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  1. Hot Rod guys: Distributorless SBC?. Doc Nickel, Jul 8, 2014
    1. Were tehre any factory units?. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 8, 2014
    2. aftermarket EFI. Maker of Toys, Jul 8, 2014
      1. EFI computer.... Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2014
        1. GM 3.8 DIS. Rambo, Jul 10, 2014
        2. Dumb me. Maker of Toys, Jul 11, 2014
          1. You didn't misread.... Doc Nickel, Jul 11, 2014
            1. LT1. Rambo, Jul 12, 2014
    3. MegaSquirt EFI`. Hey_Allen, Jul 9, 2014
      1. MegaSquirt EFI. Hey_Allen, Jul 9, 2014
        1. MegaSquirt...?. Doc Nickel, Jul 10, 2014
    4. Start here. timberwolf, Jul 9, 2014
  2. Want to update a Logitech FX trackball. Eric, Jul 7, 2014
    1. Still use mine from time to time. Shargo, Jul 7, 2014
      1. The problem is the DPI. Eric, Jul 7, 2014
        1. Re: The problem is the DPI. cwegga, Jul 7, 2014
        2. Hmmmm. Shargo, Jul 9, 2014
          1. Did some testing. Shargo, Jul 12, 2014
    2. Tried a Google search?. TheObservantWolf, Jul 7, 2014
  3. Doc, got an idea for your store. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 6, 2014
    1. .... email?. Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2014
      1. Re: .... email?. Shadowydreamer, Jul 7, 2014
        1. You've just been DYING to use that. jwhouk, Jul 7, 2014
          1. Re: You've just been DYING to use that. Shadowydreamer, Jul 8, 2014
        2. Thats just Awesome n/t. Jeff Pace, Jul 8, 2014
        3. Extemporaneous writing? Even more clever. n/t. eddi, Jul 9, 2014
          1. Re: Extemporaneous writing? Even more clever. n/t. Shadowydreamer, Jul 10, 2014
            1. chocolate chip, please ;-) n/t. eddi, Jul 12, 2014
        4. For years that is the majoriety of the messages I got.. MephitMark, Jul 9, 2014
          1. That looked like the kind of message I used to send too regularly.... eddi, Jul 9, 2014
          2. Heh.. J.Cook, Jul 16, 2014
  4. Anyone rebuild batteries?. goldie, Jul 5, 2014
    1. Details of cells. Bruce, Jul 5, 2014
    2. A lot of those are Sealed Lead Acid - Pictures and specs would help. Bruce Bergman, Jul 5, 2014
    3. try interstate. eisch, Jul 5, 2014
    4. i can do it.... sniper1rfa, Jul 6, 2014
    5. If you would like professionals. Sam Jackson, Jul 6, 2014
      1. ...or DIY. Sam Jackson, Jul 6, 2014
    6. Batteries +. RobAGD, Jul 6, 2014
      1. second.... ydna, Jul 6, 2014
        1. Thirded.... J.Cook, Jul 7, 2014
    7. get the cell dimensions. Maker of Toys, Jul 8, 2014
  5. Doc the checkout wont work at your webstore. Jon English, Jul 5, 2014
    1. Should be fine.... Doc Nickel, Jul 7, 2014
      1. Order email. Jeff Pace, Jul 8, 2014
  6. Anyone with modular home experience?. Samson J. Bryant, Jul 4, 2014
    1. Not directly, watched it done. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
      1. Worked in the induistry for a few years many years ago. Flounder, Jul 4, 2014
    2. From an insurance perspective. Caffiend, Jul 7, 2014
  7. Now Roger is awake. Doc's gonna need a prybar for sure. n/t. eddi, Jul 4, 2014
    1. When did Roger get the Adamantium Claws upgrade?. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
      1. Adrenaline can harden and sharpen the dullest fingernails or claws n/t. eddi, Jul 4, 2014
