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Re: Automotive De-evolution
JW51 #1438031 Thu Jan 20 2022 05:16 PM
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Carburetion specialist
Lugnutz - too true to be funny!

Jon.


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
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Re: Automotive De-evolution
carbking #1438033 Thu Jan 20 2022 05:30 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by carbking
Lugnutz - too true to be funny!

Jon.

It actually happened to me today in my Toyota 4runner. The airbag light was on on the instrument panel. I turned the car off then started the car again and the airbag light went off.

Re: Automotive De-evolution
JW51 #1438037 Thu Jan 20 2022 06:24 PM
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A new car purchaser insisted that he did not need a passenger's side airbag- - - - -"Ive had a passenger's side windbag for 30 years!'
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Automotive De-evolution
JW51 #1438045 Thu Jan 20 2022 07:22 PM
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Lugnutz - I have one that is recurring, which is why I commented too true to be funny.

I special ordered the car new in 1979. It has always been garaged when not driven; has never seen snow, and rain only once.

The electronic ignition module fails like voting in Chicago. When one turns on the ignition switch, about half the time, the timing advances to maximum, and the engine will not turn over. Turn off the ignition, turn it back on, and generally the timing is where it should be. Sometimes it takes a couple of times of off-on. It has done this since new.

What is strange is that after about 15k miles, it works perfectly normal; BUT THIS IS A SIGN THE IGNITION IS READY TO FAIL. And it will after maybe another 500 miles.

I have about 51k miles on the car now, and currently on the 4th ignition module (but there is a spare, and tools in the glove box).

Jerry - you best be careful to who you tell that story wink

Jon


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
[image]http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Avatar.jpg[/image]
Re: Automotive De-evolution
moparguy #1438056 Thu Jan 20 2022 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by moparguy
JW51, since your thread has new legs consider the Carrington Event of 1851. [sciencealert.com]. This article [scientificamerican.com] is from a more respected source, Scientific American.

Scary stuff. Fires were started by telegraph lines, telegraph operators were able to send messages with batteries disconnected using only stray voltage in the atmosphere. Daylight at midnight due to extreme aurora borealis activity over a large part of the planet. Accounts read like a cheap sci fi movie, but it was real.

When another plasma ejection (giant solar EMP) hits earth (most miss) it's not going to be a pretty picture. That's when a vehicle like my old school '95 Dodge diesel "may" earn it's keep. Doesn't require a computer to run, or battery, or any electrons. It has a totally mechanical fuel pump, and injection pump. I needed the start solenoid for a project truck many years ago so it was pulled and replaced with a push/pull cable like many old school diesel tractors run. If someone steals the battery and I've got a hill to roll down for a bump start, we're good to go. That is if the solar EMP dosen't start a fire that burns the old truck up.

So, my first vote is a older school diesel. No computers, simple fuel needs, run on vegetable oil, kerosene, pine knots (well the Cummins might smile Or an older Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Always liked those, looked really hard at doing a Cummins 4BT or Isuzu 4BD1T conversion on one for a spell.

Hopefully we won't have to live through a Carrington level event. But if we do, I suspect this group will deal better than most in the modern world.

RonR

I’m familiar. Indeed….scary stuff.

From what I can tell, preparing for any sort of event on that scale would be EXTREMELY difficult. Unless one was already living an off-grid, self sufficient homestead lifestyle…our world is just too dependent on electrical things for even the most basic life needs (pumping gas, purifying water, etc).

The mechanical diesel thought is a good one. Gas doesn’t store all too long. I don’t think finding suitable fuels for a diesel will be super feasible, for very long, after a Carrington-like scenario. But you’d probably be able to skate along for a while on some stored supply. Longer than gas.

I just kinda want to hop off the needless technology merry go round. At least as it pertains to basic transport is on. My wife’s Honda Odyssey doesn’t have a key and has some stupid push button transmission interface on the dash. That crap drives me nuts.

Re: Automotive De-evolution
JW51 #1438069 Thu Jan 20 2022 11:04 PM
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Jon. would that module happen to be a Ford TFI, the gray colored one that bolts onto the side of the distributor? If so, I've dealt with that situation before. Drop me a PM.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Automotive De-evolution
JW51 #1438071 Thu Jan 20 2022 11:26 PM
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Speaking of no key a lady at my work had a vehicle with no key and apparently the car will start with the fob when it is near the car. So she started her car shovelled some snow went into the house to put her good coat on and off to work .Once at work shut the car off and realized she had no fob/key it was in her other coat there is warning light but too late no key no go .


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Re: Automotive De-evolution
carbking #1438077 Fri Jan 21 2022 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by carbking
Lugnutz - I have one that is recurring, which is why I commented too true to be funny.

I special ordered the car new in 1979. It has always been garaged when not driven; has never seen snow, and rain only once.

The electronic ignition module fails like voting in Chicago. When one turns on the ignition switch, about half the time, the timing advances to maximum, and the engine will not turn over. Turn off the ignition, turn it back on, and generally the timing is where it should be. Sometimes it takes a couple of times of off-on. It has done this since new.

What is strange is that after about 15k miles, it works perfectly normal; BUT THIS IS A SIGN THE IGNITION IS READY TO FAIL. And it will after maybe another 500 miles.

I have about 51k miles on the car now, and currently on the 4th ignition module (but there is a spare, and tools in the glove box).

Jerry - you best be careful to who you tell that story wink

Jon
Sounds like that car hates you worse than God hates Mississippi. smile

Re: Automotive De-evolution
JW51 #1438084 Fri Jan 21 2022 01:10 AM
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No problems other than the ignition, and I have learned to live with it.

Jerry - you are correct, but not the standard module, as this one is set up for the two-step advance retard for the turbo.

I now can figure when it is time to change the module, and its easier just to flip the switch a couple of times than do anything else.

Really a sweetheart of a car to drive, even at my age. Tweaked the waste gate to boost the boost.

Had more than one passenger ask me how I got the exhaust note out a V-8.

Who knows; maybe if we had one of those sci-fi events you guys are talking about, it would fix the module wink

Jon.


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
If you truly believe "one size fits all" try walking a mile in your spouse's shoes!
[image]http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/Avatar.jpg[/image]
Re: Automotive De-evolution
JW51 #1438095 Fri Jan 21 2022 02:19 AM
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What color is the insulation in the distributor housing where the module plugs in? "If it's black it's bad" according to a Ford recall. The fix is to swap the complete housing and trigger assembly.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
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