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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    It is far from a bad idea to consider buying an older car given the “new normal” descending. But - as with most things - there are downsides as well...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 04:26 PM
    My Master Fitter grandfather described the carburettor as 'An infernal device guaranteed to deliver an incorrect gas mixture at all times. And...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 07:37 AM
    If you’re under 40 and thinking about buying a car that’s older than you are, there are some things you may not know about - but will need to learn...
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  • selfdo59's Avatar
    08-04-2020, 04:33 PM
    Most of the trouble with the late 1970s vintage Mopars with the "Electronic Lean Burn" was that no one knew how to properly tune them! The big shots...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-04-2020, 03:38 PM
    Crossovers are so popular, they’re getting smaller. Examples include the Honda HR-V, which was one of the very first subcompact crossovers - and...
    0 replies | 74 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    08-02-2020, 06:36 AM
    Eric started a thread Buying Orphaned Cars in Motor Mouth
    McDonald’s isn’t successful because of its food. It is successful because of the availability of its food. Whether in LA or NYC, McDonald’s is right...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-31-2020, 06:55 AM
    Eric started a thread Fungibility in Motor Mouth
    One of the things many people are probably thinking about right now is whether to convert whatever cash they may have into something valuable. Or -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-31-2020, 06:48 AM
    Just as Face Diapers aren’t about “stopping the spread” - that's just the marketing for what's actually being sold - electric cars aren’t about...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-24-2020, 06:18 AM
    If you ever wanted to buy a new Fiat . . . without going to Italy - this may be your last chance. Fiat isn’t doing well - because small cars (which...
    0 replies | 243 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    07-20-2020, 06:10 AM
    Every car has a service schedule - based on miles or months, whichever occurs first. Something else may occur first, though - like a “peaceful”...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-17-2020, 12:01 PM
    Eric started a thread 2020 bmw z4 in New Car/Truck Reviews
    Some things go together like bagels and cream cheese - and sports cars and manual transmissions. As a rule, sports cars used to come standard with...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 07:41 AM
    Eric started a thread To Shift for Oneself? in Motor Mouth
    Leaving aside the fun, is there a stronger argument to be made for the manual transmission vs. the automatic? It depends on your perspective. There...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 07:12 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Operatic interlude. in Grouch's Garage
    Reubens was a very gifted classical artist with a great eye for flow and movement in both form and nature. Did you know that he was knighted by...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    07-14-2020, 07:27 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Operatic interlude. in Grouch's Garage
    I think her boyfriend is one of the producers. He's in the clip. I've never heard an operatic trained voice singing rock and roll but she really...
    3 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    07-14-2020, 06:09 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Operatic interlude. in Grouch's Garage
    Ah! indeed, Grouch. One needs a little culture in one's life. I thought the instantaneous change, from operatic to rock style, was a real bit of...
    3 replies | 579 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    07-13-2020, 09:41 PM
    A little bit of culture for everyone today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=23&v=oBPROMTKmg8&feature=emb_logo
    3 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    07-13-2020, 03:57 AM
    Glad it worked for you, Don. The old way is as dead as a dodo here - hasn't worked for months. Ken.
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 11:52 PM
    Testing to see I can edit this after I post it. EDIT: It looks like the edit function was fixed today as it went right to the edit window. ...
    2 replies | 558 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 09:56 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Elon's Musk in Motor Mouth
    Hi, Don. I've worked it out and the solution is posted in my previous reply, edited to include the 'Edit' solution to show that it works for me...
    5 replies | 324 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 05:38 AM
    For some time now the edit facility has been non functional. Here is a work around - fiddly but it works for me. Right click 'Edit Post' In...
    2 replies | 558 view(s)
  • Ken's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 04:35 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Elon's Musk in Motor Mouth
    It has been like it for a long time now, Don. I did post a 'work around' in the 'Announcements' thread. I was going to copy and paste it for you...
    5 replies | 324 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 08:52 PM
    DonTom replied to a thread Elon's Musk in Motor Mouth
    I was just trying to edit that first post to change the word "head" to "had". Your edit function is still not working in this forum. -Don- Reno,...
    5 replies | 324 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 08:49 PM
    DonTom replied to a thread Elon's Musk in Motor Mouth
    "How about when it snows - and the electronic eyes that "see" for the driver who doesn't no longer do" You get a big fat message on the screen...
    5 replies | 324 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 08:36 PM
    DonTom replied to a thread Elon's Musk in Motor Mouth
    It seems to me that we're not getting the real story about that Tesla that crashed in the video. The car didn't even slow down. That tells me two...
    5 replies | 324 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 07:53 AM
    Eric started a thread '20 Edge in New Car/Truck Reviews
    The Ford Edge has enough room for a third row . . . but it hasn’t got one. What it does have is almost as much room in its second row (40.6 inches...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 07:49 AM
    Eric started a thread Elon's Musk in Motor Mouth
    Teslas keep on crashing into things - because Tesla hasn't stopped encouraging Tesla owners to keep their hands (and eyes) off of things. The...
    5 replies | 324 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 07:46 AM
    Eric started a thread Toyota's Z-Car in Motor Mouth
    Nissan's Z-car may have been the first Japanese sports car to make a real splash in the United States back in 1969 - but crosstown rival Toyota...
    0 replies | 78 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 07:03 AM
    Eric started a thread Return of the Archons in Motor Mouth
    When one joins a gym one generally signs a waiver of responsibility document that says you agree it’s not the gym’s fault if you have a heart attack...
    0 replies | 106 view(s)
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