Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
What happens to a wooden boat over the winter? I presume it has to come out of the water, does it just leak for awhile in the spring when you put it back in the water? -Curt On Monday, May 16, 2022, 03:31:36 PM EDT, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 16/05/2022 2:07 PM, Andrew

Re: [MBZ] Opinions on window tint

2022-05-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I need to learn a little about tinting for our gym. Its in a converted space in what was an old bank. I don't know how old the building is, I'd guess late 1800s or early 1900s. I suspect there isn't much insulation and it's tough to keep it cool in the summer. Shades over the windows helped but

Re: [MBZ] New rubbers

2022-05-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've got an unrestricted concealed carry permit, I'm already on the list ... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, May 14, 2022 at 8:31 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Yeah but now you're on a list. ;-) On Sat, May 14, 2022, at 7:37 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] New rubbers

2022-05-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I ordered shotgun shells from MO to MA and they showed up in just 2 days. I was surprised I could get them delivered to my house at all, the speed was a bonus. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, May 14, 2022 at 4:29 PM, greg via Mercedes wrote: Funny enough with all the recent

Re: [MBZ] Kleb Car

2022-05-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Nose what I gots? ;) Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 1:20 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: I no what gots! https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/d/hudson-take-look-mercedes/7483142205.html -D ___

Re: [MBZ] It's record breaking time!

2022-05-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I have my doubts... -Curt On Thursday, May 12, 2022, 02:55:34 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Maybe one benefit of this current state of affairs is that people will start to understand that fundamental economics cannot be avoided any more than the laws of thermodynamics. But

Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I hadn't thought of it before but roads rarely go in a straight line for very long... -Curt On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 06:05:50 PM EDT, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote: They dont typically go 178mph for very far at a time; average speed is much lower and you can see miles with good

Re: [MBZ] 178 in a SUV down I-95

2022-05-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Not really, there are folks in the US flying drones in Afghanistan after all. Wouldn't be practical for small cities but for big ones it makes a lot of sense. -Curt On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 04:45:20 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Wouldn't the range of the transponder

[MBZ] OT: My turn to complain about USPS

2022-05-10 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Angie sent a box to her aunt in RI the other day. Today it showed up back at our house. I took it down to the post office, the girl there remembered it but was baffled as to why it came back. She eventually decided that some PO sticker had torn off the box and so it came back. The payment

Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-09 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
hhh... how the world has changed since the Greatest Generation volunteered enmass the day following Pearl Harbor. On Mon, May 9, 2022 at 8:58 AM M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On Mon, May 9, 2022 at 9:44 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < > mer

Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-09 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I read "Player Piano" by Vonnegut last year, way ahead of his time in considering the post work world. It's been nearly 50 years since the US experienced a "real" war and nearing 80 since the world saw one. I wonder if war and the population reduction it causes isn't a kind of societal

Re: [MBZ] Steak Price

2022-05-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I bought bone-in strip steak on sale this week for $6.99. They claimed 80% ground beef for $2.99 but didn't actually have any... -Curt On Friday, May 6, 2022, 06:08:54 PM EDT, Michael Esh via Mercedes wrote: Meijer’s,  our local big box store is selling their New York strip steak for

Re: [MBZ] Goofy Colorado vintage Electrek

2022-05-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
https://youtu.be/FyZd4_2unFM On Friday, May 6, 2022, 02:35:06 PM EDT, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: On 2022-05-06 13:29, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: > https://www.cpr.org/2022/05/05/colorado-electric-car-unique-mobility-electrek/

Re: [MBZ] It cost me nearly $90 to fill the e300 today

2022-05-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Normally I would say that driving 40 minutes to fill up is crazy but at that price you'd be crazy not to! Where is the bio-d pump? I might fill a couple jugs next time we're up there to use in Angie's car. -Curt On Thursday, May 5, 2022, 08:49:15 PM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-03 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The auto box or the larger size of the Passat is seriously hurting mileage. Last week to PA and back my Jetta consistently turned in 51+mpg. We took it fairly easy on the way down but I flogged it on the way back. IIRC on the way down we did 51.7 on the way back it was more like 51.2. Traffic

