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Borg warner

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  1. The Model for the Statue of Liberty. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi 2 August 1834 – 4 October 1904) was a French sculptor and painter who is best known for designing Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty. Bartholdi's model was the beautiful Frenchwoman Isabelle Boyer, who was first married to the American industrialist Isaac Merrit Singer-of sewing machine fame- and later to the Duke of Campo Selice of Luxembourg. In 1878, the 36-year-old Duchess de Campo Selice attracted the attention of the sculptor who forever immortalized her features in the face of the Statue of Liberty.
  2. People running around crazy like their hair is on fire!
  3. What will be even more stupid is when California mandates all electric vehicles and they have to ration electricity because they won't build any new power plants and wind and solar will never be sufficient to meet the increased demand
  4. Neither of those are 1968's because they don't have the ugly square bumpers. The yellow one has round bumpers and glass enclosed sloped head lights and the blue one has round bumpers and what looks like might be surface mounted vertical headlights. which would make it a '67. Nice looking cars though, and in very good condition for vehicles that are at least 55 years old and probably worth about 3-4 thousand each running or not. I remember back in the late 70's early 80's when you could find 60's beetles in good running condition for about 6-700 and beaters for a hundred or more. Here's the difference between pre-68 bumpers and 68 and later bumpers:
  5. The Olds overhead valve 303 cubic inch Rocket V8 came out in 1949 along with the 331 c.i. Caddy V8 in 1950. And the overhead valve Buick Nailhead V8 came out in 1954 and was only 264 cubic inches and put out 143 HP, while the Buick straight 8 was also overhead valve and was 320 C.I. and put out 168 horsepower and that was 8 more horsepower than the 4 barrel 303 Olds of 1952. And back in the early 50's the dual carbureted high compression Hudson 308 cubic inch six with 170 hp was competitive with the early V8's particularly in road racing. It wasn't until about 1957 when the V8's started putting out some serious horsepower with the 283 putting out 1 horsepower per cubic inch and the 1957 392 Hemi producing 375 horsepower The straight 8 is an inherently vibration free configuration. A straight-eight can be timed for inherent primary and secondary balance, with no unbalanced primary or secondary forces or moments. However, crankshaft torsional vibration, present to some degree in all engines, is sufficient to require the use of a harmonic damper at the accessory end of the crankshaft. Although an inline six-cylinder engine can also be timed for inherent primary and secondary balance, a straight-eight develops more power strokes per revolution and, as a result, will run more smoothly under load than an inline six. Also, due to the even number of power strokes per revolution, a straight-eight does not produce unpleasant odd-order harmonic vibration in the vehicle's driveline at low engine speeds.
  6. My Brother still has a 49 dodge 2 door sedan with a flathead six that he bought on line as a crate motor that was an industrial engine and he put a dual carb manifold on it and it will run at 70 mph all day long and gets reasonable gas mileage. The straight 8's were smooth running engines and the Buick's were overhead valve and had a lot of power
  7. It's enough if you know how to make up for it. My 66 Bug could exceed the speed limit on level ground and wouldn't slow down on hills if you exceeded the speed limit when approaching them.
  8. I had a 66 with the 1300 engine and It was good if you kept the RPM's up but I think the '67 with the 1500 was the best for power and fuel economy and it was also the best looking with the round numbers and the smaller tail lights. But the biggest problem with electric cars is that once everyone is driving them we'll have to ration electricity unless we build a lot more power plants, which we shoild start buildin NOW but we can't because the "Greens" (who we use to call the "Reds" back on the 50s) don't WANT any new power plants if they're nuclear, even fission which is close to being developed and is safe and produces no waste, or hydro-electric, (because we have to save the fishes) or natural gas, because it's hydrocarbon, or oil, because it's hydrocarbon too, even though it;s OK to use oil and natural gas from other countries because that somehow saves the Earth more than using our own oil, which we have more of than anyone else. But the best solution is to drive Hybrids that are more fuel efficient than VW beetles and generate their own electricity to power their own electric motors. But the Greens, formerly known as the Reds, AKA Communists, AKA "Democratic" Socialists, don't want hybrids, and want everyone to drive EV's instead.
  9. The Libs always say they're going to leave as a matter of principal, but since they don't have any principles, they never leave which is unfortunate since the country would be so much better off without them.
  10. I don't think there was any great wealth of work as a comedian and he wasn't all that funny in All in the family and it wasn't much of a stretch as an actor to play a meathead. However, he did have one great accomplishment, and that was that he co-wrote and directed Spinal Tap. His father was Carl Reiner who was a comedy writer and comedian who collaborated for many years with Mel Brooks and was part of Your Show of Shows with Sid Caesar and was a writer for The Dick Van Dyke show. Carl Reiner was not a flaming America-hating Leftist like his son, or if he was any kind of Leftist he always kept his political opinions to himself and didn't rub peole's noses in it or act like he was everyone's moral superior. Carl Reiner also served in WWII.
  11. I'm 74 but I still like it loud and like listening to a hard driving rock song at full volume in my car. The only problem with that is it makes you want to drive fast.
  12. That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.
  13. Hopefully your estimates are off, but then again you may not be counting the dead people, and what the Dems have always said is "Vote early, and vote often."
  14. More easily IF we have honest elections. And if we don't, it will take huge landslides of legal votes to overcome the bogus ones and that's what I'm hoping for.
