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Listeroid Engines / Re: How to withdraw camshaft
« on: April 01, 2008, 04:37:41 PM »
Are the pushrods still applying pressure onto the cam followers?

rca, sorry to hear about your accident , hope you recover quickly. I am guilty of refueling while running and wiping up the spilllage. I WONT do it again. PS will be figureing out a guard for my changfa. Looking at you injury makes my rear hurt! lol :(

What part of your anatomy do you use to open your fuel cap?  :o

That's going to throb for a while but keep it well clean and let the air to it from time to time and it ought to heal up pretty well.

A trip to the doctors for some antibiotics might not be a bad thing, if you get some gunk in there (microbes not paint) it could get nasty in a hurry.

Always better to learn from the mistakes of others, thanks for the sobering reminder.

Best wishes and hope you can use that finger for communicating again real soon!


I'd vote for finding out EXACTLY what all those breakers are feeding.  If you have a double pole breaker feeding two individual circuits then yes that's a candidate to be split but never ever split a 220 circuit onto two separate breakers.  You're asking to get shocked doing that.

When I bought my current house it was 50 years old and the old cable was very touchy.. cloth covered rubber insulation in armored bx steel.  If you didn't touch it it was fine, if you moved the wire the cloth split and the rubber crumbled.  First order of business was using the old wire as a drag to pull new plastic coated (still BX) 12 gauge (no more 14 ga in the house) and whatever the larger circuits needed got the same or higher capacity too.  I found boxes in the walls and ceilings it was dead scary.


General Discussion / Re: Remember Lee Iacocca?
« on: March 14, 2008, 05:39:55 PM »
Sorry if I interrupted anyone`s REM sleep.  I think I`ve done all I can on this issue by pulling the fire alarm.  It is as we say `an island system` so don`t expect fire trucks and help to arrive.  You guys have to put this one out yourselves.

There are people ringing the alarm on this side of the border too.  Some people listen some don't.  Personally I don't think it's going to be a quick shit hitting the fan it's going to be a slow decline into some very hard times.  Those that have useful skills will be able to do alright by themselves.  I think crime is going to go up quite a bit as the have-nots attempt to relieve the have's of their "stuff" - the ability to protect yourself and property will be a useful one.

I don't think the powers that be will want a quick slide into trouble, they can't manage that.  If it's manageable then they can ship groups of people off to those new FEMA warehouses they built in railroad depot parking lots for re-education.

Mind you, with everyone in the government of US/Canada/Mexico getting on board with the SPP aka North American Union, I don't think the Canadians are going to be immune to it.

Hiding under my rock now


General Discussion / Re: Remember Lee Iacocca?
« on: March 14, 2008, 05:32:25 PM »
Vote the bastards out... assuming Diebold voting machines don't play a part in the new elected officials.

In Connecticut it's now $4.08/gallon for road diesel.

General Discussion / Re: Remember Lee Iacocca?
« on: March 12, 2008, 12:43:40 PM »
You hit the nail on the head.

I think there's subliminal programming in the following shows and probably others:

American Idol
Biggest Loser
HGTV (all of the shows)
Kids shows

The reason I think this is that my wife watches these shows (well not the kids shows) like there is something earthshatteringly important on them and I can't stand them and resist the programming.  the kids get mesmerized by the shows until I turn the TV off and send them outside.

School is a joke, they prep them to take these stupid assed mastery tests (thank you no dubya left behind) which doesn't teach them shit other than how to take a test.  I give my kids extra work to do and problems to think about in an attempt to keep the cult programming from encasing their consciousness permanently.

I don't understand why the American public is so blase about their basic civil rights being swept away with an unconstitutional sweep of the presidents pen.  I can only guess that it's the whole "war on terrrrrr" that's got everyone whipped up in a manageable sub-frenzy of fear and paranoia.  Not so much that they are dribbling idiots in the corner but enough where they accept whatever the gubment hands down as "good for your safety" and don't realize that every little freedom they give up in the name of some sort of supposed security is just another step down the road towards a police state.

