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Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,489
Posted By Tinker1980
Reminds me of the old Mighty Max I used to have....

Reminds me of the old Mighty Max I used to have. My late friend Ray (:cry) and I would load up with a cooler full of water and gatorade, my old as dirt Husky, his badass Yamaha, two gas cans, every...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,439
Posted By Tinker1980
Shot in the dark here - what about a hot water...

Shot in the dark here - what about a hot water siphon instead of a water pump? I saw a 2 cylinder Kubota that worked like this, along with some early model T's... must be a reason they don't use it,...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,473
Posted By Tinker1980
This is what I did... 15" wheels, but no torsion...

This is what I did... 15" wheels, but no torsion flex axle.

The proportions of my trailer ended up strange, due to the size/shape of the boat trailer. The flat bed part of it is 78" wide and 144"...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,489
Posted By Tinker1980
It should have 4.56:1 gears... EPA mileage is...

It should have 4.56:1 gears... EPA mileage is almost meaningless. :lol3 Dad's P'up got 35 mpg. It was a little older and had a carb though.

For that matter, the car I bought a few weeks back is...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,489
Posted By Tinker1980
Yes, it should have a carrier bearing. Dad's...

Yes, it should have a carrier bearing. Dad's Isuzu P'up had one, my trooper had one (even though the driveshaft was only 3ft long) So it's very likely this long bed Isuzu truck has one. The problem...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,071
Posted By Tinker1980
Always seemed like I had some $60,000...

Always seemed like I had some $60,000 low-to-the-ground Lexus automobile riding within 3 ft of my back bumper when I had my chevy truck. No way they could see around it. Didn't matter if I was going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,071
Posted By Tinker1980
I have one that is rather unique, and most people...

I have one that is rather unique, and most people may not have noticed...

People who will do everything in their power, safe or not, to get around you. At all costs. No matter if you are actually...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,489
Posted By Tinker1980
This is of course assuming your zoo is efi...

This is of course assuming your zoo is efi instead of carbed.

Temp sensor issues will manifest themselves as horrible fuel mileage (you should easily get 30+) check engine light and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,071
Posted By Tinker1980
I wonder if accidents due to texting (especially...

I wonder if accidents due to texting (especially single vehicle accidents) are under-reported? Oftentimes the local news sites will mention a wreck where someone "moved left of center for an unknown...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,489
Posted By Tinker1980
How does that carrier bearing look? :ear ...

How does that carrier bearing look? :ear

Door handles? Window regulators? Fan?

I spent the better part of a year trying to get an 88 Trooper to run right. Similar engine to your 2.3, but a...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,489
Posted By Tinker1980
So... your Subaru was breaking down a lot, and...

So... your Subaru was breaking down a lot, and you bought... an Isuzu??

That's like... living with a BSC girlfriend... and trying to solve that BSC by inviting her mom to stay with you both.
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-24-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,243
Posted By Tinker1980
I think by next year I will have mine going. It's...

I think by next year I will have mine going. It's much easier to pick up then the dr.:lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,243
Posted By Tinker1980
Heck, I'd give it another shot. Only this...

Heck, I'd give it another shot.

Only this time I will bring my camelback. And leave the highway pegs off.:rofl
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-20-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4,960
Views: 249,174
Posted By Tinker1980
That was awesome. I liked the guy on the old XL...

That was awesome. I liked the guy on the old XL at 1:37 on the tires. :eek1

Surely we can find a Prius to ride over the top of? Vega's are getting harder to find... :ear
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,439
Posted By Tinker1980
:huh The water pump is driven by a belt or...

:huh

The water pump is driven by a belt or is geared to the engine, depending on application. It always spins at a rate proportional to the engine speed, no matter the temperature of the water it...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
I'm a bit of a diesel fetishist myself. I have a...

I'm a bit of a diesel fetishist myself. I have a case 350 track loader I dick around with sometimes.

Njeff, I've got ~300 miles on it and my best mileage is 42mpg. I'd not consider that broken...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 10,243
Posted By Tinker1980
Well naturally. Now that I already bought...

Well naturally. Now that I already bought mine.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,119
Posted By Tinker1980
It depends how I feel that morning before work. I...

It depends how I feel that morning before work. I can ride the dr650 or the vs1400. Neither one makes me more or less a man.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
The Metro didn't sell well at all when new. But...

The Metro didn't sell well at all when new. But at the time they were new, everyone wanted a Ford explorer and gas was $1 per gallon.

