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xoxoxoBruce 01-13-2015 03:01 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 10:30 AM

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Windy day, no way.

BigV 02-03-2015 10:49 AM

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

xoxoxoBruce 02-06-2015 11:14 PM

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I don't believe it. :headshake

glatt 02-07-2015 11:30 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 12:25 PM

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 02:19 AM

It would rust out in 3 years

xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2015 02:26 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.

http://cellar.org/2015/stainlessAutocar.jpg

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.

http://cellar.org/2015/tbirdplanter.jpg

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

glatt 02-19-2015 08:22 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 12:57 PM

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

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Linky

glatt 02-19-2015 01:04 PM

shiny!

xoxoxoBruce 02-20-2015 12:09 AM

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 03:31 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?


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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.
from the link

xoxoxoBruce 02-20-2015 03:58 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 02:17 PM

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And sometimes, ironic shit happens. :rolleyes:


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