As for the corporate takeover of the country.. when you make the kind of contributions to the politicians that big business does here you expect to get something for your money.. and they do!   The de-regulation of the banking industry a few years back allowed the banks to get into securities and such and the next thing you know we have a huge subprime mortgage mess on our hands.

People that don't spend more than they earn, who don't borrow more against the equity in their house than exists in the property don't get rewarded for fiscal prudency.. oh hell no, we are the reason why the country "may be headed toward a recession"   may be headed my ass.. by the time the powers that be admit that we are in a recession, it will be a DEPRESSION.

The economy of this country runs on smoke and mirrors and the fed is running out of mirrors and they can't produce enough smoke to keep the illusion going much longer.

It's not going to be pretty.

I don't see any way out for us though, nobody is going to act until things get really bad and by then it will probably be too late.

The three contenders for president are a joke.

Hanoi John McCain - if it wasn't for his pappy and grandpappy being admirals he'd be unknown, where he belongs.
Hillary - so beholden to special interests and corporate masters amongst other things.
Obama - I guess he's the lesser of the 3 evils, but why is it always this kind of choice?

I'd have loved to see Ron Paul get elected but as we all know, with Diebold controlling the voting and therefore the results you're never going to see someone who talks plainly get elected.  He can't be controlled like the others and therefore has to be sidelined at all costs.

Makes you sick really...


General Discussion / Re: New member intro.
« on: March 04, 2008, 03:57:14 AM »
I liked the one where he made an ultralight out of a lawn mower and flew off in it.  :o

I have a swiss army knife.. but whenever I'm looking for it, it's always "have you seen my macguyver knife!?!?"

The guy was a genius and not the least bit contrived.

General Discussion / Re: Coming Soon from VW: A 69.9 MPG Diesel Hybrid
« on: February 29, 2008, 01:23:24 PM »
About time too... finally, small, economical AND DIESEL!!!!

I'd forgo the hybrid crap if it made the whole package more reliable but it's the "in" thing at the moment.


Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Changfa 170 or kubota EL300?
« on: February 25, 2008, 03:14:57 AM »
or made sure it's a diesel car and have a couple of gallons of cooking oil in the back for emergency use.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Residential Silencer - Underground !
« on: February 25, 2008, 01:27:21 AM »
Night and day difference there!

so how exactly does it work?  exhaust from the listeroid goes into the 50 gallon drum, through the sand, to the top or bottom of the 30 gallon drum.  then a PVC pipe from the top? bottom of the 30 gallon goes back up through the sand and out of the 50 gallon and up to the roof.

No baffles or anything just the expansion chamber suspended in a sand deadening medium?

simple and effective!


General Discussion / Re: Thou Shalt Not Screw With Mother Nature
« on: February 22, 2008, 04:06:38 AM »
But if anyone can do it, Doug, it's you!

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Certified engine
« on: February 21, 2008, 08:03:05 PM »
Not sure if Mike Montieth still reads this site but he did a fair bit of work for EPA compliance.  When he decided to drop the project due to other issues in his life he did offer a lot of the work product up to the forum so it should be around here somewhere.


General Discussion / Re: Thou Shalt Not Screw With Mother Nature
« on: February 21, 2008, 12:36:24 AM »
Quinn is spot on about the media though.. ever notice that when things seem to be going pretty well, there's a story on a warning from the FBI or something about perhaps some terror thing might possibly happen sometime somewhere but no concrete information but we will raise the terror level to a different color so everyone can go out and scream and worry... Phewww... long sentence.

I think the idea is to get and keep the general populace feeling uneasy/scared - Not scared enough that they sit in the corner drooling and mumbling to themselves just enough to keep them from feeling truly relaxed.  Then whenever something happens, the powers that be come along and say "We have just the answer!  ID Chips for everyone!" and the scared public line up to have chips shoved under their skin.

The other main work of the media is to bombard the populace with stories of Brittneys latest escapade.  Like anyone gives a rats ass what that bimbo said/heard/did/ate/drank/snorted etc.  It keeps everyones mind off the real stories...

I have a pet bee named Eric.. it's only half a bee, some sort of wretched demi-bee, a freak from some menagerie, it's Eric the half a bee!

When in doubt, quote Python.


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