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Campfire Talk / Re: Car dealerships
« Last post by Bilgemaster on Yesterday at 08:41:12 pm »
If you liked the guy in that ad, you'll LOVE Winnebago Man.
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Campfire Talk / Re: Car dealerships
« Last post by Bilgemaster on Yesterday at 07:26:56 pm »
If you liked the guy in that ad, you'll LOVE Winnebago Man.
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Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: latest series of idiot questions...
« Last post by Adrian II on Yesterday at 04:30:18 pm »
Understatement or just lazy when it comes to typing?  :-X

The gentleman who compiled all that stuff is a serious enthusiast, we merely bask in the results of his labo(u)r.

A.
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Bullet with the UCE engine / Re: 350 UCE speed , comfort
« Last post by beagle on January 22, 2019, 11:47:43 pm »
I just did a test ride on a 500  injected/abs model and it was very different around town. Still a bit buzzy on the freeway, but a lot more get up and go in the burbs. Once the twins are out there, should be a few 500 trade ins around and I might upgrade then, if you'd call it an upgrade.
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Campfire Talk / Re: Radial Engines
« Last post by Bilgemaster on January 22, 2019, 10:45:21 pm »
So, what's the difference between a Wankel Rotary and a Wanker Notary?
'Cause this thread's getting a little too grim, and that really  screams for a solid punchline.
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Campfire Talk / Re: JOTD
« Last post by Bert Remington on January 22, 2019, 10:22:17 pm »
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Campfire Talk / Re: Car dealerships
« Last post by Richard230 on January 22, 2019, 07:14:58 pm »
        I saw a lot of crazy car ads on TV when I lived in Oakland/San Francisco '57, '58 & '59. I think a lot of them were done live so they're not "there" any longer.

The word-of-mouth story about that video is that it was done live and the salesman was somewhat disgruntled.   ::)  Needless to say that was his last day on the job.  ;)
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Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: latest series of idiot questions...
« Last post by Bilgemaster on January 22, 2019, 06:07:25 pm »
http://gpoclocksystems.byethost22.com/misc/index.html?i=1

Might help.

A.

"Might help?" That must be some of that famous British understatement there. Sir, that is one of the finest, perhaps THE finest, overall Royal Enfield websites that exists! I couldn't bookmark it quickly enough. How I hadn't come across it before is a real mystery. But now that I have something great to pore over, I don't feel nearly so bad about the rotten cold weather here.
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Campfire Talk / Re: Car dealerships
« Last post by tooseevee on January 22, 2019, 05:46:12 pm »
Ah, the good old days when car dealerships didn't have to worry about lawyers or public shaming.  This guy was located just a few miles down the road from where I grew up.  He was pretty bad, but there were worse dealers at the time, such as Gateway Chevrolet in Daly City, where my dad bought a used 1949 Chevy coupe, only to find out later that the differential was filled with a mixture of oil and sawdust to keep its mechanical problems quiet. When my dad returned to Gateway to complain, they had a couple of large goons show him the door.  >:(  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh3Di3LY6Ns

        I saw a lot of crazy car ads on TV when I lived in Oakland/San Francisco '57, '58 & '59. I think a lot of them were done live so they're not "there" any longer.
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Campfire Talk / Re: Car dealerships
« Last post by Richard230 on January 22, 2019, 05:40:25 pm »
Here is what my youngest brother had to say about this dealership:

My first car ( 1976)  was 1969 GTO i bought from the used car dealership in San Bruno, Ca. I went there with my dad and he helped me buy if for $500! Turned out later the car and most all of the others on the lot were stolen from southern California by the owner of that shady dealership. I never got the pink slip as you can imagine and in the end i did find a buyer who was a high school buddy and would pay me my $500 back (lost all my improvement $$) and he dealt with the DMV red tape.  So fast forward to 2018 and i just ran into him at our high school 40th reunion. He said he kept the GTO and passed it along to his son now.  Go figure that one!!
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