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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-27-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By Angel
I forget which comedian said "its a sport if...

I forget which comedian said "its a sport if Stephen Hawking (RIP) could beat me at it".
so yeah, Golf is a sport, Chess is not :)

:)
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-16-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,566
Posted By Angel
I cannot argue that big vehicles are a chore to...

I cannot argue that big vehicles are a chore to drive, park, fuel and wash. I kinda feel a calling to drive bigger vans though (I also drive Uber XL for extra income sometimes...)

I have 4 kids. ...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-11-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,566
Posted By Angel
3 dream cars ? not sure.. -Porsche Boxster...

3 dream cars ? not sure..

-Porsche Boxster S - to share with one

https://cdn.bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/15204406045d565ef66e7dffIMG_2870_Fotor-940x550.jpg

-Southern...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 953
Posted By Angel
Im gonna vote for: 4) Manuf. precision. ...

Im gonna vote for: 4) Manuf. precision.

There is no way that WW2 era machine tools could repeatedly hold the tolerance that modern tools can. No matter how good your oil is, if the cylinder is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-30-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Angel
agreed cool, but those planes are also loaded out...

agreed cool, but those planes are also loaded out with wing tanks - would you do that in a training environment ? (or were they doing it for the pictures...)
-John
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-05-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Angel
If you have an antenna and can get local...

If you have an antenna and can get local Over-The-Air TV channels, some of them might have the game you want. They are in HD now. You'll sit through commercials but there is no monthly fee....
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-14-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,303
Posted By Angel
...and '79 was the first year it was offered in...

...and '79 was the first year it was offered in the US :( . I'm not under any illusions: this bike was my fathers and I'm his only son who rides, I didn't want to see it go. But...I'm a father...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-12-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,303
Posted By Angel
There is a '79 R65 in my driveway waiting for...

There is a '79 R65 in my driveway waiting for attention.

I started on a CX500 and moved quickly to a Katana 750.
I rode away from my wedding on that Bike. It also did and Iron Butt but I ended...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-20-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 991
Posted By Angel
Bro, the internet has your back :) turbo -...

Bro, the internet has your back :)

turbo - Small Engine Turbo (RHB31 VZ21) | ECOTRONS (http://www.ecotrons.com/products/small_engine_rhb31_vz21_turbocharger/)

EFI kit -...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-07-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,408
Posted By Angel
If you surf the forums long enough, sometimes...

If you surf the forums long enough, sometimes someone will find a commercially available (cheap) rattle can that closely matches the stock paint color. (I know of a VW Tornado red thats available by...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-25-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By Angel
Personal biases only -Go with the subaru or the...

Personal biases only -Go with the subaru or the Kia.
- I have a 2009 Kia van (with the 3.8L) - No trouble in 160k miles. Best automotive decision I've ever made.
-the Sorrento EX will be maxxed...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-01-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By Angel
slightly wish I kept my 1990 Corrado G60. It...

slightly wish I kept my 1990 Corrado G60. It wasnt much of a car, but there arent many left, and as VW's first real attempt at a sports car, it was unique enough to give me 'street cred'.
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 658
Posted By Angel
no one addressed the comments about the fan. ...

no one addressed the comments about the fan.

My house heater (1990s vintage) (NG - natural gas) has a draft fan that takes a suction on the ambient air, blows it past the NG flame and out the PVC...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Angel
Not familiar with an RC10 (I recognize the name...

Not familiar with an RC10 (I recognize the name though...)

I can say that Servo form factors have not changed much - choices/sizes and selection have improved iirc over the years.

If it were me...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-24-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,412
Posted By Angel
I have often tried to 'monetize' the value of a...

I have often tried to 'monetize' the value of a car - but I find it comes down to this:
How much $/month is it worth for you to have a running car for a month ? and what does that car *need* to...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-22-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Angel
electrical system on a non-electric lawnmower

Hello All,
Wasnt sure where to ask this, its not Mercedes, or even car related..but kinda is...
So in the 'tuner' world, we now have people putting out "standalone ECUs" - a computery box,...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-18-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Angel
You could just rent cars from people, review them...

You could just rent cars from people, review them on youtube and collect the ad revenue...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqjHFMB_JYTaEnf_vmTNqg

I like the idea - as a car guy, Id much rather...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-11-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Angel
I appreciate the reponse - Im at? a quandry in...

I appreciate the reponse - Im at? a quandry
in a quandry ?

-I have an appointment at the dealer for next tuesday - for them to troubleshoot/diagnose.

-Im new at the whole "halogen sniffer"...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Angel
Automotive AC work - txv and evap

Hello All,
for as many Honda Odysseys are out there, their forum support isnt helping me, so I thought I'd ask here. Some of the wisdom will cross over in MB-land Im sure.

The Harbor Freight...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-15-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,531
Posted By Angel
I would. its sedan-sized diesel (with a stick) -...

I would. its sedan-sized diesel (with a stick) - no one else sells those in the US.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-18-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By Angel
This - all day. If the engine breaks, you are...

This - all day. If the engine breaks, you are fixing a basic truck motor with parts at every FLAPS in America. If you go class A, who knows if they have a kenworth (?) oil prefilter banjo bolt on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 04-03-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By Angel
This looks like a great car at a great price ...

This looks like a great car at a great price
(Turbo motor, big maintenance done, glow plugs *not* stuck in head, OBDII-or-something-like-it for help troubleshooting, no valve adjustments or v-belt...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-10-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Angel
My brother has one - you need 2 stout trees -...

My brother has one - you need 2 stout trees - and/or some kind of elevated platform to start from. Make it as long as you can. End the line close enough to the ground so that the riders will run...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-19-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Angel
I always wondered about 30+ year old circuit...

I always wondered about 30+ year old circuit breakers. regardless of manufacturer - I always wondered if a 30-year old, plastic, mechanical device, would work with the same consistency as when it...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 01-17-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By Angel
The normal answer is to get a "unit heater" and...

The normal answer is to get a "unit heater" and point it where workers are working (not sure how big your building is)

Unit Heaters | Reznor (http://www.reznorhvac.com/en/na/unit-heaters)

Not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-30-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Angel
As an enthusiast - I like to surf "Bring a...

As an enthusiast - I like to surf "Bring a Trailer" for more real-world car values and stuff to drool over. Ebay would be my 2nd choice.. NADA can say what they want, but old cars are not sold and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-13-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Angel
if not to save emissions, then its probably to...

if not to save emissions, then its probably to save fuel. Any .1 mpg they can get on the EPA test cycle is potentially worth a lot of money when the us.gov is regulating your corporate average fuel...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-17-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Angel
Easiest way looks like this: ...

Easiest way looks like this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/100-watt-solar-panel-kit-63585.html
(insert Harbor Freight disclaimer here)
(yeah, its expensive...)

After that, some kinda 12v pump. ...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-17-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By Angel
I think we need to be clear - if your car ISNT a...

I think we need to be clear - if your car ISNT a W123 automatic trans - I'm not sure this trick will work. I've only ever seen these kinda instructions on the Mercedes W123 cars
-John
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-15-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Angel
we can do compressed air at 100-300 psi, that's...

we can do compressed air at 100-300 psi, that's easy.
If they always need compressed air, now they need to either get an electric air compressor, or attach one to the motor...and if you run out of...
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