Re: [MBZ] OT- Why You Don’t Fly Late in the Day in the Summer

2022-05-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Summer? My lawn is just starting to turn green... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 7:24 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: Had a flight to PHX out of Tampa at 5:22 today. It’s now 7:21 and we’re still at the gate. Constant flow of storms through the area

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I agree, maybe the price was low but if it fails that's wasted money. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 9:40 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote: well my view on Wal-Mart is not mainstream but from my grandmother- penny wise & pound foolish..  I go to Wal-Mart

[MBZ] OT: Hey Allen, a tiller

2022-04-29 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Comes with a tractor: https://www.facebook.com/groups/316203721787966/permalink/7346119772129624/?sale_post_id=7346119772129624 Sell the tractor you have and keep this one or take the tiller and creeper gear off this one and sell the tractor. Figure the creeper is $200-$250 by itself, same for

Re: [MBZ] Hey Curt….VW BioDiesel Question

2022-04-28 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > In retrospect I wish I'd paid more attention to the fuel input when we > stopped but I'd just driven through NYC and was a little tired. > > Google says the car has a 14.5 gallon tank and the car was reporting 30 miles > of ra

Re: [MBZ] Hey Curt….VW BioDiesel Question

2022-04-28 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
In retrospect I wish I'd paid more attention to the fuel input when we stopped but I'd just driven through NYC and was a little tired. Google says the car has a 14.5 gallon tank and the car was reporting 30 miles of range left when we finally refueled. Going through NYC with the low fuel light

Re: [MBZ] Hey Curt….VW BioDiesel Question

2022-04-28 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Not approved and restricted are not the same thing. In 2003 we'd be talking about an ALH or AHU engine like my '89 Jetta. Those do just fine on bio diesel, I ran quite a bit through my '98. If it weren't for the tin-worm I'd still be driving that car, it's my favorite. The next generation PD

Re: [MBZ] Hey Curt….VW BioDiesel Question

2022-04-28 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
B5 unfortunately. https://idpartsblog.com/2014/09/30/biodiesel-usage-guide/ I buy most of my TDI parts from ID Parts, they're in state for me and are nice folks. We did a trip to PA last weekend where Angie was taking a Tai-Chi instructor class. My 2015 Jetta TDI returned 51.5 mpg on the trip

Re: [MBZ] OT: Coleman fuel alternative?

2022-04-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Will work fine in a KEROSENE Coleman lantern. It'll burn in a regular lantern you just need some preheat, I actually did a video on that recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjE1pCY_VjU NOT for use in wick lanterns, it's got lower vapor pressure so as the tank warms up it can off-gas

Re: [MBZ] Colemans

2022-04-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Depends on the lantern, Coleman did make kerosene specific lanterns. You need to preheat to get kerosene to light, fortunately we know a guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_CJZrpGCAQ There is big debate about RUG (regular unleaded gas) in a Coleman lantern. Nobody disputes that it will

Re: [MBZ] Brake dust woes

2022-04-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
dust that organics do. > > Mrs. Dan is heck on brakes. The SL500 that she drives has over 30k on the > front Akebonos I put on it several years ago, and there’s still plenty of pad > left. > > -D > >> On Apr 26, 2022, at 10:13 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes >>

Re: [MBZ] Brake dust woes

2022-04-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Akebono are the best. Ceramic pads are harder than conventional pads but somehow magically have more friction so you use less pressure overall and, counterintuitively rotors should last longer. -Curt On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 01:53:45 AM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: I’m

Re: [MBZ] Rattle can paint job?

2022-04-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Craigslist rebuild, "I lost the receipts". Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, Apr 23, 2022 at 8:06 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Spray can overhaul. On Sat, Apr 23, 2022, at 8:02 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: > Seems the power steering pump and hoses are

Re: [MBZ] Please do not call me with any ridiculous lowball offers. And do not call with a million questions. 2007 Mercedes s550 AMG - $15, 500

2022-04-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
At the risk of joining the old fart brigade I agree. I feel like this might be the last decade of cars where not having a subscription is possible. I can't imagine a 2007 needing a dealer unlock but it might have a dead ECU... -Curt On Friday, April 22, 2022, 03:29:11 PM EDT, Allan Streib via

Re: [MBZ] W116 no shut off

2022-04-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
line never being right, as if the same parts database she uses at the store would yield a different result. Duh! -D > On Apr 22, 2022, at 2:26 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I used to agree with you on the tiers of employee quality but lately, at > least around me,

