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Gravdigr 09-11-2020 03:30 AM

I think I misunderstood DJ's second sentence.

xoxoxoBruce 09-11-2020 10:28 AM

It confused me too, 400 cars of 850 hp or cars with 400 hp?

Here's a video of that Aston...

Diaphone Jim 09-11-2020 12:16 PM

Ford and the god-awful Toyota among others rip off Aston Martin's classic grill treatment.
A great number of drivers would most likely crash and burn the first time they romped on 848 horses. It happened often when the 427 Cobras came out.
I was just saying 400 might be all one needs.

Astons have been one of my favorite autos for 60 years or so.
My memories are of Stirling Moss, Roy Salvatori, Jim Clark and Carroll Shelby racing them at various California race tracks in the 50's and 60's.

Diaphone Jim 09-11-2020 12:17 PM

The guy on the video, BTW, is one of the reasons the mute button was invented.

BigV 09-11-2020 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1057885)
Ford and the god-awful Toyota among others rip off Aston Martin's classic grill treatment.


I've noticed the same thing.

Witness the grille of the Ford Fusion from the last few years; compare it to the DB5 shown in xoB's post.

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2020 01:19 AM

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Your car or truck came with a pretty decent stereo radio, they all do for he last 30 years or so. That wasn't always the case some of us went to great lengths to leave DNA samples on every sharp edge and screw point under the dash, in door panels, under the package shelf, etc. Some of us (well me :blush:) even drilled though a brake line. Before 8-tracks, cassettes, and discs there were records and radio.

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Ali looks like a little old man who can hardly see over the steering wheel.
He's doing some heavy slouching to pose that picture.

Gravdigr 09-15-2020 11:44 PM

Motor Trend Car of the Year 1949 2020

Gravdigr 09-17-2020 07:13 PM

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...and it's for sale.

xoxoxoBruce 09-19-2020 12:54 AM

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I ain't drivin' no LITE truck. :headshake

We've got factory frame welds on a '68 Dodge Charger discovered during restoration...

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And somebody's Frankenstein from three panel trucks...

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And a beautiful convertible custom built in a Massachusetts chicken coop...

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Griff 09-19-2020 08:10 AM

That's hangover work.

Gravdigr 09-20-2020 02:37 PM

That's a far piece from a '39 Dodge.

xoxoxoBruce 09-22-2020 10:01 PM

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An accurate plate...

Gravdigr 09-24-2020 08:34 PM

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It used to be Paul Walker's 69 Boss 429...

I'm undecided if I like it or no.

xoxoxoBruce 09-24-2020 09:56 PM

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I like it cool roof line but needs a less blunt hood scoop.

It was looking at a ton of pictures some guy took in the paddock at Road Atlanta over their Vintage Racing Weekend. I'd say half the pictures were more artsy than informational but probably most people interested know what they are looking at anyway.

One picture sparked a puzzle, a brightly colored race car and you can vaguely make out a shape in the dim interior looking like R2D2.

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Playing with it clearly shows an R2D2 shaped something.

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Guesses have been...
Fuel cooler - I pucker at the thought of fuel in the cockpit.
Oil cooler - Maybe slightly less pucker but still unwelcome.
Drivers suit cooler - all the ones I can find are like an ice chest circulating water through it.
Fire Suppression system - looks much bigger and heavier than any I'm seen.

But I'm only guessing, I don't know.

Griff 09-25-2020 07:29 AM

It's a primitive astromech droid, taking care of navigation and repairs.

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