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Forum: Technical forums 10-10-2013, 05:22 AM
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Posted By culver
It looks to me like this was a narrow angle V...

It looks to me like this was a narrow angle V engine and they found it was easier to bring the air in between the cams vs from the center of the V.

The general disadvantage is it makes the top...
Forum: Technical forums 08-03-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 322,675
Posted By culver
Something else worth thinking about is the affect...

Something else worth thinking about is the affect vehicle width has on slalom numbers. A wider car by default must move its CG more to the left and right to clear the cones. A motorcycle can do the...
Forum: General Automotive 05-06-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 33,254
Posted By culver
For US pickups diesels do have an added benefit...

For US pickups diesels do have an added benefit if you live at altitude. Like all turbos they don't have the fear of heights a NA motor gets at 3000m. I was in the Rockies two years ago. I never...
Forum: General Automotive 03-18-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 33,254
Posted By culver
I have to admit I'm biased against the I5. The...

I have to admit I'm biased against the I5. The best thing I can say about it is the motor is a distant cousin to the V10s in the Lamborghinis. The ~2007 I5s were inefficient. They were delivering...
Forum: General Automotive 03-13-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 33,254
Posted By culver
I've had this argument before but I don't for a...

I've had this argument before but I don't for a second buy the claim that GM cars from 1981 are the reason why diesels don't sell well in the US. There are a number of good reasons and none have to...
Forum: Multimedia 02-13-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,095
Posted By culver
I see the whole discussion is based on the false...

I see the whole discussion is based on the false premiss that the Enzo is a beautiful car.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 02-10-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,923
Posted By culver
The Mazda6 hatch with V6 and manual was way up on...

The Mazda6 hatch with V6 and manual was way up on my list for a while. I don't like the so-so mileage of the V6 but otherwise it was a good car. Decent handling and decent power (not awesome in...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 02-07-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,923
Posted By culver
Not that attractive but it is just about exactly...

Not that attractive but it is just about exactly what I'm looking for in a car's configuration. I don't see it coming to the US sadly. I currently have a SAAB hatchback. I really like the...
Forum: General Automotive 01-29-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,062
Posted By culver
What you are suggesting then is that GM sets the...

What you are suggesting then is that GM sets the price high, not that say Europe has some import duties which force up the price (this would be true in say Korea).
Forum: General Automotive 01-28-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,062
Posted By culver
So why do we think that the Corvette cost so much...

So why do we think that the Corvette cost so much more in Europe? Is the a GM chose to price it like that sort of thing? Is the car not imported by GM but perhaps under some odd, old contract (this...
Forum: General Automotive 01-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,062
Posted By culver
For the US, all manual Corvettes have the skip...

For the US, all manual Corvettes have the skip shift feature. I could see them disabling it for Europe (easy to do) but all the US manuals have it. Either way, the Corvette, when driven...
Forum: General Automotive 01-25-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,062
Posted By culver
It does seem odd that the mileage ratings are so...

It does seem odd that the mileage ratings are so different. However, the magazine reviews in the US typically show the Corvette matching the other high power sports cars. Really I could see the...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 01-16-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,897
Posted By culver
OK, well it's still kind of round :D. Still, the...

OK, well it's still kind of round :D. Still, the quad light look didn't start until I guess '61.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 01-16-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,897
Posted By culver
I don't think those covers on those lights are...

I don't think those covers on those lights are stock. The 53 had a pair of prominent round lights.
http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/53_2.jpg

The 57 had recessed round...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 01-15-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,897
Posted By culver
Ferrer, The late C1s were the first with the...

Ferrer,
The late C1s were the first with the quad lights. The early C1s had just a pair of round lights.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 01-15-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,897
Posted By culver
The design is not really that similar to the 599....

The design is not really that similar to the 599. It's just as similar to the C6 which was out before the 599. The use of round tail lights would hardly be a theft from Ferrari given that this is...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 12-12-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,698
Posted By culver
I don't think we get the sport back in the US. ...

I don't think we get the sport back in the US. It also moves up the price ladder from my SAAB which was priced similar to an A4.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 12-10-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,698
Posted By culver
It's not totally blaming CAFE but what CAFE does...

It's not totally blaming CAFE but what CAFE does do is create a perverse incentive and does distort the market. Also consider that Volvo wagons did sell well. By in large Americans do have a...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 11-28-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,698
Posted By culver
I think the designer of the Aston also did this...

I think the designer of the Aston also did this car.

NSX,
My brother is dumping his Accord for one of these. He has been happy with the '00 Accord but he found the new one to look good only...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 11-27-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,698
Posted By culver
Here is how the rules killed things like the...

Here is how the rules killed things like the ubiquitous Volvo wagon
How CAFE Killed Compact Trucks And Station Wagons | The Truth About Cars...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 11-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,698
Posted By culver
I really wish the US would get the hatch version....

I really wish the US would get the hatch version. My SAAB 900 is getting old and needs a replacement. I really like the new car and have a soft spot for the Mondeo (I had the Contour SVT which was...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 11-15-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,295
Posted By culver
I think it was one of the best looking cars of...

I think it was one of the best looking cars of the time. I loved the low, long look and the chassis wasn't bad for the time either. That said, somehow the detail changes applied to the SC model...
Forum: Technical forums 10-20-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 322,675
Posted By culver
I'm not sure the high nose is always a plus even...

I'm not sure the high nose is always a plus even if it is in F1. In F2000 and F1000 the low nose Van Diemen and Citations have proven faster than the newer Stohr and Firman (former Van Diemen) cars....
Forum: Technical forums 10-15-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 322,675
Posted By culver
There has got to be an F-body site that would...

There has got to be an F-body site that would know far more about Camaro mods than this place. I think the knowledge here is more generalized.
Forum: Technical forums 10-12-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,916
Posted By culver
I could see issues with safety certifications as...

I could see issues with safety certifications as well. The F1 for example really had no need of forward airbags for the passengers given how far back they sat. However I think most regulations...
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