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CJ
CJ GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/1/24 6:22 p.m.

Yup, aluminum heads.  Guess they also blew out spark plugs.  Not sure if anti-seize would help or hurt that problem.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/1/24 6:28 p.m.

As far as manuals, I used to look to Helm, Inc. for those.  Haven't bought one in a long time, though. 

https://www.helminc.com/

 

No idea what they sell nowadays or how much it costs.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/9/24 11:01 a.m.

What is this I'm looking at in this picture?  Car in question is a 2017-ish Shelby GT350.

gt

chandler
chandler MegaDork
2/9/24 11:05 a.m.

Airride 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/9/24 11:08 a.m.
chandler said:

Airride 

Oh, shoot!  Do they all come with it?  I've never known a factory air suspension system that wasn't failure-prone and grievously expensive to fix.

chandler
chandler MegaDork
2/9/24 11:09 a.m.
1988RedT2 said:
chandler said:

Airride 

Oh, shoot!  Do they all come with it?  I've never known a factory air suspension system that wasn't failure-prone and grievously expensive to fix.

No that's aftermarket and why would you want it on that car should be the question 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/9/24 11:24 a.m.

Absolutely.

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/9/24 9:18 p.m.

I'm trying to compare the F-106 Delta Dart vs the F-4 Phantom II. It's hard to believe that the Dart is that much longer than the Phantom. These measurements come from Wikipedia.org so they must be right. smiley Do I measure the planes with the pitot tube or without?

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/9/24 11:59 p.m.

I decided to scale off of the wingspans which should be more accurate. The Phantom still looks tiny. Edit: I have also added a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. There's quite the discrepancy between the widths and lengths of each plane.

 

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/10/24 6:52 a.m.

What has priority, a 1971 Opel GT or a 1974 Porsche 914?

Both are large projects in small packages. The Opel is my first car ever, the Porsche is my dream car because of the running of the 1970 Le Mans race. Both will be outlaw hot rods.

"When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free."-Tom Robbins

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/10/24 7:18 a.m.

In reply to preach :

When I hear the term "outlaw hot rods" I envision box flares and big engine transplants. You will have to change your handle to PreacherHeretic. Maybe HereticPreacher? smiley

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/10/24 7:58 a.m.

In reply to preach :

Opel GT.

 

You only ever have one "first"

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
2/10/24 8:16 a.m.

I'm just here for the fantastic artwork!

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
2/10/24 10:42 a.m.
preach said:

What has priority, a 1971 Opel GT or a 1974 Porsche 914?

Both are large projects in small packages. The Opel is my first car ever, the Porsche is my dream car because of the running of the 1970 Le Mans race. Both will be outlaw hot rods.

"When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free."-Tom Robbins

I'd follow my gut.  Putting the 914 first wouldn't mean you were giving up on the Opel.  It will be there when you're ready.  Which car is calling you more loudly?

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/10/24 11:13 a.m.

In 1968, I was in the 7th grade and got to sit in an Opel GT waiting for my dad to have something done to his car at the Pontiac/Buick/Opel dealership . I've always loved them. The Porch is just not as sexy.

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/10/24 4:06 p.m.

Thank you guys. I put the top on and windows up on the 914 today, a friend and his son are coming tomorrow to help me juggle cars.

 The Opel is my gut feeling, The 914 can wait a bit.

Mr. Heretic, you will appreciate what I preach.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/10/24 4:58 p.m.
CJ said:

Replacing the plugs on my 2002 F53 6.8l Ford V10.  Installing Autolite Double Platinum plugs.  Cannot find a definitive answer on the Anti-Seize / No Anti-Seize question. 

If I was going to, think I would use nickel, but don't know if that is right.

Engine is in a 30' MH that usually tows a small car.

Also - anyone know of a workshop manual for this? All I find are $400 Ford manuals, which is a bit over the top.

Ford specifies nickel antisieze for the 3v plugs, oil for anything else.

 

Pete never uses antisieze on plugs unless specifically called for.  It can run down the threads and short the electrodes.  Oil only, or maybe a dab of grease.  That will burn off non-conductively.

AMiataCalledSteve
AMiataCalledSteve HalfDork
2/13/24 9:06 a.m.

For a 2008 Highlander V6 that seems to blow small amounts of white vapor continuously while it's running (no clouds or anything), is there any way that's not a headgasket problem?

In a standard electrical ceiling box, there are two sets of screw holes, inner and outer, to attach a fixture, outlet, plate, etc. What size screws thread into those? The outer set of holes are larger and the screws I removed from the inner set are too small. I'm replacing an old light fixture with an outlet plate.

Picture for reference. Not actual ceiling box.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/3/24 10:02 a.m.

In reply to AMiataCalledSteve :

Is it cold out?

Exhaust gases are mostly water vapor, when the exhaust system is cold it condenses to fog by the time it gets out of the tailpipe.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
3/3/24 7:21 p.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

Just as a guess, I'd say 6-32 for the small ones, 8-32 for the larger ones?

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1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
3/3/24 7:28 p.m.

In reply to AMiataCalledSteve :

Mileage on said engine?

AMiataCalledSteve
AMiataCalledSteve HalfDork
3/4/24 8:10 a.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

It was colder last time I observed it, but it did this continuously for about 100 miles. The exhaust was definitey warmed up by then.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

About 200k I believe.

RevRico
RevRico GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/6/24 8:53 p.m.

If a mind reader and someone who can see the future played chess, who would win?

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
3/23/24 1:21 p.m.

Do you think if I put one of my mint herbal teabags in the cup and instead of hitting hot water I hit hot chocolate, it would taste like one of those mint aero bars? 

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