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by IMBoring25
Thu Aug 25, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2865554

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

It's a four-door "classic" Beetle with a Continental kit and a generic '30s nose.
by IMBoring25
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Standard transmission EPA ratings
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Standard transmission EPA ratings

The scangauge isn't necessarily any more accurate than the speedometer. The only potential inaccuracy it takes out of the system is the input and display elements of the speedometer (whatever form those take in any given vehicle), and that inaccuracy is as likely to be in the opposite direction of t...
by IMBoring25
Wed Jul 06, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Standard transmission EPA ratings
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: Standard transmission EPA ratings

Only one of my manuals is EPA-rated and stock. Looking at that one and comparing to the revised numbers, I have multiple tanks at approximately 115% of the highway rating and an overall average of almost the highway rating, about 115% of combined.
by IMBoring25
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 95
Views: 15770

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

You say that like activists getting wrapped around the axle on the negative aspects of the status quo and demanding changes that turn out to be net harmful is something new. As but one example, the plastic bags now viewed as a scourge on the world by environmentalists were forced into near-universal...
by IMBoring25
Thu May 26, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 95
Views: 15770

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Ridiculous. Nothing innovative about that, and no expensive time in the lab to discover the operating principle. Obvious to a four-year-old. That should be laughed out of the patent office.
by IMBoring25
Mon May 23, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2865554

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

17 here. Significantly different if weighted by current typical mileage, as the babymobile gets driven out of necessity a lot of the time and it's the youngest by a significant margin.
by IMBoring25
Sat May 21, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Back to a standard shift
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: Back to a standard shift

'89 Grand Marquis.
by IMBoring25
Sat May 21, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Back to a standard shift
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: Back to a standard shift

Absolutely. My first car was built with a 3.27 axle. I would get around 24 on the back roads between cities and about 12 commuting in city traffic. When I put 3.55s in it, I got more like 20-22 on the back roads, but the city commute went up to close to 15.
by IMBoring25
Fri May 20, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Back to a standard shift
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: Back to a standard shift

The shift points the manufacturer specifies are usually biased towards economy. Shifting somewhat later will usually (but not always) yield better performance. Shifting somewhat earlier still might yield better economy in a limited set of circumstances.
by IMBoring25
Thu May 19, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Back to a standard shift
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: Back to a standard shift

According to the Build and Price on the website, it's still available in the TRD Pro trim, which locks you into a V6 4WD double cab starting in the mid-$40s. There are some reasons the Japanese have always been very package-oriented and have only gotten more so. There's efficiency in limiting the nu...
by IMBoring25
Tue May 17, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2865554

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

When I think of groups of people concerned with intellectual property restrictions, I know Russians are always right at the top of the list... Provided the rest of the list consists entirely of the Chinese.
by IMBoring25
Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2865554

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Yanno what really burns my Butt? A flame about 3 feet high! VW Group Shipment of vehicles aflame on the Atlantic Ocean. I wonder if when they determine the cause it will trigger a recall. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60429584 UPDATE! - Automotive News "Towing boats head toward burning car...
by IMBoring25
Fri Feb 11, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Ford patents an automated manual transmission with fingertip control
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Ford patents an automated manual transmission with fingertip control

Absolutely, the shiftable automatics have gotten better over the years, but I usually try it at least once when getting a rental car and the quality is still highly variable. Even the good ones, it doesn't really give me the joy of getting a proper manual to do exactly what I want it to do, and it w...
by IMBoring25
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Ford patents an automated manual transmission with fingertip control
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Ford patents an automated manual transmission with fingertip control

I've been thinking something like this has to be the future of manuals for a while now. As take rates decline it's harder and harder to justify all the unique hardware for offering the traditional manual. With something like this, the vast majority of the hardware is the same. Unfortunately, it soun...
by IMBoring25
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sick of the Safety NAZIs
Replies: 19
Views: 1154

Re: Sick of the Safety NAZIs

I'd venture use of an extender by someone who doesn't need one would render the belt less effective because the lap belt and shoulder belt would meet partway across the body.

You could try this:

https://www.fordfusionclub.com/threads/ ... le.341398/