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Old 09-25-2020, 09:56 AM   #271 (permalink)
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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Someone exceeded their jack's limit! Or more likely jacked up an unsteady load that shifted.

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Old 09-25-2020, 11:26 AM   #272 (permalink)
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The Van - '95 Chevy Astro Cl
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90 day: 16.39 mpg (US)

The new bike - '17 Kawasaki Versys X 300 abs
Motorcycle
90 day: 64.78 mpg (US)

The Mercury - '95 Mercury Tracer Trio
Team Ford
90 day: 34.43 mpg (US)
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My thoughts exactly.
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1983 Kawasaki KZ1100-A3
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:14 PM   #273 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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This sounds like something my Dad would say.
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Found a mangled 2.5T aluminum floor jack while delivering my morning route. Took it apart. Looks like stainless steel fasteners, most were in good condition....
And this sounds like something I would do!
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Old 09-27-2020, 11:35 AM   #274 (permalink)
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Woody - '96 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT
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90 day: 23.82 mpg (US)

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90 day: 15.1 mpg (US)

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I doubt I will work on a vehicle, but I do plan on cleaning up the much neglected carport and garage. it is full of the materials of all that painting.
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:14 PM   #275 (permalink)
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Last 3: 20.76 mpg (US)

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Last 3: 19.57 mpg (US)

F.E. Brick - '99 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS
Last 3: 12.94 mpg (US)

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90 day: 20.7 mpg (US)

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Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis Station Wagon.

Yesterday:

Installed Rear Wheel Cylinders (Drum Brakes.) I attached the new rear brake lines to them, too.

Today:

1: I got the Rear Brake Hose on, and installed the brake lines to it. It took extra time, since one side of the hose has a larger brake line screw hole than the other (why?) and I needed to buy a size reducer.

2: The Brake Lines in the Rear and the Front Passenger Side have been Ziptied down.

3: I put some Cheap Brake Fluid in the Master Cylinder, to suck up any possible moisture in there. I'll remove it before adding Amsoil Brake Fluid.

Near Future:

1: Re-install the Gas Tank and Lines.

2: Replace the Fuel Line & Vent Line on the passenger side by the engine, in the last few feet. I didn't realize how rusty they are, by the engine.

3: Bleed the Brake Lines.

4: Inspect for leaks.


Farther Future:

I ought to replace the Oil Pan; its integrity is concerning, but seemingly not horrible. I think I need to raise the engine by a few feet, which I've never done before, but I'm sure that it's not too big of a problem.
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Old 09-29-2020, 12:11 PM   #276 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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I ought to replace the Oil Pan; its integrity is concerning, but seemingly not horrible.

A rusty oil pan SHOULD be a self-correcting problem! As soon as there's a pin-hole, instant continuous anti-rust coating stops further corrosion, no?



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Old 09-30-2020, 12:57 PM   #277 (permalink)
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The Van - '95 Chevy Astro Cl
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90 day: 16.39 mpg (US)

The new bike - '17 Kawasaki Versys X 300 abs
Motorcycle
90 day: 64.78 mpg (US)

The Mercury - '95 Mercury Tracer Trio
Team Ford
90 day: 34.43 mpg (US)
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Found an old electric furnace and a ~3ft piece of ducting. It didn't fit as well as I thought it was when I was looking at it, but I made it home without any problems

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1973 Fiat 124 Special
1975 Honda Civic CVCC 4spd
1981 Kawasaki KZ750E
1981 Kawasaki KZ650 CSR
1983 Kawasaki KZ1100-A3
1986 Nissan 300zx Turbo 5 spd
1995 Chevy Astro RWD
1995 Mercury Tracer
2004 Chevy Astro AWD
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:07 AM   #278 (permalink)
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Why are you recycling an electric house heater?
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:15 PM   #279 (permalink)
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The Van - '95 Chevy Astro Cl
Team Chevy
90 day: 16.39 mpg (US)

The new bike - '17 Kawasaki Versys X 300 abs
Motorcycle
90 day: 64.78 mpg (US)

The Mercury - '95 Mercury Tracer Trio
Team Ford
90 day: 34.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 80
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Are you asking if I have plans for it?

Not right now. I am probably going to disassemble it throw it in the scrap pile and if I find anything useful then use it. Of course once pile gets big enough I will take whatever is left to the scrap yard.
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-Jiří Mucha (1915-1991), Publicist

My herd includes:
1973 Fiat 124 Special
1975 Honda Civic CVCC 4spd
1981 Kawasaki KZ750E
1981 Kawasaki KZ650 CSR
1983 Kawasaki KZ1100-A3
1986 Nissan 300zx Turbo 5 spd
1995 Chevy Astro RWD
1995 Mercury Tracer
2004 Chevy Astro AWD
2017 Kawasaki VersysX 300

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Old 10-02-2020, 12:12 AM   #280 (permalink)
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

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scrap metal

M_a_t_t, I saw a 24 hours of LeMons car with a DIY kammback made from home appliance scrap metal in one of the LeMons wrap-up videos of a race event somewhere. Yes, that's my most recent bad YouTube habit. 24 Hours of LeMons is effin funny and cool salvage work.

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