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  1. Fuddyduddy1952

    Nearly died yesterday

    All this reminds me of:
  2. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    I got this today I ordered from Advance Auto (NAPA would be better...but I'm cheap. $107). I got gas recently in my '93 F150 & it wouldn't start. I had to "muscle turn" it past a column and pop started it in 2nd at a walking speed. I really believe this is the original starter (207K miles). I...
  3. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Kia Rio averages low 40s to high 30s. It's been great for $19K. Downside is it doesn't turn heads! [emoji1787]
  4. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cool Nature Photos

    A neighbor sent me this: Northern lights over our house recently which we missed. [emoji852]
  5. Fuddyduddy1952

    Status of Everything Attachments

    [emoji848]...a quote by Isaac Merritt Singer? I think it's "reap what they have sown". (Belongs in the Groan thread) [emoji847]
  6. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Tell that to BBC news, not me.
  7. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    What's interesting Dan is your wife apparently likes AMC, you Pontiac. My wife & I are the opposite. She just rejoined Pontiac Oakland & I joined AMO. Years ago she drag raced a '69 Trans Am...They're valuable now. Now she has her '68 Formula, '73 RA Formula and '72 GTO.
  8. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    Thanks. 232/auto I have the other Rogue, Hurst SC/Rambler "B", 390 Super T10.
  9. Fuddyduddy1952

    Got asked to bid a very unusual project

    And don't forget to get a 1099 form! [emoji2]! If you see any spotted salamanders the project is off until contacting the proper authorities. [emoji16]
  10. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    I just won the bid. Now I have to get it!
  11. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    BBC news: "Tesla profits slump by more than a half. Tesla has announced its profits fell sharply in the first three months of the year to $1.13bn (£910m), compared with $2.51bn in 2023. It caps a difficult period for the electric vehicle (EV) maker, which - faced with falling sales - has...
  12. Fuddyduddy1952

    Nearly died yesterday

    About 40 years ago wife & I going South on a 4 lane highway this guy was going South in the Northbound passing lane, across a median strip. Speed limit was 55 and that's about how fast he was going. He was drinking. I sped up so I was maybe 10 car lengths ahead of him, turned flashers on and...
  13. Fuddyduddy1952

    Status of Everything Attachments

    Lifetime warranty. Of the purchaser or manufacturer. [emoji23] ?
  14. Fuddyduddy1952

    Nearly died yesterday

    Good job on your part and why I'm against FSD. What would a Tesla have done if in FSD mode?
  15. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    [emoji848] I'm trying to decide if I should like this or not! [emoji38] To me it would depend on who I'd try saving.[emoji849]
  16. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    I grew up in the country off of a major highway. There weren't any lights anywhere until the late 60s.
  17. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    When I was 15 there were two sisters I liked to visit about 2 miles away so I rode my bicycle through a trail in the woods. Coming back one evening it got dark and I mean pitch black dark. I had to walk the bike until I found a tree, go around and continue. (I had a generator light...
  18. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I can't read all of your nonsense rambling after "So, you are a puppet of the government and believe it is your duty to dance on government strings?" Look in the mirror. We do not nor will ever own an EV! Simply search "why the switch to EV", "EV mandate", etc. YOU are the dancing puppet not...
  19. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Over 18,000 posts to this discussion and why? Two reasons: 1) In March 2024, the ***** administration finalized new emissions rules that would require up to two-thirds of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to be electric vehicles (EVs) within eight years. The rules target 35% to 56% for EVs in...
  20. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    ? And then there's this...[emoji848]
  21. Fuddyduddy1952

    Status of Everything Attachments

    I've had the same contracting company do lots of work here, build 2 garages, horse stable, etc. To me what they do is smart: 10% upfront before they start, then 30% (1/3rd way into project), 30% (2/3), then final 30% upon completion. That way they at least have 70% of their money. The last two...
  22. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cool Nature Photos

    The roof wasn't hot. They're called "whistling ducks" for a reason...
  23. Fuddyduddy1952

    Status of Everything Attachments

    And 10,000 pages [emoji17]
  24. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    ?[emoji848] What's the connection Gale?
  25. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Whenever you cannot answer a question or trapped in a corner your response (like Trad) is name calling (stupid, ignorant, ignoramus) or putting those in disagreement on their ignore list. That speaks reams about about those who do that. Enjoy your fantasy world.
  26. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I believe this is appropriate:...THIMK... That’s not a typo. It was a Mad magazine cover - Mad having been the Onion or Babylon Bee of its day - and according to dpgreatlife, “Thimk” was a poke at Thomas J. Watson, Sr., who was once at NCR and later IBM. Watson’s simple mantra was “Think.” In...
  27. Fuddyduddy1952

    The Resting Place.

