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I say he copied and pasted the link from youtube. So, mods kindly move this to my thread

(and give me credit)
 

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I say he copied and pasted the link from youtube. So, mods kindly move this to my thread

(and give me credit)
Which one the neat shit one? Surely you don't mean..."the dreaded dead thread".
 

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Years back they were working on a plastic boat motor of some sort, never saw anything more on it
 

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I remember a 1977 Popular Science writeup...of some (we'd call him, now) soyboy, a fat, nerdy young man with two cats running in his workshop. He was taking the engineering specs for a Ford Pinto 2.3L engine, and converting them into plastic. Of course they looked nothing like steel mechanical parts would look like - given the different strengths and properties plastics would have, as opposed to steel.

We never heard from him again. Of course, back then, there was a lot of experimentation - Smokey Yunick, no crank (long-time racing mechanic) was, at the same time, playing with ceramic engine blocks. The idea was to hold heat without destructive deformation. Heat loss is performance loss.

We never heard more of that, either, and Yunick has been dead 25 years now.

A lot of experimentation has gone into various alternatives to what we have now. The danger is, when politicians and government money interject themselves...for a Narrative...and, new to us, create, not scientific realizations, but THE! SCIENCE!!! and get the fanboi worshippers all excited. There's gonna be a lot of middle-aged men feeling foolish about electric cars, in ten years.

EDIT: Found a Wiki-Puke-ia write-up about "Matti".

 

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I remember a 1977 Popular Science writeup...of some (we'd call him, now) soyboy, a fat, nerdy young man with two cats running in his workshop. He was taking the engineering specs for a Ford Pinto 2.3L engine, and converting them into plastic. Of course they looked nothing like steel mechanical parts would look like - given the different strengths and properties plastics would have, as opposed to steel.

We never heard from him again. Of course, back then, there was a lot of experimentation - Smokey Yunick, no crank (long-time racing mechanic) was, at the same time, playing with ceramic engine blocks. The idea was to hold heat without destructive deformation. Heat loss is performance loss.

We never heard more of that, either, and Yunick has been dead 25 years now.

A lot of experimentation has gone into various alternatives to what we have now. The danger is, when politicians and government money interject themselves...for a Narrative...and, new to us, create, not scientific realizations, but THE! SCIENCE!!! and get the fanboi worshippers all excited. There's gonna be a lot of middle-aged men feeling foolish about electric cars, in ten years.

EDIT: Found a Wiki-Puke-ia write-up about "Matti".

Smokey Yunik....you couldn't make that up.
 

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This guy has some tools and knows how to use them!

The Mill cost $2400 new, discontinued, but now you can get one for $2800...

A really good price for such a quality build.
 

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that was a fascinating video to watch

Top 3

another one in my top 3 are cut away engines that were popular for decades. dealers would get one and put it on display in their showroom and would have an electric motor in place of the starter to rotate that engine over, all day long

individual parts cut to fit to expose parts underneath, painted pieces to highlight certain aspects of that rotating engine


the time and trouble to make anything like what these guys are doing, and to make it work, that represents to me an artistic side to something that otherwise we take for granted for our transportation needs

Hats Off to Mechanical Artistry

(with one distinct difference: these guys on these videos today, generally are paying for this out of their own pocket while those 'engine cutting guys' were paid by the corporations to spend all that time making display units for them, just making comments here)
 

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that was a fascinating video to watch

Top 3

another one in my top 3 are cut away engines that were popular for decades. dealers would get one and put it on display in their showroom and would have an electric motor in place of the starter to rotate that engine over, all day long

individual parts cut to fit to expose parts underneath, painted pieces to highlight certain aspects of that rotating engine


the time and trouble to make anything like what these guys are doing, and to make it work, that represents to me an artistic side to something that otherwise we take for granted for our transportation needs

Hats Off to Mechanical Artistry

(with one distinct difference: these guys on these videos today, generally are paying for this out of their own pocket while those 'engine cutting guys' were paid by the corporations to spend all that time making display units for them, just making comments here)
I remember that era...I was a little kid, and things that were painted, and moved, of course, would catch my eye.

