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Saturday Car Thread 01/25/14 - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse & KBDaBear]

Howdy, and welcome to another edition of the new and improved Saturday Car Thread. On the menu for today: Hot legs, something so stupid, and Jeeps. KBDB talks small-blocks Chevys, The Shat, and a Libertarian enthusiast.

And away we go!


Voted one of the 10 Best Engines of the 20th Century by Ward's Auto magazine, the Chevy 90 degree V-8 better known as the Chevy Small Block got it's start in the 1955 model year as the 265 cubic inch with overhead valves and hydraulic lifters. Bored out to the iconic 283 in 1957, the Corvette version of the engine was GM's first assembly line engine to achieve 1 hp per cubic inch. Easily scalable, it quickly became a favorite of dirt track racers and hot rodders who with a relatively small cash outlay and a good mechanical aptitude could easily add 50 to 100 hp to the factory version. Using the basic block design, the small block line would later include the 327, 350, smog motor 400, and mild but dependable 307's and 305's.

In the 1980's, GM would incorporate all their separate divisions engines into a single lineup, the engine officially becoming the GM Small Block. The "smog motors" of the 1970's and early 80's would strangle the output of the small block to anemic outputs but improvements in later in the 80's such as electronic fuel injection and engine control computers would put the small block back on the road to revival. In the 1990's GM introduced the first of the LS generations of engines, built on the foundation of the Chevy Small block and today turning out 400 plus hp off the showroom floor. However, the original generation 350 is still so popular with racers and street rodders that GM still produces crate versions that can be ordered and shipped.

Here's a 327 in a Stingray giving a shout out


While searching for today's elbows pic, I Binged 'hot legs and car" and, I swear, this popped up in the results.


William Shatner's 10 Favorite Cars: A few years ago The Shat tweeted a list of his top 10 cars covered here by Jalopnik, then I did my own analysis of the Shat's choices here.

Shatner's picks in order from 10th to 1st - Citroen 2CV, Jaguar D-Type, Dodge Viper, Jaguar XKE, Packard 426, Willys Army Jeep, Mercedes 300SL, Ferrari Enzo, Chevy Corvair, Bugatti Veyron

I used fiberglass boat, 1 Corvair engine, 1 JC Whitney catalog, 4 cheap chrome wheels from Pep Boys, add 1 Earl Scheib paint job equals a chick magnet for a cruisin' Starfleet captain.

[Ed. Note: How cool is that dude?]


Well, this is stupid: Auto-Inspired Names For Girls

P.J. O'Rourke: Car Enthusiast - Many of us in Moron Nation see P.J. O'Rourke as a legend in the universe of libertarian/conservative philosophy but he's also just as insightful, brilliant, and hilarious as an automotive writer. O'Rourkes love for the car goes back to his childhood in Ohio whose family owned Buick dealerships for 3 generations. He's written for Car and Driver, Automobile magazine, has been a featured expert on cars for NPR, and authored Driving Like Crazy, which of course features his famous article How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink.

Cover of a 1994 Automobile magazine featuring PJ's thoughts on cars and environmentalism


More P.J. O'Rourke: KBDB's O'Rourke bit, above, led me to this article about Jeeps. At the risk of repeating myself for the 100th time, I, too, love my Jeep.


How to exit a car and not expose your lady-parts:


And, of course, what would a post be without a KBDB-approved Car Thread Compliance Pic?


UPDATE!: WOW!


New UPDATE!: WTH is going on in Monterey today?



Yet ANOTHER UPDATE: It's officially bonkers now


Posted by: Open Blogger at 04:05 PM




Comments

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1 Re: how to exit a car without exposing your ladybits.



Such a tease!


Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:02 PM (doBIb)

2 First?

Posted by: shredded chi at August 16, 2014 04:02 PM (T0/UE)

3 First?

Posted by: shredded chi at August 16, 2014 04:02 PM (T0/UE)


Denied!

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:03 PM (doBIb)

4 UPDATE!: WOW!

We starting to call that 'the Google Effect' around here.

Posted by: t-bird at August 16, 2014 04:06 PM (FcR7P)

5 Somebody has to pay for posting the pic of that wookie (I guess ? - what is that thing, anyway?) getting out of the limo.

Posted by: shredded chi at August 16, 2014 04:06 PM (T0/UE)

6 Re: how to exit a car without exposing your lady bits.


I don't bother acting dainty. I need to get into the liquor store and stock up.

Enjoy the show, Boys!

Posted by: Rosie Lehmberg at August 16, 2014 04:10 PM (Ua6T/)

7 Why would someone want to exit a car and not expose their lady parts? What's the fun in that?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 16, 2014 04:16 PM (jucos)

8 The car the Eco-Weenies would like humans to drive...

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/selection-du-weekend-101-15.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:17 PM (pAac/)

9 Mommy, do you hate me?

Posted by: Solenoid at August 16, 2014 04:17 PM (Ua6T/)

10 All complaints about the FLOTUS exiting a limo bit should be directed towards management. I have filtered my search results to block out "horror"

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 04:18 PM (aTXUx)

11 As long as we're looking at cars on carpets, HANG ON.

http://tumblr.forgifs.com/post/54973146333/car-stage-carpet

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at August 16, 2014 04:19 PM (iZ8eJ)

12 OK WTF the Florida Hooters girl has the stars and the Texas girl has the tits.



Something is amiss here. They look illegally too young

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 16, 2014 04:19 PM (0FSuD)

13 The 327 vid was nice. What year is that? 64?
I think the vents on the pillar give it away, but I forgot all those things years ago.

Posted by: shredded chi at August 16, 2014 04:19 PM (T0/UE)

14 Here's Helen Flanagan again, but forgetting to keep her bits from showing when exiting a car....



http://tinyurl.com/murue5a

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:20 PM (doBIb)

15 I thought I saw a "nip" in picture two of getting out of the car?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 16, 2014 04:20 PM (0FSuD)

16 Those Hooters girls are much too cute to be wearing such ugly shoes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:21 PM (DmNpO)

17 I don't bother acting dainty. I need to get into the liquor store and stock up.



Enjoy the show, Boys!

Posted by: Rosie Lehmberg at August 16, 2014 04:10 PM (Ua6T/)


That explains were all the flies went.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 16, 2014 04:21 PM (0FSuD)

18 "the 327 vid"

Piker.

Posted by: Rosemary .328 at August 16, 2014 04:22 PM (eIP+j)

19 16
Those Hooters girls are much too cute to be wearing such ugly shoes.


Shoes? They are wearing shoes? Well isn't that nice.

