I ain’t saying what the security feature is. But it exists. That aside, I’ve taken the time to clean up the car considerably, so there’s no debris on the interior now, and had the floor swapped with one from another car. I also had the steering wheel swapped — my friend took care of it for me.
Watching Station 19 on my break at work, they had a segment where they showed an ambulance doing the tire squeal. I mean, no. That thing is heavy as fuck, ain’t going to spin the tires. Instead of doing that, do a sound bite of the engine accelerating.
A paint concept of Killer Queen. FM7 doesn’t have the PB400 pushbars and the PB5 fender guards, those are getting painted in the same color as the body, so they’ll contrast nicely with the black bumper.
I also grabbed an airbag assembly off of the ‘08 CVPI at the Pick and Pull, it’s in better condition than the airbag cover on my car. Gonna throw this onto the car in a couple weeks and then head to Marysville Ford to get the Cruise Control enabled.
And people wonder why California is trying to crack down on these sideshows.
I’ve been trying to disenroll from Medicare for the last few months after realizing that when my SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) ended, it did not automatically disenroll me from the mandated medical coverage.
The North Cascades Scenic Highway is reopening soon. I’ll probably drive round trip sometime this summer.
After the winter storm and having a blown front shock, I decided to splurge further on a new set of tires. After some ruminating and discussions with my roommate, I settled on a set of ultra-high performance grand touring tires from Cooper Tires. This review covers dry performance, as we haven’t had any rain yet.
This is my ride for tonight. What are you doing this weekend, Oppo?
New tires, new front shocks, new swaybar end links. Rides well, but hearing an odd clattering like something’s bouncing around at high speed. Not too concerned. Meanwhile, identify that car for me. :D
Nissan Rogue with Louisiana plates. Enterprise, I don’t need another reason to hate crossovers or SUVs. Meanwhile, the Queen is taking a sabbatical because of a blown shock. Replacements have been ordered and will ship directly to my mechanic. I'm also debating on getting the all season tires during the service.
During my drive to work, a bird tried to swoop down across the road. My car occupied its flight path in the next instant, and it smacked into the rear passenger window on the driver side. Thump. I knew the bugger was dead. This morning, on my drive home, I confirmed it — the bird was still on the road, by the yellow…
Civilian gets involved in a pursuit because the police can’t do their jobs. Then civilian gets arrested. Really? They wouldn’t have to arrest him if they had immediately got all over the suspect's ass after the first crash. Ridiculous. Link in comments in case of kinja.
Saw those numbers on the side of a performance modded Ford hatchback on my way to the Arlington junkyard for a door panel. It refers to this: https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61.100
Each part cycle takes 1.5 hours. In between, I’m deburring the parts with hand tools and cratex. The part I’m working on is called an olecrannon plate. If any of you shatter an arm, this thing goes inside you to hold all the bits together.
Context: Soldier gets snagged by big flag deploying, gets to fall ten feet as it flaps in the wind.
Edit: Apparently not the first time this has happened in Mexico!
So I finally got a response from the Ford Dealership up in Canada, and it was far more professional than the local dealerships. Way more professional. They were able to explain why they couldn’t reflash the ECM to my VIN (and in better detail), and suggested that I acquire a replacement through a remanufacturer as…
The Queen developed a bit of a jitter. Thinking bent or unbalanced wheel due to the stupid amounts of slush on the road this week. She’s in the shop getting a tire rotation and checkup.
I started trying to contact Ford dyno shops. As I’m Deaf, phone calls are inconvenient. Even more so when people don’t fucking answer. I used sprint ip relay to contact several but only got an answering machine.