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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby InlinePaul » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:16 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Head down South and then out east to the Niagara Escarpment.


Yeah, but the environmentalists will hang me if I do it there. Maybe that quarry that I80/I90 runs though east of Chicago?
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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby ClutchDisc » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:58 pm

As I said I would, here are some more pictures!

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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:03 pm

I should have told him to photo the underneath up front. Bottom of the engine and tranny are spotless. Not a speck of oil. This car is clean as a whistle.
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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 pm

InlinePaul wrote:Image
This car is clean as a weasel.

Fickset!
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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby potownrob » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:25 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
InlinePaul wrote:
InlinePaul wrote:Well, ClutchDisk picked up the Focus tonight. He didn't waste any time getting used to it. We drove from Ann Arbor back to Detroit area and I had a tough time keeping up with him, that on a rainy, dark night with heavy traffic. He has learned how nicely that little car can zip around compared to a boxy pickup.

Hey, so long as the Ranger is going bye bye, I may as well drive it like I stole it, eh?

Or maybe it is time to try that little trick every kid dreams of--laying a brick on the gas pedal and stand back! Nah, won't work with that stupid rev limiter. High tech spoils all our fun. How to unhook it....

I'd push the truck off a cliff but would get stuck with a cleanup fee and possible jail time. Besides, no cliffs in SE Michigan. :lol:

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Head down South and then out east to the Niagara Escarpment.
that's only a 4 hour derive from detroit...hope ye ol' ranger makes it...or not... :)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:31 am

Glue it to the S10 and have a 4.5 liter I-8.
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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby InlinePaul » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:59 am

tankinbeans wrote:Glue it to the S10 and have a 4.5 liter I-8.

Ranger's engine is good. Maybe pull it and mount in S10 Bed for a rear wheel drive setup. Then push the Ranger carcass off the cliff. Aww, there goes my You Tube fame. It's already been done:

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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby potownrob » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:33 am

InlinePaul wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:Glue it to the S10 and have a 4.5 liter I-8.

Ranger's engine is good. Maybe pull it and mount in S10 Bed for a rear wheel drive setup. Then push the Ranger carcass off the cliff. Aww, there goes my You Tube fame. It's already been done:


Don’t worry; you’ll never top Terrence 8)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby InlinePaul » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:02 pm

I can take the Ranger up to Alaska. It's a sport up there:

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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby bk7794 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:29 pm

Nice car! I love the Focuses. You got a good motor, timing chain, DOHC plenty of power etc.

I've got an Auto one in the household. I hear the passenger motor mounts are common to go. Easy as pie to do though. Other than that, been pretty good!
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Re: ClutchDisc's new ride

Postby ClutchDisc » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:15 pm

Thanks everyone! I have now driven it over 1,500 miles since I got it. I have no complaints. This car should serve me well for many years! :)
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