Re: [MBZ] OT - Valkyrie

2022-04-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I remember working the student radio station one night in college. I was bored and started to read through the National Emergency Broadcast System folder of stuff we might have to do in case of emergency. There were all sorts of emergencies spelled out in painstaking detail but the one that

Re: [MBZ] W116 no shut off

2022-04-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I used to agree with you on the tiers of employee quality but lately, at least around me, there seems to have been a race to the bottom the chain shop guys seem to be the absolute dregs. The only place I can think of that's worse is Tractor Supply. Twice I've seen relatively smart people at

Re: [MBZ] W116 no shut off

2022-04-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
NAPA is always more expensive but they usually have stuff and their staff tends to be a LOT smarter than Autozone. I always wonder how the employees at my local Autozone remember to breathe. The worst story I have about NAPA was last year when I had a discount code from joining their loyalty

Re: [MBZ] OT Old tractor hulk 1965 Dexter ght,$800

2022-04-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I think what they're trying to say is that it's a Ford Dextra. I'd call that "rough" probably without any diamond... -Curt On Friday, April 22, 2022, 10:25:54 AM EDT, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: It's just an old tractor can be got running

Re: [MBZ] OT tractor and equipment $1200

2022-04-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Economy (and Power King, same thing, a little bigger) tractors are rad. Bigger than a normal lawn tractor they're much more capable. That seems like a pretty good set although I don't see a plow there. Plow/harrow combo is a lot more work to break ground than a rototiller. Faster for a large

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I think most SSD manufacturers try to disguise the wear out characteristics of their drives. I talk about SSD life in class and many of my students are shocked to hear it... -Curt On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 10:20:39 AM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: > You get what you pay for here

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Seems like a silly system, I see wanting to write but the base configuration should be on non-volitile storage with the drive relatively easy and inexpensive to replace... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 2:54 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: IIRC they

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
My general opinion is to get the best/most expensive or the absolute cheapest. With the later at least you're not out a ton of money... -Curt On Monday, April 18, 2022, 02:35:45 PM EDT, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: I just bought a Chinese beverage cooler to take the place of a

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
hich is exactly why EVs are disposable and couple this with the fact that > the hugely expensive batteries are relatively short lived. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Apr 18, 2022, at 2:04 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Do you have a source for that?

Re: [MBZ] OT Frontier no start

2022-04-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Have somebody hold the key on while you whack the starter/solenoid with a hammer/mallet. -Curt On Monday, April 18, 2022, 02:29:10 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Got it started, dragged it up to the top of a slope with tow chain and rolled it down and popped the clutch. It

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Do you have a source for that? I see that Tesla has issued a big recall for screens, they're blaming it on the hard drive that runs the thing. Sounds a bit like computer guys designing cars didn't consider how long people keep cars... -Curt On Monday, April 18, 2022, 01:26:37 PM EDT, Kaleb

Re: [MBZ] OT Who's into old tractors? Saved From the Crusher! Will this 80+ Year old Ford 9N Ever Run Again???

2022-04-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The ultimate beauty of old tractors is that there isn't much to them. One of the guys in the snowmobile club mows trails for us with an 8n and a 3pt bush hog. I've been tempted to get one for the farm, the 3pt is danged handy. Quite a bit smaller than my Farmall Super M but would use a lot less

Re: [MBZ] OT Who's into old tractors? Saved From the Crusher! Will this 80+ Year old Ford 9N Ever Run Again???

2022-04-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Boy he gives me bad ideas. Did you see his IH dump truck vids? I have always liked the look of the Loadstar trucks... -Curt On Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11:14:21 AM EDT, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Gratifying vid.  I kinda like watching vids from this country boy playing with

Re: [MBZ] OT I hate small engines

2022-04-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL, I'm the other way, small engines are a bit of a specialty. I'm tantalizingly close to having my garden tractor loader back to working, good thing too, I want to get a load of topsoil to spread on the yard. I also volunteered to look at my neighbor's lawn tractor. The starter spins but

Re: [MBZ] OT: Ford F150 5 speed

2022-04-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Heck they made 3 on the tree well into the '80s... -Curt On Friday, April 15, 2022, 08:33:57 AM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: > I was thinking this might be a good deal for when I need a truck until I read > "starts with pliers" It looks like a good basic truck.  Is it really a

Re: [MBZ] More ethanol!

