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  1. Ron,

    Most of those guys seem to be thinking that they'll never be able to afford one....!


    Superb pictures - really superb.

    Re. the cost at new , how much was the 240 in japan at launch and how would that compare to the 'average' wage/earnings?

    (sorry if thats been asked before but having stood at car shows staring longingly at dreams I can't afford, I really feel for the guys in those pics!)

  2. Hi Silvia

    In the UK this is sadly (often) the case.

    I visit scrap yards through my job , and visit one that undertakes such contracts on behalf of the DVLA and Local Authorities.

    The cars are generally picked up because they are on the road for not having road tax, and therefore illegal. They are taken under either DVLA or local auth. powers to a suitably licenced disposal facility - i.e. scrapyard.

    The scrapyard has to destroy them if they are not claimed within a certain period , and they dont technically own the vehicle. If the owner reclaims them within the set period they have to pay the scrap man a fee for looking after them!

    The scrap man will probably have to demonstrate to the authorities that he has done his job by returning to them a certificate of destruction - once this is done he can claim his fee and the car cannot be re-registered (?)

    I think thats about right.


  3. This was entitled worlds biggest diesel engine.


    I dont know if thats still the case . . . but mighty impressive.

    Stats - The cylinder bore is just under 38" and the stroke is just over 98". Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters) and produces 7780 horsepower. Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version.

    Total engine weight: 2300 tons (The crankshaft alone weighs 300 tons.)

    Length: 89 feet

    Height: 44 feet

    Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm

    Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm

    Struggle to fit in your z though!

    Info copied from here (more pictures too)


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