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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,825
Posted By Scalded Dog
For the record, not that Dad's careless way with...

For the record, not that Dad's careless way with the truck was right, but in spite of the education, and the income that said education brought, Dad always drove old, used cars. His perception that...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,825
Posted By Scalded Dog
I will testify that some people just don't get...

I will testify that some people just don't get it, even though they may be educated and thoughtful and responsible in every other way... they just don't get CARS.

My dad--- a doctor, a good guy in...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By Scalded Dog
Headlines, and breathless reporters, announced...

Headlines, and breathless reporters, announced that Rice's death has been ruled a "homicide."

Duh. Even that was pretty clear ahead of time. My issue with the "shocking" announcement of this being...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 12-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By Scalded Dog
"Idiocracy" was funny when I first watched it,...

"Idiocracy" was funny when I first watched it, but I see our world--- and our country--- actually, really, genuinely following the same path that the movie suggests. The movie is set in the future (I...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 12-11-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By Scalded Dog
WTB: 18" tires on steelies/ alloys, Inland Empire

I love the stock BFGs that GM sends our free with every purchase of a six cylinder Camaro. And, I eat tires at a rate of about one set every 15,000 miles (very few of the winding turns on my mountain...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Scalded Dog
The comedy material I have received recently in...

The comedy material I have received recently in the mail:

Offers from a local Honda Dealership for "Highest Trade- in price available towards the purchase of a new Honda." Not gonna happen.
...
Forum: 3rd Generation Camaros 12-09-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,332
Posted By Scalded Dog
Thanks, EZ28... the OP's video was really cool,...

Thanks, EZ28... the OP's video was really cool, and your additional link (in order to sort of "follow-up" on the story) is really cool.

Looks legit, looks fer real... really cool.

I do love...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,571
Posted By Scalded Dog
I had JUST gotten my car back from the paint shop...

I had JUST gotten my car back from the paint shop one day, many years ago.... turned my Starion into a glorious yellow.

Came out of the store, to find some jackwad parked next to me, his open...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-06-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,571
Posted By Scalded Dog
The sad thing is when we park next to, even in...

The sad thing is when we park next to, even in between actual structures--- the 'sure thing' to avoid door dings--- we still might get door dinged!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By Scalded Dog
Okay, the front of the Faux Lambaux looks...

Okay, the front of the Faux Lambaux looks familiar... driving me nuts. Is is possible that they grafted the front of this Mustang onto the Lamborghini?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-06-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By Scalded Dog
You'll notice in lots of media--- TV, movies,...

You'll notice in lots of media--- TV, movies, print ads, etc.--- that brand names or specific identifying features are eliminated, altered, or digitally pixelated. This is frequently done with...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By Scalded Dog
Good memory, Desertion... yes, I have. I'm like...

Good memory, Desertion... yes, I have. I'm like one of those old guys who tells the same stories over and over. Dang... wait, I AM one of those old guys!

Yes, I mentioned it on another thread...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By Scalded Dog
Years ago, I drove a Mitsurati... yellow, even...

Years ago, I drove a Mitsurati... yellow, even (you may note that I have a type!). It was a Mitsubishi Starion, and debadged and painted (from the original BROWN... uggghhh), it was difficult to...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,999
Posted By Scalded Dog
That front end... is that some Non- Lamborghini,...

That front end... is that some Non- Lamborghini, sorta- Camaroish front clip? The whole front does not look Gallardo.

I'm no Lamborghini expert, perhaps that's a different model, or some rare...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,577
Posted By Scalded Dog
When I was a private in the U.S. Army, I went off...

When I was a private in the U.S. Army, I went off post to see what the dealers had to offer in Junction City, Kansas. The dealerships try to cater to buck privates, wet behind the ears, no clue...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,577
Posted By Scalded Dog
I recall seeing an SST on a Chevy lot a few years...

I recall seeing an SST on a Chevy lot a few years ago, when the things had just hit the market. Price was $85,000, with no special add- ons or packages. When I expressed my "WTH?!?" to the salesman,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,458
Posted By Scalded Dog
That! I will say, one advantage us...

That!

I will say, one advantage us Kalifornians DO have it that the roads do not get salted... environmentalists are real nuts about that, and, while the roads may remain icier, it DOES...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-30-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Scalded Dog
Next... somebody needs to ramp a freight train....

Next... somebody needs to ramp a freight train. If somebody can stick THAT landing, THEN I'll be impressed...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Scalded Dog
You are very welcome, Xrayman! Clearly, form...

You are very welcome, Xrayman! Clearly, form other posts too, one can tell that some people love it, others not so much. Continuing to do your homework is the best thing you can do to make your...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-29-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,458
Posted By Scalded Dog
Agreed that wide open spaces vs. roads with...

Agreed that wide open spaces vs. roads with slopes and curves are completely different animals. However, I live in alpine mountains, with winding, twisting, steep grades, and this Camaro does really...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Scalded Dog
I moved from CA to Spring, TX (which borders the...

I moved from CA to Spring, TX (which borders the Woodlands). I'm an outdoorsy- type, pretty conservative, and figured that Texas would offer more "outdoors" and like- minded people than CA. I also...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-29-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By Scalded Dog
I swore off Black Friday shopping many years ago....

I swore off Black Friday shopping many years ago. However, yesterday (Friday... BLACK Friday) I wasn't able to sleep (stress) in the early morning, so I just figured I might as well get up, kill time...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Scalded Dog
Of course, the truck was heavily modified... but...

Of course, the truck was heavily modified... but even still, having driven rigs for a few years, and knowing that hitting uneven pavement at "just the right speed" is enough to jar every segment of...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By Scalded Dog
Explained in the first line of the first post: "I...

Explained in the first line of the first post: "I got a call from a military buddy who currently lives in an apartment with his family. It's not the best area in town to live, but it was a...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Scalded Dog
For daylight hours, if you have a passenger,...

For daylight hours, if you have a passenger, drive west only in the morning, and east only in the afternoon. Problem solved!

Or... is there a way to get some graphite lube in there? Perhaps...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Scalded Dog
C'mon... your just yenkin' my chain!

C'mon... your just yenkin' my chain!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Scalded Dog
Ahhhhhh... okay, I'm the bonehead. I was...

Ahhhhhh... okay, I'm the bonehead. I was picturing the wheel (rim, tire) being in place while the lug wrench is unable to remove the lug nuts. I did not even consider the scenario of the wheel...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Scalded Dog
I hope that's not what he means... wouldn't even...

I hope that's not what he means... wouldn't even be able to use the "facepalm" icon and term, as we'd need to come up with something of greater magnitude...

Sort of like the morons who locked...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
Posted By Scalded Dog
This is somewhat similar to what happened in CA a...

This is somewhat similar to what happened in CA a few years ago: A shadetree mechanic (you!) used to be able to go to AutoZone, where they would loan you (or accompany you with, if you looked TOO...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Scalded Dog
That's a good idea: Apply pressure to the wheel...

That's a good idea: Apply pressure to the wheel (push one side, pull the other) while turning the lug wrench.

Wait... the best way to apply THAT kind of pressure would be while the car is sitting...
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