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Daily Driver Update: Hard Knocks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Ryan,,,I saw this and thought of you,:D HRP

  2. First thing Monday morning, the 40 pickup battery dead, the Ute needed gas and the 59 panel needed power steering fluid,, had to take the panel,,, lifes a b****,, but isn't it grand!
  3. Dan10
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 386

    from Joplin

    Suck it up Princess.
  4. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,721

    from Nebraska

    Forgot to mention...
    This brings a whole new meaning to "Cryin' Ryan"
  5. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    You should have just blamed it all on the WIND! Case Closed:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  6. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,555

    from UTARRGH!

    I like your wife cuz she is right. You have it all. Wife family sweet cars and a job.
  7. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,775

    from Omaha, NE

    It sounds soo much worse when she put it that way.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
  8. chigger
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 169


    With the vent window open? Can't be all bad, here you can't even see the light at the end of the tunnel because of all the snow in the way!. Come on spring!!
  9. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,682


    Ha, Man I've had that same convo with my gf.. Getting all down on myself because some relatively minor stuff is going on with my chevy or something. When the whole fleet is running and driving well we feel like kings, but at least around my fleet, when little things happen they happen to every damn car I own all at the same time. Takes the wind out of the sails really quickly.

    These ladies that love us have a way of putting us in check with a few words that mean volumes.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  10. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,160


    This! No matter how bad stuff gets, but when that old car is running right. You can't help but think back on it and how you got through and smile.

    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
  11. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,840

    from Indy

    this is a bad day? hell, in my world, that's a good day
  12. Garry Carter
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
    Posts: 576

    Garry Carter

    It's all been said already ... but my personal advice is "Get over it!" Marcie's right ... you have not yet earned a whine.
  13. mustangsix
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,297


  14. scottybaccus
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,109


    Your timing is impeccable! I was, just last night, pitching the idea to my wife that I would ditch the late model for a 1970 Suburban. She was not enthused...

    I think I'm gonna do it!
  15. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    How do you have a highway patrolman clock you at 170 and not be behind bars?! Orrrr were you?

    And yeah, women can put things into perspective with a quickness when it comes to FUN things.
  16. Normant93
    Joined: Apr 23, 2009
    Posts: 148


    Hey Ryan, I feel your pain man.
    My wife has an iphone app with a tiny violin for just such occasions at our house....... when I complain, I get that or "put on your big-boy pants and get over it" sympathy around here either.
    Women just don't understand how hard it can be on a guy to own several old cars and only be able to drive one of them....
  17. starliner62
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
    Posts: 114


    Tough crowd !!!
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,029


    Marcie rules.
  19. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 1,179

    from NY

    So did you find out why the belts got thrown or just replace them? I never had anything that thew belts except for a OT camaro that would throw the alternator belt over 6500 RPM.
  20. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378


    Seriously, don't post about the Riviera too much.
  21. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,699

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    It's a long sordid tale and I'll spare myself the humiliation of handing over the details. But, it happened...


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
  22. I really feel bad that things didn't go well for you. Now that i've got that lie out of the way. Life is really tough, isn't it? I can't even back the 54 out of the driveway because of the snow. Things will get better.
  23. friggin"A"
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 52


  24. I'm sure that we have all heard this a time or two...

    "rub some dirt on it, and get back in the game!"
  25. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,707

    Tech Editor

    I dont know...

    I can handle working on a racecar for weeks, trailering it to the track several hours away, hoping for a fun filled weekend of racing and having a driveshaft snap on the start of the first practice lap ( well, I can sort of handle it )...

    I've had my Hot Rod act up in strange and interesting ways.

    But when the daily driver breaks down I'm pissed.

    And it doesnt even matter if the daily is an old car or a latemodel.

    Its the one I need to get parts for the other ones...
  26. sled56
    Joined: Mar 9, 2005
    Posts: 67


    Had to laugh at the wife putting you in your place, they have an incredible ability to pull the rug from under your feet just when you really deserve it.
  27. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706


    I'm not sure but what ever track 20 on CD 5 is must have been pretty intense!
  28. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Ryan, you have no idea how pleased I am that you brought up wind gusts. I honestly thought it was something I had done or not done to my T. When the wind gets up around 25MPH and over, I have to plan my trips according to wind direction!:eek: If it's blowing in front of or behind me, I'm good to go. But that cross wind is a struggle at best.

    I also try to go through areas with trees or buildings. Cuts the wind down some.
  29. Possibly an old Steppenwolf ditty,,"Born to be Wild"!:D HRP
  30. dastone
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
    Posts: 3


    Eh, not bad problems to have.

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