Re: [MBZ] on the subject of volkswagens

2008-06-05 Thread mykd1
It would depend on what went wrong with the tranny. Most of the older 5 speeds are generally pretty solid, but the seals tend to leak and if you don't check the gear oil they will lock up. I paid $500 for a used 5 speed for my Jetta. Harry 69 280 SEL 72 350SL ? 04 VW Passat 4 Motion 1999

Re: [MBZ] Annoying Brake Squeal/Service Clowns

2008-06-05 Thread Tom Hargrave
I agree, Rusty is a World Pac distributor he is obligated to sell what they offer. But Rusty has a lifetime of experience you can bet that he has a preference based on his experience. Tom Hargrave www.kegkits.com - Original Message - From: Craig McCluskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] Received:

Re: [MBZ] Old cars

2008-06-05 Thread E M
I think almost any car made in the past 10-15 years will easily run to over 200.000K given reasonable service. Lots of friends have Japanese cars and swear by them, even thought they have had their share of problems too. Only difference being, an new alternator for a Toyota usually costs a lot

Re: [MBZ] OT: America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Global warming has always been on Venus as the atmosphere is mostly CO2 and much denser than ours. In fact, the surface temps on Venus are hot enough to melt lead.Mars has almost no atmosphere and so is more vulnerable to minor solar changes without the protection we get. The only probes that

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread E M
Can anyone suggest a really qood quality dry and wet brand that is available in Canada? All my cats have done very well over the years, most living into late teens, early twenties, on a mixture of a few different so called good quality dry foods, free fed, and then wet food a couple of times a

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Ed, I don't know where you are in Canada, but my local pet store at Yonge Eglinton in Toronto carried the Dick Van Patten cat food in both wet and dry. The big anonymous stores like PetSmart(?) might not have it but the independents should. Zedic ___

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Gary Hurst
dick van patten is to canada what jerry lewis is to france On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:22 AM, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ed, I don't know where you are in Canada, but my local pet store at Yonge Eglinton in Toronto carried the Dick Van Patten cat food in both wet and dry. The big

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
I'll have to walk by there to get the name but it's on the east side of Yonge south of Eglinton. It's acroos the road from the St Louis Wings placeknow it? I'll get the name and number for you later this morning, ok? As for DVP, Hursty you're not quite on the mark there. Lewis was considered

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread E M
Thanks Jeff, I can get to it. What is the name of the store, and what corner is it on? Thanks again for your help Jeff. Best regards, Ed 2008/6/5 Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Ed, I don't know where you are in Canada, but my local pet store at Yonge Eglinton in Toronto carried the Dick

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread E M
Right around the DeBoer's furiture shop ? Yes, I know the corner and will have a look around next time there. Thanks again Jeff. Ed 2008/6/5 Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I'll have to walk by there to get the name but it's on the east side of Yonge south of Eglinton. It's acroos the road

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
You mean the Art Shoppe? Same side firther down and just across from the audio/visual retailer...can't remember the name of them either. Zedic ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
I think this is the place! GLOBAL PET FOOD (YONGE ST) CRITTERS' CAVE INC. 2019 YONGE STREET TORONTO, ON M4S 2A2 416-487-6267 Zedic ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick vanpattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Robert Rentfro
Jeff typed: It's acroos the road There is the Canadian coming out in Zedic. Bob R -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jeff Zedic Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 5:00 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off

Re: [MBZ] booting off of a usb flash drive

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
I love the time-value-of-money and other financial goodies in the firmware of the 12C, but why did they have to cripple the programming functionality, and take away the backspace key? The firmware, again. There was only so much ROM space in that implementation of the architecture. Certainly

Re: [MBZ] America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Bill R
My main point ended up being that while I was willing, and doing something about it [enlisting during the Vietnam conflict] I was hit by a drunk and then unable to serve. Does something that I could do nothing about automatically make me unfit to vote? The bigger question is still where on the

Re: [MBZ] 190D status

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
Monday morning I sucked the AC system out, but didn't have time to do more. (And it's a bit cold to do the charging.) I also put in about 130ml of R12 oil. This, as some may recall, is the car that had its pump seize up and which I un-seized and reassembled. The quantity of oil is that

Re: [MBZ] The Hammie Chronicles

2008-06-05 Thread Curt Raymond
I said it was bad. I may try a little welding on it this weekend but I do have another project that needs welding. The keyway on one of the blade spindles on my lawnmower is broken. It was broken when I got the mower, I repaired it last summer but hit a hidden chunk of metal while mowing the

