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== Who am I? ==
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== Who am I? ==
  
My name is Bruce McKenzie. I'm a software guy, both as an engineer and as a manager. I enjoy the tech side of things but I understand that most things rely on people, so effective communication it critical.
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My name is Bruce McKenzie. I'm a software guy, both as an engineer and as a manager. I enjoy the tech side of things but I understand that most things rely on people, so effective communication it critical.  
  
I live in Murrieta, California, which is southeast of Los Angeles.
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I live in Murrieta, California, which is southeast of Los Angeles.  
  
'''I can be emailed at brucem@dynamicrange.com .'''
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'''I can be emailed at brucem@dynamicrange.com .'''  
  
== What Draws Me to the SM ==
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== What Draws Me to the SM ==
  
I think of the SM as the Concorde of Automobiles. (I've seen that written somewhere but I have been using it before that). It's the pinnacle of non-computer technology, and solves every problem in a unique way. Most of them work, too. I mourn that the SM didn't get the lifespan (and consequent development) that other cars got, so that we can only guess where it might have gone.
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I think of the SM as the Concorde of Automobiles. (I've seen that written somewhere but I have been using it before that). It's the pinnacle of non-computer technology, and solves every problem in a unique way. Most of them work, too. I mourn that the SM didn't get the lifespan (and consequent development) that other cars got, so that we can only guess where it might have gone.  
  
I love the look of the car, and I love the driving feel.
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I love the look of the car, and I love the driving feel.  
  
== SM Story ==
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== SM Story ==
  
 
I purchased my white SM off of eBay in 2001. It's a 73. Donn Garriott and Peter Koine checked it out and pronounced it "decent for the price" ($6000). I replaced a few things and loved driving it.  
 
I purchased my white SM off of eBay in 2001. It's a 73. Donn Garriott and Peter Koine checked it out and pronounced it "decent for the price" ($6000). I replaced a few things and loved driving it.  
  
After a while I noticed a major oil leak in the vicinity of the intermediate shaft. So I asked Peter to check it out. He and <mumble> took it out for a drive, and remarked how strong the engine felt. Then they dropped the pan to check the status of the chain. They were horrified to find chunks of piston in the oil pan. Putting a few things together, it appears that the mechanic of the previous owner tried to start it after a few years idle. That broke #5 piston, but in a non-fatal way.
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After a while I noticed a major oil leak in the vicinity of the intermediate shaft. So I asked Peter to check it out. He and &lt;mumble&gt; took it out for a drive, and remarked how strong the engine felt. Then they dropped the pan to check the status of the chain. They were horrified to find chunks of piston in the oil pan. Putting a few things together, it appears that the mechanic of the previous owner tried to start it after a few years idle. That broke #5 piston, but in a non-fatal way.  
  
 
So this project (the rebuild) has been in progress for several years. It's finally rolling again...just as I found a Euro SM in unknown condition.  
 
So this project (the rebuild) has been in progress for several years. It's finally rolling again...just as I found a Euro SM in unknown condition.  
  
It's a 1972 with a nice body, but I haven't gotten into the engine yet. It has not been started for years. I've named it "The Black Queen" (as in "garage queen") to go with the White Queen (above).
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It's a 1972 with a nice body, but I haven't gotten into the engine yet. It has not been started for years. I've named it "The Black Queen" (as in "garage queen") to go with the White Queen (above).  
  
== Other Cars ==
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== Other Cars ==
  
* Had a Trihawk for 15 years
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*Had a Trihawk for 15 years  
* Had a Mehari for a few years
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*Had a Mehari for a few years  
* Had and loved a 1973 Saab Sonett III [[http://beta.communities.msn.com/SAABSonettIIIClub/shoebox.msnw]] for years
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*Had and loved a 1973 Saab Sonett III [[http://beta.communities.msn.com/SAABSonettIIIClub/shoebox.msnw]] for years  
* My previous project car is a 1970 Saab 96, which I'm converting to EFI using Megasquirt [[http://bgsoflex.com/megasquirt.html]]
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*My previous project car is a 1970 Saab 96, which I'm converting to EFI using Megasquirt [[http://bgsoflex.com/megasquirt.html]]  
* 1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo for going ''fast''.
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*1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo for going ''fast''.  
* 1995 Range Rover County for going ''anywhere''.
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*1995 Range Rover County for going ''anywhere''.
  