    Great actor! [emoji120]
  28. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    As per your m.o., you avoid my posts to you a week ago...[emoji106]
  29. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Mark my words...there won't be an ICE "death spiral"...we're not moving towards an all electric future.
  30. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Any qualifying EV...what's the acceleration concern but jimmies on the cupcake at taxpayers dime?
  31. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What I cannot understand is what is the purpose or concern with EVs and speed? The tax incentives are to lower CO2 emissions. EV buyers take advantage of that at taxpayers expense. It's analogous to tax credits for buying ICE vehicles for the purpose of saving petroleum therefore ICE...
  32. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That says it all to me: useless as a truck, higher cost per mile, tow for 90 minutes then disconnect trailer to charge...for how long? What's not to like [emoji12].
  33. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    I have a Wang calculator from 1968 (9 possibly). It's in two parts and nixie tube display.
  34. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I'm beginning to think the Fisker is a better choice than Tesla for many reasons. I hope they make it!
  35. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    That's why I use double "Tucks".
  36. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Maybe we'll see charger lot lizards? [emoji38]
  37. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    [emoji848] 20x8=160ft which is a lot of copper. They probably buy gas with the scrap $ (or crack)...
  38. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    My hemorrhoids have hemorrhoids.
  39. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Spray some of Elon's "Burnt Hair" in the Fisker and Tesla owners would switch brands! [emoji1787]
  40. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    Beautiful! I collect old radios. In 1934 Sparton sold the art deco "Bluebird", considered to be the holy grail of radios. Imagine what that 111 you have cost new, most likely bought right before The Great Depression.
  41. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    New (present) news: "DETROIT (AP) — Amazon’s self-driving robotaxi unit is being investigated by the U.S. government’s highway safety agency after two of its vehicles braked suddenly and were rear-ended by motorcyclists."
  42. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    What's Janice doing on Earth above the Moon?
  43. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I'd rather ride in Bogie's cab any day...[emoji3059]
  44. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    J.D.Power & Kelley are fake news apparently.
  45. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Still...no reply...[emoji250]‍[emoji834][emoji848]
  46. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Still...no reply...[emoji250]‍[emoji834][emoji848]
  47. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    I give up...new glass or used ash tray? [emoji848]
  48. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    And...no grump reply...doesn't fit his narrative [emoji38]
  49. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    And still...no grump reply [emoji1787]
  50. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    [emoji848] Now I'm all discombobulated...how much is $24.3.25? I guess that's similar to a buck two- ninety eight or was that a faux pas?
  51. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We've had Hyundai & Kia since late 90s...12 of them & no problems. Yes they were cheap but reliable. I guess we were just lucky. [emoji849]
  52. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Too much catnip Grump? [emoji38][emoji1787][emoji23]
  53. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Kablam! The sound of a robotaxi striking a pedestrian or most anything. Kablam! Is the sound a judges gavel makes as a lawsuit is awarded.
  54. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Trad...If you weren't so ignorant of EVs you would realize what a complete failure those early EVs were which is why the ICE dominated. Stop being such an ignoramus! [emoji38][emoji1787][emoji23] (Although...I'm on the "ignore list!) [emoji38]
  55. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Tesla may be in a.......D E A T H S P I R A L !
  56. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    My grandfather next door was an M.D., D.O.,surgeon. His son (Mom's brother) had Downs syndrome and lived with them, he was a hoot. We were having lunch one day when Grandad was telling about a neighbor Jim Smith (name changed [emoji38]) who was a patient complaining of pain when he was...
  57. Fuddyduddy1952

    Recommended multi-meter

    You know I'm an old electronic technician when I have a Fluke 11 like this on ebay. It works great and measures capacitance. An analog meter I use also to see changing voltages or resistance, otherwise you're just watching numbers flash.
  58. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cat pic(s)

