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Posted: Feb 9, 2016 - 9:46am

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mind if i come down and take it for a spin?

 
When I see "spin" and "buzz" in the same sentence it brings back memories of my early,amateur drinking days.There was a lot of vomit involved so no,no you cannot take my mattress for a spin.If I ever start drinking again I might have to start from scratch with zero tolerance,so if I do I'll probably vomit on the mattress myself.In that case you would be welcome to it.
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Posted: Feb 9, 2016 - 8:49am

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mind if i come down and take it for a spin?
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Posted: Feb 9, 2016 - 8:42am

The highest rated mattress in the world

 


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Posted: Dec 21, 2015 - 4:49am

Another great deal; a new wood stove that easily heats the whole house:

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Posted: Dec 21, 2015 - 4:48am

My new to me 1993 Ford Ranger!  Got it for a steal from a mechanic who has had it since 1994 so it has essentially only had one owner who babied it.  Because he was an OTR trucker it only has 102k miles on it; everything is manual; transmission, door windows, everything.  Damn thing looks like it was in a time capsule.



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Posted: Dec 18, 2015 - 1:20pm

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I wasn't that up to speed on the 4.0 cooling problems, but I know about the timing chain guide and tensioner issues.  There's a solution, but the parts package has a comma in the price tag.  I believe the 4.2 solved all those problems, and I bet it's not a tough motor to find in a boneyard.  I'm a big fan of the Chevy LS series (*everything is better with an LS swap) but a 4.2 out of an unloved S-type or XJ8 or later XK would be nice.  But, if you don't love the car, it's not worth the effort. 

I found a manual-trans S-type V6 on Craigslist last week.  I'm tempted; it could be my kind of trouble.

My entry in this thread has calmed down my new-car jones, though.  I've put 2,000 miles on the 998 since buying it, and it has been pretty good to me.  Strapping a bunch of camping gear onto the back seems to have broken the circuit board in the Chinese LED tail light that was in it, so I put a factory tail light back in its place.  This bike isn't supposed to carry camping gear anyway.  Hell, this bike isn't supposed to carry your cell phone and wallet, it's designed for someone else to carry that stuff for you while she times your laps from the pit wall. 

(*) Everything is better with an LS swap.  One of my best friends just got a brand-new Z06 Corvette, the 650-hp supercharged computer-on-wheels that will roughly match a $300,000 McLaren around a race track, and he said about it something you will never hear anybody else say about their Corvette:  "It's pretty fast, it ought to keep me entertained until I get that Miata finished."

So now I'd like to build a Miata something like his Miata.

LS7 MX5
 
Yes there is an LC swap option for the Jag and even a 8 speed manual can be fitted as the XK's were auto trans only the one thing I really hate about the car. But its simply not worth it to me and the fact I can't afford it.
They finally went to metal tensioners in 2002 and the fix on the older ones is to replace the tensioners with the metal ones. I already bought all the parts because I am 90% sure my car has the plastic one still. When the car had 57k miles and still under warranty the tensioner failed and destroyed the engine and Jag ate it and put in a new engine so it has only 44k miles on it now. That was in 2002 but the replacement engine likely still has plastic tensioners. My problem is I have no place to work on it. The 4.2 can't be directly swapped because they changed all the electronics and harnesses and it would be more trouble than its worth.
The S type with the V6 manual would be cool. I passed on an X type AWD with a manual trans last month and went with the SAAB instead as it will be easier and cheaper to maintain and I am on disability pay and can't afford 2 money pits at once.
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Posted: Dec 18, 2015 - 12:55pm

I wasn't that up to speed on the 4.0 cooling problems, but I know about the timing chain guide and tensioner issues.  There's a solution, but the parts package has a comma in the price tag.  I believe the 4.2 solved all those problems, and I bet it's not a tough motor to find in a boneyard.  I'm a big fan of the Chevy LS series (*everything is better with an LS swap) but a 4.2 out of an unloved S-type or XJ8 or later XK would be nice.  But, if you don't love the car, it's not worth the effort. 

I found a manual-trans S-type V6 on Craigslist last week.  I'm tempted; it could be my kind of trouble.

My entry in this thread has calmed down my new-car jones, though.  I've put 2,000 miles on the 998 since buying it, and it has been pretty good to me.  Strapping a bunch of camping gear onto the back seems to have broken the circuit board in the Chinese LED tail light that was in it, so I put a factory tail light back in its place.  This bike isn't supposed to carry camping gear anyway.  Hell, this bike isn't supposed to carry your cell phone and wallet, it's designed for someone else to carry that stuff for you while she times your laps from the pit wall. 

