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People have NO CONCEPT of what this sign means.  Some stupid broad in an old MKX didn't even try to slow down merging onto the highway tonight.  I held my ground, she fell in behind... then promptly floored it, pulled up beside me, and proceeded to cuss me out at 60 mph.  You know what?  Eff that!  🤬

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Sounds like she needs a suspended license and traffic school.

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Just now, balthazar said:

Ford X-8 engine program, begun at least as early as 1925 ~

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For airplanes?

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There was a water-cooled SOHC version intended for aircraft, but this air-cooled X8 was for automotive duty.

Ford developed a ton of wild, unusual engine proposals in this era - among them an aluminum-block, air-cooled OHC V-12 of only 128 CI.

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http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/engines/cc-weird-engines-outtake-oldsmobile-v5-diesel-grasping-at-straws/

Inpired by the X8, I was googling odd numbered V engines like V3s, V5s, etc.  I found an Olds V5 Diesel engine prototype.   Wild.  

I wonder if anyone ever experimented with weird configurations like a V6 w 4 and 2 rather than 3 and 3 or a V8 with 6 and 2 or 5 and 3 cylinders per bank.  

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^ I don't know offhand about that question, but GM also had an X8 design proposal.

They ALSO had a vertical X-16 marine engine with 1200 HP.

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

1915 Chevrolet dealer, Friendship WI ~

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Since they clearly didn't carry inventory, I wonder how long it took from order to delivery. 

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1 minute ago, balthazar said:

I'm not sure 'ordering' was a thing then.

Well how did you get one if they didn't carry stock?

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11 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Since they clearly didn't carry inventory, I wonder how long it took from order to delivery. 

Maybe their lot is out of camera range to the right or behind the building. 

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I admit I don't have hard data on this era handy. I believe the dealer would have a small cache of cars, you went in & picked the one you wanted. I've not heard tell you could send an order in & have it built that far back, but I don't know. Call it a gut feeling.

Don't forget; in 1915, Chevrolet was an independent marque, and Louis Chevrolet's core product was a very high priced luxury 6-cylinder car, the Series C classic Six. The Royal Mail model came out in '15 for the '16 model year, and Chevy moved into the GM house that year too. Chevy wasn't in the top 8 for 1915 in sales, and tho they were #5 in 1916, they were selling less than 10% of what Ford was.

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Anybody seen "The Green Book?"  A Jewish lady I know strongly urged me to go see it because she thought it would be right up my alley.  She was right.  Simple story, more or less ... a lot of message embedded within it.  It has its difficult spots but emerges as a feel good movie.

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2 hours ago, trinacriabob said:

Anybody seen "The Green Book?"  A Jewish lady I know strongly urged me to go see it because she thought it would be right up my alley.  She was right.  Simple story, more or less ... a lot of message embedded within it.  It has its difficult spots but emerges as a feel good movie.

You talking about the movie "Green Book" with Viggo?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6966692/?ref_=nv_sr_2 

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WOW Pictures from a 100 auto crash on Highway 25 due to the Bomb Cyclone winter storm.

http://www.thedrive.com/news/26957/bomb-cyclone-blizzard-causes-disastrous-100-car-pileup-in-colorado

Amazed no one is dead, just a few serious injuries.

Oops, VW Leadership makes an error in using a slogan that was heavily used by the 3rd Reich in addressing company management. Work will set you free.

OUCH 😮

http://www.thedrive.com/news/26956/volkswagen-ceo-sorry-for-invoking-nazi-slogan-during-company-meeting

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1 minute ago, trinacriabob said:

Yes.  It's great.  Have you seen it?  Or has anyone else seen it?

I haven't seen it...probably will, but I did see an article about the inaccuracies w/ the '62 Cadillac in it...(the car they used was more worn than it should have been for the period, etc).   

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2 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

Yes.  It's great.  Have you seen it?  Or has anyone else seen it?

I haven't, yet. I very much intend to though. 

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I won't say that much because y'all need to see it.

When I knew that Tony "Lip" Vallelonga was going to be driving him around the Midwest and the South, I knew before I saw the movie there would be a phenomenal scene following that then new Cadillac aerially as it crossed the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan to New Jersey.  And there was! Beautifully done.

The funniest scene to me may not be the funniest to others.  As they start driving off and are in PA, Dr. Shirley starts telling Tony that he needs to clean up his vocabulary because of the sort of people they'll be around.  Dr. Shirley said, "I have a problem with your diction." Tony got defensive and told him that everyone understands him just fine.  Dr. Shirley looked away and said something like, 'Perhaps your diction has some charm in the tri-state area.'  I howled at that one.

The movie is definitely very Yankee versus Southerner.   And it does rely a lot on stereotyping, which probably held water in 1962.

Also, they HAD to cross on the George Washington Bridge because the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge wasn't opened until 1964 or so.

Epic flick.  A lot of great music from that era, too.  I wasn't expecting it.

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I like both lead actors...Viggo Mortensen was great in 'History of Violence' and many other films, and like Mahershala Ali from his recent turn in season 3 of 'True Detective'... 

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I see Redbox has it. I may have to grab it tonight. The GF and I almost always rent a movie for Friday nights. This should do. 

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