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Reply #45April 22, 2009, 12:19:50 am

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« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2009, 12:19:50 am »
How's that Lee Greenwood song go??


  "And I'm proud to be a Canadian Cause at least health care is free
   And I wont forget all the signs must be made bilingually"

Reply #46April 22, 2009, 12:20:44 am

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« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2009, 12:20:44 am »
Quote from: "maxfax"
And I wont forget all the signs must be made bilingually


Only in the LOSER! provinces!!!  :lol:
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Reply #47April 22, 2009, 12:22:51 am

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« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2009, 12:22:51 am »
Before this very off topic thread gets locked, I have something else to add which is good to know.  Dalton McGuinty and his "nanny" government have created a new law in Ontario mandating 3 to 30 day licence suspensions for those who drive with blood alcohol levels between .05 and .08.  In addition, these suspensions will go on the driver's record and affect insurance rates.   This contrasts with how it was before where you got a 12 hr suspension with no record at all for .05-.08.  

Half way down:  http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired/fact-sheet.shtml#adls

This goes into effect May 1st.
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Reply #48April 22, 2009, 12:36:22 am

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« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2009, 12:36:22 am »
Sounds like a profitable deal with the insurance company..   Nationwide Mutual donates hundreds of thousands of $$$ to the PSP every year.. HMMMM wonder if that may be for speed law enforcement...

In this state there have been alot of situations of people getting busted for DUI when well under the limit of .08  as low as .04 I've heard..  The reason? When asked if they were drinking they were honest...  Hmm sure makes me wanna be honest with the law....


(Canadian bashing comment removed after realizing the majority of the mods are Canadian..  :wink: )

Reply #49April 22, 2009, 12:49:46 am

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« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2009, 12:49:46 am »
Ah, but being Canadian we're too polite to say anything. :wink:

On the other hand, put a hockey stick in our hands and LOOK OUT!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Reply #50April 22, 2009, 12:56:05 am

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« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2009, 12:56:05 am »
All kidding aside for a brief second, we so-called "mods" have no issues with threads that wander off topic a bit... all part of the joy of discussion... assuming of course that both the topic and the discussion stay respectful.:wink:

As you were... !!!
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Reply #51April 22, 2009, 01:26:28 am

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« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2009, 01:26:28 am »
Quote from: "Vincent Waldon"
On the other hand, put a hockey stick in our hands and LOOK OUT!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


LOL  People who say American Foot Ball is rough never saw a hockey game.. DANG!!!

Somewhat back on topic here, and I don;t feel like dedicating an entire thread to this till they get here..  .. I orded me some of those Prothe pistons.. I've been on the fence about it for quite some time.. Couldn't really find any first hand accounts of them ..  

I did some research on Right Way Industrial whom are supposed to manufacture these..   They've been around since '64 originally based out of Tawian but now manufacture some in Malaysia as well.. Looks like they make for a little of every one .. (TRW, Nissan, Mazda, Ford, Kolbenschmidt)..

I talked with with the guys at H.P. Engines (my machine shop) about them them. They're pretty darn fussy around there and they didn;t have anything bad to say about products from this company..  I'll let everyone know what I and they think of them when they get here...

Reply #52April 22, 2009, 01:34:16 am

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« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2009, 01:34:16 am »
OK, now I KNOW this thread is going nuts... Good comments about Prothe?  What next, banana bio-fuel?

Beer + Bike = fun... ask me how I know...

http://vancruisers.ca/pics-videos/albums

Ehem, now back to your regularly scheduled program...
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Reply #53April 22, 2009, 02:08:27 am

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« Reply #53 on: April 22, 2009, 02:08:27 am »
I haven't said anything good yet...  I'll wait till I have product in hand..
 Maybe I was nuts for ordering anyhow but I emailed sunday night with a question.. No answer yet...  Generally if I don't get a response in 24 hours on a week day I figure they don;t want to sell me anything..  I shoulda bought them on ebay.. If they sucked I could have at least left nasty feedback...

And banana biofuel would be do-able..   :P

Reply #54April 22, 2009, 08:21:24 am

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« Reply #54 on: April 22, 2009, 08:21:24 am »
i do like hockey, have been playing since i was a wee lad.
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Reply #55April 22, 2009, 08:24:07 am

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« Reply #55 on: April 22, 2009, 08:24:07 am »
Prothe pistons...I believe one of the suzuki guys is running them and Dakotakid has them in 2 different engines and says they are doing great. I bought some and will be using them in my rebuild T/D. Not going crazy on the boost with mine and they look good. They all miced the same size which really impressed me, so at least the QC is good on them. Still don't like the prothe guy...serviced isn't bad it is NON EXISTANT.

Reply #56April 22, 2009, 11:34:32 am

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« Reply #56 on: April 22, 2009, 11:34:32 am »
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Beer + Bike = fun... ask me how I know...

http://vancruisers.ca/pics-videos/albums


You guys build custom bicycles?!? and then RIDE THEM!?!? DooooooD Thats cooool. Ive always liked bikes that look like that :)

Reply #57April 22, 2009, 04:52:38 pm

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« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2009, 04:52:38 pm »
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Prothe pistons...I believe one of the suzuki guys is running them and Dakotakid has them in 2 different engines and says they are doing great. I bought some and will be using them in my rebuild T/D. Not going crazy on the boost with mine and they look good. They all miced the same size which really impressed me, so at least the QC is good on them. Still don't like the prothe guy...serviced isn't bad it is NON EXISTANT.


Thanks theman..   THat's what I been hoping to hear, about the pistons anyhow (I knwo the service isn't)   DId a search for prothe pistons but was overwhelmed by everything that it brought up..

Reply #58April 22, 2009, 04:56:02 pm

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« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2009, 04:56:02 pm »
maxfax.. you got to christen two pages!! :P

lucky American..... lol

Reply #59April 22, 2009, 06:51:15 pm

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maxfax.. you got to christen two pages!! :P

lucky American..... lol



Luck has nothing to do with it..  I'm an American, I'm entitled to it... :lol:  :lol:  :lol: