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Clodfobble 07-24-2015 08:25 AM

Can they hack multiple cars from a distance? Or just the car in their immediate vicinity?

glatt 07-24-2015 09:20 AM

These guys hacked one car from a distance. Took control of it from their laptops over the internet.

glatt 07-24-2015 09:24 AM

The video is worth watching.

lumberjim 07-24-2015 09:34 AM

yeah, I want a dumb car. fuck all of that park assist and lane correction sonar buullll shiiiit. That stuff is fraught with peril. And how do you NOT buy the extended warranty when you buy a car that has that kind of stuff going on?

fargon 07-24-2015 09:34 AM

Thats frightening.

Lamplighter 07-24-2015 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by lumberjim (Post 934445)
yeah, I want a dumb car. fuck all of that park assist and lane correction sonar buullll shiiiit.
That stuff is fraught with peril. And how do you NOT buy the extended warranty
when you buy a car that has that kind of stuff going on?

With Obama opening relations with Cuba, just think of all the "dumb" cars
that will become available (cheaply ?) for restoration.

Gravdigr 07-24-2015 03:04 PM

What's the shipping run for a 48 Chevy from Havana to, oh, say, central Pennsyltucky?

xoxoxoBruce 07-24-2015 06:07 PM

There's a Cuban rule against exporting them and they're all crap after all these years everything has been jerry rigged.

fargon 07-24-2015 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 934484)
There's a Cuban rule against exporting them and they're all crap after all these years everything has been jerry rigged.

That is why you do a off the frame restoration.

xoxoxoBruce 07-24-2015 09:05 PM

What good will that do when everything has been butchered to adapt foreign parts and home built contraptions like gas from sugarcane converters.

fargon 07-24-2015 09:17 PM

About the only things you keep is the frame, body, and hard parts. Everything is either replaced or rebuilt.

xoxoxoBruce 07-24-2015 09:28 PM

The body's been butchered, the frame's been butchered, and the hard parts are mostly foreign or gone. You're better off with junk yard car, even if the body needs repairs, than one that's been eviscerated.

fargon 07-24-2015 09:32 PM

True. I have been hearing for years that they have been getting parts from Canada, but I don't know how true that is.

xoxoxoBruce 07-24-2015 10:16 PM

By the time you put the chocolate back in the thin candy shell it cost more than it's worth. :haha:
I'm sure there's jewels to be had, but searching them out and importing them would be way more than they are worth, except for the Cuban history bragging rights.

Lamplighter 07-24-2015 10:48 PM

xoB's just trying to turn everyone else away while he corners the market. :cool:


xoxoxoBruce 07-26-2015 08:11 AM
On that 4 wheel drive pickup...
You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”

Reminds me of my Uncles. One was routed home from a WW II South Pacific stint in the Seabees, via Alaska. He was mighty impressed, and when he heard they opened the Alcan Highway to the public in 1948, he talked his brother into going.

They took a new Ford pickup, bent pipe into loops about a foot higher than the cab, covered the loops with corrugated aluminum and wrapped it with heavy canvas to close the front and back. That kept most of the weather out but not the dust. Built a platform across the top of the bed sides for sleeping, and stowed gear underneath. At that time you could only buy a six foot step side bed, plus they had a 55 gallon drum up against the cab for gas, so it couldn't have been very comfy.

From MA to Alaska via the Alcan was a bit over 5,000 miles, that's five oil changes. When the Alcan was built under wartime pressure, they chose the easiest/fastest route to build. From then till the first time I drove it in I think '71, the trip was shortened by about 1,000 miles, 400 on the Alcan alone. But it still cost me a windshield every damn time.

Now it's mostly paved but in the 40s and 50s they'd come home in mid-November and head back by the first of March, while the road was frozen. As soon as it thawed the heavy truck traffic made the road as rough and muddy as a WW I battlefield.

My buddy made the run from California to Anchorage on a chopper Harley. He had to keep replacing disc brake pads because the dust would clog them up till it was constantly wearing the rotor. :eek:

One Uncle got married and stopped going in '55. The other took 35mm slides which documented the tremendous changes in Alaska from '49 through the mid 80s, but most were lost in a house fire.

Gravdigr 07-26-2015 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 934552)
From MA to Alaska via the Alcan was a bit over 5,000 miles, that's five oil changes.

Wait, what?

xoxoxoBruce 07-26-2015 03:34 PM

Yes sir, 1,000 miles was normal up until the early 50s, then higher compression(less blowby) and better motor oils pushed it to 3,000. I called ford because my '65 Mustang manual said I could push it more than 3,000. I got some engineer on the phone(you use to be able to do that if you had the time and somebody else was paying the bill), and his words were, "If you're not adventurous enough to get your money's worth, it's your problem." Set me back, because I can still remember his exact words.

