So who needs TCP?

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by dolfan87, May 31, 2004.


  1. jerry S

    jerry S New Member

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    disclaimers of warranty and limitations of liability

    I like the disclaimer of warranty and limitation of liability found on products like the Happy Fun Ball.


    Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children should avoid
    prolonged exposure to Happy Fun Ball.

    Caution: Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.

    Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture
    should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

    Do not use Happy Fun Ball on concrete.

    Discontinue use of Happy Fun Ball if any of the following occurs:

    * Itching

    * Vertigo

    * Dizziness

    * Tingling in extremities

    * Loss of balance or coordination

    * Slurred speech

    * Temporary blindness

    * Profuse Sweating

    or

    * Heart palpitations

    If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter
    and cover head.

    Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

    When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be returned to its special container
    and kept under refrigeration.

    Failure to do so relieves the makers of Happy Fun Ball, Wacky Products
    Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of
    any and all liability.

    Ingredients of Happy Fun Ball include an unknown glowing substance which
    fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

    Happy Fun Ball has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is
    also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.

    Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

    Happy Fun Ball comes with a lifetime guarantee.
  2. Opentracker

    Opentracker Member

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    Here is where I found it. It's on a Watts Likage from Evolution Motorsports. I made my own Watts Linkage for the early cars. I could make up a few of those if the lawyers will let me do it, I only make them for ours and friends cars now. I do sell some of the roller bearing perches I make but that is limited also. I don't want go through a ring of fire to share what I have learned about racing these cars.

    The disclaimer on our Coffee maker is a page long.

    John
  3. bnickel

    bnickel Founding Member

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    man you 2 guys (john and gram) should get together on some of this stuff, i'd bet that you guys could up with some stuff that would blow tcp's stuff out of the water
  4. mustang70

    mustang70 Founding Member

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    It sounds like they already have the front and rear suspensions worked out between themselves. Throw in some subframe connectors and they just about have a company.
  5. dolfan87

    dolfan87 Founding Member

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    I dropped all my parts off to the powdercoaters today,(spent all day yesterday in the recliner with flash burned eyes...that will teach me to weld without the helmet) and he said he would have everything done for me by the 18th.

    Opentracker, I understand what you're saying. However my view point on all this, is to just get it done and see what happens. Our parts will have the disclaimer, we will get insurance, and go for it.

    Gram
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    eric n Founding Member

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    My favorite disclaimer ever is on mouth pieces I buy for my boxers:

    "warning boxing is a contact sport" FREAKIN DUH!
    "Improper use could cause injury" HEY NUMB NUTS IT'S BOXING PROPER USE CAN CAUSE INJURY.

    What kind of a world have we come to when you have to explain to people that they might get hit boxing.
  7. skywalker

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    You live in Cali, why aren't you used to this?
  8. Ronstang

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    Ask the lawyers, they have been screwing the world up for years and the result is no personal responsibility or common sense are expected anymore. If you don't consider every possible use/misuse of something and make sure that you explain it very carefully to every idiot in the world then some lawyer is going to find a moron who batantly misused a product and because you would never have thought anyone, even someone with an IQ of 10, would ever try something so STUPID and you did not forewarn them then you are going to be sued for everything you own.
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    I do remember something from quite a while back about the Global West arms NOT working with Granada spindles. The problem, IIRC, was ball joint bind. Might be something to check out.
  10. jerry S

    jerry S New Member

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    Personally, I blame the juries. Lawyers don't decide a case or make an award of damages. They only make the arguments for or against a particular position. Then a jury of everyday, salt of the earth, people, decide which side is right and determines the award of damages if any.
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    Ronstang New Member

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    That's a cop out and you know it. Lawyers push all the stupid lawsuits and considering that you guys are taught to win not to be "right" it is no wonder that the direction things are heading is bleak.
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    The best ever! :rlaugh:
  13. Hack

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    Juries, yes.. Lawyers, yes I agree with that too. Or you could blame the government, for being in the lawyers' pocket and refusing to pass tort reform.

    There's plenty of blame to go around. :notnice:
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    an extrapolation of your argument would be that the blame for murder lies with the gun and not the killer.
  15. skywalker

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    He's right. The problem is that people do not want the personal resposibilities freedom entails: they simply seek a just master. Lawyers are simply the means to the end, but they can't make the decisions for the juries.
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    gp001 Founding Member

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    You think lawyers are gonna lawyer against lawyers? Most politicians are lawyers and they love the little game called the "Litigation Lottery" because it keeps all the scumbags (lawyers) with cash in their pocket.
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    66 BLAKE 96 Native Texican Founding Member

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    Alright fellas, lets not get bogged down with "lawyer talk".

    Rather, lets focus on a badass project/design that we are getting a first-hand glimpse of at the ground level. :nice:
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    Sorry, but I have to continue the OT rant. I am excited about the suspension, though. :D

    I think part of the problem is also that the general public has an entitlement mentality, and many people dream about winning the litigation lottery themselves. So the public really doesn't put any pressure on government to fix things.

    It's really sad how many small and even larger companies have been sued out of existance. Big tobacco and the firearm companies look to be next. :nonono:
  19. Cliff Yates

    Cliff Yates New Member

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    What year mustang did you do the mock up on ?
  20. Cliff Yates

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    Fresh meat Cliff

    What year mustang did you do the mock up on ?

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