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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by James92Scort, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    That should be obtainable info. Maybe people assumed their login no longer worked when the site was revamped. Who knows...

    Also, I agree: the hat-sticker wearers are tools.
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    97MTracer FEOA Donator

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    I almost killed my escort today.

    I had just got done tweaking the new fuel pump so it didn't leak. Went out for a test drive and some idiot high school kid decided to swerve out in front of me. As that was happening a car just down the road was turning into there driveway. When I went around the kid I couldn't see because of sun glare. I had to smash on my brakes and swerve. Missed hitting them by a few inches. Also left quite the tire marks in the road.
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    A clean windshield really helps with the glare. If the paint is stripped from your wiper arms causing additional glare, touch-up paint may work for a bit.
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    97MTracer FEOA Donator

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    My wiper arms look new :) I actually need a new windshield. Has a massive crack in it. I'm in the process of finding a good LVLP spray gun so I can repaint my parts of my car.
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    racewgn FEOA Member

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    Burp!!! Ah that felt better. Thanks for the opportunity to go off topic.
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    RoadWarrior FEOA Member

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    That's what I love about these things, you stand a hope in hell of swerving around the unexpected, instead of having to plow into it and pray the airbags don't break your nose.
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    You realise "good" probably means worth about as much as an Escort to the non-discerning public. That said, there seems to be a lot of people think the Harbor Freight ones are decent for the price.
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    RoadWarrior FEOA Member

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    That's kind of where I'm at now, my wagon is unfortunately past the sweet spot for a reliable DD, finding decent parts quickly has become a "challenge". If I knew what was gonna break 2 or 3 weeks before hand, then I wouldn't have to worry about what I can get local and there's a 3 day lead on a lot of things now, they're not keeping it on shelves any more. Then there's been a big "die off" in this area, suddenly there's none around, well not enough for every wreckers yards to always have a couple.

    I have the wagon though, we're used to the space, we're used to decent mpg too, so we're thinking about the Escape Hybrid. Our city streets are damn rough these days, I've been needing to work on something on the front end spring and fall on the Escort for the last 4 or 5 years, I've had enough of that, and would appreciate the Escape's additional degree of ruggedness over a Focus or Fiesta.

    Edit: But yah, I'll keep the Escort also, just needs to come off combat duty and get assigned to light duties.
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    97MTracer FEOA Donator

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    I was calm the entire time too lol.

    I miss my wagon sometimes. It seems like it was faster than my sedan. If I remember correctly the wagons have a different gearing?


    Also I learned how to shift without using the clutch today. It is a very strange skill to learn but also very fun.
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    That's what I used. I recommend NOT using Rustoleum, use better stuff from a boating supply store or real auto paint. My car looks nice for a while, much better than a cheap MAACO type of paint, but 5 years later it's faded quite a bit and the front of the car has been partially sandblasted from highway driving. Better paint would have held up better.
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    You're right. Marine supply grade materials are hella-expensive, but you can be sure it is the best.
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    More like $30 for a quart instead of $10 for Rustoleum. That's still pretty cheap.
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    You can also get single stage acrylic enamel automotive paint for $30 a quart. And marine paint isn't always that great. At my old job we used to paint stuff with marine enamel and after a year it was noticeably faded.
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Could be worse (might be a repost, sorry):

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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    300% difference is a lot. But don't tell them that it's "pretty cheap" or expect a 600% difference.

    Not unusual to have stuff mislabeled. Most recent example I remember now is Loctite's "Extreme Repair" adhesive. That stuff was only good for caulking holes, but it came in a little bitty tube like most other adhesives.
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    MadBrad BYO Plastic cutlery

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    Is it normal for one testicle to be larger than the other two?
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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    I take it, you live near the nuclear plant shown here ?
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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