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speedtek
Nov 26, 2004

Let's make it out, baby.


I think this guy belongs here. He's like the Bob Ross of car guys:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ItpbPWEgA

My buddy sent it to me and I was like "wow an hour long nah" and here I am 30 minutes in and I can't turn it off.

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Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

speedtek posted:

I think this guy belongs here. He's like the Bob Ross of car guys:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ItpbPWEgA

My buddy sent it to me and I was like "wow an hour long nah" and here I am 30 minutes in and I can't turn it off.

I get tired of his "AvE Light" shtick. If he just did it straight up it would be a lot more watchable. He obviously knows a lot about cars and mechanics, so I think he would a pretty interesting guy just being himself.

speedtek
Nov 26, 2004

Let's make it out, baby.


Yeah he does lay the gimmick on kinda thick, but mechanically he seems like the kinda guy you want on your LeMons team.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



I can deal with VGG. The schtick is tolerable. Iíve got the latest one queued up to watch when I have time and power again. I do tend to watch him, like a lot of them, at 1.25x.

razorscooter
Nov 5, 2008




snugglz
Nov 12, 2004
moist sod for your hogan

Powershift posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhrLg6mZQIo

some crazy dude making an inline 6 out of 2 inline 4 motorcycle engines.

these videos are like crack. his most recent upload, as a mountain biker, blew my loving mind

boxen
Feb 20, 2011


A new, very special, safety-oriented Binky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCmv0jrya4

Edit: Man, it is extremely satisfying to watch completely clean engines and transmisssions being worked on.

boxen fucked around with this message at 17:36 on May 3, 2020

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.



Fun Shoe

Yeah that vapour blasting end results are fantastic.

razorscooter
Nov 5, 2008




Huge_Midget
Jun 6, 2002

I don't like the look of it...

Bet that thing corners... like it was on rails.

Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

The latest Hyperloop prototype seems to be coming along nicely.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Should probably go in the other thread but I tried to make the classic Martini livery in NFS Heat:

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011



Get the dark blue stripes in the light blue and you're bang on!

GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


speedtek posted:

I think this guy belongs here. He's like the Bob Ross of car guys:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ItpbPWEgA

My buddy sent it to me and I was like "wow an hour long nah" and here I am 30 minutes in and I can't turn it off.

I laughed at 30:20
"maybe she likes to be mistreated"

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

One Potato to rule them all,
One Potato to find them,
One Potato to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them.




Bread Liar

Fully-restored 1958 Golden Sahara II with Goodyear's Illuminated Neothane Glow-Tyres

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

They make those colored/white bike tires, we have the tech to make decent modern glowing tires right???

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


How do they work?

Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

Bape Culture posted:

How do they work?

They're made of polyurethane, tradenamed Neothane by Goodyear. They weren't traditional belted tires, more just translucent rubbery plastic with an embedded mesh.

The worked fine on dry pavement in the summer. Wet and cold performance was terrible (and rather unsafe). They never really solved it. Neothane belts and stuff are still available, but not tires.

They were lit up with internal lights. The urethane was translucent, so they glowed.

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

it might work better if they put any tread on it

Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

taqueso posted:

it might work better if they put any tread on it

The problem wasn't the tread. They had a standard amount of tread.

The compound itself wasn't really suited to tires. They didn't handle heat well. Over 65 mph they tended to soften and start slithering around. Hard braking produced flat spots. In cold weather they got brittle. Hard cornering made them abrade like a pencil eraser. The lighting up part didn't work so well after a few miles of driving either, as road dirt obscured the surface.

They were beautiful, though. Available in any color you wanted. Great for a show car you'd never actually drive.

donut
Feb 4, 2001



taqueso posted:

They make those colored/white bike tires, we have the tech to make decent modern glowing tires right???
They can make tires in whatever color we want, it just happens that black works the best. Here's a good article, from a bike perspective. I think bicycle tires can get away with more, but I bet if someone were making non-black car tires they'd be exposed to all kinds of liability as soon as someone had an accident that could even be remotely pinned on them.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Don't they already make color tires for those burnout competitions and what not? Probably not street legal but for a show or trackday might be an option.

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011



This is mini railroad poo poo but is very AI

https://twitter.com/InterurbanE/sta...5843087360?s=19

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



boxen posted:

A new, very special, safety-oriented Binky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCmv0jrya4

Edit: Man, it is extremely satisfying to watch completely clean engines and transmisssions being worked on.

I love that their plating all their fasteners themselves, just like I've started to do for all the chassis and body bolts on my RX-7. I need to scale up after testing it out. Zinc plating turns out to be surprisingly easy.



