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Old 07-28-2016, 11:03 AM   #11
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As i speak Polish, and am known to dance (think '90s raver with the stamina long gone), i appreciate your train of thought - good luck.
You'll have no problems attracting foxy exotic pole dancers to your mid '90s Civic - i'm sure i saw on Honda Karma that they are renowned babe magnets.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:25 AM   #12
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We'd all like to see this Doug, please post appropriate pics and vids to help us appreciate your idea.

SURE! Happy to accommodate, Paul. See attachment. This is merely a rough, proof-of-concept.

And, Ben, YOU were right about my 1989 Civic being a babe magnet. A McClaren owner could not expect to give a girl of this breadth a ride.

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Old 07-28-2016, 11:31 AM   #13
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As she gyrates on the roof, my car is most unstable in straight line driving.

On the other hand, if she leans to the opposite side, while taking turns at high speeds, my 27y/o Civic handles like that of a Formula One car.
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That's the slimmest American I've seen for a long time!
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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That's the slimmest American I've seen for a long time!
hahahaha TOUCHE, Paul! No defense. I lay myself at the mercy of the court.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:25 PM   #16
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Now i do like 'em big - but them curves need to be proportion. I cant give her more than a 4 out of 10...
On the plus side, you'll be able to sell the excess energy in your car battery back to the electricity company.
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:08 PM   #17
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Now i do like 'em big - but them curves need to be proportion. I cant give her more than a 4 out of 10...
On the plus side, you'll be able to sell the excess energy in your car battery back to the electricity company.
A comedian said, "Trying to get a fat girl drunk is like trying to fill the gas tank of an RV (campervan)."
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:37 AM   #18
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Okay. Here's my solution. You'll need to connect the dots, so put down the pint, Paul, and pay attention. That means you, too, Ben.

To monitor my battery voltage, I've been using a voltage reader, which plugs into my cigarette lighter outlet. See picture.

It's cheap. My REAL voltmeter reports it's VERY inaccurate. To make up for that I simply add 0.4 to the reading.

I recently noticed if I quickly turn on/off my headlights, the alternator will start putting out 14.3 volts.

Oddly, if my engine RPM changes, the charging stops. For example, while idling at a stoplight and charging the battery with this trick as I accelerate away the charging stops.

Same thing happens when on the move. I can be driving along, turn on/off my headlights, but if I speed up the charging stops.

Turning on/off my headlights tricks the voltage regulator to begin charging the battery.

Because I EOC so much on city streets, the engine is never running long enough to be practical to charge the battery in this manner.

However, on my return leg home, I can deliberately let the engine idle at a few red lights and induce a battery charge before putting the car away for the day.

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For EOC do you actually turn the key, or i've heard people have "kill" switches fitted on the dash or gear stick...?
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For EOC do you actually turn the key, or i've heard people have "kill" switches fitted on the dash or gear stick...?
I key off the car, Ben.

I've heard of kill switches, too, but don't know the pros/cons of either way.
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