Where can I find a special OEM tire for my Jaguar?
I have a 1990 XJS 12 cylinder convertible with 29K miles. The car is all original, including the tires. They are cracked and only hold air for about a month, at a time. I want to replace them with the original equipment. I am looking for 4 Pirelli P600 tires, size 235/60 VR15. I am well aware that there are newer tires available with better performance characteristics, but I am attempting to maintain the vehicle in original condition. I am the third owner (eight years) and all service work has been completed by Jaguar of Cincinnati, the original dealer. I know that this vehicle is original. Does anyone out there know where I can find these tires in new condition, not dry rotted. They have not been manufactured for a few years.
Question answered by Naughtums
Its been more than a few years since that tire was discontinued and even if you were to find a set I wouldn't be too eager to put them on. The effects of aging is a hot topic in the tire industry right now. There is no universal standard yet for how old a tie should be before it is taken out of service - the recommendations vary from 6 to 10 years but I don't know anyone who recommends having a tire on the car that is more than 10 years old - visible dry rot or not.
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Where is the engine for a Ford Mustang produced?
I also need to know where the transmission, radio, and tires are made.
Question answered by g
Depends on what generation of Mustang you are referring to. Most engines and transmissions where assembled in Dearborn, Michigan. And tires? The mustang came will many different original equipment tires, from Michelin, Pirelli, BF Goodrich's, and many more. These tires were manufactured all over the world, from Brazil to the US, etc.
Is a hangover less severe if you drink better vodka?
It seems that when I drink top shelf vodka I don't feel as sick the next day...just really tired. When I drink tons of it I expect to be really, really sick the next day and I actually don't feel so bad after all. And no I'm not an alky and I only have drinks on the weekends with friends.
Uh, Smirnoff (or however you spell that) IS the cheap stuff that makes you sick.
Question answered by Mark F
I am utterly convinced that the answer to this is yes. I live in a part of the world where it's legal to own a still and make your own neutral spirit (i.e. vodka). My personal experience with home-made neutral spirit is the same as what other brewers report...i.e. that although you still do get a hangover, it's mainly due to dehydration and nowhere near the level of what you experience drinking commercially produced spirits.
This is mainly due to the impurities that are present in commercially produced spirits, the removal of which is difficult and costly. In contrast, a lot of effort is made in homemade and top-shelf spirits to remove these impurities. This includes the selection of high-quality yeast and nutrients, the addition of activated carbon granules during fermentation, high quality clearing agents, good distillation equipment and an extra carbon filtration stage to remove any last non-ethanol remnants remaining in the wash. The difference between homemade/top-shelf spirit and commercially produced alcohol is like the difference between a home-cooked meal and McDonalds.
I should probably point out here that stories of people being killed or blinded by "moonshine" are, sadly, often quite true. Attempting to manufacture your own alcohol using locally grown starch vegetables and wild yeast with a still made by someone with absolutely no understanding of the science of distillation is just asking for trouble. It's like serving someone a meal of food you've pulled out of a dumpster...chances are you're going to make them sick. But homemade/top-shelf alcohol that's been made with high quality ingredients in a clean environment is much, much better than anything you'll find at a bottle-shop.
What is the name of this type of playground equipment?
The tires above slide along the cables and take you from one side to the other. I've been looking everywhere to find what the specific name of this is. Does anyone know?
Question answered by lmn78744
I don't believe it has a specific name, because it looks like something somebody improvised, as opposed to a manufactured apparatus.
However, what it is, is a modified ZIP-LINE.
Is there a sound engineer genius out there who can help me?
My rude neighbor across the street will not respond to kind suggestions to turn down his truck music when it is too loud. Actually, I do not here the main music but only the bass which booms across to my side. Very annoying! Is there something I can purchase to counter this bass noise (like white noise?) or something to remotely control it (amplified echo back device)? I'am at my wits end over this. The police are not too responsive when I call and don't get there in time while it's happening. Anybody having any experience with this kind of annoyance and who can offer any solutions would be greatly appreciated.
Question answered by ideaquest
Protection from noise
Individuals can take many simple steps to protect themselves from the harmful effects of noise pollution. If people must be around loud sounds, they can protect their ears with ear plugs or ear protectors. They can muffle sound by using acoustic ceiling tiles, draperies, carpets, and sound-absorbing furniture in their homes, offices, and schools. They can also buy quieter models of machines and let store owners and manufacturers know that they prefer quieter products. Individuals can also help their communities investigate noise pollution and develop regulations to reduce the problem locally.
