Daily Archives: September 2, 2021

Another case of needing to write but not having anything to say

I have this compulsion to sit down and write something at least every two or three days. Even when I don’t have anything in particular to say, I still have to write. The compare-contrast to the Harlan Ellison short story continues.

One thing I’m steamed about is I now live in a state that has made abortion illegal. I’m trying to think of anything that happens only to men that can be similarly restricted and beyond prostate issues I’m drawing a huge blank. The problem with prostate issues is they can be ignored for decades with no risk to the man, unlike a problem pregnancy which has a built-in time limit. I can’t think of anything that potentially threatens a man’s life or livelyhood like pregnancy but has a time limit to treat like pregnancy and only affects males or AMAB. I suspect that the men who voted for this are not getting any from their wives and have to either pay for it or do without. The poet in me wants to deny those who voted for this law or signed it into law access to all medical care, permanently. This is denying women medical care by law, so they shouldn’t get any medical care either.

Other than that I don’t have anything of importance to relay here. Still trying to win an engine from POWERBLOCK, a 6.4l GenIII Hemi™ this time and you can help by clicking the link. The best native automatic transmission (one that can be installed without an adapter or modification) looks like the NAG1 5 speed automatic. It has a 3.59 first gear which combined with the 0.83 overdrive gives a 1772 RPM cruise at 60 MPH with the street tires and race gears in the rear end. That means I have to tune 1700 through 2200 RPM really lean for good highway mileage. The ECM they’re using has tune by gear so we can restrict the lean tune to 1700-2200 in fifth. Also the NAG is much lighter than any native transmission and also somewhat lighter than any other transmission that can adapt to the GenIII Hemi™. In another week I’ll be able to link the build video to a post so everybody can see what I’m gunning for. The build sheet looked pretty good.