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  1. [Engine] Interesting sleuthing that potentially ties the...

    Interesting sleuthing that potentially ties the intermittent problem to area at/near the ISM connection point.

    Maybe just unplugging/plugging the ISM connector a few times might clean up the...
  2. BHCC thread link

    For those with lots of time on their hands here's a link to the The "BHCC Thread" which to date features about 200 posts.

    I think the consensus is as noted in bold in the post below:
  3. [General] So opinions of course will differ about the SF...

    So opinions of course will differ about the SF Bay Area and The City in particular. I've driven our D all over the West Coast. We take it to San Francisco several times a year, sometimes monthly....
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    [General] Nice ramp photo there. In the spirit of...

    Nice ramp photo there.

    In the spirit of sharing some of this machine's SF Bay-side vibe here's a photo of it at the top of the same ramp in October, 2017. It had its doors off and I think this...
  5. Thread: Tesla cybertruck

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    +1

    +1
  6. Thread: Tesla cybertruck

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    Thanks for posting the topic. By asking about the...

    Thanks for posting the topic. By asking about the design do we consider the use of a stainless steel body?

    Their door-bashing demo results are different from what one would get with same...
  7. [Fuel] The photos are useful. OK to use the new one...

    The photos are useful.

    OK to use the new one with that bent fitting. The steel it's made of is ductile enough not to be cracked by the deformation you're showing.
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    [General] This is likely to happen if an oil filter with a...

    This is likely to happen if an oil filter with a larger-than-OE diameter is installed.

    The OE-spec Bosch or eq. filter fits fine without having to remove the oil pressure sensor.
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    P-51. DMC-12. Classics of their respective times....

    P-51. DMC-12. Classics of their respective times.

    http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=61684&d=1573085123

    Watsonville, California in October, 2014 at a combo airshow and car show
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    [Engine] After 2.5 years on Grady's kit things are fine....

    After 2.5 years on Grady's kit things are fine. No experience with other kits.

    Suggesting you phone the vendor(s) during the work week - they will be happy to be advised of any website hiccups...
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    Thanks for posting the photos. That's a nice...

    Thanks for posting the photos. That's a nice example of passion and qualifications in a demanding application. Failure is not an option.

    Your new ride will be less challenging to work on.
    ...
  12. [General] Yes, a beefed up switch, whatever that amounts...

    Yes, a beefed up switch, whatever that amounts to, should do.

    The problem in your case is the switch hardware/mechanism. I've had a version of that problem happen to the original and then to my...
  13. [General] Yes, the switch can sometimes degrade to the...

    Yes, the switch can sometimes degrade to the point where the internal toggle won't latch properly when you push the switch to engage the next of the 3 operating modes.

    If you are careful you can...
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    +1 Joining the chorus of owners in and around...

    +1

    Joining the chorus of owners in and around the Bay Area here to welcome a new owner. Thanks for making your introduction and showing us that black beauty.

    I'm one of the owners on the SF...
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    [General] Looks solid, Clint. Nice work, as usual. ...

    Looks solid, Clint. Nice work, as usual.

    Detail questions - does the Weissmann power antenna have a black mast or is it chrome? And where would one go to find one? eBay? Is there a model ID?
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    [Heat & A/C] +1, particularly about NO Vaseline on the seal. ...

    +1, particularly about NO Vaseline on the seal.

    Use a silicone grease, same as you would on car door weatherstripping or on an o-ring. Vaseline petroleum jelly will attack some kinds of...
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    [General] +1 Since we don't know how far gone the front...

    +1

    Since we don't know how far gone the front is it's hard to say if paint is the only choice for you.

    You could go in stages. Start with polishing w/o wetsanding, then if you need to go deeper...
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    [General] Order one of these babies: Stant Cooling...

    Order one of these babies:

    Stant Cooling System Test Kit

    Built well, pumps fast, takes care of caps and system leaks as well as assisting with coolant bleed jobs. The one I bought has an...
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    [Heat & A/C] There's a lot going on here. First, the...

    There's a lot going on here.

    First, the airflow/ducting velocity at each outlet isn't supposed to depend on whether you choose HEAT or COLD on the temp knob. That knob only controls the air temp...
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    [Electrical] OK, well, your starter mount bolt-tightening may...

    OK, well, your starter mount bolt-tightening may have extended the borrowed time you had on that starter.

    If it's still the old symptom, intermittent non-crank, then you are probably looking at...
  21. Thread: Coolant Testing

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    [General] I'd use it. Ethylene glycol is very stable. ...

    I'd use it. Ethylene glycol is very stable.

    See linked article on this topic:

    https://www.liveabout.com/shelf-life-of-radiator-coolant-or-antifreeze-281696

    And when it comes to testing...
  22. Thread: Whine / Screech

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    [Heat & A/C] Does the screech happen at higher engine speed?...

    Does the screech happen at higher engine speed? And it comes and goes with A/C turned on/off?

    Thanks for the video. The engine noise doesn't seem very screechy to me. Maybe a slight bit of noise...
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    [Suspension] Yes, the tire size affects it a little bit. The...

    Yes, the tire size affects it a little bit.
    The 245/60 vs 235-60 adds 0.25in to the tire radius so the equivalent ride height to achieve correct alignment geometry with the 245's mounted is 5.75in....
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    [Suspension] The latest geometry you report shows massive neg...

    The latest geometry you report shows massive neg camber, something on the order of -5 deg., which I'm sure you can easily see is way off.

    Your frame height is way low even though you're running...
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    [Suspension] See inserted comments in bold italics with data...

    See inserted comments in bold italics with data about our D's rear suspension. It is set up very much like Dave's is:


    These readings are same on both L and R sides.
    For reference ours is set to...
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