grannyknot

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  1. Interesting graphic https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1539110/embed?auto=1
  2. That was the first thing I thought when I saw a Captain of an aircraft carrier had made his letter public, the Navy is going to teach him a lesson and file him in some closet. But he did the right thing and I'm sure he knew he was destroying his own career but it certainly saved the lives of a lot of his men. Sounds like a good guy.
  3. I don't know if anyone has posted this one but I thought it might be appropriate. One of the best songs of the 70's.
  4. Very true, a little taste of mortality certainly puts things into perspective and what is truly important. The old "slow down and smell the roses" phrase, well it is now being forced on us. I have always taken pride in how busy I keep myself, how much I can get done in a small amount of time, multi tasking and such. It is certainly a good skill to have sometimes but I'm starting to see that there is no need to spend my whole life in fast forward.
  5. That kind of sounds like a unbalanced drive shaft, U joint wear, maybe the transmission mount, the bronze bushings will transfer more vibration than the old plastic bushings that were in there.
  6. I can not live on a steady diet of doom and gloom so ... It's spring, warming up and I have noticed the air is much cleaner everywhere, even in downtown Toronto. I don't think I have seen a contrail in the sky this whole week, it's nice, quite. I have been deemed an essential service so the drive to and from T.O. has been so relaxing, it takes half the time to get where I'm going. Most of the other drivers on the road are well behaved, only a few A--holes and there is lots of room for them to zig zag . Anyone else noticing positive aspects of shelter in place?
  7. Congratulations! A nerve wracking day I'll bet.
  8. Not a video but still photographs, an eclectic mix of images from the dawn of photography up to the 1960's, but mostly historical American images. You could spend 24hrs a day for the rest of the quarantine and you would never get to the end of the collection. https://www.shorpy.com/
  9. Duffy, I took your advice and added a lot more air pressure, as you said, air pressure is everything, blasting now at 120psi. Also got rid of the circulation pump and put my old pool pump into service, works great. I will never sell your design😊
  10. Do you think it would be possible to purge the oxygen out of the bag with a small tank of Nitrogen? No mold or rust without oxygen.
  11. A friend sent this to me today, some interesting stuff I haven't read anywhere else,
  12. Even though every member of this forum agreed to keep politics on the shelf, I believe this one thread is actually therapeutic in a way. These are extraordinary times and this thread is sort of acting like a pressure relief valve I think, better to tap out a paragraph here then grow an ulcer while in isolation. Besides, there are some very insightful and objective opinions on this thread, objectivity is the first thing to fly out the window when fear sets in. Peace and good health brothers.
  13. This thread is in the Open Chit-Chat forum.
  14. Good work Jim, exercising those brain cells, it's a great idea!
  15. I used the spray can paint stripper and it worked well, the plastic is easy to nick so use a light touch.
  16. Page 8 about half way down,
  17. I pressure tested the fuel system this morning and everything appeared dry and tight but then the fuel regulator started a very slow drip coming through the copper solder🙄 So the new one has to come from Germany, that will take at least 2 weeks so in the mean time I'll get the fenders and hood back on. The engine bay is pretty much done, this the cleanest it will ever be.
  18. That is awesome, what I wouldn't do for a truly flat floor.
  19. Yeah, I just read that myself, you beat me to it as I was just about to post that here. Maybe we can lure Taiwans leader away to come manage North America.
  20. We'll talk for sure. It just occurred to me that I did all of the alignment with the car missing the front fenders, sugar scoops, hood, bumper and spoiler. I'll run through them all again when she's fully assembled, I guess the numbers may change but the differences between them should be the same?
  21. I got the car back down on the ground after 4 months! Over the yrs I have built various DIY wheel alignment jigs for Toe, bumpsteer and camber measurements, some were better than others but none of them were very accurate, so I found this kit, https://www.amazon.com/Tenhulzen-3300-2-Wheel-Alignment-System/dp/B00PKI0YSU For the home mechanic it's quite good and easy to use, the written instructions are adequate but the videos are precise and nice and short. After using it a couple of times it becomes second nature. Now Z's can only be adjusted for toe but with so many after market suspension setups available now this is a good way to set up your own car or daily drivers. I pushed my lower control arms out for more camber and added caster adjustments to the TC rods.