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On 12/7/2018 at 4:21 PM, balthazar said:

Mustang's were under-braked to begin with, then the Cougar packed another 500 lbs on the same brakes. 10 x 1.75-in : puny.
'59 Buick : 12 x 2.5-in.

 

EDIT : found a '67 Merc Cougar road test, said the 4 wheel drum 289 Cat did 60-0 in 143' and the 390 CI Cat did so in 158'.  143' isn't terrible, but nearly 160 is not great.

Cougars were fine looking cars in that era though.

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34 minutes ago, dfelt said:

How about embracing change and the future rather than trying to live in the past?

Oops, forgot your Amish!

I did not forget my Amish.  They are all around me.  I was dodging road apples this afternoon, in fact.

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1 minute ago, ocnblu said:

I did not forget my Amish.  They are all around me.  I was dodging road apples this afternoon, in fact.

Nothing at all wrong with being Amish if you were. Hard working people who are mostly honest and mind thier own buisiness.

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27 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

So that Pontiac is about as fast as a Golf R or WRX STI...since the Beetle R has the GTI drivedrain...I've seen similar dead stock Beetle R pull about 14.8 at the track...vintage Ferrari about as fast as modern Beetle R.

I see an '18 WRX STi tested at 14.1 @ 98. 98 MPH 'should' equate to a 13.9, but that's a turbo for you- implies lag.
The Pontiac at 106 MPH 'should' be at 12.8 - traction issues easily fixed with better tires. :D
A second in the quarter is 10 car lengths at these levels- not really 'about as fast'.

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

I see an '18 WRX STi tested at 14.1 @ 98. 98 MPH 'should' equate to a 13.9, but that's a turbo for you- implies lag.
The Pontiac at 106 MPH 'should' be at 12.8 - traction issues easily fixed with better tires. :D
A second in the quarter is 10 car lengths at these levels- not really 'about as fast'.

14 vs 13.8...about. If you get better tires I get a computer reflash...mod to mod vs stock to stock....

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touche'. Still; seems to me the STi is performing at it's 99th %, whereas the 2+2 is clearly capable of more as is. Tell you what, let's switch tires between the two (STi: 245/40-18s) and play the averages. >:)
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Going to rehash this personal issue, as new info came to me tonight. The address numbers I've lived at :

1100
211
211
1717
11
13
1501
I dunno; the statistical odds of that many double 1's (and the single
'1' of '13', which is 1+1 from the number 11), seems incredibly unlikely. I'm sure it means nothing.

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1 minute ago, balthazar said:

touche'. Still; seems to me the STi is performing at it's 99th %, whereas the 2+2 is clearly capable of more as is. Tell you what, let's switch tires between the two (STi: 245/40-18s) and play the averages. >:)
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Going to rehash this personal issue, as new info came to me tonight. The address numbers I've lived at :

1100
211
211
1717
11
13
1501
I dunno; the statistical odds of that many double 1's (and the single
'1' of '13', which is 1+1 from the number 11), seems incredibly unlikely. I'm sure it means nothing.

7's in any numbers are considered very lucky by Asian standards.

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9 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Seems pretty darn brilliant to me:  The Honda Passport just debuted at the auto show, and it is in production already!  Way to strike while the iron's hot.  GM could learn so much from this approach.  Seems like the Blazer was shown 5 years ago.  Now Chevy is going to need to rev up the media frenzy AGAIN, closer to actual availability of the product.

Good news that it is out early next year....

Had to be soccer mom approved.. 😉 

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1 minute ago, balthazar said:

What's their take on '1'?

Should hold enough kids.... 😉 

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My sister’s Trax got whacked by a Kia at a light this morning, waiting on insurance adjuster to visit.  Had to get it hauled home on a rollback, the mashed in bumper is rubbing the tire.   Way to start a Monday.  

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13 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

My sister’s Trax got whacked by a Kia at a light this morning, waiting on insurance adjuster to visit.  Had to get it hauled home on a rollback, the mashed in bumper is rubbing the tire.   Way to start a Monday.  

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Wishing her all the best in not having any aches or pains. Hope the rest of her week goes better.

Any pictures on what the Kia looked like? Interesting to see how mushed up it was.

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2 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Wishing her all the best in not having any aches or pains. Hope the rest of her week goes better.

Any pictures on what the Kia looked like? Interesting to see how mushed up it was.

She didn't get any pics of the Kia.  Exchanged insurance info w/ the guy and he was able to drive away, she said his left headlight was broken out, grille damaged, bumper cracked, hood bent.   2015 Optima.    She's probably going to work from home today then drive over to Toledo (her client is over there)  in her Cadillac tomorrow. 

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2 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

She didn't get any pics of the Kia.  Exchanged insurance info w/ the guy and he was able to drive away, she said his left headlight was broken out, grille damaged, bumper cracked, hood bent.   2015 Optima.    She's probably going to work from home today then drive over to Toledo (her client is over there)  in her Cadillac tomorrow. 

Glad to hear she is mobile and not feeling it yet. Safe driving all.

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5 minutes ago, dfelt said:

Glad to hear she is mobile and not feeling it yet. Safe driving all.

Was a low speed shunt..she stopped at a light changed to red at a left turn onto a freeway onramp, the Kia driver didn't stop...

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4 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

And away it goes to the body shop.  

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Repairs are wonderful things.

 

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6 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Repairs are wonderful things.

 

Should be minor--just the rear fascia and it's parts, not sure sure if they are going to repair the hatch or replace it.  I don't know if there is any rear/underbody damage behind the bumper, though.    It was interesting--she just took a bunch of photos and posted them to the insurance company through their phone app rather than an adjuster coming out. 

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1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

Should be minor--just the rear fascia and it's parts, not sure sure if they are going to repair the hatch or replace it.  I don't know if there is any rear/underbody damage behind the bumper, though.    It was interesting--she just took a bunch of photos and posted them to the insurance company through their phone app rather than an adjuster coming out. 

That is the way it is usually done any more.

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3 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

For a Muslim country that is ass-backwards, not the brightest moment in his career. Should have kept those private. IDIOT!

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10 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Should be minor--just the rear fascia and it's parts, not sure sure if they are going to repair the hatch or replace it.  I don't know if there is any rear/underbody damage behind the bumper, though.    It was interesting--she just took a bunch of photos and posted them to the insurance company through their phone app rather than an adjuster coming out. 

Well then, you are guaranteed to have a yuge supplement.  Those photo estimates are a giant waste of time.  Our shop at least doubles every.single.one.  The insurance company loves them... because they save so much money if the person doesn't actually fix the car.

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3 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

The total estimate came in at $3150.   $1700 in parts.   

Just wait.

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