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Jun 26, 2017, 05:55 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."

We're not bullies, we're more like concerned neighbors.

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Jun 26, 2017, 05:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
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, 06:08 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
( Last edited by Doc HM; Jun 26, 2017 at 06:20 PM. )
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Jun 26, 2017, 06:23 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, 06:45 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, 02:05 AM
 
I have no idea what that means, but Katy does have a nice set of cupcakes.
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Jun 27, 2017, 10:37 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, 07:51 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, 10:23 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.
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Well, that's nifty.
     
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could have used that a while back.
     
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Jul 25, 2017, 12:38 PM
 
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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Sep 29, 2017, 01:25 AM
 
I've been sort of hunting for a tacoma. Everything is:

- Rotted out garbage
- Crew cab with tiny useless ****ing bed
- More than 225k with dubious maintenance since 'its a toyota I don't need to do anything!'
- Or decent, but people want $6500-10k for them.

Sucks.
     
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Sep 29, 2017, 01:32 AM
 
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Fun stuff!

Of Audi wagons... I always had an urge for one of these. The later RS4's etc, not so bothered, but this for some reason I really really wanted...

Probably because it's one of the greatest cars of all time. Also, did you know that 034 used today's CFD software to redesign an exhaust manifold for the legendary Audi turbocharged 20v inline five? And that it flows way way higher than even a legit RS2 manifold? And did you know that other cars also use KKK turbos, like the Volvo S60R and V70R, and if you take that turbo off, you can bolt it onto said manifold? And that with a compressor wheel change you can bump up an additional 26hp on top of all those other gains?
     
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Sep 29, 2017, 08:31 AM
 
"Audi is greatest!" Definitely Ca$h.

Was thinking about you recently. We picked up an R8 V8 with a M/T for restoration (FE collision) and you briefly came to mind.
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Sep 29, 2017, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by ZimphiresRagingBoner View Post
I've been sort of hunting for a tacoma. Everything is:

- Rotted out garbage
- Crew cab with tiny useless ****ing bed
- More than 225k with dubious maintenance since 'its a toyota I don't need to do anything!'
- Or decent, but people want $6500-10k for them.

Sucks.
Years ago I needed a pickup and basically ended up in the same situation. Either 240k miles and rusted out, or under 100k for like 12 grand. Ended up going with a 4x4 GMC Sonoma

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Sep 29, 2017, 04:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
"Audi is greatest!" Definitely Ca$h.

Was thinking about you recently. We picked up an R8 V8 with a M/T for restoration (FE collision) and you briefly came to mind.
Wife wants a manual convertible someday. I'm waiting for the V10 Spyder 6-speed prices to come down...to like $20k...
     
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Sep 29, 2017, 05:29 PM
 
Trucks have really good resale value here since that’s all anyone seems to drive.
     
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Sep 29, 2017, 09:00 PM
 
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Wife wants a manual convertible someday. I'm waiting for the V10 Spyder 6-speed prices to come down...to like $20k...
You'll be dead long before then.
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Wife wants a manual convertible someday. I'm waiting for the V10 Spyder 6-speed prices to come down...to like $20k...
Just get a Miata and be done with it!!

Or an S2000. But the Miata's the safer bet.
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Wife wants a manual convertible someday. I'm waiting for the V10 Spyder 6-speed prices to come down...to like $20k...
That’s not gonna happen with IC cars being phased out and all. Plus, they will still cost a fortune when something breaks. Get a Miata, you can drive that thing at 90-100 % as a mere mortal without instantly killing yourself. And your wife.
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