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26 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

Are those boxes of Smoke ready for installation? 

I think they put some extra in my 67 BGT .....

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thank you for the greetings, things are still pretty wonky trying to do this so just bear with me and My energy level is low but I know this is good to bring my brain back online so I'll keep posting

In 1974 my USN ship was in Kure Japan for a few days and liberty was generous (3 section) so a buddy of mine and I decided to visit Hiroshima. We had to take the train  to get there and since civies w

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Dayyum, if that guy wasn't goofy that could be me. I used to surf Scotchman's after work and sometimes supper a lot when it was too small to bother driving into Newport or Huntington. Beautiful small wave spot at sunset.

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

You just know the Afterguards going to blame the Fordeck for everything!

 

 

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How could anybody have ever thought that was a good idea?

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2 hours ago, Willin' said:

 

I gotta imply or suggest BS on this one.

 Would James fucking Bond's gal ( there can be no doubt it was a gal, a very voluptuous gal, of Grecian form, innocent in nature and character but stunningly beautiful to look at except for that one barely noticeable but oh so endearing physical flaw) Friday be typing his letters on a typewriter in 1998? That seems a bit unusual, even for Scotland.

 

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Party pooper.

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2 hours ago, Charlie Foxtrot said:

I'm with Willin' on this: While it certainly seems like Connery after a couple of Scotches, by 1998 it would have been almost three decades since he last played Bond. At that time his career was solidly established. He could play - oh, a dragon farting flames - without risk to his career. Plus, Broccoli jealously guarded his rights to Bond, and most likely wouldn't have allowed the 007 logo to be used by Connery. And, in the day, most celebrities used a rubber stamp so their signatures couldn't be sold.

Most telling, Jobs would have made Woz write Connery.  ;)
 

Regrettably Connery played Bond in 1983 in the forgettable Never Say Never Again.

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9 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

Didde you evare reade the booke abote that painteng?  Verrey sad, kinda depresseng..................

Hey Snags, yeh I've read a short version - its not a happy story  :(

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On 6/6/2021 at 12:54 PM, hobot said:

 

 

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Google says this is Detroit, and it's in USA for sure ("Checks cashed", "Drug Store", Ford Galaxy, guns), so how come they are driving on the left? The Galaxy looks to be RHD.

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29 minutes ago, Recidivist said:

Google says this is Detroit, and it's in USA for sure ("Checks cashed", "Drug Store", Ford Galaxy, guns), so how come they are driving on the left? The Galaxy looks to be RHD.

Driving down the middle, not the left. Safe formation in unsafe territory. My guess is Feds following soldiers would be my guess with guy in passenger seat , literally riding shotgun

 

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1 hour ago, White Lightning2 said:

Driving down the middle, not the left. Safe formation in unsafe territory. My guess is Feds following soldiers would be my guess with guy in passenger seat , literally riding shotgun

 

WL

I was a few blocks from there today.  I don't see any yellow lines, one-way?

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10 hours ago, Left Shift said:

Regrettably Connery played Bond in 1983 in the forgettable Never Say Never Again.

Thankfully, the modern redux of thunderball, since it wasn’t produced by the broccoli’s Largely isn’t considered an official bond film,  neither is casino royale from 67.  

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9 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Google says this is Detroit, and it's in USA for sure ("Checks cashed", "Drug Store", Ford Galaxy, guns), so how come they are driving on the left? The Galaxy looks to be RHD.

Looks like a one-way street, quite a few run thru the city.  

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10 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Google says this is Detroit, and it's in USA for sure ("Checks cashed", "Drug Store", Ford Galaxy, guns), so how come they are driving on the left? The Galaxy looks to be RHD.

Detroit 1967. We lived not to far from a National Guard base. Helicopters flying over and army vehicles driving by the house. By father worked for the city water dept and was at work daily while neighbors were home.

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15 hours ago, hobot said:

 

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For the ex-swabbies amongst us, is it true that no-one can be on deck when those monsters shoot?

