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Old 07-30-2021, 05:15 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Well we did just have good economy and cheap gas until the pandemic got entrenched.
Not sure what you mean by "entrenched" but below is a chart I made of the US national regular unleaded price. As you can see big spikes in fuel prices are not uncommon.

The average price for the last 15 years is $2.83 so at $3.14 we are about 11% above average right now. Not bad for peak travel season the summer after lock downs ended.

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Data from the EIA: https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

BTW, does anyone know how to make an uploaded chart larger instead of being a thumbnail?

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Old 07-30-2021, 05:36 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:11 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Yes, like that. When I link an image using a web address it shows large like that. When I upload a file from my computer it shows up as a thumbnail.
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Spoiler: Make the attachment, Go Advanced and copy the URL (like I did) and paste into the button.

The attachment will still show at the bottom.
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:34 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Ah! I can right click on the jpg attachment in "Additional Options" to get an address to link.

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...now how to find the collection of uploaded photos by some sort of search?
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These's this: ecomodder.com/forum/photo-feed.php. But I don't know how to make it play tricks.

There's also: https://ecomodder.com/forum/archive/
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This happened here in Brazil in 2014.
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Another reason...

It's not for lack of ideas for additional ecomods for my fleet o' crapcans that I don't post more projects in the forum.

In the past few years, I've simply been spending more time on unrelated projects.

Case in point:


Today: I meant only to balance & sharpen the blade on my saved-from-the-dumpster (many years ago) electric lawnmower.




But when I started scraping the dried grass from underneath, I saw that the surface rust was threatening to become serious rust. So I took it apart, scraped and repainted the whole thing, top & bottom. (Last year I welded little backing plates where the wheels attach because the metal was cracking around the bolt holes due to fatigue.)





Good for another 30 years?

Moral: there's only so much tinker time in a day, and I wasted several hours of it.

I also managed to service the rear brakes on the MPGiata, but that doesn't qualify as an ecomod.
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:11 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Good for another 30 years?
Probably with a greater reliability than the day it went out of the factory

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