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RE: Interstate 80 thru Wyoming and Nebraska

When you cross into Illinois, stay on 80, do not take 74/280. They are replacing the bridge over the Mississippi River on 74/280
STBRetired 01/21/20 08:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Your numbers are not real world figures. The article you posted deals with HP engines and cams with considerable overlap. Richard OK. You are correct that the article and what I usually deal with are high HP engines tuned for maximum output. Not used to tuning things that don't run at WOT all the time. Will take your experience tuning lower HP engines. I have not done much research on street tuning for AFR. Guess you can run lean on the street for much longer than you can run lean on the track. Nonetheless, the differences in stoichiometric ratios between pure gas and E10 still hold. That much is just chemistry. BTW In our group 9:1 compression is just crying out for about 30 pounds of boost. Of course, that might have some negative effects on fuel mileage.
STBRetired 01/20/20 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problems with Apple Mac Book Pro

Download Malwarebytes and run a scan. Doesn't cost anything unless you want the "real-time" protection. More and more viruses are starting to show up for MacOS, so some snti-virus product might be a good idea.
STBRetired 01/20/20 09:44am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Take a read of this article about AFR and O2 sensors. Interesting tidbit at the very end. While gasoline has a stoichiometric ratio of 14.7:1, E10 which is what most stations sell, has a stoichiometric ratio of 14.1:1. Would not want to try to achieve 14.7 running down the highway on E10 as that would leave you way lean and potentially burn a piston or two. Doubt that you have much overlap on your cam so you can ignore most of that discussion.
STBRetired 01/20/20 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping Lights

Added under body lights so can see to walk around at night without shining lights at my neighbors. Turn them off when we go in. Don't understand why some folks leave the LED lights on their front cap turned on all night long. Our porch light puts out maybe 10 lumens of amber light. We leave it on when we are willing to accept visitors. Gets turned off when we go to bed.
STBRetired 01/18/20 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ford Starting /House Charging Question UPDATE Test

The starter relay and the relay that connects the house and engine batteries are 2 different solenoids. The engine battery is used to energize the starter when the key is turned. At some point after the engine is running, the other solenoid is energized so that the alternator can charge the house batteries. The same solenoid is used when the "battery boost" button is pressed to use the house batteries to start the engine. In some coaches, that solenoid will also provide a way for the converter to charge the engine battery while parked on shore power. That last configuration is not available on all coaches.
STBRetired 01/18/20 08:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The app only runs on Android so you will need an Android emulator for your Win10 machine. I use mine (same brand BTW) on a 10" Android tablet.Much better than the phone.
STBRetired 01/18/20 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pigeon Forge and Nashville

Also stay at Up The Creek. There is a shuttle bus that runs the strip that stops right in the campground if you don't want to drive.
STBRetired 01/18/20 12:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

So, there is the good news! Everything looks pretty good, as I expected it to.......Overall, I am happy with how things look. Look pretty decent, just a little light surface rust in a couple of the pictures. As for the fuel injection, that would improve the performance and probably fuel mileage as well. Holley makes a nice 4 injector system (assuming that you have a 4 barrel carb) that self-tunes. Comes with some pre-built programs for best mileage, towing power, max horsepower, etc. You start with one of those and it will modify itself over time to best fit your engine and vehicle. Comes with ECM and complete harness as well as software that you can load on a laptop to make manual changes to the ECM programming if you so desire. A bit pricey, so you would need to keep your MH for quite a while and do a lot of traveling to get any payback. On the other hand, if you had to replace a carb anyway, the incremental cost for the upgrade could be recouped much quicker.
STBRetired 01/18/20 10:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The cable appears to be long enough and the camera resolution sufficient, do you think the cable is flexible enough to follow the channel without binding if one wanted to do a self colonoscopy? Perhaps even an upper endoscopy later? You're kidding, right? If you do try this, remember to do the upper first, before you do the lower.
STBRetired 01/18/20 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I switched to MacOS for my daily computing. Still have a Windows 10 (1903) that runs a Postgres/Perl application to track the points standings for our drag racing organization. M$FT keeps trying to upgrade it to 1909, which is reported to be trash. Still have a Windows 7 Pro that runs the wife's AutoCad programs and a Windows 95 machine that runs the application for her fancy sewing machine. The Win95 and Win7 machines don't get connected to the Internet anymore, just the house network. At work, before I retired, everything was AIX or Linux Red Hat. Have never been happy with M$FT and their supposed fixes. Feel sorry for most people who have Windows as their only choice.
STBRetired 01/17/20 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

You don't have to look at all 8 cylinders. Odds are that you will get a good idea of the condition from looking at the 4 on the passenger's side. At least one of those cylinders will have the intake or exhaust valve open. Gee, I wonder who originated the idea of doing fixes that break as much, or more, stuff than they fix. The RV manufacturers or Micro$oft?
STBRetired 01/17/20 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Car caddy

If you are going to be taking different vehicles with you when you go camping, then the dolly would probably be the way to go. Depending upon the year and transmission, your Ford Edge may be 4-down towable, which is the easiest way to tow. As you can see in my signature, we tow a 2016 Edge Sport AWD 4-down. Used to tow a front-wheel drive cat on a dolly, but no longer. With a dolly, you can tow almost any front-wheel drive vehicle. You will not be able to tow AWD or 4WD vehicles on a dolly without modifications. Some front-wheel drive cars will bottom out when you try to load them on the dolly, so you might need some boards to ramp your way up with those cars.
STBRetired 01/16/20 07:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Dually valve extenders

Had an inner tire go flat because of a failed braided extension. Had the tires unmounted and the BORG dually valve stems installed. Love them, no issues at all. TPMS sensors on all tires. Think that may have contributed to the braided extension failure even though sensor was secured as recommended.
STBRetired 01/09/20 08:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help with Computer issue

Modem, as in dial-up connection?
STBRetired 01/09/20 02:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

BTW, had a chance to look at the inside of the cylinders yet? And will your endoscope allow you to capture pictures?
STBRetired 01/06/20 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

There's a place like that in Naperville, IL. The beige is roadways for cars, the grey is runway or taxiway for planes. Has been there a long time, first came across it in mid 70's. "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
STBRetired 01/06/20 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Illinois state park alcohol rules

... in that fair state. Easy to say when you don't live here. I have been in about 20 or so of those areas listed on the DNR site. Kankakee and Desplaines are really strict in the hunting areas, with good cause, but are somewhat lax in the campground. Starved Rock will ask to see inside your coolers on the trails. There are people seriously injured or killed every year because they went off trail and fell into a canyon or over the cliff. Usually alcohol is involved. The other places I've been are pretty lax. Worst I ever got was I was asked to take my wine glasses inside the MH. Would really help to know where OP booked the reservation.
STBRetired 01/05/20 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Illinois state park alcohol rules

Having lived in the Land of Taxes for most of my life, I have found that Lantley is pretty much on-point for how alcohol is handled in Illinois State Parks. Don't be loud or obvious. Don't have containers (full or empty) visible in your site. A couple of parks get pretty aggressive with enforcement. Starved Rock State Park is one of them. Guess they got tired of rescuing drunk people from the canyons and cliffs. BTW Even though cannabis is now legal as of 01/01/2020, it is banned in all the State Parks. They will probably be pretty strict about that for a while at least until they see how things shake out.
STBRetired 01/05/20 09:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I remember when we were kids we used to have snipe hunts in the field behind our houses. Always was a good time. Eventually they built more houses back there that ruined our fun. As far as tools go, I never count the price of a tool as part of the price of the project unless that tool would only be used for that specific project. Up to you how you want to count your expenses.
STBRetired 01/05/20 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
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