(*) Everything is better with an LS swap.  One of my best friends just got a brand-new Z06 Corvette, the 650-hp supercharged computer-on-wheels that will roughly match a $300,000 McLaren around a race track, and he said about it something you will never hear anybody else say about their Corvette:  "It's pretty fast, it ought to keep me entertained until I get that Miata finished."

So now I'd like to build a Miata something like his Miata.

LS7 MX5

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Posted: Dec 18, 2015 - 11:01am

 Bill_Rockoff wrote:
Nice Saab.  Power top is now manual top - check.  I like the blackout dash option, but the displays seem to go dim a few pixels at a time anyway.  Once the dash display starts to malfunction and the transmission breaks, you will have hit the Saab trifecta, but yours is low miles and I bet you have enough mechanical empathy to keep the 5-speed from grenading.  I always liked the way those things drove, and the fact that yours made it home under its own power means $1,100 was a steal.

What's with the Jag? 

 
The 97-98 used 5 electric motors with plastic gear heads on them and they break and no new motors available. And even if you replace with a used one it might last a year max before it or another one breaks. So manual it is. I'd much rather deal with a manual trans in one of these than a auto that will cost twice what the car cost to rebuild. The SID displays are famous for pixels dropping out and you can get a "rebuilt" one for $129 exchange. But you can fix it your self. The failure isn't the display itself, its the way the ribbon connector attaches to it inside and it can be fixed for free. So far no dead pixels, just a constant "Check Top" error. I will bypass the microswitches and that will stop that. It came with all the service history from new as it was a 1 owner car and it only had normal amounts of maintenance. And frequent oil changes which these engines need so they don't sludge up from the cat being to close to the oil pan. 

The Jag seems to like a ride on a roll back about every 300 or so miles. I finally found the root cause of many of its problems. Its an aluminum block and is supposed to run 180-190F. It has a fake temp gauge and the early ECU's on the '97's don't output actual temp date via the ODBII buss. Turns out its really running around 220F. Not enough to make the ECU notice as that takes 235 and up before it complains. So thats why it cooked 3 of 8 coils on a 90F day during a 300 mile trip. I'm sure its not to healthy for the engine itself either. The early '97's had defective water pumps and defective t-stats and t-stat housings and mine are original. They even made it so the new T-stat won't fit unless you replace its housing also so insure that gets replaced. And the newer water plumps have a different color pulley. So I have to replace all that stuff and will do the hoses also. And flush the coolant which looks like its a mixture of more than one type which is not good as OAT (Dexcool) mixed with green causes jelling to occur. Plus they found the Dexcool that the factory used damages the water pump impeller plastic over time. 
That and I need to pull the cam covers and make sure it doesn't still have the plastic chain tensioners or the engine is a time bomb. Then after that I call pull the defective ABS module and fix that and then I will have ABS again. They used a ABS pump connector thats to wimpy and they get so hot they unsolder themselves off the pcb.
Then just have to drive it a few hundred miles (or less) for it to surprise me with its next failure. But I will fool it and sell it instead.


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Posted: Dec 18, 2015 - 10:42am

Nice Saab.  Power top is now manual top - check.  I like the blackout dash option, but the displays seem to go dim a few pixels at a time anyway.  Once the dash display starts to malfunction and the transmission breaks, you will have hit the Saab trifecta, but yours is low miles and I bet you have enough mechanical empathy to keep the 5-speed from grenading.  I always liked the way those things drove, and the fact that yours made it home under its own power means $1,100 was a steal.

What's with the Jag? 
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Posted: Dec 17, 2015 - 2:01pm

 haresfur wrote:

I like daytime running lights because I grew up in a really flat area and you couldn't see cars approaching, especially in summer when the heat was rising off the road. But my old Subaru where you could just leave the headlights on and they would turn off when you turned off the ignition worked just fine.

The German engineers have an amazing ability to make things overly complicated and obtuse but at least they let you control a lot of the features if you can figure it out. 

ETA: you could always just let the running light bulbs burn out and not replace them when that happens.