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Tom Hargrave
That's because today's hybrids are really not hybrids at all. They use their motor / generator batteries to save some of the energy lost in braking then they re-apply the energy when the car is rolling again. Think of it as an electric wind up car. You are winding the spring when braking

Re: [MBZ] America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
Does something that I could do nothing about automatically make me unfit to vote? Not at all. But in that proposed system, it would. You, sir, would have been caught in the cracks. is a soldier who did frontline work in Korea or 'Nam automatically more qualified to make international or

Re: [MBZ] 190D status

2008-06-05 Thread Peter Frederick
I'm having this done today on my 300D with a bad compressor. It's required for a new compressor warrentty, and I'd not put a new (or repaired) compressor in without one. There is no way to remove the crud from a parallel pass condenser or evaporator, especially the evaporator, and sooner

Re: [MBZ] FS: 1972 280SEL (W108)

2008-06-05 Thread andrew strasfogel
Chuck, is this a car the apprentices worked on and restored? On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 1:07 AM, Chuck Landenberger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Folks, Here's a chance to get a beautiful classic 108 Chassis car and contribute to the goal of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Educational

[MBZ] OT Buick: diagnosing a mis-fire

2008-06-05 Thread Donald Snook
I have a 1990 Buick LeSabre with a misfire. I am having trouble getting this thing figured out. When I bought the car, it did not have a miss. One of the first things I did was to replace the plugs and wires. The plugs were OLD! It needed them. I wanted to get it on the road and see what

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Peter Frederick
I thought that was the definition of a hybrid gas(diesel)/electric. plug in hybrids are just electric cars with supplementary gas or diesel hybrid engines. Of course, plug in hybrids use less gasoline, but produce more carbon footprint as most of them will be charged by coal fired power

Re: [MBZ] OT: America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread andrew strasfogel
And let the new cirus begin! On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Global warming has always been on Venus as the atmosphere is mostly CO2 and much denser than ours. In fact, the surface temps on Venus are hot enough to melt lead.Mars has almost no atmosphere and

Re: [MBZ] OT Buick: diagnosing a mis-fire

2008-06-05 Thread Peter Frederick
If the plugs were OLD, the wires are ANTIQUE. Replace the spark plug wires -- I'll bet you find numerous burns and tracking marks were the wires are arcing here and there. Peter ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor:

Re: [MBZ] 190D status

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
Leaving it at vacuum and having it drop to 23 means one of two things -- there is some water in the dessicant (most likely) or You misunderstand, the _gauge_ set dropped to 23. It was lying on the freezer at the time. My wife was off driving the car. I think the car's system is plenty

Re: [MBZ] OT Buick: diagnosing a mis-fire

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
If the plugs were OLD, the wires are ANTIQUE. Replace the spark plug wires -- I'll bet you find numerous burns and tracking marks were the wires are arcing here and there. Hear, hear. I bet I could have re-used the plugs on my 380SL, but the _wires_ were something else. Pop the hood on a

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Peter Frederick
AT WOT a diesel should burn about 30% less fuel -- simple thermodynamics. Full throttle doesn't have much effect on volumetric efficiency, and gassers still burn lots more fuel per hp even when running efficiently (as in above idle at decent charge density) because they have so much less

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
I want a DIESEL/electric hybrid -- should boot the milage way up. If the engines are properly sized, shouldn't make any difference on the highway. In town, the diesel should still do better. The real question in my world is whether or not a pure diesel car can beat a diesel-electric hybrid. No

Re: [MBZ] FS: 1972 280SEL (W108)

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
Hey CHuck, Awesome car!! Probably one of the best S class cars MB ever built - perhaps 2nd to the 600. The only thing that keeps me bidding is the price of gas and the MPG's. I had a similar car ~20 years ago and when it was perfectly tuned I got 12-14mpg. At $4/gal I wouldn't make

[MBZ] Annoying Brake Squeal/Service Clowns

2008-06-05 Thread Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston SC J63
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Re: [MBZ] OT Buick: diagnosing a mis-fire

2008-06-05 Thread Donald Snook
Peter wrote: If the plugs were OLD, the wires are ANTIQUE. Replace the spark plug wires -- I'll bet you find numerous burns and tracking marks were the wires are arcing here and there. Sorry, I forgot to mention that. I replaced the wires at the same time as the plugs. Donald H. Snook

