ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:44 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
SMITTY wrote:I'm enjoying this too! :lol:

I have no personal experience with anything British (aside from reading the endless stories about them over the years) ... although I still have a few Whitworth fasteners leftover from my grandfather's parts bin. Now those are some ODD thread pitches & sizes ...



Whats a Whitworth? :D


It's a British standard before they went metric. You need a completely different set of wrenches to work. They aren't English, and they aren't metric.

And to keep slightly on topic;

Why don't the British build computers?


They can't figure out how to make them leak oil. :D
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:31 pm

BWAAHHAHA freakin hilarious! My electrical instructor always said the trick to keepin a motor running is keep the smoke in! :woot: toothy
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:14 pm

I remember telling someone that the can just go to sears and buy a can of smoke for a drill once. Found out the next day they believed me. :lol:
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:48 am

Just found this......OMG,the Author is Dead-On ! How the Hell did the Brits come up with the Spitfire and the Lancaster and keep them functioning in the Air,Electrically speakin' :doh:
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:16 am

Hambden Bob wrote:Just found this......OMG,the Author is Dead-On ! How the Hell did the Brits come up with the Spitfire and the Lancaster and keep them functioning in the Air,Electrically speakin' :doh:



Don't forget on the aircraft engine the wire only has to conduct to shut off the mags and engine.
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:40 pm

There are American sized wrenches, metric wrenches and Whitworth sized wrenches that are now obsolete. When restoring my 1951 Jag XK120 I found a huge stash of these in Rockland (NY) for next to nothing. However, in my divorce they got lost somewhere which is sad as they were worth much more than the woman that I never regretted dumping.
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:55 pm

Hell did the Brits come up with the Spitfire and the Lancaster and keep them functioning in the Air,Electrically speakin'


Lucas is the modern day GM. The Merlin engine did not use that c rap. Just 'cause GM can't make a car that goes down the road without breakdowns does not mean everything US is c rap. Why Jag and British Leyland did not dump Lucas for Bosch will be forever one of the universes mysteries. I see the same disease today with Detroit vehicles it's called product blindness and has always mystified me. My Jags were c rap yet I continued to buy. I ran into a man at a party many years later with a new Jag. So my question was how are the new Jags are they any better... oh yes he replied they have sorted out the QC problems. How many miles.... 23000 ... any problems .... not really ... well I had to replace the transmission at 18,000 and the drivers door won't shut properly but all that was covered by warranty and the engine misses sometimes... but what happens when your 36000 mile warranty expires..... After more conversations we both agreed we were stupid.

So I learned from this... the following year I leased a new 1994 XJ12 sedan that returned to the garage 12 times and when the lease was up (2 years) the problems of the collapse of the rear suspension had never been solved. I made my wife promise me that If I even mentioned Jags again she would shoot me.
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:08 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
SMITTY wrote:I'm enjoying this too! :lol:

I have no personal experience with anything British (aside from reading the endless stories about them over the years) ... although I still have a few Whitworth fasteners leftover from my grandfather's parts bin. Now those are some ODD thread pitches & sizes ...



Whats a Whitworth? :D




The joke was depends on how bad you need one. Oh well that joke was missed. :D
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Re: ELECTRICAL THEORY by Joseph Lucas

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:04 pm

Flyer5 wrote:The joke was depends on how bad you need one. Oh well that joke was missed. :D


Got it. Sort of like a henway.
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