are you home entertainment, car audio challenged? do you wash your own car?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    how do gay guys differ from straight guys in terms of interest in home or car entertainment? Are straight guys more the do-it-yourself than gay guys? do you set your own equipment up and enough tech savvy or do you have to pay a technician to set up your electronics?

    I enjoy detailing, waxing my car, and using the 25 cent car wash with my own towels I keep in the trunk, while most gays in LA pay the hefty and outrageous price for 'hand wash only', no joke, the automatic car wash is very rare, most car washes in LA employ 30-50 people and that is why we are forced to pay $17 for a basic car wash and dry. I enjoy shopping at Pep Boys icon_razz.gif
    tire-shine.png


    even before I came out of the closet in my mid 20's, I was setting up my own entertainment systems, these Marantz receivers were duh bomb if you had one, most with built in amplifiers, add a bass booster and external equalizer.


    My receiver way back when, they are 'vintage' now

    marantz-2252B-front.jpg
    marantz_model2600_receiver.jpg

    OMG, my old EQ is on ebay!
    $(KGrHqR,!mIFJpYzrhGlBSeoJytqrg~~60_35.J

    when speakers were used as furniture, Cerwin Vega!

    25242-2.jpg
    attachment.php?attachmentid=2666&stc=1&d

    Is your factory car entertainment system adequate for you or did you change out aftermarket?





  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    I'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    I set up all home electronics, but I had the guys at Best Buy install the car stereo. There's 3/4 mile of gravel between the house and pavement, so running my car through the car wash ($5 automatic touchless) is not something I do very often.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    i do wash my vehicles by hand. I have a surround system, but it is not hooked up. I did set up my own wireless, but there are fucking wires everywhere. I live in a 70ies house so it was not made for electronics. Other than that, I'm a handy guy. Paint, fixtures, plumbing, painting, installed floors and on and on.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-technics-sp10mk3-steve-dobbins-plinth-2013-10-18-analog-92630
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    I'd run my daily driver through Sepulveda car wash on occasion, but I would mostly do this stuff myself. I don't think anyone else can get the old Pontiacs looking like I can plus it's just relaxing and enjoyable.

    photo DSCN0874-1.jpg

    The high end audio got frustrating more often than not. When you start hearing the difference between one $4,000 one meter pair of interconnects and another, and $3,000 to $5,000 phono cartridges, it's just time to give it up.

    I think at one time or another I've owned every full range electrostatic out there , from EL-57s to Dayton Wrights, KLH9s way back when, up to CLS 1s and IIs sorta way when, Sound Lab A1s and M1s to King Audio.
  • winwin

    Posts: 264

    Nov 11, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
    I like to save money so I don't like to pay to get my car washed but my new car comes with free car wash for life icon_biggrin.gif

    I also install/setup my own home electronics/home theater, build and repair my own computers and I'm happy with my car stereo, don't want to waste my money on aftermarket stuff.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    very cool, I still have my 2.5ft tall wood box home speakers from the early 80's, my '12 woofers I had to have re-coned, the foam surround seals rotted

    depends on the vehicle, anything under $20k probably has a standard am/fm cd stereo, no frills. growing up, all my cars were 10 years old, used, so upgrading your stereo and speakers were almost mandatory. now, my new car as an Infinity 360 watt/w factory amp, 10 speaker/rear subwoofer, cd, mp3 player, USB iPod jack, as long as the mp3 song is 128-320kbps, sound is great, anything under 128kbps, the volume bottoms out. 1st car ive ever had that I don't need to put an aftermarket system in, although im not into the twin subwoofers in the trunk, I don't see the point unless your a straight home boi icon_lol.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 7:17 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-technics-sp10mk3-steve-dobbins-plinth-2013-10-18-analog-92630


    Damn! very pricey but is to be expected for the MK3 series. The ones I'm looking for are these.

