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sek929
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Jun 26, 2017, 04:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
As for everyone else being assholes, I know I can be an asshole. The problem is, you and a few others around here get off on pushing someone else around to make yourselves feel better, making you worse assholes than I'll ever be, because at least I have enough decency not to take out my moods on others. I guess I'll just live happy in the knowledge you'll never have enough wealth or influence to be anything more than basic forum bullies.
Let's go back to the exchange shall we.

CTP Asserts: "The Golf R is a small GT, not a hot hatch. It's like a mini AWD Passat, only more nimble, definitely not competition for GTI or Type R customers."

When this line of thought is questioned, quite reasonably mind you...

CTP Condescendingly Retorts: Okay. emphasis mine *shrug* Car culture is oftentimes confusing.

Translation:

"You won't be able to understand Shortcut, car culture nomenclature is a slippery beast for even the most seasoned knower of things, as I clearly am, to fully grasp. Despite your proof to the contrary involving dozens of automotive publications I simply cannot meet in the middle on this one."

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Jun 26, 2017, 04:56 PM
 
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So I went on a client visit.
This is me in his LeMans Jaguar D-Type
Didn't almost all of the D-Types get destroyed in a factory fire? That thing must be worth a fortune.
     
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Jun 26, 2017, 05:08 PM
 
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Didn't almost all of the D-Types get destroyed in a factory fire? That thing must be worth a fortune.
It was surprisingly spacious inside. I am not as thin as your average racing driver but there was plenty of room.

I believe it's an ex Ecurie Ecosse car
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This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Jun 26, 2017, 05:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
So I went on a client visit.
This is me in his LeMans Jaguar D-Type



have managed to organise another (famous starship captain) client to drive it at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed, which promises to be a fun weekend.
There was a rather nice Alfa Romeo 8C as well.

Beats actually fixing Macs!
This picture deserves to be on a new page. Very cool car and happy Doc!
     
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Jun 26, 2017, 05:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
"You won't be able to understand Shortcut, car culture nomenclature is a slippery beast for even the most seasoned knower of things, as I clearly am, to fully grasp. Despite your proof to the contrary involving dozens of automotive publications I simply cannot meet in the middle on this one."
Your assumption is incorrect, that's what you get for jumping to a conclusion. I was being sincere, all hobby groups have weird, near-impenetrable jargon and nomenclature. Instead of automatically believing the worst, why don't check yourself and save everyone else another argument that invariably leads to derailing yet another thread? Like I said, I'm not your punching bag for whatever personal problems you may be having.

We're not bullies
That isn't true, unfortunately. If it were we wouldn't be in this spot.
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Jun 27, 2017, 01:05 AM
 
I have no idea what that means, but Katy does have a nice set of cupcakes.
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Jun 27, 2017, 09:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
So I went on a client visit.
This is me in his LeMans Jaguar D-Type

Bleh, not a real sports car.
     
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Jul 24, 2017, 06:51 AM
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/z...y-monitor--2#/

Got this and have been testing it for a month now and I love it. While it isn't something that needs heavy monitoring, tire pressures usually stay pretty stable unless there are extreme temperature changes, it's nice for peace of mind and will help identify if you develop a slow leak (a thing you can't see without a gauge, no matter how closely you look). It notified me that I had such a leak on Wasabi's right front tire, it was leaking about 2% per day under heavy driving (virtually none while parked). For $107 this is a real tire, and possibly life, saver. Highly recommended.
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Jul 24, 2017, 09:23 AM
 
I saw that one and considered it after a bit of an incident a few months ago.

TAN: Indiegogo has had a lot of nifty things lately. Kickstarter is just art projects now, it seems, but Indiegogo has been a lot more interesting.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Well, that's nifty.
     
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Jul 24, 2017, 02:12 PM
 
could have used that a while back.
     
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Jul 25, 2017, 11:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/z...y-monitor--2#/

Got this and have been testing it for a month now and I love it. While it isn't something that needs heavy monitoring, tire pressures usually stay pretty stable unless there are extreme temperature changes, it's nice for peace of mind and will help identify if you develop a slow leak (a thing you can't see without a gauge, no matter how closely you look). It notified me that I had such a leak on Wasabi's right front tire, it was leaking about 2% per day under heavy driving (virtually none while parked). For $107 this is a real tire, and possibly life, saver. Highly recommended.
Is it only accurate to 1psi? How quickly does the tire temperature monitor detect changes? I assume it picks up the internal air temperature, how closely does that trend to outside surface temperature? How much heavier are these than standard valve caps i.e. will it affect my tire balance?

When racing, I need to maintain tire pressures within a half psi each run. Right now I get out and check all four by hand and then air up/down to get them where I need them.

I've seen plenty of products like this before, and one that doesn't require a phone interface is better, as phones are fickle.

https://www.amazon.com/Vesafe-Monito...dp/B01LA90R6Q/

But I haven't seen one that reads down to the resolution that I need, and they're priced high enough that I don't want to blow a hundred bucks to find out it's not quite good enough.
     
 
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