2022-04-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
It's only a net negative if the byproduct of the ethanol production can't also be used as feed. It can... -Curt On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 05:53:04 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: On Wed, Apr 13, 2022, at 4:37 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: > Why is gasoline still

Re: [MBZ] OT - Score! FB Marketplace

2022-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Stabil sucks. It'll go bad after a couple years and clot right in its own bottle. Marine Stabil is better but still clots after a couple years. Put 1oz Seafoam gas additive in every gallon of gas you buy. Put it in the can before you go to the gas station. I use a Ratio Rite measuring cup:

Re: [MBZ] OT - Score! FB Marketplace

2022-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I had one like that recently "I'll come out Saturday" to which he replied "Okay". Friday night I ask for directions "Oh it's sold". I could have come out earlier if he'd told me other people had interest... -Curt On Monday, April 11, 2022, 11:36:28 AM EDT, Randy Bennell via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Laurentian anyone?

2022-04-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Parking brake ? Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 1:29 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: I was wondering about the three shift levers. So one is the gear selector, one is high/low range, and one is the transfer case selector for 2WD/4WD? Every other manual

Re: [MBZ] OT JD mower with tiller not running

2022-04-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Carbs are a mystery to most people and they get disassembled and put back together randomly. Again, if it fires it's probably an easy fix. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 5:15 PM, Allan Streib wrote: I suppose one reason it does not run might be that the fuel

Re: [MBZ] OT JD mower with tiller not running

2022-04-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Similar to what you've already got, I think that's a K series Kohler engine, the difference being that it's belt drive instead of the shaft drive on a Cub Cadet. Take a squirt bottle of 2 stroke gas and a boost pack, shoot a little juice into the carb, if it fires it's worth that price. I had

Re: [MBZ] Carolina Squat

2022-04-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
CT used to have a law about bumper height. It was hilarious to see a lifted pickup with a bumper down a foot or more from the bottom of the grill. -Curt On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 06:09:28 PM EDT, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 06/04/2022 5:01 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Unloved Blast from the past

2022-04-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
https://youtu.be/zZo7Rt94GzI Right about 0:45 -Curt On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 04:48:35 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: The Coleman Lantern of K Cars? On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 2:08 PM Curt Raymond wrote: > A nice reliant automobile. > > -Curt > > > On Tuesday, April 5, 2022,

Re: [MBZ] Has anybody ever rebuilt a backup light switch?

2022-04-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've read that smelting aluminum cans is difficult at best. IIRC there isn't enough silicon in cans to cast correctly. A better source of material is broken aluminum wheels. -Curt On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 02:33:56 PM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: > This guy bought a lathe just

Re: [MBZ] Stealerships

2022-04-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Don't forget the TruCoat! -Curt On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 02:16:56 PM EDT, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: you need new brakes and rotors too, see that dust on the wheels? And don't forget the nitrogen fill in the new tires. --FT On 4/5/22 2:09 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Stealerships

2022-04-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
If you think you hate it now just wait until you drive it. -Curt On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 01:58:05 PM EDT, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: That was a Road Queen Family Truckster --FT On 4/5/22 1:53 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > Some things never change.  Reminds me of National

Re: [MBZ] Unloved Blast from the past

2022-04-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A nice reliant automobile. -Curt On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 01:48:23 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: If you must have a representative K car in your private collector car museum then this is probably the one to own.

Re: [MBZ] Modified 300CD on BAT

2022-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
:49 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: My problem would be finding a reliable source of good quality oil. On Mon, Apr 4, 2022 at 1:46 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > I don't have any problems with a well done veggie conversion. > > > > I've only ever seen one good ve

Re: [MBZ] Modified 300CD on BAT

2022-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I don't have any problems with a well done veggie conversion. I've only ever seen one good veggie conversion. I've seen hundreds of crappy ones. -Curt On Monday, April 4, 2022, 01:30:01 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: Because anyone with half a brain knows veggie oil

