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glatt 02-04-2016 07:20 AM

do tires even have speed ratings that go that low?

lumberjim 02-04-2016 08:41 AM

My bf Goodrich mud terrain tires were rated to 75 mph
L rated

xoxoxoBruce 02-04-2016 09:45 AM

The speed rating on the tire is for continuous duty.

Gravdigr 02-04-2016 03:42 PM

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Pamela 02-04-2016 07:32 PM

Bruce, Bruce, Bruce. For shame. 80 mph is the speed limit in all but a very few areas in the USA. And PA doesn't have one over 70 anywhere.

Of course, you and everyone else obeys the speed limit, right? RIGHT?

xoxoxoBruce 02-04-2016 08:46 PM

So? What's your point? :confused:

Carruthers 02-05-2016 09:11 AM

Bargain of the day.


For Sale Landrover Series One Diesel 88 inch in unrestored condition

This vehicle is one from my Landrover collection and is one of interest! It is the first one off the production line in January 1957.

Therefore it is actually the first ever, production Short Wheelbase Diesel Landrover. You have just seen the last one come out of the factory. Now the first one is for sale too!

Chassis Number 116700001

Production date 15 January 1957
An absolute bargain at only £200,000! ($290,233)
I suppose that could be considered a working definition of optimism.

Anyway, zip over to ebay (about ten more photos) and help the UK balance of payments.

Series One Diesel 88" CHASSIS NUMBER ONE. 1957 first one off production line

Gravdigr 02-05-2016 12:38 PM

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BigV 02-05-2016 04:34 PM

That's very pretty.

Gravdigr 02-05-2016 05:09 PM

That color is called Very Fucking Red.

Well, should be.

xoxoxoBruce 02-05-2016 07:29 PM

And it's a true red, not an orangey red.

xoxoxoBruce 02-07-2016 02:32 AM

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Good old days when Mopar's target was a 14 second quarter for less than 3 grand.

Gravdigr 02-07-2016 12:20 PM

Goddammit I was born a generation late.

Gravdigr 02-08-2016 12:15 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 02-08-2016 08:27 PM

Sewer line breaks and this guy's Fiat sinks into the hole. But never fear, The "Ministry of the Russian Federation for Affairs for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters " came to pull it out. :facepalm:

BigV 02-08-2016 10:57 PM

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I know the thread's about Rims. Got it. But I roll my rims through this intersection twice a day. It is a little unsettling to see all those headlights headed right at you!!!!!

Really, what were they thinking?

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xoxoxoBruce 02-08-2016 11:25 PM

Certainly relevant and on topic. I assume these movements are controlled by traffic signals, are red and blue moving at the same time? You have the red straight through lanes turning left and the blue straight through lanes in addition to the blue turn lanes turning left.

Clodfobble 02-09-2016 07:31 AM

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I'll see and raise you. Behold the loveliness of the South Lamar and Ben White intersection:

Clodfobble 02-09-2016 07:32 AM

The blue lanes and the red lanes feed in from different highway-speed areas. Obviously their lights are never green at the same time, but the blue lanes sometimes get confused and think the green lights just off to their right are, in fact, for them. Also, the green lines do whatever the fuck they want regarding illegal U-turns.

glatt 02-09-2016 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 953178)
Really, what were they thinking?

And the poor schmucks getting off the highway coming up from the bottom of the shot can only turn right. What if they want to go left?

A crossroad over a highway is hardly a difficult intersection to design. There must be a hundred thousand of them in the US. It's not like they had to reinvent the wheel here. And it looks like they had plenty of real estate to work with.

Undertoad 02-09-2016 08:41 AM

I play Cities:Skylines, which is basically a better SimCity. I'm faced with these problems routinely and I don't know how to solve them.

