junkyardninja
junkyardninja
Jun 5
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That’s spectacular, Torch. Sometimes I worry about how your mind works.

Apr 1
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Those all look like they still have top-heavy 45 degree v-twins. If they would build a 60 or 90 degree and get the center of gravity down, maybe they could be competitive. Not sure how reusable their 60 degree Porsche engine is, but that would be an obvious quick choice. Maybe it’s too heavy or too big. As for the Read more

Mar 31
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And Fancy Kristen has the best bug out kit ever. Definitely going to miss your writing here, Kristen!

Mar 27
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I think there is something to be said for the long hood of a front-mid car (Aston Martin, I’m looking at you), but I disagree with the sentiment here. The fact that they tried to use Corvette styling is why this result is even possible. It looks like a Corvette with mid-engine proportions. I am disappointed in the Read more

Mar 24
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This is pretty random, even for you, Torch! What’s in your coffee this morning?

Mar 5
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Somehow you three manage to make reading that vitriolic shit entertaining, but it’s really disgusting how much hate mail you all receive. I love your work. Keep it up.

Feb 13
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I have a good back. It’s strong and almost never hurts. Except in airline seats. It starts aching in the small of my back in 20 minutes. The only way to alleviate this is to recline the seat. Needless to say, I strongly dislike long ground taxis and waits for takeoff because of this.

Feb 5
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Looked into another used car, but decided against it because the ones we have still work and have depreciated - so why waste the money just to look like all the other families around town?

Feb 4
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I think Tesla has a couple things going for it that make it a hybrid automaker/tech stock. They have an unprecedented amount of data from their cars right from when they started to sell them. The know about the people that drive them, driving habits, locations, distance, charging patterns, road Read more

Jan 30
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Those power numbers are really dismal for the displacement. A 2.1L engine only capable of 121 hp and 131 tq? Pathetic.

Jan 29
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In the early 2000s, I was working at Harley-Davidson dealerships. I moved on largely because of their detestable clientele. I enjoyed riding motorcycles, but these middle-aged white guys who wanted to think they were pretending to be badass by buying a Harley really only wanted to be able brag about how much they’d Read more

Jan 22
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I remember Vanden Plas as a trim level on Jaguars in the 90s and early 2000s. What gives?

Dec 31
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Just to add to the article - yes, he is more likely to be treated leniently in Lebanon, but Lebanon’s official statement is that they are a signatory to a corporate corruption treaty and are willing to work with the Japanese on a trial in Lebanon. Which is something Ghosn has been seeking for a long time.

Nov 28
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They need to give 10x more money to back-marker teams so that there is a more level competitive field. If a team is really good, they should realize gains in that through sponsorship value rather than by FIA penalization for being slow. If there were only modest bonuses in FIA money value for the 1st through 3rd teams Read more

Sep 11
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Very cool - thanks for sharing. My Dad used to bring home the unclassified versions of his rocket sled tests. He’s been retired for 15 years now, but he used sleds at both China Lake, in the California desert, and at White Sands. He wasn’t working on hypersonic - I think his missiles traveled about Mach 5 - but those Read more

Aug 28
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I am happy to not have a car with the lane-keeping-assist feature installed and if I got a car that had it, I would turn it off. Often on the highway, especially in heavy traffic, while everyone pulls to the left side of the lane to try to see better, I drive on the right side of the lane and have a great view even Read more

Aug 22
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Don’t worry, the glitz and glam will end eventually, There was a trend in the late 90s to just cover every bit of a Harley-Davidson with chrome and, while chrome is still common, the excessiveness of it has been toned down a little bit. What killed it was the black-out look. Suddenly customers were going for matte Read more

Jun 26 2019
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I didn’t say there was no weight to be saved, but it is essentially semantics when phrased the way it was in the article. It doesn’t sound great when you say that your Fit only takes 1.3 tons to transport 80kg of people.