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      200+kms. first big ride so far this year.

      200+kms. first big ride so far this year.
    2. A rain tray. We also did synthetic Cabriolet top...

      A rain tray. We also did synthetic Cabriolet top pads and bow headliners. Made enough to pay ourselves to do our projects and when the market was pretty much saturated, we stopped production and...
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      I have AllBalls in teh F now, seem to be good.

      I have AllBalls in teh F now, seem to be good.
    4. Well, I have not so good news... Multiple ways...

      Well, I have not so good news...

      Multiple ways the paint can fail - usually it's a bad pick on the part which leaves some grease that hte cleaner line can't get off. This prevents phosphate...
    5. Go for it. Did that once with a buddy who needed...

      Go for it. Did that once with a buddy who needed a part - we fronted the scanning and manufacture, then made and sold more of them for a few $$ over cost (covered expenses after about 20 of them) to...
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      Always a good idea when I am involved! :P

      Always a good idea when I am involved! :P
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      I like the drilling it idea!!

      I like the drilling it idea!!
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      http://i.imgur.com/j91IhSZ.jpg

      http://i.imgur.com/j91IhSZ.jpg
    9. There's a shot in the middle of the road scene...

      There's a shot in the middle of the road scene with the ND where the DRL LEDs look like whiskers on a catfish!!


      ARGH!!! CAN'T UNSEE!!!


      Great ad, though. :thumbup:
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      You'd be amazed.... In a previous life, I got...

      You'd be amazed....

      In a previous life, I got to section some lugs that had failed internally. Even with perfect crimps, you get about 30% penetration through the diameter of the cable for the...
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      You have a good point about the boiling point. I...

      You have a good point about the boiling point. I guess my best answer would be that there are a bunch of issues to take into consideration, and there probably isn't a cut-and-dried answer. I would...
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      Uh, the normal way... pare insulation, insert...

      Uh, the normal way... pare insulation, insert cable, crimp, wait about ten minutes for stress relief, smear with flux, heat evenly with torch, feed in solder until full, allow to cool. It takes about...
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      What? It's excellent. Everyone gets it. It makes...

      What? It's excellent. Everyone gets it. It makes people smile. It has huge brand recognition. It's awesome.

      Driving Matters is more serious, and is a good extension of the concept. :thumbup:

      ...
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      I use copper lugs instead of actual terminals,...

      I use copper lugs instead of actual terminals, then use a terminal block on the battery. The lugs heat up fine and fill nicely with solder. Make sure you get lugs that are the right size for your...
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      What I'm saying is that vehicles with known...

      What I'm saying is that vehicles with known cooling issues should avoid the Evans stuff, unless there is a specific corrosion issue and you know that the car will not be pushed.

      I could have run...
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      I do welding cable, crimped. Then, I fill the...

      I do welding cable, crimped. Then, I fill the crimped lugs with solder and when that's cool, pack the exposed ends with dielectric grease. You can almost boil them in acid with no negative impact.
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      <-- cryptic references to vehicles driven/ridden seems to work. :thumbup:

      Barry should put "if you have to ask..." :laugh:
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      Sure. The combined needs of the system are better...

      Sure. The combined needs of the system are better met. Cooling may not be the critical issue - if corrosion is a bigger problem and the car is not driven particularly hard, then it is no big deal to...
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      ^Also known as the circle of traction.

      ^Also known as the circle of traction.
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      Which is really ****ing dumb, because any chemist...

      Which is really ****ing dumb, because any chemist will tell you that NPG is neopentylglcol.

      A non-aqueous coolant would be quite useful in those conditions, but any glycol-based material will...
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