      2. You think that's bad?. Anonymous Coward, Jul 5, 2014
    2. Thanks for the laugh, doc! N/T. digi_owl, Jul 4, 2014
      1. Hilarious!. Sleazey, Jul 4, 2014
        1. Too much Dew? N/T. digi_owl, Jul 5, 2014
    3. For a second I thought Doc must have a Chevy. Peter Sadlon, Jul 4, 2014
    4. Re: Now Roger is awake. Doc's gonna need a prybar for sure. n/t. Phoenix, Jul 5, 2014
      1. Doc draws some really good stuff. This is Hall Of Fame material n/t. eddi, Jul 5, 2014
    5. The real question is.... Chris, Jul 5, 2014
      1. Doc stopped.... eddi, Jul 6, 2014
        1. Well, what do you know? n/t. eddi, Jul 7, 2014
    6. To Me It Just Gets Funnier EveryTime I Read It (nt). Steve, Jul 6, 2014
  8. Color n' Holiday update.... Doc Nickel, Jul 4, 2014
    1. Re: Color n' Holiday update.... Xodiac, Jul 4, 2014
  9. America, Where Are You Now?. GladMech, Jul 4, 2014
  10. block foundation issues.... Chris, Jul 3, 2014
    1. with only access to the inside.... jkeyser14, Jul 3, 2014
      1. Similar Solution. GladMech, Jul 4, 2014
        1. re:. smorizio, Jul 4, 2014
    2. Don't just fill it in, channel the water away.. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
      1. That was my plan for the planter.... Chris, Jul 4, 2014
        1. I had a similar problem. Kymation, Jul 4, 2014
    3. Don't just fill it in, channel the water away.. Bruce Bergman, Jul 4, 2014
    4. Have you looked into Sani-T-Red?. HTRN, Jul 5, 2014
    5. Good News / Bad News. Chris, Jul 5, 2014
      1. Exterior Drainage. Fred, Jul 7, 2014
        1. Other options. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 14, 2014
  11. B-29. Someone, Jul 2, 2014
    1. corection. Someone, Jul 2, 2014
    2. FYI -That's not me.. Someone, Jul 2, 2014
    3. Soon to be Two. The other one is named "DOC" :p. S7G, Jul 3, 2014
      1. And with 3D Printing getting on the cam.... CF, Jul 4, 2014
  12. Awesome... OniNoKen, Jul 2, 2014
    1. I've seen distracted drivers, but a distracted passenger is a new one.. eddi, Jul 2, 2014
    2. I go with heads! NT. Donkey, Jul 2, 2014
    3. I've known a few people like that n/t. Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
  13. US maker of electroluminecent items?. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 2, 2014
    1. The Thomas Register is your Friend. Ari, Jul 2, 2014
  14. Whiteboard 7/2: Well, that answers the previous question.... tmk, Jul 2, 2014
    1. Indubitably... Indubitably..... Louis-Paul, Jul 2, 2014
    2. LOL!. Daniel Meyer, Jul 2, 2014
    3. This is why Suicide Doors are called that.... Bruce Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
      1. I'm sure he was wearing one... Was. n/t. eddi, Jul 3, 2014
  15. TWB 7/2. Dastardly Dan, Jul 2, 2014
    1. Some of Doc's strips need a warning label. n/t. eddi, Jul 2, 2014
    2. waterproof & dishwasher safe. Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
  16. Whiteboard 6/30: ...Roger must be =really= distracted.... tmk, Jun 30, 2014
    1. Also... (Spoilers). Murph, Jun 30, 2014
      1. Darn, beaten to it. Pilchard123, Jun 30, 2014
  17. O-ring size?. S7G, Jun 29, 2014
    1. The one on the top?. Dan Voils, Jun 30, 2014
      1. Thanks. S7G, Jun 30, 2014
  18. Ramrod Freak Front - just because. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 27, 2014
