ and Travel Distance apps and am unimpressed. Looking for something that can accurately compare odometer for accuracy and calculate average speed. Suggestions?
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    Photo Mask Cover for Licence Plates

    Anybody have any experience with these? <a href="http://photomaskcover.myshopify.com/products/license-plate-blocker" target="_blank">http://photomaskcover.myshopify.com/products/license-plate-blocker</a>
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    Which Oil? book by Richard Michell

    Can't find that anybody has commented on this book in any of the forums. Has anybody read? If so, comments? Sub-title is "Choosing the right oils & greases for your vintage, antique, classic or collector car" so it appeals to a limited market of this site.
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    Search function

    If I (or you) type in, for example "20W-50" in 'subject and body' for All Forums over the past 11 months, the result is: "There are no results for your query. Please try a broader range of search criteria" There is, however a 15 page post "Why The Dislike For 20W-50?" spanning 12/07/14 to...
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    Flat black paint treatment

    Have just finished repainting the Accord's previously silver rear spoiler flat black (Rustoleum aerosol can). Advice please on best finishing protective treatment. Thanks!
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    MagnaFilter

    Just read about this for the first time earlier today from the following post in the same Oil Filter Forum: '12 Fusion using Wix 51068 filter w/Magnefine adap Searched BITOG for MagnaFilter and found very little. Is anybody using this? If so, what conclusions?
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    2 stroke Chain Saw - ran when parked

    2-stroke chain saw. Ran when parked. Fresh 2-stroke fuel, a clean spark plug and a shot of quick start. Nothing! Ideas?
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    2003 Honda Accord 173k miles

    Nothing of particular interest in this report Just thought it might be of value to other owners of high mileage older Accords for comparison purposes. If you want specifics on the previous oil used, ask away! <img src="http://gonkgonk.com/uoa_convert/images/Accord%20UOA%203.23.14.pdf.jpg"...
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    1970 VW Beetle - Russian diesel 15w40 3,200 miles

    This is the first oil sample on this car. It just completed the 2013 Peking to Paris Motor Endurance Rally. <a href="http://www.endurorally.com/pages/5th-peking-to-paris-rally-2013" target="_blank">http://www.endurorally.com/pages/5th-peking-to-paris-rally-2013</a> Last oil change was in...
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    Havoline Dino 5W/20 SL Honda Accord 2003 I-4

    My third post for this car in just under a year. Again, nothing spectacular, rather boring which I guess is a good thing. First oil was Valvoline 5W30 SN, second was QS 5W30 SN, this one was Havoline 5W20 SL, all dino. <img...
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    Oil for classic air-cooled VW Beetles

    On a well known VW expert website is the following statement: "We do not sell or use synthetic engine oil for the air-cooled VW as it rejects heat. The air cooled VW depends on the oil to soak up the heat from the head and carry it back to the oil cooler. With the synthetic oil the head...
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    Permatex 26346 Hi Temperature Metal Repair ??

    Wondering if any of you have experience with this product? <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-26346-Temperature-Repair-Compound/dp/B000ALBZMG" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Permatex-26346-Temperature-Repair-Compound/dp/B000ALBZMG</a> My 1925 Alvis has a one piece integral cast...
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    Lubri-gas as upper cylinder lubricant

    In doing an internet search for upper cylinder lubricant, I came across this article: <a href="http://www.lch-assoc.com/files/Lubri-Diesel_Article.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.lch-assoc.com/files/Lubri-Diesel_Article.pdf</a> Although familiar with MMO, I'd not heard of Lubri-gas, and I...
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    Rotella T6 5w40 Subaru 2.0 turbo 3,125 miles

    Second UOA for son's WRX. Previous oil was Valvoline 10w40 dino. Former high copper count now reduced as stated. The 5,000 miles should read 5,000km, so that's 3,125 miles. <img src="http://gonkgonk.com/uoa_convert/images/Subaru%20UOA%2011.30.11.pdf.jpg" align="left" alt="" />
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