@Wrong-Wheel-Drive in my personal testing (hungry, travel, gimme food) I find the impossible whopper actually quite good and although 90% as good as the normal cow whopper, it leaves me feeling not bloated greasy farty at all. So I’m a fan. Now, if they can make impossible waygu or impossible Kobe, then we’ll have something approaching impossibly glorious.
For your dodge collection, I submit the Dodge Slingshot. This was a running and driving prototype featuring a rear-mounted engine, rear-wheel-drive, and a power roof. Ok, fine, yes, it was just a rebodied Smart Roadster. It could have competed with the Pontiac Solstice, but Chrysler ultimately shelved the project after thinking that there wasn't much of a market for a baby sports car in America.
Sadly, seeing that GM's small sports car effort didn't last that long, Chrysler was right in the long run. Look, it's also not blue, just look at it through blue glasses or something. 🙂
@Longtime-Lurker That looks interesting, will have to check it out. I used to read a lot of science fiction, then the genre kind of changed and the authors I was interested in kinda cycled out (and I didn't find new ones) but the book sounds interesting.
@awesomeaustinv If the motor isn't rebuildable, maybe look into converting to a different motor (it should really just be adapting the drive mechanism and making a bracket) or even switching to manual windows?
@beefchips Absolutely do not buy anything that isn't a new OEM part. I'm currently on alternator #4 in the town car, all of them are remans because new is like a hundred bucks more. None of the previous three worked. The current one regulates low. I stopped doing warranty replacements because it's good enough.
My buddy is on his third AW11 alternator too- you straight up cannot get good reman alternators these days. Don't bother.
Since you've just got a bad bearing, go ahead and try your hand at just changing that. I was successful at the same on my Golf years back.
@amoore100 I miss Doug’s writing - I enjoy it much more than his videos, which are much more mass market entertainment than catering to the enthusiast niche. I have that book (and its sequel, iirc) and it’s a fun read with good humour and amusing stories and anecdotes. I’m happy for him though that his videos and Cars & Bids have found such success, he deserves it.
@WBizarre please buy one and tell me all the outrageous maintenance and repairs so I can finally kill my lust for a GT
I'm the same way. The GT is one of my dream cars. One of the most beautiful cars ever made in my opinion. I can't imagine the maintenance is as bad as everyone says, but at the same time, I can't take the risk.