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Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/17/19 11:42 a.m.

In reply to Woody :

They are.

Karacticus
Karacticus Dork
4/17/19 12:31 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Damn.

As the quote goes-- "I wish I had a daughter so I could forbid her to marry any of them."

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
4/18/19 7:18 p.m.

TIL I get slightly concerned when I'm strapped into the passenger seat of my buddy's sketchy Camaro that I helped cobble together and a puff of smoke comes out from around the shifter on decel after a WOT pull.

 

(Our guesstimate on the cause was an oil leak around the pressure sending unit at the back of the motor)

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
4/20/19 9:16 p.m.

TIL when you work night shift and do business with normal people on the weekends during the day, it's really easy to fall asleep on your couch and miss evening plans. 2 days in a row now. I made $350 from selling junk but missed a show I bought a $26 ticket to.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
4/22/19 10:11 a.m.

Cheap Tiki torch oil should be avoided.  It burns like diesel and has left soot on my new pineapple lamps.  May also be a first world problem.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
4/23/19 9:14 p.m.

More teams should have catchy theme music.:

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gEKK3GVd150

classicJackets
classicJackets Dork
4/24/19 6:00 a.m.

TIL that Pagani is taking a page from 70's Mazda by engraving bolts with their logo. The bolt holding my Courier's cab to the frame is embossed with the Mazda logo - pretty cool stuff for a cheap truck from 44 years ago!

Karacticus
Karacticus Dork
4/24/19 6:08 a.m.

Have a loaner X1 from the dealer today. TIL that BMW has finally figured out telescoping sun visors. 

My wife tells me they still haven’t figured out ponytail compatible headrests though. You’d think a bunch of German men would have that licked. 

NickD
NickD PowerDork
4/24/19 11:05 a.m.
classicJackets said:

TIL that Pagani is taking a page from 70's Mazda by engraving bolts with their logo. The bolt holding my Courier's cab to the frame is embossed with the Mazda logo - pretty cool stuff for a cheap truck from 44 years ago!

Ford was embossing their F script even earlier than that on their bolts. In fact, when the contract for the Willy MB got bounced over to Ford, Ford supposedly got in trouble for putting the F script on the bolts and other parts, because it was supposed to be a US Military vehicle, not a Willys vehicle or a Ford vehicle.

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 UltraDork
4/24/19 12:12 p.m.
Karacticus said:

Have a loaner X1 from the dealer today. TIL that BMW has finally figured out telescoping sun visors. 

My wife tells me they still haven’t figured out ponytail compatible headrests though. You’d think a bunch of German men would have that licked. 

My guess would be the German man goes more for the man-bun rather than ponytail. cheeky 

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
4/24/19 5:29 p.m.

TIL all about food poisoning...

I also learned to appreciate small bathrooms. Glad the tub and toilet are close together.

Make it stop...

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/25/19 5:37 p.m.

Tonight i learned that there is a proper tool for clearing saplings, vines, brush, etc from the woods and culvert.

Its essentially a circular saw blade on a weed eater. Holy E36 M3 that scary tool of dismemberment WORKS.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
4/25/19 5:54 p.m.
ShawnG said:

TIL all about food poisoning...

I also learned to appreciate small bathrooms. Glad the tub and toilet are close together.

Make it stop...

Wow, it's like two weekends ago all over again.

 

Never eating at Bob Evans again.  Not sure if that is what did it, but it sure reminds me of it.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/25/19 6:02 p.m.
Knurled. said:
ShawnG said:

TIL all about food poisoning...

I also learned to appreciate small bathrooms. Glad the tub and toilet are close together.

Make it stop...

Wow, it's like two weekends ago all over again.

 

Never eating at Bob Evans again.  Not sure if that is what did it, but it sure reminds me of it.

Chili's southwestern egg rolls for me.

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) UberDork
4/26/19 8:56 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:
Knurled. said:
ShawnG said:

TIL all about food poisoning...

I also learned to appreciate small bathrooms. Glad the tub and toilet are close together.

Make it stop...

Wow, it's like two weekends ago all over again.

 

Never eating at Bob Evans again.  Not sure if that is what did it, but it sure reminds me of it.

Chili's southwestern egg rolls for me.

Several years' ago's New Year's was why I'll never get anywhere near a Rally's/Checker's again...

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
4/26/19 10:02 a.m.

TIL that if a U-Haul van pulls into your driveway, it's an Amazon delivery. I already knew my wife has an Amazon problem, so that doesn't count.

NickD
NickD PowerDork
4/26/19 11:27 a.m.

TIL that water/methanol-injection does not work well at all on LS motors using the stock-style intake manifold. Engine Masters tried methanol injection versus an intercooler on a ~720hp turbo 5.3L and found that while water/methanol kept the charge temps similar to an intercooler, it lost 9hp, 55lb-ft and a ton of power under the curve.

wae
wae SuperDork
4/27/19 12:09 p.m.

TIL that both my wife and I hate gardening so much we will fight to the death to be the one who gets to go inside and clean up dog diarrhea while the other continues to slave in the yard.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
4/27/19 1:38 p.m.

TIL that company work trucks not maintained will die one day.  It wasn’t the guy who left the Silverado in 4 high for a month and wondered why the front end hopped a little, it was the guy who didn’t think to say anything about the front howling bearing to anyone.  

Fortunately the senior sales guy driving across the state was able to save it and get it to the side.  The added ticks he picked up standing in the grass waiting on the tow truck really made him mad.  Maybe the reason I pay more to own my own Silverado?  

Daylan C
Daylan C UltraDork
4/29/19 3:28 a.m.

TIL my best friend's mom thinks of me when she hears Flirtin' With Disaster. I'm not sure what she's trying to say here.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
4/29/19 5:34 a.m.
NickD said:

TIL that water/methanol-injection does not work well at all on LS motors using the stock-style intake manifold. Engine Masters tried methanol injection versus an intercooler on a ~720hp turbo 5.3L and found that while water/methanol kept the charge temps similar to an intercooler, it lost 9hp, 55lb-ft and a ton of power under the curve.

When you run so much that the transistor in the control box overheats and sticks on, it will fill the intake manifold and #7 cylinder will suck it all in.

 

This is how I have an S shaped LQ9 piston/rod hanging in my garage.  (WHY I have it, is both a reminder to not underthink things, and proof against the "powdered metal rods are all brittle junk" naysayers)

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) UberDork
4/29/19 10:23 a.m.

TIL that hibuscus tea and Earl Grey steeped together don't make for a tasty drink. I drink the hibuscus most of the time because it's supposed to be good for my blood pressure, but needed some caffeine this morning and thought perhaps the Early Grey would work to bump it up. I was wrong... thankfully it's merely unpleasant and not undrinkable.

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
4/29/19 10:29 a.m.

TIL nurses make horrible patients and even worse patients parents. The waiting game is something I’m not used to at all.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 HalfDork
4/29/19 2:41 p.m.

TIL that Smart cars have DiDion rear suspension, from a post on this boardlaugh

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
4/29/19 5:31 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

Technically no, they are twist beams and not "dead axle"s.  The difference is where the beam is - a de Dion has the beam out at the axle centerline, so wheel camber follows the road (like a solid axle, because it is) while a twist beam has the beam in at the beam's pivots, turning it into Siamesed trailing arms, so wheel camber follows the chassis.

 

It's a subtle but very important difference.

 

And then you have the final generation Cavalier, which had a beam in the exact center, so it was neither a dead axle or a twist beam, but kind of both at the same time.

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