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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #200 on: August 20, 2019, 08:56:05 am »
The Honda Ridgeline RTL I can buy for stupid money...

And Honda san South Africa decided SA is not a good country to be selling doublecabs in. We never got that DC wont be getting the new ones either. :(

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #201 on: August 21, 2019, 12:06:26 am »
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Mrs. Zog for a second opinion, eh everyone?  :pot: :imaposer:

Yes, the Mann House is pretty, I'll see if I can get you dogs some interior peekchas.

You don't post enough pics of redneck women in scant attire enough, Zog.

Take one for the team and git r dun  :imaposer:

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #202 on: August 21, 2019, 12:32:56 am »
I'm just catching up, so my replies are late.

The old farmhouse you're restoring... it's beautiful. In my previous life, before Mr. Zog, I owned a house much like this. I bought it by myself, for myself, under similar circumstances as old man Bill here. (Before South Africa was even remotely on my radar).

It was an old sheep farm, the house was built in 1924. It was in pretty good shape. The old lady I bought it from sold it because basically her kids bullied her into selling so they could shove her off into a retirement home. She was at the closing, when the papers were signed. I felt rotten because of the circumstances, I could tell that the old lady loved that farm. She made me promise that if I ever sold it, I would not sell it to anyone who would tear down the old house and parcel off the property to developers. I did keep that promise. I sold it to my best friend when I moved to South Africa. :)

 

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #203 on: August 21, 2019, 12:35:06 am »
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Mrs. Zog for a second opinion, eh everyone?  :pot: :imaposer:

Yes, the Mann House is pretty, I'll see if I can get you dogs some interior peekchas.

You don't post enough pics of redneck women in scant attire enough, Zog.

Take one for the team and git r dun
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Y'all think I don't read other threads but I do, I do...   :pot: I have no complaints :biggrin:

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Fantastic, Zog, get to it, more peekchas of redneck women in g-strings
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #204 on: August 21, 2019, 12:48:58 am »
The Honda Ridgeline RTL I can buy for stupid money...

And Honda san South Africa decided SA is not a good country to be selling doublecabs in. We never got that DC wont be getting the new ones either. :(

What size engine has it in BO?



2008 Honda Ridgeline 4x4 RTL



Engineering

Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-Body Construction
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 3471
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 247 @ 5750
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 245 @ 4500
Redline (rpm) 6300
Bore and Stroke (mm) 89 x 93
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Valve Train 24-Valve SOHC VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System
Variable Torque Management® 4-Wheel Drive System (VTM-4®)
Locking Rear Differential
Fresh-Air Intake
CARB Emissions Rating
ULEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
Heavy-Duty Radiator with 160-Watt Fans (2)
100,000-Miles-or-More Tune-Up Interval


Transmission

5-Speed Automatic Transmission Gear Ratios:
1st: 2.693
2nd: 1.566
3rd: 1.023
4th: 0.729
5th: 0.531
Reverse: 1.889
Final Drive: 4.533
Heavy-Duty Automatic-Transmission Cooler
Body/Suspension/Chassis Back to top
Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-Body Construction
Fully-Boxed High-Strength Steel (HSS) Frame Rails and Crossmembers with Internal Stiffeners
Steel-Reinforced Composite (SRC) Cargo Bed
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Multi-Link Rear Suspension with Trailing Arms
Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear) 23.0 / 25.4
Variable Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
Heavy-Duty Power-Steering Cooler
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.38
Steering Ratio 18.5:1
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 42.6
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.) 12.6 / 13.1
Wheels 17" Alloy
All-Season Tires 245 / 65 R17 105S



Exterior Measurements


Wheelbase (in.) 122.0
Length (in.) 206.8
Height (in.) 71.2
Width (in.) 77.8
Track (in., front/rear) 67.1 / 66.9
Minimum Ground Clearance (in.) 8.2
Approach/Departure Angles 24.5(degrees) / 22.0(degrees)
Cargo Bed Length (in., tailgate up/down) 60.0 / 79.0
Cargo Bed Width (in., between wheel wells) 49.5
Heavy-Duty Tie-Down Cleats (6) Capacity (lbs. per cleat) 350
In-Bed Trunk® Capacity (cu. ft.) 8.5
Total Payload Capacity (lbs.) 1554
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4537
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear) 58 / 42
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 5000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.) 6050
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) (lbs.) 10085
Pre-Wired for Trailer Connection (4-/7-Pin)



