Just One More? little call?

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by jackstar » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:15 am

So Colin when are you coming back to Pensacola? Your 77 bus is missing you. I'm not but Naranja is.

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by Jivermo » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:40 am

Yeah...when you turning South? Miami is quite pleasant this time of year.

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by Randy in Maine » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:02 am

I often wish I had just one more day with my mom.
79 VW Bus

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:27 am

Randy in Maine wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:02 am
I often wish I had just one more day with my mom.

Moms . . . how many of us take them for granted while they are still with us,
then find our hearts are ripped out when they depart?

My mom is still with us, but she is no longer *with us*.
Now I have to wait for those unpredictable dreams where she is as she was, then wake yet again to the above realization.
Keeps that "march of time" thing fresh in my mind, like a splinter embedded in my eyelid.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by Jivermo » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:52 am

Or a bee in the throat...

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:19 pm

Jivermo wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:52 am
Or a bee in the throat...

Oh no no, I save THAT one just for you.

The Expresso Deatho Jivermo Coffee Maker is being designed shortly.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by vwlover77 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:21 am

The driving style transition from a doddering cow to a slippery thoroughbred, the relentless march of time, and a lesson in aerodynamic automobile design ALL IN ONE THREAD!

I love this forum!
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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by 70Crew » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:40 pm

Colin, I thought of you when my 23 year old engineering student son showed me this video. This would be a great way to impress your fellow Lexus-ites.

https://youtu.be/q8sVDenpPOE

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by tommu » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:21 pm

Very interesting.
I've owned a number of Citroens complete with hydropneumatic suspension. I also owned the Citroen Xantia Activa which had 'hydractive' suspension which essentially made use of height sensors and ramrods to keep the car level at all times. Very odd sensation to have no body roll at all.

Shame I couldn't find an English language video:
[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3YxqjD8Rh4[/media]

A DS / CX / BX would be perfect on these untended LA roads.

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Re: Just One More? little call?

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:03 am

70Crew wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:40 pm
Colin, I thought of you when my 23 year old engineering student son showed me this video. This would be a great way to impress your fellow Lexus-ites.
That last one was crazy cool. And it reminded me of my big ol' Transcontinental intercity bus pavement reading suspension design (back in 1985 when I had little in the way of electronic knowledge). The orange balls are high-pressure accumulators:

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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