Joe Handley

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  • Location We-Go, Chitown, Ill
  • Full Name Billy Joe

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  1. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Devel Sixteen - the craziest hypercar concept   

    I saw something about it and IIRC, it's based around the LS architecture, but the block, heads, crank, and cam are specific to it, for obvious reasons.
  2. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio...   

    I'm reeeeeaaaaalllllllyyyyyyyyyy wanting that to be the underpinnings for the next gen Charger/300.  Oh, and if the twin turbo V-6 they've talked about putting in them is the one I think it is, the short block is a 3.0l version of the Pentastar like Bill's Challenger and my 200 use with Ferrari designed top end.
  3. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    With FINS like that, it's a '59!
  4. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Another Titanic thread   

    I'm kinda afraid to ask, but......what was that?
  5. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Long Bodies   


    Eh, I'll take a Minivan over the crossover infestation that seems to clogging the roads any more.
  6. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Some people should not have pets!   

    That's how this little Scotty is, although I have heard that he will freak out and start snarling and barking at you if you have on a baseball cap.  Back when Mom was growing up, her parents had a dog that they got as a puppy from a local (to them) farmer and my Grandparents has this one friend who also farmed  that the dog was cool with if he was in normal or "Sunday" clothes, but if he showed up at their house in overalls, this dog would freak out the same way. We're thinking both dogs (though decades apart) had to have been kicked around or abused by men in such attire and that's why they acted that way.
  7. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Some people should not have pets!   

    One of my cousins has a little Scotty that she adopted after somebody dumped it off in her neighborhood in the late 00's. I don't get it either, it would be one thing to have taken him to a pound or shelter, but to dump him off in some random neighborhood, I don't get it, and I'm not even an animal person.
  8. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    After a little digging, corn futures are currently selling for under $4.00 a bushel on July Delivery, that's probably too low for much of any profit on the stuff. Beets are also far a far thirstier plant to grow when compared to corn and are only good for foor or fuel, while corn can be used to feed food as well as fuel and oil.
  9. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    Just so you know Joe, one of the byproducts of Ethanol production is a product known as Distiller's Grains, both wet and dried, which is livestock feed that is better for cattle than straight field corn
     
    Something else to consider, this is a crude oil spill from a pipeline burst in Arkansas

    and this is a crude ethanol spill in Pennsylvania

    Which would you prefer in your back yard?
  10. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    Not sure why they call it Unleaded15, I would have just used E15 as well, but it would be nice if they could put their fuel prices on their website and app though! Pricing wise, they were running around $1.69 for E85, $2.39 for 87, $2.36 for E15, $2.69 for 89, and $2.99 for 93 when I was there a few days ago, but according to GasBuddy, their price for 87 has gone up to $2.49 since then, so I'm going to assume that their E15 price is probably now around $2.46.
  11. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    I did read something a while back about a couple teens in Tennessee that tried making DewShine with Methanol, which unlike Ethanol, is immediately poisonous....................needless to say, they didn't survive.  I could see that happening here in northern, more urban areas, but you'd think that with Tennessee being a state that Moonshine (also Ethanol) would have been made in as well as transported through, they would have known better than to mistake it with Methanol
  12. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Unleaded15... is this stuff any good?   

    I've daily driven my Chrysler 200 without a problem on E85 for the better part of the last 4 years minor issues (cold starting in the winter, especially as the OEM battery has aged) and actually prefer how the car runs on E85 over gasoline (as well as the smell of the exhaust) and when there is a decent price spread, it's actually cheaper than running gasoline.  There's a Thornton's not far from me and once we get it road worthy again (brakes and new radiator, to start), I'll be running my '98 Cherokee with the iron block and head 4.0l I-6 on their E15.  I have experimented with using higher than 10% blends in that Jeep and while I did have starting issues in bitter cold weather, the battery really needs replacing in that too!  I have gone as high as 25% (by accident, wasn't paying attention to the pump) and it ran fine at that percentage, it also tended to run cooler (which is handy with a 4.0l or an iffy radiator, especially both on a Cherokee!) with the higher alcohol content. From what I've seen from other people who have actually been willing to experiment on non-flex fuel vehicles, the amount of alcohol that can be safely burned depends on the fuel system and computer programming while fuel system materials tended to hold up fine, even with up to 60% on some non-flex fuel vehicles.  Typically the biggest complaint I seem to read from them is that there aren't more blender pumps (that have blend options between E10-E85) that are available as well too low a number of E85 pumps for those of us who do use it.
  13. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/grandfather-survives-hit-and-run-while-mowing-lawn/1341757/
     
    Happened less than two miles from home and on a residential street (25-30mph limit and arrow straight with only minor elevation changes) that has a grade school and high school at opposite ends of it as well as a middle school near it.
  14. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Wow, and not in a good way either..........
  15. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Ok, anybody else find it funny that the transport driver has an overlong load type red flag on the back of the Ford with a Continental Kit?!