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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,12:43   

Telsa Roadster, yay or nay?

http://www.teslamotors.com/

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,12:49   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 08 2008,18:43)
Telsa Roadster, yay or nay?

http://www.teslamotors.com/

Very much yay!

Louis

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,12:49   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 08 2008,10:43)
Telsa Roadster, yay or nay?

http://www.teslamotors.com/

Well, what exactly are we talking about here, the Telsa Roadster or the Tesla Roadster? The Telsa's crap, in my opinion.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,12:51   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Aug. 08 2008,12:49)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 08 2008,10:43)
Telsa Roadster, yay or nay?

http://www.teslamotors.com/

Well, what exactly are we talking about here, the Telsa Roadster or the Tesla Roadster? The Telsa's crap, in my opinion.

1) You're confused automotively and sexually
2) You 'drive' a skateboard.

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dheddle



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,13:20   

If it doesn’t have a V8, manual transmission, and require 93 octane, then it is a gender-challenged toy suitable only for Euro-trash and American “elitists” sporting fanny packs. C’mon, oil is down to $117. The gas price crisis is so last week. Long live the muscle car.

Here’s a selection for someone with a pair of ‘em:

Shelby

Camaro

Challenger

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,13:24   

Quote (dheddle @ Aug. 08 2008,19:20)
If it doesn’t have a V8, manual transmission, and require 93 octane, then it is a gender-challenged toy suitable only for Euro-trash and American “elitists” sporting fanny packs. C’mon, oil is down to $117. The gas price crisis is so last week. Long live the muscle car.

Here’s a selection for someone with a pair of ‘em:

Shelby

Camaro

Challenger

{cough} Penis substitute {cough}

What? I didn't say anything.

;-)

Louis

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American Saddlebred



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,13:24   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 08 2008,12:43)
Telsa Roadster, yay or nay?

http://www.teslamotors.com/

I hope Tesla's cars contain better design than their website =).

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,13:43   

Telsa, Tesla. Bah.

Everyone knows the pinnacle of automotive design was reached in 1959:






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JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,14:09   

Quote (dheddle @ Aug. 08 2008,11:20)
If it doesn’t have a V8, manual transmission, and require 93 octane, then it is a gender-challenged toy suitable only for Euro-trash and American “elitists” sporting fanny packs. C’mon, oil is down to $117. The gas price crisis is so last week. Long live the muscle car.

Here’s a selection for someone with a pair of ‘em:

Shelby

Camaro

Challenger

These are muscle vehicles, heddle.  Engines are for poofs.

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Gunthernacus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,14:10   

Following DHeddle's links above, I then clicked on the article Real car designers go Hot Wheels.  Number 5 is from Honda - a submission by Guillermo Gonzalez.  I guess the universe and the laws of physics are uniquely tuned to allow 1/64 scale fake cars to do loopty loops.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,15:47   

Quote (dheddle @ Aug. 08 2008,13:20)
If it doesn’t have a V8, manual transmission, and require 93 octane, then it is a gender-challenged toy suitable only for Euro-trash and American “elitists” sporting fanny packs. C’mon, oil is down to $117. The gas price crisis is so last week. Long live the muscle car.

Here’s a selection for someone with a pair of ‘em:

Shelby

Camaro

Challenger

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante?

http://www.astonmartin.com/thecars/v8vantage

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,16:03   

Quote (dheddle @ Aug. 08 2008,14:20)
Here’s a selection for someone with a pair of ‘em:

Shelby

Something tells me this thing has a solid rear axle, and other technologies more appropriate for school buses than sports cars.

   
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,16:13   

'68 Dodge Charger 383

MOPAR rules!!

'Course, that was back when gas was 25/9.  Ahhh, the good ol' days.

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,16:14   

Quote (stevestory @ Aug. 08 2008,16:03)
Quote (dheddle @ Aug. 08 2008,14:20)
Here’s a selection for someone with a pair of ‘em:

Shelby

Something tells me this thing has a solid rear axle, and other technologies more appropriate for school buses than sports cars.

the experts agree:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6okxkcycBnU

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,16:24   

LOL " It's not exactly the most modern layout. Noah's Ark had a similar setup."

   
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,17:02   

Currently, I've been driving one of these:



Eats the diesel, though.  Technically, it's the world's first snowmobile.  :)   :)   :)   :)

  
utidjian



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,18:38   

Quote (jeffox @ Aug. 08 2008,17:02)
Currently, I've been driving one of these:



Eats the diesel, though.  Technically, it's the world's first snowmobile.  :)   :)   :)   :)

Jeffox,

Nice T34. Looks like you stripped it down for more streamlined fuel efficiency (no baggage(or boxage)). I would love to drive one of those. There is a very nice one in a museum in London UK. I forget the name of the place but it has a HUGE naval gun out front.

I am greener than your tank with envy.

-DU-

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rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,19:02   

Quote (jeffox @ Aug. 08 2008,17:13)
'68 Dodge Charger 383

MOPAR rules!!

'Course, that was back when gas was 25/9.  Ahhh, the good ol' days.

guy down the street owns a mint '70 'cuda.  
440-hemi.
In-Violet purple with white trim.

shakes the ground when he cranks it.

nothin' like big detroit iron.

  
rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,19:16   

ah needs an edit key.

446-hemi

but it shore has a pretty mouf.

  
rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,19:36   

Quote (rhmc @ Aug. 08 2008,20:16)

my neighbor just pointed out, again, that it is a 426-hemi.

can i has ed ditz?  

perhaps just another beer will cure this...

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,19:51   

TR - 6 with a date of Feb 1970.  Tall tires, with moderate grip, slides nicely around corners.  And, in a parking garage, rolling through in first gear sets off car alarms.  Also, a MGB GT from 74 (has the ugly big rubber overriders, but not the rubber bumpers).  Since the TR was never really meant to be weatherproof.

