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Off Topic / Re: Car Thread v2
« on: January 22, 2021, 05:31:07 PM »
My Crown Vic is still around. Coming up on 5 years of ownership in May. Purchased at 106,182 miles, now it's at 176,250, plus 11,150 engine idle hours (approximately 15 months straight of idling if I remember correctly). Current projects that need to be done:

- the transmission is getting fluttery
- the intermediate and lower steering shaft are severely corroded, to the point that driving in a straight line is becoming a chore
- suspension in general, mainly the front suspension, is loose. Might completely replace all or most components. Already in possession of ball joints and upper control arms. Will likely also put in an aftermarket sway bar and replace the front hub assemblies, which make all sorts of noises
- A/C compressor pulley screams bloody murder. Likely bad bearings and/or bad clutch
- smoke literally comes out of the climate control vents. Might need heater core. Could explain why my coolant disappears too.
- the aftermarket LED brake lights and license plate lights are bugging out, so I'm working on a rear fascia update project that includes reverting back to stock taillights, but modified with black plasti-dip to look like slats
- center console project -- currently equipped with a $30 Walmart center console. I pulled a console from an '02 Explorer, and am working on painting and cleaning it for a cleaner looking console that works better
- interior in sorry need of a full detail, already underway after I recently deep cleaned the rear bench
- wheels need a fresh paint job
- rust on the roof, fender (already have another fender) and bull bar
- paint defects all around, especially the pillars, trunk lid, and front bumper cover

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Off Topic / Re: og blockland users where you at
« on: September 13, 2020, 07:18:02 AM »
10541, I don't really live here anymore. Just a visitor.

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Games / Re: Where my Sony buds at?
« on: August 14, 2020, 12:11:59 PM »
ohHHHHH I see now that makes sense lol. We should race in Gran Turismo 🤪

I'm down. I got da GT Sport 👌

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Off Topic / Re: how has the summer been going for you boys
« on: August 10, 2020, 12:50:44 PM »
Wake up, work, sleep.

And be depressed on weekends. Yummy.

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Off Topic / Re: who is this man and what does he want
« on: August 08, 2020, 10:24:39 PM »
I'm glad to see he's still kicking

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Off Topic / Re: how do u learn 2 drive
« on: August 08, 2020, 10:22:56 PM »
I feel like most of the missouri BLers live in or near St Louis, I lived in Columbia for 18 years so I can't stand KC or STL, it's either small cities or even smaller towns for me.

I live only about 20 miles outside of St Louis. I can't even remember the last time I drove to St Louis when I wasn't working. Kansas City has a way better city experience in my opinion.

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Off Topic / Re: how do u learn 2 drive
« on: August 07, 2020, 02:37:11 PM »
XR-7 where in Missouri? You near KC or STL?

I live in and drive trucks primarily around metro St Louis. Sometimes driving back and forth between Indiana or Memphis.

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Off Topic / Re: how do u learn 2 drive
« on: August 07, 2020, 09:50:23 AM »
I can't tell if you're asking how to obtain a permit, or if you're asking us to teach you to drive. I've never lived in Florida, but in Missouri, I just had to answer 20 questions correctly and they just hand me one. They then want you to receive 40 hours of instruction (by having any random human being age 21+ in the passenger seat), with 10 of those hours being nighttime driving. I carefully logged all the instruction hours and went to go get my license two years later, and they didn't even check how much time I logged. Did another written test, vision test, and driving test and I was good to go with a license.

Now I have a CDL and drive semi trucks, and at 24 years old have run about 350,000 miles or more behind the wheel, so I dare say that what comes out of my mouth could be considered professional opinion (/endnarcissism). Besides reading what is in drivers ed, pay especially close attention to the following rules and you will instantly be 20,000 leagues more experienced than most drivers on the road:

1. On divided highways (where a median separates you from oncoming traffic), the left lane is for passing slower cars. Stay in the right lane until you come up on a slower traveling car, use your turn signal to indicate, check your blind spot, move left, pass slower car in a timely manner, turn signal again, check blind spots, move right.

The only times you should be driving in the left lane and NOT passing cars is if:

>You are about to make a left turn or left exit.
>There is a vehicle with flashing lights (i.e. tow truck, police car, or even civilian vehicle hazard lights) or some sort of incident on the right shoulder/right lane.
>Construction has closed the right lane.

2. When entering a free-flowing highway, it's your job to figure out how to merge. If traffic is traveling 70mph, you must merge at 70mph (or faster, I won't judge). Do not expect traffic to hit the brakes or move over to let you in, because not only is that not the rules, but you're putting yourself at risk of an accident and self preservation is awesome. Some nice people might move over if they can, but it's not always possible.

3. Ideally, don't pass anyone on the right side, especially semi trucks. Of course, there are plenty of morons in all vehicles who will drive in the left lane for no damn reason, and sometimes if you're trying to get somewhere, you have no choice. BUT, if a semi truck moves over for say, a tow truck operator, and you're too impatient to wait three seconds for the semi truck to move to the right lane and blast around his blind side putting yourself, the tow truck operator, and the semi truck driver's job on the line, please continue going 90mph into a brick wall.


Anyway, you'll probably learn plenty of common courtesies from others along the way and make plenty of mistakes like we all have/will do. Just don't be ignorant and be safe out there. Good luck!

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I was watching dozens of the videos yesterday. Behind every camera stood a person who immediately thought, "I done forgeted up" when the mushroom cloud and shockwave blew up.

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Games / Re: Where my Sony buds at?
« on: August 05, 2020, 06:11:55 AM »
I'm adding you as soon as I get my ps4 back uwu

BET

Miss you man, I'm just not on steam anymore cause I don't have a pc right now

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Off Topic / Re: Car Thread v2
« on: August 04, 2020, 02:43:08 PM »
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This is my car, 2008 Audi A3 2.0T. I originally drove a 2008 Ford Focus before i got this and that Focus is long gone, my idiot sibling wrecked it back in the summer of '19.

My friend's brother has a nice A3 2.0T, just of very recent model year. He has wheels, spacers, exhaust, and lowering kit on it. Looks nice.

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Off Topic / Re: This is lizzy
« on: August 03, 2020, 08:15:44 PM »
Never knew that. Good to see you Peavy. I'm not on the forums much anymore though.

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Off Topic / Re: its been 4 years since ive been here
« on: August 02, 2020, 03:15:15 PM »
I've had this forum account for 8 years. Owned BL for 12 years. Probably haven't played BL in like 2 years.

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Off Topic / Re: how much u weigh
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:50:21 PM »
140lbs, 5' 7"

Fat

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Off Topic / Re: Car Thread v2
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:49:51 PM »
Wow, i can't believe they made the Blockland vehicle in real life!


Hey, the inspiration had to come from somewhere lol

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