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Forum: SLC 10 July 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,435
Posted By Roadsterboy
There is some truth to that, and the idea that...

There is some truth to that, and the idea that leather wasn't the "luxury" seating material lasted until the postwar years. It wasn't uncommon for a Rolls Royce or Daimler to have wool seats, at...
Forum: SLC 09 July 2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,435
Posted By Roadsterboy
I imagine most western manufacturers use cloth of...

I imagine most western manufacturers use cloth of some kind or leather, at least for the seating surfaces. I've had a few cars over the last decade or so that have had "leather" seats, where only the...
Forum: SLC 03 July 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By Roadsterboy
Both cars were probably bought at an auction with...

Both cars were probably bought at an auction with salvage titles or have astronomical mileage and a few electrical gremlins. Or both. But some baller on a budget will buy them both.
Forum: SLC 29 June 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By Roadsterboy
There's a guy a couple blocks from here who has a...

There's a guy a couple blocks from here who has a red Mini Cooper, which is rarely seen except when his garage door is open. But, he recently got another (an Innocenti Cooper, which was just a Mini...
Forum: SLC 26 June 2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Roadsterboy
Nowhere as far as I know. Like any other racing,...

Nowhere as far as I know. Like any other racing, I usually catch bits on the internet. I have so little free time to just sit and watch television that I'm reluctant to spend much of it watching...
Forum: SLC 24 June 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Roadsterboy
I think it's been a decade or more since I...

I think it's been a decade or more since I bothered to watch an F1 race. Aside from usually being on at a weird hour, the feed is always terrible, and when you combine it with racing that is usually...
Forum: SLC 21 June 2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By Roadsterboy
Car Nerd Time! So, all Cobras were built at...

Car Nerd Time!

So, all Cobras were built at the AC factory in England. Cars for the North American market (with a CSX chassis prefix) were shipped to the Shelby facility in California as...
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By Roadsterboy
According to a coworker there are like three or...

According to a coworker there are like three or four old cars that she sees all the time but I keep missing. These include a '59 Buick LeSabre coupe, an AMC Gremlin, and a BMW 2002. For my part I saw...
Forum: SLC 29 April 2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,375
Posted By Roadsterboy
Out of curiosity, did he buy a well-used car? I...

Out of curiosity, did he buy a well-used car? I mean, unless it was something like an Alfa Romeo Giulietta or a Range Rover (both makes are notoriously unreliable), seven years of use out of a...
Forum: Rantidote 24 April 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 85,336
Posted By Roadsterboy
Oh yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with new...

Oh yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with new and creative ways to swear at these Hoosier Bumble****s who insisted on going five under everywhere.
Forum: SLC 24 April 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,375
Posted By Roadsterboy
I frequently make a Mrs. Peel comment when people...

I frequently make a Mrs. Peel comment when people go on about Avengers movies, and nobody ever gets them. (I have almost no knowledge about either the film franchise or the comic books they're based...
Forum: Rantidote 23 April 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 85,336
Posted By Roadsterboy
If the sign above the button says "CUSTOMER...

If the sign above the button says "CUSTOMER BELL", this is the one you should press, customer, not the one marked "EMPLOYEE BELL".

Also, side note, don't say "Oh, sorry, I didn't see that sign!"....
Forum: Rantidote 17 April 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 73,920
Posted By Roadsterboy
Speaking of cameras, I just bought one. A vintage...

Speaking of cameras, I just bought one. A vintage one, on eBay, somewhat impulsively because I'd passed on one at the flea market because I felt it was overpriced and the seller wasn't haggling....
Forum: SLC 10 April 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,375
Posted By Roadsterboy
My folks have like three or four different school...

My folks have like three or four different school photos of me with glasses that are different from the ones I actually wore, because we were told to use glasses without lenses. So we'd go to the eye...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 March 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By Roadsterboy
Fun fact - for a few years in the 90's, the Ford...

Fun fact - for a few years in the 90's, the Ford Crown Victoria (a car that couldn't be more American in style and feel) was classified as an import, because the car was built in Canada, and Ford...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 March 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By Roadsterboy
Many manufacturers also have design and R&D...

Many manufacturers also have design and R&D centers all over the world - the first generation Mazda Miata was conceived of at Mazda's California design center, and prototypes were built by IAD in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 March 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,320
Posted By Roadsterboy
They typical answer I get to this question is...

They typical answer I get to this question is where the manufacturer has it's headquarters. Therefore, a Chevrolet Camaro is an American car, despite the fact that it was built in Ontario, and a...
Forum: Rantidote 04 March 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 85,336
Posted By Roadsterboy
Which one's got not future or family tree?

Which one's got not future or family tree?
Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 73,920
Posted By Roadsterboy
Right? I just assumed that most restaurants are...

Right? I just assumed that most restaurants are really heavily air conditioned/slightly under heated because of the extra heat generated by cooking, hot food, and running around.
Forum: Rantidote 17 February 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 73,920
Posted By Roadsterboy
Two things: 1.) I have a pair of...

Two things:

1.) I have a pair of wristwatches that tick loudly. That wouldn't bother me much (one of them is a recent addition, and I was fine with just the one ticking away as I slept), but I...
Forum: SLC 14 February 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 63,375
Posted By Roadsterboy
The houses look appropriately old, as well...

The houses look appropriately old, as well (whether or not they're actually mid century I don't know, but single story houses with porches are kind of timeless). If you could get rid of all the...
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,209
Posted By Roadsterboy
I don't think I've ever been told to only stand...

I don't think I've ever been told to only stand on an escalator, at least as an adult. If anything I've been told to make sure my shoes are tied more often than to stand still. As you say it might be...
Forum: SLC 09 February 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,209
Posted By Roadsterboy
Walking up them seems like pretty standard...

Walking up them seems like pretty standard behavior in my experience, at least in high-traffic areas. You see mostly standers at the mall, but people walk up them at the train station during rush...
Forum: SLC 07 February 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 85,209
Posted By Roadsterboy
Thank you for the responses. I know a little bit...

Thank you for the responses. I know a little bit about radio protocol but haven't really studied it. I tend to just be conversational over the walkie talkie system. Plus, we have our own lingo that's...
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 73,920
Posted By Roadsterboy
I feel has to do with the fact that the stair...

I feel has to do with the fact that the stair risers get shorter as you get to the top or bottom of the "staircase". People have a hard time changing their stride to avoid tripping at the top or...
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