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Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-13-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Mxfrank
Spotted in Stamford, CT

I stopped to give this one a good look today. It's a solid, unrusted 300CD Turbo. A neighbor said the ask was around $17K, which I think is a bit much, but these days it may be right. Not sure of...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 09-12-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 265
Posted By Mxfrank
Who knows? Did you read the second link? The...

Who knows?

Did you read the second link? The paper was a fraud...the authors don't exist. Don't trust your life to it.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-15-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Mxfrank
I think the Ford solenoid would be fine, but...

I think the Ford solenoid would be fine, but there are purpose built battery isolators that you might find more appropriate. Same idea as the Ford solenoid:

...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-12-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mxfrank
The other day, I had 19 calls from "Apple...

The other day, I had 19 calls from "Apple Support, your system has been compromised" in one hour! I don't know if they had a bug in their autodialer or if they were testing to see how many calls it...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-16-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By Mxfrank
The continuation Avantis have square headlight...

The continuation Avantis have square headlight surrounds, the originals were round. They mostly all look good, because the bodies are fiberglass. But watch for the steel "hog trough" sills.


I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-15-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Mxfrank
Generally, any filter placed before the pump...

Generally, any filter placed before the pump inlet has to have a large micron rating. The reason is that a fine filter would lower pressure in the inlet, which can cause the fuel to vaporize. This is...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-11-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Mxfrank
Each of the gauges in the cluster is damped by a...

Each of the gauges in the cluster is damped by a coil. In the event of a voltage spike, the coil presents an impedance that prevents the gauge from reacting quickly. If the coil shorts to the gauge...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-03-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Mxfrank
Starting July 5, entry is permitted if you have...

Starting July 5, entry is permitted if you have been fully vaccinated and have a Covid test. Read the conditions, there are some complications:

...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-13-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mxfrank
You may find that to be a comforting belief, but...

You may find that to be a comforting belief, but it appears to be based on false assumptions. According to the Justice Dept affidavit, the FBI had possession of the private key prior to requesting...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-13-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mxfrank
Ok, let's begin by getting this clear: solar...

Ok, let's begin by getting this clear: solar panels NEVER power the grid directly. The solar array is producing DC power...probably 48V DC. The power company supplies 120AC, 60hz current. compare:
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mxfrank
Maybe taking solar into account, or maybe as an...

Maybe taking solar into account, or maybe as an average, but there's no way you use just 22kWh in a year.

Do you understand the difference between AC and DC? Your panels and your batteries...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-11-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mxfrank
I believe the issue is phase matching. The...

I believe the issue is phase matching. The inverter output has to be perfectly in phase with the power line current, otherwise it's just injecting noise when it feeds power to the grid. So it senses...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-08-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Mxfrank
What was the donor car? ...

What was the donor car?
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-04-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Mxfrank
Here's the real problem with this. Batteries have...

Here's the real problem with this. Batteries have a peculiar property called Peukert's Law. The more current you demand from a battery, the lower its capacity. You may be able draw a burst of power...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-31-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 976
Posted By Mxfrank
Tesla's have megacastings: ...

Tesla's have megacastings:

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-front-megacast-giga-texas-first-photo/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Mxfrank
The proof is in the details...

The proof is in the details...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Mxfrank
I correct myself. 1914 White Motor Co: ...

I correct myself. 1914 White Motor Co:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1914-white/

With some modern upgrades, like electric headlights. And that's my best guess.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-24-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Mxfrank
It's not a Ford. By the character line of the...

It's not a Ford. By the character line of the radiator, it's a Packard truck. It may be an assembly of late 20's stuff.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-19-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mxfrank
AFAIK, the only companies that ever produced...

AFAIK, the only companies that ever produced turbine cars, even as prototypes, were Chrysler and Rover. Rover took the idea furthest, producing several prototype cars and a racer, piloted at Le Mans...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-15-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mxfrank
Confirmation bias is deadly. The question is...

Confirmation bias is deadly.

The question is whether those gains can be held. The bull case is that digital "coins" are like gold, and people will want them as an inflation hedge. There's an...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-13-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mxfrank
Speculative investments can turn on a dime....

Speculative investments can turn on a dime. Something unexpected could drop out out of the clear blue sky and spoil your day. Invest only what you can afford to lose:
...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-04-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Mxfrank
Alex Tremulis? That cant' be right...

Alex Tremulis? That cant' be right...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-03-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mxfrank
First of all, there's no such thing as bitcoin...

First of all, there's no such thing as bitcoin investing. It's always going to be speculation. I heap digital coinage with a bunch of other things that can't work, but persist. The way bumble bees...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-14-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Mxfrank
I ended up using a pair of these: Search...

I ended up using a pair of these:


Search For 099520 | BDS Suspension (bds-suspension.com) (https://www.bds-suspension.com/product-display?sr=099520)


The fit isn't great, and they look...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Mxfrank
I haven't seen the kits for this, but about ten...

I haven't seen the kits for this, but about ten years ago, I had the SLS struts on my 300TDT rebuilt by a professional hydraulics shop. They worked.. The shop was able to find new o-rings, but not...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-13-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Mxfrank
Maybe this: ...

Maybe this:


https://www.mcmaster.com/screwdriver-bits/tri-wing-bits/
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Mxfrank
The glow plug light is telling you that you have...

The glow plug light is telling you that you have at least one failing GP, simple as that. Replace them as a set and go another 150K miles before you have to think about it again.b
Forum: Diesel Discussion 04-01-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Mxfrank
Replace the OVP relay before you make yourself...

Replace the OVP relay before you make yourself nuts. When the OVP fails, the EDS has no power.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-30-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By Mxfrank
You can find all your answers in my E-book: ...

You can find all your answers in my E-book:

https://www.coolcatcorp.com/thermostats/Air%20Bleeds.html

The bleed hole is there to allow air out of the system when it's initially filled, that's...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By Mxfrank
I know this sounds weird, but the speedometer,...

I know this sounds weird, but the speedometer, trip odometer and the odometer are all separate instruments, geared off the one speedometer cable. If you've verified that the trip and regular odo's...
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