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General Fiero Discussion / Re: Thermostat housing cap
« on: Today at 07:53:06 PM »
Well, it would look great, but that isn't a reflection, or an illusion.  That darker part on the bottom third is something with the polish.  I'm not sure what happened, but I'd think the polish should be consistent.  I'm hoping they'll fix this.

My opinion is that a dress-up cover should not contain blemishes.

General Fiero Discussion / Re: Misc Fiero issues
« on: Today at 07:50:24 PM »
Good tip about the gasket.  I wondered about the top of the gasket.  Does this gasket go between the EGR valve and the adapter?

The guy said that he forgot to install the gasket, when I asked him.

General Fiero Discussion / Thermostat housing cap
« on: Today at 07:13:09 PM »
This is the cap from TFS.  What do you think?

General Fiero Discussion / Re: Misc Fiero issues
« on: Today at 07:10:24 PM »
While I was in there, I compared the coated nut I'd put on the EGR adapter to one that hadn't been used.  I think the coating is mostly gone. :(  The nut had changed from a yellowish color to a silvery color.

I secured a few cables, and corrected the routing in the process.  Oh, and installed the thermostat cap cover.

General Fiero Discussion / Re: Misc Fiero issues
« on: Today at 07:06:01 PM »
Maybe I had the wrong ADX files.  He sent me some, but I'm not sure how to get rid of the one I loaded, and load the 3 new ones at once.

I think I found the cause of the exhaust leak.  The nut is welded in place, apparently, but the bolt was only snug:

I'm not sure what that bracket above the Y-pipe with the threaded bolt hole is for.

I replaced it and tightened things:

I also replaced the gasket under the EGR mount block.  The holes in the adapter are certainly stripped.  Anyway, I don't feel any more leaks in this area.

General Discussion / Re: Kids' Robots
« on: Today at 05:45:16 PM »
I haven't seen Lost in Space.  I remember hearing about some other interesting robots.

We had a program--Elisa, or something--that was a pretend psychiatrist.  It would ask questions, then parrot things back to you.  It was great entertainment.

$25,000!  I have $000.25 right here, only their zeros are on the wrong side of the decimal.

General Discussion / Re: Kids' Robots
« on: Today at 05:36:57 PM »
When I was growing up, we found the machine language for code to emulate the sounds of letters and numbers in a magazine.  I incorporated this code into an AI program I wrote.  Later, I adapted this code into a C++ program that launched a rocket, only the code made the printer say ”launch”, only I couldn't get the ”au” sound to work, so it said, ”lunch”.  Then this code was incorporated into Clarion, and used to read text over the speakers in a local school.  As a challenge, I incorporated the code into an interactive OS we wrote.  Later, the code was incorporated into Matrix Layout, to make flowcharting more interesting.  In college, the code was incorporated into a Pascal program (mainly to make fun of the seniors).  Later, I used it in Visual BASIC.

Some years ago, I got a Roomba, which had a programmable port.  During a late-night discussion, a few of us got to thinking about that port.  I was unable to get this code to work, but we modified the Roomba to accept cameras and were able to play digital recordings.

Most recently (about 10 years ago), I was given an R2D2.  It's VERY limited.  The Roomba was long gone, but I expanded on the idea, and added all sorts of sensors.

Since then, I've looked for a little Johnny 5.  The ones in Short Circuit 2.  No dice.

General Fiero Discussion / Re: Misc Fiero issues
« on: Today at 08:10:44 AM »
I ran my heater in the Fiero for the first time since I got it back.  Smelled coolant.

General Discussion / Kids' Robots
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:57:20 PM »
In AHG, my daughter's group made robots.  Some were made from old spools of thread, but this one is supposed to clean the floor.

General Fiero Discussion / Re: My '88 Fiero - The Never-Ending Saga
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:54:54 PM »
A pic of my Fiero taken today:

General Discussion / Re: ..... So far, so good!
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:53:28 PM »
Well, the rabbits finally did it.  For the benefit of Donster:

We had hasenpfeffer, topped off with speatzle, with corn and peas and potato salad.

General Discussion / Re: New casual job
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:43:30 PM »
”Outback Radio”?

General Discussion / Re: So who is it ?
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:51:52 PM » a banner that says, ”I AM HE!”?  Maybe a scrolling message bar?  Yellow bumper stripes?  What?

General Discussion / Re: So who is it ?
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:31:25 PM »
F85gtron?  Whomever it is, congrats!

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