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Old 11-08-2020, 04:08 PM   #691 (permalink)
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Malcom Bricklin might be another Gordon Murray. Not.
Gordon Murray is an engineering genius, yet some of his work for more mundane approaches is often underrated due to his involvement with McLaren being more highlighted.

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Old 11-08-2020, 04:45 PM   #692 (permalink)
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Given a T50 and an OX truck, one would need an FUV or two to round out the fleet.

I don't know what Elon Musk's house looks like, but I'd bet not like Mark Frohnmayer's.
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Old 11-09-2020, 11:42 AM   #693 (permalink)
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Which Musk house? He had several unless he needed more cash, mostly opulent so that you and I would exist quite happily in one of the garages.
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Old 11-09-2020, 02:55 PM   #694 (permalink)
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Further to my point. Nevermind. duckduckgo.com/?q=elon+musks+house%5Bs%5D

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Elon Musk Sells the Gene Wilder House to Wilder's Nephew ...
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Much as he's done in business, Elon Musk appears to be blazing his own trail when it comes to buying and selling houses. After listing all six of his Bel Air estates earlier this year to much fanfare, the Tesla and SpaceX tycoon is proving the naysayers wrong, slowly but surely unloading each of the properties.. Four months ago, Musk sold his largest Bel Air mansion to Chinese billionaire ...
I was watching this Scotty Kilmer video on Subaru, Here's Why Subaru's New Boxer Engine is Genius, and at 7:01 it says that Malcolm Bricklin was responsible for importing the Subaru 360 into the United States.
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Everyone makes mistakes, and I guess Malcolm Bricklin might have been laughed at when he imported those 2-stroke Subaru kei cars, yet in the long run he was proven quite right as nowadays Subaru has a solid foothold in the American market. Well, everytime I see something that proposes quite a drastic change when it comes to the American automotive market which is somewhat more conservative than Japan or Western Europe, I take it with a grain of salt, but when Malcolm Bricklin gets involved it's worth to keep an eye on.
The Bricklin was more than just "a mistake," it was a long, drawn out bilking.

And yes, he start Subaru of America, but he also thought importing the Yugo was a good idea...
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Verplanck NY thought it was a good idea.

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My favorite thing about the Yugo was the spare tire in the engine bay!
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My 1954 23-window barn door bus has the spare tire and the gas tank in the engine compartment.

I'm ready to drop the hammer on my reservation number, if and only if the upper frame, glass and seat belts can be added later, after a run at Bonneville.

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Old 11-13-2020, 12:47 AM   #699 (permalink)
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My favorite thing about the Yugo was the spare tire in the engine bay!
This was due to its rear suspension not allowing the fitment of an underfloor tray for the spare tyre, just like the Brazilian Fiat Uno which retained the rear suspension of the Fiat 127 on which both the Brazilian Fiat 147 and the Yugo were based.
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My 1954 23-window barn door bus has the spare tire and the gas tank in the engine compartment.

I'm ready to drop the hammer on my reservation number, if and only if the upper frame, glass and seat belts can be added later, after a run at Bonneville.

That looks a lot like a Spyder

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