So I heard from the latest mechanic. Surprisingly, he says the same stuff my buddy in VA says. That makes me pretty happy.

So apparently, this engine is not made with emissions in mind. Now, I should have asked, but I figured an engine was an engine and the stuff you strapped on afterward made it pass emissions. Nope. I’m not sure how upset I should be considering that I told the guy at Summit it was a 79, I spoke to them because I figured they’d be able to know what questions I should ask. Apparently asking me if my 1979 car had to pass emissions was not something a Summit guy was supposed to ask me. That one I knew the answer to I just didn’t know I should bring emissions up specifically.

It needs a new camshaft to be able to pass emissions plus a tweak on the carb. I can drive it for the summer, cross my fingers, and put my convertible under an awning that way.

Or, in door number 2…. I can put in a ‘period’ Chevy small block for the same cost and have an engine to store for who knows how long until I find a car to put it in. I can drive the Caballero for the summer this way as well. That way I also get to relive the awesome experience of putting an engine in a car!!!!!!! I’m not sure if I could survive that.

Or, I can park the Caballero, drive the Mustang and wait until it cools off and get something pre-67 to put the engine in. The guy said he might be able to tweak it to pass 67-68 emissions, but maybe not.

Which isn’t a deal-breaker. I’d actually love to put it in some 40s Chevy if it fits and upgrade the suspension but a 64-66 GM could be pretty cool too.

If I switch the engine to something pre-66 the car could eventually be worth well over $20k, if I keep the Caballero it’ll never be worth more than $15k, in 2017 dollars.

I can keep the old cam and put it back in for a lot less since I won’t have to buy a cam or lifters so I can do that and still change cars.

Changing the cam means I’ll lose HP  overall but gain lower end HP, so it’ll have less HP overall but it’ll be faster off the line. It’s a top-end car as it stands.

I’m leaning toward changing the cam. Get the whole thing over with just drive the damn car. The other ways involve me having to put an engine in a car soon. Since he’ll have the engine out he can put the stuff in order like the wiring and the vacuum lines when he puts it back in.

When I move away from the greater Phoenix metropolitan area I won’t have to pass emissions so in a year or so my options will open up dramatically. If I lived about 5 miles east I wouldn’t have to get emissions tested. Oh well. I can’t “move” there now cuz it failed. Apparently, someone thought of that scam...totally honest way to get a car registered.

 

Since I have a post just sitting here, let’s see what happened after my last post.

Uninteresting Fake News!

Of course the media should ignore this. You know what a hotbed of right-wing conspiracy theorists they have at George Washington!!!

 

Mostly peaceful protestors!

 

Via Weasel Zippers

 

We all saw the news of us shooting down an Iranian drone in Syria, along with a Syrian jet.

I hadn’t heard this.

The rising tensions prompted Australia to announce it was suspending its participation in air missions over Syria as part of the US-led coalition fighting the militant Islamic State group.

It makes sense, they don’t need to get in between us with Russia playing chicken.

The Pakistanis also might have shot down an Iranian drone.

An unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighter jet in Balochistan’s Panjgur area, official sources confirmed to DawnNews on Tuesday.

Anonymous sources gave us that though, but it feels right. Especially considering this

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish-al-Adl, a militant group, had shot the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan.

How awesome would it be if the nukular war was between Pakistan and Iran with maybe the Arabian peninsula getting involved? Especially now that we have a POTUS who wants us to drill our way out of any oil shortage.

 

The Backlash Against non-Muslims!!!!!!!

A suspected suicide bomber who reportedly screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ before triggering an explosion at Brussels Central Station has been gunned down and killed by soldiers.

Maybe they should hold a candle-light vigil instead.

 

Just when I thought the Dems might actually notice reality I went and read the link.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said this week what liberal writers have been warning about for weeks: Impeaching and removing President Donald Trump could backfire.

The replacement for Trump, as fantastical as it would be to imagine his removal, would still not be defeated 2016 contender Hillary Clinton or a progressive in good standing. It would be Vice President Mike Pence.

 

Mike Pence? Really? He’s mostly a milquetoast GOP establishment dude, against abortion, embryonic stem-cell research. He doesn’t believe in global worming and he seems pretty good on guns. That must be what’s driving them crazy, that and LGBTQADAGHEY rights.

I figured they were noticing that they were looking fucking insane freaking out about a bunch of stuff he didn’t do,but no. They’re doubling down on insanity.

Franken told the International Business Times during a stop on his book tour that “everything points” to collusion between Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 election campaign.

He obviously doesn’t know it’s now Obstuction Of Justice!!!!!!!!. Collusion is so 5 minutes ago.

 

Got a good chuckler to end on. MSNBC gun experts puts some knowledge on my ass!

A taste

So the difference is that a pistol can fire one round at a time. Pop… pop… pop… Which is what the Capitol Hill Police were carrying. This individual had a rife, semiautomatic means that you can switch it to a point where it fires poppoppoppop. Multiple rounds.

No. Really.

Highlarious.

 

 

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Comments
  1. imadenier says:

    would classic/ antique / hot rod license plates get around the emissions requirements?

  2. HayZeus says:

    Damn, if I was in your position I’d be tempted to swap out the camshaft and call it a day too. The whole 5-mile thing really makes it suck a little, though.

  3. Veeshir says:

    Classic might be an option but they’re for show cars not daily drivers.

    I would like to note I won the Which Brand New Part Will I Have To Replace Next? pool. I had ‘engine’.

  4. imadenier says:

    classic… check the definition… “In Arizona, an antique vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle that was manufactured at least twenty-five years ago” … 25yrs old… there you go …

    driven occasionally… to micky dees, safeway … school’s out for summer…

  5. jon spencer says:

    Would having a way to switch to propane for the emission testing and then back to gas work?

    • veeshir says:

      That’s the spirit!
      I have to get it emissioned every year. I’m going to be in Tempe for at least a year so I’m not going that route.
      I’m just gonna drive the thing and stop thinking about it for a year.
      Maybe next year I’ll swap cars or move to where it doesn’t have to pass emissions but that’s far in the future.

      I don’t feel like dealing with problems that might arise from me claiming it’s a Classic. It’s my daily driver. i’m sure if the police see it parked every day in Phoenix they’ll figure something out and I’ll be screwed again.

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