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Old 05-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Wow you must be into vintage media then. I remember when laser discs were the best thing for watching movies, but they were expensive. Of course, now I'm showing my apparent age :P

My kids have only rarely seen records, and it's funny to talk to them about it. Ever tried to describe what a record does to a kid that learned how to get onto the internet before the age of 7?

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Wow you must be into vintage media then. I remember when laser discs were the best thing for watching movies, but they were expensive. Of course, now I'm showing my apparent age :P

My kids have only rarely seen records, and it's funny to talk to them about it. Ever tried to describe what a record does to a kid that learned how to get onto the internet before the age of 7?
Yeah, I just was asked to clean up a few for a guy (collection of about 100 discs). That's the only way I know what they are, besides media classes in school (so long ago...)...

The thing about records, well, yeah, I've tried to explain both those and wax barrels to people. Never turns out well.
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I grew up listening to my dad's Styx collection in vinyl.


I also tried a can of the Restore oil additive. Haven't noticed a difference, though.
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You tried a can of restore on your dad's Styx collection???? Wow, never heard THAT one before!

I remember listening to Christmas music and Neil Diamond on vinyl.

There really is something about vinyl to bring out the best in music.
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btw frank, that's a nice car. Is it a wagon? Alsways have had a soft spot for Ford products.
'98 Sable wagon with the hot rod Yamaha engine. It's a Craigslist Special!

Going from the coast to the midwest in it right now and I have to say I'm impressed with it!
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I wondered if the gel would be "different" somehow from the white.

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a Yamaha engine in a Sable? You're pulling my chain I think....................
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The Sable, Taurus, and associated autos had a Yamaha engine installed in them. As did Rangers, and anything else w/ the 3.0/3.2 Vulcan motors.

Ford worked with Yamaha to design the new valvetrain and top end of the engine, while retaining the basic 2.8/2.9 block design (not interchangeable) for simplicity.

The 3.0/3.2 should swap in place of a 1.6/1.9, 2.0, 2.3, 2.8 engine.

All those engines are also directly swappable between FWD and RWD applications, although some things are slightly different, such as head gaskets (3.0), so make sure you remember which car your engine came from.

The swaps only require moving/exchanging some parts from the transplant vehicle.
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wow , didn't know Yamaha made anything bigger than motorcycle engines.....
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wow , didn't know Yamaha made anything bigger than motorcycle engines.....
Never seen a Yamaha outboard motor? They make some great boat racing engines, including a 4.2L and several V6 outboards.

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