Both with knock off wire wheels.  Lug nuts are for pussies.   :angry:

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,19:58   

Of course, being one of those completely insane types, I would love to have one of these:

http://www.motorbase.com/profile....6382981

Classic english craziness, and prettier than the A/C thing that Carrol Shelby cobbled up.

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,20:02   

This wasn't bad either, even if it was American



Ah, the sixties were cool...

And, with that, I will stop spamming the thread.

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,21:10   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 08 2008,13:43)
Telsa Roadster, yay or nay?

http://www.teslamotors.com/

Irony: The "Tesla" runs a DC motor.

Shouldn't it be called the "Edison?"

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jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,22:51   

OK, OK, I'm gonna try this.  This is a car thread, so I think it'll be all right.  We'll see.  Anyway, let me know what you think.

I have a blog.  I don't like to whore it out, but if one does a Google search for "Da fox hole" one never knows what one can find.  :)  All of you in here would be welcome to visit.  This is from my blog.

I build scale kits as a hobby.  This is a photo of a 1/6 scale 426 hemi engine that I built.  Looks wicked, I think.

Anyways, here:


  
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,22:54   

OK, that didn't work.  At least not for me.  All I get is a big X.  Does it work for anybody else?  Any help here?  I figured this image would be a little large, but, evidently, it just doesn't want to go.

Oh well, I tried.  :)

  
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,23:03   

Utidjian wrote above:

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Jeffox,

Nice T34. Looks like you stripped it down for more streamlined fuel efficiency (no baggage(or boxage)). I would love to drive one of those. There is a very nice one in a museum in London UK. I forget the name of the place but it has a HUGE naval gun out front.

I am greener than your tank with envy.

-DU-


OK, truth be told I just swiped that photo of the interwebs.  :)  Right now, the closest I can get to a T-34 is one owned by some guy in Cambridge, Minnesota; who, for $200 per person, will give you a ride in the dang thing!

I saw several of the T-34's variants while on my trip to Britain in May of 2003; including the SU-100 at Duxford and a very nice T-34/85 at Bovington.  I didn't get to the IWM in London.  I understand the guns are off of the U.S.S. Texas.  I did get to see H.M.S. Belfast up at Thames Pool.  Very nice, imo.

  
jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,23:09   

OK, we'll try it this way.  Here is a link to my blog-entry on the 426 hemi.  The photos are in the blog.

If you try to go to my blog, let me know if you were successful and what you think.  Thanks ahead of time.  Sorry for the confusion and/or distraction.

Anyways:  Jeffox's blog - Godzilla

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2008,23:57   

you realize that the engine you showed looked a little small to be real, right?

An engine over 5L should be huge, and cover more surface area than what is shown in your pics, especially given how the big three built/engineered big blocks back then!

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,00:05   

Mea culpa, mea magna culpa.  I didn't read the post to figure out that the pics where a photo shoot of a kit.  Slap me with eldreberries.


On the flip side, I still think that the TR-6 was still a better mans car than any Challenger, Cuda, or Satellite.  :P

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,00:09   

Louis,

Being a member of the British Empire, you had damn well better be supporting me.  I realize that the car manufacturers were themselves crap, the potential of the automobiles should still live one (Moss Motorsports be praised).

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,00:11   

Ah, frack, one should be "on".

Lou, Edit button please?  Whimper?  Grovel?

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,00:13   

At least let me fight these muscle car puftas on fair terms?
Pretty please?

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,01:26   

you're all gay




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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,03:24   

Mocking American automobiles? I think I can support that unreservedly. ;-)

Louis

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dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,03:31   

There's only one car worth driving.

Edit: formatting, no need to quote etc

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Assassinator



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,05:30   

I can't stay behind then, I'll have to show some Dutch pride. Hell yea.

  
dheddle



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,08:20   

Anyone want to share the worst car they ever owned?

Mine was the Renault Alliance.

A joint venture between AMC and the French. In hindsight, what the hell was I thinking?

My only fond memory of it was that the heater was really good. I was in Urbana-Champaign at the time, so that helped stave off the effects of frigid blasts of winter winds blowing over a thousand miles of prairie.

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rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,09:25   

Quote (jeffox @ Aug. 09 2008,00:09)
OK, we'll try it this way.  Here is a link to my blog-entry on the 426 hemi.  The photos are in the blog.

If you try to go to my blog, let me know if you were successful and what you think.  Thanks ahead of time.  Sorry for the confusion and/or distraction.

Anyways:  Jeffox's blog - Godzilla

a bit odd that today is exactly a year later than your blog post.

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,10:30   

Quote (dheddle @ Aug. 09 2008,09:20)
Anyone want to share the worst car they ever owned?

Mine was the Renault Alliance.

A joint venture between AMC and the French. In hindsight, what the hell was I thinking?

My only fond memory of it was that the heater was really good. I was in Urbana-Champaign at the time, so that helped stave off the effects of frigid blasts of winter winds blowing over a thousand miles of prairie.

Toss up between a pair of '76 Ford LTDs (a four-door that was given to us by my in-laws in '88 and a two-door that I bought for parts the next year for $25), and a pair of Pontiac Grand Ams my wife owned when we reconciled in '02 (a 1995 with severe electrical problems from the day she bought it brand new, and a 2000 with exactly the same electrical problems from the day she bought it brand new).

I'll never own another American car.  (Though one of the best cars I've ever owned was a '74 suburban I bought around 1990 for $800 that lasted for years, took a beating on the farm, moved us twice and friends at least four times, and the only issue it ever gave me before my wife made me get rid of "Big Ugly" was that the original alternator left me on the side of the highway around '94.)

I drive a black '03 Hyundai XG350L now,



and my wife a silver '05 Hyundai Tuscon.  



Couldn't be happier with either of them.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,11:13   

Good car? Bad car? All depends on what you want from a car.

