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"Sweet Home Alabama" Is Pro-segregation, Right?

From : 031538 gmt

Q: on wed 26 oct 2005 143045 gmt tbone tbonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote on tue 25 oct 2005 200450 gmt tbone tbonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote did you do a compression check a sticky valve likely wont show up on a compression test. now this would depend on how bad the valve was sticking now wouldnt it. a worn guide usually wont either. and also would not normally cause a misfire so what exactly is your point worn guides also normally cause smoke before they get bad enough to cause poor running. nor will a bad lifter in many cases. and that will also not cause a misfire so again what is your point as tom said a compression check is also a required test to formulate a valid diagnostic. the valve could be carbon locked which would show on a compression test and for all we know there could be carbon buildup causing excessive compression that could be causing the spark to be blown out indicating a possible weak coil. i would also put the vehicle on a scope to check both the ignition and the injectors for proper operation. just because the injector has been replaced doesnt mean that it is functioning. t-bone. the missfire is apparently very intermittent and not felt - from what i gathered. a loose valve guide will cause intermittent missfire - enough for obd2 to pick up. a functioning catalytic converter will clean up the oil smoke from one bad guide without much problem. a sticky valve - if not real bad will also cause an intermittent missfire. as for a bad lifter - it can cause a misfire depending on the mode of failure. if a lifter sporadically pumps up it can hold a valve open enough to cause a misfire every once in a while. and yes there are many things a compression test would find - but just because the compression test reads ok does not mean there are no valve or valve-train related issues. ive seen all of the above cause misfires .

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From : mac davis

yep. i find it interesting to see how different people view things. does open to you mean agree i have heard what you have said my scores of others. it is nothing new. budd cochran wrote you tell me to be more open and ive already been on both sides of the fence. have you my friend budd .

From : burnham treezdown

max dodge wrote been throwing money in wrong direction. low restriction exhausr will reduce low and mid range torque not increase it. incorrect. low restriction exhaust will allow better cylinder scavenging which means more combustable fuel entering and less spent gases remaining. net effect more torque in the lower rpm ranges and better hp in the upper rpm ranges. if this were not true headers would never have been invented. part of the problem is the engine itself and its power band because its torque peaks above 4000 rpm. this isnt a problem most gasoline engines peak between 4000 and 4500. if you want to reall perk it up install 4.10s with stock tires or some 4.56s if you are running 33s or so and some 4.88s with 35s. and toss the fuel mileage out the window completely while killing top end speed. that will give you what you seek big time and likely improve town mpg too and about same or better depending on current setup on road in od. around town maybe; on the highway not at all. most gas engine do not peak there torque between 4000 and 5000 rpm and such a peak is kinda worthless in heavy suv. dodge would have done far better to have detuned the hemi to peak its torque and hp and a much lower rpm. you also have a complete lack of understanding on the mpg issues here. i have been driving trucks for over 35 years now and used to drive them with 4.10 and 4..56 gears without od. od trannies are all the more reason to have deeper gears because even a 4.56 looks like a 3.23 or so in od with it pretty tall for a heavy suv with 31 or 32 inch tires and a 4200 rpm torque peak. lower rpm does not always equal better mpg because it still takes same hp to move the load and a engine that has a high peak ve rpm has to work even harder as rpm drops and with rpm drop under load so does engine efficency and mpg. we are not talking about a diesel engine that can be efficent between 1500 and 2000 rpm under load. to bring the best out of a hemi in a heavy suv you need deep gears or a bigger engine with more torque because the hemi does not have the low rpm punch otherwise because it lacks displacement. -- ----------------- www.thesnoman.com .

From : 031538 gmt

hi all looks like the early 2500s have a habit of developing bad fuel reading on the gauge. is this usually a problem with the gauge sender or perhaps something else .

