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1 No. 1 ID: e63b69 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Post it if it's yours and gets you from point A to point B!

No post without picture.
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>>20578

It'll take me over a football field to stop at highway speed and 80k gross weight.....

I'm not worried about bikes though, unless you hit debris in front of me. It's oblivious car drivers.
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>>20622

>It'll take me over a football field to stop at highway speed and 80k gross weight.....
>I'm not worried about bikes though, unless you hit debris in front of me.

That's kind of what I'm talking about, though. The thought that always crosses my mind is basically "What happens if I lay it down with this guy <30 M behind me?"

And yeah, that's rhetorical; I pretty well know what would happen.

>It's oblivious car drivers.

Jesus, don't even get me started, bro.


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  >16 AMRAAM

This is some ace combat shit
>> No. 20640 ID: 254d85
"Hedge your bets against the claims of missile salesmen with the new F-15 Advanced!"


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19982 No. 19982 ID: a70f76 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Celebrating /v/ surviving the revamp, let's talk about the latest repair/replacement/upgrade/any maintenance whatsoever we've had to perform on our vehicles.

On my way to work this morning, my rear end slumped out of nowhere, no apparent cause. I thought I had a flat initially, but started to realize that it was my shocks after experiencing no handling issues.

Limped into work, looked at it for a few minutes, had to clock in, then 2 hours later during my 15 minute break, I pulled the side panels off and discovered this. Apparently the retaining washer broke and the shock came off the bushing and was wedged between the exhausted and the frame.

Thank God, it's an easy fix and I work in a shop, plenty of tools at my disposal. Loosened the exhaust, freed the shock, realigned it and stole a washer from the Grainger box to reattach it and even reinforced it.

I spent that two hours stressing about the possibilities, thinking I was going to be spending more money or missing work.
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>> No. 20629 ID: 634497
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>>20571

Haha, I've done shit like that. Image related.
>> No. 20630 ID: 0fa6d7
>>20571
>The engine stop switch is in the on position. Flip that, engine starts.
>I feel stupid for not checking the obvious first.

Clearly, you don't have biker friends.
It's like standard fucking behavior to flip someone else's killswitch when parked. Fucking assholes.
>> No. 20635 ID: 634497
>>20630

Or at stoplights, which is embarrassing as hell when the signal goes green and you didn't notice your bike was powered down because your ass was already numb and there's a shitton of louder bikes all around you.

Worse still, though, is that I've heard of dudes doing it to each other while underway. Now that's a dick move.
>> No. 20636 ID: 2999b0
>>20630
The sad part is I do, I should know better. That's why I felt stupid.
>> No. 20638 ID: 0fa6d7
>>20635
>Worse still, though, is that I've heard of dudes doing it to each other while underway. Now that's a dick move.

Meh, had it done to me on a straight. It's easy as fuck to rectify.
Just flip switch, clutch, start, make sure you're in the right gear & apply gas as you unclutch.

Another typical thing with my friends is them enabling my heated grips... On a summer day, it takes a while before you notice & then your grips will be hot for a good while. Assholes. :)


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19483 No. 19483 ID: a18c5a hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Dropped another $300 on the Cadillac Eldorado I own to get work done on the radiator. I haven't yet ordered the rebuilt engine that it would take to turn my car into a reliable vehicle, and I'm not sure anymore if that's what I want to do. A coupe isn't conducive to the family life anyway. What's a badass dad car I can get?
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>> No. 19694 ID: e8df41
>>19693

> I think it might be saving me from a larger problem.

I doubt it. People have been driving without electronic traction control for a hundred years.

It's probably a bad wheel sensor or something stupid like that. Get one of those $12 Bluetooth OBD-II code readers, assuming you have a smartphone or tablet, and check it out.
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>>19694
> I doubt it. People have been driving without electronic traction control for a hundred years.

Yeah fuck traction control. I had to disconnect shit to turn it completely of on my Mazdaspeed 3. In my work truck it's fun as hell in the snow. With the TCS disabled, I can get the back to rotate (slide) exactly where I want it.
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>>19566
>> No. 19798 ID: 044fd0
>>19695

I spend the majority of every winter driving at a 15° angle relative to the vector of travel in my 2000 Ford Ranger. The AT tires just don't like the slick stuff so it oversteers constantly. Once you know it's coming and get the feel of countersteering it becomes just another part of driving. Passengers don't always appreciate it though.
>> No. 20637 ID: c05e32
AC stopped working. Does seven hours of labor and $500 sound right for taking apart the dash to get to the AC system, or am I being ripped off? Haven't authorized this work yet, mind.


