Videos from Christmas 2009…
Videos from Christmas 2009…
Features of the Bushmaster TX DPS M-4
This is the same rifle (except for TX DPS Markings) that passed the Texas D.P.S. torture test and is now being issued to Texas D.P.S. troopers. 3,400 of these rifles have been ordered from GT Distributors by Texas D.P.S., the largest purchase of an AR15/M4 weapon outside of a Federal Agency Purchase.
BUSHMASTER PRESS RELEASE
Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC completes delivery of 3,200 M4’s to Texas Dept. of Public Safety.
Contract completion marked with award of Commemorative Rifle.
Windham, Maine — Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC (BFI) announced today that it’s contract with The Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) for the supply of 3,200 Bushmaster M4A3 Type Carbines has been completed and delivered ahead of schedule. The Bushmaster rifles will replace the TDPS’s current inventory of Ruger Mini 14’s.
Bushmaster’s CEO John DeSantis presented a commemorative M4 Carbine to TDPS Director Col. Thomas A. Davis at a recent Lake Brownwood, Central Texas Law Enforcement Appreciation Event. In making the presentation, DeSantis stated “We were extremely proud to win this competitive contract. We understand what these guns are used for, and the employees of Bushmaster are proud to partner with the TDPS in delivering this rifle to it’s troopers.”
Brad Locker of W. L. Carter Company, a Bushmaster Manufacturer’s Representative Group introduced the Bushmaster CEO and said “Texas can be proud that its cruisers and troopers are carrying Bushmaster rifles. The reliability and durability of these rifles are well-respected.” G.T. Distributors in Austin, Texas was the contractor for this bid.
The program involved an eight month commitment from Bushmaster to deliver 400 rifles per month. The contract also includes a requirement for Bushmaster to provide Armorer’s Course Training at the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Florence and Austin facilities.
Bushmaster Director of Law Enforcement & Government Sales, Israel M. Anzaldua, stated “Our success in winning this contract and completing the delivery ahead of schedule, builds upon Bushmaster’s continuing momentum in serving Law Enforcement, Government and International Military markets, as well as our commercial customers.”
I just traded my 99 Accord for this 06 Infinity G35 sedan. Clean, fast, and affordable! (click on image to enlarge)
It has 29,070 miles on it, and runs great. A couple small scratches are my only complaints.
My favorite features are the Intelligent key, so you never have to take the keys out of your pocket to open the door or start the car, and the Bose stereo system.
Handling, Ride & Braking Standard Features
– Four-wheel ABS
– Brake assist system
– Four disc brakes including four ventilated discs
– Electronic brake distribution
– Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management
– Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel
– Stability control
– Multi-link front and rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
Exterior & Aerodynamics Standard Features
– Body side molding
– Body color front and rear bumpers
– Chrome/bright trim around side windows
– Driver and passenger power heated body color door mirrors
– External dimensions: overall length (inches): 186.9, overall width (inches): 69, overall height (inches): 57.7, wheelbase (inches): 112.2, front track (inches): 59.1, rear track (inches): 59.3 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 36
– Front fog lights
– Complex surface lens Xenon bulb headlights
– Luxury trim alloy & leather on gearknob, alloy on doors and alloy on dashboard
– Pearl paint
– Fixed rear window with defogger
– Tinted glass on cabin
– Weights: curb weight (lbs) 3,449
– Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe
Interior Standard Features
– 12v power outlet: front and 1
– Air conditioning with climate control
– Diversity antenna
– Peripheral anti-theft protection
– Front and rear ashtray
– Audio anti-theft protection: integrated in dash
– RDS audio system with AM/FM, Disc Autochanger and six-disc remote changer CD player reads MP3
– Automatic drive indicator on dashboard
– Cargo area light
– Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 14.8
– Front seats cigar lighter
– Full dashboard console with covered storage box , full floor console with covered storage box , partial overhead console with covered storage box
– Delayed/fade courtesy lights
– Cruise control
– Front seats cup holders fixed , rear seats cup holders pop out
– Door ajar warning
– Door entry light
– Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
– External temperature
– Floor covering: carpet in load area
– Floor mats
– Driver and passenger front airbag with occupant sensors
– Bucket heated electrically adjustable driver seat with height adjustment, lumbar adjustment, four adjustments and tilt adjustment , bucket heated electrically adjustable passenger seat with two adjustments
– Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners
– Front seat center armrest
– Lockable glove compartment
– Two height adjustable active head restraints on front seats , two height adjustable head restraints on rear seats
– Illuminated entry system
– Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 40.1, rear headroom (inches): 37.9, front hip room (inches): 52.2, rear hip room (inches): 54.1, front leg room (inches): 43.6, rear leg room (inches): 33.6, front shoulder room (inches): 56.4, rear shoulder room (inches): 55.5 and interior volume (cu ft): 98
– Low fuel level warning
– Low tire pressure indicator
– Low washer fluid level warning
– Remote power locks includes power windows
– Power steering
– Front power windows with two one-touch , rear power windows
– Front and rear reading lights
– 3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side, passenger side and center side
– Rear seat center armrest with trunk access
– Three fixed bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
– Rear view mirror
– Steering wheel mounted remote audio controls
– Remote control remote trunk/hatch release
– Front and rear roof airbag
– Front seat back storage
– Leather seat upholstery with additional vinyl
– Seating: five seats
– Front side airbag
– Six speaker(s)
– Leather covered multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
– Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
– Ventilation system with recirculation setting, micro filter and active carbon filter
Who would have though normal looking girls could catch fish like this. I like the pet deer too!
