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I am running Purple Air as well.
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I'll need to have a custom gas tank made
What do you think all that space behind the back seat is for?! You can probably just use one of those circular hole cutting saws you put on your electric drill! Just put a " PVC pipe between the bottom on the interior tank into the top of Biqette's 20 gal tank. Be sure to use plenty of silicone at both ends... you're welcome!
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General Discussion / Thanks guys! (Re: Bllly-goat station wagon!!)
« Last post by elagache on June 10, 2018, 11:28:28 PM »
Dear Blick, Jos, Steve, and WeatherCat automotive enthusiasts,

Thanks!  :)

Great to get her home. Now let's hope she can stay out of Orinda Classic Car for a while.

Actually she needs to go back one more time.  She hasn't gotten her new wider tires installed yet.  I also need to decide on her final rear end ratio to select a new differential.  All this is extremely important so that - finally - the speedometer can be calibrated!

BTW, as a car enthusiast I envy you for your gas/petrol prices. After doing the math (gallon, liter, dollar, euro  :)) the conclusion is it is less than half of what we have to pay here. On the other hand, BIQETTE'S fuel consumption is probably also 'classic'.  ;)

Edouard is in California, which does not represent anything typical about the rest of the US. ;) Gas here in the US midwest is in the $2.40-2.80/gallon range. My scooter's fuel costs about $0.025/mile  [cheer]

You can read the prices on the Flying-A sign in the picture, but I paid $4.18 a gallon for 92 octane premium.  The engine might work with less octane, but I won't chance it for now.  Alas, this whole project started out with the idea of creating a more fuel efficient engine from the 1960s.  Alas, the design wasn't going to accomplish that.  When it came time to set the electronic fuel injection parameters, I could have asked for "lean," but I didn't have the heart to starve this engine.  So somewhere along the quest for a vintage travel trailer, I'll need to have a custom gas tank made with considerably greater capacity than the 20 gallons she has now!

Thanks again for your support!  ThU5:-)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Thanks for sharing Stu!  ThU32:-)

Coastal Northern California continues to be on a "yo-yo" of alternating heat and cold.  At the moment we are still below average, but obviously there is 2/3s of the month still available to shift the balance.

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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Dear Jenna and WeatherCat data submission junkies,

Elagache and all WCatters:
According to http://stats.pingdom.com/zw9vxjhrr9ze/1850219, rapid fire is once again down.
i started receiving hang notices and since i have disabled Rapid Fire, those have ceased.
. . . .

Hmm, don't know what to say, but I turned rapid fire back on yesterday and it is working fine for me.  The data looks fine on Weather Underground as well.

My sympathies on your rants, but alas, if the only problems we had in the world was Weather Underground - we wouldn't be bad off. . . .

Oh well,
. . . . Edouard
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General Discussion / Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Last post by Steve on June 10, 2018, 02:41:57 PM »
BTW, as a car enthusiast I envy you for your gas/petrol prices.

Edouard is in California, which does not represent anything typical about the rest of the US. ;) Gas here in the US midwest is in the $2.40-2.80/gallon range. My scooter's fuel costs about $0.025/mile  [cheer]
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Same data for the west coast of Scotland:

May was...
   Warmer than average (12.3C versus an average of 10.6)
   Dryer than average (18.80 mm versus an average total of 57.01)
   Calmer than average (a wind run of 2056 miles versus an average of 2945)

Again, quite a bit warmer than average and it's still going on - here's June's:

June so far has been...
   Warmer than average (15.4C versus an average of 13.3)
   Dryer than average (14.80 mm versus an average total of 59.02)
   Calmer than average (a wind run of 252 miles versus an average of 2150)


Cheers,
Stu.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: Coping with Weather Underground "issuez"
« Last post by jennajon on June 10, 2018, 11:32:26 AM »
Elagache and all WCatters:
According to http://stats.pingdom.com/zw9vxjhrr9ze/1850219, rapid fire is once again down.
i started receiving hang notices and since i have disabled Rapid Fire, those have ceased.

As for the ongoing issues? i still think WU *as WeatherBug did* finds PWS reporting a "necessary evil"
they seem to do as little as possible to support it, do not respond when participants report issues and make
less-than-smart decisions which they "reconsider" when those who use the service start complaining. i call
that management-by-mistake.

So, with that said-for the time being i will continue to upload data since i killed off my webpage. BUT.....if they show with continuing
lack of interest and response that my data means less than zero to them? i kill off the WU account after 14 years in 3 different locations
and go to a personal webpage.

*rant off and steps off soapbox*

Jenna [tup]
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General Discussion / Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Last post by JosBaz on June 10, 2018, 07:59:01 AM »
Nice pictures Edouard - thanks for sharing.

BTW, as a car enthusiast I envy you for your gas/petrol prices. After doing the math (gallon, liter, dollar, euro  :)) the conclusion is it is less than half of what we have to pay here. On the other hand, BIQETTE'S fuel consumption is probably also 'classic'.  ;)

Jos
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Great to get her home. Now let's hope she can stay out of Orinda Classic Car for a while.
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