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by polyspheric
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’
Replies: 5
Views: 3011

Re: Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’

Pay as you go, no new deficit spending

That was a teleprompter error/she misspoke/her staff did it.
The actual statement was "Print and borrow money as you go".
by polyspheric
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: U.S. Worsens Mexican Violence by Returning Criminal Aliens
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Re: U.S. Worsens Mexican Violence by Returning Criminal Aliens

Why are we deporting them to Mexico? For about $100. each, Indonesia will be happy to accept them. Certainly, our government, who has no problem kidnapping people off the street and spiriting them to some dank basement in Egypt for a few years "to answer questions", will not be troubled by some mino...
by polyspheric
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Selling your house?
Replies: 0
Views: 1655

Selling your house?

Do it in the next 2 years. Under the new health care bill - did you know that all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax ? The bulk of these new taxes don't kick in until 2013 (presumably after Obama’s re-election). You can thank Nancy, Harry and Barack and your local Democrat ...
by polyspheric
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Most Fiscally Irresponsible Government in U.S. History
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Re: The Most Fiscally Irresponsible Government in U.S. History

We don't know how we are going to pay for this?

I thought it was obvious - they're going to print more money, like they always do.
by polyspheric
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dr. Laura resigns
Replies: 0
Views: 1814

Dr. Laura resigns

No "media analyst" has anything to say? How about asking the Dear Leader if he, or his wife, have EVER used the term? How about members of the Congressional Black Caucus? Let's ask them under oath - you remember, the way Mark Furman lost his job? What answer do you think you'll get? A. "The question...
by polyspheric
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Pushrod checking
Replies: 11
Views: 5061

Re: Pushrod checking

2 major reasons for longer valve stems: 1. larger head diameter, without sinking the seat 2. more lobe height - if the original lobe was .280" (= .420" @ 1.5:1 rocker), and you now have .360" (.540") the stem would be extended by 1/2 the lift change, or in this case .060". Getting the pad centered i...
by polyspheric
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Obama's Proposal is the Illusion of 'Reform'
Replies: 4
Views: 2655

Re: Obama's Proposal is the Illusion of 'Reform'

It is amusing, in a macabre sort of way, that Congress insists on fusing the terms "health care", and "insurance", which are completely different. "Health care" is, in itself, largely a fictional term, because it is no longer limited to people, institutions, devices and substances that save lives or...
by polyspheric
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Obama's Proposal is the Illusion of 'Reform'
Replies: 4
Views: 2655

Re: Obama's Proposal is the Illusion of 'Reform'

I'll defer to a former Presidential candidate. Q1: "What should we do about X?" A1: "We can't do anything - we have no money." Q2: "But, what about Y?" A2: "Not possible, there is no money." Q3: "Surely, the Z crisis demands a solution?" A3: "Perhaps, but there is still no money." Q4: "Solution S sa...
by polyspheric
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Census
Replies: 1
Views: 2170

The Census

Warning: satirical content, for purposes of amusement only! Since, apparently it's too late to change anything, what productive use may be made of what has become a highly expensive amnesty and liberal recruitment tool? Game them right back. What I am going to do, and invite everyone I know to do, i...
by polyspheric
Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 hemi vs 426 hemi
Replies: 15
Views: 13273

Re: 392 hemi vs 426 hemi

How does an engine dwell at TDC?
by polyspheric
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 1955 Chrysler 300B 1/4 e.t./mph from 1955 Hot Rod Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 4278

Re: 1955 Chrysler 300B 1/4 e.t./mph from 1955 Hot Rod Magazine

I've never heard of using a pump displacement tester on an assembled engine. Every engine built in the last 90 years will test far below it's actual size. IMO the tool he's referring to is the threaded extension and probe, which expands to span the bore, and picks up the piston height at TDC/BDC. SC...
by polyspheric
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 1955 Chrysler 300B 1/4 e.t./mph from 1955 Hot Rod Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 4278

