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  1. Papa Bear

    More speaker upgrades

    Last year I rescued a pair of Allison AL-120 speakers from going to the dumpster at the local thrift shop. I removed and repaired the two discintigrated surround 6 1/2" drivers from each cabinet and refoamed them. The AL-120 is a cool design that uses push-pull drivers as woofers & lower...
  2. Papa Bear

    My (good as) new Cerwin Vega D5's

    I installed new rubber surrounds on the woofers and got everything cleaned up. They work like new
  3. Papa Bear

    Chrysler news

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/fca-groupe-psa-automotive-industry-stellantis-merger-1.5650752
  4. Papa Bear

    Kenwood JL-C55 speakers

    A pair of these Kenwood JL-C55 speakers came into the thrift shop that I volunteer at and the woofer surrounds were rotted right off. The manager wanted to scrap the units but I bought them for a donation and brought them home (like a stray pup from the pound) I got the 8" woofers all cleaned...
  5. Papa Bear

    Refoaming woofer drivers

    I came by a pair of old Allison AL-120 speakers a while ago that had deteriorated woofer surround foams. I removed the 4 woofers and cleaned up the cones & baskets. The new replacement surrounds arrived today from SimplySpeakers. I have glued the 4 foam surrounds to the cones this afternoon and...
  6. Papa Bear

    Happy New Year !!

    Looking forward to 2020 <img src="/forums/graemlins/25.gif" alt="getdown" title="getdown" height="100" width="100" /> <img src="/forums/graemlins/banana2.gif" alt="banana" title="banana" height="35" width="33" /> <img src="/forums/graemlins/banana2.gif" alt="banana" title="banana" height="35"...
  7. Papa Bear

    Cool paperweight

    I was at my brother's the other day getting a little welding done and we were sitting in his basement computer room. On the desk was a beautiful piece of aluminum art (BITOG art - a V-8 piston) sitting on a stack of papers. I asked him what that piston came from and he said it's one of the new...
  8. Papa Bear

    Updated Canadian winter weather conditions

    I just finished washing the van in the driveway and took the clothes off the line. So far, so good <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18" width="25" />
  9. Papa Bear

    How about my Lions .....

    <img src="/forums/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="cool" title="cool" height="15" width="15" />
  10. Papa Bear

    Using a 7.1 receiver with only 2 speakers

    I have the opportunity to get an Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 receiver for a great price but I want to use only 2 speakers on it - will it work satisfactorily with speakers hooked to LF & RF only? I only plan to listen to FM radio. TIA Papa Bear (Bob)
  11. Papa Bear

    Hogs for Hospice

    We've got a couple of thousand Hogs in town this weekend for the annual rally. They come from here, there and parts unknown I'm gassin' up the 150 and seeing if they'll let me fit in with them - I don't take up much room. <img src="/forums/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="cool" title="cool"...
  12. Papa Bear

    30 years clean & sober today.

    Life just keeps getting better <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18" width="25" /> A tip of the hat to the friends of Bili W. here.
  13. Papa Bear

    The Simpsons

    made a stop in my neighborhood. <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-the-simpsons-1.5114969" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.cbc.ca/<wbr>news/<wbr>canada/<wbr>windsor/<wbr>windsor-the-simpsons-1.5114969</a>
  14. Papa Bear

    ebates - anyone a member?

    Looking for comments on the "ebates" discount program .....
  15. Papa Bear

    Cool train site for Canadians

    Pick a VIA train number and see their progress <img src="/forums/graemlins/35.gif" alt="popcorn" title="popcorn" height="35" width="35" /> <a href="https://tsimobile.viarail.ca/" target="_blank">https://tsimobile.viarail.ca/</a> I should have posted this in GENERAL - please move it for me
  16. Papa Bear

    Front brake pads

    Which would be the better choice of brake pad material for my 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan front disks (what is OEM material?) so it will work as original? Not the best, not the worst - closest to original feel and durability. Thanks...
  17. Papa Bear

    Cool new roller coaster

    <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xKsvAVsyNkM" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
  18. Papa Bear

    My town

    For over a century Leamington was known as "The Tomato Capital of Canada". H.J. Heinz moved out a little while ago but a new kid is in town and we are changing our name ..... <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/wecann-2018-leamington-cannabis-conference-aphria-1.4894645"...
  19. Papa Bear

    Air up your vehicle's tires

    It's that time of year boys & girls - ambient temps are dropping and so is the PSI in your tires <img src="/forums/graemlins/thumbsup2.gif" alt="thumbsup" title="thumbsup" height="18" width="25" />
  20. Papa Bear

    A cool litttle Fall foliage site

    <a href="https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>smokymountains.com/<wbr>fall-foliage-map/<wbr></a>
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