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 on: November 13, 2018, 02:55:09 PM 
Started by EAM - Last post by KevinW
From this morning at 06:53...

 on: November 13, 2018, 01:45:13 PM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by KevinW
It must have found somewhere else on MouseBNB.

 on: November 13, 2018, 01:24:11 PM 
Started by EAM - Last post by CDV 429
I keep a tally record of how many of those varmints I bagged out in the garage.

10-16-15 to 3-28-16 : 27, a banner year

11-06-16 to 3-28-17 : 13

11-10-17 to 4-04-18 : 12

10-28-18 to date : 7    I'll update when the killing season is over.

Used crankcase oil works fine, a slow frantic slippery death and its toxic. Cute little buggers but they do too much damage and make a real mess everywhere. I've read they only live for a few years anyway. I check every morning and if they spun the can I put another one on the list and reset the can, this works and yeah, they like the peanut butter. If you have a cat they have a lot of fun playing with them.


 on: November 13, 2018, 10:28:59 AM 
Do you have a mouse living in there?


 on: November 13, 2018, 10:19:46 AM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by KevinW
I observed a P0327 in the DHS which indicates there's an issue with the knock sensor signal quality.  The sensor acts as a microphone, and under certain conditions when the engine is over 3000 RPM, the PCM performs a listening test to see if the signal is within an acceptable range.  I decided to put my semi-rigid endoscope (under $40 on Amazon) to the test and had a look under the intake.  I didn't realize there was so much space under there or how easy it was to gain access below and behind the power steering pump area. The first image shows the knock sensor and connector; the starter motor is visible in the background of the second image, and the third shows the cause of the error.  Now I know where all the destroyed hood insulation went!

 on: November 10, 2018, 10:21:03 AM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429
The electric cars are coming, another mandate from the global powers that be. Not too many years ago VW was the global leader in sales volume, the German engineers know how to build cars and everything else, they were so far out in front of everyone else with their technology in the 1930's it was ridiculous. The battery cost is the issue so maybe that's the edge Tesla has but the batteries are still expensive. Europe is already starting to ban diesel cars from the cities and I believe a mandate to phase out ICE cars at some point. The Japanese believe hydrogen fuel cells are the answer. Almost reminds me of the turn of the early 20th century and the ICE, electric and steam autos all had an equal one third share of the market.

Anyway the infrastructure is not in place yet for all electric cars but a govt. mandate subsidized by the taxpayers ( more national debt ) will get that program set up. Tesla built their own charging station infrastructure. Currently the electric grids could never handle the load. The smart meters are all part of their initial plan IMO. Still looking at decades to see how this plays out so there will still be plenty of gas stations around in our lifetime, at some point the parts won't be available or phased out. CA. already has had some massive programs to get rid of ICE cars and " cash for clunkers " was just that, another socialist " clunker " paid for by the tax suckers ( debt ) . What galls me is GM was way out in front thirty years ago with the EV-1 and they " invested " One billion dollars to engineer and build that car and the owners loved them, why did they even bother, they built 100 or so ( ten million for each car and the 57 Cadillac Brougham was a huge money loser ) ? GM was ahead of its time, leading as they always used to. I could see were John Z. Delorean would have supported that project, in his time he was tired of GM and their inability to innovate. GM can engineer and build anything, they seem to be on the right track these days. In these times they work together and form partnerships, its a global industry.

Having said that the Volt and the Bolt are top rated, Tesla seems to be a cult car of sorts, they have nice styling, performance and safety but quality issues, how long will the govt.'s maintain these tax credits that subsidize Tesla ? Once the big established players get in the game ( they still make their profits with ICE autos so they are leery of huge money losing investments - electric cars - and profit and share price are front and center) we'll see what happens to Tesla but they all have to get in the game. Much more to this story than meets the eye, the self driving cars are coming, the millenial's don't even want to own cars anymore, Uber, etc.  You can only go so far with the off limits political stuff so I'll let it go at that, to quote Mike " follow the money ". " Smart cities ", etc.

We live in interesting times, if you grew up with carburetors, points, condenser, V belts, cast iron block engines, manual fuel pumps, belt driven fans, belt driven PS pumps / steering boxes, carburetor throttle rods to the gas pedal, etc. you get it , they already electrified most everything on the new cars, the computers are "AI " artificial intelligence. There, back on topic now. LOL No I'm not PC but I try to abide by the forum rules. Are you supposed to ignore reality in these times ? Sure we like our old cars but we still have to keep up with the times. A lot of this new technology gets used to upgrade the older cars and that works for me unless you're a purist but a dual reservoir MC is a must, an electric fuel pump, electronic distributor, a front disc brake conversion, all off the shelf parts that are reversible, just a more dependable safer ride. The huge easy upgrade is radial tires, better shocks, etc. You can get an app for your cell phone and have an onboard navigation screen or plug a Garmin into your cig lighter ( they still have those but no ash trays anymore - optional smoker's package ) and stick that on your dashboard, onboard camera or rear camera ? No prob, add that too if it's floats your boat. Nah, I like the old car experience, I'll just use my map or mapquest.

Done with my rant for the day,


 on: November 05, 2018, 06:56:24 PM 
Started by KevinW - Last post by guidematic

 That one gets the head going.


 on: November 05, 2018, 04:51:49 PM 
Started by KevinW - Last post by KevinW
Is this keyfob for a rear, mid-engine Cadillac with a retractable top?

 on: November 05, 2018, 09:39:57 AM 
Started by guidematic - Last post by guidematic

 This was just the one part. It was a quick afternoon project. At some point I'll do the whole air cleaner again. But the one snorkel interferes with the diverter valve assembly. I'll have to deal with that too. I'll get a pic of it and post it.


 on: November 04, 2018, 05:10:12 PM 
Started by guidematic - Last post by CDV 429
I figured you must have masked it off somehow. You did a nice job, I hate rusty parts and you have to get them repainted.


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