[rescue] Workers of the World, Unite!
Joshua D Boyd
jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu
Mon Jul 22 08:36:56 CDT 2002
On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 01:22:17PM +0000, Kris Kirby wrote:
> We also recently learned that my car *is* the high option model -- it has
> a tilt wheel (grab handle, pull down, steering wheel falls to lowest
> position, not one of those fancy-schmancy spring loaded jobbies that these
> `American' cars have ;-), digital clock, fancy Clarion (1984 Clarion, Made
> in Japan) stereo, rear-window defroster, and until we replaced the column
> unit, intermittent wipers. Oh, not to mention remote trunk and fuel door
> release -- and a locking fuel door (which has a locking gas cap behind it,
> strangely enough).
Mine didn't have the tilt wheel (I thought the normal position was
just fine though), the digital clock, the intermittent wipers (I
really missed those), or the remote trunk or fuel door stuff. The
stereo I had for most of the time was the factory AM/FM model, which
wasn't the lowest available according to the manual (which said they
also offered a plain AM model). But, interestingly enough, the
factory speakers were clarions, and once I put a new stereo in, they
sounded pretty decent. I pull the speakers out when I sent the car to
the junk yard, and have been meaning to put them in my Jetta for the
past few years.
> I think it's kinda neat to see a cheap, piece-of-shit car with all these
> widgets. Now I've got to figure out where I'm putting my ham rig, since
> the under-dash isn't very thick. Not too many places to hide anything, and
> the rig is a Yaese FT2500M, so it's a big black brick -- bricks don't like
Trunk? The trunk is plenty tall for mounting stuff under the back dash.
> Oh, and just *try* to get under the dash to work. I was borderline
> considering trying to hire a `little person' just to get into the space
> between the driver's seat and the pedals. Kept wacking my head on the gas
> and brake pedals. Then I found out (only after reading the manual
> afterwards, thus leaving my manhood/manliness intact) that I didn't really
> need to be under the dash to take the radio out.
Snicker. I never did get a good working unit in my car. The one I
had it in when I dumped the car was a Kenwood CD player that couldn't
> : I thought he did a very good performance in Bubble-Boy.
> : This footnote is for jdb, who likes nested footnotes.
Excuse me, I do foot notes, but I'm pretty sure I've never actually
Joshua D. Boyd
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