From : cmjaltx

cmjaltx cmjaltx@charter.net did this george wallace was a hard individual to get along with. his career really didnt need racism and a kkk image to maintain leadership for so long and then some from his wife lurleen. as a supporter of kennedy policy though we had some faith in wallaces down the road after the racism thing past but his leadership was that of a dictator. he had a deep sentiment against what is known as a nigger nigra foresay to him theres a certain difference that is distinctive and they were the ones martin luther king drawn attention from esp. during and the first stages of his governorship.he did employ black people but not those typos and he was seriously bent on anything spoken behind his back that implied he was a racist in fact he would have personally thrown you out of a campaign headquarters himself had he heard you speaking of a racist issue according to his son whom has become the public service commissioner in alabama and whom i wen to school with. but since the public service commission stopped funding of certain handicap programs to place them under review till new legislation could be enacted and up until they supported giving bellsouth the power to add taxes where other companies could choose not to add them we became arch enemies. i long lost the styrafoam hat from the campaign the one with the bite from it anyway life prospered and now all the problem is terrorism which i do not see it as beyond bravery rather below stupidity. black nigger nigras so he would have spoke of did not have that as a concept nor have the right to life campaigners ever chose to donate themselves as a suicide bomber. tracking of kkk began long ago and still continues today if terrorists could be looked upon as a racist as such the kkk is there wouldnt need be any such patriot act as those suspicious persons would not just be tracked but easedropped on as in wire taps without having to have court injunctions as the founded operation against the kkk movement is still existing today and has tracked the movement to aruba russia italy germany etc all over the world and convicted in mississippi alabama florida texas etc so need i say more. just where were they when the 911 incident tore through the hearts of all americans where were they when finding bin laden was critical where are they today on the terrorism issue everyone in jr.high and high schools did not care one way or the other of a hidden meaning behind the wordings of the song sweet home alabama as it was a favorite. i had already graduated in 1971 never experienced a bus boycott downtown montgomery or elsewhere like once i went to a walkin movie in birmingham and that was still a issue signs and posters still existed about whites only and that kept up its momentum in mississippi for a long while thereafter. where are they today watching tyra walking around with herfinger in her belly buttonits only logical. i say logical because europeans wanted to boast the fashion industry and dove head first into african cultures knowing that would affect american/africans and they have a jump on the market in africa which transpired quickly. thats why they got more support for the euro dollar banking is in european countries not africa. you might find bin ladins kinfolk marching towards them banks to secure their diamond mines without fearing them as backers of suicide bombers and the al quaeda he was not the only person to set ouit to attend german schools many came from africa funded by ladens kinfolks diamond movement. canadian assets are major in africa esp.in diamond investment because of british patent issues otherwise being owned by the african government.canadians free up much of their assets for africa and cuban commercialism and will be a major offshore oil backer for cuba soon when cuba and venezuela manage to iron out their deals if cuba gets the upper hand that is. southern pop-rock is one of my favorite listening genres. i liked jimmy hendrix and lots of soul and the blues but thats still a favorite even so hip-hop rnb and rap have grown in the south as favorites. music is not my cupof tea nor dancing but the lynyrd skynyrd song sweet home alabama is stilla major favorite group too. salsa you need lots of room and is considered as a outdoor genre rather than a dancehall as some on stage artists aremaking it as its a hot genre intended for the outdoors. lynyrd skynyrd music is a traveling music for on the road. its helpful to segregate your text into paragraphs. it makes your text more pleasant to read for the discriminating eye. -- ari asik@despammed.com what you should also consider highly probably is how mail-bombing will affect the 2005 awards youd be forced to scrap it and start all over again...and again. -- james koput wrst flamer 2003-... .

From : 031538 gmt

and pray tell what qualifications do you have and learn how to quote properly. your posts are hard to read and if you continue im sure many including myself would rather just kill file you rather than wade thru the junk -- budd cochran warning!!! poster still believes that intelligence logic common sense courtesy and religious beliefs are still important in our society and might include them in his posts. .. .. inline ========= ========= budd was wrong on so many levels..... and now your endorsing him. .

