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Forum: SLC 19 August 2018, 11:52 PM
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Lea-Francis aren't thick on the ground at all,...

Lea-Francis aren't thick on the ground at all, Richard! There's a British classic car magazine I read, and one of the editors meticulously restored a LeaF roadster that had belonged to his father - I...
Forum: Rantidote 12 August 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 114,572
Posted By Roadsterboy
I have a supervisor who wants me to respond to...

I have a supervisor who wants me to respond to every email he sends, just to say I've got it. He made a point of telling me this in two reviews ago - that my communication skills needed work because...
Forum: SLC 08 August 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 25,467
Posted By Roadsterboy
I only vaguely remembered it from a book about...

I only vaguely remembered it from a book about Cobras so had to look some of it up again!

This is why I like MG's and other old sports cars - they usually had one engine option, maybe two if they...
Forum: Rantidote 06 August 2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 106,395
Posted By Roadsterboy
I remember at one of my apartments, I couldn't...

I remember at one of my apartments, I couldn't afford high speed internet access (or cable, for a long time, the local suburban cable monopoly overcharged drastically), so I'd use a dial up...
Forum: SLC 05 August 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 25,467
Posted By Roadsterboy
I spotted a nice '70 or so Oldsmobile Cutlass...

I spotted a nice '70 or so Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible today on the way home from work - street parked near a restaurant. Also, the guy up the street with two Mini Coopers was out in his Innocenti...
Forum: Rantidote 25 July 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 114,572
Posted By Roadsterboy
Does Starbucks even offer free wifi? Last I hung...

Does Starbucks even offer free wifi? Last I hung out there (years ago) they didn't offer it at all - Caribou Coffee (when we still had them around here) offered it if you bought a drink - they'd give...
Forum: SLC 22 July 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 25,467
Posted By Roadsterboy
I spent the day at the vintage races at Road...

I spent the day at the vintage races at Road America, so I saw a whole heap of interesting cars, but I'll only mention the things I've never seen before: a beautifully original Rover 2000TC, that...
Forum: SLC 10 July 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 20,297
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: 326
Views: 20,297
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: 306
Views: 25,467
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: 306
Views: 25,467
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: 27
Views: 3,090
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: 27
Views: 3,090
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: 306
Views: 25,467
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: 306
Views: 25,467
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: 850
Views: 90,214
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: 1,005
Views: 114,572
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: 850
Views: 90,214
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: 1,005
Views: 114,572
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: 1,057
Views: 106,395
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: 850
Views: 90,214
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: 5,268
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: 5,268
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: 5,268
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: 1,005
Views: 114,572
Posted By Roadsterboy
Which one's got not future or family tree?

Which one's got not future or family tree?
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