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by gyre
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em
Replies: 2117
Views: 240671

Re: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em

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by gyre
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

Good thought.
by gyre
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

It will still have to be arranged well ahead of time.
The will call can easily be transferred on the playa.
That's no problem.
Lot of logistics that shouldn't have to be done.
A lot that can go wrong shipping a ticket.
by gyre
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

Excellent idea.
by gyre
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

Or not trying to volunteer early.
That's what most people end up doing.
by gyre
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

Only option currently.
But who wants to trade a hard copy for a will call line?
by gyre
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

For the ten to 100 people that might be in that boat, they could ask for pre-approval and a list could be available to gate verifying the tickets. Wednesday, they go to will call and pick up the hard copy. Can't be a huge crowd of people, but it's not just one person. Worst case currently, a crazy p...
by gyre
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

It makes no sense. They can easily verify the validity of tickets for early arrival, as they used to do. The only option I was offered, was asking a department to come up with another hard ticket. Is that supposed to be easier than verifying a will call ticket they already have the paperwork and con...
by gyre
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Trading Will Call Ticket for Paper Ticket?

I inquired about this myself and there is no solution available.
It is extremely odd.

All you can do is find someone willing to use your will call ticket.
by gyre
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 446
Views: 15896

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Ha!
Both of you remember telephone operators.

I think my first ohone number was three digits.
by gyre
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 446
Views: 15896

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Eric wrote:I'm so old I remember when we only had one Car Thread...

There can't be too many car threads.


Those 300 connecting rods are so strong they were used in some hotrod V8s.
by gyre
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

James Garner has died. He had an extensive racing career after filming Grand Prix. When filming The Rockford Files, they tried persistently to replace him in the car with a stunt driver and couldn't find anyone that could do the same things. That is truly a remarkable statement, as they have access ...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Vortex Generators

This is one type. The principle is sound, but I haven't had anyone verify these specific units are good yet. These seem specifically for end of surface mounting, so good for trucks. Ran across them with someone considering using them in a ground effects tunnel. The ones i've seen before were molded ...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

I appreciate it. I know a few things. In case it will encourage any beginners, I didn't grow up around anyone to teach me, so it's all hard won. I actually paid mechanics to teach me the basics. Anyone will answer advanced questions. No one wants to talk basics. If you want to learn this stuff, you ...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

I think aero is overly ignored on high drag vehicles. Everything I've seen like a truck that has been lowered has gotten better mileage, even with tuning that should be worse. It's the drag. My vans were easy to bellypan. The ranger is just sophistcated enough to make it a real pain in the ass. I st...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

Maintaininng the factory minimum is a given. The last car I took to the playa had such a well shrouded air intake, it inhaled no dust to the filter. Unusually thorough design though. I have a spare filter for the truck. Same with plugs. Every time I get a car, it has gaps twice the maximum. I set th...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

If you want to be disingenuous, I recommend raising compression, improving the exhaust, changing the cam and using a mappable engine control, then carefully tuning it, both for load and no load. Have RC tweak the injectors while you're at it. Then you could look at an internally balanced engine, lig...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

I haven't mentioned most of those things, including alignment. What difference would a filter make? I did mention bellypanning, mostly overlooked. Plenty of things to raise mileage, but most people don't want to spend money. Not everyone is operating at the same level of sophistication. What's your ...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

That's quite an improvement! There are some stick on aero aids that should work at the rear of a topper. Not sure if I posted them on here. Be sure to look at bellypanning. Most trucks are wildly drag inducing underneath. Air dams should help. Lowering is better if you can do it. Unfortunately fords...
by gyre
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

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by gyre
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Will I still be able to go?
Replies: 37
Views: 1566

Re: Will I still be able to go?

Yeah there's usually cover included with your credit card when you use it to buy the flights too but I've cancelled that card :? I just need to get my butt into gear, spend an hour comparing them and then pay the $500 Yeah, they cut my centurion card into teensy little pieces then an honor guard ma...
by gyre
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Will I still be able to go?
Replies: 37
Views: 1566

Re: Will I still be able to go?

Jovankat, may not work for you, but I got medical coverage through the airline as a rider on trip insurance.

Since I kept the stated value low, very cheap.
by gyre
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em
Replies: 2117
Views: 240671

Re: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em

Model 10 or 11?
At least you have the room for it out there.
by gyre
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where the fuck does this go?
Replies: 1190
Views: 128103

Re: Where the fuck does this go?

No idea how they do that, except they have kept tightening requirements every year.

Green should count for something.
by gyre
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Will I still be able to go?
Replies: 37
Views: 1566

Re: Will I still be able to go?

Figjam, that's your answer for EVERYTHING! Someone dropped a computer on my great toe quite some time ago. Now I may be in the same boat. The nail appeared to heal and grow out after turning black. Now, tweaked or something, sore and turning a myriad of color. I have to go see the doctor and I imagi...
by gyre
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Ticket Program Information
Replies: 97
Views: 8939

Re: Low Income Ticket Program Information

The Ticket Overlords have a policy of revealing nothing about the process of selection, even when it would make their lives easier.

Theme camps in general won't be a factor though.
Many cost nothing at all, or save money on the trip.
by gyre
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em
Replies: 2117
Views: 240671

Re: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em

The french George?
by gyre
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em
Replies: 2117
Views: 240671

Re: Guns, Love Em or Leave Em

Nice round.

Excellent choice, Goathead.
by gyre
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

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.... in the Lamborghini theme ....
by gyre
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 39590

Re: The Car Thread

An extremely rare photo of a Lamborghini with a front plate
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