  15. The question I want to ask, that I didn't get to ask in the other tread after it got shut down because of the people who could not disagree without insults and name-calling, is this one: IS SHE HOT?? And where is that "This thread is worthless without pictures" Emoji????
  16. Democrats’ Culture War Is Destroying Their Ability To Govern Competently Enough To Fool Voters By: Nathanael Blake April 25, 2022 The Federalist The ideology making Democrats unpopular is also preventing them from understanding why they are unpopular. New York Times columnist Charles Blows recently claimed to be “truly shocked” by a poll showing President Biden with a 33 percent approval rating. I was shocked, too — how could his approval rating be that high? Blow, of course, is surprised at Biden’s unpopularity, and worried that the Democrats are stumbling into a bloodbath in the November midterms. Blow is paid to understand and explain politics and culture to his readers. That he is surprised reveals a lot about the bubble he is in. And his meandering analysis of Democrats’ problems illustrates how the ideology making Democrats unpopular is also preventing them from understanding why they are unpopular. Blow initially blames Biden — for being too much of a “decent man … sober and straightforward” rather than a “showman.” This is a ludicrous assessment of a politician, who, until age caught up with his tongue, was one of D.C.’s preeminent bloviators. Nonetheless, Blow’s ordinary partisan delusion is less interesting than the ideological blind spots revealed when he turns to genuine sources of Biden’s unpopularity, such as “the fear of crime and the pinch of inflation” and that “Republicans are playing heavily into culture war issues.” Although Blow does not seem to realize it, these issues combine to reinforce voters’ disapproval of Biden. Democratic failures on bread and butter issues such as crime and inflation are related to the culture-war radicalism that has captured their party. Twitter, not the blue-collar union hall, is now the heart of the Democratic Party, which is controlled by the educated, urban professional-managerial class, epitomized by woke, union-busting CEOs. This faction has merged the class and culture wars — championing cultural radicalism, entrenching its own economic interests, and neglecting the common good. The Democrats are the party of wealthy diversity consultants lecturing hourly workers about white privilege and cis-heteropatriarchy while inflation eats away at wages and investment firms buy up homes in the hope of making America a nation of permanent renters. The governing priorities of those running the Democratic Party are sending government money to their clients (from teachers unions to Planned Parenthood) and waging culture war. And they are fanatical culture warriors. Consider Blow’s complaint that the GOP is “challenging the teaching of Black history and the history of white supremacy in schools, as well as restricting discussions of L.G.B.T. issues and campaigning against trans women and girls competing in sports with other women and girls.” He adds that “Republicans are using white parental fear, particularly the fears of white moms.” This litany of whines highlights the bubble Blow and his audience at The New York Times are in. Ordinary Americans know the difference between teaching history and teaching poisonous ideology derived from critical race theory. Americans understand that it is unjust for males to compete in women’s sports, and that it is perverse to teach young children about sex and gender ideology. They are angry when educators encourage children to transition, and outraged when they hide it from parents. Voters have also noticed that the cultural left never stops where it says it will. We were assured that the LGBT movement was about tolerance for consenting adult relationships; now it is about transgender toddlers, child drag queens, and men in girls’ locker rooms. We are also now told that being anti-racist somehow means judging people based on the color of their skin. Blow and other bubbled liberals may be okay with mastectomies for confused teenage girls, but most Americans are not. This cultural radicalism erodes Democrats’ ability to govern competently. Sometimes this is the result of neglecting the basic tasks of government in order to prioritize boutique cultural issues, other times it is a direct consequence of ideology, as exemplified in the crime wave resulting from woke prosecutors and defunding the police. In either case, wokeness is an ideology for those who are cushioned from its consequences. Indeed, wokeness is primarily a phenomenon of the college-educated, and especially the well-off; it is a niche, luxury political philosophy that thrives among the privileged and in the shelter of academia. But though it is often a political liability, there are ways it serves the interests of its adherents. In particular, woke ideology legitimates the rule of the woke over the non-woke, and justifies economic exploitation and socio-political repression. Wokeness claims to reveal the systems of unjust oppression that permeate society; it focuses on race, sex, and gender, and relegates economic class to a second-tier concern. This allows many of the privileged and powerful to claim to be righteous allies of the oppressed without having to sacrifice economic or social power or position. Indeed, many can claim to be oppressed themselves. This is why wokeness tends to focus on BIPoC and LGBT representation in boardrooms and Ivy League campuses, rather than helping the working class. Thus, it is to be expected that woke discourse often suggests that the working class (especially working-class whites) have it coming for their sins of racism, sexism, transphobia, and so on — the wicked deserve punishment, not sympathy. This is why pundits such as Blow are so quick to accuse dissenters of racism and bigotry. And it is why the woke left supports oligarchic power in pursuit of its aims, and eagerly uses economic, technological, and cultural power to suppress dissent. This is why professors are having to submit woke loyalty oaths in the form of diversity statements, and why mandatory diversity, equity, and inclusion training has become the norm in the corporate world. This is why the left is eager to use social media censorship to suppress “misinformation” — which in many cases is truth that is inconvenient to the regime (e.g., the Hunter Biden laptop story). It is also why the left cannot understand its own failures. They have isolated themselves in a bubble that has drifted so far from reality and the concerns of normal voters that even electoral disaster may not bring them back to Earth. Cocooned in privilege and ideology, they think Biden is doing just fine. But most Americans have had enough of a government that is more committed to transitioning children than to controlling crime and inflation.
  17. When the phones were tied to the wall people were more free than they are now that they're tied to their phones.
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