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Nov
08

What is a good 12V battery voltage reading?

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I have used traditional Lead/acid batteries in all of my cars except the Charger. The lead/acid batteries seem to all test over 12.5 volts in the cars I have here. The Charger had a Red Top Optima until recently. It lost charge frequently and charging it was always a pisser since the gel-cell design had a unique charging procedure. ( I do not have a specific gel cell charger) Even when charged to the point where the charging unit shut off, it never got over 12.3 volts.
Many times it read...

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Nov
08

Youtube….I love their car videos !

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Like THIS one:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIIId-1WdjTPyaBsxeUHAlg
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Nov
06

Ever feel that your dinner date is taking advantage of you???

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THIS guy seemed to feel that way!

'Dine-and-dash' dater allegedly left 10 women with hefty restaurant bills, telling one: 'Order whatever you want'

A “dine-and-dash� dater is facing years in prison for allegedly forcing a string of first dates to pay for their expensive meals by sneaking out of upscale restaurants after he had finished eating....

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Oct
30

TV shows your WIFE likes but you don’t ?

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I am lucky for the most part.
Mary and I have similar interests. We both like Police shows and the Law and Order shows. Sometimes a show we start liking gets cancelled suddenly. We do like many of the same shows.... BUT there are some shows that she likes that I have to ignore.
She used to like Sons of Anarchy. I have zero interest in motorcycle gangs at all. Now the "spin-off" series Mayans is a show she watches...GREAT, lets take another motorcycle gang show and make it with...

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Oct
22

What do you like that is OEM, what do you prefer to be aftermarket ?

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I know that some guys are strict purists while others like to use aftermarket parts for some things.
A guy I know LOVES the stock A/C system despite the bulk and weight of it all.
Another guy I know does NOT care at all about keeping his cars original.

Me? Here are the things I prefer:
Stock:
Torsion bar suspension.
Leaf springs.
8 3/4" axles or Dana 60.
Engine driven fans.
Carburetors.
Outer body. (NO wings or rear spoilers, fender flares or chopped roofs)
Grilles.
OEM based ignition...

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Oct
22

Welding cracks in iron exhaust manifolds

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I have a pair of 1967 Chrysler TNT 440 exhaust manifolds that have cracks in them. Both are about 1 1/2" long. I've never welded cast iron.
A prior owner filled one with a gold colored material. I don't know much about that but is that the color of Brazing rod? I'll get pictures tomorrow. I was just curious about the difficulty of repairing these. Being C body, does anyone know if they would fit a '70 Charger 383? I understand that the RH side usually fits all cars but the left has the pesky...

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Oct
21

Have you ever made friends with a Midget ?

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I have not. I have nothing against them, I just do not know any or ever seem to see any.
I knew a guy that had a fear of them. They creeped him out to the point of having minor panic attacks when he saw them. Phobias are strange though...By definition, a "Phobia" is an irrational fear. As I understand, there are different types as well. Midgets, Dwarves and one other I forget. They turn up in TV and movies far more than in public. I don't recall the last time I saw one just walking...

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