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Old 23rd June 2019, 09:13 PM   #2241
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I can only confirm that it's 5 o'clock somewhere.
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Old 23rd June 2019, 11:32 PM   #2242
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I just made the move to dual-mono with a project amp here. That meant buying a pair of 300va transformers, 4 large capacitors, and a pair of discrete rectifier boards.
Fortunately for me, I had just sold an older piece of gear to fund this adventure.
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Old 23rd June 2019, 11:36 PM   #2243
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Good old Jimmy Buffet. First saw him in concert with the Coral Reefer Band in Columbia SC at the Gamecock (Carolina Coliseum) around 1976. I think I still have some film I shot at 1000ASA (it was 400ASA that special processing was used to push it). Everything had an orange tint to it.
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He's only been to Vancouver twice in the time I've been alive and yes, I was at both. 2017 and about 25 years earlier.
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Hi vuohi,
Mostly long runs at a constant speed as I live outside Toronto in a semi-rural community. Fuel is in imperial gallons. EPA rated the 5.7 L engine option at 33 mpg, the 5.0 L option at 34 mpg for highway. That represents most of the driving we did. If we got into Mississauga or Toronto, then fuel economy dropped. The worst case was the 80 km zones with lots of stop lights (Mississauga). I did check the economy several times and it averaged out to 29 mpg. I was very happy to see this so close the the EPA ratings. We used premium gas as well. You could really feel the difference between grades. High test made the Buick think it was a race car. Low grade was rather disappointing in performance.

That car was one of my favorite cars of all time. It had many wonderful features and automatic everything. Even ride leveling which kept the body sitting at the correct angle. My earlier Chev. Caprice was also good on gas (5.0 L), but it had softer suspension and less good fuel economy than the Buick. Both were excellent cars. I would happily drive either today if a time machine existed.

Another aspect of a GM drive line is that it decouples and coasts when you take your foot off the gas. You have to use the brakes more, but you lose a lot less energy than most other cars where the car doesn't coast very well. If you're driving at a constant speed, the transmission goes into overdrive, then it locks the torque converter. This also saves a lot of energy. Yes, it was very aerodynamic also.

Most of the GM "B body" cars were excellent on gas, and they lasted easily into the 300,000 + km range if you did basic maintenance on it. Changing the oil was key. In fact, rust from Ontario's salt laden roads were the chief reason why people had to change cars. Having a heated garage made this at least 10X worse.

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A couple of Mark Audio Pluvia 7 HD drivers.

Well, technically last Friday but I didn't know about the existence of this thread until now
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Anatech Chris,

Your PM box is full. Posting here not there!
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Hi Ed,
Issue resolved. Sorry!

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