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  1. That's actually a good idea too. My current tank (and car) has been sitting in a garage for 15+ years, but I don't actually know if the tank is solid or just dirty. Lot of gunk in there at least. If I clean it and it's ok the Holley alternative is cheaper both in initial cost and in shipping since it's a much smaller piece. And free choise of tanks in case I have to replace it, which I can buy over here with not too much of a price difference. What do you think of the HydraMat? Is the mat placed across the bottom?
  2. I have a hard time justifying a tank that cost double of what the Tanks Inc cost, especially since I'll have to have it shipped over to Europe too. Though good to hear that the lines fit even with floor on top. I've read some threads that are not very positive about Spectra tanks. Gunk that clogged the filter in just a few hours, etc. Though that might have changed, I don't know. Thanks for the info. Aeromotive does sound most interesting so far. 2 gallon less isn't that big of a deal. Or I could just buy the tank and pump separate. Doesn't seem to be that much of a price difference.
  3. Yeah, I know. Its an awesome car! What I meant was that I'd personally prefer a hybrid that I could drive to the next city without having to recharge.
  4. Going to have to replace my current tank sooner or later and I was wondering if anyone have any experiences with eighter one of these? Aeromotive Tanks Inc Both tanks suppport my hp goal (4-500hp), and both have some sort of baffles. The Aeromotive have the line exits at the stock position, but can only be had in -69 size (20 gal) and not in -70 size (22 gal). The Tanks Inc is ~100$ cheaper. I'm planning on putting some sort of flat floor in the trunk. Will the inlet/outlet on the Tanks Inc interfere with that if you assume the bottom of the floor is on the top of the frame rails? Is any of the baffles better? Any input is appreciated.
  5. I'm just waiting for the new ZF 8 speed automatic to start appearing in junkyards so I can make a hybrid with 200 electric horses! :) https://www.zf.com/products/en/cars/products_55041.html Production starts in 2022 though. :(
  6. The sad part is that even if one party is to split right now I don't think its possible to change much until after at least another 2 elections. In my view splitting the Republican Party would be a disadvantage for them in the short run, but keeping it together would be a gamble. The same can be said for the Democratic Party too, except it would be an even bigger disadvantage for them to split right now. In the long run, however, I think it would be a win for everyone if any, or both parties would split. Kinda like the free market where you need to compete to stay relevant. Its easy to stay in power if you only have to push in one direction, and only having two options to vote for is only slightly better than what the worlds 3:nd largest economy have.
  7. Casgar

    Skynet's coming.

    Based on events and inventions throughout all of human history, the anser is never! If by "true AI" you mean something like in "2001: A Space Odyssey" then yes, that would be bad. I don't really see how we can avoid creating something like an AI eventually though, especially since the advancements in computer power increase the rate of progress in all scientific fields at an exponentially rate far greater than anything before. Humans are not very good at working all together for a common goal, so even if we can see something bad coming (which I think is especially hard when everything is going so fast) I'm not sure we can prevent it. And I don't neccesarily mean AI Overlords kind of bad. The video had me fascinated and smiling though. :)
  8. I don't have anything as good as the "Merry Christmas"-thread to share, but here's to a better year than the last one!
  9. I don't know what type of vaccine is going to be distributet in the US, but here's a short description of how the current vaccine candidates in Sweden (and EU in large) work: I share your concern, especially since I heard in the beginning of the year that an optimistic timeline for a new vaccine was 18 months at best, but from what I understand that timeline was with a traditional type of vaccine where you are injected with a veak version of the virus. This new type of mRNA-vaccine is apparently easier, and therefore faster to produce and can also be made to target the virus more effective. The technique in and of itself have been around for decades, but have never been approved for humans, not because they have failed initial testing, but because there haven't been any canditates. So for a vaccine for humans its pretty new, and probably needs alot of testing. The problem that I see is that you can't know beforehand what the best way to go is. As stated in your link, a lockdown can be very effective at fightning the virus, but so can a non-lockdown or a vaccine be too. For everything to be as effective as it can be everyone must have the same goal. If there is alot of distrust in the goverment and the vaccine distributors (unfounded or not) then the population will be divided and both a lockdown and vaccine will be less effective than it could be, assuming both are effective. As an example, Sweden and Japan are both countries that didn't do an outright lockdown, but Japan still has 5000 less deaths (8200 vs 3100) in a population of more than x12 that of Sweden (10M vs 126M). The Swedish goverment said that mask were inneffective in the beginning of the pandemic, while mask were almost universally in Japan. I'm not saying that is neccesarily the only reason, only that there are so many variables that can affect the outcome. Incompetent leaders, fake news, culture, slow reaction time etc. The list is long. We'll see how the testing goes. I'm sceptical but hopefull. Aside from Wikipedia here is some more flesh if someone want to engross yourself into the mRNA-vaccine. https://www.nature.com/articles/nrd.2017.243
  10. "The spindle steering arm is shorter to fit inside the wheel and 1" further outboard than stock. We have designed and machined longer billet tie rod sleeves for factory based steering linkage with 11/16-18 RH/LH threads. If using a Unisteer rack, we can supply longer inner tie rod ends." https://streetortrack.com/suspension/front-suspension/spindles/billet-big-spindles A bit too expensive for me, but if you really want a wide wheel and can save some I guess that it could fit a yearly budget for some of our cars. :)
  11. I didn't find anything in the comments that suggested that, but the arm pickup point is dropped slightly which reduces bump steer by 50%. Guess we'll have to wait on more info from Shaun. From what I can see and understand the biggest pro is that you can run a wheel with more backspace since the upper ball joint is lower and clears the wheel, which would reduce scrub radius and also allow you to run a wider wheel. Another pro is also that you can run a lower stance without changing the steering geometry. A con would be if you run wheels with stock backspace since a drop spindle in that case would slightly increase the scrub radius.
