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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

The first gen Mazda6's here in the Midwest rust away really badly over the rear arches and up front around the core support. Doing a radiator is one snapped M6 bolt after another to get the front end apart, it's terrible. The Ford 3.0 V6 isn't fantastic but it's perky at least.

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19 minutes ago, AlwaysFSX said:

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Great timing for being a grammar nazi 

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2 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

Great timing for being a grammar nazi 

Nazis are generally losers, applies to grammer nazis as well.

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Hmm.... I should probably be moderating this debate....

 

Carry on

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6 hours ago, AlwaysFSX said:

Rare photo of @techswedetrying to collect vetali

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Not nearly volatile or unstable enough.

 

I did see a freshly painted/new cat excavator being towed the other way on the highway this morning and thought of @techswede

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Got a rather nice picture from my dad at the school: the car FINALLY has a face! After a few delays for parts we didn't think about, and then a good delay on the silver, it's finally back together. Aaaaaand now we have to get a battery for it since the one it has is very much unlikely to be reliable.

 

The only problem it has is the students learned how much of a bitch clear can be on bumper covers, so we may end up sanding that down and re-clearing it if we feel the need to do so. There's also the fact that this bumper has the chrome inserts on the corners, whereas this car doesn't actually have all the chrome (since it's a CX). Depending on how much of a bitch they are to remove (and how much it'd cost to get them painted), that miiiiiiight just be something I do when the car is in my grubby little paws because it kinda bugs me.

 

Oh and we're still tryna hunt down some rims to get when time allows. Probably throw some Hankook all-seasons on whatever we get for it (since they did a great job on our LeSabre) and  then keep the steelies for winter boots and sell off the shitty Michelin Defenders it has now since they've got plenty of life left.

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EDIT: After being on the phone with him (since there's only so much you can do via texting), he said we're going to end up at least beating the hell out of it since the hood in particular is pretty damn orange peeled, and if that doesn't work well enough he'll sand it and the bumper down to re-clear. Kinda expected for first-year autobody students that aren't getting paid for it, so not a real surprise.

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On 6/7/2021 at 1:28 PM, TVwazhere said:

Hows the "real" bronco look on the road? 

I've seen 2 so far, both with the sasquatch package. And boi are they damn hot

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14 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

I've seen 2 so far, both with the sasquatch package. And boi are they damn hot

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I just hope the Bronco ain't brodozed out by owners because they look pretty good outta the box.... but you know the meathead mentality will fester then suddenly people are adding 4 inch wheel spacers without flares and angry headlight grilles like their jeep brethren.

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Given both the delays in production and my own financial schedule, I'll probably wait until 2022-2023 before even thinking about a new Bronco. It also gives them time to develop both aftermarket parts as well as newer models for (maybe higher powered engines with manual trans's????)

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10 hours ago, vetali said:

I just hope the Bronco ain't brodozed out by owners because they look pretty good outta the box.... but you know the meathead mentality will fester then suddenly people are adding 4 inch wheel spacers without flares and angry headlight grilles like their jeep brethren.

They will do exactly this lol 

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A good start to my day

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1 hour ago, AlwaysFSX said:

Dude same, 2 gatorades for $4? Not the worst deal.

They also have 1L Pepsi products, 2/$5 and I believe snapple products too

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3 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

They also have 1L Pepsi products, 2/$5 and I believe snapple products too

Haven't been a fan of Snapple for the longest time, they taste weird.

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Welp guys cars were fun we can’t afford them anymore now tho so what new hobby y’all picking up? XD 

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51 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

Welp guys cars were fun we can’t afford them anymore now tho so what new hobby y’all picking up? XD 

Pinewood Derby cars, unless the prices shot up on those too in the last 20 years.

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50 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

Welp guys cars were fun we can’t afford them anymore now tho so what new hobby y’all picking up? XD 

comput.... oh wait ... ill go back to cars 
 

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12 minutes ago, AlwaysFSX said:

Pinewood Derby cars, unless the prices shot up on those too in the last 20 years.

Lumber is crazy too lol 😂 

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23 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

Lumber is crazy too lol 😂 

FUCK YOU'RE RIGHT

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2 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

Welp guys cars were fun we can’t afford them anymore now tho so what new hobby y’all picking up? XD 

I would've said gaming, but prices on PC hardware are insane too 😞 

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6 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

Welp guys cars were fun we can’t afford them anymore now tho so what new hobby y’all picking up? XD 

Been thinking about archery again. Bow prices have either held or gone down because everyone is buying up guns and ammo right now.

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