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big john 07-09-21 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22134835)
Why would anyone buy a Buick when they could get a Saturn?!? :foo:

Easy for you to say, you already have yours.

genejockey 07-09-21 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134814)
I like how the clock has the inner ring with seconds, so you don't have to calculate those from the hour dial.

You realize that inner chapter ring also does the minutes, right?

phrantic09 07-09-21 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134817)

I want this one:

https://img2.carmax.com/img/vehicles....jpg?width=800

ksryder 07-09-21 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134821)

A guy down the street in the neighborhood I moved into a few months ago has a Grand National that I sometimes see while I'm walking the dogs. I have not yet found a good excuse to make friends with him with the sole intent of him letting me drive it some day. Playing the long game. I love me an inconspicuous beast.

genejockey 07-09-21 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134767)
It seems to be very clean, but it is a nearly 40 year old car which wasn't such a great thing to begin with. Not much power and not good mileage, but hey, if you like it you could cruise around Knoxville in it. Any idea what the bidding is up to?

Every so often, I briefly fantasize about owning a classic American land yacht. I'm really drawn to the extreme designs from around the time I was born in 1957 - all fins and chrome and exuberance! Something like the 1957 - 1963 Imperials, or Lincolns from before 1961. Ever seen "North By Northwest"? That ginormous white convertible Eva Marie Saint drives when they're in South Dakota, for example.

But then I think, "Where would I put it? Where would I drive it?" and remember those monsters got single digit mpg and had crappy handling and brakes, and getting parts would be expensive and not only would it take a huge space just to park it, but also it would require the same space again to work on it.

So instead, I just watch "Jay Leno's Garage".

Velo Vol 07-09-21 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22134864)
You realize that inner chapter ring also does the minutes, right?

Same thing.

Who of that era couldn't figure out the time if there was no 0-60?

Velo Vol 07-09-21 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22134835)
Why would anyone buy a Buick when they could get a Saturn?!? :foo:

Got one with 22,000 miles?

datlas 07-09-21 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134977)
Got one with 22,000 miles?

I expect you could find one if you looked hard enough.

But since they last almost forever, even 100K miles is considered "low mileage" on the Saturn Forums site. They consider mine to be barely "middle aged."

indyfabz 07-09-21 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134752)


https://t4.ftcdn.net/jpg/00/01/12/85...z0klmnJT7V.jpg

Velo Vol 07-09-21 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22134794)
Are you into collecting old American cars that are not fun to drive and that will never be worth much?

Just a nostalgic interest. My grandparents had a GM car of that year, or close. It wasn't as roomy/luxurious, nor did it have the beautiful "wood" paneling, though. Fancy.

It did have A/C. Very modern compared to our Sharpsville car with no A/C.

genejockey 07-09-21 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134975)
Same thing.

Who of that era couldn't figure out the time if there was no 0-60?

You think THAT'S bad? Here's an Elgin Railroad pocket watch from ~1965 (though that dial design goes back to the late 19th Century). This would have been a working watch for a railroader who needed to know the exact time. These were sold as safer, presumably because you don't have to think about what minute it is. Most railroad watches before maybe 1930 or so had a minute chapter with 5-60 numerals at the 5 minute marks.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0d8fe63ebf.jpg

Mojo31 07-09-21 12:45 PM

Our HOA's management company is all up in arms because we are repainting the exterior of our house without HOA approval first. Irony is that we are repainting it the same color. SMH

LAJ 07-09-21 12:48 PM

A 1983 VIN Y Buford is one of the things nightmares are made of. Getting the air cleaner off that thing would be the limit of your mechanical ability, and getting it back on would cost you money.

Say no to that, Velo Vol.

LAJ 07-09-21 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22135038)
Our HOA's management company is all up in arms because we are repainting the exterior of our house without HOA approval first. Irony is that we are repainting it the same color. SMH

Another thing nightmares are made of.

Mojo31 07-09-21 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22135046)
Another thing nightmares are made of.

People without a lick of common sense.

LesterOfPuppets 07-09-21 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22134752)

This one's better for hauling bikes, and bonus woodgrain


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...35b9f0fb7e.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 07-09-21 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134817)

I'm often tempted by those when I consider getting a convertible.

Allantes and those sweet little Capris catch my eye too

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...426d72c4eb.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 07-09-21 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22134767)
It seems to be very clean, but it is a nearly 40 year old car which wasn't such a great thing to begin with. Not much power and not good mileage, but hey, if you like it you could cruise around Knoxville in it. Any idea what the bidding is up to?

$3k. I imagine that's the opening bid, 7 days left.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22135044)
Say no to that, Velo Vol.

OK, you've convinced me--no bid.

Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22135038)
Our HOA's management company is all up in arms because we are repainting the exterior of our house without HOA approval first. Irony is that we are repainting it the same color. SMH

Trouble maker.

You should be required to paint over your repainting.

Bah Humbug 07-09-21 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22133912)
serious cyclists ignore the existence anything below 105 :)

AG's new trainer bike is going to be running Claris. It's fine to get sweated on.

LAJ 07-09-21 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22135054)
This one's better for hauling bikes, and bonus woodgrain


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...35b9f0fb7e.jpg

Just say no to Opti Spark

LAJ 07-09-21 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22135100)
Just say no to Opti Spark

Yep. An LS conversion would be a fine thing, and it would make a nice bike hauler.

Velo Vol 07-09-21 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22134957)
Every so often, I briefly fantasize about owning a classic American land yacht. I'm really drawn to the extreme designs from around the time I was born in 1957 - all fins and chrome and exuberance!

In other words, the biggest facepalms.

BillyD 07-09-21 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22134743)
I have nothing meaningful to add at this moment.


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22134745)
Never stopped you before.

C'mon man, leave the low-hanging fruit for us.

big john 07-09-21 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22135067)
I'm often tempted by those when I consider getting a convertible.

Allantes and those sweet little Capris catch my eye too

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...426d72c4eb.jpg

Some of them had a 1.5L turbo engine. My friend had a Mazda with the same engine and we carpooled in it when it snowed in the mountains. It was a 5 speed, AWD, and had a centerlock differential. A really cool car for the snow. How about those Phoenix Suns?
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/y5p56XkLPlU/maxresdefault.jpg


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