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  1. When I had my '07 Sport Trac I bought an Aluma utility trailer with a 12' deck. Short bed problem solved. I still use it today behind my F-150 Tremor. It not only works for hauling longer objects but it's also ideal for riding mowers, ATVs, etc. It has a registered gross weight of 2990 lbs. although I have exceeded that a time or two without any issues. With its all aluminum construction (approx. 520 lbs) I can also move the empty trailer around by myself when it's unloaded and not attached to the truck.
  2. I had a '72 Pinto Squire wagon, fake woodgrain, chrome roof rack and all. I bought it in '73 when gas prices shot up. It had just over 6k miles and was a 2.0L 4-speed, red w/black vinyl interior. After a couple of years I pulled the drive train out and replaced it with a 289 with a C4 auto trans and 8" rear axle assembly, all from a '65 Mustang. Fit surprisingly well and the fuel mileage wasn't bad either. I ran it that way for a few more years before replacing the 289/C4 combo with a 351W 4V and toploader 4-speed from a '69 Torino GT. Now that was a true sleeper and a really fun little car.
  3. They also produce a bi-monthly hard copy magazine with columns by Jay Leno, Wayne Carini and Aaron Robinson along with customer road trip articles and road tests of all genres of passenger cars and trucks both classic and new. Great content.
  4. My cousin brought his 2013 Escape over this morning and wanted me to replace the bulb for the driver side front turn signal. What a PITA! I watched a few youtube videos before I started so I kinda knew what to expect. One guy even recommended removing the entire front bumper cover just to get at the damn bulb! There's like 50 screws and clips holding the bumper cover on! You can actually see the light socket from the engine compartment but there are no openings large enough to reach down in there. We decided to try going in from the backside which meant you had to gain access through the wheel opening. The first thing we did was to remove the wheel and tire to get access to the inner fender liner attachment screws. After removing about ten of those screws I was able to pry the lower front corner of the liner back far enough to reach up with my left hand and disconnect the light socket from the backside of the light bezel all while lying on the garage floor. I guess having long arms and fingers is good for something. It took about 40 minutes to do the whole thing. Unfortunately, my cousin ordered the bulb from Advance Auto Parts (it wasn't in stock at the local store) and they sold him a clear bulb instead of the correct amber bulb. It still works, it's just not the right color. Oh well... Funniest part was that I was using a small battery powered light with a magnetic base and I had laid it up inside the space between the fender liner and the bumper cover. When I removed the light there was a small metal V-clip stuck to the magnet. About two years ago I replaced the fan motor for the heater and to do that you had to remove a couple of plastic covers from the cowl area between the windshield and the firewall. In the process of doing that I dropped that same metal V-clip and could never find it until today. I guess that just goes to show how tight that enclosure is that a small clip couldn't find its way out of there in all that time.
  5. I have all of my classics insured by Hagerty and I belong to the Hagerty Drivers Club. This is their test of the Mustang Dark Horse. Awesome video production IMO.
  6. And to carry that a step further, our political system includes too many elected officials that are in lock-step with their corporate puppet masters that have profit driven agendas which may not be in the public's best interest but are force fed to the public anyway by means of political campaign contributions. In other words...money talks. The end result is that the politicians and corporations get rich while the tax payers are forced to fund questionable programs.
  7. I got several short videos of a black bear in my orchard. When I went down there to get the card from one of my trail cameras I found two limbs on one of the apple trees broken down. I pretty much knew what happened when I saw the tree and the camera just confirmed it. Most of the videos are from when the bear was at the tree but the tree is so far from the camera that you need a really good monitor to even see the bear so I didn't bother uploading those. The three videos that I did upload to youtube were taken after it left the tree and walked right up to and in front of the camera. You can tell it is an older bear by the way it swaggers when it walks and how close its belly is to the ground. My guess is that it is a male and that it weighs around 300 lbs. This happened just before 2 AM last Friday (12/1/23). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c8uvXlyGDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw9WWpI7eSc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_cADjM5J6A
  8. This thing fights its own weight and lack of traction at the starting line but once it gets rolling it just flat out embarrasses whatever is in the other lane.
  9. This thing fights its own weight and lack of traction at the starting line but once it gets rolling it just flat out embarrasses whatever is in the other lane.
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