I believe that a technical exemption of some kind exists for extremely limited production vehicles under very specific circumstances - i. e. such that it is exempt *crash testing* for hoop-jumping standard secondary import. Exempt what else, I don't know. Would it apply to... well, any sort of Skyline? My instinct… » 1/28/15 12:04am Wednesday 12:04am

The fuck does it need a tilt column for? It's a Hupmobile, a brand that literally sold itself on being cavernous inside and having big doors to get in and out. Adjusting for better room/fit... not really a thing here, except insofar as you might want to tilt it forward to pretend you're driving a motorhome. » 1/27/15 11:33pm Tuesday 11:33pm

We had TC shudder in a '90 Club Wagon (E350 HD with E4OD), which then was followed by the trans getting trashed (friend driving it). I know a little of the backstory of KusabiSensei's truck, though - it's had a little bit of whine from the rear for a while, so the diff is somewhat suspect, particularly with the smell… » 1/27/15 9:58pm Tuesday 9:58pm

I'm really suspicious of the police report on this one. If they're really "assault rifles", then that's 7 NFA violations and not 1. He's being purportedly charged with 1. I have no question it's very likely he's trafficking, but they should have to prove that. "assault weapon" and assault rifle conflation is… » 1/20/15 6:42pm 1/20/15 6:42pm