Re: [MBZ] Similar Note - my 91 300D runing warmer - Time forBurping??

2014-07-13 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I used to have air bubble problems in 617 cooling systems. They eventually go away after repeated coolant top-up. But never had bubble problems after I started filling through the top radiator hose (disconnected at the radiator and held vertical). -Original Message- From: Mercedes

[MBZ] OT: Another Fkying Tale

2014-07-14 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
See the photo at the end. Narrative: An Aeromexico Boeing 767-200, registration XA-TOJ performing flight AM-2 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Mexico City (Mexico), was rotating for takeoff from Madrid's runway 36L when the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface leaving debris behind. The

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
It is my understanding that BIG Diesels have additional filtering that removes soot from the oil but these soot filters are not cost-effective for our little automotive Diesels. Obviously, a worn Diesel will allow a lot more soot to get in the oil so maybe sampling would allow extended change

Re: [MBZ] How the mighty have fallen

2014-07-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Many state registrations say exceeded mechanical limits if over 100K miles even with a 5-digit odometer. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:51 PM To: Dan Penoff; Mercedes List

[MBZ] OT: Delta Unicycle

2014-08-14 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Delta Unicycle ahanamyr

2014-08-15 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Curt wins the prize! Actually, I didn't question what I was seeing at first, even though the aliasing in the clouds and sky should have been a dead giveaway (that the original image was not analog). On further thought, this unicycle mode is clearly impossible; the wing is at a negative angle of

Re: [MBZ] Reworked Web Site

2014-08-18 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I've been using a free downloadable HTML editor called KompoZer. For a johnny-come-lately like me it works pretty well. Scott -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Fmiser via Mercedes Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 9:24 PM To:

[MBZ] OT: WWII Carrier Training

2014-08-19 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I don't know how many brown shoes we have on the list, but this lesser-known chapter of WWII history may interest them: http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3 http://warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3t=48962 t=48962 Scott

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-21 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
A surprisingly common problem in the utility tractor community is bad battery cables. In these cases the conductor fails (corrosion) under the insulation where it's not visible such that the cable (and the end terminals) still looks fine. Mercedes content: These are Diesel tractors.

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Conventional wisdom is that the quality of the dealer is more important than the brand of tractor. All compact utility tractors are now made in Asia. I ended up with a Kioti because I was looking for a used machine and that's what I found. There is a wealth of tractor information on the site:

Re: [MBZ] trailer hitches

2014-08-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I can't answer that, but some kind soul on this list (or maybe the Diesel list) sent me plans for a 123 hitch (attached). I had a TD at the time but ended up buying a pickup truck before I tried using the hitch plans. Scott -Original Message- From: Rick Hawkins Sent: Friday, August

Re: [MBZ] OT - Kubota tractors tier 4 was 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-23 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
The supply of recent older tractors is limited. During the recession hobby tractor sales dropped dramatically and quite a few smaller dealers went out of business (or quit selling tractors). I can't comment on any common rail injection systems but the all-mechanical injection systems will be

Re: [MBZ] OT Tractor was 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-23 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Many owners never (almost) remove the loader. With larger tractors, humans aren't strong enough to brute-force them back into position. The trick is to park on a very flat (preferably level) surface before removing the loader. My loader uses the skid-steer quick disconnect interface to the

Re: [MBZ] Spring Compressor?

2014-08-31 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Do you even need a spring compressor for the back? 123s and 126s don't. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:17 PM To: Mercedes List Subject: [MBZ] Spring Compressor? Anyone

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-09 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I never saw much point in open carry in public. -Original Message- From: Mitch Haley Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 4:07 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: I wonder how Kroger will react to that petition taking them to task for allowing shoppers to carry guns in their

Re: [MBZ] N and guns

2014-09-10 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Federal firearms laws are quite strong and the penalties are severe. But some jurisdictions (typically jurisdictions with their own, more restrictive, firearms laws) choose to enforce neither their own laws nor the Federal laws. Just look at the criminal records of those mutts that do get