The problem in C:S is always that in a compact interchange with a four-lane, you wind up with lights on the end of the exit ramps. Traffic can then prevent the exit ramps from clearing... and you fuck up the highway.

glatt 02-09-2016 09:03 AM

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This is admittedly a little larger, but I bet it could be reduced in size and still work. It works quite well as it is.
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I'm sure there are more compact versions of this in Europe that could be copied and fit in the space allowed by V's intersection.

Clodfobble's intersection, however, is fucked up. I don't see an obvious solution there. Gates instead of red lights?

glatt 02-09-2016 09:38 AM

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Yeah. I'm spending too much time on this.

BigV's intersection looks even worse when you zoom out a little bit. They had so much room to play with. All those roads coming together could easily dump onto a big roundabout and move the traffic without the need for lights. It already looks a little like a roundabout the way the roads circle that pond. There's no need for that dense intersection at the top if you spread all the traffic around one giant circle with lots of room for each road to merge into the circle.

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xoxoxoBruce 02-09-2016 12:05 PM

Fuck that roundabout shit, it's all well and good on paper but in reality they don't work because... people. :mad2:

Gravdigr 02-09-2016 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Carruthers (Post 952963)

An absolute bargain at only £200,000! ($290,233)
I suppose that could be considered a working definition of optimism.

Anyway, zip over to ebay (about ten more photos) and help the UK balance of payments.

Series One Diesel 88" CHASSIS NUMBER ONE. 1957 first one off production line

I'd rather go for this one:

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glatt 02-09-2016 01:02 PM

I'd trade that for a backhoe too. Much more practical.

Carruthers 02-10-2016 12:06 PM

The grenade launchers will come in handy for those transits through the 'livelier' part of town. ;)

The armour plating sounds a good investment as well. :eek:

Gravdigr 02-10-2016 01:10 PM

A backhoe doesn't have nearly the cachet...

glatt 02-10-2016 01:20 PM

Better for the hobos though.

Carruthers 02-10-2016 01:21 PM

xoxoxoBruce 02-11-2016 01:45 AM

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This picture came from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) website. It's labeled 1934 BSA three wheeler, but I don't believe it unless somebody took a '34 BSA three wheeler and put that zoomy body on it. A real one is on the right. I guess if someone added that body moving the steering wheel would be no problem.

Gravdigr 02-11-2016 02:42 PM

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Happened to find one (three-wheeler) on the net mah own self:

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Gravdigr 02-11-2016 05:05 PM

^^^This one's a Morgan.

Gravdigr 02-11-2016 05:07 PM

And this one ain't:

xoxoxoBruce 02-11-2016 05:49 PM

Pay a wheelbarrow full of cash for an imitation truck that will cost more to operate? Why not just get a real truck and become wealthy like Pam? I heard walmart loves to give truck drivers bundles of cash. ;)

xoxoxoBruce 02-12-2016 12:35 AM

You may remember awhile back we had a discussion about drag racing, I think it stemmed from a post about the Don Garlits Museum in Florida. Anyway, after Scott Kalitta was killed at Englishtown, NJ, in 2008, the NHRA shortened the track from 1/4 mile to 1,000 ft. First to get the speed down, and secondly to give them more shutdown room. The record speed for top fuel at that time was 336.15 mph, and it did drop, but it's now 332.75 for the 1,000 ft. What's a mother to do?

I think this was posted before, but consider it a review for the final.

* One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500.

* Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 11.2 gallons of nitro methane per second; the same rate as a loaded 747 consumes jet fuel while producing 25% less energy.

* A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot drive the dragster’s supercharger.

* With 3000 CFM of air from the supercharger the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.

* At the stoichiometric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture, the nitro flame front is 7050 degrees F.

* Nitro burns yellow. The white exhaust flame at night is burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.

* Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug. Like an arc welder in each cylinder.

* Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After 1/2 way, the engine is dieseling from compression plus 1400F exhaust valves. Cut fuel flow to shut down.

* Momentary spark failure causes an explosion blowing heads off or splitting the block.

* Dragsters reach over 300 MPH before you have completed reading this sentence.

