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glatt 05-20-2014 01:21 PM

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Look at the 1989 Civic hatchback in comparison.

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I gotta go Google the coefficients of friction for both these cars.

Edit: It looks like my comparison is not fair because the Mazda 6 appears to be a four door coupe and this civic is a 2 door hatchback. Also exhaustive lists showing coefficients of friction are hard to find.

Edit #2: A fairer comparison is a 1989 Mazda 626. You can see through this thing:

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It has a coefficient of drag of 0.33 while the current Mazda 6 has 0.27. So the more modern one is slightly more aerodynamic, as you would expect, but not significantly more.

lumberjim 05-20-2014 03:56 PM

http://www.carsbikesbacon.com/img/14312.o.jpg

xoxoxoBruce 05-20-2014 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 899372)
The styling of cars today results in poor visibility to the point that many of them offer back up cameras so the driver can see. I don't approve.

Your right on the money, visibility has taken a big hit in recent years, and it's not all in the name of streamlining. Models, like hatchbacks, are in and out of style but I think that is driven more by the makers than consumers.
The fastbacks are much tougher to design in visibility, but why bother when half the people on the road are oblivious to anything they can't see through the windshield. :dedhors2:

BigV 05-20-2014 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 899392)
Your right on the money, visibility has taken a big hit in recent years, and it's not all in the name of streamlining. Models, like hatchbacks, are in and out of style but I think that is driven more by the makers than consumers.
The fastbacks are much tougher to design in visibility, but why bother when half the people on the road are oblivious to anything they can't see through the windshield. their phone. :dedhors2:

fixed that for ya.

xoxoxoBruce 05-21-2014 10:22 AM

Touché. :thumb:

xoxoxoBruce 05-29-2014 05:08 PM

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I have a folder where I park pictures and material I've snatched off the web concerning old Indian Motocycles. Here's a couple.

Gravdigr 05-29-2014 05:30 PM

Very cool.

Gravdigr 05-30-2014 03:22 PM

Smart car alllllmost gets the best of a Shelby Mustang:



A sub-14 second Smart Car....With that short wheel base, and narrow track, I'll bet that is one twitchy sumbitch.

Gravdigr 06-01-2014 01:49 PM

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BigV 06-02-2014 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 900142)
Smart car alllllmost gets the best of a Shelby Mustang:



A sub-14 second Smart Car....With that short wheel base, and narrow track, I'll bet that is one twitchy sumbitch.

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I have driven the Smart Fortwo several times. Twitchy is an understatement. Here you see me parked perpendicular to the curb, at my house, with my VW Golf fender in the foreground for comparison. They're very, very tiny. They're tall, so there's room for me and Twil to both sit up straight, which I love. For in city driving, they're fucking awesome. The Car2Go system is super easy, fairly priced, convenient and fun. The car is a ball to drive in the city. Plenty of pickup, responsive, good visibility, loud horn, etc. The shifting with the semi-automatic transmission is pretty jerky at times. That little three-banger gets wound waaay up before shifting--kaCHUNK.

The car's less fun on the freeway, but it can handle it. A bit bouncy over expansion joints, and I haven't driven one with a substantial crosswind and I'm not looking forward to it. All in all, a very fine city car. For the city. For two. And a couple bags of groceries.

Gravdigr 06-20-2014 04:57 PM

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BigV 06-20-2014 08:56 PM

That's badass.

Gravdigr 06-24-2014 05:12 PM

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Hey, look! It's one of them trailervans.

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xoxoxoBruce 06-24-2014 05:23 PM

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That's interesting. :yesnod:

Maybe he's French. :lol:

Gravdigr 06-25-2014 02:28 PM

Heh, that's damn near a Citroen inception.

Gravdigr 06-25-2014 02:44 PM

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Look, it's the newest thing in custom wheelery.

Urrbody got deyself some of dem tri-bar spinners for dey wheels. Old. Busted. Boooooooooorrrrrring.

What you need is deez new puppyhead spinners:

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Yo dawg! I heard you like dawgs. And wheels.

So I put yo dawg through yo wheel! YOLO!

