@Bloody-the-resident-LandRover-apologist yeah, that one not working out is some of what pushed me back toward the Maseratis. If I'm spending what it takes to get a DB9 or a 456, I'm very on the fence about getting a color pairing I don't want. I'd rather have a Maser in colors I love than a DB9 in colors I hate. Spending more effort looking locally. Things of that nature. If it was easy to find these things to put some seat time in, I would. The closest 456 for me has been a 7 hour drive each way. DB9 has been further.
@wheelerguy Yeah, my rule here is that I can only buy stuff that I'd never be able to find outside of Japan. There are so many hobby stores here that you can always find something unique. That D1 AE86 diecast was like $15 which I thought was a lot until I looked them up on ebay and saw they normally go for around $150
@Milky Ah, I thought it was $75k/150k, not $150k/300k. In this scenario, we still qualify, mostly because my wife's income comes as draws instead of salary which changes tax consequences. I guess I can be a baller and go shopping for my BEV now!
@Highlander If I had a garage where I could just get in it and go for a drive it would be different. It bothers me that it isn't in a garage and I'm always fighting something to protect it. The truck isn't pretty and I don't worry about it. My friend has to do some stuff and I'll see how I feel after all that. Cyclists ruin the good roads too haha, I go out and get stuck.
...Customer had a battery put in at a place down the street. They never fully tightened the hold down bolts and after driving the battery slid forward causing the positive terminal to short to the hold down. The "notch" was not on purpose but from it arcing over the last few days.
Customer states another shop installed a battery and the lights are dimming while driving
Lucky that one didn't escalate into a car fire and possibly the earlier post about "...electrical fire resulting in a complete loss of our shop..."
That is the line between St. Tammany Parish and Orleans Parish. Theoretically, it would follow the historical channel of the Tangipahoa River which defines the Rigolets - the primary outlet for Lake Pontchartrain into the Gulf of Mexico, but the most recent bathymetric data shows the area isn't well defined - or at least defined well enough to reflect that channel.
The original boundary was drawn in the 1700s, presumably when there was still a river there.
I did find that Legislative Act 159 of Session 1912-1932 established the boundary of the City of New Orleans and it follows that line. But it's not clear if they were following a pre-established line or otherwise. Presumably, they were following the original Parish line.
I need to learn how to weld, specifically sheet metal so I can fiz the miata's rust. My parents' neighbor has a nice Lincoln Electric I don't think he has ever used, that he is plenty happy to let me learn on.
How could I manage the issues that come with that cold and kofl?
It's a challenge some days, my youngest, 1 1/2, refuses to keep his hat and gloves on, rips them off as soon as I put him in the truck. Thankfully the truck is reasonable warm from being parked inside, it's a short drive to daycare, and I carry him in as quick as I can. My 4 YO handles the cold like a champ, but on days like this you just stay inside.
@Sam-Blockhan yeah, you can either oil rub it, or lay a satin, or flat clear on top. I think we'll go with the clear option as it makes it easier wit sand and lay paint, or vinyl wrap the car later on if you want to.
@Sam-Blockhan Just tell him he's guaranteed that you won't by a car from him now, or ever if that's what he's coming at you with. Spread the word about him on local media as well. It's called a hatchet piece.
@foghat1981 I've only ever played with electric hobby level and that was plenty fast for me. According to some tips from the Autopian folks, these nitro cars can hit in the 70 mph range if they'll stay on the ground/get traction
Atlanta is the home of Porsche North America (and the Porsche experience center) which I think does lead to a higher than normal population of Porsches in the city, although most of them are Macans and Cayennes these days.
@CoolMinivan-Nobody I personally don't trust the government mandates and the "it'll happen by 2035" garbage, but for some of us there are real possible benefits to EVs. I barely drive 15 miles a day, and I know it's slowly killing my engine since I just drive back and forth 5 miles at a time on a cold engine and the lifters are getting steadily louder every year. With an EV there's no chance of that, and even a crapped out, heavily-degraded gen1 Leaf with 30 miles of range would be fine for my needs, saving the Volvo for cross country and out of town drives where the oil can actually reach operating temp and stay there for a while. Basically I just want a golf cart but one where if I get hit by a Ford Expedition I might possibly survive. Anyway, that's just a personal use case kind of thing, I have no horse in the race when it comes to the logistics of energy production or battery manufacturing.
And I have no arguments that it can in fact be perfect for a lot of people. I'm not one of them, but I won't hate on people who it does work for.
Frankly, pull the incentives, stop mandating, and let the consumer decide what is right for their use case.