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HotRunrGuy

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  1. Unbelievable,,,,, https://www.newsweek.com/georgia-mayor-cancels-social-distancing-order-despite-state-having-almost-5000-coronavirus-cases-1495580?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR23iyof5SAPTEtwX7rquafgaXRKnSOae80Ftsr-XxGnGZnijVSBfpH1RMI#Echobox=1585763554 HRG
  2. Ice, Looks like we've got some XLT/200A/4WD w/Comfort package in my area (60185), grab a hauler and come get them. We'll have lunch (6' apart though,,,,) HRG
  3. Citation please. The Q4 numbers, which are the last quarter released, do not support your claim. HRG
  4. And yet the state of Georgia still won't issue a shelter in place order,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, HRG
  5. akirby, I'm curious why you are phrasing your question this way? Why would anyone pick $50K with a $7K rebate, when the result is $3K higher? Even those who are only interested in the monthly payment will see that the $40K/no rebate is the smarter choice. Help me understand your logic. HRG
  6. HotRunrGuy

    2020 NAIAS cancelled!

    Damn! I even searched to see if it had been posted. Mods, feel free to delete my thread posting. HRG
  7. https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/detroit-auto-show/2020/03/28/coronavirus-detroit-auto-show-canceled-tcf-center-hospital/2934331001/ HRG
  8. HotRunrGuy

    MKS Top Ten Clunker to Avoid

    You dug up a 10+ year old thread? HRG
  9. HotRunrGuy

    7.3 teardown

    This is the closest thing to a literate explanation I can find. It's not the method of how the valves are moved, it's the placement of the valves themselves. There must not be an example available of the exact same valve size & placement with both methods of movement. HRG https://axleaddict.com/auto-repair/Overhead-Valve-OHV-vs-Overhead-Cam-OHC-Which-Engine-Design-is-Better Another feature of the OHC design is that the overhead placement of the cams allows for more valves per cylinder. The pushrods and rockers get in the way and make placing more than 2 valves an engineering challenge. With only 2 valves, the valve diameter is limited on how large the cylinder is. Being able to reduce the size of the valves and have more of them actually increases the effective area covered by the valves and this translates to more airflow, which is why OHC engines tend to produce more high-end torque and horsepower. However, it's not a clear win since the extra flow offered by multiple valves comes at the expense of more laminar flow. What I mean by this is, the smaller valves require less severe changes in flow direction around the valve so the air is less turbulent. In an OHV engine, the air has to flow around a very wide diameter valve and recirculate on the other side, making it turbulent. Turbulence encourages air and fuel to mix more completely prior to combustion so the OHV design offers gains in low-end torque naturally while it suffers at the top end, where absolute flow is more important than mixing efficiency.
  10. HotRunrGuy

    Tesla Model Y To Ship In March

    That picture was posted March 9th. What day did you start self-quarantining? HRG
  11. I'm just a pimple on the Tool & Die butt, but I found it interesting that already yesterday I had a request on my desk for a component to be used in a new injection mold for a "ventilator" part. Tooling to be built by a moldmaker, request from one of the Auto manufacturers, end user one of the major Medical equipment suppliers. HRG
  12. Good to see the pre-2013 Escape is back,,,,, HRG
  13. Fixed it for both of you,,,,, HRG
  14. HotRunrGuy

    Considering buying some Ford Stock

    as low as $3.96 today. At least all of you who had limit orders in at $4-even should be good. HRG
  15. When the new model year goes on sale, the Chevy will lose the rear-wheel drive Base Extended Cab with the automatic transmission that starts at $22,395 after a $1,095 destination charge. The new entry-level is going to be the Work Truck model with the extended cab in rear-wheel drive, starting at $26,595 assuming the destination charge holds steady. That represents a $4,200 jump over the base 2020 model. https://www.yahoo.com/autos/chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-trim-153000175.html HRG
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