I grew up learning that thrift was a virtue. I have worked all my life to keep machinery running smoothly and to prevent this sort of failure.
Now our government is bribing people to destroy machinery and create waste, and spending my money to do it.
This is the polar opposite of everything I have been taught. It is deeply offensive to me. I know it is just a machine, but it is the work of somebody’s hands and somebody else has put a lot of money and effort into preserving it.
Our government is acting like Vandals. They are destroying for the sake of destroying, because that is all they know how to do.
“Our government is acting like Vandals. They are destroying for the sake of destroying, because that is all they know how to do.”
Fight fire with fire.
Thrift used to be a specially characteristic American virtue. No more.
The Chief Vandal’s numbers are tanking :)
I really enjoy working on "clunkers" just like that, and I get a lot of satisfaction when I have the opportunity to get one back running for someone.
If those guys bought that on their own dime and decided to burn the engine up like that, while then their being dumb but thats their choice. What gets me is knowing that the engine being destroyed for no reason was bought on the national credit card.
Maybe I'm going to far with this, there is probably bigger things to get worked up over.
True, except they're not acting.
It has a 250 CID straight 6 cylinder engine. Turbo 350 Tranny. The only options are front disc brakes and power steering and the awfulmatic. My mother and father bought it new in '76. Mom passed away in'98 and pop gave it to me. Pop died 3 months ago at 90 yrs old and I'll never, ever get rid of it.
I've kept regular oil changes, tranny tune ups every 50 - 75,000 miles. Keep it well lubed, everything well kept.
Aside from the normal parts like brakes, tires, distributor caps, plugs, wires, belts etc.
The only parts that have been changed are:
It still has the original module in the distributor as well as the original power steering pump.
I as you were taught to be frugal and make things last.
The only other vehicles I have is a 1972 VW (good shape), 1981 HD motorcycle.
I personally think new cars are all junk. Expensive junk.
Kept well tuned my VW gets 25-30mpg. The car only costs $1,000.00.
Today people brag about getting 25mpg while paying 30k for the damn thing.
People brag about their cars lasting 250,000 miles. I tell ' em to call me when it hits a 1/2 a mil.
We've gone from a frugal do it yourself society to a throw away I can't do anything society. pitiful.