Last Call: A Light Bit of Confusion Edition

Do you remember as a kid playing Red Light/Green Light? That was perhaps a bitter memory for the Mercedes driver following this traffic signal-relocating truck, as he probably just wanted to get home. RED LIGHT!
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  1. JayP Avatar

    OT- it looks like the kid has landed his ride.
    My pal who runs the driving school had sold his 1990 Passat VR6 wagon to the lead instructor. Last weekend he said he parked it with a dead power steering rack. Which got my attention if he’d sell. He said pick it up… it’s yours.
    I asked my son what he thought… no brainer. The car is pretty well used up but it’s a 5 speed and VR6 wagon. He wants to strip it, coil overs, tires, race bucket and maybe a roll hoop. 2 yrs and 4 months to the sweet 16. Chap had better get on it.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      That’s an ancient Passat – it will be a lot of fun. I learned to drive on a Passat myself. This one had 300k km on the clock and the fearbox was so battered, you had to feel your way into the gears.

      1. Monkey10is Avatar

        ‘Fearbox’: Typo, or bitter memory?

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          Haha, that should probably be the Jalopnik word for manuals, seeing how they highten the stirring transmission to demanding some sort of unattainable godlike skills. No problem for a car guy like me, but I was joyriding with kids, waiting for my hour, who were…eh…slow learners.

    2. Alff Avatar

      Thanks for the buyer’s remorse.

  2. Feds_II Avatar

    I’ve been investing some time into the Delica, as we’ve gone 100,000 kms together, and there is some maintenance that needs to be caught up. First and foremost, I added the lift that’s been sitting in my garage for the last 18 months:
    It’s spacers front and rear, but it forced me to put on 4 new pro-comp shocks, which have helped the ride tremendously.
    Next step is to mount a set of 235/85/16’s (32″ tires) on Pajero wheels (I’m currently running 265/70/15’s, which measure out at 30.5″). Then I’ve got a set of Recaro front seats from the same Pajero which will replace my stock seats.
    In the mean time, I’m shopping for a used AC condensor so that I can fix the AC, and I have an ABS light on that I can’t seem to clear despite swapping out everything.

      1. Feds_II Avatar

        oOOOOH that’s pretty. Maybe I should just get one of those instead of endlessly cruising the classifieds looking for a full sized Starwagon to join my Spacegear.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Is the photo above pre- or post lift? If post, are you sure the larger tires will fit?

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    No time to comment; binge watching The Daily Show’s “Your Month of Zen”.
    (They’re up to Obama’s candidacy! The Democrats hold both houses!)

    1. Tiberiuswise Avatar

      I took my girlfriend bike shopping this past Monday. She test rode two Treks and a Cannondale (hey, it’s her money). Aluminum frame this, carbon fiber fork that. She ended up liking the cheapest one with the mid sized tires best. I’ve swapped between super aggressive mountain bike ties and road tires on my bike and can attest to the impact the tires have.

    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      I always buy Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires for commuters and travel bikes – puncture free tires with a rubber inlay. Great momentum, indeed!

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        I’m a Continental Top Touring (now called Touring Plus) fan. I’ve run through about 4 pairs commuting in the city and only had about three flats.

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          Then I won’t preach the Marathon-gospel. My stats were ca 15000km/flat until I had to pass a big building area in my third year of studies – the road around it was full of nails. Massive, “poof”-sound generating nails that destroyed my sensible statistics. A downside of the heavy Schwalbe-tires is also that the sidewalks will crack open after about 4 years use at 5 bar pressure.

  4. Jofes2 Avatar

    I went on the internet and I found this.

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      1. Alff Avatar

        Ford Victoria

        1. dead_elvis Avatar


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