Re: [MBZ] OT Battery Charger

2022-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
l NAPA had “We’ve got Rotella” on their sign > yesterday. > > -D > >> On Apr 4, 2022, at 6:27 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> I've never seen them sell more than pellet guns/ammo. Gun safes though. >> >> I'm personally not a TS

Re: [MBZ] OT Battery Charger

2022-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
a couple times out of I lost a bearing cap on the trailer. Had to stop by TSC for a replacement which was $20 for 2. At the local farm store they are around $4 Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 4, 2022, at 8:27 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I've never seen them sell more

Re: [MBZ] OT Battery Charger

2022-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've never seen them sell more than pellet guns/ammo. Gun safes though. I'm personally not a TSC fan, it's one of those places that almost never has what I want. If they normally carry the item it'll inevitably be out of stock when I'm there. Their off brand tools are JUNK, I've regretted

Re: [MBZ] Dead battery

2022-04-02 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've had poor luck with reman alternators in MBs, my '83 240D ate a bunch of them, I forget how many, 5 or 6 before I finally got a good one. -Curt On Saturday, April 2, 2022, 06:50:08 PM EDT, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: The w124 300D 2.5 sat for one week and battery is now dead

Re: [MBZ] OT: "Special" video

2022-04-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
wrote: > > > > April Fool. BS on making fuel > > > > On Fri, Apr 1, 2022, 11:07 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > I don't normally spam you guys with my videos but

Re: [MBZ] OT: "Special" video

2022-04-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You're just jealous that you don't have one. ;) -Curt On Friday, April 1, 2022, 12:25:35 PM EDT, Dwight Giles wrote: April Fool. BS on making fuel On Fri, Apr 1, 2022, 11:07 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > I don't normally spam you guys with my videos but this one is "

[MBZ] OT: "Special" video

2022-04-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I don't normally spam you guys with my videos but this one is "special". https://youtu.be/rlVRzhJ5d_A Note the date. -Curt ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT: Shocking video of fatal PA Turnpike pileup

2022-03-31 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Its not really "caused by a snow squall" it's caused by people driving MUCH faster than conditions allow. -Curt On Thursday, March 31, 2022, 04:20:27 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Caused by a snow squall. https://youtu.be/wHp35Fyz7qY ___

Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun

2022-03-29 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
u just drop it and let physics do the work for you. > > I had some friction tape on the handle of mine for a while, but I ended up > taking it off and just getting some good grippy gloves. > > -D > > > On Mar 23, 2022, at 10:24 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes < > mercedes@okie

Re: [MBZ] OT How far can a Nissan Murano go with no coolant?

2022-03-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
One of my high school English teachers told the story about how when she got her first car nobody ever told her she needed to check the oil so she drove it until it ran out of oil and the engine locked up. Her second car she checked the oil religiously and added every time it needed but nobody

Re: [MBZ] OT Needs cab canvas. 1996 M35A3 duece and half,$8,500

2022-03-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Good price for that, those became valuable at some point... -Curt On Friday, March 25, 2022, 03:32:42 PM EDT, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Perfect commuter vehicle https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/289679126656474 -- --FT ___

Re: [MBZ] OT: 2022 as a year for finishing up old projects

2022-03-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
and then stop.  Cleaned the carb, fresh fuel, check the spark, etc. Turned out to be a mud dauber nest in the exhaust, which on that weedeater is exactly the side they like.  Poked that out and it ran like a champ…. > On Mar 24, 2022, at 4:47 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Retired

2022-03-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You could go from ChowdaQ up north, I'd give you the run of my camp/farm for as long as you like. Beautiful time of year to be up there. -Curt On Thursday, March 24, 2022, 06:08:51 PM EDT, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: As of 1730 March 18, 2022, my 37 year career of making

[MBZ] OT: 2022 as a year for finishing up old projects

2022-03-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got old projects hanging around uncompleted. I don't even remember how long ago I brought dad's Echo chainsaw back from camp. Before 2016 anyway for sure. I don't remember if I ran some bad gas in it or it had just sat but either way I brought it home and

Re: [MBZ] Drug dreams

2022-03-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
ra 0 in price > > --FT > > On 3/24/22 1:53 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: >> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1558745484512403/ >> >> No engine, transmission, rear quarter, hood, radiator, rear bumper. >> $1500... >> >> >> -Cur