Re: [MBZ] Testing Prius and changing subjects

2014-09-10 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Right on. A car is a machine that may or may not be suited for a particular use. It's foolish to mistake a car choice for a social or political statement unless you know the car was chosen to make a statement. I bought a Subaru for practical reasons, but I'm slightly to the right of Attila the

Re: [MBZ] Rebuilding an alternator

2014-09-11 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
My experience repairing one was not good. My 79 300TD (123/617) had a bad diode in the rectifier. I bought a new rectifier and replaced the rectifier assembly (soldering required). The first new rectifier failed so replaced it again. The second new rectifier failed so then I bought e Bosch

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: N

2014-09-13 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Has anyone else noticed that when a citizen uses a gun to prevent or stop a crime there is zero press coverage except (sometimes) at the local level (and, interestingly some foreign press). But when a gun is used to commit a crime there is persistent National coverage in the electronic and print

Re: [MBZ] Oil leak gone?

2014-09-15 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I would guess that the superior cleaning action plus seal additives in the M1 did their job. -Original Message- From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 9:00 AM I run Mobil 1 5W40 in my 82 240D. I have been doing so for the 5 or so years that I've owned it.

Re: [MBZ] 190D rear suspension

2014-09-15 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Yup. I get tempted every time Harbor Freight has the 20 ton press on sale for $150. But then I think I'm getting too old for that sort of thing. I've been procrastinating renewing suspension rubber on the 300SD for years but I don't seem to be getting younger. Scott -Original Message-

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: N

2014-09-15 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
This is another example where the US national media ignores gun stops crime events and the only coverage is in very local or foreign media. The Daily Mail seems cover these often. The national gun magazines typically include dozens of examples in an Armed Citizen section of each issue. Here's

Re: [MBZ] Carbine Digest, Vol 106, Issue 71

2014-09-16 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I feel strongly both ways because I can quickly delete posts that don't interest me. I just wish everyone took the effort to make the subject lines were reliable and descriptive. Unfortunately, you can't fix the subject line in a reply without breaking the thread. -Original Message-

Re: [MBZ] OT but food for thought

2014-09-17 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Still a great essay from the Colonel. The debacle that was Viet Nam is less an indictment of war than an indictment of the way that particular non-war was defined and prosecuted. Even a casual review of world history will tell you that sustained peace is not normal unless a superpower

Re: [MBZ] Fw: Carbine Digest, Vol 106, Issue 71

2014-09-17 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Terminology An assault rifle is a light rifle that fires a reduced power cartridge and is capable of automatic operation. Automatic operation means it's a machine gun that fires as long as the trigger is pressed. The term assault weapon has no precise meaning but the media seems to like it.

Re: [MBZ] OM603 exhaust log to turbo intake gasket

2014-09-19 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I used Hylomar on the last boat diesel head I replaced. Seemed to work OK. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Meade Dillon via Mercedes Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 9:53 AM To: Mercedes Subject: [MBZ] OM603 exhaust log to turbo

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cub Cadet finale

2014-09-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
My snow plan here was to use the regular loader bucket (6 ft) on my 45 hp (I must add Diesel) utility tractor. But I have found it a lot easier to just wait for it to melt (1 week, tops) here in NC. But when I lived in NJ as a Kid and was assigned in Ohio (WPAFB), the white stuff had to be

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cub Cadet finale

2014-09-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Washer fluid is available and fairly cheap. My tractor came with glycol in the back tires; no problems yet after 5 years except for a dead tire pressure gauge. I stop each tire with the valve up to add or check air. Calcuim works but it's corrosive so you want an inner tube if you uise that

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cub Cadet finale

2014-09-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Should have said the beet juice was NOT coorsive. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Scott Ritchey via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:29 PM To: 'Meade Dillon'; 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Cub

Re: [MBZ] OT - non-political B-52 tale - AWESOME!

