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  1. That’s some funny shit right there. I’ll get to...

    That’s some funny shit right there. I’ll get to work on that mackerel!

    Good call on Worcester for summer housing. Sadly Fitchburg doesn’t have much going for it and Worcester a short direct shot...
  2. The Burnt Trailer - taking Allen’s a step too far...

    The Burnt Trailer - taking Allen’s a step too far perhaps?


    https://youtu.be/Y3hijfZpanU
  3. My sarcasm flow must be turned down too low...

    My sarcasm flow must be turned down too low today, I keed, I keed. I’m a recent transplant to Maine coast. It’s tha shit and then some.
  4. Well if Dad wants them to shake of the Seven...

    Well if Dad wants them to shake of the Seven Sisters sort of zeitgeist Hampton Beach it seemed like the nearest thing to Padre Island that Northern New England has to offer.
  5. Screw Maine. A few miles down the road they can...

    Screw Maine. A few miles down the road they can live free or die in Hampton Beach, NH. Natives were sort of restless last week.

    WMUR-TV headline:
    Nearly 30 arrests made as crowds fill Hampton...
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    Tins of tuna, eggamuffin ... ...

    Tins of tuna, eggamuffin ...

    https://youtu.be/LSMGUaxKb4E
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    Too fucking right! It’s not hard to find...

    Too fucking right! It’s not hard to find something useful or entertaining to do for 5 or 6 hours a day. The rest of the time is free for goofing off.

    The the worst thing about work is that it...
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    Amusing write-up o. South Shore bar pizza. ...

    Amusing write-up o. South Shore bar pizza.

    https://www.kerrybyrne.com/2020/05/13/21-reasons-why-south-shore-bar-pizza-is-americas-most-delicious-and-most-eccentric-pizza-tradition/
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    Record high prices yet everyone’s still...

    Record high prices yet everyone’s still tearassing down the highway at 85 MPH plus. Big diesel pick ups, small 4 banger shit boxes, new priuses you name it. The only thing they have in common is...
  10. If it ain’t broke ... Different strokes but on...

    If it ain’t broke ...

    Different strokes but on my high mileage beaters things get fixed not up graded. It’s a virtual certainty that something else will kill that thing before you can upgrade...
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    Nice tune. For those who don’t know Jimmy Dale...

    Nice tune. For those who don’t know Jimmy Dale is also famous (well sorta) for playing Smoky in the Big Lebowski.
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    Prolly not going to disturb you considering the...

    Prolly not going to disturb you considering the car doesn’t have a long future anyhow but shot head gaskets in that car are likely to poison your catalytic converters and O2 sensors.
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    Just bought some 2020 brahmas new from STP marked...

    Just bought some 2020 brahmas new from STP marked not returnable in store. Interesting about the store in ME though. The Google says S. Portland?
  14. Update on my Prius catalytic converter theft...

    Update on my Prius catalytic converter theft saga.

    The cat was stolen about 4 weeks ago. Fortunately even though it’s a high mileage beater we had comprehensive (fire, theft, glass) insurance...
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    John Prine was fond of it. The Handsome Johnny...

    John Prine was fond of it.

    The Handsome Johnny his favorite cocktail was made with vodka and ginger ale and was best enjoyed with a cigarette 9 miles long.
    ...
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    And “we’ll continue to break into our shitty on...

    And “we’ll continue to break into our shitty on hold music every thirty seconds with a lame apology until you can’t stand it any more and hang up while screaming a blazing stream of profanity.”
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    Corporate voice mail messages that have begun...

    Corporate voice mail messages that have begun with “We are experiencing greater than normal call volume ...” for the past two fucking years! Greater than what ? 2019?

    They really need to work...
  18. Those would be the words of the venerable Mr....

    Those would be the words of the venerable Mr. Randy Newman who wrote the song in the early 70s.

    C99ZPoKkGmg
  19. Thread: Trucks.

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    I hear you! And they paid some hefty tuition. ...

    I hear you! And they paid some hefty tuition.

    I’ll amend you’re advice though. Never buy a modern or EV BMW without a warranty. These beasts are rolling computers shrouded in plastic.

    I’ve...
  20. Thread: Trucks.

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    E-cars and trucks seem perfect for Hawaii...

    E-cars and trucks seem perfect for Hawaii considering Climate, range issues, cost of gas etc.

    Maybe it will be OK with a new vehicle and after you spend an assload of dough on every warranty you...
  21. “You’ll put your eye out kid.”

    “You’ll put your eye out kid.”
  22. Triple M!!! Manufactured Mammary Monday!

    Triple M!!!

    Manufactured Mammary Monday!
  23. Fuckin thieves sawzalled the cat off of my son’s...

    Fuckin thieves sawzalled the cat off of my son’s ‘05 Prius last week.

    He called to say it was making an awful noise. So I told him I’d take a look at it (I’ve been maintaining it for him since...
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    1 toro snowblower in storage Total = 1 Sold...

