Recent Topics
Mobil 1 jug sale at Meijer 2 day sale
by a1mfw
3 minutes 16 seconds ago
Win 10 Problem
by GrtArtiste
5 minutes 26 seconds ago
AC Shrader valve removal tool
by chiefsfan1
Today at 05:54 PM
Fuel pumps in carb engines
by Donald
Today at 05:40 PM
Changing Automatic Transmission Fluid
by Cristobal
Today at 05:26 PM
DELO 5W40 Synthetic UOA ?
by alanwayne1908
Today at 05:03 PM
DELO 5W40 Synthetic
by alanwayne1908
Today at 05:01 PM
93 J30t...worth it or not?
by Lolvoguy
Today at 04:56 PM
Chevron Supreme $2.29 Fred Meyer
by sprite1741
Today at 04:37 PM
Would you let a teenager house sit?
by VeeDubb
Today at 04:32 PM
FYI Dollar General has windshield fluid for $1 gal
by Rat407
Today at 03:54 PM
Got my Micro Green oil filter in from the 50% sale
by PolarisX
Today at 03:45 PM
Newest Members
_hashtagusername, larrybroad123, dr_p, CapHead, rowebil
58632 Registered Users
Who's Online
100 registered (alanwayne1908, a1mfw, AlaskaMike, 2165, 2015_PSD, 901Memphis, 6 invisible), 1858 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58632 Members
66 Forums
252368 Topics
4139323 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3195118 - 11/22/13 06:43 PM ETCG New Car
KevGuy Offline


Registered: 08/12/12
Posts: 528
Loc: Northern Alberta, Canada
He bought himself a real POS.
_________________________
Do not fear the orange can.

Top
#3195131 - 11/22/13 06:59 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: KevGuy]
Tegger Offline


Registered: 03/20/06
Posts: 2043
Loc: Canada
A Squaremont is not a "POS". It was a Granddad-type car when new, but now it's old enough to be cool, in a rectilinear sort of way. Especially in that fetching '70s beige. Rowrrrr.

My ears are bad enough that I mostly watched the video rather than listened to it, but I thought it was a bit odd how he (in text) refers to the Ford 200 CID six as a 3.3 liter...
_________________________
2013 Toyota RAV4 - 55,000 miles - Toyota 0W-20, Toyota filter

Top
#3195151 - 11/22/13 07:19 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: KevGuy]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 1301
Loc: The Right Coast
I'm surprised he didn't buy another Honda.
_________________________
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD
2002 Honda Accord EX-L
2002 Infiniti I35


Top
#3195163 - 11/22/13 07:27 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: Tegger]
antiqueshell Offline


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 5133
Loc: chicago, Illinois
Originally Posted By: Tegger
A Squaremont is not a "POS". It was a Granddad-type car when new, but now it's old enough to be cool, in a rectilinear sort of way. Especially in that fetching '70s beige. Rowrrrr.



LOL... crackmeup LOL

My Grandpa bought one of these new I believe it was from 1981 or 1982. It was I hate to admit it....a POS.

My gramps car was light blue metallic, with front vinyl bench seating which was HORRID, you could NOT adjust the recline of the seat back in any meaningful way.


Edited by antiqueshell (11/22/13 07:29 PM)

Top
#3195183 - 11/22/13 07:49 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: antiqueshell]
Cardenio327 Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 778
Loc: Oaxaca, Mexico
Originally Posted By: antiqueshell
with front vinyl bench seating which was HORRID, you could NOT adjust the recline of the seat back in any meaningful way.


After spending the younger part of my life riding in and driving 60s, 70s and 80s motorized trash heaps, my back has become convinced that the un-reclineable seatback angle is ideal. Now I waste time trying to adjust adjustable seatbacks so they duplicate the fixed angle automotive engineering marvels of the past.
_________________________
'08 Honda C90ST Super Cub 15w-40 Delvac 1300
'08 Honda NX4 Falcon 5w-40 Delo 400LE
'09 Honda Fit LX 5w-20 PP
'99 F-150 W/T 4.2L 10w-30 QSUD

Top
#3195190 - 11/22/13 07:56 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: Cardenio327]
Tegger Offline


Registered: 03/20/06
Posts: 2043
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Cardenio327
Now I waste time trying to adjust adjustable seatbacks so they duplicate the fixed angle automotive engineering marvels of the past.

