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      1961 Impala

      Here's my 61, in mid restoration.

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ToqafxyK8J4/Udt5EDs74zI/AAAAAAAAAO4/2cbSLXS-tdA/s1600/Arlie2.jpg
    2. Info, reviews, pics on mini split heat pumps

      Our 1927 Craftsman has terrible heating and cooling, with very little upstairs in summer/winter. I am able to get a 60% rebate through my work up to $1600 for putting in a new heating and cooling...
    3. Thread: Maybe it's me?

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      It isn't you! I can relate to your experience....

      It isn't you!

      I can relate to your experience. I tutored technical writing for the engineering college and funded myself through graduate school in physics. I worked for a completely different...
    4. YOu guys have summarized how the first prototype...

      YOu guys have summarized how the first prototype was made and demonstrated. You can make whatever you want if you have the time and the interest.
    5. Good feedback. I'll try that.

      Good feedback. I'll try that.
    6. You can see my recent blog post concerning the...

      You can see my recent blog post concerning the difference between Quirky and Kickstarter. Kickstarter is great if you want to manufacture the product yourself, assuming you have the network to then...
    7. Every Volvo I've ever driven felt like it was...

      Every Volvo I've ever driven felt like it was fighting gravity.
    8. No Glug Oil Funnel - needed invention for car guys

      Having been a member of VWVortex and TCL for nearly a decade, I can't think of a more appropriate place to debut this idea.

      Have you ever been draining your oil from the oil pan and your funnel...
    9. Nobody pays any attention to me in my truck, but...

      Nobody pays any attention to me in my truck, but I get stares in the Jetta (probably because I'm driving faster).
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      Interesting Solicitation from NineSigma

      Not sure if you know NineSigma, but they connect companies that need problems solved with the people that solve the problems.
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      I love those homes. Ours was suspected to be a...

      I love those homes. Ours was suspected to be a Sears home but I bought that book "The Houses that Sears Built" and have not been able to confirm it. Usually you can see part numbers painted or...
    12. Fasteners for treated lumber - decks and outdoor structures

      In the process of building my deck I learned that a lot of the fasteners aren't designed for use with the treated lumber beause the copper-based solution introduces a galvanic couple with the...
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      I'm presently building a deck with Trex PVC-based...

      I'm presently building a deck with Trex PVC-based lumber. I believe it is Trex Escapes Acorn. When you cut it, it smells like cutting PVC pipe.

      I generally like working with it though I don't...
    14. Neato Wireless Charging for Drayson EV Racecar

      http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/07/wireless-chargers-could-turn-ev-racers-into-life-size-slot-cars/

      British electric motorsports company is installing wireless electric vehicle charging...
    15. Interesting Fuel Economy Numbers for Methanol

      On an energy density basis, methanol would appear to only deliver 40% of the energy of gasoline. However due to its superior octane rating and therefore greater combustion efficiency, it appears that...
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      In 2000 I bought a car and my credit history...

      In 2000 I bought a car and my credit history consisted of 1 credit card with 1 $200 purchase on it that I had made 2 years prior. I am astounded at the differences in the credit markets today.

      If...
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      Any reviews on Guidant Financial?

      I recently had a phone call with a representative from Guidant Financial about building a "checkbook IRA" from a company rollover. Guidant would assist in converting the IRA to an independent LLC...
    18. So for those of you that have used the balancer,...

      So for those of you that have used the balancer, what RPM does it rotate? It sounds to me that I'll need the Roadforce to identify any issues.
    19. Good advice from both posters - thanks. I'd...

      Good advice from both posters - thanks.

      I'd like to use the Roadforce, however, I don't think I should have to pay to get a proper balance, as I already paid when I bought the tires. The whole...
    20. Annoyning wheel imbalance - at what RPM do tire balancers rotate?

      In the summer I bought some tires and had them mounted on my OEM truck wheels with intention of making them "winter" wheels. My aluminum wheels will pit if I drive them in the salt/snow. I put them...
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