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Forum: Foo
09-07-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By jhota

i make my own beer. were i less lazy, i'd...

i make my own beer.

were i less lazy, i'd make my own fuel (diesel autos ftw).

so i don't need the second anyway.
Forum: Foo
07-29-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,979
Posted By jhota

the BN1 and BN2 are far prettier than any of the...

the BN1 and BN2 are far prettier than any of the six-cylinder Healeys. side curtains and a folding windscreen (for speed!).

eventually, i'll get around to finishing (well, starting) the...
Forum: Foo
07-10-12, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By jhota

it's a Standard-Triumph OHV. probably a 1296....

it's a Standard-Triumph OHV. probably a 1296. although it might be a 1493 or 1147.
Forum: Foo
07-07-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,491
Posted By jhota

the 80s were the absolute nadir for Jaguar build...

the 80s were the absolute nadir for Jaguar build quality. condemning British cars based on the reliability of those cars is foolish. i'm on my second Jaguar, but not that long ago (well, 15 years or...
Forum: Foo
07-07-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,491
Posted By jhota

nobody made reliable cars in the 70s and 80s,...

nobody made reliable cars in the 70s and 80s, except for the Japanese.

a British classic can be just as reliable and durable as an American or other European classic car. the single greatest...
Forum: Foo
07-03-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,491
Posted By jhota

MGBs, MGAs, some Triumphs, classic Minis, some...

MGBs, MGAs, some Triumphs, classic Minis, some Jaguars, the M100 Lotus Elan, and many others are very economical to run. the Jaguar X350, X358 and X351 are very reliable and good on gas.
Forum: Foo
07-02-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,491
Posted By jhota

as a mechanic in a British specialty shop:...

as a mechanic in a British specialty shop: beware.

the good: it's pre-air suspension. it's after the switch to a ZF gearbox (the originals had a Chrysler). parts aren't as expensive as one might...
Forum: Foo
06-30-12, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By jhota

Minibottles?

Minibottles?
Forum: Foo
06-14-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By jhota

Airwolf.

Airwolf.
Forum: Foo
06-06-12, 08:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,538
Posted By jhota

i disliked most of the people i went to high...

i disliked most of the people i went to high school with, and still do. however, i usually go to reunions. i still live in the same metro area, and most of my classmates come from powerful or...
Forum: Foo
05-28-12, 04:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,166
Posted By jhota

most polite...

most polite (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-01-15-cities-manners_x.htm) and most attractive...
Forum: Foo
05-25-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By jhota

that depends. i will, if the tax structure...

that depends. i will, if the tax structure doesn't encourage all our skull cracker production to move offshore. in that case, i'll sell them cheap Chinese sweatshop produced skull crackers and claim...
Forum: Foo
05-25-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By jhota

i live in a house with 18-inch-thick reinforced...

i live in a house with 18-inch-thick reinforced concrete walls. there is enough cleared room on the lot and the lot next door to till a subsistence garden. i'm well-armed, and all my nutjob friends...
Forum: Foo
05-24-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By jhota

so many beers listed here that aren't ales. :p ...

so many beers listed here that aren't ales. :p

mine is probably Dragon's Milk, from New Holland.
Forum: Foo
05-23-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By jhota

one of our local Lemons race teams did a Miata...

one of our local Lemons race teams did a Miata driveline swap into a Alfa Spider, after grenade-ing 2 (or maybe 3) Alfa Twin Spark engines. so, it's been done before!
Forum: Foo
05-23-12, 05:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,260
Posted By jhota

it's funny: the 505 was just a development of the...

it's funny: the 505 was just a development of the 504, and it was reviled by everybody i know who owned one. but the 504 was a fantastic car, with a huge fan community.

http://www.504.org/
Forum: Foo
05-22-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7,727
Views: 1,294,926
Posted By jhota

Jaguar electrical issues are usually due to...

