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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,472
    I like the Marco post about the ten million Mustangs. I owned two of them relatively early on in that ten million. I had a 1967 and 1970. Whoops. I owned 3 of them. I also had a 1979 Pace Car that I won.
    My dad had a 1965, a 1967, and a 1970. I learned to drive in the 1970. I wouldn't mind having an early Mustang, but it would have to be a Boss 302 or a 1966-1968 GT350.
    I heard a rumor that the 2018s are having a problem with engines blowing up. Has anyone read anything about this or is it just sour grapes by Camaro owners? Some of the tuners I've seen raise the rev limit to 7500 rpm. I wonder if that makes them fail.
    There is some noise on the internet regarding the drive train. Maybe tuning it, maybe just some people having bad luck or could be a real issue. Let's wait and see.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,267
    put the tires from 1969 on the current car and see what it does for traction!

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,472
    More thoughts on Mustangs. I'm watching "What's my Car Worth" where they are appraising a 69 Mustang Boss 429. That's a massive motor yet the listed 0-60 time is only 7.1 seconds. A modern stock GT could eat its' lunch. Whoda thunk? From what the 69 went for at auction it looks like a modern car is about $350,000 cheaper too.
    There are a lot of 6 cylinder cars out there that can eat that 69 Boss. Now I had a friend in high school that had a 69 Boss 429 and if memory recalls it was a bit faster to 60 than 7.1 seconds. But note that the 429 engine was said to be able to run at 9k RPM without fail but Ford limited the RPMs to a little ove 6k. 

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,364
    PF_Flyer said:

    But to be fair, getting us forums types transitioned was not the purpose of the new registration popup. That's all about signing up new Insiders going forward (who I KNOW you will all welcome warmly when they show up in the forums).

    That being said, things went about as seamless as anything like this could go. Thanks again for helping US out by keeping an eye out for things that appear to be getting wonky.

    One of my favorite "transition" stories that illustrates how even decent, law-abiding-instruction-following types... like ME... can make a wrong turn.

    I forget what year it was that PA started to let you turn right on a red light, but it was an adjustment. I was very hesitant at first because I knew other drivers might not be used to cars pulling out while they were approaching a green light.

    Then, we went through a stage of people honking behind you if you didn't IMMEDIATELY turn right on red. Just because you CAN, don't mean you HAVE to... but back to the point...

    So we're all used to right-on-red and I'm on a mid-morning errand from where I work at the time with another employee, and I pull up to the red light, look both ways and make a LEFT. There was no traffic, so no drama. (No nearby officer either) But I had gotten USED to pulling up to a red light, stopping, and then making my turn if the traffic was clear.

    Just like the popup... SIGN IN... SIGN IN.... SIGN UP.....sign in

    Easy to see how some mistakes happen :)

    Within the 5 Boroughs of New York City you CANNOT make a Right Turn on Red (except for a handful of intersections. In New York State, you CAN make a Right Turn on Red. In certain cities in New York State (like White Plains) you can make a Left Turn on Red from a One Way Street onto another One Way Street.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,226
    edited August 2018
    I know it's been a long week since the first thing I thought about the 10 millionth Mustang was... If I put them end to end, how far would they stretch? Of course, I HAD to know now... so I took the length of each generation (original was 181 inches, shrunk a bit for 2 generations, now up to 188) simply averaged those (if someone else wants to adjust for production numbers, have at it) multiplied by 10 million, converted to feet, then miles...

    Came up with 28,698 miles... earth is about 24,901 miles at the equator, so we coulda made a ring of Mustangs around the planet!

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,472
    PF_Flyer said:
    I know it's been a long week since the first thing I thought about the 10 millionth Mustang was... If I put them end to end, how far would they stretch? Of course, I HAD to know now... so I took the length of each generation (original was 181 inches, shrunk a bit for 2 generations, now up to 188) simply averaged those (if someone else wants to adjust for production numbers, have at it) multiplied by 10 million, converted to feet, then miles... Came up with 28,698 miles... earth is about 24,901 miles at the equator, so we coulda made a ring of Mustangs around the planet!
    Or considering the typical parking space size of 9 X 18 feet they would fill up just over 58 square miles.

    Now only 5 million to go to beat the model T and 11.5 million to go to beat the Beatle.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,600
    edited August 2018
    Some folks have too much time on their hands. LOL :D

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,600
    @abacomike
    Enjoy your visit with you son and grandkids.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,840
    PF_Flyer said:


    So we're all used to right-on-red and I'm on a mid-morning errand from where I work at the time with another employee, and I pull up to the red light, look both ways and make a LEFT. There was no traffic, so no drama. (No nearby officer either) But I had gotten USED to pulling up to a red light, stopping, and then making my turn if the traffic was clear.


    Here in Nova Scotia (I think some other jurisdictions too) you can make a left turn on red if it is an intersection of two one-way streets where it would be allowed on a green light.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,840

    More thoughts on Mustangs.

