In light of my not being to curb Bullmobile’s voracious appetite for front tires I’ve decided to replace it. I think I’d like the exact same car but as a wagon, or perhaps a Freestyle/ Taurus X.
I had a ball joint replaced and got an alignment.
Ok so people modify their cars all the time adding turbos, changing suspension, upgrading brakes, etc.
Some of you may know that I failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a Ford Escape and was left with a slightly battered hood and some tire rubber on my already stitched together bumper.
Didn’t stop and hit an Escape.
If you weren’t aware the front of my car looks like this. This will become important later in the story.
Can someone ELI5 this sheet for me? Maybe add circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.
I wanted to show off some more of my unmatched body work skills. 100% self taught.
Got new struts and springs installed on Bullmobile. Raised my rear ride height by over an inch.
Bullmobile has been chewing up its front tire so I brought it in for an alignment. They tell me it has a bad ball joint on the driver’s side. That’ll explain the damage to the tire. The alignment shop want to charge me ~$200 for it which seems alright. I have an appointment on Tuesday with my normal mechanic to…
You might remember from our last episode.
It has been below zero lately which is cold but it’s winter in Maine so it is not a big deal to me. It has been a big deal to Bullmobile.
My car has developed a rattle somewhere around the glovebox. It is worse when the heat is blowing.
It’s that time of year when things start to freeze to death. I noticed on my ride in that my car is blowing out moderately warm air. Plenty of air being moved so I’ll replace the thermostat and see if that helps.
As many of you know I drive a beater Ford Taurus. We’ve bonded and I love it so I don’t want to hear any of your nonsense about it being crappy or boring.
Jumped it and let it run for 20 minutes. It didn’t look like it was charging but I needed to go to work so I took off. I only got about 100 ft (30 meters) down the road before it died and I coasted to a stop on my neighbors yard. Probably the alternator.
I figured out that if I worked a few extra hours of overtime and I can make what I’d pay my mechanic to install my rear struts. My fronts took me all day to do and I hear the rears are worse since they don’t turn.