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1 No. 1 ID: e63b69 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Post it if it's yours and gets you from point A to point B!

No post without picture.
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>>20622

>It'll take me over a football field to stop at highway speed and 80k gross weight.....
>I'm not worried about bikes though, unless you hit debris in front of me.

That's kind of what I'm talking about, though. The thought that always crosses my mind is basically "What happens if I lay it down with this guy <30 M behind me?"

And yeah, that's rhetorical; I pretty well know what would happen.

>It's oblivious car drivers.

Jesus, don't even get me started, bro.
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>>8339
This was way before I started trippin, but last week I made my last payment, and I still love this car.
>>18071
Jesus fucking Christ Boof, if I had access to this kind of hardware, my friggin head would explode. Congrats on the Ferrari! Its so pretty!


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21175 No. 21175 ID: b430d1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/08/16/Modernized-Russian-bombers-will-be-able-to-fly-in-the-stratosphere/9541471356233/
>At the end of 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first delivery of the renewed NK-32 engines for the Tu-160M2 strategic missile-carrying bombers.

>According to the developers, the new engine will help the plane fly up to the stratosphere at an altitude of 60,000 feet.

>"The new NK-32 version can work not only as a reactive plane engine but also as a rocket engine. Thanks to this, the Tu-160M2 will be able to cruise at a height where no enemy anti-aircraft system can strike it," a source in the Russian defense industry said.

>The modernized plane's first flight will take place in 2018.

>According to Russian air force chief Viktor Bondarev, the Defense Ministry plans to buy about 50 Tu-160M2 planes.
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Why not just use the Su-34 Fullbacks based in Syria for precision strikes?
- The Su-34 lands at Latakia airport, Syria.
As for the Su-34 fighter bomber, it is a 4++ generation jet, which can accelerate to a maximum speed of 1,200 miles per hour and can fly a maximum range of 2,500 miles without refueling.

The Su-34 is designed to deliver high-precision strikes on heavily guarded targets in any weather conditions, day or night, and fields weaponry including a 30mm GSh-301 cannon, rockets, air-to-air, air-to-ground and anti-ship missiles, as well as guided and unguided bombs.

Notably, both the Tu-160 and the Tu-34 successfully took part in Russia's anti-Daesh air campaign in Syria, alongside the Tu-95, a four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform. http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160509/1039308441/russia-bombers-victory-parade.html
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A Russian Sukhoi Su-35 bomber lands at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province. http://www.dawn.com/news/1256479
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Russian servicemen prepare an SU-34 fighter jet for a mission from the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province.
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Russian servicemen attach a bomb on an SU-34 fighter jet before a mission from the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia.
>> No. 21215 ID: 9723b1
  >>21179
Stratosphere only starts at 60,000ft and ends at 200,000ft. I think it was just translated wrong by someone who didn't know better, because an air breathing rocket engine is not a requirement at 60,000ft. The only reason they would mention rockets is if they meant to go higher than that, vid related.

Also a point of interest flying at those altitudes is difficult for two main reasons, jet air intake drops and the control surfaces dont have enough air passing over them to work. The U-2 is a great example because the low speed at 65,000ft meant the pilot had basically no control ability, the engine also barely provided any thrust and the airplane had to mostly glide. Basically the airplane could get up there, but it couldn't exactly evade.

To fix these two problems the vehicle needs to go faster. For example if someone wants to fly and control an aircraft at 65,000 feet altitude they have to fly at around Mach 2. At 75,000ft altitude the speed necessary is Mach 2.8, if someone wants to both fly and control their aircraft. Flying at Mach 3.3 permits an altitude of 85,000ft. To get to 90,000ft and still have some maneuverability, an airplane would have to be hypersonic. To get to 100,000ft with an airbreathing engine, the speeds are so high that the lifting surfaces would have to be reversed and force it DOWNWARD, because it's above escape velocity.

This is why engines like Sabre (vid related) and this new NK-32 are so important, they can close the jet cycle and pump liquid oxygen in, traveling at essentially any altitude they want.

>>21208
Experience purposes.

