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Brooke
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:21 pm  Reply with quote
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Lisa wrote:
kennylibido wrote:
I stand, prepared.

I am your meal, or are you mine?


I'm glad I'm a vegetarian. I'd much rather have either of you over for dinner no matter what you were driving than have you for dinner. Blech...


I just want to know what Lisa edited out!
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Lisa
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The exciting part of course.
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chris wrote:

Name the time and place and I'll put in in my mouth.

Chris


must resist 'your mom' reply......

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Lisa
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:33 pm  Reply with quote
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Matty wrote:

must resist 'your mom' reply......


Please avoid the spitting versus swallowing related reply as well.
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I'd put Matty's mom in my mouth one roll at a time. mmmmm

Chris

And I only spit when I choke on grissle.

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Derrick
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I've got something for your mouth Chris.

Seriously though, I think Brooke's problem is with Tom's statement that "ANY" vehicle manufacturing is harder on the environment then its use. While that is clearly an over statement, the idea that hybrids are not the solution is not. Possibly Tom's argument has more to do with buying used rather then new.

Either way, that study is really not useful relative to hybrid vehicles. They don't even factor in the disposal costs. Evidently they don't matter on a Taurus type vehicle - whatever that means. I think the opposite many be true for hybrids.

Finally, I'm not playing the who's right and who's wrong game. I think most of us are just trying to have a meaningful discussion on the topic. Some comments are obviously comical though.
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Brooke
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Did you work on that all night?

Derrick wrote:
I've got something for your mouth Chris.

Seriously though, I think Brooke's problem is with Tom's statement that "ANY" vehicle manufacturing is harder on the environment then its use. While that is clearly an over statement, the idea that hybrids are not the solution is not. Possibly Tom's argument has more to do with buying used rather then new.

Either way, that study is really not useful relative to hybrid vehicles. They don't even factor in the disposal costs. Evidently they don't matter on a Taurus type vehicle - whatever that means. I think the opposite many be true for hybrids.

Finally, I'm not playing the who's right and who's wrong game. I think most of us are just trying to have a meaningful discussion on the topic. Some comments are obviously comical though.
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Derrick
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No. It took about 5 mins.
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Brooke
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Derrick wrote:
No. It took about 5 mins.


I'm just giving you crap. I think you know I stand more on your side of the fence. I just don't like blanket statements that are too easy for people to repeat. It's just like saying a 2 stroke scooter pollutes 10 times as much as an SUV. Some ways yes, some ways no. But rarely do people have the information to back it up.

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
-Niels Bohr
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This is kind of cool. Honda meets the People 250. ABS, Fuel Injection, VTEC, fast, light. Pricey I bet.
http://www.cycleworld.com/article.asp?section_id=25&article_id=39&page_number=12

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navydave
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Dang....
Looks just a tad sportier than my People 250.....but with a 300 ??
Maybe I should look into the New 500cc motor I heard it can bolt straight in and not change anything....tho I wonder if the drive train would need to be beefed up...
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Subject: Top Fuel Horsepower facts



One dragster's 500-inch Hemi makes more horsepower than the
first 8 rows at Daytona.

Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1 1/2
gallons of nitro per second, the same rate of fuel consumption as a
fully loaded
747 but with 4 times the energy volume.

The supercharger takes more power to drive than a stock Hemi
makes.

Even with nearly 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the
supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into
nearly-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of
hydraulic lock.

Dual magnetos apply 44 amps to each spark plug. This is the
output of an arc welder in each cylinder.

At the stoichiometric (exact) 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture (for
nitro), the flame front of nitromethane measures 7050 degrees F. (It
explodes! It doesn't really "burn").

Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen
above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from
atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.

Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass.
After
1/2 way, the engine is dieseling from the heat of compression - plus the
glow of exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be shut
down by cutting of it's fuel flow.

If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro
builds up in those cylinders and then explodes with a force that can
blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or blow the block in half.

Dragsters twist the crank (torsionally) so far (20 degrees
in the big end of the track) that sometimes cam lobes are ground offset
from front to rear to re-phase the valve timing somewhere closer to
synchronization with the pistons.

Launch acceleration is close to 8G's, deceleration causes
nearly 6.

Torn retinas are more common in NHRA Top Fuel drag racing
than any other sport.

If all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free,
and for once nothing blows up, each run still costs $1000.00 per second.

Top Fuel Dragsters reach over 300 miles per hour before you
finish reading this sentence.
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Brooke
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Top Fuel drag racing: The only motorsport more boring than NASCAR
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When you're looking to simplify the overwhelming choices available with "Drive fast, turn left".
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