Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    I have watched much traffic here in open road and suburban NZ.

    I have no reason to believe the US is much different.

    A persistent number of drivers are either:

    1/ Females driving with steering-wheel clasped-to-chest in sheer panic.
    3/ Ethnic minority in unmarked van apparently unaware of traffic with unrestrained children.
    3/ Old.

    I forgive old, because they self-regulate,

    all need to be dragged from their car or van, thrown face-down on the ground and made to recite clearly the name of the registered owner of the vehicle. Bleeding or not, visibly pregnant they must be able to who Oscar Wilde was.

    Otherwise waste 'em.

    cripples exempt.

    See to it, America.


  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Raleigh NC, USA
    Posts
    3,628

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    See to it, America.
    Be careful what you wish for.

    Chip H.

    Former owner: 2012 Honda Civic LX, 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL, 2000 Honda CR-V EX, 2003 MINI Cooper S, 1992 Honda Accord LX, 1999 Mercedes ML-320, 1995 VW Jetta GLX, 1991 Mercury Capri XR2, 1981 Mercury Zephyr, 1975 Chevrolet Impala

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    People may apply for mercy.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,614

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    People may apply for mercy.
    Why bother, I'm not sure that EnZed has either.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    Why bother, I'm not sure that EnZed has either.
    Now I'm completely confused.

    Has the weather thawed sufficiently for you to exit your driveway yet, old man?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,614

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    Why bother, I'm not sure that EnZed has either.
    Now I'm completely confused.

    Has the weather thawed sufficiently for you to exit your driveway yet, old man?
    The driveway has been cleared for some time and the snow/ice is melting off nicely.

    This afternoon work was started on snow blower mods. There is a very simple coil spring which is part of the equally simple governing device and the first step was to loosen it up a bit by removing a couple of coils and giving it a good stretch. This works in a way but does not give the motor the flexibility or zest I seek which appears to be available only at WFOT.

    Tomorrow or Saturday, I'll run a cable directly from the throttle to the 'handle bars' and be done with it. Too bad I have no way of measuring the rpm but this is an area where insuring open throttle and adjusting the mixture by ear works well enough.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    I'll run a cable directly from the throttle to the 'handle bars' and be done with it. Too bad I have no way of measuring the rpm but this is an area where insuring open throttle and adjusting the mixture by ear works well enough.
    Surely there are laws against committing public nuisance like this.

    If it happened in GodZone the perpetrator would be put in the town stocks. The crime? Noise without fair and reasonable consideration of others.

    We do have terrible problems with chainsaw operators... I advocate summary execution, or some suitable religious damnation for these souls...

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,635

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    >>Too bad I have no way of measuring the rpm but this is an area where insuring open throttle and adjusting the mixture by ear works well enough. <<

    Everyone will know what you did by looking at your dirty ear---


  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose


    Everyone will know what you did by looking at your dirty ear---

    We have a special hell reserved for model aero-engine drivers....

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,635

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    >>We have a special hell reserved for model aero-engine drivers....<<

    See you there in the future---

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>We have a special hell reserved for model aero-engine drivers....<<

    See you there in the future---
    Like hell.

    Smaller-scale trains are meant to be almost silent, as am I.

    Yours, Mr Find a Microscope Oh You Mean THIS


  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,635

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    >>Like hell.<<

    There's no doubt in my mind that you will be wherever the rest of us renegades are.


  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Count me out.

    Lorna has a neighbour who keeps exposing himelf and it ain't pleasant. Contractor truck driver.

    He's nuts, lost load in crash he was 2x overloaded nearly killed some kids, and is full of "I'll fight"

    F him.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,635

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    >>Lorna has a neighbour who keeps exposing himelf and it ain't pleasant.<<

    For you or Lorna?

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,614

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>Too bad I have no way of measuring the rpm but this is an area where insuring open throttle and adjusting the mixture by ear works well enough. <<

    Everyone will know what you did by looking at your dirty ear---

    It works better with a hand held screwdriver?

    I wish that some sort of external adjustment for the rich mixture had been installed, I once had an outboard with that along with manual timing adjustment.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,635

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    >>I wish that some sort of external adjustment for the rich mixture had been installed, I once had an outboard with that along with manual timing adjustment. <<

    They purposly leave stuff like that off so ham fisted lawyers can't mess with the settings. Same way they leave the law to people educated in that area.



  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm

    This afternoon work was started on snow blower mods. There is a very simple coil spring which is part of the equally simple governing device and the first step was to loosen it up a bit by
    Is this some kind of ceremony?

    It sounds very quaint. Some sort of religious thing to do with internal-combustion engines?

    Couldn't you just prostrate yourself and worhip the sun or something?

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,614

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    >>I wish that some sort of external adjustment for the rich mixture had been installed, I once had an outboard with that along with manual timing adjustment. <<

    They purposly leave stuff like that off so ham fisted lawyers can't mess with the settings. Same way they leave the law to people educated in that area.


    The governing mechanism has been discarded and the new throttle cable is in place but it turns out that the low speed jet is near impossible to adjust - I think the carb is either plain filthy or needs a rebuild.

    The low speed problem comes as no surprise since it has given trouble for the past couple of seasons.

    It also turns out that the auger is somewhat bent on one side, no doubt the result of picking up a newspaper.

    The machine is but 11 years old and looks near new save for a tad of rust - perhaps our Robbie would want to buy it? It's much like his beloved Jags: bent, rusted and won't run right.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,934

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    The machine is but 11 years old and looks near new save for a tad of rust - perhaps our Robbie would want to buy it? It's much like his beloved Jags: bent, rusted and won't run right.
    You should be out watching for wolves. Gun loaded. While the wimmin huddle inside with the children...

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,614

    Re: Fix Bad Drivers My Style Robbie

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    The machine is but 11 years old and looks near new save for a tad of rust - perhaps our Robbie would want to buy it? It's much like his beloved Jags: bent, rusted and won't run right.
    You should be out watching for wolves. Gun loaded. While the wimmin huddle inside with the children...
    That would be Indians, not wolves. And the wimmin had loaded guns, too.

Similar Threads

  1. question for Robbie and Rex:
    By misterdecibel in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-18-2008, 03:33 PM
  2. Portrait of Robbie
    By robmcg in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-26-2007, 06:54 PM
  3. A photo for Robbie!
    By Dave Brand in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-12-2007, 03:23 AM
  4. Test Pic from Robbie
    By robmcg in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-26-2007, 12:00 AM
  5. Wot Say Ye, Robbie?
    By Jim Rose in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 02-06-2007, 10:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •