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Old 08-08-20, 07:32 PM
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Old 08-08-20, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
The brand got axed quite a while ago, but a number of them are still running around. There's an H3 I ride past on my normal route.
People ask a lot of money for them, too. Most are 5 cylinders but there are a few with v-8s. They're all wheel drive and hard to see out of. I was working on one and the hood strut let go and the hood hit my glasses on the nose bridge and split my nose open. They didn't stitch it but used a special tape to close it. I had to write a report detailing how I would prevent a similar injury in the future.

The H2s are all 6 liter v-8s, AWD, and 8600 pound gvw
The H1s are all 6.5 diesels and they suck so much I wouldn't work on them.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I thiiiiiink Subaru did it first, here, in cars. Then Toyota did it with the Prius. The problem is putting much power through it. Also, Nissan is, ah, not great on the engineering front, so having them bolt a CVT to the back of their excellent VQ engines was a recipe for disaster.
Prius uses one of the Motor Generators (I think MG2) to control the sun gear in the planetary. It is such a bad ass CVT, I don't think anyone can top it. Honda had a variable belt type deal, and I honestly don't remember the Subaru ever having one.
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Old 08-08-20, 07:40 PM
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I had real coffee this morning. Other than the taste, I couldn't tell the difference from instant.
That's the difference.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
People ask a lot of money for them, too. Most are 5 cylinders but there are a few with v-8s. They're all wheel drive and hard to see out of. I was working on one and the hood strut let go and the hood hit my glasses on the nose bridge and split my nose open. They didn't stitch it but used a special tape to close it. I had to write a report detailing how I would prevent a similar injury in the future.

The H2s are all 6 liter v-8s, AWD, and 8600 pound gvw
The H1s are all 6.5 diesels and they suck so much I wouldn't work on them.
Weren't there a rare few equipped with the Duramax and an Allison?
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Old 08-08-20, 07:50 PM
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Old 08-08-20, 07:51 PM
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Old 08-08-20, 08:03 PM
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Weren't there a rare few equipped with the Duramax and an Allison?
H1s? Yes but I don't think for the public.

Subaru Justy had CVT in the 80s.
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Old 08-08-20, 08:26 PM
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No Hummers since 2010, although there is talk of producing an electric SUV and calling it a Hummer.
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
H1s? Yes but I don't think for the public.

Subaru Justy had CVT in the 80s.
That's not a car. That's an Ultimate Performance Machine, and shares that category with the Pontiac LeMans of the late 80's.
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Old 08-08-20, 08:48 PM
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That's not a car. That's an Ultimate Performance Machine, and shares that category with the Pontiac LeMans of the late 80's.
Those LeMans from Korea were just weird. Daewoo produced them. GM bought Daewoo and that's where the Aveo came from, among others.
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Old 08-08-20, 09:24 PM
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Those LeMans from Korea were just weird. Daewoo produced them. GM bought Daewoo and that's where the Aveo came from, among others.
Daewoo=Snot I'm well aware of all those pos' provenance.
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Old 08-09-20, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
H1s? Yes but I don't think for the public.

Subaru Justy had CVT in the 80s.
DAF had a variable pulley CVT from 1960. Although I suspect that any imported into the states were more as privately imported curiosities. After all the market for a slow, sub-1 litre European city car named after a flower would have been almost non-existent back then.
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Old 08-09-20, 04:12 AM
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Our family plans got rained out this afternoon, so we had to come up with some alternatives. After dinner, it had mostly stopped raining, though it was still windy and cool. The wife wanted to take the kids out to pick up desserts and then I had the bright idea of taking them over to a viewing area at the airport to eat said desserts and watch some planes.

I had happened across the viewing area while on the bike ride today and thought that the kids would get a kick out of it; it's just a mile-long access road that leads to 15-20 parking spaces and a couple picnic tables, but it's close to the some of the action. I was right - the boy, in particular, was bouncing all over the place. In our time there, we saw two planes land and another 8-10 take off, mostly medium-sized passenger jets. I think that we lucked out with the wind direction, too - the runway closest to us had the headwind, so a lot were taxiing over to take off from it.
There is an airport over look at the Charlotte airport that has a pretty huge parking area. When we lived in charlotte I would go there pretty often. Food trucks would make it a point to be there on days that Charlotte was operating south. (runway closest to viewing area). I was hoping to take my daughter there but we moved.
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My boy would love that - he's all about WWI and WWII military... stuff.

Next time you are in my neck of the woods you need to take him to the virginia military aviation museum in va beach. It has the largest collection of WW2 and Ww1 flying aircraft. They have the only flying mosquito in the world, and a flying replica of an me 262. In october they have a ww1 airshow, and in the spring they do a ww2 airshow. The museum has a grass strip and is set up like a ww2 airstrip from England.
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<===Would rather see the Saturn. #SpringHillStrong
Here it is. I got the bike and the Fit in the image too. I wanted to include Jackie, but she won’t sit still outside. Too many distractions.


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Are those hub caps? Ours has aluminum mag wheels.
And those tail light lenses are $350 apiece. Here anyway. No aftermarket, and few in junkyards. I used a plastic red lens and some tape
Yes hubcaps. We got the “base” LX model. The higher end models have fancier wheels.
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Time to ride. It’s possible I can claw my way up to the top 5 for the week. Can’t podium with so many serious cyclists in the group.
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Grew up 30 minutes from the Lordstown, Ohio plant. Lots of people from my area worked there when I grew up. GM had a bad run in the late 2000's. I had a 2008, 2009 and the 2011. They were all junk. Next time I got a car I hung my head in shame and bought a Honda. Will never look back.

It was like leaving an abusive relationship.
I'm Doug and that's my story.
I've owned nothing but Hondas and Acuras since 1992, 11 in all. But in the middle, we inherited a 2004 Malibu Maxx. It was a fun car to drive, more than enough power and acceleration, decent mileage, etc., but I got to know the local service department intimately. We only kept it a year as a third runaround car but in that year, both key fobs quit, driver side window switch broke, needed a steering rack, and some trim pieces fell off. A week ago, I got a recall notice from Chevrolet and threw it away without reading because I couldn't remember ever owning a Chevrolet until my wife pointed out that we had inherited her mother's car.

Edit: I forgot, there was a couple Toyotas in there, too.
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Amazon Prime has a show called White Dragon that's pretty awesome so far...
I can look it up but a professional review from you would be nice.
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