Re: [MBZ] 190D status

2008-06-05 Thread Peter Frederick
Ah, I see. If the system is still down where it's supposed to be, charge it. I dump the first can of freon into the high side with the compressor off -- attach and puncture, bleed line, invert can and drive the liquid right in. Wait a minute or so for it to equalize and start dissolving

[MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Wilton Strickland
'Been asking for 10 yrs or more, Why doen't somebody build a Diesel/electric car? BTW, I've been driving a Diesel/electric scooter nearly 3 years. Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick vanpattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
On 05/06/2008, Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jeff typed: It's acroos the road There is the Canadian coming out in Zedic. Bob R What the heck is that aboot? Oops. Zedic ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor:

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
That's because today's hybrids are really not hybrids at all. They use their motor / generator batteries to save some of the energy lost in braking then they re-apply the energy when the car is rolling again. That's one of their functions. Ideally, the fuel motor is only sized

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Peter Frederick
The diesel will still do better on the highway in miles per gallon -- more BTU per gallon in diesel fuel than in gasoline. It should also use fewer BTU per hp, hence fewer per mile due to better thermal efficiency. However, it's gonna be hard to beat the real world known milage of a

[MBZ] Trampas at NCSU

2008-06-05 Thread Rich Thomas
I took my daughter there a few months back to look at the school, saw a dude driving a good-looking 240D (gray? black?) across campus, 4 spd, daughter noticed it too. Was that you? --R Trampas wrote: Well for me to take 6 hours of graduate course at NCSU is about $2000. Thus it is not bad.

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick vanpattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread andrew strasfogel
I hear Tim Horton's is developing a line of pet food On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jeff typed: It's acroos the road There is the Canadian coming out in Zedic. Bob R -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] 190D status

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
It's better to charge it than drive around with vacuum in it, I think. I agree, but circumstances conspire... I didn't want to charge it, or begin to, until I had the filtration business figured out. I got another hour on the vacuum pump this morning. Jill just drove off in the car again. --

Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
Hi Rich, I doubt you'll get a serious answer to your question. I had similar reservations about Clinton (besides his obvious problem with the truth) but at least he had the experience of running Ark. Not the largest organization in the world but better than nothing. osama does not even

Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
Don wrote No one who is qualified, would run for, much less accept, the Presidency Amen to THAT!! I can't see why anyone would open themselves to the scrutiny of the media - people who will literally do anything to dig up some dirt - especially if the media dislikes them. I guess some

Re: [MBZ] Money pit waiting for someone to fall in

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
With the problems it has, t's over priced by at least $1000 - Larry T (66 MGB, 74 911, 91 300D) www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts Test Results http://members.rennlist.com/oil PORSCHE POSTERS! youroil.net 800-583-8601 Weber Carb Info http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs -

[MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston SC J63
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Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Tom Hargrave
If it's a series hybrid, then yes. But no-one is producing a series hybrid car system! Everything's parallel geared towards storing brake energy in the form of electricity. Even the plug-in hybrids are parallel. They just have larger batteries a charger that augments the energy stored from

Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
LarryT wrote: Naturally I'd like to see some candidates who can read and actually understand the Constitution Well, that leaves out democrat senators Russ Feingold and John McCain. Not to mention BHO, HRC, GWB, etc, etc. If you wanted to prosecute violation of an oath to uphold the

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
BTW, I've been driving a Diesel/electric scooter nearly 3 years. D/e only because you charge it from your diesel car, right? -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email [EMAIL

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
Peter Frederick wrote: Of course, plug in hybrids use less gasoline, but produce more carbon footprint as most of them will be charged by coal fired power plants, which are probably the least efficient sources of energy out there. I read something in the current Mother Earth News that made me

Re: [MBZ] OT: America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Loren Faeth
Yes, the democrat primary is next up, in November At 08:22 AM 6/5/2008, you wrote: And let the new cirus begin! On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Global warming has always been on Venus as the atmosphere is mostly CO2 and much denser than ours. In fact, the

Re: [MBZ] America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Bill R
And indeed it is just such theoretical think sessions that do come up with some very practical solutions. IIRC it was a sailor who suggested everyone blow at a floating mine that got someone to think that while that was not workable, the fire hoses just might make a difference, and did. Fun