BigV 06-25-2014 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 902860)
Hey, look! It's one of them trailervans.

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Maybe he's just missing his boat.


xoxoxoBruce 06-25-2014 03:45 PM

Many years back my buddy came back from Florida with pictures of that boaterhome, or one of them, he took in a parking lot. We were trying to figure out how and why for a long time. It was years before I saw it on the net.

Gravdigr 06-25-2014 03:52 PM

I saw it (the vid) a few years ago, labeled "The coolest guy at the boat ramp".

Gravdigr 06-25-2014 03:54 PM

It's front wheel drive, btw. If you look close when he drives out of the water, you can see the rear axles are just straight tube axles, like on a trailer. It's either a 4wd van front end, or he's using a front axle/transfer case from a 4wd.

gvidas 06-25-2014 09:00 PM

I've developed a habit of semi-obsessively shopping on craigslist. Not really for anything, although I buy tools and bikes from time to time. This browsing has been such a steady, thorough combing that I started collecting the photos I come across that feature people prominently. I guess it could go in monster's "stuff on craigslist" thread, but it's not stuff.

Girlfriends' car is on the down-n-out, so my usual focus (tools; heavy machinery I have no use for; bicycles) has shifted to automobiles.

It's been a fruitful couple of days (not so much on the actual-car-buying, but whatever.)

http://37.media.tumblr.com/84308d85d...t29o1_1280.jpg
"VETTE - 85 - Daily Driver"

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"1999 Toyota corolla CE,Good condition,116700miles"

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"1998 VW Passat"

fargon 06-25-2014 09:15 PM

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Kool Bug, but that is a bad place for an oil filter.

xoxoxoBruce 06-25-2014 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by gvidas (Post 902966)
This browsing has been such a steady, thorough combing that I started collecting the photos I come across that feature people prominently.

I can see somebody deciding to sell a car and the only picture they have is somebody standing by it. Not the way to present it for best return but whatever. But the other pics, they must have wanted to get their mug on the net... I guess. :nuts:

glatt 06-26-2014 07:19 AM

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I kind of like it. It's nice to see who you are buying from. Don't want to buy something from this guy:
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Gravdigr 06-26-2014 01:26 PM

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...or this guy:

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Gravdigr 06-26-2014 01:27 PM

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Nope, look closer...

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glatt 06-26-2014 01:38 PM

excellent

Gravdigr 06-26-2014 02:11 PM

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Woop...

Somebody done steampunked they scooter:

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Notice the electric plug out back...it's electric.

Gravdigr 07-01-2014 03:02 PM

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This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is going to be auctioned by Bonham's in August. There were only 39 built.

This is one beautiful automobile.

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It's been owned by the same family for 49 years, and is expected to be the most expensive car ever sold at public auction.

The most recent 250 GTO to be sold was sold in the UK last October in a private transaction for $52,000,000!:speechls:

Link

Gravdigr 07-02-2014 11:04 AM

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Windshield says 'Double Vision'.

BigV 07-02-2014 01:58 PM

*I* say Pushmi-pullyu

Gravdigr 07-02-2014 02:12 PM

Yeah, you say that, but can I (successfully) click on it?

There some stuff in that there link that don't belong.

Try this if V's link don't do it for ya.

I think that was what he was going for.

:D

Gravdigr 07-03-2014 03:28 PM

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Hey, look! It's a -WTFizatthang?

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It's about ⅝ of an old Honda Gold Wing, and about ⅓ of a, what is that? A Buick? A Pontiac Grand Prix, maybe?

And it's about 374 times more dangerous than it looks at first glance. It's a good thing he loves Jesus, methinks he's gonna have need of Him before too long.

BigV 07-03-2014 05:52 PM

looks like the heel ends of a Saturn to me.

Gravdigr 07-05-2014 04:22 PM

I believe you're right, V. That certainly looks like a Saturn emblem behind the front wheel.

Gravdigr 07-16-2014 03:17 PM

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1) "Well, here's your problem, right here, lady..."

2) "Man, these serpentine belt systems get more and more complicated every year."