    1. Doc, in case you were wondering what the angel a1 freak backs were for. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 27, 2014
      1. You are an odd, odd person.... Doc Nickel, Jun 27, 2014
        1. entertaining. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 27, 2014
          1. Hip Waders came as an option. NT. Nighthawke, Jun 27, 2014
        2. I wrote more than a few reviews for APG.... Dan Voils, Jun 28, 2014
          1. Somehow I am not surprised.... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2014
            1. Paintball reviews. swiftblade13, Jul 1, 2014
              1. If I have to read between the lines to get the message.... Bruce Bergman, Jul 3, 2014
  19. Custom laser diffaction heads, or at least thats what i think I need. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 27, 2014
    1. re: logo. smorizio, Jun 27, 2014
      1. Low tech application. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 27, 2014
    2. I seem to recall.... Doc Nickel, Jun 27, 2014
      1. Thats the idea. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 27, 2014
    3. here some units from over seas that make them.. smorizio, Jun 27, 2014
      1. Try AliExpress. Bruce, Jun 28, 2014
      2. those are frequently called 'puddle lights' n/t. Anonymous Coward, Jun 28, 2014
    4. A thought.... Greebo, Jun 29, 2014
      1. Custom Lens. Greebo, Jun 29, 2014
      2. Re: A thought.... Renegade_Azzy, Jun 29, 2014
    5. Projection. Maker of Toys, Jul 2, 2014
      1. Brass is a good idea. Renegade_Azzy, Jul 6, 2014
  20. Email addresses on posts missing?. Salda007, Jun 27, 2014
    1. Plus it shows the posts you are replying to better. n/t. Dan Voils, Jun 28, 2014
    2. Antispam security.... Doc Nickel, Jul 1, 2014
  21. This was an intriguing little project.... Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2014
    1. You are a clever little dickens, you know that?. Jeb Hoge, Jun 26, 2014
      1. That's why I get the big bucks.. Doc Nickel, Jun 27, 2014
        1. 'Ere now! No crank-yanking, you!. tmk, Jun 27, 2014
    2. So is that the sleeves sticking out of the end of the barrel?. Justin, Jun 26, 2014
      1. Barrel retention. eddi, Jun 26, 2014
      2. There's loads of race cars in AL.. OXX, Jun 26, 2014
        1. There's plenty in AK as well. Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2014
        2. Whoops :D. Justin, Jun 28, 2014
    3. What's the rifle caliber?. OXX, Jun 26, 2014
      1. Not sure.... Doc Nickel, Jun 26, 2014
        1. Most likely a common long rifle caliber.. Nighthawke, Jun 29, 2014
          1. +1. Zach S, Jul 10, 2014
            1. Pressures on the breach. Nighthawke, Jul 13, 2014
    4. Just remember. Shalom, Jun 26, 2014
      1. Gesundheit!! n/t. eddi, Jun 27, 2014
      2. Mojor oops there.. MephitMark, Jun 27, 2014
    5. That's a cool piece.... Spike, Jun 27, 2014
    6. jnformation?. Allen Williams, Jul 3, 2014
      1. Contact info.... Doc Nickel, Jul 3, 2014
    7. TFB article. cwegga, Jul 3, 2014
  22. Alaska bear falls through skylight, eats all the cupcakes. Mr. Spoon, Jun 26, 2014
    1. article is funny, Title is better n/t. Jeff Pace, Jun 26, 2014
  23. Photo from chicago paintball...repost from the boss.. smorizio, Jun 23, 2014