    18! Wow...congratulations, he looks great for 18. Is that eye OK? We have two black cats now. Cosmo Topper 3yo and Nightshade (aka "Woogie" [emoji1787]) 2yo. Both rescues. Cosmo wearing a tie.[emoji849]
  59. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We saw one today just a few miles from home here. They're larger than I thought.
  60. Fuddyduddy1952

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    My question is we've lived here 44 years and friends with all the neighbors. A few (FEW) prep, others don't. Now suppose a disaster occurs...which of the 3 will happen: 1) neighbors share what another neighbor needs. 2) invaders appear who you must dispatch. [emoji849] 3) neighbors who have...
  61. Fuddyduddy1952

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    Thanks for the explanation which parallels my one neighbor. He target practices a lot. I shoot a few rounds but to me it gets boring and expensive putting them through the target center dot! I bought a spinner...watch it spin a few times. I can't see the point continuing to waste ammo. Rarely if...
  62. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Trad bragged he did! "Thanks taxpayers" joking about it. I assume you got the credit by not saying![emoji848]
  63. Fuddyduddy1952

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    Curious what preppers believe is going to happen? If someone has, say, a truckload of ammo, what's the purpose? Same with supplies if one has 500 cans of food, how long will that last...then what? A stash of gold...who's buying and for what? Water would be my main concern, but we have springs...
  64. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    For fun I ought to take my wife on a cruise to Guam...then I'll say "hey look! They have a Lowe's! Let's go!" [emoji38][emoji1787][emoji23]
  65. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I understand that "Neither @tradosaurus or myself have ever promoted EVs as a means of "saving the planet"." Did either or both of you accept the EV tax credit...i.e., taxpayer money? And the reasoning behind tax credit is as a means of...what?!? [emoji848]
  66. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    My Dad (r.i.p.) & I went to a science fair in Washington D.C. years ago because a friend of mine had a display booth. We went to a Holiday Inn at Dupont Square, it was very late and they were sold out. Dad was so funny...he said "if the President were to walk in...what would you do?" The...
  67. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cat pic(s)

    The one black cat...is that a growth on the head, over the eye?
  68. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cat pic(s)

  69. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I'm a proud charter member of Tiloriabc! . . . Trads ignore list of retarded ignoramuses against battery cars. [emoji38][emoji2960] In one sentence:"You sound like a woman when losing an argument and not facts to back up your ignorant assertions." he insults women, the mentally challenged and...
  70. Fuddyduddy1952

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    Prepping!?! I have that discussion with my across the road preppers all the time. Lord only knows the quantity of canned goods, ammo, fuel, gold, etc they have stored, buried, hidden away. We enjoy every day we can and don't live in fear. They on the other hand "know it's coming".
  71. Fuddyduddy1952

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    We've been here 44 years. We used to lose power a few days each year so my across the road neighbor bought a 10kW generator. He let me borrow it for a few hours so we could run well, water heater, etc. He said I should buy a generator, I said why when I can borrow yours? [emoji38] So...I bought...
  72. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Lots of ticks in Virginia because we had a mild winter I'm thinking. If you feel really tired, or tick bite leaves a bulls eye, go to a walk in clinic or your doctor immediately. I had Rocky Mountain spotted tick fever last year, now Lyme. I'm on Doxycycline. In fact my doctor prescribed 4...
  73. Fuddyduddy1952

    Help Me Design/ Build a Shop

    Whenever I climb up mine, Johnny Weissmuller pops into my head...I guess I'm old...[emoji20]
  74. Fuddyduddy1952

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    We lost power for a couple weeks years ago so we went to Florida, came back all was well. Sam Kinison had it right:
  75. Fuddyduddy1952

    The white of their eyes

    When that song first came out I thought she was saying "Doughnuts make your brown eye blue".
  76. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    What is that white cloud? [emoji848] Looks like that jockey turned on the gas...[emoji38]
  77. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    A few years ago I discovered how well a pair of small side cutters work for toenails, but then have to use pliers pull clippings out of the drywall.[emoji4]
  78. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Someone should have explained that to Gabby Hayes...or given him a quarter [emoji38]
  79. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery powered chainsaw

