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Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!



kastein posted:

It looked convincingly stapled shut like it was factory sealed but the way the vapor barrier bag was sealed up wasn't the same on the two. The second one sure looked factory sealed still, the first looked like it had been opened at least once. IIRC there were different brackets and stuff (for instance the lifting bracket) on each. I think someone took the first one out and ran it but I'm not sure of that of course.

The rust water I don't find very concerning TBH, that's just because they ran plain water during break-in instead of coolant. The small amounts of orange rust mud would wash out fast and get drained with the first coolant change. The out of spec end play and metal already in the drat oil? Bleh, do better Mazda.

I could imagine the first one was some sort of shady return, and the reseller looked at it, went "meh, looks fine" and just sealed it back up for resale.

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Speleothing
May 6, 2008

Spare batteries are pretty key.

Fun Shoe

Colored lights are definitely a thing. I've seen green and red out there, too.

At first it was people pretending to have bright white LEDs by adding blue tint, but now it's just it's own thing.

Slugworth
Feb 18, 2001

If two grown men can't make a pervert happy for a few minutes in order to watch a film about zombies, then maybe we should all just move to Iran!


echoplex posted:

A couple of years ago I picked up a project DeLorean from the US. At some point in it's life it went from being cared for with all the usual upgrades of the era, to belonging to someone with some misplaced 2fast2furious tendencies. Other than the cut shocks, knockoff momo wheel and *~racing pedals~* they also... painted the headlights blue?



I thought I had a good handle on (lovely) car culture but I've never seen this before and I don't get it. Is it a thing? He also painted the license plate lights blue too...
Why is it raising its eyebrows? I can't find a single photo of a delorean that looks like that.

NoWake
Dec 28, 2008



College Slice

Slugworth posted:

Why is it raising its eyebrows? I can't find a single photo of a delorean that looks like that.

The lens covers could be trapping heat in the bulb, building up enough to melt the plastic bodywork above it

echoplex
Mar 5, 2008

Stainless Style


Slugworth posted:

Why is it raising its eyebrows? I can't find a single photo of a delorean that looks like that.

Google "DeLorean eyebrows" - it's incredibly common.



A lot of people think it's headlamp heat, but I imagine very few people use the full beams on those cars. I think it's just a structural weak point in the polyurethane fascias, when exposed to lots of heat they 'kink' there. Can be fixed with heat and an internal aluminium rod (or replacing the fascias for fibreglass ones, which are much straighter). Mine was left sitting out in the sun for a decade so I'm surprised they're not worse.

Slugworth
Feb 18, 2001

If two grown men can't make a pervert happy for a few minutes in order to watch a film about zombies, then maybe we should all just move to Iran!


echoplex posted:

Google "DeLorean eyebrows" - it's incredibly common.



A lot of people think it's headlamp heat, but I imagine very few people use the full beams on those cars. I think it's just a structural weak point in the polyurethane fascias, when exposed to lots of heat they 'kink' there. Can be fixed with heat and an internal aluminium rod (or replacing the fascias for fibreglass ones, which are much straighter). Mine was left sitting out in the sun for a decade so I'm surprised they're not worse.
Haha, I love that I arrived at the same term that everyone else has for it.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

wakey wakey to
this bowl of tasty


Yams Fan

Clearly a powerlifter got stuck on the side of the road and tried to lift the hood.

Rude Dude With Tude
Apr 19, 2007

Your President approves this text.


https://twitter.com/DickiesTicker/s...549051653132288

The terrible stuff is someone hooning around like an idiot and hitting a city bus, which in any accident is going to win.

Professor of Cats
Mar 22, 2009



Tearing up literal house carpet in my 72 Ford ltd to reveal the 40+ old, completely deteriorated carpet as well as a few suspect wiring splices, like this one to power the passenger motorized seats (not oem).


That Works
Jul 21, 2006


Fun Shoe

Professor of Cats posted:

Tearing up literal house carpet in my 72 Ford ltd to reveal the 40+ old, completely deteriorated carpet as well as a few suspect wiring splices, like this one to power the passenger motorized seats (not oem).




