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Oh, I thought you meant wrapping the ac lines with header wrap. Duh!

Yes, I imagine dropping the heat in the engine compartment would help with the header wrap. If your headers are already ceramic coated, I wouldn't wrap them I don't think.
 
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He rubbed me the wrong way when I first joined the corral. After a while I started to understand him better and saw it as “tough love”
He was like our resident “Dr. House”
Yes, he could come across as abrasive. He certainly wasn't going to spoon feed anyone anything. He preached diagnosis and actually learning how to work on stuff as opposed to simply tossing parts at it. Some people didn't like that style.
 
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Yes, he could come across as abrasive. He certainly wasn't going to spoon feed anyone anything. He preached diagnosis and actually learning how to work on stuff as opposed to simply tossing parts at it. Some people didn't like that style.
I can see how his attitude may discourage someone new to car culture. What people have to understand is all you guys have earned most of your knowledge and I’m sure quite a bit of it came at expense. With that being said I can see why someone wouldn’t want to part with that knowledge very easily
 

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I can see how his attitude may discourage someone new to car culture. What people have to understand is all you guys have earned most of your knowledge and I’m sure quite a bit of it came at expense. With that being said I can see why someone wouldn’t want to part with that knowledge very easily
I don't think it was because he didn't want to let loose with the knowledge - I think he genuinely wanted to help people help themselves. Part of that knowledge was knowing that it's very difficult to diagnose things when not in person. In other words, it's a guess without the proper data to examine. Yes, a mustang bucking is usually a rich condition, but we can't know that until proper diagnosis is completed. It could be anything from cam selection to dirty MAF to...

Honestly, I know very few on this forum or others that doesn't want to part with knowledge other than maybe engine builders or head/intake porters.
 
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Well, it seems we sure lost Indy before his time -- in the other thread, apparently he was relatively young - 50 or so. A tragedy for sure.

Nonetheless - makes me wonder if perhaps Indy (Robert was his name I think) had some form of Asperger's syndrome or something like that. He got TONS of feedback about his style/manner/abrasiveness and yet, it never changed. I think he actually had some issue that prevented him from interacting with others in a way that wasn't abrasive. It's a bit like trying to eat a really good taco mix put inside a turd tortilla - no one wants to deal with that in order to get to the good stuff.

Mustangs buck when the saddle cinch is too tight. Wait....
 

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It's certainly not out of the realm of possibility. I know there are times when I see threads with a question that's been asked thousands of times, and simply pass it over. It's not worth it to me any more. I tend to look for the slam dunk type of tech support. I'm on a few groups with the Projected Pivot Point hitch that I use. Really enjoy those, as there's only so many answers and no computers involved other than access for the group lol.
 
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Great ideas guys. Foam installed. Header wrap not easy not needed. Today driving home was 90-95F ambient and vent temp dropped down to 48 I’d say.

Tomorrow should be a smoker too so we will see what foam might do to keep the COLD pipes COLD.

Tie wraps pulled to make sure it clears serpentine belt.

Other hose/lines are hot. I did run extra insulation over the rubber hose barely shown here as well. TBD how much it helps but every little bit I suppose.
 

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Is it just me or could there be an agenda here? 100 food plants now taken OUT in US but FAUX News says nothing. Hmmm….