    .
  80. Fuddyduddy1952

    Help Me Design/ Build a Shop

    One of the best things I ever bought was scaffolding. I got the outriggers for stability and with wheels locked it's very stable. Last use was putting a 36" fan up in cupola. It's versatile because in sections you can make it different heights. When not in use I have it against a wall and it's...
  81. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Not picking on you fatjay but I thought you said no Walmart because they sell stuff from China?
  82. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Unless the video of that turns up somewhere titled "Big dick in the locker room!". [emoji6]
  83. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Or just over $4M if in an S&P index fund, since S&P has returned 10.26% ave. since 1957 inception.
  84. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Who wants to talk about that? Mine used to hide up inside me in the locker room [emoji2961]
  85. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    Reminds me of this video:
  86. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    My wife's older today...70! We ate at a Mexican restaurant we frequent & they sing in Spanish, she gets fried ice cream, Sombrero and whipped cream in the face! Wished I had my camera with me for the whipped cream.
  87. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    No...but his wife is from Mars [emoji38]
  88. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    My father-in-law told a good true story that happened when he came back from WWII. He & wife's Mom went to a carnival where a guy was giving out beer samples and it was being broadcast live on the radio. This woman swigs down a sample and the radio announcer asked her how she liked it. With a...
  89. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    Very, very true...
  90. Fuddyduddy1952

    What to do with the money?

    My wife would write a $50 check once a month but forgot one month. Check written to the organization. People do have to be very careful who they donate to.
  91. Fuddyduddy1952

    What to do with the money?

    My wife donates to some horse rescue organizations. One day this "lady"(?) calls my wife fussing because she didn't receive wife's $50 check!!! [emoji2962] Actually cussed my wife! That was the end of that.
  92. Fuddyduddy1952

    What to do with the money?

    Gifts are an interesting topic. My wife's birthday is tomorrow, 70th. My 97 yo Mother wants to know what to give her & knowing my wife 52 years I said a $5 to $10 flower she can plant. One neighbor has known us 50 years ago texted me she's baking her a birthday cake. She knows my wife is...
  93. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    What a nasty pervert you are! [emoji848][emoji849][emoji4]
  94. Fuddyduddy1952

    What to do with the money?

    I see it as the lady wanted to give her sister a $100 birthday gift which she did. Me, although I too wouldn't want to be paid, would buy fuel, oil, filters, etc. After all, even well meaning, giving some or all back negates the gift...? Later you could give each one something from your garden...
  95. Fuddyduddy1952

    What to do with the money?

    The garden tilling is to be a birthday present. That $100 paid is the present given, no different paid to you or a store. That's why she said don't open until she left, knowing you wouldn't accept it. A note inside said to donate the money or use it as I saw fit which is what you should do.
  96. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Where are the lug nuts?
  97. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    For "the bosoms coming out of hibernation"?
  98. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    I've never seen a trailer that long! What all did you get! [emoji106]
  99. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    And if fatjay had stepped in it, Walmart could have arrested him for shoplifting.
  100. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    [emoji37] Her father passed away yesterday
  101. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    How do you know it was human? It could have been from an emotional support animal. (ESAT) [emoji38] Prices aren't the only thing falling at Walmart.
  102. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    Everyone is different, but I couldn't believe this Dr's idea of beauty. How about #10...even #1...!!!!!
  103. Fuddyduddy1952

    Recommendations/Warnings - Cub Cadet ZTXS5 Series ZT Mowers

    I just finished mowing with the Z Force steering wheel zero turn and it is amazing how much better it cuts than the lap bar. The way the dealer explained is the lap bar has two motors operated by levers, so one lever forward & other back wheels turn opposite which causes scuffing. Z Force front...
  104. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    Getting back to pretty girls [emoji849][emoji3059] when I was in 7th grade gradeschool there was this Native American girl who liked me (why is a mystery [emoji38]). This isn't her but you get the idea. When she kissed me I'd pass out! [emoji847]
  105. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Two questions I have: 1) Why would someone get a tax credit buying a Tesla and not a Fisker??? 2) Why wouldn't Teslas have a solar panel on the roof? To me that makes sense for many reasons.
  106. Fuddyduddy1952

    Recommendations/Warnings - Cub Cadet ZTXS5 Series ZT Mowers

    I need to bring home my Grandfather's Yazoo he bought in 1970. It's a zero turn and cuts before tires run over it. I just washed the Z Force for the first time [emoji849]. Arrows point to 3 changes I made, lights, cigarette lighter and hold down for oil dipstick. Sometimes cutting under trees a...
  107. Fuddyduddy1952

