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  • tlongtlong CaliforniaPosts: 5,187
    I've often wondered what people from the 1800s, when machinery was heavy iron, would think of all of today's mechanical and even non-mechanical items? I suspect they'd be amazed by things like carbon fiber and even plastic. And aluminum. Everything is immensely lighter than in those days.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,327
    Jules Verne's space rocket was made out of aluminum, in the story Journey to the Moon (1865), and the engine the Wright Brothers used was made out of aluminum (1903). Aluminum electrical wires were being used in the late 1800s.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 113,919
    Aluminum electrical wires were being used in the late 1800s.

    Yikes! That didn't work out so well.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,327
    Why not? Aluminum gives better conductivity per weight than copper.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 31,824
    But those pesky fires.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 113,919

    Why not? Aluminum gives better conductivity per weight than copper.

    1 mile from my house:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills_Supper_Club_fire

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,327
    As a metal, it was "discovered" in 1825. At one time, it cost more per weight than gold.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,123
    Aluminum is still widely used as electrical wire.   Most homes large feed from the pole is aluminum. 

    Buggest problem with aluminum was electrolysis resulting from splicing it into copper or using the wrong terminations.  

    Thinner gauge also also can get brittle over time.  

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 2,515
    I was 18 when that happened and remember the news stories. Simply horrible and sad.

    2010 Pilot EXL-RES, 2013 Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL/Nav

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,403
    Saw a second generation Leaf, looked like a normal 4 door hatchback.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 113,919
    sda said:

    I was 18 when that happened and remember the news stories. Simply horrible and sad.

    Yeah.. I was 18, as well.
    Fortunately for me, I didn't know anyone that was there, that night.

    At the time, I lived about 15 miles from here. But, we moved over here 20 years ago, and I've run into quite a few people that helped out at the makeshift morgue, that night. They were also teenagers, at the time.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 113,919
    2019 Edge ST

    Sharp looking, if you are into that SUV thing.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 31,824
    I do think the current style Edge is very good looking.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,161
    Saw my first new style G-Wagen on the road.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 104,153
    fintail said:

    Saw my first new style G-Wagen on the road.

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  • berriberri Posts: 9,696
    The Edge is a decent looker, but I'm not sure I'd pay its price because just a bit more gets you a much more spacious and comfortable crossover instead.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,496
    berri said:
    The Edge is a decent looker, but I'm not sure I'd pay its price because just a bit more gets you a much more spacious and comfortable crossover instead.
    But if sportiness AND space is your goal, the Edge Sport is tough to beat at the price. I think you have to go down a size or way up in price to go quicker. (I’m totally guessing and have yet to test this thought).

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • berriberri Posts: 9,696
    I look at the Edge size wise as kind of a latest gen CRV usable cargo space, but with more oomph and passenger room. I think I'd consider buying one if they were a couple of grand cheaper. Although 6 footer seating is just a tad tight and the one I sat in at the auto show seemed to have a bit short seat bottom - but there are various trim models including the new Lincoln Nautilus. What I'm really interested in is the forthcoming unibody rwd/awd version of the Explorer. I think it is due out sometime this upcoming summer. Sounds like for a few grand more, it may be a winner. If you are looking for sportiness and speed, it is probably a good reason to go Edge. But I think that top line model puts you into (or darn close to) Nautilus pricing. Depends on priorities I guess.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,161
    Not too far, come to think of it. It was plated though.

    Not gonna lie, these (not a new one of course) still give me thoughts, depending on what happens at Bluetec lease end.
    Michaell said:


    Were you close to your dealer?

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,403
    2 Model 3's, both black. Model T vibe? :)
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,161
    Found on another forum, laughable ADM and mop 'n glo on a Genesis G70:

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    These tactics will make it hit the market with a Stinger-like thud.
  • berriberri Posts: 9,696
    Too much - run away from it!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 31,824
    My son sent me that. He loves his, but said at that price he would have been shopping different cars. He got a discount off MSRP, and no add ons.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,327
    "Molecular adhesion"?? Is that like "gravitational handling package"?

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  • texasestexases Posts: 8,707
    Gotta watch out for those 'nitro filled tires'...one bad bump, BOOM!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,327
    Yep, one of those babies could take out a whole city block.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,161
    65K is a spicy meatball, getting into Euro territory there. Good luck.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,723
    edited January 15
    fintail said:

    65K is a spicy meatball, getting into Euro territory there. Good luck.

    Yeah, that's getting into world-class car territory. Not wannabe copy generic bargain basement territory. Not saying the new G's from Hyundai are generic, as I haven't driven or seen one, but basing some of those assumptions on the Optima's "engineering."
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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,985
    Hey, we’re talking about the Motor Trend Car of the Year here. Isn’t that worth a $10K “Market Adjustment”?

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv. (RIP 2001 Jaguar XK8 cnv and 1985 MB 380SE [the best of the lot])

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,161
    And ~$1200 for a pulse brake system. Sounds like a heck of an upcharge for ABS, or for the annoying blinking CHMSL I see most often on timidly driven CRVs and the like.
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