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    #91
    Yes, it is a Dodge. And like most diesels it will keep making power as long as you feed it fuel. The weakness of my truck is the transmission. I've blown it once already. It just goes to show that you have to look at the whole system. One weak link and the whole thing comes to a stop.

    Oh, and the sound. You have to love the sound. It is not a modern quiet diesel. It's has the old fashioned knock at idle and a good strong turbo whine when under load. You just have to remember to turn it off when trying to order at a drive-up.
    Last edited by pilotdane; May 8th, 2011, 02:17. Reason: the sound

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      #92
      Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

      10 years ago I built the house and 7 years ago I added the two car "toy car" garage. Today it is full.



      Long ago I showed photos of my 2000 M Roaster (the blue car) so here are some shots of the new arrival, a black 2001 BMW Z3 3.0 liter, M package and automatic transmission (so wifey can drive it). The new car is still wearing it's temporary license plate and has yet to be named. My wife wants to drive it a bit until it's personality comes out before she gives it a name.

      The new car is still dirty from it's life near the coast and the drive to our house so please excuse the water spots and dirt. I hope to give it a "welcome home" cleaning and thorough inspection this weekend.







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        #93
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        Ah, this is what you get when you have no children........... I am PEA GREEN with envy.

        You tell Kelly to learn how to drive a manual transmission..... Hand-Eye coordination helps in SO many OTHER departments.............just sayin'.

        ps....DAMN, your garage is lovely...and NEAT. Better than most of my entire HOUSE..............

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          #94
          Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

          These ain't exactly my rides, both the bikes belong to Olaf. BUT when I get my 50cc mc license next year, I'll be riding the blue one
          The one to the left is a 1997 Honda MT5 50cc. The blue one is a Tempo Corvette 50cc from the early 80's. It used to be my grandfather's bike, and for 10 years after he passed away, It have been in his shed. Everyone said that he had a scooter, and a few weeks ago, me and Olaf went to the shed and found out that it was a Tempo. Olaf got the bike-even though he had bought the MT5 a few weeks before that. For those who ain't familiar with the Tempo-Brand, it is a Norwegian brand

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            #95
            Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

            Nice bikes. What is required to get your 50cc license?

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              #96
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              well well Dane,you are one who almost can say;i got a 10 doors garage.

              so please fill her up
              best regards Thijs

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                #97
                Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                I choose to not answer because I may incriminate myself. I will not answer because I will get myself in trouble.

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                  #98
                  Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                  Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                  I choose to not answer because I may incriminate myself. I will not answer because I will get myself in trouble.
                  Spoken like a true politician....
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    #99
                    Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                    Tomorrow morning my dad is ferrying me to go get my new car. I've had my daily drive Hyundai Sonata for over 5 years and I'm upgrading for some luxury. I've found a 4.6 liter V8 Genesis for a good price but it's a bit far away so my dad is taking me there so I only have to make the drive back.

                    Thijs is probably muttering "suck it up you pansy, 8 hours behind the wheel is nothing..."

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                      Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                      I had some quality one on one time with the new car driving home. I don't know anyone ever driven a car with the new modern gadgets but smart cruise control is nothing short of amazing. I'm rolling along with the flow of traffic, cruise control set on 80mph (130kph) and the car in front of me brakes a little and like magic I slow down without doing anything. Later someone cut in front of me really close and my car slammed on the brakes without me doing anything. Once things cleared it sped right back up to the set speed. Truly amazing! I have heard about the intelligent cruise controls for many years but I always thought it would just back off the gas and you still have to pay attention and step on the brake if needed. Nope. I swear this car would lock-up the brakes if needed.

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                        Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                        I had some quality one on one time with the new car driving home. I don't know anyone ever driven a car with the new modern gadgets but smart cruise control is nothing short of amazing. I'm rolling along with the flow of traffic, cruise control set on 80mph (130kph) and the car in front of me brakes a little and like magic I slow down without doing anything. Later someone cut in front of me really close and my car slammed on the brakes without me doing anything. Once things cleared it sped right back up to the set speed. Truly amazing! I have heard about the intelligent cruise controls for many years but I always thought it would just back off the gas and you still have to pay attention and step on the brake if needed. Nope. I swear this car would lock-up the brakes if needed.
                        Sounds awesome.... I wonder how it works? By a laser measuring the distance or something else.... anyhow, it's got to work fast.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                          Supposedly there is a laser up front that keeps track of how far away things are and if you are getting closer or not. There are three following distances you can select and it increases the distance as you go faster and shortens it at slower speeds. It all feels quite natural until you realize that your feet are not doing anything. Truly amazing bit of technology.

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                            Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                            Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                            Supposedly there is a laser up front that keeps track of how far away things are and if you are getting closer or not. There are three following distances you can select and it increases the distance as you go faster and shortens it at slower speeds. It all feels quite natural until you realize that your feet are not doing anything. Truly amazing bit of technology.
                            Companies have been trying to perfect this sort of technology for many years. Back in the 1980's i worked for Bridgend Technologies and they were developing a system that used radar. The stumbling block back then was whenever the vehicle approached a bend in the road, the system reacted to cars coming from the other direction. Obviously back then the technology and software was nowhere near powerful enough to solve the problem. The technology was not wasted though, it was redesigned and used in the security industry as part of outside detection systems.

                            But back to the present day, it must be so strange to have your car react to things on the road without your input. I think that it would take a bit of getting used to. Must be a very powerful bit of kit to run such a system.
                            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                              Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                              Here we drive a Peugeot Partner. The only special thing: at least thìs partner is always with me!!


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                              My bike is a bit different:


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                              Last edited by Maria; November 10th, 2011, 18:20.

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                                Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

                                but must you be happy with this partner?
                                he is now already green of jealuosy,what if your other Partner is coming home.
                                best regards Thijs

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