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  1. That '40 Merc CT is HOT! Mobster style. 540cid BB in that Sq. Body?1 Dang! Very clean lifted silver Sq. Body on cover shot below and @2:55 is very close to the look of my white '86 SB LB 3/4 ton 4x4 I had, mine had a 4" Rancho lift with 35x16.5" BFG AT's I had the chrome 8 horizontal square bar grille. Trying to find a digital pic. Man I miss that truck!
  2. Polarizing look and no need for this truck in our market here in the U.S. The Ranger, Colorado/Canyon and Taco cover the need for a smaller mid-sized truck. Back in the 80's and 90's S10/S15 and the Ranger in the compact class were around with the Dakota as a mid-sizer and they all ran around together, but none of the Big 3 manufacturers had both truck classes. This is just Ford trying to utilizing and/or get the most use out of the Bronco Sport platform, R&D etc.. And to name it Maverick after a fugly car that was a cheaper stretched version of the catastrophe Mustang II, is a mistak
  3. 4k lb. hog. That's ridiculously heavy for a modern Coupe in this class, shows how far Lexota has fallen behind, real R&D is a thing of the past at TMC. That Lexus front-end just keeps getting worse, that spindle grille just keeps getting more defined in a bad way. Looks likes it belongs in a GTA video game and nowhere else. For $90 grand I'd much rather have a C8 Vette or even a fully loaded Camaro ZL1 with much more power like others mentioned above. The Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio with a TT V6 smokes this Lex. on looks alone.
  4. Colour? Didn't think you were French Canadian Thought we usually left that to 'ole crazy Canuck @oldshurst442
  5. That was a good video, he made some great points about the two fuel sources of his saws (gas and e) and the benefits of both. Pretty good YT channel for sure. I wonder how my Grandpa, who passed away years ago, would react to the electric chainsaws of today. He was a logger who ran a big Husqvarna with a 42" bar. And now they make smart, connected, electric products like this bad boy. https://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/robotic-lawn-mowers/automower-awd/
  6. Congrats!! Yep, only money and only one life to live, totally worth it. Need pics soon!
  7. Arizona Orange Sky December Sunset. Going to be 69-70 for Christmas here. Love it. I'll go up to the snow if I want to ski or screw around in the truck, don't want to live in it. To each their own. Glad 2020 will soon be OVER!!
  8. Merry Christmas as well blu!
  9. Yep, Installed a B-W 50 gal. Hydrojet WH a few years ago because I found the same after some research and talking to a plumber buddy of mine. Few more bucks, but worth it. The Kenmore Roto-Clean WH I took out was a 1998 and replaced in 2017, great life with hard water too. Kenmore is/was solid stuff! Still have an old Kenmore Intelli-Clean Direct Drive (no belt to break) vacuum cleaner still going strong after 14 years.
  10. Same reason Corvettes get such great mileage on the hwy. power/weight ratio. I've gotten 30-32 mpg cruising at 75-80 mph Phx to Vegas and there's some elevation change as well. At 80 mph I'm at 1,800-2,000 rpm. Now my old square body 3/4 ton I had with 350cid 4bbl, TH400 3 spd. with 4:10's I was at 3,000-3,200 rpm at 65 mph and regularly got 9 mpg whether towing or not. Another reason Ford EcoBoost in the F150 doesn't get any better mpg's sometimes even worse than a GM Silverado/Sierra competitive V8 does. That small V6 is working a lot harder, the turbos are stuffing the air and fuel in.
  11. For sure, and there are many Chevrolet/Cadillac dealers that piggy back dealerships and I think GM wants to separate them and have Cadillac stand alone. It's something MB and BMW can't do because they have no Chevrolet equivalent and it's something the VW/Audi model didn't emulate. I used to work at a large Chev/Cad. dealership back in the late 90's, the Cadillac dealership had it's own boutique style dealership on the same lot right next to the huge Chevy dealership. It was kind of strange, but it was GM's sales model back then. It was pretty comical as well because the Cadillac sales guys wh
  12. I don't trust Amazon/Alexa either or really Google for that matter. I bought a couple of Echo's a few years ago and they always seemed like they would key up on their own. The in my bedroom would have Alexa talking when nobody was in the room like it was being remotely linked from an outside source and the living room one would just key up randomly with the flashing ring like it was listening. I thought screw this and unplugged both of them and never looked back. The problem is damn near everything is made in China and the CCP can come in and steal physical and intellectual property from
  13. Who cares if they ask $500k it's because they don't really want to sell it right now, they want to keep it on the showroom and create a buzz. Looks like it worked, a troll in Washington State just found it! Someone is just jealous it's not going to be in their swampy State to see if they can fit their Hightower a$$ in it
  14. Same thing when Earnhardt Auto Group bought Legends Cadillac in N Scottsdale and remodeled it. It wasn't a bad dealership just dated, 80's dated. I always liked the nostalgic feeling when you walked into the showroom at Legends though, call me old school ha. It's something Lexus and Infiniti dealerships couldn't replicate because they weren't even around yet. Here's some GM/Cadillac AZ history: One of the oldest car dealerships in Arizona was Lund Cadillac off of E Bell Rd. near 13th St. built by Bob Lund with help from GM Corp. which was rare, but it was because Bob was a top sellin
  15. Same here, it's like a Silver/Blue. Balthy prob knows the name of it!
  16. I agree, '61 in top pic for sure. I like the cleaner body lines down the side and the upper character line follows around on the trunk lid on the '61 as well, that looks awesome. They can't make that upper line flow around on the '62 because of the vertical taillight housing and the rear quarters on it have that weird boxed look, '61 is much cleaner design all around.
  17. Yes, it does look like the San Bernardino mountains in the background. Oh yeah they went vertical instead of horizontal on the tail/brake lights. Sweet rides.
  18. Oh GM definitely has some poorly ran dealerships that need to go, every manufacturer does. All of GM's 4 divisions have dealerships that are franchises not wholly owned by GM so it's like babysitting in the Corp. world I'm told. GM does ride Cadillac pretty hard though, about 10 years ago they required every Caddy dealer nationwide that wanted to stay on to invest in updating and/or remodeling their dealerships to the latest tech. and the newest design language and style that Cadillac wanted to reflect, if not they were forced to close their doors. It's worked pretty well. The 5 Cadillac deale
  19. This definitely looks like Arizona or So. Cal. with the Mexican Fan palms and Olive trees in the front yard 60's flat roof house and beautiful early 60's Eldo. '62? Just watched this episode haha. Can't believe Whistlin' totaled MonsterMax!
  20. Yep, I buy the 6 qt. boxes of Mobil 1 Full Syn. at Costco when they're 10 bucks off in coupon book, so $28 instead of $38, then I hit up O'Reilly's or Wally's World for the Wix XP oil filter for $9-$11 a piece which is well worth it. Then I get 'er done myself and O'Reilly's takes the used oil. Good times!

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