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In Topic: Pict hosting blues, Flickr taken over by SmugMug

11 May 2018 - 07:25 AM

According to this Flickr blog Q&A, there aren't going to be any real changes in Flickr at least for the time being:




Who knows what may happen in the future? I suppose Flickr could go to all paid accounts but that is true of any of the free pics hosting services. It could be they are all watching how well the changes to Photobucket worked. If a lot of users sent Photobucket money rather than leaving Photobucket, then other companies may think doing the same is a good business model. If Photobucket lost thousands of users then other companies may learn from that mistake.


It looks like the only thing really different for now is as of May 25, unless you tell Flickr you don't accept their new Terms of Service, you are agreeing to those Terms. Any time you get a credit card or new phone plan or have any dealing with a corporation, you are either going to agree with their Terms of Service (probably without reading them. I skimmed the Flickr Terms this morning but my eyes started glazing over) or not use their service. That is reality today.


It briefly crossed my mind to attempt to include a photo from my Flickr account in this post just to see if I can do it. My experience in the past is every time I try to do so, Flickr has done an "improvement" and I'm unable to find the URL of the pic to post. But I don't think I want to risk that level of frustration so early in the day. Maybe later.







In Topic: Electronic distributor

17 March 2018 - 05:17 PM

This page may help in rebuilding your dizzy: http://web.archive.o...0/Dizzy_FAQ.htm

Go down to "Disassembly" and there is a link over to another rebuild page.


"The screw that attaches the vacuum canister actuating rod only threads into the moveable advance plate, the special screw has a unthreaded end just sticks into the hole of the actuating rod." is important if you swap your vacuum advance. It was just dumb luck I noticed this special screw when I change my advance canister.



In Topic: My '76 710 Goon

12 March 2018 - 07:06 PM

Mike is Canadian. You have no excuse. 


I have a partial excuse. Although my dad was born in Missouri, when he was about 16 the family moved to Canada and he lived there until he was into his late 20s (then for some unknown reason most of them migrated to Spokane). So I may have a slight genetic imprint for being Canadian-like. Which I'm kind of proud of and explains some of my odder tendencies. :lol:



In Topic: My '76 710 Goon

11 March 2018 - 11:24 AM

Angle grinder with guard off and a cutting wheel. Pop the tire bead off the rim first and cut carefully.


Okay, that is great information. I thought of trying a cutoff wheel in my die grinder but it quit on me the last time I used it. My angle grinder is still working though. I have a hand bead breaker that takes care of that part of the operation. Last summer I tried to take a tire off a 14" steely with my hand tire irons and couldn't do it. I think I'm getting too weak to be messing with something like that. Even when I was younger and fighting a tire with hand irons I would think "Why am I doing this? The local garage has a machine for changing tires." I guess I enjoy the challenge or something.



In Topic: My '76 710 Goon

11 March 2018 - 10:18 AM







I pried one half off before realizing they are being scrapped so I cut them off.






Do you have a good method for cutting tires off of wheels? Seems the few times I've tried it I run afoul of steel cord and give up. Chop saw? Propane weed burner torch? Or something even more loud and dangerous? :lol: