Truckerfag Thread - The Re-Awaitening Edition
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The lease on the freightshaker is signed, and all I have to do is come and pick up the truck and title, and I'll be good to go.
However, over the course of the last thread, my uncle passed away. I'll be running down to New Mexico to collect my inherited tools and toys, helping my aunt sort out her affairs, and then returning to the midwest to run the freightliner as a team with the driver I'll be selling it to until I'm thoroughly confident he has learned his freight lanes well enough to make his payments AND see his family regularly.
As a side note, a dealership I've been talking to in St Louis called me yestterday asking if I'd be interested in a transfer of equity sale on a 2006 Volvo VNL780, and depending on the remaining balance, monthly payment, engine, and transmission, I may have to buy a Volvo for shits and giggles.
Question of the thread: what should I do with my uncle's work truck? It's a 1989, so it's too new for me to keep in good conscience, but I'm wondering if /o/ has any idea better than getting it, cleaning it up, and selling it.
Also, old bread >>8229058
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Why do so many people think mechanics are out to screw them? I don't discriminate in pricing, I don't charge women more than men, I don't charge for work I don't do, I have great reviews on Yelp, I explain what I'm going to do, what I'm doing if they call, and what I did when it's time to pay.
Shitty, shady mechanics make it so much harder for honest mechanics to run a business.
I *lose* money in the long run by screwing customers because I lose repeat business and get bad word of mouth reviews. These people are my neighbors, I don't want to fuck anyone over. I want to put a sign on my garage showing me as a picture as a Boy Scout. "Honest mechanic."
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/o/, can you recommend me a small, light V8 with lots of potential? My maximum price would be around $1500, but I would prefer to stay below 1k. Preferably between 400-900. An older Lexus V8, for instance, but the 4L is a little big. I recently bought an AE86 and I KNOW I will be defiling the perfect 50/50 weight distribution...
but I want to attempt the most ridiculous swap imaginable. Mounts can be fabricated at my University's shop, but I would like to avoid cutting into the frame at all (hence small V8). I'm not trying to add 100hp, or double the 4AG's output. I'm trying to build a fire-breathing monster that'll finish a 1/4 miles in low 12s runs or better. Sky's the limit; I'm devoting all my spare money to this project and I don't have an end goal in mind; just to keep improving it. What say you?