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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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....
  10. 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...
  12. 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...
  14. 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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    If you think of the Mirage engine as more of a...

    If you think of the Mirage engine as more of a motorcycle style engine then it's no longer light duty. Dog knows, there's a few folks here that keep their engines bouncing off the rev limiter 24/7....
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    wtf? 6 mos. warranty coverage on a pricey rig?...

    wtf? 6 mos. warranty coverage on a pricey rig? what a joke.
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    The provinces all have agreements among...

    The provinces all have agreements among themselves to cover us if we crap out while out of our regular province. ALL healthcare money is federal , at least in Ontario.
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    But........you can f*ck around with a touch...

    But........you can f*ck around with a touch screen and nearly kill someone legally but don't DARE even TOUCH your godd*mn cellular phone. Even if it's on a holder.

    I'm glad I'm a ham. I can...
  19. GM is like Walmart. When they tower over a...

    GM is like Walmart. When they tower over a supplier they demand loss leader prices or they'll go elsewhere, and what does that say to the rest of the industry if GM shuns your product?
  20. huh. I prolly would have bought them but for some...

    huh. I prolly would have bought them but for some reason I'm avoiding the computer.

    I have 4 brand new Enasaves for $200 OR brand new Enasaves on Mits stock alloy wheels , $600.
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    THAT'S A really well written review pointing out...

    THAT'S A really well written review pointing out the good and the bad about our little cars. And the take away from that is much of the world has missed the point about the Mirage....
  22. dude, when your CVT finally dies you can get an...

    dude, when your CVT finally dies you can get an ENTIRE driveline for $500 or so and and $750-1000 to install it.

    your Mirage may not be worth $1500 when this happens so how have you planned for...
  23. Ford was clearing the Canadian pipeline. I got my...

    Ford was clearing the Canadian pipeline. I got my copy of the Toronto Sun at about 8am and when I finally got through to Tower Ford on the phone (I think it was Tower) a little after 8:30AM ALL...
  24. Thanks. I really the wine red but I must admit...

    Thanks. I really the wine red but I must admit the Sapphire blue is my personal favorite. I've only seen 1 while driving, but several white/black/gray green and surprisingly quite a few pink, which...
  25. Used 2011 Ranger, loaded, low kms. $16,950

    Considering Ford priced the final production of 2011 Rangers, completely loaded BTW, @$11,750 seeing a used one nearly 10 years later and $5,000 over the factory invoice is dumbfounding.

    I wish I...
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