My current vehicle has gone 0 miles to 107,150 miles needing the following mechanical repairs:

- 1 tie rod (at 105,000 miles)
- 1 ball joint/lower control arm (at 84,000 miles)
- 1 tensioner pulley for serpentine belt; new belt.
- 1 strap to suspend muffler ($16)
- 1 battery (terminal broke, a rampant Delco problem).
- 1 window crank handle ($9)

Wear items and maintenance:

- 2 brake refurbs
- 1 set of tires (originals lasted 84,000 miles)
- 2 sets of plugs, 1 coolant flush, timely tire rotations, oil changes every 3 - 4,000 miles, air filter from time to time, etc.

I get 39 mpg on highway, crisp handling, 0-60 in 8.4 seconds. Not a rocket, but it gets there obligingly. With the new set of plugs I just dropped in and recent tightening of the front end it runs and handles like new.

American car. 5-speed stick (which I prefer). The thing cost ~ $13,500 new.















('02 Saturn SL2. Our other vehicle is an '05 Honda CRV.)

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dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,11:21   

I've never owned a car, though I've had a license for close to 8 years. I don't know if it's healthy or stupid.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,11:27   

Worst car EVAR?

1991 Taurus wagon, purchased new. Ate tires left and right, endless front-end problems, transmission completely hosed at 72,000 miles*, subframe bolts rusted out, air conditioning failed, and we were quoted $700 to get pencils out of the dash, having fallen into the ventilation and jammed the heater controls.

*Due to well known, well documented design flaw. Ford's response:

Dear valued customer,

Drop dead.

Sincerely,

Ford Motor Company

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,12:22   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 09 2008,12:27)
Worst car EVAR?

1991 Taurus wagon, purchased new. Ate tires left and right, endless front-end problems, transmission completely hosed at 72,000 miles*, subframe bolts rusted out, air conditioning failed, and we were quoted $700 to get pencils out of the dash, having fallen into the ventilation and jammed the heater controls.

*Due to well known, well documented design flaw. Ford's response:

Dear valued customer,

Drop dead.

Sincerely,

Ford Motor Company

My inlaws had one, same issues, but minus the pencils.

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Wolfhound



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,12:31   

I gots me a Dodge Magnum SRT8.  VROOOOOM!  425hp.  Lotsa' fun.  NOT a penis substitute since I have two X chromosomes and only seek to borrow penises now and then, returning them in good, working order.  Mostly.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,12:36   

Quote (Wolfhound @ Aug. 09 2008,13:31)
I gots me a Dodge Magnum SRT8.  VROOOOOM!  425hp.  Lotsa' fun.  NOT a penis substitute since I have two X chromosomes and only seek to borrow penises now and then, returning them in good, working order.  Mostly.

YOU are responsible for global warming. And it has nothing to do with the vehicle you drive.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,12:39   

Quote (dheddle @ Aug. 09 2008,08:20)
Anyone want to share the worst car they ever owned?

Mine was a hand-me-down 1980 Dodge Mirada.  Originally owned by a great-aunt, dumped on my brother who replaced its putty grey hue with a more attractive graphite color.  Sadly, paint could not fix the mechanical issues inherent in most 1980's era 'Merican cars.

I have such fond memories of hanging out of the passenger side window and hand-working the windshield wipers during a heavy downpour while my brother drove our motley crew down the interstate...

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Wolfhound



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,12:44   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 09 2008,12:36)
[quote=Wolfhound,Aug. 09 2008,13:31]
YOU are responsible for global warming. And it has nothing to do with the vehicle you drive.

Aw, crap, how did you find out about my flatulence issues?  Me and the cows, destroying the world, one fart at a time...

Oh, my daily driver car is 2007 Honda Accord 4 banger.  SRT8 is for weekend fun when I'm too much a wimp to ride my motorcycle in the rain.  Fast is FUN!!

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,13:10   

I like the Lotus Elise.

http://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Elise_Family

Bloody lovely.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,13:28   

I've owned, in order

1988 Ford LTD
1984 Ford F-150
1988 Porsche 944
1991 Nissan 240sx
2000 Nissan Sentra

The Fords were junk, but I'll always miss the F-150. The Porsche was nice but retardedly expensive. I spent $1600 just to replace the clutch one time. The 240 was on its last legs but I was a poor student at the time. I kept a hammer behind the seat to use on the starter when it wouldn't turn, which was about 20% of the time. The Sentra was nice.

Right now I'm enjoying not having a car. I live in Carrboro/Chapel Hill, and the bus and taxis get me around fine. Next week I'm moving to BFE Florida for about 6-8 mos (don't ask) and then I'll probably be moving to the Pacific Northwest. Might need a car then. But I hear Portland has an excellent pub trans system.

   
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,13:44   

Quote (stevestory @ Aug. 09 2008,14:28)
Next week I'm moving to BFE Florida for about 6-8 mos (don't ask) and then I'll probably be moving to the Pacific Northwest.

but..but.. but..

Steeeeevveee

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,13:56   

Quote (stevestory @ Aug. 09 2008,11:28)
Next week I'm moving to BFE Florida

What's "BFE Florida"?

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,13:59   

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I gots me a Dodge Magnum SRT8.  VROOOOOM!  425hp.  Lotsa' fun.  NOT a penis substitute since I have two X chromosomes and only seek to borrow penises now and then, returning them in good, working order.  Mostly.

YOU are responsible for global warming. And it has nothing to do with the vehicle you drive.

Well, you can blame me for acid rain.

2000 Dodge 2500 Extended Cab, Long Bed Pickup with the Cummins Diesel engine.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,14:00   

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But I hear Portland has an excellent pub trans system.

You planning on spending all your time in pubs?

Oh, it's Steve. Nevermind. Asked and answered.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,14:05   

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Worst car EVAR?

1991 Taurus wagon, purchased new. Ate tires left and right, endless front-end problems, transmission completely hosed at 72,000 miles*, subframe bolts rusted out, air conditioning failed, and we were quoted $700 to get pencils out of the dash, having fallen into the ventilation and jammed the heater controls.

