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    1. Thread: steam power

      by HwAoRrDk
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      :rolleyes: I know what a tractor pull sled is,...

      :rolleyes: I know what a tractor pull sled is, and I know what a traction engine is - wasn't talking about that video. :P

      I was talking about whatever weird creation that was in the OP's video.
    2. Thread: steam power

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      What the? :confused: Is that some kind of...

      What the? :confused: Is that some kind of home-made creation? Looks like somebody took a traction engine boiler and dumped it on a truck body, then added a locomotive-esque cab/tender on the back.
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      Oh, wow. Those US-spec bumpers look absolutely...

      Oh, wow. Those US-spec bumpers look absolutely terrible. :thumbdown:
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      It almost looks like you could fit the Steyr...

      It almost looks like you could fit the Steyr inside the Lincoln. :D
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      Well, not entirely designed in-house. They...

      Well, not entirely designed in-house. They developed it based on the chassis and drivetrain of the Palatov Motorsport D2.
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      They look like Yokohama Advan A048s. Basically...

      They look like Yokohama Advan A048s.

      Basically a road-legal track tyre.
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      Sounds interesting, yes please. :thumbup:

      Sounds interesting, yes please. :thumbup:
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      So you're saying the engine's cooling system...

      So you're saying the engine's cooling system relies on convection for circulation?
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      :thumbup: There'll probably also be a little...

      :thumbup:

      There'll probably also be a little rubber/silicone weather seal around the wire, possibly crimped in with the terminal. Don't forget to slide that back over the new end before you...
    10. I looked at the brochure from the Ford UK...

      I looked at the brochure from the Ford UK website, and it also mentions that the kerb weight for the estate/wagon 2.0 TDCi is 1,601 kg, with a gross weight of 2,330 kg. So, it's not simply a vehicle...
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      Oh no, not Kickerfox's project!? Man, it's...

      Oh no, not Kickerfox's project!? Man, it's looking like I'm going to be an old man by the time he finishes that.

      And if by 'solved', you mean, 'avoided entirely', then I suppose that counts as...
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      Ommmmmm... rubs crystal ball Difficulties I...

      Ommmmmm... rubs crystal ball Difficulties I foresee in OP's future:

      - Getting sump to clear subframe and steering rack.
      - Making the electric power steering function.
      - Interfacing with the...
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      You say that like someone who hasn't actually...

      You say that like someone who hasn't actually seen the state of his M3. :laugh:
    14. Most dealers here that dedicate space to keeping...

      Most dealers here that dedicate space to keeping an inventory of vehicles on-site, do so virtually exclusively for used cars. Also, like you say, some showroom locations are just that: only for new...
    15. One difference here in Europe (well, I can only...

      One difference here in Europe (well, I can only speak with assurance for the UK, but I am confident this applies to most of the rest of the EU) is that new car purchases are mostly made-to-order....
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      One thing that stood out to me was the almost...

      One thing that stood out to me was the almost complete lack of advertising. No billboards, no posters, no hoardings - absolutely nothing of a commercial promotional nature.

      I did spot a couple of...
    17. 10 years now for my Mazda RX-8.

      10 years now for my Mazda RX-8.
    18. Thread: Bodge jobs

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      Is it just me that thinks that Peugeot is kind of...

      Is it just me that thinks that Peugeot is kind of cool? :)
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      Hehe, yeah, "rat fur" isn't too bad a...

      Hehe, yeah, "rat fur" isn't too bad a description. :) Although, not exactly cardboard backing, but plastic. Hey, at least that makes it waterproof (ask me how I know :o).

      Oh, and speaking of...
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      Cost-cutting isn't the primary motivation behind...

      Cost-cutting isn't the primary motivation behind leaving out spare tyres. Less weight, more interior space, more freedom of design, 50% of owners not knowing how to make use of one anyway...
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