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GLiddy
Jul 30
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That car is train wreck of odd. Lexus wheel. Bakelite radio and iPhone on the dash. At least it has 3 pedals. Actually, it is strangely interesting, kind of like when Clarkson put a wood and flagstone in a Mercedes.

Jul 29
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I’m seeing more and more of them.  But then again I only fill at 2 brands.  Sam’s Club and Shell.  Fuel Rewards member here too.

Jul 27
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They call it Halloween candy so you don’t have to admit to yourself that its just the amount of candy you normally eat in a week while you are in lockdown. Read more

Jul 27
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Happened to us this summer. Rental slept 8, so our family of 4 split it with our friends’ family of 4. We had done this so many times, we didn’t even think of asking about parking. Only in the confirmation email my wife shared with me on our trip down did I notice that the condo included only 1 onsite parking. Swell. Read more

Jul 25
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I was having difficulty with getting the rods installed. It seemed one of them was too long. I thought that I have just the solution. My brother has a lathe. I’ll get him to part off a bit on the end so it all would fit. Wouldn’t you know it, but the rods are VERY hard and his tool couldn’t get any purchase on the Read more

Jul 25
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I’d like to try printing some black center caps for my Toyota’s steel wheels. I bought a 3D printer kit last year but I hit a snag when trying to assemble it.

Jul 23
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One of the Chick-Fil-A places in my area is giving a chicken sandwich with each $10 of rolled coins you swap for paper money.

Jul 14
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There’s rarely been a celebrity death that I gave much more than a “hmm, that’s too bad.” reaction to. I have the same feeling in the pit of my stomach after hearing this as I did when I lost a high school friend. Grant Imahara seemed so genuine and kind on camera. Add to that that he was an Electrical Engineer just Read more

Jul 12
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Not that it probably matters to you, but at one point I remember that mechanics would refuse to work on cars that had the catalytic converters cut out.

Jul 9
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Listen to Dave Ramsey a bit. Sure, you can pick apart his advice and find examples where his advice may not be the best. What you will find when you listen to him for awhile is that people call over-and-over who have financed shitty cars (like horrible Fiat/Chrysler products) that have worn out or broken down long Read more

Jul 7
5

Thank goodness I read the article. I misread the price in the ad (there’s schmutz on my computer screen that made the ‘.’ look like a ‘,’) and thought that Elon Musk sold out his shitty shorts at the price of $69,420!

Jul 6
2

I sold my 2000 Windstar to the junkyard for $150. It looked pretty nice too. Here it went on its last (unpowered) trip. It was an uplevel trim with leather and lots of features...most of them broken. When I was quoted $700 to get it running again, it was time to say goodbye.  It died at about 155k, after thousands of

Jul 6
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Fireworks seen from the sky is a thing to behold. I was on a flight to Seattle on a July 4, I think it was 1997 (but it doesn’t matter) and seeing all the pretty sparklies mushrooming from the ground thousands of feet below was something I was not prepared for. It was really mesmerizing. I thought at the time that much Read more

Jul 4
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I’m not a huge Douglas Adams fan, but I did appreciate his work. I’d go for: Read more

Jul 3
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I’m guessing the market is pretty thin on stuff like this.  Always remember, don’t play with them!

Jul 2
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Keep the Camry and the F150. The rest of that junk can go. Those are solid choices that can do 98% of any automotive requirement between the two.

Jul 2
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To me, big is a rating of passenger capacity. If it doesn’t take 5 adults in 2 rows, then its not a big car. In the old days, it was 6 adults in 2 rows, but the front bench seat is dead now. Still, its a sliding scale. My 64 Chevy II is a 4 door with bench seating for 6. It wasn’t big for its time, because it was Read more

Jul 1
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This was an old favorite with my friends in high school.

Jun 25
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I still have a handy little 4-way lug wrench that I found in my front yard when I was a teen. I think some numbskull tried to bash my parents’ mailbox with it and dropped it. It was a little rusty, so I sanded it and painted it red. It’s been with me for 40+ years now. It’s smaller than those big ones you get at the Read more