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    My kid doesn't go back until the end of January....

    My kid doesn't go back until the end of January. I saw that coming from a mile away as Ont numbers rose daily. I suspect my kid will not go back to school until after March break, if then even. \

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  2. Nothing wrong with that deal. the external...

    Nothing wrong with that deal. the external housings themselves were $15-20. So you paid peanuts for the drive. I perhaps should have elaborated on inflation....
  3. another mindless rant about inflation and the eCONomy at large.

    two weeks ago amazon priced the kingston 120gb ssd for $24.99
    last week amazon priced the same disk drive for $29.99
    this week amazon has priced the 120gb kingston ssd for $34.99

    If could find...
  4. rant over "inflation is negligible, the economy is sound....yadda yadda....."

    This time last year I bought two new (refurbed) RCA tablet/laptops. Cost me $230 for both, one Android, one win10. For Canada those are great prices for warrantied gear.

    This year I wanted a...
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    Anyone try out a capacitor based starting system?...

    Anyone try out a capacitor based starting system? Aren't those very light?
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    Have you had a close look at the terminals in use...

    Have you had a close look at the terminals in use at many major airports? Yep, XP
  7. Shortly after moving in I discovered my garage is...

    Shortly after moving in I discovered my garage is insulated under the fireproof stucco interior. That's great as I can safely tig/mig/oxy weld. Add a gas heater and insulate the roll up door and I...
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    Phone/tablet/TV/pool tables

    Inquiring minds need to know, preferably with pictures,

    Just what clever/ingenious/chicom/retail/rube goldberg/contraptions do you employ to mount your various Audio Visual devices to your Mirage?...
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    Ay carumba, speechless I am......

    Ay carumba, speechless I am......
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    Regardless of any underlying agendas real or...

    Regardless of any underlying agendas real or otherwise I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all the great people I've met here over the years.

    Give your family members a big warm hug and let...
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    well I'm late to this party. It just struck me...

    well I'm late to this party.

    It just struck me this week that covid might be related to climate change. Just hold on while I ramble.

    We've been told that the tipping point for co2 emissions is...
  12. Lead acid batteries don't like going below 12v....

    Lead acid batteries don't like going below 12v. Deep discharge types, RVs, boats, can tolerate it much better. Get a lead acid below 9.6v and it might not come back. I find most batteries are goners...
  13. I remember when fuel here was 35-40c/l. Not too...

    I remember when fuel here was 35-40c/l. Not too terrible. You guys had an even better price, I think? Back then I owned a Polaris 650 Indy. I was lucky to get 60 miles from a 10 gallon tank! I rode...
  14. It boggles my brain as to what guys with the huge...

    It boggles my brain as to what guys with the huge gasser 4x4 pickups must pay weekly for fuel. Around here that type of vehicle is usually being pushed at 140-150km/h on the highway and they're...
  15. I drove a rental Spark to Ottawa from Niagara...

    I drove a rental Spark to Ottawa from Niagara Falls to get my Mirage,

    then

    I drove the Mirage back home to Niagara Falls from Ottawa.

    Both cars were new. The Spark had about 80 kilometers on...
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    Video guy makes valid points, I doubt it hit...

    Video guy makes valid points, I doubt it hit 331mph after some thought.



    I get more satisfaction from our awesome little cars and 40-50mpg than 300+ mph on the street. And I enjoy doing oil...
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    Oh, well if you can pass the medical it's never...

    Oh, well if you can pass the medical it's never too late to learn. When I was looking to buy my Lancair there was one owned by guy at least 85 or more. He was only retiring becuase he knew his...
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    WTF 331 mph from a street car?

    https://www.evo.co.uk/news/11863/ssc-tuatara-hypercar-hits-331mph-making-it-the-worlds-fastest-production-car

    You know, I used to own a Lancair with a turbo conversion which could fly at nearly...
  19. Thread: Guitars!

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    Randy, Eddie, Gilmour, Brian Many, Tommi, Jimi,...

    Randy, Eddie, Gilmour, Brian Many, Tommi, Jimi, SRV, more or less in that order
  20. Yes, the metal is surprisingly thin in non...

    Yes, the metal is surprisingly thin in non stressed areas.

    I think a stiffener plate of 10x2.5" behind the 8x2" bracket I'm going to fashion should help considerably with distributing the load....
  21. Even if I suddenly became super rich I suspect...

    Even if I suddenly became super rich I suspect there'd be a Mirage in my garage beside a McLaren, Tesla and perhaps an Escalade. Each has a role they excel at, and the Mirage IMO is untouchable in...
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    TBH, I wish it was a car accident. The odds of...

    TBH, I wish it was a car accident. The odds of having everything fixed by now would have been better. As they're discrete incidents I'm getting the health care shuffle. Covid has slowed things down...
  23. strength of sheetmetal around the top hatch opening.

    I scooped a nice HF ham antenna as part of a package. It's fairly heavy due to the construction and ideally should be mounted high and centered on the vehicle.

    The antenna is this: The tarheel...
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    I look forward to the final incantation of the...

    I look forward to the final incantation of the build. I remember valve springs of 175lbs. or more open back in the detroit iron era. I think a friend had 250lb. springs in an 454 LS6. These modern...
  25. Does anyone carry a lithium based booster?

    I bought a booster from Amazon for my Suzuki 400 Burgmans. I wanted the security knowing I could self rescue if I played my radio too long. The booster looks something like this:...
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