    I'm watching "What's my Car Worth" where they are appraising a 69 Mustang Boss 429. That's a massive motor yet the listed 0-60 time is only 7.1 seconds. A modern stock GT could eat its' lunch. Whoda thunk?

    From what the 69 went for at auction it looks like a modern car is about $350,000 cheaper too.

    It is easy for the young'uns to forget that for many years a sub-7 second 0 to 60 time meant you were driving a very fast car. Most muscle cars in that era were around that time, and in many cases were not easy to drive in daily use (think of the Chrysler Hemis in the late '60s). It is only in recent years that blistering 0-60 times became more common for affordable everyday cars.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,750
    PF_Flyer said:

    I know it's been a long week since the first thing I thought about the 10 millionth Mustang was... If I put them end to end, how far would they stretch? Of course, I HAD to know now... so I took the length of each generation (original was 181 inches, shrunk a bit for 2 generations, now up to 188) simply averaged those (if someone else wants to adjust for production numbers, have at it) multiplied by 10 million, converted to feet, then miles...

    Came up with 28,698 miles... earth is about 24,901 miles at the equator, so we coulda made a ring of Mustangs around the planet!

    Yeh, but how many E400s would it take to go around the earth?

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  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,476
    edited August 2018
    @abacomike Enjoy your visit with you son and grandkids.
    Thanks, imid.  Right now we are at Sawgrass Mills - a 300+ store indoor mall.  I just gave them my AMEX and I am sitting in a massage recliner stuffing $1,00 bills in the slot.  I told them to leave me enough money so I can buy food for the rest of the month!  ;) :D :p B)

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,472
    abacomike said:
    @abacomike Enjoy your visit with you son and grandkids.
    Thanks, imid.  Right now we are at Sawgrass Mills - a 300+ store indoor mall.  I just gave them my AMEX and I am sitting in a massage recliner stuffing $1,00 bills in the slot.  I told them to leave me enough money so I can buy food for the rest of the month!  ;) :D :p B)
    You are one brave man.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,245
    edited August 2018

    More thoughts on Mustangs.

    I'm watching "What's my Car Worth" where they are appraising a 69 Mustang Boss 429. That's a massive motor yet the listed 0-60 time is only 7.1 seconds. A modern stock GT could eat its' lunch. Whoda thunk?

    From what the 69 went for at auction it looks like a modern car is about $350,000 cheaper too.

    The Boss 429 was sold to homologate the motor for NASCAR Grand National(Now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) racing .It was never known as a quarter mile terror, it being somewhat nose heavy.

    As I've mentioned before I have a 1991 magazine that is a compilation of road tests from the old Hi-Performance Cars magazine. The fastest 1/4 mile time was a 12.5 posted by a 1969 Motion Performance big block Camaro- with 4.10 gears, uncapped headers and slicks. Aside from that car most of the others put up 1/4 mile ETs in the 13.5-14.5 second range. Those times are on the SLOW side of average for performance cars these days. My 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 could run in the low 14 second range all day long- and that's with a 2.3 liter turbo that averaged 26+ mpg over the 8 years and 158,000 miles I had it

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,267
    I was reading a piece last week on the 74 GTO (nova version). Compared to the 64, it was within about 1-2 tenths 0-60 and in the 1/4. That was the 350 vs. the old 389.

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

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 13,313
    ab348 said:

    More thoughts on Mustangs.

    I'm watching "What's my Car Worth" where they are appraising a 69 Mustang Boss 429. That's a massive motor yet the listed 0-60 time is only 7.1 seconds. A modern stock GT could eat its' lunch. Whoda thunk?

    From what the 69 went for at auction it looks like a modern car is about $350,000 cheaper too.

    It is easy for the young'uns to forget that for many years a sub-7 second 0 to 60 time meant you were driving a very fast car. Most muscle cars in that era were around that time, and in many cases were not easy to drive in daily use (think of the Chrysler Hemis in the late '60s). It is only in recent years that blistering 0-60 times became more common for affordable everyday cars.
    Which is all the more amazing given how clean and fuel efficient modern motors are. The 429 probably got 10 on the highway vs. 30+ in my car. What a great time to be alive B) . At the apex of ICE just before everything goes electric and self driving. :'(

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,472
    More thoughts on Mustangs. I'm watching "What's my Car Worth" where they are appraising a 69 Mustang Boss 429. That's a massive motor yet the listed 0-60 time is only 7.1 seconds. A modern stock GT could eat its' lunch. Whoda thunk? From what the 69 went for at auction it looks like a modern car is about $350,000 cheaper too.
    It is easy for the young'uns to forget that for many years a sub-7 second 0 to 60 time meant you were driving a very fast car. Most muscle cars in that era were around that time, and in many cases were not easy to drive in daily use (think of the Chrysler Hemis in the late '60s). It is only in recent years that blistering 0-60 times became more common for affordable everyday cars.
    Which is all the more amazing given how clean and fuel efficient modern motors are. The 429 probably got 10 on the highway vs. 30+ in my car. What a great time to be alive B) . At the apex of ICE just before everything goes electric and self driving. :'(
    IIRC my friends 429 got in the low teens highway and maybe 8 or 9 city. Yeah it drank dinosaur juice like there was no tomorrow.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490

    Well jmonroe, you better get with it, otherwise you could end up like Commander Decker.


