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Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by wabash, Jan 10, 2001.
I'm betting that you haven't seen the trailer. Me either.... Here we go:
Netflix product placement hatched a brilliant coup. This month they let you watch The 24 Hour War, a nice documentary about the Ford vs. Ferrari Le Mans show down.
From the way Jay described the movie to me, it seems like it's pretty accurate !
I'm enjoying the Netflix documentary.
Nowadays, everybody that wins sprays champagne all over. That started with Gurney after the win @ LeMans co-driving with Foyt in 1967, GT 40 MK IV . Now everybody does it.
They won by a bit over 32 miles, that's 4 laps !
That is jaw dropping.
If I remember correctly, the Sarthe circuit is 8.31 miles per lap. And their average speed was just a bit over 135 mph. 52 years ago !
No doubt, when Enzo Ferrari backed out of the deal at the last minute, he pissed Henry Ford II off big time !
Yup, to a good old boy a handshake was your word.
Kicker being, Ford was going to buy Ferrari, and still let Ferrari run the racing part of the merger.
That's twice Enzo's ego came back to bite him. He once told Lambrogini to stick with his tractors, when Mr. Lambo requested a few custom changes in a Ferrari he wanted to purchase. His retort to Ferrari was along the lines of "I can build a BETTER sports car than you" ! But they DO still build earth-moving equipment.
Your dream ride?
The "Ferrari" of farm tractors....
Too bad they don't come even close to what John Deere or IH/Case produce in terms of draw-bar or PTO horsepower !
But that second 3-pt. hitch & PTO on front IS a nice touch.....like having an Alpine stereo !
I watched The 24 Hour War and enjoyed it. Now, I'm watching Shelby American. Both on Netflix. Spoiler alert: They are both very similar except the The 24 Hour War does not mention the Mustang factory.
Fitting, as the Shelby GT-350's never ran at LeMans. American "pony cars" didn't meet the homologation requirements for F.I.A. as there was no "sedan" class that had engines that large.
While a 5.0 liter engine was nothing here, in the rest of the world, it's H U G E !!
That's why the S.C.C.A. Trans-Am series was broken up into 2 classes, hence, the 2.5 Challange & the "Big Boys".
On some tracks, John Morton in a 2.5 Datsun was close to the front of the grid many times....
on the shorter, twisty tracks, such as Lime Rock. At Road America, Riverside, Mosport Canada & any place where horsepower mattered a lot, even the fastest of the 2.5's were behind the slowest T-A cars. "Ain't no replacement fo' DISPLACEMENT !"
The two Netflix documentaries share an amazing number of film clips and interviews. Still, both were very educational and enjoyable.
When they're documentaries, there's a limited amount of source material to work with. And it's not like now, that EVERYBODY has a video camera in their phones, so old news clippings & photos are about it.
Have you noticed, with all the phone cameras avaliable now, there seem to be a LOT fewer UFO abductions ?
That's probably the same reason that police wear cameras now. It keeps the unwarranted lawsuits away.
Scenario: It's 1861 and four armed assailants come to your remote cabin. Ideally, How would you be armed? Leave Uncle Albert's axe handle by the front door and go full on pistolero with these guys.
Since I'm not a fan of the open-top Colts, as good as they are, I'd probably have a brace of "modern" 1858 Remington's in .44 cal.
And of course, a S X S double shotgun, 10 Ga.
That's what I carry as a back-up sidearm when I'm hunting deer during muzzle-loading season.
We can use a modern revolver, but NOT during M-L season, so they're my choice.
That's a sexy looking thing... I think these are both Uberti.
Yep, rather sleek in form, even re-holsters easily. And hammer wobble doesn't have any effect on sight picture.
One of mine(purchased finished) is a matte blue, but the "kit" gun, I went crazy on, frame, hammer & trigger are color-cased, barrel is brown/patina, rammer assy. is blued & trigger guard is highest polish I could get on the brass (thank you Mother's !) Only give-away is the hi-gloss epoxy on the grip panels. They were such nice looking wood in the kit, I just couldn't let them get a crudded up with soot & oil ! It shoots quite well.(as long as I do my part !)
And now, enter the dilettante. Do they make cartridge conversions of those?
Me thinks they do, and the conversion kits have firing pin mechanisms that are truly strange.
I think I'd prefer the one straight from the factory. It doesn't seem to have the need for the conversion's hammer insert.