[MBZ] Trampus at NCSU

2008-06-05 Thread Wilton Strickland
Trampus, get the PHD! I'm an NCSU guy, too - significant studies in mechanical aeronautical engineering, '52-'55; graduate in civil engineering, '71. Taking #1 grandson there next week for tour. Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick vanpattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Yes! Made from real pets too! Yummy... Zedic ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ For used parts email [EMAIL PROTECTED] To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Wilton Strickland
'-charge the scooter from my Diesel MB, yes. The electric scooter has a Diesel sticker (smaller, paper copy of MB trunk badge) on the back. People ask, Where's the Diesel part of that scooter? Pointing to the front of the car, I reply, Under that hood right there. Wilton

Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread andrew strasfogel
Don, much as I love the guy, I have it third hand but on VERY good authority that Richardson could NEVER be the veep candidate. I can't disclose why, but take it from me - it won't happen. He will, however, make a truly rgeat greatest Sec. of State. :)) Mercedes content: 1983 300TD (3) On Wed,

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick vanpattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread andrew strasfogel
Tim Horton's tastes great in Winnipeg when it's -18 degees C outside, but less so when you brew it in Washington, D.C. at +6 C On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes! Made from real pets too! Yummy... Zedic ___

Re: [MBZ] OT: America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread andrew strasfogel
Loren, I don't get it. On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, the democrat primary is next up, in November At 08:22 AM 6/5/2008, you wrote: And let the new cirus begin! On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Global

[MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Wilton Strickland
BTW, scooter dealer tried to tell me I couldn't charge the scooter in the car. I knew better than that, though, and I don't give up easily. An electron is an electron. The scooter battery doesn't care where it gets 'em - it just doesn't want too many of 'em too fast. Wilton

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
In Toronto they have some Biobuses that run a diesel electric hybrid just like a train! Goes much better than the two stroke diesels did. A bit quieter too! Zedic ___ http://www.okiebenz.com For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/

Re: [MBZ] OT: America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
the democrat senator from panama/vietnam/arizona vs the democrat senator from kenya/hawaii/indonesia/illinois andrew strasfogel wrote: Loren, I don't get it. On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Loren Faeth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, the democrat primary is next up, in November At

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 31, Issue 21

2008-06-05 Thread Dillon, Meade M CIV SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston SC J63
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Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Jim Cathey
BTW, scooter dealer tried to tell me I couldn't charge the scooter in the car. I knew better than that, though, and I don't give up easily. He was probably thinking of trying to charge it directly from the alternator system. But there's _always_ a way! -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
There's a lot of room for improvement. A truly efficient hybrid needs only a relatively small battery, but one that can charge and discharge rapidly and efficiently. Hmmm...could that be done with some honkin big capacitors? Might be dangerous but so is petrol. Zedic

Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
Didn't the clintons have some financial ties to the Saudi royal family? Larry T (66 MGB, 74 911, 91 300D) www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts Test Results http://members.rennlist.com/oil PORSCHE POSTERS! youroil.net 800-583-8601 Weber Carb Info http://members.rennlist.com/webercarbs

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
There was a concept car about 20 years ago, with a motor/generator hooked up to a flywheel in the trunk and four motor/generators in the hubs. Rev up the flywheel during braking, and then dump it back to the wheels when the light turns green. Jeff Zedic wrote: There's a lot of room for

Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
I thought that was the Riadys in Indonesia. Wonder if they are realted to Obama's father in law. LarryT wrote: Didn't the clintons have some financial ties to the Saudi royal family? Larry T (66 MGB, 74 911, 91 300D) www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts Test Results

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick vanpattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Last week I walked back to my place from an office downtown. 4 miles and I thought I'd get a coffe. Looked for Tim'spassed all the BS starbuck$ and other chains as I prefer Tim's... Every one I passed had a long line to the doorin the others I could've been served immediately. Popular

Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
That might get their attention - perhaps their replacements might give some thoughts to the words they say. Political promises are nothing but Lies - nothing else. I hate it when the media dismisses campaign promises as irrelevant as if they have no bearing on anything. If we cannot

Re: [MBZ] Old cars

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
Seems like there was praise for a Ford Taurus - I guess their sales record speaks for itself. But the Taurus SHO was supposed to be a real hot rod - V8, dual exh, etc. We rented a standard Taurus once and it performed pretty well - ran at 70+mph in the rain on I95 from SC to VA and it never

