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Message 2121126 - Posted: 18 Jun 2023, 6:23:32 UTC

They will have to look through the collection. Some pennies are worth a small fortune by themselves.

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Message 2121139 - Posted: 18 Jun 2023, 13:58:58 UTC

Now we know why the nationwide coin shortage ...
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Message 2121143 - Posted: 18 Jun 2023, 17:05:59 UTC - in response to Message 2121126.  
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They will have to look through the collection. Some pennies are worth a small fortune by themselves.

Well it'll have to be a coin from the 1980's, there can't be too many rare ones from then, an uncirculated 1980 D was worth $546.
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Message 2121341 - Posted: 22 Jun 2023, 21:02:22 UTC

I don't know how she did it, but they never look like that when I've driven over them. :-O

A picture of a Brisbane bridge is attracting global attention with people declaring they would never cross it.


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Message 2121360 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 1:52:16 UTC - in response to Message 2121341.  

I don't know how she did it, but they never look like that when I've driven over them. :-O

A picture of a Brisbane bridge is attracting global attention with people declaring they would never cross it.


Cheers.

I have severe anxiety problems if I'm a passenger, driving I'm in control, it's a bridge, I twice went over the Golden Gate in San Francisco CA.
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Message 2121365 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 2:57:14 UTC

That is one large optical distortion.

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Message 2121369 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 5:40:26 UTC - in response to Message 2121365.  
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That is one large optical distortion.
Yep.
As Wiggo said- they've never looked like that whenever i've gone over them.


“The only anxiety ppl [people] should have over this wee bridge is the price to cross it. Now that's a nightmare!” said one person.
Ain't that the truth.
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Message 2121372 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 6:38:48 UTC - in response to Message 2121369.  

That is one large optical distortion.
Yep.
As Wiggo said- they've never looked like that whenever i've gone over them.


“The only anxiety ppl [people] should have over this wee bridge is the price to cross it. Now that's a nightmare!” said one person.
Ain't that the truth.

And then there are the toll takers being exposed to car exhausts, my dad did that for 10 years to get a pension to go along with his Social Security, both ended suddenly in 1993 as did my dad. :(
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Message 2121374 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 6:44:38 UTC

I don’t know if you were following this news story or not. It’s very grim. One of our own has passed.
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) trustee Shahzada Dawood.

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Message 2121387 - Posted: 23 Jun 2023, 9:24:41 UTC - in response to Message 2121372.  
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That is one large optical distortion.
Yep.
As Wiggo said- they've never looked like that whenever i've gone over them.


“The only anxiety ppl [people] should have over this wee bridge is the price to cross it. Now that's a nightmare!” said one person.
Ain't that the truth.
And then there are the toll takers being exposed to car exhausts, my dad did that for 10 years to get a pension to go along with his Social Security, both ended suddenly in 1993 as did my dad. :(
Toll collectors? We havn't had them for many decades now.

These days Vic there are electronic tags and number plate recognition cameras do the job. ;-)

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Message 2121439 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 15:03:46 UTC

Residents mark 80th anniversary of Battle of Bamber Bridge
A Lancashire village is marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Bamber Bridge – which took place after residents refused to accept segregation in the US military during the Second World War.


Also reported in, UK village marks struggle against US Army racism in World War II
BAMBER BRIDGE, England (AP) — The village of Bamber Bridge in northwestern England is proud of the blow it struck against racism in the U.S. military during World War II.
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Message 2121442 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 19:30:07 UTC - in response to Message 2121439.  

Residents mark 80th anniversary of Battle of Bamber Bridge
A Lancashire village is marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Bamber Bridge – which took place after residents refused to accept segregation in the US military during the Second World War.


Also reported in, UK village marks struggle against US Army racism in World War II
BAMBER BRIDGE, England (AP) — The village of Bamber Bridge in northwestern England is proud of the blow it struck against racism in the U.S. military during World War II.

I love it... Just not segregation...
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Message 2121463 - Posted: 24 Jun 2023, 23:42:16 UTC

In a way it brought out the best people to join in the military. The racism towards non-white citizens forced the best and better qualified to rise above it.

