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Mr_Shiftright

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Mr_Shiftright
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Vehicle(s) I currently own
Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars
  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    @Driver----hey, wait a minute....30% + 5% expenses split by both parties equals 81,250,000. They're trying to CHEAT you! B)
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    So I'm passing a car that's on my right on a 3-lane freeway. As I approach, a Mercedes passes ME on the right and cuts in between the space between me and the car I'm passing--at a high rate of speed. Then veers right to exit, tail-gating large truck.

    Live expectancy?---maybe two weeks.
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  • Re: Mystery car pix



    Steward is correct, that is a mid-60s Thomas Cheetah using Corvette Stingray mechanicals and an Aluminum body/chassis.
    It was designed by a guy named Bill Thomas to try and beat the Shelby Cobra-Fords which it did on several occasions but not consistently due to various design problems including tendencies to overheat both drivers and motors

    If I remember correctly, the Cheetah was unique in that there was no driveshaft. The transmission was hooked up directly to the differential. Seems plausible, when you look at the thing. It has Death Wish written all over it, doesn't it?
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    I don't understand -- why is the concept of having to increase pressure on the gas pedal when going up a hill is so foreign to many people? There are a few places on HWY 101 going north out of San Francisco where huge bottlenecks are created for this reason--no accident, no obstacles, just people slowing down more and more as they go up a grade.
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  • Re: Inconsiderate Drivers (share your stories, etc.)

    Ah, celebrating the freedom of the open road, enjoying a carefree vacation, getting back to nature---with the added convenience of taking your entire house and garage with you :'(
    No license endorsement required for aiming a 42' class A motor coach towing an SUV while turning right and driving over the curb to make the turn. And they're on the increase.
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