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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


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Rear wheel cylinders, brake job woohoo... diff oil. Still gotta swap out e brake cable; sticking & dragging.
 


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You forgot to cover the speaker in gingham so nobody will steal it.
I set that up because I was going to get my parents wedding (which was recorded on 8 track for some reason) re-recorded and spruced up onto a CD as a Christmas present. I found the dusty old 8 track in the attic and went to play it to see if it sounded good enough to even bother but apparently at some point someone recorded over their wedding with an album by 'The Byrds'. :icon_rofl:
 

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I set that up because I was going to get my parents wedding (which was recorded on 8 track for some reason) re-recorded and spruced up onto a CD as a Christmas present. I found the dusty old 8 track in the attic and went to play it to see if it sounded good enough to even bother but apparently at some point someone recorded over their wedding with an album by 'The Byrds'. :icon_rofl:

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I set that up because I was going to get my parents wedding (which was recorded on 8 track for some reason) re-recorded and spruced up onto a CD as a Christmas present. I found the dusty old 8 track in the attic and went to play it to see if it sounded good enough to even bother but apparently at some point someone recorded over their wedding with an album by 'The Byrds'. :icon_rofl:
All kidding aside, where they chickens? Or canaries?
 

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77 would still be 8 tracks...
I’ve got the original 8-track in the 78 Mark V, and about 30 tapes I’ve had for 40 years.

When the tapes start to warble like the folks are singing underwater, you open them up, clean the spinner and pads with alcohol, and lube the spinner shafts with talc. You cut the tape pulling out of the center for about a foot, RE-attach it and wind it back in with your finger. That takes the built up squeeze tension out. Good for another century!

Blood sweat and tears, led zep stairway to heaven, Joan Jett and the black hearts , beach boys- WAH HOO!
 

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Whoever originally designed 8TrackTapes (Japan in the 1960s?)
truely had an evil twisted soul !!!
 

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I think about making a little upgrade software for my Ranger with https://mlsdev.com/services/web-development. In most cases, a dedicated cot is the best choice for larger companies who want to maximize the benefits of their investment in customized software solutions. These services can dramatically improve the profitability of an online business.
 
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Changed the shocks. 70k miles was not kind on the originals.

We will see how the ride is tomorrow morning.
Rides like a truck again, as opposed to a trampoline.
 

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I also still have the Sound Design 8-track I added as a component to my Panasonic Quadrasonic (4 channel) amp that I bought in Nyrobi, Kenya in 1977. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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Note the joy stick top left to adjust the balance of the 4 speakers/channels.

I definitely hear the beat of a different drummer. It’s just before the huge KA CHUNK on the third track of my Carly Simon tape.
 

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Whoever originally designed 8TrackTapes (Japan in the 1960s?)
truely had an evil twisted soul !!!
In the 1960s (1950s?), GM actually made both 45 and 78LP record payers for cars. High end 57 eldorado had a recording record player for biz execs. The passenger seat faced backwards for the secretary and had a typewriter built in.

The 8-track was the quantum leap forward in technology that made recorded music in cars practical. It also let you listen to selections from “both sides” without starting all over or flipping the record. Fisher tried to make a record player that would repeat tracks and/or play tracks at random, actually produced some, but they never really worked.

Think of the 8-track like Susan Oliver’s Role in the reworked Star Trek pilot “The Menagerie.” When her keeper-aliens put her together, they had nothing to go by and she was a mess. But everyone who saw her thought she was gorgeous, an allusion created by the aliens (aka marketing and sales ;-) ).

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And yes, I still have a turn table and a lot of vinyl. Had to replace the 4-channel in about 2,000 cuz I couldn’t get needles, but I still have it!
 
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afterthought: the ignition control computer in the lowest end car you can buy today is more sophisticated and powerful the the computers we used to send man to the moon in the 1960s. & they weighed dozens of pounds!
 

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Installed a duel power port into the ranger since my cigarette lighter wont keep anything plugged in to it. I now have a place to plug things in to get power and every bump I hit no longer ejects my phone charger.
 


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