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Forum: Foo
10-16-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,154
Posted By Michigander

Metal working, fixing old cars, some wood...

Metal working, fixing old cars, some wood working, and dart throwing are my indoor hobbies.

If you get clever you can cheaply make a device to run small wood working tools inside of, such as a...
Forum: Foo
10-15-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Michigander

I think it depends what kind of pieces you are...

I think it depends what kind of pieces you are making, and what kind of saws you are using.

Rough cuts with a table saw for example, I don't care if it takes too long and makes a bunch of smoke. ...
Forum: Foo
10-10-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,467
Posted By Michigander

**** HOA's. I wouldn't live under one if they...

**** HOA's. I wouldn't live under one if they paid me.
Forum: Foo
09-30-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9,450
Views: 1,945,085
Posted By Michigander

Here is one that's obscure and long-...

Here is one that's obscure and long- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7zk4as9kzA

I can't believe this thread is more than 10 years old and that wonginator has been gone most of that time. :(
Forum: Foo
09-30-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Michigander

I'd say that's a problem of what sites you go to....

I'd say that's a problem of what sites you go to. I still don't know who they are or why on earth some people think I should care.
Forum: Foo
09-20-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By Michigander

I've never had a job than involved sitting for...

I've never had a job than involved sitting for more than a short while at a time besides rare occasions with confined spaces. And I don't intend to get one. 8-11 hours a day standing and walking is...
Forum: Foo
09-17-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 94,616
Posted By Michigander

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A62CLhza96Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A62CLhza96Y
Forum: Foo
09-16-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Michigander

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGwJQGu1sEU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGwJQGu1sEU
Forum: Foo
09-16-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Michigander

DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN!!! :( He was one of my...

DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN!!! :(

He was one of my all time favorites who hadn't died yet.

Dillinger, Red Dawn, Kelly's Heroes, Alien, and so many others. He was such a great supporting actor/not...
Forum: Foo
09-13-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,574
Posted By Michigander

A legit necro bump on account of my old buddy...

A legit necro bump on account of my old buddy Stacey.

If there's a foo heaven, you know she's got a hell of a pet rat herd. :)
Forum: Foo
09-12-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Michigander

As do most. But it doesn't look like it charges D...

As do most. But it doesn't look like it charges D batteries, which was my point, it's hard to get a good D charger.
Forum: Foo
09-10-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Michigander

Great capacity, I just didn't like the lack of...

Great capacity, I just didn't like the lack of good cheap chargers, and the one that I paid almost a hundred bucks for would miss the termination point and get them super hot some times. 18650's...
Forum: Foo
09-09-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,568
Posted By Michigander

For the best restaurants, grocery stores and...

For the best restaurants, grocery stores and other conveniences, hands down Royal Oak Michigan. The only thing that bests it that I have personally ever experienced is Berkeley Bowl. That place I...
Forum: Foo
09-04-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By Michigander

I am hugely skeptical that US and Europe budget...

I am hugely skeptical that US and Europe budget car companies could do it affordably and reliably. Honda and Toyota, maybe, but their reserved, careful designs are why I doubt they'd bother.

Like...
Forum: Foo
08-26-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Michigander

I have a 20vmax Dewalt USB adapter. Definitely a...

I have a 20vmax Dewalt USB adapter. Definitely a great unit if you already have Dewalt batteries. As with everything made by Dewalt, extremely durable and reliable.
Forum: Foo
08-26-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By Michigander

In terms of under 40, still alive, and not...

In terms of under 40, still alive, and not blatantly riding on the works of others, my favorite personally is Reverend Peyton. Probably not a conventional or widely agreeable opinion, but I greatly...
Forum: Foo
08-24-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,099
Posted By Michigander

I'd buy probably 3 more cars that were either new...

I'd buy probably 3 more cars that were either new or fully restored and race prepped, round out my tool collection, make some investments, and switch to part time work for at least a year while I had...
Forum: Foo
08-16-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By Michigander

For the intermittent hard start, I'd check the...

For the intermittent hard start, I'd check the following in this order-

Battery terminal connections. Loose or corroded terminals will often cause this. Also check the other parts of the system....
08-16-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 199,283
Posted By Michigander

Atlas Shrugged 3. One of the lowest quality films...

Atlas Shrugged 3. One of the lowest quality films I have ever seen. 1 maybe 2 if I am generous out of 10.
Forum: Foo
08-15-17, 11:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By Michigander

I don't have as heavy of experience with Nissan...

I don't have as heavy of experience with Nissan as I do other manufacturers, but I would suggest extreme caution believing that. Those I have worked on have often had some really stupid problems with...
Forum: Foo
08-15-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By Michigander

A year or so before he died I had a conversation...

A year or so before he died I had a conversation with him suggesting he give up coffee for superior energy levels and better overall health. He said he just loved the taste of it. I don't know that...
Forum: Foo
08-15-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By Michigander

I was hoping you'd come back at some point. :)

I was hoping you'd come back at some point. :)
Forum: Foo
08-13-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Michigander

You'd enjoy Detroit then, both for the DIA and...

You'd enjoy Detroit then, both for the DIA and the street stuff.

http://blog.thedetroithub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Grand-river-creative-corridor-stylin-fro-graffiti.jpg...
Forum: Foo
08-12-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Michigander

Post your favorite artists

When I was a kid in elementary school, my teachers put a bad taste in my mouth about paintings. They made us learn about some stunningly lame garbage, and I was all too happy to forget it as quickly...
Forum: Foo
08-06-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By Michigander

I tell people who want peace of mind with...

I tell people who want peace of mind with automatics every 20,000 miles change the fluid and the filter. That definitely helps a lot.