*Due to well known, well documented design flaw. Ford's response:

Dear valued customer,

Drop dead.

Sincerely,

Ford Motor Company

how odd.
my worst car was a '91 taurus sedan.
tranny hosed at 62k.  power train warranty was for 60k.
ford had almost the same response to my issue but they did offer to discount another taurus $1,000 more than the dealer could do.  riiiiight.  why would i want another turd?  

couldn't afford to ditch the car so i put a aamco lifetime warranty transmission in it.

before i finally sold it, it had 5 more transmissions put in it.

the starter casing fell apart and jammed the flywheel.  at speed.  
left front disk brake assembly disintegrated and jammed the wheel.  
electrical system began to fail and the windows would sometimes work and sometimes not...

p.o.s.  

i'll NEVER own another ford.  
have two nissans that i'm very happy with.  '97 quest and an '06 frontier 4 door.  my last nissan truck made it 19 years.
i'm getting 22.5mpg in town (six speed manual transmission) and about 26 on the road.  
not bad for a 4-door pickemup truck that'll tow 6300lbs.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,14:16   

My dream vehicle is U.S.-made.  I wonder if you Brits have anything to compare?  :)  Anyways:



Lessee, a coupla extra gas tanks, livewell, two Minnkotas, (one fore, one aft) heavy-duty anchor, rod-holders, recess for keg, and built-in cooler and I'd be all set to catch some really big northerns!!  or walleyes.  

QUAAAAAACCCCKKKK!!

:)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,14:24   

Too many wheels - I find two is plenty.

BMW R1200GS Adventure.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,14:39   

Quote (rhmc @ Aug. 09 2008,15:05)
how odd.
my worst car was a '91 taurus sedan.
tranny hosed at 62k.  power train warranty was for 60k.
ford had almost the same response to my issue

IIRC, the Taurus transmission (which already had problems) was redesigned for 1991 for increased computer control. That required a redesign of the valve body, with it's maze of little twisty passages, all alike. An error was made in the design of the gasket that sealed the valve body such that a portion of the gasket was exposed to the flowing hydraulics. The exposed portion eventually broke loose (after years of use) - with results that depended upon the location of the break and the pathway followed by the gasket fragments. Sometimes the tranny would refuse to shift and was retrievable. At others the already inadequate lubrication of the planetary gears was further impaired and the gears were shredded. (<- I know next to nothing about how these things work, so can't really say if this story makes any sense.)

What I do know is that my wife was driving on the highway a 3:30 in the morning with my then two small children and her elderly mother when this occurred. She pulled into a rest area and the transmission downshifted into zero gear as she pulled into a parking space. I'm assuming that the planetaries aren't involved when cruising at highway speed so she kept moving until that final stop.

Consumer Reports identified that Ford transmissions of that year were failing at 4x the rate of other auto-trannys of that year. Ford acknowledged the problem by extending the warranty on the transmission to 60,000 miles.

Which did squat for me.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,14:51   

There is a very old adage that goes:

Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily

(Mostly bandied about by the MOPAR guys.)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,21:01   

Quote (huwp @ Aug. 09 2008,14:24)
Too many wheels - I find two is plenty.

BMW R1200GS Adventure.

Here's mine, before the color-coordinated Second Look tank and seat skins were installed.

Yamaha R6.



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,21:02   

Quote (huwp @ Aug. 09 2008,14:24)
Too many wheels - I find two is plenty.

BMW R1200GS Adventure.

BTW, I have luggage envy.  BMW has it down to a fine art.

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,21:10   

In response to Jeffox's DUKW:



It has more cover for rainy fishing days.

For further reading:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrior_tracked_armoured_vehicle

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,22:08   

Ya ya I hear ya there!  Not to mention the 20 mm cannon for those really, really big ones!!

:)    :)     :)     :)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2008,23:21   

Yeah, the 20MM is just in case a Megalodon shows up.  I am not sure that the cannon can depress low enough though...

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 10 2008,01:07   

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But I hear Portland has an excellent pub trans system.

You planning on spending all your time in pubs?

Oh, it's Steve. Nevermind. Asked and answered.

I spend very little time in pubs these day. Sure, earlier I stopped by Tyler's for a pint of Highland Gaelic Ale. But I'm not paying $6 for a shot of whiskey there when I can go to the ABC store and get 15 shots for $20.

Now since this is the cars thread I'm going to peace out. Any further booze discussion is for the Libations thread.

PS Arden: BFE stands for Butt F*&%, Egypt, just meaning an address out in the middle of nowhere.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 10 2008,01:36   

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Here's mine, before the color-coordinated Second Look tank and seat skins were installed.

Yamaha R6.

The R6 is a great bike and goes like stink; I love seeing one being well ridden.  At 6'3" I'm a bit tall for a sports bike and I'm not sure I'd be comfortable crunching miles across Europe on one either!  Besides, except when touring I generally prefer the sort of roads where the Adventure's torque comes into its own.





Edited because I finally worked out how to post a picture - woohoo!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 10 2008,08:00   

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The R6 is a great bike and goes like stink; I love seeing one being well ridden.  At 6'3" I'm a bit tall for a sports bike and I'm not sure I'd be comfortable crunching miles across Europe on one either!  Besides, except when touring I generally prefer the sort of roads where the Adventure's torque comes into its own.

I had an ex who was 6'4" and he had an old BMW K series that fit him well.  Seeing him riding his Ninja 250 was like watching a circus clown peddling around the ring on one of those teeny-weeny mini bicycles: good for a chuckle.

I'm 5'10" and 140 pounds so I find the R6 to be just about perfect for my size/weight. Comfy riding position.  Also, I can throw it around the corners and if we start to tip, it's light enough for me stop its fall. My previous bike was a YZF600 and it was a heavy beast.  Bike before that was a 1992 Yamaha Seca II.  Bike before THAT (first bike) was a 1978 CB750A Hondamatic.  Bit of a rarity, that.

