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ykX replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


9 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Anyone here affected by the gas shortage in the SE and East Coast areas?   Lots of drama, sounds like...people hoarding gas, filling up plastic bags with gas, etc...

I haven't seen gas outages in NJ but there were definitely long lines and people getting cans of gas "just in case".

Got gas this morning at Costco before work, no line at 6am but there is sign that no more than two "approved" gas containers per transaction.

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balthazar replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Have not noted anything like lines, etc here in central Jersey. Prices have been edging up just like everywhere else, but nothing nutty. Diesel is about $3.03.

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David replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


7 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Anyone here affected by the gas shortage in the SE and East Coast areas?   Lots of drama, sounds like...people hoarding gas, filling up plastic bags with gas, etc...

Yes, I have coworkers who live in North Carolina and have said they have never seen it like this. One said the shortage and long lines is what his father said the mid 70's were like which I do remember the long waits in line for a set amount of fuel. Crazy, so glad I do not have to deal with it here as I just filled up both the SS and Escalade for $100. 

In other news, crazy to see a major bridge beam totally split in two.

Look at the Terrifying Cracked Beam That Shut Down the Vital I-40 Bridge Indefinitely (msn.com)

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For me and Not trying to be political, but we really need the $2 trillion dollar infrastructure spending to rebuild the US Roads / bridges more than we need $36 million dollar fighter jets that are a failure or more ships, etc. We need to re-invest in our country.

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balthazar replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


Thanks- keep me in mind.

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Robert Hall replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Anyone here affected by the gas shortage in the SE and East Coast areas?   Lots of drama, sounds like...people hoarding gas, filling up plastic bags with gas, etc...

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Robert Hall replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


26 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Would you be interested in parting with one of each?  

Maybe in the future once I get them out of storage.  

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David replied to Ford News: Could the F-150 Lighting EV be Fords first $100,000 plus EV Truck?.


12 hours ago, smk4565 said:

I can see a version of the F150 Lightning costing over $100k, but they will need some sort of base model that is like $50k or else the Cybertruck or other competition will eat them up.  But there is a small group of people that will buy the nicest, most expensive F150 there is, so they might as well make a $100k+ version because there will be people that will buy it.

I agree with you on everything you posted here except the Cybertruck is Vaporware and as Musk has now proven with the Model 3 & Y, he will NEVER deliver on the cheap low end $36K truck he stated it would start at.

What ever the end is for the butt ugly Cybertruck, this will be an AWD truck running $75K to $150K. Tesla's web site already has shown as I posted a response in Random about being AWD for the most part on all models except a standard distance RWD Model 3.

Per this post: 

 

I see the following for Tesla

  • Tesla Y RWD at 303 miles or AWD at 326 miles, but big difference in battery pack size between those two.
  • Tesla 3 Long Range AWD 353 miles
  • Tesla 3 Performance AWD 315 miles
  • Tesla 3 Standard 263 miles RWD
  • Tesla S Long Range AWD 412 miles
  • Tesla S Plaid AWD 390 miles
  • Tesla X Long Range AWD 360 miles
  • Tesla X Plaid AWD 340 miles
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balthazar replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


Would you be interested in parting with one of each?  

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Robert Hall replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


7 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Ya- had it for years. What scale are the standard model kits- 1/25? That size.
 

Not sure I understood you - you have a '64 GP kit? Have a pic??

 

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I had a coupe promo for the B-59, but it was a bit warped and I sold it.

Yes, 1/25th is the US standard scale (1/24 for Japanese and European brands).   

I have two of the AMT '64 GP annuals (along with the '64 Bonneville ht & convertible)....both of mine were bought as built, one fairly well, one pretty rough.  They are in storage, but here is a pic of the '64 box art.   I also have the '59 Buick annual kits (ht & conv), along w/ all the full size Buicks from '60-66 along w/ the '69 & 70 (there were no full size Buick kits for '67-68 or after '70). 

 

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balthazar replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


Ya- had it for years. What scale are the standard model kits- 1/25? That size.
 

3 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I don't have one, but have a couple of the annual model kits of the '64 (which share the promo tooling but w/ an opening hood and engine, extra parts).   '64 was the first year AMT made a Grand Prix kit or promo, they made them for '64 and '65.

Not sure I understood you - you have a '64 GP kit? Have a pic??

 

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I had a coupe promo for the B-59, but it was a bit warped and I sold it.

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Robert Hall replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


1 hour ago, ykX said:

Did you get it?

What scale is it?

