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capngrog

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  1. I like Hemmings Motor News. I can keep a few issues, maybe six months worth, for reference, whereas, if I subscribed to an electronic "publication", it would be difficult to find a particular article amidst all of the other electronic "noise". I have neither the time nor the interest to scroll through meaningless information overload. Just my opinion. Cheers, Grog
  2. Just to add to the wording that Locomobile extracted from the rant: " ...they don't have the intelligence to understand the unstated obvious." I offer for sale this 1944 Zoopermobile with full description of its condition except for "the unstated obvious". Buyer beware! Cheers, Grog
  3. Why don't you try shooting an email to Petty's Garage: https://pettys-garage.com/ Or maybe a phone call: 877.498.3745 Good luck. Cheers, Grog
  4. I'd read somewhere that there was never a failure, due to over revving, of an engine with a 5-bolt main bearing cap. As a matter of noncertitude, these engines never experienced failure of any sort ... except, perhaps, to start. Cheers, Grog
  5. Do you mean the "ENIAC"? A link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENIAC Cheers, Grog
  6. No, pulse jet, which operates under the principles of the Lenoir Cycle. The Otto Cycle includes compression of a fuel/air mixture; however, the pulse jet at rest never compressed its fuel air mixture. Even at speed, the pulse jet did not compress its fuel/air mixture beyond the pressure of the ram air at the intake. This is MIT's description of the Otto Cycle: https://web.mit.edu/16.unified/www/FALL/thermodynamics/notes/node26.html Here's a brief description of the Lenoir Cycle on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenoir_cycle In my misspent youth, I had a "Dyna Jet Red Head" pulse jet engine which I flew on a U-control system (model aircraft attached to wires, circling the pilot at the center of the described circle). It was quite loud and made what I can only describe as an extremely eerie, resonant din (if you've ever heard one, you'll never forget its sound). I still have that thing around here somewhere (all I have to do is find it), and I may break it out some day and fire it up ... just to amaze my friends and dismay my enemies. Cheers, Grog
  7. Yes, it was a pulse jet. Cheers, Grog
  8. I agree. Due to the lack of competition, feebay perceives no need to respond to customer concerns about many of the recent changes made (often by the afore-mentioned MBAs) to the website. For ten years or so, I was a frequent purchaser of items listed for sale (or auction) on feebay. I even purchased two cars (a 1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery and a 1950 Crosley Station Wagon) which I still own. I can't remember the last time I had anything to do with feebay. Cheers, Grog
  9. The state of mediocrity into which feebay has descended, is, sadly, not at all unusual in corporate America. For example, look at the chaos of Boeing, whose disastrous handling of the KC-46 and B-737MAX development programs, has seriously damaged their image as once the world's premier designer, developer and manufacturer of fine aircraft. Unfortunately, Boeing's problems extend beyond the mishandling of those two programs ... I just use them as prime examples. Much of the blame for the mediocrity of corporate America I lay at the feet of many MBAs who seem to know all about the "bottom line", but little or nothing about the "product line". They don't even seem to grasp the concept that the "bottom line" is almost entirely dependent on the "product line". Now that I've managed to insult all of the AACA MBAs out there, please note that I said "many MBAs" not "all MBAs". Cheers, Grog
  10. Yes, they do. Cheers, Grog
  11. That's a great image; however, the Great Pyramids of Giza are about 85 miles from the closest artificial cut of the Suez Canal. I also strongly suspect that sailing vessels would not be allowed within the canal unless under auxiliary power and following approved traffic separation schemes. Cheers, Grog
  12. Although I've never sold anything through eBay, in the past I had been a frequent buyer, and usually used U.S. Postal money orders, and occasionally PayPal, for my transactions. Is the new "Managed Pay" system the only way to pay for an item now? Cheers, Grog
  13. The operator may be based out of Israel; however, this job is being done in a Spanish speaking country. The stop sign reads "Pare" which in many Spanish speaking countries means "Stop". The language being spoken by spectators in the background is Spanish. Judging by his many false starts and misjudgment of the geometry of the operation, the operator has not performed the "tractor lift" maneuver too many times before. I do, however, rate the operator A+ for effort, perseverance and courage to "give it a try". Cheers, Grog