Fires destroyed all these food-related industries and no one says anything!
I did not make list. Pay attention! FOOD processing destroyed
An updated list! Please prepare!
1 ➖4/30/21 Monmouth Smithfield Foods pork processing plant
2 ➖7/25/21 Memphis Kellogg plant
3 ➖8/13/21 JBS beef plant
4 ➖8/24/21 Patak Meat Company
5 ➖7/30/21 Tyson River Valley ingredient plant
6 ➖10/21/21 Darigold plant
7 ➖11/15/21 Garrard County food plant
8➖11/29/21 Maid-Rite Steak Company
9➖12/13/21 San Antonio food processing, West side Foods
10➖1/7/22 Hamilton Mountain poultry processing
Plant
11➖1/13/22 Cargill-Nutrene feed mill. Lacombe, La
12➖1/31/22 Winston-Salem fertilizer plant
13➖2/3/22 Wisconsin River Meats
14➖2/3/22 Percy dairy farm
15➖2/5/22 Wisconsin River Meats processing facility was destroyed by fire in Mauston, Wisconsin.
16➖2/15/22 Bonanza Meat Company goes up in flames in El Paso, Texas
17➖2/15/22 Shearer's Foods Food processing plant explodes in Hermiston, Oregon.
18➖2/16/22 Indiana Louis-Dreyfus soy processing plant
19➖2/18/22 Bess View Farms
20➖2/19/22 Lincoln premiere poultry
21➖2/22/22 Shearer's Foods potato chip plant
22➖2/22/22 Fire destroys Deli Star Meat Plant in Fayetteville, Illinois.
23➖2/28/22 nutrient AG Solutions fertilizer facility burns
24➖2/28/22 Shadow Brook Farm & Dutch girl Creamery burns
25➖3/4/22 294,800 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Stoddard, Missouri
26➖3/4/22 644,000 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
27➖3/8/22 243,900 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in New Castle, Delaware
28➖3/10/22 663,400 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
29➖3/10/22 915,900 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Taylor, Iowa
30➖3/14/22 Wayne Hoover dairy farm, a barn full of vows burns
31➖3/14/22 2,750,700 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Jefferson, Wisconsin
32➖3/16/22 Walmart Distribution Center burns for 76 hours in Plainfield Ind.
33➖3/16/22 Nestle Food Plant was extensively damaged in a fire and new production destroyed Jonesboro, Arkansas
34➖3/17/22 5,347,500 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Buena Vista, Iowa
35➖3/17/22 147,600 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Kent, Delaware
36➖3/18/22 315,400 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Cecil, Maryland
37➖3/19/22 Walmart Food Distribution center catches fire in Plainfield, Indiana
38➖3/22/22 172,000 Turkeys were destroyed on farms in South Dakota
39➖3/22/22 570,000 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Butler, Nebraska
40➖3/24/22 Major Fire at McCrum Potato Plant in Belfast, Maine.
41➖3/24/22 418,500 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Butler, Nebraska
42➖3/25/22 250,300 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Franklin, Iowa
43➖3/26/22 311,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
44➖3/27/22 126,300 Turkeys destroyed in South Dakota
45➖3/28/22 1,460,000 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Guthrie, Iowa
46➖3/29/22 Maricopa, Az. Food Pantry burns down 50,000 pounds of Food destroyed in Maricopa, Arizona.
47➖3/31/22 Rio Fresh Onion factory damaged by fire in San Juan, Texas.
48➖3/31/22 76,400 Turkeys were destroyed in Osceola, Iowa
49➖3/31/22 5,011,700 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Osceola, Iowa
50➖4/6/22 281,600 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Wayne, North Carolina
51➖4/9/22 76,400 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
52➖4/9/22 208,900 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
53➖4/12/22 89,700 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Wayne, North Carolina
54➖4/12/22 1,746,900 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Dixon, Nebraska
55➖4/12/22 259,000 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Minnesota
56➖4/13/22 Fire destroys East Conway Beef & Pork Meat Market in Conway, New Hampshire.
57➖4/13/22 Plane crashes into Gem State Processing, Idaho potato, and food processing plant
58➖4/13/22 77,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
59➖4/14/22 Taylor Farms Food Processing plant burns down Salinas, California.
60➖4/14/22 Salinas food processing plant
61➖4/14/22 99,600 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
62➖4/15/22 1,380,500 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Lancaster, Minnesota
63➖4/19/22 Azure Standard nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire in Dufur, Oregon
64➖4/19/22 339,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
65➖4/19/22 58,000 chickens were destroyed at a farm in Montrose, Colorado
66➖4/20/22 2,000,000 chickens were destroyed at an egg farm in Minnesota
67➖4/21/22 Plane crashes into and destroys General Mills
68➖4/22/22 197,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
69➖4/23/22 200,000 Turkeys destroyed in Minnesota
70➖4/25/22 1,501,200 chickens destroyed at egg farm Cache, Utah
71➖4/26/22 307,400 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania
72➖4/27/22 2,118,000 chickens destroyed at farm Knox, Nebraska
73➖4/28/22 Egg-laying facility in Iowa kills 5.3 million chickens, fires 200-plus workers
74➖4/28/22 Allen Harim Foods a chicken processing company based in Delaware killed nearly 2 million chickens
75➖4/2822 110,700 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
76➖4/29/22 1,366,200 chickens destroyed at farm Weld Colorado
77➖4/30/22 13,800 chickens destroyed at farm Sequoia Oklahoma
78➖5/3/22 58,000 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
79➖5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Beadle S Dakota
80➖5/3/22 114,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
81➖5/3/22 118,900 Turkeys destroyed Lyon Minnesota
82➖5/7/22 20,100 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
83➖5/10/22 72,300 chickens destroyed at farm Lancaster Pennsylvania
84➖5/10/22 61,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
85➖5/10/22 35,100 Turkeys destroyed Muskegon, Michigan
86➖5/13/22 10,500 Turkeys destroyed Barron Wisconsin
87➖5/14/22 83,400 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
88➖5/17/22 79,00 chickens destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
89➖5/18/22 7,200 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
90➖5/19/22 Freight train derailment Jensen Beach FL
91➖5/21/22 57,000 Turkeys were destroyed on a farm in Dakota Minnesota
92➖5/23/22 4,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
93➖5/29/22 200,000 Chickens were killed in a fire in Minnesota
94➖5/31/22 3,000,000 chickens destroyed at Forsman egg farm facility in Stockholm Township, Minnesota
95➖6/2/22 30,000 ducks destroyed at Duck farm Berks Pennsylvania
 

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"Makes you wonder if our problems are manufactured so the government can pour money into the solution" -- interpretation, so they can buy votes.

