Where I talk about ordinary topics as well as the politics of the world. Maybe. I dunno. What do you think? A deaf guy like me can speak english, just not perfectly. Is it worth it?
I’ve been thinking about how to rewrite Queen’s Killer Queen into a proper automotive-centric song about my car. Here are the original lyrics.
I finished the paint job, weather conditions didn’t permit clear coat (too damp and cold), so I just touched up the silver basecoat in some places, and let it cure for the day. Mounted it now, and here’s the result.
I’m working on the PB400's silver paint. So I put on the clear coat. First two, three layers go just fine. Then suddenly, the last layer starts getting mottled spots and cloudiness in spots, not to mention runny. I’m gonna need a bit of help, y’all.
This time, it’s about ze pushbars. I’ve sanded the horizontal metal bars on the Setina PB400 pushbars using 250 grit on a powersander, and did accidentally go down to the metal surface in places. But that’s OK — this is an experiment to see how the new paint would look on Killer Queen.
See, the rear bumper on Killer Queen still has that annoying adhesive from when the Pierce County Sheriff’s website was lettered there. I’ve attempted Goo Gone on it, multiple times, and the adhesive is still there, in that mocking outline.
So I had gone on a beer run to get a 24-pack of Coors for the party last night, also picked up hotdogs and buns for cooking at the barbecue. Came back to the park, found that it had gotten even fuller. No parking available. However, there was space between the vehicles and the curb in the trailer parking area, and a…
No video. But I can tell you about it. After getting original wheels in good condition for my car, I came up on an intersection with an S10 that broke down in the turn lane. It’s a very busy intersection, one block off of Highway 99.
This is part of my nightly commute. This route is growing on me. Do pardon the vertical footage, it was my smartphone mounted to the dash.
It seems they deleted a gray comment of mine criticizing Tesla. That is immature on the part of whoever nuked it. I’m betting pennies to dollars it was Raphael, since it was his article.
Oh Noes, The World Iz Gittin’ Dumbah! (This is technically a shitpost)
A low income housing study says the average Washington renter needs to earn $27/hr to have a 2- bedroom apartment in this state. Without sacrificing anything else, like health care.
The roads are all mine, on the commute home every night from work. Edit: I’ll probably do a short video of my drive on the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road tomorrow night, hope for a little fog. :D
Had a slow leak on the right front tire that I got plugged this morning. Also gotta baby the car for 200 to 500 miles until the differential gears are broken in.
The bank is not. My debit card was declined when I attempted to pay the bill, despite having the funds. It’s because the amount exceeded the maximum daily limit.
My agent at the service shop sent these pictures in. LKQ Powertrain. Does anyone on Oppo know anything about this manufacturer? The more I know, the better. I’ve greenlit the installation.
Hear me out. There are those who like the limited accoutrements of cars that were built in the 1990's and early 00's, where they were merely used to get around, and sometimes hooned. In other words, cars that don’t have distractions.
Axle is still on its way. The Chevy Cruze is growing on me - that’s bad. I found myself browsing the Chevrolet website and looking at options for the sedan.
I had the privilege of renting a Chevy Sonic Turbo Premier from Enterprise for two days. It handles well, it drives well, but lacks personality. Blind spot visibility is excellent, though somewhat inferior to Killer Queen (2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor).
Well, I don’t know who. But these guys chose a very obvious vehicle type. Black tinted windows. A hump at the back roof. Not to mention, unnecessarily large. Their parking location of choice is also poor. I also don’t recognize the type of van either. Too obscure of a vehicle.