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thisismatt

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#1519001 Daily Randomness.........Back to Randomness.....................................

Posted by thisismatt on Yesterday, 06:35 PM

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Hit my tire , hooked the fender with bumper and dragged for a few feet.

No FML , could be worse

Makes me think a lot about real problems

 

And this is why self-driving cars are becoming a thing.  When's the next plague?




#1518961 tailgate compatibility

Posted by thisismatt on Yesterday, 04:07 PM

As far as I know they are the same.  You may find the tailgate doesn't fit perfectly due to the hinge leaves welded on to the bed and they may need some massaging to get a perfect fit.




#1518802 Cuz Straya!!!

Posted by thisismatt on Yesterday, 04:51 AM

That and two new head gaskets 😂


#1518756 JCCS 23 Sept 2017

Posted by thisismatt on 21 September 2017 - 08:29 PM

Planning to be there.




#1518454 Is Go Kart steering possible

Posted by thisismatt on 20 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

Karts* have geometry to put higher pressure on the inside front wheel.
It's called camber & castor.
Sure, it may lift the inside rear wheel, when over half the weight is removed (the driver),
but it never happens with the driver seated in the kart, or ever on track.
In fact, I see a lot of karts, when cornering really hard, will lift the inside front wheel, just like a sprint car, due to designed-in chassis flex.
This 'flex' is due to the governing bodies outlawing any type of real suspension. a long time ago.

*("Go Kart" was a name brand back in the late '50s, to early '60s)

Lifting, or unloading, the inside rear wheel is essential to cornering with a solid axle, unless you want to push understeer...


#1518354 Looking for a new (gas tank) sending unit

Posted by thisismatt on 19 September 2017 - 09:22 PM

The polarity does not matter to a resistor (potentiometer). What wayno is describing simply means the senders are wired and mechanically configured in the opposite way. On one the potentiometer is fully shorted to ground at the empty position and the other at the maximum resistance of the wire cool at the empty position. The float wire could be bent the opposite direction to fix that issue


#1518313 Cuz Merica

Posted by thisismatt on 19 September 2017 - 05:50 PM

I'm waiting to hear from the celebrities how these deadly earthquakes in Mexico are Trump's fault before I proceed with my life.


#1518220 Is Go Kart steering possible

Posted by thisismatt on 19 September 2017 - 09:35 AM

Go-karts also have steering geometry to lift the inside rear wheel, but I don't think that's quite what he meant :P


#1517921 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by thisismatt on 18 September 2017 - 04:53 AM

Do you have a 510?

Not anymore


#1517887 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by thisismatt on 17 September 2017 - 06:42 PM

Remember the old SQ saying...rears are for queers 

 

:rofl:




#1517814 Spindles and Disk Brakes for a 77 620?

Posted by thisismatt on 17 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

Yes you can. Wilwood makes a kit. Very easy and well priced. It just bolts on. Im not running out and buying it because it is for the kingpin trucks and I am not sure I am keeping that. As for fab skills if I have to I will change the entire front suspension. This truck will lay on the ground and it will have disk brakes. Just deciding the best way to it. Im sure I can make an S10 front end fit under it. 

 

Wilwood doesn't make anything for a 620.  Other people make caliper adapter brackets that fit wilwoods to 620 kingpin spindles.  You're still stuck with kingpins and bushings that are becoming more scarce by the day.  No one makes a bees knees kit to convert kingpin to balljoint...please don't mention beebani crap.  




#1517799 Daily Randomness.........Back to Randomness.....................................

Posted by thisismatt on 17 September 2017 - 09:33 AM

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#1517797 Cuz Merica

Posted by thisismatt on 17 September 2017 - 09:22 AM

,..and for something we all know,...but it is not really talked about

 

https://mobile.nytim...ion/15arum.html

 

"Your So-Called Education

 

We would be happy to join in the celebrations if it weren’t for our recent research, which raises doubts about the quality of undergraduate learning in the United States. Over four years, we followed the progress of several thousand students in more than two dozen diverse four-year colleges and universities. We found that large numbers of the students were making their way through college with minimal exposure to rigorous coursework, only a modest investment of effort and little or no meaningful improvement in skills like writing and reasoning."

 

 

 

 

The dumbing down is so pervasive anyone who can rub two sticks together cane get a 4 year degree.

Liberal way,....make it so everyone can pass and get an A.

It happened in K-12, it's only logical that undergrad would have to follow...




#1517688 O bachan - 1972 Bluebird DX 4dr granny car

Posted by thisismatt on 16 September 2017 - 02:07 PM

Man I'd be pissed at such incompetence. Sorry that happened to you and such a nice car :(


#1517620 Cuz Merica

Posted by thisismatt on 16 September 2017 - 07:20 AM

Just when you think "Cuz Merica" has covered everything possible to discuss,the male foreskin is now the hot topic.Carry on i got nothing on this one.

 

So you mean to tell us you lost your manskin?