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Raoul Ross

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  1. https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/hobby-color-charts/
  2. Please tell me you're gonna run the exhaust out the port holes! This is very cool!
  3. OK, I'll bite. How to keep intruders off your property.
  4. Very cool and if true, humanity is truly doomed! We'll need to eliminate telephone poles! Ha!
  5. And I just thought of an example... How would a car(computer) make the choice between "Take out the bicyclist or the telephone pole" without being self-aware and making that decision?
  6. "I agree with everything you say except the above." Hmm, I did use the term "current AI". No doubt bright minds will try to replicate what we take for granted, Intelligent Thought, but I also doubt it will ever be replicated. No human can recreate the incredible programming it took to create Life, the Universe and Everything(tm). 👍
  7. I guess what I was trying to point out is that, while most peeps with a modicum of mechanical aptitude already were wary of Driver Assist gadgets, here is real world testing with specific outcomes presented by a well known and respected authority. Unfortunately many peeps who buy into these driver assist techniques believe that they can rely on them solely to keep them (and others around them, maybe) safe while they are distracted by, oh I dunno, TEXTING WHILE DRIVING comes to mind. They believe this partially by the hype given to them by salesmen, but mainly by marketing/media types pimping "AI". In fact, there no such thing as Artificial Intelligence, never has been. At it's root it's all just clever programming and engineering more clever 'gadgets' . Here's an excellent Opinion (from the same site) that explains what current "AI" actually is, expensive hardware and marketing: https://www.theregister.com/2018/11/06/andrew_fentem_on_ai/ In other words, I'm not worried about becoming an obsolete "Meatbag" very soon and I don't believe 'Driverless Cars' are very near either.
  8. A trade rag I read daily https://www.theregister.com/2022/05/16/automous_car_ada_system_tests/ "Autonomous cars may be further away than believed. Testing of three leading systems found they hit a third of cyclists, and failed to avoid any oncoming cars."
  9. Thanx for the Heads-Up. Selection was pretty well picked over but I managed to pickup a few (20!)
  10. With much respect I must correct you on a few points Misha. Crown (and the lesser Kelmark kit) made the Corv-8 conversion kit. Being involved in Corvairs for many years this is one subject I know well as I assisted in one conversion. Crown supplied a sub-frame and you supplied '$1000 and 40 hours' of fabbing... ha, right. It was much more involved and required at least a single-post lift and various other heavy duty tools (torch, cut-off wheel, brain, etc.) The result though was amazing. The owner would take it to Spectator races at the local 1/2 mile oval and was eventually banned as it blew everybody else away! (the LT-1 small block helped!) I saw him a number of years ago and asked him if he still had it. He said no but wished he'd never sold it. I'm looking forward to this project Emre, you've got a great start! Here's a couple links for reference: http://corvaircorsa.com/crown1a.html http://davidsclassiccars.com/chevrolet/62078-corv-8-65-corsa-coupe-custom-v-8.html (Click on the pic for the photo gallery)
  11. Huh, I did not know that either! And just for the record... I lay it on both parts, put them together and then if needed, add more using the 'capillary' method. Make it easier to adjust as needed.
  12. I didn't think I'd like this stuff but as soon as I opened the top I knew what it was... plain old acetone like my Mom used to remove fingernail polish, can't miss *that* smell! I used it all the time now, with the supplied brush, but I put it on both pieces first then hold them together. If I need to I'll run some in the seam... Werx the Treat!
  13. This thread brings back a lot of memories... Cherry Bombs, Hi-Jackers and fat rear tires, the 70s made it easy to change to look of any ride. I remember my grandma saying, "it must be for gas mileage as they look like they're going downhill all the time!" LOL Oh yea, if you could see the rear end it *had* to painted white!
  14. I always wondered why there was a second set of nozzles (usually smaller) on Velocity Stack-type FI units. I never thought of them being idle-speed injectors... Thanx Bill!
  15. Holy BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH, that stuff is awesome! New Bookmark!👍 EDIT: There's no 1/25 Filter option.
  16. Here's where I got mine, there's others I'm sure. https://www.micromark.com/Air-Filters-for-Fold-up-Spray-Booth-Package-of-5
  17. This is the best one I've seen: https://www.thepartsbox.com/shop/the-parts-box/engines-drivetrain/drivetrain/transmission-hydro/
  18. I had no idea it pivots behind the cab fifth wheel style, Thanx for the link!
  19. Update: Received a tracking number today. Yay!
  20. Well I ordered these from MAD on 29 March but haven't received a shipping date yet.... hmmmm
  21. That's what's known in automotive circles as "A Work in Progress"! heh
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