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    Sticky: Not much whipping out the past couple weeks,...

    Not much whipping out the past couple weeks, meaning no whipping out at all. It wants to rain at some point every single bleeping day again so there's no taking the car to work. What about the...
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    There probably is something that would make it...

    There probably is something that would make it easier. I've only had the cover off maybe a dozen times in the past 22 years though. The older it gets and,,,,,,,,the older I get, the harder it is to...
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    It all comes down to software licencing and...

    It all comes down to software licencing and ownership. Technically, the software installed in a car is not owned by the owner of the car. It's owned by the software company. I TRIED to read the whole...
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    There are companies that can "rebuild" modules...

    There are companies that can "rebuild" modules BUT, as doublechaz mentioned, if the processor is fried there's no way to fix it. The programming is licensed and copying it without license would be...
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    I assume you mean the spiral spring on the pieces...

    I assume you mean the spiral spring on the pieces that hold the hood open(?) If so, they were painted body color originally.
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    That would be way too easy. I'd think something...

    That would be way too easy. I'd think something was wrong, lol!

    Not really a rant, more of a WTF? We've got a 2015 Chevy G1500 cutaway van at the shop that needs a BCM (Body Control Module). So...
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    I normally don't (can't) hold a grudge for more...

    I normally don't (can't) hold a grudge for more than about 2 minutes EXCEPT in very rare cases. There are two of them. One is Brad's NOS for very good reasons which I won't go into. The other is a...
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    ...........and a certain other vital part of your...

    ...........and a certain other vital part of your body, :eek2: Just because Brad's SAYS they have one, doesn't necessarily mean they do. Just saying..............
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    Can't blame you for cussing when working on a VW!...

    Can't blame you for cussing when working on a VW! lol Yes I know, it's my job and I do it the best I can. The Suzuki didn't really bother me, just thought the design was ridiculous. Been doing this...
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    I don't know if this would be called a rant. I'm...

    I don't know if this would be called a rant. I'm talking about stupidity in automotive engineering. At work I'm a little more than half way through replacing the water pump on a 2003 Suzuki XL-7 with...
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    Sticky: That's a good idea. First though, I'll need to...

    That's a good idea. First though, I'll need to get a porch................lol
    I've probably put about 150 miles on the car in the past month. It would be more except the weather is so sporadic with...
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    Wow, what a motley looking bunch in that...

    Wow, what a motley looking bunch in that picture:icon_mrgreen:

    Cool that the casket is that color and is that a 43 on the lid? Taking the final ride in the back of the Lil' Red is so much better...
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    To see a 2nd Gen Dakota around here is a VERY...

    To see a 2nd Gen Dakota around here is a VERY rare sight. Of those you do see, 90% shouldn't be on the road anymore they're so rotted away. The other 98% that were on the road are all long gone years...
  14. Oh oh, I hear the wheels turning:biggrin:

    Oh oh, I hear the wheels turning:biggrin:
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    Not an F-body but it is a Mopar, N-body I believe...

    Not an F-body but it is a Mopar, N-body I believe so, I'll sneak this in where it shouldn't be. At long last, got the bed sides of the Dakota ready to paint. Tomorrow, shoot a coat of sealer and then...
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    I had that happen once also. Didn't hear it come...

    I had that happen once also. Didn't hear it come off, just noticed one day when I was under the car for something else and "what the,,,,,,,,,,sway bar link is missing". No idea if it unscrewed it...
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    Haven't done much of anything to the F lately,...

    Haven't done much of anything to the F lately, other than the usual tidying up after driving it each time. Since it's FINALLY not raining every other day anymore, been putting quite a few miles on...
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    Well, maybe I should give up on ever getting the...

    Well, maybe I should give up on ever getting the air bag recall done on my Mustang. Called the Ford dealer on the north side a while ago. Of course I had to "leave a message" and they would call...
  19. I barely remember when the f's came out. I was...

    I barely remember when the f's came out. I was only 12 at the time and had Barracuda on the brain, lol. Vowed my 1st car would be a Barracuda or else, and it was. Mainly what I recall (no pun...
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    How about a rave for once? Not only is tomorrow...

    How about a rave for once? Not only is tomorrow Friday, it's Friday before a 3 day weekend. It's not only a Friday before a 3 day weekend, it's also a payday Friday (we get paid every other week). To...
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    I have to go over to the DMV, which is...

    I have to go over to the DMV, which is conveniently located just on the other side of the freeway from where I live, for drivers license, registration, etc. Everything to do with vehicles and...
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    Rant again...……..Could do with less wind again...

    Rant again...……..Could do with less wind again today. Actually, it's worse than yesterday since it's only 58 bleeping degrees out. :mad-new: Oh yeah, one other thing. It's WAY too early for the...
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    Maybe this time I'll mix the activator a little...

    Maybe this time I'll mix the activator a little "rich", by just a little bit in the interest of saving some time and,,,,,,hopefully it'll be dust free quicker.

    Since this is rants and raves, a...
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    Yeah, I got my numbers mixed up. The 441-23 is...

    Yeah, I got my numbers mixed up. The 441-23 is the primer I'm using, not the reducer. Even with the right reducer number, the one on the primer can isn't what I have. It's says to use 441-60....
  25. The car had been repainted before I bought it,...

    The car had been repainted before I bought it, maybe after the accident damage was repaired(?). Appears it had a semi-bad crash. The entire left rear corner of the car is welded on from a donor,...
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