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 on: January 24, 2021, 04:32:14 PM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429
Every company is subjected to the Takata airbag recall eventually if not already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkEEeg9fgEU

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 on: January 24, 2021, 04:18:26 PM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429
I read last year Chevrolet and GMC combined out sold the Ford F series , I don't care for the front end styling on the Silverado but I like the GMC , having said that the F series and the Ram trucks look pretty nice but I would be leery of owning their vehicles , they seem to have too many problems and recalls , not that GM is immune to that either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sIeSRPGSdQ

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 on: January 22, 2021, 05:11:24 PM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429
I was surprised too by the technology they had , primitive by today's standards but state of the art for the time. GM was so profitable they could invest in the modern technology , I wonder how Ford and Chrysler ran their technology in those days to keep up with GM. The legacy companies should be able to bury Tesla because they can build millions of cars in one year but Tesla has some advanced technology to build their cars that they don't seem to have. They will buy a competitors brand , dismantle it and analyze the technology and construction , in some respects the Tesla cars are a little crude. The money required to build cars is prohibitive for a start up company. As the Tesla cars age they have a multitude of problems , the digital screens , etc. I see them around town more often now but they are horrible to own in a cold weather climate , better battery technology is needed. BTW environmentally they will have to destroy the earth mining for precious metals for the batteries. I've read Toyota is coming out with a solid state battery so we'll were this goes. It reminds me of Kodak , they invented the digital camera but didn't want to promote it because it would eat into their film sales then they died a slow death. As Lee Iacocca said  " Lead , follow or get out of the way ". We don't have the grid to support all electric cars anyway , the legacy companies make their money with ICE cars so go with the profits for now. GM really hit it out the park with the new Corvette so they are still a player. VW is going long on electric cars and they know how to build millions of cars , Volvo Geely ? is going all electric soon. I removed the vinyl top on my 66 CDV , it had " bondo " on the C piilar seams, they cut corners there but I've seen some brazing on the truck surround panels.

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 on: January 22, 2021, 11:07:04 AM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by KevinW
I'm surprised at the level of automation/computerization around 1971 (e.g. welding and paint application), and wonder what proportion of assembly plants this would represent.  Any idea what year the assembly-line water leak testing was abandoned?  When did they stop using lead filler on the bodies?

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 on: January 22, 2021, 07:03:05 AM 
Started by madcaddyman - Last post by CDV 429
Well , it seems like that was long ago , nice to put a face on everyone , we went all out full Redneck , of course we had to gag somebody and Gareth was our victim , Mike had to return the favor. And out on the west coast The Johnny got two and he gagged a few Cadillac buddies. We all had a good time , the other brand car guys got a good what for from our Cadillac brand , we showed them up but I like their Lincolns and Chryslers too , to each their own.

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 on: January 20, 2021, 02:46:19 PM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429
The good old days , the 70's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYgxgGlN8CM

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 on: January 10, 2021, 05:14:55 AM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429
Those were the days .........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRoa2-eNidY

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 on: December 18, 2020, 10:57:59 AM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by guidematic
 Yes, they are not the most reliable and durable engines. I think Ford has been turning away from them to some extent.

 Ford just released an all new "Godzilla" 7.3 V-8 intended for medium and light duty truck use. It employs a single cam, push rods and injectors in the ports. A recipe for durability, torque, economy and reliability. Now available as a crate engine. This also means that Ford is offering an alternative to the as late issue prone diesels.

 https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020-ford-fseries-super-duty-v8-crate-engine-news-info/

 Mike

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 on: December 15, 2020, 06:14:54 PM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by CDV 429

 Yeah, kinda cool!

 Mike

It sort of reminds me of the Thunderbird retro car , Ford would have been better off if they just came out with a new contemporary T Bird but there's no profit in low volume , they make all their money with the F series. Their cars are not well received , they have too many mechanical issues. I hear they are having problems with their eco boost engines too.

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 on: December 15, 2020, 04:32:36 PM 
Started by CDV 429 - Last post by guidematic

 Yeah, kinda cool!

 Mike

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