Because Ford needed something to show California they were seriously *trying* to meet that state's ZEV sales requirements (that were later suspended/rescinded). Note that CA didn't require automakers to *offer* ZEVs, they were intending to require automakers to ensure a percentage of *sales* in that state were ZEVs.… »
I see at least 3 different 2WD Wranglers regularly during my short (6 mile) commute here in outer NW Houston. One has 24s and O-ring tires, because nothing says "capable off-roader" like a wheel/tire combo that dings the rim running over anything larger or stiffer than a cigarette butt.
The only good use for a 2WD… »
Patrick, I think your opening line is a bit off. The jury found Barajas did NOT kill Banda. If they had found he had, he could have been convicted of anything ranging from manslaughter to the capital murder he was charged with.
Additionally, they found *fragments* of *a* bullet they think *might* be a .357 Magnum, but… »
Lutz lives in western Washtenaw County, somewhere near-ish Chelsea. Macomb is the NE portion of the Detroit Metro area (the GM Warren Tech Center is in Macomb County). »
Personally, I prefer the Bongo Friendee. It's a shame the never made a Bongo Brawny Friendee (or Friendee Brawny). »
Let's try this again: C-130. Say it with me now: C-130. There is no C-170 unless you count the Cessna 170, which, while maybe being able to land in a soccer stadium, couldn't take more than 1 hostage at a time and have a hope of taking off in a short space. »
Yep. They've been sending Mustangs officially to Japan since ~1996 or so. Different headlamps & taillamps, metric speedo/odo, and underhood/sunvisor warning labels in Japanese are the primary differences. »
It's done all the time. Just takes time and patience, mostly. If the original VIN is still on the car and legible, you may even be able to get it titled under that VIN and not under a state-issued VIN. »
M-plate. Don't get excited. It's here either for testing or evaluation/executive drives.
That's how I once drove a full-Euro-spec Escort RS Cosworth for 3 days, with the admonition not to break it as the next driver was Bill Ford Jr. »
Having spent a significant portion of my life pulling trailers up mountains in diesel trucks to test cooling systems, I'll suggest that the trans features you want are:
- A well-matched 2nd gear and 3rd gear (since we're talking about 6-speeds) to the engine and rear gear/tire size.
- 2nd gear torque converter lockup… »
Back before the State of Arizona widened the road up from Davis Dam, and in the process lopped some off the summit AND de-sloped it, I towed a lot of trailers up that grade doing cooling system testing. Yeah, a 3-mile stretch isn't exactly earth-shattering. Show me a GCWR tow at the posted speed limit in 100F ambient… »
I've got multiple tool sets in play, but whenever someone asks me about starting out, I always give them this. In order of priority: »
Yep. Walk the floor at the SAE Congress in Detroit any given year and you'll likely see a half-dozen axial engine variants being shilled. »