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 16, 2014 04:23 PM (0FSuD)

20 I'll take the blonde.

Posted by: CMU VET at August 16, 2014 04:25 PM (ejB0r)

21 Midnight to 0500 curfew in Ferguson starting tonight

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:25 PM (DmNpO)

22 aside from the fact that the tesla catches on fire...it's a beautiful car

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (u8GsB)

23 Here's the latest news from the front lines of the War On Cars:

In the UK, the government relentlessly pushed and prodded drivers to buy diesel cars. To ward off Thermageddon via global warming. Diesel emits less carbon dioxide per distance driven.

Now -- and who could have seen this shocking plot twist coming -- the health and safety mandarinate of the EU are forcing all countries subject to their writ, including the UK, to steeply boost diesel fuel taxes. To discourage emissions of diesel particulates, which are asserted to be a risk to respiratory function.

So, all those drivers who listened to government when they made expensive purchase decisions about vehicles are now being boned by government as a result. The resale values of their cars are tanking.

Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Will you bothersome members of the serf class finally knock it off with this personal-mobility business and settle down to live in the same area generation after generation without leaving? The only people with a truly proven need to travel (first class, of course) are Your Betters, who provide socially important oversight and supervision of your disorderly lives.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (noWW6)

24 Any free stuff left to steal in Ferguson?

Posted by: CMU VET at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (ejB0r)

25 In fairness for the car names for girls, Mercedes has always been popular with hispanics

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (aTXUx)

26 >>>OK WTF the Florida Hooters girl has the stars and the Texas girl has the tits.

Something is amiss here.


Posted by: Nip Sip at August 16, 2014 04:19 PM (0FSuD)<<<

God. Bless. Texas.

Posted by: unfortunately not from/or currently in Texas at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (upngD)

27 Here's Helen Flanagan again, but forgetting to keep her bits from showing when exiting a car....

***

At least she's wearing panties!

I almost posted this photo of her:

http://bit.ly/VtWuzQ

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (DmNpO)

28 I'll take the blonde.
Posted by: CMU VET at August 16, 2014 04:25 PM (ejB0r)

*****

Done. Always had a thing for racktastic Brunettes.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 16, 2014 04:27 PM (ojnk6)

29 In fairness for the car names for girls, Mercedes has always been popular with hispanics

***

One of my favorite people in the world, my ex-BF's mother, was named Mercedes. She was German.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:29 PM (DmNpO)

30 CNN: Ferguson has a curfew midnight to 5 am. I also saw something about "making a change", which probably involves surrender to the rioters.

Missouri's governor Nixon sucks ass.

Posted by: Rosemary .328 at August 16, 2014 04:30 PM (eIP+j)

31 OT: The press conference in Ferguson is scary. The whole thing looks like anarchy. And JAy Nixon seems delusional.

Posted by: ferdinand at August 16, 2014 04:30 PM (2eIwi)

32 off sock.

I wonder what Nixon's BAC is currently . . .

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at August 16, 2014 04:31 PM (eIP+j)

33 Folks can talk until they are blue in the face and they will not convince me that Capt. Ron Johnson is doing a good job. Further, this press conference is pissing me off.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:32 PM (DmNpO)

34 And the person who compiled the list of girls named after cars is a complete and total wanker. A phony car aficionado who does not know automotive history.

Daimler unt Benz became known as Mercedes because ... wait for this ... one of Daimler-Benz's more monied customers named Jellinek had a daughter named Mercedes and another named Maja.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:33 PM (pAac/)

35 my car is named mercedes

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2014 04:33 PM (u8GsB)

36 A lot of these people at the press conference don't want information, they want a lynching.

Posted by: Illiterate Muslim Protester at August 16, 2014 04:33 PM (HstNY)

37 How to exit a car and not expose your lady-parts:

Wouldn't it be a good idea for women to be actually wearing undies so there's no possibility of exposing said parts?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at August 16, 2014 04:34 PM (WwNDl)

38 New UPDATE!: WTH is going on in Monterey today?

Silicon Valley money looking for a place to play. You plebes of course must ride the buses and trains to save gaia

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 04:34 PM (aTXUx)

39 35 my car is named mercedes

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2014 04:33 PM (u8GsB)

Mine's named Vega.

Posted by: BignJames at August 16, 2014 04:35 PM (HtUkt)

40 Those Hooters girls are much too cute to be wearing such ugly shoes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:21 PM (DmNpO)


Ok, what's wrong with their shoes?




Cue the morons saying, "You know how I know EC's gay?"

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:35 PM (doBIb)

41 Don't worry.... The Reverend Jesse Jackson is there to smooth things over.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 16, 2014 04:36 PM (jucos)

42 Cue the morons saying, "You know how I know EC's gay?"

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:35 PM (doBIb)

i noticed them too FUGLY

Posted by: phoenixgirl at August 16, 2014 04:36 PM (u8GsB)

43
I almost posted this photo of her:



http://bit.ly/VtWuzQ

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (DmNpO)


Nice car!

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:36 PM (doBIb)

44 My theory on the auction prices:


People want to get money out of the market and in to tangible investments. I fully expect to see the same thing with art.


For me, it's putting it into beans, bullets, and band-aids.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 16, 2014 04:37 PM (X6/0u)

45 A red dress with wings for the armpits?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:37 PM (pAac/)

46 Cue the morons saying, "You know how I know EC's gay?"



Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:35 PM (doBIb)


Based on that, I'd say you're not...because if you're like me, you didn't notice if they even had shoes on or not.

Posted by: Country Singer at August 16, 2014 04:38 PM (X6/0u)

47 Ok, what's wrong with their shoes?

***

Well, first of all, they're white.

Hate white shoes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:38 PM (DmNpO)

48 That Ferrari 250 GT commanding that exorbitant price tag was an indicator the people were going to go with their money I guess.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:38 PM (pAac/)

49 WTH is going on in Monterey today?

A '68 Corvette. A cousin of mine had one of those; a kickass car. (Tri-power equipped)

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at August 16, 2014 04:39 PM (WwNDl)

50 Based on that, I'd say you're not...because if you're like me, you didn't notice if they even had shoes on or not.


Posted by: Country Singer at August 16, 2014 04:38 PM (X6/0u)


LOL! I'm trying to understand what's so fugly about their shoes. They don't look whore-ish or anything.

Do they?


Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:40 PM (doBIb)

51 Mercedes is a Spanish name, short for Mary of Mercies (mercedes). Marisol is a more obvious contraction (solidad iirc).