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Message 2121503 - Posted: 25 Jun 2023, 13:50:43 UTC

Is this possible? About 3 years ago I bought a Dodge pickup truck with a blown engine for $500. The prior owner had driven it after the serpentine belt broke and it "seized" from overheating. When I first got it I changed the serpentine belt, put in a very low-viscosity oil, and tried to start it to see if could hear what was wrong. It ran but burned oil, a bad miss and I diagnosed it with a bent valve. Well, I parked it in hopes of one day rebuilding the whole engine. About once a month I would start it and let it run for a few minutes just to keep things loose and charge the battery. Last week I started it and forgot. 6 hours later I remembered and ran to turn it off. But it was running perfectly? No missing, no oil burning, and the valve noise was gone. It appears that letting is idle that long fixed the valve. It was not bent, just stuck. I have driven it around a couple of times now. Not really trusting it but I had it on the freeway at 80. The tires need replacing now but I think the truck fixed itself. As I asked it this possible?
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Message 2121505 - Posted: 25 Jun 2023, 14:08:58 UTC - in response to Message 2121503.  

Carlos,

Have you seen the film Monster Trucks? :-D :-D

Maybe It just needed a little R & R


Is this possible? About 3 years ago I bought a Dodge pickup truck with a blown engine for $500. The prior owner had driven it after the serpentine belt broke and it "seized" from overheating. When I first got it I changed the serpentine belt, put in a very low-viscosity oil, and tried to start it to see if could hear what was wrong. It ran but burned oil, a bad miss and I diagnosed it with a bent valve. Well, I parked it in hopes of one day rebuilding the whole engine. About once a month I would start it and let it run for a few minutes just to keep things loose and charge the battery. Last week I started it and forgot. 6 hours later I remembered and ran to turn it off. But it was running perfectly? No missing, no oil burning, and the valve noise was gone. It appears that letting is idle that long fixed the valve. It was not bent, just stuck. I have driven it around a couple of times now. Not really trusting it but I had it on the freeway at 80. The tires need replacing now but I think the truck fixed itself. As I asked it this possible?

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Message 2121514 - Posted: 25 Jun 2023, 16:17:35 UTC - in response to Message 2121503.  

Is this possible? About 3 years ago I bought a Dodge pickup truck with a blown engine for $500. The prior owner had driven it after the serpentine belt broke and it "seized" from overheating. When I first got it I changed the serpentine belt, put in a very low-viscosity oil, and tried to start it to see if could hear what was wrong. It ran but burned oil, a bad miss and I diagnosed it with a bent valve. Well, I parked it in hopes of one day rebuilding the whole engine. About once a month I would start it and let it run for a few minutes just to keep things loose and charge the battery. Last week I started it and forgot. 6 hours later I remembered and ran to turn it off. But it was running perfectly? No missing, no oil burning, and the valve noise was gone. It appears that letting is idle that long fixed the valve. It was not bent, just stuck. I have driven it around a couple of times now. Not really trusting it but I had it on the freeway at 80. The tires need replacing now but I think the truck fixed itself. As I asked it this possible?

Not fixed, but operable. I'm sure if you did an inspection you would find the valve guides out of tolerance, wear on the rockers and lifters, possibly on the cam shaft. Oil burn usually is piston rings not sealing. If he ran it slow when it seized it is possible thermal expansion caused the rings to bind in the cylinders. That would have scored things and your running may have "polished" them. With out knowing if you inspected the spark plugs, did a compression check hard to know what really was wrong and what running it did. In any case due for an oil change and an inspection of the old oil filter to see if it caught any metal. Might even send the oil in for a lab report. Also possible is the valve issue was unrelated to the seize, existed before, and the detergents in the new oil cleaned up the gunk the previous owner let build up.

If you want to move this out of the may fail at any time, to reliable, you will need to pull the valve covers and inspect and R&R, bore scope the cylinders to see the wear patterns and inspect the valves and seals. You might get lucky and not have to pull the head.
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Message 2121518 - Posted: 25 Jun 2023, 16:33:50 UTC - in response to Message 2121503.  

A variation on the famous "Italian tune-up". Take the offending vehicle out for a few miles, drive it like you stole it (or it's a hire car...). Known to "cure" many problems, one way or the other (fixed or properly broken).
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Message 2121527 - Posted: 25 Jun 2023, 17:14:04 UTC

I would watch the oil level like a hawk. Oil change is a idea. If done look for metal shavings. And check the block for cracks.

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Message 2121535 - Posted: 25 Jun 2023, 18:45:10 UTC - in response to Message 2121514.  

Sounds good to me, my dad and brother would know more, but I can't ask them, one was raised in a car dealer and the other was in the navy as a diesel engineman with gold stripes and hashmarks who retired at a rating of E9 from the USN. Me? Nothing special, it just sounds correct and a good idea.
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Message 2121541 - Posted: 25 Jun 2023, 21:08:46 UTC

Sitting here thinking*, no serpentine belt, does this mean no charge? Maybe it never was seized, just ran until the battery discharged. By now there is no way to know.

*Danger Will Robinson Danger
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