The gearhead thread.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:49 am

Thunktank wrote:
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I can't wait to get a car that drives itself!
I've thought about this a lot over the last few years. I love to drive. I don't enjoy being a rider. I know a lot of people see their car as simply a means to get them from one place to another, the journey being unimportant or even irrelevant. That aint me.

So my thoughts are that there will always be young people who enjoy working on cars and improving the performance or appearance of their rides. They'll be the ones who hack their autonomous cars and take back control of driving them. Imagine how much fun they'll have zipping around all the self-driving cars, passing on the shoulder and then cutting over just in front of others to actuate their automatic accident avoidance systems. Anyone remember when those slot cars without slot's came out? It'll be just like that in the real world. And if the five-O pulls them over they can hand control back over to the operating system and say there must be a bug in the system. Blame Windows v135.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:35 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:49 am
Thunktank wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:28 am
I can't wait to get a car that drives itself!
I've thought about this a lot over the last few years. I love to drive. I don't enjoy being a rider. I know a lot of people see their car as simply a means to get them from one place to another, the journey being unimportant or even irrelevant. That aint me.

So my thoughts are that there will always be young people who enjoy working on cars and improving the performance or appearance of their rides. They'll be the ones who hack their autonomous cars and take back control of driving them. Imagine how much fun they'll have zipping around all the self-driving cars, passing on the shoulder and then cutting over just in front of others to actuate their automatic accident avoidance systems. Anyone remember when those slot cars without slot's came out? It'll be just like that in the real world. And if the five-O pulls them over they can hand control back over to the operating system and say there must be a bug in the system. Blame Windows v135.
I'm with you Fred. I love to drive also.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Thunktank » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:38 am

Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:35 am
FredS wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:49 am
Thunktank wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:28 am
I can't wait to get a car that drives itself!
I've thought about this a lot over the last few years. I love to drive. I don't enjoy being a rider. I know a lot of people see their car as simply a means to get them from one place to another, the journey being unimportant or even irrelevant. That aint me.

So my thoughts are that there will always be young people who enjoy working on cars and improving the performance or appearance of their rides. They'll be the ones who hack their autonomous cars and take back control of driving them. Imagine how much fun they'll have zipping around all the self-driving cars, passing on the shoulder and then cutting over just in front of others to actuate their automatic accident avoidance systems. Anyone remember when those slot cars without slot's came out? It'll be just like that in the real world. And if the five-O pulls them over they can hand control back over to the operating system and say there must be a bug in the system. Blame Windows v135.
I'm with you Fred. I love to drive also.
Started counting the days until I turned 16 when I was 14.
Drove a truck for 38 years and still did not get tired of it.
Me too. I posted that expecting you all to correct me. I'm actually quite concerned about the self driving cars. It might mean, someday, no one gets to drive. Not soon, but to think that my great kids might not enjoy the joy of driving makes me sad.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:26 pm

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:58 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm
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Wow, thanks Fred!
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by JimVH » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:21 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:58 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm
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Wow, thanks Fred!
Boom. Win.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:39 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:21 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:58 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Image
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Wow, thanks Fred!
Boom. Win.
Is that your fiddy-seven?
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:11 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:39 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:21 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:58 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Image
(that's our hero in the blue shirt)
Wow, thanks Fred!
Boom. Win.
Is that your fiddy-seven?

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by SlowToke » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:18 pm

Sweet car.

Count me in the love to drive crowd. Stick. Automatic. I don't care. I just enjoy driving. In fact, when people learn how far I commute to and from work they act shocked but I have never ever minded it one bit.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:52 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:11 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:39 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:21 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:58 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Image
(that's our hero in the blue shirt)
Wow, thanks Fred!
Boom. Win.
Is that your fiddy-seven?

Love me a '57
I know, it's a GM product and Fred and Michigander are Ford guys. Actually I was looking for a 49-50 Mercury when this car became available about 20 years ago. I like at least some all the big three products.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by SlowToke » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:33 pm

My old man's first car was a '57 Chevy that he purchased in the mid 60's. He speaks very fondly of that car.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:46 am

Man, that's a nice car RM. I saw another picture of it that you posted to FB. Of the Tri-Fives, the 57 is definitely my favorite (as if that matters to anyone else). There are only a few cars that are so iconic that everyone knows what you mean when you speak of just the year and the brand. You say "57 Chevy" or "32 Ford" and everyone knows exactly what car you're talking about even though Chevy and Ford made more than one model in those years.

