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Old 08-15-2010, 11:08 AM   #671 (permalink)
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Your girlfriend looks at you as if you're a sorcerer with special powers over gravity as you coast 2 of the last 3 miles home..

Without dropping below the speed limits, and getting there in the same time as if you'd been in gear.(its an auto so no eoc for me..)

Even better is when she then asks if her car could do similar

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:05 PM   #672 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ShadeTreeMech View Post
Ah, that stinks. Mine was post #666 in this thread. I'm not generally superspicious, but still.....
Shadetree in a wood earlier today

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #673 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ShadeTreeMech View Post
BOOOO!!!!! Nice pun though!

Nice. Are all Brits so skilled at playing on words? Must be too many years of practice
Shade dear chap. You have to remember of course that the pun is mightier than the sword.

Stay safe.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:51 AM   #674 (permalink)
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A friend sends you the following joke:
More engineering humor - Page 57 - diyAudio
One day, an electrical engineer invented a new plasma ignition system, codenamed the Tiffany Yep, that reduces engine fuel consumption by 20%. Here are the results:

Chrysler: They refused to use the new technology. Then they go bankrupt...

Ford: They cheaped out on the electronic components, causing the infamous "Found On Road Dead" syndrome at 40,000 miles. Massive recalls ensue...

General Motors: They put the system in a big SUV and bragged about the 25MPG rating. Then they're surprised about the disappointing sales and ask the government for a bailout...

Volkswagen: They were excited, until they found that it doesn't work on TDIs because TDIs don't have spark plugs...

Toyota: The only car they used the technology in is the Prius, so they had an amazing 63MPG car that kept selling out in the days of $6 gasoline...

Honda: They offered the technology in the Accord and Civic as part of the hybrid package, and is standard in the Insight. They then no longer offer it in the Accord due to low sales...

Hyundai: The new Sonata takes the world by surprise with its 44MPG rating...

The tree-hugging backyard mechanic: He built his own open source version of the Tiffany Yep in his own electronics lab at home, then installed it on an Atkinson cycle lean-burn engine he just rebuilt. Finally, he puts the engine along with his homemade hybrid drivetrain into a heavily aero-modified Civic body. He watches the Scangauge indicate an average of 150MPG after a long test drive and he exclaims, "Yep, it works!"

No wonder America is dependent on foreign oil...
...And you think the "tree-hugging backyard mechanic" part was talking about you...
If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

Allie Moore and I have a combined carbon footprint much smaller than that of one average American...
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:50 PM   #675 (permalink)
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lol thats a riot
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:31 PM   #676 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
Shade dear chap. You have to remember of course that the pun is mightier than the sword.

Stay safe.
I think this is part of why I enjoy Brit humor, is the use of old ohrases that have to be googled!


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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:19 PM   #677 (permalink)
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:04 PM   #678 (permalink)
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You have a love/hate relationship with gasoline pumps.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:10 PM   #679 (permalink)
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When you care more about your car's MPG than its looks. Or that a streamlined look appeals more than the OEM look.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:23 PM   #680 (permalink)
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...if you saw a Honda Fit with Civic Hybrid wheels and wanted to take a picture of it.

I wonder if that was an ecomod, or a fashion mod.

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