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Dave Downs

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  1. Don’t think it is catalytic converter since the smell doesn’t seem to get worse as you drive. I think a dead mouse in an air vent would be easy to track down, smell doesn’t seem to come from any one place. I’ve never heard of an ozone machine…….off to consult Mr Google……
  2. Uhhhhh…..nice try!!!!!😀😀😀😀
  3. There is a battery vent on right side of rear seat, checked, clear, no odor. Cabin air filter replaced, was dirty, no odor. I originally thought something with battery but it went over 2 years with no smell problem and I think it would show a warning light if the traction battery was having a problem.
  4. First thing is the car, a type that everyone here loves to hate - a 2014 Prius. It fits my 21 year old niece perfectly, she commutes 45 minutes each way to college, it’s been trouble-free for 2-1/2 years and she is very fussy about keeping it clean. Every time I would ride somewhere with her I would remark that it still had that ‘new car smell’. About 3 months ago it developed a smell inside that, to me, was a cross between a dead animal and propane. Not bad enough to drive you gagging out of the car but it was definitely there and still is, but not quite as bad as it was. I’ve been all over the car and can’t find the source but it is there when you get in. Any ideas???
  5. Hmmmmm…..do MOTORcycles run on electricity????? ……just having fun on a discussion that’s been around for years….😀😀😀😀
  6. Damn it!! Texas Raiders, seen her fly many times, have pictures. My eyes are wet, they never had a chance.
  7. I cannot make a coherent comment other than ‘horrible’
  8. Batteries appear to be between front wheels and steering wheel.
  9. I have to ask…..what does T.B.O.P. mean?
  10. Thanks to all - was thinking of getting the hand pump type but it seems air-powered is the way to go.
  11. I’ve familiar with the 2 person ‘pump and hold’ method and I’ve used a pressure bleeder, but know nothing about vacuum bleeders. I’m guessing you attach a hose to the bleeder screw, crack it open and suck the air and fluid out. Almost sounds too easy….as long as you keep the master cylinder full.
  12. Re: the F-117; it was not a fighter but an attack aircraft so it should have been designated as ‘A-117’. I think I remember hearing that it was given the ‘F’ designation early on in the design phase to add confusion to what exactly it was.
  13. I don’t see any evidence of bugs in the wood…but I'm not a woodpecker…… Was really surprised by the size of the hole!
  14. This new to me - a woodpecker putting holes in my house!!!! Any suggestions as to how to get rid of it?
  15. I’ve seen a circular rainbow also, a quick storm went over the airfield one late afternoon and we got a real nice rainbow with a clear sky afterwards. 3 of us took off to see it from the air and were treated to a perfect circle rainbow. It was even better that it was a grass field on a small hill.
  16. What happens to the blades that makes them unserviceable? Stress cracks due to flexing?
  17. I bought a Cub a month ago, neighbor had gotten it for free but it ran terrible, he wanted the cost of new battery, one front tire and a new carburetor. Tractor had a Woods belly mower and IH snow plow. Best money I’ve ever spent on a tractor. If the price fits your budget and you understand 1940’s engine technology, buy it! I can’t tell you if it is French built or USA; the picture of the grill you posted is the same grill as on mine (1949) but the picture is upside down. If the tractor starts but runs poorly it has to be either fuel or ignition; is it battery ignition or magneto? There are several common carburetor problems, a warped mating surface between the float bowl is one that can be fixed but a replacement carburetor is the easiest (on mine I went back to the original carburetor). There is a lot of parts support here in the US, shipping to Belgium will add some cost but you should be able to get what you need.
  18. Flushing the brake fluid seems to be a new recommended service from the car dealer shops. My niece took her Toyota to a dealership near her for an oil change - they contacted her with $1400.00 worth of ‘recommended’ service that her 54,000 mile car should have……. One of the services was a brake fluid flush - that’s a new one to me. Unless I replace calipers or wheel cylinders I just leave the brake fluid as is. I’d like your opinions. - and she declined all of the ‘recommended services’.
  19. Sadly this thread ties into the ‘tear families apart’ topic.
  20. I lent one of my flat wagons to your Dad for that sale ..still have the wagon. Good luck!
  21. Thanks guys! This was a big one…. Off to spend the rest of the day trying to figure out why my C developed a dead short when I went to start it yesterday. Having old Farmalls keeps you young….too busy trying to fix them so you don’t have time think about getting old….😀
  22. In the pictures - FD-12??? A diesel F-12?????
  23. Here in SE Pennsylvania local corn is curled, soybeans look OK, most lawns are mostly brown. Some 2nd cutting hay being baled. We just finished 2 weeks of 90+ temperatures and miserable humidity. Today is low 80’s with low humidity, beautiful day, same for tomorrow but the dry air is not going to help.
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