    1. ...Good Gravy.. tmk, Jun 24, 2014
    2. Thought for a sec that was one of Doc's paint grenades. n/t. eddi, Jun 24, 2014
    3. The best defense.... Machtyn, Jun 24, 2014
    4. Nooooo! I didn't wipe.... Hey that puddle was on the field!!!!. Squirlly, Jun 24, 2014
    5. Sounds like.... Zayden, Jun 24, 2014
    6. here some more mud photos from online.. smorizio, Jun 24, 2014
      1. Re: here some more mud photos from online.. Shadowydreamer, Jun 25, 2014
        1. dont think four finger message.. smorizio, Jun 25, 2014
    7. I have to say. caffiend, Jun 24, 2014
      1. Shutter speed.... Salda007, Jun 25, 2014
        1. Nice math. Bruce, Jun 26, 2014
          1. EXIF data.... Salda007, Jun 27, 2014
        2. heisenburg is spinning in his uncertainty-principal grave. ydna, Jun 26, 2014
          1. Or, is he?. Hans, Jun 29, 2014
  24. I thought ablative pointman was Rainy's job description. n/t. eddi, Jun 23, 2014
    1. consider it payback.... digi_owl, Jun 23, 2014
      1. Revenge. Masakatsu, Jun 23, 2014
  25. Cool video that you guys might like. FireFrenzy, Jun 22, 2014
  26. Anyone know any details of the first paintball tournament?. Thru-Hiker, Jun 20, 2014
    1. Good question.... Doc Nickel, Jun 21, 2014
    2. 1983 was the first NSG tournaments.. Lovecraft, Jun 22, 2014
    3. The first game can be said to the the first tournament. B, Jun 22, 2014
      1. Semantics. That tournament was also paint limited. Lovecraft, Jun 22, 2014
    4. I first played in 1985. James Rice, Jun 23, 2014
  27. Larry and Darryl!. jwhouk, Jun 20, 2014
    1. We can only hope! NT. Spike, Jun 20, 2014
      1. I see what you did there doc!!!!. smorizio, Jun 20, 2014
        1. What? What did I do there?. Doc Nickel, Jun 21, 2014
        2. Doc?. Spike, Jun 24, 2014
          1. Doc!. Doc Nickel, Jun 24, 2014
    2. is their other brother Darryl coming also? nt. fredb, Jun 20, 2014
    3. Probably not.... Doc Nickel, Jun 20, 2014
      1. Idea. BlackFordGT40, Jun 20, 2014
      2. Another Idea. Internet Steve, Jun 20, 2014
      3. have them caught in doc lab accident.. smorizio, Jun 20, 2014
      4. L&D. Radical, Jun 20, 2014
        1. Species.... Doc Nickel, Jun 21, 2014
          1. Re; Species. CF, Jun 22, 2014
          2. Moose & Squirel. James Rice, Jun 22, 2014
            1. Re: Moose & Squirel. Shadowydreamer, Jun 24, 2014
          3. Well that explains the Skunk then:). FireFrenzy, Jun 23, 2014
            1. Seconded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. MephitMark, Jun 24, 2014
              1. Re: Seconded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Shadowydreamer, Jun 24, 2014
                1. Holy cats.... J.Cook, Jun 25, 2014
                2. Rabbits are the furry equivalent of "He was always so quiet..." n/t. eddi, Jun 25, 2014
                  1. Re: Rabbits are the furry equivalent of "He was always so quiet..." n/t. Shadowydreamer, Jun 25, 2014
                    1. A genuine LOL for your master and lady. n/t. eddi, Jun 26, 2014
      5. Darryl the insane Grenade Man. Nighthawke, Jun 20, 2014
        1. what about a porkupine trying to play airball :). smorizio, Jun 20, 2014
      6. I think you should leave them as no-necks. icouldbeahero, Jun 22, 2014
        1. Second!. Spike, Jun 23, 2014
