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Forum: The Library Café Yesterday, 10:03 AM
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If you ever get the chance, look under the hood of a Lincoln Continental or Zephyr from like 1947-48. BIG ole flathead V-12. Distributor located on the front of the engine, down on the crankshaft. ...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 28 2020, 11:11 AM
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We invested in a bread machine almost 2 years ago. I don't eat a lot of bread and my wife says she doesn't need it because it can help pack on the pounds, so it's a cheap alternative to...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 17 2020, 10:25 AM
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If it's from the 1940s or 1950s, while you could be right, you have to remember that the average English car was quite a bit smaller than its U.S. counterpart.
Forum: The Library Café Mar 15 2020, 10:46 AM
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You haven't seen much from Thailand recently? Maybe it's different there, but I see things from Thailand frequently. I get some nice gemstones from there occasionally. However I get most from...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 14 2020, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Allen
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The problem with hand sanitizer is that it's anti-bacterial; it does no good against a virus. So if you got active coronavirus on your hands, all sanitizer would do is smear it around.
Forum: The Library Café Mar 7 2020, 10:52 PM
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Since you didn't ask, here's the story about the Bentley sunroof.
It was a 1950 Bentley, maroon & black in color, right hand drive, of course. Owned by my best friend, my...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 7 2020, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Allen
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You realize of course that you never did give the actual brand of the car. Not everyone will know what the trident symbol represents. Having worked on restoring a Maserati or two, I wasn't to be...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 1 2020, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Well, that was a proper mess you made! Good luck with the rest of the deep cleaning.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 27 2020, 07:31 PM
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Don't you just love it when the universe & karma cooperate and things come together as they should, Zelandeth?

Today was a fair/good day for me as well. Started off by shutting down the electric...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 18 2020, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Wait, you have your own alignment machine? I'd ask if I could bring one of our cars by for a check, but I think it would be a very long, very wet drive, so never mind.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 29 2020, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Since we're looking at a modern car, that could be a polyurethane of one type or another, rather than varnish.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 20 2020, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Allen
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A NEW MEMBER!! Well you are come, young lady! Here's to you and your interest in Anne's works.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 17 2020, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Allen
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So about 11 mpg? Is that Imperial gallons? If so, that translates to about 12.5 or so US gallons. Does that make you feel better.

I thought not. The Dodge Viper V-12 was/is rated at 12 MPG...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 10 2020, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Just so you're aware, there's a corollary of Murphy's Law to cover this sort of situation:
"Any time you talk about something, if it's good it goes away and if it's bad it happens."

Zelandeth,...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 9 2020, 11:03 AM
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Great news, Maw. I'm dreading the return of hot weather because our A/C was acting up just in time for this past fall's cool temps.

Plus I think we have a fridge that's on its last legs. ...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 4 2020, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Granath, wait until he gets deeply into the front wheel drive systems and experiences the
Wonderful World of Macpherson Struts. Not to be taken lightly, they can be quite dangerous if not done...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 2 2020, 05:59 PM
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Happy New Year everyone. Things have to get better, right?

"There I was, sitting on the curb all down and dejected when I heard a little voice say 'Cheer up! Things could always be worse!'
...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 28 2019, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Allen
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I'm still here, almost daily. I'm too old to change my habits easily, so I don't give up on the past without a fight. I know I don't post much, because I don't have that much to say.

In better...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 12 2019, 01:02 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Here in the States, it's quite common for a complete caliper to be cheaper than a rebuild kit. I don't know why.
Forum: The Library Café Nov 26 2019, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Allen
Re: Happy birthday to us

Fifteen? Doesn't seem like that long! Time's fun when you're having flies!
Forum: The Library Café Nov 6 2019, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Allen
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If you google "dragon table", you can see the ones that I thought of when I saw yours, Michelle.
Forum: The Library Café Nov 5 2019, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Finally got the photo to load. Nice table. I haven't seen anything like it for quite some time.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 16 2019, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one working on a PC. I replaced 5 worn out fans in mine a few days back. Now all 8 are working. There are 4 fresh air intake, 2 exhaust, and 2 on the CPU cooling...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 10 2019, 10:45 AM
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Posted By Allen
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I got a glimpse of my baby dragon yesterday, and he's unicorn as well. Instead of being like the one in the photo, with two horns, he only has one. I'm still trying to get a photo.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 9 2019, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Allen
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I found this in my archives.
https://i.ibb.co/sQP1jfk/dragon.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)
I have a baby dragon on my place. I'll have to see if I can get a photo.
Forum: The Library Café Oct 1 2019, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Allen
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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48821781372_d3c9dd3ea0_c.jpg
This was a Pan collar necklace I made several years ago. I not only made the necklace, but I hand made every ring in it. I have no...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 1 2019, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Thank you, Michelle. Remember this one?
https://i.ibb.co/SXJfZ7q/IMG-2254.jpg (https://ibb.co/ynV4xBL)
Dragonback weave, in case anyone else is wondering.
Forum: The Library Café Sep 30 2019, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Allen
Testing

