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    Nissan promises that for 2018.



    Jeep ... has ideas. Surreal ones.



    Toyota looks promising. And realistic.

    Meanwhile...



    Over at GM, they are making these weird, ominous threats.
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    Before fuel injection, there were carbs.

    That's a standard Motorcraft 2bbl. It came on a number of
    Ford engines Including the 289 and 302 V8s.
    Note the funny lever attachment on the front.
    It actuates a diaphragm known as the Accelerator Pump,
    and it was your best friend during a cold start-up.

    With fuel injection, no matter what the temperature, hot or cold,
    you turn the key, it starts. Not so with the carb. On very cold
    mornings, you would want to spray starting fluid into the carb
    before even thinking about cranking it over. "It took me 20 minutes
    to get the car to start." was a common expression in those days.

    Now, back to my Ford and its accelerator pump. When you stepped down
    on the pedal, the AP would squirt a shot of fuel directly into the carb. Much
    like the priming bubble on yard equipment.
    Another thing about a carbbed motor is that it also has a mechanical fuel pump.
    Fuel was pumped into the engine only when the engine is turning - this also made
    "key drops" possible.

    Tying it all together. Cold starting an old Ford was easy. Floor the pedal 3X, turn the key (no pedal), fires right up - every time.

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    You're preaching to choir with me. Lol. I adore carburetors. So simple and they make glorious noises

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    Blech.

    The only real reason to have them is they are cheaper - which matters on small engines (2stroke) and can operate at higher revs.

    No really wanting to go back to the eighties, or worse still, seventies. Does the concept "vapor lock" mean anything to you?
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    Made a custom exhaust for my Mustang over the past couple of days.







    The plastic zip ties are there for mock up and positioning.

    https://youtu.be/-nqKPfCdVMo

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    Only very limited car customization. But it is.

    Did put the snow tyres on just yesterday, so it looks marginally better now. And handles and rides better. Bigger wheels always are better.

    Got an idea of getting one of these:



    They are relatively cheap, seem big enough for most purposes, and can realistically handle whatever dumb **** that I might do. Fuel consumption isn't that much of an issue. And I'm told these are of the rare sort of Ford that doesn't randomly fall apart whenever.
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    You can't always tell whether someone is really evil, or just stupid.
    Government: a system put in place to fail, so you don't have to.
    Suicide has a detrimental effect on your health.



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    Where are you located?

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    There:

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    Government: a system put in place to fail, so you don't have to.
    Suicide has a detrimental effect on your health.



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    Seriously? Do you even need a vehicle at all? Even a bicycle would be overkill there.

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    A: Fun
    B: It tends to rain
    C: I'm not carrying things anywhere if I can help it.
    D: It is entirely possible to get off the island by ferry, and drive to places.
    To every solution there's a problem.
    You can't always tell whether someone is really evil, or just stupid.
    Government: a system put in place to fail, so you don't have to.
    Suicide has a detrimental effect on your health.



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    True, I didn't consider if you were THAT remote or not

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    It's an odd angle. Land would be, on that image, toward us, ~45 minutes by the slow-boat. (It is a very slow boat.)
    To every solution there's a problem.
    You can't always tell whether someone is really evil, or just stupid.
    Government: a system put in place to fail, so you don't have to.
    Suicide has a detrimental effect on your health.



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    Automatic, but do want (because I have a tiny penis I have to overcompensate for, and think it looks like the 80's mall soda cup design.)

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    I dunno, I think a monsterized Ranger averages out as far as compensation goes.

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    Had to have my 1998 Dodge Ram towed because the break master cylinder refuses to work.

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       -Pencils miss spel words.
      -Cars make people drive drunk.
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