== Dream Garage ==
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== Dream Garage ==
  
* Aston Marting DB9
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*Aston Marting DB9  
* Aston Martin Lagonda
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*Aston Martin Lagonda  
* McLaren F1
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*McLaren F1  
* (another) Saab Sonett III
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*(another) Saab Sonett III  
* A Woodie
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*A Woodie
  
== Other Interests ==
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== Other Interests ==
  
* I've run a MythTV [[http://www.mythtv.org/]] system for years. It's fabulous, and will change the way you view your TV.
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*I've run a MythTV [[http://www.mythtv.org/]] system for years. It's fabulous, and will change the way you view your TV.  
* I run Gentoo [[http://www.gentoo.org]] and Xen [[http://www.xen.org]] at home.
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*I run Gentoo [[http://www.gentoo.org]] and Xen [[http://www.xen.org]] at home.  
* I currently work at St. Bernard Software [[http://www.stbernard.com]] as a Sr. Development Manager.
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*I currently work at St. Bernard Software [[http://www.stbernard.com]] as a Sr. Development Manager.  
* ''(The usual other interests -- books, F1, Wii, the best kids and wife in the world)''
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*''(The usual other interests -- books, F1, Wii, the best kids and wife in the world)''  
* A great person I am honored to call a friend: http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/Site/Home.html
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*A great person I am honored to call a friend: http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/Site/Home.html
  
== My favorite links ==
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== My favorite links ==
  
* http://thedailywtf.com/
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*http://thedailywtf.com/  
* http://slashdot.org/
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*http://slashdot.org/  
* http://www.thesimpledollar.com/
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*http://www.thesimpledollar.com/
  
=== Other Links (Potential SM Modifications) ===
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=== Other Links (Potential SM Modifications) ===
* http://www.julianos.com/index.html -- Non-vacuum cruise control, replacement seat belts.
 
* http://www.accusump.com -- pre-oiler
 
* http://visionhotrod.com/ -- very nice external mirrors
 
  
=== Things to do ===
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*http://www.julianos.com/index.html -- Non-vacuum cruise control, replacement seat belts.
* Oil cooler hoses with disconnects
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*http://www.accusump.com -- pre-oiler
* remote/bypass oil filter (AMSOil)
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*http://visionhotrod.com/ -- very nice external mirrors
  
== Pages (Topics) I Want ==
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=== Things to do ===
* Resin Wheels
 
* Tire Selection
 
* Auto Trans gear conversion
 
* Window swtich relay addition
 
* What to do when you get your car home
 
* Engine Specs
 
* Camshafts (pictures of marks, and specs)
 
* Alternator upgrades
 
* (pages from other sites)
 
* SMOG
 
* White Queen, Black Queen pages
 
* Wiki/Site FAQ
 
* News
 
* Gear ratios
 
* Color photos
 
* rear view mirror attaching
 
* leather replacing
 
* st wheel repair
 
* changes between years
 
* repair of height correctors
 
* sphere crossover
 
  
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*Oil cooler hoses with disconnects
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*remote/bypass oil filter (AMSOil)
  
== Test Code ==
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== Pages (Topics) I Want  ==
<eventcountdown date="2-nov-2008">Get ready for something...</eventcountdown>
 
which is <daysuntil in="days">2-nov-2008</daysuntil> away!
 
  
<googlemap version="0.9" controls="large" scrollwheel="zoom" type="map"  
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*Resin Wheels
     lat="36.633162" lon="-119.025879" zoom="6">
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*Tire Selection
(O) 33.53266, -117.18086, Brucem
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*Auto Trans gear conversion
User:Brucem
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*Window swtich relay addition
brucem@dynamicrange.com
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*What to do when you get your car home
(S) 34.431435, -118.584814, SM World
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*Engine Specs
[[Service_Mechanics#SM_World| SM World]]
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*Camshafts (pictures of marks, and specs)
25603 Avenue Stanford
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*Alternator upgrades
Santa Clarita, CA
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*(pages from other sites)
(S) 51.956322, 6.292995, Citrosars
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*SMOG
[[Service_Mechanics#Citrosars|Citrosars]]
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*White Queen, Black Queen pages
Industriestraat 17, 7005 Doetinchem, Gelderland
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*Wiki/Site FAQ
(S) 40.23061, -76.99263, Brad Nauss Automotive
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*News
[[Service_Mechanics#Brad_Nauss_Automotive|Brad Nauss Automotive]]
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*Gear ratios
30 A West Allen Street
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*Color photos
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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*rear view mirror attaching
</googlemap>
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*leather replacing
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*st wheel repair
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*changes between years
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*repair of height correctors
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*sphere crossover
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== Test Code  ==
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     lat="36.633162" lon="-119.025879" zoom="6"&gt;
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(O) 33.53266, -117.18086, Brucem User:Brucem brucem@dynamicrange.com (S) 34.431435, -118.584814, SM World [[Service Mechanics#SM World|SM World]] 25603 Avenue Stanford Santa Clarita, CA (S) 51.956322, 6.292995, Citrosars [[Service Mechanics#Citrosars|Citrosars]] Industriestraat 17, 7005 Doetinchem, Gelderland (S) 40.23061, -76.99263, Brad Nauss Automotive [[Service Mechanics#Brad Nauss Automotive|Brad Nauss Automotive]] 30 A West Allen Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 &lt;/googlemap&gt;

Revision as of 22:00, 13 August 2008

Who am I?

My name is Bruce McKenzie. I'm a software guy, both as an engineer and as a manager. I enjoy the tech side of things but I understand that most things rely on people, so effective communication it critical.

I live in Murrieta, California, which is southeast of Los Angeles.

I can be emailed at brucem@dynamicrange.com .

What Draws Me to the SM

I think of the SM as the Concorde of Automobiles. (I've seen that written somewhere but I have been using it before that). It's the pinnacle of non-computer technology, and solves every problem in a unique way. Most of them work, too. I mourn that the SM didn't get the lifespan (and consequent development) that other cars got, so that we can only guess where it might have gone.

I love the look of the car, and I love the driving feel.

SM Story

I purchased my white SM off of eBay in 2001. It's a 73. Donn Garriott and Peter Koine checked it out and pronounced it "decent for the price" ($6000). I replaced a few things and loved driving it.

After a while I noticed a major oil leak in the vicinity of the intermediate shaft. So I asked Peter to check it out. He and <mumble> took it out for a drive, and remarked how strong the engine felt. Then they dropped the pan to check the status of the chain. They were horrified to find chunks of piston in the oil pan. Putting a few things together, it appears that the mechanic of the previous owner tried to start it after a few years idle. That broke #5 piston, but in a non-fatal way.

So this project (the rebuild) has been in progress for several years. It's finally rolling again...just as I found a Euro SM in unknown condition.

It's a 1972 with a nice body, but I haven't gotten into the engine yet. It has not been started for years. I've named it "The Black Queen" (as in "garage queen") to go with the White Queen (above).

Other Cars

  • Had a Trihawk for 15 years
  • Had a Mehari for a few years
  • Had and loved a 1973 Saab Sonett III [[1]] for years
  • My previous project car is a 1970 Saab 96, which I'm converting to EFI using Megasquirt [[2]]
  • 1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo for going fast.
  • 1995 Range Rover County for going anywhere.

Dream Garage

  • Aston Marting DB9
  • Aston Martin Lagonda
  • McLaren F1
  • (another) Saab Sonett III
  • A Woodie

Other Interests

  • I've run a MythTV [[3]] system for years. It's fabulous, and will change the way you view your TV.
  • I run Gentoo [[4]] and Xen [[5]] at home.
  • I currently work at St. Bernard Software [[6]] as a Sr. Development Manager.
  • (The usual other interests -- books, F1, Wii, the best kids and wife in the world)
  • A great person I am honored to call a friend: http://www.geraldmweinberg.com/Site/Home.html

My favorite links

Other Links (Potential SM Modifications)

Things to do

  • Oil cooler hoses with disconnects
  • remote/bypass oil filter (AMSOil)

Pages (Topics) I Want

  • Resin Wheels
  • Tire Selection
  • Auto Trans gear conversion
  • Window swtich relay addition
  • What to do when you get your car home
  • Engine Specs
  • Camshafts (pictures of marks, and specs)
  • Alternator upgrades
  • (pages from other sites)
  • SMOG
  • White Queen, Black Queen pages
  • Wiki/Site FAQ
  • News
  • Gear ratios
  • Color photos
  • rear view mirror attaching
  • leather replacing
  • st wheel repair
  • changes between years
  • repair of height correctors
  • sphere crossover


Test Code


<googlemap version="0.9" controls="large" scrollwheel="zoom" type="map"

   lat="36.633162" lon="-119.025879" zoom="6">

(O) 33.53266, -117.18086, Brucem User:Brucem brucem@dynamicrange.com (S) 34.431435, -118.584814, SM World SM World 25603 Avenue Stanford Santa Clarita, CA (S) 51.956322, 6.292995, Citrosars Citrosars Industriestraat 17, 7005 Doetinchem, Gelderland (S) 40.23061, -76.99263, Brad Nauss Automotive Brad Nauss Automotive 30 A West Allen Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 </googlemap>