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mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/4/21 12:21 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
eastsideTim said:

1987 Mustangs (The year they smoothed out the Fox body a bit and the second year they had port fuel injection) are older now than first year Mustangs were in 1987.

I had a thought like this....  my car is 15 years old.  In 1968 when you could get OHC Tempests and Firebirds and Hemi everything and all sorts of stuff, 15 year old Fords had flatheads.

I was born in 1990. My dad at the time had a 1957/59 Austin Healey (57 build date, titled in 59) and an '87 T-Bird. 
 

That Healey was 31-33 years old when I was born. It was OLD then. 
 

The T-Bird would be 33 today. I wouldn't consider it all that old today. I wouldn't really think twice about driving it across the country. By 96, only 9 years later, any random car would have FI, OBD2, crumple zones, air bags... positively modern. It's amazing how far cars have come. And we are in the next super evolution, what with electric and self driving cars. 

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
9/27/21 5:39 p.m.

I see one of Buffalo Airways DC-4s is still in Florida. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/27/21 7:07 p.m.

Nintendo is Japanese.

Japanese names are surname, then given name.

Mario's surname is Itsumi. 

Itsumi Mario.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/28/21 1:47 a.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Mario Mario and Luigi Mario.

You talk like the movie never existed.

Recon1342
Recon1342 Dork
10/28/21 5:54 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

That was tearable...

EricM
EricM SuperDork
10/29/21 11:14 a.m.

If dual exhaust has a cross over pipe is it truly dual exhaust?

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/6/21 11:04 p.m.

When I think of Volkswagen, I think of aircooleds, and quirky front-heavy FWDs with shifters down by your ankles and dashboards up at eye level and acres of negative camber and positive toe in the rear suspension because they cornered on three wheels at the slightest provocation.

 

When I think of VW, I think of bland Camry-wannabe transportation pods that smell kinda weird inside.

 

The crossover point is somewhere in the mid 90s.

Recon1342
Recon1342 Dork
11/6/21 11:36 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Agreed. After the Rabbit went away, it was downhill. 
 

My dad used to race Baja bugs...

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
11/7/21 7:55 a.m.
EricM said:

If dual exhaust has a cross over pipe is it truly dual exhaust?

Is an independent suspension employing a sway bar independent ?

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/7/21 8:07 a.m.
Appleseed said:
EricM said:

If dual exhaust has a cross over pipe is it truly dual exhaust?

Is an independent suspension employing a sway bar independent ?

Is an independent suspension attached to the same chassis truly independent?

 

Ironically, the heavily interconnected suspension in a 2CV might be the most "independent" suspension ever devised, since it actively counteracted the effects that bump and droop had on the rest of the chassis.

Recon1342
Recon1342 Dork
1/4/22 9:41 p.m.

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/5/22 7:36 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Is an independent suspension employing a sway bar independent ?

Is an independent suspension attached to the same chassis truly independent?

Ironically, the heavily interconnected suspension in a 2CV might be the most "independent" suspension ever devised, since it actively counteracted the effects that bump and droop had on the rest of the chassis.

Ummm, how?  Because every time I've ever ridden in or seen a 2CV moving under its own power, it looks and feels like it's ready to roll over at any steering input above a walking pace.

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/5/22 8:19 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

When I think of Volkswagen, I think of aircooleds, and quirky front-heavy FWDs with shifters down by your ankles and dashboards up at eye level and acres of negative camber and positive toe in the rear suspension because they cornered on three wheels at the slightest provocation.

 

When I think of VW, I think of bland Camry-wannabe transportation pods that smell kinda weird inside.

 

The crossover point is somewhere in the mid 90s.

Reminds me of Dad and his view on Porsche.  "Air-cooled is pronounced Porsche and watercooled is pronounced Porsche and true Porsche enthusiasts know the difference."

 

It doesn't translate to text well, but the third Porsche in the quote sounds like the second one.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/5/22 8:42 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

Reminds me of Dad and his view on Porsche.  "Air-cooled is pronounced Porsche and watercooled is pronounced Porsche and true Porsche enthusiasts know the difference."

It doesn't translate to text well, but the third Porsche in the quote sounds like the second one.

I would have thought the third Porsche should sound like the first one.

 

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
1/5/22 8:53 a.m.

This guy knows. The first one is the correct one

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/5/22 6:21 p.m.
Duke said:
Mr_Asa said:

Reminds me of Dad and his view on Porsche.  "Air-cooled is pronounced Porsche and watercooled is pronounced Porsche and true Porsche enthusiasts know the difference."

It doesn't translate to text well, but the third Porsche in the quote sounds like the second one.

I would have thought the third Porsche should sound like the first one.

 

My bad.  You're correct.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/5/22 6:22 p.m.


 

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/5/22 9:59 p.m.
Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/5/22 10:07 p.m.

Since purple doesn't actually exist and it's existence means our brains are basically hallucinating, does that mean that the color purple is basically a psychedelic?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/5/22 10:15 p.m.

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Purple exists, I think. Its magenta that doesn't 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/5/22 10:35 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

In reply to Antihero (Forum Supporter) :

Purple exists, I think. Its magenta that doesn't 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/5/22 10:37 p.m.

Since you mentioned magenta I had to look it up too, fascinating

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/5/22 11:53 p.m.
Antihero (Forum Supporter) said:

Since purple doesn't actually exist and it's existence means our brains are basically hallucinating, does that mean that the color purple is basically a psychedelic?

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/6/22 7:47 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

He looks like a black Neil Diamond in that pic.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/6/22 10:31 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

Prince was one of the few people on Earth who could actually get away with doing whatever the hell he wanted.  Wednesday at 10:35 AM and he wants to dress like Neil Diamond? Sure. Who's going to stop him?

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