Now they have a bit of a cult following. :lol3

These...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 195,843
Posted By Tinker1980
The ramp has a wing nut arrangement to hold it...

The ramp has a wing nut arrangement to hold it down... other real sure what the clamp knobbies was for other than to keep it from rattling.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
The battery is a non-sealed unit. You have to...

The battery is a non-sealed unit. You have to occasionally top it up with distilled water.

I've not seen a car battery that wasn't sealed since I was a kid. :huh
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
Pictures. Finally.

This car is a lot like a Metro - even sounds like one starting up, in no small part because Metro's had Mitsubishi starters... as does this car. It's considerably faster and more comfortable....
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,859
Posted By Tinker1980
Welding on the chassis of an ecu/ecm equipped...

Welding on the chassis of an ecu/ecm equipped vehicle or equipment requires disconnection of the battery to keep current from flowing through the ecu... allegedly.

Since you were using the...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
That is all a 55,000 mile car SHOULD need. ...

That is all a 55,000 mile car SHOULD need.

My concern is the car after it is out of warranty and I'm still driving it. My goofy looking blue thing has a 100k ten year power train warranty and 60k...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
I've never heard of one making it to six figure...

I've never heard of one making it to six figure mileages. The car salesmen will tell you they're JUST FINE, no worries, won't break down. They say they see them with as many as 80,000 miles... Which...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
I had the chance to get one. Different color, but...

I had the chance to get one. Different color, but otherwise that very car. 5 pot diesel. Looked brand new, even though it was a 1985. Wife didn't like it, said it was "an old man car". Owner claimed...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By Tinker1980
My jeep doesn't have a 2wd setting. :dunno

My jeep doesn't have a 2wd setting. :dunno
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
There is no excuse to use a timing belt on a ...

There is no excuse to use a timing belt on a interference engine. It's 2014. We should have moved past that. For further automotive engineering silliness, look for a video on replacing the a/c belt...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
Only you can turn the air conditioning on and...

Only you can turn the air conditioning on and maintain highway speeds.:rofl
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
My brother's S 10 got hit like that, by a dodge...

My brother's S 10 got hit like that, by a dodge pickup at highway speeds. Truck was about as destroyed as that car.:eek1
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
And despite the pounding fear in my heart that...

And despite the pounding fear in my heart that cries "turn back" I went forward.

I now own a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. It is a sad, soulless vehicle manufactured from dashed hopes, failed dreams,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 33,613
Posted By Tinker1980
Well yes, because tentacles are less...

Well yes, because tentacles are less disturbing.:huh
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 195,843
Posted By Tinker1980
I recently purchased the motorcycle carrier that...

I recently purchased the motorcycle carrier that fits in a receiver hitch. It carried my dr650 without much grief. Another inmate mentioned that the clamp that holds the ramp snug for storage would...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
It's nice to hear from someone who actually has...

It's nice to hear from someone who actually has one of these little cars, the "professional reviewers" consistently piss and moan about what a terrible car it is. I've sat in one, but not driven one,...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tinker1980
That's a good looking rig. Yup, I'm talking...

That's a good looking rig.

Yup, I'm talking about the joints behind the front wheels. They could either be CV joints or U joints. I don't know what kind of case you had before, but if it was a V8...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tinker1980
The front driveline is always spinning when the...

The front driveline is always spinning when the vehicle is moving on a WJ.

A mistake I made once, related to what AllBlak just said: When you change out U-joints, make sure the shaft goes back...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
Scion only has the iq, tc, fr-s, Xb and xd now. ...

Scion only has the iq, tc, fr-s, Xb and xd now.

And they aren't cheap.

They brag on the IQ, and it's actually kinda funny. This two seat hatchback car gets 37 mpg. Woo!

In other words, it...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,279
Posted By Tinker1980
The Suzuki G10 has them. The cam rides on the...

The Suzuki G10 has them. The cam rides on the lifters, the lifters push the valves open. These engines are found in those high-dollar paragons of high-tech known as the "geo metro".

The 4g63...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
I wasn't sure scion was still making cars. I too...

I wasn't sure scion was still making cars. I too like the Xa. I REALLY liked the Xb that they used to make, but now everything good about it is gone.
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,294
Posted By Tinker1980
You guys and your prii. NO. I'm not spending...

You guys and your prii. NO. I'm not spending nearly 30 grand for a car that ugly, that has not one but TWO propulsion systems to go wrong. I'm not dealing with a battery pack that will need...
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