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Undertoad 05-02-2019 12:43 PM

I have heard that insurance is about double for a Tesla cos expensive

But fueling it with electricity instead of gas saves $1000s per year so it may be a wash

xoxoxoBruce 05-03-2019 12:26 AM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1031708)
They would be stupid to not do it hat way. Elon Musk got his start with PayPal, revolutionizing payment systems, I can totally see him revolutionizing insurance too. You buy a car, you have to subscribe to their insurance plan too. Why haven't they done this already?

Because the insurance companies have big muscle and you know they'll use it. I can see all maintenance being done at company approved locations, with secret proprietary software through factory sealed ports.

John Deere is doing it...

As an organization representing 2.5 million California agriculture jobs, the California Farm Bureau gave up the right to purchase repair parts without going through a dealer. Farmers can’t change engine settings, can’t retrofit old equipment with new features, and can’t modify their tractors to meet new environmental standards on their own.

Griff 05-03-2019 06:54 AM

You mean the same Deere and Co that paid an effective tax rate of -12% last year?

Carruthers 05-03-2019 09:06 AM

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Does time hang heavy on your hands?

Do you have a few hundred square feet of garage or workshop space and £50,000 ($65,000) in loose change down the back of the settee?

You do? Then here's the project for you...

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One careful owner?

A classic Le Mans racing car once owned by a Battle of Britain pilot has gone on sale in bits for £45,000-£55,000.
The 1959 Lotus Elite was bought new by Flt Lt James Richard “Dickie” Stoop, a motoring enthusiast and accomplished racing driver.
He entered the Lotus in the famous 24-hour race just 11 days after purchasing it.
A word to the wise. You won't find a Haynes Manual for this model.


Diaphone Jim 05-03-2019 11:53 AM

"John Deere is doing it..."

When I first read that the computer in your new multi-thousand dollar John Deere tractor still belongs to John Deere, I couldn't believe it.
I still can't.

Griff 05-03-2019 12:35 PM

Corporations are like people only more important and better represented:yelgreedy.

Gravdigr 05-03-2019 01:34 PM

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Thirsty and in a hurry...

lumberjim 05-03-2019 04:57 PM

I want my car insurance to be like my HSA health insurance

Happy Monkey 05-04-2019 10:46 PM


Originally Posted by Happy Monkey (Post 1031707)
I can see it being a group policy managed by the car company, but the car is constantly watching you to see if you violate their EULA.


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1031708)
They would be stupid to not do it hat way. Elon Musk got his start with PayPal, revolutionizing payment systems, I can totally see him revolutionizing insurance too. You buy a car, you have to subscribe to their insurance plan too. Why haven't they done this already?

Warren Buffett is not a fan of the idea. Musk is.


Originally Posted by Warren Buffett
“It’s not an easy business,” Buffett told shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. “The success of the auto companies getting into the insurance business is probably as likely as the success of the insurance companies getting into the auto business.”

xoxoxoBruce 05-04-2019 11:47 PM

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Elon's grandma...

Gravdigr 05-06-2019 11:52 AM

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So, ya wanted one of them 426 Hellephant crate motors from Mopar, did ya?

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Yeah, no. The 1,000 hp, 950 lb-ft of torque monster sold out in 48 hrs.

At $29,995 per.

xoxoxoBruce 05-08-2019 12:30 AM

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So that's how to get to that bolt. :smack:

xoxoxoBruce 05-11-2019 05:07 AM

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Smokey made them sing...

xoxoxoBruce 05-11-2019 10:04 AM

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Somebody is tuckered out, but they have a couple million for R&R.

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I wonder what happened to the Corvair to warrant three cones of shame?

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Gravdigr 05-11-2019 10:46 AM

A couple months ago I watched a Jay Leno's Garage featuring a Yenko Corvair. It was pretty interesting.

Gravdigr 05-11-2019 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1032239)
I wonder what happened to the Corvair to warrant three cones of shame?

That was the ultra-rare Corvair Vuvuzela Edition.

xoxoxoBruce 05-12-2019 01:25 AM

More than you ever wanted to know about tires, but then all the things you should know.

Griff 05-12-2019 07:46 AM

That Corvair is gonna be at unsafe speed.

xoxoxoBruce 05-12-2019 08:49 AM

Doesn't matter 'cause it's unsafe at any speed... but he's got a cage and helmet so he'll be ok.

Gravdigr 05-12-2019 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1032299)
Doesn't matter 'cause it's unsafe at any speed...

Just ask Ralph Nader.

BigV 05-12-2019 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1032245)
That was the ultra-rare Corvair Vuvuzela Edition.


xoxoxoBruce 05-16-2019 09:08 PM

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Ken Block is amazing...

Gravdigr 05-17-2019 01:56 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 05-19-2019 12:55 AM

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and stretched...

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xoxoxoBruce 05-20-2019 12:39 AM

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I don't want this guy working on my car...

glatt 05-20-2019 10:59 AM

What's a little oil splatter on your belts among friends?

xoxoxoBruce 05-20-2019 01:43 PM

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The top 10 sales at Mecum Indy this past weekend...

xoxoxoBruce 05-23-2019 11:44 PM

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Getting rid of used oil shouldn't be a problem, if you dig it...

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Send it back where it came from. :facepalm:

BigV 05-24-2019 09:30 AM

That's how we did it back when my car days were riding in the back and handing tools to my Dad.