Re: 1955 Chrysler 300B 1/4 e.t./mph from 1955 Hot Rod Magazine

Yes, a big paid ad, a few dollars (or just lunch) to the columnist, a few hours porting the heads and manifolds, quick cam swap, rejetting and a few mothballs do wonders for the "stock road test". The actual cars were always slower.
This was almost universal back in the day - well into the 1960s.
by polyspheric
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 392 hemi vs 426 hemi
Replies: 15
Views: 13273

Re: 392 hemi vs 426 hemi

The 426 rocker geometry is terrible.
by polyspheric
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Buchanan: A Brief for Whitey
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

Re: Buchanan: A Brief for Whitey

...and in the next paragraph he explains that all of these things are caused by the Jews, who own all the banks, and the Israeli lobby, which controls Congress, and that the only reason the Middle East is a problem is that they won't just let the Arabs kill them.
by polyspheric
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi
Replies: 22
Views: 12755

Re: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi

Well, that makes for an interesting choice: what do you wish to achieve:
1. win, or
2. save money
by polyspheric
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: "Nearly Hemi" Polys
Topic: Poly camshaft = Hemi camshaft?
Replies: 3
Views: 6358

Re: Poly camshaft = Hemi camshaft?

The "new" nose drive cams were made in several different grinds for the low deck engines, the 300B hemi cam is certainly hotter than the late 331, and the 1958 Saratoga poly cam is hotter than the Windsor 301.
by polyspheric
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 318poly to hemi
Replies: 14
Views: 6309

Re: 318poly to hemi

it really does all boil down to intake port volume Not at all. The head's port volume is a small percentage of the volume available to the intake valve, which is the entire passage between the valve seat and the throttle plate. It includes the full length of the manifold runner, and (in single plan...
by polyspheric
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi
Replies: 22
Views: 12755

Re: Engine Masters Challenge early hemi

Yesterday's "race" cam is today's door stop.
by polyspheric
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: vacum or mechanical? choke or no choke?Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 3760

Re: vacum or mechanical? choke or no choke?Hello

vacum or mechanical what?
by polyspheric
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: (LEGACY) 331-354-392 HEMIs
Topic: 354 carb...
Replies: 4
Views: 3168

Re: 354 carb...

Before you do anything else:
1. where is your initial advance set?
2. what power valve?
by polyspheric
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: AP NewsBreak: Nuke agency says Iran can make bomb
Replies: 1
Views: 2082

Re: AP NewsBreak: Nuke agency says Iran can make bomb

This poses an interesting technical question. AFAIK, our existing shield system is capable of destroying incoming missiles after they have been detected, tracked, analyzed and defined as an immediate threat. But, is this all we can do? I suspect that we can detect a launch almost instantly (computer...
by polyspheric
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: House votes to defund ACORN
Replies: 1
Views: 2109

Re: House votes to defund ACORN

And they're already funding the same people, with the same ideas, under the 2009 CRA legislation.
by polyspheric
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's currently the favorite baby boys' name in London?
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: What's currently the favorite baby boys' name in London?

What's truly frightening is that the Brits have already preceded us in social matters (as usual), and the future is very clear: what is already happening there will happen here, and we're doing nothing about it. We invite them in, make them citizens so they can't be tossed no matter what, then let t...
by polyspheric
Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's currently the favorite baby boys' name in London?
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

What's currently the favorite baby boys' name in London?

Did you guess Mohammed?

That's right, and that sound you hear is the sun setting on the British Empire...
by polyspheric
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: (LEGACY) Early Dodge / DeSoto HEMIs
Topic: 291 assembly questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4827

Re: 291 assembly questions

I agree that the shop is at fault. However, in my experience I have yet to find a shop that is willing to eat the cost of the pistons and boring it again - typically they simply say "don't pay the bill, and here's $100 for the block" - which of course leaves you with no block and pistons that you ca...