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Drew Dowdell

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Drew Dowdell last won the day on April 21

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About Drew Dowdell

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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Skiing, Road Trips, My '81 Toronado, Baking

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  1. You're like 4 weeks late for this one....
  2. BMW already tried this with Apple CarPlay, failed, and ended up giving it out for free with the car.... and that arguably might have some merit to it because then you'd be paying for updates etc.... what updates do I need to heated seat software though? It has 4 settings.. high, medium, low, and off. Edit: I Do see merit for charging a subscription for SuperCruise however (and Cadillac does after I think 3 years) because it costs GM an enormous amount of money to keep the LIDAR maps up to date. I could see GM eventually partnering with another company (Honda for Acura is the first to
  3. Pro Tip: Take the $5k at whatever rate and then immediately refinance with DCU.org at 1.49%. That rate maxes out at 72 months I think, so you'll cut your interest by more than half.
  4. The 800 cfm is all Q-Jets after 1972. But the big difference is that the secondaries are twice the size of the primaries. Not that 800 cfm even matters on my engine with tiny valves and manifold. Thats interesting that it takes you two additional carbs and four additional barrels to beat an ‘81 e-Qjet in CFM
  5. Choke only on the center? I've never studied how tri-carb setups even work. I assume that it opens all three at the same time when you step on the pedal... not progressively opening additional carbs as you give it more pedal like a QuadraJet does.
  6. The thread went way off topic for a bit... at the request of the person who pulled it off topic, I've cleaned up that part of the thread. Let's keep it to discussion of @balthazar's truck please.
  7. The 2020+ R nine T has those settings... I do not. But I think his Ducati is old enough that it also doesn't have those settings... I want to say his is a '15 or '16? Not sure.
  8. I let my friend with the Streetfighter ride the r nine t and now he's considering trading for one. His issue with the Ducati is that he finds it hard to ride calmly.... he can't just go out and cruise because the bike wants to go fast all the time. That's a problem if you just want to commute to work on your bike a couple of days a week because it make the commute exhausting. I've taken the bike to work 4 times now and it's just perfect. It is completely happy just puttering along at moped speeds while we slog our way through suburban rush hour traffic.... and when I want to pull on the th
  9. In my area at least, they now have more doses than they have willing recipients. If you've been waiting for your shot, look around to see if there are some new appointments available.
  10. Interesting! I didn't know they made trucks and vans out of that.
  11. I have to disagree with this assessment, the J-Body was a Knight at best. To find the King of badge engineering you have to start with K.... K-Car to be exact. Can anyone think of a platform that carried more body variants? (Sedan, 2-Door sedan, sports coupe, mid-lux sedan, lux sedan, convertible, wagon, mini-van, mini-truck) The only thing I can think of that would come close would be the VW MQB.

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