1. Aspen500

    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,420
    Likes Received:
    1700
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Location:
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
    Then there's the people, like me, that decided to be an auto tech while in high school (class of '82) and have to diagnose and repair all the computer controlled items, among other things on the modern automobile. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    To be honest, it's not that bad BUT if I had known what cars would become 40 years later, I'd have kept cars as a hobby and chose a different profession. Yeah I know, hindsight is always 20/20 right? lol On the upside, an auto tech never has to worry about being unemployed (if you're good at it). Longest I went without a job is 2 weeks back in '07 when the Ford dealer I worked at for 21 years closed, suddenly, with 3 hours notice............................

    Sorry for going off on a tangent in the Random Pics thread. Oops.
     
    SuicideRider and MoparDan like this.
  2. jasperjacko

    jasperjacko Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    202
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
  3. MiradaMegacab

    MiradaMegacab Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,714
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    49A231BB-CC6F-41A4-B165-1888CAEEA669.jpeg 2813D993-62FD-4651-89F7-75A37FF584F0.jpeg 445A56BE-DF01-4F60-A846-44A3F3C3537A.jpeg E699D7F0-AC63-486A-A235-4B48598E05EB.jpeg 09D23B2A-0C9A-4FB3-992A-6E1821B646E2.jpeg 5B4CA2BE-8998-4226-AE2C-B590B866D9C8.jpeg C397BEAE-A68A-4CDE-9367-82CAA11EE984.jpeg
     
    MoparDan and SuicideRider like this.
  4. Camtron

    Camtron Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Here
    2020 AWD Challenger GT got some sweet mud terrains and will be getting a lift kit put on it soon enough; and a snow plow for winter.
    Colorado car.

    BDADCCBA-6A7A-40BE-8468-847E17B09CDB.jpeg

    39772BB3-9393-4B50-BD5E-6983409B73BE.jpeg

    doesn't look bad at all; or maybe that’s just my inner trailer park self coming out.
     
    MiradaMegacab likes this.
  5. Aspen500

    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,420
    Likes Received:
    1700
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Location:
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
    Just hope they don't strip the trans to transfer case coupler splined shaft, lol! It's the weak link. They're made of unobtanium, at least for early teens models (like 2010-2015). Not available new, aftermarket or used (nobody will sell them separately). Only way is to buy scrapyard trans/t-case assy and take the shaft out of it.
     
    Camtron likes this.
  6. Camtron

    Camtron Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Here
    Soun
    Sounds a lot like Fords AWD from late 2000s early teens. Ford decided the transfer case/power take off unit (whatever the hell they call it) and its 8oz of gear oil would never need to be serviced during the vehicles life time. Not even a drain plug on the thing.
     
  7. MiradaMegacab

    MiradaMegacab Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,714
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    JB Weld!! Lol
    16069DFB-6B1C-4DAD-8E75-71CC251D4DCF.jpeg
     
    SuicideRider likes this.
  8. Aspen500

    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,420
    Likes Received:
    1700
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Location:
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
    When (not if) they fail, it's a $1,200 to $1,600 repair (new power transfer unit plus labor) depending on the model. Yep, 8 oz of 75W90 and no drain plug to change it. Buried between the rear exhaust manifold/cat assy and engine. Geniuses! P.S. they still make them the same way now. Only difference is air ducts for cooling which seems to help a lot.
     
  9. Camtron

    Camtron Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Here
    Oh yea, brilliant placement. You know when it’s time to change power transfer unit when you can smell the gear oil burning on the exhaust. Found out first hand a couple years ago with my MKZ. $1,400 later and now I barley ever drive the thing.
     
  10. Justwondering

    Justwondering Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,180
    Likes Received:
    747
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    Location:
    North Texas
    MoparDan .... !!!!
    I just had that conversation with my brother yesterday.
    I love having a car with no tracking device.
    I love having a car I can replace parts on or fix parts instead of buying huge subassemblies that require you remove half the engine to install.
    JW
     
    MoparDan likes this.
  11. Camtron

    Camtron Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Here
    Cleans up nice for a garage decoration, lol

    image.jpg
     
  12. Camtron

    Camtron Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Here
    Got stuck behind this beater last night.

    8A03F690-D327-4E1E-B4CE-70F2B5DBA188.jpeg
     
    MoparDan likes this.
  13. Camtron

    Camtron Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Here
  14. Camtron

    Camtron Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2019
    Location:
    Here
    .

    EEAF57A5-344F-4F8D-8934-5EBFADF5AAC7.jpeg
     
    MoparDan likes this.
  15. Aspen500

    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,420
    Likes Received:
    1700
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Location:
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
  16. Aspen500

    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,420
    Likes Received:
    1700
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Location:
    Rib Mountain (Wausau) WI
    1969 Hemi Superbee. I haven't seen this car for 20 years, since it sat in the shop at the Ford dealer for almost a month getting a front disc brake conversion, TTI exhaust, steering/suspension rebuilt, among other things (it snowballed). It's basically been sitting in the owners airplane hangar since then. He bought it in 1978 for (get this) $2,400 and those are the same wheels it had, along with the Hooker headers, Pioneer FM/8-track under the dash, etc. Nothing like listening to a 426 Hemi idle. He did get some minor rust through(lower fenders and 1/4's) fixed recently but the majority of the paint is original yet. The guy's 70 years old and isn't afraid to drive cars the way they were intended! One of those millionaire's that you'd never guess was a millionaire since he started with nothing and built up a business from a small one building operation 45 years ago and now multi-state operations run by his nephew, but money didn't change him. He is definitely enjoying his retirement.:cool:
    P.S., that's his Ford pickup he picked up down south somewhere recently, in the background of the 3rd pic, waiting it's turn in our shop.

    He stopped by the shop this afternoon and of course, I didn't have a camera but, one of the other guy's emailed these to me.
    superbee 1.jpe superbee 2.jpe superbee 3.jpe superbee 4.jpe
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2021 at 5:31 PM