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fargon 04-11-2019 03:31 PM

This is the guy what did it.
https://www.erwinwurm.at/artworks.html

Diaphone Jim 04-11-2019 06:19 PM

I've never known what to make of the fact that most SUV's and a lot of small pickups have a heftier tow hook in the front than the back.

Glinda 04-11-2019 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1029639)

Noice!

I have a pet-sitting client with a big orange cat named Ario (pronounced "R-E-O") - short for Ariolimax Columbianis, the Pacific Northwest banana slug.

https://islandwood.org/sites/default...?itok=yZwcc0ha

Naturally (because I'm old and I know old stuff), I call him "REO Speedwagon." :D

Glinda 04-11-2019 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1030104)
Maybe he was hoping it would melt...

Reminds me of this:

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...fhgk6nidsZ1d5g

Bleh!

captainhook455 04-11-2019 11:04 PM

Redneck restoration.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...703cc1eeb5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...347e1200e9.jpg

Sent from my moto e5 supra using Tapatalk

xoxoxoBruce 04-11-2019 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1030169)
I've never known what to make of the fact that most SUV's and a lot of small pickups have a heftier tow hook in the front than the back.

That's because the front one is for pulling(yanking) it out of something that doesn't want to let go.

Diaphone Jim 04-12-2019 12:13 PM

Proper use of a 4 wheel drive vehicle leads to pulling, not being pulled.

Gravdigr 04-12-2019 01:16 PM

I used to joke that only POS trucks came with tow hooks.

The manufacturer knew it was a POS from the factory, that's why it came with tow hooks standard.

Tow straps only ever saw the ball hitch on Popdigr's Scout, while he/I/we were pulling someone outta some place they shouldn't have tried to go.

xoxoxoBruce 04-13-2019 02:15 AM

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Need taillights...

Diaphone Jim 04-13-2019 12:03 PM

It's Texas.

Gravdigr 04-13-2019 02:27 PM

They don't stop or turn in Texas?

xoxoxoBruce 04-15-2019 02:16 AM

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When you want to look like you're going fast...

Gravdigr 04-15-2019 01:07 PM

Just saw a Leno's Garage featuring a Talbot-Lago.

The pre-selector for the transmission fucked up and left them stuck in low gear.

Leno and the owner were both like "Meh, old cars fuck up."

The owner and his Talbot-Lago had just returned from a 1000 mile rally in Europe.

Gravdigr 04-15-2019 05:46 PM

Here it is:


xoxoxoBruce 04-16-2019 03:25 AM

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Rims? I got your rims right here. The rims approved and used by NASCAR are about the cheapest and most reliable part on the cars.

Gravdigr 04-16-2019 01:15 PM

I'm not sure I'm buying the $80 part.

Neither literally, nor figuratively.

Also, that particular wheel is on the wrong side of the car. At least according to the arrows, which indicate intended direction of rotation.

Gravdigr 04-16-2019 02:42 PM

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Fake (photoshopped), but, I'd drive it.

Attachment 67354

BigV 04-16-2019 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1030520)
I'm not sure I'm buying the $80 part.

Neither literally, nor figuratively.

Also, that particular wheel is on the wrong side of the car. At least according to the arrows, which indicate intended direction of rotation.


I think those arrows are logos not directos.

Gravdigr 04-16-2019 08:36 PM

Could be.

I can't see for shit.

xoxoxoBruce 04-17-2019 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1030520)
I'm not sure I'm buying the $80 part.

Neither literally, nor figuratively.

Also, that particular wheel is on the wrong side of the car. At least according to the arrows, which indicate intended direction of rotation.

Is that what the arrows are for, I thought they were pointing at the valve stems.

Gravdigr 04-17-2019 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1030572)
Is that what the arrows are for, I thought they were pointing at the valve stems.

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1030548)
Could be.

I can't see for shit.

I never knew they have two valve stems. Wonder what that's about?

I also don't know why the wheel would have to rotate a particular direction. Some tires? Sure.

