Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    Been past 165 on multiple occassions. Near Edwards AFB, long stretches of road. @Skrapmetal: Nice ride. Which coilovers? MM? Griggs? I went full MM back in the day. Diablo was just making its mark in the aftermarket chip segment then. Ride was putting down 515/458 at the wheels (11.5 A/F) before I went with a staged 100 shot.
     
  2. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    I’m a 200+ kinda guy. This did 155 in the 1/4. 218WHP at 503lbs. My 2014 R1 was WAY more maneuverable and had just as much top end but the Panda was a totally different animal. 2013 ZX14R with the works. Stock unopened case it was doing well under 9 seconds in the 1320’. Air shifter, swing arm, gearing, blah blah blah. No nitrous, no turbo, straight up street killer.

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  3. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    Sweet Jesus...You win :eek: ! 155 is a wicked MPH in the 1/4 o_O ...
     
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  4. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    Sundays and Mondays for OPW2 reveals, Tuesdays for OPW2 specs, Wednesdays for OPW2 buys and (every now and then) Fridays for CPK lotteries. What fun-filled weeks we are having these days...
     
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  5. Packerrat

    Packerrat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 4, 2017
    [sage nod] I wondered if it would quite hit the mark of the original, but still am compelled out of a sense of nostalgia. Part of me is glad to hear that character development stayed light, maybe in order to maintain homage to/not distract from the original chars, as opposed to transparently creating a sequel platform, trying to attach viewers to a "next generation". I am hoping it continues Deck's story and leaves the rest open to the mind.

    I have a similar attachment to that film and similar works of the era. The original film version of Frank Herbert's Dune holds a similar place in my heart. also on a repeat play list. If you haven't seen it, highly recommend. Brazil, Road Warrior, etc. also along those lines, but not many come to the emotional cresciendo of BR and Dune, imho.

    Thanks for the prompt, I don't see much in theaters anymore either, will get off my butt to see it while its still on a big screen. love this thread.
     
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  6. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    2200+ miles to Acadia National Park and home.
     
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  7. Ta2ude

    Ta2ude

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    Apr 7, 2012
    Here is a poorly filmed video of my friend breaking a world record back in 2007 with his naturally aspirated two stroke snowmobile, 7.84 seconds @167.4 mph. Everybody has switched to four stroke turbos now, but this was a huge accomplishment at the time. It was a lot of fun watching the faces of the bike guys as we ate them up !! They would look and laugh to themselves on the line, then come back to the pits after to try and figure out what just happened to them.
     
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  8. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    AST 4150 coilovers with Hyperco springs. Vorshlag was selling them for a couple of years but stopped due to issues getting stock from the manufacturer... I got a great deal on a used set that had less than 400 miles.

    I'm not sure what I'm making at the wheels right now, but I'm guessing 460ish. Made 423whp before headers/intake/tune.

    Datalogging it on the highway (in Mexico due to traffic laws) was fun. I've never driven a V8 that I took over 7k rpm before this one and shifting at 8250rpm felt so weird the first few times... broke 100mph in third gear.
     
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  9. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    I'd be dead by now! I stay away from bikes
     
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  10. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    Awesome... how many people did you have with you?

    I was tense enough on some of the roads in the mountains, that would have been terrifying
     
  11. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Me, the wife and our two boys. We are lucky to maintain 70 mph on slight inclines. Mountain roads are anxious for us due to the impatient people flipping us off as they pass us.
     
  12. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    @Ta2ude all last season I watched the guys on sleds run 8’s and 9’s. It was absolutely crazy the first time I saw it. They’re wicked for sure. But my argument to them was “yea you have a freakin GIANT slick and only one gear”. I was on a DOT approved street tire and had to let it run through gears.
     
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  13. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    @Ta2ude: Wow. Did I just watch a drag snowmobile video? That was a first...
     
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  14. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Me too! that's amazing! I see the guys do it on snow around Yellowstone, but never a track. We are going the week of Christmas up around Dillon, west of Yellowstone. The childrens first time snowmobiling. They are very excited. Got machines for all of them, and cant wait.
     
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  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    You and I have had to cross paths somewhere, at some point. I'd almost lay money on it. Run down some of those coyotes in that Dillon country while you're out there.

    I've got an old '88 Skidoo elan that the kids grew up with. Its nickname is BamBam :D As my youngest is in college now I'm trying to decide whether to sell it or not. I'm hoping it's AWHILE before grandkids, ha.
     
  16. Joecleo86

    Joecleo86

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    Jun 1, 2017
    Im looking at new backpacks for work/edc i think i have it narrowed down to 2 the mystery ranch 3dap or the triple aught design fast pack edc. Do any of you have experience with either of these packs or have other recommendations for me to check out
     
  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I've been really happy with my Maxpedition bag. I've had it for about 3 years, not a pulled stitch or failure anywhere. Typically loaded with 15-30 pounds of crap on any given day.


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  18. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    That's a sweet bike !! I rode ZX11D's for years, my last one had some mods to it. Those simple tweaks awoke a monster. I stopped riding after that one lol.
    I can only imagine what a monster a ZX14 is !!!!!

    My everyday fast cars are gone now. Currently restoring my two old birds. One is going back numbers matching original, the other well I'm still deciding lol.
     
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  19. Joecleo86

    Joecleo86

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    Jun 1, 2017
    Thats a nice set up you have there. I looked at that same bag a while back. Whats that hammer/ multi tool ya have on the side there
     
  20. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks, the prybar/hammer is a Stiletto Titanium wrecking bar...I tried to find the part number but it looks like they don't make that model anymore :(.

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