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With parts coming from everywhere, does "Buying American" have much meaning anymore? Is quality and price the bottom line?
#18001 of 18912 Re: GM partner expanding in USA [benjaminh]
Apr 19, 2013 (5:57 am)
Yeah, I really like Sirius/XM too
I really enjoyed XM in my 2005 GMC PU. I renewed one year for $76 and the next year they would not budge, so I let it lapse. I liked many stations, country, Blues, Classical, Bluegrass, Jazz and older R&R.
#18002 of 18912 Re: GM partner expanding in USA [gagrice]
Apr 19, 2013 (7:17 am)
Since the merger of Sirius and XM, they haven't been as aggressive on keeping customers at any cost. They're moving towards the "that's the price, take it or leave it" philosophy.
From my experiences with them, they are one of the most difficult companies for subscribers to deal with, but the last time I had to actually speak with a customer rep I thought I saw improvement. Maybe I was just lucky that day.
#18003 of 18912 Re: GM partner expanding in USA [steve_]
Apr 19, 2013 (7:58 am)
Well, lets see if this old picture I scanned of my first chopped bike displays correctly...
Success. This was a bike I built when I was 16. Can anyone determine the make and size engine?
Give me a day or so and I'll post some pics of my 41 Dodge...
#18004 of 18912 Re: GM partner expanding in USA [busiris]
Apr 19, 2013 (9:38 am)
No front brakes?
#18005 of 18912 Re: GM partner expanding in USA [ateixeira]
Apr 19, 2013 (11:28 am)
No front brakes?
None. At that time, I was living in GA, and motorcycle laws were quite lax.
No front brake, horn or speedometer required. Or blinkers. The bike had to have a working headlight, tail light and brake light. And the rider was required to wear a helmet.
If you look closely, there isn't a seat on the bike. And, the front wheel you see in the picture was temporary, as I was in the process of lacing a smaller rim to a new hub. The seat was in the process of being shipped to me from CA.
My mom snapped that picture while it was sitting outside. Me, being a stupid kid, didn't think to take pictures as I went along building the bike. Thats the only picture I haven of it.
My dad was dead-set against motorcycles, but he saw the value I would get from building one from the ground up. This was the early 1970's, after all, and everyone was crazy about stretched out bikes due to Easy Rider being in the movies...
#18006 of 18912 Re: GM partner expanding in USA [busiris]
Apr 19, 2013 (11:54 am)
Is that a Triumph inline 2 engine?
Photo is grainy so it's hard to tell.
Apr 19, 2013 (12:56 pm)
#18008 of 18912 Re: GM partner expanding in USA [ateixeira]
Apr 19, 2013 (1:02 pm)
Close.... It was a Honda 450 engine I obtained from a wrecked Shriner's bike.
Pretty good guess, though.
#18009 of 18912 1941 Dodge D3 Window Business Coupe
Apr 19, 2013 (1:17 pm)
Here's a running visual progression of the Dodge 3-window business coupe I restored in the late 1990's...
#18010 of 18912 Re: 1941 Dodge D3 Window Business Coupe [busiris]
Apr 19, 2013 (2:08 pm)
I love the patina in photo #6, almost a shame to paint over it.