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MrYenko
Jun 17, 2012

#2 isn't ALWAYS bad...


An AWD Astro with an LSx is one of my recurring fever dreams. Preferably one of the fleet models with black plastic everywhere and dog dish hubcaps.

AWD Astros are pretty thin on the ground this far south, though.

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Pham Nuwen
Oct 30, 2010



Memento posted:



"T-boned by a truck carrying rotten potato slurry for cow feed. Passenger window was down"

As someone who grew up on a cattle farm: it's totaled. Cows love that poo poo, and it's basically the only way to feed them potatoes (they'll choke on raw potatoes), but I'd rather fall in cow poo poo than potato slurry.

Apple waste, on the other hand, smells pretty drat good. Similar concept (chop and ferment hard foods to make them edible) but far more pleasant.

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Clapping Larry

Yeah I think the consensus was to junk it, as there's no going back from that.

Fresh content:

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



Pac-Man eating a ghost.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

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


Memento posted:

Yeah I think the consensus was to junk it, as there's no going back from that.

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I would drive that daily no fucks given. Dirty and torn clown costume optional.

Pham Nuwen
Oct 30, 2010



Memento posted:

Yeah I think the consensus was to junk it, as there's no going back from that.

Fresh content:



Was that an International Metro delivery van? There's one of those for sale around here... It was on Craigslist for $2500, but he took it down almost immediately, then reposted it on ebay. It was up to $4k last time I checked. Cool as hell and a drat shame if some guy hacked one up for that monstrosity.

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011



Memento posted:

Yeah I think the consensus was to junk it, as there's no going back from that.

Fresh content:



If this was cleaned up and done properly 100% wrong thread. As it stands, 50/50.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

wakey wakey to
this bowl of tasty


Yams Fan

Pham Nuwen posted:

Was that an International Metro delivery van? There's one of those for sale around here... It was on Craigslist for $2500, but he took it down almost immediately, then reposted it on ebay. It was up to $4k last time I checked. Cool as hell and a drat shame if some guy hacked one up for that monstrosity.

I would guess it had been wrecked and someone got bored and decided to see if they could have some fun with it.

STR
May 12, 2006

I thought I was a nice jester


NoWake posted:

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.



This is why I got rid of my last Saturn. The fuel line was dripping in two places and actually spraying in another, and I'd gone from ~28 mpg to ~10 mpg. It wasn't nearly as rusty either (top of the tank may have been, but you didn't have to drop the tank to replace the lines - it had nylon lines from the tank to the filter, then steel from there - I'd probably be singing a different tune if I ever had to do the fuel pump tho).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ExP-464b88

The car had plenty of other issues too. 2nd gear was almost unusable (synchro was shot), clutch return spring was broken, AC leaked worse than my rear end after a night of heavy drinking/unhealthy food, the AC drain line liked to clog occasionally, the sunroof liked to jam, it would miss for a bit on a cold start (plus some blue smoke), it was starting to throw P0420, the electric power steering would cut out anytime I hit a deep puddle, and the cluster would randomly stop working.

I got $300 for it on trade at the dealer I got Brokeback from, which is more than junkyards were offering. When I went to pick up my plates, they told me when their mechanic put it on the lift, all he did was barely poke the line and it just... disappeared. They found one in a junkyard that already had an aftermarket line set (they're all 3 or 4 piece sets instead of 1 long piece, no dropping subframes that way), the owner told me she learned a lot of new ways to swear in multiple languages while he tackled that. Partly because he had to push it around the lot, since fuel line disappearing = no running engine.

sneakyfrog
Mar 16, 2011





Fan of Britches

Terrible car stuff

https://www.thedrive.com/news/33801...rademark-holder

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

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



Thats a double whammy of terrible because B Is For Botch Build is involved lol

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011




Is the terrible car stuff B is for build, another Eleanor Mustang or the trademark? All 3 are terrible...

sneakyfrog
Mar 16, 2011





Fan of Britches

yes

As Nero Danced
Sep 3, 2009

Alright, let's do this


Humphreys posted:

Thats a double whammy of terrible because B Is For Botch Build is involved lol

Taking a totaled mustang and hacking it into a clone of a meh car from a not-very-good movie. Honestly it's fitting that b is for build would get involved in such a stupid idea.

