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waltermitty

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  1. I have one of those in the Van's RV4 with IO-360. I have a Ballistic in the Birkin. Ballistic went out of business. Both about the same size, weight and output.
  2. Find someone who is active or retired military. I get them at the BX/PX for around $30.
  3. These work well for me with a full face helmet. They were designed for military aviators who wear full face helmets. https://www.randolphusa.com/products/aviator-matte-black?variant=32890657276044
  4. In Texas the you can get a custom car registration that requires no front plate or annual inspection.
  5. I did the same thing a couple of years ago. It is standard size with Duratec 2.5, no fenders, no windscreen, no paint, no seats, just the original style seat cushions. I live in Kingsville about 4 hours south. The car has been on the street for about a year and half a dozen autocrosses.
  6. I started out to build a Factory Five '33 and ended up building a Birkin.
  7. I am running a Ballistics in the Birkin. The company went tits up so I went to a Deltran with similar capacity and size in the airplane, https://www.amazon.com/Supersmart-Lithium-Battery-8-0AH-480CCA/dp/B07JV8X181/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&hvadid=78340318644571&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=btl24a480cw&qid=1596803704&sr=8-1&tag=mh0b-20. I found that battery cheaper on ebay. The upside of lithium is they hold a charge for a very long time, they are much lighter and have slightly higher voltage. The downside is that they are more expensive. The Birkin is has been on
  8. You can save about 10 lbs by running a lithium battery. I'm running one in the Birkin and also in the Van's RV-4. The PC680 weighs around 14 lbs and the lithium around 4.
  9. Meanwhile, Joe is hiding in a basement somewhere!:smilielol5:
  10. I drove my fenderless, windshieldless Birkin to the airport and fixed the brakes on my Van's RV-4 airplane. The little airplane is equipped with a Lycoming IO-360-Exp, a fuel injected 360 cubic inch four cylinder putting out 200 hp. It will do 200 mph right side up or upside down.
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    Coronavirus

    A couple of isolated cases are the Diamond Princess and the USS Roosevelt. Both had 100% or nearly 100% testing. The infection rate on the Diamond Princess was 21% for the passengers with median age of 69 and 15% among crew with median age of 36, zero death rate for crew and 1% death rate for passengers. For the Roosevelt the infection rate was 14.5% with one death, a guy in his 40s. Just guessing that the average age of the crew is under 30. In both cases the majority of those infected were asymptomatic. It is likely that in both cases one person infected the whole ship. New York City, w
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    Coronavirus

    Based on the Diamond Princess model, I predict around 50,000,000 infected with 500,000 dead but that the overall deaths of 3,000,000/year in the U.S. will not change much meaning that the 500,000 dead from Covid-19 will come from the 600,000 dead from heart disease, 600,000 from cancer, etc.
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