I adjust my adjustable seats to one setting: BOLT UPRIGHT. That's always the top-most setting.
_________________________
2013 Toyota RAV4 - 55,000 miles - Toyota 0W-20, Toyota filter

Top
#3195194 - 11/22/13 08:00 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: KevGuy]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4655
Loc: USA
I took my driver education in a 1978 Fairmont.Powerhouse 200-6/automatic.Must have had really econo rear gearing as it couldnt even climb a moderate hill without a 2nd gear downshift,and no additional RPMs or MPH.The seats were bolt upright,the steering wheel hard plastic,no gauges,and a chemical smell coming from inside the dash.Running the heater would make the smell worse.The driving instructor was really enamored with the car and kept saying that he was going to buy it when it was retired.I told him,just order a new 2 dr Fairmont Futura with a 302v8 and get it over with...but he kept saying he liked this one.Amazingly,the car remained as a drivers ed car thru most of the 1980s.It was eventually replaced by an Escort wagon that saw the rear wheels splayed regularly with a load of kids inside.It lasted around a year when it was replaced by a Tempo.As long lasting as the Fairmont was,I grew to appreciate the K cars as a better alternative,especially the later fuel injected 86-up models.

Top
#3195242 - 11/22/13 09:01 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: KevGuy]
jim302 Offline


Registered: 04/17/10
Posts: 343
Loc: Raleigh, NC USA
Originally Posted By: KevGuy
He bought himself a real POS.


Strongly disagree. It actually looks like it is in very good shape, and it lets him demonstrate how to work on older cars and modifications... something his viewers are asking for. He had a video about this recently on his other channel. It is a project car - he has other cars to use as reliable daily drivers.

Speaking of the Ford Fairmont, here's one that definitely has some non-stock components laugh
_________________________
2006.5 Kia Optima V6 - Valvoline 5w-20 - Kia 26300-35503 filter

Top
#3195269 - 11/22/13 09:45 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: KevGuy]
hypervish Offline


Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 1673
Loc: new jersey
Originally Posted By: KevGuy
He bought himself a real POS.


He's turning it into a sleeper. So, that's kind of the point. lol
_________________________
2000 Lexus RX300 AWD 234k miles
QS Ultimate Durability 5W-30
Tranny - Castrol Transmax IMV / T-IV
Transfer Case and Rear LSD - Royal Purple 75w-90

Top
#3195317 - 11/22/13 11:06 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: KevGuy]
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 2713
Loc: southern mo
I like etcg and think its cool/ viewers will learn whats becoming a lost art. like adjusting and rebuilding carburetors. how to time distributors ect...
_________________________
2015 dodge dart se rallye package
1995 Dodge ram 1500 5.9l
2003 chrysler pt cruiser



Top
#3195713 - 11/23/13 12:59 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: NHGUY]
css9450 Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 1724
Loc: Glen Ellyn, IL
Originally Posted By: NHGUY
I took my driver education in a 1978 Fairmont.Powerhouse 200-6/automatic.


LOL Me too, except it was probably a 1980 model.

I recall you had to press in on the turn-signal stalk to blow the horn. One of those "Better Ideas" from Ford!

Later, we had an '82 Mercury Zephyr (Mercury's version of the Fairmont - it probably had a better grade of fake-wood decals on the dash). That car had a low-temperature threshold beyond which it would not - WOULD NOT - start. I think it was about 20 degrees. Which happens only about 60 times per winter here in the Chicago area. The car was a pile.

Top
#3195732 - 11/23/13 01:26 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: css9450]
97f150 Offline


Registered: 02/24/05
Posts: 1779
Loc: Southeast Louisiana
Originally Posted By: css9450
[quote=NHGUY]

I recall you had to press in on the turn-signal stalk to blow the horn. One of those "Better Ideas" from Ford!


Wasn't that around Fords "rim fire" horn idea?

I am interested to see where he goes with this Fairmont. It's more interesting (to me anyway) then that Subaru he had.
_________________________
2014 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew 5.0

Top
#3196015 - 11/23/13 08:02 PM Re: ETCG New Car [Re: css9450]
antiqueshell Offline


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 5133
Loc: chicago, Illinois
Originally Posted By: css9450

I recall you had to press in on the turn-signal stalk to blow the horn. One of those "Better Ideas" from Ford!

.


Actually this set up was common in Italy, France and other European countries.
I believe the idea was to prevent unnecessary use of the horn, which was very common in Europe. I', pretty sure that
SOME European Fords, Opel, Fiat, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, used the exact same set up as well.

The fines for using your horn in designated quiet areas in parts of Europe is VEEEEERY steep. It can be thousands of dollars for example, if it is a hospital zone.

Also in the recent past some car models actually had low volume horn settings that could be chosen by the driven depending on the environment.


Edited by antiqueshell (11/23/13 08:03 PM)

Top