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>tfw you see a car for sale and secretly hope there's something wrong with it (salvage title, autobox, semen damage) because you just can't afford it
>tfw driving down main street, look over, and see your car's rolling reflection in the shop windows
>tfw the first drive after a fresh oil change
>tfw driving on backroads at dawn, no other cars on the road, with only the thrum of the engine in the background as you think about life
Come /o/, feel with me. You're among friends. Tell me your auto-related feels.
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Forza Motorsport 4 General and Challenge Mega-Thread
We just finished the WRD SUV Endurance Challenge, also known as WSEC, and from the hour and a half I spent in it ( which half of it was Hachi and me derping ), it went pretty well. As for future events, Coco Kazoo finally has a date for his Ultralights event. Along with that, I know Commie is planning a 'Old Car, New Car Engine' challenge. Think classic Camaro with ZL1 engine or similar. More details to come on that if he decides to go through with it.
I also managed to get around to changing the naming format of the back-up threads. If you save them, then you'll find that these new threads are more organized and easier to find. If anyone finds or has any problems, let me know and I'll fix them as soon as possible.
Back-up of our Forza Motorsport threads as of 3-17-13 - http://www.mediafire.com/?vjkod252besn413
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Fucking indians, man.
>greentext thread? greentext thread.
>Tell us your stories of shitty dreamer buyers/sellers
So i'm selling my car right now (pic related), and, greentext incoming
>Car's been up for sale for about 2 weeks
>6k asking price, probably kind of high but whatever, i'm open to negotiation
>Get sms "5k with rwc agree and i will come and see ur car"
>Ignore because it's been 2 weeks and I'm in no particular hurry to sell it right now anyway
>3 days later, get phone call from same guy
>Goes on and on about being a 'genuine buyer' and how he likes that i 'seem honest' and says all this bullshit, offers me 4000
>think 'dude I ignored your offer 3 days ago because it was too damn low fuck off'
>tell him to gtfo
>yesterday, his son calls me (had i known it was his son i would have said gtfo) and asks to come see it
>they show up (all fucking 4 of them)
>test drive, inspect
>says he'll call me back with an offer
>texts "2000 with rwc"
>MFW dude i JUST FUCKING IGNORED YOUR LAST TWO OFFERS BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO LOW
>WTF ARE YOU SMOKING
>tell him to please stop wasting my time
>"you can either sell your car to me or send it to the wreckers, 1200 or i walk"
>u 'avin a giggle, m8?
>no reply because all i can think of to say is 'fuck off'
that is not how you negotiating, when the seller clearly wants more you don't offer less
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As some of you may know, I like V12's, a lot.
However, I happen to be a diesel supremacist.
People keep telling me to just get a Jaguar and snatch it's engine and tranny.
These are gas powered, so no.
This raises the question in everyone's minds: "Why the fuck does he want a diesel?"
In this post, I will tell you.
Reasons to like gasoline engines:
1.) Fuel is cheaper
2.) Engine is cheaper
Reasons why diesel = supreme race
1.) 33% more efficient, this makes the point of gasoline being cheaper moot
2.) Produces more power while using less fuel, further moots previous point
3.) Fuel ignites through compression and heat, not through the implementation of a spark, making plug timing a non-issue. (Diesels DO have glow plugs, but these do no produce sparks, they simply warm the cylinders to allow for easier starting.)
4.) Because the fuel ignites through compression, diesel engines have to be built tougher than a gasoline engine, making them last much longer. (I have seen 90's Dodges go over 1,200,000 miles without major engine work and still run just as good as the day it left the factory.) This renders the fact that a gasoline engine is cheaper moot, since the life expectancy of a diesel is much longer.
5.) Compression ignition allows for a greater variety of alternative fuels, including: bio-diesel, simply filtered used vegetable oil, unused vegetable oil, old motor oil, old transmission fluid, and even stale gasoline when mixed with diesel or other burnable fuels. (Gasoline engines can run on propane, natural gas, and ethanol, but ethanol eats away at rubber fuel lines and does many other bad things to your engine, ethanol is also less efficient.)
6.) Diesels actually emit less Co2 than gasoline engines.
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Joseph Lucas himself was part of the problem. He was quoted as saying "A
gentleman does not motor around after dark" in response to complaints about
"I've had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never experienced any
And: "A guy peeked into an old Land Rover and asked the owner, 'How can you
tell one switch from another at night when they're all the same?' He
replied, 'It doesn't matter which one you use; nothing happens.'"
I was also pleased to see that an R&T quote made the list. It was from an
old cross-country touring story I did years ago with my friend Chris Beebe,
who muttered, while grinding away on a Lucas starter, "If Lucas made guns,
wars would never start."
The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."
Lucas--inventor of the first intermittent wiper.
Quality Assurance phoned and advised the Lucas engineering guy that they had
trouble with his design shorting out. So he made the wires longer.
Lucas is an acronym for Loose Unsoldered Connections and Splices.