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    1. Youre right. We should never have conversations...

      Youre right. We should never have conversations about, nor concern ourselves with, what other people do, what they wear, how they drive, what they watch, how they vote, etc. In fact, we should not...
    2. An EV, that is, so it still helps meet CAFE...

      An EV, that is, so it still helps meet CAFE standards.
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      No you need it in any of the Cat equipped cars.

      No you need it in any of the Cat equipped cars.
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      Stakedown kit is a seto of plates and screws that...

      Stakedown kit is a seto of plates and screws that you install in teh head to hold the valve tappet guides in with. It's cheap but not easy (you are drilling into the head to make the holes for the...
    5. And some of us play with both. ;) in fact, I...

      And some of us play with both. ;) in fact, I modded my house to make it better for modding my cars. ;)
    6. Funny thing, I got into modding cheap cars and...

      Funny thing, I got into modding cheap cars and doing custom bodywork and the like precicely due to the fact that I didn't have the money to buy the exotics and supercars I really wanted. So the...
    7. This. Mild mods to personalize the car are...

      This. Mild mods to personalize the car are perfectly acceptable in a DD, even a new one. Wheels, some custom interior bits, maybe some paint/exterior mods, all will make the car more yours without...
    8. I wouldn't care if it's depreciating, or the mods...

      I wouldn't care if it's depreciating, or the mods are losing value, any more than I cared if my nice dinner last night is depreciating or my vacation I took is losing value. I mod cars to have what...
    9. I'm over 50 and I'll never stop modding cars,...

      I'm over 50 and I'll never stop modding cars, much like my hot rodder peers and the people older than me that still build hot rods and customs. I have a million ideas for customn cars and modded cars...
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      it's not my car, but I understand it 'cause I'm...

      it's not my car, but I understand it 'cause I'm not a testosterone addled teenager that needs speed all the time. I've had fast cars and slow cars and custom cars. To me, it's the same as building a...
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      Because in a land of speeding tickets, speed...

      Because in a land of speeding tickets, speed cameras, and traffic, sometimes you just want to take your cheap daily driver car and make it cooler by putting on a set of nice wheels, cause more speed...
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      The point of buying a cheap older car that you...

      The point of buying a cheap older car that you like is to have more money to do the things you want to do to it. Many people don't LIKE newer cars with newer tech that they can't work on themselves...
    13. Should work great here in MD where the state...

      Should work great here in MD where the state route signs look like speed limit signs...

      http://www.billburmaster.com/rmsandw/maryland/images/md97.jpg
    14. Obin, there's two separate things there. Bad...

      Obin, there's two separate things there. Bad ergonomic design, and ergonomic design that doesn't work FOR YOU due to injury. Completely separate concepts. It'd be like saying traditional manual...
    15. Except that floor mounted pedals ARE ergonomic:...

      Except that floor mounted pedals ARE ergonomic: they move exactly how your ankle moves. With your heel on the floor, your ankle pivots the way the pedal moves with floor mounted pedals. With hanging...
    16. THis was my last one, a '74 S: ...

      THis was my last one, a '74 S:

      http://home.comcast.net/~cvetters3/911-rex.jpg

      nd before that, this '69 S

      http://home.comcast.net/~cvetters3/911red.jpg

      Clutch was a tiny bit heavy, but not...
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      THose make cool, fun family sedans. This one is...

      THose make cool, fun family sedans. This one is my buddy Scott's:
      ...
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      How many of the mid size, V6, AWD family sedans...

      How many of the mid size, V6, AWD family sedans have manuals?
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      It was the last lap of a green-white-checker...

      It was the last lap of a green-white-checker restart. Won't get a caution on that one. Had it happend on the green flag lap, yes, they would have thrown the caution, but this has happened before:...
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      it's not supposed to be taken seriously, It's...

      it's not supposed to be taken seriously, It's quite obviously a caricature and meant to be just for the fun of it. Taking cars like this seriosuly is kind of missing the point.

      It's basically just...
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