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Posted : September 2, 2021 5:03 pm
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Oh my god I'm coming over to cuddle it RIGHT NOW

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Topic starter Posted : September 3, 2021 1:08 am
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@t-bone Now if we could just have pics of your puppy in your spyder, life would be complete.  🙂 

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Posted : September 3, 2021 11:10 am
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Yes, I know it is a 1962. I have never seen one in person. I did however, have a 1964 hardtop. I wonder if any others are still functional? It does look cool!

 

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2005 Spyders (Two in Paradise Blue Metallic, One Super White)
2007 S2000 (New Formula Red)
2007 Civic SI (Nighthawk Black Pearl) TBONED BY 1960 LINCOLN RIP
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Posted : September 4, 2021 12:46 pm
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Thats really cool. There were a lot of technologies in the past like variable valve timing and CVT transmissions that were innovative for the time but it has taken many years later to be widely implemented in modern cars.  Those car engineers were smart for their time and did things out of the box. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted : September 7, 2021 1:47 pm
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I went to the local Toyota stealership over the weekend to purchase 1DO touch-up paint pen for my 1D0 hard top.  It was interesting to me -- and a sign of the times --  when the sales person said it is not a very common color and that they would have to special order it for me.  I remember when I was a younger man and 1DO was one of the most common colors Toyota had in their stable.  What's next?  040 Super White?!!!  Please say it isn't so!  😢 

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Posted : September 13, 2021 8:12 pm
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Posted by: @uncle-mush

I went to the local Toyota stealership over the weekend to purchase 1DO touch-up paint pen for my 1D0 hard top.  It was interesting to me -- and a sign of the times --  when the sales person said it is not a very common color and that they would have to special order it for me.  I remember when I was a younger man and 1DO was one of the most common colors Toyota had in their stable.  What's next?  040 Super White?!!!  Please say it isn't so!  😢 

  Toyota changed a lot of its colors in 2003. The 1D0 is the old silver and the only orders I got for that color apart from our car and  Toyota trucks that wanted bumper plugs. 

 You would think it would still be popular considering how many old Toyota trucks are on the road but I have a feeling paint touch up is the least of their concerns considering they are probably the only trucks these days used as a truck.  The most odd ball thing is despite being used roughly they are still worth something after all these years and continue to hold their value because cheap replacement parts keep them on the road. 

 Regarding trucks I hear that Mercedes service vehicles like trucks and vans are very reliable and built very well. I just cant understand why their cars are poorly engineered. Those old Merc cars from the 70s were very well made and they tend to hold their value for collectors but the 90s to 2k cars end up as scrap. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted : September 14, 2021 9:31 am
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Get ready for impact. China Evergrande is going to crash. I hope not but if it does there is goes. 

 

 

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Posted : September 18, 2021 11:20 am
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Tossed this one out today (pouring rain)

 

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Posted : October 2, 2021 5:42 pm
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Very small world. I seen this story on the news today as I am sure some of you might have also.  

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/emergency-crews-responding-small-plane-crash-near-san-diego-nbc-affiliate-2021-10-11/

 

  My Uncle is visiting from Arizona and after a few hours he got the news that its someone he knows well that crashed the aircraft. It turns out he is a cardiologist that owns five planes as a hobby. He was telling me the guy worked very hard to have it all waking up at 3AM every day and with one foolish stroke lost it all because they will probably go after his estate and all the equity for the people who died and the ones that were injured, not to mention the property damage. His kids are attending very good schools. 

 

 

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Posted : October 11, 2021 10:39 pm
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@dev Wow I was just watching that on the news. Are we sure at this point it was pilot error and not something health related or mechanical? I am sure the people in those homes are upset to be sure but I was not under the impression this was a negligence situation by the pilot. Hope everyone involved can heal from this and remind people who play the lottery that the odds of being killed in your home by something falling from the sky are pretty equivalent.

 

 

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Posted : October 12, 2021 11:51 am
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@dev Wow I was just watching that on the news. Are we sure at this point it was pilot error and not something health related or mechanical? I am sure the people in those homes are upset to be sure but I was not under the impression this was a negligence situation by the pilot. Hope everyone involved can heal from this and remind people who play the lottery that the odds of being killed in your home by something falling from the sky are pretty equivalent.

 

 

   I don't really know. All I know is my Uncles circle of friends in Yuma who are mostly physicians called him to spread the news about an hour after I seen it on the news. The cardiologist that died  did the pacemaker for my Aunt and was his mother in laws cardiologist and a family friend. 

 I just dropped them off about an hour ago to the airport and they got word they couldn't find any of his remains probably because he was incinerated.  They told me he   worked in Yuma but had his family in San Diego and would visit them on the weekends.  They said he worked himself silly  because he believed he got a late start in life but also had flying as a hobby and whenever he had a few hours he would take off to the air port to fly one of his five planes.  

 When I heard this I thought the guy was stupid for working so hard when he has achieved more than most.  He could have spent more time with his family and still live a luxurious life.   

 It just got me thinking of the degrees of separations between all of us. 

 

 

 

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Posted : October 12, 2021 3:25 pm
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I was reading the latest on it out of curiosity and it is speculation from a flight instructor based on the communication that he may have been disoriented and didn't know which side was up. Same thing happened to JFK jr.  Probably didn't pay attention to the artificial horizon indicator when the flight controller told him to elevate. My Uncle basically said after the insurance pays up the lawyers will probably go after the rest of his equity for the remaining since he is made of money. Must have been some cardiologist to own five aircraft and a few houses, probably saved many more lives then he took. 

 

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Posted : October 12, 2021 5:49 pm
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@dev average cardiologists pull in north of 600K/year and that is without bonuses that sit on top of their practice plans. They work hard to be sure but that is ridiculous money. I know a few couples who are both cardiologists that will certainly put you in the lets by an airplane business. Flying (piloting ) must be great fun but the margins for error are pretty steep. I watch a lot of the Smithsonian channel and one of the series Mayday airplane disasters is one I catch more often than not. the focus is on the detective work figuring out what went wrong. It also makes me think of Xbiker and his tragedy in the sky. Makes me wonder if the reason air travel is so much safer than car travel is that less people do it themselves. Fingers crossed that they do not skewer the pilot family. Not  knowing for sure if it was a medical emergency some critical mechanical error or a human mistake. will hopefully keep the compensations restricted to insurance claims and that personal litigations will be avoided. 

 

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