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That stuff seems to be coming from clouds! Might help to spread a large tarp over your property. I think we still have certain "air rights" for the column of air above our property. You might check local authorities and find the party responsible for the clouds. [computer] Locally, we don't allow stuff like that except for a maximum number of days per year. We also have quantity/depth limits as well as a maximum number of consecutive days. You might also have property owners rules or covenants that further restrict this kind of invasion. [banghead] Good luck! And be very careful, I'm still not sure what that stuff is but it can be very slippery on roads and sidewalks! :o I suggest staying inside as much as possible, preferably with a cozy fire! [tup]
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And the early arrival of Spring!

Yea, right. Yesterday morning...

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General Computing/Macintosh / Safari screwing up wording Hey Edouard
« Last post by Randall75 on Yesterday at 11:41:21 PM »
Hey Edouard
 I have been using your station console script for ever
And if I use any other browser than Safari to open with all the wording ok
But if I open it in Safari the wording to bunched together on some of the lines [banghead]
Whats up with that I can't figure it out


thanks

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Dear Blick and WeatherCat automobile enthusiasts,

Let us know what they find. It's only money so cheer up.

I got a call from Greg at Orinda Classic Car and the culprit turns out to be more subtle.  I was right the radiator fans had stopped working.  The reason is unexpected.  The fuse block protecting the fans had been banged up somehow and that prevented the fuses from lining up properly.  That didn't allow enough current to the fans.

A heavy-duty fuse block is on order to replace the one that failed.  They will install it when it arrives.  My trusty wagon should be back home sometime this week.

All in all, not to bad an outcome.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Let us know what they find. It's only money so cheer up.
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General Discussion / Not for a . . . . . *STAR*!! (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Last post by elagache on March 17, 2019, 09:44:41 PM »
Dear Felix and WeatherCat users who have "stars" in the family . . . .

Emergency roadside assistance call & flatbed haul to shop will be an expensive thermostat replacement. Plus a new radiator hose & coolant refill.

The shop time is definitely on my dime.  However the emergency roadside assistance was - FREE!  After all the effort I put into this car, I have Hagerty's insurance and roadside assistance.  Okay, it wasn't free but part of my premiums, still the transportation to Orinda Classic Car didn't cost me anything extra.

Then again, it might be the electric fan or coolant temp sensor but I'm betting it's merely a stuck thermostat, normally about a $7 part but probably many times that for the engine you have in it.

A stuck thermostat was also the best hunch on the 65GS.com forum where I "hang out" with car guys.  Obviously it is possible, but it would be something of a disappointment.  The thermostat is probably quite old going all the way back to 2013.  However, the vast majority of the time it has simply sat there waiting.  There are very few hours on this engine even after all those years.  I suppose all that idle time could have damaged the thermostat even if these are really simple devices.  When I sent the engine to TA-Performance a second time, I very carefully drained the gas tank.  However, that didn't help either the EFI fuel pump or the gas sending unit.  The fuel pump died almost immediately after the engine was installed once more.  The fuel sending unit is definitely not working properly.

My trusty wagon spent the weekend at Orinda Classic Car Center and I'm sure they will be looking the situation over early Monday Morning.  I'll definitely report what they discover.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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General Discussion / Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Last post by Felix on March 17, 2019, 09:29:57 AM »
Emergency roadside assistance call & flatbed haul to shop will be an expensive thermostat replacement. Plus a new radiator hose & coolant refill. Then again, it might be the electric fan or coolant temp sensor but I'm betting it's merely a stuck thermostat, normally about a $7 part but probably many times that for the engine you have in it.
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Dear WeatherCat automotive enthusiasts,

For the moment we have Springlike weather with fair skies and above normal temperatures.  So yesterday I decided to get on the freeway to put some miles on my trusty wagon.  I had barely gotten on when I realized that the coolant temperature gauge was reading an unusual 220? F.  I watched it a bit and it wasn't going down.  At this point I suspected that the electrical radiator fans had stopped working and I made a run for home.  Just as I started to pull onto the driveway one of the hoses blew off from the boiling coolant.  I stopped the engine immediately and rolled onto the driveway:



Here is the hose that gave way:



I called Orinda Classic Car to confirm that they could take Biquette and then called Hagerty's roadside assistance.  Eventually Biquette found her way to Orinda Classic Car:



On Monday I hope they will be able to figure out why the electric fans stopped working.

Just another "fun episode" in owning a classic car!

Cheers, Edouard   [cheers1]

P.S. Still, Biquette did manage to come home.  This car has never left me stranded by the side of the road.  Quite an achievement for a 53+ year old car!
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Dear X-Air and WeatherCat fans of π

Nice sale at Take Control booksThU32:-)

I don't get it?  Don't ya' mean pies like this?

https://mailchi.mp/speckmediainc/lunardis-market-pi-day-sale-31419?e=d4fa9f0e4b

I never thought I would see a supermarket ad based on a mathematical symbol . . . .  [rolleyes2]

And the early arrival of Spring! High today was 74.4F! [rolleyes2] :o

That's cheatin'! Spring isn't officially here for 6 days!

Actually, there is one more disagreeable event associated with PI day.  My alma mater U.C. Berkeley is having a major fund raiser directed at the alumni.  So what did my esteemed institution choose as a slogan to go along with my intellectually sophisticated Ph.D.?   They couldn't of anything more uplifting than "The Big Give"  [rolleyes2]

https://biggive.berkeley.edu/

So why is the supposedly #1 public university in the world forced to stoop to a slogan that hardly seem mature enough for even middle school children?

Needless to say, neither my wallet or I were fooled by this silly business.

Oh well, . . . . . Edouard
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And the early arrival of Spring! High today was 74.4F! [rolleyes2] :o

Nice sale at Take Control booksThU32:-)
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