It was to sell cars, of course. (Well, duh!) But interesting, was, the fastest-growing nameplate in the 1960s...didn't do any of that. It was sold out of garages and storefront offices. They might or might not have had one showroom model.

The car looked like a European car of the 1930s - because that's what it was. Engineered for a socialist-fascist government.

Even the name was unusual. Volks-wagen. "People's Car."

It sold, without a single painted cutaway display, and without much in advertising even nationally.

Also interesting, was that the Datsun repeated that success for its first ten years in America. The cars were sold out of gas stations, and the little trucks outsold the tinny little cars.

Lesson is, I think as many people were turned off by the hard-sell, as were successfully solicited by it.
 

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I remember that era...I was a little kid, and things that were painted, and moved, of course, would catch my eye.

It was to sell cars, of course. (Well, duh!) But interesting, was, the fastest-growing nameplate in the 1960s...didn't do any of that. It was sold out of garages and storefront offices. They might or might not have had one showroom model.

The car looked like a European car of the 1930s - because that's what it was. Engineered for a socialist-fascist government.

Even the name was unusual. Volks-wagen. "People's Car."

It sold, without a single painted cutaway display, and without much in advertising even nationally.

Also interesting, was that the Datsun repeated that success for its first ten years in America. The cars were sold out of gas stations, and the little trucks outsold the tinny little cars.

Lesson is, I think as many people were turned off by the hard-sell, as were successfully solicited by it.
i remember when they'd sell a japanese motorcycle with a small tool kit tucked safely away, good for changing a spark plug to replacing a rear bulb, small stuff (mind you, for several years, 'in the beginning', some folks would say the tool kit was because their quality sucked, but, the thrashing i've ever put on any motorcycle i've ever owned tells me otherwise, but i digress)

today, you can barely find a vehicle with a cigarette lighter

you can find power-points all over the thing, like every vehicle is 'factory equipped' "For The Great Outdoors", but that's not the same thing

(and just a passing thought: cars still come with a spare tire but how many 'modern lumberjacks' with their facial hair all groomed neatly, how many of those guys have any chance at changing that tire, while dodging traffic, without getting themselves run over?)

and again, just passing gas on that one....pffft
 

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i remember when they'd sell a japanese motorcycle with a small tool kit tucked safely away, good for changing a spark plug to replacing a rear bulb, small stuff (mind you, for several years, 'in the beginning', some folks would say the tool kit was because their quality sucked, but, the thrashing i've ever put on any motorcycle i've ever owned tells me otherwise, but i digress)

today, you can barely find a vehicle with a cigarette lighter

you can find power-points all over the thing, like every vehicle is 'factory equipped' "For The Great Outdoors", but that's not the same thing

(and just a passing thought: cars still come with a spare tire but how many 'modern lumberjacks' with their facial hair all groomed neatly, how many of those guys have any chance at changing that tire, while dodging traffic, without getting themselves run over?)

and again, just passing gas on that one....pffft
The kits went away, because, with emissions equipment AND ENFORCEMENT...and everything electronic, even with lawnmowers (motorcycles today are incredibly complicated) there's few owner-serviceable parts on it.

And it cuts into even non-electronic maintenance. Most motorcycles require valve adjustments, even today. Back 35 years ago, you took the gas tank off (one bolt) and it was all there for you. NOW, there's incredibly complicated AND DELICATE plastic fairings, and miles and miles of low-voltage wiring and various processors to the FI and other parts. Getting TO the valves can be a six-hour Flat Rate job. Forget it yourself, unless you feel REAL lucky (not breaking that plastic, which has various hidden tangs and screws.

