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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustdodger, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. Man I have the nicest first gen Prius I could swap...............

  2. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    I've only made it to pg 50, so I apologize if this is a repeat. Harley Sporster is one, and "slap" as in "slap a little paint on her", what are they selling, a drilling rig? "Slap a battery and a distributor in it, and it should run" Yep, that's what I wanna do, fix yer pile for you.
  3. silentpoet
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 207

    from NWA

    I know it is off topic but on one of the nearby craigslist there was this gem"..collectable 1984 Corolla.".
  4. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 1,085

    from Waco, TX

    Haha, if I thought you were serious... :D Gas prices suck, and a 350ci on a th350 with a 3.73 rear, this thing is going to suck gas!
  5. LN7 NUT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 2,164

    LN7 NUT

    I get better mileage in my 82 Escort then the Prius gets in reality... and people don't think you're a twat in an Escort! ;)

    Plus the Prius has a very short lifespan from what I hear.

    Drive your Chev and just try to get a lighter foot... easier said then done but I'm doing that with my 350/400 in my 36 GMC and can occasionally pass gas stations! :D
  6. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    I know this is a little "OT", but since we're talking about how it is that people list their cars, and how to separate fact from fiction, I decided to dig this out of my own personal archives in hopes of getting a little chuckle out of y'all. A few years back I was trying to get rid of an '87 Honda Prelude that wasn't getting any use. Below is the listing I posted on Craigslist. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it;

    MANLIEST CAR ON EARTH!!! Just (over) ONE GRAND!!! - $1200 (Charlotte)
    This is it... The car all you manly men have been waiting for. Now you can show the world that you are pure Y chromosome, all alpha-dog. "And just what makes this the most manly car on Earth?", you might ask... Hold on tight, and try to refrain from dialing until you read about ALL this car has to offer.

    First, we start with an '87 Honda Prelude. Hondas are Japanese, which means they come from Japan... the land of Ninjas and Samurais. VERY manly. Furthermore, the word Prelude itself means "a taste of things to come..." Mysterious almost, eh? James Bond-like even. Plus, in '87 Reagan was President, and he put the Russians in their place. The Russians! Very manly. OK, now for the features and modifications...

    This car is CARBURETED! Carburetors are cool. When a guy tells a chick he's "rebuilding a carburetor", she melts. And, in a time when everyone seems to be "counting carbs", this baby has TWO! That's right, DAUL carbs! And dual sounds like 'duel', which is a fight with guns or swords (or herring, or logs, or something of the sort). Women don't fight with guns and swords... MEN do. Touche.

    Now for the modification list;
    1.) No speedometer. You march to the beat of your own drum. You don't need some slab of aluminum on a post and painted with numbers to tell YOU how fast (or slow) you should be going. You get there when you get there, at your own pace. This is YOUR world, and speed-limit sign makers and cops with radar guns only LIVE in it, and only because YOU say they can. (Note: this listing does not advocate the termination of speed-limit sign makers or cops with radar guns. It merely intends to expresses the sentiment that YOU are the man. Duh.)
    2.) AC doesn't work... That's what windows are for. They roll down. MEN know that. We're not worried about our hair getting all messed up! We're not worried about being able to hear Celine Dion's high notes over the wind noise! NO! We're rocking out to Metallica or AC/DC, cranked full blast! Right?!?
    3.) Driver's side door handle broke. I believe it was mauled by a bear. I removed it completely, and now have to rely upon my manly knowledge of mechanics to push/pull the proper combination of linkage within the door to get it to open. I'm told that it can be "fixed" for about 35 bucks, but I rather enjoy knowing that no one is able to steal my high-dollar Pioneer AM/FM cassette player with the detachable face.
    4.) Windshield wiper stalk sheared off at column for that stealthy, clean look. Lets your passengers know that you are a man with just one thing on your mind... driving. You don't need the clutter of "options" to get from point A to point B. And if it rains? You simply insert the stalk into its original position and turn on the wipers. Piece of cake!
    5.) This car has POWER EVERYTHING... except seats, windows, and door locks. That's right, the sunroof and steering are all power. REAL men can turn a crank to put down a window. Add a 20 lb. weight to the crank handle for an on-the-go bicep workout!

    The car is a 5-speed manual transmission (very manly). It also currently has a full tank of gas, making the book value somewhere in the high $20,000 range. $42 worth of gas lasts me about two weeks with everyday driving to manly places, thus saving me tons of money for other manly things, such as tattoos, power tools, and things used for hitting other things with. I would love to keep this manly machine, but I have a manly child on the way and need to get something with a back seat that you could actually fit a car seat in without having to use a two-by four and a hydraulic ram. SO, if you are an everyday guy who would like to reinforce his manliness, or a member of the College Chess Club who is tired of getting his butt whooped by guys driving manly cars, give me a call. This puppy can be all yours for just $1,200 (...and I'd be just breaking even!) 704-***-****, Leave Message Please! Have a manly day.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  7. Graham M
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 406

    Graham M
    from Calgary AB

    Actually its because they all have computers that run the whole time. They need a shit-ton of energy; so a great way to kill the battery would be to shut the car off and try to run the inverters wholly on the battery. By leaving the car on; they can keep everything properly booted up for when they need to perform a search on a license plate, file a witness report update or look up a drivers license (etc etc).