I read ZeroHedge, but I take it with a grain of salt. You'll note that most of the bylines are penned by "Tyler Durden". That was a character in the movie "Fight Club". A little behind that -- "The news portion of Zero Hedge is written by a group of editors who collectively write under the pseudonym "Tyler Durden, or Robert Meyers", a character from the novel and film Fight Club." So, I don't know who's writing it. And if the people writing it won't even put their name on it....I don't take it as gospel.

Having said that, I think that there will be major disruptions in the supply chain for food here in the States, and more broadly globally that will go on for, likely, years. Ukraine and Russia grow and export a tremendous amount of wheat. China, most of Africa and some of South America cannot feed themselves - they have to import food. Because of the war both Russia and Ukraine wheat harvests/exports will be down significantly. I believe we'll see a lot more people die from famine (a lovely way to go) than from the pandemic.

Because of high fuel prices, all food costs will go up. This hits at all levels - the cost to grow it, to harvest it, to process it, to transport it. As natural gas prices rise, the price of fertilizer climbs and we import a great deal of it rather than producing it here. (50% of the N2, and 80% of the potash is imported now). Not only will it cost more, which has to be paid for by us, but when fertilizer availability becomes the difference between life/death, some exporters/countries will decide to not export as much of a limited supply. So, beyond it costing more, there will be shortages. Which means not as much food can be grown. And with limited supply of food -- again -- prices climb.

More broadly, we saw during the pandemic what happens when the supply chain gets disrupted. We have squeezed a ton of margin out of efficiency gains in the supply chain especially over the last 15-25 years. The old Toyota production system ("just in time") is at work EVERYWHERE including the food/food-processing industry. When everything is working, it's great. But we're balanced on a razor's edge -- if one thing gets out of whack -- 10 other things follow quickly. The whole fuel cost/fertilizer shortage/wheat shortage thing is going to disrupt stuff, and those disruptions will cause other disruptions.

Russia and Ukraine's harvests took place in the late summer/fall of 2021. The war started in late February -- before the planting season. So we won't start to feel the impact of reduced wheat production until harvest season of 2022. All of these pinch-points are pointing in the same direction. And all of this takes place in a bit of slow-motion --- right up until it happens all at once. And (lots of ands) when people start starving -- people/governments start to make "interesting" choices. I believe it's going to get worse. Even different choices at election time, assuming minimal fraud, can't right the ship quickly.
 

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This will be fun to watch! Looks to be very nicely done. Modified 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 6-Speed
Indeed - not been a lot of highly modified cars through BAT and such. Will be curious to see what it does.

The Escort is down - HVAC blower quit yesterday. Either the relay, the fuse, the switch or blower motor itself. Just need to find time to diagnose it, and hope I don't melt into a puddle. I'll probably mount the alternator on the cobra tonight, take it to Moms for storage and take the escort to the basement where it's nice and cool. Thankfully not computer controlled so a minimum of things to check out.

Be a good experience for our budding Mechanical Engineer. I think I'll let him do the grunt work lol. Once again, having a spare car is a handy thing.
 
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You may recall -- a spread of avian/bird flu a couple of months ago resulted in a bunch of turkeys/chickens dying or having to be killed. Of course, there are conspiracy theories about that too.
 

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Good choices Richard. :cool:.

The modified Cobra does look well done. I’ve not seen those KB subframe systems like that before. An upgrade from 15-20yrs ago it looks like. Also like the T4 Baer brakes but as Michael said, at some point bigger brakes aren’t the weakest link (Tires!).

My fav picture in that sale is the signatures on the dash. :)
 

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You may recall -- a spread of avian/bird flu a couple of months ago resulted in a bunch of turkeys/chickens dying or having to be killed. Of course, there are conspiracy theories about that too.
A couple of these events would cause theories. But ~100? We’ve seen a systematic slow destruction ongoing of our country for a few years now.
 

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I’ve always thought it interesting that we as a country were NOT mentioned in Revelation as coming to Israel’s aid. I assumed it was because we were no longer relevant on the world scene. Now I think I see it happening.
 
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