  12. So..... https://www.facebook.com/streetortrackllc/photos/a.10156361062095753/10157636460425753/?type=3&theater New drop spindle! Exited!
  13. Just to name a few: - Tens of thousand of troops? - Energy beams starting wildfires in California? - Wildfires can't melt steel wheels? If the source is to be considered credible then none of those claims should be questionable. - The first one sounds questionable, but I can't check it. I find it hard to believe, though, that the US would allow this, and if it did wouldn't that mean that Trump's defence policy is bad, or that he's in collution with Canada/China? - The second one is highly questionable. Occams Razor. - The last one is just missleading or ignorant. Based on the colour of the melted metal and the fact that the rest of the car is intact those wheels were clearly made of aluminium, which melts at 1200F, a temperature easily achived by a wildfire.
  14. Do you have any examples on how it's different compared to what I described?
  15. Over here you get a voting card a couple of weeks beforehand where it says where you can go and vote (1 place). On voting day you go to the designated polling location, enter a booth and write down the party you're voting for, eighter on a pre-made one representing the biggest parties (usually 10-12 different ones I think), or on a blank one. You put the vote in an envelop and seal it, bring it to the counder with 2 people where they check your ID and voting card, marks you off in a ledger that you have voted, and put your vote in a box. Your name is only in the ledger of you predetermined voting location, which means you can't go and vote in a different location unless you have asked for it in advance. When the counting starts any citizen is free to supervise the couting for the whole duration. Every vote in counted by hand. The vote counters is randomly recruited from the citizens in that district. The rules surrounding the election and vote counting is the same in the whole country. Is your system really much different? Have this been a problem before? Because some things I can't really see happening over here, like personnel forefully removing observers, or keep adding votes after the polls are closed.
  16. To be fair, hes hasn't said anything about it not happening, just that he wants to see the original source. As do I. Questioning data or hyptheses is not the same as saying that they are wrong, just that they are not convincing to the person in question, or that they see some flaw with them. I haven't really been following this very much, but I saw a short video earlier about the alleged voter fraud in Oregon (I think), where it showed how the counting was stopped, everyone left except the the people counting, and then they continue to count votes from some briefcases. I don't remember exactly everything he said, but if I shoud play The Devil's advocate here nothing of what he said can be confirmed with 100% just by looking at the video. For example; you can't hear what they are saying as it's a surveilance camera, you can't see what's in the briefcases (the so alleged fake votes), and he doesn't talk about any other possible explanations. The best way to check if a hypthesis is correct is to try to disprove it, and from what I've read the argument always looks to me to be something like; "They are doing something suspicious, therefore voter fraud!". You can't make that assumption without first demonstrating that what you are saying is correct (actual fake votes in the briefcase) and that the other possibilities are false first (i.e. external commotion that caused a temporary stop). I don't like being missunderstood, therefore I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Because if everyone is going to start judging based on inconclusive evidence and then act upon in I don't really think that is any better than what happened in the aftermath of the 2016 election where people got bashed in the head because someone yelled that they were a fascist for wearing a MAGA hat. Rule of law before mob justice. If you're hoping that all this will be resolved before Biden takes over I don't suggest you get your hopes up, because if it did it would probably mean that the rule of law has been bypassed, and I think that is way more dangerous than having a president you don't trust. The senate is still a republican majority anyway.
  17. What about speech that incites violence? E.g. "Bash the fash". Or flag burning?
  18. In curious, what's you take on the statistic that say that the US have by far the highest gun related deaths per capita among high income countries, and at the same time the most liberal (as in non-restictive) gun laws? Is that the balance between freedom and safety that the US has decided to settle for? And if so, why doesn't any other country do the same?