Speaking of calling Detroit, I called Henry Ford II, person to person and they told me he was out of the office :rolleyes:, but they connected me to Lee Iacocca instead. Another time I called Chevy engineering to get the specs on a camshaft. The guy who answered said everybody was at lunch :rolleyes:, and he was a janitor, but he looked up the specs and they turned out to be spot on. :haha:

Gravdigr 07-27-2015 03:43 PM

A "Rims" two-fer:

Gravdigr 07-27-2015 03:53 PM

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Three-fer, then:

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xoxoxoBruce 07-27-2015 04:11 PM

Hmmm... A guy I know with a junkyard auto recycling yard in Lancaster County. Over the years he had accumulated a huge pile of wheels. When we had a nasty snowstorm(feets of it) that took days to open secondary roads, he torched the pile. The fire department called to see what was up, although they couldn't get there anyway, he told them not to worry. When the fire was over he Just scooped up $17,000 worth of rims and tire belt steel. Fire is useful. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 07-27-2015 10:04 PM

:From Jalopnic.

On February 15, 1959, Jacques Seguela and J.C. Baudot are crossing the Atacama desert in Chili [sic] with their 2CV. They left on October 9th 1958 Perpignan (in France) for a trip around the world, from which they had completed then more then a quarter: 25.000 kms. though Africa and South-America.

The 2CV drives brave across the “washboard” shaped surface of the plain, untill suddenly there’s a horrible crunching and rattling from the engine! They stop, look and diagnose the extent of the disaster: not one single drop of oil left, the cap of the oilcarter has gone off through the enormous shocks. This is the end of the 2CV and also that of the explorers because all their reserve has gone; all oil supply has been used earlier.

Both exhausted man shall have to wait for the unlikely help of an even unlikely truck to pass by. For them it’s the end of their journey around the world, exact in the middle of a plain of 3000 kms., where there are golddiggers graves now and then, full of crumbly rocks that form alarming shaped on the horizon.

But, suddenly, as if fallen from the sky, a big indian appears. He comes closer and observes in silence the desperate gesticulation of both young men. Then he gets a number of bananas from his bag, peels them and tucks them into the oilcarter one by one. With this original lubrication the 2CV starts again without any alarming sounds. And after that it drives 300 kms. without any difficulty.

Seguela and Baudot finish their trip around the world: the first worldtour of a French car: 100.000 kms.
:haha: :smack: :lol2: :tinfoil: :haha: :lol2: :haha: :lol2: :facepalm:

glatt 07-28-2015 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 934697)
Three-fer, then:

Looks like a flooded factory yard where new cars got swept tightly together by floodwaters and then somehow ignited. Those three cars on the upper left are identical to many of the burned cars and still have their protective vinyl sheets on them.

glatt 07-28-2015 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 934726)
:From Jalopnic.

Amazing. Bananas are slippery little suckers. I wonder what the SAE viscosity numbers work out to?

xoxoxoBruce 07-28-2015 10:06 PM

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Penning to was half inventor, credited by some with the word Motorcycle, and balloon tires, he won patents for Stirling engines, ignition systems, wood planers, and some type of pulleys. But the other half of him was the PT Barnum school of promoter, earning him a reputation as a fraud.


Pennington working in conjunction with Lawson attempted to design a car bearing his own name. Although payments were taken for orders of this design, apparently none were ever delivered. Journalists speculated that the car was a failure in design, and The Horseless Age remarked sarcastically that: "...the Pennington car, which is not a car, since it does not carry, but has to be carried..." was partly responsible for bad press about the automobile in general and Lawson's motor syndicate in England at the time

xoxoxoBruce 07-30-2015 12:34 PM

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When big ideas outstripped tire technology...

xoxoxoBruce 07-31-2015 11:45 AM

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Oh great, one more thing to worry about, lightning. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 07-31-2015 05:11 PM

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Found this on the web, and if surprised me.
I worked with Charlie Kowchak at Boeing, saw this bike in his basement, and my fishing partner did his machine work.
Charlie's XLCH also beat Guy Leaming, my buddy's boss at Salem County HD, for the national title.
♫ It's a small world after all, It's a small world after all,... ♫ :smack:

xoxoxoBruce 08-01-2015 09:13 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 08-02-2015 09:54 AM

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This was news to me.

Gravdigr 08-02-2015 03:15 PM

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I can see why they didn't keep records of it...they took a fairly attractive car and made it hideous.

ETA: I started to call this one 'unadorned', but, "Marilyn" is doing a mighty fine job of adorning it.

