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Well, because I got the motor and trans for free from my uncle.
But this motor is actually 345 hp and 480 ft/lbs bone stock. And I am making the car for fun, I dont plan on racing it. And having a ton of torque throughout the RPM range is actually a lot more fun than more horsepower at the top end. For example my built 85 corvette was more fun to drive than my 99 corvette, despite having 50 hp less... but it could smoke the tires by just smashing the pedal @ 2,000 RPM in 2nd gear, whereas the 99 will not do it at all. And the 85 vette had full Z56 suspension and 275 Nitto NT05R tires, whereas the 99 is bone stock (including the run-flat tires).
Also, the main reason? Nobody has this motor in a muscle car. I love going to shows with my 56 belair, and it gets a lot of attention... even though its just a built 350 with a tremec t56 6-speed. And through the years I have only seen 2 turbocharged small/big block motors, and never once have I seen this motor. So the people will be drawn in by the two big T67 turbos, and will be find another treat when they notice the valve covers are only 1" tall.
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
Do you have a facebook, or website, dedicated to just the car? I'd like to follow your progress (my brother is a car tuner and I grew up in a gearhead family) but I don't want to friend you on facebook, as you'll get annoyed by my attempts at humor in my status updates.
I am still happily using my Blackberry. It and it's predecessors have never failed me and the touch screen it doesn't have can be cleaned without making long distance phone calls or deleting all my notes and contacts - you really have to watch what you swipe on an iCrap! I also have a couple of hundred books loaded on it that I am working my way though - very easy to read on the high-enough definition screen. I also use a wonderful (free) app called Google Maps that unlike that fruity version actually seems to know where it is and how to get elsewhere accurately.
I use Tether or a USB to connect to the internet via my PC (Bluetooth definitely is switched OFF) or simply use my 4G through AT&T - which is VERY fast!
My plan gives me unlimited everything (grandfathered in) for one fixed fee.
I love my Blackberry and drink (imported) Ribena (at $12 per litre - concentrated though) to celebrate it every day!
- Life in the fast lane is only fun if you live in a country with no speed limits.
- Of all the things I have lost, it is my mind that I miss the most.
- I vaguely remember having a good memory...
When I delete a file from within an application (say, Visual Studio) rather than from Explorer, wouldn't it make more sense for that file to be sent to the recycle bin (rather than be deleted forever)?
I'd say this should be the default behavior, but there are instances where that wouldn't be desired (e.g., an application that continuously creates temp files then deletes them when done with some processing... that'd fill up the recycle bin pretty fast). Maybe a second recycle bin for application-initiated deletes would work (one with its own capacity and "overflow" policy)?
I know we can explicitly code for files to be sent to the recycle bin, but it's almost never done, so I'm thinking doing this by default would be the ideal solution. Perhaps they'll add this to Windows 9 or .Net Framework 5.