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Friday, March 05, 2021

Friday gifdump Part II

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  1. 5 is known as death wobble. Can happen to about anything with a live axle in front, but especially if it's got coil springs. It CAN happen on vehicles with independent front suspension - I've experienced it ONCE - but the suspension has to be pretty oddly fucked up for that.

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    1. Had a '58 Chevy that would get the shakes at lower speeds-but nowhere near as bad as in the video. Tie-rod ends were bad.

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    2. Real common on old jeeps. Bad king pins, loose tie rods, sloppy relay rod joints. Any movement in any of these can trigger it. I found using a steering damper helped a lot in controlling it.

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    3. I bought a used '92 Grand Cherokee for the ex for her commute. One Saturday in the middle lane at 70mph with the whole family and the dog on board we were approaching an expansion joint and she said "watch this". With traffic on both sides she hits the expansion joint and the Jeep goes into a death wobble, scaring the crap out of everybody, dog included. Apparently she had been having the same problem for a month and thought it was normal because the Jeep was 12 years old. The next day I changed the shimmy damper and both shocks in the driveway in freezing rain. I also made it a point to drive her car once a month with the radio off to try and find any problems, she was clueless when it came to cars.
      Al_in_Ottawa

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  2. # 10th Mountain div.?

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  3. #3 store bought ass and titties #7 BIG fucking gator grayman

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    1. That croc is probably one of those Australian salt water species. Dinosaurs still walk the earth.

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  4. #4 with the tits and ass #3 needs to thank that guy for saving her!!! grayman

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  5. #6 I grew up on a hay farm. They are running it at half speed. The wrap was for the third cutting through all cuttings till September. That was the high dollar hay the horse people would go nuts over. The first cutting was square bales, the second and last two were round bale that was not wrapped that the dairies preferred it or square bale to fill up the barn. We only had a 3000 bale capacity in the barns. Wrapped bales could be stacked and draped with tarps to protect non-wrapped round bales. The best thing about growing up on a hay farm, I Had the largest arms and shoulders in high school which worked out for me.

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    1. Put up hay long before all those improvements. Bales with either twine or wire. And if they got wet-especially if they sat out overnight-the alfalfa bales would be around 120 pounds. Like they always said, don't pick a fight with a farm boy who does lots of hay.

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  6. #7. That is a big gator. And not in any hurry by the likes of it

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  7. #7 Ohhhh no, there goes Tokyo.

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  8. #5 what kind of roadworthyness tests to they have in the US? In the UK, all road vehicles over three years old have to have an annual check up at a garage approved by The Ministry of Transport, known as the M.O.T. Any safety related faults have to be fixed before you can take it on the road again. I'm sure that that vehicle would have failed the MOT test long before it developed a headache like that on the steering.

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    1. No roadworthy tests here, although you can be pulled over for driving an unsafe vehicle.

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    2. Here in the states it's a state/local thing. Some states don't require any inspections where others do, some require smog tests, some send out letters to random registered owners giving them a date by which you must have an inspection completed before you're fined. Since we were founded on the concept of independent states joining together, at this point in time, the feds still don't have compete authority over our lives. Of course they are certainly trying their hardest to change that.
      JD

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    3. Depends on the state. Some Ohio urban counties have to have light vehicles A.I.M. tested biannually to renew plates.

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    4. The MOT test rolling around every year is bit of a pain in the arse, but I wouldn't want to be without it. They pick up on stuff before it becomes dangerous. I would keep my car well maintained regardless but you just know that there would be idiots out there with no brakes and slick tyres.

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    5. Motor vehicle inspections = bureaucratic meaninglessness, based on states that don't do it vs. states that do. I've lived in two states that require it and two states that don't. No perceptible difference. Politically hard to get rid of because garages like that cut of the fee $$$. And the process is often corrupt. It's all in who you know, a sticker indeed for a friend in need. On the other hand, if you go to the wrong place naively, they'll say X, Y, Z is required and drum up some business for themselves. TEXAS requires inspection - supposed to be some kind of freedom-loving place but it's very New Yorkish when it comes to this.

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  9. #9. Gotta be Japanese. Only people left who will take the time to be that precise freehand.

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  10. #5 I hate when the front wheels ignore the steering wheel commands as you are getting onto I-70.

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  11. #1 - Hire the handicapped, they’re fun to watch!

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  12. #3- Talk about situational awareness. My hat's off to that man that probably saved that gal's life.

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    1. I bet she was so p%%%ed that she didn't think to thank him.

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  13. I predict #1 will get fragged by his own guys, if he doesn't accidently shoot them first.
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