* 300 MPH in 4.5 sec takes an avg of 4 G’s. 200 MPH before half-track takes an 8 G launch.

* Top Fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light!

* Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load.

* The redline is actually quite high at 9500 RPM.

* THE BOTTOM LINE: Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, & for once, NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimated $1,000 per second.

*The current Top Fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.441 seconds for the quarter-mile, and 3.68 sec for the 1,000 ft.

*The top ¼ mile speed record is 336.15 MPH measured over the last 66′ of the run, and it's 332.75 for the 1,000 ft.

You’re driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter twin-turbo powered Corvette Z06, passing the starting line at 200 mph just as the top fuel rail launches. If you hold 200 mph, in 3 sec he’ll catch you, then beat you to the end of the quarter mile.
On a happy note, John Force's daughter, Brittany, broke 4 seconds with her fuel funny car. :thumb:

xoxoxoBruce 02-12-2016 01:04 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 953315)
This picture came from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) website. It's labeled 1934 BSA three wheeler, but I don't believe it unless somebody took a '34 BSA three wheeler and put that zoomy body on it. A real one is on the right. I guess if someone added that body moving the steering wheel would be no problem.

Mystery solved.

Gravdigr 02-14-2016 04:42 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 02-15-2016 07:13 PM

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Well if you want weird...

xoxoxoBruce 02-17-2016 11:44 PM

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Ice racing is a hoot, both cars and motorcycles.

xoxoxoBruce 02-18-2016 12:18 PM

My guess is electric with motors in the wheels, but that's only a guess.

Oh, wait, the rear wheel has chain.

glatt 02-18-2016 01:17 PM

When he pulls it out of the water, there is a little smoke too. Engine.

glatt 02-18-2016 08:43 PM

Ballsy tank driver

xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2016 12:17 AM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 953810)
When he pulls it out of the water, there is a little smoke too. Engine.

Yes, when he flips it around in the snow I can see the engine and exhaust pipe on the left side of the bike. missed it the first time.

That Russian tanker must have been hitting the vodka.

fargon 02-19-2016 06:24 AM

I want that bike. It must be incredibly light, or that guy is incredibly strong.

Gravdigr 02-19-2016 11:10 AM

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IROC El Camino!

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You do remember IROC, don't you?:eyebrow:

Gravdigr 02-19-2016 01:08 PM

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BigV 02-20-2016 10:59 AM

the chalkboard painted vw is pretty cool. :)

xoxoxoBruce 02-20-2016 01:44 PM

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That trailer's forked.

Gravdigr 02-20-2016 01:45 PM


In an M-1 Abrams. That's a tank, btw.

BigV 02-21-2016 05:03 PM

He puts the hard pack in hard packed snow. Well, I guess that is how glaciers are made. Moral of the story, traction is king.

Tanks drifting on ice?

Ok, here ya go:

xoxoxoBruce 02-22-2016 08:43 PM

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That's not a tank. :rolleyes:

the Castlebank man.

xoxoxoBruce 02-27-2016 09:58 PM

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Cummins Diesel power. Mercedes first diesel car introduced in 1936.

Gravdigr 02-29-2016 05:22 PM

New York to L.A. on $7.63.


xoxoxoBruce 03-01-2016 11:00 AM

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Maybe it's time for a nap. :haha:

glatt 03-01-2016 11:33 AM

Curious. I'd like to know the story.

xoxoxoBruce 03-01-2016 07:15 PM

So would I.

xoxoxoBruce 03-01-2016 09:26 PM

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Just the thing for building that ce-ment pond.

Gravdigr 03-02-2016 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 954631)
Maybe it's time for a nap. :haha:


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 954636)
Curious. I'd like to know the story.


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 954648)
So would I.


glatt 03-02-2016 02:36 PM

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some sleuth on the internet drew this diagram. Said they hooked their winches up at a bad angle and both pulled themselves over.

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