It looks like a death machine, which is to say: yes, it looks like fun.

Someone posted this in an RX-7 FB group I'm in, and it made me happy:


http://love20bee.com/ is doing this, apparently.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


Darchangel posted:

I love that their plating all their fasteners themselves, just like I've started to do for all the chassis and body bolts on my RX-7. I need to scale up after testing it out. Zinc plating turns out to be surprisingly easy.


Electroplating?

BlackMK4
Aug 23, 2006

wat.

Megamarm

Darchangel posted:

I love that their plating all their fasteners themselves, just like I've started to do for all the chassis and body bolts on my RX-7. I need to scale up after testing it out. Zinc plating turns out to be surprisingly easy.


It looks like a death machine, which is to say: yes, it looks like fun.

Someone posted this in an RX-7 FB group I'm in, and it made me happy:


http://love20bee.com/ is doing this, apparently.

you might like littlewheelsclub on instagram
https://www.instagram.com/littlewheelsclub/?hl=en

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Godholio posted:

Electroplating?

Yeah. I posted about me doing it in my thread, to varying success until I got a power supply with enough juice.
Bad Obsession started with the right stuf, but even so had to fiddle a bit to get it working right. They covered it several videos back.

BlackMK4 posted:

you might like littlewheelsclub on instagram
https://www.instagram.com/littlewheelsclub/?hl=en

Yes and no. I like the style of the old-school wheels very much, and on older cars the sizing is fine (don't really need 18" rims on old Japanese cars...) I hate that there are no tires (in the US) that are worth a poo poo for them. It's getting to where 15" is iffy for tires, 16" or bigger is where all the good stuff is.
Sad - I ran Toyo AVS-Intermediates on my OEM 13" RX-7 wheels - looked bad rear end with 205/60-13 (or was it 205/50-13?) Discontinued! There are like 2 13" tires in the factory size, much less wider/low profile. Part of the reason I went to a GSL-SE suspension and axle on my car was to get the 4x4.5" bolt pattern I could actually find wheels for, in sizes that I could buy tires for.

BTW, here's the FB page for Love20bee
https://www.facebook.com/love20bee/
- looks like the only wheels he's actually finished so far are the ZX wheels. The rest are mockups, so far.

edit: I would *love* some 15" or 16" (at most) BBS deep-dish meshies on my RX-7. With flares, of course.

Darchangel fucked around with this message at 19:47 on May 4, 2020

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Look at this thing Mustie1 found:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VKjf08hunc

I'm a little torn. Could go in the other thread.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





mobby_6kl posted:

Don't they already make color tires for those burnout competitions and what not? Probably not street legal but for a show or trackday might be an option.

The ones I remember were still black but just smoked in different colors. The only ones I can find for sale today do have a tint to them but they're sold as for use for burnouts only, not even for drifting (let alone street use).

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


My pal who built my M3 has been losing his mind in quarantine which has... escalated





Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Oh, my.

Blacknose
Jul 28, 2006

Meet frustration face to face
A point of view creates more waves
So lose some sleep and say you tried


Ooh gently caress a shogun evo. That's cool as poo poo.

Elmnt80
Dec 30, 2012

I got a SOCOM scout and twenty extra mags
And a couple severed heads in my bug-out bag






Did that man LSA/LT4 swap an aston?!

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


Yes

GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


...but why?

Also that Mitsu is cool as gently caress and I would just drive it as is.

BlackMK4
Aug 23, 2006

wat.

Megamarm

Phil is my spirit animal

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


Because the normal one is slow and boring and that one is 700 something horsepower and mental?

BlackMK4 posted:

Phil is my spirit animal

These are nowt to do with Phil these are all uncle craig!

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011



BlackMK4 posted:

Phil is my spirit animal

Phil's next door

He's been doing stuff to his Lambo, thought he could just bolt on the front end from a GT car on it. He was mistaken. It's been a lot of work getting it on there.

But yeah, Craig's spot is where the magic happens.

davebo
Nov 15, 2006

Parallel lines do meet, but they do it incognito

College Slice

Instead of swapping Corvette engines into everything under the sun, does anyone just put a nice interior into Corvettes?

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Finger Prince
Jan 5, 2007

"I think he's watching us..."

"No, it's just the Mountain Peeks."
(Source)



davebo posted:

Instead of swapping Corvette engines into everything under the sun, does anyone just put a nice interior into Corvettes?

right? Like it's more economical to swap an LS into an Aston than an Aston level interior into a Corvette.

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