    SP-10
    21jdfl0.jpg

    SP-15 with memory track.
    2vwh05g.jpg

    These are the same size as the LP jackets.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 7:26 AM GMT
    scruffLA said
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    very cool, I still have my 2.5ft tall wood box home speakers from the early 80's, my '12 woofers I had to have re-coned, the foam surround seals rotted

    depends on the vehicle, anything under $20k probably has a standard am/fm cd stereo, no frills. growing up, all my cars were 10 years old, used, so upgrading your stereo and speakers were almost mandatory. now, my new car as an Infinity 360 watt/w factory amp, 10 speaker/rear subwoofer, cd, mp3 player, USB iPod jack, as long as the mp3 song is 128-320kbps, sound is great, anything under 128kbps, the volume bottoms out. 1st car ive ever had that I don't need to put an aftermarket system in, although im not into the twin subwoofers in the trunk, I don't see the point unless your a straight home boi icon_lol.gif


    I want to built 2 sets of home theater speakers, one set with two subwoofers for my bedroom setup and the other for the living room with the tall speakers each least 5ft. tall. I've been on this project for almost 3-years now postponing it several times because I can't find the right way to do the speakers and tweeter setup.

    I Don't get the big subwoofers on the back either or the LCD monitors placed the tailgate glass for whoever drives behind them can alsoenjoy the same thing they are watching inside.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 8:31 AM GMT
    FastlaneKid said
    freedomisntfree said
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-technics-sp10mk3-steve-dobbins-plinth-2013-10-18-analog-92630


    Damn! very pricey but is to be expected for the MK3 series. The ones I'm looking for are these.

    SP-10
    21jdfl0.jpg

    SP-15 with memory track.
    2vwh05g.jpg

    These are the same size as the LP jackets.



    You think that one was pricey?

    http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-technics-sp10-mk-3-reed-puritas-combo-awesome-2013-10-27-analog-canada
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
    Proof of butchness: our lesbian friends ask ME to set up their home entertainment centers for them! LOL!!!

    I was a school-trained certified Master Automobile Mechanic, and initially was a mechanic and motor pool sergeant when I enlisted in the Army. I love to fix things, especially stuff I've never seen or repaired before, and for which I have no instruction manual. Solving the mystery of what's wrong with them and getting them going again is like a mental game to me.

    As for car electronics, I've installed plenty of car radios & speakers for myself & friends, usually upgrades from the OEM audio. It was easier in the "old days" when the instrument panel cutouts for the radio were fairly standardized throughout the car industry.

    Nowadays radio designs are uniquely proprietary, different for every car maker and often unalike between their models, which discourages aftermarket audio manufacturers. Therefore I haven't done any car audio work since the 1980s, except to install add-on CB radios & antennas through the mid-1990s, when cell phones replaced them.

    I only detailed my very first car when a teenager. Later ones got the car wash. But I always personally kept my motorcycles like jewels. I wasn't happy unless I saw a flawless mirror finish when I looked down on the gas tank from the saddle, or the sparkle of spotless chrome & polished metal everywhere. And you really have to do it yourself by hand, because finding businesses that detail motorcycles isn't easy, and they get dirty so quickly if you ride them regularly.

    I've often said that keeping a bike clean is like trying to do the same with a car's chassis & suspension. The car parts that are hidden underneath and catch all the road grime & slop are right out in open view on a motorcycle, including the engine and exhaust system on most bikes. The only things comparable on 4 wheels are collectible show cars, and those aren't typically daily rides.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 1:38 PM GMT
    Thought I'd throw this in here, of an example of a car you'd NEVER send through the car wash. Rather, hand detailing only, by experts wearing white lab coats:

    This past Saturday I was on Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, when I did a double-take that almost crashed my own car. Coming in the opposite direction was a top-down Duesenberg!

    It was an open-air dual-cowl phaeton, in a gorgeous 2-tone maroon & silver. It carried 4 men I'd judge in their late 40s or early 50s. I couldn't see from my angle if it had external exhaust pipes on the right side of the hood.