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20295 No. 20295 ID: 1a91fc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Note to self.

Next time someone pulls out from a stop sign in a little econo shit box just t-bone him in the driverside door and kill the motherfucker.

Police report says that I wasn't at fault so my rates ain't going up but I'm still out the deductible for the repair. USAA basically said don't hold my breath about the other guy's insurance paying for the repair even though I have a witness and a police report saying he was at fault since I managed not to hit him (damage is from a post when I went off the road).

Happened in front of the Radford Auto Auction (which isn't actually in Radford) at the intersection of 177 and (I shit you not) 666 if you guys want to google maps it.

Still wondering how the guy didn't end up getting even a fucking ticket...
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>> No. 20621 ID: 1a91fc
>>20617
I just did a quick google search.

Holy shit those trucks are affordable. I always thought vintage military vehicles were >10k even for rust buckets with seized engines.

I always intended on keeping my current truck until she is 100% dead but...well now I have an itch in the back of my mind...
>> No. 20623 ID: 1e7925
>>20618
>>20621

They are also chick magnets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjOsC3d6NdM
>> No. 20624 ID: 1a91fc
>>20623

I fucking love it!

Could prove useful if things with a Trekkie girl I met a little bit ago don't pan out
>> No. 20626 ID: 1e7925
>>20624
that old timer's channel has a bunch of videos about his M37, which he apparently got for a low price with very low mileage.

And about every 4th video is of him experimenting with a handload with one of his numerous, old rifles, so his channel is totally operator-related :)
>> No. 20634 ID: 818111
>>20621

You can also go nuts, and mount Michelin 11.00X16 XL radials, in lieu of the 9.00X16 bias.

First gear now becomes relevant, ride is greatly improved and the brakes become very effective. They also look "right".

They are expensive tires though, but they really do make the M37 into a very roadable critter.


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  I never knew jeeps were that easy
>> No. 20591 ID: 490e84
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or that they stack
>> No. 20592 ID: 9dcda2
>>20590
Who needs coolant, fuel, and bolts anyway?
>> No. 20631 ID: 05c8aa
>>20592
This is just to show the physical breakdown of the jeep. Even if you forgot fuel and coolant for any other car, the time it took to break down any other car would be longer.

Also sometime they don't even use actual bolts that need power tools to be replaced, but ready bolts which can be undone by hand. This is all for showmanship and entertainment though.
>> No. 20632 ID: 818111
They aren't.
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>>20590
They Aren't.

Image semi related, this is from a M38A1, where fuel was leaking through the vent line, into the ignitor unit. Where fire, and lots of it frequently occured.)


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20439 No. 20439 ID: cad48c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So after much thought, I've decided to sell off the BJ40 I was working on. While I enjoy the hell out of the cantankerous bastard, it's not really a viable option for my daily driver needs for a couple reasons -- most notably, finding parts is a pain in the ass and only going to get worse.

So now I'm in the market for something new and looking for ideas. I'm looking for a 4WD SUV (or much less preferably pickup), probably mid/full-sized. While I like the capacity of a pickup, it rains enough here and I find utility in having capacity for 3-4 people that the enclosed space of a SUV is likely a better tradeoff. Having said that, I do want to be able to chuck a range day's worth of gear in the back without much trouble. Most of my driving will be on paved roads/highways, but I want to be able to get offroad easily enough, though obviously I'm willing to give up crazy extreme rock-crawling ability in the name of practical road driving.

So far this has lead me to look at 4Runners, newer Land Cruisers, and XTerras. I've got about 10K to throw at this, can wiggle a bit. Here's my real problem though -- I'd prefer a diesel, but the American market seems to hate them outside of absurdly large pickups.

Anyone have any other ideas?
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>> No. 20510 ID: 8be205
>>20462
EPA doesn't certify vehicles for importation to the US, the DOT does. If the DOT finds any reason to de-certify VW diesel drive trains from importation, VW will hurt badly.

Hell, the DOT could decertify VW-Audi group entirely, no vehicle importations at all. That's a long shot, but it could be done in response to a company-wide effort to circumvent federal codes and laws.
>> No. 20511 ID: 50cd85
>>20439

Fit it for a 235 Chevy. Because anything "new" is only going to be more of a nuisance.

Fuck if you were really hardcore you'd mount the driveline for a M37 under that Land Crusher.
>> No. 20544 ID: 1a91fc
>>20479
there is a point however where the steps taken to lower emssions increase fuel usage to the point of a higher overall emssions foot print.

Basically think of two lines graphed that intersect and switch which one is the higher line is my language was confusing (not sure how to explain it).

