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    .... how do I miss pictures when they're...

    .... how do I miss pictures when they're obviously posted.... Now that I see them, neither really look like flux-core wire shrouds...
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    I can't see in the picture, but did you install a...

    I can't see in the picture, but did you install a balance tube between the right and left boots? I did on mine. Some sort of stiff plastic tubing, possibly Teflon. I think it's so when one boot...
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    Not seeing them makes it hard to tell, but...

    Not seeing them makes it hard to tell, but typically a smaller shroud is used when you use flux-core wire (no gas)..... er... I think.....
  4. A few years ago I frequented a RC forum, mostly...

    A few years ago I frequented a RC forum, mostly to do with RC cars. I used to make up "inventions" as a joke, although sometimes people thought they were real.

    There was quite a crowd touting...
  5. Thread: Brake Issue

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    It will be interesting what the seat at the...

    It will be interesting what the seat at the bottom of the hole looks like. If the calipers are refurbished units, it makes me wonder if a previous owner ruined the seats by trying to drill the...
  6. Thread: Brake Issue

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    Do these score lines travel around the cone? If...

    Do these score lines travel around the cone? If so, it's more or less normal. They are made when the nipple is tightened down. See below:
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  7. Thread: Fan fuse

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    There's a lot of charts on the internet if you...

    There's a lot of charts on the internet if you use Google. Here's two of them, and they both yield using AWG 10 (which is for 30 Amp continuous, so it's an extremely safe choice). Your fan only draws...
  8. Thread: Fan fuse

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    I checked a number of 16" fans and found a...

    I checked a number of 16" fans and found a running ampere draw from between 13 and 18 amps depending on the fan. In the following article, (although for AC motors, but the theory is applicable) they...
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    Since Photobucket suddenly held those of us...

    Since Photobucket suddenly held those of us previously using it for free at ransom, I decided to look elsewhere. I've since been using IMGUR and so far it's been great.... and free!
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    I'm glad you didn't take my comment as any sort...

    I'm glad you didn't take my comment as any sort of criticism. I was prepared to offer an apology and make a note that I ought to keep my mouth shut some times (or hands in pockets in the case of a...
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    A thought to ponder... what you said doesn't work...

    A thought to ponder... what you said doesn't work for me. I get a lot more done if I spend 1/2 to 1 hour a day instead of waiting until I have a large amount of free time. Mind you, we're all...
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    Since I feel bad going off topic about gin vs. a...

    Since I feel bad going off topic about gin vs. a lathe, I thought I’d investigate further. Of coarse the best deal would be to buy a good quality used lathe, but then those cheap ones can be OK if...
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    No lathe, although I do own a Unimat which is...

    No lathe, although I do own a Unimat which is only good for small stuff, but that's mostly what I need it for. It's your last line that intrigued me. Is this you (it could be me, but it's not)?
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    My copper radiator leaked from new, however I...

    My copper radiator leaked from new, however I didn't realize it for a long time as it was such a small leak. I don't know why the radiator leaked, but I suspect it was due to a manufacturing defect....
  15. Thread: project binky

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    I'm interested in what colour it will be. Bright...

    I'm interested in what colour it will be. Bright blue with a nice heavy metal flake might be nice! No Mr. Bean colours please!
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    Eggbert's Christmas Video

    With just a week to go, I thought I better get my wishes in early, so...

    Merry Christmas to you and your families, and a Happy New Year.

    (for some that Happy New Year might include a trouble...
  17. Thread: Bralke bleeder

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    I agree. Tis also the only time Mrs. Eggbert sits...

    I agree. Tis also the only time Mrs. Eggbert sits in the driver's seat. I would let her drive, but she doesn't want to... thank goodness....
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    I have a single side-mirror on the driver's side....

    I have a single side-mirror on the driver's side. It's not quite as useless at one might think. I aimed mine so when I looked into it, I could see back down the side of the car. This makes seeing any...
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    No, but I find it odd your car is doing that. If...

    No, but I find it odd your car is doing that. If the PCV system is working correctly and the engine is not completely worn out (as in blowing blue smoke out the tailpipe), that shouldn't happen. Have...
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    With my 15" pin drive knock-off wheels, I don't...

    With my 15" pin drive knock-off wheels, I don't have a lot of choice in tires keeping in mind the rear size is 295/50R15. Tire Rack only lists BFG, Cooper and Hankook. Summit has Mickey Thompson....
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    Yes, here in North America it's called Ford Vs....

    Yes, here in North America it's called Ford Vs. Ferrari. I didn't realize the "overseas" title was different and was a bit confused by Post 2 of this thread until I looked it up. I suspect they...
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    Tire Hardness and Aging

    I bought myself a little toy from Amazon and it arrived yesterday. It’s a Durometer and I wanted it to test tires.

    https://i.imgur.com/cVy8Tl6.jpg

    I think I should have researched it more as...
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    That's too bad it doesn't change much. Unless...

    That's too bad it doesn't change much. Unless something is going wrong when you measure, it looks about time to return the bell-housing and choose something else.

    One thing that can happen, is the...
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    Those shims to get things parallel are huge. It...

    Those shims to get things parallel are huge. It would also affect the bore run-out. Tilt the housing and the bore hole changes too.

    I think you ought to remove the shims and check the bore...
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    Here's a couple of sources: ...

    Here's a couple of sources:

    https://www.grainger.com/category/raw-materials/shim-and-shim-stock/slotted-shims

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/74632233?fromRR=Y

    The second link has...
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