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      In the cold, my engine hoist lost pressure and...

      In the cold, my engine hoist lost pressure and the engine slumped onto the oil pan and spilled oil and antifreeze all over my garage. Cleaned most of that up today.

      Pre-spill:
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      A few calculations: Using the assumptions from...

      A few calculations:

      Using the assumptions from prior dyno curve and Roger Huntington's formulas

      MPH = 224 (hp/weight)1/3 and ET = 6.290 (weight/hp)1/3

      This would theoretically be...
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      I'm not counting on 300 hp but hoping for it as a...

      I'm not counting on 300 hp but hoping for it as a long shot. At any rate, the high compression will make the engine peaky, so the peak hp doesn't even matter. I just want to know if it will have...
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      KAPOW ...

      KAPOW


      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XRciDYHdaGI/VKRL_Rx0NFI/AAAAAAAAAnI/zKJQgMCbGjw/s1600/Batterytests4.jpg
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      The engine is going to come out - I didn't...

      The engine is going to come out - I didn't succeed in yanking it in the limited time I had on Friday, but I cleaned up the garage and made most of the disconnections. There is one pesky shift...
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      I want to chirp the tires at will. I looked at...

      I want to chirp the tires at will. I looked at manual valve body conversions for the Powerglide and they seemed too rough for the street.

      Then I also saw this and my decision was made for me:
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      I've used Uship for work and personally. It is...

      I've used Uship for work and personally. It is astounding how much variation you will get from shippers on there. The guy that shipped my Impala was unique to say the least, but he trucked it 3000...
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      I'm bringing this back from the dead with some...

      I'm bringing this back from the dead with some pics. A lot has happened since my original post. I've had two kids and a major career shift that requires some travel, but slow but persistent progress...
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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
    10. 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...
    11. 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...
    12. 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.
    13. Good feedback. I'll try that.

      Good feedback. I'll try that.
    14. 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...
    15. Every Volvo I've ever driven felt like it was...

      Every Volvo I've ever driven felt like it was fighting gravity.
    16. 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...
    17. 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...
    20. 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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