The 57 Nomad is in my top five favorite cars of all time.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:52 pm

There's a Baja Bug in my town listed for sale on a FB automotive page I'm a member of. $4000. It's a nice one and it's worth the asking price. One of my best friends (Colin, he died last month) had one that we played with in high school. We painted that car five or six times over a three year span. I've always wanted one. I'm seriously thinking of buying this one. In memory of my friend of course. Mrs FredS might actually not kill me if I buy it.

I have way too many irons in the fire right now, but damn, I want that car.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:27 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:52 pm
There's a Baja Bug in my town listed for sale on a FB automotive page I'm a member of. $4000. It's a nice one and it's worth the asking price. One of my best friends (Colin, he died last month) had one that we played with in high school. We painted that car five or six times over a three year span. I've always wanted one. I'm seriously thinking of buying this one. In memory of my friend of course. Mrs FredS might actually not kill me if I buy it.

I have way too many irons in the fire right now, but damn, I want that car.
Sell me the Cobra and you would have garage space for the Baja Bug.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by GaryInVA » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:32 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:52 pm
There's a Baja Bug in my town listed for sale on a FB automotive page I'm a member of. $4000. It's a nice one and it's worth the asking price. One of my best friends (Colin, he died last month) had one that we played with in high school. We painted that car five or six times over a three year span. I've always wanted one. I'm seriously thinking of buying this one. In memory of my friend of course. Mrs FredS might actually not kill me if I buy it.

I have way too many irons in the fire right now, but damn, I want that car.
Man, I really want a Baja now that I live back in the southwest. I spent a lot of time in my friend's rail as a teenager in the desert of El Paso.

What year is the Baja? Does it have a full roll cage?
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:13 am

GaryInVA wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:32 am
FredS wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:52 pm
There's a Baja Bug in my town listed for sale on a FB automotive page I'm a member of. $4000. It's a nice one and it's worth the asking price. One of my best friends (Colin, he died last month) had one that we played with in high school. We painted that car five or six times over a three year span. I've always wanted one. I'm seriously thinking of buying this one. In memory of my friend of course. Mrs FredS might actually not kill me if I buy it.

I have way too many irons in the fire right now, but damn, I want that car.
Man, I really want a Baja now that I live back in the southwest. I spent a lot of time in my friend's rail as a teenager in the desert of El Paso.

What year is the Baja? Does it have a full roll cage?
1973. Five point cage. Suspension (not body) lift. One piece, flip front. Headlights hard mounted behind the fenders so they don't shake. Five point harness'. 'Race' seats. Aluminum dash and door panels. Nice tires and wheels. No nerf bars because really all those are good for is bending up so you can't open the door. All it needs is paint and this is one of those cars you can paint in the driveway if your neighbors are cool.

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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by FredS » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:20 am

Roadmaster wrote:
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Sell me the Cobra and you would have garage space for the Baja Bug.
If yer serious, let's talk. I'm thinking of moving to an area of the country that's not friendly to hot rods with 4" ground clearance.
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by vwdeano » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:17 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:52 pm
There's a Baja Bug in my town listed for sale on a FB automotive page I'm a member of. $4000. It's a nice one and it's worth the asking price. One of my best friends (Colin, he died last month) had one that we played with in high school. We painted that car five or six times over a three year span. I've always wanted one. I'm seriously thinking of buying this one. In memory of my friend of course. Mrs FredS might actually not kill me if I buy it.

I have way too many irons in the fire right now, but damn, I want that car.
I'm a sucker for the VWs... Got rid of my '63 several years ago, and I've missed it... red beetle with white interior... 40 horse... dangit. Baja would be a lotta fun!
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Re: The gearhead thread.

Post by Roadmaster » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:41 pm

FredS wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:20 am
Roadmaster wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Sell me the Cobra and you would have garage space for the Baja Bug.
If yer serious, let's talk. I'm thinking of moving to an area of the country that's not friendly to hot rods with 4" ground clearance.
I 'm really not able to ride my motorcycle anymore, 20 miles is about it before my right arm is killing me and that is using the cruse control. My balance is not good either. So, we have been looking for something on four wheels that is topless. Your Cobra interests me, she likes the Pontiac Solstice but would consider your Cobra. You may be more comfortable talking about this by PM instead of this thread, either way is fine with me.
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