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RE: Woman and Tattoos

I don't care for tattoos. As an old guy I recall the days when very few people had them. Now they are quite common and I still find it hard to believe that so many people have them. I'm sure there must be some who regret getting a tattoo. I don't know how difficult a tattoo removal is, what's involved and how successful the removal is...are they able to remove it completely without any sign left ? I dunno.
Lessmore 07/21/16 07:38am Around the Campfire
RE: SRT Charger Hellcat

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Lessmore 07/16/16 10:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Care to guess the new Powerstroke HP and torque rating?

My guess for the new Ford diesel, is around 1,120 hp and 1,895 lbs ft. of torque...and the tow rating will be 60,000 lbs. Kenworth, Mack, IH and Peterbilt will be running back to the drawing board. :B
Lessmore 07/09/16 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone have this problem with their Powerstroke?

The truck is designed to use the tow/haul and cruise control together. I didn;t use the tow haul much on my '11 but the times I was most likely to use it was going down steep grades with a trailer.... That's what I've always thought too. Makes sense to me.
Lessmore 07/09/16 10:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why the hard feelings about the 6.0 Chevy?

I used a 3/4 ton Chevy with the 6 liter gas LS V8. Very good power, it did eat a lot of gas, was very reliable and durable, no issues. I'm a hot rod enthusiast and I note that the newer Chevy V8 (LS series) seems to be taking over as the new engine of choice for hot rods. Slowly, but surely it seems to be replacing the famous old, Chevy V8 which was and still is for that matter, the rodder's engine of choice. LS motors have been around since the late 90's. Not exactly what I would call "new". I call 'em new, because when people think of Chevy V8's they invariably think of the old small block, first out in 1955. Yes the LS came out in the '90's....but to me, it's 'new' compared to the 'old' Chevy small block V8.
Lessmore 06/29/16 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why the hard feelings about the 6.0 Chevy?

I used a 3/4 ton Chevy with the 6 liter gas LS V8. Very good power, it did eat a lot of gas, was very reliable and durable, no issues. I'm a hot rod enthusiast and I note that the newer Chevy V8 (LS series) seems to be taking over as the new engine of choice for hot rods. Slowly, but surely it seems to be replacing the famous old, Chevy V8 which was and still is for that matter, the rodder's engine of choice.
Lessmore 06/29/16 05:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tahoe vs Q7 - which is a better tow vehicle?

I prefer the CJ3B over the M38A1, but that's just me. The CJ2A isn't bad. I'm not a big fan of the YJ and XJ, but I do like most iterations of the CJ. Early C/K's are alright too. I've been known to travel with an M1911, and an AR15, but sometimes have an 870 on hand as well, so watch out, if you like to sneak around. I was stopped by the DPS recently, acting as agents of the DOT. Turns out, I was A-OK, according to the LEO. He was fine with my not having a CDL. :) 10-4 on that. :B
Lessmore 06/29/16 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

Technically ET life exists here. As we have been pounded for millions of years by meteors, some of which would have contained microbes and bacteria from outer space, in all likelihood has contributed to life development on this planet. Who knows, people may have evolved from something that came to this planet via a meteor a million years ago. I find it difficult and a bit presumptuous that people are the only "intelligent" life that exists. And try defining intelligent. I see absence of it in great volumes daily. I dunno about "difficult and presumptuous" when...."who knows....may have...in all likelihood..." are the words that pepper the above statement. The fact is, we don't know, all we do have is speculation, based on little if any evidence. It is nice to guess about possibilities, but in the end...so far...it's just possibilities with no evidence that I've seen. I don't want to dampen things but....
Lessmore 06/28/16 10:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

