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Old 06-05-2009, 09:45 PM   #31
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Perhaps you should switch to metric.
What & have to change all of our speed limit signs?
That won't work!!

Went to Canada when I was in my 20's
I was on a back road flying along in my Monte Carlo 5.0
My friend woke up, looked over at the speedo & asked what the was I doing?

I said the speed limit is 80

He said KM an HOUR !!!

Oh......



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I thought gallons were only divided into 5ths.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:52 PM   #33
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I thought gallons were only divided into 5ths.
only for lite drinkers



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only for lite drinkers
Another downside to converting to metric is it will be nearly impossible to find metric-sized handle jugs with "xxx" written on them:
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Another downside to converting to metric is it will be nearly impossible to find metric-sized handle jugs with "xxx" written on them:
Perhaps a new industry that would actually show a profit.
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What & have to change all of our speed limit signs?
That won't work!!

Went to Canada when I was in my 20's
I was on a back road flying along in my Monte Carlo 5.0
My friend woke up, looked over at the speedo & asked what the was I doing?

I said the speed limit is 80

He said KM an HOUR !!!

Oh......
Did you ever read "The March Of the Morons"?
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Went to Canada when I was in my 20's
I was on a back road flying along in my Monte Carlo 5.0

I was just about to call you a stinky liar. I was prepared to make the assertion that Chevy didn't have a 5.0. But then it hit me: they had a 305!
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #38
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I was just about to call you a stinky liar. I was prepared to make the assertion that Chevy didn't have a 5.0. But then it hit me: they had a 305!
they had a 302 and a 307 too but that was before all the metric crap but would most likely be considered to be 5 liter engines

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And ten turns of #14 AWG would be 20/32", so you're not looking for subtle differences here.
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And ten turns of #14 AWG would be 20/32", so you're not looking for subtle differences here.
Indeed. It may be easier tell at the 1" mark. At 13 turns, #12 is almost exactly 1", where it would take 16 turns for #14.
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I was just about to call you a stinky liar. I was prepared to make the assertion that Chevy didn't have a 5.0. But then it hit me: they had a 305!
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they had a 302 and a 307 too but that was before all the metric crap but would most likely be considered to be 5 liter engines
Yeah, I was ticked when they went to liters
Car was weird, it had a 350 transmission I think
I went to get a starter & they gave me the wrong one
I brought the old one with me & they said it was for a 350
But the engine was a 5.0 as far as I know
I put a new manifold on & carb & brought it to a guy to tune in
It really flew after that (even more)



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Yeah, I was ticked when they went to liters
Car was weird, it had a 350 transmission I think
I went to get a starter & they gave me the wrong one
I brought the old one with me & they said it was for a 350
But the engine was a 5.0 as gar as I know
I put a new manifold on & carb & brought it to a guy to tune in
It really flew after that (even more)
Quick and stupid story. I'm embarrassed to really tell it. My ex bought me a '68 Impala, all junked out, for a project car. It came factory with a 302, but it had a 350 in it from previous owners. I spent countless hours and dollars working on that car. But after all was done, it was really beautiful and bad. Black and chrome, fast back, just to drool for. The only thing was, it had chrome "302"s on each side. So, I tracked down a set of "350"s, and it was complete.

Now the embarrassing part: Toward the end of our run together, we would fight continuously. She liked to drink alot, and this was most of our problem. Anyhow, we both got hammered one night, started fighting. At the end, she threatened to take the car, seeing as how she bought it. I pulled a Richard Pryor, and shot the damn thing full of holes. I took a gym bag full of clothes and left walking. Next day I was on a bus to Houston. Stayed there for 4 years. Haven't seen her since. 12 years gone by now.

Boy, I sure miss... that car.
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Quick and stupid story. I'm embarrassed to really tell it..
but obviously not so embarrassed as to prevent you from continuing.

In that time, it was funny. Nowadays, that would get you tossed in the pokey for a long time.

sure was fun when I was younger. Now I can hardly go pee on the bushes inthe front yard without getting hassled.
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A journeyman told me a story about mc cable coming with broken neutral wire in several spots. Big mess of back charging the supply house who back charged the manufacturer
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Verify your wire has the UL (Underwriters Laboratory) mark.

Consider whether your wire strippers are mismarked, or just simple user error... (OH MY !!)

Check NEC Article 310.16


(D) Small Conductors.
Unless specifically permitted in
240.4(E) or 240.4(G), the overcurrent protection shall not
exceed 15 amperes for 14 AWG, 20 amperes for 12 AWG,
and 30 amperes for 10 AWG copper; or 15 amperes for
12 AWG and 25 amperes for 10 AWG aluminum and
copper-clad aluminum after any correction factors for
ambient temperature and number of conductors have
been applied.
(E) Tap Conductors.


Tap conductors shall be permitted to
be protected against overcurrent in accordance with the following:
(1) 210.19(A)(3) and (A)(4) Household Ranges and Cooking
Appliances and Other Loads
(2) 240.5(B)(2) Fixture Wire
(3) 240.21 Location in Circuit
(4) 368.17(B) Reduction in Ampacity Size of Busway
(5) 368.17(C) Feeder or Branch Circuits (busway taps)
(6) 430.53(D) Single Motor Taps
(G) Overcurrent Protection for Specific Conductor
Applications.


Overcurrent protection for the specific conductors
shall be permitted to be provided as referenced in
Table 240.4(G).
Table 240.4(G) Specific Conductor Applications
Conductor Article Section
Air-conditioning and
refrigeration
equipment circuit
conductors
440, Parts III,
VI
Capacitor circuit
conductors
460 460.8(B) and
460.25(A)–(D)
Control and
instrumentation
circuit conductors
(Type ITC)
727 727.9
Electric welder
circuit conductors
630 630.12 and 630.32
Fire alarm system
circuit conductors
760 760.23, 760.24,
760.41, and Chapter 9,
Tables 12(A) and
12(B)
Motor-operated
appliance circuit
conductors
422, Part II
Motor and
motor-control
circuit conductors
430, Parts III,
IV, V, VI, VII
Phase converter
supply conductors
455 455.7
Remote-control,
signaling, and
power- limited
circuit conductors
725 725.23, 725.24,
725.41, and Chapter 9,
Tables 11(A) and
11(B)
Secondary tie
conductors

450 450.6



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