From: Neil Harrington on

"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
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> On 2009-11-09 22:04:07 -0800, J�rgen Exner <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> said:
>
>> Michael <adunc79617(a)mypacks.net> wrote:
>>> On 2009-11-08 17:47:29 -0500, Larry Thong <larry_thong(a)shitstring.com>
>>> said:
>>>> It seems the original filter has Mexican threads and
>>>> the Fram isn't compatible.
>>
>> What are "Mexican threads", if you don't mind me asking?
>>
>> jue
>
> They are cut with hot sauce on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 08:30 to
> 12:30, and 14:45 to 16:00.

I thought siesta started earlier than 12:30 and ended later than 14:45, but
it's many years since I've been to Mexico and I suppose it's all different
now.


From: R. Mark Clayton on

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> "Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
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>>>>
>>>> Of course the tripod mount thread is 1/4" Whitworth.
>>>
>>> Really?! I always just assumed that was SAE too.
>>>
>> I think he's kidding.....Mine's 1/4-20 SAE.
>
> That's what I thought. But I don't think he's kidding.
>
> As far as I know, Whitworth sizes were only used on British products.
>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitworth_thread

"Within the United States, the Whitworth thread that most people encounter
is the quarter-inch thread on the bottom of most cameras for mounting on a
tripod."

Touch�!

Even though the Yanks left the Empire they still won't join the rest of the
world.


From: (PeteCresswell) on
Per Neil Harrington:
>However, despite all the bad publicity given the Pinto, apart from those two
>final-assembly problems mine was a good car and never gave me any further
>trouble. I owned it about five years, took it on trips to Canada and to
>Florida, never had another complaint with it.

Was Pinto the one where the occupants were incinerated if
somebody hit it from behind?



> When you say "suburban" you mean the Chevy Suburban,
>right? (I don't know whether the term is used for any other vehicle.) How
>old is yours now?
>
>I didn't even know Chevy was assembling cars in Mexico.

Yes, Chevrolet Suburban. Suburbans are also marketed by GMC, but
I think it's the same vehicle except for the badge.

I didn't know they were assembling them in Mexico either until I
drove this one home and saw something somewhere in the
documentation or something that said where it was assembled.
--
PeteCresswell
From: Bill Graham on

"R. Mark Clayton" <nospamclayton(a)btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> "Neil Harrington" <secret(a)illumnati.net> wrote in message
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>> "Bill Graham" <weg9(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
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>>>>>
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>
>
>
>>>>>
>>>>> Of course the tripod mount thread is 1/4" Whitworth.
>>>>
>>>> Really?! I always just assumed that was SAE too.
>>>>
>>> I think he's kidding.....Mine's 1/4-20 SAE.
>>
>> That's what I thought. But I don't think he's kidding.
>>
>> As far as I know, Whitworth sizes were only used on British products.
>>
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitworth_thread
>
> "Within the United States, the Whitworth thread that most people encounter
> is the quarter-inch thread on the bottom of most cameras for mounting on a
> tripod."
>
> Touch�!
>
> Even though the Yanks left the Empire they still won't join the rest of
> the world.
>
>
Actually the Whitworth 1/4" size also uses 20 threads per inch, so it will
probably fit into a 1/4-20 nut for some limited number of turns without any
trouble.....

From: Bill Graham on

"(PeteCresswell)" <x(a)y.Invalid> wrote in message
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> Per Neil Harrington:
>>However, despite all the bad publicity given the Pinto, apart from those
>>two
>>final-assembly problems mine was a good car and never gave me any further
>>trouble. I owned it about five years, took it on trips to Canada and to
>>Florida, never had another complaint with it.
>
> Was Pinto the one where the occupants were incinerated if
> somebody hit it from behind?
>
>
>
>> When you say "suburban" you mean the Chevy Suburban,
>>right? (I don't know whether the term is used for any other vehicle.) How
>>old is yours now?
>>
>>I didn't even know Chevy was assembling cars in Mexico.
>
> Yes, Chevrolet Suburban. Suburbans are also marketed by GMC, but
> I think it's the same vehicle except for the badge.
>
> I didn't know they were assembling them in Mexico either until I
> drove this one home and saw something somewhere in the
> documentation or something that said where it was assembled.
> --
> PeteCresswell

My daughter used to use a Suburban with 4 wheel drive to carry oxygen
bottles and wheelchairs to her patients in the winter snow, but she stopped
buying them a few years ago because of poor reliability.