Diaphone Jim 04-17-2019 01:03 PM

The arrow is the manufacturer's logo.
Though there are other theories, I think the second valve is for the inner safety tube:
http://sporttoday.org/9_7e4d61ce7762e244_1.htm

Gravdigr 04-17-2019 03:25 PM

Shit, I didn't think about the liners.:smack:

Gravdigr 04-17-2019 03:26 PM

And this concludes the latest episode of Gravdigr Speaks Out Of His Ass...

Stay tuned, folks.

xoxoxoBruce 04-18-2019 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1030616)
The arrow is the manufacturer's logo.
Though there are other theories, I think the second valve is for the inner safety tube:
http://sporttoday.org/9_7e4d61ce7762e244_1.htm

Yes, it's for that safety ring in case of a high speed blowout.

Gravdigr 04-18-2019 01:22 PM

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Here's, what I am reasonably sure, is a car:

Attachment 67364

It's for sale if ya like it. How's a smoove $100k+ grab ya?

Grabbed me right by the kiwis and twisted a little...:eek:

Link

xoxoxoBruce 04-18-2019 02:41 PM

Not that bad, $85 K maybe. 1 of 2100. All new driveline and suspension. All new electronics and gages. Everything's new but the body/frame. 300 miles.

xoxoxoBruce 04-19-2019 02:20 AM

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Nothing like a clock on the steering column to help you drive safely. :rolleyes:
Airbags and clocks in radios killed this idea.

xoxoxoBruce 04-22-2019 02:52 AM

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Brits 1940 Spitfire fund...

BigV 04-22-2019 07:25 PM

We got threads for planes, trains, and automo... Rims.

Where should this post be posted?

Undertoad 04-22-2019 10:20 PM

Tesla's "Full Self-driving" video


BigV 04-23-2019 12:39 AM

That guy is haulin ass!

xoxoxoBruce 04-23-2019 02:35 AM

At stop signs the car decides if it's safe to go? I wonder if it avoids potholes and is aware if it's in a state where passing on the right is legal?

Diaphone Jim 04-23-2019 12:09 PM

That car would have to come with restraints to keep the "driver's" hands off the wheel and Attends to, well you know what.

I admire Elon Musk's space stuff, but he is doing the environment no favors with the Tesla and abetting the huge scam of self-driving vehicles with this crap.

Undertoad 04-23-2019 05:14 PM

I wrote about this before, but when I test-drove my old boss's Model X, it was smart enough to autopilot on the highway. And it was a revelation.

I was confident in the car while it was driving -- it did a perfect job of it -- and when it came time for me to take the wheel back, I was suddenly NOT confident in my own abilities. Tracking the lane at 60 MPH? I am obviously worse at it than the car.

~

I read up on yesterday's Autonomy day presentation. Tesla has designed their own custom CPU so the car can do all the above. Teslas are really more computers than cars, now.

Musk says full autonomy by 2020. Musk says Tesla owners will be able to add their own cars to the Tesla self-driving taxi fleet, when they aren't using them. Musk says Tesla owners will be able to make more than the cost of the car by doing that. So Musk says it is financially irresponsible to buy anything else, especially since Teslas will actually improve over time, making them less of a financial risk. Musk says all the self-driving companies using LIDAR are going to be behind in the game.

We shall see!

xoxoxoBruce 04-24-2019 01:20 AM

Let strangers go joyriding in my car when I'm not using it? That's crazy talk.:eyebrow:

Undertoad 04-24-2019 01:56 AM

Musk is saying they will have a fleet of a million robo-taxis with full "level 5" autonomy NEXT YEAR!

could be a statement just for investors... there will be huge regulatory problems to face even if it works that well...

glatt 04-24-2019 01:18 PM

As a pedestrian, this concerns me a little bit. I'd like some reassurances that these things don't run people over.

And why the hell are Metrorail trains still driven by people?

Undertoad 04-24-2019 03:29 PM

I'm like he only just now got production up to 5000 cars per week, there's no wai he will have 1M unowned cars out on roads in 18 months. We'll see

Clodfobble 04-24-2019 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad
Musk says Tesla owners will be able to add their own cars to the Tesla self-driving taxi fleet, when they aren't using them.

