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    Mach-E test drive (base model, 68Kwh usable battery)

    Visited the Ford dealer and took a Mach-E for a drive. First, the seats in the base model are very comfortable, but the "pilot's" seat has only a few electric adjustments, maybe I missed something. I could not tilt the seat to my liking. The pax seat has a manual height lever that one pumps up...
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    200,000 miles is in fact rare, only 1% of vehicles reach it

    I really thought that more than 1% of vehicles reached 200K miles in their lifetime. I guess the good folks here at BITOG really understand how to maintain a vehicle properly. I'd guess we exceed the norm here. From the Autoweek article, the top 16 vehicles that achieve 200K miles...
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    Cabinet style screwdrivers

    Most people don't think much about screwdrivers, until they have to deal with difficult to reach screws. The Snap On "long cabinet" screwdriver is a unique creation that can solve a bunch of interesting problems. 1) It's a #2 Phillips 2) It's shaft diameter is that of a #1 Phillips (small...
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    Photo editing software for old pictures

    I have Photoshop 7.0 and I've been able to use it to fix old pictures. However, it's not ideal for colorizing B+W pics, nor is it easy to fix the colors on faded pics from the 1960's and 70's. Some time back, I had a program that was designed to fix old pics. It was kind of a one click thing...
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    Aircraft partnership, non flying.

    I am considering an aircraft partnership in our company's Extra 300L, a plane that I can't fly, for various practical reasons. I'm not insurable in it without extensive training and hours, both of which I don't want. My health is not great, and I have issues with anything more than a few "G's"...
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    Study finds that EV's are driving less than half the fleet average per year.

    https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/02/20210209-nber.html Interesting study with some broad points. They are careful not to draw conclusions, but it seems 'to me' that EV's simply supplement conventional vehicles in many cases. EV's average about 5,300 electric vehicle miles traveled (eVMT)...
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    What's the most powerful "receiver" today?

    I have a 125wpc Yamaha driving a set of Polk tower speakers (RTi-A9's). Unfortunately, the Polk's are quite power hungry and the Yamaha is insufficient. Plus the Yam does not have HDMI, so I use tosslink, which introduces an annoying delay. I recall that in the past, some receivers could use...
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    Interesting push for EV's in government.

    I'll leave the links out, and simply suggest that readers search on their own. I'm very hesitant to post anything that could be politically related, but in this case, I hope to point out the enourmous number of vehicles to be exchanged and the associated potential business opportunities that may...
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    Best 4x4 setup? Pickup truck related, not SUV or car.

    The oldest of 3 F150's (2009 lariat 5.4L SuperCrew) has reached 150,000 miles and the 4x4 is acting up. Not only am I getting the dreaded "wrench" symbol when choosing 4wd, but the front left wheel only randomly engages, while banging and popping loudly. While looking at land, the truck was...
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    LG 77 inch OLED review (Costco purchase)

    I recently purchased an LG 77CX 4K OLED (self lit LED pixels) (it's not a backlit TV) . The LG replaces a 65 inch Sharp HD LCD display, which in it's day was superb and has always been quite pleasant and clear. As many are now aware, OLED displays can produce perfect blacks, as the pixels are...
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    You are given any car you want, but must keep it, daily drive it, feed it and repair it.

    I saw this question on another forum and the responses were very interesting. So I thought I'd post a similar question here among the motoring enthusiasts. Rules: You will be given any car or light truck you'd like, cost is no option. But you must drive it 87% of the time, you must feed it...
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    Good riddance to 2020! Looking forward to a far better year in 2021

    For all the obvious reasons, 2020 was just not a great year for many of us. Ever the optimist, I believe 2021 will be fantastic. So I wish all of you here on BITOG, a wonderful 2021, full of health, wealth and happiness. I do believe in making our own luck, so let's make it a great year.
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    Advice needed. Damaged a friends Model Y

    Ok, so a neighboring hangar friend (at the airport) purchased a new Model Y and let me test drive it. I parked it where it was, then opened the hatch and it hit the hangar door. The paint chipped about 1/4 inch on the top of the hatch spoiler area. I've repeatedly offered to pay for repairs...
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    How do airplanes go so fast?

    Heat, that's how. Airplanes like the Celera 500L don't have sufficient heat or HP to achieve very high speeds. Nor do electric planes. We all know that prop airplanes, with a few notable big HP exceptions, do not reach jet like speeds. Exceptions include Reno racers, the Soviet era turboprop...
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    Gulfstream G550 heavy inspection and tail repair

    I thought I'd post some pics with the current project. Many people don't have a concept of how these large inspections go on Gulfstream Jets. The horizontal stabilizer had some corrosion on the lower skin. Gulfstream chose to replace the entire skin with a new and improved skin. It's about 1/4...
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    Stihl BG86 blower muffler mod

    I have 2 Stihl BG86 blowers, (both are non catalyst) one for the FL aircraft hangar and one for my home. While they are about the most powerful hand held gas blowers around, they only make 1HP and are 27cc's. An engine that size should be near 1.5HP. I figured the muffler was probably the...
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    OMG, I love it...

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    Interesting chart: Who owns the tool brands

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    Clear coat restore on very faded Pontiac G6

    I wet sanded with 1500 grit and removed as much of the chalky clear coat as I could. I then sprayed the hood with PPG clear, using plenty of reducer to help it soften the paint underneath. Look at the fender on the left side of the picture and the roof to see what it looked like before. Came out...
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    Nissan Kicks SUV long distance rental

    Ugh. Picture a Nissan Rogue, only smaller, with less power and... Had to put many thousands of miles on this little underpowered, CVT equipped thing. I thank the powers that be, it goes back to Hertz tomorrow! OK, it's 1.6L, 125HP of 13 second 0-60 fun. Sure, I understand that one cannot...
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