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Captain Obvious

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  1. Like Site, I'm still a Ramen guy. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster says that eating Ramen and dried pastas allows the struggling college student to afford more beer. And since beer is the drink of Pirates (the chosen people), it suggests that the FSM is trying to turn college students back into Pirates. You all been wondering what I'm the Captain of (besides the obvious)? I like beer and I've been known to say "Aaaaargh!" And "Mate... Fetch my brown pants!"
  2. The 260/280 steering column is different than the previous years, but I don't know if they moved the mounting points as part of the changes.
  3. Of course you do. What's not to like? From https://www.spaghettimonster.org/about/ "Religious texts tell us that humans evolved from Pirates. Consider that so-called “science experts” would have us believe humans evolved from primates, pointing towards the shared 99% shared DNA between humans and primates. But humans and Pirates share upwards of 99.9% of DNA. We believe that Pirates were the original Pastafarians and that they were peaceful explorers. It was only due to Christian misinformation that they have an image of outcast criminals today. No one knows what the afte
  4. I don't know if it's been mentioned, but those /\/\/\/\/\/\ markings probably signify "resistor".
  5. Deleted everything I had here before because it was wrong. Here's a pic from ebay with a pair of those in pretty good shape. I think this is what they looked like at one time. Not sure if they changed the color of the rubbery nugget over the years though.
  6. Well as I said, I'm not sure how much difference a quarter turn would make, but just wanted to mention it. As for calibration... Here's a pic of some testing I ran some time ago. Ballpark should operate something like this:
  7. I got my vaccine not only for myself but for my Z friends and everyone else I come into contact with. I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. I want to visit with my Z buddies. I want to go to a Zcon and sit with a whole bunch of Jims and not take the risk of giving any of them a potentially deadly illness. And there's a way to make sure I don't. Get my vaccine. I'm all for personal choice as long as it doesn't endanger other people. In other words, if the only person who is put at risk by your personal choice is YOU... Then go for it. But if your choice puts othe
  8. Oh, and sorry, but I got nothing for your heater cable. Never messed with the 240 stuff.
  9. Yes, by turning that threaded post a quarter turn, you effectively "scrubbed" the two contacts together and hopefully wiped off the oxides that were preventing good connection. I don't know if that would be as effective as cleaning the contacts with a piece of material or not, but you'll find out. One word of concern though... That threaded stud is a calibration device. More pressure on the switch and the gauge runs higher. Lower pressure, the gauge runs lower. I don't know how much of a change in the needle position will result from a quarter turn. Might be noticeable, or it might be so
  10. And lastly, two final thoughts on the whole matter... 1) Do not confuse wearing an AFDB on your head with wearing a colander on your head. Two completely different purposes. One holy, and one unholy (literally). 2) Neither the colander nor an AFDB will do anything to protect against covid, so GO GET YOUR VACCINE!!! Even if you don't think you need it for yourself, do it for all the other people you come into contact with. We're all in this together and if you don't get vaccinated, you're potentially the Petri dish for the virus to mutate. If you want to get back to normal, get
  11. Well that could explain a lot..... Haha!!
  12. Oh you know I do. That looks like the chip pan on the lathe. You could probably form them into a AFDM (Aluminum Foil Deflector Mullet).
  13. Hmmm... That's an interesting point. I've never carved one completely out of a chunk of solid aluminum. I wonder if that works any better. I'm thinking that the foil is pressed during production thereby compressing the anti-mind control properties closer together, but the billet is hot forged which allows the molecules to form a more regular crystalline structure which may help as well? Maybe we should test them both at a Zcon sometime. I wear one style and @siteunseen can wear the other. Whichever of us acts more out-of-control is obviously the subject of less mind control (duh).
  14. Yes, the regulator switch is similar to a set of points. It doesn't open and close as quickly, and it doesn't handle nearly as much current, but yeah... It's opened and closed an untold number of times over the past 50 years! So that pic I posted is from the front of a 280 gauge with the faceplate removed. On the 280, the faceplate for the fuel/volt is split down the middle and you can take either half off. Two screws and half the faceplate comes out. Here's a pic of the gauge with the plate intact. Take out the two small screws at the bottom and the "VOLT" faceplate comes off reveal
  15. Oh, and I know nothing about the mechanical construction of the 240 gauges, but I can take the faceplate off my 280 gauge and get to the internals without having to take everything out of the can. Not sure if you can do that with your 240.
  16. Excellent work. So I measured the loose fuel gauge I have here and I get about 50 Ohms. There are several possibilities to explain the difference... 1) You measured it wrong 2) I measured it wrong 3) They dramatically changed the design between your 73 and the later 280's (I think my test gauge is from 78) 4) Your voltage regulator switch is dirty and has way more resistance that it should Of all those possibilities, I consider #4 to be the most likely. Especially in light of your result backfeeding the gauge. So I'd try pulling a narrow strip of printer paper throug
  17. The question and debate about aluminum vs. tin is not new, and the answer is that the people who wear real tin (Sn) are loonies. From https://www.zapatopi.net/afdb/alternatives.html#TIN "In general, when people say "tin foil" they really mean aluminum foil. But what about tin (Sn)? Does it have the same anti-psychotronic properties as aluminum? Most experts agree that tin does have an effect but opinions are divided as to whether or not it is as good as aluminum. A small, but vocal, contingent even argues that tin is superior, but they are held by most to be the lunatic fringe of Fo
  18. Oh, and I forgot to mention that it's actually recommended that you make your own aluminum foil deflector beanie (tin foil hat) and do NOT purchase one of the commercial pre-made versions. Since Zed Head mentioned that you should trust no one, it reminded me that precaution pertains to your AFDB as well. From: https://www.zapatopi.net/afdb/ "BEWARE OF COMMERCIAL AFDBS: Since you should trust no one, always construct your AFDB yourself to avoid the risk of subversion and mental enslavement. Sometimes, AFDBs will be sold on places like eBay. Do not purchase these pre-made AFDBs, even
  19. I've been an X-files fan from day one and have seen every episode more than once. I'm a big fan. But it's fiction!! Vault in the mountains where there are DNA records from everyone taken when they were given the smallpox vaccine. Alien technology vaccines. Silicon chips inside her head gets set to overload... "Oh yeah? How can you be so sure???" LOL.
  20. Good! So your Moderna is holding steady!! I can feel the virus ricocheting off me. Pew! Pew! Pew!
  21. I've been making my own for decades: https://www.zapatopi.net/afdb/afdbdiagram.pdf But I never looked this good:
  22. Not sure that's going to work. The virus hits older folks harder than younger folks and the older folks have already had their kids. I'm no expert on the subject, but it seems to me that you don't change the gene pool by plucking out the folks who are no longer contributing to it.
  23. I got my second yesterday. On the drive back home I could hear Bill Gates in my head every time I drove past a cell tower. It's awesome. Anyone know how long do you have to wait before the tracking device is activated? Is there anything I need to do, or is it activated remotely by someone else?
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