#901 2019-02-20 09:07:50





Next song up on our "End of an Era" playlist:  Red Barchetta

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#902 2019-04-23 15:16:30

What I'm doing this weekend:

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#904 2019-04-23 18:57:02

...SRS is the airbag...ABS is anti braking system....

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#905 2019-04-23 19:28:15

Mugwump wrote:

...SRS is the airbag...ABS is anti braking system....

Well hello Captain Obvious.

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#906 2019-04-24 15:53:04

Stickers cost more than the car I'll bet. Especially that big hood badge.

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#907 2019-05-03 11:56:25

ABS mainly helps by allowing you to steer if you brake hard enough to lock up the front "panic braking."  It also makes stops shorter in hard braking by keeping the rear from locking up.  Other than bad weather, or unusually hard braking it's not that big a deal. 

The anti-lock brakes definitely don't work.  I locked up the rear tires the day before the rally when a jacked up F150 4x4 decided my lane looked like the place to be, to hell with the front half of my car.  In her defense she wanted to turn left and going straight would have cost her an extra two minutes.  I actually considered running under her rear tire, but decided I wanted to drive the damn thing the next few days.  I can't speak to the airbags, haven't done anything that would test them. 

It's not fun to drive, but it's a runner.  The last 200 miles of so of the first day I kept up with the fast cars that had medium speed drivers.  My arms and shoulders were sore enough that I decided no more of that stupidity the second day.  If I'd had a co-driver instead of a navigator, and we'd pushed the whole time, we could have been in ahead of them, right behind the fast drivers.  We couldn't have touched the very fast drivers, I never do no matter what I'm driving.  Most of the fast cars passed me three times over 612 miles. Making fewer stops is a big help.  We got much better mileage, partly because I had to run more consistently, partly because I was keeping the revs down to try not to break it, mainly not having the horse power. 

250,000+ miles 25 years old, Honda makes some reliable cars.

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#908 2019-05-03 12:06:55

GooberMcNutly wrote:

Stickers cost more than the car I'll bet. Especially that big hood badge.

The Dustball stickers come with the Rally.  The stickers other than those cost about $170 or so.  The total budget was $1000 for the car, excluding brakes and tires.  I bought some of the vinyl on Ebay, some  on Aliexpress, some were things I had left over from years back.  The car was $600, $150 TTL. $30 on used parts from the junk yard, $180 is what I counted for the vinyl, but I didn't use it all, an oil change a bottle of power steering fluid.  The brakes and tires cost more than everything else combined.  I left a five star rating for the $39 tires on Wal-Mart.com.

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#910 2019-05-12 17:53:10

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#911 2019-05-18 11:04:44

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I want to watch this auction, I imagine Seinfeld will be making his wallet cry...

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