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Eneto-55 last won the day on December 15 2020

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About Eneto-55

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    P-15, RatRods, Mini Cycle Cars
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    1946 Plymouth

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    Born 1955
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  1. I only started building computers in 2008. But speaking of hard disk capacities, our Kaypro II had dual floppy drives, and the first thing you would do is slip in the OS disk, load it into memory, then pull that disk and put in the word processing disk, or what ever program you were needing. Next one was our first laptop, and the first one with a HDD. 20 meg. They said that no one would ever need more than that. (The mission's computer techs also said that it wouldn't last long at all, if we took it out to the village, where we had no protection from humidity. I DID have to replace that
  2. Some of those site may have changed their internet addresses over the years since you were using it. I'm actually surprised that Micorosft.com would connect, because with Internet explorer anyways, they make so the older versions don't work anymore. (Lots of times it's the links or buttons on a website that no longer go anywhere, or like on the QuickBooks update site, you cannot change the version year of the update you want to download. Probably know this already, but regarding the BIOS setup page, on some systems you access it with the F2 key/button (Intel boards), HP mostly used F10
  3. I have an old oscillating fan that is so old that I once saw one exactly like it in an episode of "Little House on the Prairie" (during a visit to Minneapolis to see a doctor, as I recall). A guy I was rooming with down in Dallas in 1983 gave it to me because he was getting married, and this fan was made before they started making people who thought it would work out to stick their fingers into the fan blade, so his future wife didn't want it in their home. It doesn't have a date on it, but I suspect it's at least a 100 years old.
  4. I don't use any virus program, either. I just never connect to the internet while in the Windows Administrator account - always use a non-admin account. My XP system is not connected to the internet at all - hasn't been for somewhat over 10 or 12 years, so there it doesn't matter one way or the other. If someone knows of a good accounting system for Linux, one that tracks inventory, etc., I'd sure like to hear about it. But since I am building systems for businesses, they typically need to run all sorts of Windows programs, CAD programs, & accounting for sure. I'm still usi
  5. Yeah, I don't know how much pressure is required, but where I've heard of it being done is to get the pilot bushing out. I think they may tap on the line-up shaft they are using. I'd imagine that a shaft fixed on to an air hammer would also do the trick.
  6. I am self employed, and I build computers. Now, of course, I'm forced to build Windows 10 systems. (No current hardware even supports Win 7 anymore.) But I don't use OS 10 myself. This computer is running Win 7, and I have an old Dell running XP across the room. I usually have both of them running all day long. I do not plan to update to OS 10 for my personal use, or to anything they come up with in the future. (Unless they manage to make the internet not work on these old systems anymore.) Speaking of Microsoft Office, I bought a license for Word for Windows in 1995. And it still wor
  7. I've never done it that I can remember, but some use (white) bread, heavy grease, or something like peanut butter. You fill the bore, then press in a shaft of the same size as the ID of the bushing. Produces a hydraulic action which forces the bushing out.
  8. Windows 10 on the chopping block... They said it was going to be the "last Windows".... Ha. Ha....
  9. Ours wasn't connected to the public telephone service, but we had one in our house where we lived till i was 9. We didn't have a 'real' telephone, so this one just ran a quarter mile to my grandparent's hose, on the other side of the farm. We kids weren't suppose to mess with it, but when Dad was away at work and mom went shopping with grandpa & grandma (before my mom got her license, and Dad bought a second car) we would get a chair outside under the telephone line, and one of us hang onto the wire while someone else cranked the telephone, seeing who could stand to hang on the longest.
  10. Just thinking about this a bit more, and curious if the 41 Plymouth PU hood ornament is otherwise identical to the car's ornament. That is, is the visible portion of the piece the same as on the cars? I do realize that there are some variations from one casting to another, even on the same model run. Some are very minute, others very noticeable. (Some time back I posted photos of the hood ornaments that came off of my 46 and 49 1st series, and they are quite different in design detail.)
  11. I should have said - I was talking about tinned stranded wire. The first part of my car on which I got started with the wiring was the heater motor wire, and since it is tinned stranded wire, at first I had the impression that ALL of the wire used was tinned. Actually, I think that is the only part I've found that was tinned. Take a look at marine wire to see what I'm referring to. It is fine strand wire, but also tinned, to better resist the dampness associated with boating. As to number of strands for a given gauge, I have compared wire used in a 93 Chrysler minivan I stripped out
  12. I don't think that it is very old, and maybe I made it sound worse than it is. It is just rusty water that is somewhat thickened. The major reason for the problem, I think, is the design that put the pressure switch so low on the side wall of the tank. It is supposed to shut off at 155 lbs, but cycles off at around 145. I held the pressure release in a couple of times before I fixed it, up to the indicated 155. Maybe not too smart in retrospect, but just telling what I did.
  13. Yeah, I know - really old thread. But I don't like to clutter the site by staring a new one every time I want a bit of advice. I like to have a small air compressor that I can carry out to our garden shed to air up the tires on our mower (no electric out there), and so when our neighbor had auction, I bought his. When I tested it later I found that it didn't shut off as it's supposed to, and just kept going until the safety release pops out. I pulled the automatic pressure shut off switch and saw that it was plugged with rusty sludge. Cleaned that out & got it working again
  14. I have also been preparing to do this task, but my work keeps getting in the way of my hobby.... I would like to use wire with the original loom appearance, especially under the hood. But I will probably settle for good quality modern wire. I'll just advise not to skimp on wire quality. I've been warned that the cheaper wire that is marked primarily in metrics is often not really the full gauge they advertise it as. I'm aiming for stranded wire of the same strand count as well as the correct gauge. Heavier strand wire appears to be a lot cheaper, but it doesn't survive the flexing that
  15. Here is the Wiki article about the city in Japan called Usa. Usa, Japan This write-up does state that the city was organized in 1967 (by combining two smaller towns or cities). That is somewhat late in respect to the time period when "made in Japan" was considered a negative thing, rather than a mark of quality, as it is today, at least in most industries. But it DOES seem a bit suspicious, and I also recall having heard this story well before the internet era, and the argument in the Wiki article (that if it said "made in Usa, Japan" it would have been caught) is n
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