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PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Veeb0rg posted:

there is a differnce in office depo chairs and actual corperate office furniture.

True. I have three upholstered swivels, two are from the early 70s and one from the mid-90s. They are solid steel all the way through. I was at one point well over 350-lbs. No problems. They're built like tanks.

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PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





InterceptorV8 posted:

That engine must have gone off in a bloody explosion that must have been really bloody impressive and created itself an superfund site at the same time. Guy didn't even lift the hood so I couldn't see a drat thing.

Oil cooler line?

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





I vote casting flaw + vibration...no signs of mechanical impact/peening inside the impeller housing

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





ratbert90 posted:

but you have to torque them twiiiicccceeeee*

At least with hondas and toyotas/yamahas.

And with Plymouths, too. During the rebuild of my 383 in 1987, I checked the main bolt and connecting rod nut torques at least three times before buttoning up the pan. Four months later, it threw the rod on #3 after the bearing cap nut worked loose. Apparently, I was supposed to pull the pan & re-torque them again after the first 1000 miles. Which is odd, since they don't do that at the factory.

Then again, it could've been my cheap-rear end Pep Boys torque wrench.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





mutt2jeff posted:

More of a failure on the part of the driver, but still spectacular.



"B-b-b-but it's maintenance-free!"

Reminds me of when I was pumping gas for a summer job in 1983, working at a full-service gas station in PA.

Relatively new, very clean '79 Mercury Monarch pulls in for gas.

Funny. I don't remember Ford making a diesel...I know GM's mucking around with one...

I ask her if she wants oil. She says, no, just fill it up. I have her pop the hood to check the oil anyways (good old days of full-serve). Yup; spark plugs. She had to be seriously low on oil to be grinding away like she was.

Sure enough, the dipstick comes up dry. There's 39K on the odometer. I ask her when she had her last oil change.

"Oh, this car doesn't require oil changes, ever! It's maintenance-free!" *Looks under hood at blue Motorcraft sealed battery with MAINTENANCE-FREE in screaming letters*

"Um, no. See,. you have to change the oil on any car, at most, every 5000-miles, 3000 if you drive hard, etc." I finally convince her with the bone-dry dipstick that she needs oil. It took nearly five quarts. Christ.

She starts it up; it quiets down a little (from Cummings to sewing machine full of sand) and then immediately starts smoking oil out the tailpipe. She drives off into oblivion.

VV that finally occurred to me about seven years later, when I was a casualty insurance adjuster, and I investigated a similar claim at a service station we insured. You're absolutely right. Nowadays, I wouldn't even have touched the car.

mini-derail: I live in NJ, where full-serve is the law. When I get my 66 Pontiac filled, the attendant usually lets me do it myself, partly because they can't find the fill neck (behind the license plate) but mostly because they're afraid of damaging it.

PainterofCrap fucked around with this message at 13:43 on Jun 10, 2011

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Motronic posted:

It's a British Leyland part, sorry.

Fermunky posted:

Can we get a picture of these mechanically failed hypothetical devices?

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Slow is Fast posted:



I must be going blind. What am I looking at?

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Oh! I see it now. I also see the bell of the valve is, uhh, no longer circular or flat...

Or whatever it is girdling the stem. Whatever it is, it ain't right

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





At my sister's today fixing her lawnmower, which wouldn't stay running. Cleaned out the carb, fired it up...knelt down next to it to check the carb & this horrible clanking started up. Thought the crank had gone, had the next loving thought...O poo poo



... & shut it off before I had my knees surgically removed.

VVV Ja. Should be posted in "Expected Mechanical Failures" thread before it gets gassed.

PainterofCrap fucked around with this message at 12:15 on Jul 24, 2011

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Idler pulley

VVV no, just extra ignition modules (for my late, great '86 Ford Escort L) and U-joint repair kits (for any Chrysler RWD product) VVV

PainterofCrap fucked around with this message at 04:37 on Sep 5, 2011

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

FREE BLASTER OF JUSTICE!!!

Exploding Alpha flywheel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wazZTont8v8

I don't know what it is but the more I watch it, the harder I laugh.

which have bad rear donut

Gee: ya think?

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

My dad had like a 30 year old paint can of some sort of industrial carb dip, I dunked one of my old carbs and it came out shiny new in about a minute. Got some on my hands and it seriously felt like I had poured boiling water all over them instantaneously. Wonder what it was.

I miss that stuff... <sigh>

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Nathan Explosion posted:

I find the idea of the earth opening up and swallowing an entire Wal-Mart followed by a great belch of methane hilarious.

I can;t imagine a finer episode of South Park or The Simpsons.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Ladies and gentlemen, check your parking brakes...

(from Bring A Trailer, my hosting)



Was in there for the better part of an hour

abbreviated story here http://bringatrailer.com/2011/12/07...68-porsche-912/

PainterofCrap fucked around with this message at 15:13 on Dec 11, 2011

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





NOTinuyasha posted:




Not seeing how anyone could have survived that.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





My brother-in-law test-drove a Viper at some dealership in Arizona a few years back (when Vipers were new). I don't know where the salesman took him with it - a desert highway or a private track - but he said that he was going over 120MPH in 3rd or 4th gear and saw that the car had a long way to go (and at least two more gears) before it was wound out. Scared the crap out of him.

