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Old 11-12-2006, 09:25 PM   #15
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Checked your blinker fluid?
hi fyrzowt...

bob is an automotive guy...

it is a regular running joke on many auto forums to check your blinker fluid...

it's a joke.

he can take it...

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Old 11-12-2006, 09:27 PM   #16
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hi fyrzowt...

bob is an automotive guy...

it is a regular running joke on many auto forums to check your blinker fluid...

it's a joke.

he can take it...

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OK, I'll butt out, carry on.....
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:31 PM   #17
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Do you know what very common part used on vertually every American car dateing clear back into the fifties has a metric measurement?

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hi bob

i didn't know this, don't know why and i'm dying to find out why...

have they been sneeking foreign parts in'em longer than we realized?

has some guy named 'metric' been building em?

come on now share!

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oh and i did once have the polarity of my wiper blades reversed, and they worked much better!
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:32 PM   #18
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hi bob

i didn't know this, don't know why and i'm dying to find out why...

have they been sneeking foreign parts in'em longer than we realized?

has some guy named 'metric' been building em?

come on now share!

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Hi, And the answer is: "SPARK PLUGS" commonly in 14mm or 18mm in thread size. Controversy on who the inventer really was, but in Europe. Oliver Lodge, inventer of the sparking system and manufacturer of sparking plugs. And engineer Gottlob Honold, while under the employment of Robert Bosch invented a magnito system with spark plugs.

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Old 11-13-2006, 10:58 AM   #19
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Thanks for all your responses, info and experiences. I really appreciate having a resource like this forum and people willing to take their time to address questions and concerns as we ponder them. Having such an active and broad and responsive support group such as this is truly amazing.

Thanks for those links Bob. They were great.

Dwight, and Jimmickle, and overlander63, I will go look up my documentation today.

Jack I like that idea about keeping the interior from freezing, especially since I do like to go inside the AS frequently throughout our long winter.

Chaplain Kent you are a man after my husband's own heart. This is a mainstay of his philosophies and what makes him the most comfortable.

rickandsandi, thanks for your experience, your New England winter has to be much more severe than ours where we are in Michigan. It's good to know if I leave it outside and forget to have hubby drag it back in, it'll still be working when it warms back up. You, zoominc6, and antique peddler have given me peace of mind on that, thanks.

Robertsunrus thanks for outing 2air to give us a more technical anwer about our LCDs, because I surely didn't know it wasn't liquid and now I know too.Thanks 2Air, your posts often give me lots of background on things that I would not otherwise have.

Last but in no way least fyrzowt, I like that we have members with congeniality and have no fear speaking up for another. I myself hate seeing someone called out for a mistake, cuz I make lots of them. I'm hoping 2air and Robertsunrus have some rib fest going on.

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LCD does have a liquid in them

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Easy 2air, not having knowlege about some technical area is no crime....is it?
Checked your blinker fluid? You usually write good posts, but you may be off on this one.
Short for liquid crystal display, a type of display used in digital watches and many portable computers. LCD displays utilize two sheets of polarizing material with a liquid crystal solution between them. An electric current passed through the liquid causes the crystals to align so that light cannot pass through them. Each crystal, therefore, is like a shutter, either allowing light to pass through or blocking the light.
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Read this excerpt on Studio Daily (http://www.studiodaily.com/main/tech...sues/5196.html)

"MYTH 3: LCD Monitors Freeze at Low temperatures:

Well, at some point, everything will freeze! But the liquid-crystal paste used in LCD displays has a different specific gravity than water, and its freezing point is much lower as a result. I have left consumer and professional LCD monitors out in cars overnight when temperatures dropped into the lowĎteens with no adverse effects the next day. (Be nice to the monitor and let it warm up to room temperature before use.)
Keep in mind that many of the displays in todayís cars use LCD technology, in particular car radios and CD players. When was the last time you saw one of those crack when left out in cold weather?"

Good point about the monitors in cars.

I'm storing my CCD in a covered barn, no heat. Temps this winter will range between -10C to -30C easily (14F down to -20F). Typical Canadian winter. I'm going to give it a whirl - keeping the monitor in the trailer, see how it goes.

If it dies, so be it (get a much better upgrade ).

