Joe Handley

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  • Location We-Go, Chitown, Ill
  • Full Name Billy Joe

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  1. Joe Handley added a post in a topic More on Spindizzies, model cars in the '40's   

    Something that looks like those in R/C form would be kinda fun and different to drive.
  2. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Concerning the NHRA TV lineup   

    Maybe instead of a true nostalga class, make them run funny cars that actually represent the model they're supposed to look like.  If you want 2dr's make them actually look like a Mustang, Challenger, or Camaro. Want something slippery and the  number of doors be danged, make them look like the Fusion, Camry, 200, Malibu, ect. Yes, distort them some to fit the chassis, but make them look enough like the model they're based on without resorting to just grill and lights stickers on a blob as an identifier.  More Stock in Pro Stock would be good too, instead of everything special and specific, why not build it off a stock platform or at least go back to stock bodywork on a tube frame with an engine that is somewhat related to what's on the street, even if it's made specifically for racing . Then when it comes to EFI vs Carbs, look again at some of the street racers, tuners, hobby racers that don't have as stringent rules and are willing to play with modern technology, there's power to be had in a good EFI system, and not some "lipstick on a pig" TBI nonsense that even GM gave up on by the late 90's either.
  3. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Patriots Steal Another Superbowl   

    If somebody who wasn't a member of Law Enforcement demanded to see my phone due to them thinking I did something wrong, they might end up being told to kiss off.
  4. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Sorry to hear about the infection thing too Harry, Mom has battled those alot and it nearly took her from us this past spring. 
    tThat whole Adobe thing is utter BS and while I'm very open minded on some tech related things, that whole cloud thing is one that I do not trust.
     
     
     
     
     
  5. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Not really, she managed to pull out in front of me then make no attempt to reach the reduced traveling speeds within a  safe time period after getting on the road.  I could have set off an air raid siren and she wouldn't have noticed me there.
  6. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Most of the vehicles who's drivers I've had issues with in the last year have predated $2.00/gallon gas, one I'm pretty sure was reading a book while driving in snow late at night!
  7. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    After tonight, it would be nice if people just used their mirrors and put their heads on swivel from time to time...........just a wee bit of situational awareness, it's all I ask and I'm sure any of the motorcycle riders on here will agree!
  8. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Nearly got sideswiped my a pre touchscreen Pontiac Sunfire while heading home from a DQ run for Dad and myself.  Apparently the driver didn't notice me coming up from behind on her right..........at around the posted limit!  Luckily I had plenty of paved shoulder work with and tires that respond extra, extra well to steering inputs............
  9. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Concerning the NHRA TV lineup   

    If NHRA was truely interested in getting racing on the tracks, maybe do something to make drag racing more accessable.  More tracks, more open days at said tracks, maybe make things more affordable.  For me, Route 66 is the closest of the three at what Google claims is only a 45 minute drive, why not set up something like take over a local street or runway with the help of the the towns/countys/LEOs like they did back in the  early days..........or like Discovery/Street Outlaws currently does.
    I'm more interested in seeing a RoadKill and Mighty Car Mods teamup.
  10. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Concerning the NHRA TV lineup   

    They do seem to have better racing than NHRA any more.............maybe that's part of the reason NHRA had their little tantrum over the show
  11. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Another reason to like older cars!   

    There are about 1.4million UConnect vehicles that can be hacked, and Chrysler is already taking care of those, not sure what is going on with the Ram buyback, and the Jeep thing is utter BS to me.
  12. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Be glad youndon't one of the new U Connect Access equipped Mopars then Harry, one more thing to update, I've heard that it can take anywhere from 20-45 min to run that in a 2015 200!
  13. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    yup, a dead corner got crunched, only flaw I could find was a rear wheel center looked to have been punched through, which had to have been done as it was being taken from the tool.
  14. Joe Handley added a post in a topic Concerning the NHRA TV lineup   

    Oh, they're moving into the 1980s EFI "tech" now....................
  15. Joe Handley added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I don't know what it is about modern appliances, but my parents have a freezer Mom's parents bought 50 years ago and so long as the lid stays shut (not usually a problem, a STRONG magnet holds it shut), things stay very cold.  Right next to it is the fridge they bought when they first moved here in the early 70's, same thing and is a spare.  Since then, we've had one die, and the current one was acting up a while Mom was in Sycamore and has had 2 handles break. The one at work was bought when my old bosses moved the store across town almost 3 years ago, when my new bosses took over the business in March of '14, it stopped cooling much at all so they had to replace a part (don't remember what one) already! We've even been through a couple stoves and dish washers too.  One dish washer was bough when my 33 y/o sister was a baby and it's been replaced twice in the last 12-15 years, the stove I grew up with was bought around the same time the now spare fridge was and also hase been replaced twice since 2000.