  14. Having been born in Florida, that story just reinforces my instincts to remain here ... at least during the winter months. The only ice I have to deal with is that which I place into my adult beverages ... or pour over, "on the rocks". Cheers, Grog
  15. That tree must be a popular photo site. This photo is from a current ebay listing for a '72 Suburban located in Santa Rosa, California. Cheers, Grog
  16. I occasionally flat tow my stock 1950 Crosley station wagon behind my somewhat modified 1952 Crosley pickup truck. Cheers, Grog
  17. Although using a different method altogether, the top of that 4-door hardtop (Buick-?) was just as effectively chopped by the whale parts as was the top of the O.P.'s Hudson by the tree. As to the whale job, a classic rock song comes to the remains of my mind: "Ooh-ooh that smell Can't ya smell that smell Ooh-ooh that smell The smell of death's around you Yeah"*** *** "That Smell" by Lynyrd Skynyrd - 1977 Cheers, Grog
  18. Some of us occasionally flat tow a vehicle; however, as in most worthwhile human endeavors, success depends on attention to the details. For example, for a tale of tow woe, open this link: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/rv-driver-annihilates-their-new-jeep-wrangler-by-flat-towing-it-in-4-low/ar-BB1eDPkJ?li=BBnb7Kz Be careful out there. Cheers, Grog
  19. What tree? Looks fine to me and one swingin' ride - George of the Jungle.3 It looks to me that the Hudson pictured was just a tad taller than whatever it was driven beneath. Cheers, Grog 3: Theme song from movies George of the Jungle 1&2 "Watch Out For That Tree".
  20. You must live near the coast/beach. Here in Paisley, I'm about 36 miles from the beach as the salt spray flies, and rust isn't a problem here. Even when I lived in Miami, rust was only a minor annoyance to cars parked outdoors; however, in the Florida Keys, vehicle rust is almost as bad a problem as in the Bahamas. Cheers, Grog
  21. Try this (I hope it works): Mid-year coupe rear blower components-compr.pdf Cheers, Grog
  22. I had a 1964 Corvette Coupe (non air conditioned) with the optional rear area exhaust fan and duct which was, as I recall, mounted aft of the driver's seat in the "cargo" area. I lived in Miami, Florida at the time (early '70s) and found the rear area exhaust blower to be quite effective at drawing air out the rear of the car and, coupled with the regular air inlets, it was quite effective at cooling the interior when driving at highway speeds with the windows up. It even helped a bit when driving around town with the windows down. The rear exhaust blower was not available in the 1963 Corvette Coupe, and the 3 inch diameter duct may have been part of an experiment to exhaust hot stagnant air from the rear "cargo" area of the '63 Coupe. The exhaust blower duct (1964 & 1965) exited from a grille located in the driver's side B-pillar, but the '63 coupe had no such grille opening in its B-pillars. Perhaps, in an attempt to not mar the exterior body work of the original owner's new 'Vette, he chose to vent hot air through the floor of the "cargo" area, using an exhaust blower mounted in a box above the 3 inch diameter tube. The rear "cargo" area exhaust blower and ducting system was discontinued for 1966. Maybe factory-installed air conditioning had become more popular by that time. Here is a link to some details of the "cargo" area exhaust fan system of the '64 and '65 Corvette Coupes: file:///C:/Users/capngrog/AppData/Local/Temp/Mid-year%20coupe%20rear%20blower%20components-compr-1.pdf I apologize in that I was unable to include a "live" link in my post, but if you copy the link and paste it to your browser, it opens up just fine. Well, that's my theory anyway. Cheers, Grog
  23. What's political (let alone BS) about complaining about the rapidly escalating gasoline prices? I had read that one of the reasons for the escalating prices was that the largest refinery in the U.S. (located in Texas) was knocked off line due to the severe winter storm they experienced a few weeks ago. Cheers, Grog
  24. I have a separate maintenance log sheet which I keep in the glove box of each of my cars. I don't mark up the owner's manual maintenance log pages of my newer used cars because the maintenance logs of most used cars are either blank or haven't been properly filled out (see nickelroadster's post above). Whatever the age or pedigree of a car, I think that maintenance logs are important. Cheers, Grog
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