Random Thoughts Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bennett, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. tommudd

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    Years ago I was waiting on a buddy of mine and this old GMC pickup had a huge puddle of oil underneath, sort of on a side hill so you could clearly see it coming down the parking lot. Guy comes out and I mention it to him. He says " Thanks" gets in the back and hauls out 4 quarts of oil, opens them and starts pouring it in, never checked the dip stick or anything :emotions34:
    Pours the 4 quarts in, yells Thanks again and takes off. I often wondered how long he'd been doing that or how much longer he drove it??!! :happy175:
     
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    I had a friend years and years ago with a slow transmission fluid leak. He knew he needed to get it fixed but needed a few paychecks before he could pay for it. In the meantime, he needed the car to drive to work to get...the paychecks.

    His solution was to put a pan under the car every time he parked. He'd come out, pour the contents of the pan into the transmission, toss the pan in the back seat, then repeat the process every time he stopped anywhere.

    Of course, being young guys we kidded him about it for years.
     
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    Clever. Waste not, want not... or something like that.
     
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    I mean as a total ghetto hack, how bad could it be?
     
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    Whatever gets you down the road.

    I have limits to what I'll drive. No gushers, smokers and the brakes have to work.

    Many miles on my thumb.
     
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    ^^^Didn't everybody have an old beater once upon a time? I had a real old beater with a slipping tranny once. Drove it like it had an eggshell under the gas pedal and it was ok. If I gave it too much gas it would slip like crazy. It was a temporary ride until my other car was fixed.

    Dave
     
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    My first car, in 1996, was a 1986 Firebird 2.8L. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and so did my friends - I mean, it was a firebird!

    Nevermind that it had maybe 115hp at that point, the driver's quarter was 25% bondo, the A/C compressor was shot, and the outer door skins flapped in the breeze. It was a $1400 turd, but I loved it!
     
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    I once had a Pinto, Need I say more? :emotions34:
     
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    Had the engine out of my '71 VW camper four times in one year for four different reasons. Once was for the dying gearbox which I murdered the rest of the way.
     
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    my first car was a land yacht. a 1990 mercury grand marquis only cost 100 bucks.
     
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    any one on here install the JBA headers? need to decide if i feel like giving myself extra work.
     
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    Last week a very unusual phenomenon occurred here...water was falling out of the sky in such copious amounts that it ACCUMULATED in yards and streets! I think I remember seeing this happen before when I was younger...like back in October of 2017...
     
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    Manrikigusari seems easier with my eyes closed.
     
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    Probably best not to see it coming when you accidentally hit yourself in the nuts with it.
     
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    I found a set of Rubicon wheels for the WK2 in Green Bay. 5 for $500. A friend is picking them up for me tomorrow.
    Now to decide what rubber to wrap around them....Might go with Grabber AT2s again.
     
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    Already passed that training phase.
     
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    Track opens tomorrow. People and horses everywhere for 40 days of awesome fun.

    Then all the tourists leave. Then the rest of the wimps will leave for warmer weather......cause they are afraid if a snowflake hits them it will knock their hats, earmuffs, and socks off...........

    Dave
     
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    Ha, how bout that, I drove right by it on Sunday while heading over to the lake. Track looked great but pretty quiet. Calm before the storm. First time I'd ever seen it. Was really really hot up there all weekend. Actually cooler in Frederick MD... :gr_grin:
     
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    Dinner guest a few days ago...

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