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    Default Spark Plugs Obsolete

    Say goodbye to spark plugs, a 19th century technology about to be supplanted by lasers. The U.K. paper The Telegraph reports that Ford is working with the University of Liverpool to develop a laser ignition system for internal-combustion engines. That's right: engines with frickin' lasers strapped to their heads.

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    I do love lasers...

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    yepper....

    lasers for CD
    lasers for DVD

    the Engine of your car will be the new component in the HT systems

    drive home park in the living room and turn on BLUE RAY in the 427 cu in
    and put the rag top down !

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    Benefits are what? Cool factor?
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    this is for the car... there are no benefits ...

    diminishing returns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    Benefits are what? Cool factor?
    Not spending $3 for a spark plug.........and instead paying $259 per cylinder for a laser socket.
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    Cool!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvc View Post
    this is for the car... there are no benefits ...

    diminishing returns
    Wow, that's rather pessimistic.
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    ooooh... OK barrett-jackson and others has alot of collectible cars

    but for every day use --- it is a major expense !

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    MAN... I AM THE FIRST TO ADMIT MY ERRORS !!!! .....
    I retract my previous statements regarding benefits.

    The average increase of collector car values -- from February 2004 to February 2008 -- was 36 percent, more than double the S&P 500 Index increase and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increase of 16 percent respectively during that same time frame, according to a report released today. The report, developed by NADAguides.com (http://www.nadaguides.com/), a leading vehicle pricing and information website, evaluated close to 27,000 makes, models, model years and segments of collector cars, with some surprising findings.

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    I for one hate collector cars. I'd much rather spend cash on the newest thing out then something outdated.

    I'll take cars with laser beams on their heads please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    I for one hate collector cars. I'd much rather spend cash on the newest thing out then something outdated.

    I'll take cars with laser beams on their heads please.
    How about laser beams HERE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    I for one hate collector cars. I'd much rather spend cash on the newest thing out then something outdated.

    I'll take cars with laser beams on their heads please.
    Lucky you...you don't have to buy one.;)

    It's not that they're outdated...it's just that they're not ridiculously over optioned.

    It's the bare essentials. It's not about driving in complete comfort with your 4 zone climate control, heated 9-way electrically adjustable leather seats.

    It's about driving a balls to the walls piece of classic, timeless American iron with a bucket seat bolted directly to the floor that rattles the hell out of your bones, and gets your heart rate flying. That's living.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    I for one hate collector cars. I'd much rather spend cash on the newest thing out then something outdated.

    I'll take cars with laser beams on their heads please.
    Classic cars are NEVER outdated. They are a slice of Americana that should be respected for the works of art they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
    Benefits are what? Cool factor?
    Summer Blonde by Sam Adams, very cool for me

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    If I had to pick one classic car, it would have to be a 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood.
    Forget the airbags! Nothing gives peace of mind, like being surrounded by 80 tons of American STEEL!:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by obieone View Post
    If I had to pick one classic car, it would have to be a 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood.
    Forget the airbags! Nothing gives peace of mind, like being surrounded by 80 tons of American STEEL!:D
    Exactly...The old American iron is still around because it was built to last, unlike the cheap poorly produced plastic pieces of junk that are around today.

    You could get in a head on collision with another car in the Fleetwood and probably drive away...lol



    If I had to pick one classic car...it would be a very timely process.

    A few that would come to the top of the list...

    69 Camaro RS/SS
    69 TransAm RamAir IV
    70 Chevelle SS454 LS6
    Gotta throw in the 66 Shelby Cobra 427 SC Roadster too.;)
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    Give me intercooled forced induction with direct injection and lasers please.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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