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1 No. 1 ID: e63b69 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Post it if it's yours and gets you from point A to point B!

No post without picture.
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Looks like a late-'80s Ford Festiva.
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Thought we had a bike thread somewhere.

The steel seat frame (the steel that you lock the seat post onto) on my seat failes yesterday, and I tried to cannibalize the frame from a cheap seat I had lying around. Been at it for an hour with a bench vise and elbow grease but couldn't get all three points of the seat frame into place.

Google has been usurped (though it's squarely Google's fault) by SEO / marketing lenses, and did not find any help there. Is this doable?

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  Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter HD

I want one.
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Unlike the B-17, the B-24 was designed to carry cargo, any cargo, but preferably bombs. It was not designed as a flying machine, but rather a flying receptacle. Perpendicular to the long, nearly straignt wing, a cavernous oblong box was attached, with two huge rudders to give it directional control. This was the B-24’s fuselage. Lose power on the wing’s engines and it became difficult to direct the 32 ton gross-loaded air frei er. One engine out was trouble, but trl and auto-pilot would hold the big bomber steady. Two out on one side … prepare for a wake. Both pilots with their feet jammed down on the rudder pedals, holding against the turning impulse, going downhill all the time, was often not enough. To hold a 8-24 with two out, one had to have the strength of a Frankenstein monster, and then some.
Nevertheless, the aircraft continued to serve and perform. As a patrol craft, long range transport and a bomber, it was probably the Air Force’s most versatile bird. Toward the end of WW II, when the later Liberators came out with ball bearing controls, the wheel and rudders turned feather light. Experience was also a great teacher and a good 8-24 pilot was the best. Maligned, short· changed and sold short, the “24” was still a tough old bird. She took punish· ment as well or better than her glamorous Boeing stablemate. Yet time ran out on the 8-24.
They make movies about the B-17. For the 8-24 there are only epitaphs, like that of the Lady Be Good, a luckless Liberator which went down in the Libyan Desert, with her crew, yet remained virtually intact, their tomb for over 16 years. Somewhere in that dusty saga lies the message and the truth about the “crate the 8-17 came in!” Over 18,000 Consolidated Liberators rolled off five production lines to become the most extensively produced aircraft in the history of the American aviation industry. The airplane bearing this unique claim readily metamorphosed throughout the Second World War, a fact which made its continued production feasible from 1939 to 1945·. In other words, a lot of jobs were found for the B-24, but its active life was a short one, and its employment was swiftly terminated.
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No. 21588 ID: d4c8ee hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  >gangster rapper: "I want a Hummer but shittier"
>Lamborghini: "We've got just the thing"
>> No. 21589 ID: ebb4ba
The Lamborghini LM002 predates the Hummer brand by 6 years.
>> No. 21590 ID: addd7a
That machine is simply wonderful.
>> No. 21592 ID: aadd02
Somebody at Lamborhini posed a question that many people asked in the '80s:
>Why the fuck not!?
>> No. 21601 ID: addd7a
If I was a monstrously wealthy stock broker in the 80s I'd deffo snort blow off a hookers arse in the back seat of that thing tbh.
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However it was derived from the failed 1977 Cheetah project, a attempt to compete with the HMMWV and XR311. (and by extension similar NATO-market vehicles like the Iltis)

And it was mainly introduced in a attempt to make lemonade from lemons, since Lamborghini went bankrupt in 1978.

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21494 No. 21494 ID: ceb334 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Found this parked in tempe. Post cool vehicles you've sighted
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Saw this at Cabela's. The salt and winters are pretty hard on cars here so the only older cars you see are gussed up garage queens on the way to a car show, Nothing with a character or patina like this.
>> No. 21600 ID: aadd02
>And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

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21523 No. 21523 ID: bb86e7 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Here is a good article summarizing the status of the Bell V-280 Valor Tiltrotor, one of (ann my personal favorite) the candidates for the Army’s Joint Future Vertical Lift program. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-us-militarys-next-super-stealth-weapon-not-what-you-19090?page=2

No mid wing gearbox: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/01/15/bell-touts-future-army-helicopter-design-v280-is-not-a-v22.html

As a 3rd generation tiltrotor, It is also supposed to have better Hot / High / Heavy characteristics than the V-22

One of the discussed versions is to be a slightly modified airframe for an attack version. Once the proof of concept is done and they have won the contract, I think they should instead use the front half of modified AH-1Z airframe, modified to carry a similar useful load to the Apache. The Cobra has a useful load of 5,764, Apache has around 9000 Pounds useful load, and the V-280 is currently touted to have a useful load of 1200.
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Nothing really new, but it'll be interesting to see where it goes.
>> No. 21597 ID: 9dcda2
More developmental rotorcraft.

AUSA 2015: Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter - first flight
>> No. 21598 ID: 9dcda2
  Boeing Sikorsky - SB-1 Defiant Joint Multi-Role High Speed Helicopter Simulation [720p]

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21593 No. 21593 ID: c097bc hide watch quickreply [Reply]
hello there... i have smoke coming out from the bottom of the engine when i open the hood

i have 2003 Ford Focus.... does anybody have any idea what this would be?

are there common problems regarding the Ford Focus and this specific issue....?

