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    Some people just don't give a shit for other's property especially older classics - they just view them as old cars. Dumb fucks!
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    Does the 4100 have replaceable accel pump squirt nozzles that can be swapped to choke the pump shot down further ?

    I don't get the thing with parking. I've done it myself, park out in the ass end of nowhere with nothing but empty spaces for hundreds of feet around. Its almost a sure bet that I'll come out and find one car parked immediately next to me, with empty spaces or hundreds of feet around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Does the 4100 have replaceable accel pump squirt nozzles that can be swapped to choke the pump shot down further ?

    I don't get the thing with parking. I've done it myself, park out in the ass end of nowhere with nothing but empty spaces for hundreds of feet around. Its almost a sure bet that I'll come out and find one car parked immediately next to me, with empty spaces or hundreds of feet around.
    Actually, parking near no one makes your car into a magnet. It's like being the only person in a train car. SOME ass wipe will sit next to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Can't fix stupid, but if I see that CRV again, I'd love to give it some TLC.


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    Oh yeah. Been here myself. Thing is though they would not even notice or care...depending on how creative/artistic you get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Does the 4100 have replaceable accel pump squirt nozzles that can be swapped to choke the pump shot down further ?
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    Not that I know of. It's got different holes in the accelerator pump lever and the throttle, which I minimized. Maybe the hole(s?) in the casting may be sized for the big block. It helped to lean the main jets. I haven't read the plugs to see where we are on that.

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    Actually, parking near no one makes your car into a magnet. It's like being the only person in a train car. SOME ass wipe will sit next to you!
    You may be onto something. I've started parking the daily rides in the middle of somewhere to maybe keep the crazy people from space invading when I park in the middle of nowhere.

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    Oh yeah. Been here myself. Thing is though they would not even notice or care...depending on how creative/artistic you get.
    I know he doesn't care about how it looks... so I've been thinking. Maybe a pinhole in a coolant hose. Or loosening the oil drain plug a hair. Something that will prevent it from being transportation at some point once I am an untraceable distance/time away. Honestly I wouldn't do it but I certainly feel like it.

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    for me vehicles are off-limits. People rely on them for work and such, and causing some sort of extensive downtime or expensive repair is a bridge too far. As Sheriff Justice once said "You can think about it, but don't do it".

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    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    for me vehicles are off-limits. People rely on them for work and such, and causing some sort of extensive downtime or expensive repair is a bridge too far. As Sheriff Justice once said "You can think about it, but don't do it".
    Agreed! My opinion, though, is that most if not all here are merely venting about it but would not actually do it (at least I hope not).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    ...Got my first door ding last week. Parked in a huge end spot, all the way to the end side. Some stupid a$$ in a CRV parked right next to me with no regard to the painted line. His wheels were in my spot and he was close. I saw it when I came out and got that gut wrenching feeling. As I approached, I could see his door edge was absolutely torn to pieces. I checked my car over but didn't see anything. Found it once I got home. It's small but it's there in the quarter panel body line. $hit happens. I'd rather drive it and risk damage than watch it sit in the garage.

    The CRV a$$hole actually spoke with me in the post office before I went out and saw his parking job. He had a 65 Mustang as his first car. His dad give it to him. He never changed the oil, drove it three years, and locked up the motor. He also told me mine probably wasn't a 68 because all 68's were fastbacks. Can't fix stupid, but if I see that CRV again, I'd love to give it some TLC.


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    Reminds me of when my dad still owned & drove the Firebird. It received it's first door ding while we were out to eat somewhere. Dad always parked away, but some asshole in ragged four door truck parked next to it and put a huge welt in the Firebird's quarter panel. Dad broke one house key keying the that truck and then proceeded to boot the hell out of the entire side which offended the Firebird. It was glorious.

    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Oh yeah. Been here myself. Thing is though they would not even notice or care...depending on how creative/artistic you get.
    Indeed. I don't think the person who dinged the Firebird noticed the modifications my dad did to their truck, but I hope they did. Dad certainly felt better.

