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  • Gettin hot in Seattle

    Today was very hot here near Seattle. When I was leaving work a young guy getting into his Tesla looked at my truck with the windows rolled down and the wing windows turned out to act as scoops and said "Enjoy the heat...I can smell your truck from here."

    Of course he could, he was only 10 feet away and it was hot, when I started it the coolant temp was already 95 and you could smell the gas tank venting and a valve cover recently began leaking oil onto the header but I just smiled and said "That's the smell of America" and happy headed down the road

    Some day I hope to put A/C in the truck but for the foreseeable future I'm just fine driving with my arm out the window and the wings scooping up and focusing that cool breeze.
    '72 J4500

  • #2
    much too hot, thank god for AC

    steve
    Abort? Retry? Ignore? >

    86 GrandWag. Howell fuel Injected 360. MSD Ignition + Dizzy. 727/229 swap BJ's 2" Lift and 31's

    88 Wrangler 4.2, Howell TBI and MSD - Borla Headers w/ Cat-back + winch and 31's AND a M416 trailer (-:

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    • #3
      That kid in the Tesla should be made to live downwind of a dairy farm

      MMMMMMMMM.....smell the money
      '81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

      '84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

      Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified

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      • #4
        Sounds like another typical virtue-signaling douche nozzle tesla owner mouthing off.
        Next time ask him how much diesel was used to dig the REEs out of the ground just to make the batteries in that POS, and what type of power plant (likely coal) is used to charge the batteries when he plugs it in.
        --Rob--
        1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Baltic Blue & Tan
        2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

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        • #5
          I don't really want to get started on my opinion of him but it's not a good one. He is the kind of person who has a Tesla because it's a status symbol not because he is trying to do anything good.

          I feel sorry for people in modern cars, electric ones particularly. They are nothing more than toys and distractions. There isn't any joy in driving them, they are just a means of getting from one place to another and dumbing down the general population,

          Just this morning I was driving my truck to work and actually enjoying the drive. It was cool and still, the sun was just starting to come up. I had my arm out the rolled down window listening to the engine, smiling and just enjoying it.

          You'll never see a Tesla driver with his arm out the window enjoying the drive, no, a Tesla is about screens and navigation and "infotainment"not about driving and they will never know the joy of the wind blowing through a set of wing windows on a hot summer day.

          Not to mention in 8 to 10 years his car will need new batteries, which currently cost $20,000 + which like solar panels is an environmental disaster just now beginning to happen.

          In 10 years my truck will still be going and likely actually worth more money than it is today. In 20 years the same thing, long after today's Tesla owners have moved on to the next "latest and greatest thing and likely forgotten how to drive altogether.
          '72 J4500

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tripwire
            much too hot, thank god for AC

            steve
            I agree but it's only for a week or two a year, thank goodness.

            My wife likes to taunt her sister by sending her pictures of our weekly forecasts when where she lives has been over 100 since June.


            Originally posted by devildog80
            That kid in the Tesla should be made to live downwind of a dairy farm

            MMMMMMMMM.....smell the money
            Reminds me of a song...(cue the music)..." I love to go where the cow pies grow and smell that dairy air... Party in Milwaukee cause the beer tastes better there..."

            Originally posted by MysticRob
            Sounds like another typical virtue-signaling douche nozzle tesla owner mouthing off. Next time ask him how much diesel was used to dig the REEs out of the ground just to make the batteries in that POS, and what type of power plant (likely coal) is used to charge the batteries when he plugs it in.
            Not virtue signalling, more status symbole "I'm better than you because I have a Tesla" kind of person. Have you ever seen the episode of Southpark with the Prius's and the smug storm? He's like that. Me on the other hand, I drive what I drive not because it makes me better than others or to show off what I can afford but because it's what I want to drive. Some day I do hope to find all the original style A/C stuff because it would be nice for those 2 weeks a year when it's hot.

            By the way I looked it up and the electricity in out area is "36% coal, 32% hydroelectric, 20% natural gas, and 10% wind derived" so over 50% from coal and natural gas
            Last edited by Crankyolman; 07-31-2022, 07:45 PM.
            '72 J4500

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            • #7
              Gotta love those dead dinosaurs.......until the acid from a totaled Tesla seeps into the earth and contaminates everything. No reusing any of that carcass!

              Not enough caves in the world to store all the hazardous waste that is starting to be generated from electric vehicles!
              '81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

              '84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

              Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified

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              • #8
                Remind Tesla owners that it took 30,000 gallons of water to extinguish a Tesla on fire in 2021 ... that is a big tax on the aquifer


                https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/18/2...rash-no-driver





                Otherwise still foggy in SF... 60ish with a bump to 63 in the early pm.


                It was over 95 in the sierras... a bit hot for off-road motorcycling... unless staying under the shade of the trees
                Last edited by letank; 07-31-2022, 11:04 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Crankyolman
                  Just this morning I was driving my truck to work and actually enjoying the drive. It was cool and still, the sun was just starting to come up. I had my arm out the rolled down window listening to the engine, smiling and just enjoying it.
                  Couldn't have said it better myself. Next time one of them complains about the smell of your truck just tell them it's smell of freedom, something they'll never understand.

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                  • #10
                    Amen
                    '81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

                    '84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

                    Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MysticRob
                      Sounds like another typical virtue-signaling douche nozzle tesla owner mouthing off.
                      Next time ask him how much diesel was used to dig the REEs out of the ground just to make the batteries in that POS, and what type of power plant (likely coal) is used to charge the batteries when he plugs it in.
                      My thoughts exactly.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by conehead
                        Couldn't have said it better myself. Next time one of them complains about the smell of your truck just tell them it's smell of freedom, something they'll never understand.
                        This says it all!
                        Jeep "because mother nature hates flat roads to"

                        http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=180974

                        99' Dodge ram 2500 4x4 crew cab 5.9 Cummins ,backup work truck for now
                        73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is getting major overhaul at the moment!)
                        80' Jeep cj5 350 V8 Chevy/sm420/D300 project
                        70/71 Jeep J4000 parts truck with Buick 350

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                        85' Volkswagen caddy mk1 1.6 diesel.
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                        • #13
                          My entire first paragraph on disturbing anti God world issues has been deleted because of a complaint from a member. Sorry if I hurt your feelings calling out a mess. The cancel culture is everywhere and I canceled myself for you. Now just about everyone except Tesla drivers can read this and not be offended. And I am still disgusted in case you were wondering....

                          On electric cars.. So many states tout a shortage in the power grid. Rolling black outs and continuous messages of there is not enough. Especially California. What happens when every electric car owner goes home after work and plugs in their car for an overnight charge for the trip to work in the morning? Will we suddenly have an abundance of power for these electrical needs? Political pockets are getting lined here. And electric semi trucks for our supply chain infrastructure? They don't exist and they won't exist.
                          I will never part with my old school Jeeps. I predicted 20 years ago that owning such a rig would be the source of extremely high taxes or in short a financial penalty. Wait for it...
                          I had better stop my rant. I am getting caffeinated and mad. Not a good combo.. I did not really add anything good to this thread. But it feels good to call stuff out. For a minute anyway.. Everyone have a really good day. I mean that.
                          Last edited by Kaiserjeeps; 08-31-2022, 06:43 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Well said Al, It's good to hear other people feel the same way. 102 here in Portland, I'm staying inside today.

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                            • #15
                              Al, I stand with you!

                              If we ever would live too close to each other, and be seen in public working on our Jeeps, you can almost bet someone would have the FBI watching us, not sure what we are up to......sad days are ahead of us for sure.
                              '81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

                              '84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

                              Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified

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