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11-12-2019, 02:23 PM   #72001
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Oh... you've done it now, Dave

Next you'll be telling me my Pentax K-3 is a camera, same as any other brand [oops... wrong thread]
Probably.. Mike....I havent had my coffee yet....



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11-12-2019, 03:20 PM - 2 Likes   #72002
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Probably.. Mike....I havent had my coffee yet....
Drink it fast, it might get cold down in the dungeon.
11-12-2019, 03:22 PM - 2 Likes   #72003
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In other news, it's made it up to 19 F (-7.2222 C)
Where did I put my shorts?
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In other news, it's made it up to 19 F (-7.2222 C)
Where did I put my shorts?
Underneath your snowmobile suit.

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This was one year ago today, could have been taken tonight.
First fire of the season, then and now.

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This was one year ago today, could have been taken tonight.
First fire of the season, then and now.
I see you have the skis and snowshoes ready.

Oh, and is Brooke lying in the same spot?
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
I nearly choked on my coffee at 0:34 Looking at that girl and thinking... she's gonna scratch the chrome if she's not careful...
Any one of them can scratch my chrome anytime Mike.
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Oh, and is Brooke lying in the same spot?
When she's not on her back, feet up in the air.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
is Brooke lying in the same spot?
QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Any one of them can scratch my chrome anytime Mike.
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When she's not on her back, feet up in the air.
Clever reply, Bob... equally applicable to either of Racer's previous posts
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Very generous of you Mr R.
Well, I do make some exceptions.

A short Rupert Story™.

Way back when I was serving my apprenticeship, I was attending a class on the then relatively new electronic engine controls. The instructor had an experience to relate when he was giving some training to mechanics at a Yugo dealership in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Apparently a Yugo, still under warranty, had come in on a hook.

It suddenly had stalled, and refused to restart, leaving the owner stuck in an intersection blocking traffic. A tow truck was dispatched, and it was delivered to the dealership repair shop.

They had hooked it up to the electronic scanner, and tried to read the trouble codes. The scanner refused to connect with the ECM (engine control module). Try as they might, but they could not get the scanner to link up with it. It was only coincidence that the training had been scheduled at about that time, and so they asked the instructor to use the car as part of the training.

So he hooked it up to the scanner, with pretty much the same result as the technicians at the repair shop. They fiddled about, tried a different scanner, but nothing seemed to work.

Finally, after hours and hours of fussing about, someone decided to remove the ECM and open it up.

Guess what?

It was empty.

The car had been fitted with a stand alone "speed/density" fuel management system, a very simple setup that requires nothing more than a small circuit board with a logic chip that measures the airflow going into the engine, the speed of the car, and the throttle position, and decides how much fuel to deliver via the injector. It had a simple hall effect electronic ignition module, with a mechanical advance distributor.

Pretty basic stuff.

The catalytic converter was removed, and cut open.

It was nothing more than an empty metal box. No catalyst inside to reduce exhaust emissions.

The box that was supposed to have the ECM in it was nothing more than a fake to get past the regulatory agency when the cars were imported from Yugoslavia. The had cleverly integrated the wiring that went in and out of it into the wiring harnesses, making it all look like it was connected, but when they did a continuity test on some of the wires, it was discovered that they went nowhere.

Yes, the Yugo. As in, you go nowhere in a Yugo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dbs Quote
No matter how you slice and dice it Mopars as much as I like them are.....cars.
The same as any other brand


BACON

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Oh Dave.

Mopars are so much more than just cars.

They are awesome.





































































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Oh man!
Those cars are something else!
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Hi Racer
I know they're awsome but at the time of posting my coffee was almost ready so I wasn't wasting time with typing.

What has a dungeon got to do with it ?

BACON

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Oh man!
Those cars are something else!
Thanks Ash.

Just a fraction of my automotive image collection.

A tiny fraction.

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