On 04/26/2014 06:02 PM, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
Ralf Mardorf <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
On Fri, 2014-04-25 at 21:49 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
On Fri, 2014-04-25 at 15:12 -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
Kinda seems like the (de) evolution of cars, doesn't it? As a kid,
I could tune up my beater flat head 6 1959 Plymouth in 20 minutes with
a 10 inch adjustable and a gapping tool. With today's cars, I'm lucky
to be able to change the air filter.
That's a nice analogy :). We could repair our old cars using a hammer
and screwdriver, today we need to be computer experts to repair a car.
For example, to correct idling mixture there under the hood was a screw
on the carburetor, nowadays there's a connector for a computer inside
the driver's cab. Assumed your car strikes in the middle of the
wilderness, what kind of car do you prefer?
I've never had a car stop dead due to the idle mixture going out of
spec. When something has gone seriously enough wrong with one of my
cars to stop it, the fact that it had a carburetor (as my daily driver,
a '78 Chrysler Newport, does) or a computer has been totally
I maintain that anybody who is afraid of modern fuel injection has never
rebuilt a ThermoQuad.
I tried, thinking I was equal to the task. Bad choice. :( Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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