He wound up buying a supercharged Jaguar back home in PA. Much more sedate

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





The clock thus appears to be the least of your problems. I would've guessed the key was in the RUN position but not yet started...

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Sexual Lorax posted:

you for posting this. Some of Cosby's funniest work, and, even if you only think it's kind of funny, you need to listen to the whole thing. Payoff is worth it.

One of the very few socio-political comments he ever made onstage.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





IAmGod posted:


This '72 Charger used to be my daily driver until I had to take it into a guard rail to avoid hitting someone this afternoon. Poor baby

Most of that can be rectified with wrenches alone. Hardest part will be the fender itself. Ball joints and bearings are available.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Nerobro posted:

we're starting to develop what could be a metal pill.. you drop in the oil filler and wait 3 hrs for a dead motor. .... this is evil.

What were they putting in engines to kill them for the clunker program? I remember a segment on NPR that demonstrated the procedure and it seized the motor up in under two minutes.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





I'd say it's a constructive total loss...the frame & frame box at the right front are bent. See how the rocker trim's popped off on the driver's side?

OTOH, anything's rebuildable if you have the money...

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Now you guys got me wondering how I separated mine when I had my motor rebuilt in 2010...



Ah.

+1 for unbolt the TC

VVV Ja...and the fucker ran hot anyway. Go figure

PainterofCrap fucked around with this message at 02:56 on Feb 17, 2012

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Dr 14 INCH DICK Md posted:

Yeah that's what eventually got it out. It's also what bent it over in the first place. I couldn't get it to come out in the car after repeated attempts but for whatever reason after I had that poo poo all removed and clamped in a vice it finally decided to cooperate.

Once you got it into a vise, it finally realized that you were serious.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Many years ago, in Rochester NY, in midwinter, a friend of mine drove from a mall several miles to her home. Most of the trip was on the freeway.

On arrival, she heard an odd howling from under the hood. Turned out a cat had crawled up into the engine compartment seeking warmth.

It was, miraculously, physically uninjured, but permanently damaged psychologically. It lived under her bed for seven months. I only ever saw the cat once, as a grey blur streaking up the stairs when I came through the front door. Any noise spooked it.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





thecobra posted:

What? Are those from wasps? Or do I know nothing about outboard motors?

Mud wasps. And the nests are like concrete.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





I carry a silver fire extinguisher in my 66 Bonneville (car shows occasionally require them).



I have had a number of kids ask if it was a bottle of nitrous.

PainterofCrap fucked around with this message at 03:42 on Apr 30, 2012

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





drat, you (& he) were lucky. #1 cause of fires in aircooled VWs is just that. Never, ever put a fuel filter back in the engine compartment...

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Guessing what's left of the piston after somebody kept driving it after it clearly had suffered a major malfunction.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Nice towel rack & grapefruit cannon

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





opengl128 posted:

For some reason, amid all that, my favorite is the satellite receiver on the hood

Mine is on the hood of my Flex.

Granted, it's running through the door gasket, so oh well.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





B4Ctom1 posted:

I like to set a nut down over the top and then put a bead of weld on it.

The main thing I have used as a mechanic with allen cap head screws is a 3/8" drive "impact driver". That and knowing when your limits with a regular allen are up and it is time to use it. Or knowing how to hammer the head back into something usable when someone else has turned the flats out.


The toughest thing this tool loosens is steel threaded plugs from iron blocks

Christ, I haven't seen one of these since 1987. I had that exact tool, right down to the blue hammered case. Good times

Content: nthing my burning hatred for screw extractors:

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Willderbeast331 posted:

Dang, you really missed the center on that top bolt.

The hell I did! It rode off of what was left of the damned extractor! I stopped & let the machine shop deal with it.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





That is some high-quality gunk, right there. Excessive heat nearby?

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





It's like Thomas the Tank Engine on PCP

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





grover posted:

How did this happen?

Shifted belt/weave. Had it happen on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the '74 Fury III I had in 1983 as I was returning home from a semester. Car was wandering all over the road like a lost puppy & the wheel had a nifty shake. It didn't ever come apart like that, though - mine developed an odd wrinkle in the tread.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





some texas redneck posted:

IIRC that actually bent the poo poo out of everything (frame, control arms, etc). So no... at least not while stock.

I wonder how insurance would handle that, especially with the video evidence.

we'd pay for it as collision.

If there were a stupidity exclusion, I'd be unemployed.

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Hot as hell today

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Muffinpox posted:

That's a photoshop.

EightBit posted:

Very poorly done photoshop at that.

Reuters?

PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





Fucknag posted:

You know, I was gonna post about the 4.6, which has 3 chains similarly arranged but all on one end of the motor, but then I went on GIS and I found this:


Apparently it's the 4.2L V8 out of an Audi S4. Wanna know the best part? That's the REAR of the motor. That's the end that faces the firewall. God help you if you ever need to replace a tensioner.

Superior German engineering, indeed.

And I thought powering the 1966 Toronado FWD transmission with a chain was nuts...

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PainterofCrap
Oct 17, 2002

Hey bebe





What happens to even a Chrysler slant 6 if you don't change the oil regularly...

#5 connecting rod journal. Motor did have a rod knock.



HAMMER TIME





The bottom two are #5 rod. Bearing shell at top for comparison

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