          1. I've always been in favor of this option N/T. FireFrenzy, Jun 23, 2014
        2. I concur. OlPaint, Jun 24, 2014
      7. Brothers?. Dragon Furry, Jun 23, 2014
        1. I Spy. Michael, Jun 23, 2014
          1. I Spy 2. eddi, Jun 23, 2014
            1. Hardly the first nod to other comics. Nohbody, Jun 28, 2014
    4. Larry and Darryl. Silcas, Jun 21, 2014
      1. I like this option (n/t). Jwhouk, Jun 22, 2014
      2. seconded (n/t). Raphael, Jun 22, 2014
    5. If it weren't for the spelling of "Darryl".... CF, Jun 21, 2014
  28. Got my hands on an ego 11..... Andrew, Jun 19, 2014
    1. A few mods that worked as it said on the tin:. Zach S, Jul 10, 2014
  29. Has anyone seen this car wreck?. Goldie, Jun 18, 2014
    1. Gone in 60 Seconds*. timberwolf, Jun 18, 2014
    2. Ooh.. so close.... Robin Bobcat, Jun 18, 2014
    3. Almost did that today. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 18, 2014
    4. ...I know =exactly= where that happened.. tmk, Jun 19, 2014
      1. are you in the area? nt. goldie, Jun 19, 2014
        1. ...It's up the road a ways from where I live now.. tmk, Jun 19, 2014
    5. texting.... Machtyn, Jun 20, 2014
      1. Wind......possibly..... Goldie, Jun 20, 2014
  30. Bruno is kind of easy-going.... eddi, Jun 18, 2014
    1. he should have let Jinx try out the bullwhip. n/t. Dalfsson, Jun 18, 2014
    2. Gnaw... Or I mean Naw... Doc does live by a vauge principle, Everyone gets ONE warning.... Squirlly, Jun 18, 2014
      1. Sure, but a solid maiming would serve as a warning to all! NT. Spike, Jun 19, 2014
  31. WOW!. Chris "Foxx" Yost, Jun 18, 2014
    1. happy hippy hoppy. Steampunkhawk, Jun 18, 2014
    2. Congrats, doc! Love the sketch! nt. Algaean, Jun 18, 2014
    3. Hurrah!!. Mawson, Jun 18, 2014
    4. Thanks for 12 years of comic enjoyment!. Dan Voils, Jun 19, 2014
    5. ¬°Felicidades! (n/t). The J.A.M., Jun 19, 2014
    6. Congrats on 12 yrs.. Oddux, Jun 19, 2014
    7. Re: WOW!. Shadowydreamer, Jun 20, 2014
    8. It has been a fun ride at that.. MephitMark, Jun 20, 2014
    9. I'm late, but let me join the cheering! GO DOC! GO TWB!. Wojtek, Jun 22, 2014
  32. Came across a source for a nice JIS kit. Renegade_Azzy, Jun 17, 2014
  33. anyone see the video of uk guy that took his girlfriend car onto a race trak.. smorizio, Jun 16, 2014
  34. Next installment. Pyrate Jim, Jun 16, 2014
    1. Seatbelt fastened, goggles in place... Hit It! n/t. eddi, Jun 16, 2014
      1. Does anyone know.... Spike, Jun 17, 2014
        1. Rough guess.... eddi, Jun 17, 2014
          1. Latitude. Spike, Jun 18, 2014
            1. Came across that a couple of weeks ago.. MephitMark, Jun 20, 2014
              1. Tambora needs a better publicist. n/t. eddi, Jun 22, 2014
  35. A most Disapointing Day with an Empire Magna. nerobro, Jun 16, 2014
    1. Polycarb is brittle right from the get-go.... sniper1rfa, Jun 16, 2014
      1. But there's not much option for a halo person... nerobro, Jun 16, 2014
    2. possible solution. Zach S, Jul 10, 2014
  36. Alaska Jinx is ready to roll. n/t. eddi, Jun 16, 2014
    1. He's made a list and checked it twice.... Torinir, Jun 16, 2014
      1. Doc kind of promised Jinx's parents.... eddi, Jun 16, 2014
  37. Why doesn't anyone just put a switch on their markers?. Doc Nickel, Jun 14, 2014
    1. Not at all.... Hans, Jun 14, 2014
