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Topic: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness

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utee94

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1596 on: July 17, 2019, 08:44:41 AM »
I think the country would be ok switching to metric for pretty much all measurements.   It would certainly take some time to make the transition and older folks like my parents would remain confused over it, but eventually we'd be able to git r done.

Like CD I actually like the F system for weather temperature, but for me the reason is that it has finer gradients by degree, so each degree between freezing and boiling is almost twice as precise in F than it is in C.  Like anything else, we'd get used to it if we switched, but I still like the finer detail of the F system.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1597 on: July 17, 2019, 09:28:12 AM »
Some people just don't look at maps.   We hosted a conference at the American Club in Kohler this June.  People either flew to Milwaukee or Ohare. Some dude flew to Green Bay, ok fine.   Reasonable drive for all 3.  This one person flew to Minneapolis and proceeded to make a near 5 hour drive across mostly state highways. 

She admitted later to just guessing it was about a 2 hour drive.  She s like it was a pretty drive, had no idea there were so much forest and lakes in WI.  I don't think the metric system would help her.   Made me wonder how often people make those errors in selecting an airport.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1598 on: July 17, 2019, 09:53:47 AM »
I'd welcome the metric system. It makes sense. 

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1599 on: July 17, 2019, 10:10:24 AM »
I've always been good with maps, but for the folks that are not......... google maps has had to save tons of time and headaches
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1600 on: July 17, 2019, 10:51:33 AM »
I'm big on natural selection. 

Too bad that woman didn't get out of her car to pet a bear on the way to Kohler.
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1602 on: July 17, 2019, 08:48:32 PM »
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1603 on: July 17, 2019, 08:58:30 PM »
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1604 on: July 17, 2019, 09:03:40 PM »
I'd welcome the metric system. It makes sense.
This is the biggest argument the US will never accept it.
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1605 on: July 19, 2019, 10:31:31 AM »
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a28433801/c8-corvette-mid-engine-engineering-design-interview/?fbclid=IwAR2f39KSLCrJjAd6R8ieGMp-ymElF0DnPwJCKqaq1Ji9z7bZvB8dbLlbHpI

The new Vette has been revealed.  Looks good to me.  Still using the basic pushrod engine.

No manual available any more.  DCT.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1606 on: July 19, 2019, 10:34:17 AM »
hopefully, thousands of the C8 will be rolling into dealerships soon

I'd like the C6 used market to be flooded to drive down prices
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1607 on: July 19, 2019, 02:02:14 PM »
It will take a while for the pipeline to fill and the first models for a while will be decked out and selling above list.

I'm initially impressed with it personally given they retained the same base engine slightly hyped.

And the price point is good.

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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1608 on: July 20, 2019, 12:56:59 AM »
What's with Chevy and the 1950s engine architecture?  Is it going to have drum brakes as well?
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Re: 2019 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #1609 on: July 20, 2019, 07:06:49 AM »
What's with Chevy and the 1950s engine architecture?  Is it going to have drum brakes as well?

It is interesting.  The advantage is lower center of gravity and shorter engine height.  The disadvantages appear to have been largely engineered around.  The 6.2 L has  had variable valve timing for a while now for example.  There is speculation that the hotter models will have a smaller DOHC engine blown.

The C& variant had a 638 hp version and a 740 hp version that was no faster, they couldn't get power to the ground, so they knew to get more performance they had to go midengine.  The fastest cars today all have all wheel drive.  I presume they will market a more track ready version in a year or so.  The other interesting feature is this car has gained almost 300 pounds over the C7.


 

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