Michelin TRX was a high performance tire from the 70's. These were designed to be superior compared to the regular tires. Their most notable difference to the regular tires was their metric wheel sizing. So they required special sized wheels (diameters 315, 340, 365, 390 and 415 mm). Wikipedia:
Well, at one point in my life I was ‘blessed’ with a ‘91 Escort wagon. There was a period of a year and a half where I replaced the heater core 10 times. Not kidding. I had three cores in rotation, and each time I took one out, my uncle would resolder it back together. I had bought all three new, but intentionally… Read more
Yup. Call me a commie all day long if you like, but in a country as rich as this one every single person should have access to the basic necessities of life. That means food, water, shelter, education, healthcare, and mobility. Doesn’t have to be fancy, but nobody should be hungry, thirsty, homeless, ignorant, sick,… Read more
You can’t think that way when you’re dealing with an engine cooling system.
I always make it a point to replace my water pump, thermostat, fan clutch, and any hoses when I buy a vehicle with an unknown service history.
A failure of any of those components could yield disaster, and quickly (okay, the bad fan clutch… Read more
I used to have a ‘98 Sebring JXi (my wife’s car). I changed a battery in it once. Removing the wheel was the easy part; there is next to no space in the battery compartment and you have to get it lined up just right in order to slide it home.
I’m not a professional mechanic, but when we had my wife’s ‘98 Sebring JXi I invented new curse words almost every time I wrenched on it. At one time I remarked that if I ever met the designer of that car, I would kick him in the crotch so hard his testicles would leave an exit wound.
I’ve changed one of those batteries on my brother’s car. I was like, “sure let’s swap out your battery, I can do that”. He brings it over, then tells me the wheel needs to be removed to get to the battery. Took us about two hours to swap the battery. I’ve never had to deal with so much bodywork while changing out a… Read more
Most of those will probably still at least run with minimal work, air cooled engines seem to be fairly tolerant of neglect. Though, I'm sure the cars will crumble to dust if you actually tried to move them