It's becoming clear is that Russia is trying to absorb as much practical experience as possible from the war in Syria.

One thing they're doing is rotating troops in a way to give as many soldiers as possible a chance to fuck up and get quality combat experience. Another thing they've decided is instead of doing things the easy way they are doing everything the hardest possible way they can think of. For example they're launching ship borne mach 2 cruise missiles which aren't meant for low value targets.... and using strategic bombers like Tu-160 on high-stress flight paths to take out a few mud huts.
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21195 No. 21195 ID: 050b51 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
New fighter thread.
Old fighter thread: http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/14172.html
- A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B-150-GR Tomcat (BuNo 163221) attached to Fighter Squadron VF-102 aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) soars through the skies over the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch, 1997. The aircraft is fitted with a Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) including ECA and ALQ-167.
>> No. 21196 ID: 050b51
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A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft perform an 'Elephant Walk' on the runway this week during Exercise Beverly Herd 16-01 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Elephant Walk was a demonstration of U.S. Air Force capabilities and strength and showcases the wing's ability to generate combat airpower in an expedient manner in order to respond to simulated contingency operations. The A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are from the 25th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" and the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft are from the 36th Fighter Squadron "Fiends" of the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, ROK; the additional F-16 aircraft are from the 179th Fighter Squadron "Bulldogs" of the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota. http://www.osan.af.mil/News/tabid/3947/Article/756393/bulldogs-dragons-fiends-ready-to-fight-tonight.aspx
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>> No. 21198 ID: 050b51
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The Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16AM MLU (Mid-Life Update) heads out for a Red Flag mission packing AIM-120B AMRAAM captive training round, an air combat instrumentation (ACMI) pod which tracks every move and action the aircraft makes in real time, and a 500lb GBU-38 GPS guided bomb, an ALQ-131 electronic countermeasures pod and the renowned Sniper targeting pod along with a 370 gallon drop tank.
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What appears to be a US F-22, F-15, F-18, Russian MiG-29, Su-27 and a British BAe Hawk Mk.208 advanced trainer.
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/us-air-forces-f-22s-f-15s-just-battled-one-of-their-m-1596305711
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No. 20292 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
  Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter HD

I want one.
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>> No. 20366 ID: 83d63c
  But since this is an aircraft documentaries thread...
Great Planes | North American XB-70 Valkyrie | Documentary https://youtu.be/FrYhiNhp-L0
Ahead of its time - the XB-70 Valkyrie could travel at three times the speed of sound. Over more than a half century after its first flight, the XB-70 is still one of aviation's most interesting achievements.
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CF-5 is interesting, 240 of the original 847 F-5 Freedom fighters were CF-5s.

Some changes were:
- A complex pneumatic landing gear which allowed the CF-5 to boost themselves off the airfield quicker.
- A midair refueling probe because of large Canadian airspaces.
- Much better navigation systems, also because of large patrol airspaces.
- Engines which were less powerful but more capable of handling FOD.

As a result of the weaker engines it could just barely exit the transonic flight regime.
>> No. 20440 ID: 9dcda2
  >>20292
Something a little different:
Air Crash Confidential S01E01 Pilot Error
>> No. 21152 ID: 088449
  >>20292

Ooo, this one's really good. It includes a section on the J79 engine development. Apparently, the first fighter engine to include variable stators. (Stay-tors)

So smokey.
>> No. 21188 ID: 9dcda2
  >>21152
Discovery Channel Wings F 105 Thunderchief

This one's alright. More about the struggle for survival the pilots had to go through.


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21172 No. 21172 ID: 17c524 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>Driving shitty 1991 Suzuki Sidekick
>Get pulled over
"oy vey not again"
>cop comes up, asks for the stuff
>hand him debit card on accident
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"your break lights are out"
>believe him
>he runs paper work
>asks if any drugs or guns
"oh hey wait, your tail lights do work. I guess."
>gets awkwardly serious about how beautiful the desert is.
>1000 yard stare and everything
"you drive back to the city safe now, the drivers here are crazy"
>> No. 21178 ID: fd0828
  That's the you-could-have-died version of this.


