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Nov 6 2014
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I'll nominate a way-old-school one. The less-than-a-liter, less-than-1hp engine from the Benz Patent Motorwagen. I was lucky enough to get a nice close look at one at Deutsches Museum Verkehrzentrum (I'm sure I misspelled that...). Looking at each part you can just about hear Karl, "Well, then I'll need something that

May 12 2014
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Subaru. Even confirmed here. I tried to find actual DMV registration numbers by make, but no luck. University town by the mountains, tech industry, near ski areas, altitude and steep grades, outdoorsy stuff to do, families, etc. makes it a very popular choice. I don't like Subarus, but I do respect them, and they work Read more

May 6 2014
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The late 80's, early 90's independent front suspension torsion bar Toyota pickups, with the "Xtra Cab" and the 6 foot bed. For a small truck, it is a surprisingly big pain to park. The wheelbase is quite long, and the torsion bar design limits how much steering you get at full lock. This results in an amazing large Read more

Apr 9 2014
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Oh, man. Evans, on two wheels, in fall. I've gotten caught out on Peak To Peak on a ride taken as a shoulder-season gamble. "Miserably cold" is right! Did you have glove/grip warmers, or at least decent cold-weather gear?

Apr 9 2014
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Those frost heaves are brutal. I've done the Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb Race a number of times (bike race). The race itself, from Idaho Springs all the way up, is certainly hard work. But the ride down after the race is horrible. On 23mm tires at 120+ psi, the frost heaves feel like they're going to either break Read more

Mar 24 2014
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We're doling them out over holidays, birthdays, etc. Excellent series!

Mar 24 2014
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That's easy, it'll be $300 because it's "A fun, rollicking story." Just kidding. Excellent book! I read this to my 1 year old all the time. He loves it. We discuss that Dump Truck had it coming, by not looking ahead, not accounting for payload, not watching road conditions, and overcooking the turn. But that it was a Read more

Mar 13 2014
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+1 for Rialto. I was scrolling to see if someone mentioned it already, and was going to post it if they hadn't.

Mar 10 2014
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Yeah, I know, "Holy back from the dead thread" and all that. What can I say; I 'm busy. But! I did get a photo of the data plate (hopefully inserted in this post). Looks like I've got the 7.5", 3.42 gears, 2 pinion open diff. Having installed the Eaton TrueTrac in January, I can confirm that was all true. With 29" BFG

Nov 26 2013
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Checking kbb instead of Edmunds only goes back to '93, but it's the same truck, you were right about the weight. I stand corrected. They say curb weight of 2875 for the 2WD XtraCab. I'll check the door pillar stat tonight, after I get it towed home. :( I wired the MAP sensor plug too tight, again, and it broke, again. Read more

Nov 26 2013
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I guess I'll offer my own actual experience here. My truck, a 5 speed '89 2WD Toyota extended cab, had 99 horses in its wheezy, carbureted 22R. When it was new. At sea level. According to the factory. Curb weight is supposedly about 4000 pounds (4200, says Edmunds). Driving it here, in Colorado, sucked. 3rd gear over Read more

Jul 29 2013
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+1 I bought my '78 Black Pearl edition 280Z with 200,000 miles on it, heaps of abuse from about 6 previous owners. Compression was still in spec, but I did a complete rebuild with bore-out for flattop piston conversion. When I mic'd the crankshaft, the most wear I found was still less than 0.0002" (yes, 2 Read more