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Gravdigr 05-13-2016 01:24 PM

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I also saw this survivor Chevelle the other day:

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glatt 05-13-2016 02:06 PM

I've always heard I would be too tall to fit in one. (Lamborghini)

xoxoxoBruce 05-13-2016 07:40 PM

I think you stole that Lambo from Dirtdigr. :yesnod:

Gravdigr 05-14-2016 06:11 PM

You may have noticed the "For Sale" sign on the Chevelle.

I'm told the asking price is $30,000.:3_eyes:



Watch the 2017 Camaro Z/28 prototype crash at Nurburgring.

xoxoxoBruce 05-15-2016 02:50 AM

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Fat like a tick...

BigV 05-15-2016 12:59 PM

In California, bug squashes YOU!

Gravdigr 05-15-2016 03:41 PM

Goliath Beetle!

I woulda painted it blue and named it Babe.

Gravdigr 05-15-2016 04:23 PM

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Didn't know whether to put this here, or in 'Aircraft'.

I put it here, in case you didn't notice.:D

Jag F-Type...I don't know what plane that is.

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You know they didn't get that pic on the first try.

xoxoxoBruce 05-15-2016 05:50 PM

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Damn fool, they will likely do more damage to his car than anything else...

Pamela 05-15-2016 06:20 PM

Grav, the plane is a modified L-39 Albatross, a military training aircraft commonly used in the Czech Republic and other countries.

Gravdigr 05-16-2016 10:15 AM

Cool. Thank you, Pam!

Gravdigr 05-16-2016 12:48 PM

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From BoldRide, via YahooNews:

4 Historic Hemi Cudas Headed to Auction

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xoxoxoBruce 05-16-2016 06:23 PM

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A couple weeks ago, a guy came into the auto parts store where my buddy works, complaining he couldn't find .030 over pistons for an early 440. The owner, being an old school parts guy, thought that was strange and took it as a personal challenge to use his many connections to find them. After two days he found a set of NOS +.030 pistons in Dallas for almost $1,000 dollars. :eek:
And that was without rings or wrist pins.

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xoxoxoBruce 05-17-2016 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 959925)
what makes those sparks? It's obviously not good, but is it an entire head blowing off, or something?

I imagine it looked something like this, probably worse.

glatt 05-17-2016 08:50 AM

Is that a supercharger? Did it fail simply because of increased air pressure, or was there some metal part that broke and smashed into the housing?

I'm familiar with the idea of an engine seizing, and a push rod being thrown. There are probably similar things that can happen with connecting rods breaking and a head getting cracked when a piston hits it. So many ways for a red lined engine to fail in extreme conditions.

Gravdigr 05-17-2016 02:06 PM

That is a supercharger, or "blower".

What has happened there, is too much pressure. It's referred to colloquially as "the blower sneezed". It's a righteous explosion sometimes, and can smithereen the body right off of a funny car.

Here's a driver's seat point of view of a blower sneezing:

They can be much more violent. FYI, the 'white stuff' coming out the exhaust pipes is raw, unburned fuel.

xoxoxoBruce 05-17-2016 02:10 PM

See those little metal tubes around the top? They are injecting Nitrous Oxide to make ridiculous horsepower. An internal combustion engine can only accept as much fuel as it has oxygen to burn it. You can put on a turbocharger or supercharger to increase air pressure(more oxygen) into the engine so it can handle more fuel and make more power. And/or add NOS which when added to the incoming air cools it, making it more dense, plus adding extra oxygen. However when it ignites before it reaches the cylinders the results are catastrophic. The NOS is injected as a liquid, but if some between the pressure tank and the engine has become vapor in the feed lines, an explosion is likely. I've seen a simple NOS system backfire and melt out the entire center of a large 4 barrel carburetor in a heartbeat.

glatt 05-17-2016 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 960363)
See those little metal tubes around the top? They are injecting Nitrous Oxide

Thanks. I was wondering what those were.

Pretty crazy when you think about how these clever apes are harnessing the power of explosions to go fast, but the explosions have to be in just the right location.

xoxoxoBruce 05-17-2016 03:24 PM

Yes, a 450 cubic inch motor making 3,000 horsepower takes some engineering.

xoxoxoBruce 05-18-2016 12:11 AM

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When a Chevy SSR rearends a Rolls Royce...

Gravdigr 05-18-2016 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 960374)
Yes, a 450 cubic inch motor making 3,000 horsepower takes some engineering.

A Top Fuel engine makes around 8500-10,000 horsepower, and around 7400 lbft of torque.

That's an interesting Wiki link. Has a section on superchargers, but the whole article is interesting.

xoxoxoBruce 05-18-2016 02:47 PM

Ever see that demo where they take the fuel injection system from a top fuel rail and set it over a fish tank?

Gravdigr 05-18-2016 03:04 PM

No, but, I looked for it for a minute.

xoxoxoBruce 05-18-2016 03:06 PM

I've seen it on TV a couple times, it's staggering to see them fill a 20 gallon tank in seconds.

xoxoxoBruce 05-18-2016 11:38 PM

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Tucker motor, brand new old stock, unused, original...

Gravdigr 05-20-2016 04:40 PM

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Hey, anybody looking for a brand new old Corvette?