If you'd like to see that kind of build done by someone else, look up "gt500 superswap" on youtube, that guy did a much better job of turning a modern mustang into a 67. Sadly it isn't a build-series, it's just some beauty shots and a timelapse of the build

E: vvv Yeah there's definitely something more to this story.

As Nero Danced fucked around with this message at 13:54 on Jun 3, 2020

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!


I'm thinking B is for bullshit too. Car seized? Yeah nah dont believe him. There's something else going on here.

Octopus Magic
Dec 19, 2003

I HATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU LIKE* AND I NEED TO BE SURE YOU ALL KNOW THAT EVERY TIME I POST

*unless it's a DSM in which case we cool ^_^


At most there would be a cease and desist order like most typical copyright law violations.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

wakey wakey to
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Yams Fan

That's ugly loving settlement to lose the car over it, especially when all they'd have to do to be "non infringing" is paint it a different color and call it Rigby.

Don't ever piss off whatever lawyer that lady is using I guess.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

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


xzzy posted:

That's ugly loving settlement to lose the car over it, especially when all they'd have to do to be "non infringing" is paint it a different color and call it Rigby.

Don't ever piss off whatever lawyer that lady is using I guess.

I've heard her speak once, and it was pre-show on the DVD of the original Gone in 60 Seconds. She oozed Hollywood Money Grabber

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

xzzy posted:

That's ugly loving settlement to lose the car over it, especially when all they'd have to do to be "non infringing" is paint it a different color and call it Rigby.

Don't ever piss off whatever lawyer that lady is using I guess.

I remember Fox going after people selling hats based on Firefly and sellers all switching to a code word to describe them and avoid trademark issues, wink wink.

Anyway, there needs to be something similar for "Eleanor".

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

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Yams Fan

Sorry, I already called it. Rigby is the most clever reference to Eleanor possible.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

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


xzzy posted:

Sorry, I already called it. Rigby is the most clever reference to Eleanor possible.

This is truth.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

xzzy posted:

Sorry, I already called it. Rigby is the most clever reference to Eleanor possible.

K, I must be all cause I don't get it!

KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010



famous beatles song called Eleanor Rigby, the car is called Eleanor, etc

Galler
Jan 27, 2008



https://youtube.com/watch?v=HuS5NuXRb5Y

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002


Grimey Drawer

Uthor posted:

K, I must be all cause I don't get it!

absolutely corncobbed

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

KYOON GRIFFEY JR posted:

famous beatles song called Eleanor Rigby, the car is called Eleanor, etc

My stubbornness against knowing anything about the Beatles bites me in the rear end again.

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

C-Bangin' it



Darning her socks?

Unfortunately companies need to protect their "tradedress" otherwise they lose it.

Colostomy Bag fucked around with this message at 17:20 on Jun 3, 2020

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

wakey wakey to
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Yams Fan

Yeah, just like Universal Studios have lost the ability to make money off a dressed up Delorean.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Google Image Results for
"Sexy Guy Gardner"


B is for Build's car got seized because he did not have a license to use the Eleanor trademark AND his Youtube video series about the build was monetized.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007






Biscuit Hider

Octopus Magic posted:

At most there would be a cease and desist order like most typical copyright law violations.

Counterfeit clothing and handbags intended for sale in street markets get seized all the time.

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CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

Rhyno posted:

B is for Build's car got seized because he did not have a license to use the Eleanor trademark AND his Youtube video series about the build was monetized.

Until I see the legal documents, it's bullshit. B is Build is a loving idiot and while I have no doubt the trademark holder (This is a trademark dispute which meant B is for Bullshit had absolutly no leg to stand on, there simply wasn't any of copyright's defenses) has laid an epic legal smack down, seizing the car is simply not believable for what has been laid out in the public domain. There has to be much more to this. Youtube money isn't that good either these days so thats not an explainaion.

Wilful violation after beign sent a few cease and desists as well as there was other ways he was trying to make money of an "Elanor" name might do it tho. Was he selling "Elanor" mech?

Midjack posted:

Counterfeit clothing and handbags intended for sale in street markets get seized all the time.

That's fraud as well as trademark, so a different and larger issue.

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