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If you pick up the Callaway on-site in Old Lyme, you can visit Sennheiser USA headquarters as well. They're in the same industrial park.

In Delaware? I doubt I'll get a chance, but that is interesting.

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I'm waiting for the diesel.....lol. 

Diesel vette? Are you nucking futs? wink.gif

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I am getting a little tired of the overly busy design features on new cars. They all seem to be trying to look like Transformers. I blame CNC machines - it is now far too easy to fabricate a more complex design by either computerized milling of the part directly, or of the molds for plastic/composite parts. They can almost go directly from the designer's SolidWorks model to the milling machines.

Pretty high praise for a GM car! When's the electric 'Vette coming out?? biggrin.gif

Electric? You're just as bad! Seriously, it's stupidly good, especially considering the price. As of right now, it's the best car value on Earth. I can't believe I'm saying that about a GM product, but it's true. Certain aspects of it are fine, like power and build materials, completely adequate. While others are in an entirely different league, such as chassis balance and differential control (the new famed E-Diff), and the gearbox (custom made for them by ZF). My only grouse there is that it has one too many gears, 6 would have been ideal. Steering feel is near-perfect, as are the brakes. You know what's happening and corrections are telepathic.

Like I said before, it's like someone look the skin off a 599 and put it in a copy machine (which actually could have happened). redface.gif That doesn't sound like a bad job to have, really.
post #4577 of 9498
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Oh, and I really want this little `31 High-Boy, what an impressive build. cool.gif


http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CH1013-167203
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Did you say the 'Vette you drove is a manual gearbox? I don't think we can get those in the PRK. Apparently, I am wrong. The Chevy web site shows SoCal dealers with 7-speed manuals in stock.
http://www.chevrolet.com/cars/2014-corvette-coupe/search-inventory.extapp.html?tp_gmna-btl=%2FlocateNewVehicle%2FShowDetails%3FselectedVehicle%3D1G1YL2D78E5102128%26x-zipcode%3D93004


I agree on the hi-boy! That's really clean. Perfect car for Friday nights at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank!
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If you pick up the Callaway on-site in Old Lyme, you can visit Sennheiser USA headquarters as well. They're in the same industrial park.

 

Mr Magick should bring a Camera 

:biggrin:

 

 

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Oh, and I really want this little `31 High-Boy, what an impressive build. cool.gif


http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=CH1013-167203

 

Yeah, that is a nice looking ride! I like the fact that it's steel and not fiberglass.

post #4581 of 9498
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The only way to buy a Stingray is to order one, IMO. Otherwise you're going to end up with extras you don't want and a 10% dealer markup.

I now have that High-Boy marked, the suspension alone in it is over $10k. Then there's the Ford Racing HO302 crate engine, big discs, and steel body. All told, that's all ~$120k, if you factor in time. I'd like to see if I can get it for 50k.

Callaway has told me the end of Q4 on delivery, which is okay. The options are pretty extensive, including an all-carbon fiber re-body (no way), suspension retuning (yes), and carbon/ceramic brakes (yes). There are some Callaway styling cues in the interior, a couple of external badges, and CF rear spoiler and front splitter.
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The only way to buy a Stingray is to order one, IMO. Otherwise you're going to end up with extras you don't want and a 10% dealer markup.

I now have that High-Boy marked, the suspension alone in it is over $10k. Then there's the Ford Racing HO302 crate engine, big discs, and steel body. All told, that's all ~$120k, if you factor in time. I'd like to see if I can get it for 50k.

Callaway has told me the end of Q4 on delivery, which is okay. The options are pretty extensive, including an all-carbon fiber re-body (no way), suspension retuning (yes), and carbon/ceramic brakes (yes). There are some Callaway styling cues in the interior, a couple of external badges, and CF rear spoiler and front splitter.

