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  • Ken's Avatar
    Today, 06:30 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Arrivederci Autopsy in Motor Mouth
    Back in the day I had two Fiats. The first, which was part of a trade and was sold on a few weeks later was a Fiat 1100D. An odd car with a...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:41 AM
    Eric started a thread The Off Road End Run! in Motor Mouth
    Speed does kill - if you get caught doing it. We live in the Hut! Hut! Hut! era. Armed government workers (AGWs) wearing Batman-style utility belts...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 08:28 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Arrivederci Autopsy in Motor Mouth
    Fiats are often unusual looking cars. Some are quite attractive looking. Mechanically though, they are crap. Alfas are great looking cars but are...
    3 replies | 166 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 01:54 PM
    Eric started a thread VW & Victory Gin in Motor Mouth
    In the final pages of Orwellís 1984, we find Winston Smith - the novel's main character - drinking Victory Gin at the Chestnut Tree Cafe. Heís been...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    09-13-2019, 01:48 PM
    There's a lot about the car business today that's depressing; relentless nannying, pushy electrification. So here's something that will make you feel...
    0 replies | 39 view(s)
  • Dave Brand's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 10:06 PM
    Dave Brand replied to a thread Arrivederci Autopsy in Motor Mouth
    Funny you should mention the Charger. We're on holiday in the US right now; my default rental car group is Avis group G (premium), usually a Taurus...
    3 replies | 166 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    09-12-2019, 08:11 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Cleaning up... in Motor Mouth
    Make sure you don't have a crazy woman from California as a neighbor. A couple of years ago, I was washing my car in my driveway with my hose. A...
    1 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-09-2019, 12:37 PM
    Eric started a thread Cleaning up... in Motor Mouth
    One thing you can still do yourself is wash your car. And just as you used to be able to save a lot of money by working on your car, itís possible...
    1 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    09-08-2019, 07:56 AM
    Well done that Floridian farmer! We will eventually get the tail end of Dorian over here but our winds rarely get above 80-90 mph. Enough to...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    09-07-2019, 03:13 PM
    Hurricane Dorian hammered the Bahamas. I live just south of Tornado Alley and know what an F4 tornado can do. Those are usually 50-100 yards wide....
    1 replies | 175 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 08:37 AM
    Eric started a thread Arrivederci Autopsy in Motor Mouth
    The truth gets out every now and then - not that many are paying attention. And the truth behind Fiatís slow-motion exit-stage-left from the North...
    3 replies | 166 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 08:34 AM
    Imagine if your insurance company knew about it immediately every time you drove faster than any speed limit, anywhere. That you failed to come to a...
    0 replies | 82 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    09-02-2019, 09:45 AM
    Ken replied to a thread The Offloading in Motor Mouth
    I agree, Grouch. In my case it is "Old age and sly, evil cunning.". Ken.
    4 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-02-2019, 08:37 AM
    Eric started a thread Winter and EVs in Motor Mouth
    Winter - and cold weather - is just a few months away and that means more than just cold and probably snow. It also means power outages. Sometimes,...
    0 replies | 72 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-02-2019, 08:22 AM
    If youíve been wondering what's behind the electric car/automated car push, Fordís John Rich just let the cat out of the sack: ďWe will exhaust and...
    0 replies | 72 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    09-01-2019, 08:30 PM
    grouch replied to a thread The Offloading in Motor Mouth
    When I raced in the 70's and early 80's, we would say "There's no replacement for displacement". Now it's more "Youth and vigor is no substitute for...
    4 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    09-01-2019, 10:09 AM
    Hybrids are practical electric cars because they’re part-time electric cars. You’re not dependent entirely on hard-to-find or rather long-to-find...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    09-01-2019, 07:56 AM
    Ken replied to a thread The Offloading in Motor Mouth
    Grouch, I don't care what anyone says, there is no substitute for 'cubes'! Ken.
    4 replies | 301 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    08-30-2019, 09:45 AM
    grouch replied to a thread The Offloading in Motor Mouth
    I've been pondering buying a new, or late model lease return. I'm seeing a lot of turbo engines with itty bitty displacements. early every Equinox...
    4 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    08-29-2019, 08:55 AM
    Eric started a thread The Offloading in Motor Mouth
    When the car industry begs to be regulated, you have to wonder about the regulations. And the motivations. Is it a case of being crazy . . . or...
    4 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    08-26-2019, 09:31 AM
    Most people donít know this - yet - but replacing a new carís windshield can cost as much as a new transmission used to cost. Sometimes, more....
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 06:46 AM
    Eric started a thread RWD Resurgence in Motor Mouth
    Two things once defined American cars. They were almost always rear-wheel-drive - even the economy cars - and they usually could be had with V8...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-23-2019, 06:31 AM
    Eric started a thread The RWD Resurgence in Motor Mouth
    Two things once defined American cars. They were almost always rear-wheel-drive - even the economy cars - and they usually could be had with V8...
    0 replies | 96 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 12:56 PM
    When I was a volunteer police officer, I got in the habit of carrying a pair of fencing pliers under the front seat. I normally mind my own business...
    1 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 08:49 AM
    Kids didnít used to roast to death, forgotten in the back seat of cars, because it was hard to forget your kid when he was sitting right there beside...
    1 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 05:26 AM
    Ken replied to a thread My newest toy is: in On Two Wheels
    When I used to lead rider groups for the club I often used to lead what we called the 'Steady Eddies'. Just cruising around fifty mph or so could...
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 05:12 PM
    DonTom replied to a thread My newest toy is: in On Two Wheels
    I am kinda the opposite. I like slow riding most of the time. Slow on the mountain roads and such. I kinda ride like a little old lady and often let...
    5 replies | 727 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 02:43 PM
    Ken replied to a thread My newest toy is: in On Two Wheels
    Super Sport = 'biking Viagra! Six years back, at 79, I was doing an Advanced Track Riding Course at Cadwell park. My 'Advanced' group went out...
    5 replies | 727 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 12:38 PM
    DonTom replied to a thread My newest toy is: in On Two Wheels
    The SuperSport Version of the same make bike is shown here. A bit too Sporty for me. But I like it's looks even better than mine. But has a very...
    5 replies | 727 view(s)
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