Interior Measurements

Headroom with Moonroof (in., front/rear) 38.7 / 39.0
Legroom (in., front/rear) 40.8 / 36.4
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 63.2 / 62.6
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 57.6 / 57.2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.9
2nd-Row Under seat Storage (cu. ft.) 2.6
Seating Capacity 5


EPA Mileage Estimates*/Capacities

5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined) 15 / 20 / 17
Crankcase (qt.) 5.3
Coolant System (qt.) 8.5
Fuel (gal.) 22.0
Required Fuel
Regular Unleaded


Safety

3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Adjustable Front Seat Belt Anchors
Dual-Stage Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
Side-Impact Door Beams
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
Emergency Trunk Opener


Exterior Features

Power Moonroof
Dual-Action Tailgate
In-Bed Trunk®
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers with Automatic Heated Wiper Zone
Body-Colored Door Handles
Remote Entry System
Security System
Privacy Glass
Folding Power Side Mirrors
Body-Colored/Heated
Integrated Bed Lights (4) with Auto-Off Timer
Heavy-Duty Tow Hooks (Front and Rear)
Heat-Rejecting Green-Tinted Glass
Hidden Roof-Mounted Antenna
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off
Alloy Wheels
Machine-Finished
Chrome Grille
Accessory

Comfort & Convenience
 
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air-Filtration System
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window
Power Sliding Rear Cabin Window
Power Door Locks
Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
Cruise/Audio
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Column-Mounted Shifter
Adjustable Steering Column
Multifunctional Center Storage Console with Sliding Armrest
Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
HomeLink® Remote System**
Ambient Console Lighting
Map Lights
Sunglasses Holder
Rearview Mirror with Compass
Beverage Holders (2 Front, 4 Rear)
12-Volt Power Outlets (2 Front, 1 Rear)
Passenger-Side Storage Tray
Door-Pocket Storage Bins
Seatback Pockets
Grab Rails (Front and Rear)
Garment Hooks (2nd-Row)
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Courtesy Door Lights
Rear Console Vents
Flat Rear Floor
All-Weather Heavy-Duty Floor Mats


Seating

Leather-Trimmed Seats
Heated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Adjustment
8-Way Power
Driver's Seat with Lumbar Support
Power
60/40 Lift-Up Rear Seat with Under seat Storage
Head Restraints at all Seating Positions
Audio Systems Back to top
160-Watt AM/FM/6-Disc In-Dash Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer
XM® Satellite Radio


Instrumentation

Maintenance Minder™ System
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)-On Indicator
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Indicator
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Indicator
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator
Passenger-Side Front Airbag-Off Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Tailgate-Open Indicator
In-Bed Trunk®-Open Indicator
Power Sliding Rear Cabin Window-Open Indicator
Cargo Bed Light-On Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #205 on: August 21, 2019, 03:40:46 am »
Bud I have seen a number of those Honda bakkies here in Kansas and thought they should be rather popular in SA albeit the style at the rear is a bit ugly....like they ran out of ideas and had to finish it off in a hurry before knock off time on a Friday.

I see some F150 model the other day also with similar back seats and must say that is quite handy extra space!

All the bakkies eventually rust under the wheel arches and I was told that is because of the salt on the roads in the winter snow regions....something new to me. Not the snow  :imaposer: but the salt.....will probably see how it works in Nov when it start to snow in Kansas as well.

Anyway, if you can get it for stupid money go for it!!
Jimmy got a very nice F150 for only usd2.8k
 

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #206 on: August 21, 2019, 03:49:39 am »
I'm just catching up, so my replies are late.

The old farmhouse you're restoring... it's beautiful. In my previous life, before Mr. Zog, I owned a house much like this. I bought it by myself, for myself, under similar circumstances as old man Bill here. (Before South Africa was even remotely on my radar).

