Speeding and Such
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Driving home from gf's, come around corner onto straight road. One pair of headlights 1/4 mi. up the road. Doesn't look like a Crown Vic.
>muh German torque
Singular pair of lights is turning right, finally notice it's a new Police Exploder.
Play it cool and cooperate. Pulled over at a well-lit lamppost, dome light on, engine off, hands on steering wheel. I've had no tickets up until this point. He says I was going 55 in a 35. Wait, then get written up for 50 in a 35. Not bad. Will be 2 points on my license if I pay early. Wat do, br/o/s. Can I fight this one?
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Very new to /o/ and automobiles in general, but i'm really interested in muscle cars, particularly from the 70's. Attached is a neighbor's car ('77 Camaro Rally Sport) that i really like the look of, which he offered to me for 2,500 but i feel is unrealistic because it has a little over or under 200,000 miles on it + multitude of other problems.
Any advice or suggestions is appreciated.
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Dearest denizens of /o/,
If you'll pardon me I come from the far and distant lands of /tg/ with a question spawned from ignorance.
This is a turbo charger, and from the claims of the vast majority of automobile manufacturers, these increase power, improve fuel efficiency and are generally the greatest thing since the internal combustion engine.
My question is more a confirmation of my understanding of a turbocharger, and the mechanics it uses, so I will ask if the following is accurate;
"A turbo charger does not actually improve fuel economy on any (automobile) engine, however, the increased power output from the turbo charger allows a relatively smaller engine to achieve horsepower ratings of larger displacement engines. In fact, the action of the turbo charger diminishes fuel economy while it is active."
Secondly, I'm fairly ignorant of the operational mechanics of the turbo charger, I understand the basics, but what differentiates an exceptional turbo charger from a mediocre one? Are they necessarily dangerous to the longevity of an engine? Wouldn't manufacturers account for the stresses already inherent in the engine such that the added machinery would over tax the mechanical aspects of it (the engine)?
Again, I apologize for the ignorance, thank you for your time and assistance.