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Rearview back in place

tcr! · Oct 7, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Rearview back in place

After driving around without a rearview mirror for literally months I can finally check this off my list. I’m slow but efficient.

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Mustang Cobra Jet, 2018 edition

tcr! · Aug 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm

2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet First Look: One Fast Pony - Motor Trend

2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet First Look: One Fast Pony

The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is a turnkey race car—it’s not street legal—and Ford will only make 68 of them to mark the year the original debuted. You have a choice of two colors: Race Red or Oxford White. Price tag: $130,000, not including available anniversary badging and graphics. You can place your order now at a Ford dealership.

Under the hood is a 5.2-liter version of Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 with a 3.0-liter fifth-generation Whipple supercharger. It has a three-speed racing transmission.

Ford says the car can exceed 150 mph, which necessitates a parachute on the back. And it claims the car will do the quarter-mile run in just over 8 seconds, which means it has at least 700 horsepower and likely exceeds 1,000 (more specs including horsepower will be revealed later this summer). For perspective: Motor Trend clocked the Tesla Model S P100D’s quarter-mile at 10.5 seconds.

I wasn’t a fan of the white and gold look but’s growing on me. The headlights and grill remind me a little bit of a Cobra, too. Much more than a pony.

#autonews #mustangs

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Fallen down rearview mirror

tcr! · Jun 4, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Fallen down rearview mirror

You sumbitch. I got enough problems without my rearview mirror falling off twice in the same week.

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keamoose keamoose · Jun 4, 2018 at 8:18 pm

Ah, but now you can see above you and avoid meteor strikes while driving.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm

I hadn’t thought about that and it’d be perfect but I threw the mirror over my shoulder and into the back seat in automobile protest.

keamoose keamoose · Jun 5, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Anarchy.

tcr! tcr! · Jun 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm

One time in my early 20s I had a muffler that was dragging on my car, about ready to fall off. I grabbed the whole thing and threw it in a ditch alongside the highway. I told that related story on Instagram yesterday.

keamoose keamoose · Jun 5, 2018 at 2:29 pm

I’ve been in like 3 cars when the muffler fell off and I can completely imagine this. It’s like I’m there.

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Apr 4th, 2018 at 5:17:37 pm

tcr! · Apr 4, 2018 at 5:17 pm

If it sounds like cat fighting (or cats mating) under your hood when you turn the steering wheel, you may need to check your power steering fluid.

Good to know.

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Broken fusebox wire

tcr! · Apr 4, 2018 at 8:05 am

Broken fusebox wire

So this is why my truck wouldn’t start. Good thing I helped wire the New York City Subway back in the early 1900s. 💪

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Apr 4, 2018 at 8:50 am

I can see might be a problem.

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Momma J Momma J · Apr 4, 2018 at 9:30 am

You’re the man!

tcr! tcr! · Apr 4, 2018 at 11:42 am

Why thank you 😊

Momma J Momma J · Apr 4, 2018 at 1:11 pm

You’re welcome!

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Hooper · Apr 4, 2018 at 1:28 pm

is that cut or burnt ?

tcr! tcr! · Apr 4, 2018 at 2:11 pm

It looks like a bad splice that gradually came apart. However, I truly believe Soviet Bigfoot may have cut the wire since I was getting too close.

Hooper · Apr 4, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Hahah nice

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Oct 13th, 2017 at 8:20:39 am

tcr! · Oct 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

Tire guy: do you want the whitewalls in or out?

Me: umm, in please.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

yes. it’s ostentatious and “too groovy” havin’ ‘em out.

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Steel belted tires

tcr! · Oct 10, 2017 at 8:22 am

Steel belted tires

Well, I suppose I should get new tires now that I can see the steel belts everybody’s always raving about.

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keamoose keamoose · Oct 10, 2017 at 10:33 am

Your tires are making me cringe. I’ve never seen a tire that worn, probably because it would literally be impossible to get out of the driveway with them during a Canadian winter.
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/12/how-safe-are-worn-tires/index.htm

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm

When it rains while I’m driving, the front end will often sway left and right because it has very little grip. That makes me a little nervous and even more so when I’m going over a bridge.

I live on the edge, though. I don’t even have valid license plates.

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keamoose keamoose · Oct 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm

The license plates don’t bother me at all. Stick it to the man. I’m just all about the safety. I think it’s the engineering training.

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

I did try to get new tires before I drove for an hour and 45 minutes to the Lake House on Sunday afternoon. And then back on Monday morning. I really did!!

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 11, 2017 at 10:21 am

Don’t try this at home.

I drove on a “spare” tiny donut tire an entire Iowa winter. Circa ‘90-‘91. I drove all the tread off of it. People were alarmed. They would see me pull into work again tonight on that little thing and they couldn’t believe it.

This tireless (i know, i’m not so good at these) piece of rubber was mounted on a Mercury Bobcat, the glamourous version of the Ford Pinto. (I hope I got my models right.) I was in love with a girl when I had that kind of machinery. I was IN love with THE girl during this madness. I see kids today that say they can’t do this or that until this or that falls into place and I remember times like this. I was probably just shy of 6 ft tall and weighed a whopping 130 lbs. I had the original Jerry Seinfeld “do” or what I hoped looked like it and I felt like I invented p***y. Just a man and his machine.

Oops…was that out loud? This stream is flooded and raging out of control.

I’m sure I like the music from these days so much because it reminds of all the other good things from those days.

**** said that if the tape played through again she was gonna stop. (!)

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 11, 2017 at 1:14 pm

All of this, “yes.” A man and his machine and his love for a girl.

I had a girl named Mary and a Mustang named Black.

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Jul 14th, 2017 at 7:19:25 am

tcr! · Jul 14, 2017 at 7:19 am

My driver’s license is expired. The DMV opens in 40 minutes.

I’ve only had one cup of coffee.

Current mood.

The man in the snazzy outfit

#autonews #dmv

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 14, 2017 at 8:25 am

Don’t say carcass at a funeral.
Sarcophagus may used sparingly, but try to use common sense and manners. Don’t go liftin’ up any gd sheets to measure anything and discussion of odor should be kept to a bare minimum and only in scientific terms.
an’ of course the sheriff wanted to know who started the fire and there’s no tellin’ these people that these things happen an’ who has time to apply an’ pay for a license to manufacture an’ distribute distilled spirit???

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Jul 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

this pic always embarrasses me. i was in ? on a mission and had to pack in a hurry. next thing i knew the paparazzi were on me and i was half drunk and my hair all up in a pony…

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Hahahaha! 😅😅

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Jun 28th, 2017 at 4:27:16 pm

tcr! · Jun 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm

I still think the 60s era Lincoln Continentals are the best. The 80s and 90s era are… 🤢😷

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Semi parked on the wrong side

tcr! · Apr 17, 2017 at 6:12 pm

Semi parked on the wrong side

Let’s do this 👊

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