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6/02/20 9:44PM
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You, along with most people, are confusing “not as bad” for “good”. I think everyone has some sort of stockholm syndrome about new car designs. Maybe I’m the one taking crazy pills, but I think almost all new vehicles look terrible, and new BMWs with their bucktooth grilles are easily one of the worst. The base model Read more

5/25/20 10:19PM
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Thank you for this. I have a Minolta 50mm that came with my X1 body, and it has sticky aperture blades. It’s only worth about $40, and I already have another 50mm, so I’m probably going to abandoned the idea of taking it apart and cleaning it. I don’t have the fine motor control or the patience for this. Read more

5/06/20 3:35PM
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Welcome, please make the autoplaying videos stop in the sidebar and in the middle of articles. Not ads, Jalopnik’s own videos. They’re distracting, and it’s annoying enough to have to pause them in the middle of reading that I often don’t bother reading articles. No idea if they bother other people that much, but I Read more

4/29/20 6:36PM
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That sounds impressive, but I barely know what any of that means. I could maybe change out a part or two on a computer, but there’s no way I could build one. I do appreciate the advice, I’ll look into it and see if I can learn a bit.

2/16/20 1:01PM
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Cool stuff. I haven’t shot many cars on film, but for my film stuff I usually use my Minolta XE-7, or if I’m traveling light, Minolta Hi-matic AF2. I also somewhat recently got a Mamiya RB67, but haven’t done much with it since my 120 film scanner isn’t working.

11/03/19 2:42PM
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One or both of the head gaskets are long gone. Rover V8s are like EJ25s. If the head gaskets aren’t blown now, they will be in the future. It can be done at home for about $1200, or at a shop for closer to $4000 I believe. As someone else suggested, swapping in a diesel would be the smartest choice, but definitely a Read more

11/02/19 4:28PM
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I’ll try and track down my pics of it, but I talked to a guy with a 4x4 Fuso with a flatdeck and a regular 18' camper trailer mounted to the deck, sans axle. It was pretty excellent. 

10/02/19 12:18PM
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This was what killed two heavy truck manufacturers in BC. Hayes and Pacific made incredibly tough on and off-highway trucks, especially for the logging industry. They were so overbuilt, that customers would run them for 20+ years, and once everyone who needed a truck that tough had bought one, Hayes went out of Read more

9/26/19 2:55PM
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It’s certainly a good idea, but that’s some questionable execution. The rear is a terrible use of space, something with row seating that can fold into a flat floor would be way more useful. There’s also no point to have the driver so far back. It looks like a cabover design, but the front seats are located like it’s Read more

8/15/19 11:46PM
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Funny, I was just talking to a guy who had this engine in a Gremlin. I like to think I know a lot about weird car stuff, but that one surprised me.