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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 04:46 PM
    Yep, in the S.W. corner where REAL Hoosiers live. :D About 100 miles north we call them Hoosiers by courtesy.
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 09:30 AM
    Hoosier?, Indiana guy, Grouch? Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 09:06 AM
    When I drove a truck, I got within sight of, but never went into California. It wasn't as bad then as it is now but it wasn't any place this Hoosier...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 05:28 AM
    Seems a bit arbitrary to me. Surely the criteria should be how well - or badly - a vehicle does on an emissions and vehicle safety test. Age...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 06:40 PM
    I have a feeling this is going to backfire on people in the state. We already have trouble getting carriers to take loads to California....
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:32 AM
    grouch started a thread Tesla Truckla in Grouch's Garage
    A new Tesla truck? https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=76&v=R35gWBtLCYg
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 09:27 AM
    I know of one station that is an outlier. Fuel was $2.66 but closer to the Interstate, one station is $3.19. If you're ever in the U.S. and need to...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 05:32 AM
    Yes indeed, Grouch. Fuel costs here can change day by day. Variations in my village have ranged from 1.199 per liter to the current 1.329 per...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 10:28 PM
    Does fuel bounce all over the place on price in your neck of the woods? Indiana has 10 cents per gallon more in the way of gas taxes than Kentucky....
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-18-2019, 06:53 AM
    Yes, it is here too, Grouch. I just lumped the two costs together to give an overall total. Adding a bike on would have added another $435 or so...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-17-2019, 01:17 PM
    Insurance here is separate. The Cadillac being 4X4 is a bit high because of the risk of going off road to have an accident but I think my insurance...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-17-2019, 03:49 AM
    Now that is really low cost - my tax and insurance this year, on a ten year old 2 L Mazda 3 TS2 was, at current exchange rates, $1094. The tax on...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-16-2019, 06:55 PM
    the state is prompt about getting their taxes as well as my county. However, our taxes are a lot lighter here than in the U.K. I managed to find a...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-16-2019, 04:05 PM
    I found it expensive enough taxing and insuring one car plus one bike. The thought of taxing and insuring nine vehicles (assuming they might be...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-16-2019, 10:18 AM
    I've had as many as 9 vehicles plated and insured at one time. Some I've kept for a few weeks, one just long enough for the title to come back, and...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-14-2019, 03:32 PM
    Seriously? I thought I was a bit excessive with about twenty or so under my belt plus around that number of bikes. Ken.
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-14-2019, 10:09 AM
    You are correct in that older people want to collect cars from their youth. Basically, the cars they couldn't afford at the time. Personally, I just...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-14-2019, 07:51 AM
    Are old cars for old people? It seems to be so - if you go by what one typically sees at an old car show. The owners are mostly at least as old as...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-13-2019, 02:13 PM
    Eric started a thread The In-Car Checkpoint in Motor Mouth
    A new principle forms the basis of American criminal justice. It is that innocence is irrelevant. More accurately, it is an obstruction. It gets in...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-13-2019, 06:28 AM
    In 1979, VW stopped selling the Beetle - at least, in the United States. Uncle would not allow it. The car designed back in the 1930s could not...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 10:04 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Funeral for Fiat? in Motor Mouth
    I can't remember if the expanding foam was around in the early 80's. I didn't own a house yet so I didn't fool with that type of material. The reason...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 10:10 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Funeral for Fiat? in Motor Mouth
    The Dauphine was, like many cars of the time, very prone to rust. With access to a good workshop mine had been up on a hoist and the whole...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 08:35 AM
    I never heard of nearby explosion setting off air bags in a car that wasn't physically hit with anything but a pressure wave. ...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 08:32 AM
    grouch replied to a thread Funeral for Fiat? in Motor Mouth
    I'm sure they were decent cars when new. We were trying to bring back one that had broken down and was shoved into a barn 20 years previous. The body...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 06:27 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Funeral for Fiat? in Motor Mouth
    My first car was a Renault Dauphine, the one with the Ferlec clutch, and I loved it. With a little work it was fast - for the day and its engine...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 12:16 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Funeral for Fiat? in Motor Mouth
    I've heard that FCA is in talks with Renault about joining together. I don't know if that will be good. Supposedly, Renault has some good cars on...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 12:06 PM
    I work in logistics and this touches on what I do all day. I guess I got a little into exact details rather than feasibility. With Musk's Tesla Model...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 08:46 AM
    Eric started a thread Funeral for Fiat? in Motor Mouth
    Newspaper people know that obits are written in advance - so they're ready to go when the inevitable does occur. Fiat is looking a little green...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 04:58 AM
    I wasn't actually looking at the legal logistics of such a load, Grouch. I was just musing, broadly on the technical feasibility of building the...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-10-2019, 06:20 PM
    A 90 ton load will be the entire rig. That's 180,000 pounds. To run heavier than 80,000 pounds requires an oversize permit. Now, those aren't just to...
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