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Channeling bad English accents as I show off my $500 car. Be sure to watch the end for the outtakes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCYQP1bhnWk
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My choice in going with a carburetor on my Fairmont has sparked a lot of discussion. In this video, I talk about some of my reasons for making that choice and also add in some opinions on analong vs digital machines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB5EFjU5eVA
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Both sides have there value. As a mechanic I feel it is extremely helpful to know both sides of the spectrum. Being an old school mechanic and now learning the digital side I feel knowing how the mechanical side works gives me a general understanding of what they are doing electronically. You still have to get dirty to change an ABS sensor and wheel bearing even if you know how to troubleshoot it with a scope. Interaction and knowing how the systems talk to each other mechanically and electronically are both important. Yes there is a learning curve but I enjoy putting all the pieces of the puzzle together. Yes my toolbox has changed but then again I love tools. Stay dirty. Also a big fan of South Main Auto and a few others. I love the added challenges. Keep the videos coming.
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I'll be answering your automotive questions tonight! Please post your questions to my AMA forum https://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/etcg-answers-questions-live/66962-etcg-answers-questions-live-79-ama-1-4-2017 as I won’t be able to see the questions asked on YouTube. The live show starts at 7 PM EDT on my YouTube channel
This will be my first live show of 2017! It's good to be back. The show will begin at 7pm EST 1/4/2017. I'm going to make ...
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I have a 99 Accord Ex 4 cylinder auto-trans. Basic keys only with a chip in the black part; my keys do NOT have a faub or buttons.

I replaced the ignition switch 9/2015, but now the ignition lock cylinder is failing. Seems the ILC is sold as a package deal with the ignition switch. Mechanic quoted $620 for parts & installation ($450 for the part) AND likely another $150 for a Tech to "link" the chip in the new keys to the new ignition switch. I called BS, walked, and came up with a new plan.

I ordered the ignition lock cylinder & ignition switch online (AuoZone sale only $145). I will take to a locksmith to have the ignition lock cylinder keyed to match my existing keys ($50). Keep the existing "ring" so my current keys work (something about a chip)....but my keys are bent so I want to use the new keys.

My questions:
1. Am I missing anything?
2. Should I do anything differently?
3. Can I reprogram the new keys to my car instead of paying for a technician? How? I can only find help/Info for keys with the built-in-faub.

Thank you,
Danielle/Portland OR
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Now that the rear brakes of the Fairmont have been converted to discs, it's time to setup the parking brake, escpecially since this is being converted to stick-shift. The parking brake cable I had was not a direct fit to the Fairmont so I got creative #FairmontProject
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Here's a quick video for you today. I want the car to handle well when I'm attacking corners so I'm installing this front stablizer bar to help improve it's performance in the corners


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There aren't any corners in the quarter mile.
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Today is an awesome day! Star Wars Rogue One is out and we're also installing a manual steering rack on the Fairmont! It's OK, you have time to watch both. #FairmontProject

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Just wanted to give you a heads up. I finished watching your last video where you installed the steering rack. I don't know if the Fords are built the same way but in every GM car I've had apart inside the steering column the shaft is two parts. There is a plastic pin injected in that connects the parts. The purpose is so in case of an accident the plastic breaks and the column will collapse instead of impaling the driver. Hammering the bottom of the column like you did would have broken the plastic and induced slop or a loose feeling and nothing would get rid of it short of rebuilding or replacing the column. Here is a pic from a 95 Vette shop manual. Not sure what make/year/models are also built like this.
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I figured that I give you all a break from Fairmont videos this week. This Mazda was in a minor collision that damaged some of the suspension parts. I used to work in a shop where they called me "Dances With Mazda's" because of stuff like this.

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Happy Friday! Because of my turbo, there's no longer a convenient spot for the battery to live in the engine bay, so I'll be showing you how to relocate your battery from the front to the trunk. Because racecar!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF8cHIjmUY8
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U should put a thread lock in the bottom nuts just encase of vibration won't get loose beside that good job 
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2016 was definitely an eventful year filled with cars, friends, and adventures. As exciting as it was, I'm most certainly looking forward to all the new adventures 2017 has in store for me.

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Looking forward to watching fixing it forward. That's my favorite part of your Channel. I like the idea of helping others and the diversity of the projects. Keep up the great work!
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I'm always happy to hear that people have learned to work on cars from my repair videos. However, it sometimes makes me worry when those people consider themselves experts in auto repair after watching a few repair videos

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Maybe some people think that way. I have heard from actual mechanics mentioned your videos. The rest of us are just very grateful with all the help and knowledge that we get from watching you videos. 
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I love working on cars, but there are some things that can make the job less than ideal. Here's a list of some of those things.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=578yRRnRKFw&t=263s
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You'll never know where you'll find a hero. Thanks for sharing your story, Briansmobile1 😊😊😊

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