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20709 No. 20709 ID: f49edb hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Blowouts, man.
>> No. 21040 ID: cf7a47
Ever hear the story about the C5 (or was it a C17?) that had the blowout while a dude was leaning on the tire?

God damn.
>> No. 21042 ID: f87148
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>>21040

Cleanup on aisle C5!
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>>21042
I wasn't MX and i'm not especially technically inclined when it comes to airplanes but my understanding was that after this shit happened they were cleaning the guy out of some surrounding AGE equip.
>> No. 21171 ID: 6ccdcf
>>21040
>>21170

My grandfather told me his most traumatic moment while he was in Vietnam was when he watched his best friend die under very similar circumstances. They were doing some maintenance around a tire of a plane (can't remember what) and he leaned on it. The moment he did that, there was a massive blowout and his buddy instantly died.

My grandfather normally cried when he told that story.


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21058 No. 21058 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
https://airandspace.si.edu/

> The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, also called the Udvar-Hazy Center, is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County, Virginia, United States

I checked out the Udvar-Hazy Center. Pretty damn cool. I got a little emotional around the Space Shuttle Discovery. I wasn't trying to document the whole museum, I just snapped some pictures of cool stuff. (With a specific interest in engines.)
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>> No. 21165 ID: 0d59ae
>>21161
>they're pulsejets not turbojets no matter what the manufacturer says!
The manufacturer says pulsejets, the P in PETA even stands for pulse.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse_Ejector_Thrust_Augmentor
>A Pulse Ejector Thrust Augmentor or PETA is a proprietary pulse jet engine developed by Boeing.

You could have googled it before making a fool of yourself.
>> No. 21166 ID: 0d59ae
>>21164
Both companies admit to a 25 year long relationship, it's silly to call it rumors at this point.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheedyakovlev-discuss-astovl-25571/
>> No. 21167 ID: 385f49
>>21161
>Rolls-Royce, not Lockheed.
Lockheed is a customer, which is more important in that case, since the engine is a part of larger structure, most problems arize from intergration rather than design.
>> No. 21168 ID: d4c8ee
>>21165
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A0%D0%94-41
>RD-41 - single-loop single-shaft turbofan engine with thrust vector control developed in the Rybinsk Motors CB. It was used to test samples VTOL Yak-141 as the lifting motor. Some sources call this engine RD-48.

clearly a pulse jet.

>>21166
Yeah. Production is already something like 24+ flying F-35Bs right now. 12 for the Marines and 12 for the RAF so they can both declare it IOC and pretend it's fit for service. (and this is out of 170+ prototypes and low-rate production airframes)

And regardless, the F-35B isn't getting canceled. The Marines need something to fly off their WWII flattops, the British banked on it entirely because they're too poor to build a real carrier, and Italy likewise is intending on buying them to replace the Harriers on their two carriers. Spain is also likely to buy a handful for the same reason in 2020-2030 when their Harriers reach the end of their airframe lifespans.
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>>21157
>>21168
Here's your clue I was talking about PETA and not RD-41 you dense mouthbreather - you quoted the part that proves you're a retard.

Besides, didn't I tell you not to come back unless you had something smart to say, or did you fail to read that sentence as well?


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  >The US Navy has completed the first ever catapult launch of the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UCAS-D) aircraft at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, earlier today. Apparently it went very well, the Navy sent over this video of the launch earlier this evening.

>The catapult shot is a crucial step towards the jet's initial sea-trials, which are expected next year (the X-47B that's on Truman right now is merely doing deck-handling exercises). The sea-trials will involve catapult launches, arrested recoveries and having the X-47B fly the pattern around the "boat" while coordinating with carrier's air traffic controllers. The idea behind the UCAS-D is to prove that an autonomous unmanned aircraft can safely operate at sea onboard a carrier.

>If the X-47B fails, the prospects for the follow-on Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft program would dim markedly. The Navy is counting on the X-47B to pave the way for that program.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/11/us-navy-completes-first-shore-.html

Pretty fucking cool.
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>> No. 21055 ID: 1e7925
>>21051
>>21053

Lots of talk about this at work. The AI mostly improved on the existing AI opponent, it's not really OMG TERMINATOR AI thing.