That looks like the AMT 1/25th scale promo.  I don't have one, but have a couple of the annual model kits of the '64 (which share the promo tooling but w/ an opening hood and engine, extra parts).   '64 was the first year AMT made a Grand Prix kit or promo, they made them for '64 and '65.  I have resin kits from the Modelhaus for '66 and '67 (ht and conv).  All in 1/25th. 

MPC later made kits and promos in 1/25th of the Grand Prix for '69-72. 

(collecting model kits and promos are one of my hobbies)

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Robert Hall replied to Subaru News: "SOLTERRA" SUBARU First All-Electric SUV.


Sounds like the name of a subdivision in a Phoenix suburb.

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loki replied to Subaru News: "SOLTERRA" SUBARU First All-Electric SUV.


sol terra = sun earth. ....wow

edit: knew this before reading the article

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ccap41 replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


15 hours ago, David said:

You just like the way they make your butt look good for your woman! 😆

Hahaha they're not super duper tight, just stretchy! 

12 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Yeah, it is getting bad out there. Since I am furloughed from my main job (not looking good there, been in interviews the lat few weeks) I am working at my 2nd job-which happens to be in retail. I’ve nearly been attacked twice in the last few weeks for trying to help co workers with customers- anti maskers-or simply jerks (or political). I understand that people are unhappy with much going on in the world- but it shouldn’t make people full of anger and hate. I still treat everyone with respect and love- there is already too much crazy in the world to add to it.....

I just don't understand it. Nobody WANTS to be wearing a mask. Just do it as it's stores' policy and the sooner we can get on board(mostly talking about last year when there was more people revolting against wearing one) the sooner we can get back to what the new "normal" will be. I don't enjoy wearing a mask but it's so much easier to just freakin do it than to b!tch about it and get into arguments over it. 

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A Horse With No Name replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


From a woodworking forum on FB, true..

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The truth...

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Since Balthy was talking about GTO's...if the shoe fits...wear it. 

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A Horse With No Name replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


7 hours ago, balthazar said:

Seems like a crazy ad for a new car dealer in a high school yearbook ~ 

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Neat old pic, awkward name...

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ykX replied to Subaru News: "SOLTERRA" SUBARU First All-Electric SUV.


If it will be priced right, might be perfect daily/winter/light off-road vehicle for me.

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ykX replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


Did you get it?

What scale is it?

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ykX replied to Ford News: Could the F-150 Lighting EV be Fords first $100,000 plus EV Truck?.


At least I think the name is very appropriate, unlike Mach E "Mustang"

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balthazar replied to Item: 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix.


Factory promo model: 

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balthazar replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


Seems like a crazy ad for a new car dealer in a high school yearbook ~ 

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smk4565 replied to Ford News: Could the F-150 Lighting EV be Fords first $100,000 plus EV Truck?.


I can see a version of the F150 Lightning costing over $100k, but they will need some sort of base model that is like $50k or else the Cybertruck or other competition will eat them up.  But there is a small group of people that will buy the nicest, most expensive F150 there is, so they might as well make a $100k+ version because there will be people that will buy it.

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balthazar replied to Ford News: Could the F-150 Lighting EV be Fords first $100,000 plus EV Truck?.


IF Ford prices a 'launch edition' F-150 BE at -say- $90K, they cannot then price a regular production F-150 BE at $50K. 
That scenario simply isn't workable. Look at Rivian & Hummer's projected launch vs. regular pricing; more like $75K / $70K.

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David replied to Ford News: Could the F-150 Lighting EV be Fords first $100,000 plus EV Truck?.


31 minutes ago, daves87rs said:

This should be pretty cool..... Have a feeling that they will be built here in Michigan. They do a tour at the Henry Ford (in Dearborn), and would be a perfect place to show this off.....

They are building a new assembly line at Rouge Center. Yup local assembly.

1 hour ago, balthazar said:

These 'first edition' packages are interesting, because -to the consumer- they're EXACTLY like a dealer market adjustment; a few months down the calendar and the same truck will be 5 or 10 grand cheaper. But as I've stated before, some folk want to consume the fastest in their neighborhood, so why not exploit that.

As the possibility the 'F-150e' crests $100K (Ford's F-series already has achieved this, BTW), we've spent incalculable time here lamenting the ballooning cost of trucks in particular (with complete merit), but for some reason that conversational track seems to have been shelved WRT incredibly-expensive electric trucks. 

Yes, agree that regular ICE trucks already have crossed that $100K line. With the Mach-e out at$50K plus, I was wondering where Ford would start and it seems as I stated taking a page much like GM with the high end halo truck first.

I am interested in what they post for hauling weight and towing capacity as well as if both RWD and AWD or just RWD at the start.

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67impss replied to Word Association.


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