2014-09-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Realities of Air-to-Ground: Most people don't understand that military aircraft do not have magic systems that detect, locate, and identify targets from the air. The human eyeball is still the primary sensor. This is not as critical for stationary targets, like buildings and bridges, but

Re: [MBZ] 124 condenser replacement

2014-09-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
My AC guy in FL would sometimes let the penetrating oil work for days (while he worked on some other car) reapplying and testing a couple times a day. He ran a small shop by himself that looked like a junk yard (stacks of dead compressors, evaporators, etc. in the corners) but his repairs never

Re: [MBZ] AC Bummer

2014-09-24 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I did about half of this job troubleshooting my 126 HVAC issues, which I eventually solved with string and shoe goo. Mu main lessons-learned are (1) devise a system to identify and store the many different kinds of clips and fasteners and (2) take a lot of cell phone or digital photos along the

Re: [MBZ] turbo update 82 300td

2014-09-25 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I have an 82 300SD turbo which may be similar. The big plastic U that connects the air cleaner to the turbo has rubber seals at both ends and it's not hard for one of these to fold under or push out of position when you reinstall the U. This condition causes a bad seal that can let dirt in and

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes brake lines

2014-09-26 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I haven't done this job but I think you want to use a tool so you don't kink the line. I've seen two kinds, One is like a conduit bender where you bend the line around a circular form. The other is like a spring that fits over the tube to prevent kinking. I can't recommend which is best.

Re: [MBZ] OIL THREAD

2014-09-27 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I used M1 exclusively in my 79TD (350K miles when sold in 2006) and 82SD (240K miles, still own) with no leakage from the oil seals. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of rogerhga--- via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014

[MBZ] Kaleb's Tractor

2014-10-03 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I was wondering if Kaleb ever got a tractor for his new place. Even any of the little 20-30 HP subcompacts would move engines and trannys with ease but he'd need something much bigger (typically 50-100 HP range) to move whole cars using the loader. My DK45S loader is only rated at 3200 lb at the

Re: [MBZ] TD

2014-10-03 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Before buying the SD back in 88, I test drove a 240 manual. It must be an acquired taste. Every time that car began to accelerate it was time to upshift. I've driven MBZ Diesels for years but that 240 manny felt too slow to me. Scott Dan wrote: That being said, I would love to drive a

Re: [MBZ] new fix on new/old TD

2014-10-04 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Excuse my ignorance, but what are pressure valves/pressure valve seals? Otherwise thanks for the tutorial. Scott -Original Message- From: Peter Frederick via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2014 1:26 PM There are several things that can cause rough idle with instant start --

[MBZ] OT: Cameron Air Show

2014-10-08 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
If aviation is not a verboten topic. These guys are nuts: http://vimeo.com/100670266 I always felt that, when airborne, the ground is not your friend until the flare. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Convoy

2014-10-08 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
My wife and I used CB radios on several coast-to-coast military moves back in the day (driving 2 cars). I usually just used one of those magnetic roof (or trunk) temporary mount whip antennas and ran the fire over a thick spot in the door seal. Even hand-held radios worked OK with a decent

Re: [MBZ] Headlight Lens Restoration

2014-10-16 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
As I understand things, the plastic headlight haze and yellowing is caused mainly by UV exposure. New headlight transparencies have a UV inhibiting coating; but when that coating is gone/worn-out the hazing begins. Unless a new UV coating is applied after polishing, the freshly restored plastic

Re: [MBZ] OT Interesting Video Secure Your WiFi

2014-10-24 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
You may also want to disable Wi-Fi Protected Setup if your router/access point has the option. -Original Message- From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 8:40 AM Just leave it out there, but enable security. WPA for sure, as WEP has been compromised for years.

