Pardon Our Grease

In case you hadn’t noticed, things have been a bit wonky over the last 36 hours. This is your fault. All of you for showing up so often and reading a bunch of posts, resulting in us getting a bit of a reprimand from our hosting providers at Inmotion Hosting. East Coast David is helping us fix a few things that I set up wrong from the beginning were awry.
The bottom line? 24 hours from now you can skip the whole “/blog/” bit in “”. Also, the mysterious disappearing pictures problem will likely be fixed by this. Between now and then (but hopefully not after) things might be a little funky, so we’re just gonna cool our jets this hump day afternoon. Feel free to rabble-rouse in the comments.


    I guess I missed it since I have been wicked busy at the day job. Are we getting more PAH!? RABBLE CHANGE!!! RABBLE!

  2. Car question!!!!
    So I have this escort, well, I have several. But this one has a problem, well, they all have problems…. But I want to ask a question about this one! O.K. so anyways…
    There is something off with the front suspension. The first thing I noticed off was when I took left handed corners at speed, there would be a clunk coming from the right front corner of the car, and the steering angle would change. Well, because of that happening last fall, I swapped vehicles with my pops and hadn't really driven the car until a few weeks ago. Naturally the problem has grown a bit. Now, sometimes (but not always) when you turn the steering wheel, there is this horrible grinding noise, coming from somewhere over on the right side. Last night I checked the toe on the front tires and there is at least 1/2 and inch difference between the front and backs of the front tires…. a toe'd out difference…. thoughts? suggestions? random mumblings?

    1. uneducated guess but check the ball joints. To do so: park car. Kneel next to passenger front tire. Attempt to wiggle along vertical axis (as if turning). If you have slop, you have bad ball joint. Replace it ASAP before it breaks and leaves you stranded.

    2. Escort problems, huh? And you can afford several escorts? You gotta be very careful about which escort service you choose…
      Seriously, though, it sounds like you might have CV-joint problems. The do wear out with time. Don't delay having them checked or replaced. Also, as SSurfer 321 suggests, ball joints.

  3. I'll put up with a few "Road Work Ahead" signs as long as we don't end up with a Hooniverse Gold or threaten to restrict goodies to a premium-pay service like TTAC did a while back. I haven't been here very long, but it's been fun so far.

    1. Seriously? They were charging people?
      Least fun car blog ever.
      We're just trying to make things work as well as possible. It's gonna be a long time before this replaces anyone's day job.

      1. TTAC never actually got around to doing it, but they did make some noise for a while. If Ralph Nader ever got around to creating a car blog, I'd bet it would be a lot like TTAC – strident, frequently hateful, and misguided.

    1. Rear shaft on my Jeep.
      Thought it was the tranny mount, then I got under and went to pull the 'shaft and went "ohhhh…"
      Note how bad of shape that u-joint's in. Aside from a lot of hammering and some grease, it was a pretty straightforward job.

        1. Yup.
          Non-Rubicon Wranglers come with a slip-yoke on the transfer case and a solid shaft. This becomes an issue once you lift it (mine's up 4") or break anything aft of the t-case. You can't pull the rear shaft, because the slip yoke will just fall out.

  4. So I have finally joined the Hooniversean ranks of those with a toy/project. The incomparable Mrs. ‘Badd showed up at my job the other night in a car I have pined for since it first hit the road; a Miata. My new baby is a ’93 model with 61,000 original miles, in great shape, and I am the 3rd owner. I am soooo stoked! I just had to get that out there. Thanks for allowing me the space.

      1. I'll be getting some pics of 'er shortly. Time has not been good to me over the last week. I'd like to throw down a nice wash and wax first. I am totally smitten by this car. I loved our 2001, but this one is as pure as it gets. Power nothing, 5 speed manual, and no A/C. I now know the joys of simplicity, and they are great!

    1. Good for you. I'm slowly planting the seed that I hope will allow me to get my own project / weekend / clown car: either a Fiat 500 (the original one, not the up coming one) or a 2CV… 3 cars for two drivers is clearly not enough 😉

  5. Just for the record, Hooniverse is playing nicely with Camino for the first time in forever. I am hoping that this means I no longer will have to launch Safari just to read Hooniverse.

  6. Somewhere on the interwebs an other blog with 2.0 system and sponsors got on the wrong road.
    Take care of your guibos Mad!

  7. That is a particularly unpleasant looking shaft, what with all that is going on across such a short distance (double cardan, slip fitting and u-joint within the span of about 14"). Is that out of the Uberbird?

    1. Nope, it's the rear shaft from my Jeep.
      The Uberbird is worse: guibo–carrier bearing–u-joint–slip–shaft–u-joint.
      2 piece with non-rebuildable u-joints. Fncking Germans.

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