No, it is not a porn name . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 16, 2014 04:40 PM (g3/1j)

52 Wouldn't it be a good idea for women to be actually wearing undies so there's no possibility of exposing said parts?

-------------------

RINO!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 16, 2014 04:41 PM (3W1WP)

53 Well, first of all, they're white.




Do I even have to say it?






Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:41 PM (doBIb)

54 kbdabear, another reason an XKE is like an Orion slave girl?

Once their wiring goes cross, you are so dead.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:42 PM (pAac/)

55 Press conference getting ugly. Do I ever feel sorry for that preacher. Poor man.

Posted by: ferdinand at August 16, 2014 04:43 PM (2eIwi)

56 54 Orion slave girl, asari, or twi'lek dancer? I choose asari.

Posted by: Naes at August 16, 2014 04:43 PM (YhayY)

57 I meant 'Soledad'. I don't know much Spanish so I can't spell it

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 16, 2014 04:43 PM (g3/1j)

58 What is wrong with that Stingray engine? When Mummy turns on the Prius it's much quieter...

Posted by: Pajama Boy at August 16, 2014 04:45 PM (FcR7P)

59 I don't think this person understands the concept behind car-pooling.

http://tinyurl.com/mvj6u8m

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:45 PM (pAac/)

60 I think the angle of the photograph makes it look like Ms. Houston has the bigger rack. Upon much closer inspection, Ms. Orlando clearly surpasses her cup size.

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 04:46 PM (doBIb)

61 First Bush lied to our black president, now that idiot Perry. Tex-ass must produce really stooped people.

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline from Brattleboro,VT at August 16, 2014 04:47 PM (hP/Mt)

62 8 The car the Eco-Weenies would like humans to drive...

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/selection-du-weekend-101-15.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:17 PM (pAac/)

I wouldn't mind riding that though

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 04:48 PM (aTXUx)

63 yet another update above

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:50 PM (DmNpO)

64 54 kbdabear, another reason an XKE is like an Orion slave girl?

Once their wiring goes cross, you are so dead.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:42 PM (pAac/)

2. Chevy Corvair - While the first generation Corvairs made Ralph Nader a household name with it's massive oversteer, the second generation Corvairs were gorgeous, surprisingly fast, and were still a bit lively in the ass end.

Just like Kirk's women

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 04:51 PM (aTXUx)

65 Mercedes was named for the daughter of the dealer who spec'ed the car. He vass Chewish, which kind of makes you chuckle when you see a picture of you-know-who in one. Owners should thank their lucky stars it's not called a Jellinek.

It is such a typical modern writer's fuckup that they'd mistake a car named for a girl for a girl named for a car. Honestly, they don't even try any more.

It's been scrubbed from easy research sources, but The Big H strongly preferred the Horch (ask how Audi got its name), and once said something rude about the Benz product, vis-a-vis procurers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 16, 2014 04:51 PM (xq1UY)

66 Monied idiots are betting the economy is going to tank but no burning times. So ...

And every Mercedes 190SL owner is doing the happy dance because as a knock off effect, their cars become more popular since they are 'cheaper' than a 300.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:51 PM (pAac/)

67 My hybrid runs on baby seals asphyxiated with premium gasoline fumes.

Posted by: The Most Interesting Planet-Raper In The World at August 16, 2014 04:55 PM (JcuYZ)

68 Audi was created from four smaller auto companies like NSU. Auto-Union was the result.

The Austrian branch of Daimler-Benz produced a car named after Jellineck's other daughter. The Maja never really caught on like the Mercedes.

Of course after awhile DB got sick of Jellineck and cut off his supply of free parts. In WWI Jellineck had to flee Nice after being accused of spying.

As for his daughter Mercedes, she had a tragic life. Failed marriage to a minor noble. She died in a small apartment.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:55 PM (pAac/)

69 The 1989 Porsche Speedster going for $500k was probably the biggest surprise. And the Dino, c'mon.

Posted by: forest at August 16, 2014 04:56 PM (stMuz)

70 @65 pace Ms Puma, I believe we were typing at the same time.
I did have the Jew angle, though...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 16, 2014 04:56 PM (xq1UY)

71 Hey hey Trigger Warning for the below the fold switcheroo next time, huh?

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 16, 2014 04:57 PM (QCo5R)

72 Monied idiots are betting the economy is going to tank but no burning times. So ...

And every Mercedes 190SL owner is doing the happy dance because as a knock off effect, their cars become more popular since they are 'cheaper' than a 300.

***

I wonder if they even appreciate the cars or if they're just trying to one-up each other now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 04:57 PM (DmNpO)

73 Stringer Davis, the Juden angle is irrelevant. Daimler-Benz lost the Volkswagen contest to Dr. Porsche. But they still produced staff cars and trucks for the German army. And the DB-601 and DB-605 powered tens of thousands of Luftwaffe planes and a licensed copy of the DB-601 powered the Japanese fighter called Tony.

And Adolf did like his Grosse 500K Mercedes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 04:59 PM (pAac/)

74 Audi's name is a pun of sorts. "Horch" means "to hear" in German, or "Listen" if you want to put it that way. Horch was enjoined from using his name, like Ransom E Olds was. "Audi" is the Latin singular imperative meaning the same thing.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 16, 2014 05:00 PM (xq1UY)

75 >>>Monied idiots are betting the economy is going to tank but no burning times. So ...
<<<




Fools. When the shit hits the fan, how valuable is your Ferrari gonna be when you have to Mad Max it with spikes and armor. It's not.

Now, my Honus Wagner is surely an investment that will stand the test of time. (everyone will still need t.p.)


Posted by: baseball card collector at August 16, 2014 05:04 PM (upngD)

76 I thought Mercedes was German word meaning A Whales Vagina

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 16, 2014 05:04 PM (jucos)

77 Post WWII, the Okrasa engine kit for the VW 1200 36hp motor which involved twin carbs and a radical cam was just one letter different from a German potency medicine. For the Ovals and Karmann Ghias, since it boosted their HP to almost Porsche 356A levels, it might as well have been.

