Last Call – What a Drag Edition


Why is it, the worst movies have the best posters? Ooh, Fay Wray!

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  1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    Completely off topic, but it's "last call" so I can do it, right?
    I do not understand this new Mazda recall due to spiders make a home in part of the evaporative line/canister.
    How strong can the spider web be that this obstruction can eventually lead to a crack in the fuel tank?
    Can someone tell me what I'm not understanding here?

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

      I don't know about Mazdas, but if any part of me was choked with spiders I guarantee you I'd be operating at a subpar level.

    2. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      I dunno, but late last summer I had some kind of bug build a nest in the float bowl vent lines of my Lemons racer. You won't believe how long it took me to figure that out… It may as well have been plugged with cement. I had to cut the whole damn thing out and re-plumb it.
      I'm not sure it was a spider's nest (I assumed some sort of mud-dauber), but I did see spiders that look like those in the car. There was a lot of mud & crud packed in with the silk-type crap. When I saw the Mazda recall I thought it was an interesting co-incidence.

    3. Alff Avatar

      The obstruction doesn't have to be strong, just block air. Eventually the fuel pump will provide the strength necessary to damage the tank.

      1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

        I guess what I'm thinking (somehow incorrectly) is that the blockage then must be stronger then the tank, because wouldn't the weakest link break first?

        1. Alff Avatar

          I'm not convinced that damage to the tank is that likely, but I can see where a wad of spider web could resist being pulled down a rubber line in response to the vacuum created by an emptying fuel tank.
          I've had a clogged line to the carbon canister in one of my cars. There was clearly a vacuum in the tank whenever I went to fill it.

    4. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      It must have something to do with Mazda's "V4" architecture.
      "The recall involves vehicles with V4 engines…" according to Fox News.

  2. Black Steelies Avatar

    I have witnessed this phenomenon firsthand. Bought a DVD called Lethal Force JUST for the cover. My friend and I couldn't get over how incredibly badass it looked. A collage of gratuitous violence, ninjas, guns, and a guy taking a drill to the cheek:
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    Terribly low budget and hard to watch, but in a so-bad-you-can't-help-but-watch kind of way.

    1. SSurfer321 Avatar

      speaking of awesomely terrible movies, check out Black Dynamite.
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  3. dukeisduke Avatar

    A *pipe wrench*? Gee, couldn't he at least stay automotive, and use a 12" Crescent wrench?

    1. themagicboltbox Avatar

      I was wondering why he was hitting that dude with a vernier caliper.

      1. njhoon Avatar

        ….Because it has to be a precise hit.

    2. topdeadcentre Avatar

      Product placement from the National Pipe Thread Association

    3. mdharrell Avatar

      Pipe wrenches are automotive tools. As are lengths of pipe. As are large rocks. Heck, sometimes such things aren't just tools, they're also replacement parts.

  4. $kaycog Avatar

    I really like old movie posters, and I have this one on my garage wall.
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    1. Alff Avatar

      It's a Ford, so is that you, Skaycog?

  5. $kaycog Avatar

    Oh, yeah! I'm so hell-on-wheels!!

    1. Alff Avatar

      I'm going to start calling you Helen.

  6. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    One of my favorite so-bad-its-good biker flicks.
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    Click to view it at full res.

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