I haven't heard of any recent engines with this problem but there was once a rather detailed thread about it on half chan's /o/. Dude was a diesel engine engineer and was ranting and raving about meeting the new tier "whatever" rules while still actually being able to do work economically. What he was really piss about is that 2 stoke engines with pressurized recirculating oiling systems (NOT a weed eater) are subject to the same rules as 4 strokes per their displacement or something like that though.
>> No. 20619 ID: cad48c
Started focusing on 4runners, and I swear to god everyone here must have a few extra weeks wedged into the year for driving based on the mileages I'm seeing. KBB lists the average for a year at 150K? NOPE, everybody's got 220K on the clock at least, and wants 2K+ over KBB's highest price.

Took a look at one a couple days ago, guy was asking 8K with a dead AC, 5.5K is average for the thing in good condition. Figured maybe I could talk him down a bit, and if nothing else was wrong it might be worth doing since I've never had a working AC anyway. Get out and take a look at it, find about 4K worth of stuff that needs fixing, though most of it isn't super urgent. Offer him 5.5 anyway, since there's a fair bit of overlap with what needs fixing and what I'd want to modify anyway, and frankly I kinda want to be done with this shit.

That motherfucker had the gall to send me an email saying he was considering lowering it into the 7,000s. Good luck with that, asshole.

I may just buy some total shitbox to make car hunting easier, because finding the time to inspect stuff using mass transit is killing me.
>> No. 20625 ID: 1f93fb
Duuuuuude. AMC Eagle with a 4 leaker for your 'modern' bit.

The 4.0 should bolt right up since both the 4.0 and the 258 had Torqueflites behind them. All you'd need is the harness and computer from the donor vehicle. Or, if you're not in an emissions controlled area, dump the shitty '80s emissions controls and shitty '80s carb on the 258 and throw a nice Weber on.


But of you don't want to do all that work, there's always the Cherokee. Bonus points if it's a four-eye.


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16755 No. 16755 ID: 8ef743 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Why do older American luxury cars always remind me of open-casket funerals?
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1960 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop Coupe
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20561 No. 20561 ID: 369bd6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Thoughts on the Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin?
Old specifications from 2008 set some lofty goals, it might be interesting to see how this develops. Also it just seems so small in comparison to most twin engine fighters or even the F-35. It had its first flight on the 22nd of April.
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By unveiling the X-2, Tokyo may be trying to send a clear signal to global powers that it wants its defense industry to be taken seriously, said Jeffrey Hornung, a fellow at the security and foreign-affairs program at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, told FP magazine.

"This may be Japan saying, 'We can do the technology, so consider us for international consortium projects'" such as the one that developed the F-35 stealth fighter, Hornung told FP magazine.

According to Takahiro Yoshida, an official within the Japanese Defense Ministry, the X-2, "has high maneuverability yet with stealth capability," unlike America's most expensive war machine, the F-35 jet, Military.com reports.
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>> No. 20580 ID: 8be205
>>20574
The J-31 is a clone of the F-35. Lockheed admits to having had design data copied from internal project design servers early on in the F-35 development process after contract awarding. The design of the J-31 is almost completely copy-pasted from the early F-35 work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Martin_F-35_Lightning_II#Program_cost_overruns_and_delays

>On 21 April 2009, media reports, citing Pentagon sources, said that during 2007 and 2008, spies downloaded several terabytes of data related to the F-35's design and electronics systems, potentially compromising the aircraft and aiding the development of defense systems against it.

Funny how that coincides with the rough timeline needed for development on a prototype plane, such that by 2012, we have the unveiling of the Shenyang J-31.
>> No. 20582 ID: 3b6910
>>20580
Shinshin is likelier the clone of the pre-JSF, pre X-35 design that LockMart had. When LockMart got to the drawing board their stealth submission didn't have internal bays and was twin engined. Basically a simplified micro F-22 with similar performance. So that seems to fit.

J-31... possibly. J-22 is clearly a MiG-1.44 airframe with the F-35 stealth skin and composite control surfaces, so it seems the Chinese did have some F-35 data. It's not out of the question that they would apply this data to the J-31.
>> No. 20583 ID: 6e9258
>>20568
>includes all four Kuril Islands
>includes Senkaku islands
Somebody's really asking to get his ass whooped.


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14172 No. 14172 ID: 963c4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
There does not seem to be a general jet fighter or fighter/bomber thread.

Start off with a Tornado.

A Tornado GR4 aircraft with 617 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth is pictured fitted with the Storm Shadow cruise missile directly under the fuselage.
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Another big Russian swing-wing strategic bomber is the Tu-22 (NATO designation Backfire) bomber.
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Back to little fighters.


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