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Old 06-17-2018, 11:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
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This has not come up in a while, but for some reason I do not like pizza pans. I just want to be different? I bought pizza [I]separators[I] and attached them in a way that did not last very long. Someone asked me something to the extent of "What's the go with the car, mate?"

I did not want to get into it, at least until I did everything properly. I just told him I borrowed it from a weirdo.

When I made my rolled plastic air dam and grill block someone shouted "Racecar."

"Rice car?"
Yeah the pizza pans look great on old lake racers, lead sleds, etc., but out of place on a modern car. I'm not really one to critique aesthetics, though, when it is deliberately done with a useful purpose in mind. Vents fall into the same category where I despise fake ones, but give a full pass even to ridiculous-looking ones when they are functional.

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Old 06-18-2018, 11:39 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Pizza pans are fake Moon disks, and they look fake. The lip turns the wrong way and they have no crown.
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When I made my rolled plastic air dam and grill block someone shouted "Racecar."

When I did my Metro air dam I had a neighbour shout: "You're doing NASCAR now?!"




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I had a conversation with another driver at a red light with about the Miata's discs, along the lines of "where did you get those?" A: "I made them". I think he thought they might be carbon fiber, thus the interest?



Or was he just messing with me?
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:10 PM   #34 (permalink)
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When I was driving Ron Burgundy with its shaved doors, sunroof, tiny side mirrors, custom paint, leather seats, custom grill block, solar panel and mirrored moon discs it drew a lot of comments. Never got a negative one unless you count "hey is that a space car?"
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I had a lot of people ask about my g1 Insight: "Is that an electric car?"
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Yesterday a coworker of mine asked me to look over his car for it's potential in being modded. He gets low 20s out of an '00 Oldsmobile Alero.

He didn't like it when I told him that 80% of my FE benefit was from adjusting my driving style.

He sought the idea of ecomods that could replace smart driving.

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The allure of the magic bullet.


Too bad ecomodding is more like magic buckshot.
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I had a thought, and no better place to put it.

*Schrodinger's Cat paradox = ran when parked*
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*Some have asked if Spirit was a Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) ala 'Storm Chasers')
I'd tell them no,but that it was about driving in hurricanes (air velocities above 72-mph).
*Some have asked about its mpg.
*Some have asked about its aerodynamics.
*So far,everyone has been civil.

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