• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' the posts that you read.

Automotive technology you miss.


PetroleumJunkie412

2.9 Mafia
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Oct 31, 2018
Messages
6,606
Reaction score
4,711
Points
113
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Size
2.9l Trinity
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Give 'yer balls a tug. Fight me.
Hua. And look, VW even has 2.8/2.9 cousin engines:


Well Gump and NW (new weirdo), I guess ya'll were right. Everyone does need a little:
download.png

In their lives. Can I be part of the VW crowd now?
 
Last edited:


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 4FF3E9EEA14805 Expires: October 1st, 2020

PetroleumJunkie412

2.9 Mafia
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Oct 31, 2018
Messages
6,606
Reaction score
4,711
Points
113
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Size
2.9l Trinity
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Give 'yer balls a tug. Fight me.
The air cooled ones actually are pretty neat. Neat to marvel over and look at, pretty far down on my wish list though.

My brother had a ‘68 Bug with a ‘73 Super Beetle 1600 in it. It was like a go cart, fun but not particularly fast. It did enough gumption to at least feel like it was trying though.

5d85ec6a925ceb07628032c78de03388.jpg

Fahrvergümption


And back on point, there's one I miss(ed) (20+ years before I was born)

Judson Superchargers. Tinkered with a partial one. Awesome design.
 

Dirtman

Level Six Laser Lotus.
Supporting Member
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
12,758
Reaction score
7,456
Points
113
Location
41N 75W
Total Lift
It's up there.
Total Drop
It's down there.
Tire Size
Round.
After driving my sisters Malibu in Georgia for 3 weeks I realized how much I miss getting in a truck without a giant screen in the middle of the dash constantly telling me not to look at the screen while driving... then beeping because a phone isnt connected... then back to saying don't look at me! Then beeping because it found a wifi signal BUT DONT LOOK AT ME!!!!

I wanted to put a bullet in that dumbass thing. And those thoughtful designers never considered putting a damn "OFF" button on the whole damn thing so you could actually drive undistracted by its nonsense.
 

Uncle Gump

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
5,015
Reaction score
2,974
Points
113
Location
Plano IL
Vehicle Year
2006
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0L
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead, Follow or get out of my way

Dirtman

Level Six Laser Lotus.
Supporting Member
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
12,758
Reaction score
7,456
Points
113
Location
41N 75W
Total Lift
It's up there.
Total Drop
It's down there.
Tire Size
Round.
Anytime I think of Volkswagen this is the first image that pops in my head...

maxresdefault.jpg
 

Uncle Gump

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
5,015
Reaction score
2,974
Points
113
Location
Plano IL
Vehicle Year
2006
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
4.0L
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead, Follow or get out of my way
When you think of Toyota... Honda and Nissan do you think of this?

34373
 

Dirtman

Level Six Laser Lotus.
Supporting Member
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
12,758
Reaction score
7,456
Points
113
Location
41N 75W
Total Lift
It's up there.
Total Drop
It's down there.
Tire Size
Round.
No because we did that. When I think of honda I think of this. Ironically which happened today....
1941.Arizona.jpg
 

8thTon

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 13, 2019
Messages
1,153
Reaction score
663
Points
113
Location
Pennsylvania
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
My world is filled with stuff that needs to be fixed
Air cooled VW's were pretty cool. VW and Porsche were pretty innovative back in the day, but none of the designs they came up with stood the test of time, and no one makes cars with layouts like that now. Lancia on the other hand was even more innovative, and most cars today have features copied from them.
 

Dirtman

Level Six Laser Lotus.
Supporting Member
Joined
May 28, 2018
Messages
12,758
Reaction score
7,456
Points
113
Location
41N 75W
Total Lift
It's up there.
Total Drop
It's down there.
Tire Size
Round.
If you think about it, cars are just horses that fart more...
 

Volkshook

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2019
Messages
52
Reaction score
36
Points
18
Location
Utah
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ranger XL
Engine Size
3.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Pretty sure it's stock. I could be wrong.
Tire Size
P215/75R15
My credo
Nothing personal. I'd rather be driving my Bug.
After driving my sisters Malibu in Georgia for 3 weeks I realized how much I miss getting in a truck without a giant screen in the middle of the dash constantly telling me not to look at the screen while driving... then beeping because a phone isnt connected... then back to saying don't look at me! Then beeping because it found a wifi signal BUT DONT LOOK AT ME!!!!

I wanted to put a bullet in that dumbass thing. And those thoughtful designers never considered putting a damn "OFF" button on the whole damn thing so you could actually drive undistracted by its nonsense.
I despise how modern cars are designed around the idea that I'm not bright enough to put on a seat belt without my car insisting that I do (don't bother reminding me that some drivers aren't). Every time I drive my wife's car, I find myself constantly repeating things like, "Shut up, ya daffy bastard!"

Also, earlier there was the comment about plastic headlight covers vs. glass, and while I concede that glass has the advantage in the clouding column, I was reminded today that broken plastic gets my vote over broken glass as being generally less undesirable.
 

PetroleumJunkie412

2.9 Mafia
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Oct 31, 2018
Messages
6,606
Reaction score
4,711
Points
113
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Size
2.9l Trinity
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Give 'yer balls a tug. Fight me.
Lancia on the other hand was even more innovative, and most cars today have features copied from them.
Oh now you're just talking dirty to me.
 

Josh B

Well-known member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 15, 2019
Messages
1,359
Reaction score
391
Points
83
Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Sounds like several people are finally getting tired of all the electric and electronic shit in today's vehicles.
Haha, man I got tired of that stuff a Longggg time ago, especially the having to fix it part ;)
 


Top