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I'm pretty quite guy, and through these forums I'm known as the tranny-guy...

I just finished 722.3 for a guy, and got two 722.6's to do plus eight or so M120 throttle bodies.

"Little Government" is just getting a little tooooooo greedy... I live in the F'n county where this is happening now...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...cid=spartandhp


Then this is part of this "whole wave of greed" in these cities.. Take a look at this:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/flori...101646606.html

Read the comments (Click on the View Reactions ). It pretty much tells you WHERE NOT TO LIVE...

What is this USA is coming too...

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Our HOA has the same rule. Whether legally enforcible or not is hard to say until it's challenged in court. Needless to say I don't change engines or transmissions on my drive, run a repair business or attempt anything that can't be done without all four wheels off the ground at any one time and otherwise ignore it.

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Wow on BOTH of those! Law or no law, I’d still turn my own wrenches...even if I had to do it in the middle of the night!

BTW....did you get the pump?
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Typical overreach by some asshole vest pocket wannabe dictator bureaucrats. An organization with muscle should take them to court.
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Our HOA has the same rule. Whether legally enforcible or not is hard to say until it's challenged in court. Needless to say I don't change engines or transmissions on my drive, run a repair business or attempt anything that can't be done without all four wheels off the ground at any one time and otherwise ignore it.
I hate HOAs and will never buy another house that’s subject to one. My last HOA house had a rule wherein it was against the covenant to leave a car parked in front of the house....IN THE DRIVEWAY! At the time, I had 5 cars and a three car garage. After the 2nd letter, I told them I’d see them in court. I never got another “warning” but I sold the house...so screw ‘em.
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Our HOA has a rule against parking in the street overnight but AFAIK they haven't tried enforcing it since the developer handed over custody of the streets to the county. Either that or some attorney on the development got a ticket and took them to court.

In a similar vein: When "they" tried introducing clamping on parked cars in Scotland in the early 90s, one of the first victims was actually a sitting Scottish High Court judge. He convinced his fellow judges it amounted to the old Scottish crime of "extracting money with menaces" (I.e. blackmail) and no one got clamped again for over 25 years.
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We need to support "Right to Repair" laws, screw HOAs and manufacturers.
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I actually disagree with this. I don't want our neighborhood to become festooned with old Camaros or whatever up on blocks while people restore them, pull them apart or whatever on their driveways. Fair enough to do basic DIY repairs but there has to be a common sense limit.

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^^If they want to keep folks from storing their "project" toys in the front yard, I too have no problem with that. BUT telling you it's illegal to do a restoration/repair/whatever IN THE GARAGE is a different matter IMO.

An example.....yesterday I snapped the serpentine belt on my '94 S500 and had to get the car towed home. It's now parked back in the garage. I'm going to do the repair today and renew the coolant (which I will later take to the parts store for recycling.) Would that be considered a violation in light of the "toxic juices" I'm taking out of the car? One man's DIY is another's major repair. A couple weeks ago, I put new lower control arm bushings on my DD. That required the use of a press I have, a tool not commonly found in most homes. The car was also up on jackstands for 2-3 days. As far as I can tell, that's enough to be in violation because the press isn't a "commonly found tool."

If the door's closed, who is it affecting? I just see the ban as a bit of an overreach. If they want to enforce it evenly and logically, it's gonna have to be a lot less vague than I'm reading it now.
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