    Recommendations/Warnings - Cub Cadet ZTXS5 Series ZT Mowers

    [emoji848] Interesting...the lap bar does tear up the grass in tight turns. I'll use my steering wheel one later today and compare, after servicing it.
  108. Fuddyduddy1952

    Status of Everything Attachments

    To me, just common sense, Neill Construction has been around since 1966. I imagine they know what they're doing, permits, inspections & construction. They have great reviews. Neill Construction Home | Neill Construction › about About | Neill Construction The company originated in May of 1966
  109. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    [emoji120]My condolences [emoji120]
  110. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Looks like it's well planned out. The solar roof by itself gives a 76 mile range? To me that's better than other EVs because you'd never be stranded as long as there's sunshine.
  111. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    Disregard... I just HAD to pull THAT one on Massey aka "Mr. Bosoms"[emoji38][emoji1787][emoji23] My daughter indeed!!!!! [emoji849]
  112. Fuddyduddy1952

    Recommendations/Warnings - Cub Cadet ZTXS5 Series ZT Mowers

    If I had to buy one today this is probably what I'd get. It already has lights (I added mine), I like the deck, probably has zerk fittings on spindles. $3,299
  113. Fuddyduddy1952

    Recommendations/Warnings - Cub Cadet ZTXS5 Series ZT Mowers

    I have one of each, both from a local Cub dealer. Lap bar bought early 2000s, steering wheel about 6 years ago. At the time (guessing) the first was about $3K, second about $5K. Personally I use the older one the most because it's simplicity. Neither have given trouble, I'm thinking older one...
  114. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    [emoji37] Our daughter passed away last week.
  115. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    Better?
  116. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    I terrified the cats. [emoji1787]
  117. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    [emoji38] That's Cosmo Topper and that's his tongue. The only cat we've ever had that makes faces!
  118. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    I'm not seeing the cat and penny.
  119. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    To me, beauty is simplicity. The first two to me are probably best to me...sort of girl next door look. My wife is Italian & Scandinavian mix. The first one is Swedish.
  120. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I love this...I'll post it over my workbench if that's OK. "One does not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out who may be the true idoit [emoji4]" . . . IDOIT
  121. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Guessing??? Information straight from Greenworks!!!
  122. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cool Nature Photos

    I cut it way back last Fall, I was afraid I cut too much since it was up over the roof gutter. We throw banana peels on it and a handful of Milorganite...but I know very little about roses. My grandmother next door had islands around their yard and I do that here. One is mostly roses, not...
  123. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    I want a picture of that zero steer electric venison! [emoji2]
  124. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cool Nature Photos

    Very old rosebush by back door.
  125. Fuddyduddy1952

    Need advice on mowing slopes

    Amazon sells them.[emoji2]
  126. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Check this out! [emoji2]
  127. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Read my post 110...straight from Greenworks.
  128. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Includes a rope & anchor
  129. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    To me what EV proponents/owners fail to understand is petroleum = batteries. ICE vehicles you fill up $xx which gives you about 400 mile range. EV you fill up for ($xx"e") [emoji849] which gives 300 mile range. So in 10 years the ICE owner spent $14K fuel+oil. In 10 years the EV needs batteries...
  130. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    I have a Greenworks 80v chainsaw that actually works well with about 20 minutes cutting time. I saved money by ordering from Walmart online a Greenworks 80v weedeater with battery and charger, free shipping that was on sale.
  131. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    According to Greenworks one would have to mow first then use theirs to get that 8 hour, 21 acre result ([emoji848][emoji849][emoji846]). I like Greenworks and have their saws and a weedeater. I like quiet, simplicity and no fumes. Runtime is the problem. And to compare apples you have to...
  132. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I prefer buying a car from a car manufacturer and Ri not Ai. (Real intelligence)
  133. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Let us know how it works out for you.[emoji106][emoji6]
  134. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    I love that "recently cut grass" part! Grass has been cut...flat, level, 21 acres 8 hours...gotta love it.[emoji38]
  135. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    So NOW...electric or petroleum? Hmmmmm...let me think...[emoji38][emoji28][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji38]
  136. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Here we go!!! I just now chatted with Greenworks. Please read!!![emoji1787][emoji38][emoji23]
  137. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Sure! Except two very important points you miss: 1) The average lifespan of a lawn mower battery is approximately three years. The typical estimated life of a Lithium-Ion battery is about two to three years or 300 to 500 charge cycles, whichever occurs first. Some high-quality lithium-ion...
  138. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Insanity...pure insanity like most things today. No rational thought or actual proof of anything. Plant more trees!
  139. Fuddyduddy1952

    Is it time to consider electric?

