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Forum: Car Talk 02-19-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 787
Posted By Legend2TL
Heck, even a 1.5T sounds cool ...

Heck, even a 1.5T sounds cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUkDQXCUWWw
Forum: Car Talk 02-13-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,124
Posted By Legend2TL
^ +1 need to bring in the laws of physics ...

^ +1 need to bring in the laws of physics

And to show there is no right or wrong here (like the Porsche 911 Turbo and GT3).
When Gordon Murray was designing the McLaren F1, he stuck with simpler...
Forum: Car Talk 02-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,124
Posted By Legend2TL
+1, for the vast majority of time where I live...

+1, for the vast majority of time where I live FWD is all we need. My wife got a 2017 CRV and in the EXL trim is available in FWD or 4WD.
We choose 4WD as we live at the bottom of a steep hill and...
Forum: Car Talk 02-12-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,124
Posted By Legend2TL
Driver skill + wisdom + patience + caution...

Driver skill + wisdom + patience + caution >>>>>>>AWD>RWD in low traction conditions. nuf said :tongue:

I've seen plenty of AWD/4WD vehicles leave the road, spin, loose control the road in snow...
Forum: Car Talk 02-12-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,124
Posted By Legend2TL
RWD for low-moderate power, more fun and...

RWD for low-moderate power, more fun and efficient (less weight/losses) in most conditions.
Modern tires, electronics and S/W has made RWD safe in less than ideal conditions.
If winter/ice...
Forum: Car Talk 02-12-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 787
Posted By Legend2TL
I'd recommend looking at a Camry V6 XLE or a...

I'd recommend looking at a Camry V6 XLE or a Accord EXL 2.0T. Both are very similar in size/feature/performance and the Accord is ~$2.5k cheaper than the Camry. If he's not much a car guy then I'd...
Forum: Automotive News 02-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 15,315
Posted By Legend2TL
A i3 MSRP is $45k and only 168HP electric vs the...

A i3 MSRP is $45k and only 168HP electric vs the 3 258HP motor.
The i3 is just a bad ugly electric, at least the 3 is attractive IMO and versatile.
I won't buy either, but if I prefer the 3 for...
Forum: Car Talk 02-08-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,452
Posted By Legend2TL
That's a great deal, $33.5 for 2018 Pilot EX-L. ...

That's a great deal, $33.5 for 2018 Pilot EX-L.
We were looking last year at the CRV and the Pilot about this time and could not get anywhere near that (IIRC ~$36k for the 2017 EX-L Pilot was about...
Forum: Motorsports News 02-05-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,085
Posted By Legend2TL
F1's 2018 clampdown on suspension tricks explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDVmIXV4WEw
Forum: Car Talk 02-05-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Legend2TL
Congrats to both of you. Nice video!

Congrats to both of you. Nice video!
Forum: Car Talk 01-27-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 1,907,513
Posted By Legend2TL
Senna's Lotus 98T w/o bodywork, wings,...

Senna's Lotus 98T w/o bodywork, wings, undertray/floor, and tire/wheels...
Forum: Motorsports News 01-26-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,085
Posted By Legend2TL
Ayrton Senna's last Monaco GP-winning McLaren is up for auction

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/features/car-culture/ayrton-sennas-1993-monaco-gp-winning-mclaren-mp48-is-up-for-auction/
...
Forum: Car Talk 01-23-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,452
Posted By Legend2TL
My sister in law has a 5G Explorer (IIRC 2015),...

My sister in law has a 5G Explorer (IIRC 2015), it OK from a ride and functionality point of view. Where it falls shorts if the Microsoft/Sony Infotainment system which is pretty bad.

As for...
Forum: Car Talk 01-23-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,452
Posted By Legend2TL
3G Pilot is superior to the other 3 on that list...

3G Pilot is superior to the other 3 on that list if it's mostly a road hauler and not a serious off-roading or towing SUV.
I'm a Honda fanboi but our 2003 Pilot has 298k miles, is extremely...
Forum: Car Talk 01-22-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By Legend2TL
Congrats on thye NSX and also you're a very nice...

Congrats on thye NSX and also you're a very nice guy for being so understanding! Glad everything worked out!
Forum: Car Talk 01-19-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,508
Posted By Legend2TL
Nice project, keep posting updates and good luck...

Nice project, keep posting updates and good luck with all the work
Forum: Motorsports News 01-17-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,085
Posted By Legend2TL
Pretty cool pic of Prost and McLaren team (with...

Pretty cool pic of Prost and McLaren team (with the "1" on the car I'm assuming it was late 1989, probably at the Australian GP).
I'm really surprised Ron Dennis is in the pic as he protested...
Forum: Car Talk 01-11-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 632,040
Posted By Legend2TL
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbullet...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_0359_1__84697fd8daedcf9575b58f22d1cd3fd4405890ad.jpg
Forum: Motorsports News 01-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,085
Posted By Legend2TL
And for 2018 the MB power unit design is "pretty...

And for 2018 the MB power unit design is "pretty much all new" according to Mercedes Powerplant boss Andy Cowell, the competition must be like :eek:...
Forum: Car Talk 01-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 541
Posted By Legend2TL
:patriot: :salute: Nice he's a plane...

:patriot:
:salute:

Nice he's a plane captain for a EA-18G Growler, I used to design/engineer EW/ECM gear and the whole community are an extremely important role for US airborne operations!

