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Gravdigr 09-06-2020 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1057569)
A book which I've never heard of.

A book of which you've never heard.

God, you hillbiffies. Pfft.:headshake

Gravdigr 09-06-2020 09:47 PM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1057570)
Nonetheless a beautiful machine.

Was. And tis.


Originally Posted by sexobon (Post 1057586)
The real question is: Is it ethical to carry on a discussion about racism, in the "Rims" thread, behind tw's back where he might not notice the opportunity to jump in and blame Trump for all of the world's ills? See, this is the kind of treachery that develops when you don't have new taglines.

For the love of God, people, won't somebody think of TW?!


Carruthers 09-07-2020 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1057569)
A book which I've never heard of.


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1057618)
A book of which you've never heard.

God, you hillbiffies. Pfft.:headshake

Exactly Mr G.

Sloppy English is something up with which you should not put. :)

Griff 09-07-2020 06:41 AM

To be fair I'm merican no englisher

Carruthers 09-07-2020 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1057630)
To be fair I'm merican no englisher

:) :thumb:

Undertoad 09-07-2020 09:12 AM


Is it ethical to carry on a discussion about racism, in the "Rims" thread
Combine the topics

xoxoxoBruce 09-07-2020 09:24 AM

And no more Yellow Cabs unless they come from Asia. :rolleyes:

BigV 09-07-2020 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 1057539)
by participating in the system you are racist because you benefited from the systemic oppression

if you say you aren't racist that makes you, obviously, racist since you are unaware of your advantage

by fighting this form of anti-racism you are literally hitler what they believe

Your use of the phrase "...they believe" gives the impression that you don't believe it. But your post covers a *lot* of ground. What is your opinion of the three statements in your post? Frankly, your third sentence is confusing, and not the "literally hitler" meme/hyperbole. I'd appreciate hearing you expand on this point please.

If you like, we can continue the conversation here.

Undertoad 09-07-2020 08:32 PM

i'm not interested in pursuing it with you

BigV 09-07-2020 09:26 PM

Leaving me to draw my own conclusions.


xoxoxoBruce 09-09-2020 11:06 PM

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Toad does everything in the third person, he's the fly on the wall keeping tabs on the descent of man.
Report trends and shifts in strengths of movements but don't commit and don't vote.
He's Switzerland with less wealth. :lol:

Anyway, back to rims...

BigV 09-10-2020 10:48 AM

I'm guessing the guy that drew that one up drives a Mustang.

It *is* pretty though.

Diaphone Jim 09-10-2020 11:12 AM

Seems like several other cars have stolen the Aston's famous front end.

May be gettin' old, but I can't see anything but trouble coming from about 400 or so of that HP.

Gravdigr 09-10-2020 11:17 PM

If that's an Aston, I'm guessing it's significantly more than 400hp.

Wonderin' if'n it's a Mustang w/a Aston-ish ass on it?

xoxoxoBruce 09-11-2020 12:38 AM

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It says 848 horsepower, all carbon fiber, no mustang parts.
Remember James Bond's DB5 that came out in 1963, and the movie in '64?
Then the Vantage in I think mid-70s.

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.

Diaphone Jim 09-25-2020 05:40 PM

Maybe it is a dialysis machine. He figured he be in the car for a couple of hours anyway.

xoxoxoBruce 09-26-2020 11:32 PM

I got in touch with the guy who took the pictures...


In response to your inquiry regarding our coverage of the September 2020 Road America historics and the shadowy object in the C3 Vette, the PAG Graphic Blandishment and Photoshoppery Brigade has gone back to the original RAW photo file. Using our moderately advanced exposure compensation equipment, the team thinks that the cylinder in question looks to be the fuel cell. Far from being the safer, rubber bladder-type commonly used in modern cars, it seems to be a thing of aluminum. Vintagely dangerous and accurate.This theory is borne out by the two large hoses heading to the firewall and the steel straps securing the vessel in its place. Your estimation that this is rectally pucker-worthy seems right on. Please see the attached adjusted full-resolution image for your own assessment. If you favor a different theory, the team would be interested to hear it.

Second possibility was that it is a Big Gulp, as evidenced by the cap located at a handy angle for the driver's convenience during hot summer laps.
MY mistake calling it Road Atlanta, it's Road America.

Griff 09-27-2020 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1058553)
Maybe it is a dialysis machine. He figured he be in the car for a couple of hours anyway.

This is funny.

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1058582)
I got in touch with the guy who took the pictures...

MY mistake calling it Road Atlanta, it's Road America.

His reply also amuses me.

Gravdigr 09-28-2020 03:39 PM

Apparently, this is not the 'droid you are looking for.

xoxoxoBruce 09-28-2020 11:29 PM

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All these years, one of my favorites, I never noticed the 4dr hardtop had a different back window.

xoxoxoBruce 09-28-2020 11:35 PM

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And money talks especially if it's talking on your yacht.
The guy who owns it now said it had bad rust problem around the Vista Cruiser roof windows.

Gravdigr 09-29-2020 12:03 AM

Sweet, a no-post fo do wagon.

BigV 09-29-2020 09:17 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1058665)
All these years, one of my favorites, I never noticed the 4dr hardtop had a different back window.

and side windows ...

xoxoxoBruce 09-29-2020 09:25 AM

Well the side windows is what makes it a "hardtop" or not, so they are at the forefront of identifying the model along with the number of doors.

Diaphone Jim 09-29-2020 08:01 PM

I think the original designer was gone by the time they got to that window.

xoxoxoBruce 10-02-2020 01:51 AM

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I wonder how many people knew the Nash Metropolitan was an import?

xoxoxoBruce 10-02-2020 01:55 AM

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I can't imagine having this much money and pull, he must own a garage full of them... :smack:

Diaphone Jim 10-02-2020 11:46 AM

The Metro has interchangeable front and back bumpers!

Diaphone Jim 10-07-2020 11:09 AM

Bucket List, the title says it :

There is a delicious typo in the Passage du Gois, France section.

xoxoxoBruce 10-08-2020 03:28 AM

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Those guys have obviously never driven the Sure-Kill expressway at rush hour.

I wasn't aware Subaru has a windshield wiper heater, sounds like a good idea.

Undertoad 10-08-2020 08:09 AM

When I had the 2005 Scooby, I cracked the windshield by keeping the hot defrost on trying to clear ice on the wipers, so.

fargon 10-08-2020 08:31 AM

To avoid that turn On the defroster before you start the car and it warms the windshield glass slowly. Voice of experience. I don't know how that would work on a Tesla.

glatt 10-08-2020 09:42 AM

every car I've ever used, the front windshield is heated by the warm air heated by the warm engine coolant. Engine won't get warm without running. And the air starts out cold for several minutes.

Griff 10-08-2020 04:11 PM

Both my girl's cars have the Subaru heated wipers, nice feature.

xoxoxoBruce 10-11-2020 07:23 AM

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A gorgeous Chevy Nova...

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and some Ford Falcons...

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and Ford Torino...

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and another Ford...

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Diaphone Jim 10-11-2020 11:33 AM

The Falcon Cayuse wins the sweepstakes, all-time WTF grill award.

Gravdigr 10-11-2020 01:55 PM

That 73 XA Falcon looks like a Chevelle w/a Capri grille and headlights.

I like it.

BigV 10-11-2020 02:04 PM

speakin of Falcons that's what I thought when I first saw the "Cayuse". That's a nice looking soft top Falcon there. Even with the asymetrical grill.

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