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    I don't know how active you are in other things,...

    I don't know how active you are in other things, but I use my Alumina as a flat bed utility trailer as well as a car hauler. I added a pair of tie-down strips and the trailer is far more useful than...
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    Yeah, you need to check what exactly hits when...

    Yeah, you need to check what exactly hits when the trailer deck rises above the ground. It wouldn't be very nice if it hit the brake lines.
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    I have an Alumina 6812HTILT and loading my...

    I have an Alumina 6812HTILT and loading my Westfield couldn't be simpler. First, unlike a fixed bed trailer with ramps, the bottom of the car negotiates the transition just fine. Then, as DaveMK...
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    I got bored one day and measured various things...

    I got bored one day and measured various things around the house and shop. Here they are, all 3 ft from the source, and all dBA. The A scale is most appropriate for hearing sensitivity and loss. I...
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    IIRC, the industry standard for noise...

    IIRC, the industry standard for noise measurements is 1 meter from the source. Closer than that will give you an artificially high noise reading.
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    When I bought my Elan, one of the front motor...

    When I bought my Elan, one of the front motor mounts had completely failed, as the rubber was gone. The steel plates were still there so I made a dam with duct tape and poured in some 60 durometer...
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    Pardon my ignorance, but has there been one in...

    Pardon my ignorance, but has there been one in the past?
    Dan
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    Does it have dish symmetry? If so, turn it upside...

    Does it have dish symmetry? If so, turn it upside down. I'm not familiar with what's under the wheel and I would never advise anyone due to the safety aspects, but if it were my wheel, I'd drill 3...
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    I had hoped to make it, but can't this year....

    I had hoped to make it, but can't this year. Dang. It's a 12 hour drive each way, my GF can't get off work, and I just declared my Westfield not roadworthy. It's the first problem I've ever had,...
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    Dzus fasteners are common on airplanes. Try Wicks...

    Dzus fasteners are common on airplanes. Try Wicks or Spruce:

    http://aircraftproducts.wicksaircraft.com/category/quarter-turn-fasteners...
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    Heh, that reminds me of my favorite blonde joke:...

    Heh, that reminds me of my favorite blonde joke: A blonde, wanting to earn some extra money, decided to hire herself out as a "Handywoman" and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. ...
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    I haven't used lexan polish, which may be most...

    I haven't used lexan polish, which may be most appropriate for this. However I *have* used the 3M version of headlight clarifying goop (my terminology) and it works great. It comes with several...
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    No Mazda chassis or subframes or A-arms used in...

    No Mazda chassis or subframes or A-arms used in the Westfield. Try a Catfish or Exocet. I *think* they use the Miata subframes.
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    My Westfield used a Miata donor car. Engine,...

    My Westfield used a Miata donor car. Engine, trans, diff, halfshafts, wheels, brakes, wiring harness, instrument cluster (though I did my own cluster with all VDO because the steering wheel hid too...
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    Can't promise anything, but will try to be there....

    Can't promise anything, but will try to be there.
    Dan
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    Can see it now. Thanks

    Can see it now. Thanks
  17. Thread: Global warming

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    It depends on your time scale. More recently,...

    It depends on your time scale. More recently, there were productive farms on Greenland in the 12th century AD. Or earlier, when there was enough vegetation under the north slope of Alaska that has...
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    BTW, I also get the occasional "Isn't that car...

    BTW, I also get the occasional "Isn't that car dangerous?" to which I respond "I sold my motorcycle" Shuts 'em up every time. :)
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    Heh, no. I had a Honda 599 and if you turn my...

    Heh, no. I had a Honda 599 and if you turn my screen name upside down it says 599dAN. I sold my 599 Hornet when I moved from the challenging geography of SoCal to flat West Texas. It's kinda funny...
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    I started my kit build in CA and finished it in...

    I started my kit build in CA and finished it in TX. Before and during the build, I paid close attention to what others were experiencing. Some CA builders reported smooth sailing through the...
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    My car is TX registered as a replica, and the DMV...

    My car is TX registered as a replica, and the DMV took photos that I provided of the original Lotus as part of the title process. Dune buggies do not pass that test.
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    Very silly. I like them. :)

    Very silly. I like them. :)
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    Thanks for the tip, I ordered one today.

    Thanks for the tip, I ordered one today.
  24. Thread: Weber Carbs

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    Haynes has a "Weber Carburettors" manual. ...

    Haynes has a "Weber Carburettors" manual. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Haynes+Weber+carburettors There's also a 1979-'91 edition.
  25. Thread: DOT Lighting

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    How is it being licensed? If it is as a replica,...

    How is it being licensed? If it is as a replica, then 1968 was the year that DOT listed lights were made a requirement.
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