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    For the last several months when I try to check...

    For the last several months when I try to check the forum, I have had to log in each time as the "remember me" checkbox seems to not work. After logging in I have been getting an error page. Today...
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    I usually use my timing light to verify spark. A...

    I usually use my timing light to verify spark. A trick I have used in the past (on auto engines, before I had a timing light) is get a propane torch, open the valve wide (don't light it) & have...
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    I worked for several years in industrial...

    I worked for several years in industrial maintenance. All my electricians used Greenlee tools to punch holes in boxes. They aren't cheap.
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    I remember seeing one like that of a military...

    I remember seeing one like that of a military hangar in Ottumwa, IA. A quick search didn't find it.
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    I use a program called Math Cad that came on 5...

    I use a program called Math Cad that came on 5 3.5" floppies in the mid 90s. It will do any kind of math needed for mechanical engineering including complex differential equations. I haven't tried...
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    For those that don't want to pay Amazon, this...

    For those that don't want to pay Amazon, this program was available for free on Tubi. Not sure if they still have it but I enjoyed it.
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    It used to be done a lot on higher end firearms,...

    It used to be done a lot on higher end firearms, particularly internal parts of double guns.
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    Sounds like a good way to get hurt

    Sounds like a good way to get hurt
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    What is a "one wheeler"??

    What is a "one wheeler"??
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    My dad has a diesel Kubota, it ran great until...

    My dad has a diesel Kubota, it ran great until the hydrostat started leaking a few weeks ago. His one complaint is no suspension, it beats him to death, but he uses it on the farm which has rough...
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    I have a Woods P990 pull behind finish mower that...

    I have a Woods P990 pull behind finish mower that cuts pretty nice. They also make it with a 3 point hitch. The belts slip if the grass gets too high & wet in the spring, but cutting a runway...
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    This has me curious. I have been using plasma...

    This has me curious. I have been using plasma cutters for 30+ years, and in my experience the parts cut are a whole lot cooler than if you do the same cut with a torch. I can't remember if I have...
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    I always went with Avemco. Rates were reasonable.

    I always went with Avemco. Rates were reasonable.
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    Everything is loading properly for me

    Everything is loading properly for me
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    This is from a website that no longer exists that...

    This is from a website that no longer exists that I saved to my PC in 2006, so the info is 14 years old:

    "A good source of parts for Warner engines is Harmon Dickerson. He can be contacted at...
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    It wasn't that bad, metal cutting blade on a band...

    It wasn't that bad, metal cutting blade on a band saw using the fence shaved it off pretty close. I don't remember at this point why we decided to do it like that.
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    Be aware that the rivet holes in Cessna seat...

    Be aware that the rivet holes in Cessna seat rails were not drilled to an exact pattern until sometime after 1975 (the newest "old" Cessna I have worked on). I replaced the seat rails on both a 73...
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    Dave I am in Decatur. As far as I know the guy...

    Dave I am in Decatur. As far as I know the guy in Monticello is still there. Right now I am not worrying about a medical as I don't have access to a plane, I will probably end up self certifying...
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    Marty there used to be one of those houses north...

    Marty there used to be one of those houses north of Springfield next to I 55. Somebody bought it & moved it south it is still sitting next to I 55 but it is down near Litchfield
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    Thanks Paul. It isn't that far from Riverfront...

    Thanks Paul. It isn't that far from Riverfront Stadium, that is the only reason we can think of that he would have been there unless there was a church convention in that hotel at some point. I...
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    My AME retired the end of 2018 (and he was the...

    My AME retired the end of 2018 (and he was the only one I knew of in town). Most of the private practices in town have been bought out & are now owned by one or the other of the 2 major hospitals in...
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    Slightly OT, for Cincinnati area people

    I know this is not really aviation related, but I know there are guys here from the Cincinnati area. Sporty's is in the Cincinnati area, that is aviation. I guess I am now considered an old...
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    I'm on a windows PC can't seem to find a way to...

    I'm on a windows PC can't seem to find a way to do it
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    How do you go about activating this function?

    How do you go about activating this function?
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    I originally saw that idea in either one of the...

    I originally saw that idea in either one of the old EAA magazines or something similar when I got my Mom to buy me a box of old magazines at a garage sale when I was a kid. All of the EAA magazines...
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