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    Post a pic of your real car

    I have three sub $1000 Mercedes-Benzes. A gray 1984 300TD, a cream colored 1981 300TD, and a Euro-spec 1983 240D with a 4 speed manual. The one image right I bought for $600 two years ago today. It ended almost a decade of being clean from the three pointed star. The one image left is...
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    The Watch Discussion Thread

    Thanks, @photonrider . I'm at a loss for words. I'm teary as well. I assembled a gold Bulova #6 movement and case for my oldest sister's 50th birthday. (read: not working but complete) It would work as a necklace pendant. But, it stopped exhibiting the signs of life, and I was pressed...
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    The Watch Discussion Thread

    As @Shaun said, it's pretty easy to find the parts. Bare movements from Seagull, Miyota, and ETA can be easily had. Even better is the availability of stems and crown for all of those. The cases are the tricky part, and you've got that on lockdown. @AlvaroF , think you could make some...
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    2019 VW Jetta Spied

    The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta seems to be the answer to the question "what can I buy that's german, turbocharged, expensive to maintain, and slower than a civic?" Germany answered the question much better in 1983: It was called the Mercedes-Benz 300TD.
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    Jewish GTP members represent!

    I took a look at this thread for the first time in a couple years. It wasn't wise to look two days after having moles and the attached/underlying sebaceous cysts cut off my face. I laughed so hard that I strained the stitches. May we find it in ourselves to resanctify that which has been...
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    Alabama Special Election 2017

    "Well I heard mister Moore tried to grope her, I heard old Roy put her down, Well I hope Judge Moore will remember No Southern Belles need him around anyhow. Sweet Home Alabama Where skies turnin' blue Sweet Home Alabama Lord I'm thanking God for you, yes it's true. remember, God's always got...
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    GTP Alternative Cool Wall: 1889-present North Dakota

    But, did we ever #stopTB?
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    GTP Alternative Cool Wall: 1889-present North Dakota

    ND + SZ -> SU SU + TB -> U Kick it up a notch.
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    High-Test and friends grease monkey shenanigans club (H&F GMSC)

    I must have misread a couple posts way back when. that website. It is my friend. I think I'll stick with the pict 1 for now. I'm looking at options for front brake upgrades. I've got the rebuild kits and shoes. I'm going for somewhat larger rolling stock. Should I go with the porsche /...
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    High-Test and friends grease monkey shenanigans club (H&F GMSC)

    So I spaced. There's not a picture of my daily Driver in here. My dog chewed up my Mazda hat, and I'm a bit miffed. There are more Mazda 3s in my neighborhood than any other car. My dog and I have explored thoroughly. Subaru Outbacks are tied with F-150s for second. I've seen more el...
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    Venom F5 - Hennessey's Next Supercar

    .......And now I understand why the guy I know with a late 90s Venom 750R is terrified of it.
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    High-Test and friends grease monkey shenanigans club (H&F GMSC)

    Fuel system works. I'm flabbergasted. Brakes are god awful. Not surprised at all. I took it for a spin around my neighborhood and saw police lights ahead. Thankfully there was a street on which to turn before the cop car. It's so entertaining to drive. It has the turning circle of a...
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    Venom F5 - Hennessey's Next Supercar

    I can't wait to see it.
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    High-Test and friends grease monkey shenanigans club (H&F GMSC)

    Is clockmaker / watchh repairer close enough? :dopey:
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    High-Test and friends grease monkey shenanigans club (H&F GMSC)

    Major update: Baja bug project car. 1967, original 1500 single port, 30 pict 1 carb. Doesn't idle well. I have a feeling my fuel filter budget will be... a lot. I got it running last night, drove around the block, and it died when a plug wire came off the distributor. then.. it...
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    Show off your latest purchase!

    A 1967 Baja Bug.
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    Anniversary Of 9/11

    Religion exacerbates the problem, though. If someone is aggrieved or destitute and their religious leader says that violence will solve the problem, what are they going to do? Commit violence. In this scenario, the ruler provides the suffering, the people provide the passion to commit...
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    Anniversary Of 9/11

    +1. Quoted for truth.
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    Anniversary Of 9/11

    Just about everything. Off to clausewitz first. In that clausewitzian trinity of war, the people provide the passion to allow the ruler and the military to prosecute a war. “The fight between men consists really of two different elements, the hostile feeling and the hostile view. In our...
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    Anniversary Of 9/11

    Hold on a second. Can we please make some very important distinctions crystal clear? Are you lumping Hardline Twelver Shi'a fundamentalists with Sunni Salafi-Takfiri fundamentalists? Can we keep them distinct? They would appreciate it. Or perhaps the "old rivalry" of secular nationalist...