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Old 07-11-2020, 09:42 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Installed Hitch on My S, I've had it for 18 + months sitting in my way, I guess trailer wiring is next. Would be nice not to have to burn fossils to go the 2 miles (each way) to Home Depot for Plywood/ whatever doesn't fit inside the car.

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Old 07-12-2020, 01:40 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Installed Hitch on My S, I've had it for 18 + months sitting in my way, I guess trailer wiring is next. Would be nice not to have to burn fossils to go the 2 miles (each way) to Home Depot for Plywood/ whatever doesn't fit inside the car.
Cool image: a Model S towing a workaday trailer stacked with plywood. I bet the S is great at towing a trailer, with its weight and torque and all. Is your hitch officially Tesla sanctioned? If you follow that Rich Rebuilds youtube channel you know how difficult Tesla can be about mods.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:14 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Made a throttle limiter that I am confident won't move! 100% found and salvaged parts. I found the alumunim rectangular block in the surf at the beach a couple days ago.



Next project tonight is working with my daughter putting parts of her ride back together.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:21 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Cool image: a Model S towing a workaday trailer stacked with plywood. I bet the S is great at towing a trailer, with its weight and torque and all. Is your hitch officially Tesla sanctioned? If you follow that Rich Rebuilds youtube channel you know how difficult Tesla can be about mods.
My car is almost out of warranty, and 75% of what has broken on my car has been DIRECTLY caused by Tesla service doing warranty work, so if at all possible it will never go back to Tesla service. Hitch isn't Tesla in any way other than fitting. Shouldn't be an issue towing, plenty of power and more brakes than most full size pickups. I've had 1,500 lbs internal payload before and it wasn't noticeable except in consumption and wide open throttle performance. I'm not planning on going far at all, so I can't imagine heat being an issue. I may also drag a boat the 1.5 miles to the launch.
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I delivered the 60 Rambler Super Six to the happy owners. Now to sell the remnants of the build, I have lots of 61 Rambler Classic Super Six parts. Mostly trim and body parts.
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I delivered the 60 Rambler Super Six to the happy owners. Now to sell the remnants of the build, I have lots of 61 Rambler Classic Super Six parts. Mostly trim and body parts.
Look up the Nash, Rambler, & Hudson Owners Group on Facebook. Possibly find someone there needing parts.
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Finally, my daughter put the replacement blower motor into her '06 325i, with a lot of help from me. But she is learning how to use the tools and how to proceed with patience in order to avoid breaking things by forcing them. I gotta say, though, BMW really makes everything needlessly complicated. Sometimes better. Always more complicated.
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Finally, my daughter put the replacement blower motor into her '06 325i, with a lot of help from me. But she is learning how to use the tools and how to proceed with patience in order to avoid breaking things by forcing them. I gotta say, though, BMW really makes everything needlessly complicated. Sometimes better. Always more complicated.
Look up Hoovie's Garage on YouTube and the "adventures" with a 740i Sport. He buys cars that originally cost a lot of money but are being sold cheap due to either things needing fixed or impending difficult and costly maintenance needs.

As for being relevant to this forum, he put nitrous on a Prius.
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Old 07-13-2020, 10:50 PM   #139 (permalink)
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... he put nitrous on a Prius.
Lol. I know that channel, but not that vid. Will check it out.

On my projects... did my first ever jigsaw cutting today for a car mod... gonna post about it in my modding thread.... alumacore is cool stuff! Jigsaws are awesome.
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I may also drag a boat the 1.5 miles to the launch.

How big a boat? Pics when you do, please!

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