Re: [MBZ] OT - another non-political B-52 tale - MORRIS' CREW

2014-10-25 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Thanks, Wilton. A fascinating window into a day in the life. I worked with a Colonel Mike LaBeau at the F-16 Program Office in 1989-1990 at Wright-Patt. He was the Director of Manufacturing and I worked in Engineering. This Mike had been a POW so it must have been the same Mike LaBeau. Back

Re: [MBZ] W123 intermittent loss of power braking (today's puzzler)

2014-10-26 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
You obviously have an intermittent vacuum problem of some sort. It could be in the plumbing or other (non brake) systems, which is easy to check: cap off everything except the brake vacuum booster and see if the problem persists. Of course the locks, HVAC, engine shut-off, etc won't work until

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-26 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I'd stick with 12 gage as long as the gun fits the shooter. Everything is harder to find and often more expensive in 20 gage. Lower recoil target shells are readily available in 12 gage. I think a pump gun is more versatile (and less expensive) than a side-by-side or over-under configuration.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-27 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I think there are two approaches: (1) get a .22 cal pistol which is fun and cheap to shoot with low recoil or (2) get a center-fire pistol which can also be used for home- and self-defense. Until recently, .22 ammo has been hard to find and costly, but that's finally changing, .22 rounds are now

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-27 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
On handgun selection, I'd add one other point. For a defensive handgun, the goal is to quickly stop the bad guy from attacking you or those you protect. Many folks feel that a 9mm weapon is inadequate for this purpose. With full-metal jacketed ammo, like the military uses, 9mm is certainly less

Re: [MBZ] any suggestions for a new computer

2014-10-29 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Seriously, any Windows box should do the job. Look for a decent price and try to avoid any annoying things, like noisy fans or laptops that get too hot. You'll want Windows 7 (at least) or 8 and if you load the 64 bit version you can actually use all the RAM if you have over 3GB installed.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns/Pistols

2014-10-29 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Short answer: Sales at gun shows work exactly the same as they work anywhere else. There is no such thing as a gun show loophole. Scott I was curious as to how purchases work at gun shows. Depends upon who's selling. If seller has a FFL he has to obey all the checks, waiting periods,

Re: [MBZ] Blue W123 carpet set - really?

2014-10-29 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
It's funny how color doesn't scale up. I've noticed this with paint and wallpaper too. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:01 PM To: dsereta...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] Even a Bad Landing Makes It a Good Day (Dan Penoff)

2014-11-01 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
And a great landing is one where you can use the airplane again. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Addison Thompson via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:45 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Even a Bad

Re: [MBZ] Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host Of NPR's Car Talk, Has Died

2014-11-03 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Another passing of an era. The fact they retired two years ago (and went to edited rebroadcasts) does explain why current shows seemed somehow familiar. I did learn a things from that show but it was mainly good entertainment. However, I did not appreciate their attitude on Diesels: What do you

Re: [MBZ] The Brakes that WON'T - 1983 300TD

2014-11-10 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Yup. In my 79 300TD, there was a large glob of (wait for it) Shoe Goo sealing a hole on that tube. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas via Mercedes Sent: Monday, November 10, 2014 10:17 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Veterans on the List

2014-11-11 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Scott USAF 1969-1994 -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Craig via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:40 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] Veterans on the List We do have several veterans on the list. As a

Re: [MBZ] OT: Onsite fabrication of taller wind turbines

2014-11-12 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Do tell more. What are these storage technologies and who is developing them? -Original Message- From: Andrew Strasfogel Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:11 PM They are rapidly developing ways to store energy that will smooth out load fluctioon caused by intermittency of

Re: [MBZ] OT Awesome old airplanes

2014-11-16 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
There was an excellent technical article on the Mercedes engine which powered the Me109 in the Star, circa 2002, I think. The article seems to be online (http://star.mbca.org/i/123264/56) but I discontinued my MBCA membership. Like our old Diesel cars, that engine had numerous interesting and

Re: [MBZ] front of car sitting much too high

2014-11-17 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Maybe springs rarely fail but the rear subframe mounts compress and that will make the back squat. I think the shop manual gives measurements from the ground to points on the chassis. Does your car have the hydraulic leveling system? If so, that.t the first thing I'd check. When I first got my

