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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #5940 on: December 05, 2018, 10:24:49 am »
The aircraft ones had only two throttle settings- on and off. For their time, they were light and powerful. I read that the Fokker triplane could actually hang on it's prop, quite a stunt for a WWI plane.

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« Reply #5941 on: December 05, 2018, 01:01:26 pm »
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« Reply #5942 on: December 05, 2018, 05:56:34 pm »
Man it would be cool to put a modern turbocharged 4 cylinder engine, modern 6 speed trans and rear axle in this.  :ohyeah: If i only had the cash. It's a clean '52 MG with engine issues...

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/1952-mg-td/6758471532.html


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« Reply #5943 on: December 05, 2018, 06:29:04 pm »
Man it would be cool to put a modern turbocharged 4 cylinder engine, modern 6 speed trans and rear axle in this.  :ohyeah: If i only had the cash. It's a clean '52 MG with engine issues...

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/1952-mg-td/6758471532.html
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #5944 on: December 05, 2018, 07:43:42 pm »
Didn't know those had a 4x4 option
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« Reply #5945 on: December 05, 2018, 07:51:01 pm »



Did not know you need to "unlock" the wheels with the ignition key to remove them or that the 959 has a crawl gear.

+1. Or the adjustable suspension.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #5946 on: December 05, 2018, 09:22:56 pm »
Didn't know those had a 4x4 option

Not transaxle. Trans and rear axle. But damn, set that bitch on a 4x4 S-10 frame and........ :lol:

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« Reply #5947 on: December 05, 2018, 10:36:05 pm »
Not transaxle. Trans and rear axle. But damn, set that bitch on a 4x4 S-10 frame and........ :lol:

Look at that ride height. It's already on a 4x4 S-10 frame.
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« Reply #5948 on: December 06, 2018, 07:17:37 am »
I watched TFLT quick review of the new Ranger as they drove it around the LA Convention Center. Meh. Not super impressed yet.
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« Reply #5949 on: December 06, 2018, 08:28:59 am »
Not transaxle. Trans and rear axle. But damn, set that bitch on a 4x4 S-10 frame and........ :lol:

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #5950 on: December 06, 2018, 08:52:39 am »
Look at that ride height. It's already on a 4x4 S-10 frame.

Well, no motor in it, so.ya.

I'm thinking the power train from a 2.3 Ecoboost Mustang. 310 HP . Hopefully, the MG frame could take the torque stresses. Weight balance would be good. Modern tires and brakes would make it handle nice.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #5951 on: December 07, 2018, 04:22:19 pm »
Buy a Brand New Old Ford Bronco

This Company Can Now Sell You a Brand New Old Ford Bronco

Gateway Bronco, an Illinois-based company known for restoring first-generation Broncos, recently announced that it's reached an agreement with Ford to officially sell brand new 1966-'77 Broncos. These won't be restomods, either. Thanks to the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015, Gateway is able to legally build its continuation Broncos from the ground up.


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« Reply #5952 on: December 07, 2018, 04:53:10 pm »
So, 6 digits in the price tag, but does it start with 1 or 2?
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #5953 on: December 07, 2018, 04:55:41 pm »
So, 6 digits in the price tag, but does it start with 1 or 2?

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Customers will have their choice of three different models, each priced between $120,000 and $180,000.

Though admittedly unclear if that 180k is the base price for the top model, or max price. I suppose it could potentially go up over 200k if there are enough add ons offered.
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« Reply #5954 on: December 07, 2018, 05:22:06 pm »
That's still a hard pill to swallow.
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« Reply #5955 on: December 07, 2018, 05:35:08 pm »
That's still a hard pill to swallow.

Depends on how much money you have in the first place. For plebes like you and I it's not so much a pill as it is a suppository.

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« Reply #5956 on: December 07, 2018, 06:11:32 pm »
Depends on how much money you have in the first place. For plebes like you and I it's not so much a pill as it is a suppository.

I mean, first gen Broncos are worth real money now, but even the best original/museum quality restoration is only worth like $40k.
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« Reply #5957 on: December 07, 2018, 07:08:56 pm »
When the recession comes all this nonsense will come to a screeching halt.
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« Reply #5958 on: December 07, 2018, 07:44:07 pm »
Yes, who tf is affording this shit?

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« Reply #5959 on: December 07, 2018, 09:28:43 pm »
Yes, who tf is affording this shit?
There's a picture of Gerard Butler in front of his burnt out house with a burnt out 1st gen Bronco in the background.  He can buy a new one now.
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« Reply #5960 on: December 07, 2018, 09:31:46 pm »
I mean, first gen Broncos are worth real money now, but even the best original/museum quality restoration is only worth like $40k.
A guy I new in the small town we just moved from had a military version of a 1st gen Bronco that used galvanized steel and was rust free.  He wanted $16 grand for it about 10 years ago.  I really wish I had bought it then.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #5961 on: December 07, 2018, 09:48:32 pm »
I mean, first gen Broncos are worth real money now, but even the best original/museum quality restoration is only worth like $40k.

These do come with restomod parts, though. At first I thought it was all original style stuff, in which was asking that much is ridiculous. This really isn't any different than ICON. High level restomods use all new parts and stuff. This is just starting from scratch instead of taking a used vehicle and tossing all the old bits in the trash.
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« Reply #5962 on: December 08, 2018, 10:52:50 am »
That's still a hard pill to swallow.

Oh, for sure. Just answering the question lol
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« Reply #5963 on: December 08, 2018, 11:16:04 am »
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« Reply #5964 on: December 08, 2018, 11:47:52 am »
Driving my mom's FWD based X1. So it's not as fun or as good to drive as the 3, but it's a good car in its own right. I'm warming up to it.

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« Reply #5965 on: December 08, 2018, 12:07:39 pm »
This could be cool:

https://www.engadget.com/amp/2018/12/07/fluoride-battery-breakthrough-evs/

Isn't fluoride also way more available in the world too? I.e. extra good for the environment since we could cut down on lithium mining?
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« Reply #5966 on: December 08, 2018, 12:15:58 pm »
Isn't fluoride also way more available in the world too? I.e. extra good for the environment since we could cut down on lithium mining?

As far as I know, yes.
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« Reply #5967 on: December 08, 2018, 12:16:14 pm »
Driving my mom's FWD based X1. So it's not as fun or as good to drive as the 3, but it's a good car in its own right. I'm warming up to it.

The E84 wasn’t very good IMO.


It was sharp to drive, but bad at everything else

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« Reply #5968 on: December 08, 2018, 12:18:38 pm »
The E84 wasn’t very good IMO.


It was sharp to drive, but bad at everything else

I'm comparing this to my mom's old F31, I've never driven an E84.

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« Reply #5969 on: December 08, 2018, 12:46:10 pm »
I'm comparing this to my mom's old F31, I've never driven an E84.

The E84 reminds me of the Gen 1 x3 but lower to the ground, and with iDrive.


So, kind of a shitbox.