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Old 07-11-2013, 12:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Was riding with her earlier. The horn contacts got too hot and caught fire. I can't even make this up how bad it really is.
did you try to put out the fire with some gasoline? why not?
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:22 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Was riding with her earlier. The horn contacts got too hot and caught fire. I can't even make this up how bad it really is.
This car sounds like fun. Typical for a 50 year old vehicle. I always ask people "what do you think your new vehicle will be like when its [30-50]?". All the wiring, sensors, servos, electric motors, switches, buttons, switches, buttons and more buttons will be so much fun to replace won't they? My grandma just got a new Fusion that I drove the other day, that thing has so many buttons, most of which I think are laser or fiber optic or something because most you don't even depress or anything just put your finger on it. So rather than just fixing one switch, you will have to replace an entire console or panel. It might be nice for comfort but I will keep my old vehicles. I know they are not safer, but my Gram's Fusion has more sensors and switches in the shifter handle than my whole truck has haha. I like them for their simplicity but their age brings up issues with, everything, and those things need to be a dressed or a relatively unsafe vehicle can be a deathtrap.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:07 AM   #43 (permalink)
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This car sounds like fun. Typical for a 50 year old vehicle. I always ask people "what do you think your new vehicle will be like when its [30-50]?". All the wiring, sensors, servos, electric motors, switches, buttons, switches, buttons and more buttons will be so much fun to replace won't they? My grandma just got a new Fusion that I drove the other day, that thing has so many buttons, most of which I think are laser or fiber optic or something because most you don't even depress or anything just put your finger on it. So rather than just fixing one switch, you will have to replace an entire console or panel. It might be nice for comfort but I will keep my old vehicles. I know they are not safer, but my Gram's Fusion has more sensors and switches in the shifter handle than my whole truck has haha. I like them for their simplicity but their age brings up issues with, everything, and those things need to be a dressed or a relatively unsafe vehicle can be a deathtrap.
Hell, most modern cars won't reach 20. Too many things that wear and are too expensive to replace.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Many insurance companies won't even insure classic cars as daily drivers simply because of how unsafe they are.

Though I am surprised that you mentioned it's unreliable ... those classic Mustangs are rock solid.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:51 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Many insurance companies won't even insure classic cars as daily drivers simply because of how unsafe they are.

Though I am surprised that you mentioned it's unreliable ... those classic Mustangs are rock solid.
It's just heavily worn. Like I said, 290k on the motor at least.

My buddy's '68 mustang -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVou5EGppZg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLozmSKNqfA

It has a 289 bored .30 over and it's got plenty of extras under there to make it manageable day-to-day.

That's the kind of Mustang people think of when they think "classic mustang". I've driven that car plenty of times and it's a pleasure to drive. Makes a good daily driver without any issues.

That said, he's 16 and his insurance is over $300 a month.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:03 PM   #46 (permalink)
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My tiny little GTI has like 8 airbags.

Have to agree. You should Death Proof her car.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:17 PM   #47 (permalink)
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New question.

Where can I get 4 miles of bubble wrap? About 10 feet wide.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #48 (permalink)
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You need to consult your Rav4 genie.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:13 AM   #49 (permalink)
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New question.

Where can I get 4 miles of bubble wrap? About 10 feet wide.
McMaster, Approximately 675 rolls of wrap to get desired wrap distance and height. The rolls are 24inx125ft. Only a bit over 28 grand haha.
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