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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:20 am

They're Perfos.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:43 am

YEsterday - the T5 made multiple trips to the hardware store to get hardware for my snowblower, where I also learned that augers are chiral, or handed. They have to go on the right way or you get a snow packer instead of a snow blower

This is beyond hilarious when you consider that one of my professional lives is selling $500,000 instruments that tell people that their chemicals have the right 'handedness'

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Too funny
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by matthew1 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:11 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:43 am
YEsterday - the T5 made multiple trips to the hardware store to get hardware for my snowblower, where I also learned that augers are chiral, or handed. They have to go on the right way or you get a snow packer instead of a snow blower<br style="user-select: auto;"><br style="user-select: auto;">This is beyond hilarious when you consider that one of my professional lives is selling $500,000 instruments that tell people that their chemicals have the right 'handedness' <br style="user-select: auto;"><br style="user-select: auto;">MVS fun fact: Everyone in MVS has a chemical with handedness in the kitchen - Free one year membership to MVS for the first correct answer. No chemists need apply.<br style="user-select: auto;"><br style="user-select: auto;">Too funny
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by pgill » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:01 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:43 am

MVS fun fact: Everyone in MVS has a chemical with handedness in the kitchen - Free one year membership to MVS for the first correct answer. No chemists need apply.

Too funny
I’m more of an engineer or metallurgist than an actual Chemist but I did take a lot of chemistry classes a long time ago.

With that said if I am not disqualified then my answer is Sugar

Fun fact: the Physicist use the term parity when describing the rotation of sub atomic particles

As a young man I worked on an experiment that was looking to see if Parity is conserved

My involvement was more on the vacuum brazing of Platinum to Beryllium

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:20 am

Ah, a snow blower... haven't needed one of those since we lived in Jersey. I miss the snow, but at the same time it's nice that I don't get tired of it here!

Nice one, Doctor! :lol:
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1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
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Sold-
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:31 am

pgill wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:01 am
abscate wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:43 am

MVS fun fact: Everyone in MVS has a chemical with handedness in the kitchen - Free one year membership to MVS for the first correct answer. No chemists need apply.

Too funny
I’m more of an engineer or metallurgist than an actual Chemist but I did take a lot of chemistry classes a long time ago.

With that said if I am not disqualified then my answer is Sugar

Fun fact: the Physicist use the term parity when describing the rotation of sub atomic particles

As a young man I worked on an experiment that was looking to see if Parity is conserved

My involvement was more on the vacuum brazing of Platinum to Beryllium

Thanks

Paul
With that said if I am not disqualified then my answer is Sugar
Paul for the win.

Sweet!!

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Parity conservation is one of the topics of the most egregious Nobel omission in history - Chien-Shiun Wu contrived and executed the experiment that proved parity was NOT conserved but her colleagues got the Gold Prize,

Jocelyn Bell was a close second (discovered pulsars after being told to stop the research by the guy who won the Prize. She was finally recognized in 2018 with a huge prize of 2M USD, which she promptly gave away to inspire under-represented students in science.

Dont get me started on Rosalynn Franklin, either.

This concludes todays' MVS Physics lesson.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by brunocerous » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:15 pm

Now I feel extra smart after having stripped an oil drain bolt without a good spare on hand. :)
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:38 pm

abscate wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:31 am
Dont get me started on Rosalynn Franklin, either.

This concludes todays' MVS Physics lesson.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Stu70 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:14 pm

I suddenly feel academically inadequate ...

Replaced rear brake shoe hardware with new shiny springs and clips also fitted new s/s shims and sparkly spring and retainer pins.
Decided to lightly grease front calliper pins as I front brake balance seemed off last brake inspection.

Used two of my homemade tools in the process - a piston push back tool and wheel hanging stud. Thought I’d post a picture of these tools and sep belt lever and pin I’ve made in the past
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:21 am

Wheel stud tool

+1000 points

Evan could have saved his awesome Saurus wheels with that...
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