atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6282: Well, new facts emerge

So, we took the Mustang on a little jaunt tonight, the first we've taken with it since Sunday the 27th of MAY. Got it insured Friday, you see, so now we can drive it.

We are busy people.

Anyway, for some reason, the gas cap flips open approximately at random. Original equipment is a regular gas cap, but the guy who restored the car went for the fancier race-style gas cap which latches shut. Only this one won't stay latched.

And yes gasoline comes out if you accelerate hard.

I haven't had time to fiddle with anything on the car--we didn't even insure the thing until six weeks after buying it!--so it still runs extra-rich and the idle is too high and-and-and.

The accessory drive belt situation has to be dealt with soonest, too.

...but that's an adventure for another time.

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I agree. Live your life and just don't be a glutton and you'll probably be fine.

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This pretty much speaks for itself.

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These are suborbital flights and there is absolutely nothing special about Blue Origin charging $200,000 per seat when Virgin Galactic is charging $250,000 per seat.

Wake me when it's $2,000 per seat.

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Video title seen on YouTube: "Can you use cooking oil as engine oil?"

NO dumbass because when you heat vegetable oil it polymerizes and turns into tarry goo that gums up your engine. That's why NOBODY IS ALREADY DOING THAT ANYWHERE.


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Nice way to spend Saturday night, though: going someplace casual for dinner with your wife in a classic Mustang.

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