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Complicated mechanical things fascinate me Complicated mechanical things fascinate me

This is the viewfinder of my 40yo Konica SLR. See that red piece covering the 1.4 marking? That moves to block out any f-stops the current lens is incapable of. This is all done via physical interface with the lens. No electricity involved at all. Most of the parts that make this happen can be measured in millimeters.

Question: Question:

If one were to own an older imported car that had ugly U.S. spec headlights, would it be legal to install and run the correct ones?

Please stop me I'm shopping for cameras that I don't need Please stop me I'm shopping for cameras that I don't need

I’m looking at Canons because it seems I can get an adapter to use my 70's vintage Hexanon lenses. Older super-professional Canon bodies can be picked up for pretty cheap, like this 21mp Eos 5D Mark II for just $100. Somebody talk me out of this I have bills to pay.

They finally fixed the Cherokee. They finally fixed the Cherokee.

Looks kinda generic now tho... 

BMW once built an M5 'vert and then hid it away from us. BMW once built an M5 'vert and then hid it away from us.

They axed it one week before it was to be shown at the 1989 Geneva auto show. There was concern that there would be too much demand for non-M cabrios. If built they’d potentially kill sales of the cash cow top trim 3-series convertibles.

DOTS: An interesting color combo DOTS: An interesting color combo

I always forget that the E-Class Cabrio is a thing that exists. I just never see them.

My next car needs to have 250hp.

I just realized that each of my three cars so far has, starting with 0, had roughly 60hp more than the one it replaced (65, 132, 190). If that trend continues, 250-ish is next. I need to start researching what my options are.

Homemade whitewalls. Homemade whitewalls.

Classy. Bonus cool countertop:

Anyone else have an extreme burning hatred for these buttons? Anyone else have an extreme burning hatred for these buttons?

They’re directly adjacent to my home/back/app switch buttons so every time I try to navigate away from chrome I unintentionally open the dumb share tabs.

I really fuckin like the interior of this car I really fuckin like the interior of this car

It’s quiet, comfy, and looks modern without falling into that same glossy everything/no buttons crap that most newish cars suffer from. I might consider a Taurus as my next car.

This is good design. This is good design.

Changing the center brake light (or really any of the rear bulbs) is a completely tool free experience. Just unclip the little hatch on the trunk ceiling to reveal the bulb holder. Give that a quarter turn and it pops right out.

Look, a Subaru with a Coexist sticker Look, a Subaru with a Coexist sticker

That’s a new thing that nobody has ever seen before.

Yay! Clean(ish) bill of health! Yay! Clean(ish) bill of health!

Some of you may remember I had an overheat last month. I sent the oil out for analysis and it looks like there’s no clear signs of damage. I discussed it further with them via email and we determined that the high sodium was due to the brand of oil I used and not from any coolant intrusion.

Found on the Ferry Found on the Ferry

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Yay or nay? Yay or nay?

I like the wheels and tires but I think the bed is a bit too modern looking.

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