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  1. I have replaced the fuel pump on my 2005 RAM and a friend's F-150 One thing nobody has mentioned is you also have to remove the grounding strap from the bed. I felt really stupid when I finally figured out why the bed, with everything else disconnected, would only move an inch or so.🤪
  2. I don't know. Maybe the CA DMV likes my family. I have YOM plates on my '25 Maxwell. Renewed in December during Christmas mess for early Jan. expiration. I received the tag back in 2 1/2 weeks. Renewed my truck and SUV in Mar. and April- same result. Tags back in less than 3 wks. My son and I renewed our motorcycle tags in July and got them back in just over 2 wks. Apologies if it sounds like I'm bragging. I just wanted to tell my experience with them. We do all our renewals on the website so there's no paper shuffling. Maybe that's the difference. (Of course now that I've said all this I've probably jinxed myself forever!)
  3. I have worked on and rebuilt many carbs in my life and understood the function of them, but this video was really amazing. Many thanks for posting this video.
  4. Spam or not, but one does come in handy. I have one made by BEATIT. Other than jump starting 12V batteries it has a flashlight and two USB charging ports. The charge in it lasts for months and even with a 50% charge in it, it will start a dead battery . Even though I taught her how to maintain a battery (add distilled water if needed, remove and clean terminals), I gave one to my daughter so she doesn't have to ask a stranger for a jump (she has cables) or wait somewhere for AAA to show up. It gives me peace of mind.
  5. Jim, I hear ya! I live sort of in the boonies and if I made only right-hand turns I would have to drive an extra 20+ miles to go to the next town. Still, for big-city driving, it makes sense.
  6. I am not from Maine, but I recently read an article that concerns me greatly.(link posted at the bottom) The article stated that Maine was deactivating the registration on certain vehicles that were imported under the 25 year Federal import rule and classifying them as "off-road" vehicles and therefore not road legal. Maine's definition of an off-road vehicle states “‘Off-road vehicle’ means a motor vehicle that, because of the vehicle's design and, configuration, original manufacture or original intended use, does not meet the inspection standards of chapter 15, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's pollutant requirements or the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's crash testing standards and that is not a moped or motorcycle.” The tone of the article is that Maine is just going after certain imports it thinks offensive, but the wording of the new law, if applied generally could affect most collector cars. So, those of you in Maine (or elsewhere), what are your thoughts? Am I reading too much into the article? https://autos.yahoo.com/maine-actively-deregistering-imported-mitsubishi-222800812.html
  7. My nephew-in-law is some administrator (can't remember exact title) for UPS. Because a large number of left turn accidents and time wasted waiting to turn left, he said some years back UPS spent a great deal of man-hours and $$ on computers to design the routes of their delivery vehicles to reduce or eliminate left turns on their routes. Makes a lot of sense for both reasons.
  8. Ply33: I had a 1969 Mustang that had black and yellow plates. However, I bought it used in '70 so your assumption that it was first registered in '68 and thus had the black and yellow and not the blue/yellow plates seems valid. I was too young in that era to pay attention to that kind of thing.🙄
  9. Hi, Marbeton. I've been off for a while. I've been wondering if you'd solved your cooling issue. I'm glad to see you did. It's interesting it was a valve adjustment. Hey, whatever works! Congrats, and enjoy your cool drives!
  10. Buick35: I was spending money on beer and my wife complained I spend too much. I pointed out she spends a lot on makeup, etc. She said it was so she could look sexy and attractive for me. I said I thought that's what the beer was for. We have a comfortable couch!
  11. I have had AAA Roadside Assistance for nearly 30 years, and I cannot say enough good things about them. The call center people have always been courteous, the tow trucks show up in good time (usually 30-40 minutes), the trucks are clean and the drivers are considerate and friendly. They have towed my daughters truck when she threw a drive shaft on the freeway (dealer snapped a u-bolt on the rear u-joint when they rebuilt the differential), my motorcycle, my 1925 Maxwell/Chrysler and my son's 1924 Chevy (several times-it took him a few tows to realize there's no gas gauge 😆). Every time I was extremely pleased with the service (though not the fact we needed towing😏). I would highly recommend AAA for Roadside Assistance.
  12. A cop pulled over a woman for speeding. She seemed a little distracted so the cop asked if she'd been drinking. "Oh, yes, I drank a whole fifth of whiskey about a half hour ago, and took a few of the pills I have in the baggie in the glove box." At this point the officer decided he needed to search her car. "Other than the pills in the glove box, is there anything else I should know about?" said the cop. "Well," she said, "there's a loaded .45 under the seat and my husband's dead body is in the trunk." The officer was pretty nervous now and decided to call his supervisor for assistance. When he shows up the officer explains why he called the supervisor out. The supervisor then walks up to the woman and says, "My officer says you drank a fifth of whiskey, have a baggie of pills in the glove box, a loaded gun under the seat, and a dead body in the trunk. Is this true?" "Oh, sure," she says, " and I suppose he also told you I was speeding."
  13. A gynecologist, in retirement, decided he would like to be a mechanic, something he always wanted to be. So, he signed up for an auto mechanics class. The final project was to completely rebuild the engine of one of the shop's cars.When he was done, the teacher scored him at 200%, an A+++. Shocked, the former doctor asked how he had scored so high being that several other students also completed the task. "Well," said the teacher, "before you, nobody had ever done it all through the tailpipe."
  14. I am a Seenager (senior teenager). I have everything I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don’t have a curfew. I have a driver’s license and my own car. I have ID that gets me into bars and the liquor store. The girls I date are not scared of getting pregnant. I don’t have acne. Life is great. I have many friends I should send this to, but right now I can’t remember their names.
  15. Wife: "Honey, I have great news about the new car!" Hubby: "Really. What is it?" Wife: "The airbags work!" Two older couples had just finished dinner. The wives were in the kitchen getting coffee and the guys were in the living room talking. First guy: "You know, the wife and I went to a really great restaurant the other night. Great food, good atmosphere, reasonable prices." 2nd guy: "Really? What's the name?" 1st guy: "Um...oh...hm...." Oh, it's the name of a flower, usually red and has thorns." 2nd guy: "Oh, rose!" 1st guy: "That's it! Hey, Rose! What's the name of that restaurant we went to the other night?!"
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