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Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By McRat
This is where it gets weird. It's made in...

This is where it gets weird. It's made in Austria by Magna Steyr. KTM is made in Austria and they are very high quality. The other Jags are still made in England.
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By McRat
It is an odd shape. 1/2 car, 1/2 CUV. In...

It is an odd shape. 1/2 car, 1/2 CUV. In Europe, they call station wagons "skates" IIRC.
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By McRat
Adding power might be rough, but I bought it as...

Adding power might be rough, but I bought it as Daddy's Toy. I will run it at the drags, autocross, and will enter next year's REFUEL race:

http://www.refuelraces.com/
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By McRat
The company or individual who gets into...

The company or individual who gets into hotrodding production electric cars is going to get rich. The owners on the average are more affluent, and the EPA/CARB cannot crap on you.
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By McRat
It's supposed be larger than the F-Pace inside,...

It's supposed be larger than the F-Pace inside, it has a longer wheelbase and a shorter hood. I fit great in the F-Pace even with a helmet (yeah, I checked).
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By McRat
I'm now a bit of a traitor.

While we still own and drive Wendy, I ordered off the 'other' menu.

I ordered my first import car in decades.

A 2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 FE in Photon Red.
It's 394HP and 512ftlb of torque,...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-25-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,636
Posted By McRat
There should be a 6 week open season on lawyers...

There should be a 6 week open season on lawyers with no bag limit.
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-25-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,759
Posted By McRat
We have 3 Volts now. Except for the heater bug...

We have 3 Volts now. Except for the heater bug in the 2013, all have been as reliable as a hammer. The 2013 is attending UCSB with my daughter, and the 2016 my son uses to get to high school. The...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-25-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,636
Posted By McRat
GM being sued over Duramax engine emissions:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-lawsuit-idUSKBN18L25Y

Andrei Fenner of Mountain View, California and Joshua Herman of Sulphur, Louisiana are suing GM for the same reason VW was sued.

This...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,079
Posted By McRat
Good times. Even when I thought the truck was on...

Good times. Even when I thought the truck was on fire at ~200mph, was breathing in smoke, and I was laced into the truck so tight, that it takes 20 seconds to release everything. Hand on the fire...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-15-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By McRat
Yeah, and for what it is, the power is OK...

Yeah, and for what it is, the power is OK already. At 4300lb, it's not going to be a track monster no matter what you do. Add more power, it's still not going to be anything special by today's...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-15-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By McRat
It actually washes the cameras. It has several...

It actually washes the cameras. It has several cameras so it can do the 360 Bird's Eye view and Lane Keep Assist, Pedestrian Detect, Front Emergency Braking, Rear Emergency Braking, Adaptive...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-15-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,079
Posted By McRat
Yeah, that's what happens when you stay up all...

Yeah, that's what happens when you stay up all night getting ready and run out of time. Dumb things happen. :D

The truck's best shot at a 9 was in AZ when Gale Banks and I split a track rental...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-10-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,766
Posted By McRat
I have a hunch Gone Nomad doesn't know this was a...

I have a hunch Gone Nomad doesn't know this was a pure racing/pulling board, with some seriously hardcore performance folk as members.

You don't have to be a hotrodder to be here, but it sure...
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-22-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By McRat
The biggest customers will be the elderly who are...

The biggest customers will be the elderly who are struggling to drive.
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-21-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By McRat
Program my car to go rob the ATM at a bank...

Program my car to go rob the ATM at a bank digitally, then get in a low speed pursuit with a Robocop...
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-21-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By McRat
It would be tragic to put all the suicide bombers...

It would be tragic to put all the suicide bombers out of work. We will have to pay them welfare. :(
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-21-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By McRat
The 'spinning radar' is a 3D laser mapping device...

The 'spinning radar' is a 3D laser mapping device called a Lidar that uses laser light to create a wireframe of the area. The car uses this data in conjunction with radar, video cams (both visible...
Forum: LBZ 04-20-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,973
Posted By McRat
I personally would not do another build using LBZ...

I personally would not do another build using LBZ pistons. While I didn't crack them, there is always the risk. LLY/LB7 or aftermarket pistons. One less thing to worry about.
Forum: LBZ 04-20-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,973
Posted By McRat
I run so much timing in my tunes that it makes...

I run so much timing in my tunes that it makes baby Jesus cry.

And have melted enough pistons to bump Mahle's stock up 2 points.

The popular theory is to run big injectors and shorter...
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-20-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By McRat
All Cadillac has at this point is radar+camera...

All Cadillac has at this point is radar+camera based Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assistance. And GM has only used Nissan Leafs (pre-6/16) and Bolts (6/16-now) for autonomous testing. ...
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-20-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By McRat
General Motors Autonomous Bolt EV in SF

This is a driverless run at night through busy San Francisco streets, known for having some of the worst drivers and roadway layout in the US.

Pretty impressive. WAY ahead of Tesla and other auto...
Forum: LBZ 04-20-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,973
Posted By McRat
We have run 100,000 miles on our LBZ and it has...

We have run 100,000 miles on our LBZ and it has been tuned it's whole life, has hundreds of drag passes, several sled events, as well as towing. It even had water dumped into the engine when the...
Forum: Smoke Signals 10-26-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By McRat
What the well-dressed Chevy sedan comes with (I...

What the well-dressed Chevy sedan comes with (I will forget some):

Frontal Collision Avoidance
Blind Spot Warning (when you look at your mirror to change lanes, if there is someone in your blind...
Forum: Smoke Signals 10-26-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By McRat
That sucks. No, we will have to wait for the...

That sucks.

No, we will have to wait for the Buick to get them.

While I'm not a big one for government mandates, the quality of drivers is falling rapidly due to texting.

I would vote for a...
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