The U Cincinnati article is a little less hype-y. The linked white paper comes across as an infomercial for the guys' fuzzy logic algorithm.


http://magazine.uc.edu/editors_picks/recent_features/alpha.html

http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/genetic-fuzzy-based-artificial-intelligence-for-unmanned-combat-aerialvehicle-control-in-simulated-air-combat-missions-2167-0374-1000144.pdf
>> No. 21056 ID: 396316
>>21051
Yeah no shit it doesn't require a lot of processing power to calculate vectors in a completely controlled environment, I've been getting my ass kicked by AI since ace combat two.

It's when it gets into uncontrolled environments that things get a lot more complicated.

Instead of having every grid point mapped in a computer and every moving object accounted for, in a real world the AI would have to collect data and build a HIGHLY IMPERFECT picture of the world around it. For example there would be no way to predict and react to simple things like enemy flak blowing up near or a sensor going out.

Also a lot more important is the ability to decide where the pilot fits in the overall tactical, strategic and even political landscape. If he shoots down that Israeli jet will the pilot be starting a thermonuclear war? Is that passenger jet out of Iran a simple airliner or a converted chemical weapons delivery system, and how to make a value judgement?
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>>21056
The AI would build an imperfect picture of the world around it, like how human pilots do, but people can make sound judgments based on common sense and experience (difficult to quantify and translate into a computer program), but an AI could just ignore things that are not threats or concerning to the mission. Such as being mindful of areas it is not supposed to enter, the ground or navigational hazards, or threats such as enemy radar, anti-aircraft artillery or missiles. When fighting an aerial dogfight, the AI could be programmed to concentrate on the most pressing concerns in order of importance, such as enemy aircraft, flak and SAMs.
And as for predicting the trajectory of enemy flak, that would be the AI's forte as long as its sensors are effective (and the sensors it is sharing with its network). If the AI indeed thinks and reacts with logical decisions hundreds of times faster than a human can, it could weave through flak and obstructions like an ace in the prosecution of its mission.
And determining who to attack, the AI would be governed by the rules of engagement, just like human pilots are, but the AI might make unfortunate judgment calls.
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Now imagine if such sophistication could be imparted to missiles. If the missile's sensors are precise enough to correctly identify the enemy aircraft it was locked on to, the missile's AI might be effective in ignoring counter-measures and predicting the aircraft's movements to plot the best course to destroy the aircraft.
- US Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder missile.
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"You're not fooling anyone, flyboy."


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20439 No. 20439 ID: cad48c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So after much thought, I've decided to sell off the BJ40 I was working on. While I enjoy the hell out of the cantankerous bastard, it's not really a viable option for my daily driver needs for a couple reasons -- most notably, finding parts is a pain in the ass and only going to get worse.

So now I'm in the market for something new and looking for ideas. I'm looking for a 4WD SUV (or much less preferably pickup), probably mid/full-sized. While I like the capacity of a pickup, it rains enough here and I find utility in having capacity for 3-4 people that the enclosed space of a SUV is likely a better tradeoff. Having said that, I do want to be able to chuck a range day's worth of gear in the back without much trouble. Most of my driving will be on paved roads/highways, but I want to be able to get offroad easily enough, though obviously I'm willing to give up crazy extreme rock-crawling ability in the name of practical road driving.

So far this has lead me to look at 4Runners, newer Land Cruisers, and XTerras. I've got about 10K to throw at this, can wiggle a bit. Here's my real problem though -- I'd prefer a diesel, but the American market seems to hate them outside of absurdly large pickups.

Anyone have any other ideas?
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Urgh.

>Swapping Japanese or American lel simplicity for overengineered euroshit
Pic related.

>Wanting to pay the euroshit tax on top of the diesel parts tax
Pic related.

If you absolutely WANT to pay a premium on parts and have a bad time working on your own vehicle, why not go for a Mercedes OM617 or OM601? Hell, in >>20685 it looks like there might even be room for an OM617 (the straight-5) in there.

