914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
2/9/23 8:19 a.m.

Didn't he sing in Play Misty for Me?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
2/9/23 1:28 p.m.

WHY ??

APEowner
APEowner UltraDork
2/9/23 1:58 p.m.
914Driver said:

Didn't he sing in Play Misty for Me?

Clint Eastwood is actually an accomplished musician and composer and has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall among other places.

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Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/9/23 2:48 p.m.
914Driver said:

WHY ??

Because Americans have a stigma about 4 doors. Some will even butcher a station wagon to distance themselves from it.

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
2/9/23 2:59 p.m.
APEowner said:
914Driver said:

Didn't he sing in Play Misty for Me?

Clint Eastwood is actually an accomplished musician and composer and has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall among other places.

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Dude had chops back in the day...  He co-wrote the theme song for the movie "Sully" so he's still not without talent. 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/9/23 4:29 p.m.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
2/9/23 5:03 p.m.

That can't be good...

Woman has had her Tucson at the dealership since mid December.  Cat is not currently available.  Online catalogue says the part number, then "Not for sale". Seems pretty straightforward to me.  We have no emission inspection here, so beat the guts out of it, spend that time figuring out what went wrong to melt the cat, and drive around with the MIL illuminated until a new cat is available.

I've had it for less than 24 hours, it's running fine, I called her, and she loves me.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
2/9/23 5:30 p.m.
Appleseed said:
914Driver said:

WHY ??

Because Americans have a stigma about 4 doors. Some will even butcher a station wagon to distance themselves from it.

Which I will absolutely never understand.

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/9/23 5:35 p.m.
914Driver said:

WHY ??

Short wheelbase is neet.

 

note that real sport quattros (and well-done clones) had a more upright windshield.  The sq used the doors/windshield/pillars from an Audi 80 (4000).

 

Sloppily done wheelbase shortenings keep the quattro's laid back windshield and they look kinda dumb.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/9/23 5:39 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

The quadrqport fear or the wanton destruction making "shorties?" I understand neither.

I still maintain that the Impala SS is one of the best looking regular cars of the 90s. It would not look better as a 2 door.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
2/9/23 6:57 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to Duke :

The quadrqport fear or the wanton destruction making "shorties?" I understand neither.

I still maintain that the Impala SS is one of the best looking regular cars of the 90s. It would not look better as a 2 door.

Yes it would.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/9/23 7:02 p.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

Counterpoint: No, it wouldn't.

mattm
mattm Reader
2/9/23 9:02 p.m.
APEowner said:
914Driver said:

Didn't he sing in Play Misty for Me?

Clint Eastwood is actually an accomplished musician and composer and has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall among other places.

Image may contain Musical Instrument Leisure Activities Piano Human Person Musician Performer and Pianist

Eastwood has a passion for music but was never a successful musician.  He is a composer of no repute, and a producer of nothing of merit musically.  He really likes music, a lot, and his money has allowed him to be music adjacent.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas Reader
2/9/23 9:13 p.m.
914Driver said:

Cars in the exclusion zone after the Fukushima disaster, soaked in radiation.

Would the radiation fade if removed?  I mean come on its a Porsche! 

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
2/9/23 11:49 p.m.
Indy - Guy said:

"I no wut I got!"

mtn
mtn MegaDork
2/10/23 2:06 a.m.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
2/10/23 2:07 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
2/10/23 3:43 p.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
2/10/23 3:45 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to Duke :

The quadrqport fear or the wanton destruction making "shorties?" I understand neither.

Both.

 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
2/11/23 6:27 a.m.
mattm said:
APEowner said:
914Driver said:

Didn't he sing in Play Misty for Me?

Clint Eastwood is actually an accomplished musician and composer and has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall among other places.

Image may contain Musical Instrument Leisure Activities Piano Human Person Musician Performer and Pianist

Eastwood has a passion for music but was never a successful musician.  He is a composer of no repute, and a producer of nothing of merit musically.  He really likes music, a lot, and his money has allowed him to be music adjacent.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3fZhJN4Tdc

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/11/23 10:38 a.m.
Duke said:
Appleseed said:

In reply to Duke :

The quadrqport fear or the wanton destruction making "shorties?" I understand neither.

Both.

 

Four-doors rule.

Audi shortened the wheelbase of the quattro by a lot so they could handle tight corners better. Instead of developing a good center diff, since the quattros (and sports) had locked centers in rally trim.  Because Audi management wanted to compete with what the road cars had.

Nevermind that a good center diff could have made the road cars better... and the road cars did not get better center diffs until well after Audi pulled out of stage rally.

 

Audi engineers secretly built a very good rally car - mid engined, PDK, good diffs, the works - and when management found out, they ordered the prototypes to be destroyed, because they were not what they sold to the public.

I don't know how Audi survived as a company.  It is not like they sold cars with massive aerodynamic aids to overcome the horrible handling caused by the short wheelbase and poor diffs that they used because their solution was always adding more power ("we actually made a 1000hp version but it couldn't turn")

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
2/11/23 1:56 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
914Driver said:

WHY ??

Short wheelbase is neet.

 

So you are saying the 57 shortie needs box flares...

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/11/23 2:13 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

 

Wheelbase was 86 inches.  Tires are 235/45-15 on 15x9 wheels.  333hp from an aluminum block DOHC version of the 2.1l five, with a K27 turbo for all the lag.

VW 4 and 5 valve timing belt engines had crappy combustion chambers because of this car, they had to cockeye everything over to the intake side to make room for the big turbo vs. the right side chassis rail.

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
2/11/23 2:20 p.m.

Audi RS002.  Somebody hid one from management.

All the good pics I can find are on hotlink blocking sites, so here is a collection of pics loaded sequentially, with sound.

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
2/11/23 3:59 p.m.

Decimal speed limit? That's a first for me. 

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