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Old 05-13-24, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Spent the afternoon immersive waxing chains. One was a new chain and one was a repeat immersion. I’m a fan. Maybe I should start a thread.
Starting threads about waxing chains should be more popular.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Spent the afternoon immersive waxing chains. One was a new chain and one was a repeat immersion. I’m a fan. Maybe I should start a thread.
I was presented with a potential ground score chain in Williams yesterday, but couldn't think of a use for a short, green, lowend chain. Maybe if it had been freshly waxed....

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Same thing as the Hyundai with fake shifting and "noise". You know what you're buying, why does one pretend to make it what it isn't?
Best synthesized EV engine sound ever.

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Along with evs, a guy from our solar company came by to do a check on our solar system. All systems good. We’ve over-produced the last three months and just entered the “solar” production season this month in Illinois.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Same thing as the Hyundai with fake shifting and "noise". You know what you're buying, why does one pretend to make it what it isn't?
I suspect it is more effective with drivers who have a lot of experience with performance ICE cars, and thus are conditioned to expect certain things when driving hard. They all said it's weird, but it works. I think it's most interesting as a window into the human mind.
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The problem I have with step counters is that the phone must be carried, a thing I rarely do when at home, which is almost all the time.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The problem I have with step counters is that the phone must be carried, a thing I rarely do when at home, which is almost all the time.
you can get a device that counts steps that you wear on your wrist and sync it to your phone. Some are inexpensive while others do many things and cost more. Such as:
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Originally Posted by datlas
Guess where we are!
Fleming's.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
It appears my streak of heroic actions will end at 1 day unless something happens in the next 6 hours.
Debatable whether it ever reached that.
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Speaking of streaks, guess who hit 13 straight days of reaching the step goal?

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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Along with evs, a guy from our solar company came by to do a check on our solar system. All systems good.
Well, the sun's had some issues the last several days.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
I suspect it is more effective with drivers who have a lot of experience with performance ICE cars, and thus are conditioned to expect certain things when driving hard. They all said it's weird, but it works. I think it's most interesting as a window into the human mind.
I'm not a performance driver by any stretch but I always thought it was weird to try and make an electric car feel or sound like a gas car. I've driven electric cars quite a bit at the job and they are different than ice cars but that's ok.

I wouldn't rule out owning one and if I had one I would just enjoy the smooth, quiet power and not want it to make engine noise or "shift gears". I've heard people say they would prefer a manual transmission electric car. Silly, although there is an e-motorcycle with a 4 speed transmission, for some reason.

There are also gas cars with CVT transmissions which have fake shifts, too. People would bring CVT cars into service and complain that it feels like the transmission is "slipping". That's because it is. It was doing that the day you took it home.

I worked at a multi-line dealer where we sold the Eagle Premier. Customers would complain about the lack of horsepower. The things were rated at 110hp, duh. (edit: The 110hp was for the 4 cylinder. The V6 had a whopping 150hp.)The manager would ask them if they drove it before they bought it.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Speaking of streaks, guess who hit 13 straight days of reaching the step goal?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaEG2aWJnZ8
No step counting here, but I got a hike in today. Zero Flybys

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A customer brought in a titanium muffler for us to install on his C7. The part cost $3500. I think we charged him a couple hundred to put it on the car.
customer probably could have gotten that titanium muffler at JC Whitney for $2000

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I was presented with a potential ground score chain in Williams yesterday, but couldn't think of a use for a short, green, lowend chain. Maybe if it had been freshly waxed....

green chains and ham

I will eat them anywhere
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Look who is riding an e-bike now:


Say it isn’t so, Ned!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Aha, a Peaviner posted about it. They're bound for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway. So next time you're in Ohio, put on your favourite Pretenders record and go pay em a visit.




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Originally Posted by big john;[url=tel:23239564
23239564[/url]]I'm not a performance driver by any stretch but I always thought it was weird to try and make an electric car feel or sound like a gas car. I've driven electric cars quite a bit at the job and they are different than ice cars but that's ok.

I wouldn't rule out owning one and if I had one I would just enjoy the smooth, quiet power and not want it to make engine noise or "shift gears". I've heard people say they would prefer a manual transmission electric car. Silly, although there is an e-motorcycle with a 4 speed transmission, for some reason.

There are also gas cars with CVT transmissions which have fake shifts, too. People would bring CVT cars into service and complain that it feels like the transmission is "slipping". That's because it is. It was doing that the day you took it home.

I worked at a multi-line dealer where we sold the Eagle Premier. Customers would complain about the lack of horsepower. The things were rated at 110hp, duh. (edit: The 110hp was for the 4 cylinder. The V6 had a whopping 150hp.)The manager would ask them if they drove it before they bought it.
I have no idea of the hp, but I am continually amazed at the pickup with the Fit and its CVT transmission.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I have no idea of the hp, but I am continually amazed at the pickup with the Fit and its CVT transmission.
You're smokin some good stuff!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You're smokin some good stuff!
Indeed. There's a lawn mower engine under the hood of a Fit.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Look who is riding an e-bike now:


Say it isn’t so, Ned!
Is it a road bike or mtb?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I have no idea of the hp, but I am continually amazed at the pickup with the Fit and its CVT transmission.
The CVT is actually a good idea, in theory. Many of them have been disappointing in their reliability.
And a 2500 pound car with 130hp can feel zippy to drive around.
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Originally Posted by big john
The CVT is actually a good idea, in theory. Many of them have been disappointing in their reliability.
And a 2500 pound car with 130hp can feel zippy to drive around.
long time snowmobiler - so I was familiar with CVT transmissions … sorta / kinda

we have one car with a CVT - was not looking forward to it but actually not too bad … sorta / kinda … when applying the brakes on a descent it will ‘down shift’ ( instead of just freewheeling )… sorta / kinda … and it has a ‘sport mode’ that reduces the ‘rubber band’ effect … sorta / kinda
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Originally Posted by t2p
customer probably could have gotten that titanium muffler at JC Whitney for $2000
I think this was one of those guys with enough money to not think about it.
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Originally Posted by big john
I think this was one of those guys with enough money to not think about it.
back in the 70’s I was a kid with little money (as opposed to today: adult in the 2020’s with little money)

i would often scan the JC Whitney catalogs looking at stuff … looking for a ‘bargain’

ordered a no-name air filter element for my dirt bike (Yamaha LT3-MX) … price was right … a week or so later it arrived: a genuine Filtron filter - and with a small tube of Filtron filter oil … JC Whitney for the win !
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