    1 toro snowblower in storage

    Total = 1

    Sold or gave away 25 cylinders (4cars, 1 truck, 1 shitty old lawn mower) in July and went traveling w/ Mrs. Obstruction. Rented and borrowed rides in...
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    On television Wheeler Dealers Roadkill Garage ...

    On television
    Wheeler Dealers
    Roadkill Garage

    Prefer YouTube wrenching shows though more wrenching less BS. Theses guys have achieved a good balance of strong content, useful information, cheeky...
  26. Not the question asked but some soap boxing on...

    Not the question asked but some soap boxing on the topic of tire warranties. I never ever buy tire warranties. In fact I have never bought an extended warranty on anything- car, stereo, toaster or...
  27. Decent product. Be careful putting lug nuts on...

    Decent product. Be careful putting lug nuts on with it though. Max power will over torque the shit out of them.
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    Hanukkah = Festival of Lights I’m saying full...

    Hanukkah = Festival of Lights

    I’m saying full on Hasidic.

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  29. Unless that is some kind of weird ballistic...

    Unless that is some kind of weird ballistic fabric a regular old razor knife will do the job just fine. You’ll never cut into a drive shaft with one or damage it more than the shit that bounces off...
  30. A word on loaner tools from AZone and others - ...

    A word on loaner tools from AZone and others - take a good look at them before you use them. I’ve borrowed a bunch and usually had good results but they’re only as good as the last knucklehead who...
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    Fuck no! She’s hot and badass!

    Fuck no! She’s hot and badass!
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    Well I suppose so, but none have done sufficient...

    Well I suppose so, but none have done sufficient damage to my psyche to warrant inclusion.

    On the other hand, frequently the pseudo macho examples cited are aimed at the ladies too.
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    Pseudo macho cliches annoy the ass off of me. ...

    Pseudo macho cliches annoy the ass off of me.

    “Let’s do this!” Or “You got this!” Etc.

    Fucking Home Depot and there ilk wants to convince you you’re as badass as Navy Seal if you “man up”...
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    Couldn’t say but given the lack of duct work or...

    Couldn’t say but given the lack of duct work or flex tube it doesn’t look like active cold air return to me. But I’m not a hvac guy either.

    Besides I got the impression from your initial post...
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    Big ass arborvitae. I think I’d have stuck...

    Big ass arborvitae.

    I think I’d have stuck with a vent. First insulated behind and then blocked with something solid (such as super thin plywood). Then the vent painted in the same color as the...
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    The Atlanta Baseball Club? BTW the Braves have...

    The Atlanta Baseball Club? BTW the Braves have sucked since 1952.
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  38. Napper or Rockauto has what you need. Be sure to...

    Napper or Rockauto has what you need. Be sure to use silicone lube on the slide pins.
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    Riser Pfizer? 386365

    Riser Pfizer?
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  40. I hear you but it All depends on your goal I...

    I hear you but it All depends on your goal I guess. I use the paint pen to get it close enough to drive to the alignment shop.
  41. And running with blown shocks? I’ve replaced...

    And running with blown shocks? I’ve replaced broken rear springs on an 05 Prius and an 07 outback. Knee bone is connected to the thigh bone, etc.

    And the 14 - 16 Foresters had a recall on rear...
  42. Beg to differ. Do 09 Forester front struts and...

    Beg to differ. Do 09 Forester front struts and you are going to need an alignment unless you are the luckiest sumbitch to ever turn a wrench and happen to hit the sweet spot on both the L and R...
  43. I was a little sketched out about the low price...

    I was a little sketched out about the low price on the FCS too. I believe I used them on the outback though and they seemed fine.

    I’ll do a little digging and see if I can figure out where I...
  44. People hate on the pre-loaded struts but I’ve...

    People hate on the pre-loaded struts but I’ve found the KYB brand to be pretty reliable. They eliminate the death defying spring compression and they make the job a snap. Would I use them on a...
  45. I poured 5 qts through a car about 40 years ago. ...

    I poured 5 qts through a car about 40 years ago. Every time I mention an auto repair to my older brother the asshole still brings it up.
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  47. Parts prolly 600 at the dealer. Easy install...

    Parts prolly 600 at the dealer. Easy install relatively speaking and an overpriced recharge of the system and there’s your $900 down the drain.

    At an Indy? Maybe save $100?

    I paid $1k at a...
  48. I played the “fuck the 0420 code” game with a 98...

    I played the “fuck the 0420 code” game with a 98 318i for a couple of years. Cat was bad and eventually the honey comb broke down plugging the exhaust completely (on Rte 95 between Providence and...
  49. For real luxury try a big sheet of cardboard and...

    For real luxury try a big sheet of cardboard and then an old yoga mat.
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    Sums up the reason I quit golfing when I retired...

    Sums up the reason I quit golfing when I retired a few years ago. Now I can fuck off in nicely landscaped places during the week without needing an excuse.
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