I Have Seen This And It Is Ugly

One side of the freeway entirely shut down and row upon row of cars pulled over to the side with flat tires.

54 thoughts on “I Have Seen This And It Is Ugly

  1. Yup, just takes one solitary screw and Murphy in my case. Had a slow leak that started about a week ago, after 3 topping offs took it in to Discount Tire. The moke found it but was not cognizant of righty tighty lefty loosey until I pointed it out. All fixed now. No charge either. I plug DT for good service.

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  2. Good thing that there are no dysfunctional, sociopathic types who might consider deliberately doing something like that when things go from sporty to spicy. Yep.

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  3. There was one gravel-built parking area at a construction office I worked in. The former occupant was a carpenter’s office. I honestly think each carpenter was required to empty their nail belts in the stone lot each evening.

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  4. Install some of these accessories for even more fun.

    Well, I had a screw near the outermost tread groove. Tire place said ‘too close to the sidewall’. Plugged it myself 20,000 miles ago. Friend actually plugged a hole IN the sidewall and drove it 50k miles.

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  5. Never ran into that on the freeway, but i pissed somebody off in my old neighborhood. Had lots of flat tires until i started inspecting under each tire before i drove off. Don’t know who it was but he had an unlimited supply of screws.

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  6. I saw a keg of nails fall off the back of a work truck at the beginning of rush hour in NE Atlanta near the perimeter. I avoided any fallout by quickly changing lanes. I made it home from downtown to Suwanee in 50 minutes. Everybody after me either got towed or it was a two hour commute.

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  7. I had a friend who did roofing and siding, had worked a 16 hour day and jumped in the truck for the 45 minute drive home with his buddy, not thinking of anything but a hot shower and a cold beer at home. Listening to the radio on the way home the DJ broke in with an emergency bulletin about a masssive nail spill on the expressway back the way they came. The boys looked at each other, looked back at the open tailgate, on which used to reside a big ‘ol bucket of siding nails now conspicuously absent and determined that they indeed were the idiots referenced by the DJ. They took back roads home for a while and made a habit of closing the tailgate after that little fiasco.

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  8. Back in the late 90’s, the local factory in town went on strike. What a jug fuck that was. Well, during the height of the unrest, some fuck wits decided that Route 149 was the road all of the “scabs” were coming down. One morning, there were several wrecks I came across on my way to work. Unbeknownst to me, said fuck heads seeded the road with what I was told was a “keg of nails, stolen from a construction site”.
    I was pissed. I had a brand new set of Hoosier GT’s on my Monte Carlo. Surprisingly, not a single nick in my tires.
    The union, of course, denied anything of the sort ever happened, at least they had no knowledge of it, and it couldn’t have been any of their members. Yeah OK……
    Several years later, I found out from one of the first responders, that it wasn’t nails that were spread on 149. They were TiG welded caltrops. Funny thing is, there were a lot of welders that specialized in TiG welding that were out on strike. What a weird coincidence?

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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        • Cederq, yeah, phuck Phoards, but you stop badmouthing Dodge, or else some Mopar fans are gonna do a drive-by on that Chubby’s gay-bar of yours.

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        • That thing was a POS! I put three transmissions in the friggin’ junker. I bought it with a shit out TH-250 and an electronic Quadra-puke. When it got on the road, it had a 600 Holley and a TH-350. The trans case exploded when the vacuum line to the governor cracked. Then I put a supposedly “good to 400 HP” TCI trans in it. The anemic, smoking 305 killed it in a year.
          To top it off, like all G Bodies, the frame rails rotted off behind the rear wheels. In hindsight I should have fixed up and sold it, instead of giving it to a kid to chop up into a dirt race car.

          I wouldn’t trade my Super Duty for ANY General Mayhem product.

          Leigh
          Whitehall, NY

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  9. Okay Leigh, you’re just pulling a Cederq, looking for a bite, you poor Phoard phan. Everyone knows that even Valiant 6-cyl donks outrun Ford V-8s, especially for reliability. Them and the bigger lazy V-8s run all day, loping down the long, hot highways. If you want raw power, just drop a 426 Hemi giant killer into a car.

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      • Yes, I noticed. Either he went on an ermine hunt with Herr Unfuck and they got lost, or he thought those girl grizzlies looked kinda cute. Or, he decided that, even though she’d wound back the odometer a few times, that ‘old bint’ of a librarian was good for checking his Dewey listing.

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    • I’ll see your tilted Briggs and Stratton and raise you a 300 Six.
      The only reason the 225 ran so long, is they didn’t make enough power to hurt themselves.

      Leigh
      Whitehall, NY

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      • Those Canuck Ford 300c.i. sixes were a better Phoard product. Reliable enough for the Germans to use them to power reproduction WWI era aeroplanes, suitable too, as that was the apex of Phoard’s developmental time.

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        • Damn, this is gonna hurt… I agree with you Johno and Leigh, the 300cid 6 was the best engine ford ever built. I had a 91 Ford F 150 with the six and sequential port fuel injection and I still to this day wish I had kept it. I traded it in for my 2000 Chevy. I miss that old ford with it’s torque and good fuel mileage.

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  10. Check out the annual Great Aussie Ute Muster for a look at Aussie-made utes. My first car was a VC Wayfarer ute with the good old Slant-six motor, then I had a ’77 CL Valiant ute with a 245 Hemi donk, with a Borg-Warner slippery-diff. How I ever kept my licence is a mystery, bastard cops loved hitting me with a speed tax on a regular basis.

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    • The Valiant looks like the Aspen, they made over here. Biggest departure being the nose. I’m sure if they had imported the E49 Six Pack Hemi Six, I’d have a much different opinion of Penta Star products. Instead, we had to put up with smog versions of what used to be decent engines – from ALL manufacturers.

      Leigh
      Whitehall, NY

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  11. Yeah Leigh, I could live with an XA, XB or XC (as in the famous 1 – 2 Bathurst race winning photo) Falcon Hardtop, bastards of things to see out of that tiny rear window but. Now if you want to see what a fast road-legal drive-away coupe looks like, look up the Aussie Valiant Charger, especially the E49 version with the 265 Hemi 6-Pack (yeah, they made 6-cylinder 6-Packs). Totally different to your Dodge Charger, much shorter and lighter, slightly wider than the Yank car.

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  12. Cederq, the glittering gay-bar on your Generic Machine is safe, any prospective drive-by shooters would have to be wearing welders’ goggles to sight on the thing in daylight. At night, the rainbow strobes from the Chubby’s glitterball would distract their aim. It’s a wonder that you don’t get fined for hunting over bait, with the pretty lights attracting the Pantifags for a closer look.

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  13. I think I will stop by the home improvement store for a Box of Chaos next time they do an 11% off sale…..

    And pay cash…

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