The ALH in that Xterra is somewhat better than earlier engines. For one, they run the oil pump on a chain from the crankshaft, and the vacuum pump off the end of the camshaft, as opposed to running an extra jackshaft like on the 1.6IDI and the first gen TDI. But, it does run the water pump off the (already stressed) timing belt. Since it's a diesel, it's an interference engine.
The Mercedes engines are chain timed, and they run the water pump from an accessory drive belt.


So, you've got your swap. That costs $7000+. And you get 30+MPG. Great. A 1.6L automatic Sidekick gets about 30 MPG, and they can be found for $2000-4000.
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>>20723

He used to be married to OM617's but moved to TDI's. He explained why once but I don't remember enough details not to butcher the reasoning. It doesn't cost him $7000 to do the swap, that's what he sells them for.

Pic is a TDI Jetta towing a Pathfinder. That turned some heads.
>> No. 21041 ID: cad48c
>>20723
Probably just going to stick to my 4Runner plan, put another 200K on whatever I find, and when it finally wears the fuck out maybe I'll have enough banked to get something interesting. Maybe we'll see some interesting diesels in the market by then that aren't a total pain in the dick.
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This thread inspired me to finally do a bit of searching regarding something that's been lurking in the far back recesses of my mind for years now, and ohhh shit, there's someone who actually does this commercially!

http://www.landroverimport.com/index.html
>> No. 21054 ID: d23ffe
>>20439
I've been looking around for the same. I like my expedition, but I'd prefer a diesel.

Jeep made a Liberty with a diesel for a while, rare but you can find them.

>>20459
>>20460
No Amarok yet, but the Touareg and mid size VW have been available for a while, both in diesel with 4wd.

>>20474
The EPA is horribly out of control. When the nation was being crippled by near $4/gal gas. The EPA was fining the crap out fuel companies for failure to meet impossible standards, which was adding something like another 20 cents per gallon, that's border line economic treason.

>>20479
While economy doesn't directly equal lower emissions. It can greatly reduce the footprint. Every unit of gas from the crude coming out of the ground to evaporation at the pump increases polution. Not to mention meeting the standards often leads to poor mpg, which is self defeating.

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19982 No. 19982 ID: a70f76 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Celebrating /v/ surviving the revamp, let's talk about the latest repair/replacement/upgrade/any maintenance whatsoever we've had to perform on our vehicles.

On my way to work this morning, my rear end slumped out of nowhere, no apparent cause. I thought I had a flat initially, but started to realize that it was my shocks after experiencing no handling issues.

Limped into work, looked at it for a few minutes, had to clock in, then 2 hours later during my 15 minute break, I pulled the side panels off and discovered this. Apparently the retaining washer broke and the shock came off the bushing and was wedged between the exhausted and the frame.

Thank God, it's an easy fix and I work in a shop, plenty of tools at my disposal. Loosened the exhaust, freed the shock, realigned it and stole a washer from the Grainger box to reattach it and even reinforced it.

I spent that two hours stressing about the possibilities, thinking I was going to be spending more money or missing work.
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>> No. 21039 ID: 79b400
>>21038
It'd honestly go nowhere. There's no way I can prove in court that it was a result of them just forgetting. I know better, there's definitely no leak. I park on bright concrete most of the time, I'd notice something eventually. Every thing is clean on the inside, nothing where it shouldn't be. I actually clean inside it quite a bit.

I think steering business away them from is a better option in the long run. Their reviews are just getting worse on Google and I believe my story trumps their various complaints.
>> No. 21044 ID: d0d811
Problem was the cam chain came out of alignment. Slightly stretched, but it will run reliably until I can replace it.

They set aside everything the previous mechanics did wrong to show me what they had to do. It was infuriating.
>> No. 21047 ID: 79b400
Okay, amend that. It will not run reliably, currently will not start. Now I need to come up with $350.
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>>21047
Bummer!
>> No. 21049 ID: 79b400
>>21048
Amend that amendment. It will now cost me $450 because of it needing a few other parts.

My luck is great.


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