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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
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 Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
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: 175
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: 392
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: 655
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: 655
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: 1,494
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: 655
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...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Scalded Dog
I presume that you mean that the lug stud...

I presume that you mean that the lug stud spins... when you turn the lug wrench, the entire nut/ stud turn, never loosening?

Might try WD-40ing the thing to death... might help. Sure, it might...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,494
Posted By Scalded Dog
I would agree with PWA, and assume that this...

I would agree with PWA, and assume that this simply referred to those who alter and sell, for profit. For example, I could legally rebadge my car with "Ford" emblems and all, and it would not be...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Scalded Dog
Very nice, CJP! Excellent photography, and many...

Very nice, CJP! Excellent photography, and many congratulatory slaps on the back to you for creating the opportunity to be in the presence of such beauty, both automotive and feminine!
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 11-25-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Scalded Dog
The brake pad theory is one I had not thought of,...

The brake pad theory is one I had not thought of, but certainly one to look into. When the car "sets for 3 or 4 days," do you have the parking brake set? Could be a brake cable that's not releasing...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-25-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Scalded Dog
Good job... I'm glad there are people like you...

Good job... I'm glad there are people like you who will not cower in some politically correct orgy of permissiveness and fear.

It's too bad more homeowners, vehicle owners, and business owners...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-25-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By Scalded Dog
Never raced for pinks, but did throw the pink...

Never raced for pinks, but did throw the pink slip to my car into the pot in a friendly game of Acey- Deucey that ended up real serious. Started with $.25 antes, and within a few minutes, there was a...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-24-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Scalded Dog
Happened to me at the Chevy dealership... okay,...

Happened to me at the Chevy dealership... okay, not BY the dealership, but while I was in the waiting area, a nice looking woman was asking me all kinds of questions about my car. She said that her...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By Scalded Dog
Ha! Well, to be sure, I know a hell of a lot of...

Ha! Well, to be sure, I know a hell of a lot of people with badass, lifted, tricked- out, loaded, offroad capable 4X4 beasts who would not dream of besmirching their garage queen by--- gasp---...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By Scalded Dog
Done... finally done. I easily put 15 hours into...

Done... finally done. I easily put 15 hours into cleaning. However, the final product, clean clean clean, inside, outside, upside, downside, the whole freakin' thang, washed, scrubbed detailed,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,794
Posted By Scalded Dog
If I were storing mine, I'd go with the full- on...

If I were storing mine, I'd go with the full- on offense: Sticky glue traps (they are freakin' remarkably effective--- gory, but effective) to start with. Place as many as you can around each wheel....
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-18-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Scalded Dog
Duct tape. Fixes everything.

Duct tape. Fixes everything.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By Scalded Dog
(As hypocritical as it may be, I spent most of my...

(As hypocritical as it may be, I spent most of my life saying that there is NO. WAY. IN. HELL... that I would ever buy a previous rental. Why? Because the things I do to rental cars are pretty...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By Scalded Dog
Just a testimonial: Mines's a 2011 1LT. It spent...

Just a testimonial: Mines's a 2011 1LT. It spent 13,000 miles as a rental, I've put an additional 71,000 miles (total 84,000 miles) on it. I drive it hard, every day. I mean I work the everlovin'...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By Scalded Dog
HA! That's great... the idea was good, but,...

HA! That's great... the idea was good, but, unfortunately, I have to agree... the first thing that comes to mind with a quick glance is very rabbitish!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-17-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By Scalded Dog
Real step 1: Of course AutoZone can help diagnose...

Real step 1: Of course AutoZone can help diagnose a problem... if you do not own an OBD reader, then a trip to AutoZone is an excellent first step for those who are more of the "I can fix this"...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By Scalded Dog
... and, in case anybody was wondering: The rear...

... and, in case anybody was wondering: The rear of the car got 98% of the dirt... for obvious reasons. The front, including the engine area, was hardly even defiled... only a very light dusting....
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By Scalded Dog
Holy smokes. I'll admit it, I'm on the fence now...

Holy smokes. I'll admit it, I'm on the fence now as to whether or not a few minutes of fun was worth the effort to clean this thing back up to par.

I've now put 12 hours into recovery....
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 11-16-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,977
Posted By Scalded Dog
Outstanding video... THANK- YOU! I just did...

Outstanding video... THANK- YOU!

I just did it this afternoon (needed some deep cleaning... really). The fascia was just as easy as portrayed... but I could not have done it without the video...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 11-16-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,473
Posted By Scalded Dog
Thank- you, AUS10BMX and Camaro5! I had to remove...

Thank- you, AUS10BMX and Camaro5! I had to remove the rear diffuser because I got so much dirt crammed up in there after a brief offroad excursion that it just wasn't going to come clean without...
Forum: Deutschland 11-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,152
Posted By Scalded Dog
Take advantage of the Autobahn while you are...

Take advantage of the Autobahn while you are there. Hopefully, you've been able to bring your Camaro. And, whether you did or did not bring the Camaro, my advice is to do whatever it takes to once---...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By Scalded Dog
My education in that department came from a '76...

My education in that department came from a '76 Cutlass... one day, the longer I drove, the less heat was coming out of the heater vents... eventually, on a 50 degree day, I was freezing my tail off...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By Scalded Dog
Not normal... on days that are sub 30F, my car is...

Not normal... on days that are sub 30F, my car is very comfortably warm within four- five minutes, and when I run in temps as low as 10F, there's no problem keeping it comfortably warm inside. I...
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