I've never been a believer in ET life. I know the theories, lots of universes/planets out there....more than mathematically possible. I'll believe it when I see it. Les, I'm curious, what do you base this on? Lack of evidence? Also, do you mean intelligent life, or any form of life? Or is this "I just don't believe it" with no actual reason? For myself, I don't have a 'belief' either way, I 'think' that the Universe is teeming with life, but am puzzled why there is no evidence, as many of those civilisations should be way ahead of us. We should have picked up their radars, or even the gamma radiation from the warp drive of the daily shuttle from Tau Ceti to Epsilon Eridani! :) Lack of evidence to indicate there is intelligent life. As far as any form of life, well there could be a form of bacteria, I suppose and some would say that bacteria, under the right conditions could eventually evolve to intelligent life. But, I'm the type of person who likes to see cold, hard evidence before I believe something exists. My view is not that dissimilar from yours, except I don't think the universe is teeming with life. As you say, we should of picked up their radar, etc., I would think. I also don't believe in the existence of a Sasquatch type creature. I'm not saying that they don't exist and I realize there has been some puzzling footprints discovered, that apparently indicate dermal ridges and actual movement/flexibility of toes/soles on muddy inclines...but to me, unless an actual large ape like creature is captured and it can be proved that it inhabits somewhere in NA, the jury is still out. I do find the studies of extra terrestrial life and crypto-zoology somewhat fascinating, even to the point that I listen to Coast to Coast radio on sleepless nights, but so far I am yet to be swayed.
Lessmore 06/27/16 08:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ford GT Wins Le Mans

X 2. Ford only won their class, Porsche was the overall winner of the 2016 LeMans race.
Lessmore 06/27/16 02:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Searching for extraterrestial life.......

I've never been a believer in ET life. I know the theories, lots of universes/planets out there....more than mathematically possible. I'll believe it when I see it. I think its not a good use of time, money and electronics.
Lessmore 06/26/16 07:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

My 1975 AMC Hornet had a 232 cubic inch straight six that could burn rubber when I wanted to. My Buick 3.8 V6 can burn rubber even when I don't want to...and it's all due to the inherently superior volumetric efficiency of a V series engine, over that of an inline engine. You see it's all got to do with the ram effect of the shorter distance the air fuel mixture has to travel to the cylinders in a v series, as opposed to an inline engine. When I'm out there burning rubber...I find that both tires spin an equal amount and that's because each side of my Buick's V series cylinder banks, are putting out equal power. It's all scientific. But I do sometimes wonder if I ported and polished, just one cylinder head and put larger intake/exhaust valves in that one head, but left the other head stock....if I would develop more power from that one side of the engine....and then experienced more wheelspin from the side where the one head had been souped up ? Inquiring minds need to know. Les ;) For those who didn't realize it, I was having a bit of fun, which is why I had the eye wink icon beside my name. We Canadians and Brits sometimes have too dry a sense of humour for our own good. :) My wife says that anybody reading my post, would think I was an ignoramus and were very polite trying to be helpful in straightening me out. As wives usually are, she's probably right. Sorry for my ill advised 'joke'.:B Les
Lessmore 06/22/16 08:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

And maybe you have bad tiers, what has it got to do with the tread. Frank. Nope, tires are fine. New Michelins.
Lessmore 06/22/16 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

My 1975 AMC Hornet had a 232 cubic inch straight six that could burn rubber when I wanted to. My Buick 3.8 V6 can burn rubber even when I don't want to...and it's all due to the inherently superior volumetric efficiency of a V series engine, over that of an inline engine. You see it's all got to do with the ram effect of the shorter distance the air fuel mixture has to travel to the cylinders in a v series, as opposed to an inline engine. When I'm out there burning rubber...I find that both tires spin an equal amount and that's because each side of my Buick's V series cylinder banks, are putting out equal power. It's all scientific. But I do sometimes wonder if I ported and polished, just one cylinder head and put larger intake/exhaust valves in that one head, but left the other head stock....if I would develop more power from that one side of the engine....and then experienced more wheelspin from the side where the one head had been souped up ? Inquiring minds need to know. Les ;)
Lessmore 06/22/16 03:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

