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Old 05-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:32 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Actually the Va no coasting law was passed in the 1930s. Plymouth came out with a car with freewheeling around 1935, a one way clutch that could not be engaged or disengaged unless the car was stopped.
Saabs had freewheels through the 1960's and 1970's. The old 93 and 95, I think maybe the Sonnett too. I used to freewheel for miles and miles.
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:53 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Freewheels are/were often used on two-stroke vehicles where closing the throttle and letting the vehicle be "pushed" would cause oil starvation. This is only a problem with engines running mixed fuels, as engines with a pump keep a constant supply of oil even if they get no fuel.
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:56 PM   #34 (permalink)
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My Saab was a 4 stroke V4.
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:14 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:37 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Everything Is Broken

Sleep tight.

Edit: Hmmph. Another multipage thread — it seems to have gone a little off-topic. Maybe the mods could move it to General Effieciency.

Here's where it goes off the rails for me:

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So, not people in communists countries are materialists at heart even though they cannot actually have what they want.
Is this saying that not-not people, or not little people could have what they want. That system will fail.

Anyways we live in an increasingly post-scarcity society and Quinn Norton is an awesome tech writer if your not familiar with her work. This is a good summary of our current dire straits.

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Old 05-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #37 (permalink)
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New post to bump the thread.

Pennsylvania law enforcement just won the battle, simultaneous no warrant vehicle searches, and they got a law passed to make hidden compartments illegal

I've got a plywood lid over some tire chains and a tow strap, I'd be on thin ice in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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New post to bump the thread.

Pennsylvania law enforcement just won the battle, simultaneous no warrant vehicle searches, and they got a law passed to make hidden compartments illegal

I've got a plywood lid over some tire chains and a tow strap, I'd be on thin ice in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
This is ridiculous, America is becoming just like any 3rd-world country ruled by corrupts who take all the freedom for the citizens to defend themselves against abusive governmental acts...
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This is ridiculous, America is like any 3rd-world country ruled by corrupts who take all the freedom for the citizens to defend themselves against abusive governmental acts...
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If thats the case, then it should be open season on motorist as many cars have compartments for spare tires, jacks, etc.

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New post to bump the thread.

Pennsylvania law enforcement just won the battle, simultaneous no warrant vehicle searches, and they got a law passed to make hidden compartments illegal

I've got a plywood lid over some tire chains and a tow strap, I'd be on thin ice in Ohio or Pennsylvania.

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