Look, jimmyz is a bigshot, one of his parent companies owns several junk
yards! wow, Jim. And you aren't giving anyone any deals for parts here? And
why you on AOL if your a bigshot! figure you would be on DSL or something
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From: Jimz466 ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: Question on Ignition Module.
View: Complete Thread (12 articles)
Date: 2001-03-02 22:48:05 PST
For 50 bucks, I'll go to some of the salvage yards owned by my parent
and get you an ignition module (or 2) if you want.
That's all pretty funny, but you're mistaken. Please cut and paste any flames
I've posted, as I'd be interested in seeing them. If it really matters, I have
a cable modem. Some people are fortunate enough to have it easily available. As
I said. I visit and lurk to learn. Never said I was an expert. Said I used to
do some side work. Is there a problem with that?. Show me any response I've
ever made to a question that was insulting. Every response I've read from TM is
abrasive. Including his first post as a reply about the transmission proble the
guy had. Try reading it. I suppose I can go back and quote some of TMs
But, if you have the time to have it in the shop once every couple of
months for those small things, they will all be fixed.
Much better than the typical 6-7 year old domestic interior that you
just suffer with as it crumbles around you.
My interior is 13 years old ( 1991 car ) and is show room condition. It is a
Ford product, explain that. The car is over 200k miles all original ( except for
wear items brakes and such ), explain that. It's never been in the shop, explain
It's just a question. What I have stated is true. How is my car so different?
BTW, I did not buy it "new", it was a 4k old demo. So explain why are you
aggravated; because some one has posed something opposite to you?
"American" more and more isn't. Where it is made is where most of the
money stays. Also, due to outsourcing, if the components are assembled
in the U.S., it counts as a "Domestic" component/part towards the parts
percentage. Some cars have very high - well over 50% foriegn parts
if you backtrack the entire supply chain.
Also - Ford's mandated 5% cost redustion per year is insanity. It
will mean poorer and poorer cars that just net Ford more money - because
it's not like they would ever *lower* the price on their cars.
GM - their plans to make Cadillacs in China and ship them over here
pretty much does it got me as well.
Gee, I didn't know about this. You know, when I first climbed into my
(02) Focus, I was comparing it with early 90s cars, and I thought
"Hey, someone's been doing a lot of cost-reduction on this vehicle".
The sheetmetal is the main thing I noticed, it's not much thicker than
aluminum foil. I guess every year the outer body engineers shave a
couple of mils off every thickness, claim a 1% materials cost and 0.5%
shipping cost reduction (plus a gas mileage increase) and go on
vacation with their performance bonus.
That is, if tech-slaves working in India and China actually GET a
Although the message I'm responding to wasn't meant for me, it's always
interesting to see one of you sandpaper comments. So the answer to my previous
question is==>No, I guess you don't. How much research have you done in modern
metallurgy? Excuse my lack of memory, but aren't you a 30+year experience
mechanic? 30+ years experience in metallurgy also? Modern metallurgy is a
mighty big subject, but I wouldn't know anything about it, working in a steel
mill and all.
No I have no metallurgy experience. But it does not take a PHD to understand
that today's metal in the skin of cars is very different from that used 10 years
ago. Hell, even T.V. shows have shown how modern sheet metal is different from
that used in cars just a few years ago. Now, you say you work in a mill, are you
a metallurgist? I'm willing to bet you are not. There are a lot of jobs in a
I don't need to, in order to put the palm of my hand on a piece of
sheetmetal and see how much force is required to bend it. A simple tap
with a fingernail will tell one a lot about the thickness of it, too. I
venture that the average fifth-grader could take my car and my wife's
car and tell which one has thicker body panels without requiring any
tools or disassembly.
I guess you're terribly insecure about something, to make such a
pointless and acidic comment. *shrug*
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