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BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

My S2 106 Rallye was an awesome little car. When the original 8v engine gave up I just threw in a 16v from a GTI and kept on trucking. The best story I have about these was a friends GTI blew a piston ring on the way to Bruntingthorpe and we just make a catch tank from a water bottle and some samco hose and out he went doing 2 mile top speed runs in it and every 10 minutes came in and dumped the contents of the catch bottle back into the engine and went back out. Sure it smoked a bit but it worked. Next day we go and pull a bottom end out of some other PSA car running the came 16v TU engine and swapped it over on his drive and it fired up first time and was ok until he sold it a few years later.

Sure the interior squeaked and rattled but it was fun.

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BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Isn't there some kind of loophole with trucks where they don't have to meet the same safety standards as they are not classed as cars?

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

I get your point for US Domestic vehicles but a Range Rover is a bad example as you can just pull the Euro NCAP test results http://www.euroncap.com/en/results/...nge-rover/10934 as I doubt they are going to make less safe cars for the US market as it would cost them more than just using the same tooling for all their cars.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

I... just... the whole rear just falls off.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

F355 chat - I worked with a guy that had one and the previous owner had replaced all the shockingly bad stuff like the manifolds and valve guides with aftermarket parts and he used to use it as a daily driver, around 50 miles a day 2 days a week. However he was a consultant and thus on some eye watering daily rate so could afford the other service work.

If you want to talk about beauty, drama and noise on the way to bankruptcy then pick any Maserati. I still want a Quttroporte tho.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

I have a 2013 Golf GTI so it is the EU market car with a few US bits on it so yeah I haven't had any of the problems the Mexican built ones seems to have and a nicer interior. It seems odd when I moved to the US that people bitched out VW for being poor quality since they are fairly well regarded in Europe for it and then I did some research and drove a USDM Jetta for a month

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Handcranked posted:

Sorry but the VW's in europe sucks cock too

I guess I check that feature on the list, my loss.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

MrYenko posted:

Plastic coolant fittings are pretty much the worst thing ever. I had a friend who asked me to take a look at her Daewoo once, it was puking coolant. Turns out the ENTIRE THERMOSTAT HOUSING was plastic. Essentially guaranteed to fail every 30k miles or so.

That's what you get for buying a Daewoo, I guess.

Alfa went through a period with the 156 where they were using water pumps with plastic impellers that worked about as well as you expect. The fix was to replace it with the later metal waterpump next belt change. That for the 5 pot TDI came to about $1500.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

It is a magic engine that turns spark plugs into spice.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Chrysler and Fiat are just made for each other

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

JuffoWup posted:

I think I'm more surprised noone didn't go over with a match and set that fuel leak behind it on fire yet.

It is probably diesel so it wouldn't work anyway.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

dissss posted:

I don't ever recall seeing a Silvia or Skyline hit a curb like that

There are getting so few of them now that there are no cheap ones for people to destroy drifting

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

If you look at it just right I can see Michael Jackson in the hat from Moonwalker on that rad.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Better than it bursting into flames I guess.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Then Bulldogs are Land Rovers since they come from a tough rough background but now just have lots of flaws and need frequent operations

My Olde English Bulldogge on the other hand is a Toyota Pickup as she will injure herself doing stupid poo poo like climbing on top of furniture and dive bombing a bean bag and keep doing it until she explodes.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Don't have any pictures but when my father passed I had to go pick the car up he was driving when the thing happened. I wasn't an accident so it was just parked at the side of the road and I get in it and he had driven it for about 5 years with no maintenance and fake MOTs (think state inspection or rego in Oz) so the brakes didn't work, the oil was nearly solid and the steering took your inputs as suggestions. Rather than drive it home I drove it right to the local scrap yard and weighed it in. It was cathartic is an odd way. Anyway it shouldn't be news that non car people are the reason that engines do under 250k miles in their life.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Darchangel posted:

Folks never seem to fathom just how hot a car fire can be, and how much that can change metals.

They use heat to forge Hanzo steel for strength so checkmate education haver

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

The Peugeot ones, like on the 306 and 106 would rust away so you would be driving along and hear a bang and see your spare laying in the road behind you. I usually took the whole lot out and just strapped it into the boot.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Cojawfee posted:

That would be murder.

Shouldn't be breaking into my garage then. I think a judge will rule it justifiable homicide.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Only reason the Rotsun keeps coming back is everyone wants to see them suffer to do stuff to it since it was unsavable when they got it with all the rot.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Oh hey moving trucks being eaten by bridges? Must be moving day in Boston.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-n...n-storrow-drive

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Ceramic coating to keep turbo hot pipe temps down..... sure.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

rdb posted:

Wonder what he was running for a tire, must have hooked up pretty hard.

Most of the twisted ones I have heard about were on drag radials. I expect people will start swapping in the drive shaft from the Demon now and FCA might just make that the standard one.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

At least it is lubricated.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

I am with Progressive and their claim handling sucks, two times some idiot has hit me I have done the running around since Progressive wash their hands of it since I am not at fault and the other insurer accepts liability. However their rate keeps going down and no one else is even close.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Hydrolocking sounds like a euphemism for waterboarding.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

The Locator posted:

I almost never go to see movies, so this post is a mystery to me. vOv

Don't believe his lies

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

sandoz posted:

tell me more about the day of the tentacle

It is a good game.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

sharkytm posted:

Whoever made that site should be flayed. Even with adblock, it managed three popup window and a Welcome Facebook user dialog box.

Sounds about time for a link to Ling's Cars https://www.lingscars.com/

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

clearly in spec

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

When I moved to NH and there was no town collection you had to hire a private company it was weird. What is extra weird is there are a number of companies and people are passionate about how theirs is the best and all the other suck etc... I don't care as long as my rubbish is collected on the day agreed upon what is your hang up?

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

PainterofCrap posted:

I was, honest to god, asked at Advance Auto if my 1966 Pontiac Bonneville was front-wheel-drive.

It is just like an Olds Toronado right?

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Olds, Buick and Pontiac used the same platform but Olds went FWD because.... it was cool or something?

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.



This is why you donít fork lift cars onto flat beds kids. And so the mystery of the rear suspension being really low has been solved. Dropped $560 on new rear controls arms. By the time I am done this thing will be all new apart from the body and frame.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Astonishing Wang posted:

WTF, thats like $60 in parts an an hour of labor.

As I have discovered pre 1965 full size Pontiacs are not well served in the after market so if you are lucky there is one manufacturer and they are making tubular racing piece so you either pay through the nose for 60 year old pieces of unknown history if you can find them or pay through the nose for tubular racing parts

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Replaced all the carpet in my house with hardwood. If you want carpet under foot somewhere use a rug or something.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

That is my understanding as well, mid and rear engined cars are designed to split the passenger compartments off in a crash. Makes more sense than getting an engine block in the arse when shunted.

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Acid Reflux posted:

This is less "funny submission" and more "for gently caress's sake please go check your jack stands right now", but -

Harbor Freight Recalls Jack Stands That Could Suddenly Collapse

Welp I have a set of those holding the GP up right now

Edit: nope mine are a later part number

BigPaddy fucked around with this message at 15:29 on May 20, 2020

BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.



Living dangerously

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BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.

Itís ok, one of the is a big red from amazon.

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