[MBZ] Drug dreams

2022-03-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1558745484512403/ No engine, transmission, rear quarter, hood, radiator, rear bumper. $1500... -Curt ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun

2022-03-23 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Pretty common in heavy equipment too. Helps to keep kids from taking equipment for a joyride. We have shutoffs on all the grooming equipment. I put one on my Farmall Super M last year, much easier than disconnecting the battery manually. I think I'll put one on the Ford this year, it doesn't

Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun

2022-03-23 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
> On Mar 23, 2022, at 10:24 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I prefer a wooden handle, I think the fiberglass send more vibrations. I do > like that that one has a 36" handle, too many of them are too short. > > I've got one of these: > https://www.hardwares

Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun

2022-03-23 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
paign=LOB_content=Local_Feed=0AD3fmFPI49mXQrWvxVxqp-Ajm1mGC=CjwKCAjwiuuRBhBvEiwAFXKaNBnn-Q1NDXYMDTog-o8O5XtoAq4icj6h_V0MsW4ViryXkhdGtfPLdBoCmx0QAvD_BwE Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 23, 2022, at 9:20 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > Which reminds me, my buddy has been fartin

Re: [MBZ] Battery Fun

2022-03-23 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Which reminds me, my buddy has been farting around with his log splitter for awhile. It won't crank at all. Battery reads 12.xv and doesn't drop at all under load that he can see. Figures it's locked up, it'd sat outside awhile. He goes and buys a Harbor Freight 13hp, guess what, that won't

Re: [MBZ] Regina’s Nuts….

2022-03-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
One time when I got tires I got talking to the tire monkey and he forgot to torque all the tires. It was fine for a couple days but Angie and I were going somewhere, she was driving and one wheel must have gotten loose. It sounded and felt to me like somebody was beating one of the wheels with

Re: [MBZ] More tires

2022-03-21 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
They're not even Chinese, they're made in South Korea. While I prefer made in USA stuff I'm really only anti-made in China. -Curt On Monday, March 21, 2022, 01:35:55 PM EDT, Michael Esh via Mercedes wrote: I bought Khumho tires for the 85 300D and loved them. No issues back and forth

Re: [MBZ] OT: Dexter watch offer

2022-03-21 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
$75 is going to buy you a plastic monstrosity made in China. Why would anyone who is into fine time pieces want a plastic monstrosity? I quit wearing a watch full time when my last Timex died and I had a cell phone. A few years ago Angie bought me a Bulova Marine Star which is really the only

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I got gas for $4.03 today, diesel is running $4.99. Seems the rise has rolled back some. -Curt On Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10:08:45 PM EDT, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: On 2022-03-05 22:21, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote: > https://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/5KlLBklKTSZv > >

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
"The Nissan" is a pretty broad stroke. Nissan makes many different models. The little crappy ones probably aren't great in a crash, the big ones are probably better. When we were shopping pickup trucks I really liked the Nissan Titan except for the padded center console/arm rest thing that had

Re: [MBZ] Corn based ethanol

2022-03-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I can't tell if you're sarcastic or not. E85 is good race fuel, it's probably okay in low humidity environments, it's lousy in most other applications. -Curt On Friday, March 18, 2022, 11:17:21 AM EDT, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote: I keep hoping they will just require all cars to

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
All of which will use substantially more gas than the car she has now... -Curt On Thursday, March 17, 2022, 06:51:19 PM EDT, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: Certified Used VW Tiguans, Subaru Outbacks, 250GLAs   She doesn’t want a huge payment. I’m not sure what huge is right now. Still in

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Fix and keep. Car prices are stupid right now. 6th gen cars are pretty nice. -Curt On Thursday, March 17, 2022, 06:41:15 PM EDT, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: Youngest’s 2014 Jetta, 1.8 T, 121K miles, had the red oil pressure alarm come in the other day after she had driven it about

Re: [MBZ] What are they smoking on BAT?

2022-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Is that our own Mr. Snook in the comments? -Curt On Thursday, March 17, 2022, 01:41:59 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: No words. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-cadillac-brougham-21/?utm_source=dm_medium=email_campaign=2022-03-17 ___

Re: [MBZ] 2000 S430 - 177k miles - $4,000

2022-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Big red stripe up the passenger side of the windshield isn't distracting at all... -Curt On Thursday, March 17, 2022, 01:27:30 PM EDT, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: I don’t know, that headliner is something else, too. -D > On Mar 17, 2022, at 1:24 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] Out for Delivery?

