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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

If you can't be civil. Please leave

 

Edit. That goes for everyone in the thread

Drive the knuckle down off the strut and you can pull the axle from the hub, in theory, and then get the stud stationary with the bit.

 

In practice you use some sheet metal and wet rags to protect the axle boot and heat the nut to release the nylon locking nut.

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On 5/6/2021 at 9:45 AM, XGoodGuyFitz said:

Oooh what car is that last one? 

Looks like an early '50s (1953 maybe) Studebaker Champion Starliner.

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Bought some cheap ($50) ceramic coating and prep spray, gonna give it a whirl on GFs 16 Escape. Never ever before I polished and waxed it did she ever care about it being dirty. NOW she does, so I'm hoping this stuff lasts at least the year given they claim 2 years. It's DP CR2, might try their CR4 if the CR2 is any good.

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On 5/6/2021 at 8:45 AM, XGoodGuyFitz said:

Oooh what car is that last one? 

Studebaker and I believe it was a 48 model.

Noted you live in Oxford, this was in Montgomery and I live right above there in Wetumpka.
 

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sooo has anyone here done the superglue on fork stanchions fix? i sortof royaly fucked mine up while taking them apart to replace the seals.... The one i took apart has a scratch going about three turns around it now and i dont know of a way to get new ones for money i can afford 😕

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Green loctite would probably be a better fix, it;s designed to bind and seal metal to metal and has a workable time before it sets.

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On 5/8/2021 at 8:37 PM, MadAnt250 said:

I like the fact that you have option to use a torx bit/wrench on the top of the ball joint stud, but actually can't because the axle is in the way. It is like the engineers who design some of the these cars either have poo for brains, or are just sadistic A-Holes. I feel your pain, it is what I used to do, and still do sometimes. Also I have done ball joint jobs that have been a lot worse, because of rust, rust, and more rust.

Good numbers for a little car. I'm looking to push my bronco close to that, because everything is faster than me now.

On 5/8/2021 at 8:59 PM, bcredeur97 said:

It’s ok to enjoy being slow. Especially on a car that wasn’t really designed with going fast in mind lol

^This. My next car will also likely be a bronco (Or Wrangler) and any HP modifications will be in the name of torque or to overcome slightly larger tires, less to go fast. 

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8 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

^This. My next car will also likely be a bronco (Or Wrangler) and any HP modifications will be in the name of torque or to overcome slightly larger tires, less to go fast. 

Setting up for torque is the way to go for a heavy truck with big tires, and changing the axle gearing can help with that, which is something some people overlook when they put big tires on their truck.

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What would be a good car for me to flip to make some money? I'm 15 and I already have a car, possibly two. Just looking to fix something up for a profit, any suggestions? Thanks!

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Anyone else hate when someone buys a dually truck(or a normal one for that matter) and then slams it down to the ground? Does this not just defeat the whole purpose of having a truck? And then, even if you wanted to lift it back up, sometimes you have to cut the truck almost in half to make it that low. This just makes no sense to me... 

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4 minutes ago, XGoodGuyFitz said:

Anyone else hate when someone buys a dually truck(or a normal one for that matter) and then slams it down to the ground? Does this not just defeat the whole purpose of having a truck? And then, even if you wanted to lift it back up, sometimes you have to cut the truck almost in half to make it that low. This just makes no sense to me... 

Or....
Like one I saw the other day with the back slammed down so the bumper was nearly dragging but the front was still at stock height.
Could be they can raise and lower it with the flip of a switch but still....

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Just now, Beerzerker said:

Or....
Like one I saw the other day with the back slammed down so the bumper was nearly dragging but the front was still at stock height.
Could be they can raise and lower it with the flip of a switch but still....

Honestly, bulldogging is even worse. (aka what you described there) It is unsafe, and should be illegal as it disables your vision of the road. 

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3 hours ago, XGoodGuyFitz said:

Honestly, bulldogging is even worse. (aka what you described there) It is unsafe, and should be illegal as it disables your vision of the road. 

as a miata driver, yes. Definitely. No way anyone can see me if they in one of those behind me. 

fortunately it's so inconvenient that most people don't do it... just those weird few who want a lot of attention...

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3 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

as a miata driver, yes. Definitely. No way anyone can see me if they in one of those behind me. 

fortunately it's so inconvenient that most people don't do it... just those weird few who want a lot of attention...

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On 4/30/2021 at 8:35 AM, bcredeur97 said:

But but direct injection is awesome tho you get like 2% more gas mileage /s 

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15 hours ago, XGoodGuyFitz said:

Honestly, bulldogging is even worse. (aka what you described there) It is unsafe, and should be illegal as it disables your vision of the road. 

It should be, no way their field of vision is good having to see the hood and not much anything else in front of you.
And it just looks dumb.

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Yikes....

 

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19 minutes ago, arnavvr said:

Yikes....

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They just fired up that pipeline that was down.

 

in a few days these dudes will be stuck with their gas. let them be stuck.

 

freaking idiots makes me mad. Just like the toilet paper thing all over again 

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12 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

They just fired up that pipeline that was down.

 

in a few days these dudes will be stuck with their gas. let them be stuck.

 

freaking idiots makes me mad. Just like the toilet paper thing all over again 

I understand having some gas at home in the event of natural disaster, but hoarding at these levels is absolutely INSANE.

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