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cc_rider
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Posted: Jul 23, 2014 - 9:46am

 DaveInVA wrote:
... a solar battery charger that you plug into the cigarette lighter

 
I have several of those for the tractors/lawnmowers at the Estate. They seem to work well, although those vehicles don't draw when off. Still, the batteries will go dead if I don't use the chargers.

I have been using gator clips to attach to the batteries, but I'm working on lug terminals to permanently attach to the battery. The chargers come with a decent quick-connect on the cord, so I'm planning to leave the little pigtail hanging out so I can just plug the charger cord on. I have never had much success with cig lighters maintaining good contact. If you always park in the same spot, you could mount the solar panel on the wall.

Northern Tool usually has good prices on them, and several sizes. Most of the ones I have are about 8x11". 
DaveInVA
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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 4:12pm

One thing I am already learning not to like is all the computerized crap some of which is meant to stay active even when the ignition is off and the doors are locked. This means according to the manual that if its not driven for a couple of weeks the battery can go dead. Some other new cars are like that also. I don't drive much so I will likely get a solar battery charger that you plug into the cigarette lighter and hope it can keep up with the 30-40 mils always being drawn from the battery. I am also putting a battery shutoff switch on the neg post for when I know I am not going to use it for a while. And then you have to reset things like the power window computer window position sensor etc after a power loss. The windows when up go into a channel in the top to prevent leaks so when you touch the door handle with the door unlocked the window comes down an inch to clear the top and it goes back up again when you close the door. It also means you can't open the doors if the battery is dead but at least you can get the trunk open to charge the battery.
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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 3:37pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

About 30 or 25 years ago, Schwinn did a really nice off-road bike in those colors. It was a good bike and looked great. Not a bad price, we couldn't sell them At. All.  

 
Back in the late 70's I took apart my ho hum brown bicycle and painted it BRG because I thought a Dawes British racing bike should be BRG. Then it promptly got stolen. My landlord wouldn't let any of the renters bring their bikes into their flats so everyone chained them to the water heater in the laundry room. So someone turned off the water and cut the piped and took all the bikes.
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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 3:29pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
My previous Jag was also the same exact color combination, British Racing Green and Tan inferior:

 

 
About 30 or 25 years ago, Schwinn did a really nice off-road bike in those colors. It was a good bike and looked great. Not a bad price, we couldn't sell them At. All.  
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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 3:24pm

My previous Jag was also the same exact color combination, British Racing Green and Tan inferior:


 
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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 3:20pm

 DaveInVA wrote:


Some fresh random boring pics of my XK8 that I still can't drive. The last pic shows why the tires failed VA safety inspection. And that one was one of the better ones.

 

  

 
Such a pretty color. I've always wanted a dark green Jag.
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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 - 3:10pm


Some fresh random boring pics of my XK8 that I still can't drive. The last pic shows why the tires failed VA safety inspection. And that one was one of the better ones.


 

  

 


 


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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 3:37pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
 



Admiral Angela

 
Ruler of the Queen's Navy!
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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 3:35pm

 islander wrote:
Twila does seem to be gaining traction. I was going for Bosun, but I'm being overruled. Luna is still in the mix as well.  None of these really shorten well though...

A non-blurry moment:
 
IMG_20140719_161049186_HDR 
 



Admiral Angela
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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 3:28pm

 islander wrote:
Twila does seem to be gaining traction. I was going for Bosun, but I'm being overruled. Luna is still in the mix as well.  None of these really shorten well though...

A non-blurry moment:
 
IMG_20140719_161049186_HDR 

Also, now I know what she will be for Halloween:
 

 
Well, is she more of a twit or a loony?


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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 9:04am

 islander wrote:
Twila does seem to be gaining traction. I was going for Bosun, but I'm being overruled. Luna is still in the mix as well.  None of these really shorten well though...

A non-blurry moment:
 
IMG_20140719_161049186_HDR 

 
she's a cutie

i'd like to throw in a name or two

space noodle

moneydina

foxy noxy

sunbreak

freelard

edit - poop machina

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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 8:50am

 islander wrote:
Twila does seem to be gaining traction. I was going for Bosun, but I'm being overruled. Luna is still in the mix as well.  None of these really shorten well though...

A non-blurry moment:
 
IMG_20140719_161049186_HDR 

Also, now I know what she will be for Halloween:
 

 
gidget. or booboo.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 8:43am

 islander wrote:
Twila does seem to be gaining traction. I was going for Bosun, but I'm being overruled. Luna is still in the mix as well.  None of these really shorten well though...

A non-blurry moment:
 
IMG_20140719_161049186_HDR 

Also, now I know what she will be for Halloween:
 

 
Awww. 
islander
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Posted: Jul 21, 2014 - 8:33am

Twila does seem to be gaining traction. I was going for Bosun, but I'm being overruled. Luna is still in the mix as well.  None of these really shorten well though...

A non-blurry moment:
 
IMG_20140719_161049186_HDR 

Also, now I know what she will be for Halloween:
 
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 5:06pm

 islander wrote:
Something seems to have followed us home:
IMG_20140719_130855750_HDR

 
{#Hearteyes}
DaveInVA
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 4:48pm

This is the worst spot I can find on the paint/body. Its about a dime sized round dent on top of the drivers fender near the hood opening. Looks like someone dropped a tool on it. Not bad I giess considering this thing is 17 years old and the paint is original except both plastic bumpers have been repainted.



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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 3:46pm

 JustineFromWyoming wrote:

Oh! Oh! Oh! She looks like a lovely fruit bat! Her name should be Twila.
 

 
 
Or Stellaluna.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 3:36pm

 JustineFromWyoming wrote:

Oh! Oh! Oh! She looks like a lovely fruit bat! Her name should be Twila.
 

 
Yeah, like a flying fox. We had a mob move into the neighbourhood this winter. Loud suckers but very cool.  Stellaluna, maybe.

Mutts are great. She's a sweety. 
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 1:24pm

Bambi!
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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 - 12:57pm

 islander wrote:

Mrs. Islander keeps saying she looks like a little deer.  Especially so with the gangly young legs.  She's a Taiwanese street dog - also sometimes called a Formosan mountain dog. Really just a mutt from Taiwan - there is a group here that goes over and rescues them.  We've always liked what we call the island dogs (go figure), they are the general street mutts you see in many places. They wind up being in the 30 lb range, they are skinny with short hair an curly tails - just sort of a perfect amalgamation of traits.  We really didn't want a puppy, but this one is so god natured and sweet we thought we would giver her a chance. We are still going to meet one other dog shortly who may round out the pack, but this one is here for now. We are still working on names.

 
Mazel tov! What an excellent LCDR for the Harrisea!


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