    External pipes would indicate it had the more powerful supercharged "SJ" straight-8 engine, rather than the normally aspirated "J" model. But most of the dual-cowl phaetons were SJs, for more sporty open road use. In either case it was likely worth at least $1 million, perhaps more.

    The Duesenberg was the most exclusive & expensive car made in the US in the 1920s & 30s, won Indianapolis several times, and was the fastest production car ever made in this country until the Corvette. It's the source for the old phrase "It's a Duesie" meaning something that's without equal.

    BTW, for those who might not know, a phaeton is an open touring car, with a fold-down top and often without glass side windows, instead having soft snap-up panels for weather protection.

    A cowl is the part of the metal body behind the hood that supports the windshield. A dual-cowl phaeton has another of these structures behind the front seats, which carries a second windshield for the rear seat passengers.

    3150421963_96534e4f72_z.jpg?zz=1

    An SJ Duesenberg dual-cowl phaeton. In the far background is a row of Cord 810s, so this might be a gathering of an Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg club.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    UHhhh If setting up electronics/ routers and Building Houses/sheds/etc were the hallmark of heterosexuality; Id be the only Hetero out of 4 boys in my family and my 3 older brothers would be as gay as a sweating to the oldies VHS tape. ...... Needless to say I'm Not hetero and they are not gay. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidProof of butchness: our lesbian friends ask ME to set up their home entertainment centers for them! LOL!!!

    I was a school-trained certified Master Automobile Mechanic, and initially was a mechanic and motor pool sergeant when I enlisted in the Army. I love to fix things, especially stuff I've never seen or repaired before, and for which I have no instruction manual. Solving the mystery of what's wrong with them and getting them going again is like a mental game to me.

    As for car electronics, I've installed plenty of car radios & speakers for myself & friends, usually upgrades from the OEM audio. It was easier in the "old days" when the instrument panel cutouts for the radio were fairly standardized throughout the car industry.

    Nowadays radio designs are uniquely proprietary, different for every car maker and often unalike between their models, which discourages aftermarket audio manufacturers. Therefore I haven't done any car audio work since the 1980s, except to install add-on CB radios & antennas through the mid-1990s, when cell phones replaced them.

    I only detailed my very first car when a teenager. Later ones got the car wash. But I always personally kept my motorcycles like jewels. I wasn't happy unless I saw a flawless mirror finish when I looked down on the gas tank from the saddle, or the sparkle of spotless chrome & polished metal everywhere. And you really have to do it yourself by hand, because finding businesses that detail motorcycles isn't easy, and they get dirty so quickly if you ride them regularly.

    I've often said that keeping a bike clean is like trying to do the same with a car's chassis & suspension. The car parts that are hidden underneath and catch all the road grime & slop are right out in open view on a motorcycle, including the engine and exhaust system on most bikes. The only things comparable on 4 wheels are collectible show cars, and those aren't typically daily rides.


    OMG, I still got mine, 29LTD, don't use it anymore but I last used it driving across country 2001.. icon_razz.gif

    2rh8nsn.jpg
    The Whip ant
    GeneralonIce007.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    Try to do most things myself. I use Rejex, a sealer that can only be found online. It lasts a very long time, much longer than any wax. It even holds up on rims, which can get hot from the brakes.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 11, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    FastlaneKid said
    freedomisntfree said
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-technics-sp10mk3-steve-dobbins-plinth-2013-10-18-analog-92630


    Damn! very pricey but is to be expected for the MK3 series. The ones I'm looking for are these.

    SP-10
    21jdfl0.jpg

    SP-15 with memory track.
    2vwh05g.jpg

    These are the same size as the LP jackets.



    You think that one was pricey?

    http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-technics-sp10-mk-3-reed-puritas-combo-awesome-2013-10-27-analog-canada



    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif Now that's hardcore audiophile pricing.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 12, 2013 12:39 AM GMT
    scruffLA said
    OMG, I still got [my car CB], 29LTD, don't use it anymore but I last used it driving across country 2001.. icon_razz.gif

    2rh8nsn.jpg
    The Whip ant
    GeneralonIce007.jpg

    I had a 29LTD, too! Installed it under the dash of my 1984 Olds Custom Cruiser station wagon. I remember those controls so well. Had dual antennas on the either side of the factory roof rack.

