I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:14 pm

I was kidding but sorry to say we~re not far from there now. Nobody trusts anyone, most try to turn everything into a scheme & everyone wants instant gratification for themselves & damn the next guy.
On second thought kidding wasn`t the right word, I was being sarcastic.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:37 pm

thats why I stay in the 70's and 80's eras. I have 2 chevy full size pick ups, 1 is a 1987 and the other is a 78. I enjoy working on them when I have to. easy, hardly any plastic peices, mostly metal, cheap to fix and LOTS of room under the hood, give me any gm v8 or in line 6 and Ill have er back together in 2 hours! I love em! :P my 78 just smoked the tranny, but not to worry, I have 2 of em and they are $75 at a bone yard if I need one and they guy will garuntee em. I do ALL repairs myself, so this aint a problem, just the stikin weather around here sucks :mad: Ill post some pics of the beasts tomarrow, they aint pretty but they get the job done
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LOOK AT THAT MONSTER! shes a beauty!
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this truck was my only ride for 3 years until my daughter was born, thats when we got the biggest POS, a ford escort, after 3 alternators 2 batteries,a cyl head, and 2 CV shafts later, the exhaust broke, put it through oil pan, now its a freakin yard ornament, Im done with that car, Plus Im 6'2" 275 I dont fit well in an escort,lol
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:43 pm

Rick 386 wrote:Hate to bash Ford myself but...............................

This morning I'm pulling the motor on my 2000 F-250 SD with the 7.3 diesel so that I can replace the oil pan that has developed a pinhole leak in the oil pan. It seems like some Ford oil pans are very susceptible to rust perforation from the outside in. 10 years and 159 K miles and I have to do this.

I just can't wait.....Flat rate states over 20 hours to R & I the motor. I just hope the engine hoist can handle the load !!!!! :mad: :bang:

JB weld works wonders!
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:51 pm

Paulie wrote:Same here in MA, blatant fraud is a strong term. If you are not afraid of it, there are some ways around some issues.
I personally have NO PROBLEM finding alternative ways around that check engine light.

yeah, pull the bulb out of the instrument cluster. I like my oldies, no engine lights, if they had em they would not be in my dash for very long! :rofl: :doh: :smoke:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: snuffy On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:03 am

Reminds me of a 1973 Vega panel wagon my brother owned. Went through three engines in 30,000 miles, and rear shock came through the rear floor. We spent so much money fixing it that on one occassion the timing belt snapped so I decided to fix it myself. I spent a few weeks after school monkeying with it. I really didn't know what I was doing and just learning as I was going along. Finally got everything reassembled and tried to start it to no avail. Found out the the valves needed to be precisely set. More time wasted setting and starting. Finally after quite a few iterations it started. I was so thrilled that that I threw my fist up in success thereby smashing the windshield. Never bought another GM car to part since.

Although now I only need to worry about my Avalon will tear up Interstate 81 - at least it starts!!
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:17 am

I love my chevy v8s! I really dont care about the gas milage, its worth it. my 87 silverado gets about 18 mpg highway, the 78 gets about 15, oh well, they haul my coal and various other oddities. Im 26 and my 91 Lincoln I just bought makes my 28th vehicle since I was 17. Mostly all GMs. a few fords, and chryslers, I went to auto tech for diesel mechanics, I graduated 2nd highest in my class in 02. I am a GM man. FUN FACT- more GM vehicles on the face of the planet than any other maker which means, alot of spare parts! LOL!!!!!= cheap parts, fords just cost to much money to replace any part vs GM, believe me, been there worked on that. Old Chevy + cheap parts+ simplicity+DIY= a happy lumpocoal!
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:10 am

snuffy wrote:Reminds me of a 1973 Vega panel wagon my brother owned. Went through three engines in 30,000 miles

I had one of those. I went to the junk yard and told the guy I needed a good Vega engine. He told me there was no such thing.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:18 pm

:funny: That guy knew his stuff then -- he's absolutely correct! Most people stuff big-blocks in them now & take them to the strip to race. I've seen Vega's rip of 8 second quarters!! :shock: :lol:


From here on out, I will only buy 20 year old vehicles & have them shipped from the south. I, too, love Chevy V8's .... so simple & reliable. All this pollution *censored* has turned normal vehicles into complex, unreliable pieces of crap! No more OBD-II for me. Going back to basics ..... and listening to my gut instincts! :idea:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:48 pm

i need to get a pic of my "slap together" truck, good ol fixer upper!
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:17 pm

here is my favorite truck, out of commision until weather breaks, so I can install transmission :P
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you need to find a truck w/ the gas gauge just says FUEL. It is exempt from emmissions, in my case the truck is a 1978 factory heavy half ton, wich wasnt required to have any emmisions equipment installed, no cats, EGR, or carbon can! Because it was designed to run on REGULAR gas, any vehichle that says UNLEADED FUEL ONLY on the gas gauge is required to have the stupid emmisions, like my 87.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:25 pm

the escort is the toilet!
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:04 pm

Why is the air cleaner cover upside down? Won't that let water spray get to it?
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:06 pm

Nope, it will evaporate before it makes it to the carb, and it lets the old Rochester 4bbl breathe alot easier :up: :smoke: its called "flipp'n the lid" :P
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:27 pm

lumpocoal wrote:Nope, it will evaporate before it makes it to the carb, and it lets the old Rochester 4bbl breathe alot easier :up: :smoke: its called "flipp'n the lid" :P
Better make sure your fuel tank is vented or that 4 barrel will make it implode breathing that good an all.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:32 pm

aww no, you stuff er down and you hear this horendous sucking noise (butterflies drop open) and away you go, shes pretty peppy. I in stalled a Lunatti camshaft, so, she's got a LOPE to er.
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