CharlieL wrote:Black smoke from an over-rich mix, white usually means coolant in combustion chamber(s).Ooookay. That’s a big problem.
FrontFrank wrote: ↑Sun Oct 09, 2022 10:45 am I saw the mention of Ft Monmouth and had to chime in. You are correct there was a factory in the Farmindale industrial park that made radio receivers. I don't remember the name of the business but them and another company on 79 by Matawan were suppliers and we received many shipments from them. The parts would then be tested for Qa at Monmouth before further distribution.Yep, there used to be a lot of industry in and around Farmingdale. Seems like a lot of it has dried up in recent decades, especially after the 2008 Financial Collapse. As I've mentioned before, I remember seeing one of the last Tuesday trains to Gold's Lumber with my dad when I was pretty young.
ccutler wrote: ↑Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:41 am Having inexpensive old clunkers that occasionally have cataclysmic mechanical failures is probably part of their business model. This sort of experience will probably increase as their engine's utilization rates increase, they've probably expected it would happen at some poinit, and they're probably shopping for other dirt-cheap old clunkers on a regular basis.But doesn’t that cost more in the long run vs just doing regular maintenance on engines that are in good shape?
Forest3670 wrote: ↑Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:45 am 1923 FarmingdaleThis Sanborn map of October 1923 really gives a good look at the multiple trackage in and around Farmingdale. Thanks to Forest3670 for posting it. Don;t you wish you could go back in time to see this in person?