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  • Chip shortage forces Ford to equip trucks with carburetors and distributor ignition.

    Early April Fools
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    In the middle of MinneSTUDEa.

  • #2
    That would be awesome! Imagine the entertainment of a whole new generation lifting the hood on their stalled vehicle and rapping on the carburetor with a hammer (to free that float that must be stuck), while simultaneously twisting the distributor around (the timing has to be off). But, how many plastic covers would they hide these components under?

    ...and where's my timing light??
    Whirling dervish of misinformation.

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    • #3
      There is always some truth in humor.
      Ever wonder why the big push is on to get G5 phone crap?
      That's because the G5 computer chip technology is Chinese.
      Up until this, the chips were proprietary and not made over there.
      And who knows what is buried into this G5 chip.
      I predict some resistance in G5 acceptance from a portion of the population that is educated and suspicious.
      Somebody prove me wrong...With facts.
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        You laugh about shortages. I was going to get a new fridge, and apparently a certain model was back ordered for months. Apparently, all production was held back for something like a door hinge because that supplier company was in lock down over covid. It took a few months for the manufacturer to find a new source for the part.

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        • #5
          Toyota halts production at Czech plant. Not a joke -- they are claiming the stoppage is due to weather conditions in North America, not COVID.

          https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN2BB1D2

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          • #6
            Good one Brent.
            Like Jeff I too am a little leery about how this tech is being forced upon us. I have a cousin who lived in upper New York State who had a susceptibility to the new 5G WIFI network. On her doctor's advise she moved to a remote hilly (less reception) location in North Carolina where the effects of this 5 G won't be as noticeable to her condition (I am not privy to what it is). So I guess we never know if we are the few percent who are susceptible.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BobWaitz View Post
              Toyota halts production at Czech plant. Not a joke -- they are claiming the stoppage is due to weather conditions in North America, not COVID.

              https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN2BB1D2
              Czech it out! Other auto makers are facing computer chip shortages as well. General Motors has eliminated chips from Sierra and Silverado pickups that control the fuel management system, reducing fuel mileage by 1 mile per gallon.
              Last week I read of a supply issue for seat-cushion foam, as the chemicals used for making the foam were not being produced being that the manufacturing plant in Texas was shut-down because of the cold weather/power outages!
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              • #8
                Yes, there is memos at work to make sure to support part allocations (supplier is rationing parts so engineering having to look into alternates, etc).

                Just this morning I was in a conference call / weekly meeting on a new product/project. Discussion came up whether the microprocessor IC we were going with was looking to be on allocation and maybe we should use the newer version planned to come out soon instead that possibly hadn't been designed into a lot of stuff yet so would be more available.

                Not sure how that works out as if the new vs old comes from the same plant it may not matter. A question for supply management to check into.

                Work uses many of the same or similar parts as all the car OEMs so affects our industry as well.

                Jeff in ND

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                • #9
                  This should prove interesting 5 to 10 years down the road when items need servicing. I can remember a friend that bought an used International truck. When he needed a part for something, the year he had listed 5 applications for the part I also had heard years ago that Dodge used different parts for trucks sold to the railroad.

                  Good post. Number one got me going for a good laugh.

                  Bob Miles

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 6hk71400 View Post
                    This should prove interesting 5 to 10 years down the road when items need servicing. I can remember a friend that bought an used International truck. When he needed a part for something, the year he had listed 5 applications for the part I also had heard years ago that Dodge used different parts for trucks sold to the railroad.

                    Good post. Number one got me going for a good laugh.

                    Bob Miles
                    Related to your comment;

                    Recently the auto parts chains have been requesting the vehicles VIN when looking up parts. Me; why do you need the VIN? I know what the vehicle is and here is the part I want.
                    So I asked a friend who is the zone manager for one of the big chains, what was up with that? He told me it was to cut down on returns. Due to manufacturers making "rolling changes" thru a model year, there were often more than one listing for a particular part. So now there is apparently a data base available which can breakdown by VIN when a vehicle was made and which is the correct part.
                    Makes sense, because I know more than once I have gotten back home and found the part I bought NOT correct. And me having to go back to the store while grumbling about some poorly trained or half wit counter person that can't read a part number correctly.
                    Money may not buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.

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                    • #11
                      LOL. Your joke reminds me of a LeMons Porsche 924 that had its malfunctioning K-Jet FI system replaced with an SU carb and (heat insulating!) section of 1x4 pine adapter. ONE reliability issue solved!
                      https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/ar...-k-jet-inject/

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                      Andy
                      62 GT

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