And nowadays, an original unused Okrasa engine upgrade kit is worth more than any car they can go into.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 05:04 PM (pAac/)

78 Audi and Horch were two of the four firms that became Auto-Union.
Who wouldn't want a Wanderer? Val-di-ree!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 16, 2014 05:06 PM (xq1UY)

79 Well time to toddle off. Start preparing dinner I guess. Then dive into the writing. Become a big name writer, then might be able to afford a 190SL... maybe. Will steer away from the XKEs unless an Anglican bishop has blessed the Lucas electrics.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 05:09 PM (pAac/)

80 A curfew in effect for the Ferguson wing of the FSA.

Being told to stay home is rayciss!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at August 16, 2014 05:09 PM (oFCZn)

81 Those Hooters girls might try to hide their pointy elbows, but there's no getting away from those knobby knees!

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 16, 2014 05:11 PM (8MjqI)

82 Ferraris for the Burning Times:
http://tinyurl.com/le7svfm
http://tinyurl.com/kkuuumz

Posted by: Stringer Davis at August 16, 2014 05:14 PM (xq1UY)

83 The economy is going gangbusters. That is why these cars are setting records.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 16, 2014 05:15 PM (jucos)

84 Can two stars constitute a constellation?

Or are there others, hidden by 'dark matter'?...

CAC?

Posted by: Spun and Murky at August 16, 2014 05:15 PM (4DCSq)

85 awesome tractor.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 16, 2014 05:16 PM (ahBY0)

86 Weak article on engines.

They fail to mention the modern small block Chevy has zero in common with its early ancestors.

And no mention of the Chrysler Hemi which 50 years after its introduction is still kicking ass in several racing classes and owns Top Fuel?

Posted by: gdonovan at August 16, 2014 05:18 PM (Ipxoj)

87 Nationwide road race at Mid-Ohio coming to a finish.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at August 16, 2014 05:24 PM (ZPrif)

88 That lope in the idle was familiar. My '59 Vette had a 283 bored to 292, 10.5 pistons, Englewood solid lifter cam with .450 lift, 286 duration. Three dueces and Edelbrock high rise manifold. Hedmann headers into treated Walker Continental glasspacks.

It was pretty quick until I put in the 4.56 gears. Then it was very quick and kind of scary (for it's time).

Oh, "treated" means you stabbed one end of your Walker Continentals into the ground and filled them with Coke. Leave overnight, clean the dirt out, let it drain and you are about to have awesome sounding pipes. Also, always take the exhaust pipes up and over the rear axle. That's how you get the most pleasing sound plus what we called "rack-back" when you changed gears. Exhaust sound was an artform in our town.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 16, 2014 05:25 PM (VNMuP)

89 @iowahawkblog 2m

She's once twice three times the limit

#IStumbleWithRosemaryLehmberg


I LMAO!

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2014 05:26 PM (v0/PR)

90 All the 352 engines I ever had a pleasure of driving ran like swiss watches, Buick had small block engines also, small v-8's that ran smoothas silk and started like a dream and Oldsmobile put actual aluminum block 330's in their cars and those ran great also
I miss the days of all those motors

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at August 16, 2014 05:29 PM (Zz48T)

91 Article on MAVTV as Lucas Oil tries to turn it into the top motorsports TV network to replace Speed after Speed was transformed into Fox Sports 1.

It's a niche, but MAVTV has grown from 4M homes to 62M -- though only 28M in the US.

MAVTV has a lot of the 2nd tier (well, maybe 3rd tier) motorsports. NBC and Fox Sports have the big boys of Nascar, F1, IndyCar. ESPN is in it's last year of Nascar and is, I think, getting completely out of motorsports in 2015.

Lucas Oil sponsors a dozen or so racing series - sprint cars, drag racing, boat racing, tractor pulling, off road, motocross, modifieds, etc, etc. If it has an enginer, Lucas Oil sponsors it.

Speed used to fill their non-Nascar time with these Lucas Oil series. But Fox Sports has UFC and MLB and other content. So Lucas Oil bought MAVTV to have a home for these lesser known racing series.

It'll always be a niche, but good to see somebody trying to serve that market.
http://www.pe.com/articles/sports-698845-race-patison.html

Posted by: Costanza Defense at August 16, 2014 05:32 PM (ZPrif)

92 Wouldn't it be a good idea for women to be actually wearing undies so there's no possibility of exposing said parts?

No. Any other stupid questions?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 16, 2014 05:34 PM (mx5oN)

93 88 Exhaust sound was an artform in our town.

I was a little younger and much poorer than the guys who had those cars around here. We used to go to a drive in burger joint called Skips and they would block off North Ave. and race. Love that sound.

Posted by: dumbartist at August 16, 2014 05:34 PM (ahBY0)

94 Obviously there was a Moron at the IPMS/USA Nationals... or just a garden variety perv

http://svsm.org/gallery/hampton2014-figures/IMG_3744

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 05:39 PM (pAac/)

95 Honda CVCC engine one of the 20th Century's ten best?

My family had an early model Civic with one of those.
The intake manifold was located too close to the exhaust manifold, and the overheating decomposed incoming gasoline mist and coked up the manifold and the valves. It was a lemon, a disaster.

Posted by: Edgar Allen Schmoe at August 16, 2014 05:41 PM (OLFrt)

96 Is there someone in Bergen county who can come to my house and put me out of my misery?

I am on the phone with Sprint.

At this point the sweet release of death would be much preferable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 16, 2014 05:46 PM (QFxY5)

97 Is there someone in Bergen county who can come to my house and put me out of my misery?

I am on the phone with Sprint.

At this point the sweet release of death would be much preferable.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at August 16, 2014 05:46 PM (QFxY5)
*******
We're working on it

Posted by: Iranian Mullahs at August 16, 2014 05:50 PM (jucos)

98 Is there someone in Bergen county who can come to my house and put me out of my misery?

I am on the phone with Sprint.



Sure.



Please hold.



Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 05:55 PM (doBIb)

99 "Can two stars constitute a constellation?"



The constellation Linea is only 2 stars. It means "The Line."

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 16, 2014 05:55 PM (8MjqI)

100 Re: how to exit a car without exposing your lady bits.


When I was parking cars in college, especially during the Nov-Jan holiday season,

a surprising number of the ladies going to the fancy partays did not wear panties

and far from trying to hide their lady bits

made damn sure that you saw them as you opened the door for them.


As you might imagine that was a good news/bad news sort of thing.

Posted by: naturafake at August 16, 2014 05:56 PM (KBvAm)

101 New UPDATE!: WTH is going on in Monterey today?

Ha! My new Mazda 5 cost a fraction of those old cars and it has much more cargo space.

Posted by: rickl at August 16, 2014 05:57 PM (sdi6R)

102 As you might imagine that was a good news/bad news sort of thing.

*****

You can look, but you cannot touch.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at August 16, 2014 05:58 PM (DmNpO)

103 Some of the armor had to be stripped from the Beast to accommodate Moochzilla.

When warned of this, Barky shrugged and told the Secret Service, "What, some assassin's gonna want Biden to be President?"

