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Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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North American.
Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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And what has Racer been boring everyone with?
Forum: Pentax K-3 10 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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How can he be old, and be a kid?
Forum: Pentax K-3 14 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Yes.

Everything.
Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Mrs Racer makes meatloaf surprise for me. Ground beef, pork sausage, diced onion and garlic, chopped black olives, chopped green olives (the ones with pimento in them), chunks of cheddar cheese, chunks of mozzarella cheese, and a few other things, topped with barbecue sauce rather than catsup.

Mmmmm . . . . . . . . . tasty!
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Diana Rigg
Posted By Racer X 69
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Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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It would be good to be the driver, and not the loader.

It would be better to not stall the engine.
Forum: Pentax K-3 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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"City" bacon?

Is that made from city pigs?
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
The Joke Thread
Posted By Racer X 69
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Yes, using the real ones is always more realistic.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 2 Days Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
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Nice composition, the back lighting really sets the car off.

Never seen one before, but I see the Mitsubishi symbol. Did you add the dayglo wheel covers?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 2 Days Ago  
The Phone Club!
Posted By Racer X 69
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14

Six 240Z's.

Six 280Z's.

One 260Z.

One 280Z 2+2.

Most are parts cars, given to me over the years.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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From the archives.





Ouch.

But hey, the doors still open. Put some tires on it and get going.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 2 Days Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
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Interesting. Rural areas in Georgia look a lot like the rural areas here.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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Views: 3,164,597
They can ride in the truck.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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I like to take the solutions others have worked out, and improve them.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 2 Days Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
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There is a product called Alcantara, a fabric that looks like suede, but is more durable and can conform to complex shapes. It is used in exotic sports racing prototype cars to finish the interiors. I want to see if I can get some and cover the instrument panel and console in one of the 280Z's I have.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 2 Days Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
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Living on a river requires owning, and using kayaks.

Two Old Town Dirigo 14 footers, with Werner carbon fiber paddles.

We take them on local lakes too. A great way to spend a sunny day.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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No problem for this guy.

Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
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I suppose even the Datsun Z could be a shooting brake, for a hunting party of two. If it was birds or rabbit, the bounty of the hunt could be carried home in the back. For larger game, a roof rack might be more appropriate.
Forum: Pentax K-3 2 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 80,856
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Some US cars were also referred to as a shooting brake, such as the Chevrolet Nomad (pictured) and the Pontiac Safari.

1955 Nomad by Racer, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 3 Days Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
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Views: 321,124
Can suede be shined up?
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 3 Days Ago  
Thematic Classic motorbikes and cars thread.
Posted By Racer X 69
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There is a product called Stabil, to use in vehicles and machines that don't get driven or operated much. But if you're driving once a month or so you should be OK. Gas doesn't go bad, the various aromatic compounds evaporate. Old gas will still burn, it just doesn't burn very well.

Also, when a car is sitting, moisture condenses in the gas tank, differential, transmission and crankcase. Moisture isn't good in any of these places.

Some people advise if a car will be sitting the tank should be kept full, to reduce the air inside it, which reduces the potential moisture content.

If a car is driven infrequently, then fluid service intervals should be based on time, rather than miles, usually once a year. Newer cars also have extended service intervals, 7,500 or 10,000 miles between oil changes. Personally I change oil and filter on all of my vehicles at 5,000 mile intervals. Oil is cheap compared to rebuilds, and it is easy to remember multiples of 5,000. But if I don't meet that number on a vehicle, then I change the oil once a year.

Do you have covered parking? Another thing that isn't good for cars is to sit in the elements. The finish degrades, the sun burns though the windows like a magnifying glass, and the heat generated with the windows closed destroys the fabrics and plastics used in cars. And even if you aren't driving that car, you should be washing it occasionally, maybe even giving it a coat of wax.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 3 Days Ago  
Thematic Classic motorbikes and cars thread.
Posted By Racer X 69
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Seriously, there wasn't much left. I think a lot of what was in it evaporated, bu there was a gallon or two left in the tank. It didn't start very readily, and then after starting it didn't run too well. I warmed it up, and then Mrs, Racer 2.0 and I drove up the private road we live on to the paved road, turned around and drove back. I started it and moved it a couple times more after that, and it ran dry.

So I loaded the 5 gallon jugs I use for fuel when I go racing, and headed to the Arlington airport, and got 20 gallons of 100 octane low lead avgas. I dumped 5 gallons in, and it started more readily, and runs a lot better. It still need more work though, the rear carb has rust on the mixture adjustment screw and I can't balance the carbs if I can't adjust the mixture.

The reason I parked it was the oil consumption. As such if I put a fresh set of spark plugs in it, it will run quite well, and I can tune and adjust it as it should be. But after a short drive it would start fouling plugs and begin missing.

So I need to pull the engine and go through it, but right now isn't a good tome to do it. I have some options, a later VG30 V-6 and 5 speed, an L28 with the N47 EFI head, SU carburetors, mated to a Datsun Competition 5 speed, and an L28 bottom end that I was building for this car when I first bought it, that I could put my race engine head and carbs on and have a pretty good setup for the interim.

The VG30 might require modifications to the car that I would rather not make to a numbers matching original car, so I likely won't use it, saving it for one of the 280Z's I plan to build.

The L28 with the SU carbs and Datsun Competition gearbox were given to me by an acquaintance in the late 1980's, so it is an unknown. He said it was some kind of hotrod setup, but the only way to tell is open it up and have a look. I'm going to try and get it started sitting on the makeshift cart it is on, and see how it runs. If it runs well, I'll clean it up, lube/oil/filter/hoses and drop it in, as it would make no irreversible changes to the car, and I could drive it some while budgeting time for the rebuild of the original engine.

I rolled that setup out of the back of the shop the other day to size it up.

L28 With SU Carbs And 5 Speed by Racer, on Flickr

L28 With SU Carbs And 5 Speed by Racer, on Flickr


The third option is the ready to go bottom end and the currently idle race head and carbs. I took the head off the last race engine that was in the race car after a fuel pump quit during a race and the engine ran lean, causing detonation and resulting in a broken crankshaft. Again, a reversible option that will result in immediate fun drives.

Decisions.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 3 Days Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Racer X 69
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Views: 321,124
Rubbed it 'till it shined.

Sunlight On The Z by Racer, on Flickr

Datsun 240Z by Racer, on Flickr

1972 Datsun 240Z by Racer, on Flickr
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