From : cmjaltx

i agree with the wtf but theres even less southern than there is literacy here. gerry yes but jimmy carter gives folks the wrong judgement call on wiretap technology since he knew about it wiretap has gone supercomputer and thats beyond satellite which during carters day in office and before wiretap had a pole climber a black or white van and some earphones and a tape recorder if lucky to afford it otherwise its digital and imagery and lots of language calls so the problem i got with jimmy carter is that his center was paid for by the us government and it seems that he dont care that much about wiretap he dont understand and shuns it away as if that is going to make things any better for all the people that go to the carter center in georgia aside from terrorist threats maybe jimmy carter is trying the southern cover your a^$* trick to lure the terrorists to some other place besides where he has his documents so he can lookup pole climbers and tag numbers for all the king generation that have died or grown old. i do not have anything against black people some i think are more than cute and then there are some i would certainly like to be close friends with but the world is passing folks by because of the talk against wiretapping software development for the supercomputer is not a commercial venture rather being so secret that it seems why anyone would want to disclose to a court the important issue details which do not need disclosure but rather closure on a permaneant basis by nsa not cia and that is the wiretap problem as i see it the media is playing the hand for public suppport because of politics and it has nothing to do with politics who is going to be safer knowing of a threat or whom is not and if government passes the opportunity someday supercomputers will be coming out of japan that other nations can buy up and begin endorsing their own wiretapping against any american business or individual and thats where our supercomputer technology needs support and programming backup so to prevent such as that from hogging the satellites. look china has so many people populi and russia and european countries are battling for services always and here come the middle east with our gas and oil money to start their own thingy and they them islams that want immediate justice not the courtroom type justice we are accustomed to and folks are being killed and its just a blessed cartoon and they are hipocrits to believe that someone will hire them to climb a pole and easedrop during a riot and that makes me wonder if that is going to always be the problem that denmark could have had a supercomputer link and they could have accessed it during the flag buring as a diversion. southern smarts show jimmy carter is more than ignorant of supercomputer technology and its capabilities to perform googles of mathematical problems faster than he could perform one and it boils down to language conversion and notification of leads to follow up on from certain inputs. ity is necessary it is a real need and i dont need the southern hospitality of jimmy carter and his old administration that think otherwise there are to many people without jobs and which do not possess the ability to have the job so i dont see any new jobs occurring out of wiretapping laws just more free tickets to nowhere that government has not got to pay the bill if it is law and that is all it amounts to lobbiest that want the money from every spur of the moment thingy whether it will save another 911 from happening or not they simply are money hoggish besides carter is a republican and so is bush and republicans control the government so how does that seem at all possible that bush wants his voters to survice terrorism and jimmy carter dont give a hill of beans to make it possible for even himself to survive thus making himself a worldwide civil rights target and so many church burnings makes me wonder if them arsonists coming from georgia to get their jollies in alabama by buring churches. screwy administration administrators dont even have the ability to describe what a future readout of wiretap information would look like cause they so hooked onto the pole thingy themselves because they cannot afford the supercomputer doing it for them when they need it done. thats special access key time anyway and they would go on record in more ways than one by computer security and thats worse than police adt security. i say find the hackers who cares to find the terrorists let them get all of them before they blowup the world in which we live and destroy our lives as they have so many others if it requires wiretapping by supercomputer technology let it happen and stop complaining that humans are not doing a good enough job at it as it seems with knowledge of terrorists in america prior to 911 and knowledge of hurricanes prior to gulf states disasters. put the supercomputer we own t

From : joe

al i can only speak in generalities of the design since i dont have exact knowledge of your trucks design. some designs have springs some dont. the same is true of the mechanical linkages. now if your truck has been apart before then maybe someone left off the springs. i dont know exactly. -- budd cochran ok by what design the master cylinder is above the slave cylinder. gravity would put some pressure on the slave cylinder. i dont see any way for the slave to back off the throw out arm. on an old truck with mechanical linkage there are two springs to keep the throw out bearing off the pressure plate fingers. and when adjusted correctly it works. al none. by design there is supposed to be a small fraction of a inch clearance. this was seen in the mechanical systems as your pedals freeplay. when air is left in the system the air can warm up and expand causing the fingers to ride the bearing. -- budd cochran its probably not al. all the hydraulic clutch does is replace the old bind-prone mechanical linkage between pedal and bellhousing. however an improperly bled hydraulic clutch can when the system gets warm from under the hood heat hold pressure on a throwout bearing . . ..just like it would be if you rode the pedal. -- budd cochran so what keeps the throw out bearing from riding on the clutch fingers i dont remember seeing a spring of any kind under there. al .

From : 031538 gmt

staggs new smart pak chile is the best store bought chile i have ever eaten. .