3) "Raise the hood, sir, it sounds like something's leaking under there..."

4)

Griff 07-16-2014 06:59 PM

Where in Australia did you say you bought this?

I don't generally have a problem with snakes, but that right there creeps me the fuck out.

lumberjim 07-16-2014 11:14 PM

Muthafuckin snakes on a Muthafuckin.... yaris?

Gravdigr 07-17-2014 01:21 AM

I don't know what kind of car that is, but, that right-side windshield should narrow it down.

Is that a gearbox?

lumberjim 07-17-2014 09:07 PM

Actually, it looks like a Nissan versa

Gravdigr 07-18-2014 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 904884)
I don't know what kind of car that is, but, that right-side windshield should narrow it down.

Windshield wiper, I should say...

Gravdigr 07-23-2014 02:33 PM

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Y'know, really, it doesn't look that bad.

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lumberjim 07-24-2014 03:33 PM

I like it. I would be seen driving it.

Gravdigr 08-13-2014 11:31 AM

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It gets around, apparently...

BigV 08-20-2014 11:27 PM

Should be in a thread called Car Boners.
 


Countach all the way.

glatt 08-21-2014 07:28 AM

The Countach has always been impressive, but I never liked its styling. The Miura looks so much better.

infinite monkey 08-21-2014 09:08 AM

A 'Ghini is my ultimate top level dream car. Because, car.

Of the two, I gotta say I like the Countach better.

But the Murcielago could make me cry.

Gravdigr 08-21-2014 03:15 PM

On an episode of Top Gear, James May drove an eighties Countach. The Countach was one of his dream cars from his teenage years. He commented on how it was almost impossible to drive anyway but forward, in a straight line. He also commented on how often Lambos catch fire. He said the one he was driving wasn't on fire at the moment, but, he couldn't really be sure because he was absolutely roasting from engine heat.

You should have seen him trying to parallel park the thing. It would've been funny if it hadn't been so sad.

BigV 08-21-2014 07:11 PM

If you have to parallel park your Countach, buddy, you're doing it wrong.

lumberjim 08-21-2014 07:53 PM

The countache is the last car I would want to own. I'll take that Audi space ship. R8? I believe... Fucking sexy beast.

lumberjim 08-21-2014 07:56 PM

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...urt-debut.html

I'd even take it in the brown

Bloke 08-26-2014 03:28 PM

Automotive porn...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lpB1yR9Sz9Y

Gravdigr 08-27-2014 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by lumberjim (Post 907789)
I'd even take it in the brown

That was very badly-worded.


I'm surprised we didn't hear from Shel on that one...:rolleyes:

Gravdigr 08-27-2014 04:42 PM

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Full-size school bus for comparison:

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lumberjim 08-27-2014 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 908317)
That was very badly-worded.


I'm surprised we didn't hear from Shel on that one...:rolleyes:

He knew I had already made the joke by saying it that way. I'm glad to have confirmation that at least one person got it, though. Thanks, Captain O.

Gravdigr 09-01-2014 04:44 PM

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Not sure if I've posted this (in the wrong folder, if I did): Olds 442!

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Not sure what it's built off of, the front looks Camaro-y, but the rear looks kinda Charger-ish.

Gravdigr 09-02-2014 04:36 PM

The Mack Titan



Moving 800,000 lb generator vessels with five, sixteen liter diesel engined, automatic transmission Mack Titans, one pulling/steering, four pushing. Not to mention the completely awesome, custom-built, 300 foot long, 192-wheeled, articulating trailer.

:devil:

xoxoxoBruce 09-05-2014 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by lumberjim (Post 907788)
The countache is the last car I would want to own. I'll take that Audi space ship. R8? I believe... Fucking sexy beast.

I saw two white ones yesterday, both had TN plates and were headed South in NJ, but they were about 75 miles apart. :confused:

They were very striking in white, no good for robbing 7-11s at all.

Gravdigr 09-05-2014 03:32 PM

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2005 Maybach Exelero

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700 hp

218 mph

$8,000,000 (yes, that's eight million damn dollars!):bolt:

Gravdigr 09-29-2014 04:43 PM

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