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post #4111 of 4127 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 12:21 AM
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Dash lamp socket tests and 145 speedo mending.
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post #4112 of 4127 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 02:26 AM
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Test bench is moving along and pondering gauges.
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post #4113 of 4127 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 10:07 AM
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While you're doing the gauges, two things to consider.

1) Redo the needle paint. I've found that it's not as hard as it seems - scrape off the old, put on the new, and while wet wipe the sides off to avoid needing to precision mask it (or precision mask the sides and remove the tape, your call.) You can do something besides red if you do that; but red is the expected color. Testor makes some florescent colors; but I bought some from https://www.hipoparts.com/fluorescen...oration-paint/ .

2) Consider putting a high brightness LED under the center of the needle, to help light it up. I'm wiring to the gauge's 12V in so that they stay lit even with the instrument panel down, and that also makes the wiring a LOT easier.

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post #4114 of 4127 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 11:27 AM
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Never again a tow dolly. It works but a PITA. 95 SC is home safe. Has a few issues. Summer project. Will start a new thread.
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I was shopping today at the Japanese market buying groceries for dinner and came across this craziness (here in the Bay Area, there's not just an "asian" market -- you have chinese, filipino, japanese, and korean focused grocery stores). Now, I've seen stupidly priced fruit in Japan (like a $100 cantaloupe or the watermelon into a cube shape - that's a real thing) but I didn't think I'd see this silliness here in the US.

To save you folks doing math, that's nearly $2.50/ea per strawberry
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Letting my Wile E. breathe a bit better

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I was shopping today at the Japanese market buying groceries for dinner and came across this craziness (here in the Bay Area, there's not just an "asian" market -- you have Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Korean focused grocery stores). Now, I've seen stupidly priced fruit in Japan (like a $100 cantaloupe or the watermelon into a cube shape - that's a real thing) but I didn't think I'd see this silliness here in the US.

To save you folks doing math, that's nearly $2.50/ea per strawberry
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But they're from Japan! lol

Wow, just wow! That's craziness! Somebody must pay that or they wouldn't charge it. I bet they're California strawberries ... lightly dusted with Fukushima fallout which makes them Japanese.

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Letting my Wile E. breathe a bit better

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So what's the promised HP gain from that set up?

Wile E. ... lol ... I like that.
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So what's the promised HP gain from that set up?

Wile E. ... lol ... I like that.
15 to 20 hp Ron , depending on the tune .Much better throttle response already , man these are happy riving engines !!
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