The kids got a new trampoline today. It is very popular with the kids, but assembling a trampoline in 99 degree heat is not fun.
This is my 1999 Honda Accord EX Coupe. It replaced my 1997 Nissan truck. Great gas mileage was a big plus, and I had to get a back seat for the kids. I have done alot to the car to make it great for my business trips.
I drive this car on 3 to 5 hour trips from Austin to Dallas, Houston, and all around. Since I can expense the miles I drive, the vechile is somewhat of a revenue-generating tool. But because of the hours I spend int he car, I wanted a good system to listen to on the road.
As most of you know, I inherited a 1997 Nissan Hardbody pickup from my Aunt Mary Ann. This page lists out all the repairs and upgrades I have done to date.
My repair/upgrade list is almost completed. All that remains is to replace the front upper ball joints in the next year, and “maybe” replace the manual transmission top shifter gasket.
But it runs great, and I am loving the 30+ MPG and the fact that is only had 18K miles on it when I got it!
I acquired this Mercedes 380SL Roadster in August of 2003. It is a 1981 model, and the person I obtained the vehicle from was the second owner, purchasing the car with 30K miles on it. It has been garaged for most of it’s life, but it was also stored for sometime.
The Roadster has 150k miles on. It had the timing chain break, resulting in a complete engine rebuild that cost thousands!! Good news for me because the engine is running strong. It has the Mercedes 3.8 liter V8 motor, which is powerful and very smooth. The car will squeal the tires with the automatic transmission shifts from 1st to second gears.
Cosmetically, I want to replace the carpet and front seats. I will probably end up having the seats reupholstered and use foam instead of the horse-hair seat pads. As for the carpet, it looks okay now, so new floor mats may do the trick.
The paint is in pretty good shape, but almost every panel has a chip, nice, or small dent in it. The paint job will be the largest expenditure. I am looking for the trim piece on the bottom of the door, and the small grille under the bumper, as those pieces are missing.
|Replace Fuel Filter||65|
|Replace upper bushings in transmission shifter||125|
|Replace oil pressure sending unit||45|
|Replace exhaust NAD down pipe||160|
|Replace center muffler||180|
|Replace lower bushings in transmission shifter||200|
|Replace all transmission seals and service transmission||400|
|Replace rear motor seals||200|
|Replace climate control servo||375|
|Rebuild power steering pump||200|
|Charge air conditioner system||30|
|Replace front end bushings (left and right)||200|
|Replace steering stabalizer||100|
|Replace center tie rod||200|
|Replace other tie rod||200|
|Replace front and rear brakes||221|
|Replace factory radio||130|
|Replace factory 3.5″ speakers||40|
|Replace missing dash wood trim||35|
|Purchase convertible top handles||35|
|Replace air filters||15|
|Replace trunk light||3|
|Replace fuel distributor||500|
|Replace front seat cushions and seat covers||400|
|Replace floor mats||125|
(I sold this car in 2004. I am on the look out for a 1968 Mustang…)
It is a 1972 model, with the 302 ci motor, automatic transmission, and A/C. The exterior and interior are in really good shape.
Here is my list of things I have done to the car to date:
The first Sprints were apparently the 1963 1/2 Falcons. These were designed to be a sporty little car with a lot of pep to compete with the Chevy Corvair Monza, which was stealing a large amount of the small-car market away from the Falcon, due to it’s sportier image and performance. The Falcon Sprints were packed with the power of the new Ford 260 V-8 but the small, lightweight (for those times, anyway) body of the 2-door Falcon. This proved to be a rather nice combination, but sales never got close to those of the Monza. The Falcon designers already had a bomb ready to drop on the competition, though.
This secret new car, developed by increasing the performance of the Falcon, while adding eye-catching styling, was the “all-new” Ford Mustang. I think we all have a decent idea of where the story goes from here. The Mustangs left Ford dealerships like rockets (and they didn’t sale bad either 🙂 ), and by the spring of 1966, Ford was preparing to reach the mark of the one millionth Mustang to be produced. But they were also beginning to run short on V-8 engines. For this reason, Ford began advertising the six-cylinder Mustang as the “economy” car with “pep”. With these two events happening simultaneously, it was determined that Ford would create a car to celebrate the occasion, and it would have the 200 CID I-6 engine. These cars had chrome air cleaners, wire wheel covers, interior consoles, automatic transmissions, and other luxury-oriented features. While they were called by many names, the most popular seemed to be the “Spring Sprints”.
I bought this Mustang GT “brand new” June 24, 1999. There was a shortage of GT’s in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area due to an accident in the production facility that dropped the production. In fact, the only reason I found this one is because it was in the body shop having the front spoiler repaired. A customer scraped the front spoiler test-driving the vehicle. The odometer had almost 300 miles on it when I drove it home.
The 1999 Mustang GTs are quite a bit different from the previous year. Besides the obvious body panel changes, the engine is now 260 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 302 foot-pounds of torque at 4000 rpm. The car also underwent steering gear enhancements, suspension improvements, and optional all-speed traction control.
I bought the leather package, MACH 460 watt stereo/compact disc system, convenience package (which includes rear defroster, cruise control, floor mats, etc), and an extra $1500 for the chromed GT 17′ wheels and P245/45ZR17 Goodyear Eagle Tires. I also paid for the window tint at the dealership. The radar detector was a father’s day present from the wife.
Marshall thinks this will be his car one day…