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by rid54
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:30 am
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Nice quality stuff from HP in that era. I got an HP pocket calculator using RPN in 1975, buttons look exactly like the ones on your 12C. It had a red LED display. It stayed with me in working order until 1988, when it was stolen (!) from an unlocked car. I had to rebuild the battery pack somewhere i...
by rid54
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:44 am
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Yikes! You were lucky, I'd say... A somewhat similar thing happened to me many years ago. While I was approaching a slow lorry going in the innermost lane, the inner tyre on his left rear blew. Very little tyre debris reached my car, but I think every dust particle that had accumulated on the chassi...
by rid54
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:22 am
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Nice!

I've had two of these from the later generations, a 14 and a 19, if I remember correctly. They give a very pleasant ride!

Uncannily quick rise time may be connected with too little gas in the master sphere, but I'm sure you'd be going there soon anyway.

Good luck!
by rid54
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:08 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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If the insulation on the HT leads are OK, it's not an issue, unless the capacitive or inductive coupling to the non-HT circuitry creates a problem. As for the temp meter, it shouldn't be a problem, it probably is a common-or-garden moving-coil meter, no sensitive electronics involved. However, on pr...
by rid54
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:00 pm
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When I say oil, I mean of the WD40 type. I didn't know oil might be bad for the seals. I have applied the pressurised air. That freed a couple off, but didn't work so well on the calipers with leaking pipes. I will try heat if nothing else works, but I guess that is bad for the seals too. I do howe...
by rid54
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:26 pm
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Oil?! Interesting. Anything but, I'd have thought, would be the preferred remedy. "Brake cleaner", antifreeze fluid, technical ethanol... even hot water and one of these tablets you'd use in a dishwasher machine. All with the thought that the seals in the brake system do not like lube oil and it may...
by rid54
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:34 pm
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The ti calculators I remember well, they were the antithesis of the HP calculators that happened to be in the rage at the particular time and place (Polytechnic, Stockholm 1975). The fairly weird, but very logical reversed notation of the HP calcs, caught the interest of many students at that time a...
by rid54
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:14 am
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Yes, the pins look wrong.... First pair stuck, sawed off, and new pair fitted from the other side? Creative, but not state-of-the-art craftsmanship perhaps.
by rid54
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:58 am
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Yea, number stations are still around. HF offers a lot of weird things, like the Russian woodpecker (over-the-horizon radar) and Chinese AM stations. The chinese seem to be all over the HF band, either in their own language or in english, german or french with a mandaring tang. The amateur bands hou...
by rid54
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:55 pm
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An old AVO multimeter and Linux Mint... way to go!
by rid54
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:38 pm
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I was thinking of something like insulation tape but with a bit more tolerance to heat and oil. A few years ago I came across something like "rubber tape"; like rubber material in the shape of insulation tape. When you wrapped it around something in more than one layer, it sort of merged with the p...
by rid54
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:48 am
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Your activity logs make entertaining reading, thank you! The infamous solenoid valve is most probably an anti-dieselling device. If the carb (as several VAZ-carbs, for example) has an independent idling system, the de-energisation of the solenoid will stop the engine dead (from idling). Removing the...
by rid54
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:47 pm
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...walked up the "Kvarntorpshögen", which is an enormous hill made from deposits from local oil shale industry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_shale) in the area where I live some 50% of the time. It is a really steep uphill trek along a hairpin road (vehicles not allowed until May) to an altitud...
by rid54
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:28 pm
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Really a beautiful car! But: If you really do have a petrol odour that doesn't go away after all your cleaning up, you may have to consider a leak at some point. I had a "petrol smell problem" very like the one you describe, in my VAZ 2107. Turned out to be a pinhole in the bottom part of the tank. ...
by rid54
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:18 pm
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Topic: Today I mostly .....
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sch4463 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:17 pm
I was told to be safe going to the supermarket I only needed a mask and gloves....
They lied, everyone else also had clothes on lol.... 🤔
ROTFLMAO
Goodness! Any piece of comical relief is sorely needed these days... I nearly choked on my beer visualizing the situation...