    2. Definitely not, to a point. Jeffrey pace, Jun 15, 2014
    3. Hardware fault. ydna, Jun 15, 2014
      1. Somewhat disagree.... Doc Nickel, Jun 15, 2014
        1. oh yeah you're right about that. ydna, Jun 15, 2014
    4. Macdev was the last company i can think of. Tracker, Jun 15, 2014
    5. Bonus question on progamming.... Doc Nickel, Jun 15, 2014
      1. Set it and forget it,. Jeffrey pace, Jun 15, 2014
      2. Tuning. RobAGD, Jun 16, 2014
      3. I always take tie time to fine tune. Zach S, Jul 10, 2014
    6. It comes down to Cost.. nerobro, Jun 16, 2014
    7. There is one.... Jeb Hoge, Jun 16, 2014
    8. I want 3 switches.. Zach S, Jul 10, 2014
  38. truck pull faliures for some lol. smorizio, Jun 14, 2014
    1. Definitely a familiar feeling. Fubarius, Jun 14, 2014
    2. The fourth one is impressive. MarkT, Jun 15, 2014
  39. Shades of Doc & Roger. Hey_Allen, Jun 13, 2014
  40. The 50 States Of America If They Were Actually High School Kids.. Dan Voils, Jun 13, 2014
    1. It's nice to see a fellow Ticklr! NT. spyder95, Jul 2, 2014
  41. Think I found a possible solution to the Etek.. Andrew, Jun 13, 2014
    1. From experience. RetiredGuntech, Jun 13, 2014
    2. The solution?. Doc Nickel, Jun 14, 2014
  42. Another late-night apology, and a very large but unrelated engine.... Doc Nickel, Jun 13, 2014
    1. A few things. jwhouk, Jun 13, 2014
      1. Warp drive on a Pinto?. Machtyn, Jun 13, 2014
    2. More like.... Spike, Jun 13, 2014
    3. That engine+Corvair= bad idea. fredb, Jun 13, 2014
    4. Bungee cords holding the engine?.... eddi, Jun 13, 2014
      1. it for safty not cords.. smorizio, Jun 13, 2014
        1. That I did not know, safety cage sounds good then. n/t. eddi, Jun 13, 2014
    5. Nope. You thought they had snap oversteer problems before.... Bruce Bergman, Jun 13, 2014
    6. Re: Another late-night apology, and a very large but unrelated engine.... Carl, Jun 13, 2014
    7. I've been working on a 6000hp engine. James Rice, Jun 13, 2014
      1. HP isn't the trick.... Doc Nickel, Jun 14, 2014
        1. Re: HP isn't the trick.... Carl, Jun 16, 2014
          1. I used to know an outlaw fuel racer. HTRN, Jun 16, 2014
            1. Reminds me of Karting.... Spike, Jun 17, 2014
    8. Links to the Original engine. KyleKatern, Jun 13, 2014
      1. Anybody know..... Doc Nickel, Jun 14, 2014
        1. The origin of centrifugal supercharging on Radials.. nerobro, Jun 16, 2014
    9. The M4a4 WWII Sherman had the Chrysler multi-bank. Rambo, Jun 20, 2014
  43. Bench Grinders?. Gambit, Jun 11, 2014
    1. Baldor ...... B, Jun 11, 2014
    2. +1 Baldor. Maker of Toys, Jun 12, 2014
    3. Not necessarily Baldor.... Doc Nickel, Jun 14, 2014
  44. Sorry to Post Doc - but can I get an email?. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 11, 2014
    1. Please, its been 2 months since I heard from you. Jeffrey Pace, Jun 13, 2014
  45. comic: hardees. informal apology, Jun 11, 2014
    1. thus humor is wrought. msquared, Jun 11, 2014
    2. Ah, here's the thing.. Grumley, Jun 11, 2014
      1. Yep.. J.Cook, Jun 11, 2014
        1. Sort-of.... CF, Jun 12, 2014
      2. It's Hardee's in KS. But Carl's in CO?. Goldie, Jun 12, 2014
        1. According to this map.... Grumley, Jun 12, 2014
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