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BigV 09-29-2014 07:14 PM

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While waiting in line for the ferry the other night, I saw this Subaru wagging his tail. Pretty funny!
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Gravdigr 10-01-2014 03:06 PM

Funny? I'll tell ya what's funny.

Those wire spoke hubcaps, they're funny.

Gravdigr 10-10-2014 11:36 AM

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Yeah, that's a 1978 Chevy Chevette. A buddy back in high school had one. Powder blue. We put about a million miles on that old car, running the backroads, wasting all our hard-earned Big Star grocery-bagging dollars.

It always needed gas.

But, not as much as this Chevette needs. Ya see, Bunky, this (otherwise fully restored) Chevette has had a big-block 427 shoehorned under the hood. TH-400, Holley 780, L-88 heads, yaddayaddayadda...

BigV 10-10-2014 02:33 PM

Word most frequently heard word by strangers spoken by the driver of this car:


Followed closely by:


Gravdigr 10-10-2014 03:04 PM

Heh, it might go 300 mph, but, I bet it don't take off fer shit, with those skinny tires.

I also bet that thing jumps six feet straight up in the air every time he blips the throttle.

xoxoxoBruce 10-15-2014 11:53 AM

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Paid a visit to the original Pie Wagon yesterday.

Gravdigr 10-19-2014 03:12 PM

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The (supposedly) only surviving, original-to-the-movie "Easy Rider" motorcycle was auctioned last night.


I cannot confirm that's the original in the above pic.


xoxoxoBruce 10-19-2014 04:44 PM

Haggerty built 4 identical bikes for the movie, but 3 were stolen/dismantled, and the 4th destroyed in the film. When the filming was over Haggerty had to salvage and restore/rebuild/recreate, what ever you want to call it, the bike. The bike here is a reincarnation of the Captain America bike, but to say it's the one Fonda road in the movie is a stretch.

Could you take a piece of burnt metal, rebuild the Hindenburg, and legitimately call it the original? :eyebrow:

Undertoad 10-19-2014 11:33 PM

Forget about this, where is the cycle Joe Namath rode when he played C. C. Ryder in C. C. and Company! Huh? Baby boomers, where is THAT cycle?

Gravdigr 10-20-2014 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 912305)

I said supposedly, man, sheesh, put that knife away.:biglaugha

xoxoxoBruce 10-20-2014 11:15 PM

I wasn't talking at you, just adding what I think I know about it. Not everything is about you, ya know.

Gravdigr 10-21-2014 03:31 PM

It ain't?:eek:

xoxoxoBruce 10-21-2014 06:37 PM

Oh damn, I'm sorry, I forgot it was a secret. Please forgive me. :ipray:

Gravdigr 10-23-2014 02:52 PM

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JCPenney? Rly?

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xoxoxoBruce 10-23-2014 06:34 PM

They even sold drag slicks at one time.

Gravdigr 10-25-2014 01:56 PM


Gravdigr 10-31-2014 03:51 PM

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...and not a single fuck was given.

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glatt 11-01-2014 01:21 PM

If you have a Segway, you have to look for uses for it.

BigV 11-03-2014 03:59 PM

they're perfect for changing the subject

Gravdigr 11-03-2014 04:46 PM

I see what you did there...

Gravdigr 11-04-2014 01:07 PM

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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Porsche Panamera Exclusive

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100 of them will be made.

At right around $264,000. Each.

Gravdigr 12-07-2014 03:38 PM

^^^Regarding the Porsche Panamera Exclusive^^^

Not $264,000, but, $310,000, each.

They sold out in 48 hours.

Gravdigr 12-19-2014 04:28 PM

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Clodfobble 12-20-2014 06:50 AM

Looks like a church parking lot. I'm guessing a youth group vehicle, or else a family with 15+ kids.

infinite monkey 12-20-2014 07:19 AM

The Church of the Comfort Inn?

Clodfobble 12-20-2014 08:37 AM

Ooh, good eyes. Well, church groups have to stay overnight somewhere, maybe?

BigV 12-20-2014 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 916798)
The Church of the Comfort Inn?

Have you never been to the Comfort Inn and heard "Oh God, Oh God, Ohh God, Oh sweet Jesus!" coming through the walls?

Gravdigr 12-20-2014 02:08 PM

No, no...You're talking about the Comfort Inn & Out.

classicman 12-26-2014 04:09 PM

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BigV 12-26-2014 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 916825)
No, no...You're talking about the Comfort Inn & Out.

They have a chain of burger restaurants; best burgers ever.

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xoxoxoBruce 01-03-2015 09:27 PM

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Don't know what, where, or when, except what I see in the picture.

Griff 01-04-2015 07:05 AM

Chech Republic

xoxoxoBruce 01-04-2015 11:34 AM

I found out from elspode it was a 1941 Horch (1 of the Auto Union 4) chassis that was rebodied later. But still don't know by who, for whom, or exactly when, but I'd guess after the war.

I'd sent the picture to NAG because her husband is a retired Fire Captain, and I'll be damned if she didn't find the answer.:facepalm:


November 1945, a team of Brno, Czech Republic purchased this vehicle built in 1941 Horch 853 Sportcabriolet. The car was rebuilt in a fast delivery of fire of six people and the fire engine at the contact point brigade. Design and construction belonged T.Lepil between 1946 and 1949.
Hey, I was right about "after the war". :blush:

Gravdigr 01-04-2015 03:39 PM

Meh, fill it with water and put fish in it.

