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BillD last won the day on November 12 2011

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  • Birthday April 8

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    William B. Dibble
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    Retired Aerospace Engineer/Computer Scientist

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  1. BillD

    You ever wonder?

    If you're a practiced RWD drifter, don't try it with FWD. I went to visit my sister in St. Louis a few years back and was navigating my way to her house (ranch in the boonies). I knew I needed to take a little side street off the main road I was travelling on (in my rental car), so when I saw it, I hit the brakes to swing the rear around and then hit the gas to go into the drift and nothing. Went straight into a ditch 45º at the corner. This maneuver does not work the same on a FWD car with ABS the way it works on my Porsche.
  2. I'll take it first if Rich doesn't mind. That way I can get the power supply to where we want it.
  3. I'll re-cap it for the winner.
  4. I just meant it's as much of a PITA as replacing the instrument cluster.
  5. You can go refurb an M-400
  6. BillD

    Halloween Music

    Anyone have favorites to scare the little kiddies that come trick-or-treating? Of course, the classic is Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a great piece of music, and it deserves to be heard. It's become associated with Halloween as the ultimate example of spooky music mostly because it was used in all those old movies that featured mad organists playing their subterranean instruments beneath old opera buildings in the middle of the night. Another great album I play on Halloween is Witches Brew with Alexander Gibson conducting the New Symphony Orchestra of London.
  7. OK, so the amp is his and the upgrade is yours. He paid for the upgrade, you have his money. You also have the amp (now). I suggest that you offer to buy the amp for the cost of the upgrade if you want it and sell it for a profit, or, Tell him you are reporting the incident to the police so that you have an incident report before shipping it back to him and taking copious photos to accompany that. Also revoke your warranty on the unit, as you are returning the unit working "as is". I might rig the unit so that it could be shown that it was tampered with.
  8. Over in the Dark Tower, there has been some discussion about how computers were not fit to rip CDs. If you still go over there, you might want to read the thread, and the beginnings of this thread too, especially the excellent article by Robert Harley. Anyway, the discussions over there prompted me to post what has become known to some over there as "The Post"
  9. Only guy I know with an indoor lumber yard.
  10. BillD


    I'm not sure I'd call it bravery
  11. Featured in a Thomasville catalog!
  12. Welcome, Bob. I know your posts will be of great interest to all of us here. Many followed the building of the CarverFest amps.
  13. What I don't understand about the phono preamp is that it says it can be plugged into the ceramic phono input of a receiver. Didn't the ceramic input have RIAA de-emphasis? Wouldn't that double the de-emphasis?
  14. I guess I can send him back his C-1 now!
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