  19. No no, I'm not saying that Trump supporters are biased, at least not more than anyone else, because we're all biased in some way or another. What I'm saying is that a site that is "ProTrump" is per definition biased in favor of Trump, and therefore makes me personally a bit sceptical about their message if the message is in favor or Trump. It doesn't appear as objective as I would like. If they on the other hand specify how or where they have gotten that data so I can look into it myself I feel like they are more trustworthy. And if there is other sources with neutral or opposing political views claiming the same thing then that is yet another thing that would make me more likely to believe it. Regarding bias and corruption, I don't really see a connection there. I think power is a more likely factor in corruption. As the old saying goes; "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely". Edit; Lol, just read your latest post. :D In a literal sense I guess every step to the left is a step closer towards extreme socialism, but I don't really think that every single socialistic ideas is neccesarily bad. I mean, you could say that the fire department and police (and I would argue healthcare) is some sort of socialistic ideas where everyone pays taxes to get help when needed regardless of social or economical status. Regarding the gun point (no pun intended) I think most contries weights the freedom vs safety in everyday life a little more in favor of safety than the US, even if that means more control to the goverment. In an ideal world I think the goverment should protect the interests of their people, and that includes external threats. If your goverment dissaperared I don't see anything that would stop another contry from invading and supressing the people. I don't think an anarcistic state would be able to organize enought to fend of an invasion. Sure, because of all the guns the US would probably be the hardest contry on earth to get full control over because of guerilla wars all around, but the freedoms would certainly be extremely reduced out of necessity. When you say "we" and "the left" are you refering to those who voted for the two different parties, or those in the conservative and socialist "ideologies"? Because I don't think those two are necessarily the same. Also, I don't know what you are refering to exactly about Austria.
  20. As someone far away from the US I don't really have a bone to pick with anyone, but I do like to discuss things far and wide, especially if I don't understand them fully. Politics is one thing that I can safely say that I far from understand. I have my views, ideas and ideals, but I don't know if they are best all the time, some of the time or even at all, but until proven wrong I'll stick with them, as with most people do I think. I'm always open for honest discussions. I have detested peer pressure for as long as I can remember so the political climate in the US is something that itch me the wrong way personally since I see so much of people that argues and tries to push "my way or the highway" on both sides and way too few that try to discuss issues between each other. I think that unless you discuss things with people of opposing views you can't A; understand them, B; find out what you agree on, and C; actually come up with a compromise that would make both side reasonably happy You can however never make everyone happy. The polarizing at the moment also makes it looks like there is only two stongly opposing sides, when in reality I think that is more an unfortunate consequence of having only two parties to vote for. Most people is probably closer to the middle than any of the far ends of the spectrum, but since you have to vote for something you take the lesser evil, even if there is only something small that prevent you from hopping over to the other side. I think the US would benefit to get a third party in the congress. Since I and also dislike being missrepresented and having things assumed about me I thought I would avoid doing that about you guys and ask some question about things that I don't really understand, or that I find unclear. As someone that is probably more to the left than most of you in this thread (consider myself pretty much in the center) and of the younger generation (born -90) this might be interesting for both of us. :) Don't take what I say as an attack. I just find it easier to get straigth to the point. Is every single step to the left, big or small, an invitation towards communism? If you move one step right and then one step back to the left does that mean you open the door to communism? I saw the video earlier but forgot to check up who the guy was. So, who was he? Also, what's the source on the phone prints screens earlier? With all the fake news all around I treat everything I read with a grain of salt, and with a big grain of salt if the information sound biased, which "ProTrump" does, no offence. Politics usually has the side effect of getting people heated, me included, and I don't want to miss the chance to discuss mustang stuff just because of that, so if I ever start to balance on a fine thread please say so beforehand.
  21. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the surface where the bolts for the control arms are should be in line with the frame rails if looking from above. On my car the passenger side have the rear hole pulled outwards ~1" and the front hole ~1/2". For me that is way too much twist to be shimmed so I'll have to replace the shock tower. If your tower is less twisted it might be possible to fix with shims.
  22. If you mean on the car in the video in question, then yes. Just cut a small hole around the drain plug and the problem is solved. I realise that I may have created a somewhat vague topic, so I will try to make it more focused on what I'm acually interested in, namely how a undertray apparently can increase downforce and reduce drag, and thus increasing the performance of the car. I can understand those arguments, especially the rumbling exhaust, and the performance aspect isn't necessarily relevant if someone mostly use the car for the street. On the track however I don't really see any big reasons why this isn't something you could try (except rules of course). More downforce can't be a bad thing, especially since these cars have a tendency to get light in the front at higher speeds. The engine overheating might be the biggest problem, but you won't know unless you try. A smoother underside should make the air flow faster and at a lower pressure, so the suction effect might compensate for the reduction in engine bay exits. Personally I'm contemplating some hood vents similair to the -67 and -68 Shelby cars since I have to cut and repair my current hood anyway. Some more videos that triggered my initial interest. Notice how the undertray in the first video is pretty short, but apparently made an improvement anyway.
  23. Just found this guy and thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss since it seems to be a reasonable easy thing to construct with apparently many benefits. He have more videos discussing undertrays in detail, among other interesting topics.
  24. Wow, repair it is I guess. Most time consuming think would probably be around the A-pillar since there are so many creases in different directions. The passenger side is slightly better than the driver side that you see in the picture. And don't worry ,the windscreen is removed, though it cracked during removal so I have to replace it anway. :( Do you have an example on what to search for if I decide to go this route? Chemical metal?
  25. Whats the verdict for a newbie restorer like myself, repair or replace? The cowl didn't leak until I started removing rust. A new cowl assembly cost 535 USD if I buy from a Swedish supplier. I will buy a batch of stuff from the US soon, so I might get away a little cheaper if I also buy the cowl from overseas and ship everything together. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I need a new phone.
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