Griff 01-05-2015 06:52 AM


Gravdigr 01-10-2015 03:10 PM

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"One medium triple cheeseburger combo, please.

And if you fuck it up, I will take this entire restaurant, and..."

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I want it just for the drive-thru.

Gravdigr 01-10-2015 03:14 PM

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Oh, hells yeah!

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Lamplighter 01-10-2015 05:31 PM

That ski-ulance is something you want to see coming towards you,
and something you don't...

xoxoxoBruce 01-10-2015 07:25 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 918675)
I want it just for the drive-thru.

No need to go around to the drive through, just pick up the building with that sucker, and spin the window around to you. :haha:

BigV 01-12-2015 02:03 PM

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Oh my god.

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glatt 01-12-2015 02:49 PM

I see it's got the EconoBoost engine.

xoxoxoBruce 01-12-2015 05:13 PM

It's not EconoBoost, it's EcoBoost. Ford choosing that name was a very slick move, as it leads people to think things Ford doesn't claim. :haha:
It's a turbo-charged motor which is old hat, Ford turbo-charged Thunderbirds back in the 80s. Have to admit though, committing to turbos is a ballsy move for Ford.

glatt 01-12-2015 08:10 PM

You're right. I mixed the name up as I was typing.

I thought it was amusing. There's nothing ecological about a supercar like that.

It's extremely cool though.

xoxoxoBruce 01-12-2015 08:23 PM

Very cool, it's a full out competition car. Technical marvel, over 600 hp, sexy as hell design, but alas, no place for groceries. :headshake

Gravdigr 01-13-2015 01:29 PM

Not in regards solely to the Ford GT, but, in general:

There has to be reason, and I'm bothered just enough to ask about it now:

Why are the brake calipers on the front mounted on the rear of the rotor, and the calipers on the back mounted to the front of the rotor?

xoxoxoBruce 01-13-2015 02:01 PM

The easy answer ~ it makes the brake lines shorter.
The hard answer ~ Damifino, everytime I hear a credible source explaining the effects of caliper mounting location on bearing loading, and why the front and back benefit from different loadings, after five minutes my eyes glaze over and I drool on my beer gut. :o

busterb 02-03-2015 09:30 AM

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Windy day, no way.

BigV 02-03-2015 09:49 AM

sure, as long as you're traveling INTO the wind. whoooooosh!

xoxoxoBruce 02-06-2015 10:14 PM

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I don't believe it. :headshake

glatt 02-07-2015 10:30 AM

But you see, the oil companies don't want you to know about it, so they are keeping the salt water fuel hidden.

xoxoxoBruce 02-07-2015 11:25 AM

Yes, they dumped it all in the ocean.

Come to think of it, they dumped a lot of oil in the ocean too. :eyebrow:

lumberjim 02-08-2015 01:19 AM

It would rust out in 3 years

xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2015 01:26 AM

Rust out! I dug out this picture of a rollback my buddy had in his junkyard. I think it's an Autocar but wouldn't bet on it. Not only a stainless steel deck, a stainless steel cab. Don't know the year of the truck or the history, only that it wasn't registered, wasn't being used. I didn't ask and he didn't volunteer.

It might seem like an odd situation, but along the driveway to his house, through the junkyard, he installed a Thunderbird planter for flowers. You can't tell because of the weeds but the hood is over six feet off the ground. Bolted the doors shut and filled it with dirt so it didn't take long to rust away.

So you see, a stainless rollback sitting unused didn't strike me as outrageous... in context. ;)

glatt 02-19-2015 07:22 AM

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It's not the same as seeing one in the wild, but that reminded me of this stainless 911 I saw years ago in the Deutsches Museum in Munich.
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I used to wonder why cars weren't all built out of stainless steel, but that was before I had a better understanding of consumer desires and economics.

Gravdigr 02-19-2015 11:57 AM

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Reminded me of this 36 Ford from a few years back:

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xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2015 11:09 PM

The problem with that Ford is everything under the shiny is stock components, which rusted and rotted away because these cars were driven everyday by the steel company salesmen, except one show car.

Gravdigr 02-20-2015 02:31 PM

There were four, I'm pretty sure. They were given to salesmen, that were special in whatever way, to drive. They all were driven in excess of 200,000 miles.

Rusty, rotty, still a Ford, whatthefuckever...I wonder how many 36 Ford Tudors went 200,000+ miles?



These cars were built by Ford for Allegheny as promotional and marketing projects. The top four salesmen each year were given the honor of driving one for a year. All 4 cars had over 200,000 miles on them before they were finally removed from service - a remarkable number at that time.
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xoxoxoBruce 02-20-2015 02:58 PM

I'm sure they got the best of service, plus I've noticed my truck seems to be "ageing" faster since I stopped driving it every day. Of course it may be driving every day you don't notice minor fading. Better to keep moving... my doctor keeps saying.

xoxoxoBruce 02-21-2015 01:17 PM

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And sometimes, ironic shit happens. :rolleyes:

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