Re: [MBZ] Not really OT: Stellathe electric PV powered car from Holland

2014-11-17 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Ok, let's see. They claim 1.5 KW from the solar cells (peak at high noon, I assume). If the battery is 60-85 KWh (Tesla numbers) it would take 40-56 hours for a full charge under ideal conditions. If we assume the sun shines for 12 hours/day on average for an equivalent 6 peak sunlight hours, a

Re: [MBZ] OT but of general interest: Energy Storage

2014-11-17 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Back in the day, movie theaters bought cool air from subway companies and pumped it into theaters to cool them in summer. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curly McLain via Mercedes Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 10:54 AM To:

Re: [MBZ] Batteries

2014-11-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Lead cost? I understand that all US smelting was shut down in 2013 for environmental reasons: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/16881-epa-closure-of-last-lead-smelting-plant-to-impact-ammunition-production I guess lead has other applications (other than ammo). There is a

Re: [MBZ] Batteries

2014-11-21 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
And yet, This is the hottest fall on record according to the global warming watchers! -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond via Mercedes Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 1:05 PM To: arche...@embarqmail.com; Diesel List

Re: [MBZ] Generators

2014-11-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Some systems, like an UPS requires 60HZ +_- 3 Hz. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:22 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Generators My tractor

Re: [MBZ] Generators

2014-11-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
My standby generator is 15KW and it runs everything except the heat pumps. But my stove is LP as is the generator. IMO, fuel choice should be the first decision. Liquid fuels are a problem unless you already have a large Diesel storage system. Gasoline is the worst: you can't store it and you

Re: [MBZ] Generators

2014-11-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I can't speak to Kaleb's winters, but heat pumps are little better than resistive heat below 35 degrees (F) unless it's the new invertor type. A supplemental LP heater (like a fireplace insert, direct vent fireplace, etc.) will deliver a lot more heat per gallon than running an LP generator to

Re: [MBZ] Generators

2014-11-23 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Red Green would love it! -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Meade Dillon via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2014 9:27 AM To: Mercedes Subject: Re: [MBZ] Generators I like that idea, but I would make a permanent set-up.

Re: [MBZ] Generators

2014-11-23 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Generators Scott Ritchey via Mercedes wrote: I can't speak to Kaleb's winters, but heat pumps are little better than resistive heat below 35 degrees (F) unless it's the new invertor type. Not true. Mine is little better than heat strips

Re: [MBZ] 82 300SD

2014-11-23 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Michael, I'll gladly take them off your hands but I don't need them at the moment. So if someone else actually needs them it would be better he/she/they get them. Scott -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Michael Esh via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT: Who needs a parachute when you have a trampoline?

2014-11-26 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
BS! Even if he somehow managed to go through the hole and hit the tramp. The acceleration would have been fatal, IMO. Assuming terminal velocity (120 mph = 200 fps), if the tramp stopped him over a distance of 10 ft, the average acceleration would have been 62g (with higher peaks) and the

Re: [MBZ] TV options

2014-11-26 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Roku is one of several devices that let you stream TV content over the internet from program providers like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc. There are several Roku models in the $50-100 range. Chromecast (seen for $25) is the cheapest but it's quite limited and the control interface is clumsy, IMO

Re: [MBZ] TV options

2014-11-26 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Chromecast works well with most YouTube feeds. It will send anything in a CHROME window (only works with Chrome) to your TV, but expect it to be jerky with sound synch issues unless you have a really fast PC. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com]

Re: [MBZ] Real or staged?

