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fargon 08-04-2017 10:41 AM

EEK!!!

Gravdigr 08-09-2017 02:40 PM

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Spotted this the other afternoon, parked just off from a local watering hole:

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That car is as clean and perfect a car as I have ever seen, positively droolworthy. Not a scratch or speck anywhere. '56 Chebbie.

BigV 08-09-2017 09:11 PM

Schaaaaawing!

xoxoxoBruce 08-09-2017 11:45 PM

Nice, unusual to see a 4 door post cared for like that.

xoxoxoBruce 08-10-2017 05:02 PM

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Ever wonder why car repairs are so expensive?

xoxoxoBruce 08-11-2017 11:18 PM

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Tune-up... :facepalm:

glatt 08-14-2017 08:21 AM

impressive

Gravdigr 08-14-2017 02:56 PM

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I'm reasonably sure that GrandCherokeeOne has the original distributor and rotor button. It also has the original alternator. 245k miles and change, atm.
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In a KIA Sorento, they were transporting a gas grill, bottle attached, and somehow the gas was turned on (probably when loading it). And then she lit a ciggy.

Kablooey.

Blew the roof damn near off. Blew the windshield completely out of the vehicle. They both survived with non-life threatening injuries.

And then they crashed.

Oh, yeah, dude was then arrested on an outstanding warrant. There's a little salt in the wound for ya.

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Yet another reason not town a vehicle with a name that stands for Killed In Action.:yelsick:

xoxoxoBruce 08-14-2017 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 993967)
They both survived with non-life threatening injuries.

But both were obviously already brain dead. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 08-15-2017 12:29 AM

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Infiniti prototype (read show car) is quick because it's so light, but only good for about 30 miles on a charge.:rolleyes:

Gravdigr 08-15-2017 05:36 PM

Concept cars like that one strike me as a waste of time and money. I understand they are technology teastbeds, proofs of concept, and such, but...

30 mile range...Why, WHY would you take go backwards? 30 mile range is a huge step backwards. Yuge.

And it's quick...Yes, so quick you can run out of range faster than anyone else. You can be the first one on the side of the road.

It's fairly attractive, I'll give it that.

xoxoxoBruce 08-16-2017 05:47 PM

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Amazing, and it only took him 47 years. Well to be fair, he was only trying for about 10 years...

xoxoxoBruce 08-19-2017 12:28 AM

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No reports on performance The Builder's website.

BigV 08-19-2017 02:14 AM

Every branch, every single branch, on the way down.

Gravdigr 08-20-2017 01:48 PM

Hahahahaha, my buddy is gonna be shittin' kittens when I show him this one!

fargon 08-20-2017 02:00 PM

The only thing wrong with it. It's a ford.

Gravdigr 08-20-2017 03:25 PM

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SOLD

For 17,500,000. That's ~twenty-two-and-a-half million damn dollars.

xoxoxoBruce 08-21-2017 08:11 PM

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Dirt track racing a chopper. :mg:


Gravdigr 08-22-2017 02:56 PM

Right-side drive, buuuuunch of rake, no front brake, rear wheel in full spin/slue/skid, frame and peg in the dirt...what could possibly go wrong?

Gravdigr 08-22-2017 03:00 PM

Re: the video clip

What are those, parade laps?:eyebrow:

xoxoxoBruce 08-22-2017 04:42 PM

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Can't go real fast on a short dirt flat track. Like all racing speed is only important relative to your competitors.

Gravdigr 08-22-2017 04:47 PM

Maybe I mistook the type of racing that was going on.



ETA: Went back and watched the clip full screen, and they're slowing down for the turns, ya can hear it. When I saw 'dirt track motorcycle racing' I assumed it was the kind where they don't slow for the turns, they hang the ass end waaaaay out, put down the inside foot (which is wearing a metal soled boot/shoe) and keep on truckin round that turn at full tilt boogie. Y'know, like a crazy person.

These people are too sane. Must be family guys.

xoxoxoBruce 08-22-2017 04:54 PM

Adrian Flux Arena
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The shale-surfaced track is 342 metres (374 yards) long and is surrounded by a solid steel plate fence and like most international speedway venues, the fences in the turns are protected by an air fence.