Dude ordered a 1978 Silver Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette L-82 with about every option you could get, and when it was delivered, he rolled into his garage, and that's where it's been for 38 years. The 'Vette has 4.2 actual miles on the odometer.

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Short article

It's up for auction on eBay. Current (as of this post) bid is $86,100.

Pamela 05-20-2016 07:08 PM

Paging Susan Crane! Please pick up the white courtesy phone!

xoxoxoBruce 05-20-2016 08:11 PM

Wouldn't touch that Corvette with a 10 foot pole. Cars deteriorate not being used.

Gravdigr 05-22-2016 04:43 PM

The bid is now $105,387.00.

xoxoxoBruce 05-23-2016 07:56 PM

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Back Seat Driver...

Gravdigr 05-24-2016 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 960669)
Hey, anybody looking for a brand new old Corvette?...Current (as of this post) bid is $86,100.


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 960750)
The bid is now $105,387.00.

The bid is now, wait, whut? The bid is now $90,301.00.

Someone cancelled some bids in there somewhere...

Gravdigr 05-24-2016 02:58 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 05-26-2016 10:25 PM

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God sees the future, and was just doing a little preemptive punishing.

glatt 05-27-2016 08:51 AM

that's just plain wrong

xoxoxoBruce 05-27-2016 02:20 PM

I know, but it's a start. :p:

Gravdigr 05-27-2016 03:25 PM

Oh, the hughmanatee...

xoxoxoBruce 05-29-2016 01:02 AM

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Evidently this Historic Vehicle Association, I never heard of, was formed a few years ago with funding from Hagerty Insurance, to decide what cars are historically important in North America. They are affiliated with some other groups around the world to tell us rabble what's what. Eh. They just added their 8th pick. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 05-31-2016 12:26 AM

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I've seen pictures of these boxed jeeps before, but also whole jeeps in cargo slings, and being driven on ships by ramps. Boxing is expensive and materials/labor intensive, plus then you have to move the box somehow. I finally read they only boxed then when they absolutely had to, but that was still a lot.

Here's the story

glatt 05-31-2016 08:44 AM

I remember ads in the backs of magazines in the 70s where you could buy a boxed jeep for $5. I wonder if anyone ever actually did that? Had to be BS.

xoxoxoBruce 05-31-2016 11:02 AM

If you read the fine print, it usually said send us money and we'll send you a list of secret government auctions. What you got was a copy of a free government publication listing government surplus auctions.

xoxoxoBruce 06-01-2016 01:06 PM

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My guess is, he did his burnout to prep the slicks, and backing up to the line the guy on the ground was dancing along side wiping the loose rubber off tire with a rag, when he got his foot caught. Hope they get him out before the adrenaline wears off. :thepain:

Gravdigr 06-01-2016 03:55 PM

Ow, OW!!!

xoxoxoBruce 06-01-2016 04:54 PM

He may be in pain, but he sure knows he's going to get yelled at.
I'd guess that rail weighs in the neighborhood of 1500 lbs with driver, and some is of course on the front wheels. The wrinkle walls probably run 9 to 13 psi so they are pretty forgiving. That means he may not be seriously hurt, but he fucked up and they probably had to shut it down before it overheated. That's a forfeited race = Yelled at, even fired. :unsure:

xoxoxoBruce 06-03-2016 12:14 AM

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A beetle may get the plow driver to the plow, but this is so wrong it's a travesty :rolleyes:

glatt 06-03-2016 08:51 AM

What could they possibly have mounted the plow to? There's basically nothing behind there but thin sheet metal.

xoxoxoBruce 06-03-2016 09:56 AM

Sneaky Huns, they kept the heavy duty, ladder on frame trucks, and shipped the frameless ones claiming better gas mileage. ;)

Gravdigr 06-03-2016 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 960669)
Current (as of this post) bid is $86,100.


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 960750)
The bid is now $105,387.00.

Lots of bid retractions...

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Gravdigr 06-03-2016 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 961547)
What could they possibly have mounted the plow to? There's basically nothing behind there but thin sheet metal.

Probably some form of bracketry attaching to frame rails/sub-frame.

glatt 06-03-2016 04:27 PM

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I guess there is more than I remember under there.
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fargon 06-03-2016 08:09 PM

Still gonna need more than a 1300 cc engine to push that plow.

xoxoxoBruce 06-04-2016 10:52 PM

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Frisco is a great place for car salesmen to show their wares...

Gravdigr 06-05-2016 02:02 PM

Inspired by Bruce's nightmare Trans Am post:

xoxoxoBruce 06-06-2016 01:21 AM

Chains, eh?

glatt 06-06-2016 08:30 AM

sweet sytem

Gravdigr 06-06-2016 03:14 PM

...and now I know.

xoxoxoBruce 06-06-2016 08:18 PM

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Tomasso is a dick...

xoxoxoBruce 06-07-2016 02:48 AM

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Fun is fun but that's just being a dick...

xoxoxoBruce 06-07-2016 11:53 AM

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For impressing the masses, this car is a shoe-in. The car is to be seen, not see. ;)

glatt 06-07-2016 12:02 PM

That actually looks like a photoshop, the shoe's texture is so perfect. And those laces too. All of it. It looks like real leather.

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