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  • grouch's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 11:01 AM
    Another thought. Take a 44 ton capacity trailer - use (say) 5 ton of that capacity for a battery pack mounted on the trailer, leaving a 39 ton load...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    06-08-2019, 03:45 PM
    The limit for hauling is not truck capacity. Current maximum GVW for commercial loads without a permit is 80,000 pounds. A late model tractor can...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    06-08-2019, 06:14 AM
    Let's see - 300000 lbs is roughly 134 tons. Aussie road trains pull three trailers. 133 tons divided by three is around 44 tons. That is the...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-06-2019, 08:13 AM
    How does he get away with it? The simple answer is . . . the press lets him. Over and over and over again. Ludicrous claims that ought to trigger...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-04-2019, 08:12 AM
    Eric started a thread Where's Our Cut? in Motor Mouth
    You’ve probably seen people driving around in cars covered over - “wrapped” - with advertisements for some service or product and wondered how much...
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  • chiph's Avatar
    06-03-2019, 09:37 PM
    This report out by the St. Louis Federal Reserve tracks financial health at the zip code level. ...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-03-2019, 08:37 AM
    Eric started a thread Cycle Therapy in On Two Wheels
    There are sound, practical reasons for owning a motorcycle that transcend fantastic gas mileage and low buy-in cost. I speak of the therapeutic...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-01-2019, 07:46 AM
    A Corvette getting to 60 in 3.7 seconds is kind of meh at this point. A Mustang GT can almost do the same. It’s just not that big of a deal anymore....
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-01-2019, 07:41 AM
    Eric started a thread MOCs in Motor Mouth
    When someone does something wrong, punish everyone who hasn’t done it yet. This is the new American legal doctrine - which seems to be based on the...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    06-01-2019, 07:33 AM
    Eric started a thread Veal Calves in Motor Mouth
    You have probably read about the younger crowd being more interested in their cell phones than in cars. The statistic most often cited in support of...
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