Testosterone fueled huh? Well I guess thats the new eco fuel here then:wink_face:

post #4583 of 9498
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My wife's a little nutty. This morning I was sitting and catching up on emails and phone calls and the housekeeper walks up to me and says, "you have to see this". So I follow her upstairs to the main bedroom (my bedroom) and my wife is out on the balcony that overlooks the backyard. She's standing there holding an air rifle, the kind that shoot the little plastic BBs, firing sprays of BBs into the trees. "What's up?" I ask, and my wife looks at me and says, "I'm sick of the damned squirrels cleaning all the seed out the bird feeders, so I got this to get rid of them". Then she goes back to searching the trees for more of the offending rodents, sees one and yells, "Aha! I see you, you little b******!" Then proceeds to fire a dozen rounds at it. blink.gif No, she isn't killing them with it, it isn't that powerful, but I'll bet there's quite a few out there with bruises and headaches now.
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My wife's a little nutty. This morning I was sitting and catching up on emails and phone calls and the housekeeper walks up to me and says, "you have to see this". So I follow her upstairs to the main bedroom (my bedroom) and my wife is out on the balcony that overlooks the backyard. She's standing there holding an air rifle, the kind that shoot the little plastic BBs, firing sprays of BBs into the trees. "What's up?" I ask, and my wife looks at me and says, "I'm sick of the damned squirrels cleaning all the seed out the bird feeders, so I got this to get rid of them". Then she goes back to searching the trees for more of the offending rodents, sees one and yells, "Aha! I see you, you little b******!" Then proceeds to fire a dozen rounds at it. blink.gif No, she isn't killing them with it, it isn't that powerful, but I'll bet there's quite a few out there with bruises and headaches now.

 

I dont see anything odd about that at all.

 

Then again I use a slingshot and marbles to dissuade the ever interloping raccoons in the back yard.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

My wife's a little nutty. This morning I was sitting and catching up on emails and phone calls and the housekeeper walks up to me and says, "you have to see this". So I follow her upstairs to the main bedroom (my bedroom) and my wife is out on the balcony that overlooks the backyard. She's standing there holding an air rifle, the kind that shoot the little plastic BBs, firing sprays of BBs into the trees. "What's up?" I ask, and my wife looks at me and says, "I'm sick of the damned squirrels cleaning all the seed out the bird feeders, so I got this to get rid of them". Then she goes back to searching the trees for more of the offending rodents, sees one and yells, "Aha! I see you, you little b******!" Then proceeds to fire a dozen rounds at it. blink.gif No, she isn't killing them with it, it isn't that powerful, but I'll bet there's quite a few out there with bruises and headaches now.

 

I tried that once, about 25 years ago. I had a pellet gun someone had given me, that shot these .22 flathead pellets, but I didn't know how much power it had. I asked the guy that gave it to me how many times I was supposed to pump it, and he said 10.....so when I shot a big gray squirrel, it literally ripped the thing in half! I had to clean up that scene before the parental units came home, and so at that point I decided I was not destined to ever be a hunter.....lol.

post #4586 of 9498
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Umm, yeah, this one only shoots ~400fps or so. Enough to knock a squirrel off a branch, if you get a clean hit, but that's all. It was just funny watching her fire streams of BBs while swearing. It was kind of hot too, actually...
post #4587 of 9498
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Umm, yeah, this one only shoots ~400fps or so. Enough to knock a squirrel off a branch, if you get a clean hit, but that's all. It was just funny watching her fire streams of BBs while swearing. It was kind of hot too, actually...

Time to go upscale.

 

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=44006

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I tried that once, about 25 years ago. I had a pellet gun someone had given me, that shot these .22 flathead pellets, but I didn't know how much power it had. I asked the guy that gave it to me how many times I was supposed to pump it, and he said 10.....so when I shot a big gray squirrel, it literally ripped the thing in half! I had to clean up that scene before the parental units came home, and so at that point I decided I was not destined to ever be a hunter.....lol.

When I was 10 years old, my father took me down to the local hardware store and bought me a .22 cal single-shot rifle. He told me I was only allowed to shoot shotshells to kill birds. The birds would get in our big barn and cr@p all over the farm equipment. I sent a lot of sparrows and blackbirds to meet their ancestors in Avian Valhalla... tongue.gif
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Go Big or Go Home...

http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_591&products_id=28664

Just a little pricey and somewhat cumbersome.

 

The MG 42 is a much more elegant solution with about a 80 year pedigree to back it up.

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