Professor of Cats
Mar 22, 2009



I'm slowly going over the car though the years and always finding something new. My favorite was taking off the fabricated 80lb iron tow hitch that was bolted to the frame. You can guess what the tow electrical harness looks like....(hint there are alligator clips for ground)

Finger Prince
Jan 5, 2007

"I think he's watching us..."

"No, it's just the Mountain Peeks."
(Source)




I put it in both threads.

Brass Hand
Feb 27, 2020


Finger Prince posted:


I put it in both threads.

That sort of owns

MrYenko
Jun 17, 2012

#2 isn't ALWAYS bad...


Finger Prince posted:


I put it in both threads.

It really does belong in both threads. Not many things truly do.

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011



The rest of it https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYCUKy...d=1m9ndza1mwlh5

BlackMK4
Aug 23, 2006

wat.

Megamarm

I'd drive that and be force myself to get into that ninja streetwear fashion thing

NoWake
Dec 28, 2008



College Slice

shy boy from chess club posted:

Mines black and the rockers and frame come off in chunks



I picked up a '06 Colorado last fall, the body looked to be in pretty good shape for 15 Illinois winters and the price was right. Didn't get around to inspecting underneath until a few weeks ago... big ol' scabs just peeling off the frame. My diff cover is so crusted out, I'm not sure how it's both a) not leaking and b) still functioning.

One of the fuel lines has been rusted out at the pump for a while, leaves a nice frisbee-sized puddle of fuel if I leave it sit running a for a bit. It's a bed-off job to get to it, so I've put off doing it until the weather is actually decent. Work just got me (them) a GoPro, so you get to enjoy the process of removal as much as I did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFESnkhM0po

{{music warning if you want to keep your sanity}}

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Did you go hooning around the neighborhood and enjoy the weight savings? I sure did.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


NoWake posted:



I picked up a '06 Colorado last fall, the body looked to be in pretty good shape for 15 Illinois winters and the price was right. Didn't get around to inspecting underneath until a few weeks ago... big ol' scabs just peeling off the frame. My diff cover is so crusted out, I'm not sure how it's both a) not leaking and b) still functioning.

One of the fuel lines has been rusted out at the pump for a while, leaves a nice frisbee-sized puddle of fuel if I leave it sit running a for a bit. It's a bed-off job to get to it, so I've put off doing it until the weather is actually decent. Work just got me (them) a GoPro, so you get to enjoy the process of removal as much as I did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFESnkhM0po

{{music warning if you want to keep your sanity}}

Those fuel pump lock down rings are famous for being hot trash and the locking tangs they hook onto are garbage mild steel molded into the plastic tank and will crumble if you look at them funny and oh yeah the tanks are $hundreds dealer-only parts and sometimes discontinued so proceed with care.

They could have used stainless for the locking tangs for like an extra 15 cents a tank but noooooooooooooooope. For fucks sake.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


Rude Dude With Tude posted:

https://twitter.com/DickiesTicker/s...549051653132288

The terrible stuff is someone hooning around like an idiot and hitting a city bus, which in any accident is going to win.

I don't have Twitter to see comments but that HAS to be someone famous or high up in royal circles. The one Pap there gotta spill.

Rude Dude With Tude
Apr 19, 2007

Your President approves this text.


Humphreys posted:

I don't have Twitter to see comments but that HAS to be someone famous or high up in royal circles. The one Pap there gotta spill.

Nah the photographers are there because it's like, two streets away from Downing St and the Houses of Parliament (and there's all the supercar dorks who track around the west end looking for rich Saudis). At first I was assuming the Ferrari driver came ripping out of the side street in front of the Sherlock Holmes pub and bounced off the #91 but... the bus is parked and the coolant/water smears on the ground don't make any sense, maybe they really hosed up doing doughnuts in the middle of the street? https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5...!7i13312!8i6656

shy boy from chess club
Jun 11, 2008

It wasnt that bad, after you left I got to help put out the fire!