This carries on to cars as well. Check your automatic transmission fluid? You can't. When that transmission starts leaking, and most of them eventually do...it's time to take it into a DEALER (not just any shop) to check and add. Of course they'll pressure you to make an expensive, dubious repair, which in my experience, usually does not work.

Modern cars have become unaffordable, to the average person.
 

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Modern cars have become unaffordable, to the average person.
and we've all seen the reason why:
You Won't Own It...so, why make any of it 'repairable' in the first place, like those blenders we can get for $20

there's no profit in repairing them with your mom/pop repair shop (there goes the unemployment level), but, as the consumer, if you are willing to go through the motions and costs of packing/shipping your item back, the 'factory' may just give you a 'replacement' one

while you think 'New', you actually receive a "Refurb" that fails when you push the Puree button

it's like playing the Lottery where mostly you come out as a loser...But There Is A Chance!...and since you wouldn't own it, what is the incentive for the factory to even respond to your phone call? any complaints? ring / ring / rings / click....that's what a phone call would result in

here's another seemingly disconnected program they use:
the cordless tools that cost $50-100 each, (they typically don't come with either a battery or charger), add in the cost of the batteries to run it, along with the charger and you may find yourself spending $100-150 annually to replace what stops working

(but cordless is cool!)

it's like it's all been designed by the corporations, along with some more political decrees, along with the ever-present fact of having to pay out 'dividends' to people who don't produce squat towards the manufacture of those vehicles / the build of those products...except to fractionalize our USD a bit more and offer out 'loans' or 'investment funds' to those corporations who do, and the politicians they support...yeah, it's all connected

Blenders...where i live, without one, my life is done, and honestly, i'm not going to walk anywhere as long as i have motorized transportation, but these are Expensive Blenders we're discussing here

and, through NWO design, they're priced accordingly (see US Fiat true inflation numbers), so many of us today, we Can't Afford Them (but many of us here, we ask ourselves: what actually do we get, for all that extra cost? answer: more power ports....chortle:rotf:)

that's why i own a few...'Older' Blenders (still 2000's technology but early models without many of those newer tracking features, one even has a cigarette lighter in it)

to this day: I can still Fix Mine but let's wait and see how new ICE car sales are doing in a few years...along with my concerns of the aftermarket parts supplies (one day, this will all be nothing more than history)

i've stocked up on pads and rotors, some fluids and that should keep my exit strategies alive

fk the NWO


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for entertainment purposes only, begin at about the 3 min mark
Entertaining? Geez, that's like watching a snuff flick. (Thanks for the 3 minute note).

I'd have no problem pitching an old push mower engine into the scrap hopper even if it ran. Done similar lots of times. But running the thing without its life juices somehow seems so wrong to me. I have always had empathy for machines of any sort and keep them properly lubricated at a minimum. I know I'm weird that way.
 

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Entertaining? Geez, that's like watching a snuff flick. (Thanks for the 3 minute note).

I'd have no problem pitching an old push mower engine into the scrap hopper even if it ran. Done similar lots of times. But running the thing without its life juices somehow seems so wrong to me. I have always had empathy for machines of any sort and keep them properly lubricated at a minimum. I know I'm weird that way.
you've probably chosen to not watch any of those YT videos of those poor cash for clunkers pieces of machinery

they roasted a lot of good vehicles we'd still have on the roads to pass around to one another, and now looking back at the damage we're standing in, it fit their program, to a T
 

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you've probably chosen to not watch any of those YT videos of those poor cash for clunkers pieces of machinery

they roasted a lot of good vehicles we'd still have on the roads to pass around to one another, and now looking back at the damage we're standing in, it fit their program, to a T
They wanted to destroy our economy and way-of-life, then...and still now.

There is a lot of ruin in a society. But we've some to the end of it, in 15 years.
 

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They wanted to destroy our economy and way-of-life, then...and still now.

There is a lot of ruin in a society. But we've some to the end of it, in 15 years.
how do you eat an elephant?

one bite at a time...just no one told us we'd be coming out the ass-end of a donkey