Posted by: logprof at August 16, 2014 05:59 PM (Y6xQZ)

104 And no mention of the Chrysler Hemi which 50 years after its introduction is still kicking ass in several racing classes and owns Top Fuel?

Posted by: gdonovan at August 16, 2014 05:18 PM (Ipxoj)

The Hemi had a 30 year lag in production cars, sold as crate engines for Fuelies and Pro Stock. The small block Chevy was the engine of choice for modified dirt track since it revved instantly and didn't make the car nose heavy. Kind of important when you're spending almost all of your time turning to the left.

I'm surprised I didn't get protest from the small block Ford guys. The 289 and 302's were fine engines, and they love the 351 Windsor almost as much as the 351 Cleveland

Best power to weight ratio, fast revving, the Chevy Small Block was the king of the hill.

Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 06:13 PM (aTXUx)

105 Hate to brag but fuck it I will.
Went to Carmel earlier this week to check out the Concourse Car. Checked out the cars at RM Auction .
Just came from the Historic Car races at at Laguna Sega and I'm now posting from the Mecum Auction.

Posted by: YIKES! at August 16, 2014 06:15 PM (0gThk)

106 http://preview.tinyurl.com/lauac4j

wheelie bars, please

Posted by: 73 at August 16, 2014 06:17 PM (7xFRB)

107 Btw
A Ferrari 250 GT sold for record $38,000,000.

Posted by: YIKE! reporting lve from Mecum at August 16, 2014 06:20 PM (0gThk)

108 Watching Gallipoli tonight. I think it's going to be a war movie kind of evening.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 06:21 PM (KuU4f)

109 Btw
A Ferrari 250 GT sold for record $38,000,000.
Posted by: YIKE!
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And I think there was an unsubstantiated report of a private sale that went for $52MM

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 16, 2014 06:21 PM (4Mv1T)

110 I guess my hopes of ever acquiring a mid year big block 'vette are permanently dashed.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 16, 2014 06:22 PM (4Mv1T)

111 Damn, missed the fun while distracted by the NASCAR race at Mid-Ohio.

But I'll agree with Shatner's picks (leave out the Veyron, add the Lamborghini Miura, Forget the Enzo and add the Dino 206/246) as a great collection o' wheels.

Monterey and similar big-ticket auctions often are consumed by Teh Stoopit. Guys with more money than brains and teevee cameras can be a lethal combination.

If I had to pay half a mill for a Ford GT I'd be afraid to drive it. And they are way too much fun not to drive!

Posted by: MrScribbler at August 16, 2014 06:25 PM (dDzOj)

112 And I think there was an unsubstantiated report of a private sale that went for $52MM


Same car but the deal fell trough so it went to auction.

Posted by: YIKE! reporting lve from Mecum at August 16, 2014 06:26 PM (0gThk)

113 Guys with more money than brains and teevee cameras can be a lethal combination.
Posted by: MrScribbler
--------------------------------

Leno once said on camera, I believe at Pebble Beach, that he was there with the "more money than brains crowd".

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 16, 2014 06:27 PM (4Mv1T)

114 a surprising number of the ladies going to the fancy partays did not wear panties


VPL.


Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 06:29 PM (doBIb)

115 "Best power to weight ratio, fast revving, the Chevy Small Block was the king of the hill. "

Nope.

It had the benefit of being first to market, plentiful and cheap.

There were other small blocks most notable being the Mopar 340 which not only stuffed the SBC at every opportunity but would often shakedown big blocks for lunch money too.

All the Chevy guys I knew loved them because they were dirt cheap to build and "everyone else ran them"!

Posted by: gdonovan at August 16, 2014 06:32 PM (Ipxoj)

116 Not to mention the face lifts, fake tits and sugar daddies.

Did see Jay Leno but meeting Striling Moss will do.

Posted by: YIKE! reporting lve from Mecum at August 16, 2014 06:32 PM (0gThk)

117 EC!- What up.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 16, 2014 06:32 PM (4Mv1T)

118 Leno once said on camera, I believe at Pebble Beach, that he was there with the "more money than brains crowd".


Well, to be fair they are actively trying to balance that out.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 16, 2014 06:33 PM (t//F+)

119 TR!


I may have done something foolish earlier this week.

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 06:34 PM (doBIb)

120 I may have done something foolish earlier this week.

Posted by: EC
----------------------

So when do we get to shoot it? I have lots of boolits.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 16, 2014 06:35 PM (4Mv1T)

121 Tell me about how the smog controls smothered the small-block. The family had a 1979 Caprice wagon with a 4-barrel 350 that puked, and the brother-in-law found a donor 1974 Malibu with a 2-barrel 350. That engine with the 74 350 and very-limited smog controls had a lot more oomph over the winter we waited to do the motor transplant than when it was put into the Caprice with the 4-barrel/1979 smog controls.

Oh, never, and I mean NEVER, post that Wookie pic again.

Posted by: steveegg at August 16, 2014 06:35 PM (o44nj)

122 I've got to run out and pick up some greek salads.

Later skaters.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 16, 2014 06:36 PM (4Mv1T)

123 I'll catch you later tonight.


Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 06:37 PM (doBIb)

124 Using the basic block design, the small block line would later include the 327, 350, smog motor 400, and mild but dependable 307's and 305's.
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(ahem)

Posted by: Z28 302 at August 16, 2014 06:37 PM (1Mxs7)

125 Has she got two more stars on her ass?

Posted by: freaked at August 16, 2014 06:39 PM (JdEZJ)

126 William Shatner was hot back in the day.

I think the Shat was better looking at that age, than Chris Pine is today.

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2014 06:41 PM (vU3pP)

127 That 'vette is nice but 800K???? Yikes.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 06:41 PM (KuU4f)

128 Steve McQueen's 1930 Indian with side car sold for $105,000.

Posted by: YIKES! reporting lve from Mecum at August 16, 2014 06:42 PM (0gThk)

129 I built some small blocks in my day. Like the awesome 327 I built for a buddy who then promptly wrapped the Camaro around a power pole. Thankfully though he survived and now drives a 67 Austin Healy Sprite.

That car was scary fast though. Like a wild animal.

Posted by: freaked at August 16, 2014 06:44 PM (JdEZJ)

130 Why are the Black Panthers taking over a presser from the freaking Governor?

This is so nuts. Imagine the KKK taking over the press conference of a state governor, to cheers from the crowd!

