Category: transportation


I replaced the coil two weeks ago, and the truck appears to be working fine, but can I trust it? So I took the coil to Autozone and had them check it out. All they did was check the resistance, I’m not sure if there are other tests you can do on a coil, and [Continue]


So my truck has had problems for the last two weeks or so. Two Saturdays ago we picked up lumber from the yard, drove it home, and then it would not start. The starter solenoid would not even click. Lights worked, so I ruled out the battery. I replaced the solenoid the next day, and [Continue]

1976 f-150 ranger xlt

Bought a truck the other day. It’s a 1976 Ford F-150 Ranger XLT extended cab. I think it has all the chrome possible to get on it. It’s older than my wife by four years! But, the engine (390) has about 10,000 miles on it and the transmission (C6, about as bulletproof a transmission as [Continue]

American traveller equality act of 2010

Seems like a good idea: “A BILL To ensure that all members of Congress shall be subjected to the same Transportation Security Administration air travel screenings as their constituents. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may [Continue]

oleg volk ftw!

From Oleg Volk, Actung, TSA!: This needs to be on a tshirt. Also needed on tshirts: The TSA Logo, then the words “TSA: Now every flight begins with a happy ending!” (referencing the practice of calling a massage that ends in ejaculation a “happy ending”) The TSA Logo, then the words “TSA: We have the [Continue]

1973 mustang for sale

It’s not mine, I just saw it this weekend and thought it looked awesome. 972-323-0584, ask for Robbie It’s green and has been all restored. It’s got a new engine, new interior, cd player, and looks to be new tires, too. I’m not sure how much he wanted as I did not ask, I knew [Continue]

win 20k or a camaro ss

Jegs Win a Camaro SS (or $20,000 cash) contest 20k would pay off my car, buy a beater truck, and still have enough for some fun toys. Hmm…but which fun toys? A wire EDM? Or a Mac-10? Decisions, decisions.

new tsa directive

TSA Security Directive SD-1544-09-06 : The Fallout From NW253 (the crotchbomber’s flight): “U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Aviation Security Directive Subject: Security Directive Number: SD 1544-09-06 Date: December 25, 2009 EXPIRATION: 0200Z on December 30, 2009 This Security Directive (SD) must be implemented immediately. The measures contained in this SD are in [Continue]

miles for nothing

Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program: “Only Need a Few? Try the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program! Is a $1,000 box of $1 Coins too much for your needs? Here’s your solution: the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program. Now you can get circulating Presidential $1 Coins and Native American $1 Coins (non-numismatic coins) [Continue]

flight 1549 video simulations

Flight 1549 video simulations Holy cow! Go there and watch them, they are amazingly detailed! Very cool, showing well, everything from the time the brakes came off to the bird strike to the landing in the Hudson river. Very neat, and the dude spent well over 200 hours making the videos.


Filled up the tank this morning, and I figured that the last tank I got 29.22 miles per gallon! That is almost three times better than the gas mileage I was getting in my pickup! Whoo!