Re: [MBZ] booting off of a usb flash drive

2008-06-05 Thread Trampas
I use an HP48GX and love it! I have two one I leave by computer and one I carry around. The HP49 was suppose to be an upgrade, what they did is put a faster processor in there and emulated the processor of the 48 such that all the software for the 48 would work. Trampas -Original

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Trampas
That was a good idea until you had to turn with the flywheel spinning Trampas -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 11:11 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread Donald Snook
Max wrote: Also, no where in our (U.S.) constitution is there a right to vote. Not in the bill of rights, not in the articles. In other words (I think - someone correct me if I'm wrong), it would not take a constitutional amendment to change our current system, just a majority vote passed

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
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Re: [MBZ] Further OT politics, was America's Climate Security Act

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
LarryT wrote: BTW, has Mccain resigned his senate seat yet? Maybe he's waiting for his medicare to kick in? If he wins the POTUS election, I expect him to resign in November or December. If he loses, he'll probably wait for the 2010 or 2016 elections to quit. Obama actually started paying

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick vanpattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread E M
Did the Canadian thing today and stopped of for my morning Tim's. Line usually starts at one door and goes all the way around to the other side of the shop. But hey, that's a very Canadian thing too do, much like the British. Form a line, and we'll stand in it and wait. Even if we don't know

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread E M
Thanks Jeff, I'll be sure to check them out. Regards, Ed 300E 2008/6/5 Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I think this is the place! GLOBAL PET FOOD (YONGE ST) CRITTERS' CAVE INC. 2019 YONGE STREET TORONTO, ON M4S 2A2 416-487-6267 Zedic ___

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
Trampas wrote: That was a good idea until you had to turn with the flywheel spinning Horizontal. Imagine a spare tire under the trunk floor. I can't believe I'm referencing the NYSlimes, but here's the most I could find on it without digging out ancient Popular Science magazines.

Re: [MBZ] OT POLITICS that'll give him the mandate he deserves

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
Hendrik wrote time for another guuun discussion Yaho! It's about time! Let's talk about guns - BTW, I finally found a way to shoot most of my guns - there's various Shooting Contest held at a local private shooting range - if I participate in the shoots I can shoot some of my guns. ;-)

Re: [MBZ] Old cars

2008-06-05 Thread E M
A friend had a first gen Taurus SHO. I think the engine or top end was made by, or designed by Yamaha? Was the poor man's M5 at the time. :-) Seem to remember it having a lot of torque steer. Ed 300E 2008/6/5 LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Seems like there was praise for a Ford Taurus - I guess

[MBZ] Toronto giveaways

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Gentlemen, I have a few odds and sods to rid myself of. If there's a lister in the Toronto area that wants any of this stuff, let me know and we'll arange a pickup. I'm only here until the 17th then I go back to my new home. I have 1 OM617 valve cover gasket. One set of EPC discs A set of

Re: [MBZ] dog food -- very off topic (must reading for dick van pattenfans)

2008-06-05 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 4:16 AM, E M [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can anyone suggest a really qood quality dry and wet brand that is available in Canada? Ed, I can highly recommend Nutro cat food. I used to feed it to all my cats until one of them got picky and decided she didn't like it. But it is

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
Ding, Ding, Ding!! We have a winner - some one who has read and understands the Constituton - Gang we have our write-in candidate. Sorry to do this to you - but we really need somone like you - Larry T (66 MGB, 74 911, 91 300D) www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts Test Results

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
Ver dangerous Larry but at least the corporations influence would decline...especially those in Delaware. I say outlaw ALL LOBBYISTS and rescind the Supreme Court ruling that gave the corporations the same voice/rights as citizens. Perhaps a Walmart discount coupon would get more people to

Re: [MBZ] OT POLITICS that'll give him the mandate he deserves

2008-06-05 Thread E M
Does anyone have any experience loading their own shells for skeet and trap shooting? Ed 300E 2008/6/5 LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hendrik wrote time for another guuun discussion Yaho! It's about time! Let's talk about guns - BTW, I finally found a way to shoot most of my guns -

Re: [MBZ] Trampus at NCSU

2008-06-05 Thread Bill R
Even though in some ways a PhD is a definite sign of OCD, I'd second Wilton on that. BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wilton Strickland Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 10:30 AM To: mercedes Subject: [MBZ] Trampus at NCSU Trampus, get

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Alex Chamberlain
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 8:39 AM, Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Trampas wrote: That was a good idea until you had to turn with the flywheel spinning Horizontal. Imagine a spare tire under the trunk floor. With bonus rollover protection! Alex