From : 031538 gmt

on wed 26 oct 2005 212015 -0600 nathan w. collier bucketdump@yahoo.com wrote nate... have you looked into toy hauler trailers just made for family trips with off road stuff along... http//www.rvnetlinx.com/httypeth.php3 i want to be able to load up the entire family and head out into the mountains for atv/ruv/mx riding weekends. my goal is to get a camper and since well be taking 2 atvs and 4 dirt bikes we need to tow my 18 enclosed trailer http//utilityoffroad.com/forum/topic.asptopicid=4364 which limits us to a slide in type camper. ive been looking at a few different models and brands and the only ones that appear big enough for all of us are the slide ins with overhang over the rear bumper. i dont know much about these setups and how they work in relation to trailer towing. my trailer is 3000 pounds empty. add the atv/ruv/mx and gear and im looking at somewhere around 6000 pounds with probably 600 pounds of tongue weight. i have the stock class iv hitch on my tow rig http//inlinediesel.com/trucks/3gen/1/index.html and i dont know if it could safely support 600 pounds of tongue weight on a 3 or 4 foot hitch extension. any knowledgeable advice on this would be greatly appreciated. are there any other concerns i should be aware of any reason why i should be concerned about hauling a 3500 pound camper in the back of the truck while simultaneously towing up to 10000 pounds any camper specific recommendations how about a good camper dealer thanks mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : 031538 gmt

drain all the fluid start the engine and floor the gas. pop the transmission into reverse. it should fall out all by itself. .

From : 031538 gmt

john jmstrks@cox.net did this its not only southern man they were referring to. they were also responding to alabama. neil young and ronnie van zant always mentioned how each others music influenced them. if ronnie van zant hated neil young you wouldnt have seen him wearing a neil young tee shirt so often. the question isnt whether young and van zant got along. by most accounts they did. the question is whether the song sweet home alabama is pro-segregation. skynrd was trying to push the southern personna of the band. what better way than to hang a confederate flag on the stage and to lyrically is that a word attack someone who was criticizing the pre civil rights movement south. ....and to praise one of the primary foes of the civil rights movement. by the way he was wearing a neil young tee shirt when the plane crashed. neil young can easily be compared to people like jackson sharpton and dylan who look for problems so they can put their loud mouths to use and have a reason to be noticed. skynrd capitalized on neil youngs mission in life. this world would be a much better place if certain people would just stop looking for problems. when has publicizing problems ever helped anyone i mean so what if whites and blacks couldnt marry the skies were still blue. cant the likes of young concentrate on the blueness of the skies they probably included the lyrics in birmingham they love the governor because in birmingham they loved the governor. why did they include the lines the governors true and montgomerys got the answer seperate reality from the acting that goes on in the entertainment industry. i do which is why i havent complained about a bunch of floridians singing about sweet home alabama. -- ari asik@despammed.com .

From : joe

becomes very hard to handle. this is especially true when trying to line up the input shaft of the tranny throgh the throw out and pilot bearings. the weight of the transfer case make it hard to keep the coupled pair hard to keep level and horizontal. it was very easy to r&r the transfer case. have you ever replaced a clutch before john many times. i have a 4 post lift and a lot of time. was just trying to get some idea what i was looking at. may rent a transmission jack and just have a go at it thanks to everyone that responded. the bearing first showed signs of a problem around two years ago. was noisy when i first started the truck then it shut up. now its really loud. im afraid it will lock up and really start damaging things. the clutch is fine but ill at least change the disk while im in there. cant help thinking the hydraulic clutch mechanism has something to do with this. al . 222 307303 1po2bk25496es$.dlg@fun.no.all.at g.t. tyson gtyson@nc.rr.com did this 031538 gmt wrote the lynyrd skynyrd song sweet home alabama is supportive of racial segregation right oh dont be deliberately stupid. if im being deliberately stupid how come the rest of your message offers precisely zero arguments for why the song isnt supportive of racial segregation instead you talk about the accuracy and timeliness of neil youngs song as if those things had any bearing on the matter. but hell we can talk about youngs song too if sweet home alabama is too tough to defend. the south has been trying to shake off that whole image for years now. every now and then someone with a vested interest in keeping racism alive jesse jackson and al sharpton being the most publicized exampleswill spout off about it and get people all riled up for no good reason. the neil young song referenced in the skynyrd lyric made it sound as if such things were still occurring. skynyrd were basically dissing neil young for dredging up those embarrassing chapters when most folks here would like nothing better than to put it all behind us. ive lived here all my life and have never witnessed a cross burning or lynching or any kkk activity of any kind. there are of course occasional exceptions but the perpetrators end up doing hard time in the big house. southern man came out in 1970. im not a southerner nor was i even alive then but i do know that at that time pro-segregation politicians like george wallace still enjoyed a considerable amount of popularity in many parts of the south. lily belle with the golden brown hair couldnt have legally married her black man in alabama till 2000. the racists who only wanted to maintain racial segregation may have been offended by being cast in with the racists who used bullwhips and burned crosses but i cant say that i have much sympathy for them. ... -- ari asik@despammed.com .