 
Then I'd have no headlights when I need them. Most cars here with DRL only have the headlights on. On a SAAB all the lights are on all the time. You don't even have separate control over the frog lights. It has a headlight switch but it doesn't do anything. The exterior lights are always off when the key is off even with the headlight switch on.


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Posted: Dec 17, 2015 - 1:41pm

 haresfur wrote:
New to me Volkswagen Pissant



My favourite feature is that the headlights come on automatically when you hit 140 kmph 

 
Plus, it has an air freshener spray and charcoal canister that automatically activates 30 minutes after you leave the Taco Bell drive-thru.


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Posted: Dec 17, 2015 - 1:24pm

 DaveInVA wrote:


Cool!
The SAAB has "Dark Mode" that only lights up the speedo at night and only up to 90 mph if you use that mode. I do hate that it has daylight running lights because they wanted to sell more bulbs so I am going to disable that. And of course wipers on the headlight that when the blades go bad they scratch up the headlight lenses.

 
I like daytime running lights because I grew up in a really flat area and you couldn't see cars approaching, especially in summer when the heat was rising off the road. But my old Subaru where you could just leave the headlights on and they would turn off when you turned off the ignition worked just fine.

The German engineers have an amazing ability to make things overly complicated and obtuse but at least they let you control a lot of the features if you can figure it out. 

ETA: you could always just let the running light bulbs burn out and not replace them when that happens.


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Posted: Dec 17, 2015 - 5:39am

 haresfur wrote:
New to me Volkswagen Pissant



My favourite feature is that the headlights come on automatically when you hit 140 kmph 

 

Cool!
The SAAB has "Dark Mode" that only lights up the speedo at night and only up to 90 mph if you use that mode. I do hate that it has daylight running lights because they wanted to sell more bulbs so I am going to disable that. And of course wipers on the headlight that when the blades go bad they scratch up the headlight lenses.


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Posted: Dec 17, 2015 - 1:32am

New to me Volkswagen Pissant



My favourite feature is that the headlights come on automatically when you hit 140 kmph 
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Posted: Dec 12, 2015 - 1:46pm

Some more boring SAAB pics.. Cleaned it up a little. Even still has the white gloves for changing the tire and the divider thingy.

















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Posted: Dec 12, 2015 - 12:54pm

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key between the seats?

 
Yeppers and has to be in reverse to remove it.
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Posted: Dec 12, 2015 - 11:54am

 DaveInVA wrote:
A couple of quickie phone pics...

 

 
key between the seats?
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Posted: Dec 12, 2015 - 11:33am

 DaveInVA wrote:
My new to me SAAB Story. I needed a cheap beater while I decide what to do with my Jag thats been pretty much dead for 3 months. Being on disability money is scarce and I didn't want to take out a loan I can't afford. I also didn't want a high miles car with an auto trans about to die. So finally stumbled into this 1997 SAAB 900S. Its a base model with a 5 speed manual, 2.3L, no turblow or extra luxury features. No crude control, power seats etc. LESS STUFF TO BREAK!  And best of all it was a one owner car and has only 70K actual miles on it. Has all cervice records. Bought it in Greensboro and drove it home an hour or so ago. Set me back every penny of $1100, Only known problems is top only works manually and the power mirrors don't work. Drove very nice and averaged 34.3 mpg coming home. Just passed NC inspection and it has to get VA inspected tomorrow and do the title and reg paperwork at the DMV. Will hopefully make a nice beater and its a relief to finally have a (working) car again. Even the A/C works.






 
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Posted: Dec 12, 2015 - 11:15am

A couple of quickie phone pics...

 
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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
My new to me SAAB Story. I needed a cheap beater while I decide what to do with my Jag thats been pretty much dead for 3 months. Being on disability money is scarce and I didn't want to take out a loan I can't afford. I also didn't want a high miles car with an auto trans about to die. So finally stumbled into this 1997 SAAB 900S. Its a base model with a 5 speed manual, no turblow or extra luxury features. No crude control, power seats etc. LESS STUFF TO BREAK!  And best of all it was a one owner car and has only 70K actual miles on it. Has all cervice records. Bought it in Greensboro and drove it home an hour or so ago. Set me back every penny of $1100, Only known problems is top only works manually and the power mirrors don't work. Drove very nice and averaged 34.3 mpg coming home. Just passed NC inspection and it has to get VA inspected tomorrow and do the title and reg paperwork at the DMV. Will hopefully make a nice beater and its a relief to finally have a (working) car again. Even the A/C works.


 
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