My experience with a beater truck is that you spend just as much time working on it as you do using it (assuming you buy it with the intent for use during the occasional project).
Uh...this is really unsafe. You absolutely need a harness bar at the right height and distance behind the seat. The seat also makes that OEM seat belt unusable. Not sure what is going on with the anti-submarine belts as well. Why do they come around the front of the seat as opposed to being passed through the hole?
Serves him right considering the amount of bikers, joggers, etc. on that road. He also posted all kinds of fun reckless driving on his instagram.
I just sold a 2007. Can’t believe the market for those things.
Uh...was the Mustang a customer’s car?
I still think the NA V8 is important, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it got axed in the next decade. I’m in the market for a new(er) F-150, and am pretty set on a 5.0L. Not for the noises it makes or cause ‘Merica, but because I don’t see myself enjoying replacing turbochargers, tracking down boost leaks,…
If there aren’t any bad noises like a wheel bearing, my guess is a bad strut. Basically you just have a spring bouncing up and down when that corner is unloaded. Been there in a Miata...it wasn’t pleasant.
Pull the bulb for the ABS light...it’s fixed! (But don’t forget to reinstall before selling or make sure the buyer understands.)
Was this Waterford OTD #3? Looks like fun...only advice I can offer is you have a lot more track to use. Get up on those curbs and really let the car out wider off the corners! It will feel more natural with seat time.
Hey...we have a dog named Toby as well!
Oof. Oil change place is definitely responsible. Loud bang usually ends up being your theory.
Interesting. I’ve run into issues with a few suppliers using that system before and the resulting (and expensive) confusion when LHD/RHD designation gets left off. Guess it depends how frequently you operate in the global market.
It’s always from the driver’s seat perspective...at least that’s how every manufacturer does it. Using driver/passenger seat leads to more confusion in the industry because those positions change depending on the vehicle market.
Before. Is it really worth the risk for saving a few dollars? I would change it on a shorter interval after as well.
Ambitious, but that chassis design is frightening to say the least.
Just drive it and fix it when you want to sell. If you decide to get started in rally, that is a very expensive platform to hack up, cage, and potentially wreck...not to mention you will instantly be in much more competitive classes. And believe me...you don’t want to rally anything you can’t walk away easily…
Yeah, I’ve never really refer to kbb any more as it has been so far off the market value in many cases, especially with enthusiast vehicles. I think my current asking price is too high, but I’ve had quite a bit of interest already.
I drove the 1.0L Fiesta around a handling track once and was pleasantly surprised. I think I’d have a lot of fun owning one.
Haha oh no. That’s one of the few cars I could be tempted by, but I don’t really need more cars. At the risk of becoming seriously interested, give me some basic info on the BRZ.
Yup. Otherwise you get a little annoying warning light on the dash. To be honest though, I’ve never used it. Can’t imagine it’s particularly effective for normal daily driving.