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Rearview Mirror: Happy Anniversary in Oh-Three!

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The world • Invasion of Iraq by American and British-led coalition begins, without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion. Whaddayathink? • The Human Genome Project is completed with 99 percent of it (figure 1) sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99 percent. The Human Gnome Project continues… • The last “old style” Volkswagen Beetle (figure 2) rolls off ...

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Motorhead Memo: Intelajet redux

The intention this month was to show a step-by-step installation of a Thunder Products Intelajet circuit on a Harley CV carb. We’ll save that. For now, let’s review some reasons you’d want to install one! There are several components that need to be optimal for a true high-performance carbureted Harley street engine. But the “ins and outs” can be tricky ...

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Letters to the Editor: March 2018

Hi Sam, I love your stories in THUNDER PRESS! Your recent “Boarding House” story seemed to end abrubtly on page 18. There was no end of story watermark at the end, and I could not find any remaining portions in the latter pages. If that was the end on page 18, I guess it still works. Great story! Love your ...

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Motorhead Memo: Intelajet

I should preface what follows by saying electronic fuel injection is here to stay, because it is a superior air/fuel delivery system. It manages to keep emissions down and performance up… delivering fuel economy benefits into the bargain. Took me a while to get around to being a fan, rather than just an ignorant victim of this technology. I’m ashamed ...

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Rear View Mirror: Not much new in 2002

The world NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe (figure 1) begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system… outta this world! A near-Earth asteroid (estimated at a measly 30 feet in diameter) explodes in our atmosphere over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. Estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the ...

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Letters to the Editors: February 2018

Sam Jones, Thanks so much for the recap of Lieutenant “Roscoe”! I know a few Vietnam vets and I am a firm patriot too. Those communists with AKs still make me disgusted, wherever they are. Please continue the story in the March or April Thunder Press; I sure hope that his life turned out shiny and included many motorcycles. Thank ...

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Motorhead Memo: Stumped by sumping

For as long as I can remember, my involvement with Harley-Davidson motorcycles has included dealing with the dreaded “wet sump.” (Well, OK, you might not dread it, but I have learned to.) This whole “sumping” thing is a rat’s nest of misconceptions and muddled understanding in the first place and H-D doesn’t make it any better. Technically, wet sumping is ...

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Rear View Mirror: (200)1 was the funkiest number

The world • Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, is launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Ah…[edit]…anyone? • First draft of the complete human genome is published in the journal Nature. We have blamed all our problems on our DNA ever since. • Michael Brunet discovers the skull of Sahelanthropus Tchadensis (figure 1) in the Djurab Desert, Chad. One of ...

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Rear View Mirror: Millennium Fool-Cons

The world • Gisbourne, New Zealand, population 32,754 is the first city in the world to experience the new millennium and apparently all three of their computers kept working. Surprised the hell outta all the Y2K doomsayers! (The other surprise… computers tell us that the new century didn’t really begin until 2001.) • A rare century leap-year date occurs. Usually, ...

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Motorhead Memo: Make the eagle scream

A $19,000 Heritage Classic will run with a $40,000 CVO Road Glide. A 114” Heritage will outrun one! Huh? The bargain Tourer will smoke the flagship? How can that be? Well, it almost always has been, because Touring bikes are heavier than cruisers. So how can it not be? Besides, since the advent of 103” Big Twin engines, most riders ...

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