Cars!

So there was a strong discussion about cars. Do avoid derailing that thread, I figured I would make a new thread for us to talk about cars.(idk we’re wierd robotics kids/adults)
Now where were we?

About pictures and how they could be identified.

We could just start a new Discord server for this, Vex forum isn’t really the best place to discuss automobiles.

1 Like

Or just a DM convo with the people involved in the last convo.

1 Like

I’m confused are we talking about physical cars, or are we talking about the 3 master pieces from Pixar?

2 Likes

A L L O F T H E A B O V E

Yes it’s a complete sentence idk what the forum is tryna tell me

Cars are technically robots that aee gas-powered :wink:
The Pal V Liberty is a flying sports luxury car that you can buy for $399,000. What a steal

3 Likes

Robots can also be gas powered. Imagine gasing up your turbo diesel on the Vex field!

1 Like

RIP wallbot
<20chars>

I wouldn’t say all 3…

Ok legit tho I’m lost what is this thread about?

What does the title say?
Lol

Well he was talking like this has earlier context.

Oh we were talking about Nissan cubes and ford.pintos on another thread, but we decided it was going to derail the thread, so I made this

Ahhhhh. Yes the ford pinto, get rear ended and you’ll explode.

4 Likes

The US armys secret weapon

3 Likes

The ground kamikaze.

4 Likes

I had a 74 Pinto when I was in College in the 80’s and survived (but I never got rear-ended). The problem was more “catching fire” rather than exploding, though. The bigger problem was that Ford decided it would be more profitable to pay lawsuits than fix the problem.

Here’s a couple fun facts about the Pinto: First, my pinto had the same engine as the Mustang that year (2.3 liter 4 cylinder) because the “gas crisis” had driven prices up to over $1 per gallon, and cars had to be more fuel efficient. I think it got nearly 20 mpg, if I remember right (no A/C, manual trans, all made the mpg better).

Next, for you engineers: the 1974 2.3l engine was the first “metric” engine Ford used in America. Designed in Germany, everything about the engine to be built in Germany was metric: so you usually needed metric tools to work on it. Change the alternator: metric screws. But things installed on the engine at assembly in America was inch. Change the thermostat: inch screws. The starter was supposed to be pre-installed (thus the threads in the engine were metric), but ultimately it was attached in America…but…we can’t have an American assembler using metric tools….so……Ford made metric threaded screws with an inch head to attach the starter.

5 Likes

Intelligence 100
Ethics 0

1 Like

What if cars could yawn?