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    As one who lived through the Brownback era in...

    As one who lived through the Brownback era in Kansas, the merit or lack thereof Arthur Laffer and his "economic theories are vividly recalled. The whole "Great experiment" was an utter and total...
  2. I understand the drill, That U-14 looks like a...

    I understand the drill,
    That U-14 looks like a much better option, a bit short for a car. The larger U19 is only 400 pound heavier, it IS quite a bit longer. If you even think you may want to...
  3. What about a small deck level ramp at your home...

    What about a small deck level ramp at your home instead of a ground loading trailer? My building had a steel ramp from a door that was about a foot higher than the floor to load stuff onto low...
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    Well they do have that 12-20 million? BBl of...

    Well they do have that 12-20 million? BBl of Iranian oil in bond, rumor has it they bought it or the options on it really cheap
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    Things are about to get much more interesting,...

    Things are about to get much more interesting, China just devalued their currency. The trade war IS ON

    China also just killed ANY ag purchases Trump beg them to buy at the G20.

    Steve
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    As Bill mentioned, The manufacture of the lift...

    As Bill mentioned,
    The manufacture of the lift will have a foundation plan for concrete. There are several force vectors at play with these, a higher capacity lift will require more mass. ...
  7. You must have missed my post about mag...

    You must have missed my post about mag superchargers, also mag fuel injector hats, manifolds etc. Cast mag was tried in a lot of stuff in the late 60's-70's. When the L.A. basin was still hot...
  8. ADI or water injection has been around for a long...

    ADI or water injection has been around for a long time. It works on the principal of allowing higher compression or boost and therefor more fuel. Remember the more fuel you can burn the more...
  9. You really think a top fuel engine on 98% nitro...

    You really think a top fuel engine on 98% nitro methane with a couple hundred volts DC at 40 amps firing every few milliseconds is a passive environment? Oh and the air rushing through it about...
  10. Long ago late 1970's I worked for a racing engine...

    Long ago late 1970's I worked for a racing engine shop, we got cast mag GMC style blower cases that we machined. They were bored on an Okuma LS and faced on the same lathe. We machined them dry...
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    Enco, Rutland, J&L all gobbled up by MSC. The...

    Enco, Rutland, J&L all gobbled up by MSC. The same thing happened in the Bearing industry with Motion and industrial gas with Air Gas. The small companies are being bought up to squash...
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    Is the lathe a tube drive? 240 single phase...

    Is the lathe a tube drive? 240 single phase is all you need for a tube drive, a motor generator should be either high or low voltage 480/240. There are dozens of threads here in this forum on...
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    I can say the same thing about McMaster in Los...

    I can say the same thing about McMaster in Los Angeles, the few "extra bucks" at Graingers is more than trivial in most cases.
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    Iron would still be the densest metal you could...

    Iron would still be the densest metal you could find "cheaply" much denser than concrete. 3K of iron is 6.22 cubic feet, 20 cubic feet of concrete

    Steve
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    Don't know how much space you would save but,...

    Don't know how much space you would save but, beet juice adds density to tractor tires.
    Types of Liquid Ballast - Yanmar Tractor

    Steve
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    Zoro has to be the younger people at Graingers...

    Zoro has to be the younger people at Graingers that understand e-commerce. I haven't been in a Grainger store in years, like Fastenal I just refuse to deal them. The B-B multi-tiered pricing...
  17. Come on now, surely the Trump family would prefer...

    Come on now, surely the Trump family would prefer Monarch lathes. I have nothing against Mr. Trump the younger OR older as a member of PM. I do wonder though, the "real" Eric would buy new...
  18. Um, Generally you spec a column with a load...

    Um,

    Generally you spec a column with a load factor not to yield. It would be far less that the value you seek.

    Steve
  19. Test the contactor from the inlet to the output...

    Test the contactor from the inlet to the output side with a multimeter. With the power off of course, push the contact together and check the resistance between in and out on all the legs. The...
  20. Check the points on the motor start contactor, I...

    Check the points on the motor start contactor, I have had plenty of bad points cause the issues you have.

    Steve
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    That sounds good on paper. The FW190 and ME262...

    That sounds good on paper. The FW190 and ME262 were far and above the allied aircraft and did little to further the cause. Swarms of P47's and P51's could be deployed and overwhelm the far...
  22. That noise sounds to me like single phasing. ...

    That noise sounds to me like single phasing. Check your line voltage on all three legs.

    Steve
  23. Suhhh, The best kept secret of Mercedes...

    Suhhh,

    The best kept secret of Mercedes ownership. Yea there are some duds out there and then there are the quirks but, pick a reasonably well kept used Mercedes and they usually treat you...
  24. I have some friends that built a big block Vega...

    I have some friends that built a big block Vega for Popular Hot Rodding Mag back in the mid 70's. The guy that built the car was top notch, he built funny cars day job. That Vega made a 90" WB...
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    Scott nice to see you back here, As a pilot, I...

    Scott nice to see you back here,

    As a pilot, I hope there will be piloted aircraft long into the future. High risk suicide type missions could easily be flown by remotely piloted or autonomous...
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