Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

argatoga

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Holy crap, EJs are light. Photons are heavier than those engines.
 

thevictor390

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So, you're going to test the Hyundai as a replacement for your unreliable car, but you think it won't deter you from buying another unreliable car....
Yeah that's basically what's happening. Hyundai was meh. 4-speed auto sucked, brakes were good, handling was good, power was enough but nothing special, ride wasn't very comfortable. RX-8 has 6-speed and is fully loaded with all the gimmicky electronic crap you don't need but want anyway. And is cheaper, as it turns out.

As for my Sebring, *knocks on wood* only thing that's really gone wrong with it was the alternator.
 

argatoga

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I just had a gander at the local MG car club's site. I think the average age for members is around 20,000. If I had the money I'd buy an X-Power SV and watch their brains explode as I drive past.
 

LP

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Holy shit!

I was driving on the 5 right from work (in DT San Diego) back home up North. And this entire fucking section of the median near Gilman Drive and the 52 freeway was on fire.

Like traffic just halted from 80 down to 0 as plumes of smoke were like just gushing out of this thing. No idea if it's been put out yet but as the traffic proceeded further north I saw like a few choppers head back south towards that direction.

I have a pic I took on my cell, I'll upload it in a sec.


Crazy shit
 

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^i read about that, California is on fire as of now, also there was some news about a robot opening a red beetle, how did that ended
 

LP

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If it is still on fire I will definitely take one of the busses out to look at it. This campus is completely dead.
I'm assuming by now they would have put it out :(. I would have also gone to take another look but I don't want to get stuck in RH traffic just to have to turn around again.
 

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We are amazed every time we see a new creation from the Blastolene Brothers, and this latest monster we spotted at last night's Jet Center party in Monterey made our jaws drop. Built by Randy Grubb, the same man responsible for designing and constructing Jay Leno's tank car, this rolling monster is comprised of a chopped Peterbilt model 351 cab and an 852ci two-stroke Detroit Diesel twin-supercharged V12 mated to an Allison 4-speed automatic transmission from a Greyhound bus. The engine produces 500 horsepower and nearly 1000 lb-ft torque with a redline of just 2,800 rpm. Other features include a custom boat-tail gas tank, Baer brakes, stitched leather seats made by a saddle maker and a customized rear end from a semi truck. Overall, Grubb spent over 3,000 man hours and 15 months to build this one off creation and has lovingly given it the nickname "Piss'd Off Pete."

Video: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=1136500
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/08/13/monterey-2009-blastolenes-twin-supercharged-v12-peterbilt-hot/
 

Posmo

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Just started watching Chop Shop London Garage season 2, and can I just say:



LOL







 

Posmo

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Bunch of idiots on that show.
Yeah, it's a good show to watch though, I mean, each car they make has like 10cm spacers and cut up stock springs, it's a fucking joke :D Makes for good comedy :p
 

Posmo

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Just watch eps 3 and 4, and I have to say, I was positively surprised:



:shock2:
 

Donington

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Fuck them! They absolutely RAPED a Jaguar XJS and an MGB GT!


Oh and, I see they've got a Porsche 944 for this series. oh great...
 

Posmo

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Fuck them! They absolutely RAPED a Jaguar XJS and an MGB GT!


Oh and, I see they've got a Porsche 944 for this series. oh great...
I agree, I think that capri is the only somewhat decent car they've ever done. watching an ep where they are cutting up a lovely Rover p4 :cry:

EDIT: They cut up 2 P4's and a series 2 xj6!!:x:x
 
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D-Fence

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Values learned from experience: A Brick wall is harder than our 1 series. Not much though ;)







Mother reversed into a corner of a building, I don't blame her though, the 1 series has enormous c-pillars and the corner was not visible as it was a straight wall with a little ledge (which she hit).

BMW: "That will cost 900?. New Bumper 290?, Painted new bumper 590? plus work" (310? of work to attach a bumper? Assholes)

Our trusted panelbeater "Well, I get those black rubber inlays new and un-dent the bumper with a hot-air pistol and paint it, 300?"

Guess which way we go :)
 

Posmo

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My father bought a welder today for only 25? :) Now I can fix the rust on the Sierra by myself :)
 

public

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There are some excellent driving roads on the southern part of this island, some snaking serpentine ones going up mountain sides. They've got very good tarmac as well, none of that bumpy rocky stuff you would expect. Shame the Aygo really doesn't have any power at all, I'm often grabbing second and it's still struggling. Anyway, at least it can go fast downhill.
 

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i wonder if there is a ?hot? version of a kia picanto?
 
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