In other words...determining power, power bands is more often than not, now controlled by electronic management. I was with you until you said ^^^^^. That's not true at all. You have to look no further than the new NHRA ProStock class to see that's not true. These are some of the most sophisticated engines in the world. 5 HP can make the difference between making the field and putting your car back on the trailer. Last year they were all carbureted. This year NHRA mandated they go EFI and no hood scoop. Same cubic inch, same bore, same stroke. The cars lost a lot of HP. This shows that the EFI did nothing for power gain and the air intake made the engine lose a bunch of power. Pretty amazing that the lowly carb that was invented over 100 years ago can not only compete with modern EFI but beat it power wise in a modern engine. With Pro Stock the engines are built to make maximum HP. The carburetors used are designed to maximize as much cubic feet per minute as it is possible, they are not designed with considerations such as idling, low speed operation , smoothness...they are flat out let's jam as much fuel/air mixture as we can down them throats.:) That's the focus with little consideration for other criteria. A carb or fuel injection on a street engine has to deal with starting in all weather, including very hot, very cold extremes, idle for long periods, smoothness, getting good MPG, developing good power throughout the power band, emissions, etc. I think there will be a learning curve and knowing drag racer mechanics, it will be fast as they are quick learners. Fuel injection is a new thing for Pro Stock as you say. Once they get more experience under their technical belts, say in a couple years (max) I can see FI generating as much or more power than carbs. I don't know this for sure, I'm speculating. But when I think how engine power has increased mightily over the years with street engines due mostly to electronic engine management and fuel injection, I think the same thing will happen to Pro Stock. My son bought a new Yamaha sports bike last year, a YZF R3. It has a 321cc twin cylinder, but generates around 43 hp. My '67 Matchless Scrambler has a Norton 750cc twin which is rated around 49 hp. The Norton Twin (Atlas) has twin carbs, sports cam, etc, the Yamaha is a modern, liquid cooled, fuel injected twin. The Norton was considered a high performance engine in it's day. But at well over twice the cubic capacity, it only generates a measly 6 more hp. The Yamaha starts much more easily, generates good low, mid and high power throughout it's rev range. The Norton is ready to sign off at a little over 6,000 rpm, the Yamaha red lines at 13,000 rpm. Quarter mile times are about the same, around 14 flat, top speed the Yamaha is around 117, the Norton engine is good for 109-110 mph. Now if we were to go to the next step up Yamaha, the YZF-R6 with a 600cc...the 1/4 mile is around 10.7 and it's still giving away about 150cc. I realize these are not 'scientific' or probably fair comparisons....apples and oranges...but it does show how modern technology in the form of modern electronics, fuel injection has increased performance in street vehicles. I think a similar revolution, maybe not as marked, will take place in racing. But I do like carbs. In my extreme cold winters (Western Canada), when it's 35 below and the carb flooded, I was always able to get an engine going, by forcing open the butterfly valve (as we called it) open with a screwdriver and get going. I had to have someone by the carb, ready to pull out the screw driver quickly. I can't do that with fuel injection. In fact all I can do with a modern engine is stare silently at the plastic engine shrouds and dial on my cell phone to CAA(AAA) for a tow, if anything happens.:B
Lessmore 06/21/16 07:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

These 409 valve covers are uniquely shaped ...like a W. The 348 had a similar shape if I remember correctly. That they did. The 348 and the 409 were from the same engine family and for some reason the 409 has the oil dipstick on the passenger side, the 348 has the dipstick on the driver's side.
Lessmore 06/20/16 02:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