Jaguar electrical issues are usually due to people not understanding the systems.

first, Jaguars (and most other British cars) work on a switched earth rather than switched power. so the first...
Forum: Foo
05-22-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,260
Posted By jhota

i don't think i've ever had a good car. i'm just...

i don't think i've ever had a good car. i'm just not that kind of car buyer.

the one i most regret letting go? my 1976 Peugeot 504 A90 diesel. i loved that car. miss it every day.
Forum: Foo
05-22-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7,727
Views: 1,294,926
Posted By jhota

as a Jaguar guy, i'm offended. sort-of. the...

as a Jaguar guy, i'm offended. sort-of. the "Chevy-into-Jaguar" thing is so tired and pointless these days. there's plenty of power to be had form a Jaguar 12, and it's lighter than the small-block...
Forum: Foo
05-18-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,727
Views: 1,294,926
Posted By jhota

i try to take a picture every time i get in a car...

i try to take a picture every time i get in a car i haven't driven before. i miss a lot, but: Cars I Drove Today (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150215454993458.317641.630538457&type=3)
Forum: Foo
05-15-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By jhota

i like automotive lighting. ...

i like automotive lighting.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b353/jhota42/41250_422413943457_630538457_4969155_5528058_n.jpg
Forum: Foo
05-03-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 316
Posted By jhota

i don't brew as much as i'd like (have been...

i don't brew as much as i'd like (have been brewing for almost 17 years now), but i usually brew 15-25 gallons at a time for various parties here at the house.
Forum: Foo
04-25-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,272
Posted By jhota

cars, guns, comic books, commenting on popular...

cars, guns, comic books, commenting on popular culture (i'm a semi-regular cast member on Shauncastic (http://shauncastic.com/)), reading, watching movies, whining, brewing and drinking beer, working...
Forum: Foo
04-24-12, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By jhota

while the 4.3 might bolt up to the trans in a...

while the 4.3 might bolt up to the trans in a Chevy/GMC 2500, hauling around the 5400 (5700, if it's 4wd) pounds of truck wouldn't be that much more efficient. and probably way less fun than the 6.0...
Forum: Foo
04-22-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 725
Posted By jhota

short answer: yes. long answer: ...

short answer:

yes.

long answer:

not in the way most humans do. animals, whether wild or domesticated, can be observed to act in ways that are not obviously positive from an evolutionary...
Forum: Foo
04-22-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By jhota

very. the Vortec engines are just the classic...

very. the Vortec engines are just the classic Chevy designs with efficiency and durability upgrades.
Forum: Foo
04-22-12, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By jhota

we have enough criminal robots now we need a...

we have enough criminal robots now we need a prison for them? wow.
Forum: Foo
04-17-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,900
Posted By jhota

throw pointy rocks.

throw pointy rocks.
Forum: Foo
04-17-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By jhota

i know it's un-Southern of me, but i really don't...

i know it's un-Southern of me, but i really don't like BBQ pork overmuch. long or short.
Forum: Foo
04-15-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By jhota

since ilikebikes is making us wait, here's one of...

since ilikebikes is making us wait, here's one of mine. this was from a couple weeks ago; i was shooting my .45, and i had a guest shooting a Glock 17C. the little holes are the 9 mm, the big one in...
Forum: Foo
04-03-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,315
Posted By jhota

which fridge? upstairs, garage, house or...

which fridge? upstairs, garage, house or kegerator?
Forum: Foo
04-03-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,551
Views: 499,396
Posted By jhota

rescue dogs FTW. every single one of my parents'...

rescue dogs FTW. every single one of my parents' dogs for the past 20 years has been a rescue of one sort or another. and sadly, health issues are often common (in my experience). but if you can make...
Forum: Foo
04-01-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 979
Posted By jhota

usually. but i'm an obsessive researcher. i'll...

