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Old 02-08-2010, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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T-100 says! Adios ! to diffuser

On the way here I took a regular shortcut down an alley which saves me 3-traffic lights.
We've had a lot of rain,and a real gully-washer this A.M..
I got into high water,deeper than I could gauge.Then there was a delicious Hollywood special effects sound of the Titanic striking the ice-berg and in the side-view mirror I could see as the diffuser,formally a part of the truck,now embarking on her own independent journey,bobbing happily in the deluge.
I stopped,removed shoes and socks,rolled up my pantlegs,and waded through foot-deep California liquid-sunshine to retrieve the wayward mod.
She was no match for 4-mph hydrodynamics.%^&$#@)(*^&?<+_<%!

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Old 02-08-2010, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like the water was getting up underneath it and pulling it down. When you re-install it, make sure you make a good seal all around it so there's no parachuting.

Failures are needed, so that we can learn from them.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bummer, Phil!

How many years of trouble-free service did you get out of it?
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't even imagine the noises accurately, nor the words that may have been spoken on exit of the vehicle...

Of course, you'll just design a better one for next time, I trust?
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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...Then there was a delicious Hollywood special effects sound of the Titanic striking the ice-berg and in the side-view mirror I could see as the diffuser,formally a part of the truck,now embarking on her own independent journey,bobbing happily in the deluge.
You have a side view mirror?!?

The tail of a boat won't help much when you need the whole thing!

The last pictures I saw, your truck was looking really cool! Were you deep enough to dip that Studebaker nose cone underwater? Did you have a belly pan? How did that fare?

When it rains it pours...

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Old 02-09-2010, 02:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh no!

Hope it won't be too hard to git her back to normal again!
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Yeah. Winter is tough on ecomodders. My air dam is rolled up in the garage. Winter driving - oriented to not sliding about too much - also takes its toll.

Hopefully repairs don't stop more improvement.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh no!

Hope it won't be too hard to git her back to normal again!
Or at least as normal as Phil's truck can be...
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Or at least as normal as Phil's truck can be...
Normal is considered to be what he would expect it to be...
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Normal is considered to be what he would expect it to be...
I actually like the thing the way it is (was?). I see no reason that new trucks have to have blunt noses, rounded backsides at the cabs, forward pointing grilles, etc.

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