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genejockey 03-13-22 05:47 PM

(referring to the picture, of course)

LAJ 03-13-22 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22437854)
(referring to the picture, of course)

Right. I don't think I would ever confuse an old Alfa, or even a new Alfa, for a set of quick struts. Though, a set of quick struts are likely more reliable than a new Alfa.

Bah Humbug 03-13-22 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22437296)
Ground Zero might be preferable in a nuclear conflict.

Yep. I'd rather live in COSprings and just be done with it if it comes down to that. I still envy Pcad, RIP.

Bah Humbug 03-13-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22437842)
Apparently Tom Brady has unretired.

FML.

Drama queen.

big john 03-13-22 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22437847)
Maybe his 401K lost money? Invested in the Russian stock market?

Can't be about money.

gnome 03-13-22 06:13 PM

monday. :notamused:

Bah Humbug 03-13-22 06:21 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22437847)
Maybe his 401K lost money? Invested in the Russian stock market?

One day they'll have to reopen it and deal with what happens. Right now no one knows just how much it's tanked.

indyfabz 03-13-22 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22437694)
did salisbury, md smell like chicken poop back then too?

Absolutely. Before Conrail was acquired and mostly split up we served that area. The line going down there was affectionately called the Purdue Secondary. Lots of cars of grain for the chicken farms.

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 07:13 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22437774)
Quick Struts?

Not Monroe Quick Struts™, but yeah, MRE version. I'm not about to mess with spring compressors and whatnot.

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22437889)
monday. :notamused:

I'm glad you're paving the way for us! :)

LAJ 03-13-22 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22437951)
Yeah, MRE version. I'm not about to mess with spring compressors and whatnot.

Good call. You'll zip right through it. Mark the spindles before removal to aid in close alignment settings.

rjones28 03-13-22 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22437951)
Not Monroe Quick Struts™, but yeah, MRE version. I'm not about to mess with spring compressors and whatnot.

I compressed automotive springs a time or two in my youth. With rented equipment. #livingdangerously

Mojo31 03-13-22 07:22 PM

Visited the granddog this weekend. Beat the heck out of hearing about war machines.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0617477a31.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c6eb25aa29.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...48a87e6151.jpg

datlas 03-13-22 07:29 PM

Another painting recently done by mrs datlas


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bc85fb5de.jpeg

LAJ 03-13-22 07:32 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...de731063e8.jpg

WhyFi 03-13-22 07:43 PM

^^^ I LOLed.

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22437986)
^^^ I LOLed.

Just looking at those trigger clamps on a spring gives me the heebiejeebies.

Excellent backup :)

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22437955)
Good call. You'll zip right through it. Mark the spindles before removal to aid in close alignment settings.

Will do. I debated whether to get struts or just another van :)

If this van lasts 'til 220000 before the lower intake manifold goes or the transmission croaks, I'll be happy I went with the new struts.

LAJ 03-13-22 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22437992)
Will do. I debated whether to get struts or just another van :)

If this van lasts 'til 220000 before the lower intake manifold goes or the transmission croaks, I'll be happy I went with the new struts.

I did two of those intake gaskets a day, which for an indie, was pretty OK. Transmissions? Not my forte :)

genejockey 03-13-22 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22437992)
Will do. I debated whether to get struts or just another van :)

If this van lasts 'til 220000 before the lower intake manifold goes or the transmission croaks, I'll be happy I went with the new struts.

I had to make a decision about the Subaru Outback, where it needed new head gaskets just to pass smog, but it was otherwise fine. If the Blue Book value of a car is $X, and it's got a mechanical problem that won't let you register it that will cost $X - 500 to fix, but you don't have the 4-5 X for a new car......

LAJ 03-13-22 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22438005)
I had to make a decision about the Subaru Outback, where it needed new head gaskets just to pass smog, but it was otherwise fine. If the Blue Book value of a car is $X, and it's got a mechanical problem that won't let you register it that will cost $X - 500 to fix, but you don't have the 4-5 X for a new car......

There are certain years of Subie that have two types. One type is the one that needs head gaskets, the other type is the one that just got head gaskets. Unfortunately the type that just got head gaskets morphs into the type that needs head gaskets, rather quickly. Subaru's have many such idiosyncrasies, sadly. The newer one's seem to be a bit more bulletproof.

genejockey 03-13-22 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22438010)
There are certain years of Subie that have two types. One type is the one that needs head gaskets, the other type is the one that just got head gaskets. Unfortunately the type that just got head gaskets morphs into the type that needs head gaskets, rather quickly. Subaru's have many such idiosyncrasies, sadly. The newer one's seem to be a bit more bulletproof.

It's quite the change going from the Subaru that drank oil to the Dodge where it takes the entire time between oil changes to lose a quart of oil. 10,000 miles, and that's the car telling me when to change it.

abshipp 03-13-22 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22438010)
There are certain years of Subie that have two types. One type is the one that needs head gaskets, the other type is the one that just got head gaskets. Unfortunately the type that just got head gaskets morphs into the type that needs head gaskets, rather quickly. Subaru's have many such idiosyncrasies, sadly. The newer one's seem to be a bit more bulletproof.

My brother had a 01 Forester and my mother had an 08 so I've known about the head gasket thing for a while. I also know that it's pretty critical to replace the timing belt around 100k and while you're in there it's best to replace some accessory components that are easy to get to since the engine has to be pulled.

I never ended up buying one for myself because every one for sale had over 100k and none of that work done, but priced like you wouldn't need to put $3k into it just to keep the pistons from getting cozy with the valves at any moment. Which is what happened to my mother's.

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22435867)
Kudos.

I would prefer Tucson because Mt Lemmon. Or Albuquerque because Sandia Crest.

Any good hillclimbs in PHX??

Humbolt hill is nearby. It's partially gravel though. You can start farther out for more elevation gain and more miles.

https://www.strava.com/segments/14291806

LesterOfPuppets 03-13-22 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22438030)
Humbolt hill is nearby. It's partially gravel though. You can start farther out for more elevation gain and more miles.

https://www.strava.com/segments/14291806

I want to hit this one sometime, but start from farther out and go further past the end of this segment. Nice curvy road is fun in the car, should be super fun on a bike.

https://www.strava.com/segments/1876657

Oooh, Chloe Woodruff has the QOM!


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