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    Actually, parking near no one makes your car into a magnet. It's like being the only person in a train car. SOME ass wipe will sit next to you!
    Yep, so I try to park away, but not so far away.

    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    for me vehicles are off-limits. People rely on them for work and such, and causing some sort of extensive downtime or expensive repair is a bridge too far. As Sheriff Justice once said "You can think about it, but don't do it".
    Generally I agree. But when someone goes there with you first, vengeance can then be all yours. Reminds me of the scene from Pulp Fiction where they discuss not screwing with another [person's] vehicle, "You just don't do it."
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    It's for this reason why the Crown Vic will strictly be a cruiser. No shopping trips or anything like that. Drive around town and come back; that's it. Jersey has too many people with that attitude for me to leave the Crown Vic unattended. And that's just the Crown Vic; I couldn't imagine what I'd be like if I had that Stang.

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    Packman - There is no "just a Crown Vic"!

    Honestly, I like this car OK but I'd rather have my 88 wagon in this condition and cruise in it.

    A Panther probably won't get as much respect at a old fart car show, but it is equal or better and deserves respect when someone owns and cares for it. At the cruise in last Friday, some guy had an 1988ish Olds Cutlass Ciera. Most people didn't care but It's every bit as interesting as any other car.

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    You're right about that. To me; it's just a Crown Vic. To my Mom; it's her cherished hot rod. Which is the reason why I attempted to do what I did. If I got it to the point where I intend to get it (running good, suspension sorted out, and a decent paint job); it will be a nice car; but won't command the respect that your Stang will get if we parked them next to each other. It's just the way it is.

    As far as the '80s FWD cars are concerned; they are classic cars now. I am beginning to see more of them fixed up on the road. I would even consider resto-modding one of those cars; if I had money and a little property. I would love to get that Olds FWD wagon (the Chevy Celebrity version) and pop a Buick drivetrain in there and see what it can do. Another one is the Chevy Chevette. Been a dream build of mine to get one and do a TT 4.3 build on it. Those builds would only have value to me; and maybe a couple other freaks who like driving sleepers.

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    honestly part of the reason I enjoy driving the Conti so much is that I don't have to care so much about it. Its got dings and the paint is already roached. I can just park it without concern.

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    That's how my truck is. About 1/8th of the fucks normally given in it's case. With my cars, I find it's not possible for me to ever give zero fucks, no matter how roachy they are.
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    I still can't believe there are people who would damage someone else's vehicle, either because of their own stupidity, selfish attitude, or sheer jealousy. So disappointing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    I still can't believe there are people who would damage someone else's vehicle, either because of their own stupidity, selfish attitude, or sheer jealousy. So disappointing.
    That is because you are viewing them through your own (and righteous, by the way) moral squint. Unfortunately, we now need to lower our expectations as low as possible and we'll be about right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by friskyfrankie View Post
    That is because you are viewing them through your own (and righteous, by the way) moral squint. Unfortunately, we now need to lower our expectations as low as possible and we'll be about right!
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    Not saying we should accept having our cars damaged (NO WAY!) but that we should acknowledge many other folks are not below doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friskyfrankie View Post
    Not saying we should accept having our cars damaged (NO WAY!) but that we should acknowledge many other folks are not below doing so.
    I hear ya man
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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    I still can't believe there are people who would damage someone else's vehicle, either because of their own stupidity, selfish attitude, or sheer jealousy. So disappointing.
    In Jersey, you can gauge the people's respect of their own and other people's property by driving on the Garden State Parkway every morning. No matter how many accidents they see and wait in traffic because of; they still drive as carelessly as they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    In Jersey, you can gauge the people's respect of their own and other people's property by driving on the Garden State Parkway every morning. No matter how many accidents they see and wait in traffic because of; they still drive as carelessly as they do.
    That is a really good point
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