@Mazda616 When I bought my new snowblower, I pushed the Mustang further back into the garage for more convenient snowblower storage. I haven't started it since about the middle of December, so a similar time frame. We've had an unusual CO winter where the snow has stuck around longer than normal. Usually, I try and get it out on the roads at least monthly to keep it circulating, but I may not get the opportunity this month.
Looks nice, bright, and red out there in the sunlight!
@Mazda616 -- At first glance I wondered what the heck happened to your hood, and then I realized the car is so nice that I was looking at cloud and sky reflections! Hats off to some adept svending, there...
Sure looks like it, and it's statistically reasonable too -- if you find a random cartridge in the US, it's probably .22LR. There are of course other .22 rimfires for niche purposes, but this is the one with literally billions used annually (at least before the ammo price and availability crash of the last couple of years) and is small enough to escape easily.
@Mazda616 I just want to express my appreciation that your keeping this otherwise forgotten car in prestine condition. I always enjoy seeing relatively normal old cars in great shape and yours appears to be among the best!
@Mazda616 Looks sharp! I just gave the Bronco a quick once over. My son wants to go to Cars and Coffee in the morning, then we're going to find a trail or two to hit. So, clean morning, dirty afternoon!
@Mazda616 My van makes this trip every year along with being daily driven, I check tire pressures, check fluids, and go. 2cc780a8-a08c-4c73-98e9-f0c96615e70f-image.png
Just made this trip trouble free for the 5th time this summer: 3cccc1e7-b7bb-4716-b20e-c7c25b7d5ae0-image.png
Guess I just don't worry about it, so long as you take care of your vehicle, an old/high mileage one is no more trouble prone than a new one.
@Mazda616 I guess my point is that America is nothing but interstate, so would the lowlier ones have just been miserable in general? What market is there in the States for a city commuter? Perhaps just a suburban runabout, under 20 mile commuter?
@Mazda616 A good sign it’s been well maintained. The AC in my Jaguar actually still works, with probably the original compressor even. One of the Previous owners seems to have had it converted to R134.
Original owner of Jolene spent over $1,000 converting her A/C to R134a, as well. And I love them for it. 😂
@Mazda616 I'm no expert but just do little things you can stick to and gradually make modifications to your lifestyle over time. No big resolutions or fad diets; some stuff will work for you (cut out soda) and some won't (kale smoothies) - there's no failing just an ongoing process.
Calorie tracking and data can be handy because some restaurant/processed foods are brutal but it's not for everyone. (I run "my fitness pal" from time to time, it's pretty user friendly as it scans barcodes)
@Mazda616 Also, I realize “built” means many different things to many different people. In my case, it means I got this car with low miles but filthy and in need of a lot of work. I have had it extensively detailed and I’ve also had paint correction done. And, I’ve painstakingly done or had done every repair needed to get it as close to 1990 factory-fresh as I can. That, to me, is “built.” ❤️
@Mazda616 I dunno, I find Instagram a much more constructive platform for that kind of stuff. People are too quick to judge and get angry on Tiktok and I just find the atmosphere really toxic, sadly regardless of community.
@Mazda616 I hope the people are nicer to you this week than last. While your car isn't to everyone's taste, there's no need to be rude about it.
Me too. People tend to think that their opinion on cars is the only one that matters. Which is incorrect to say the least. I love my car and it makes me happy. You’d think that’d be enough for people but apparently not.
@ttyymmnn I figure that's going to be my van's last step before it's retired.
Most likely can have it done for less than the cost of buying a new vehicle, which means I'll have a brand new version of something I know I love driving.