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OK Boys! Let's all calm down here. A fellow forum member asked a simple question and a few of us posted what we thought as sound advise. No one person is an expert on all there is to know. I personally don't have a problem if someone misunderstands LCD or whatever. This forum is to make friends, share and learn. Let's all play together nicely!

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Robertsunrus you responded before I had the chance to offer my best guess. It would have been the spark plug. I really had no idea, but figured it was the only thing it could be metric since the "feeler guages" are metric.

Also, I was going to ask the same question about the "L" being for liquid, too. I'm glad I wasn't the only one that was confused about wheather there was or wasn't liquid in there. I had researched the difference between LCD vs. plasma and remembered that LCD's were discovered like in the 19th century (no that's not a typo, it was the 19th century) but no real use for them had been developed until the digital watches 30-40 years ago.

Now plasma, that's real cool stuff. We were taught in school that there are three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. Well if you super heat the gaseous state of an element until ions are stripped off you get a plasma! That's the 4th state of matter. I have no idea what the 5th state would be...does anyone out there know?
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Hi, No 2air I didn't know; That's why I said "correct me if I'm wrong." No I have not checked my blinker fluid! Have you ever repaired Sure Track Brakes? Or have you ever worked on Hydrolic Wiper motors? Have you ever used Friction Modifier? Do you know what very common part used on vertually every American car dateing clear back into the fifties has a metric measurement?

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Isn't it the Sparkplug, previously 13mm but now various sizes?

One of the friction modifiers is STP.

Were the vacuum operated wipers on the Ramblers Hydrolic?

Cant' say I worked on Sure Track brakes but blinker fluid belongs in the cabinet with the reciprocating shaft adapters!
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hey carol are you running for office or something...

that was such a warm fuzzy post

folks it's all light hearted when we explore most issues here....

that aren't related to airstreams or the wb...

so it is with lcds...

if you are gonna use google to learn,
sometimes ya gotta go past the wikipedia and 'how things work'...

here is a better link for learn'n the basics on lcds...

http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/lcoms/introduction_1.html

ya may have to look up a word or 2 like insotropicwatchamcallit...

but that's ok 2.

has anyone ever broken an lcd anything?

did it leak?

anything wet ooze out?

crystals usually have a fixed pattern that is regular, irregular or regularly irregular....diamonds and coal and so on....

the crystaline matrix in an lcd is "fluid" meaning the crystals can rapidly change positions in response to an impluse of juice....oh and there ain't no juice in electricity either...

but 'liquid' as everyone here commonly understand and uses the term...
really doesn't apply to lcds....

your checking account is 'liquid' too while your investment IN the television isn't....

ok, all for now i gotta go plug a leak in my airstream...
and i'm working on an antifreeze that can be rubbed on carols lcd tv...

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Isn't it the Sparkplug, previously 13mm but now various sizes?

One of the friction modifiers is STP.

Were the vacuum operated wipers on the Ramblers Hydrolic?

Cant' say I worked on Sure Track brakes but blinker fluid belongs in the cabinet with the reciprocating shaft adapters!
Hi, Motoman. Most spark plugs were and are 14mm and Ford used the 18mm spark plugs starting with the "Y" Block engines 272, 292, 312, and Etc.

Friction Modifier is used in limited slip differentials to help prevent the clutches from chattering on turns.

Hydraulic wipers [not vacuum] used the pressure and fluid from the power steering pump, much like with a hydroboost brake system. Found in some early 70's Lincoln Mark III's and Thunderbirds.

Sure Track brakes were the early version of Anti Locking Brake systems of today; Used on late 60's early 70's Lincoln Mark III's and Mark IV's.

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hi fyrzowt...

bob is an automotive guy...

it is a regular running joke on many auto forums to check your blinker fluid...

it's a joke.

he can take it...

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Hi, 2air. After long thought, going deep into my automotive archives, I will have to say I vagely remember something about checking my blinker fluid. One day after a hard rainy day I noticed my blinker fluid was about half full, or for some of you out there, half empty. This was taken care of quickly, by replaceing the tail light lenses and gaskets on my 1959 Ford Galaxie.
True story.

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A couple of you guys have something half full - and it's not blinker fluid.
More like full of it....
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