Gravdigr 08-24-2017 05:57 PM

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Ain't seen this particular mod before:

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xoxoxoBruce 08-25-2017 12:41 AM

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This guy has a think for barf green. :vomit:

Gravdigr 08-25-2017 11:38 AM

It ain't the ugliest green I ever seen, but, dayum, dude.

Gravdigr 08-25-2017 11:44 AM

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One-off Ferrari Daytona barn find worth nearly $2 million

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xoxoxoBruce 08-31-2017 01:53 AM

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Old but running...

xoxoxoBruce 09-01-2017 11:52 PM

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When you're showing off, pay attention...

Gravdigr 09-02-2017 03:28 PM

I woulda cried.

xoxoxoBruce 09-02-2017 11:34 PM

I'm hoping the silver car(which looks like a Corvette) has it's hood up for display and not the crash.

xoxoxoBruce 09-03-2017 10:17 PM

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1 of 1 Buick pickup.

fargon 09-04-2017 07:45 AM

^^^Want^^^

xoxoxoBruce 09-10-2017 11:44 PM

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1927 Helsinki car showroom...

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 03:23 PM

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Caddy

Glinda 09-15-2017 09:18 PM

A friend owns this one - 1968 Chevy Impala SS 427 Convertible Pre-Production Pilot Line Car

https://i.imgur.com/kYyGeeX.jpg

1968 Chevy Impala SS 427 Convertible Pre-Production Pilot Line Car
VIN: 164678S10003
Only SS427 Pilot Line Car Known



In the 1960s, pilot line cars were hand crafted and hand assembled four to five months before actual production on a new vehicle series began. Typically, these pilot line cars were tested to the point that they could no longer be sold, but in a few rare cases, 1960-era pilot line cars were sold to auto manufacturing employees or sent to wholesale auctions to be sold as used cars. By the 1970s, federal MVSS regulations changed and liability became an issue, so pilot line cars were no longer made available for sale. In most cases, these pilot line cars were destroyed before assembly-line production began on the final product.

Although 1,778 pre-production 1968 Impalas are known to have been made, this particular vehicle was number three in the pre-production pilot line series. Numbers one and two have never been found, making this beautiful convertible the only known 1968 Impala SS 427 pilot line car in existence. It has been completely and professionally restored and is now available for purchase.

This pristine muscle car is loaded with the L-36 Turbo-Jet 427 V-8 engine (385 horsepower) and the 400 automatic transmission. It features power brakes and power steering, tinted glass, and mag-style wheel covers. Refinished in the correct C-Paint Code, this Ermine White beauty also features an as-delivered interior, following the two-tone red 868-Trim Code. The interior also includes perfectly restored bucket seats, console, remote mirror, and original AM/FM stereo with auxiliary 8-track player.


List of features:
A-31 Power Windows
A-81 Headrest
A-01 Tinted Glass
G-92 308 Rear Axle
J-50 Power Brakes
M-40 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400
N-34 Sport Steering Wheel
N-33 Comfort Tilt Steering
N-40 Power Steering
N-96 Mag-Style Wheel Covers
U-14 Special Instrumentation
U-57 Stereo Tape System
U-79 AM/FM Stereo Radio
Z-03 SS Equipment Package
Z-24 SS 427 Engine
AZ-9 Auxiliary Lighting


In November of 2016, Muscle & Corvette Nationals awarded this beauty the Concours Gold Certificate, a prestigious and highly desirable honor that marks it as being one of the most rare and stunning examples of early pre-production Chevy Impalas known in existence.

xoxoxoBruce 09-15-2017 10:08 PM

Very nice. Perfect for a collector to own for investment and bragging rights. The problem with the car is you can't drive it. You can't risk stone chips or hail, or any other real world hazards. It's too rare and valuable to park anywhere, even if you can see it out the window of where you are. Well you could, but a big waste of money and direct route to piraiahville. ;)

Glinda 09-15-2017 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 995755)
Very nice. Perfect for a collector to own for investment and bragging rights. The problem with the car is you can't drive it. You can't risk stone chips or hail, or any other real world hazards. It's too rare and valuable to park anywhere, even if you can see it out the window of where you are. Well you could, but a big waste of money and direct route to piraiahville. ;)

Exactly. He tells me he drove it once, about 20 miles. It's stored in a secure, temp-controlled warehouse in Montana, and it only leaves the warehouse (inside a sealed car transport trailer) for the occasional car show.