NoWake posted:



I picked up a '06 Colorado last fall, the body looked to be in pretty good shape for 15 Illinois winters and the price was right. Didn't get around to inspecting underneath until a few weeks ago... big ol' scabs just peeling off the frame. My diff cover is so crusted out, I'm not sure how it's both a) not leaking and b) still functioning.

One of the fuel lines has been rusted out at the pump for a while, leaves a nice frisbee-sized puddle of fuel if I leave it sit running a for a bit. It's a bed-off job to get to it, so I've put off doing it until the weather is actually decent. Work just got me (them) a GoPro, so you get to enjoy the process of removal as much as I did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFESnkhM0po

{{music warning if you want to keep your sanity}}

Yea I looked at my fuel lines when I first got mine and there seems to be at least 64 rusty lines up there but they arent leaking and if I dont look at them then they arent a problem. When that nightmare finally has to be delt with at least I can put the new fuel sender in and have a functioning fuel gauge until the stepper motor craps out shortly after.

canyoneer
Sep 13, 2005


I only have canyoneyes for you



There's a video

Stupid_Sexy_Flander posted:

https://i.imgur.com/VpcX5h3.mp4

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

If Godzilla can do it, you know I can deliver!

Pillbug

canyoneer posted:

There's a video

We're looking at a dead man.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






Biscuit Hider

canyoneer posted:

There's a video

Shake hands with danger.

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

At least he isn't under there rocking it back and forth laterally... oh gently caress

That Works
Jul 21, 2006


Fun Shoe

taqueso posted:

At least he isn't under there rocking it back and forth laterally... oh gently caress

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



Apparently he got the HF jackstand recall and wanted a safer solution.

MomJeans420
Mar 19, 2007

Most of the gear, most of the time


And yet it looks like he can afford a beefy Milwaukee cordless impact

Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

CommieGIR posted:

We're looking at a dead man.

Nah. If it falls, his head will punch right through the rusted bed.

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



MomJeans420 posted:

And yet it looks like he can afford a beefy Milwaukee cordless impact

Going out on a limb and the serial number on it was probably filed off.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

We're in the pipe, five by five.

Grimey Drawer

And a full auto sear. Unregistered ofc.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

If Godzilla can do it, you know I can deliver!

Pillbug

Deteriorata posted:

Nah. If it falls, his head will punch right through the rusted bed.

After which the rust will decapitate him.

canyoneer
Sep 13, 2005


I only have canyoneyes for you


taqueso posted:

At least he isn't under there rocking it back and forth laterally... oh gently caress

In the excellent show The Americans a Soviet spy assassinates a guy working on his car by kicking out the jack from underneath and crushing him and I think about that every time I lift a vehicle.

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



canyoneer posted:

In the excellent show The Americans a Soviet spy assassinates a guy working on his car by kicking out the jack from underneath and crushing him and I think about that every time I lift a vehicle.

Fairly common.

You had Bruce Willis in the Death Wish remake which did it and Gibson in the original 'Mad Max'.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

If Godzilla can do it, you know I can deliver!

Pillbug

I usually have minimum of two jackstands, and I slip a tire/rim under the chassis at a point where if the car falls it'll hold the car at a point where I can escape if something goes wrong.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Boaz MacPhereson posted:

And the old Pontiac Banshee.

poo poo, and the Syclone for that matter.

Specifically the Banshee.

That Works posted:

I had a 71 Impala. Loved it but it got about 12 MPG so it had to go when my commute changed.

You got 12?
My '70 Cutlass got 9 in the city, 13 on the highway.
And that's with 2.73 rear gears, though it was before I got the overdrive. I don't know the actual fuel mileage with, because I haven't gotten around to correcting the speedo/odo gears.

BlackMK4 posted:

So, wait, these things are sold as new by Mazda, not reman? The gently caress

e: to be clear, I thought when they said 'new' in the first video it was hyperbole

There are no new rotaries, unfortunately. All "factory remanufactured." Very few new major parts, if any.

kastein posted:

Those fuel pump lock down rings are famous for being hot trash and the locking tangs they hook onto are garbage mild steel molded into the plastic tank and will crumble if you look at them funny and oh yeah the tanks are $hundreds dealer-only parts and sometimes discontinued so proceed with care.

