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Old 09-24-2023, 09:46 PM
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New Michelin traditional-tread tires. Also bought a rebuilt pair of carbs (now I actually have to put them on)

Last Spring's project was custom-fabricating a radiator shroud and extending the fan spacer to match the shroud.
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What kind of car is this?

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Old 09-25-2023, 06:44 AM
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New Michelin CrossClimate tires. Expensive in the size I needed but much quieter and better ride than the previous brand.
I would suggest those to all in a location where it snows. We have 3 sets now all in very different sizes and under very different vehicles. No more two sets of tires or wheels here. The oldest set ended last winter with 20,000 miles and they didn't lose their winter magic with age.

A state of the art dedicated winter tire will still do a little better on ice but these things are truly 3 peak rated and have none of the negative aspects you get with dedicated winter tires. Don't let that be deceiving though because these are noticeably better than all season tires on ice.
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Old 09-25-2023, 07:14 AM
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Thinking I may get rid of her in the next month or so.

I picked her up in 2020... a 2015 Infiniti Q50 with only 7,800 miles on her. Got a helluva deal! She drives great. The only downside is that she's RWD so doesn't get much driving in the winter months.

I'm kind of wanting a Jeep (again). I had one 20 years ago when my twins were born and got rid of it because it really wasn't a suitable family vehicle. Now I'm thinking what I drive doesn't need to be 'suitable' any longer.

So... yeah. Might be time for a vehicle swap...
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Old 09-25-2023, 07:50 AM
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Sadly, I dropped over 4 grand having a new cylinder head put on my Jeep's engine.

Happily, after pleading my case that this engine was prone to this type of failure in the past, and I only had 43k miles on the engine, Jeep agreed to refund me half of the cost!!!

I'm planning on washing and detailing it later today.

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Old 09-25-2023, 07:56 AM
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I peeled off the carmax sticker and buffed the residue away with Flitz,
and I changed out the carmax front plate with one that says GIBSON
in the pre-47 script font... I with they hadn't drilled holes for the front
plate, those holes won't buff out...



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Old 09-25-2023, 10:11 AM
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replaced the driver side low beam headlight bulb. The first one lasted 14 years so I should be good to go for a while now!
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Old 09-25-2023, 10:55 AM
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I changed the oil in our 2022 Transit Connect cargo van yesterday.

After years of sports cars and pickup trucks, I never would have thought that driving a cargo van would appeal to me. But man, is that thing handy! I've had more people ask to borrow it than I ever did with a pickup!
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Old 09-25-2023, 01:22 PM
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I really drive so little these past few years that I'm always REALLY appreciative of the fact that my Acura Integra is relatively maintenance-free!

My car is a 1999 Acura Integra GS with 113k miles on it now... still looks really good when he's all cleaned and polished. It is a major pain in the butt to not have a garage - at my age, it makes even washing the car a losing proposition! I figure that I get about 3 or 4 days of "clean" after washing it, so long as I use the car cover and a bit of Quik Detailer...

And when it rains, the cover is no good...

I guess the last thing I did for that car was to use some headlight lens polish/cleaner. Seems I need to use it every few months.

By the way, that is a GREAT looking old MG TD (TF?)!!!
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...By the way, that is a GREAT looking old MG TD (TF?)!!!
It really is. Looks like a TD to me....
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Old 09-25-2023, 03:30 PM
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2014 Honda CRV-EX. 31k on the clock. In July I spent £150 on getting some hedge scratches polished out (self inflicted) After, some extreme weather, it looks pretty filthy.

Next time we get a sunny day, I'll take it to the Romanian(?) car washers, they do a great job.

I gave it £50 woth of Esso in it because I couldn't get to a decent petrol station.

New rear disks and pads plus the annual service and MOT certification in November.

I'd kinda like a newer model, and an updated satnav, but my mileage is so low now and it is a lovely drive.
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I bought a car wash subscription so that I can run it through the car wash anytime I want and as often as I want.
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I bought a car wash subscription so that I can run it through the car wash anytime I want and as often as I want.
I did the same thing last spring and really enjoyed having a clean car all the time. However, the power of water jets was soaking my cabin air filters (under the glove box) rendering the air conditioning inoperable. Be careful...
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Old 09-26-2023, 06:58 AM
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On the cusp of handing my 2009 RAV4 to my son as his first car, so I had it checked out by my local independent mechanic and replaced the front struts, brakes and had a wheel alignment done. Tires all around are next. I want it to be safe for him and not have any surprises in the handling.
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Old 09-26-2023, 10:36 AM
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1994 Ford F-150
Had the exhaust removed including catalytic converter.
Replace with an hi-performance off road exhaust.
Not too loud, sounds kinda badass.
You can get away with that in rural Oregon.
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Old 09-26-2023, 09:47 PM
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Last week I had a quart of oil added, next week itís going into the shop to get the brakes checked and for a full winterization. (Winter will be upon us sooner here in Alaska than it will be for most of you all.) Itís a 2017 Subaru Outback that I bought new in Kansas City, loaded up some furniture from my fatherís estate that my wife wanted, and drove across the western United States to board a ferry in Bellingham, Washington that took me to Whittier, Alaska, an hour south of Anchorage.

Itís got barely more than 75,000 miles on it, and has been just a terrific car. Iíll replace it with another Subaru when it comes time to replace it, but so far itís going strong.


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