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Gravdigr 08-03-2015 03:04 PM

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Robbie Fucking Maddison.

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Maddison came up with the idea by wanting to combine all of his favorite things: dirt biking, surfing and standup jet skiing.
Robbie Maddison, who has done some pretty insane shit in his day, had this to say:


I honestly thought those were the last moments of my life. That’s something I don’t ever want to experience again.
More (including a teaser vid clip that does NOT show the wave ride and ensuing wipeout) @ GrindTV

Lamplighter 08-03-2015 03:13 PM

... at least he's still wearing his helmet

BigV 08-04-2015 06:15 PM


I saw that clip yesterday too. OMFG. Definitely at the top of the "because I can" category. Good grief.

Gravdigr 08-06-2015 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 935398)

I saw that clip yesterday too. OMFG. Definitely at the top of the "because somebody else is footing the bill" category. Good grief.

Fixed it.

Gravdigr 08-10-2015 03:05 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 08-10-2015 03:26 PM

The railroad cars and the Chevys were both designed to ship like that. The Vega's had to stand up without losing any fluids.

Gravdigr 08-10-2015 03:46 PM

I remember reading that the radiator overflow reservoir, and the windshield washer reservoir were mounted and shaped so that they wouldn't lose fluid during shipping.

They did something with the carbs, too, I think. IIRC, they were shipped without the breather mounted, and some sort of catch container was attached to the carb to prevent fuel loss during shipping. Also, wasn't there a special baffle in the oil fill?

Yes, no, maybe?

xoxoxoBruce 08-10-2015 10:04 PM

Yes, I believe they had a baffle in the pan to keep the oil out of the forward cylinders in shipping.

BigV 08-10-2015 10:50 PM

Pffft, please. You guys act like it's some big mystery.

*Everybody* knows what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Gravdigr 08-11-2015 02:28 PM

I started to say you can't do anything in the backseat of a Vega...But, I had a '78 Fiesta, so, I know that you can.;)

xoxoxoBruce 08-11-2015 03:44 PM

Ha ha, backseat of a '65 Mustang notchback, although I don't think the fastback had any more room. My buddy claimed he topped me with his '65 Corvette. ;)

gvidas 08-11-2015 05:07 PM

Long great article about a salvage operation on a roll-on car carrier. There were some $110M worth of Mazdas and Isuzus that ended up being scrapped because the manufacturers didn't want to warranty them after they spent several months at a 60 degree incline.

Gravdigr 08-11-2015 05:12 PM

I remember that.

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2015 10:13 AM

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Shhhhh, don't tell the NSTB.

Clodfobble 08-13-2015 12:57 PM

So the guy has a rope attached to the driver's arm, in order to pull himself back to the ground when he starts overturning?

That sounds safe.

Gravdigr 08-13-2015 02:57 PM

Reins. For the legless, two-wheeled horse pulling the chariot.

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2015 04:38 PM

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Let the rider know when the charioteer has to stop and pee. ;)

Rich kids and poor kids have the same goals, just not the same means.

xoxoxoBruce 08-16-2015 09:23 PM

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Ice, baby.

fargon 08-16-2015 09:26 PM

^EEK^ I know it's coming, but eek just the same.

Gravdigr 08-20-2015 04:01 PM

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Oh, the humanity...

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It can be yours, IF the price is right.


Big Sarge 08-20-2015 04:38 PM

Sounds like you could put a milk crate in it for a seat and drive it home. I think you should grab it Gravdigr. It would be a fun project this winter

xoxoxoBruce 08-20-2015 05:39 PM

Very, very fixable, most of the chrome is in pretty good shape(probably repro), wiring harness and interior parts are available, but the Fuel Injection would be very expensive to fix. Of course after you spent a fortune to rebuild the fuel injection they run like shit, as all mechanical injections do. But '57 fuelies are so rare you'd have to do it anyway. :haha:

xoxoxoBruce 08-20-2015 11:37 PM

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Gushers add insult to injury.

Gravdigr 08-21-2015 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by Big Sarge (Post 936648)
I think you should grab it Gravdigr.

Heh, no. Too much money, tied up for way too long, with no guarantees.

Got no place to put it, anyway.

xoxoxoBruce 08-22-2015 02:21 PM

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How in... just how?

xoxoxoBruce 08-22-2015 07:22 PM

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Those Hippies in microbuses have spawn with more money and bigger ambitions.

xoxoxoBruce 08-24-2015 10:33 PM

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New for 2016...

xoxoxoBruce 08-25-2015 04:42 PM

Traffic on Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, LA, CA, in the mid 30s.
Lanes? We don't got no lanes. We don't need no stinkin' lanes!

xoxoxoBruce 08-26-2015 09:34 PM

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