    Not cheap??? $28,000 not cheap! Compare that to an $11,000 61" Ferris!!! People that believe that $17,000 more difference will "pay for itself" has their head up their......CORNPOP! [emoji38][emoji848][emoji849]
  140. Fuddyduddy1952

    Need advice on mowing slopes

    No problems with either mower and both work great on hills. The lever one seems better to me on real steep hills because I can ease over the crest mowing straight down. Easy to control speed (very slow), and can pull back a little if it gains speed. Steering wheel one is newer and if I could do...
  141. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You prove time and again grumpy that you are simply an internet troll. Here's an example from post #17878, look it up. These are YOUR words: "I've had the FSD demo this month. I don't trust it very far. I keep overriding and then it prompts, "why did you disable FSD?" Well, I thought you were...
  142. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    100% of the time...
  143. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    We used to watch the train wreck Anna show, and if you read about her, I don't think she and J. Howard spent much time together. She really had a sad life. Marilyn Monroe did as well.
  144. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    No offense but statistics like that mean nothing. Compare 2 cars A&B. A cost $40K new. B cost $20K new. Even if after 10 years B has $15K in maintenance cost and A is zero...which was the best buy? Grade school mathematics.
  145. Fuddyduddy1952

    Need advice on mowing slopes

    I use this one on hills, bought new about 12 years ago. If real steep I slowly go over, let gravity ease it down. The few times it's gotten "hairy" usually I can control pulling levers back or pull up on brake lever a bit. If not terribly steep I mow sideways shifting my weight uphill. It's...
  146. Fuddyduddy1952

    Everything Attachments poll

    New update just in!!!!! It Friday April 26, 2024 and Everything Attachments is still closed!!!!!
  147. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    "J.C. Whitney on wheels" we said years ago. It has that ghetto-look.
  148. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    [emoji38] In 2005, the Pablum brand was sold to the H.J. Heinz Co., which no longer makes Pablum thankfully! That's Anna Nicole Smith and J. Howard Marshall of course.
  149. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    True...but I can turn my head and have rear view mirrors.
  150. Fuddyduddy1952

    Need advice on mowing slopes

    For 3 acres I would first get a load of topsoil for all the low and bare spots, rake level as best you can. Steep areas you don't want to mow I'd plant vinca minor (periwinkle) like this which is OK for zone 5 you're in. A plant every 2ft or so should be fine, it puts off runners spreading...
  151. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It's a controversial subject. According to Tesla: "Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capability are intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any moment. While these features are designed to become more capable over time, the...
  152. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

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  153. Fuddyduddy1952

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    The maiden voyage went well butt I'm sure the rear hydraulics stunk. [emoji16]
  154. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I have no fear of the unknown. As an electronic technician 43 years I'd rather put my faith in a good experienced driver than an autonomous vehicle putting faith in sensors, design and software engineering. In your example of a kid running out with FSD brakes are applied. An experienced driver...
  155. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    That looks better and less expensive than HF one.
  156. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Of course I don't remove, but FSD is a quantum leap beyond those. Cruise control I use occasionally, but all of those things hinges on driver ability. FSD means reliance on technology to perform some if not most of the operating tasks...correct? An accident occurs and who or what is at fault?
  157. Fuddyduddy1952

    The one thing that you wonder why you didn't buy sooner?