Some communities have enacted anti-noise ordinances. New York City issues fines to people who run excessively noisy air conditioners, to street construction crews whose equipment is too loud, and to impatient drivers who honk their horns. Police in Redondo Beach, California, can remove large speakers from cars if the music can be heard more than 50 ft (15.2 m) away. In 1999, a judge in Fort Lupton, Colorado, began sentencing teenagers convicted of playing their stereos at high volumes to time spent listening to court-selected vocal artists.
Communities can also reduce noise by locating freeways far from residential neighborhoods, by reducing the speed on freeways and other high-speed roads, by requiring developers to plant trees and shrubbery as sound mufflers, and by requiring people to build houses and other structures with materials that help absorb sound.
Many engineers are aware of the need to reduce noise pollution, and some of them are busy devising new ways to solve the noise problem. In Japan, Yokohama Tire Company has introduced a new high-performance tire that gives a quieter ride. Korean engineers have developed an anti-noise system for computers that reduces a typical noise level of 30 decibels to a nearly undetectable 20. United States researchers have invented a new composite consisting of alternating layers of sound-absorbing foam and sound-containing vinyl that can be placed in machinery housings to reduce noise. At the Georgia Institute of Technology, an inventor has developed a "quiet curtain" for nursing home patients who cannot sleep that is made of noise-absorbing materials that can reduce noise by 12 decibels. In Germany, roads are paved with materials that reduce sound, tires are manufactured to whine less, and lawn mowers and other equipment are designed to operate quietly. Manufacturers in some Australian states must label the noise level of products such as chain saws and lawn mowers.
As the human population continues to increase, the amount of noise in our world will also grow as we crowd together with gadgets, machines, and vehicles. To help ease the impact of this increasing amount of noise, some companies are developing a new technology called anti-noise. Anti-noise works by emitting a sound that exactly matches the noise. When the sound waves from the anti-noise device meet the sound waves from the noise, they cancel each other out. In such a case, no sound waves reach our ears; we do not hear the noise. Anti-noise can work as a kind of muffler on a noisy engine, or it can be built into headphones to silence all approaching noise. Even if we cannot eliminate noise pollution, we may be able to use anti-noise devices to escape some of the damage that noise can cause.
What motorcycle manufacturers have exhausts specifically made for their bikes?
Suzuki uses Yoshimura, Hyperflo makes an exhaust almost exclusively for Honda. Triumph sells the Arrow exhaust for their bikes.
You see what im getting at? Are there exhausts that work/sound better for certain bikes?
Question answered by Philip P
how it works!
the bike manufacturers are more concerned with the engine and the look of the bike.
they approach other manufacturers with a remit,
saying I want ........ with ...... that will fit ...... and make .... go like ....! can you build it?
so the tyre manufacturers the wheel manufacturers suspension manufacturers provide comensurate products that work together and provide either the tooling or the license to build the product, or might even provide it wholesale to the manufacturer of the bike.
The same applies to exhausts etc. BUT the products supplied are a compromise, ones that work in harmony but not necessarily the most high grade, but can be manufactured at a cost price acceptable to the bike maker. The bike is marketed to the public, the component suppliers already have the spec for the original bike from their development stage andso can instantly offer aftermarket products that are both better and performance enhanced over their original OEM equipment.
That is how they make profit.
Because some suppliers work so closely with manufacturers they will often be in the same financial group and as such be in house, so turning high profits on accessories.
It is only the after the product has hit the streets that satelite manufacturers can access a bike make mods to components and develop accessories to suit. companies like givi, powerbronze, motohaus,
How do you understand track conditions for horse racing?
I dont really understand about, what fast, good, dead, heavy, slow and sand mean in reference to horse racing. I am assuming that fast means that the track is hard and that heavy means that it is boggy and wet though im not sure. Any help is appreciated.
Question answered by Karin C
I think this gives a good explanation of the definition of the various track conditions:
That said, it's important to note that because there is no standard for track composition in terms of sand, silt, clay, loam, organic matter, and every track is different, each track plays differently. To cite one example, the track at Aqueduct has a high sand content because the dates run at Aqueduct are typically the wettest times of the year. So the track superintendent finds it beneficial to have a lot of sand in the track to assure fast drainage. The result is that when there has been a lot of rain, the main track at Aqueduct can be like a wet beach-- it packs down and gets harder. You may get faster times on such a track than when the surface is rated "fast".
