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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: May 16, 2018 07:51PM

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Phil Dally
I get everything thing Corvair I need right here.

Great people, even better prices, quick responses.

I lurk at corvairforum.com but rarely post there.

No other social media needed for me...none!!!

I'm not smart enough for a smart phone.


Yep, Phil.
My thoughts, too.
I am the same way.


Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 16, 2018 08:14PM

But you guys are missing so much entertainment! You don't have to post! Just scan for the good stuff.

It's a different world!

On FB our DaveMoto can post a technical tip and get 12 comments..

Post something goofy and it's over 100 every time!

See 3 dresses! / Lady is asking which one to wear.....

Guy asks about how wheels would look on an EM...... more LM owners post than EM!

And as some have mentioned.... Pictures... that we never see otherwise..





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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 17, 2018 04:42AM

Some of us have to be a bit discretionary about how and where we post. Going way back to Virtual Vairs I was the last service person to leave the group. Why, over 50% of the posts became NON-Corvair, I have a business to run and can't sit on the computer all day just waiting for someone to post. That is also why I may be slow to answer questions or post and why I ask here to use my email most time. I see the email notice of a PM but may not answer the PM until late at night or early morning. If it gets to late or I fall asleep, well, you get the idea.

As far as FB I hardly do any answers there anymore, I go to look and see what is going on and laugh at people, even Davemoto at times!

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:03AM

I posted this picture here and got 7 responses, all normal, on FB I have over 100 responses and most think it's real, Hate it, love it or some other insane response, it's Hillarious the comments you get over there, I use FB mostly for entertainment value, I come here If I have a real question I want answered, although the FB Racers page does have knowledgeable people and good advice. To me it's all fun and games, might as well enjoy yourself and FB makes me shake my head some times.





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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:23AM

One thing that is the same as here!

Someone wrote: "Go over to Corvair Center..they have a great search !" LOL

FB has a nice one line.. box for searching the group....way better than here!





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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:43AM

Folks I know that go to other automobile forums all find the same thing - you have to discard a lot of "opinions" to find good information.

Folks like to contribute and be involved, even if they may not have valid information.

As Benjamin Franklin once said: "One of the greatest tragedies in life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts"

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 17, 2018 01:59PM

A lot of us can weed through the junk answers but when you are a newbie asking questions who do you take advice from? A newbie will generally take the easiest route to try fixing his car unless he is a REAL gear head and knows a little about cars. Most newbies asking just don't seem to have a clue.

I know a lot of you have heard someone say that the Corvair is a different animal to work on so with that said why can I work on GM, Ford and Chrysler stuff? Then to top it all off if you want different try turbine engines, there is a really different animal. According to what a lot of people say I shouldn't know anything about Corvairs or turbine engines.

I have always said an engine is an engine is an engine! They all work in generally the same manner and ALL have their own idiosyncrasies. The one that doesn't work in the same general manner is the turbine engine so according to what everyone thinks I shouldn't know anything at all about them.

The social media goes back to this very thinking and heaven forbid if you ask what is the best color or tires for your car!

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 17, 2018 02:09PM

Oh contraire...I haven't missed anything.

Like I said everything I need is right here.

Plus all I hear is how bad everything else is.

So what would be the point of wasting time on it.

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: May 17, 2018 03:02PM

Phil Dally Wrote:
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> Oh contraire...I haven't missed anything.
>
> Like I said everything I need is right here.
>
> Plus all I hear is how bad everything else is.
>
> So what would be the point of wasting time on it.

Yup. When I do a 'Google' search about Corvairs, it usually directs me to this site! smileys with beer

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: May 17, 2018 07:20PM

Today, When I needed quick diagnosis help for my wiper motor problem, I posted here - and had what I needed to know within an hour. Fortunately, CCF must be paying big bucks to the Corvair Gurus to monitor the site 24-7 to provide help when needed. (That how it works, right?)
Steve

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 17, 2018 07:49PM

We all take breaks during the same time period??? GG





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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:07PM

Best I can tell, the late-night West-coasters sign off right about the time the early-rising East-coasters take over.
Steve

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:11PM

Actually "westers" stop around 11 pm PDT Then the Spammers hit until 2am PDT / 5 am EDT GGG





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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:20PM

Interesting about Virtual Vairs, all the posts have gone back to almost 100% Corvair, and the answers are almost 100% correct also!

All the crap and drama has left to populate Facebook and other forums. Even VV-Talk is almost non-existant.

I don't like the page layout of Facebook, too segmented, small pictures, small typing space. Maybe it can be changed, but then I would have to spend time researching how to do that, or ask a young person...winking smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 17, 2018 08:33PM

Frank and others...

Change the WWW in the FB Url to M it will surprise you on a PC IE:

[m.facebook.com]





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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: May 18, 2018 04:38AM

Sorry, I find that hard to read. The "m" = macro, meaning big. Stuff was so spread out that I had an issue trying to read posts. If I had a sight problem it might be a good thing.

Ken Hand
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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: May 18, 2018 05:16AM

I do love the FACEBOOK 49-54 CHEVY SITE....I have a lot of original 49 chevy parts...they are now selling pretty good on that site.

I also have some corvair stuff I need to sale...but that will come later. I have a early TURBO MOTOR, not complete, but does have pistons and turns over nicely.

so, social media does have an important place, especially for car folks.

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: May 18, 2018 06:24AM

You can get several different answers to a question. It's good to get different view points. Often the hardest part of a repair job is figuring out what the problem is. Especially with our weird cars, there's new problems that come up that even the most experienced guys haven't seen. So, it's good to ask as many people as possible. You just need to take it all with a grain of salt, whatever that means.
I haven't looked at Facebook, I'm generally about 10 years behind the times. I have a flip phone, digital camera, Google Maps before I leave home and a map book.
I like when Steve tells folks they should have a Service Manual and local Corvair club.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 18, 2018 07:00AM

Flip phones do rule the world!!!

With removable battery of course.

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Re: OT Social Media
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 18, 2018 10:59AM

JimBrandberg Wrote:
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> You can get several different answers to a
> question. It's good to get different view points.
> Often the hardest part of a repair job is figuring
> out what the problem is. Especially with our weird
> cars, there's new problems that come up that even
> the most experienced guys haven't seen. So, it's
> good to ask as many people as possible. You just
> need to take it all with a grain of salt, whatever
> that means.
> I haven't looked at Facebook, I'm generally
> about 10 years behind the times. I have a flip
> phone, digital camera, Google Maps before I leave
> home and a map book.
> I like when Steve tells folks they should have a
> Service Manual and local Corvair club.
>
> Jim Brandberg
> Isanti, MN
> CorvairRepair.com


Oirgin of "With a grain of salt"

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