Diaphone Jim 05-24-2019 11:31 AM

Makes your well water nice and shiny.

glatt 05-24-2019 11:44 AM

The dirt does kind of absorb it, but it really stains the dirt. My friend's dad did that in a sandy area next to her house where we would play in the sand and make castles and stuff. We learned to stay away from that area because the sand there was pretty gross.

xoxoxoBruce 05-26-2019 04:21 AM

Well, oil sure keeps driveway dust down, but don't use gear oil because it will stink bad for months.

They take this BMW S1000RR up to 14,200 rpm in this cut away engine... cooler than it sounds.

Diaphone Jim 05-26-2019 11:25 AM

That is outrageous! I wanted to get my super goggles on to protect my eyes when it blew.

Youtube offered this next, so I watched it.

xoxoxoBruce 05-26-2019 12:25 PM

Who says farmers don't do LSD, how else would anybody dream up that tractor? :haha:

xoxoxoBruce 05-28-2019 11:50 PM

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The Beatnik...

xoxoxoBruce 05-29-2019 12:12 AM

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Them furiners make funny looking cars...

Carruthers 05-29-2019 05:54 AM

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That abomination in the sight of God and Man (top pic, as if you needed to ask) appears to be modelled on a Bentley Continental.

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Have the Russians no shame?

xoxoxoBruce 05-29-2019 08:17 AM

There's a video of that Russian Bently and at one point the treads come off on a tight turn. The tread on the right side rear jumped into the body and jammed between the body and drive wheel. It appeared everyone was quite concerned over that.

xoxoxoBruce 05-30-2019 12:33 AM

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I saw this El Camino Surfer at the World's Fair in NY then it vanished...

xoxoxoBruce 06-03-2019 08:42 PM

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In the post war boom Ford was trying to figure out which way the wind blows...

xoxoxoBruce 06-03-2019 08:49 PM

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I'll bet Ford didn't figure people needed off-road 4x4s with fancy fenders or 1,000 horsepower. :headshake

xoxoxoBruce 06-07-2019 12:50 AM

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Love you long time...

xoxoxoBruce 06-08-2019 12:16 AM

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Wrenching in the street...

xoxoxoBruce 06-09-2019 01:40 PM

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Too late.

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BigV 06-09-2019 03:03 PM


I transported two 4x8 sheets of OSB yesterday on top of my Golf. I was really worried I might lose the load - - I asked Twil to follow me home from the store, just in *that* case.. Slow roads (25 mph) the whole way. Home safely!

xoxoxoBruce 06-10-2019 12:19 AM

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Why didn't you use the truck, did hauling that stone kill it?

Michelin say their long promised airless tire will be on the market by 2024.
Last I heard about this is it takes a special rim designed for it.
Probably show up on Mercedes, BMW, or Teslas first.

Happy Monkey 06-10-2019 09:21 PM

I was considering a Ford Focus until I discovered it had no spare tire. If these last on the market for a few years, I might consider a car without a spare.

xoxoxoBruce 06-10-2019 09:29 PM

There are uite a few on the market without spares, getting by with tire pressure monitors and an AAA card. The Corvettes use run flats but the ride is terrible with them on any surface except a pool table.

BigV 06-10-2019 09:31 PM

The truck is currently full of demolition waste, the tub, much of the rotted floor, tile, a gas grill etc. It's not yet full enough to justify a trip to the dump, but much too full to be useful for hauling new material, especially the sheet goods.

xoxoxoBruce 06-10-2019 09:41 PM

You need interchangeable beds, or a trailer to fill between dump runs. But that leads to a trailer for this, and a trailer for that, etc.

BigV 06-11-2019 10:18 AM

Multiple trailers I'm good with, it's the lack of parking that is the problem.

Diaphone Jim 06-11-2019 12:11 PM

Probably wise to expend the time and energy piling up and then loading.
I learned that once loading, unloading and reloading.
I'd hate to do the tub three times.

Gravdigr 06-11-2019 12:17 PM

I'm sure avoiding the re-handling is why he went ahead and put it into the truck to begin with...

But, damn, Ima need that truck!

BigV 06-11-2019 08:34 PM

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My "little truck", a term of endearment I use for the VW Golf at times like this performed admirably.

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Gravdigr 06-17-2019 01:51 PM

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An old International ambalamps:

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xoxoxoBruce 06-18-2019 12:43 AM

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Itty bitty...

Gravdigr 06-18-2019 10:12 AM

♪ ♫Have a little love on a little honeymoon♪ ♫
♪ ♫You got a little dish and you got a little spoon♪ ♫
♪ ♫A little bitty house and a little bitty yard♪ ♫
♪ ♫A little bitty dog and a little bitty car♪ ♫

♪ ♫Well, it's alright to be little bitty♪ ♫
♪ ♫A little hometown or a big old city♪ ♫
♪ ♫Might as well share, might as well smile♪ ♫
♪ ♫Life goes on for a little bitty while♪ ♫

~Alan Jackson Little Bitty

Happy Monkey 06-18-2019 06:51 PM

♪ ♫ Meet George Jetson...♪ ♫

Gravdigr 06-19-2019 11:42 AM


xoxoxoBruce 06-20-2019 09:08 AM

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Cubans are resourceful.

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