I heard the concussion would damage or kill anyone out of doors when they go off.

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13 hours ago, dyslexic dog said:
14 hours ago, hobot said:

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Google lens tells me its a mustang. Yeah, but who dropped the radial engine on it in the 60's?

And here I thought stuffing a Boss 429 engine into a Mustang was a stretch.

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On 6/5/2021 at 10:12 PM, hobot said:

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On 6/5/2021 at 10:12 PM, hobot said:

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Bellflower Street fire, Dorchester??    You've got a nice touch for Boston stuff, my old stomping ground...

 

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Hobot, 

So glad you're back.  I realize that you're a bit rusty, but let's focus on the first post of each new page...ok?  ;-)

Stay healthy buddy!

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2 minutes ago, Cal20sailor said:

I realize that you're a bit rusty, but let's focus on the first post of each new page...ok?

Ime am notte hoboto, butte if I wase, Ide be tempted to repply "F.U. Weenis!"

Thast juste me.............. :)          

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1 minute ago, Cal20sailor said:

let's focus on the first post of each new page...ok?  ;-)

Umm, without post count numbers, that would be difficult. But I salute your priorities. ;)

Glad you're back too, hobot!

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3 minutes ago, justsomeguy! said:

Umm, without post count numbers, that would be difficult. But I salute your priorities. ;)

Forgot about the 'upgrade'

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I have to do a physical count from the first post but the page to figure out where I'm at post-wise.

I missed it by a couple of posts on this page but I did try to make up for it.

:)

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38 minutes ago, hobot said:

I have to do a physical count from the first post but the page to figure out where I'm at post-wise.

I missed it by a couple of posts on this page but I did try to make up for it.

:)

If every post was a "top of the page" post counting would be unneeded:lol:

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30 minutes ago, hobot said:

 

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They'll be dumping in quarts of extra smoke when that thing pits!!

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18 hours ago, hobot said:

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A young Frank Zappa teaches an arrogant and unfunny Steve Allen to play the ... bicycle.

 

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1 hour ago, justsomeguy! said:

By downvoting me?

My feelings... ;)

I'm sorry if I did that I tried to look back and didn't see where I did but if I did it was an accident and I'd be happy to delete it.

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32 minutes ago, hobot said:

I'm sorry if I did that I tried to look back and didn't see where I did but if I did it was an accident and I'd be happy to delete it.

No worries.

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2 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

Sean Penn wase in teh Stralian Armey?

That's what I thought. :D

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1 hour ago, Ventucky Red said:

BMW has come a long way....... in advertising

 

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She looks just as expensive to maintain too!

:lol:

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55 minutes ago, P_Wop said:

I think the pre-owned Aston Martin business did it first.

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It's a great ad and absolutely true but unfortunately it ain't real - Aston never did it.

 

And by the way, WTF is it with that virgin thing anyway? I always liked and wanted women who were experienced

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With the BMW, even if you're the third owner, I can almost guarantee that you'd be the first to touch the turn signal lever...... If such a thing was to happen. 

 

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the dude with out a shirt looks like sean penn

 

...i see i wasn't the only one who thought so!

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59 minutes ago, gptyk said:

With the BMW, even if you're the third owner, I can almost guarantee that you'd be the first to touch the turn signal lever...... If such a thing was to happen. 

 

Tragic(kind of ) story.  Youngest brother came to a family gathering driving an M5. Inline 6, 260 (?) hp of 1990 pure sexiness in a 4 door.  Black with Tan leather.  took me out for a drive and as I sped through some curves (really sped) I decided I wanted the wheel a little lower so I pulled the lever to drop the wheel a notch but the lever was the turn signal (washer?) lever and it broke and dangled by the wires.

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6 hours ago, gptyk said:

With the BMW, even if you're the third owner, I can almost guarantee that you'd be the first to touch the turn signal lever...... If such a thing was to happen. 

 

I resemble that remark! I’ve driven BMWs for the last 20 years and always use the indicators.(*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(* Annually, to make sure they work.)

