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Old 07-13-2017, 10:21 PM   #181
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Wifey B: I know nothing about roads without traffic. Where would you find those? I wouldn't mind a few laps in a race car or something. Seriously, my car has 530 hp and top speed around 190 and it's never been over about 90 mph and that would have been passing or something. Now, if I was somewhere open and no speed limit, it would be different. Someone mentioned Alps, but it's a long drive to them from Fort Lauderdale.
Must be a nice car!
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Gee, Port, that boat looks great. Hard to believe it is now 6 years since we went on the venture with you building that from scratch.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:47 PM   #183
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Must be a nice car!
Wifey B: My dream car, although I wasn't happy at all to find out what criminal cheaters they were. Now nearly 5 years old and only around 17,400 nautical miles on it. We don't put many miles on our cars. We have three, all five years old and all with around 20,000 statute miles. Cars don't excite me like boats do.
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Wifey B: My dream car, although I wasn't happy at all to find out what criminal cheaters they were. Now nearly 5 years old and only around 17,400 nautical miles on it. We don't put many miles on our cars. We have three, all five years old and all with around 20,000 statute miles. Cars don't excite me like boats do.
WB - If you would... please explain the bolded portions. TY, Art
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WB - If you would... please explain the bolded portions. TY, Art
Wifey B: Porsche/VW diesel cheaters, circumventing pollution laws.

We have 3 cars we use for personal use, 3 different brands, and all three of them are just under 5 years old and around 20,000 miles on each. Only reason they have that many is we make three to four trips a year to NC and SC. Up to the Lake Norman area, across to Myrtle Beach and back home. We put more miles each year on boats than we do on cars, although down on boat miles this year as the boating on the TN river isn't a lot of miles. Only 8,000 nm year to date.
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Trying to hit smugglers in the head with landing gear was also kinda fun. .....took more skill....
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Wifey B: Porsche/VW diesel cheaters, circumventing pollution laws.

We have 3 cars we use for personal use, 3 different brands, and all three of them are just under 5 years old and around 20,000 miles on each. Only reason they have that many is we make three to four trips a year to NC and SC. Up to the Lake Norman area, across to Myrtle Beach and back home. We put more miles each year on boats than we do on cars, although down on boat miles this year as the boating on the TN river isn't a lot of miles. Only 8,000 nm year to date.
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Naah, probably more like this Falcon

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Wifey B: And to me planes are just a necessary evil as a way to travel long distances quickly. No appeal. No desire to pilot. I don't besmirch those who like them, just not my thing.

And I know nothing about them.
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"Porsche/VW diesel cheaters, circumventing pollution laws"

But they did keep their customers happy , rather than the Air Police.
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In a helicopter?
Nah....by the 80s the USCG pilots were starting to be under too much scrutiny.

I would fly with other government agencies that were full of Vietnam war retreads.

One guy had the use of a fairly high performance Piper twin...not sure who he scared more....me or the bad guys. But you know if they ducked...you were close...if they jumped overboard you did it right....

I did love the one bust in the Glades where a bad guy took off on a 3 wheeler down some dike and the Customs helo bumped him into the canal when he was zooming down the road.

I know....its sll fun and games till someone gets hurt.....
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"Porsche/VW diesel cheaters, circumventing pollution laws"

But they did keep their customers happy , rather than the Air Police.
Wifey B: Didn't keep me happy. I don't like doing business with criminals. I still love my car but it sure took the joy of ownership away for a while. I was ashamed to say I had one. Just real glad I didn't have diesel.
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Well... you may be a good girl on traffic filled roads in general... but, having read many of your posts... I'm not believing for a minute - that same "good girl" exists on roads that are vacant of traffic!

Sooo.... I am a good boy on roads when there is traffic... but... when no traffic exists, my 1967 Wildcat's recently professionally rebuilt factory stat 430 cid, 360 hp. 500 ft. lbs. torque muscle car engine loves to be let loose and simply GO!!!

149 mph was top end original mfg stats for my car stemming from road tests during year of production. From a few relatively mild engine and exhaust modifications I believe she has about 25 added hp. Meaning she now has about 385 hp. total. I've buried the speedometer a few times on desolate flat roads. Though I didn't dare hit GM's mfg stats of 149 mph top end. Know for sure I had her in the high 130's!

It was never possible to really run a car out very long or safely if you had one that could reasonably perform. Around here we run the cars at National speedway, Limerock or Bridgehampton (until it was closed). You get a completely different feel when you are at a track where there is no reason to hold back and the cars there make yours look sloooow. It is very fun and it is very humbling to see what a car can do when really prepared for going fast.
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Gee, Port, that boat looks great. Hard to believe it is now 6 years since we went on the venture with you building that from scratch.
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