#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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#912 2019-06-30 10:50:14



Outrunning the helicopters

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#914 2019-07-19 13:28:58

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#916 2019-07-28 12:57:00

People keep pulling amazing things out of their garages around here. I will try to send the odd ones.

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#917 2019-07-28 18:32:36

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

People keep pulling amazing things out of their garages around here. I will try to send the odd ones.

http://high-street.org/uploads/359_skyline11.jpg

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Let's start with it's not a Skyline GTR (which aren't half-bad performance cars) and move on to it's just a modded and kitted commuter Skyline which are a dime a dozen in the USA fan-boi community.

{rant}People love to treat the Skyline GTR like it's some "Holy Grail" of motoring.  It's not.  There weren't that many and they weren't that great to anyone outside of the JDM fan-boi club.  Cool collector's item if you get an original numbers matching GTR; otherwise a rather boring era car overall lacking the mind numbing acceleration of some cars, the breath-taking top speeds of others or even the gut wrenching braking and handling of an Omni GLHS.{/rant}

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#918 2019-07-29 11:13:03

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An older guy in my neighborhood where I grew up had an old Shelby.

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#919 2019-08-23 18:59:16

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#920 2019-08-23 19:32:42

Baywolfe wrote:

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An older guy in my neighborhood where I grew up had an old Shelby.

If Simeone and whosasailorthen are not one and the same, they know each other.

The Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe's extraordinary story includes beating Ferrari
5/23/18 CNN London Jacopo Prisco
By Jacopo Prisco, CNN
Updated 23rd July 2019
This story was originally published in June 2015

"The iconic forerunner of a winning breed," as Simeon defines it, which kick-started America's short but glorious dominance in road racing.

The CSX2287 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is on display at the Simeone Automotive Museum, in Philadelphia.

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#921 2019-08-23 20:56:45

Emmeran wrote:

Let's start with it's not a Skyline GTR (which aren't half-bad performance cars) and move on to it's just a modded and kitted commuter Skyline which are a dime a dozen in the USA fan-boi community.

{rant}People love to treat the Skyline GTR like it's some "Holy Grail" of motoring.  It's not.  There weren't that many and they weren't that great to anyone outside of the JDM fan-boi club.  Cool collector's item if you get an original numbers matching GTR; otherwise a rather boring era car overall lacking the mind numbing acceleration of some cars, the breath-taking top speeds of others or even the gut wrenching braking and handling of an Omni GLHS.{/rant}

True all dat, but someone took the trouble to send this beater over from Japan, likely as a 25 year old import to make it legal. I think the engine is the right one for the performance model and un-modded as far as I could tell.

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#922 2019-09-15 21:15:05

Sale of the Century

Check the knock-on links for picts.  Treasure hoard announced and auctioned off before most of the big collectors could get involved. 

This is just down the road a piece from where I graduated HS, I knew I should have summered over down to Iowa...

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#924 2019-10-31 11:26:13

Cool!  I never saw a whole rack of Corvairs before.

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#925 2019-10-31 11:53:54

Baywolfe wrote:

Cool!  I never saw a whole rack of Corvairs before.

Corvair goes anywhere.

Unsafe at any speed.

Handled beautifully, though.

An oil truck lunched ours.

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#926 2019-10-31 12:28:57

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Unsafe at any speed.

You know as well as I do that was Ralph Nader making some political hay.  I once read an article that listed the autos that were more unsafe than a Corvair at that time.  But they were an easy punching bag with the rear engine and the simple suspension.  Unlike the VW Bug, with the exact same thing.

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#927 2019-10-31 13:38:24

Ah those halcyon days of yore, when you could still make hay out of unsafe at any speed. Now the lawyers have that biz all wrapped up.

There will never be another vertical car carrier. I once watched Toyota shred 4000 cars on the dock in Portland after the transport ship went listing 25 degrees.  Took them almost a year and was done under armed guards. They could not afford for a single used part to leave the docks and get into the American market to be part of a lawsuit.

There is a fantastic piece of journalism about this event from the NYT. They focused on the Salvers to tell the story.

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#928 2020-02-03 09:28:44

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#929 2020-02-03 09:42:33

Beemer owners definitely.

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#930 2020-02-03 13:14:21

I was talking to someone at work about what kind of car he wanted, there were five times as many people as normal standing around in there.  One of the worst assholes I've ever worked with walked in right as I said "Oh no, DON'T buy a BMW."  Asshole puffs up and asks "Why not?  Why shouldn't he buy a BMW?"  "Because owning a BMW turns you into an asshole."  asshole slinks off to set his bags down as everyone else was laughing. 

I actually think assholes buy them, it's possible to own one without being an asshole, but there's no humor in that.

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#931 2020-02-04 17:11:05

Hmmm, you might be on to something there.  It's like Frank Herbert said about power in Dune.  It's not that absolute power corrupts absolutely, it's that power attracts the corruptible.

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#932 2020-02-04 18:22:42

Baywolfe wrote:

Hmmm, you might be on to something there.  It's like Frank Herbert said about power in Dune.  It's not that absolute power corrupts absolutely, it's that power attracts the corruptible.

Affluence breeds hateful indifference to amoral behavior. How's that?

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#933 2020-02-07 14:54:06

I know people love to hate on beemer drivers, but I've had my 03 for about 4 years now and I love everything about it. But I use my turn signal and don't tailgate, so there must be something wrong with me. As old as I can rely on and as modern as I can fix.

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#935 2020-02-27 10:31:13

I would bet more that Dicks are Expensive Car Owners. But the media hasn't studied rhetoric for decades, why am I surprised?

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#936 2020-02-27 11:12:31

Either way, Jay Leno qualifies.

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#938 2020-03-30 13:57:59

10 acres of cars in the CA desert going up for auction soon: https://imgur.com/a/QVfyo6W

Deets here: https://www.reddit.com/r/projectcar/com … _520_cars/

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#939 2020-04-02 22:21:16

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#940 2020-04-25 15:35:22

I saw that little guy's big brother last night. Was walking along the edge chasing glimpses of the reborn crescent moon when I spied it lurking there, behind a hewn board fence carved in mostly strange waves.  Hidden, idling in an overgrown side lot. Gave me chills, I jumped with fright, like some sort of wicked rip in the cosmos, dark and still now, waiting for something to happen, someone to fall within.

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When will it be released. When will it come to see us? It bides its time, its time will come again.

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#941 2020-04-25 17:56:40

That could just be the drugs talking.

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#942 2020-05-26 04:42:38

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