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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2019, 07:21:00 PM »
It was a push by the then Big Three to limit competition. German and Japanese brands were already making headway and they didn't want the French getting a piece of the pie too. So they lobbied to have specific features regulated out of existence in the US.

Hmm...sounds very Game of Thrones Brands. Interesting.
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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2019, 02:39:15 AM »
The Frogs do make good wine and wonderful bread.  Some of their women are rather enchanting also.  Who needs a Puegeot or Citroen? 
 
Way back in the WW2 days I had a Puegeot 125 cc motorcycle.  It did work as well or better than the few Brit bikes that were around.  After I graduated to a four wheeler I had a Fiat Topelino whose transmission was shot to hell.  My father, a skilled machinist, made the gears to replace the trashed ones.  During the war one could get the foreign stuff for practically nothing. No way in hell you could get repair parts at that time in our history.  Clever, or desperate, craftsmen made their own parts....like the piston rings for the Puegeot motor bike which he made from cast iron pipe.   

In the early fifties I worked as a mechanic for an auto dealer who sold little Citroen econoboxes and the early Volvos. I did not care much for the Frenchie but I did respect the Volvos that looked very much like 1939 Ford sedans..  The Volvos had bulletproof little four cylinder engines that could be tuned to go impressively fast.  Fast was not very fast in those days but we thought it was at the time.

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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2019, 05:09:32 AM »
I had very bad experiences with my Renault 9 in the late eighties. After that I had a lovely Ford Mondeo in the nineties and since the year 2000 I'm driving a Volvo S70. These old Volvo's are nearly indestructible.
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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2019, 12:51:30 PM »
well,  i confesz i would love a 2CV.

but i am drowning trying to maintain six registered shit piles rightnow, and need another clunker like a bedouin needs sand
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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2019, 09:50:46 AM »
Added for relevance from another thread.

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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2019, 10:00:37 AM »
theres another video somewhere (i think by the same man) of a see through motor running on nitromethane

only for a little while though. the nitro destrys the motor fairly quickly

no atomization, the fuel passes the intake valve as a liquid
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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2019, 01:10:52 PM »
So long as you're cranking up the acetylene you might as well crack the oxy too... No, not really.
 

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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2019, 03:28:20 PM »
:lol: He'll need a blast shield if he uses pure oxygen as well, not just goggles.

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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2019, 01:03:48 AM »
Pure oxygen will not let the engine run.  A combustible fuel in even small ratios with oxygen will cause combustion.  In that case with a lean mixture, the fierce heat from the fuel/oxy would melt the piston in short order.  That is the way oxy/acetalene cutting torches work. 

That was a fun video Tank.  Most interesting to see that flame propagation rate varies from one cycle to another.   

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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2019, 01:42:16 AM »
I meant pure oxygen instead of the normal intake air. Do I really present as that ignorant?  :???:

Off topic, I see that "Corbu is my Homeboy" is posted under my handle. Dafuq is a Corbu!?
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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2019, 06:24:59 PM »
I meant pure oxygen instead of the normal intake air. Do I really present as that ignorant?  :???:

Off topic, I see that "Corbu is my Homeboy" is posted under my handle. Dafuq is a Corbu!?

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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2019, 06:51:57 PM »
I meant pure oxygen instead of the normal intake air. Do I really present as that ignorant?  :???:

Off topic, I see that "Corbu is my Homeboy" is posted under my handle. Dafuq is a Corbu!?

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Yes, Tank, but that doesn't answer the question, "Dafuq is a Corbu!?"
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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2019, 07:12:08 PM »
I meant pure oxygen instead of the normal intake air. Do I really present as that ignorant?  :???:

Off topic, I see that "Corbu is my Homeboy" is posted under my handle. Dafuq is a Corbu!?

Your post count title changes automatically. There is a unique one at 666. Blink and you’ll miss it!

EDIT Ah you missed it.
Yes, Tank, but that doesn't answer the question, "Dafuq is a Corbu!?"
 :shrug:

I didn’t make make the list :Gaah:
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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2019, 07:25:43 PM »
I meant pure oxygen instead of the normal intake air. Do I really present as that ignorant?  :???:

Off topic, I see that "Corbu is my Homeboy" is posted under my handle. Dafuq is a Corbu!?

Your post count title changes automatically. There is a unique one at 666. Blink and you’ll miss it!

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Yes, Tank, but that doesn't answer the question, "Dafuq is a Corbu!?"
 :shrug:

I didn’t make make the list :Gaah:
:lol: OK.

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Re: Petrol head thread!!!
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2019, 08:07:13 PM »
Off topic, I see that "Corbu is my Homeboy" is posted under my handle. Dafuq is a Corbu!?

I have absolutely no idea but to me, it looks like a name for a new species of vulture.  :shrug:
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