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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10291 on: June 09, 2020, 12:12:37 pm »
My client with the Opel Monza runs a forum. Sent me this link. He met this guy who owns a 1991 BMW 850 V12 Coupe with an astonishing 500,000+ km (312,500 miles) on it. Original owner, bought the car purely for long-distance driving. Amazing. Great condition as well.




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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10293 on: June 10, 2020, 06:04:53 pm »
WOW!!!
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10294 on: June 10, 2020, 07:58:50 pm »
So you could go there, walk up to a hypercar, and just rip it apart? Ooo, sounds cathartic.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10295 on: June 11, 2020, 06:22:44 am »
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10296 on: June 11, 2020, 06:40:04 am »
If this gets the V6, and is tow rated over 7000 lbs, I'm gonna have to buy one.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10297 on: June 11, 2020, 06:41:27 am »
So you could go there, walk up to a hypercar, and just rip it apart? Ooo, sounds cathartic.

Last time I was at a pick-a-part, a guy was removing the radio from an Accord with a sawzall.   

Imagine doing that with a 575 Maranello...
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10298 on: June 11, 2020, 07:08:17 am »
If this gets the V6, and is tow rated over 7000 lbs, I'm gonna have to buy one.
I expect that there will be a Baja version.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10299 on: June 11, 2020, 07:24:31 am »
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10300 on: June 11, 2020, 07:44:45 am »
C gear? I thought it was G for Granny.
Creep?
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10301 on: June 11, 2020, 07:48:51 am »
Needs more Jiggawatts

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10302 on: June 11, 2020, 10:36:44 am »
Last time I was at a pick-a-part, a guy was removing the radio from an Accord with a sawzall.   

Imagine doing that with a 575 Maranello...

You could probably make a small fortune taking the bits and bobs which have manufacturer logos on them and reselling them on eBay.
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« Reply #10303 on: June 11, 2020, 11:35:35 am »
You could probably make a small fortune taking the bits and bobs which have manufacturer logos on them and reselling them on eBay.

True.

Loot the Ferrari tool kits to start with; $3-4 grand each there.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10304 on: June 11, 2020, 11:36:04 am »
C gear? I thought it was G for Granny.

Cideways
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10305 on: June 11, 2020, 01:26:14 pm »
The is beyond tragic...Ferrari F40

The most significant Ferrari since the 1960s, imo.

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10306 on: June 11, 2020, 02:09:23 pm »
That'll buff out
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10307 on: June 13, 2020, 02:58:25 pm »
It just looks so awesome...

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10308 on: June 13, 2020, 08:40:13 pm »
It just looks so awesome...



very sexy indeed!
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10309 on: June 13, 2020, 08:47:57 pm »
It just looks so awesome...



Is that the one with 4 doors and no rear seat?
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10310 on: June 14, 2020, 05:02:01 am »
ICEs are actually most efficient, in terms of thermal efficiency and BSFC, at WOT.  Fuel mileage isn't great, but you're getting the most out of every bit of fuel.  Some hypermiling strategies revolve around accelerating at WOT (but not necessarily high RPM) and trying to get up to cruising speed relatively quickly.
Back on this. There used to be an annual fuel economy challenge in the UK (sponsored IIRC by Shell.) One of the Car Magazine's journalists, Leonard Setright, used to win the runs so often that there were whispers of shady practices. His technique was exactly what you describe: WOT up to cruising speed.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10311 on: June 14, 2020, 07:54:18 am »
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10312 on: June 14, 2020, 08:04:22 am »
FoMoJo is rustist.

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10313 on: June 14, 2020, 08:06:45 am »
Yea, I can't compete on that level of dickhead

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10314 on: June 14, 2020, 08:07:15 am »
Patina is one thing, but this is just rust :nutty:



Nah, I don't see any perforations or flakes.  That's just surface patina.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10315 on: June 14, 2020, 08:13:50 am »
I'd spray it down with penetrol and daily that bastard.

Sounds expensive. Used motor oil is free.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10316 on: June 14, 2020, 08:20:13 am »
Nah, I don't see any perforations or flakes.  That's just surface patina.
To each their own.  Something like this is okay, imo...



Anything more just looks like junk.  What is even worse is modified/lowered vehicles with a whole bunch of rust all over them.  It's just unnatural. 
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10317 on: June 14, 2020, 12:24:10 pm »
It's nice to not have to worry about the paint
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10318 on: June 15, 2020, 11:37:49 am »
Was thinking about putting an add in CL, a trade for Ol' Blue to see if anyone has a nice, patina, mostly original Flatfender or CJ-5 Jeep. The flatfenders are a real kick in the ass to drive, but the AMC 304 V8 ones are hilariously fun.
Like this:


Or maybe this:


Or this:
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #10319 on: June 15, 2020, 11:56:54 am »
Was thinking about putting an add in CL, a trade for Ol' Blue to see if anyone has a nice, patina, mostly original Flatfender or CJ-5 Jeep. The flatfenders are a real kick in the ass to drive, but the AMC 304 V8 ones are hilariously fun.




I drove a CJ-5 with a 304 once. It had oversized tires and I believe the steering and suspension were both shot. It would have been a lot of fun to drive if taking corners weren't so scary.