I'm trying to learn to post photos like Zelandeth.
https://i.ibb.co/MccsvYV/IMG-2271.jpg (https://ibb.co/4887q6T)
Looks like I've figured it out, at least so far!
I'm sure some of you remember...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 22 2019, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Shame it wasn't a gift to you from him, isn't it!
Forum: The Library Café Sep 16 2019, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Allen
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He's probably wondering not only why you chose him in the first place, but why on earth you ever stuck it out this long. LOL! Happy anniversary.
Forum: The Library Café Sep 15 2019, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Allen
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You're learning. Stuff I learned about 40 or 50 years ago. Main thing is, use as mild a compound as you can to get rid of the oxidation, especially on the ridges, again, as you found out. A lot of...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 4 2019, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Post removed.


I think this was very suspicious; sorry if it isn't Allen.


If you think it was a valid link, then explain what it was.


It led me to a page that said: facebook is closed,...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 3 2019, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Allen
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I think I've said this before, part of Murphy's Law says "Nothing is as easy as it looks" and "Everything takes longer than you think." Seems applicable in this situation.

That's why I prefer...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 31 2019, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Allen
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I've heard most of that about TVRs before. Thanks for the confirmation.... I think!

Good & bad news about the fan nut. If you were on my side of the pond, I'd say get some PB Blaster penetrating...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 31 2019, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Oh, a little side note about the "backwards-thread" thing. I'm a Long, long time lover of our Chrysler Corporation vehicles. Cars, anyway. Trucks, not so much. We old gear-heads call them Mopars,...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 31 2019, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Allen
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"I'd really like to get the fan off so I can give it a better clean up, but the bolt holding it onto the dynastart really doesn't want to budge. A six foot breaker bar and 3/8" socket extension...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 30 2019, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Allen
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I just (finally) got my chemo port removed yesterday. It was put in following my colon cancer surgery last July. One chemo infusion, and I was done. I was supposed to have an infusion every two...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 27 2019, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Allen
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The only clear glass that shows up on x rays is old-fashioned leaded glass, like they used to use in fancy crystal. I know this because I did the same thing as you, once upon a time, a lifetime ago,...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 21 2019, 11:53 PM
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I've been wondering, and now I take it that this paint is just a tiny bit on the old-fashion side, because I now gather that it's a one-shot paint.. Most modern paint "systems" are base/clear sets....
Forum: The Library Café Aug 21 2019, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Something Zelandeth said made me wonder about the word "disgruntled". It means dissatisfied or angry. So if you're not angry about something or satisfied with it, are you "gruntled"?
Forum: The Library Café Aug 16 2019, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Great news, Maw. Wonderful! Now you can miss them, but know that they have a new, loving home.
Forum: The Library Café Aug 11 2019, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Say a prayer over her for me, please.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 20 2019, 10:40 AM
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Don't you bring your new adopted girl home Sunday? Best of luck with that! Huskies are high-energy, very strong-willed dogs. Don't get me wrong, they're great. But you'd be ready for the Dark...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 16 2019, 01:10 AM
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Posted By Allen
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If you can change media, possibly by changing nozzles, you can try corncob or ground walnut shell. Both are coarser than soda without being as harsh as bead or sand. I use a walnut media for...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 11 2019, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Zelandeth, your post above was fine, but the one before that looks like this to me:

Going to give one of those cheap soda blasters a shot for the rear body and roof...if it works...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 10 2019, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Looks like you're discovering the Wonderful World of Fiberglas. I'm sure you've checked, and the immovable paint isn't the Glass' gel-coat. Factory fiberglass is usually not clear, but has the...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 15 2019, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Hey, you accidently flipped most of the photos! Steering wheels are on the wrong side! LOL
Forum: The Library Café Jun 7 2019, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Allen
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Is your (their) yard fenced? If so, there are several ways to defeat "escape artist" dogs, depending on how they're getting out.

1. Fence jumpers: add to the top of the fence.
2. Fence climbers:...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 19 2019, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Allen
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I like the way rats are laid back. I started with hamsters because gerbils bite, only to find that hamsters bite, and a lot of times worse. Never got bit by a rat, even a momma with babies. I...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 17 2019, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Allen
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Rats make pretty good pets, don't they. I used to raise them, a lifetime ago. One of mine started having babies of a color strain that, while known, hadn't been seen around the area where I lived. ...
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