I bought jack stands today from Harbor Freight so that I can leave the car jacked up, sitting outside, without worrying about exposing my good American-made stands to the weather. While the people in China may be very nice, I don’t trust their steel or their industrial prowess with my life, so every time I actually get under the car, I’ll be using my four good jack stands as backup support in case of a failure.
I’d planned to start investigating today, but a few things have gotten in the way:
- My Packard, which has been basically trouble-free since I put everything back together several months ago, started missing at moderate speeds yesterday right after I left the house to go to a car show. More investigation and troubleshooting is needed to determine if it’s ignition or fuel.
- My daily driver (a German car of the 2007 model year) needed an oil change.
- I’m getting ready to go on vacation and desperately need to do laundry before I leave.
…so the Disgustang will have to wait.