    It has nothing to do with "the taxpayer is paying for it" at all. In fact in the manner of keeping the costs down the Police Interceptors are ordered with the most basic equipment. Air conditioning & power windows are it. Thats why they all have stamped steel wheels & (Hopelessly basic) am/fm radio and so forth. All the Police edition cars, trucks & SUV's I've seen are always identifiable from a distance because of it. Normally they're even ordered with ultra-basic options even ones the public can't normally get; like I say all in the manner of costing as little as possible to the taxpayer.
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  8. XXL__
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,036


    "untested" ... which means it was tested and failed
  9. XXL__
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,036


    In late 80's, a VERY large Chevy dealership in DFW I did some "custom" work for had a huge 2-page spread in the newspaper that featured several great "Camero" deals they had going. I mentioned the typo to the GM (while I was waiting for my "I think we mailed it already, or they're cutting it right now, or I thought we had net 45" overdue check), and he went nuts... at me, for suggesting they didn't know how to spell "Camero." So, I walked him over to a car on the showroom floor and suggested that GM didn't know how to spell it either.

    As for spouses, I didn't even do the marrying until she proved she could spell Camaro without an "e,"
  10. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    "Originally Posted by RagtopBuick66

    Not to mention the fact that police-duty vehicles have several times the engine run-time hours of a civilian vehicle, since they often sit and idle for hours per shift. In extremely cold or hot weather, the cars rarely are shut off in order to maintain the interior temperature. (plus the taxpayers are buying the gas, so who cares!) Current generation cars can show the number of run-time hours on the instrument display, which is a better "age" indicator than the mileage."

    I didn't post that... that was someone's reply to my post. So don't lock ME into that "who cares about the taxpayers" comment.
  11. Graham M
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 406

    Graham M
    from Calgary AB

    ^ Oh sorry, I was just trying to give some insight on that. That quoted wrong entirely; it was nothing at all against you personally.
  12. RagtopBuick66
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,182


    No worries. ;) I've said it a few times before on the H.A.M.B... If my skin was any thicker I'd be a fuckin turtle.
  13. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 784

    from SoCal

    It was a joke, son ... apparently, sarcasm doesn't travel well north of the border.
  14. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,311

    from Michigan

    Well..... This thread for one... :eek:
  15. ems customer service
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 2,591

    ems customer service

    i like 95% done which means only 5% done and done wrong
  16. Trendy sayings come and go,
    but the one that gets under my skin right now is "Sick"

    Sick stereo,Sick rims
    A little too OCC for me.

    I was sick last week,went to the Dr,got some antibiotics,
    i'm better now.
  17. Westco48
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 199


    I called a guy that was selling a f150 with freshly rebuilt 351w and a rebuilt AOD when i asked him if he had any receipts or proof he said " no, but it looks like it was just rebuilt"
  18. '59Edsel
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 365


    100% true.
  19. BACAGrizz
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 201


    And SNAFU and BOHICA.
  20. Elderbrock insted of Edelbrock
  21. I used to have a fuckin turtle then my wife caught me. :eek: I am thinking about buying some sheep and opening a whore house. :D:D
  22. i think they have one of those in Las Vegas already! the bunny ranch??..oh sorry they have pigs instead of sheep..
  23. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Cars ad's that state has air conditioning but just needs to be hooked up. Yeah, right.
  24. farmboyhotrodder
    Joined: Dec 19, 2011
    Posts: 66

    from PA

    I agree. "Barn Find" is well over-used. There are not that many barns left in my area, and the ones that are, are full of hay/grain, farm equipment and/or livestock. A "wagon house," "equipment shed" or "garage" is more appropriate to describe where a vehicle emerged from. The other thing that irritates me (and some others too I see), is the lack of spelling skills. To, two, too. Axle. Ignorance is not always bliss. Stupidity is not tolerable.
  25. models916
    Joined: Apr 19, 2012
    Posts: 380


    I was reading a book by Stroker McGurk and Smokey Unick written in the late 50s. They mentioned the 3/4 cam a number of times and they were refering to Z Dontov's 300 duration 400 lift cam profiles for Chevys. Thus the 3/4 term. Seems to have been mis-used a lot since then.
  26. I really don't care for the term " drop axle"
    And misspelling Galaxie with Galaxy.
  27. Actually 270 duration would be a 3/4 race cam and up around 300 duration was considered to be full race most of the time.

    270 degrees is 3/4 of 360 degrees.
  28. fts55
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 580

    from guthrie ok

    I hate it when people say that their car has a motor in it. I ask "oh it has power windows"? Motors don't have cylinders, engines do.
  29. jazzfidelity
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
    Posts: 371


    another vote for barn find
  30. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 4,283


    Here's a very common one, "motor" instead of "engine". I was always taught that motors were run by electricity and engines with fuel (gas/diesel). Probably just stepped on a lot of toes. LOL
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