I'd rather have your bike for long trips, too.   :)

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 10 2008,11:25   

My daughter now has an F650GS but before that she had a hooligan DT125 to learn on.  Whenever I had a go on it I felt like a teddy bear sitting on a roller skate!

I've ridden GSs for the past 13 years of so, going from the 1100 to the 1150, 1200 and now the Adventure.  It IS heavy but that suits me.

I've ridden through the Alps to Italy a couple of times and have been as far as a corner of Poland via Prague.  The most miles I've done in a day was just shy of 800 - wouldn't fancy that on an R6!!!

A couple of my friends ride R6s - they do look fun.  Mind you almost all bikes are fun, with the possible exception of the Virago <shudder>.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 11 2008,11:58   

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Anyone want to share the worst car they ever owned?

Well, my car ownership has been pretty boring (two Civics, then a Prius).  But my dad owned an Austin A35 van.  Then a Ford Anglia.  Then a Vauxhall Viva.  

I rode my bike a lot.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,12:21   

Road Trip?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,12:40   

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Road Trip?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

Do we send the bill for booking the ATBC Tour Jet and Bus to you, Wes, or Steve?  And we are staying only in 5-star hotels or are there also some 4-star hotels we will have to put up with?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,12:51   

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Road Trip?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

Do we send the bill for booking the ATBC Tour Jet and Bus to you, Wes, or Steve?  And we are staying only in 5-star hotels or are there also some 4-star hotels we will have to put up with?

Heddle would have to come also as he's a petrol head.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,13:15   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,12:21)
Road Trip?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

Sounds like fun! I even have my own race car that I would love to try out on the course.



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,13:27   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,12:21)
Road Trip?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

I'm so there! Do they allow real cars on the track, or only gender challenged euro-toys?

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,13:35   

Quote (dheddle @ Sep. 03 2008,13:27)
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Road Trip?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

I'm so there! Do they allow real cars on the track, or only gender challenged euro-toys?

It's whatever you want, Dave. No speed limit, insurance can be a bit sticky.

I'd probably rent one of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution

can't wait to see you wipe out when you encounter the fabled right hand turn.*



*getting from A to B only using left hand turns would be a cool optimization problem.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,13:55   

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Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,12:21)
Road Trip?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring

I'm so there! Do they allow real cars on the track, or only gender challenged euro-toys?

It's whatever you want, Dave. No speed limit, insurance can be a bit sticky.

I'd probably rent one of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution

can't wait to see you wipe out when you encounter the fabled right hand turn.*



*getting from A to B only using left hand turns would be a cool optimization problem.

Oh, I'll just bring a humble, stock, Chevy Impala.

(Did you say right turn?)

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,14:01   

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can't wait to see you wipe out when you encounter the fabled right hand turn.*

Ah, but don't forget, you need to turn right to go left.



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*getting from A to B only using left hand turns would be a cool optimization problem.


Too bad we don't have anybody with an operations research background around here.   ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,14:01   

ah the understated elegance of the South.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,14:24   

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I didn't get to the IWM in London.  I understand the guns are off of the U.S.S. Texas.  I did get to see H.M.S. Belfast up at Thames Pool.  Very nice, imo.

USS Texas!  Do me a favour!  They're British 15 in. naval guns, one from the WWI Revenge-class battleship HMS Ramillies, the other from the Revenge-class battleship HMS Resolution, later from the monitor HMS Roberts

Hands up all those who know what a monitor is - apart from being the thing you look at when you're typing your reply to this.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,14:29   

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Too bad we don't have anybody with an operations research background around here.   ;)

You're right! I should cross-post on UD...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,14:32   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,14:29)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 03 2008,14:01)
Too bad we don't have anybody with an operations research background around here.   ;)

You're right! I should cross-post on UD...

Those guys would only be of help if you wanted to solve the problem of getting from point A to point B by making wrong turns.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,14:33   

Quote (jeffox @ Aug. 09 2008,14:16)
My dream vehicle is U.S.-made.  I wonder if you Brits have anything to compare?  :)  Anyways:



Lessee, a coupla extra gas tanks, livewell, two Minnkotas, (one fore, one aft) heavy-duty anchor, rod-holders, recess for keg, and built-in cooler and I'd be all set to catch some really big northerns!!  or walleyes.  

QUAAAAAACCCCKKKK!!

:)

I'll see you one DUKW and raise you one Alvis Stalwart:



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,14:35   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 03 2008,14:32)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 03 2008,14:29)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 03 2008,14:01)
Too bad we don't have anybody with an operations research background around here.   ;)

You're right! I should cross-post on UD...

Those guys would only be of help if you wanted to solve the problem of getting from point A to point B by making wrong turns.

Directional Entropy...

???

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,19:49   

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I didn't get to the IWM in London.  I understand the guns are off of the U.S.S. Texas.  I did get to see H.M.S. Belfast up at Thames Pool.  Very nice, imo.

USS Texas!  Do me a favour!  

I might do you a favor, but there's no fucking way I'm going to do you a favour.  :angry:

Quote

Hands up all those who know what a monitor is - apart from being the thing you look at when you're typing your reply to this.


This bad boy, right?



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2008,21:38   

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I might do you a favor, but there's no fucking way I'm going to do you a favour.  :angry:


Wouldn't want one from a septic, anyway!  :angry:

 
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This bad boy, right?



That's one but I actually meant this bad boy



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,06:01   

I'd tell you all to just get it over with and post up pictures of your dicks.....but then Arden would get all excited, Ras would have to go for a lie down, etc etc yadda yadda yadda.

Anyway, Nurburgring eh? Sounds like a laugh. But don't we all have to overcome our Fear Of Clowns ™ to attend?

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,09:45   

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I'd tell you all to just get it over with and post up pictures of your dicks.....but then Arden would get all excited, Ras would have to go for a lie down, etc etc yadda yadda yadda.