Churchill Downs historically has had a high clay content in the track surface, with the result that the track can be very cuppy at best of times ("cuppy" means that when a horse strides on it, the hoofprint forms a "cup" on the surface of the track; it has depth, and it holds its shape rather than immediately crumbling) and can be really sticky and tiring when it gets wet.
A lot depends, too, on how the track superintendent deals with rainfall. At Santa Anita and Hollywood Park in the pre-synthetic days, the superintendents had enough time in most cases to get out the heavy roller equipment and "seal" the track before rain came. Basically when they seal the track, they're rolling and compacting the surface so that instead of water penetrating and making the track muddy down deep, the water just runs off the surface and drains away. Of course, the problem with this is that even when they opened the track surface in preparation for the day's racing, there was some compaction and the track would tend to get harder. During some of our rare wet winters, the track superintendent would sometimes have to close the track to exercise in order to do deep harrowing and conditioning of the subsurface and base after the track had been repeatedly sealed.
With synthetic surfaces, I think everyone, including the people who manufacture and install them, is still on a learning curve of what has to be done to keep the track consistant and safe in all kinds of weather.
From a handicapping standpoint, the important thing to remember is that each track is unique, and that you have to become familiar with what the weather conditions do to the the individual track surface.
What are some products that we use that are produced involving the destruction of environment?
What are some products that we use that are produced involving the destruction of environment?
What alternatives you think of to use instead of those products?
For Science Report. Please Help me.
Question answered by angiemae1
The question is what are students learning today?
To answer the posted question most products are destructive to the environment in some way.
All electronics...some of which contain mercury that if disposed of in landfill can contaminate ground water. Batteries can leak acid into the environment. Anything made from metal requires destructive mining to collect. Jewelry especially diamonds are destructive in more ways than to the environment. Anything that is painted (most companies use products that have VOCs) this can pollute the air. Any equipment that contains oil could pollute the water.
Even bottled water uses plastic that many do not recycle.
The list goes on and on. The items that you purchase from a store are transported and manufactured. This uses large amounts of energy.
Even food processing. A neighbor of my in-laws participated in the grain feeding of large number of cattle for beef production. Destroyed their land in one year.
Why does my Childs car seat say not to use after a certain date?
I bought a really nice car seat at a garage sale but on the back it says not to user after December 2012.. How come?
Question answered by adaviel
I have no idea. Personally, I'd make it illegal for people to manufacture safety equipment that fell apart after a couple of years use. Adult seatbelts don't expire, tires don't expire, brakes don't expire, airbags don't expire (though they should probably all be regularly tested).
You are allowed to repair a steel car after a bad accident and use it again.
The thing about crashes and helmets is that there is plastic foam inside which is designed to self-destruct so as to absorb the energy of the impact. Same with modern car bumpers. Fibreglass will also crack and split so that it can't withstand further impact without being repaired. Steel and many plastics are ductile and can withstand repeated small deformations with no ill effect, which is partly why they make most cars from that and not carbon fibre.
For the $80 or whatever for a new child seat, it's probably not worth the potential legal problems, even if they don't make sense. Having the thing fit properly and be correctly secured (and of course using it in the first place) is far more important than not having it "expired" though.
What websites/references discuss the max weight capacity of different bicycles?
does anyone knows any website or credible reference that discuss the maximum weight capacity for different kinds of bicycles?
Question answered by Tweet
The only place that I know of would be the manufactures website - listed under specifications.
I did find an email response from one major company - which should be a decent guideline.
From Trek -
------------ Rider weight limit of 275lb:
Road bikes with drop type handlebar
Triathlon, time trial or Speed Concept bicycle
Cruisers with large 26″ tires and swept-back handlebar, Bicycles that fold.
Rider weight limit of 300lbs:
Hybrid bicycles with 700c wheels, tires larger than 28c, and flat handlebars
City bicycles: hybrids with special equipment, cyclocross bicycles: with drop type handlebars, knobby 700c tires, and cantilever or disc brakes
Mountain bikes of all types including: standard, race, cross-country, heavy-duty, trail, all- mountain, freeride, and jumping bikes of both the hardtail and full suspension variety. -----------