I wonder how long before there is a social stratification in what cars are available where/when. Drunk folks puke in taxis, I don't want them puking in "my" car. Or we'll have to create a passenger credit-rating, and then we can restrict our cars to users above a certain ranking.

BigV 04-24-2019 05:37 PM

See social credit system


xoxoxoBruce 04-25-2019 01:25 AM

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They sounded like a good idea at the time...

Gravdigr 04-25-2019 02:00 PM

Ugh...x 3.

fargon 04-25-2019 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1031153)
They sounded like a good idea at the time...

I found a link, they are considered art.
https://www.automobilemag.com/news/t...opens-in-june/

xoxoxoBruce 04-26-2019 12:18 AM

I'll buy that, and add there is an awful lot of stuff labeled art that I don't like.

fargon 04-26-2019 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1031213)
I'll buy that, and add there is an awful lot of stuff labeled art that I don't like.

True dat.

xoxoxoBruce 04-26-2019 11:40 AM

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Some cars were designated "evolved" because they were some touchstone in the evolution. Other than the Chrysler Airflow, I don't see it but somebody made that call.

Gravdigr 04-26-2019 01:45 PM

I'll take the Ruxton.

Burn the rest.

xoxoxoBruce 04-27-2019 12:47 AM

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That would be a big pile of cash to flambe. :eek:

New cars are OK if you know the language.

xoxoxoBruce 04-27-2019 11:19 PM

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It's complicated...

BigV 04-29-2019 11:41 PM

why the fuck not.

I've seen uglier. I've *driven* uglier. Could be brightened up with a single color paint job...


crashbar/towhitch is a nice touch.

BigV 04-29-2019 11:42 PM

prev post


ROFLMAO

"ALL THE DOORS ARE OPEN YOU IDIOT"

Gravdigr 04-30-2019 11:14 AM

The structural integrity of that Vette concerns me.

Wasn't great to begin with.:neutral:




Would make a decent HotWheels car, though.

fargon 04-30-2019 11:47 AM

That Corvette used to live in Laguna Beach Ca. It some times has a box equipment trailer behind it. That is a contemporary picture at the Trader Joe's in El Toro Ca? There have been others. Edit: That is a new licence plate

Happy Monkey 05-02-2019 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 1031019)
I was confident in the car while it was driving -- it did a perfect job of it -- and when it came time for me to take the wheel back, I was suddenly NOT confident in my own abilities. Tracking the lane at 60 MPH? I am obviously worse at it than the car.

Autonomous cars will have a PR problem for a long time. Even if/when they are statistically much safer than human-driven cars, and even when the novelty of an autonomous car crash is no longer a news story on its own, they will still make mistakes that no human would ever make (because they aren't human), and therefore remain in the news.

xoxoxoBruce 05-02-2019 02:46 AM

They will also be a big headache for insurance companies to sort out.
Not my fault, the car was driving itself. I can't be charged with a violation or a higher insurance rate, go see Elon. :jail:

Gravdigr 05-02-2019 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1031678)
They will also be a big headache for insurance companies to sort out.
Not my fault, the car was driving itself. I can't be charged with a violation or a higher insurance rate, go see Elon. :jail:

Man, I was thinking that very thought while reading HapMo's post.

I was wondering who'd pay for it, the human, who, like Bruce said, wasn't driving, and can't be held at fault, the insurance co (Would the insurance rate be based on the self-driving programming, the company whose algorithm is being used, or the car manufacturer's track reord ?), or the car co?

Gravdigr 05-02-2019 10:15 AM

It's a slippery can o' worms...

Happy Monkey 05-02-2019 01:20 PM

I can see it being a group policy managed by the car company, but the car is constantly watching you to see if you violate their EULA.

glatt 05-02-2019 01:24 PM

They would be stupid to not do it hat way. Elon Musk got his start with PayPal, revolutionizing payment systems, I can totally see him revolutionizing insurance too. You buy a car, you have to subscribe to their insurance plan too. Why haven't they done this already?


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