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Archive for August, 2009

Jordan Formula 1 GIF posted

Okay, I lied… I said the NSX was the last one, oh well!

  This one is not from my own picture, this time.  It is from
the April 1992 Road & Track.  I scanned the picture at such a
high resolution that the printing pattern shows through, but
it is not too noticeable at high-res (ie: my PC is at 1024×768).
I know some of you probably laugh at 1024×768… you work-station-
types!

Enjoy,
  Mark

NOTE:  I am sorry to say that I will not be able to send out any personal
       requests as I am now starting exams.  Drop me a line and maybe in a
       couple of weeks I’ll have time.  No promises, though.  Why don’t you
       make friends with someone who can Email these to you?!

Mark Davidson, Comp Sci, Faculty of Math, U of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Ferrari Club of America, East & Central Canada Region, "Northern Prancer"   :^)
Email:  mrdav…@descartes.uwaterloo.ca
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Mark Davidson, Comp Sci, Faculty of Math, U of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Ferrari Club of America, East & Central Canada Region, "Northern Prancer"   :^)
Email:  mrdav…@descartes.uwaterloo.ca                          
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'90 300ZX Turbo for sale $23K

’90 300ZX Twin Turbo for sale

Metallic black, 21K miles, new Dunlops, all options,
custom leather, Sony CD, cover.

Asking $23K

Call Paul at 408-974-2663 work or 415-326-6605 home

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Question:Uniden Stalker Radar Detector

I was just wondering if the Uniden Stalker radar dectector also covers
Ka photo radar and if it were to cover the whole Ka band (photo and
wide).  The specs. for the Ka band are 34.940Ghz (I think)  and + –
110Mhz.  

Thanks,

Ed
e…@andrew.cmu.edu

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Re: Rolling a Civic..

[i’m setting the followup-to field to slide this over to rec.autos.driving,
as the topic is heading that way — rpw]

In article <7jnjaj=.pa…@netcom.com> pa…@netcom.com (Paul Yoshimune) writes:
>  Other cars, like Rabbits, are more
>prone to rolling the car.  In fact, you often see Rabbits, GTIs, and 2002s
>lifting the inner rear wheel when cornering excessively hard…

`excessively hard’?

lifting inside wheels can happen when you are at the limit; i’ve lifted
the inside _front_ on my Alfa sedan on occasion at lime rock.  lifting inside
rears is commonly seen at autocrosses on VW Rabbits and GTIs of various
sorts; in fact, i’d argue that all the really fast drivers of these
cars in stock form lift the inside rears if they are at all competitive.

are you sure that 2002 lifted the inside _rear_?  i’d expect a front engine,
rwd car to lift the inside _front_, not the inside _rear_.

if you are regularly lifting an inside tire, then that is a message
telling you that you might wish to consider increasing roll stiffness
at the other end of the car (which may or may not be legal in a `stock’
class, depending on where you compete.)

cheers,
  richard

richard welty                            518-393-7228
we…@cabot.balltown.cma.com

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ATTN: Canadians! (re: Radar Detectors)

Are there any cities or provinces in Canada where use of a radar detector
is illegal?  My fiancee and I are planning on taking a driving trip this
summer.

- Peter

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Re: Racial Discrimination at Mitsubishi

What’s this doing in rec.autos.sport? Oh I know, maybe "racial
discrimination" is a loose thread into "Senna bashing"  :-)
You certainly vented your personal frustration into a high
bandwidth "shotgun blast".

And now back to the race that’s already in progress!

-Bob T.

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Parking diagonally on an incline?

Please help settle an argument between two friends:  what’s the best way
to park diagonally on an incline?

In other words, you are driving up a steep grade, and there are parking
spaces set diagonally on your side of the road:

|             /|
|            / | <— Here’s the parking space (there _is_ a curb)
|             /|
|            / |
|              |
|      +-+     |
|      |^| <——Here’s your car
|      +-+     |

How do you park?  Specifically, which direction should you turn the
wheels, and should you leave your car in gear (if it’s a stick)?

- Peter

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Best, scenic roads DC to Miss.

        Towards the end of this month I am planning on
travelling from Washington DC to Hattiesburg Mississippi.
Perhaps some of you good folks out their in netland can
recommend roads offering scenic vistas and local historic
sites. I expect to be in no particular hurry.
        Also, I need recommendations on cheap accomodations
in the metro DC area.

                                        Bob Cunico
                                        acsu.buffalo.edu

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Infra-red heat detection to catch speeders – NOT!!

Got this messsage through email…

Sounds like a hoax to me… Or someone doesn’t know a thing about how LIDAR
(which actually does exist) works and is confused.

Have fun.
/ken
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A friend forwarded this to me:

       WHERE HAVE ALL THE MA STATE POLICE BEEN FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS ?

Have you been asking yourself this question? Would you like to know the answer?
Read on:
          In School with a new sophisticated speed measurement device called
the IRD. It is an Infra-Red (heat detection) device that measures speed accur-
ately to .1 MPH. It is a small round device that is being installed in grey/
silver/blue 1992 &93 unmarked Mustangs and a limited number of State Cruisers.
It was rumored to appear on April 1st. First known siteing was yesterday
4/8/92.There is presently NO KNOWN DEFENSE against it OTHER THAN obeying the speed
limit.

Feel free to pass this note around to others as a precaution. Pls strip
my header before doing so. Forewarned is Forelorned.


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men…@cntrol.enet.dec.com                Fahrvergnugen = DriveAmusingly
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fog lamps

I just got a fortune cookie that just fits the bill.   I love it.

> Fog Lamps, n.:
>    Excessively (often obnoxiously) bright lamps mounted on the
>    fronts of automobiles; used on dry, clear nights to indicate
>    that the driver’s brain is in a fog.

>    See also "Idiot Lights".

How true, how true.

Cheers!

- randy

ra…@rls.uucp  <backbone>!osu-cis!rls!randy  rls!ra…@tut.cis.ohio-state.edu
It’s a fax from your dog, Mr. Dansworth.  It looks like your cat.  - Larson

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