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 on: Today at 01:36:42 PM 
Started by Lin - Last post by Lin
As mentioned previously, I recently adjusted my brakes, but I'm thinking that they should be tighter than I made them.  Should the engine be able to overcome the DD3 brakes when they are engaged?  It seems that it can do that now at about 1200 rpm.  I had backed off 1/2 turn from tight.  Maybe I should go down to 1/4.

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 on: Today at 12:54:34 PM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by oltrunt
Up and East on 120 will be much easier than what you have already done.  Watch out for the 40' tour buses heading down (West) as they have a hard time making some of the tight inside turns without sharing your side of the road.  Some years ago I rode a bicycle from Tuolumne Meadows down to Craine Flat.  A couple of times I had to dive for the ditch to keep from becoming one with a bus and a mountain side what with the way a bus body cheats between the axles--still, it was too much fun to resist.  Jack

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 on: Today at 12:18:09 PM 
Started by jcdillin - Last post by jcdillin
So i'm slowly getting to the point where i'm going to be putting the inner walls back on MC-12 after replacing sections of chair rail, has anyone done metal self tapping screws instead of replacing the rivets? Couldn't I just do some stainless self tappers that way if I ever have to pull a panel I can get it back off without drilling rivets? Or i'm setting myself up for trouble with galvanic corrosion?

Or above that could I just use some 1/2" plywood? I've heard those panels are structural but I would think the combination of plywood with the same amount of screws instead of rivets would achieve the same thing with a bit of noise isolation. I was planning on putting plywood over the aluminum panels anyways for the interior.

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 on: Today at 09:41:17 AM 
Started by Stormcloud - Last post by CrabbyMilton
That's interesting. I know those old VW vans were popular but they were very short on power and not too much could be done in that department. Couldn't really drop a V8 and automatic in them.
So just put them on top of a dependable van platform.

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 on: Today at 09:32:28 AM 
Started by DoubleEagle - Last post by eagle19952
    15 Amp, is that the maximum heat setting?

don't know...their data says 1800 watt.
i believe that is the breaker required..
never really studied the unit, but i am interested in one Smiley
so i bookmarked it Smiley

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 on: Today at 09:13:00 AM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by eagle19952
RJ,

  Is 120 out to the east more straight?  It would make it much easier.

David



i have not ever come in from the east, only in and out to the west/Lee Vining. it was doable.
ps i had no retarder/jakes pulling a 14 ft trailer.

flattestroute.com

https://www.flattestroute.com/?from=Lee+Vining%2C+CA%2C+United+States&to=Groveland%2C+CA%2C+United+States&travelMode=Driving&measurementMode=miles

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 on: Today at 08:48:52 AM 
Started by steve.barnett71 - Last post by Gary Hatt - Publisher BCM
Not to worry Steve.  That is what we live for.  Cheesy

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 on: Today at 07:54:49 AM 
Started by Stormcloud - Last post by Stormcloud
Sorry, but if I saw this coming towards me on a 2 lane road, I would be looking for an off-ramp.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/06/24/edmonton-plumbers-vw-school-bus-hybrid-hits-the-road


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 on: Today at 07:45:10 AM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by Iceni John
David -
If you're hikers, the trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls is a good workout, but if you're really into hiking, then take the trail to climb the back side of Half Dome!  Bring good gloves, you'll need them, as they really help you grip the wire assist rope w/o ruining the skin on your hands.
Only 300 people are allowed up the cables to the top of Half Dome each day, and permits to do so are only distributed by lottery.   At this time of the year, forget it!   A group of us (permits are only issued to parties) hiked Half Dome a few years ago, and the permit was obtained many months before.   Even without going up the cables to the top, the hike to the base of the cables is stunningly beautiful, not difficult at all, just a nice easy climb past several waterfalls as you wind around the back side of Half Dome.   Well worth it.

John

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 on: Today at 07:35:58 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by luvrbus
LOL we saw that one last night everyone needs a fridge to see what is in the fridge from a smart phone.I guess if you had a maid and cook you could say take this out on the back shelf and prepare it for dinner.It was neat you could see everything in the fridge without opening the door,those will soon pop up in Newells I bet   

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