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    Ford's faux pas

    Bill Ford just declared the company helped win WW-II by cranking out loads of B-52's... Oops.

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Doesn't look like a jet turbine a/c to me ...

    B-24_bomber_at_Willow_Run.jpg

    How 'bout B-24 Liberators ...

    And looking back at WW2, the Liberator sure lived up to its name.

    Maybe Bob Ford never heard of Willow Run?



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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    Bill Ford just declared the company helped win WW-II by cranking out loads of B-52's... Oops.

    Even more impressive was the time machine they invented
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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    They can't take back the pinto
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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
    Bill Ford just declared the company helped win WW-II by cranking out loads of B-52's... Oops.

    He's just plane wrong.
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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    He's just plane wrong.
    WHen he made his remarks he was just winging it...
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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    WHen he made his remarks he was just winging it...
    I wondered if Bas was going to continue with his airplane puns but now I see he has not jet taken the hint.
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    Most folks haven't a clue. What's a round motor? That's just an airplane. Why does it sound different.
    Oh, I am so tempted to tell you who the "facts checker" probably was. Bas wound have a stroke.

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    They can't take back the pinto
    And that's a good thing. Lots of media BS on that.
    Bottom line, after all the media hoopla, there was a short blurb in the back section of the newspaper on the outcome. Not what you'd think.

    Ford not guilty was one.
    Pinto-Vega specialty junkyard in my neck of the woods never, ever saw a burned Pinto.

    I saw one......guy had a flat tyre on one of the narrow floating bridges, drove off. Tyre caught fire, burned the 1/4 panel and no more.

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    Cool Re: Ford's faux pas

    I knew a guy who burned down his Pinto's motor with nitrous. Does that count?

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Quote Originally Posted by PC View Post
    I knew a guy who burned down his Pinto's motor with nitrous. Does that count?
    With the proper media spin, absolutely.

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    The Chevy Vega. The car that redefined depreciation. And the car that turned my best friend from a lifetime Chevy owner to a lifetime Toyota owner. I once drove into New York City with him as a back seat passenger. Thin seats;banged and crashed over the bumps. One of the worst ever.

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    I knew a guy with a Vega wagon.He kept a case of oil in the back.



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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    I knew a girl who had a Pinto station wagon for her first car, poor girl.
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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Had a 72 Pinto wagon, 2.0 with automatic. Loved that car. Kids got bigger, sold it, bought a Fairmont wagon. Some Some clueless rich person who thought they were entitled, drove their Mercedes through a stop sign and T-boned the Pinto.

    Drove the Pinto until the tires went bald (car was bent in the middle).

    Didn't explode though.

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    I started teaching in 1970, Rio Grande Valley. My first new car - a 1971 Pinto 1600!

    Nary a problem with car - very cool that it came with a "Fix It Yourself" manual for basic maintenance. But I had a local shop install underdash air conditioning. Worked fine until I hit a speed bump, and the entire underdash unit fell down onto the floor. Still pumping out cool air tho ...

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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    I knew a girl who had a Pinto station wagon for her first car, poor girl.
    Bet her parents didn't have to worry about her picking up guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikephillips View Post
    Bet her parents didn't have to worry about her picking up guys...
    Or groceries, or....
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    Re: Ford's faux pas

    Much less work for the dad than grabbing them by the collar and asking "what are you doing hanging round my daughter"...

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