Jim Hoft @gatewaypundit 4m
WOW! Gov. Nixon Struggles Thru #Ferguson Presser -- All Hell Breaks Loose -- Black Panther to the Rescue http://shar.es/1nlu2a @DLoesch

Posted by: Costanza Defense at August 16, 2014 06:45 PM (ZPrif)

131 Saturday Car Thread 01/25/14

??? This post is from January 25th?

Also, nothing about the Woodward Dream Cruise going on in the Detroit area this weekend?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at August 16, 2014 06:46 PM (7A4qQ)

132 But I'll agree with Shatner's picks (leave out the Veyron, add the Lamborghini Miura,
-------------------

I do not care about the Veyron..., I'm sure it's a fine automobile..., but, have you actually spent time with a Miura?

I found it to be a very unpleasant experience. At some point, performance (in all aspects) becomes less important than creature comforts (all of them), and I feel that the Miura crossed that line. Loud, harsh, uncomfortable. I'd rather ride in my beater truck.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 16, 2014 06:47 PM (1Mxs7)

133 I hated what they did to Porsche in the Cars movies. Don't want a 959 anymore. A Boxster however...


Or a GT40. I'm not too picky.

Posted by: freaked at August 16, 2014 06:48 PM (JdEZJ)

134 131 Saturday Car Thread 01/25/14

??? This post is from January 25th?


Shhh...I don't think we're supposed to notice that.

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2014 06:49 PM (vU3pP)

135 It is pretty well known that a properly blue printed small block 305 Chevy will produce 500 HP. Basically you adjust everything to the favorable end of their tolerances and 500 HP is the result. The neat thing about that is that the engine is eligible for pure stock classes, since it absolutely measures as a stock engine and is street legal.



Posted by: An Observation at August 16, 2014 06:50 PM (ylhEn)

136 Mom had a Buick Riviera with a friggin' 430 c.i.

Gitty up, go.

I drove her and her sister to Nashville and was their personal driver for one week. My salary: a one-hundred dollar Stetson hat.

Good. Times.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at August 16, 2014 06:51 PM (+HXMd)

137 I think I'd stick an icepick in both my eyes if I saw Flautus show her beav getting out of a car or in any circumstance. And I'm a guy who sees ladyparts as one of GOD's best works of art.

Posted by: Erowmero at August 16, 2014 06:52 PM (go5uR)

138 130 Why are the Black Panthers taking over a presser from the freaking Governor?

This is so nuts. Imagine the KKK taking over the press conference of a state governor, to cheers from the crowd!


----------

The Dems embrace lawlessness...while simultaneously trying to use the 'rule of law' to punish their political enemies.

I'm hoping they will create a singularity that sucks them all into it.

Posted by: wheatie at August 16, 2014 06:53 PM (vU3pP)

139 I'm hoping they will create a singularity that sucks them all into it.
Posted by: wheatie
---------------

Sadly, singularities are non-discriminant, and we will all be sucked in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 16, 2014 06:56 PM (1Mxs7)

140 FWIW - I have a 403 Olds small block on a stand in the garage. Coincidentally, it pulled 403 hp on the dyno. It is not a radical engine..., tuned for the street.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 16, 2014 06:59 PM (1Mxs7)

141 Off to walk the dog

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 16, 2014 07:00 PM (1Mxs7)

142 Wow, I saw that Gullwing Mercedes being towed to Carmel on Thursday. Pointed it out to my Mom and said - that's got to be half a mil easy. No friggin' idea I guess! Jeebus.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 16, 2014 07:02 PM (7HjKx)

143 "Sadly, singularities are non-discriminant"



All sciency and shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:02 PM (M0jib)

144 136 Mom had a Buick Riviera with a friggin' 430 c.i. 
----------------
1967? Maybe a '68 or 69?
Great cars. Beautiful lines - my '66 is packed away in the garage right now. Only a 425 though. A mere 340hp, 465ft/lbs torque.

Posted by: shredded chi at August 16, 2014 07:03 PM (4ri6+)

145 A few years ago an engineer for Chevy pointed out that if you are going for horsepower per cubic inch you go with overhead cams, but if you are trying for horsepower per lb of engine weight - push rod engines are the way to go. That is one of the main reasons the Corvette uses a push rod engine.

Posted by: An Observation at August 16, 2014 07:03 PM (ylhEn)

146 1. Is there a way to find out precisely what my VIN means? I've searched for "VIN decoder" sites, but they just give general descriptions of what the numbers and letters mean without going into specifics.

2. The 4-digit date code on the tire represents the week and year. But how is the week counted? Does it start from January 1, or the first full week in January?

Posted by: rickl at August 16, 2014 07:04 PM (sdi6R)

147 1. Is there a way to find out precisely what my VIN means? I've searched for "VIN decoder" sites, but they just give general descriptions of what the numbers and letters mean without going into specifics.

2. The 4-digit date code on the tire represents the week and year. But how is the week counted? Does it start from January 1, or the first full week in January?

Posted by: rickl at August 16, 2014 07:04 PM (sdi6R)

148 "
1. Is there a way to find out precisely what my VIN means? I've
searched for "VIN decoder" sites, but they just give general
descriptions of what the numbers and letters mean without going into
specifics.
"


God, back when I sold cars I could tell you all of that. Month/day/year of production, equipment, location of production, etc.


Oh boy. Let me think.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:08 PM (M0jib)

149 I've got a Chevy small block 8 in my Silverado. 5.3 aluminum block, so about a 327, and book says it's putting out 320 at the shaft. Runs like a raped ape. You run into some aerodynamic inefficiencies in a full size pickup, but you can't get half a pallet of plywood into a Corvette either.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at August 16, 2014 07:08 PM (pN5rW)

150 18436572

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 16, 2014 07:09 PM (dULJN)

151 @cnnbrk

Famed pathologist Michael Baden to conduct 2nd autopsy on body of Missouri teen


WT? Why?

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2014 07:11 PM (v0/PR)

152 " 5.3 aluminum block,"


Got that in mine. Now it's a 2014 which is supposed to be a be an all new motor from the 5.3 before it, so. Runs very well, though. And I'm no Chevy fan.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:12 PM (M0jib)

153 It's August and the Cowboys are already in December form. Fumble returned by the Ravens for 6.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 16, 2014 07:13 PM (3W1WP)

154 "WT? Why?"

Evidence of racism.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:14 PM (M0jib)

155 Rickl,
What kind of car? Maybe look for a forum/message board specifically for that car.

I used to get LNC Truck catalogs for my older F250, & I'm pretty sure they had a great decoder in the catalog. I know I have something arou nd here that decodes my Buick VIN.

