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    OEM Independent Rear Suspension

    Hey everyone, Just kicking an idea around in my head for a car project that would require an independent rear suspension. In your opinion what is a good late model IRS from an OEM? Not worried about trackwidth or anything else as it doesn't need to bolt/weld up to a current frame setup. Only...
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    Using MMO in airplane fuel

    My sister is currently a flight instructor looking to fly more hours than her current job can offer. So... She bought a plane. A Cessna 140 with a Lycoming 235a engine. The now previous owner put MMO in the fuel and is telling my sister she needs to do the same. It's a rebuilt engine with...
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    Advice on buying 69 C10 Pickup

    This is what happens when you randomly look at Craigslist for vehicles older than 1980 :) Doing just so, I found a 1969 Chevrolet C10 pickup. Looks very clean and original in the pictures, although I wish he/she had more pictures of the engine bay and interior. Has the 292 cu in inline 6, 4...
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    Winter boots recommendations

    I've been looking for some slip on insulated rubber boots for outside work in the snow and cold weather. Not looking to spend more than $150 and I've narrowed it down to 3 boots. I tend to have cold feet and last year with some cheap insulated boots I had to have toe warmers even in 25 degree...
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    Choose your shipping company wisely

    Fair warning, rant ahead. I don't ship anything on a regular basis and my motor freight shipping experience is minimal. I bought some stuff at an auction for my brother and I shipped it motor freight. It was one pallet, 2 used electrical motors that I made a pallet for. I used all 2x4s...
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    Amsoil refines their own oil?

    Picture from Street Rodder magazine March 2018. I always thought Amsoil was a blender and got their refined base stocks from a supplier. <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2020/04/full-32773-43275-img_20200407_130238326.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]"...
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    Looking for a car for $4k or less

    One of my friends is looking for a car for $4k or less. I've told her that I would start with Toyota or Honda. She has also found a 2007 Mazda 3, which reading through posts in the past on this website seems to be a reliable car. So my question is are there any brands/models/years to look for...
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    Multiple car magazines no longer published

    I am (was) subscribed to Car Craft magazine and received a letter today that it was no longer going to be published and received a code for a digital subscription to other TEN Publishing magazines and a free 6 months to Motor Trend on Demand. Sucks that this is happening in general to print...
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    Friend has furnace problems

    A buddy of mine has been battling problems with a furnace not lighting and has figured a way around it (safely) and a repairman has been out 3 times but still not 100% fixed. It's a Payne 74k BTU furnace from 2002, not sure of the exact model. It is a condensing style furnace. What happens is...
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    Fermented pancake recipe

    I call it Two night pancakes because that's how long it ferments for. Just as a caution I don't measure out all the ingredients, I just put enough where I think it works. Makes about 6 medium-large pancakes First night: 3/4 to 1-1/4 cup of milk depending on how thick you like them Baby...
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    Dry set concrete anchors

    Looking for opinions as my research has come up with less than conclusive evidence but see no reason why it won't work. I'm building a post frame structure and for the foundation I am doing concrete piers and attaching brackets to the pier. Most videos I see using piers the bracket is using a...
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    How brake pads are made

    Cool video from ChrisFix on how brake pads are made, some interesting technology and methods of manufacturing.<div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H1WXlHONorw" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
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    2000 Saturn Wagon, 108k miles, Price?

    Looking more for what's a reasonable price, not necessarily to sell it here although anyone can take a look if interested. Backstory - friends from work bought it new, had it as a daily driver for many years, kids drove it in high school, but have left the house and the friends have newer...
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    Electrical wiring to new pole barn question

    I'm in the planning stages of building a new pole barn and have an electrical question. I'm planning on running new service from the existing drop from the transformer to the barn and don't know if I need a ground wire the entire length of the cable or if a ground wire from the main disconnect...
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    2003 F-150 5.4L 11,996 miles with filter pics and magnet

    Wanted to post a UOA with filter pictures and did a little experiment. I used 4 neodymium magnets rated for a 45 lb pull around the filter to see if it would reduce the iron. It did not, not total, nor per mile. I ran out of 5W-20 oil and with it burning more oil I switched to 5W-30, so its...
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    Several filters cut open

    Wix 57055 Miles - 6000 Application - Subaru Crosstrek Overall great condition with a few wide pleats <img src="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/attachments/usergals/2019/04/full-32773-31440-img_20190404_164145656.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    Broken tools, how to overcome

    I have an 03' F-150 that has a rusted fuel tank and has started seeping gasoline, as evident by the smell in the garage. My approach to fixing was replace the tank, which I gain access by removing the bed. The bolts that hold down the bed have a little more than surface rust, but really aren't...
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    How to wire a vintage wattmeter

    Hi everyone, I'm working on a library for the basement and bought some vintage panel meters that I want to be functional, including a wattmeter I purchased. I am planning to hook it up to a single 60 watt light bulb but am having a hard time finding info on how to wire it. I have a basic...
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    Rust-Oleum Driveway Sealer review

    I recently resealed my driveway with Rust-Oleum Driveway Sealer and wanted to share my thoughts. <a href="https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/epoxyshield/driveway-blacktop-coatings/blacktop-coating/" target="_blank">Rust-Oleum webpage</a> Pros - Advertised 10 year...
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    Learned something new about ignition coils

    Working on a friend's John Deere GT 225 she is looking to sell. Didn't run, but yet when I picked it up ran just fine. Parked it and 2 weeks later wouldn't run. Diagnosed it as the ignition coil. This particular JD has a 15 hp Kohler engine. Ordered a new OEM Kohler coil and installed...
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