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OneTrickPony

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  1. Another thing the tech told me was to make sure the car was completely stopped when shifting from forward to reverse or reverse to forward. The CVT is less tolerant of a slight role while shifting than most automatic transmissions.
  2. The CVT has a poor reputation but I was told by a Nissan tech that they will outlast the car with a simple oil change every 30K miles. I have over 130K on my 2010 Altima and the CVT works just fine. I use the simple method to change the fluid through the dipstick tube. Use a pump to suck out as much fluid as possible and replace it with the same amount of fluid (to the ounce.) I use the Valvoline CVT fluid in mine. As always, your mileage may vary 😉
  3. Pictures from my dad's wrecking yard in Beaumont, TX. from around 1960. He would pick me up from school in 1st grade and take me back to the shop with him until he closed around 5:30.
  4. The new buzz phrase I am hearing is "options by subscription." As long as you maintain your subscription payments, your optional equipment will continue to function. When you drop the subscription, they remotely disable the function. This allows the manufacturer to maintain an income stream from the vehicle. Think of OnStar for your power seats. Your cool driver memory function will require an annual payment to work. So far as the issue the OP brought up, the only parts that are federally mandated to be available are emissions related items. Some emissions parts are required to function for 100k miles
  5. I love this show. My wife and I have watched the entire series twice through. I've been watching the animated version and most episodes are pretty good, too. There is also a full length movie with all of the same actors. So far as the cars go, the only two others I can think of are Wanda's blue econo box (not sure what it is but it's pretty prominent in the episode where Hank's truck is sold in the police auction) and Lacy's car that's always in the Ruby parking lot. Edit: there is an episode in the animated version where Brent and Hank buy an old car to build a hot rod. It's a generic looking 20s or early 30s, sort of Model A looking coupe
  6. It makes me think of a cooler looking version of an MG Midget. Well done!
  7. This popped up in my FB feed today. I thought it fit with the cool work you are doing in this thread. I don't have any info, just the picture.
  8. When my florescent drop light died while working on my truck, I needed a quick replacement to get through the job. I had an old drop light that used incandescent bulbs so I grabbed it and screwed in a 100 watt LED. It worked so well that it is now my go-to work light. Lots of light, no heat, and a tough skin. Drops don't seem to bother it, either.
  9. When my florescent drop light died while working on my truck, I needed a quick replacement to get through the job. I had an old drop light that used incandescent bulbs so I grabbed it and screwed in a 100 watt LED. It worked so well that it is now my go-to work light. Lots of light, no heat, and a tough skin. Drops don't seem to bother it, either.
  10. 1970 F100, 351W, C6 and lots of other little upgrades.
  11. Most 1:1 guys say to leave at least the full diameter of the holes between them for strength. Some guys go to smaller holes as they get past the spring perches.
  12. Da Grump could have been running a big block and automatic when match racing. That was all "run-what-ya-brung!"
  13. Some of the local PDs used Chief's cars set up like that for both police and fire departments. More "personal luxury" than pursuit.
  14. I ran across this on my feed today and wanted to share it. 15 pictures of Ford concept cars that were either Mustangs or other sporty cars that never made production. Some I have seen before but others were new to me. https://www.motorious.com/slideshow/features/301916/long-lost-ford-mustang-concept I think this one is my favorite:
  15. Reminds me a bit of the Fiat X19, also designed by Bertone.
  16. It is very difficult to judge a color based on TV screen shots. The reflections of the shadows and sky will alter your perception drastically from shot to shot. I would just go with a medium green call it good.
  17. I could spend hours looking through the Auto World catalog.
  18. In my experience back in the 60's and 70's, local tracks were a LOT more forgiving of the class rules than the national races. I knew several racers that were running Modified Production with cars that would have been in the Altered or Gas classes at a national event. They would not have been competitive, either, in those classes ;-). Also, there were lots of travelling match racers that threw the rule book away in the name of making money. They would be paid to show at these local races as crowd pleasers. The rules issues you have pointed out don't bother me at all. What you are building would have looked perfectly at home, and probably much nicer than most of the cars, at Golden Triangle Dragstrip in Beaumont, TX in the late 60's and early 70's. when I was a regular spectator and occasional participant.
  19. I followed some of that build on the HAMB. It was truly a labor of love and an amazing piece of work.
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