Good luck.

Posted by: shredded chi at August 16, 2014 07:14 PM (4ri6+)

156 Evidence of racism.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:14 PM (M0jib)


Huh? Baden is white.

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2014 07:15 PM (v0/PR)

157 Someone decided the Amphicar was not crazy enough... the Python water car

http://youtu.be/sgD-uhoucoU

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at August 16, 2014 07:15 PM (pAac/)

158 "It's August and the Cowboys are already in December form."


They are going to suck so bad this year. I'm not even joking.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:15 PM (M0jib)

159
Not too many sounds better than an OHV working hard and making power.

a cammed up engine at idle comes close, though.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 16, 2014 07:16 PM (jeCnD)

160 Ward's Auto magazine

Montgomery Ward has an Auto magazine? I though they just sold shirts and crappy electronics.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 16, 2014 07:16 PM (UVfht)

161 "
Huh? Baden is white."


Zackly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:16 PM (M0jib)

162 Good!


@zellieimani: Jesse Jackson getting booed off for asking for donations for church. #Ferguson


Pic: http://tinyurl.com/lwa2fo2

Posted by: Tami at August 16, 2014 07:16 PM (v0/PR)

163 " I though they just sold shirts and crappy electronics."


I didn't even know they were still around.....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:17 PM (M0jib)

164 Jesse Jackson getting booed off for asking for donations for church.


Would rather see him get thrown off the stage.

Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 07:18 PM (doBIb)

165 Quit scammin on dem ho's Jesse!

Posted by: MLK Jr. at August 16, 2014 07:19 PM (HstNY)

166 Buick wildcat 455ci at 16yold that was fun. moms car.

Posted by: rocket city at August 16, 2014 07:19 PM (HXexl)

167 They are going to suck so bad this year. I'm not even joking.

-------------------------

No doubt. I've been a Cowboys fan since I was very young. I remember my dad saying something about this new guy coming in after a stint in the Navy. Roger somethingorother. Anyway, the last time they won the SB was the year my oldest son was born. He's in boot camp right now. Seasons of futility.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 16, 2014 07:21 PM (3W1WP)

168 That pic came up when I googled:

My friend Shat in his car

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at August 16, 2014 07:21 PM (Y5I9o)

169 >>> Jesse Jackson getting booed off for asking for donations for church.



Would rather see him get thrown off the stage.



Posted by: EC at August 16, 2014 07:18 PM (doBIb)<<<

Or someone yell from the crowd to "cut his nuts off."

Posted by: karma at August 16, 2014 07:22 PM (upngD)

170 I keep my lady parts hidden the same way I always have: those I haven't buried I keep in the trunk.

Posted by: jame gumb at August 16, 2014 07:22 PM (68O4K)

171 The choking sound of that 327 (with racing type cam) idling is one of the reasons Tony Stewart had to 'blip' his throttle... that and the fact that those dirt track cars are 'steered' with the throttle inputs...

Posted by: phreshone at August 16, 2014 07:23 PM (xKIE3)

172 Really bad defense. Worse coach. Worst meddling owner since Al Davis.

We're gonna be fine.

Posted by: Dallas Cowboys at August 16, 2014 07:24 PM (upngD)

173 "Seasons of futility."

So many. Wasted. I won't be watching this year. If there's a "real" game between two good teams, okay. Not the Cowboys and Jerry Two-shits Jones.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:25 PM (M0jib)

174
I miss Landry.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 16, 2014 07:26 PM (jeCnD)

175 What is that smell?


Oh, this thread is still alive, 3 1/2 hours later?



WTF all the cobogs buy Ciroc Vodka for Rosemary?

Posted by: Nip Sip at August 16, 2014 07:26 PM (0FSuD)

176 Jeebus. The Ravens offense haven't even taken a snap yet and it's 14-7 Ravens. Kickoff return for a TD. Tell us about being a contender, Jerruh.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 16, 2014 07:27 PM (3W1WP)

177 RK, you used to sell cars? My husband did too. Chevy then Hummer. When Hummer went under, we went to hard labor.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:28 PM (KuU4f)

178 rickl what kind of specifics do you need on VIN?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:29 PM (KuU4f)

179 "I miss Landry."

A man. A gentleman. A man with a plan. Who knew how to dress for work.

Not today.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:29 PM (M0jib)

180 I built myself a little racecar powered by a motorcycle engine. It has a solid rear axle. It will not turn unless I break the rear wheels loose.

Posted by: Ronster at August 16, 2014 07:29 PM (GmOIG)

181 Also, from Edmunds, regarding tires:

The DOT code is used by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to track
tire production for recall purposes. If a tire proves to be defective,
this number helps keep track of where these tires ended up so buyers
can be notified of the problem. At the end of the DOT code you'll find a
four-digit number. This is the manufacturing date of the tire. The
first two digits stand for the week; the other two are the year. For
example, if your tire had "1613" listed, it was manufactured on the
16th week of 2013.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:30 PM (KuU4f)

182 Even Vox can't explain why I still have a job.


Posted by: Jason "Soul Sucking Ginger" Garrett at August 16, 2014 07:31 PM (upngD)

183 "
RK, you used to sell cars?"

Yep. Ford and then GM. Before I learned I was a shit salesman.

Shame about Hummer. They were a little excessive, but, screw it if you had the money.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:31 PM (M0jib)

184 182
Even Vox can't explain why I still have a job.




Posted by: Jason "Soul Sucking Ginger" Garrett at August 16, 2014 07:31 PM (upngD)


Twelve Reasons Jason Garrett Still Has A Job
1. Jerry Jones2. Jerry Jones3. Jerry Jones4. Jerry Jones5. Jerry Jones6. Jerry Jones7. Jerry Jones8. Jerry Jones9. Jerry Jones10. Jerry Jones11. Jerry Jones12. Jerry Jones

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:33 PM (KuU4f)

185 "
Even Vox can't explain why I still have a job."


Fucking snort.


Whoever did that needs to come out and accept their praise.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:33 PM (M0jib)

186 Well fuck this fucking place and it's fucking shitass formatting.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:33 PM (KuU4f)

187 Easy DangerGirl. I was able to read what you typed.

Posted by: Ronster at August 16, 2014 07:35 PM (GmOIG)

188 It's Curfew Night in Ferguson.

What to wear. What to wear.

Posted by: eman at August 16, 2014 07:36 PM (MQEz6)

189 The Ravens are really all that good either. I predict a middling performance this year. Cincy and Cleveland will both be better than Baltimore this year.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 16, 2014 07:36 PM (jucos)

190 "1. Jerry Jones"

Copy plus twenty.