They could have used stainless for the locking tangs for like an extra 15 cents a tank but noooooooooooooooope. For fucks sake.

You'd think American car companies *based* in the rust belt would know what not to with regards to rust prevention. Like not paint the frame, instead opting for a wax/oil coating (looking at you GM), and make critical fuel system components out of mild steel, not even galvanized (still looking at GM.)

CommieGIR posted:

I usually have minimum of two jackstands, and I slip a tire/rim under the chassis at a point where if the car falls it'll hold the car at a point where I can escape if something goes wrong.

I'm a fan of jackstands, of course, and leaving the jack in place if possible, just touching, and yeah, the tires under the rockers if they're off. I've had a jackstand slip and trap my hand between the rear axle and frame when I was changing out the rear springs, and it terrified me.

NoWake
Dec 28, 2008



College Slice

kastein posted:

Those fuel pump lock down rings are famous for being hot trash and the locking tangs they hook onto are garbage mild steel molded into the plastic tank and will crumble if you look at them funny and oh yeah the tanks are $hundreds dealer-only parts and sometimes discontinued so proceed with care.

They could have used stainless for the locking tangs for like an extra 15 cents a tank but noooooooooooooooope. For fucks sake.

Thanks for looking out, I'm fortunate the tangs on the tank are holding up well. No way in hell the lock ring was going to budge without ruining the tank, the tools or my hands so I sliced it with a dremel and tuna-canned it out with pliers.



The tragedy here is the fuel pump's guts are totally fine, but the entire top of it is just plain unpainted steel and completely rotted out. The feed line to the engine WILTED with a touch from the pliers, like a wet cardboard tube. The other lines followed suit.

Now let's talk about GM's Quick-Connect fuel lines. They use an ingenious double O-ring design combined with a plastic snap retainer, which tightly and securely grips the metal fuel line so that nary a drop of gas or breath of vapor shall ever escape!(nevermind the GALLONS of fuel pissed all over the roadway since October, due to that metal line going uncoated and left to rot) ...and once it's corroded, you'll never get the line back out without ruining the plastic retainer & pulling the guts out of the connector.



A new line with a new connector is $60, new connectors are like $16/ea (if you can even find 'em), but then you'll have to stick them on a new nylon line to splice to the old line with a $15 splice and ahhahahah gently caress even the notion of putting this back together stock. It's getting slapped together with brass barbs, fuel injection hose & screw clamps. Might even spring for stainless ones, who knows.

Darchangel posted:


You'd think American car companies *based* in the rust belt would know what not to with regards to rust prevention. Like not paint the frame, instead opting for a wax/oil coating (looking at you GM), and make critical fuel system components out of mild steel, not even galvanized (still looking at GM.)


The pump cap is getting a nice dollop of whatever frame paint I bring home later in the week before it goes back together. Funny how I expected this thing to not be rusted out, but I still feel like anything built in the '00s or newer shouldn't be as bad as something from the 80's.... poo poo wait... I was working on 80's cars in the 00's, which should be how working on aughts in the twenties is now. I'm getting fuckin old.

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry







I loving hate those things. Yet another GM "innovation" I do not miss since I got rid of the Pontiac.

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kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


Those clips are easy, and I'm in the rust belt. You brakleen and pick the rust and grime out mostly then press both ears in towards the pipe firmly and wiggle the line off, then worry about recovering the clip from the crusty line or just buy a new one since they're pretty cheap. Honestly the o rings in the fitting getting hosed up by rust pisses me off more than the retention clip.

E: glad you got the sender out of the tank without killing the tank ears at least. Oh, and dorman makes a whole line of those replacement fittings with and without hose included, like pages and pages of them. https://static.dormanproducts.com/d.../QD_Catalog.pdf pages 15 through 36 are all fuel quick connects and related junk.

kastein fucked around with this message at 02:58 on May 27, 2020

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