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Re: The Car Thread

Post by ygmir » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:01 pm

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Canoe wrote:I'm coming in late on that Carter 4bbl, but have you replaced all of the vacuum hoses recently? If you've got any of that emissions crap and a vacuum leak, then all bets are off for Carters. If you replace the hoses and haven't done so before, make sure you don't rip them all out at once, but replace them one at a time to make sure you don't inadvertently change anything. If the vac hoses haven't been replaced for a while, they should be anyway. They can look great but be leaking too.
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Post by Thecatman » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:44 pm

Found this crazy shift pattern. From what I was told, it's from an early 1950s Mack?
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Post by Elliot » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:39 pm

They also told you this Mack could fly, right? :lol:

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Post by Thecatman » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:45 pm

:lol:
No! They didn't try selling me the Brooklyn Bridge either. :lol:
That's more complicated than a 5x4.
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by GreyCoyote » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:50 am

So... Reverse is... Where? :shock:

Segue: there was a Soviet made truck in the 60's that had no reverse in the shift pattern. Reverse was done with a shuttle gear in the rear end. So for each speed forward, you also had a reverse. Unfortunately the rear end frequently lost the reverse function. Maybe Ygmir knows the name. Big mutha. Military. Diesel 2-stroke.
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Post by Thecatman » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:38 am

GreyCoyote wrote:So... Reverse is... Where? :shock:
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Post by ygmir » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:30 am

GreyCoyote wrote:So... Reverse is... Where? :shock:

Segue: there was a Soviet made truck in the 60's that had no reverse in the shift pattern. Reverse was done with a shuttle gear in the rear end. So for each speed forward, you also had a reverse. Unfortunately the rear end frequently lost the reverse function. Maybe Ygmir knows the name. Big mutha. Military. Diesel 2-stroke.
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by Elliot » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:55 am

Most current domestic big-truck transmissions have two ranges, and reverse works in High Range just as well as in Low Range. :twisted:

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Post by a figment » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:32 pm

In the Mack 12 speeds I worked on reverse was in the trans and operated by air switch on shift knob

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Post by Thecatman » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:40 pm

Elliot wrote:Most current domestic big-truck transmissions have two ranges, and reverse works in High Range just as well as in Low Range. :twisted:
You might slip the clutch a little but then you can back up faster! Which usually won't be needed if you're backing up a trailer to a dock.

Reverse could be a separate shifter as well, on that crazy shift pattern.
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Post by A-RockLeFrench » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:49 pm

Car question: 8th gen Honda Civic vs 6th gen Volkswagen Jetta TDI? Any opinions or thoughts?

We had an '07 civic but I was rear-ended 3 weeks ago and it was totalled :( . Now we're shopping for her replacement. We're looking at TDI Jetta's but also thinking about getting another civic.

I like the handling and zip of the Civic for an economy car, reliability and low cost of maintenance/repair are nice too.

VW's seem reliable if maintained, better economy (and diesel is almost cheaper than regular in Oregon now) but more $$ to repair and maintain. But after test driving a couple Jetta's they seem to drive more like a family sedan, lacking what little pep the Civic has...



And just for fun I test drove an '07 Civic SI 4-door yesterday, If I was just going for fun factor and not economy it would've won, but the 2.0 I-VTECH is much thirstier than the 1.8...

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Re: The Car Thread

Post by tatonka » Fri May 02, 2014 1:22 pm

update on carb , i put the 2bll on and its getting about 10 mpg around town. about a 40-50 % increase :) In july im going camping and will see true mileage then.
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by ygmir » Fri May 02, 2014 3:57 pm

tatonka wrote:update on carb , i put the 2bll on and its getting about 10 mpg around town. about a 40-50 % increase :) In july im going camping and will see true mileage then.
yeah that's what I'd expect.
a 2 bbl. gives you just as much power at low end, but, there is no "transition" stage when the secondaries open. and, it can run leaner at higher settings, no having to consider for secondaries effects.
You'll probably notice, less "top end" at high rpms, so, top end hard hill pulls may well suffer, but, simplicity and economy should make up for it.
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Post by tatonka » Fri May 02, 2014 3:59 pm

wasnt to bad on power empty so far ,crosses fingers when i put a load on it :)
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Post by ygmir » Fri May 02, 2014 4:07 pm

tatonka wrote:wasnt to bad on power empty so far ,crosses fingers when i put a load on it :)
a larger two bbl. will get you a long way for power. the 4bbl. really shines at very high rpm/load. Slow it down with the load and it can get too rich. On my gas trucks, I always switched to a big 2 bbl. if it was a 4. Only exception was a 71 Chevy 3/4 ton with an LT1 350......it could make use of the 4bbl. since I had 4x4 (hi/low range) along with a manual 4 speed and added a 3 speed brownie aux. trans.
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Re: The Car Thread

Post by tatonka » Fri May 02, 2014 4:10 pm

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tatonka wrote:wasnt to bad on power empty so far ,crosses fingers when i put a load on it :)
a larger two bbl. will get you a long way for power. the 4bbl. really shines at very high rpm/load. Slow it down with the load and it can get too rich. On my gas trucks, I always switched to a big 2 bbl. if it was a 4. Only exception was a 71 Chevy 3/4 ton with an LT1 350......it could make use of the 4bbl. since I had 4x4 (hi/low range) along with a manual 4 speed and added a 3 speed brownie aux. trans.

ah , thanks I think it will do well , going to load it up and go to the Oregon Country Fair jul-11 to the 14th . Going to bring the camper and stay the weekend. :)
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Post by ygmir » Fri May 02, 2014 4:27 pm

tatonka wrote:
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tatonka wrote:wasnt to bad on power empty so far ,crosses fingers when i put a load on it :)
a larger two bbl. will get you a long way for power. the 4bbl. really shines at very high rpm/load. Slow it down with the load and it can get too rich. On my gas trucks, I always switched to a big 2 bbl. if it was a 4. Only exception was a 71 Chevy 3/4 ton with an LT1 350......it could make use of the 4bbl. since I had 4x4 (hi/low range) along with a manual 4 speed and added a 3 speed brownie aux. trans.

ah , thanks I think it will do well , going to load it up and go to the Oregon Country Fair jul-11 to the 14th . Going to bring the camper and stay the weekend. :)
what route do you take?
I'm off I80 between Reno and Sacramento, about 1.5 hours west of Reno.
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Post by tatonka » Fri May 02, 2014 4:47 pm

I live in Ore just north of salem its a couple hour drive from my town Dundee Or to Eugene area. It was 500 miles to the playa last year. :)
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Post by ygmir » Fri May 02, 2014 4:53 pm

tatonka wrote:I live in Ore just north of salem its a couple hour drive from my town Dundee Or to Eugene area. It was 500 miles to the playa last year. :)
ah. I was just in Portland and Yacolt last week.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:48 pm

You can make a few MPG difference just by inflating your tires to max pressure. If they are low at all the rolling resistance goes way up.
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Post by EspressoDude » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:16 am

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Post by Thecatman » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:09 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:You can make a few MPG difference just by inflating your tires to max pressure. If they are low at all the rolling resistance goes way up.
Good way to illustrate that is take a hand truck/dolly that has inflatable tires/wheels. Inflate the tires to 25lbs or so, load 15 cases of beer on the hand truck and push it around. Pretty easy.
Now deflate one tire to 15lbs, keeping the 15 cases of beer on and push it around. There's a big difference. Experience is a good teacher.
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Post by Ataki » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:27 am

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Nice.. I love those Morgans..
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Post by gyre » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:03 pm

The Morgans have a certain style.
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