usually. but i'm an obsessive researcher. i'll often try to find the manual for something i'm considering purchasing and read it before i even see one in person. i have folders on my computer full of...
Forum: Foo
04-01-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,551
Views: 499,396
Posted By jhota

i wish to hear more about the dog. i like dogs.

i wish to hear more about the dog. i like dogs.
Forum: Foo
03-27-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By jhota

yes.

yes.
Forum: Foo
03-27-12, 05:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 986
Posted By jhota

i just open the door and stare at them in...

i just open the door and stare at them in complete silence until they get uncomfortable and leave.
Forum: Foo
03-25-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,249
Posted By jhota

the thing i wonder about with the .460 is case...

the thing i wonder about with the .460 is case bulging; in a 1911-pattern gun, you've got that unsupported part of the cartridge combined with a much higher case pressure than .45 auto. i know Colt...
Forum: Foo
03-25-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,249
Posted By jhota

"slow" refers to the relative speed of the...

"slow" refers to the relative speed of the bullet, not the gun. if you look at published figures for commercial ammo, the energy output of a modern .45 and a modern 9 mm are around the same (500-600...
Forum: Foo
03-25-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,249
Posted By jhota

i'd hate to hear your opinion on the Colt Ace...

i'd hate to hear your opinion on the Colt Ace (http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/history/colt_ace.htm), then. since it's a 1911 chambered in .22LR.

the 1911 design was available from Colt in .22LR,...
Forum: Foo
09-30-09, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By jhota

the Rangey is just a shooting brake. a very very...

the Rangey is just a shooting brake. a very very nice, bespoke shooting brake. but still.

Fisker is a boondoggle.

claiming they're saving U.S. jobs, they're getting U.S. tax money, and have yet...
Forum: Foo
07-01-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By jhota

and Geoff is still looking for someone to come on...

and Geoff is still looking for someone to come on the New Orleans -> Chicago leg of the journey 7 days & nights, July 12th through to July 19th. Up for it? email him! geoff(at)geofftech.co.uk
Forum: Foo
06-30-09, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By jhota

thanks for the sticky, jsharr!

thanks for the sticky, jsharr!
Forum: Foo
06-29-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By jhota

i don't want to make anybody feel bad, but we've...

i don't want to make anybody feel bad, but we've got business piling up. we actually need another mechanic, but don't have room to put them. or room to store all the vehicles waiting for...
Forum: Foo
06-29-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By jhota

can/will anybody help my buddy Geoff?

so, a friend of mine from England is currently embarked on a 13,000-mile road trip to all 48 contiguous states (http://www.geofftech.co.uk/iblog/category/undergroundusa). there's a hook (he's a...
Forum: Foo
06-21-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,307
Posted By jhota

+1 for Parliament Funkadelic - particularly Give...

+1 for Parliament Funkadelic - particularly Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off).

and has anybody mentioned Cameo?
Forum: Foo
06-17-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By jhota

that must have been a special rate of some sort,...

that must have been a special rate of some sort, because the Mills House has always been pricey.

the most reasonable pricing i know of downtown is the Notsohostel: http://www.notsohostel.com/....
Forum: Foo
06-10-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,464
Posted By jhota

i wouldn't be bothered, but i would hope that my...

i wouldn't be bothered, but i would hope that my SO would have the same closeness with me.

if she didn't, i might wonder about the health of the relationship.

depends on how long we had been...
Forum: Foo
06-10-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,092
Posted By jhota

stolen from the Wikipedia article...

stolen from the Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags_Astroworld):

"On September 12, 2005, Six Flags CEO, Kieran Burke, announced that the company's legendary AstroWorld theme...
Forum: Foo
06-05-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,810
Posted By jhota

i dunno, maybe it's my monitor, but that colour...

i dunno, maybe it's my monitor, but that colour looks rather like Celeste.
06-04-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By jhota

if anyone is interested, there was an article in...

if anyone is interested, there was an article in the local paper today about the race:

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/jun/04/alleycat_race_draws_enthusiasts84805/
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