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Tenman

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I remember the "gas wars" between competing full service gas stations and seeing gas sold 4 gallons for $1!
Me too. I was 15 and just got my license. I’d drive 5 miles past a station to save 2 cents. I remember thinking. This is great. The world is out of gas now that I got my license.
 

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Micro TIG welding ! (someone out in this world that does this job. This was sitting next to they're "real" work for size comparison. Working this small, you absolutely MUST have steady hands) CRAZY ! ! !

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Remember when gas was 27 cents a gallon?
Youngsters! I recall gas wars where premium would drop to 19.9 cents a gallon and regular to 14.9 cents/gal. Only two grades back then, around 1970-71. I was working in a shell station and going to community college. I would get around all week on 75 cents in my Yamaha AT125 Enduro.
 

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Youngsters! I recall gas wars where premium would drop to 19.9 cents a gallon and regular to 14.9 cents/gal. Only two grades back then, around 1970-71. I was working in a shell station and going to community college. I would get around all week on 75 cents in my Yamaha AT125 Enduro.
Electric start is for girls I had the big ct175
 

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I bought a mustang , really wanted a GT , last minute I chose the performance eco boost . row the 6 speed and its no hot rod just fun to drive (and 10000.00 cheaper) have a 6.4 semi in my truck when I need a V8....
 

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Electric start is for girls I had the big ct175
If it's any consolation, the starter/dynamo thing was only partly effective and only really worked well when the engine was warm. My previous and next bikes (Bultaco 250 Pursang, Norton Commando & RD350) were kick start only. The RD was so easy to kick start I could do it sitting next to the bike on the ground with my hand, the Norton, not so much.

I bought a mustang , really wanted a GT , last minute I chose the performance eco boost . row the 6 speed and its no hot rod just fun to drive (and 10000.00 cheaper) have a 6.4 semi in my truck when I need a V8....
Nice, I have a 2013 GT 5.0L with the track pack and 6-speed manual. Very fun car!
 

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That would be SO hilarious for the front of the Chevy Bolt EV!!!

 

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Found this article today. Have to assume it's legit. Wow!!

Mount Panorama is one of Australia's most famous racing circuits. Host to the Bathurst 1000 touring car race, it's renowned for its elevation changes, technical corners, and the long downhill Conrod Straight. However, outside of race weekends, the circuit is simply a public road used by local residents to get around, and is marked with a 60 km/h speed limit. That fact seemed to slip by a BMW driver one afternoon, who was caught speeding at almost double the posted limit, according to NSW Police.

Reported by Motor1, the driver's excuse for such excessive speeds was that they "thought it was a race track." Behind the wheel of a BMW 320i, the driver was clocked at a speed of 119 km/h before being apprehended by police. For his antics, the driver was issued a $2520 fine, the top tier for exceeding the limit by greater than 45 km/h. The offense also comes with 6 demerit points, out of a total of 13 maximum for drivers in the state. Perhaps the worst consequence of all, however, is the 6 month license suspension issued on the spot, along with the seizure of the car's registration plates for a 3 month period.

It's a tough penalty, though not surprising given the driver was traveling a full 59 km/h over the limit. Australia takes speeding offenses very seriously, with fines much larger than many other jurisdictions around the world. In the state of New South Wales, speeding just 10 km/h over the limit will net a $280 fine. Other states are even worse, with South Australia charging drivers a full $414 for the same offense.
 

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Found this article today. Have to assume it's legit. Wow!!

Mount Panorama is one of Australia's most famous racing circuits. Host to the Bathurst 1000 touring car race, it's renowned for its elevation changes, technical corners, and the long downhill Conrod Straight. However, outside of race weekends, the circuit is simply a public road used by local residents to get around, and is marked with a 60 km/h speed limit. That fact seemed to slip by a BMW driver one afternoon, who was caught speeding at almost double the posted limit, according to NSW Police.

Reported by Motor1, the driver's excuse for such excessive speeds was that they "thought it was a race track." Behind the wheel of a BMW 320i, the driver was clocked at a speed of 119 km/h before being apprehended by police. For his antics, the driver was issued a $2520 fine, the top tier for exceeding the limit by greater than 45 km/h. The offense also comes with 6 demerit points, out of a total of 13 maximum for drivers in the state. Perhaps the worst consequence of all, however, is the 6 month license suspension issued on the spot, along with the seizure of the car's registration plates for a 3 month period.

It's a tough penalty, though not surprising given the driver was traveling a full 59 km/h over the limit. Australia takes speeding offenses very seriously, with fines much larger than many other jurisdictions around the world. In the state of New South Wales, speeding just 10 km/h over the limit will net a $280 fine. Other states are even worse, with South Australia charging drivers a full $414 for the same offense.
An example of, "if you are going to exceed the speed limit, do it where it won't be noticed". Got what he deserved IMO. As I always say, the only reason a speed limit was put into law was because somebody was doing 22mph where it was only safe to do 20mph.

Exceed the speed limit where nobody notices or can be affected and nobody notices or was affected...
 
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