As...
Forum: Car Talk 01-08-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 1,907,513
Posted By Legend2TL
On the duct tape, yeah there's racer tape which...

On the duct tape, yeah there's racer tape which is quite popular. It's quite sticky and a bitch to get the adhesive off of whatever it stuck to.
There's also a similar speed tape for aviation that's...
Forum: Car Talk 01-06-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 1,907,513
Posted By Legend2TL
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbullet...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/2000x1000/80-mclaren_mp4_2c_right_porsche_museum_6c3fa2ed0f8ec880f28ea05f3dfb964f8a0101bf.jpg
...
Forum: Car Talk 01-05-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,245
Posted By Legend2TL
Back to the Sport Accord, I find that it's...

Back to the Sport Accord, I find that it's available with both motors (1.5T and 2.0T) and 6MT really appealing.
One interesting note is the 6MT for the Sport 1.5/2.0 models have different gear and...
Forum: Car Talk 01-01-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 632,040
Posted By Legend2TL
Saw a pretty nice Skyline GT-R in Laurel MD last...

Saw a pretty nice Skyline GT-R in Laurel MD last night.
First time I ever saw a R33 in person...
Forum: Automotive News 01-01-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 314,972
Posted By Legend2TL
A friend bought a 2018 Accord EX-L (1.5T CVT)...

A friend bought a 2018 Accord EX-L (1.5T CVT) last week. Drove it yesterday, after fixing a tire puncture (<100 miles and first flat tire).
Overall pretty nice, the tech features are very impressive...
Forum: Motorsports News 12-20-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,085
Posted By Legend2TL
:chief: just for you, 2018's Amelia Island...

:chief: just for you, 2018's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance honoree is none other than our favorite double Indy 500 and F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi
I'll probably be there for it, but doubt...
Forum: Motorsports News 12-18-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,085
Posted By Legend2TL
50% thermal efficiency, unreal that's amazing...

50% thermal efficiency, unreal that's amazing :drag:
Forum: Motorsports News 12-12-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 25,854
Posted By Legend2TL
The tech details that won Mercedes the 2017 F1 title

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn9Vfa8p8IY

Always enjoy Giorgio Piola technical analysis
Forum: Car Talk 11-22-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 632,040
Posted By Legend2TL
ome more pics of Walt Grace's and Wywood...

ome more pics of Walt Grace's and Wywood Gardens/Murals.
The last two pics are a pretty unusual Porsche 911 motor, 2.7l Bosch Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection.
Common on the 2.4l early 70's...
Forum: Car Talk 11-20-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 632,040
Posted By Legend2TL
South Beach, where else can you find ten Rolls...

South Beach, where else can you find ten Rolls and Bentley's and only one Sienna minivan n a parking garage :tongue:...
Forum: Car Talk 11-03-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 1,907,513
Posted By Legend2TL
One of my fav F1 cars, Lotus 98T. The pic of...

One of my fav F1 cars, Lotus 98T. The pic of Senna is of the 97T at Estoril when it broke down during testing...
Forum: Car Talk 10-18-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,024
Posted By Legend2TL
Chief, good luck with getting some good will from...

Chief, good luck with getting some good will from BMW USA with the turbo. Hopefully they'll cover all or most of the labor and parts.
Forum: Car Talk 10-17-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 9,422
Posted By Legend2TL
Late to the thread, but Wow. Congrats and quite...

Late to the thread, but Wow. Congrats and quite a new ride!
Also you have a very understanding wife!
Forum: Motorsports News 09-27-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 25,854
Posted By Legend2TL
Williams (2017) Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p09zu-0yPZw

Lots of interviews, I've only seen a few minutes of this but it's very good even gets into F1 groupies (@54:00).
The story of their wedding day is also...
Forum: Car Talk 09-15-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 632,040
Posted By Legend2TL
For those that don't know ...

For those that don't know

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Alcyone_SVX
Forum: Motorsports News 09-14-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Legend2TL
Not a great driver but definitely a good driver....

Not a great driver but definitely a good driver. (finished 5th in Indycar championship twice and 3rd in Indy 500) She had better success in Indy than NASCAR.
...
Forum: Motorsports News 09-13-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 25,854
Posted By Legend2TL
Valtteri Bottas: Finnish driver signs new deal with Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas: Finnish driver signs new deal with Mercedes - CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/motorsport/valtteri-bottas-signs-new-deal-with-mercedes-formula-one/index.html)

No surprise
Forum: Motorsports News 08-22-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 25,854
Posted By Legend2TL
The story behind the FW08B is a interesting one,...

The story behind the FW08B is a interesting one, it was conceived by Patrick Head/Frank Dernie in the middle of 1981 as a way to generate more downforce with less drag.
Using four front tires for...
Forum: Automotive News 08-18-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,178
Posted By Legend2TL
If you're into the F1, if you ever get a chance...

If you're into the F1, if you ever get a chance look at this book. I saw a unwrapped copy at a Border's a decade ago, and spent a hour reading it.
Fascinating story behind the design and...
Forum: Automotive News 08-17-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,178
Posted By Legend2TL
The McLaren F1's Center Driver's Seat Solved a Major Supercar Problem

The McLaren F1's Center Driver's Seat Solved a Major Supercar Problem (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a12019673/mclaren-f1-center-seating-position/)
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