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My best friend still has some TC parts, mostly interior parts, and a wheel or two. I'm fairly sure the front seats are long gone, I'd like to have had those. We parted out two of those, both wrecked by his son, after he sold them to him. He was young of course.
 
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So, the cooling fan on the escort isn’t coming on when it supposed to. However the fan will come on when you turn on the air conditioner. Let’s hear what you guys think could be the possible culprit and will see if I am on track with my thinking as well.
 

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Did a little digging and it’s eec controlled. It’s supposed to be on half speed always when running. Looks like not a fun process to troubleshoot and also not the first. Workaround is AC for now.
 

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Got one piston cleaned up. Still no brand markings I can see. But the 2TG gurus think that 5-6mm dome means they’re somewhere in the 10 to 10.5:1 CR range. Just keeps getting better.
 
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Wow exciting news Michael since I last logged on. Congrats!!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING my fellow automotive bruddas from uddah muddahs!
 

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For sure, happy turkey day. I’ll finish with obligatory lot clearing pics. Three hours today, two full tanks of fuel.
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Thanks guys. The old lower back is letting me know I busted tail too. LOL. Won't be over there today, will likely go back either Saturday or Sunday or possibly both. Big respect to those that cut wood on a daily basis. I'm slowly learning to work smarter, not harder. Lots of little tricks to make life easier when using a chainsaw. I did get a "forestry safety hat" which is basically a light duty hardhat, fitted with a flip down shield (or mesh screen, which I prefer) and flip down ear muffs. Makes things much easier when you don't have to worry about a branch getting past your glasses when getting to the base of a tree.

Can't wait till our son is able to help us more. He's been pretty limited due to school and such.
 

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8 min video. Tesla Model Y long term test. "Take your money and buy any other EV on the road....just don't pick one of these." Word of caution -- that's the last line in the video....and I don't think they've tested all the "other EV's". I remain convinced, it's more smart phone on wheels than it is a properly designed vehicle. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/video...t-buy-teslas-littler-suv/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b
 

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I've often thought the same - smart phone on wheels. We have enough issues with smart phones operating properly/intuitively and being both functional and such. Granted, I can't remember the last time I had to reboot my iPhone, but what happens when the control systems lock up on a car? I have a hard time thinking about things when they go dead stick.

You could conceivably be stuck on the side of the road with no recourse. Granted, modern ICE can have the same problem with a malfunctioning computer, but EVERYTHING is computer actuated and ran on a modern EV.
 

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Still remember when I was talking with the dealer/sales folks when buying Jean's Subaru Crosstrek. They were pushing the higher end model with the active safety modes. Touting the automatic braking feature. I asked one question --- "how does the car know what's going on behind it BEFORE it applies the brakes on its own?" Crickets.
 
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YES! That's one thing I've preached to both my kids when driving. Know what's behind you at all times. That way, you aren't going to cause a rear collision with a weird braking situation. Sometimes it can't be helped, but other times you can possibly save an issue.

Neighbor was rear ended on I40 east bound at about 20mph by a Food City semi truck (distracted driver). He was in stopped traffic and was watching what was coming. He saw it about to happen, cut wheels hard right and began acceleration. It still got him but it shot him onto the shoulder as opposed to into the car in front of him. One of those deals where it was slow traffic with stop and go and someone thought texting was more important.
 

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I'm very curious to hear what type of cam is in that motor, Michael. If it's anything like the rest of it, I have a feeling you are going to be very happy.
 

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?? You mean “cams”? Stock. I measured all the valve events before removing them to be sure I could get the cams timed back where they were. About .390" peak lift; flat tappet profiles (as you can see), very solid "lifters" (cam lobe acts basically directly on the valve stem), intake about 206/248; exhaust about 203/242. Aftermarket cams are VERY pricey and most are aimed at high rpm/racing applications. We'll stick with stock.


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