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  • pakarang
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    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.

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  • pilotdane
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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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  • pilotdane
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    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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  • pakarang
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    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....

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  • pilotdane
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    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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  • janihudi
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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

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

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  • The Sea-Otter
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    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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    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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  • pilotdane
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    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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  • pilotdane
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    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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  • pakarang
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    Dane,

    That is a mean looking truck! I bet it is strong as a locomotive. That is a Dodge I presume?

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  • pilotdane
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    It was not half an hour after I un-hitched the trailer that Nugget returned to her favorite spot on top of the spare tire for a nap.



    A week ago I thought she was crazy. She would spend hours crawling around the hitch are of the trailer. Looking it up and down and staring at the gooseneck. Yesterday I found out the attraction. As I was making the connection I heard the tiny little peeping of the baby birds... inside the trailer frame. Apparently mama bird went in through a small hole and built a nest. I did my work as quickly as possible. Every time I stopped to load or unload I could hear the babies chirping insed the trailer. So I got home and unloaded as quickly as possible and put the trailer back exactly where it was before. I'm still waiting for mama bird to return and feed the babies.

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  • pilotdane
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    This has been my ride quite a bit the past week. It was sick with a bad injection pump (expensive) but I got it back from the mechanic last Wednesday and it's been nothing but hard work for the truck since. There was no nice and easy to break in the new pump. Just hook it to a trailer and see how well it does pulling up hill. Tonight I brought home a little over 8'000 pounds. A couple pallets of concrete pavers for the new patio behind the house. A large pile of old wooden pallet for the next bonfire and more mortar for applying stone to the new planters.



    This truck was my regular ride for about four years. Eventually I grew tired of wrestling thing into a parking space every time I wanted to go somewhere so now it is just used for the heavy, dirty work. It was last washed in 2008 I think and the 4 wheel drive low range does get used regularly.

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  • Tommi
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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Nice car, and nice images. I have never been able to get some clean-newly-washed car pics of my car yet... black metallic is just about impossible to clean.

    Within 5 minutes after leaving the car wash, it's already covered with a thin layer of dust.
    Don't give up, I think that you can get away with a "almost clean" car as long as you don't go for close-ups, who said this world have be perfect?

    Othervise a "household duster" and/or a lint-free cloth could be usable?
    I usually don't work so much with details, this time I was happy to get it almost ok.

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