Failure of all Failures??

Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:49 pm

TVB:
About 2 minutes of listening to 'devil', and I can do it left handed blindfolded, UNDERWATER!
The video will post only if I can't control myself.
I should give Jerry at LL first refusal.

Was it really true that the Deloran came with 'snow' tires on all four wheels? Devil should know the answer to this one.
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: tvb On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:08 pm

The estate built up by DeLorean when he was happening isn't too far from me. Donald "You're Fired" Trump bought it up several years ago and built a golf course community on it. They may have found some snow tires buried there.

Maybe the Donald will show up between bankruptcy filings and let us know.

Is scuba gear involved?
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:21 pm

John was the charismatic GTO guy, and if he were here today he could have a 60 billion loan, AND a 120 mil bonus.and have saved the estate!!! Timing is everything..................I don't know about the scuba gear, but I heard the traction from the 'snow' tires was world class. I also heard that the g-forces experienced in a Delorian would lead to nosebleeds and constipation. Purely hearsay however.
PS: What is the real deal with the 'comb-over' king?
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: tvb On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:38 pm

Egomaniacal?


Dunno. He's not in my social circle.
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:55 pm

tvb wrote:The estate built up by DeLorean when he was happening isn't too far from me. Donald "You're Fired" Trump bought it up several years ago and built a golf course community on it. They may have found some snow tires buried there.

Maybe the Donald will show up between bankruptcy filings and let us know.

Is scuba gear involved?


A best friend of mine , David, lived right next door to John as a younger man. He often told "party" stories that were pretty bizare. I think it was around bridgewater...

I repaired and service all of the tampa bay's area Delorean's and figured out most of thier quirks. the PVR engine (puegeot,volvo,renault) was just thier v-6 and the intake leak on the underside of the intake manifold was the culprit of most of thier drivability issues as it adversly affected the injection system. the "too small" oil holes in the rocker arms caused the engines to go to hell real quick. they actually when "squared away" were a unique piece to sport around town in. almost like a bricklin but actually drivable as opposed to a Planter !!
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:08 pm

[quote="Poconoeagle"]A best friend of mine , David, lived right next door to John as a younger man. He often told "party" stories that were pretty bizare. I think it was around bridgewater...quote]

Yep, it was in a small hamlet of Lamington. My parents live about 2 miles from the estate. It was hard to watch, as the rolling hills were bulldozed into a golf course. Sad sight.
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:20 pm

At this point one could say the 40 year quest to build a flying car for the public is a failure.

What's his name, Moller or something. I remember seeing advertisements in the backs of magazines for the hover car since I was old enough to remember.
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:32 pm

Many years back I was in the aircraft museam at Boeing outside of Seatle, and there was a fully intact flying car.
As I recall it was a late '50ies or early 60ies and looked quite Fiat like in so much as the Cheezyness of the 850 sport spyder. the wings detached and stored on the roof. I laughed then thought the test driver/pilot has some .......guts!
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:15 am

Dodge had a rotery engine for awhile, actually had a bunch driving on the roads (limited production probably 500) seemed to run ok but sure did sound strange. Wonder what happened to them? Jay Leno probably has one right next to the DeLoren.
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: spc On: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:24 am

Black_And_Blue wrote:At this point one could say the 40 year quest to build a flying car for the public is a failure.

It may be here.

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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:04 am

samhill wrote:Dodge had a rotery engine for awhile, actually had a bunch driving on the roads (limited production probably 500) seemed to run ok but sure did sound strange. Wonder what happened to them? Jay Leno probably has one right next to the DeLoren.


Pretty sure they were turbines. The people that got them to test, loved them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Turbine_Car
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:21 am

Cool. Its the oxides of nitrogen that are the most deadly gasses as they hover in the first few feet of our atmosphere.
All the small creatures and plant life suffer from it and the effects on the food chain is profound. Thus the invention and mandate of the EGR valve way back in the mid '60's I think. it introduces exhaust gas(oxygen depleated) into the combustion mixture to reduce the combustion temperature below 900* so as to minimize the production of NoX.

All the fellows that used to remove that "dam polution device" were doing nothing to improve performance nor mileage, yet were hurting the air quality when driven at constant speed above approx 40 mph. thats when the combustion temp rises. CO2 is the least of our worries but Big Al gore and followers just believe hearsay and try to profiteer with it. even the dreaded cockaroach dislike NOx ;)
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