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by Rope-Pusher
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54721
Views: 996592

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

HAH! So, as I was ripping the weather-stripping off my doors as I yanked them open after work yesterday evening, I was thinking: "Wow, Isn't that special? Someone else recently experienced this same weather mere hours before me. I wonder who that might have been. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b6/0...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54721
Views: 996592

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

With this cold weather Galadriel has been a bitch. Is there anything I can do to make sure the doors open consistently? Lately they've been freezing shut necessitating heavy and constant hipchecks. The rubber gasket around the door seems fine, but it's likely original (15 years old). Can I lubricat...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54721
Views: 996592

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I've known people that rent a nearby room in some old lady's house for weekdays when they are working a lot of hours and want to avoid their long commute times.
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Finally got another car
Replies: 23
Views: 927

Re: Finally got another car

If the clutch were dragging a little when it shouldn't, that could exacerbate issues with the lower-gear (hardest-working) synchros. If shifts are equally bad with the engine off and clutch released the clutch is probably not a significant factor. Hey, stop exacerbating on this site or you'll have ...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 27415

Re: Honest Engines

Roadtest of 1984 Mazda RX7 - when it was a new product! http://hanabi.autoweek.com/sites/default/files/styles/gen-932-524/public/RX7.jpg?itok=8P0g6-pz http://autoweek.com/sites/default/files/AW_TBT_20180104_MazdaRX7.pdf http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/throttle-back-thursday-remember-father-maz...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1454
Views: 75407

Re: Random Videos

by Rope-Pusher
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Winter Tars

I still remember when Poplier Silence magazine went out to GM Milford Proven Ground and tested posi-traction (limited slip) vs open differential on a split-mu hill climb (Slippery on one side only). The car with posi didn't climb the hill as well as the car without....but it came down to car with po...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Winter Tars

Letting air out won't net appreciably better grip strength? I'm speaking specifically winter since my winter tires have never been brilliant, thus my wondering if I'm using them wrong. If you want better grip strength, then you've got to practice picken em up by the bead area and putin em down agai...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54721
Views: 996592

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Just saw it in half. Hot glue it together whenever you want to use it. What could possibly go wrong? :lol: don't b so stupid. Glue won't hold two halves of a canoe together. Haven't you learned anything from watching tv? You send for some of that tape the guy used to put the two halves of his boat ...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 27415

Re: Honest Engines

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." http://hanabi.autoweek.com/sites/default/files/styles/gen-738-415/public/aj4i8291.jpg?itok=IufZ_6ap Kenichi Yamamoto, archit...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Winter Tars

Do you need winter tires if it doesn't snow? "Despite the winter tires being dead in the middle of their operating range, and the summer tires much colder than they wanted to be, the winter tires took longer to stop the car than the summer rubber. That said, Fenske did say the car felt more st...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54721
Views: 996592

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Just saw it in half. Hot glue it together whenever you want to use it. What could possibly go wrong? :lol: don't b so stupid. Glue won't hold two halves of a canoe together. Haven't you learned anything from watching tv? You send for some of that tape the guy used to put the two halves of his boat ...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54721
Views: 996592

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

potownrob wrote:Image

I'd say this one was designed and built specifically to hold the dogs.
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54721
Views: 996592

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Been there, done that. We collectively prefer the kayaks. The canoe is also just too damn inconvenient to deal with. Its too wide to fit on my roof racks, so I either need to make extensions or continue to transport it on the trailer. We bring it out once a year for our major camping trip, and even...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016
Replies: 60
Views: 7444

Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Volkswagen Jetta essentials: A manual makes everything better http://hanabi.autoweek.com/sites/default/files/styles/gen-1200-675/public/2017_jetta-4148.jpg?itok=XoRRh5CU Our Opinion: How many Jetta shoppers will take theirs with a manual transmission? Not many, I’d venture, but this is a perfect ex...

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