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by InlinePaul
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM
Replies: 69
Views: 5350

Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

tankinbeans wrote:I'm entirely too impatient to work that hard at achieving excellent mileage.


Ha ha, the S10 dropped 2 mpg when I got ahold of it with my lead foot! :lol:

But ClutchDisk is driving about 30,000 miles per year!
by InlinePaul
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM
Replies: 69
Views: 5350

Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

The 2001 S-10 2.2L I bought from ClutchDisk does not have a tachometer, but my calculator says I should be doing about 78 mph at 3000 rpm in top gear. My calculator says that ClutchDisks 2005 Focus 2.0 should be doing about 74 mph at 3000 rpm in top gear (5th). Again, no tachometer. ClutchDisk would...
by InlinePaul
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Tired of Junk Clutch Hydraulics
Replies: 65
Views: 3588

Re: Tired of Junk Clutch Hydraulics

Rope-Pusher wrote:Hey InlinePaul, did your Ranger even have "Shrapnel Projectors"?


Nope, mine was older, 2001. Just think, you can be fragged by your own car's safety device!
by InlinePaul
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 28627

Re: Honest Engines

They even tried it in motorcycles:
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by InlinePaul
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Tired of Junk Clutch Hydraulics
Replies: 65
Views: 3588

Re: Tired of Junk Clutch Hydraulics

Fixed it! Got rid of the Ranger back in October and bought my son's 2001 Chevy S10 5-speed manual. The clutch in the S10 works great. I notice where the Ranger has the clutch master cylinder in a near vertical position, the S10 clutch master is dead level. There is going to be a much easier bleed if...
by InlinePaul
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1455
Views: 79227

Re: Random Videos

Awesome ride. Raw machine. Will take this over any of the modern "appliance" motorcycles.
by InlinePaul
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Where can you work on your car?
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: Where can you work on your car?

I saw a place today with equipped bays to rent by the hour. http://gearheadsystemsinternational.com/ It's not cheap though. $15 for a half hour or $20/hour. Good for routine stuff where all should go well, such as an oil change, but what about those complicated jobs where you may run into snags and...
by InlinePaul
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 28627

Re: Honest Engines

Made me think that we ought to draw straws at work and loser (Winner?) has to drive through the flock without slowing or swerving to avoid hitting them. After a while, they will all move to the backcountry to get away from the crazy city drivers. Worse yet, some people put food out for them! Flying...
by InlinePaul
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 28627

Re: Honest Engines

Was fine with me, I am not fond of heights. Do you share similar feelings for widths and/or lengths? ....depths? Depends. Depth is an issue as in canyon depth if I am standing near the edge. Width is fine as is length. I also don't like airplanes (or birds for that matter) flying overhead. May have...
by InlinePaul
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 28627

Re: Honest Engines

When I was on that urban forestry job I once drove the F350 dump truck (cool truck with 4 speed floor shift and creeper gear) a few miles in traffic with the wood chipper on a pintle hook that was wide open and the chains not hooked up. http://www.talkclassical.com/images/smilies/eek.gif Cudda bean...
by InlinePaul
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 28627

Re: Honest Engines

i met a delivery driver last week who was driving a truck just under the CDL limit. He had decades of experience driving the big rigs but had settled down to more local delivery with the smaller truck and said he loves it. He said something about them getting rid of the air brake endorsement requir...
by InlinePaul
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 28627

Re: Honest Engines

Actually, the CDL requirement is based on GCWR. GCWR 26,001+ with a trailer GVWR 10,000+ drives a CDL requirement even if the trailer is unloaded. They've been technically over that for a long time. i met a delivery driver last week who was driving a truck just under the CDL limit. He had decades o...
by InlinePaul
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Where can you work on your car?
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: Where can you work on your car?

If your apartment has sliding glass doors to the patio, then at night, sneak the car in. All you have to do is pull out the glass sliding parts and block some wood on each side of the track so you don't smash it. Pull the table to one side, roll a rubber sheet out on the floor and bring it in. I jes...
by InlinePaul
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Change your rearview mirror bearing
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Change your rearview mirror bearing

I swing my mirrors wide and prefer it that way. This is the right way to do it. Many of us are taught incorrectly that you should just see the side of your car when adjusting mirrors. In my opinion, that's completely wrong. The mirrors should be much wider than that. Ever since adjusting them corre...
by InlinePaul
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Change your rearview mirror bearing
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: Change your rearview mirror bearing

These (flatback) cars needed something like that:
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