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Re: Sweet rides

Post by xouper » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:39 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:07 pm
I can't imagine being that touchy about my choice of car, but the I've got a VW New Beetle.
Nothing wrong with that car. I know people who have one and I don't ridicule them for it.

I shouldn't need to say this, but apparently it needs saying: It's not my choice of car I'm touchy about. I'm touchy about the gratuitous attacks on my character, as you did several times. Dipshit.

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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So, xoup Old Boy. Do you have another car, or do you go around making dramatic entrances in the De Lorean and having to deal with Back To the Future allusions from passers-by?
For several years, my only car was a DeLorean. It was my daily driver all over Chicagoland in the 1980s. Even in the winter. And no, I did not have special "snow" tires.

And no, people did not give me shit about it. Unlike you, the people who said anything at all to me about the car were usually quite respectful.

Seriously, do you go up to people on the street and bad mouth them about their choice of car?

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by xouper » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:41 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:07 pm
I can't imagine being that touchy about my choice of car, but the I've got a VW New Beetle.
This just in:
https://www.businessinsider.com/volkswagen-vw-beetle-discontinued-2018-9 wrote:
Volkswagen is discontinuing the iconic Beetle after 80 years on the market

Volkswagen announced it will stop worldwide production of the iconic Beetle by summer 2019. The move comes as the auto market continues its march toward SUVs and crossover vehicles.

. . . Independent auto analyst John Wolkonowicz told the Los Angeles Times the current-generation Beetles mostly appealed to middle-aged women.
Well, that's a shame. I never owned one but I thought it about many times.

I also thought it might be fun to retrofit a 1968 body onto the current model and then watch the mechanic's face when he goes to check the engine in the rear.

:o

A lot of interesting custom Beetles have been built over the years.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:50 pm

Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

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Re: Sweet rides

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:18 am

That shot makes me want to start a 'Classic Wood Boats' thread. :-)
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:29 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:18 am
That shot makes me want to start a 'Classic Wood Boats' thread. :-)
Please do! :wink:

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:24 am

Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:02 am

Here ya go:
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:08 am

↑ These exhaust pipes are a bit showy. For my part I like the Venetian taxi-boats:

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:11 am

Agreed. Those are beautiful.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by shemp » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:51 am

Yeah but the town is a right old dump.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:08 pm

So, where's that "Classic Wood Boats" thread? :jaded:

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:44 pm

I'll make one tonight with some fine examples of sailing vessels. With real wood too, not this plastic shit they're building today!!
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:53 pm

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When cars had (art déco) vases.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by shemp » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Bloody Luxury! Me mum had 15 kids and we lived in a vase!
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Doctor X » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:26 pm

Oh we use to dream of living in a vase! Would've been a castle to us!

We had to live in a plastic thimble in the bottom of a recycling bin!

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:38 pm

With no shoes. Don't forget that part... :)
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Doctor X » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:44 pm

"ShoeS?"

We had one shoe which we had to share with fifty-seven of us!

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm

I had a roommate who owned one of these. Not his primary driving around car.

Six-pack == a manifold with three two-barrel carburetors. When idling it only used one of them, but all three would open up for acceleration.

Sounded just like a toilet flushing under the hood. 8)

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:28 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm
I had a roommate who owned one of these. Not his primary driving around car.

Six-pack == a manifold with three two-barrel carburetors. When idling it only used one of them, but all three would open up for acceleration.

Sounded just like a toilet flushing under the hood. 8)

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An old love affair with that unwieldy toilet flushing gas-guzzler. Get a room garage! :mrgreen: