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rjones28 11-22-21 07:12 PM

The largest car I've owned was a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC.

rjones28 11-22-21 07:14 PM

The largest vehicle I've driven on a regular basis was my dad's 1977 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab with and 8 foot bed.

genejockey 11-22-21 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22317021)
need advice on my 90s merckx which i've been riding and loving it. Its an 8 speed and the back rim is just about had enough.
Do i:
1. Strip all components and powder coat the frame & get new components 9/10 speed and new wheels.
2. Build a new set of wheels and keep the old 8 speed.
3. Just replace the rim and do nothing else.
Or
4. Just hang this bike on the wall as a display piece and get a ritchey steel frame and build it uo

3+4.

LesterOfPuppets 11-22-21 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22316868)
They're probably safely tucked away in garages. One sold on BAT for like $27k a couple of months ago.

My FIL had the plain vanilla Plymouth version of that car, BITD.

This one looks garaged. Cars that sit out here would loose all that plastic trim, bumper ends, etc.

LesterOfPuppets 11-22-21 07:24 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22316837)
I had one for a year or so in the 80s. It was my internship year and I had no time or energy to shop around so I bought the cheapest thing in the classifieds. God, what a dog! I took it to Tom Magliozzi at the Good News garage in Cambridge for an accelerator pump and he was merciless. LSS wouldn’t get into it, much less drive it. I had it towed away when it totally **** the bed.

You met Click and/or Clack!!!???

That's a proper brush with greatness!

LesterOfPuppets 11-22-21 07:26 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22316896)
I took driver training in a Plymouth Fury in high school. The thing was huge and 6 of us fit in it easily. They didn't have a steering wheel for the instructor, just a brake pedal. Anytime one of us screwed up the instructor would jump on the brake pedal. I used ot call those cars "3/4 ton cars".
Charles Phoenix said they were the only car named after anger.
https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar...900-jpg.81411/

My friend had a Fury wagon. That was one big vehicle.

LesterOfPuppets 11-22-21 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22317043)

I hope the whole island is on lockdown.

Velo Vol 11-22-21 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22317104)
The largest car I've owned was a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC.

Pic?

big john 11-22-21 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22317101)
If it were me, I'd pick No. 1. Except, I'd go to 11.

I'd just do the rim (#3) but I'd have to see a picture to be sure.

LesterOfPuppets 11-22-21 07:38 PM

I'm considering getting this Kaiser if we can strike a deal tomorrow...

https://scontent.fphx1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...6f&oe=61A1F61F

big john 11-22-21 07:40 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22317121)
My friend had a Fury wagon. That was one big vehicle.

Christine was a Fury.
https://wallpapercave.com/wp/wp2387105.jpg

big john 11-22-21 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22317133)
I'm considering getting this Kaiser if we can strike a deal tomorrow...

Really? That would be cool.

MoAlpha 11-22-21 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22317118)
You met Click and/or Clack!!!???

That's a proper brush with greatness!

Only which ever one Tom was. Ray didn’t work at the garage. LSS went to grad school at MIT and it was within walking distance from her office. This was before they went national and their show on the WBUR was much sillier and somewhat less car related.

DougRNS 11-22-21 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22317118)
You met Click and/or Clack!!!???

That's a proper brush with greatness!

don't forget Velo Vol's brush with greatness in July.

MoAlpha 11-22-21 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22317160)
don't forget Velo Vol's brush with greatness in July.

Remind me.

Velo Vol 11-22-21 08:13 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22317150)
Only which ever one Tom was. Ray didn’t work at the garage. LSS went to grad school at MIT and it was within walking distance from her office. This was before they went national and their show on the WBUR was much sillier and somewhat less car related.

Bizarrely, that show continued to run on local public radio until a few months ago.

DougRNS 11-22-21 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22317166)
Remind me.

he met me. :bday:
#LoweredExpectations

MoAlpha 11-22-21 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22317172)
he met me. :bday:
#LoweredExpectations

Ah, just so. I had that with a more recent time stamp in my failing memory.

DougRNS 11-22-21 08:19 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22317172)
he met me. :bday:
#LoweredExpectations

reminds me of this Canadian classic.

Velo Vol 11-22-21 08:31 PM

Cool shot


abshipp 11-22-21 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 22317021)
Need advice on my 90s Merckx which I've been riding and loving it. Its an 8 speed and the back rim is just about had enough.
Do I:
1. strip all components and powder coat the frame & get new components 9/10 speed and new wheels.
2. build a new set of wheels and keep the old 8 speed.
3. just replace the rim and do nothing else.
or
4. Just hang this bike on the wall as a display piece and get a Ritchey steel frame and build it uo

Paint > powdercoat in most situations. Rust under powder coat is a matter of "when" rather than "if".

rjones28 11-22-21 09:16 PM

Pic of the Mercedes, just before I sold it. It was in need of a refresh.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c98412103.jpg

big john 11-22-21 09:26 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22317213)
Pic of the Mercedes, just before I sold it. It was in need of a refresh.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c98412103.jpg

I liked the headlight wipers. I've driven when the snow piles up on the headlights and reduces their effectiveness.

BillyD 11-22-21 10:18 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22317221)
I liked the headlight wipers. I've driven when the snow piles up on the headlights and reduces their effectiveness.

We call that your standard winter in the north & northeast. Builds character.

ls01 11-23-21 04:58 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22316741)
It's the ‘merican way.

ff, ‘merica


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