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46. Small business co-owner. IT Professional by trade.

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The challenges of owning a JDM car, or you learn something new every day

So, tomorrow and Sunday may very well be the last good convertible days of the year, so I was going to install the stereo in the Cappuccino. I got in and low and behold the battery was dead as a door-nail. After and hour on the charger I realized it wasn't taking a charge. No problem, I figured, I'll take it down to the parts store and get a new one. It was such an odd size I could not find one for love or money. So I came home and decided to check online. I eventually found one on Ebay... IN POLAND!! I decided to go to the local Suzuki bike dealership. Considering the car only has a 3 cylinder 660cc engine I figured I'd have better luck. No go there. The dude there told me he thought one from a side by side may fit, but the model he was thinking about was 300 miles away.

I was about to give up and decided to stop at Walmart on the way home to get a new charger, resigned to the fact I was going to have to park the car for the winter and import a battery from Poland. Turns out the Walmart guy was the first willing to take a tape measure to all of his batteries. He managed to come up with something very, very close in size with almost twice the cold cranking amps. I was very happy and impressed. The other weird thing was the terminal posts were a different size, so I ended up changing them out as well.

Before anyone says that it's weird foreign crap, the battery that died was an AC Delco marked Made in USA, although everything else was in Japanese.

Anyways, the weekend cruise is back on, albeit without sound. The stereo will have to wait for another day.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:23 PM (0 replies)

True life Halloween horror: Basement fills with blood

VIDEO REPORT: An Iowa family is left in shock and forced to evacuate their home, after discovering blood from a neighboring slaughterhouse seeping into their basement.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:12 PM (0 replies)

Driving our new right hand drive car over the weekend got me thinking

I think forcing yourself to do familiar things in different ways is good for the brain. It forces you to consider other options and possibilities.

I found that by Sunday I was able to switch between our normal Xterra and the RHD Suzuki Cappuccino without skipping a beat. It seems that I have formed a few new neural pathways. One could say I am now auto-ambidextrous.

Anyone else ever done anything similar?
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:13 PM (7 replies)

ABC News caught faking video of Syrian attack on Kurds

Here's the report:

Here's the video they used. It's from Knob Creek, KY.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:02 AM (5 replies)

So I'm shopping for a new refrigerator and I have a dumb question

Why in the hell would my fridge need to be online?
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Oct 11, 2019, 12:48 PM (24 replies)

How to be an online SJW

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Oct 11, 2019, 09:48 AM (1 replies)

Well our weekend fun vehicle was delivered today

This thing is a blast! It is also the smallest car I have ever been in.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 10, 2019, 04:31 PM (3 replies)

Spitfire low pass you have to see to believe

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:45 AM (5 replies)

Are you ready to party?

Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Oct 8, 2019, 10:04 PM (2 replies)

HA! I knew it!!!! She's like herpes. She keeps coming back.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:02 PM (17 replies)
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