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About ejboyd5

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  1. SMW now enforcing liability insurance

    And all this while I thought we were the country with many more lawyers than necessary. Seems as if its a worldwide plague.
  2. Threads about battery life are very popular on our side of the pond. As I'm constantly amazed by the short life span experienced by so many I checked my records for a recent post on a specialist website that I repeat here to document my batteries' histories: 1955 M-B, Sears Plus Start 60, installed 10/09/00, 17 years in a few days, still going.1956 M-B, Sears Plus Start 60, installed 03/03/01, 16 years, 6 months, still going.1961 M-B, DieHard Group 24, installed 03/10/99, 18 years, 6 months, still going.1969 912, DieHard Group 58, installed 10/01/02, 15 years, still going.Due to the across the board decline of Sears, Roebuck & Co., I have no idea where I'll get my next battery when the need arises but I'm fairly sure it will be a conventional (old-fashioned) lead acid type as they seem to work fairly well for me. No climate controlled storage, trickle chargers or tenders involved. just well functioning electrical systems and battery disconnect switches for all vehicles As stated in that post, there seems to be no difficulty in keeping a battery going for a long time if the electrical systems are in good order and, most importantly, if one has had the foresight to install a battery cut-off switch to completely isolate the battery from the electrical system while the car is not in use. Granted, the above histories are bests, but of the baker's dozen or so of vehicles that I maintain the average works out to a little better than 10 years. My only concession to true preventive replacement is in a dual battery boat where I have established a 4-year cycle, replacing one battery every two years. That battery then goes on to serve the remainder of its life in an automotive application. For decent battery life, it is impossible to overestimate the importance of a battery isolation switch.
  3. North American FJ-2 Fury

    Did the red door interiors and green wheel wells appear on the few planes that were finished in GSB or did those planes have those parts finished in GSB? There seems no question about the red and green appearing on the NMF aircraft.
  4. North American FJ-2 Fury

    Thanks for the photographs of 754, 755 and 756. Several of these I had not seen before and have now been printed to add to my collection of materials on these three aircraft. The appearance of a Sabrejet in GSB simply can not be topped.
  5. Weathering clear parts! Who has done it?

    Matte Clearcoat sprayed on the inside should do the job just fine.
  6. 1/18 Fairey Firefly VX376

    Please fold at least one wing.
  7. Fantastic work on the scratch build and the Photoshop app. Didn't know the latter existed. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Retirement - what the hell do you do with your days?

    Not knowing the limitations that forced your retirement, it is a bit difficult to make suggestions. If I were in your shoes I would pursue formal education in a discipline in which I had always had interest but had not been able to pursue because life got in the way. As an example, health care offers many opportunities with positions that require little physical activity but do require considerable training and intense mental activity. Similarly, if you are of a scientific bent, lab work in criminal justice setting is something that would allow you to continue a contribution to society. You are fortunate to be in a position at a relatively early age to be able to select something that is truly of interest to you and to learn as much as you would like about the subject. If it leads to a new career, all is well and good. If it doesn't, you will have at least expanded your personal horizon and, most importantly, prevented the stagnation and isolation that often accompanies retirement. Best of fortune to you in your adventure.
  9. Great subject matter. Just my opinion, but I think the brass pedestals would be too formal for this subject. I would use wood cribbing such as would be found when the hull was in drydock for repair.
  10. Building a wartime Watch Office

    Is this similar to your photograph?
  11. What's your car used to go buying models

    Getting supplies back in the day when we all built wooden models:
  12. Airfix Tribute Forum . . . back on air today

    Still missing in the USA as of 1030 EDT on Sunday, September 3.
  13. Airfix Tribute Forum . . . back on air today

    Getting the same error message here at 1423 EDT.
  14. F-14A Persian 'Cat

    First picture taken at Grumman's Peconic River plant prior to delivery. Most unusual thing just happened. I posted this message several minutes ago not noting that I had been logged onto the site as "Kusti" from Finland. I certainly didn't mean to post anything in his name and for a few moments was unsure as to how to regain my own identity. Solution was to "log out" from the Kusti account and to log on under my name. Apologies to Kusti if anything adverse has happened to his account as a result of this mix-up. I have no idea how we became confused by the site's server. Has anyone else ever experienced a similar problem with switched identities? ejboyd5
  15. Background even looks like Glenview back then.