A buddy had a truck only gas engine in an old Ford dump truck. It was huge...534 cubic inches, low revving....3800 rpm...and got 2 MPG. He started his trucking company with it, many decades ago. Link makes interesting reading. Heavy Duty Ford truck engine from the past I've gor part of a '60's heavy duty truck engine in my garage. Two valve covers from the famous Chevy 4...0...9 V8 ! This was out of a C60 or C80 truck of around 1964, 65 that used to run deliveries across the Canadian prairies between Winnipeg and Saskatoon, I was told. They are beat up, dented in places...but mounted in a pride of position in my garage, right next to my Norton, Vincent, Matchless, BSA and Triumph tin plate advertising from the 1950's. I'm a vintage motorcycle collector/enthusiast. These 409 valve covers are uniquely shaped ...like a W. Next to a first/second generation Mopar Hemi valve cover, I don't think there is a more 'purty' valve cover, ever to come out of Detroit. But anyway, engine design has come a long way, with current electronic engine management control. I have a 3.6 liter, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, short stroke, big bore, high compression V6 engine in my car. It puts out 305 hp, has a red line of around 7000 rpm...yet it's torque band is pretty well unchanging from a little over 1000 rpm to 5500 rpm. An inline six would not of been able to fit under the hood of my large car. Years ago having the same torque figure from little over idle to 5500 rpm would not of been possible with an engine of this spec....this spec...as previously related was close to race engine...from the 1920's through to the '70's. What changed... sophisticated electronics and computers, engine management controls. In other words...determining power, power bands is more often than not, now controlled by electronic management. I think the original premise that V series engines would be replaced by inline engines is not convincing. If anything V series will continue to be the dominant design in 6 cylinders engines and up...V 10, V8, V 12...due to manufacturer's reduced packaging and aerodynamic, concerns and needs that they must ensure is part of modern vehicle design. Inline engine are fine in medium and heavy duty trucks as there are not the tight space requirements, as per light trucks and cars. But in the multitude of vehicles out there, V series engines, make for more efficient packaging.
Lessmore 06/20/16 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

An inline six has always had inherently better torque compared To a V-6. How do you know ? I'm curious.
Lessmore 06/19/16 08:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

Didn't the GM in line 5 and 6 they used in the previous Colorado/Trail blazer get poor milage? What motor do they use now in the new Colorado? The 5 and 6 cylinder were in the GM Atlas family. There is also a 4 cylinder member of the Atlas family. It is a 2.9 liter, 4 valve per cylinder, like it's bigger brethren the 5 (3.7 liter) and 4.2 liter, 6 cylinder Atlas engines. The MPG wasn't bad in the 5 cylinder (my son had one), power was good for the time and this engine series won some engineering awards. My son's 5 cylinder Atlas was reliable and durable. He had his for 6 years, put 130K on it, not an issue. The 2.9 Atlas 4 cylinder is still available as the base engine in the Colorado/Canyon. The other engines available in these trucks are the 305 hp, 3.6 liter DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder gas V6 and the 2.8 liter, turbo 4 cylinder diesel.
Lessmore 06/19/16 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: "Keen "to replace V6 with inline Gas engines

I think that the Ecoboost will stay V6 and not go inline. Ford is making a inline 3 and 4 Ecoboost, and we keep hoping they will make a 302 V8 Ecoboost. This would make a great engine for the F-250/350 trucks in the 5 ton to 7 ton GVWR class. The "Problem" with V6 is they only have 4 main bearings. Inline 6 has 7 main bearings, and thus can be smoother running. When GM decided to make the 4.3L V8 using a 350" 90 degree block, but only 6 cylinders long, it would run rough. This is because it was still 90 degrees between the cylinders. When they changed to a 60 degree V6, then it ran smooth, because it would fire every 120 degrees, not 90, 180, 90, 90, 180, 90, The inline 3 cylinder 1L Ecoboost is proving especially popular. Making about 100 HP, it is used in a wide range of European cars, and even a few American cars. The F-150's are being equipped with both the new 2.7L V6 Ecoboost at about 325 HP, and the 3.5L Ecoboost at 365 HP. Have fun! Fred. :) Hi, the reason the inline six has seven main bearings is because the have one rod between the mains. The V-6 has shared crank throws and has two rods per throw, so only four mains needed/possible. Some early inline sixes were made with only four mains. 90 degree V-6's are odd fire and rough running, but torque'y. Later models were made into even fire by off setting the throws on the crank shaft. This made them like 60 degree V-6's in a 90 degree block. Quite right. I've found both my 90 degree V6's I have, very torquey. One a Buick 3800, the other a Chevy 4300 have lot's of low and mid range punch. Also the Buick is very smooth and the Chevy became smooth, after initial break in of 2500-3000 miles. The Buick 3800 is very torque rich for it's displacement. It has surprising acceleration , considering it's a large, older 6 passenger sedan.
Lessmore 06/18/16 11:44pm Tow Vehicles
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