LeBaronJames
lebaronjames
8/30/19
1:43 PM
60

I remember a friend who used to live in Florida telling me part of their hurricane prep was to throw all their plastic patio furniture in the pool, because it was going to end up there anyway.

8/30/19
1:36 PM
36

Weather-channel-go-stand-in-the-storm-intern-guy, meet Lime.

8/30/19
9:23 AM
9

Bravo, man(woman)! Doin’ it right. I mean, if anything, buying someone else’s project forces you to go over everything.

8/30/19
9:12 AM
40

I have acquired a ‘56 F100 that was someone’s homebrew project. Many aspects are good (body is largely clean, all panels are there, good-ish paint, clean frame, good engine) but the quality of the mechanical work was atrocious, and I had almost no documentation of what was actually in it. So I’ve had to learn all that

8/29/19
11:34 AM
4

This is also a good listen about how the GM and Toyota tie-up at the NUMMI assembly plant didn’t go so well. It same out shortly after the bankruptcy.

8/29/19
10:43 AM
26

Yes, but FoMoCo and FCA added UAW jobs evidently. This is Jalopnik - writing isn’t their strong suit...

8/29/19
10:21 AM
143

As someone from a family with 3 generations of auto workers including union workers and management (I run a small tech company so I’m not one of them), my personal opinion is that the UAW is more interested in protecting bad employees and enriching themselves than actually protecting wages and benefits for the average

8/29/19
8:29 AM
121

But it won Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, so...

8/29/19
8:08 AM
61

A big NOPE! I was all ready to hit the NP button because fud-it money for a drop-top DD. But then I decided to read the whole backstory. Long story short, it’s some Tennessee hillbilly’s abused puppy. Odo stopped 11 years ago? Those seats?

8/21/19
8:44 AM
27

Only if you can’t wrench yourself. Parts for these are relatively inexpensive and they are quite straight forward to work on. Alfa may not have the best reliability reputation, but L-Jet spiders of this era really are pretty solid.

8/21/19
8:06 AM
93

THIS is where you prove your Jalop cred. Reasonable price for an interesting/amusing relic with relatively minor (for an Alfa) issues to deal with.

8/21/19
8:06 AM
46

I’m sorry, but older Alfas cost more to keep running than Mrs. Robinson.  ...Here’s to you Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than this Alfa... Too many stories from the current owner, some of which appear to be fiction.  CP

8/13/19
5:07 PM
1

I’m honestly shocked at the number of apologists who are responding to my post with arguments as to why VW cheating “wasn’t that big of a deal”

8/13/19
3:02 PM
4

Oh we are definitely already are living in a cyberpunk dystopia it’s just that the mega corporations have not officially “come out” as being the true controlling powers of the world the governments still pretend they are in control

8/13/19
2:22 PM
26

Didn’t they lose a significant amount of power or require a costly retrofit of a urea system? Wasn’t the purpose of the cheating mainly to advertise big torque/power figures while still staying in good economy/emissions standards?