2014-11-26 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Could be. I remember hand-rolling a fully-fueled F-15 with 6-10 folks, mainly by pushing on the wheels. Weight was about 34K pounds, as I recall. Unlike propeller engines, jets have relatively low static thrust; jet thrust generally increases with speed. -Original Message- From:

Re: [MBZ] Dwight and Curt's former 240D

2014-11-28 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I'd be inclined to suspect the thermostat or a plugged radiator before messing with the water pump. If you pull the lower radiator hose and dump water in the top, it should flow out with ease. The thermostat is unlike US designs. In the full cold position it blocks flow to the radiator but

Re: [MBZ] Dwight and Curt's former 240D

2014-11-28 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
In my experience (with 617s) burping is critical to coolant flow. In the old days. I jacked the front end to get the air out. When I got smarter, I learned that you can disconnect the top radiator hose at the radiator, fill the system through that hose, then reconnect the hose. Using that

Re: [MBZ] Yoots was Re: Dwight and Curt's former 240D

2014-11-29 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
As long as we support a society that rewards failure (meant in the broad sense) and punishes success (also in a broad sense) expect more of the same. Scott -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of G Mann via Mercedes Sent: Saturday,

Re: [MBZ] Dwight and Curt's former 240D

2014-11-30 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Check the diagram: http://pt709.synology.me/615_cooling.pdf There is a direct, unobstructed path from the cooling passages in the head through the top radiator hose to the top of the radiator. The thermostat is in the return path from the bottom of the radiator to the water pump. Even with

Re: [MBZ] OT - Hybrid Renewable Energy and battery storage systems

2014-12-01 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
This is certainly correct. -Original Message- From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Monday, December 01, 2014 12:54 PM Heard an interesting story this weekend of where there is a (credible) suspicion that the Saudis and other OPEC members are not decreasing production in order to

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-05 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I really like my Synology DS211J NAS. I wanted a low power NAS to run 24/7 for my main home storage. I have relatively small hard disks in the actual PCs and I wanted to access data from at least two PCs at different ends of the house. I got a Synology 211J which is low performance but also low

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-06 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Greg, Good luck with your new NAS. FYI, my old, budget DS211J has a gigabit network connection. Do I am surprised that any current NAS systems have 100Mb LAN interfaces. I'll be interested in your experience with the WD unit. -Original Message- From: Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT - 'nother grad

2014-12-19 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Outstanding! In my limited experience, the most important thing in a PhD program (after finances) is the student's relationship with his/her research advisor, specifically that they have similar goals. Scott -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On

Re: [MBZ] OT White guys in white short sleeve shirts with short haircuts and slide rules

2014-12-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
As shown in the video, pressure recovery at the inlet was critical to generating thrust. If the analog computer burped and misplaced the inlet spike, the resulting drop in thrust was dramatic. This event was called an inlet unstart. The resulting violent yaw motion was the faster than human

Re: [MBZ] 1985 300TD Blows Ice Cold no matter how cold it is outside - even with the heat on!

2014-12-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Pull the electrical connector at the monovalve. That should let the monovalve stay full open. If still no heat, the monoalve insert is toast. Good luck finding a replacement. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel via

Re: [MBZ] OT: Coffee Bodum Vacuum

2014-12-28 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I remember those from the 1950s, except they were metal instead of glass. They must have lost favor for a reason, -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2014 3:27 PM To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Your OT automotive pR0n for the day

2015-01-02 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Most small engine problems are caused by old/stale gas left in the carb or sitting in the can too long. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curly McLain via Mercedes Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2015 2:31 PM To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] Burnin' daylight

2015-01-24 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
I bought 2003 2WD Sonoma (same as Chevy S-10) from a neighbor's widow a few years back. Except for AC and radio, it's pretty basic. It's easy to get this truck stuck when the back end is light but (based on experience with tractors) I think a limited-slip differential (which is retrofit-able)

Re: [MBZ] Law Enforcement I can embrace

2015-02-05 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
-Original Message- Makes one wonder how this goes down with the local Islamic population. From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 9:15 AM http://www.youtube.com/embed/CPwW1HlAPys --R ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT: NY Times article about diesel cars in the USA

2015-02-06 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Didn't France just start some effort to ban Diesels? -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Friday, February 06, 2015 10:44 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] OT: NY Times article about