It's "an investment" he tells me. I say, use it or lose it! Well, not really - it IS worth a butt ton of money, but c'mon - realistically, it's not much more than a very pretty, very expensive, paperweight.

xoxoxoBruce 09-15-2017 11:06 PM

And too big to fit on the mantle. :D
I belong to a group who own trucks that only 24000 were built over four years, the last 11 years ago.
The group is split three ways, the trailer/garage queens(wipers work? don't know never seen rain),
the Sunday/vacation drivers who got wet and took two weeks to clean it properly,
and us daily drivers who have the most fun, least worry, if it breaks fix it. :thumb:

Glinda 09-15-2017 11:13 PM

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I know the thread's about Rims. Got it. But I roll my rims through this intersection twice a day. It is a little unsettling to see all those headlights headed right at you!!!!!

Really, what were they thinking?

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I live near Vancouver WA, and most of the freeway exits/entrances are built like this. First time I encountered one, I flipped out!

xoxoxoBruce 09-15-2017 11:21 PM

The design engineers are paid a percentage of youtube videos that go viral.

Gravdigr 09-17-2017 01:53 PM

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What? The thread is titled "Rims".

Gravdigr 09-19-2017 04:06 PM

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glatt 09-19-2017 04:23 PM

Nice to see that I am not the only one who has trouble removing lug nuts

Gravdigr 09-19-2017 04:31 PM

Popdigr bought some tires at WalMart, had WalMart put 'em on. First time we went to rotate them, we took off two unbelievably tight lugs, and Popdigr said "Put 'em back on."

Then he went to WalMart and made them loosen all the lug nuts and hand tighten them back. They had to use cheater bars and muscles, to loosen the lugs, their air wrench wouldn't do it.

Morons.

xoxoxoBruce 09-19-2017 09:30 PM

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Some days...

Gravdigr 09-20-2017 01:12 PM

I've had my bumper try and pass a time or two, but, when your wheel goes by, you're fukt.

Gravdigr 09-21-2017 02:02 PM

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Spotted this in town on a recent safari. Looks like we got us a Jurassic Park World fanboy...

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Gravdigr 09-21-2017 02:51 PM

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I'm reasonably sure that GrandCherokeeOne has the original distributor and rotor button. It also has the original alternator. 245k miles and change, atm.

Not anymore. Carked it at 246,212 miles. 23+ years old. So long OE alternator, we hardly knew ye.

Gravdigr 09-21-2017 02:52 PM

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Landyacht seen at the local tractor junkyard:

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Probably pretty nice back in the day.

xoxoxoBruce 09-22-2017 12:14 PM

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Tremulis convinced Ford to invest in a wind tunnel while giving some interesting facts about horsepower and speed of the era.

xoxoxoBruce 09-23-2017 12:59 AM

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Rare wagon and glatt catching air...

xoxoxoBruce 09-26-2017 12:09 AM

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Pssst, wanna buy a Camaro?

xoxoxoBruce 09-26-2017 04:13 PM

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German dirt track racers...

Happy Monkey 09-26-2017 04:52 PM

DIY

http://i.imgur.com/YCp1tOm.jpg

glatt 09-27-2017 09:48 AM

I love it.

Is the car owner being serious or ironic? Hopefully ironic.

The low profile tire thing is kind of silly in its own right, so painting your regular tires to look low profile is all kinds of awesome by one upping the silliness.

Flint 09-27-2017 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 996287)
I love it.

Is the car owner being serious or ironic? Hopefully ironic.

The low profile tire thing is kind of silly in its own right, so painting your regular tires to look low profile is all kinds of awesome by one upping the silliness.

I would love it if you asked them about it, and they were like,

"yo! they ain't fake, man why you trippin'??

...

nah, I'm just ƒuckin' with you :D "

xoxoxoBruce 09-29-2017 02:07 AM

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Before custom cars became big business...

Gravdigr 09-29-2017 01:22 PM

:sniff:

BigV 09-29-2017 01:42 PM

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:sniff:

Live fast, die young.


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