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Old 01-09-2009, 10:57 AM   #161 (permalink)
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I kinda missed the behind the license plate gas hole. It didn't matter which side of the pump you pulled up to. And remember the octane you could get? I'm not sure, but I think the Sunoco 260 was tops. Way over 100.
I bet the reason they don't do the behind-the-license-plate filler is because of the rear-end collision fires. Just a guess, though! I sure wish they'd decide which side of the car the stupid things were gonna be on!!!

Seems like 103 was about the average high around here way back when, and the racing fuels start about 112 - 114 still yet. AvGas still has lead, and runs up there somewhere. I think the methanols and alcohols can be up in the 130s.

Yeah, most of that is here: Octane rating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I was pretty close on all that...

I'll have to see the picture of the "special tool." It'll drive me crazy if I can't figure it out!!!

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Old 01-09-2009, 11:15 AM   #162 (permalink)
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I am currently an environmental engineer for the state govt (Indiana). I conduct pollution prevention opportunity assessments and provide technical assistance on the Toxic Release Inventory
Welcome, kayaker! Used to do a lot of canoeing myself! Had to buy the t-shirt a time or two...

I bet you'll be able to give some insight into just how much pollution is produced in certain circumstances! Maybe solve an argument or two!

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My father was a mechanic who chose to work at the Allisons Transmissions plant in Indianapolis. He taught me a lot about older cars like don't touch the metal bumper on a 68 Chevelle (my first car) while doing a battery swap on a running car!
WooHoo! Can you say "voltage spike?" Ever jumper a car when you had the end come off of one cable, and ground the cars together by touching the bumpers? It works! (On chrome-bumper cars... which aren't around much anymore... )
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I bet you'll be able to give some insight into just how much pollution is produced in certain circumstances! Maybe solve an argument or two!
Yeah, I have earned my Life Is Good kayaking shirts! As for how much pollution is produced, that can be a tricky and heavily argued subject.


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WooHoo! Can you say "voltage spike?" Ever jumper a car when you had the end come off of one cable, and ground the cars together by touching the bumpers? It works! (On chrome-bumper cars... which aren't around much anymore... )
I did use a copper grounding rod once to jump the Chevelle. The batteries didn't line up and my friend had one from a diesel generator in the back of his old truck. It took a while, but it still got the job done.
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Here you go Intrigued,

NAME THAT TOOL!

HA, HA, HA, HA......

Older modders, please be kind & let the younger ones ponder on this for awhile before you blurt it out, LOL..
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Pick Me, Pick Meeee!!!

I Know, I Know: It's a repositor adjustment tool for muffler bearings!!!

Edit: I still have one of those myself!!!
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Here you go Intrigued,

NAME THAT TOOL!

HA, HA, HA, HA......
Wait a minute... that's not a repositor adjustment tool... doesn't it fit one of these???
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'Where in the world did you find those at? I haven't seen one in years. Not even a squashed one in a junkyard.

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