    Matt Decker: [distraught] They say there's no devil, Jim, but there is, right out of Hell. I saw it!

    Capt. Kirk: Matt, where's your crew?

    Matt Decker: On the third planet.

    Capt. Kirk: There IS no third planet!

    Matt Decker: [anguished] Don't you think I know that? There was, but not anymore! They called me; they BEGGED me for help, four hundred of them! I couldn't... I-I couldn't...

    [begins sobbing]

    "Damn it, Jim! I'm a forums host, not a software engineer!"
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,472
    Well jmonroe, you better get with it, otherwise you could end up like Commander Decker. Matt Decker: [distraught] They say there's no devil, Jim, but there is, right out of Hell. I saw it! Capt. Kirk: Matt, where's your crew? Matt Decker: On the third planet. Capt. Kirk: There IS no third planet! Matt Decker: [anguished] Don't you think I know that? There was, but not anymore! They called me; they BEGGED me for help, four hundred of them! I couldn't... I-I couldn't... [begins sobbing]
    "Damn it, Jim! I'm a forums host, not a software engineer!"
    Just don't wear a red shirt and you'll be fine.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,750
    edited August 2018
    stickguy said:

    now if Driver and Isell can do it, should be set!

    Thanks for that Stick! :p

    I seem to have done it...but, I don't think I could do it again.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,750
    Neither JMonroe has shown up today. He is the guy with the split personalities. The green one is pretty nasty, and the red sunburned one is nicer but isn't as talkative. I think he should only be allowed to be one or the other, two is too many.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,476
    edited August 2018
    Well, after shopping, my son lost his cell phone.  So we ran over to an ATT store, cancelled his lost phone and tried to get him a replacement phone.  I had to pay them $356 for past due charges and another $278 for start-up and accessories to get him a new phone.

    Who was it that said once the kids leave home, worries and expenses diminish or disappear?  That individual never met my son!

    He thinks he left on the counter at the pizza place, but someone obviously picked it up.  My son suffers from short term memory problems as a result of his brain cancer and radiation to destroy the cancer.

    Yep, very expensive few days.  But - at least he is a cancer survivor like me and he is alive.  Nothing else matters - besides it’s only money!

    2018 Mercedes S450

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,600
    I recently saw something on the internet while checking into locators for Android cell phones. If the location is turned on in the phone, there was something about signing into the Google account to which the phone is registered and being able to see the location.

    My antivirus in the phone says it also can locate the phone if I sign into my antivirus account.

    I like the idea of one that can destroy the phone so it's not useful if someone takes it.

    2015 Cruze 2LT, 2014 Malibu 2LT, 2008 Cobalt 2LT

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,409
    I can confirm the locator for Android phones, I've used it a few times.
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,750
    abacomike said:

    Well, after shopping, my son lost his cell phone. Yep, very expensive few days.  But - at least he is a cancer survivor like me and he is alive.  Nothing else matters - besides it’s only money!

    Unfortunate Mike. Just say what I say.....this ain't costing me anything. It is coming out of the kids inheritance......they will be paying for it.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,744
    Well, I guess jmonroe got left behind on the 3rd planet. :s
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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 15,472
    Well, I guess jmonroe got left behind on the 3rd planet. :s
    So jmonroe got done in by a giant space cannoli.


    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,600
    pensfan83 said:

    I can confirm the locator for Android phones, I've used it a few times.

    I looked it up again. Yeah. Lock. Erase. are also available!

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,840

    I recently saw something on the internet while checking into locators for Android cell phones. If the location is turned on in the phone, there was something about signing into the Google account to which the phone is registered and being able to see the location.

    My antivirus in the phone says it also can locate the phone if I sign into my antivirus account.

    I like the idea of one that can destroy the phone so it's not useful if someone takes it.

    Apple has a similar "Find my iPhone" function, though I don't think it can lock or disable it. Stand to be corrected on the latter though.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • abacomikeabacomike South FloridaPosts: 10,476
    We are under a severe thunderstorm warning at this moment.  Where do you think my son and grandson are?  Both of them went downstairs with their phones and are taking photos of the dark thunderclouds and lightning and it is pouring out.  One might ask, “...are you guys nuts?”  Nope, that’s how “DESERT PEOPLE” react to rain, lightning and thunder.  My grandson is so excited.  They just walked in and they are soaking wet and laughing like hyenas.  Best of all, it didn’t cost me a dime!  :p :D B)

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