Ashley P

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  1. Random thought thread

    HOA kicked you out 'cause of that shirtless/barefoot/square body chevy truck, huh?
  2. Random thought thread

    Oh, so you're more white collar, gottchya. I mistakenly thought you were like me....NO collar! lol
  3. Random thought thread

    Well, maybe if you worked 7 days/week, 23.75 hrs/day like JohnC you wouldn't have to whine about not having the cash.
  4. Whereas the starter spins, Whereas the flywheel doesn't, Whereas the flywheel has been rotated to eliminate missing teeth, You are hereby ordered to get a GOOD starter.
  5. Random thought thread

    Somebody say manual??
  6. A starter that spins but doesn't turn the engine over is not engaging the flywheel. If you've rotated the flywheel to eliminate a few missing teeth, then it's the "bendix" either not pushing out or not holding. Most mopar starters of that era are the "nippendenso" type mini-starter. They were used on almost all Chryslers, Toyotas, LUV trucks, ect. and I've seen hundreds of failures: ONE failure of the starter motor windings and the rest were failures of the contacts in the starter solenoid which causes a "click" but NO starter motion. So, your repeat failure of "starter turns but engine doesn't" is MOST uncommon (IMO). Because that's so uncommon, I wonder if I'm wrong about it having a nippendenso mini starter or if you might be wrong about the starter turning. So, does your starter look like this: and...,how do you know it's turning?
  7. Happy Birthday To...

    Happy Birthday Cody, you old fart. You old MIA fart. What's your 20?
  8. Snow reports

    ^ I think they will with chains. But that's low on the priority list for a low on the list truck. And replacing the winch cable = who cares if the tires pull? (Winch is PTO powered and controlled by pedals at the front of the driver seat. Very boot friendly.
  9. Snow reports

    At 1:28 you'll see the tanker that was spilling some sorta acid and required a Haz Mat response from St Louis and "closed" my road for a day or so. I just drove my deuce around the field to refresh my memory about snow traction. It's got very little, those non-directional tires just tend to float on top. I tried climbing the pond levee at a slight angle and almost slid sideways .
  10. Random thought thread

    I guess they wanted to slow it down for beginners??
  11. Random thought thread

    Oh, yup, but that junky stuff was only fast 'cause it was in a Pontiac Firebird body.
  12. Random thought thread

    We left off the trans brake, no delay or throttle stops HP I dunno, but it was an aluminum headed BBC, powerglide, fiberglass chassis car that ran 9.30s @ 147 if I recall. 6.0x at 1/2 track. That was 2000, they may have switched to VTEC'd Hondas by now. What was cool (other than winning the class) was that after the class the students who'd earned their license put their names in a helmet and Beckman pulled name to race him. It was me. After 6 passes with NO concern for RT I needed to actually cut a light. I improved a LOT, but I think he went .488 and had a 1/2 car on me, but my car was a little faster and I beat him by a little. Students cheered me and some asked for my autograph. LOL And "Fast" Jack Beckman autographed my winning slip. He was in the process of earning top alcohol (or something) license with the desire to drive TF some day. And we see who's autograph the students should have been getting. lol
  13. Random thought thread

    I enjoyed my class at FH. I'd recommend it for someone who is interested in being better than the average "bracket racer". Hawley gave lots of info about the physiology and psychology of a good driver (relaxed muscles are quicker than tense muscles, eyesight of young vs. old, ect) and Beckman followed that with instruction on staging and controlling the car. What he SHOULD have said was USE YOUR VISOR. A fiberglass body car making about a dozen 1/8 mile passes that then goes full 1/4 has a LOT of fiberglass blowing around. I was the "leader" and made the first 1/4 pass with a chunk of something stuck in my closed left eye after about 1000'.