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  1. The training areas were (obviously) not...

    The training areas were (obviously) not accessible for teenage drinking parties. The terrain was extremely varied. For example, they had a large open area named on the maps the Eightieth (?) Division...
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    We have been flirting with the idea of submitting...

    We have been flirting with the idea of submitting a formal presentation for approval, complete with CAD drawings and exhaustive technical prose. I think it would be a hoot. But you never know who's...
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    The Phoenix test took place back before the WuFlu...

    The Phoenix test took place back before the WuFlu panic halted the testing program. After it restarted everybody had to sign medical protocol forms, wear masks, and keep socially distanced in the...
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    More Nextgen project update

    Most of us on PM long ago became accustomed to workbenches and other modern conveniences. I mean, when's the last time you did any assembly on your knees?

    Below are two pics taken during the...
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    Any political "discussion" will deliberately—and...

    Any political "discussion" will deliberately—and of necessity—trigger the opposing side. It's just a question of who has the thinner skin and loses his cool first. But I have to question the idea...
  6. Wrong, they are extended nose OD-gripping collets

    Wrong, they are extended nose OD-gripping collets
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    Ironic that powder coating was touted as an...

    Ironic that powder coating was touted as an environmentally responsible replacement for painting.
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    My 2˘ worth is that, while the $29K Stratasys...

    My 2˘ worth is that, while the $29K Stratasys Objet 30 machine we bought a few years ago did give us the short response time of having an in-house printer when we needed one to make foundry pattern...
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    You can purchase smocks/lab coats for everybody...

    You can purchase smocks/lab coats for everybody and have them embroidered with the company logo. It saves their clothes from getting ruined by coolant. However, so as not to simply saddle your...
  10. Effing Spammer

    Effing Spammer
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    Well, as a matter of fact, the F1 constructors'...

    Well, as a matter of fact, the F1 constructors' association was going to boycott Italy. I don't follow F1 but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't find Gene Haas involved if there were a chance of going to...
  12. Interesting post. I went to Infantry AIT at Fort...

    Interesting post. I went to Infantry AIT at Fort Lewis in May/June 1967. They issued us Navy wet-weather gear to carry everywhere because it rained so hard every day around noon. Out in the woods you...
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    You are very kind. Somewhat ironically, there was...

    You are very kind. Somewhat ironically, there was supposedly a mechanic on the Williams F1 team with the same name as me (!), who was alleged at the time to be the one responsible for the extension...
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    And this forum would employ a moderator how,...

    And this forum would employ a moderator how, exactly? Come on, there has to be some entertainment value...
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    It compresses a little over 10 inches before...

    It compresses a little over 10 inches before meeting the resistance of the buttress on the upper fixed column. That's generally sufficient to absorb the crush zone in the chassis.
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    Now THAT goes right to the heart of the matter!...

    Now THAT goes right to the heart of the matter! An experienced dirt-track guy (or road racer) immediately loves the responsiveness. But, not all Cup drivers have that background. In my experience,...
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    There's a splined shaft about 17 inches long,...

    There's a splined shaft about 17 inches long, engaging a pair of splined bushings inside the tube spaced about five inches apart. No detents are needed because the unit connects to fixed objects at...
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    Update 2-The steering rack

    I have had to attend every track test since the Nextgen car rolled out. It has been interesting from a technical standpoint, in that the preferred power steering "feel" for superspeedway use is...
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    Update on NASCAR project

    Haven't posted here in a while...

    Although it isn't our flagship product, the safety steering column has been a fairly popular item over the years. This version goes in the Nextgen car and is...
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    What, in person? Holy Cow, you're brave...

    What, in person? Holy Cow, you're brave...
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    Actually, don't give him anything, or he will...

    Actually, don't give him anything, or he will bother you every time he's too stupid to find something.
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    Scottl, you post rational statements. I can't...

    Scottl, you post rational statements. I can't understand why you squander your precious time debating a bunch of tools who think your country is the primary source of evil in the world. This thread...
  23. It's not just the relief of the insert edges. The...

    It's not just the relief of the insert edges. The tilt of the insert shim must clear the lead angle of the thread. In either hand a 1/2-20 slants a lot more than, say, a 1-1/2-20.
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    This is just as much fun now as it was a few...

    This is just as much fun now as it was a few years ago.

    For those too young to know, the word "Imperialist" was for decades the overwhelming favorite insult employed in Soviet propaganda. Yes,...
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    Referring to the Inch system as "Imperial" smacks...

    Referring to the Inch system as "Imperial" smacks of leftover Commie phrasing, e.g. "Imperialist running dogs and their lackeys."

    Perhaps that's what the OP's middle-school teachers called it. So...
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