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    Oh, that Aussie sense of humor

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    Assembly Lubricant

    Thanks for all your responses. I now feel good about using the Lubriplate.
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    Assembly Lubricant

    I am installing new rings and rod bearings in my 1949 Farmall Cub. I went to one auto parts store asking for assembly lube and the clerk tried to sell me a can of PB Blaster! (Good stuff, but not for this application.) I went to NAPA and the fellow pulled a tube of Lubriplate No. 105 grease...
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    Old 2-cycle oil

    Thanks for your replies. It looks like I'll give the oil to my son to use in his 40 year-old outboard.
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    Old 2-cycle oil

    A neighbor gave me several 16 oz cans of Evinrude oil for 2-cycle engines. It is for a 50:1 mix. The cans are old enough to have no UPC bar code and open with pull tabs. My question: does unopened oil deteriorate in the container and is there any reason not to use this oil in my air cooled...
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    From the Obvious Department...

    BuicGN, Likewise when I first started driving many years ago found a group of lights on a street in Bessemer, Al. that had green on top with red on bottom and no yellow caution light. Back in those days, the color of the red and green was such that I as a color-blind individual could not...
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    found this ad quite funny.

    Is Castrol even available in the US in this container? I note that the illustration is a 5 litre container.
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    And you thought that Lancer thread was funny...

    Where are the faux Buick port holes?
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    Volvo Transmission Fluid

    What national brand of automatic transmission fluid would be suitable for my '01 V70 XC? I prefer not to have to purchase the Volvo brand.
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    Why Dear Abby Only Prints Letters From Women? Maybe this is why it seems only women's letters to Abby are printed.... Dear Abby, I've never written to you before, but I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I've suspected for some time now that my wife has been...
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    Tom Macahill

    Thanks, Oldmoparguy. That was just what I was interested in.
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    Tom Macahill

    I figure that on this forum there is probably a good liklihood of finding several old-timers who remember Tom Macahill. He wrote automotive related reports for Mechanics Illustrated for years in the '50s and '60s. Just out of curiosity, I have been trying to find any biographical information...
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    Oil Drain Valve

    I just came across a web site for the following drain valve: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Does anyone have any opinions about this product? Is there any significant hazard to using such a valve for oil changes?
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    I'm looking at new lawn tractors....

    I also used a Murray lawn tractor for many years (Briggs engine)which I had purchased new. It was 22 years old when it became inoperative due to carb problems. I didn't want to sink the money into it for a new carb, so I just replaced it with a Sears - Kohler engine. My dad had an old Murray...
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    Pecans in the Cemetary

    PECANS IN THE CEMETERY On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me,"...
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    Letter of Complaint

    A Lady libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the White House complaining about the treatment of a captive insurgent (terrorist) being held in Guantanamo Bay. She received back the following reply: The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20016 Dear Concerned Citizen...
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    Small Engine Oil Filter

    I have three air-cooled engines with spin-on oil filters (15 HP Kawasaki on DR Brush Mower, 16 HP Koehler on Sears Mower and 20 HP Honda on portable sawmill). The price of the recommended OEM oil filters is rather steep for these engines. Could I safely substitute an automobile engine filter...
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    Multi or Single Weight Oil?

    Oops, please don't critique my spelling. I should have proofed it prior to posting. Thiggy
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    Multi or Single Weight Oil?

    My generator with a Brigs OHV engine recommends 10W - 30 for temps under 30f, while above 30 deg, it suggests 30 W. Well I never know what temperature it will be when I need to run the back-up generator. It may be in the middle of a winter ice storm, or a warm spring tornado season. Which oil...
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    Big wheel mowers

    I'm still using a 30 year old Pro Mow big wheel mower. I think it was manufactured in Shreveport. I don't know if they are still in business. I'm on the 2nd engine (replaced the original with a Honda), 2nd set of rear wheels, don't know how many tires and bearings. Several blades later it...