Thank you so much for all of your help. I will contribue to the community now that I've finally found this board! =)
>> No. 21594 ID: fd8a72
It's probably a leaky oil pan or valve cover gasket.
The gaskets get old and 'dry out', letting oil past. The oil then blows all around the engine bay, getting on the exhaust (making smoke) and trapping dirt leaving everything it touches fuzzy with dirt.

Crawl under your car, take pics and post them.
>> No. 21595 ID: c097bc
thank you anon for this response!

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  One of my favorite /k/ related videos where the audio is concerned:
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  Turkish jets successfully causing terror and panic with sonic booms in Istanbul and Ankara during coup attempt
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>> No. 21587 ID: 334c17
1:50 jet spool up noise is the best noise ever created by man.

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21552 No. 21552 ID: 8a2fe4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
There doesn't appear to be a general motorcycle thread on the board, so here's one.

I'm strongly considering getting a motorcycle. It's not for the cool factor, but because they seem like extremely affordable, practical commuting vehicles. The only thing that would keep me from getting one is my local climate. Anybody here ride in the desert? What's it like wearing All The Gear, All The Time in the Mojave in August? How long can one ride when it's 106 degrees out before it becomes intolerable?
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My motorcycle in that crash was a 1978 Honda CB750 with a fairing, similar to this 1981 CB750 Custom.
The old CB750s were really good bikes, back in the '70s & '80s, but I like the smaller bikes.
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Motorcycles in the 250cc to 500cc range appeal to me. They're very cheap, even when brand new, and the MPG is phenomenal. Problem is I am 6'1". Using cycle-ergo.com (cool site, check it out), and plugging in my height and inseam for a Rebel 250 shows that I would feel not unlike a circus bear while riding one. I suppose ape hangers and highway bars would be one solution to let me stretch out, but are highway bars practical for commuting on surface streets? Something like a street legal dirtbike would get me higher off the ground and let me stretch my legs at stops.

Or just screw it and buy a big cruiser. Thoughts?
>> No. 21583 ID: 1d521e

I'm 6' and 220 lbs. My first motorcycle was an 84 Honda CM250C. In 85 They rebadged it to the Rebel.

Yes, it felt like I was a circus bear most of the time. But I also rode that thing like it was a motogp bike. Great thing to learn on, even if uncomfortable for any longer than half an hour.

A Shadow wont necessarily be any better either, I upgraded to a 750 Shadow Aero, wound up still basically with a half hour time limit. I did ride it longer distances, a few 2 1/2 hour long highway rides, and it was miserable. Mini-apes would likely have fixed a lot of those issues, but I wound up trading it for a 400 horse Camaro before I could test that theory.

Shop around and sit on a bunch of bikes. I wound up sitting on a Suzuki Boulevard C50 and it was much more comfortable than what my Shadow had felt like. Yet it was also a good size for my girlfriend, so it's a bit of an interesting bike.
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I drove an old (1982?) Honda 250cc and had a problem with it breaking the wide rubber drive belts. Those things were expensive.
Picture is a Honda CBX-1000, a straight-six catastrophe-waiting-to-happen. But it's fast, fun, and looks great.

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21500 No. 21500 ID: de867f hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I'm sure I've posted jeep comeback stories here before, but here's the latest rumour from warhistoryonline:


With the JLTV costing the expensive side of $400K per unit, it makes sense to have a cheap utility vehicle for rear echelon duties, so would a militarised Jeep Wrangler fit the bill?
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  Northrop Grumman Hellhound
>> No. 21579 ID: d4c8ee
>'Did you just open the page, see "Location: Polska", cry out "Russophobia!" and close it?'
>> No. 21580 ID: 45e3a1
that stow able weapons platform seems a bit awkward. Would be unpleasant if someone accidentally hit the switch with a squad crammed in the back. Still, it is interesting to see the effort they go through to make this fit as easily into an aircraft as possible, not a whole lot of vehicle will fit inside the CH-47. (although they have carried sling loaded humvees before) Not quite as tiny as the Boeing Phantom Badger tactical golfcart that will fit inside a V-22, barely.
>> No. 21581 ID: 9723b1
I think outfitting the crew with 7.62 neato LMG and just punching some roof hatches would make way more sense.

>Boeing Phantom Badger tactical golfcart that will fit inside a V-22, barely.
>lets build 200 new transport aircraft!
>oh no we made them too small!
>lets build 5000 super small vehicles just on the off-chance that they have to be transported by our small aircraft!
Never understood this line of thinking, it puts the people who have to ride those vehicles into danger and it's probably more expensive in the long run. Why don't they just build 200 of bigger aircraft to fit the vehicles currently in use, then they don't need brand new tiny vehicles and can save money by using the old vehicles.

It seems like a backwards way of thinking (the vehicle being there to serve the transport aircraft instead of the other way around).

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  I wouldn't
>> No. 21539 ID: 6877b7
Hey serv: why not, next time you feel like starting a thread, just post whatever it is in here?

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