It was an old sheep farm, the house was built in 1924. It was in pretty good shape. The old lady I bought it from sold it because basically her kids bullied her into selling so they could shove her off into a retirement home. She was at the closing, when the papers were signed. I felt rotten because of the circumstances, I could tell that the old lady loved that farm. She made me promise that if I ever sold it, I would not sell it to anyone who would tear down the old house and parcel off the property to developers. I did keep that promise. I sold it to my best friend when I moved to South Africa. :)

I saw the bullying of parents by kids occasionally throughout complex land negotiations, sad.  Unfortunately, I've witnessed the same in my immediate family.   :'(

My grandmother signed over her rights to her home, a home she and my grandfather built with their own hands in 1950, over to my aunt n uncle 2004, A and U renovated the home and moved in, stating they'd take care of my grandma for the remainder of her life.  Fast forward to 2009, A and U booted my grandma from her farm she had spent 49 years on, it just dawned on me, the same duration Bill spent on his farm Joe and Rebecca just took possession of  :patch:

Back to my grandmother, she just turned 95, I have the feeling getting booted from her farm lit a fire under her ass to outlive her daughter and son-in-law  :imaposer: 

Thank you, the old house has a lot of character from a bygone era.  The restoration will take much time as Joe receives more carpenter work, that's Joe's main business, he will acquire the funds to fix up some of the old main home, though Joe and Becca are very simple people who require very little, so I'm not sure they will ever do what I had initially envisioned.

So, you purchased what had been an old sheep farm...........you may find you want to do the same again, especially with Zog's skills.  Just add some ewes and charge admission to any Australian, South African, or British males, living here in the states that are in to that sort of thing  :peepwall: :pot: :pot: :pot:  All in good fun fellas, count't resist that hit below the belt.  I'll behave now  >:D  :peepwall:
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #207 on: August 21, 2019, 04:24:29 am »
More peekchas of what could be a nightmare of a money pit if I pull the trigger on this old girl.

Transverse engine front wheel drive based truck  :patch:  I'll discuss the issues with these trucks soon. 




Engine oil has a lovely brown tinge, meaning it is doing its job, looks very clean.





It little buildup but nothing concerning to me.  Nothing a few flushes with new oil couldn't cure most likely.





I asked the owner when the last time the cabin air filter, not to be confused with the engine air filter, had been changed.

His reply, was what is a cabin filter.  I accepted his reply and after scoping out the condition of the area above the firewall it's a nooooooooooo!





Iirc, the motor design is from a long time ago, when Acura developed the engine for their TL sedan and Honda Passport minivan.  The engine is a fairly reliable design, unfortunately, Honda has had issues with their transmissions in their V6 cars, suv, and trucks. 




Keihin T.B.I.





A good amount of miles left in the old girl, it's time for a test drive.  More on the test drive soon.















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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #208 on: August 21, 2019, 04:42:57 pm »
Big Oil.....I am not sure wtf u r smoking (actually I do know, Ive read it …)...but run...don't look back, don't rethink...just run.

In Afrkaans, they call your ideas on buying this rust bucket...."n kak gedagte!" ...followed by "Los!"

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #209 on: August 21, 2019, 05:28:15 pm »
Bud I have seen a number of those Honda bakkies here in Kansas and thought they should be rather popular in SA albeit the style at the rear is a bit ugly....like they ran out of ideas and had to finish it off in a hurry before knock off time on a Friday.

I see some F150 model the other day also with similar back seats and must say that is quite handy extra space!

All the bakkies eventually rust under the wheel arches and I was told that is because of the salt on the roads in the winter snow regions....something new to me. Not the snow  :imaposer: but the salt.....will probably see how it works in Nov when it start to snow in Kansas as well.

Anyway, if you can get it for stupid money go for it!!
Jimmy got a very nice F150 for only usd2.8k

They are very ugly trucks. An F-150 is far more capable and a superior truck in almost every way over this Honda.  It's in the mid-size bakkie class here, competes with Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier, the latter all traditional rear wheel drive based trucks with 4wd optional and all are better suited for towing decent poundage vs the Honda, which is essentially an AWD Honda Minivan with a composite bed.  There are some nice features to the truck I'll show in future photos.  The Ridgeline is an excellent truck for what it was intended for, a person who occasionally hauls a little weight in the back, just hauls or tows a few dirt bikes, certainly nothing heavy duty, but Honda marketed it that way, that's what I don't like. 

I'm trying to determine whether the trans is good before I spend the stupid cheap money for the truck.  Instead of going directly into 1st gear after reversing, it takes 2 seconds with a clunk.  May not be internal trans, may just be a trans e.c.u. or torque converter issue.   It's extremely expensive to rebuild the trans on these things, far more complex than need to be, imo.
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #210 on: August 21, 2019, 05:38:44 pm »
Big Oil.....I am not sure wtf u r smoking (actually I do know, Ive read it …)...but run...don't look back, don't rethink...just run.