You could participate too, Louis. Photomicroscopy has made great advances lately.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,10:50   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 04 2008,15:45)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 04 2008,04:01)
I'd tell you all to just get it over with and post up pictures of your dicks.....but then Arden would get all excited, Ras would have to go for a lie down, etc etc yadda yadda yadda.

You could participate too, Louis. astronomical teloscopy has made great advances lately.

Fixed it for you.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,11:16   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 04 2008,08:50)
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Quote (Louis @ Sep. 04 2008,04:01)
I'd tell you all to just get it over with and post up pictures of your dicks.....but then Arden would get all excited, Ras would have to go for a lie down, etc etc yadda yadda yadda.

You could participate too, Louis. astronomical teloscopy has made great advances lately.

Fixed it for you.

Louis

Give us a break, Louis.  Arden's mother can't have thrown it that far after she cut it off.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,12:00   

The 'ring is seriously scary and no matter how fast you think you are, you may well find yourself being overtaken by a complete nutter in a Smart car or even a Ford Transit Van.  Allegedly.  If you're planning a trip there it's really important to check whether the 'ring is open on the days you want to use it - as I learned.

A lot of bike groups (mine is London Advanced Motorcyclists) organize annual trips there.  There are loads of really great places to stay around there; we've normally stayed in Cochem which is on the Mosel.  Some of the roads around there are as much fun as the 'ring itself.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,12:39   

Quote (JohnW @ Sep. 04 2008,09:16)
 
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 04 2008,08:50)
 
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Quote (Louis @ Sep. 04 2008,04:01)
I'd tell you all to just get it over with and post up pictures of your dicks.....but then Arden would get all excited, Ras would have to go for a lie down, etc etc yadda yadda yadda.

You could participate too, Louis. astronomical teloscopy has made great advances lately.

Fixed it for you.

Louis

Give us a break, Louis.  Arden's mother can't have thrown it that far after she cut it off.

And from what I hear, it wasn't significantly smaller after it was cut off.

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I'd tell you all to just get it over with and post up pictures of your dicks.....but then Arden would get all excited, Ras would have to go for a lie down, etc etc yadda yadda yadda.

You could participate too, Louis. astronomical teloscopy has made great advances lately.

Fixed it for you.

Louis

Give us a break, Louis.  Arden's mother can't have thrown it that far after she cut it off.

And from what I hear, it wasn't significantly smaller after it was cut off.

Oh I see. Arden's been recruiting minions in his desire to abuse his betters. Well that's just dandy.

I'll have you know that Arden's mother did not cut off my John Thomas. She hit it with a rolling pin if you must know. She put a bloody great bruise on it too, about a foot back from the end.

We made up though. Twice.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2008,13:19   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 04 2008,11:02)
Oh I see. Arden's been recruiting minions in his desire to abuse his betters. Well that's just dandy.

I'll have you know that Arden's mother did not cut off my John Thomas. She hit it with a rolling pin if you must know. She put a bloody great bruise on it too, about a foot back from the end.

So that would be somewhere around your sternum then, yes?

 
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We made up though. Twice.


She used the rolling pin then, too.

I got his wallet.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,05:37   

You only got my wallet because I left it for you as a present. Your momma is so appreciative when I treat her little Arden nicely. Makes all those other things we do with the rolling pin so much more fun.

Now back on the subject of cars:

I understand from that bastion of accuracy and truth, the movie industry, that making love in the back of a car on Make Out Point is something young Americans do all the time. What are the assembled masses favourite scoring vehicles? Is a Volvo nice and roomy? Is making love in the back of a Volkswagen really the most notoriously uncomfortable of places?* Is a Trans Am tricky because of the gear lever? Does a Corvette make you go Va Va Voom? Can one acheive congress in a Chevy Impala? Is a Buick built for bouncing? Is coitus in a Cadillac as exciting as fornicating in a Ford? Does pimping one's ride really help?

I'd like to hear from both sides of the equation, i.e. ladies and Arden, as well as men.

Thank yew.

Louis (who is not in any way in the market for a new car)

* Chapeau K Smith Esq.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,06:35   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 05 2008,05:37)
I understand from that bastion of accuracy and truth, the movie industry, that making love in the back of a car on Make Out Point is something young Americans do all the time. What are the assembled masses favourite scoring vehicles?

Pickup truck, as there is more room to move around in the bed and clean up is quickly achieved with a garden hose.  Plus, in the vast hinterlands, growling "Get in the truck" counts as foreplay.

EDIT: The heavier suspension would also allows Richardthughes to move his paramours about without damaging the vehicle.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,08:20   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 05 2008,12:35)
Quote (Louis @ Sep. 05 2008,05:37)
I understand from that bastion of accuracy and truth, the movie industry, that making love in the back of a car on Make Out Point is something young Americans do all the time. What are the assembled masses favourite scoring vehicles?

Pickup truck, as there is more room to move around in the bed and clean up is quickly achieved with a garden hose.  Plus, in the vast hinterlands, growling "Get in the truck" counts as foreplay.

EDIT: The heavier suspension would also allows Richardthughes to move his paramours about without damaging the vehicle.

Ahhhh wise words indeed.

Better even than the Aberdonian chat up line I once heard which was:

"Do you give pumped?"

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2008,13:35   

Quote (Louis @ Sep. 05 2008,08:20)
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I understand from that bastion of accuracy and truth, the movie industry, that making love in the back of a car on Make Out Point is something young Americans do all the time. What are the assembled masses favourite scoring vehicles?

Pickup truck, as there is more room to move around in the bed and clean up is quickly achieved with a garden hose.  Plus, in the vast hinterlands, growling "Get in the truck" counts as foreplay.

EDIT: The heavier suspension would also allows Richardthughes to move his paramours about without damaging the vehicle.

Ahhhh wise words indeed.

Better even than the Aberdonian chat up line I once heard which was:

"Do you give pumped?"