    I just looked them up. I'd love having one. My place is hilly but I'm thinking they would be stable and low center of gravity?
  158. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I understand Gale, but the problem is as I see it from a victims standpoint and his/her attorney, and of course I hope it never happens, is they could argue the victim was injured because the Tesla driver wasn't at 100% driving ability therefore was relying on FSD. The injured could sue you and...
  159. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I'll make a prediction. Wait a few years and TV ads will be swamped like Camp Lejune & Roundup..."if you were involved in an accident using FSD call us, Dewey Cheatham and Howe. We go after the driver designer...not you!".
  160. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I've said it so many times here...there's no way Ai or Autopilot, FSD...whatever name would have saved us in different situations. We'd be dead or injured. No way can anything computerized can outsmart a human thinking outside the box. Anyone familiar with Scully, Flight 1549 belly landing on...
  161. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    Me...I have this Harbor Freight one. They have a much bigger one but more expensive. It's large enough for smaller carbs, it would something like a Holley metering block. Simple Green, 5% with 95% distilled water based on my talk with an Mikuni engineer. I heat cycle it a few times, then wash...
  162. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I didn't buy one. Mine doesn't smell like plastic but talks the whole time...[emoji849]
  163. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Daria...1997 Seems pretty accurate today!
  164. Fuddyduddy1952

    Everything Attachments poll

    Attachments R Us?
  165. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Weeeeee!!! [emoji2]
  166. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cool Nature Photos

    Strange how all my life I thought they were ugly. With your clear photo I can enlarge and see they're not ugly at all! [emoji106]
  167. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Of course I figured all that out...which from an economics standpoint an EV for us makes absolutely no sense, not to mention no tax credit (Federal or State) and many other reasons I've already mentioned here. In the end people buy what they want for their reasons.
  168. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cool Nature Photos

    Clematis here:
  169. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    I'd do the same thing, outdoing Aquaventure Water Park in the Bahamas. I'd pick up 30ft of 8" PVC pipe for a goldfish slide.
  170. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Gale: If my wife & I are invited to your 110th birthday party in 2061 we'll not only bring you a nice present, we'll show up in a brand new Tesla ZZZ! [emoji2][emoji106]
  171. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I understand both of your points, however, "miles per gallon equivalent" in itself is deceptive since electric vehicles don't burn liquid fuel (i.e., "gallons") whatsoever...or do they? Our electric provider generates over half of provided power by natural gas, petroleum and coal. Every place...
  172. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    [emoji848] [emoji1787][emoji38][emoji23][emoji38][emoji38] Yuk, yuk, yuk!!! [emoji38][emoji2]
  173. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That may be true now, in certain areas, based on a hypothetical gas and electricity price. To me that's deceptive advertising. What happens if our "current" [emoji849] price of 15c/kWh doubles and $3.45/gal. reg. goes to $2.79? If one considers a car as transportation and not concerned with...
  174. Fuddyduddy1952

    What did you buy this week?

    Well...this week I pulled out all the stops and really splurged!!! Since we had to go right by Harbor Freight today I bought a $15 grinder! [emoji38][emoji1787][emoji23] The (20 yr.?) old one yesterday made a noise & quit (but no smoke [emoji28]), so I bought this one. Back home is when I saw...
  175. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    My curiosity is, and hopefully others can relate, I was 3-4 years old and yet walking through the airport hangers every time Grandad had to drag me away from watching mechanics working on engines. I was mesmerized and always loved wrenching on anything mechanical or electrical. That must be...
  176. Fuddyduddy1952

    You Know You Are Old When

    My Grandfather had a Cessna and he took me flying when I was little. In 1956 he was flying over a farm in Brookneal, Va waving to friends he knew by flying low using plane's wings, then flew up into 10kV power lines and crashed. The current went through his left shoulder and out his right foot...
  177. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This is what I see: "Total debt on the balance sheet as of December 2023 : $9.57 B. According to Tesla's latest financial reports the company's total debt is $9.57 B. A company's total debt is the sum of all current and non-current debts. Companies ranked by Market Cap - CompaniesMarketCap.com ›...
  178. Fuddyduddy1952

    Cool Nature Photos

    Easy to see how animals on ground would have been killed.
  179. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Maybe the solution is that 83yo with dementia and physical problems should not have a driver's license? [emoji848] Personally I'm not thrilled at the prospect of being on the road with incompetent drivers regardless of what car they're in. [emoji3061]
  180. Fuddyduddy1952

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    EV MPGe, cost savings, emissions, range, etc. is ALL deceptive in my opinion. "Save $6,500 in fuel costs over 5 years". Think about just that...what will the price of petroleum and electricity be in 5 years? That will be determined in large part by legislation passed (pumping/drilling for oil...
  181. Fuddyduddy1952

    What is the fastest way to burn a pile of logs?

    My grandfather used to use one of these filled with gasoline to burn stuff. It was fun to watch & I thought he was the Wizard of Oz. [emoji38]
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