In Afrkaans, they call your ideas on buying this rust bucket...."n kak gedagte!" ...followed by "Los!"

I just finished waking n baking with some lovely Mitten homegrown Kush and I. Feel. Wonderful.  :ricky:

I feel what you're saying Rufus, if the trans needs rebuilt, I still may buy the truck for only $1,000 usd  :imaposer:

It has a lot of hard to find salvageable parts on it that will bring top dollar.  Used parts for these Ridgeline's are in low supply.

The list of valuable used parts on this truck is extensive.  Window regulators, seat motors, a Honda 3.5L with only 164k miles, engine is still good for at least another 136k miles, VTM-4 system is worth good money, switches, glass, abs modulator, ecu's, etc.

The following parts are new recently: 

radiator
steering rack assembly
tires
water pump
timing belt components
propeller shaft was $800 alone, can't simply replace u-joints with Honda's genius idea  :xxbah:  :imaposer:, one must buy an entire new propeller shaft assembly, and wait for it, it's composite, yes, you read that correctly, the propeller shaft is plastic  :imaposer:
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #211 on: August 21, 2019, 05:52:46 pm »
After test driving the Honda, I felt like a nice meal.  So I lit some Hickory in my Weber.  I'd had a tenderloin sitting for a couple days with my favorite spices and rubs.





Then I doused the slab with French's mustard, that's it, don't be afraid, lather that slab up dogs.





Don't let the beef get too hot on one side while cooking dogs, every few minutes, flip n French, flip n drench, that's it honey, ugh huh, flip n French, flip n drench, you know you like it. 





Oh. YEAH. BABY.

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #212 on: August 22, 2019, 02:05:41 am »
Eish, that steak  :drif:
The only thing I find really expensive here, and therefore I mainly eat chicken and pork steaks.
Did get some nice rib eye at Walmart for 10$ and was good to gave redmeat on the braai for a change.

Agree, you have a lot of valuable parts in the Honda and maybe to restore  and use as a runabout is not a bad idea unless you want to sell to make a profit?
 

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #213 on: August 22, 2019, 04:32:50 am »
After test driving the Honda, I felt like a nice meal.  So I lit some Hickory in my Weber.  I'd had a tenderloin sitting for a couple days with my favorite spices and rubs.





Then I doused the slab with French's mustard, that's it, don't be afraid, lather that slab up dogs.





Don't let the beef get too hot on one side while cooking dogs, every few minutes, flip n French, flip n drench, that's it honey, ugh huh, flip n French, flip n drench, you know you like it. 





Oh. YEAH. BABY.



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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #214 on: August 23, 2019, 01:45:48 am »
It appears I am down a bike.

A neighbor rode my motorcycle Saturday.

He rode over today and made me an offer.

We shook on it.
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #215 on: August 23, 2019, 02:03:39 am »
It appears I am down a bike.

A neighbor rode my motorcycle Saturday.

He rode over today and made me an offer.

We shook on it.

The KTM?

So if you were married you'd loan your lady out too?  :peepwall:
Young enough to know I can, old enough to know I shouldn't, stupid enough to do it anyway.
 

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #216 on: August 23, 2019, 05:33:56 am »
It appears I am down a bike.

A neighbor rode my motorcycle Saturday.

He rode over today and made me an offer.

We shook on it.

The KTM?

So if you were married you'd loan your lady out too?  :peepwall:

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #217 on: August 24, 2019, 02:39:39 am »
Yes, the neighbor brought a check over tonight, I signed off the title, he is in possession.

He’s a bright enthusiastic young man who’s going places in life, not a punk. 

He agrees the 1290 Super Adventure R is the most fun one can have, the power, handling, and sound in sport mode with the Remus is intoxicating.

He had to have it after riding it 30 miles.  We agreed on a price we could both walk away happy with, I didn’t really want to sell the bike, I like the kid, let him have fun.


No, I draw the line, no sharing my lady here, protect her at all cost.
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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #218 on: August 24, 2019, 04:42:44 am »
So what's next?
 

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Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
« Reply #219 on: August 25, 2019, 04:52:26 am »
So what's next?

Depositing the check..........
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