Saturday, June 17, 2023
I guess you might agree with me that the sun damage has caused the wiper blade I was using to be ready to get replaced at the same time as the color fade on the cheap plastic
Friday, June 16, 2023
a complete NOS ignition tune up set for a Nash dual ignition straight eight. Everything: the distributor cap, 18 spark plugs, 2 points sets, and a rotor. That's one hell of a cool and unusual collection
A federal investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department found that the police, and the city itself, engages in a "pattern or practice" of excessive force and racial discrimination that violates both the United States Constitution and federal law.
Thank you Phil! He let me know that they set up a camera so people can see them repair the I 95 in Philly
that's what it looks like right now
here's the link to the live camera https://pacast.com/live/I95
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Pennsylvania's got a quick plan for reopening Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, they'll wall in the underpass with tons of recycled glass, then pave over that, so the 95 can be used until a permanent solution is ready
Each one is about an inch or inch-and-a-half wide.
Filshill estimated that it will take about 100 box-truck loads to haul about 10,000 cubic yards (7,600 cubic meters) of the glass nuggets required for the I-95 project. The total weight is around 2,000 tons, a fraction of the weight of regular sand or dirt, meaning that it will take many fewer trucks to bring it to the site, Filshill said.
PennDOT was the first to use his company's product after he began making it in 2017, and it is now approved for use by 23 state transportation departments around the country
Clarkson dropped off beer at Alpine's F1 team headquarters after saying he’d buy them all a pint if they got on the podium in Monaco.
80 in a 45... sounds like a thing a cop would notice right? This time it was the cop doing it, and the Sheriff's deputy busted him on it. Nice, the donuts are on me deputy!
The deputy explains to the officer that he was doing nearly double the speed limit. Shaouni blows off the deputy's comment and instead points out his uniform, again noting that he was headed to work when he was pulled over.
“I am going to work,” said Shaouni, bringing attention to his vest marked with his name and badge. “What does it look like I’m dressed for?"
Shaouni is then asked for his driver's license. He refuses to hand over his license to the deputy, saying "no" when asked. He then gets back into his police vehicle and leaves the scene only to later be identified by his car and badge number. Bodycam footage of the incident also clearly shows the officer's name on the front of his police vest.
Ultimately, Shaouni was arrested for the incident and charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, as well as resisting an officer without violence. He was "relieved" of his position pending the results of both the criminal investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Department, as well as an Internal Affairs investigation.
a day away from the Trotter's Rod Club history being thrown in a dumpster and that fantastic 5th wheel truck scrapped and lost forever.... only 4 members survive, and one's in the hospital. But Sef got there to prevent the loss of this awesome club's legacy
I bet you remember them now.... and that truck!
And that was ALL I knew of them... just the truck, the 5th wheel trailer, and the slingshot dragster. I hadn't ever seen anything else about them, and I mean ever.
I think I first saw their hot rod and dragster in 2010 https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/12/innovative-hot-rodder-made-fifth-wheel.html and didn't see much else since.
that's awfully close to gone for ever
I wonder sometimes.... doesn't anyone have a 2nd checker to prevent errors from getting published?
another unusual bridge, this is bridge in a British reservoir revealed by 2022 drought conditions in the UK
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
a chuck wagon after WW2, hauled by a Jeep in New Mexico during a cattle drive, photographed for Life Magazine
Fontana police stop a 1947 Suburban that lost its brakes by getting in front of it and using the police cruiser to bring it to a stop... yay good cop! Donut time!
Alexis Pritchard and her grandfather share ownership of this cool ol lowrider,
in the United States left turns are typically made at higher speeds than right turns, causing the right-front tire to wear faster than the left-front.
remember when drinking cold canned tea was a fad, and AriZona Iced Tea was in competition with Liptons for the market share? Right before everyone went to bottled water instead
to read about the 90s tea fad: https://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/10/garden/iced-tea-s-new-popularity-as-a-pour-that-refreshes.html
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Tire companies often, for profit markup, decide a tire part number is done, obsolete.
Those are going to sell for less than the new (supposedly improved) version that replaces it
So, if you make friends with the nice people behind the counters, and maybe, oh, tip them a pizza or something like a 20, to look for the least expensive, but highest grade tire for what you are looking for (speed rating might be your priority, or softer compound for autocross or cornering)
If I order now, there are about 300 of the tires I was recommended, and they sell for 173 apiece. Once those are gone, the new version are 60 dollars more apiece.
So, buy now and store them, and save 240 dollars, or keep checking back closer to when I need them, and run the odds that every week that goes by, there will be fewer available, maybe none left if a bunch of racers buy them for the same Optima type event. I will see if week by week I find that there are still the same amount, I don't have to hurry and store them. But if the inventory drops to less than 50, it's time to buy, and then see how many can be fit into my little Veloster to get transported to my garage. 2 at a time? Probably.
The Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging North Carolina’s decision to stop issuing license plates bearing the Confederate flag
Monday, June 12, 2023
Jesse Ventura, pro wrestler and movie star in the 80's, governor of Minnesota 99-03, first had a job with the DOT when he got out of high school in 1969
He was a member of the Mongols biker gang of San Diego in the early 70s