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  2. GM's dangerous game of Jenga

    Frosty, I would like to say I feel your pain, but no one can feel another persons pain quite the same! So I’ll say I do know where you are coming from. Unless you’ve been to Detroit where those factories were and seen the devastation and had seen it before that all happened, it’s an arms length feeling. Because of my work with the OEMs, GM & Chrysler, I saw it happen as I would go to Detroit many times over my 39 years to many of the places that are gone now! To have grown up in the hey day of the Muscle car era and have read the stories around it all and to have been in some of those very places was just the best! Then to watch the industry self destruct, but in my opinion more accurately, watch Americans sellout their own values to save a few buck while cutting off their own nose is just the hardest thing to watch! For guys like you and JustA I can’t imagine the heartbreak and emotions! Somehow I hope it works out in the end, but I don’t see how? My own company’s industry is in disarray, as they take a good share of their marching orders from yours. I find it a little ironic that about a century ago the US had such dynamic industrialist that pushed this county beyond anyone’s expectations and now a century later it’s all coming unglued!
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  5. GM's dangerous game of Jenga

    How true. The older I get, the more fondly I think back to the automotive powerhouse that Michigan used to be. Woodward Avenue on a Saturday night must have been a sight to see and be a part of.
  6. IMO, this engine was an exercise in design. It was conceived at a time with no real market, it just seems someone said what if or wounder if and they decided to give it a go. More of a lets see if we can exercise. I like them due to this odd ball factor but I also have collected and built several OHC's ... enough said
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  8. GM's dangerous game of Jenga

    I found this article particular observant in today's modern, post-banruptcy GM LLC world. http://www.autonews.com/article/20180226/OEM/180229884/gms-dangerous-game-of-jenga What's truly sad for me is: A. A number of the North American divisions listed in the article were either headquartered or had assembly plants in my home town of Flint Michigan at one time, and they are all but gone now. B. I worked at or supported a number of these divisions through out my 28 years working in the auto industry.
  9. 2019 Ram 1500 first drive: the luxury car of pickup trucks The 2019 Ram 1500 has fully adapted to the way most drivers use their trucks: livability trumps utility. Ford Co-Pilot360 safety systems are coming, ready to take on Honda and Toyota Ford announced a raft of standard safety systems for its cars, crossover SUVs, and trucks at a press...View the full article
  10. Thanks. DeLorean was a maverick by GM standards of the day, so he ruffled a lot of feathers. So a lot of things he did have gone under appreciated.
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    I do. You are just the designated mechanic, tool boy! Me too. At least I have her phone number.
  12. Aluminum suppliers to carmakers are revving up their investments to push out as much metal as possible while the White House decides whether or not to grant permanent tariff exemption status to Canada, but those import taxes may not necessarily translate to higher new car prices in the short term. President Donald Trump last week imposed penalties...View the full article
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    Exactly, I feel bad for her .
  14. Popup ads coming to your dash soon?

    You know it is her car right? I am the nagger in the passenger seat.
  15. The 2019 Kia Sorento has a new price to go with its updated looks: $26,980, the automaker said Thursday. With its standard three-row seating, the 2019 Sorento is one of the least-expensive seven-passenger vehicles on the market. Rivals like the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot cost upward of $32,000 to start. MORE: Read our 2019 Kia Sorento...View the full article
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    Who needs a passenger seat? Less nagging that way.
  17. Great story, thankz for sharing!
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    No more room for groceries though. Or it becomes a one-seater.
  19. Thanks stratman. A few years before John Sawruk passed away, the Michigan Widetrackers asked him to select a car for "Best Engineered" car at their annual Spring Dustoff car show,. Ater all John was a certified professional engineer (P.E.). John picked a red '63 Tempest convertible with the Indy 4 and the original rope driveshaft. John said he selected it because it was the only car at the show with this unique drivertrain combination. No other Pontiac ever had something like this - before or since.
  20. The BMW X2 and X3 are now up to $2,000 less expensive, if buyers are willing to forgo all-wheel drive for new two-wheel drive versions of the automaker's crossover SUVs. The crossovers will now start under $38,000 for the less snow-friendly 2018 X2 sDrive and $42,000 for the 2019 X3 sDrive. For the X2, that means front-wheel drive, while the...View the full article
  21. The 2019 Ram 1500 has fully adapted to the way most drivers use their trucks: livability trumps utility. Sure, the latest Ram is powerful enough to lug a trailer weighing up to 12,750 pounds, but that didn’t matter to me as I took in the warm scent of leather and ran my hand across the rough-finish wood trim inside a megabuck Ram 1500...View the full article
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    You can get nitrous for a Fiero? Interesting.
  23. Excellent and thorough article , Frosry! The "Indy 4" is indeed a forgotten engine, thanks for the reminder. When I was a kid, my older brother (by seven years) had a '62 Tempest with the 4 cylinder. That's all I remember about it, because he had an Austin Healey 3000 before the Tempest and I couldn't believe he got rid of the really cool Healey and got this (in my 12 year old kid's opinion, lol) 4 cylinder grandma car...This was the first Pontiac in the family and I was not impressed! The Healey of course, being British, required constant "tinkering", and I think my brother got sick and tired of it and just wanted something that was cheap, reliable transportation as he was in college at Virginia Tech. Alas... no more being the cool kid riding around in an Austin Healy, lol! Here's Mickey Thompson's Indy 4 racers... http://www.tachrev.com/NHRA_Museumpg4.htm
  24. Great job of covering the whole design, front to back. I never thought Delorean got enough credit for his other work.
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  26. Bright Lights

    Well maybe things have changed, so you will have to do some investigating, but hands down the best headlights I ever ran we’re in my 69 Z. They were 7” round aftermarket Cibie headlights that were direct factory replacements. They were not sealed beams and they took an H4 bulb. I run HIDs in my Lacrosse’s and my Grand Prix and they still don’t come close to the Cibies. The Cibies I ran had used 24 percent lead crystal lens, a true mirror plating on the back metal reflector parabolic. The actual performance came from the lens. While it was a 7” round light the lens threw the light down and slightly to the right no light existed above the horizon mid line. Just like a projection headlight in today’s cars, but without any loss due the thick magnifying lens and a multiple bounced light signal that has loss due to opacity issues. See attached link. https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/headlights/cibie-5-34-inch-e-approved-headlight-conversions
  27. Buick to drop its own name from future cars

    I found this rather scathing rebuke of Buick taking its name of its cars - from Forbes. The author makes some interesting points. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkiley5/2018/03/13/is-gm-mapping-the-end-of-buick-in-america/#5e55483a2e84
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