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18 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

For the ex-swabbies amongst us, is it true that no-one can be on deck when those monsters shoot?

I heard the concussion would damage or kill anyone out of doors when they go off.

The concussion would definitely clear the deck of personnel if they weren't securely anchored. Maybe that's why the "kill" comment. Double hearing protection was barely enough...

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10 hours ago, gptyk said:

With the BMW, even if you're the third owner, I can almost guarantee that you'd be the first to touch the turn signal lever...... If such a thing was to happen. 

 

I dont reckon the Lexus turn signal repairman is any busier than that maytag dude either.....

AOL - News, Politics, Sports & Latest Headlines | Old commercials, Maytag,  Classic tv

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20 hours ago, hobot said:

 

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Interesting....

Here is what I found:

While you may have seen some motorcycles with fake Ferrari badges, the vehicle above is the world's first and only official bike approved by the company. The story of this particular 1995 Ferrari 900cc begins with David Kay of David Kay Engineering who wrote to Enzo Ferrari's son Piero, requesting to build a one-of-a-kind motorcycle adorned with the famed badge as a tribute to his late father. A letter signed by P. Ferrari himself was received in 1990 by Kay allowing him to proceed with project. Four years and 3,000-hours of work later, the bike was complete, and it features an all-aluminum frame, a set of Testarossa vents, and an engine capable of reaching an estimated top speed of 164mph.

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37 minutes ago, warbird said:

A one way trip?

Yep, bound for Japan as Doolittle's Tokyo Raid, 4 months after Pearl Harbor. That's the Hornet sailing under the closed Golden Gate Bridge. 

After a marginally effective bombing, most of the B-25s crashed in China, only one made it to Russia. Two crews were captured by the Japanese (two crewmen drowned in the ditching) and spent the war in POW camps, except for the three Americans that were executed. Russia imprisoned their flyers for a year before allowing them to "escape". The rest were repatriated by the Chinese.   

It was essentially a stunt that worked to improve the moral of the American people and panic the Japanese High Command.     

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On 5/27/2021 at 7:13 AM, Hike, Bitches! said:

YES! - Had one of these..

Every American child of the right age had one of these in the 80's

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19 hours ago, Ventucky Red said:

BMW has come a long way....... in advertising

 

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Unfortunately BMW has lost their way. The last good 5 series was the E-39 and the last good 3 series was the E-46, in both build quality, driving dynamics and driving pleasure. Close a door on either of those and it feels and sounds like closing a bank vault. Close a door on the later generations, E-60 to F10 to a G-30, and they feel like a ricer door.

In the E39, the seating position, steering, handling, engine response are almost Zen like. You can feel variations in the road transmitted to you by seat and steering wheel. The E-39 and E-46 set new standards in cabin quietness. However, BMW didn't take all noises away. It deliberately left the engine noise untouched. Normally under civilized use, the engine revved quietly. Once floored down the throttle, the beautiful roar of the engine inducted into the cabin and raised the pulse of its driver.

The same driver involvement could be found in handling, especially in the gasoline six-cylinder E39s, the 525i, 528i & 530i achieved 50:50 percent front to rear weight distribution, they turned into corners neutrally and eagerly.

The E-39 set benchmark in dynamics for the executive car class, bringing small-car agility to the class for the first time. The steering was beautifully weighted and very feelsome. Other human interfaces were also tuned to near perfect - slick gearshift, perfectly sited driving position, pedals and instrument, comfy seats - superb ergonomics combined with impeccable build quality.

Its successors actually failed to match it in a number of key areas. The E39 5-series was definitely a masterpiece of its time. It raised the standard so high that arch-rival Mercedes E-class took 2 generations to catch it - and just marginally. It also forced the BMW engineers responsible for it's successors to go to the extreme, employing some pre-matured technologies such as active steering, aluminum front structure and i-Drive, just wanted to better the E39. Unfortunately, the successors still fails to match the integrity of E39, especially in subjective aspect like handling, build, quality and design.

E39 vs E60

 

 

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