What did you do with your E Type today?

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#1 What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by abowie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:53 am

Today I mostly spent time getting the DOS based billing program for the workshop to work in a DOS emulator under Windows 10.

This was prompted by the untimely death of the Lexmark dot matrix printer that has shamefully died after only 18 years of service. The PC running Windows 98 is still going strong..
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#2 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by chrisfell » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:19 am

What’s wrong with a sturdy Kalamazoo system? None of that new-fangled elastic trickery required.
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#3 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by abowie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:27 am

chrisfell wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:19 am
What’s wrong with a sturdy Kalamazoo system?
Wozzat?
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#4 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by chrisfell » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:54 pm

That was life before any from of computers in a small business accounts function. Dammit, it was even before calculators.
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#5 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by tim wood » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:14 pm

Who remembers the “ Monroe” mechanical calculator?
I recall we argued in the office as to who had the right to use it! Before that it was all pencil and long hand multiplication.

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#6 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by Jeremy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:18 pm

And cuisenaire rods before that...
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#7 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by christopher storey » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:04 am

tim wood wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Who remembers the “ Monroe” mechanical calculator?
Tim

Was this a very complex drum device made Switzerland ? I recall one where you had to set all sorts of tabs and levers corresponding with one multiplier, and then rotate the handle a certain number of times for each unit, ten, hundred etc for the other mutiplier , and eventually it would give you the answer to about 27 decimal places! :bigrin: :bigrin:

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#8 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by tim wood » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:10 pm

Yup, that’s it.
In the days when I was in life assurance we used it to calculate rates based on age and other factors. Really an A3 spreadsheet originally worked out by hand. Would take an instant to do today using excel.
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#9 Re: What did you do with your E Type today?

Post by Marquis Rex » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:12 pm

I did my brake master cylinder on my series 2 a few weeks ago.

I must say, it was a pleasure to work on compared to my new stuff.

The hardest part was bleeding the system- namely the rear farthest caliper. I let gravity do a lot of it.
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Post by Sigillate » Thu May 07, 2020 4:00 am

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