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Old 02-26-21, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Um, I don't think so. Maybe "yikes" would have been clearer. lol
A bit Goth perhaps, but internal jewelry.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Same here and those cars are going 40 80 before they get of 2nd anyway.
Fixed that.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I tend to appreciate the older cars these days. I used to spend a lot of time at the cars and coffees, and you would see all types of things, but after a while it just got boring.

I did shoot this 356 for a photo contest (which ended up being cancelled). The first was going to be my entry. The car was really nice, and the guy drove it all the time. The front was full of rock chips. It was no garage queen! We were about three blocks from his house.



I appreciate older cars, but from a distance. I had a crazy thought a while back that it might be fun to own a vintage car, like one of the crazy Chrysler Imperials of the late 50s/early 60s. They're just so extreme, and so emblematic of the exuberance of the era. But long before I even thought of taking action on the thought, I asked myself, "Where would you put it? Where would you work on it? Where would you go in it?" and the most important one, "How would you pay for it?", and I realized that it wasn't for me. I'll leave it to folks with money, space, time, and money.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Fixed that.
Hey, if you only have 6 gears, and the top one gets you going >200 mph, you have to space out your ratios a bit.
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Well, if he had a Ferrari TheFerrari and he didn’t drive it, I’d call him more of a speculator than a car guy, but nonetheless I’d have cut all ties with him after he didn’t let me get close to a Ferrari TheFerrari.
Nah, he is a car guy. Owns a drag racing team and drives the cars. But, he does speculate on buying and selling very high end cars. Here's the FB page for his car company: (20+) Type A Motors | Facebook

Good guy. Been a friend and client for a very long time.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I appreciate older cars, but from a distance. I had a crazy thought a while back that it might be fun to own a vintage car, like one of the crazy Chrysler Imperials of the late 50s/early 60s. They're just so extreme, and so emblematic of the exuberance of the era. But long before I even thought of taking action on the thought, I asked myself, "Where would you put it? Where would you work on it? Where would you go in it?" and the most important one, "How would you pay for it?", and I realized that it wasn't for me. I'll leave it to folks with money, space, time, and money.
I've gone through that same process. For me, it comes down to money and storage. I'm not a wrench, so I'd have to pay for maintenance. I don't have enough of either.
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You Kalifornians are something else!

Last time we were in your area, we went to Stinson Beach. It was September, and it was cold enough that the wife and I were wearing coats. As we walked down the beach toward the south end, just before we got to the big rocks, some guy went running out from behind one about 20' in front of us, and jumped in the ocean. No swim suit, just a birthday suit. I'm sure (but didn't stick around to find out) that he was shriveled like a raisin getting out of that cold water.
Yeah. I remember going to Stinson Beach once, and found it was a chore not to stare. Totally unused to the idea of public nudity. Not something we did where I grew up.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I've gone through that same process. For me, it comes down to money and storage. I'm not a wrench, so I'd have to pay for maintenance. I don't have enough of either.
I can fix bikes, and I can fix watches, and I can keep a few of the former and a lot of the latter in our relatively small house without a problem. But a late 50s Imperial? It wouldn't even fit in my garage if it was empty - which it hasn't been since we moved in!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Yeah. I remember going to Stinson Beach once, and found it was a chore not to stare. Totally unused to the idea of public nudity. Not something we did where I grew up.
My wife was more surprised than I was. And, well, I'm just not going to stare at another man. Not my thang. I'll let it be hers.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Nah, he is a car guy. Owns a drag racing team and drives the cars. But, he does speculate on buying and selling very high end cars. Here's the FB page for his car company: (20+) Type A Motors | Facebook

Good guy. Been a friend and client for a very long time.
I was almost expecting to see one of them Capco Boys (Billy or Steve Torrence) owning that site/shop. I know Mama Kay will show up in some exotic here and there, when they drive to the track.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I was at my Toyota dealer today for a checkup and got to see the new Supra in person. It's hot! Very handsome.

Had I known we would be talking cars today I would have taken a picture.
You know it's a BMW under the skin, right?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
But, that does not make it right.
What's wrong with EVs? They're less dumb than the gas breakdown machines.
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Originally Posted by ls01
You have my deepest sympathies. I dont know what they were smoking over @ GM when they came up with that pos.
I had mine for a year, 3 optisparks later, I swapped it. Sold it to a guy that needed it for his fire bird. I actually installed it for him. Used the money to buy the car I got my drive train from. Ended up I made $100.00 on the deal after I sold off all the extra bits.
I was lucky a lot of times with them. If they were out of warranty I would price the labor extra high so if they did buy it I could convince one of the other guys to do the work, usually. If it was diagnosis I did it but that was my thing anyway. Plus, some of the other guys were willing to do things I asked so I would help them when they needed it. I got a lot more out of that than I invested in it and I owe some of those guys a debt of gratitude.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What's wrong with EVs? They're less dumb than the gas breakdown machines.
Good luck when your EV won't start.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If I'm not getting exercise, why bother?
If you aren't getting exercise on an ebike*, you're doing it wrong.

* class 1 or class 3
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What's wrong with EVs? They're less dumb than the gas breakdown machines.
$37k for a car you can only drive 250 miles at a time, then have to get lucky enough to find a quick charge location to only spend a half hour at the juice station, or maybe an hour if it's a slow juice station, or forever if you have to plug it into a wall.

Might be nice in town, but not for driving around the west.
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Originally Posted by big john
Good luck when your EV won't start.
Just a little squirt and you'll be on your way!

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Originally Posted by big john
Good luck when your EV won't start.
A dead gas car is way better.
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Originally Posted by big john
Good luck when your EV won't start.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
A dead gas car is way better.
At least you might have a chance. It could be something simple or something your local shade tree guy could handle.
Trust me on this.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Just a little squirt and you'll be on your way!

Yessiree Mechanic in a Can fixes all.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Just a little squirt and you'll be on your way!

Put it in your diesel!
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Yessiree Mechanic in a Can fixes all.

Hahahaha. I forgot about that one. Had customers bring it in when their car wouldn't pass. I'm sure you have, too.
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Originally Posted by big john
Good luck when your EV won't start.
Or asplodes and bursts into flames all the while your electronic door handles do not allow you to open a door.
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