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Old 02-26-21, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't know about that. Truth is, if a modern car won't start, it isn't going to matter much what it is, most people are going to have it towed to the dealer, anyway.

The only electric door latch stories I have are from Corvettes. They have a button to open the door but there is a manual lever next to the seat with pictures on it and another near the rear hatch in case you lose electrical power.
We had one where the husband smashed the sunroof out with a hammer because his wife was inside the car. Had they read the owner's manual or even noticed the lever they could have just opened the door. Later some other knucklehead smashed out the side window for a similar reason. These people always demand we fix it for free because they didn't know how to open the door.
That’s like the Rodney Dangerfield joke about locking his keys in the car and not being able to get his wife and kids out.
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That’s like the Rodney Dangerfield joke about locking his keys in the car and not being able to get his wife and kids out.
Bodum bum no respect I tell ya!
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Old 02-26-21, 09:14 PM
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Bodum bum no respect I tell ya!
Take my wife....please.
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Its too early for them. They want the general public to buy them and do the r&d for them. There's no infrastructure to support thier use. The batteries are absolutely horrendous for the environment. Google earth a lithium mine. Both on the front end and back end. Not to mention they melt down like a nuke reactor when they get damaged. Running the heater cuts the mileage in half. That'll be great innthe winter.

They aren't ready for consumers yet.
Somebody needs to tell that to the 500,000 consumers who bought them last year.

Seriously, there are a hell of a lot of them on the road, and a hell of a lot of satisfied customers. And, really, we've been the beta testers for the internal combustion-driven automobile for 130 years. Why should this be different?
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Old 02-27-21, 03:04 AM
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Correct. Within a few years the EVs will be cheaper than the gas cars. Charge times go down, distance goes up.

You horse and buggy fans will see.
Will we rue?
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Old 02-27-21, 03:06 AM
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A visual representation of how I feel.
Note: I am the Coyote in this illustration.
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Up and at 'em!
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Will we rue?
Obviously.
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Got zero exercise yesterday. First time in a long time.
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Mrs datlas bought a French press. The coffee is actually a lot better than drip.


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Got zero exercise yesterday. First time in a long time.
Uh oh.
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Tentative plan is two rides today. Fake miles in the morning because raining, and real miles in the afternoon.
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Mrs datlas bought a French press. The coffee is actually a lot better than drip.

My take on French press is that it has a very nice silky texture, same with pour-overs and a lot of people really like the taste and that smoothness texture. Not my taste but I certainly can understand why people go for both.
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I'm riding with the slow group today. Maybe I should take a book with me.
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My take on French press is that it has a very nice silky texture, same with pour-overs and a lot of people really like the taste and that smoothness texture. Not my taste but I certainly can understand why people go for both.
It may be placebo effect, but compared to drip the coffee is smoother and less of a “bite” to it (less bitter).
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It may be placebo effect, but compared to drip the coffee is smoother and less of a “bite” to it (less bitter).
That's probably not a placebo. Most people like a French press due to the smoothness.
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Old 02-27-21, 07:20 AM
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Mrs datlas bought a French press. The coffee is actually a lot better than drip.
I've got a Williams Sonoma gift card burning a hole in my pocket, and I've been meaning to pick up a French Press with it, a steel one, so I can travel with it. Saw some French Press advice from Coffee Sage James Hoffman -

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It may be placebo effect, but compared to drip the coffee is smoother and less of a “bite” to it (less bitter).
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That's probably not a placebo. Most people like a French press due to the smoothness.
If you want to get geeky, another, more recent video from Hoffman, a taste test comparing immersion and percolation, complete with refractometer tests to measure extractions. It's interesting, if you like coffee, and my takeaway is that immersion is more forgiving -

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Up and at 'em!
Sleeping in, I see.
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Mrs datlas bought a French press. The coffee is actually a lot better than drip.

Yep. I even take a plastic one on bike tours. It’s a combination French press and mug.
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You know it's a BMW under the skin, right?
Yes, I heard. If I had that kind of change I would still opt for the Toyota version so as not to be in the company of the beemer snobs.




$58k for the 6-cyl pimped out flavor.
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The only electric door latch stories I have are from Corvettes. They have a button to open the door but there is a manual lever next to the seat with pictures on it and another near the rear hatch in case you lose electrical power.
We had one where the husband smashed the sunroof out with a hammer because his wife was inside the car. Had they read the owner's manual or even noticed the lever they could have just opened the door. Later some other knucklehead smashed out the side window for a similar reason. These people always demand we fix it for free because they didn't know how to open the door.
Ain't nobody got no time for all of dat!
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Oh, hell yeah, lsx is easy and cheap. I have less than 6k in the camaro, possibly 7 in the 'bird as it sits. It needs a dyno tune, $800.00 some paint and body let's say another $1500. Puts me around 9k in the bird. But I was going to do a turbo build on this car. So I spent $2500 on the trans. Its built to hold 1000 hp. So I over built it a little to be safe. I was aiming for 750 at the wheels depending on boost. The part that killed it was the rear end. Everyone is building 8.8 fords for it but thats another 2k. If I bought a package. 500.00 if I built it, and another 6 months of b.s.
. Nah N.A good enough. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth for street rods like that. Plus my employment is linked to my driving record. To much potential for stupid. Its plenty hot just N.A., twice I've put my foot in it in anger at 50 mph its broke the wheels loose.
5.3 with flat top pistons, ls9 cam, ported and polished 862 heads, removed swirl ramps bullet shaped the guides opened the bowls, milled .015. 42lbs. Injectors. Its not a lot but its enough. Hot rod mag. Did a stock 5.3 with the cam and it made 450 hp. I just need a good dyno tune to get the drivability right, shift points , open loop is too rich etc.
2500 stall, ( should have gone 3500) 3/42 gear.
Greek, all Greek to me. Might as well be Chinese.
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I'm riding with the slow group today. Maybe I should take a book with me.
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Hoping to get a decent ride with a couple friends but the wind is a concern with 40mph gusts predicted.The house was shaking an hour ago. I don't remember this much wind for so long before.
On another front it seems I've pissed off another geezer in the 50+ sub forum. Third time I've had one of them chastise me and this one I didn't see coming at all. I just disagreed with something and bam.
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