Re: [MBZ] OT: NY Times article about diesel cars in the USA

2015-02-06 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Scott Ritchey via Mercedes Sent: Friday, February 06, 2015 2:38 PM To: 'Andrew Strasfogel'; 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: NY Times article about diesel cars in the USA Didn't France just start some effort to ban Diesels? -Original

Re: [MBZ] Secret message for Dan

2015-02-03 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
It's not just banks. We have neighbors living in a USDA loan house who haven't made a house payment in years. It would be interesting to know just how common this (unexecuted foreclosures) is in the US. I suspect there is a great deal being swept under the rug these days. IMO, this is not

Re: [MBZ] Quiet day on the list

2015-01-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Stall is all about airspeed (not enough) and angle of attack (too much). Amazing vertical wind currents are possible around thunder storms. Downdrafts can be dangerous. I don't see how an updraft would cause a crash unless the flight crew was disoriented and made bad choices or structural limits

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change Question - Mity Vac Extractor

2015-01-17 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
My experience with 3-liter 123 and 126 Diesel engines is the same as Wilton's. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2015 9:20 PM To: Robert Koziak; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] OT: The sweet sound of success

2015-01-17 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Similar experience. The video card in my noisy HP8510w laptop died. When I replaced that card, I also replaced all the heat-sink grease and cleaned the accumulated dust and hair out of the heat-sink radiator. The difference was amazing. It is almost silent and the internal temps are moderate.

Re: [MBZ] OT 1992 Ford F-150

2015-01-16 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Many of us experienced Ford truck owners add a heater valve to turn off hot water flow in AC season. Kind of like my old 79 TD which came with a bad servo. More than once, I had to pull over enroute to change modes. -Original Message- From: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Burnin' daylight

2015-01-22 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Hey Don, Could you tell us more about your geothermal setup? Is it a closed loop system? How big was the hole(s) (horizontal or vertical tubes)? How long did the install take? What is your climate? What longevity do you expect from the system? Would you do it again? There is a lot of

Re: [MBZ] Quiet day on the list

2015-01-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Yes. I just finished stripping about 400 sf of roof to put down a double layer of ice and snow block to cure a stubborn series of leaks over a shallow cricket. IMO. CFLs and LEDs just don't cost that much to run. Besides, a little waste heat is a bonus half of the year. -Original

Re: [MBZ] Quiet day on the list

2015-01-20 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Free sunlight would not be enough for me to cut a hole in my roof. -Original Message- From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:07 PM It would, but sunlight is free. On Jan 20, 2015, at 2:27 PM, Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT: The sweet sound of success

2015-01-18 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
from my iPad On Jan 18, 2015, at 12:39 AM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Similar experience. The video card in my noisy HP8510w laptop died. When I replaced that card, I also replaced all the heat-sink grease and cleaned the accumulated dust and hair out

Re: [MBZ] OT: Global none-warming. was: Where to dump the snow in Boston?

2015-02-16 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
The goal of education is learning how to think. Thinking requires facts but education is not just learning facts. Comments like this imply that our education system isn't working. -Original Message- From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 7:11 PM

[MBZ] OT License plate Readers

2015-01-27 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
After a recent double murder in nearby Granville County NC on New Year's Day, the alleged perps were apprehended in West Virginia after an automated license plate reader flagged the victim's stolen car. See: http://abc11.com/news/911-call-shows-desperate-scene-at-murder-victims-home/ 462397/

Re: [MBZ] OT License plate Readers

2015-01-27 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
It seldom pays to be confrontational with a cop in the field. If the cop feels sufficiently threatened you could end up dead. If issues need to be sorted, do it later in a controlled environment, like a police station or court house. If you are carrying concealed (legally, of course) follow the

Re: [MBZ] OT License plate Readers

2015-01-29 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT License plate Readers Scott Ritchey via Mercedes wrote: It seldom pays to be confrontational with a cop in the field. If the cop feels sufficiently threatened you could end up dead. If issues need to be sorted, do it later in a controlled environment, like

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