"WTF is this idiot talking abou.... oh. Yeah."
I always thought 1/1 for a full tank was goofy.
Good thing they put numbers on a gas gauge. If there was just dashes abs a needle we would never know when we were low.
That temperature gauge, so hot right now.
"my fuel gauge says '0' and my car won't move. what's wrong?? Is it surprised??"
For reference, this is a fully restored (from the frame up) 1967 Mercury Cougar with the 289 V8 my grandfather purchased back in the summer of ‘67. He restored many a cars, but this was his pride and joy. He passed away 2 Thursday’s ago and this is what he left us to keep in the family. the engine was completely stripped and rebuilt, and other than that my grandfather did all the work himself, including the painting. About a month ago he was talking about painting it the same color as my s550 mustang (deep metallic blue) and we’d take it with my mustang to a local car show. I’m going to leave it as is. This is his legacy and his art work, and in honor of the work he put into this. R.I.P pap, you could fix almost anything with a wrench, and damn if you wouldn’t miss my shin when I handed you the wrong wrench.
That's a piece of art work for sure; nothing beats putting your own sweat, tears, curse words, and blood into a classic and making it your own - and being able to step back and say "I made that". I'm sorry for your loss and hope you get to enjoy that car till the end of time!
I’m going to have too, he’d hunt me down from his grave if that car ever left the family. Thank you for your kind words, but if there was ever anything that old man wanted, it was for others to enjoy his work. While he enjoyed it, I solely believe he would drive it to car shows, not to brag, but to see he faces of adults and children alike, smile and tell him how cool it was. I remember we went once to a local spot for some wings, and this 8 year old loved the car. Ran over to talk to pap and after some talking he let the kid get in and his dad get a picture. What I thought was funnier was the father seemed jealous and than proceeded to ask if he could get a photo in it. The smile that guy had on his face was ear to ear. He looked like a kid on Christmas. Pap stood there and smiled, took his picture and we got our wings. The kindness of that old mans heart never seized to me amaze me.
Absolutely! It was my grandfather actually and thank you. He liked working on some scouts, but he loved some muscle cars. This was his pride and joy. Amazingly it still purrs like a kitten. I’m more amazed that old man kept that car for 51 years!
Have you tried asking it to be more productive? Theres v8s doing all the work, and this little fuckers in the shop like cough im dying
I feel like if you really had to you could get a few buds to just lift it out of the frame.
Swap it with a superbike engine. I dare you.
I have a fondness to little 1L engines, I just think they are so cute.
Nice! And now you will be too broke to afford falling off the wagon for another 4. Very sharp!
Congrats on Four years my friend. That's fucking amazing!
Lol, actually my payment has really changed. Plus buying used is the way too go in my book
Fuck yeah! That's awesome. I'm a year sober and as soon as I can afford it I'm definitely doing what you did.
“Sounds like your harmonic balancer is going out”
Ummm.... harmonica? If so, that's evil. I applaud you sir.
Tomorrow's my day off and I'm going in specifically to see how it played out
Damn, I hate you because I didn't think of that
It is possible that I potentially might be connected to the Norwegian army
That garage and that SPG looks familiar... You don't happen to be working for/serving with the Norwegian armed forces, do you?
You might have an idea to why we have to swap out the engine then?
Nice. I like the "Rice" sticker.
I have this on the back of my truck with a "+5HP" sticker I got from a Blipshift order.
Bottom right sticker is "Perth Subaru alliance", club I'm apart of
Do many people get to see them when it’s sitting broken in your driveway 6 months out of the year.
Edit: I’ve owned several DSM/rx8 vehicles, I know the struggle.
Reminds me of the fuzzy toilet seat cover at grandma's. Also something I would not put on my steering wheel.
I have one because the leather on my wheel is fucked. But you'd need the wrath of god to get it off, fuckin thing took me 10 minutes to get on. She's good and snug.
I always found that so weird about my grannies, carpet on the toilet seat. That's just nasty.
implying this bitch would do anything but swerve erratically and make it worse anyway
Come on man.
I started naming my 10mm sockets in the hope that we'd be more attached. I just missed them more when they left.
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Here's what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna start a Hardware company and the ONLY thing I'm gonna make is 10mm sockets.
Want a 30 PC socket set? I hope you need 30× 10mm sockets because that's what you're getting.
that wasn't a 10mm, it was a 3/8 that was faking it.
“Includes wiring diagrams.”
That got me and I don’t know why.
easy peasy kill me pleasy
Crosspost it into /sub/regularcarreviews I'm sure they'll love it
That's the secret to Honda's success. They actually buy up nothing but bolts. Welding? Why would you when you can bolt it together? Wires? nah fam, those are just stretched out bolts. Powder metallurgy? NOPE! Bolt metallurgy.