From : joe

then you have a problem my friend and it beyond my experience. that size slide-in will definitely raise the center of gravity of your truck making a bad situation much worse. not too many years back according to some locals a tourist tried to winch his slide-in rig to a spot in the slickrock area and the resulting accident left him in his family in the hospital for a month. will that happen to you i dont know im just asking you to be careful please -- budd cochran my suggestion get a good used motorhome. a motorhome would be incapable of accessing the places we go. if i didnt have a winch on the front of my truck i wouldnt even try getting there that way. -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : john

i want to be able to load up the entire family and head out into the mountains for atv/ruv/mx riding weekends. my goal is to get a camper and since well be taking 2 atvs and 4 dirt bikes we need to tow my 18 enclosed trailer http//utilityoffroad.com/forum/topic.asptopicid=4364 which limits us to a slide in type camper. ive been looking at a few different models and brands and the only ones that appear big enough for all of us are the slide ins with overhang over the rear bumper. i dont know much about these setups and how they work in relation to trailer towing. my trailer is 3000 pounds empty. add the atv/ruv/mx and gear and im looking at somewhere around 6000 pounds with probably 600 pounds of tongue weight. i have the stock class iv hitch on my tow rig http//inlinediesel.com/trucks/3gen/1/index.html and i dont know if it could safely support 600 pounds of tongue weight on a 3 or 4 foot hitch extension. any knowledgeable advice on this would be greatly appreciated. are there any other concerns i should be aware of any reason why i should be concerned about hauling a 3500 pound camper in the back of the truck while simultaneously towing up to 10000 pounds any camper specific recommendations how about a good camper dealer thanks -- nathan w. collier http//inlinediesel.com http//7slotgrille.com http//utilityoffroad.com http//bighornrefrigeration.com .

From : paul

yo relax. i never said i was an expert. i was just telling you my experiences with the little wirless unit i had. maybe youre right and the ones on these radios are better. who knows. i just thought that hardwiring would give me better reception. i do know that my cassette adapter gives better sound than the belkin unit i have in my car for my mp3 player so i figured the same for sat radio. i dont even have it yet. i was just looking for advice/help/suggestions well in advance of me buying it so i appreciate any answers i get. well then i guess you are right tom and j what the hell do i know and what does years in the car audio and electronics business mean all the customers that we install wireless mods in everything from sat radio systems to blasters for headphones to wireless mods for dvd systems are all flukes. i guess the years of experience going from wired mods of all sorts to the newest wireless ones dont mean squat. so next time all you self proclaimed experts deal with it. well think what you want i only gave you the advice off of 15 years experience so i guess you know more then i. i know that with a roady2 and wireless modulation i pick up all kinds of static... not to mention when driving on a road in proximity to another vehicle with a modulator on the same freq. had this happen several times. i also know that when i installed an in-line modulator all those problems went away. go figure... .

From : g t tyson

open enough to cause a misfire every once in a while. and yes there are many things a compression test would find - but just because the compression test reads ok does not mean there are no valve or valve-train related issues. ive seen all of the above cause misfires i wil try the compression check to see if nothing noted there then i will be dealer bound then since i dont have a scope. .

From : ptooner

thanks for your reply. timing was set by a trusted proffesional.what else .