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What's sad is that I will bet the majority of their customers that will be parking the car in a garage and never driving it *would* be honored to have it be used at a car show - with or without Kelly Bundy.

Aha. So that's where the Coyote (Alias Manta Kitcar) from Hardcastle and McCormick wound up.

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Aha. So that's where the Coyote (Alias Manta Kitcar) from Hardcastle and McCormick wound up.

lol - yeah I guess so! Although they must have removed the Coyote decal off the side for that scene.
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Hey Magick - I saw this site and thought you might like the steam-punk aspect of this art. The guy has some cool looking stuff.
http://www.kipgen.com/radios/index.htm
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The question of ownership comes immediately to mind. In your shoes I would be very tempted to send them off an invoice for rental fees for use of YOUR vehicle for demo and advertising purposes. Sure send it to Frankfurt by all means, for 5 grand a day rental fees.(above mentioned skank probably turning out to be a "day rental" bussed in from the Reeperbahn vs the overpriced Swedish equivalent).

On the software end of things, consider a more global feature to the search function where input of make and model are fed to a basic google search with the results being filtered by words like auction, power of sale, accident,  trade, estate, etc. Information that is pertinent to you may be found outside of the "usual suspect" sites.
Ask your guy is he is familiar with Bayesian Logic.

A lot of things crossed my mind, but I'm just going to let it go. I don't need to get into a war with a company I just bought a car from. They're shipping it this week, and that's fine with me. $5K would be very generous, I was thinking more like a $200k rebate. wink.gif

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What's sad is that I will bet the majority of their customers that will be parking the car in a garage and never driving it *would* be honored to have it be used at a car show - with or without Kelly Bundy.

While I won't be driving every day, it'll be driven often. After it gets here we're going to have a rally, I'm trying to get an afternoon at VIR and we'll take the CCXR, GT, F1, Aventador, etc. etc. as many cars as we can get there, for some hot laps and 1-on-1. I can already tell you, there will be surprises. We have the parts in for the full NSX Stage 4 upgrade increasing output to 800bhp (700 to the wheels), and adding KW Clubsport electronic dampers and 380mm, 6-piston, Brembo GTs (the largest I can use with my HRE wheels, and I'm not ditching those). When it's done I feel it'll keep up with about any production car in the world, especially in handling. Bang for buck, I don't think there's anything out there that can match a well-tuned NSX.
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Hey Magick - I saw this site and thought you might like the steam-punk aspect of this art. The guy has some cool looking stuff.
http://www.kipgen.com/radios/index.htm

I like that, but are they all radios? I didn't see any amps.
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Nah - no amps - they are all AM radios - either crystal radios (no power required) or 1 tube low-voltage radios. Not audiophile - just artsy & vintage looking. I was reliving my youth today and browsing through DIY crystal radio sites. Like millions of kids, a crystal radio kit was my first foray into electronics. (I think mine came from Sears) I spent hours trying to get *any* radio stations on the crappy little kit. On a really good day, I could get the local AM radio station that was less than 10 miles away - but that was it. If a crystal radio didn't require a 50 - 100 ft wire for the antenna, I would build one today! tongue.gif
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A lot of things crossed my mind, but I'm just going to let it go. I don't need to get into a war with a company I just bought a car from. They're shipping it this week, and that's fine with me. $5K would be very generous, I was thinking more like a $200k rebate. wink.gif
 

 

I obviously did not adjust my thinking to your income bracketbiggrin.gif

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I obviously did not adjust my thinking to your income bracket:D

Heh, don't feel bad, *I've* not even adjusted to my income bracket.


We picked up another MINI off CL, `64 Austin Cooper chassis, 1.4L turbo w/175bhp, 5-spd gearbox, many suspension upgrades, and larger brakes. At <1500lbs, this little sucker should really move down the road.



Edited by Magick Man - 7/23/13 at 12:53am
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Heh, don't feel bad, *I've* not even adjusted to my income bracket.


We picked up another MINI off CL, `64 Austin Cooper chassis, 1.4L turbo w/175bhp, 5-spd gearbox, many suspension upgrades, and larger brakes. At <1500lbs, this little sucker should really move down the road.


 

Now that's a proper Mini!  How much smaller is that than these newer ones being sold now? I've never seen the two side by side.....where I live you almost never see a real Mini.

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Now that's a proper Mini!  How much smaller is that than these newer ones being sold now? I've never seen the two side by side.....where I live you almost never see a real Mini.

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Wow......the difference is incredible!

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Now that's a proper Mini!  How much smaller is that than these newer ones being sold now? I've never seen the two side by side.....where I live you almost never see a real Mini.


Is that a full cage I see in there?

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Put some better tires on it and I think that Mini would be really fun at an SCCA autocross. Those tires look like they came off a John Deere riding mower.
post #3793 of 7312
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Put some better tires on it and I think that Mini would be really fun at an SCCA autocross. Those tires look like they came off a John Deere riding mower.

Yeah, I would think with that short wheelbase that it would be incredibly nimble. That, combined with the light weight and great power-to-weight ratio, would make me think it could be a serious (maybe dominant) competitor in autocross.

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Put some better tires on it and I think that Mini would be really fun at an SCCA autocross. Those tires look like they came off a John Deere riding mower.

The tires are cut slicks, specifically for dry, Summer driving. They're intended to grip to pavement like a chimp holding a banana. We are getting another set of wheels and all-weather radials for it, though. smily_headphones1.gif

Found a 2011 BMW 1M coupe for sale at a not-so-crazy price, it's already a legend in the making so we're going to get it. I've been dying to see how well it drives, anyway ("best driver's Bimmer since the E30 M3", or so it's been said). I do like the cut of its gib:





The 599 arrived, under a car cover, and when we removed the cover this was the state of the roof:




The driver was at a loss, no idea how it happened, the seller doesn't know either (of course). There's no gravel or stray scrap of anything on the inside of the cover. So, what to do? Gripe, whine, then file a claim w/ the insurance, and fix it ourselves. Grrr...
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