Re: [MBZ] OT POLITICS that'll give him the mandate he deserves

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
I haven't done t but have watched it being done. With the proper equipment it's very easy and safe. What did you want to know ? ? Larry T (66 MGB, 74 911, 91 300D) www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts Test Results http://members.rennlist.com/oil PORSCHE POSTERS! youroil.net

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread LarryT
How would you feel about mandatory voting unless sick or injured? I;m sure there are other reasons not to vote - but I agree 37% is disgaceful for the greatest democracy in the world. Larry T (66 MGB, 74 911, 91 300D) www.youroil.net for Oil Analysis and Weber Parts Test Results

Re: [MBZ] Trampas at NCSU

2008-06-05 Thread Trampas
Nope, I think I have seen that car. I currently have a black 560SEL, gray 420SEL on the road. I ended up giving away my 300SD, after fixing it, to a friend who wanted to do the biofuel thing. Trampas -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Re: [MBZ] Trampus at NCSU

2008-06-05 Thread Trampas
Well the issue is that I am 38 years old and not sure how a PhD will help me in my future. I started taking classes towards masters as I was bored at work, however I now have a new job Trampas -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bill R

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread Jeff Zedic
On 05/06/2008, LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How would you feel about mandatory voting unless sick or injured? I;m sure there are other reasons not to vote - but I agree 37% is disgaceful for the greatest democracy in the world. Were you intending to use irony there Larry? Zedic

Re: [MBZ] OT POLITICS that'll give him the mandate he deserves

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
E M wrote: Does anyone have any experience loading their own shells for skeet and trap shooting? Yes, but unless you're competing well and don't want to use the cheap game loads, it costs more to reload shotshells than to buy, at least 12ga. If you're shooting something that uses less power

Re: [MBZ] OT POLITICS that'll give him the mandate he deserves

2008-06-05 Thread E M
Thanks Mitch. Ed 2008/6/5 Mitch Haley [EMAIL PROTECTED]: E M wrote: Does anyone have any experience loading their own shells for skeet and trap shooting? Yes, but unless you're competing well and don't want to use the cheap game loads, it costs more to reload shotshells than to buy,

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread Bill R
We could always go with the Cuban system [of the time I was there] with block chairmen and so on. The low voter turnout is a frustration, but then those who don't bother to vote probably would not be able to vote on issues - and we would end up with the one who looked bes on TV ... wait a minute

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
LarryT wrote: How would you feel about mandatory voting unless sick or injured? The same way I feel about all efforts to encourage idiots and the lazy to vote: No! The last thing we need is people who don't know or care about what they are voting for to actually go to the polls. The ones

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Bill R
Or someone rammed you and sent it flying. A suggestion for a bus also, but can you imagine a bus sized flywheel getting knocked out on a city street? BillR -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Trampas Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 11:25 AM

Re: [MBZ] Old cars

2008-06-05 Thread Mitch Haley
Yamaha was supposed to design it, they ended up making the whole powerplant. 220 hp at a time when the top Mustang V8 was about 225. Both the Bull and the Pony would do 145-150mph, but the Pony was rear wheel drive and launched much better. Want one?

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread Donald Snook
Larry wrote: Ding, Ding, Ding!! We have a winner - some one who has read and understands the Constituton - Gang we have our write-in candidate. Sorry to do this to you - but we really need someone like you - No thanks, Larry. I don't want the job. Maybe when I run for Judge, I will call

Re: [MBZ] VW Diesel vs Prius

2008-06-05 Thread Allan Streib
On Thu, 5 Jun 2008 10:59:55 -0400, Jeff Zedic [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: There's a lot of room for improvement. A truly efficient hybrid needs only a relatively small battery, but one that can charge and discharge rapidly and efficiently. Hmmm...could that be done with some honkin big

Re: [MBZ] Trampus at NCSU

2008-06-05 Thread Bill R
IMHO, a PhD would only be worth the hours away from family and staring at a computer screen and going to class if it was something you were really interested in doing to actually get so deep into the subject or pull together ideas for new concepts that have not been rehashed countless times.

Re: [MBZ] OT alternative forms of voter franchise

2008-06-05 Thread pm7088
No! This would take away my Right to Vote. Pete, who votes because he's interested and has a Right to. -- Original message -- From: LarryT [EMAIL PROTECTED] How would you feel about mandatory voting unless sick or injured? I;m sure there are other reasons

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