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Old 07-25-2018, 08:09 PM   #76
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If I won the lotto, If I got them 6 numbers right, that would be the first thing I would do. Find a low populated area in a place far from a fault line and with a good elevation above sea level and start building my underground bunker out of buried shipping containers. No joke. But that is not likely going to happen as I do not play the lotto.

I think Grumpy has the Best area in Florida.
I have looked at his reasons why in the past on his Website.
Describes many areas as Pussholes & Shitholes.


As My late Bud Bill used to say Accidents do Happen.


Legislation my ass and take my cars & trucks for a Pod.
Fuck Them.
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They can Kiss My Ass & Lick my Fucking Balls.

You got that backwards. You can kiss the industry's sweet ass and lick on it's gyrating balls. The generation coming up is different. They are not smart like us. They have all had smartphones to keep them from ever learning any real intelligence in the first place. There are so many accidents from people paying more attention to these smartphones than the road ahead of them. All of these things are driving the industry to seeing this as the only clear path forward. It is our job to understand this and prepare ourselves accordingly.
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I know this is too hard a truth for many. But it is the truth. Car culture has died. It is not dying. It is not going to die one day. This happened right under our noses. We didn't see and pay attention to the fact that electronics generally do not age well. Today's cars will not be restored in 30 or 40 years. The technologies placed in todays cars will not age well. And planned obsolescence has added to this in a big way. Back in the day we tried to make cars to last without great knowledge. Today we use great knowledge to make cars that last for the 5 years of payments. Because if it lasts forever then they will never come buy another. I have made every car I have ever had my own. I can't imagine not owning my own transportation. But it is coming.
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I know this is too hard a truth for many. But it is the truth. Car culture has died. It is not dying. It is not going to die one day. This happened right under our noses. We didn't see and pay attention to the fact that electronics generally do not age well. Today's cars will not be restored in 30 or 40 years. The technologies placed in todays cars will not age well. And planned obsolescence has added to this in a big way. Back in the day we tried to make cars to last without great knowledge. Today we use great knowledge to make cars that last for the 5 years of payments. Because if it lasts forever then they will never come buy another. I have made every car I have ever had my own. I can't imagine not owning my own transportation. But it is coming.
I am amazed at times how reliable the Factory ECM has been in my 87 Corvette.
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31 years old now.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:33 PM   #80
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I know this is too hard a truth for many. But it is the truth. Car culture has died. It is not dying. It is not going to die one day. This happened right under our noses. We didn't see and pay attention to the fact that electronics generally do not age well. Today's cars will not be restored in 30 or 40 years. The technologies placed in todays cars will not age well. And planned obsolescence has added to this in a big way. Back in the day we tried to make cars to last without great knowledge. Today we use great knowledge to make cars that last for the 5 years of payments. Because if it lasts forever then they will never come buy another. I have made every car I have ever had my own. I can't imagine not owning my own transportation. But it is coming.
Budget Builds or Builds staying in Budget are in.
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Another way of understanding this is, as there are more and more electronics and modules and controllers stuffed in vehicles each year, Nobody looks at a PC from 1998 and says "Man, I would just LOVE to restore a first gen Pentium." or "Wanna see my Tandy 1000hx with the Intel 8088 chip and CGA graphics?" With electronics it is always about bleeding edge. What is new? What is really new? What was just invented today? It is really like that. And every year automobiles trend even more towards electronics. We are going to a dark place. For us.
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I am amazed at times how reliable the Factory ECM has been in my 87 Corvette.
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31 years old now.

You'd be one of the few c4 owner's saying that. But then your fan has been wired to ignition power and a/c deleted so maybe the quad drivers in that age old controller ain't in the best shape.
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Another way of understanding this is, as there are more and more electronics and modules and controllers stuffed in vehicles each year, Nobody looks at a PC from 1998 and says "Man, I would just LOVE to restore a first gen Pentium." or "Wanna see my Tandy 1000hx with the Intel 8088 chip and CGA graphics?" With electronics it is always about bleeding edge. What is new? What is really new? What was just invented today? It is really like that. And every year automobiles trend even more towards electronics. We are going to a dark place. For us.
I started off in College with the Intel 8058 & 8086.
AS2 Programming.
Lex was my Instructor teacher.
2 years non stop.

Also Took Automechanics.
Diesel side next door.
Spent time with those guys also.
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You'd be one of the few c4 owner's saying that. But then your fan has been wired to ignition power and a/c deleted so maybe the quad drivers in that age old controller ain't in the best shape.
I remember I made an X Y Z Table work in 1988.
Only reason I passed Lez's class.
All others failed 10 years prior.
A group project.
I made Limit switches and mounted them.
All the Hall effect proximity sensors given to us were Junk.
I bench tested each.
So I used Fast action micro switches.

Got an A on the project

Passed.
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I have worked on a few diesels. Got to make a ford 6.0L right. And that is a big thing. Rofl. The high pressure pump came apart and cracked the rear cover of the engine. I removed the engine to replace this pump and the rear cover and also changed the head gaskets and resealed the motor. And ran a full bullet proof diesel kit with upgraded egr and remote mount oil filter and better oil cooler..



Also had to change the low pressure oil pump in the front cover. A piece of debris made its way to it and chewed it up good enough that it wasn't building good pressure.
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I have worked on a few diesels. Got to make a ford 6.0L right. And that is a big thing. Rofl. The high pressure pump came apart and cracked the rear cover of the engine. I removed the engine to replace this pump and the rear cover and also changed the head gaskets and resealed the motor. And ran a full bullet proof diesel kit with upgraded egr and remote mount oil filter and better oil cooler..



Also had to change the low pressure oil pump in the front cover. A piece of debris made its way to it and chewed it up good enough that it wasn't building good pressure.

Its the Truck that almost Put Ford out Of Business.


I got hired on the spot a few years back at a local Ford Dealership.
The Head diesel mechanic retired.
I found out what I was working on....Nothing but 6.0 Diesels.
They were going to ship them in Nationwide for me to Fix.
$25 an hour.
I thought it over .
Said Fuck that.
I am driving to Chicago Joliet for Work. And I did.
2 years non stop now.


No easy job what you did Wiz.
Worked on many in my time.
Hundreds.
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The Big Rigs are the most Fun to work on Diesels.
Lift the cylinder head off with a Forklift.
Or Overhead electric chain hoist.
Or a waterfall chain.


I am real good at setting the Overhead rack on them & injectors.
Tune with a Laptop too.
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