In more recent times, many of the imbecile and/or evil...
Forum: Foo
08-06-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By Michigander

I doubt it, but I suppose it's possible....

I doubt it, but I suppose it's possible. Bookfinder did a pretty good job with that initial assessment.

Nearly 200,000 out of an automatic isn't bad at all, especially in rougher service, even by...
Forum: Foo
08-02-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,450
Views: 1,945,085
Posted By Michigander

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvaEJzoaYZk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvaEJzoaYZk
Forum: Foo
07-29-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,683
Posted By Michigander

Logically you'd certainly think so, but the...

Logically you'd certainly think so, but the gasket is what stops the oil, not the threads, and they can be about to all snap out and come out looking like a spring, and still for another one or two...
Forum: Foo
07-29-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,683
Posted By Michigander

Depends on where you live and how salted the...

Depends on where you live and how salted the roads are/wet the region is, how you drive, what vehicle you drive, and how big your tolerance is for things breaking and having to get a tow truck and...
Forum: Foo
07-28-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,683
Posted By Michigander

Just depends on if it's a keeper. I've seen a...

Just depends on if it's a keeper. I've seen a cargo van with over a million miles on it.
Forum: Foo
07-27-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,683
Posted By Michigander

I worked at a dealer and put them in routinely. ...

I worked at a dealer and put them in routinely.

He may be telling you the truth, and it's company policy to insist on a new pan, or to discourage over sized plugs due to warranty issues or...
Forum: Foo
07-27-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,683
Posted By Michigander

You will rarely find a mechanic who isn't on his...

You will rarely find a mechanic who isn't on his first two weeks on the job or working on an exotic car with an exotic light weight plug who will use a torque wrench on an oil drain plug. About 10...
Forum: Foo
07-27-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,683
Posted By Michigander

In all likelihood that's horse ****, and I say...

In all likelihood that's horse ****, and I say that as a professional mechanic with many years behind me now. 99% chance they over torqued the threads either last time or one or two or three times...
Forum: Foo
07-24-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,306
Posted By Michigander

They are vastly under appreciated. I had one for...

They are vastly under appreciated. I had one for a while and loved it.
Forum: Foo
07-24-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,306
Posted By Michigander

I haven't dug into them far enough to really have...

I haven't dug into them far enough to really have a valid opinion, but given the front wheel drive style platform simply relocated to the rear, I have my doubts I'd consider it among the very easiest...
Forum: Foo
07-22-17, 04:06 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,306
Posted By Michigander

In my mind, the perfect vehicle would be less...

In my mind, the perfect vehicle would be less than 2,500 pounds, or less than 2,800 with modern safety standards, be rear wheel drive with independent rear suspension, have rack and pinion steering,...
Forum: Foo
07-21-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Michigander

I always considered his music to be whiny and...

I always considered his music to be whiny and annoying. The fact he killed himself while having a bunch of kids doesn't really improve my take on him either.

Nonetheless, I feel sorry for...
Forum: Foo
07-19-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,450
Views: 1,945,085
Posted By Michigander

Just visited Winslow, and decorated my garage...

Just visited Winslow, and decorated my garage with a big route 66 sign I got there. So naturally I've blasted the Eagles this evening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY9NstXg8hc
Forum: Foo
07-19-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By Michigander

I Spit On Your Grave might go too far, but it's a...

I Spit On Your Grave might go too far, but it's a great movie.
Forum: Foo
07-11-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Michigander

Looks interesting, and the air variants of the...

Looks interesting, and the air variants of the earthquake line are exceptional with many years to prove it, to the point that I would suggest them for general full time use in a professional...
Forum: Foo
07-04-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 65,769
Posted By Michigander

Zevia ginger root beer. Good stuff.

Zevia ginger root beer. Good stuff.
Forum: Foo
07-04-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Michigander

It might depend on what it was bolted into, but...

It might depend on what it was bolted into, but the odds are that the time for torching was before it snapped. I would suggest drilling it out. If it broke that easily it's probably not very hard...
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Michigander

Looks like an even nicer tool than I suspected. ...

Looks like an even nicer tool than I suspected.

Remember with the weight that it's intended for field service of vehicles and heavy equipment without an air compressor and a line. All things...
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 11:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,626
Posted By Michigander

3 series parts in particular are often quite a...

3 series parts in particular are often quite a joke. :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,626
Posted By Michigander

Toyota is about the most reliable manufacturer...

Toyota is about the most reliable manufacturer around with the best ease of maintenance. I don't think I'll ever own another car that isn't either a non daily driver toy, or a Toyota or Porsche, or...
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Michigander

It should be able to remove any fasteners on a...

It should be able to remove any fasteners on a pickup so long as it's not in or from the rust belt.
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,626
Posted By Michigander

The worst part is that in my opinion GM is even...

The worst part is that in my opinion GM is even worse overall, but Ford has in the last 5 years or so more widely joined the race to the bottom.
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,626
Posted By Michigander

It's pretty easy to see why. Cars became much...

It's pretty easy to see why. Cars became much more reliable and much more stupid in the 80's and 90's continuing to the present. Soulless throwaways full of tightly packed electronic nonsense.
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Michigander

That's a stunningly good warranty. My...

That's a stunningly good warranty.

My experience with both electrical impacts as well as air leads me to believe that the real torque will probably be about 150-200 ft pounds at the most (even my...
Forum: Foo
07-01-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,626
Posted By Michigander

When you consider just how big a chunk of...

When you consider just how big a chunk of people's income goes towards a new car and the fact that even with fairly substantial recall campaigns auto makers still won't ever really make things right...
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