2022-03-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
USPS here is perfect, I couldn't ask for better. I should ask our postman his name, I usually refer to him as "The one eyed kid", you can probably guess why. If there are packages he comes around in the morning with a truck. He walks the route in the afternoon with the envelopes. -Curt On

Re: [MBZ] Out for Delivery?

2022-03-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I had one put a box in my car once. Said they'd "Delivered to the front door" I called UPS "He hasn't." The lady says "Oh yes, you just go look at your front door and you'll find the package." "Lady, there's four feet of snow covering the path to my front door, you couldn't open that door with

Re: [MBZ] OT, Jetta Oil Light

2022-03-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
My first guess would be a bad sensor. I had that happen on my Dodge Dakota some years ago. Scared the crap out of me on the highway at 75mph... Do you have a VCDS cable? The software would tell you the actual readout of the pressure. What oil? How long since the last change? How hot was

Re: [MBZ] Family-owned: Father (1995-2008) & Son (2008- ). 1995 Mercedes Benz E320 Wagon 201K - $4, 800 (Clover)

2022-03-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I usually check the oil in all the vehicles every Sunday. Check all the fluids and tire pressure too. Might as well empty the trash while I'm at it. It's a good excuse to eyeball the car, I've caught a bunch of things that could have become issues while doing it. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on

Re: [MBZ] Family-owned: Father (1995-2008) & Son (2008- ). 1995 Mercedes Benz E320 Wagon 201K - $4, 800 (Clover)

2022-03-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Interesting. My 2010 Dodge RAM takes basically no oil between 8,000-10,000 mile changes, it uses 5w20 or occasionally when I forget, 0w20. Angie's 2005 VW Golf TDI consumes 5w30 oil but not 5w40. Makes an easy choice on which weight to use. My 2015 Jetta TDI requires 5w30 and consumes none

Re: [MBZ] 540K replica running on Chevy small block v8. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, $30, 000

2022-03-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A well done cabin, so many of them just use parts store gauges and the steering column/shifter out of their donor car. Whoever built that has a good eye. -Curt On Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10:37:41 AM EST, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: That’s pretty well done for a fiberglass

Re: [MBZ] Auto Parts Idiots

2022-03-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The NAPA by our place in Maine has a bunch of mangy looking dudes and one young (like mid-20s) woman. She is CLEARLY the brains of the operation and somehow manages to keep an eye on all the mangy dudes while still helping twice as many customers as the dudes do. Several times I've seen her

Re: [MBZ] Auto Parts Idiots

2022-03-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Chain autoparts stores are the final haven for people to stupid to work at the grocery store. I consider Advance to have the absolute dumbest clerks. Autozone is a minor step up but the one nearest me has pretty well hit bottom. I'll never forgive Advance for buying Car Quest. My local Car

Re: [MBZ] Filled up with biodiesel

2022-03-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The last time I bought bioD at a station it was like $0.10 more expensive than dino diesel. Today I saw dino diesel as low as $4.79 and as high as $5.49. In theory BioD could be much cheaper but if you had a similar product you probably wouldn't price it way under the competition because you'd

Re: [MBZ] Intense travel jobs?

2022-03-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
What everybody else said. I've done close to 100% travel for 3 months at a go. I remember one year I realized "Oh crap, Christmas is next week, I better buy presents. I hadn't been home since Thanksgiving. It was dammed hard on my marriage, at first being away and then being back... I don't

Re: [MBZ] WAY OT: "The Repair Shop"

2022-03-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
May has had several series I liked, the Toy ones are pretty neat. He's had 2 series on Amazon, "Oh Cook!" and "Our Man in Japan" that were pretty fun too. Another show I like on the British front is "The Hairy Bikers" which is basically 50% cooking show and 50% travel show. They've done a ton

Re: [MBZ] OT - Don't Pet the Big Kitty

2022-03-10 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
022 11:05 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: > > I thought those dogs didn’t have a bark > > > > --FT > > Sent from iFōn > > > >> On Mar 10, 2022, at 12:03 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> > >&

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