Louis

And you responded:  "Ya ba bag"

As you can see, I been practicin' up the Scottish... Erin leaving for Edinburgh next week!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,09:46   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 05 2008,13:35)
*snip*

As you can see, I been practicin' up the Scottish... Erin leaving for Edinburgh next week!

Here is a good Scottish phrase:

Yer Jaickets oan a shoogly nail

lit. Your jacket is hangin on a wobbly nail.

def.
1) Your situation is precarious.
2) You might be in deep kimchee.

Usage: A Lad from Glasgow observed: "Bin wacthin that Palin lass a wee bit. Must say to Biden, yer Jaickets oan a shoogly nail."

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,11:01   

Quote (dheddle @ Sep. 06 2008,09:46)
Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 05 2008,13:35)
*snip*

As you can see, I been practicin' up the Scottish... Erin leaving for Edinburgh next week!

Here is a good Scottish phrase:

Yer Jaickets oan a shoogly nail

lit. Your jacket is hangin on a wobbly nail.

def.
1) Your situation is precarious.
2) You might be in deep kimchee.

Usage: A Lad from Glasgow observed: "Bin wacthin that Palin lass a wee bit. Must say to Biden, yer Jaickets oan a shoogly nail."

Ach Nae, the lassie's likely facin 10-20 years in gaol, wit Bush-Cheney doing the Danny Deever.

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,12:00   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 06 2008,11:01)
Quote (dheddle @ Sep. 06 2008,09:46)
Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 05 2008,13:35)
*snip*

As you can see, I been practicin' up the Scottish... Erin leaving for Edinburgh next week!

Here is a good Scottish phrase:

Yer Jaickets oan a shoogly nail

lit. Your jacket is hangin on a wobbly nail.

def.
1) Your situation is precarious.
2) You might be in deep kimchee.

Usage: A Lad from Glasgow observed: "Bin wacthin that Palin lass a wee bit. Must say to Biden, yer Jaickets oan a shoogly nail."

Ach Nae, the lassie's likely facin 10-20 years in gaol, wit Bush-Cheney doing the Danny Deever.

Youv'e been studying!

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 06 2008,12:20   

and here's the master class:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzQbmV-Og3M

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2009,13:37   

In an attempt to coax Heddle back..


Is Gulf Livery Teh_sexi_hawt?







YES. YES IT AM.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2009,14:03   

THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A MUSHROOM FARM OR YANY BEER CANS IN THE BACK SEAT. HOMO.

YU'ILL HAFF TO TRY HARDER. d.t.

SUCH AS HARD CORE SCIENCE FICTION WHERE HEDDLE MEETS A COMELY YOUNG ZORBOCK ON AN INTERPLANTARY SHUTTLE TO EREHWON AND FINDS OUT SHE LEFT HER SHOE (SIZE UNKNOWN POSSIBLY 42) DOWN HIS FRONT POCKET (OF THE SEAT IN FRONT...)

MORE LATER..

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(Permalink) Posted: June 16 2009,14:10   

...OH NOW I REMEMBER..

SOMETHING ABOUT A LAB, A BOOK AND MULLETS.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2009,00:35   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 16 2009,13:37)
In an attempt to coax Heddle back..


Is Gulf Livery Teh_sexi_hawt?





YES. YES IT AM.

Well, to be honest, that is a Lola with a Ford powerplant.

Crabby

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2009,00:38   

This is what I lust for.



Once again, a British chassis with an American mill.

Crabby

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 20 2009,00:53   

Arguably the most beautiful car ever made,







The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Viotti. Built on a Le Mans winning chassis too I might add. Only one was ever made so it's out of my price range.

Crabby

  
dheddle



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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,09:51   

I kind of like the new Chevy Camaro. And I heard it was designed by the owner of GM, President Obama.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,10:26   

Everyone knows it's designed by the Autobots. I think you can get one for a song at the closing dealerships...


Welcome back, BTW.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,10:54   

Bah, I can't believe noone has posted this car before.



ETA: The only car actually worth posting.

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dheddle



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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,11:12   

And let's not forget the vehicle that performs the invaluable service of demonstrating the concept of a "superelastic collision" to young physics students:







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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,11:14   

Is that the current Heddlemobile?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,11:29   

Quote (Richardthughes @ June 25 2009,11:14)
Is that the current Heddlemobile?

No, this is:



'cause I'm a SuperPatriot and Honda's are made in the US while Fords are made in Canada which might as well be Russia. Or even England.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,11:45   

Hmmm - Karussell Orange, named after the famous corner at the Nurburgring



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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,15:17   

Here's what I need to make it easeier to get around in Chicago...



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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2009,19:56   

Quote (dnmlthr @ June 25 2009,11:54)
Bah, I can't believe noone has posted this car before.



ETA: The only car actually worth posting.

I once rode with a friend in his pacer, which was brand new at the time.

He had a photo of Paramahansa Yogananda on the dash.

Somehow that still fits.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,21:06   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ June 25 2009,17:56)
Quote (dnmlthr @ June 25 2009,11:54)
Bah, I can't believe noone has posted this car before.



ETA: The only car actually worth posting.

I once rode with a friend in his pacer, which was brand new at the time.

He had a photo of Paramahansa Yogananda on the dash.

Somehow that still fits.

During my driving years as a teenager, my family had a '73 aluminum-block Vega, a '74 Ford Pinto station wagon, and a '76 Vega station wagon.  When I got to college, I bought a '79 Chevette and my girlfriend had a '76 Pacer.

Every car I've owned since then has been a dream by comparison.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,21:17   

Quote (keiths @ June 27 2009,21:06)
Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ June 25 2009,17:56)
Quote (dnmlthr @ June 25 2009,11:54)
Bah, I can't believe noone has posted this car before.



ETA: The only car actually worth posting.

I once rode with a friend in his pacer, which was brand new at the time.

He had a photo of Paramahansa Yogananda on the dash.

Somehow that still fits.