    A CB was a lifeline, before we had cell phones, when you might be hit with an unpredicted ground blizzard in the winter way up north. Or just to get traffic information. The CB culture was really kinda cool in its day, and I miss it in some ways, the fun we had when driving long distances.

    BTW, I think I had that same antenna on a couple of my cars, can't remember the name, something like K-40? Was the primo in its day.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 12, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    Not true. Not since cloth replaced plastic brushes 30 years ago. I always use automatic wash that costs $5.00 - no vacuum no dry and its fine.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 12, 2013 1:43 AM GMT
    NJDewd said
    FastlaneKid saidI'm into all of that., Except I do my own "hand wash" at home. I have a black SUV and I don't want the unnecessary swirl marks the brushes create, so no automatic car washes for me. I use everything from 3M's Perfect-It line up which are the best commercial grade products you can get., Klasse which is a PITA to work with and the basic Eagle One Chrome Wheel cleaner and Meguiars wax. I wash my baby at least once a week unless it rains.

    As for Technical stuff, I like the hippest and coolest, so I'm incline for the retro devices. Mostly I go for "Japan-Only" audiophile equipment from the late 1970s and 1980s like National, Technics, Diatone (Mitsubishi), Lo-D (Hitachi) Or Aurex (Toshiba). Right now I'm a hard time locating a Technics SL-15 or I'll even settle for the smaller SL-10 LP turnable player in mind condition to complete one of my setups or bothicon_biggrin.gif I'm also planning to do some speakers out of wood mainly to match the other furniture pieces.

    My SUV has a factory infotainment system with Bose speakers which works and sound mighty fine in addition it also has 4-headrest DVD players which can be set to play together (in pairs only) or independently.



    Not true. Not since cloth replaced plastic brushes 30 years ago. I always use automatic wash that costs $5.00 - no vacuum no dry and its fine.



    I speak from experience.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 12, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    My apartment complex doesn't allow washing our vehicles on the premises, so I go get mine washed at the drive-through wash for $5.00 - that includes drying and vacuum.

    As for tech stuff, my tech side deals mostly with computers. Being a gamer geek, I've built my last two gaming computers from parts I purchased separately. Saves me a lot of money and allows for greater customization. icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 13, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    I was a school-trained certified Master Automobile Mechanic, and initially was a mechanic and motor pool sergeant when I enlisted in the Army.


    Your secret's out, Art!icon_wink.gif

    SgtBilko_061025045946809_wideweb__300x37
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 04, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    pellaz said

    not inclined to use the car radio, instead use an iPhone with custom molded ear buds. A free personal cloud app; Tonido will stream video and audio from a home server to your iPhone. Nice to use with mapquest gps.


    So you drive around with headphones in? Don't you think that's dangerus?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 05, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    My s.o. is the tech savvy one in our house, so he knows where all the hidden wiring goes from unit to unit, and how to work all the remotes. I have to write a few cue cards to myself just to work everything when he's not around. BTW, I had a Marantz receiver from the 70's just like this up until 4 years ago! It worked fine all those years.
    marantz-2252B-front.jpg

    As for car care, my s.o. isn't into that, so I hand wash, dry, wax & vacuum them here at home in our garage.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Dec 05, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidMy s.o. is the tech savvy one in our house, so he knows where all the hidden wiring goes from unit to unit, and how to work all the remotes. I have to write a few cue cards to myself just to work everything when he's not around. BTW, I had a Marantz receiver from the 70's just like this up until 4 years ago! It worked fine all those years.
    marantz-2252B-front.jpg

    As for car care, my s.o. isn't into that, so I hand wash, dry, wax & vacuum them here at home in our garage.


    Now that's funny ^^^^^ had the same thing as my first one.