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01-19-2013, 06:12 PM
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Posted By DaveG55

Resurecting original Blade CX

Well, I found my old Blade CX in the basement and I'm thinking about resurecting it. It was a fun little heli until it had the 4-in-1 fail. The 4-in-1's were expensive then and money was short so it...
Replies: 16
Views: 4,044
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Whats A good Radar detector Under $150

To me a radar detector is pretty much a waste of money. The boys in blue train on that equipment and use it daily. They can track cars and just hit you momentarilly and you are toast, detector or...
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Views: 12,894
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RE: Post your favorite quotes

There are no stupid questions, there are, however, a LOT if inquisitive idiots...
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RE: Post your favorite quotes

There's no dumbass vaccine - Jimmy Buffett
Beat to fit, paint to match - my Dad, usually while frustrated building something.
Hold my beer, watch this - too many youtube videos to count
There...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Car Trouble

Have you checked for spark?
Low fuel pressure will cause all kinds of running problems but should not keep it from starting.
Have you checked all of the fuses under the hood?
If you truly think...
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Views: 1,179
Posted By DaveG55

RE: 97 Cougar 4.6 V-8 question

I am guessing there was no check engine light?
I'm not sure how that engine is set up but if it has a distributer cap I'd check that for burned contacts, loose plug wires, etc. If it has coil packs...
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By DaveG55

OBD code reader?

Ok, for the last few years I've been fortunate enough to be able to borrow/use a code reader when I needed one. But now, for various reasons, it's time to buy my own. The ones I've borrowed range...
05-12-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Is it possible to run 4 motors in a car

Failures can be every bit as enlightening as successes. Not as satisfying but hopefully every failure teaches you something.
Just look at WD 40, it's very name tells of 39 failures...
05-12-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Is it possible to run 4 motors in a car

Having a go at you?? Not so much really. It's just that your posts sounded so down on the OP and his ideas and I just think that the whole wasted time thing is so subjective...
There are just so...
05-11-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Is it possible to run 4 motors in a car

Much of what is done for fun and for research is, on one hand, a tremendous waste of time and on the other hand extremely necessary.
This is after all a hobby and if this project has captured the...
05-04-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Another Innovative Suspension Design

That suspension is interesting. I could see if it were on production cars that it may help keep tire wear more even.

On the subject of missed oppertunities...
Who here is old enough to...
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Views: 830
Posted By DaveG55

RE: How to remove the engine from a Volkswagen...

Wow, I didn't really expect that either and I'm kinda surprised how completely it destroyed the front end...

On a related note, back in the day I owned a '72 Beatle. I could literally go from...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Things you've found...

I was a contractor for 15 years. Our main clients were realtors that handled forclosed properties. Among many other things we cleaned the properties for them. You'ld be hard pressed to name something...
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Views: 1,294
Posted By DaveG55

RE: This happens when a GY6 moped engine sucks a valve at 50mph

That looks a lot like the VW Bug engine I had that ate a valve many years ago. I still have the valve head somewhere - it was pretty firmly imbedded in the piston. I kept it to remind me exactly what...
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Views: 898
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Faulty starter solenoid??

I know it can be just the solinoid but my experience (40+ years of fixing my own vehicles) leads me to just replace the entire thing the first time around. I have found that the cost is not all that...
03-28-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By DaveG55

RE: battery adapter

Do NOT try to use an adapter! Do as the guys above have suggested and change out the ends as needed so the batterys, charger and vehicle will all work togeather.
If you try to use and adapter you...
03-11-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Servo Horn Adapters

Well, you might be able to make the wheel work. It's a bit hard to tell from the pics but the offset (center of wheel to center of hole used) looks close to the same. If it's pretty close then try...
03-11-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Servo Horn Adapters

Are you trying to use the horn that came with the car, the one that was on the stock servo? If so, that may not be possible. If the stock one is not fitting then I'd use one of the ones that come...
Replies: 25
Views: 5,297
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

I've been able to make one broom stand up. It was a metal handle, plastic bristle broom with a straight bottom. A similar brooom but with angled bristles almost stood up but would not quite make...
03-11-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Servo Horn Adapters

I agree, I've never seen one that could not at least be adapted. Sometimes I've had to trim a horn/adapter to fit a particular application though. Have you tried calling the Airtronics and asking...
03-08-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By DaveG55

RE: New color for plastic

I used that stuff a few years ago on a SeaDoo. Painted a plastic cowling with it. Followed the instructions for prep and drying exactly. It did not hold up well even though the cowling was not a...
03-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By DaveG55

RE: If not here where?

The difference there being that your work web site is a source of, well, work. Meaning that it is a buisness that is meant to bring in buisness, revinue and service paying customers. RCU is not a...
03-05-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,277
Posted By DaveG55

RE: What is the definition of a roller?

That would be my definition as well. It also seems to be very close to what manufacturers sell when you buy a new roller or kit.
However, it is always a good idea to be sure that the definition you...
03-02-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Engine break in (Follow Manufactures direction) or (Heat Cycle IT)?

EVERY break-in method is some form of heat cycleing, period.
The important thing is that the engine gets a break-in period. Whether that is a factory reccomended method or some other form is...
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By DaveG55

RE: Who stole the GPS?

Well, it is off topic... Way off
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