During my driving years as a teenager, my family had a '73 aluminum-block Vega, a '74 Ford Pinto station wagon, and a '76 Vega station wagon.  When I got to college, I bought a '79 Chevette and my girlfriend had a '76 Pacer.

Every car I've owned since then has been a dream by comparison.

I had a 1976 Chevy Vega.  Engine actually did very well.

I laughed at the Chevette owners.  Kind of like we say "Thank God for Mississippi" here in Alabama.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,21:20   

Googling Pacers, I came across this great promotional poster at the Jalopnik blog:



Here's what Jalopnik editor Murilee Martin says about the Pacer:
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AMC Pacer: For Those Who Prefer Round And Wide

The AMC Pacer looks crazy from any angle; as we saw in the DOTS '76 Pacer, it's pretty much impossible to tell if you're getting lens distortion when you photograph- regardless of angle- due to its weird bulbous appearance. Jean-Charles, the French distributor for the Pacer, figured the best approach was to demonstrate how not all big round objects look bad.


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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2009,21:35   

Quote (Tracy P. Hamilton @ June 27 2009,19:17)
I had a 1976 Chevy Vega.  Engine actually did very well.

Yeah, our '76 did okay too, but the aluminum block '73 burned oil by the gallon.

The only problem with our '76 was that the fuel pump circuit had a short in it.  The mechanic couldn't find the short, so he rewired the fuel pump to the parking lights. If you forgot to turn on the parking lights, the car would stall after a few hundred feet, usually in the middle of a busy intersection.  My mom could never remember.

I was taking flying lessons at the time, and I thought it was cool that our Vega had a pre-takeoff checklist just like the planes I was flying.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,00:09   

Quote (Tracy P. Hamilton @ June 27 2009,21:17)
[quote=keiths,June 27 2009,21:06]
I had a 1976 Chevy Vega.  Engine actually did very well.

I laughed at the Chevette owners.  Kind of like we say "Thank God for Mississippi" here in Alabama.

I had a '75 Cosworth Vega. If memory serves me, it was the first production car with 4 valves per cylinder and electronic controlled fuel injection. It ran like a scalded dog but once it passed the 12,000 mile mark it started coming apart at the seams. Then a friend borrowed and totalled it.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,20:52   

ah, yes.  the chevette.  
girl i knew who owned one referred to it as a "shove-ette".  
your basic GM p.o.s.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 03 2009,23:34   

Quote (dheddle @ June 25 2009,11:29)
       
Quote (Richardthughes @ June 25 2009,11:14)
Is that the current Heddlemobile?

No, this is:



'cause I'm a SuperPatriot and Honda's are made in the US while Fords are made in Canada which might as well be Russia. Or even England.

Heddle, yer a pansy*.  Out here in Real America™ **, only effete, brie-eating, spritzer-drinking, corduroy-wearing, Unitarian libruls drive one of them Ellie-ments***.  

This is what real Americans drive:



* And prolly a closet European.

** Per your veep crush Sarah Palin.

*** Actually, I rather like Hondas. Both of my wife's Civic's have been well made, reliable, fun cars.

Added in Edit:  And this Ford is manufactured in Kentucky, which means that Erasmus' kin probably made 'em.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 04 2009,08:42   

Quote (carlsonjok @ July 03 2009,21:34)
** Per your veep crush Sarah Palin.

The real reason she resigned is so she could spend more time with Heddle.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 20 2009,10:07   

for Heddle:



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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:02   

The car I had in college I got from my grandmother, who warned me that the accelerator was touchy. It was a 1968 Chevy Impala four-door sedan with a 327 V8 engine, and the accelerator was indeed touchy. It surprised any number of sport car owners who figured that they could just change lanes ahead of my car following a red light stop. The fact that my response time was shorter than most of those guys didn't hurt, either.

As with several other vehicles we've owned, we drove it until it wore out. When our mechanic diagnosed the next repair as engine replacement, we sold it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:47   



My baby.  Yes it was a Dodge, but Caroll Shelby himself built the engine, turbo, and transmission.  I was the only person that could work on it.  Even the Dodge mechanics went "WTF?" when they opened the hood.

With the wastegate disconnected, I could outrun a Z28 at 18 pounds of boost.  At 19 pounds of boost engine parts started coming through the hood.  

When we finally sold it, 12 years after the odometer died at 192,000 miles, I disconnected the wastegate.  We saw it three days later on the side of the road with the engine on fire.  (Don't blame me, we needed something other than a boy-racer.)

Anyway, I still miss that car... of course, here's what I have now...


I love this car too.  4 doors, 4 wheel drive, 4 cylinders, and 4 speeding tickets so far.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:48   

BTW: The first car I ever owned was a 1974 robin's egg blue Pinto station wagon.  All my friends laughed at it until I reminded them that their cars were broke down and they could walk to school or ride with me.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:56   

Quote (1of63 @ Sep. 03 2008,14:24)
Quote (jeffox @ Aug. 08 2008,23:03)


I didn't get to the IWM in London.  I understand the guns are off of the U.S.S. Texas.  I did get to see H.M.S. Belfast up at Thames Pool.  Very nice, imo.

USS Texas!  Do me a favour!  They're British 15 in. naval guns, one from the WWI Revenge-class battleship HMS Ramillies, the other from the Revenge-class battleship HMS Resolution, later from the monitor HMS Roberts

Hands up all those who know what a monitor is - apart from being the thing you look at when you're typing your reply to this.

I used to volunteer at the USS Texas.  

I know exactly what a monitor is... a very low freeboard platform with a big ass gun mounted on it.  Stupid things really especially when you send out in to the ocean like the Brits tried to...

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 27 2010,01:21   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Feb. 26 2010,21:48)
BTW: The first car I ever owned was a 1974 robin's egg blue Pinto station wagon.  All my friends laughed at it until I reminded them that their cars were broke down and they could walk to school or ride with me.

Party on, Garth.

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