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.

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35 responses to “Pardon Our Grease”

  1. muthalovin Avatar

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

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      we will get more PAH! when we find a sponsor…

  2. EscortsForever Avatar

    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. SSurfer321 Avatar

      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.

      1. EscortsForever Avatar

        trying to move the tire doesn't result in any slop, well, it didn't when I checked last fall – maybe I should try that again now 😉

    2. tonyola Avatar

      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. tonyola Avatar

    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. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      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. tonyola Avatar

        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.

  4. SSurfer321 Avatar

    Hopefully this fix will allow me to surf the 'verse from home again!

    1. Jo_Schmo Avatar

      its a mo-saic-hawk!

  5. EscortsForever Avatar

    definitely a photoshop – I can tell by the pixels and awesomeness – if it were real the world would have imploded 😉

  6. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell


  7. lilwillie Avatar

    Short shaft rebuild in a Chevy 4×4 front shaft……brave, brave man. I approve

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      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. dukeisduke Avatar

        That's pretty wild, with the constant velocity joint on one end. Is that because of the extreme driveline angles?

        1. Tim Odell Avatar
          Tim Odell

          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.

      2. lilwillie Avatar

        Well done.
        Must be the same manufacturers. My first look at it and I was sure it was from a K-5.

  8. superbadd75 Avatar

    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. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Pics? Plans? Autocross videos?
      Send 'em in, we'll run 'em.

      1. superbadd75 Avatar

        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!

    2. dwegmull Avatar

      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 😉

      1. Tim Odell Avatar
        Tim Odell

        5 is probably too much…just sayin'.

      2. superbadd75 Avatar

        It doesn't hurt to find the perfect one CHEAP! That's the only reason I have my new pride and joy.

  9. longrooffan Avatar

    2 pounds?

  10. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    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.

  11. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Congratulations on your growing pains! Keep 'em coming.

  12. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

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

  13. Alff Avatar

    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. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      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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