How it going, Ronster?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:36 PM (M0jib)

191 It's just frustrating. I type something then hit enter. On my screen, it makes a new line. When it posts, all that is gone. Grrrrrr.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:37 PM (KuU4f)

192 " Cincy and Cleveland will both be better than Baltimore this year."


That's one Hell of a prediction. Cleveland has stunk on ice since before they were shut down and then reincarnated.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:39 PM (M0jib)

193 The cops planted those rioters so they could do curfew and kill people.

Posted by: Tweeters at August 16, 2014 07:39 PM (HstNY)

194 nood

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:39 PM (KuU4f)

195 How it going, Ronster?

It's going pretty good for me. How about yourself?

Posted by: Ronster at August 16, 2014 07:40 PM (GmOIG)

196 Cleveland will be good because they will let Johnny football play street ball. It will take some time (like 10 games or so) for defenses to figure out what he is doing, and then, like RGIII, they will shut him down. Johnny Football will be good for a year.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at August 16, 2014 07:41 PM (jucos)

197 181
For example, if your tire had "1613" listed, it was manufactured on the 16th week of 2013.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:30 PM (KuU4f)


Right, but what I want to know is how do they count weeks? Where do they start from?

In 2013, January 1st was on a Tuesday. Is that the first week, or does it start with the first full week? That could be Sunday the 6th or Monday the 7th.

Posted by: rickl at August 16, 2014 07:42 PM (sdi6R)

198 "It's going pretty good for me. How about you"

Well. Can't complain. I think everyone is moving the new thread.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:45 PM (M0jib)

199 You have to remember that devil spawn Jerruh wanted Garrett for a couple of years before he hired him. To fire him skid mark Jerruh would have to admit he was wrong. Another shitty season and I don't think he'll have a choice. Won't matter either way as the problem is not the head coach. Jimmie built the team in the 90's. Once shit gurgler Jerruh fired him it was over.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 16, 2014 07:45 PM (3W1WP)

200 Right, but what I want to know is how do they count weeks? Where do they start from?



In 2013, January 1st was on a Tuesday. Is that the first week, or
does it start with the first full week? That could be Sunday the 6th or
Monday the 7th.





Posted by: rickl at August 16, 2014 07:42 PM (sdi6R)



I would venture to guess that the counting starts with January 1st. If Jan 1st is on a Saturday, Week 1 of the year begins the previous Sunday. This is how we label our manufacturing also. Whatever week contains Jan 1 is week 1.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at August 16, 2014 07:49 PM (KuU4f)

201
"It's August and the Cowboys are already in December form."


They are going to suck so bad this year. I'm not even joking.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at August 16, 2014 07:15 PM (M0jib)


Excuse me, we have the exclusive on F5 Texas tornado level sucking in Pro Football down here in Houston. Take JJ Watt, Brian Cushing, and Clowney off the Texans defense and Katy High School shoves them all over the field. Just pathetic.

Posted by: An Observation at August 16, 2014 07:55 PM (ylhEn)

202 Would rather see him defenestrated get thrown off the stage.

Posted by: EC


Just saying...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 16, 2014 08:02 PM (1Mxs7)

203 rickl and Danger Girl,

There are various systems of counting weeks. So like Dr. Spaceman on science, it's anything you want it to be.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week_number

Click reference 14 -- it's mind boggling.

Posted by: Fritz (not Fritz) at August 16, 2014 09:53 PM (U0t2o)

204 #201- a former commander of mine lives down in Katy.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at August 16, 2014 10:07 PM (clHUg)

205
In fairness for the car names for girls, Mercedes has always been popular with hispanics





Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (aTXUx)

Late to the thread, but it was a girl name before it was a car name.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 16, 2014 11:00 PM (g7EOK)

206 Leno once said on camera, I believe at Pebble Beach, that he was there with the "more money than brains crowd".

Posted by: Tobacco Road at August 16, 2014 06:27 PM (4Mv1T)

These high-dollar car auctions are pretty strange events. partly it's just a dick-swinging contest, which sees middle-aged gold-chainers bidding crazy money mainly to impress the eye candy on their arm, and partly it's a case of cronies bidding up each other's cars, and swapping cars back and forth at notionally high prices, so they can at some point in the future donate a "three-million dollar '57 Chevy" to a museum, and claim a big fat tax writeoff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 16, 2014 11:16 PM (g7EOK)

207 FWIW - I have a 403 Olds small block on a stand in
the garage. Coincidentally, it pulled 403 hp on the dyno. It is not a
radical engine..., tuned for the street.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc at August 16, 2014 06:59 PM (1Mxs7)

Heh. Yesterday, my day was spent in starting up cars, so I could move them and mow the grass where they stood. #1 was a VW Super Beetle, and it started easily, because it had been moved there only a week before. #2 was a '64 Studebaker Wagonaire, and it took a lot of cranking and priming before it started and stayed running. Always was cold-blooded, that car. #3 was a '65 Olds Delta 88 with the 425 engine and TH400 tranny. Got it going, and warmed up, and took it for a spin down the grid road. Gotta love that boot in the ass when you step on the gas. No substitute for torque. And #4 was an '88 Chevy Suburban with the 6.2 liter Diesel in it. Took it for a boot up the road today. And I fed two cans of ersatz Freon into the A/C, and it blows cold air. Woo-hoo!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 16, 2014 11:25 PM (g7EOK)

208 What, no mention of my favorite mouse, the Z-28
302?

Posted by: Boglee at August 17, 2014 01:46 PM (IO1y4)

209 *ahem*


The Chevy Smallblock is THE finest V-8 engine EVER produced on this planet, bar none, and the best of them is the 4 bolt 350 with the double-hump heads.


Carry on.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 17, 2014 02:08 PM (6fyGz)

210 In fairness for the car names for girls, Mercedes has always been popular with hispanics





Posted by: kbdabear at August 16, 2014 04:26 PM (aTXUx)


Mercedes was Carl Benz's daughter's name, ICYDK. That's right, he named the car for his daughter and now other people are naming their daughters after the car. Full circle.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 17, 2014 02:12 PM (6fyGz)

211 Mercedes was Carl Benz's one of the Daimler-Benz boardmember's daughter's name, ICYDK.
That's right, he named the car for his daughter and now other people are
naming their daughters after the car. Full circle.


Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 17, 2014 02:12 PM (6fyGz)



FIFM...d'oh!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at August 17, 2014 02:16 PM (6fyGz)

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