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    RIP Regis Philbin

    https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/07/25/regis-philbin-longtime-television-host-dies-at-88/
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    97-ish Firebird, power port/lighter question

    My buddy's Mom has a 97-ish Trans Am, Sitting at her place near me (lives Full Time in AK, keeps a "Home base" back here). It's sitting outdoors, I am considering putting a small 2w Solar maintainer in it, My question to anyone who has one of these, or it's 4th(?) gen Camaro siblings, Does the...
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    Freedom 500

    Anyone else watch? online PPV ($10) on Cleetusmcfatland.com. anyone not familiar, Car YouTubers, burnouts, drag racing shenanigans, etc.. they recently bought an abandoned 3/8 mile oval in Bradenton, FL (DeSoto Speedway), Renamed it "the Freedom Factory" been fixing it up. this is the first...
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    Wash Yer Dang Hands!

    good advice always, but especially with everything going on now... <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tIwdf3WKe3Y" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> this cashier has started using this method every time i go into the...
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    diy AA Solar charger?

    So my friends mom is slowly building a Homesite near where she grew up( about 5 mi from me. She lives up in Alaska) Put up a small shouse last summer, but no power to the site yet. She has some trouble Making relatives next door, who she thinks have been "breaking in"( place has mostly been...
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    Good ol' Rock Auto....

    so few days back I ordered 6 qts of Mercon LV for my C-max. Rock auto had it for $4.xx/qt literally half what i've seen it listed for in most parts stores. get home today... I have 2 boxes from them..that's odd, but OK... open the first, it's my 6 qts of Mercon LV... open the second, 6 more qt...
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    Apple cider vinegar shortage?

    None of the local stores have had plain old apple cider vinegar on the shelf for a couple months now...plenty of Bragg's, and the boucoo expensive brands, but non of the regular cheap stuff... I can't seem to find anything on the internet aside from a Facebook post from a member of the Bragg...
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    what's a good, Cheap, chemical(fertilizer) resistant paint?

    so one day last week, i see my dad fiddling with his walk-behind broadcast spreader, "trying to figure out how to modify it so I can pull it behind the riding mower" to which i told him, you know they make tow behind models right? "Yeah for at least $70! I don't wanna spend that kind of money"...
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    15 Chevy malibu

    My Sister is Looking to upgrade from her 05 Impala that she bought a couple years back... she wants me to go with her to look at a '15 Malibu. I know nothing about modern chevy's. any warning signs to look out for? <a...
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    auto shipping question for a friend

    so my buddy's Little brother is in the Army. Currently stationed @ Ft. Hood, heading for Korea in June. He Currently has their Mom's '01-ish firebird with him on base. he is coming home before deployment, but has a bad feeling about driving it back home (here in NW OH) to my understanding they...
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    Yet another attempt at Top Gear America....

    <img src="/forums/graemlins/18.gif" alt="horse" title="horse" height="57" width="99" /> <a href="https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/top-gear-motortrend-bbc-studios-1203185477/amp/"...
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    Ohio Gas Tax Increase

    some of y'all outside of Ohio probably don't know that the OH Legislature and Governor( all parties involved are in the same party) have been going back & forth the past month or so, about a Proposed Gas tax increase(17cents) from the Gov. in the proposed state budget. they passed finally passed...
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    suggestions for CHEAP reliable transport

    so a co-worker has been "looking" for a different car for a few years, Currently driving an '03 Forrester. the car she learned to drive in, and has had for all these years...odometer stopped somewhere around 350,000 mi, she thinks it's closer to 450,000 by now. Rusted out, including the fuel...
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    "New" car! Woo hoo! '13 C-MAX Hybrid.

    I finally found a what I felt was a worthy replacement for my Sable. ( Over the years I've either been really lucky, or I'm being guided to the right cars...) I've liked the C-max since I saw the Top Gear review of the first gen models...way back when... Got excited when I saw they were...
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    Venting- re : shop liability....

    Just took my sable to the local Valvoline instant oil change, had a $24.99 coupon, and after overshooting my ramps a couple times, I'm still a bit gun-shy.. They were unable to change my oil b/c of the fumoto valve I have installed. " Do you know where you took it the last time? Do you know...
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    Anyone know any Verizon's "travel pass"?

    Last summer, my mom was taking a trip with a friend from school who lives in Canada (Guelph, Ontario). I drove her up, and went back 10 days later to get her. I made sure we both had travel pass activated, and enough money pre-loaded into our accounts to cover the daily costs. Almost as soon...
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    looking @ a 2010 Escape Hybrid...

    looking to replace the Sable, the leading contender at this point is a 2010 Escape hybrid. it's a 1 owner, 65k mi, asking price is only $7,999. <a href="https://www.larichetoyota.com/auto/used-2010-ford-escape-hybrid-hybrid-findlay-oh/34514082/"...
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    2019 ranger oil change - this should be interesting..

    <a href="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/01/diyers-take-note-the-2019-ford-rangers-oil-change-procedure-contains-a-big-extra-step/" title="httpswwwthetruthaboutcarscom201901diyerstakenotethe2019fordrangersoilchangeprocedurecontainsabigextrastep"...
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    Convert NG range to Propane..

    so my buddy just replaced his gas range for a newer, fancier model. His mom is slowly building herself a semi-off Grid "retreat", and wants his old range. I'm assuming at some point she'll get a big tank put in, but for now let's just assume she'll be using 20lb grill tanks. how difficult of...
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    selling a house you don't own??

    Let me start this by saying i don't have a horse in this game, just something that boggled me. also, I am not a Real Estate Attorney, nor did i stay at a Holiday Inn Express ant any point... so my buddies Mom moved to Alaska a few years back, kept her house here locally. Eventually, once the...
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