@sony1492 I might be wrong, but those look like FB RX-7 tail lights on the Cizeta.
Holy shit! Unless there's some variant of the FB with different lights that I couldn't find on google, it looks like this is not the case. The reverse light placement is definitely different.
BUT, they are so incredibly similar, right down to the curve on the outside, the strakes through them and the central reflector thing, that this is an incredible spot. They may as well have used RX-7 lights for how similar they are!
Came here from best of oppo. Love the Cizeta, even if they're not all that good, the concept of them is incredible. The only 16 cylinder road car in what, 50 years? And it would be the only one for more than a decade before the Veyron came along. Makes a Diablo look boring.
I wish there was more Youtube content on them. They built 20 or so of them, those cars are out there, the creator is still around and seems more than willing to repair them if necessary, and they're not so valuable that they're undriveable.
Doug's done an EB110, I'm sure he'll find one of these one day. Can't wait
Change the headline to "I sold my Lexus for an E46 and now everybody is on Craigslist/FbookMarketplace looking at 'em" LOL. I did. I had a lowly 2002 325i and I LOVED IT!!! when it got wrecked, the missus hadda have another one, so we have an F30 with the N55 - a 2012 Sport line. holy bat balls this thing is fun, even with the zf 8 speed. Thanks for the write up, I remember doing all those thingfs to ours in the 6 years we had it too. easy work, lots of guides (Pelican or FCP Euro as you surely know) (I know, don't call me Shirley LOL) ...Beem on!!!!
@civicwagonengineer I haven't seen Eddie much recently to be honest, been super busy with work and some family stuff and just don't have enough time to get over there. That is changing a bit, at least on weekends, and now that we have a date.
@gmporschenut-also-a-fan-of-hondas Its less a step down and more of a step out. These are "sidebiters" and are bulges from the carcass, not part of the tread pattern. They are supposed to be something of a paddlewheel in mud or deep sand. Mostly they are to look cool. As for why the cutout? Several reasons, they would get cupped REALLY bad if they went all the way, making the tires unbearable loud and vibrate, plus its just a lot of mass away from the carcass with little support.
It's amazing how many times ships change hands. Refitting one seems like an interesting way of spending part of your billions. I wonder if Bezos has ever considered an ocean liner instead of a space ship.
Running vessels is very very cut throat. It's a real play to win the monopoly for companies.
@bison78 i get paid either way, it just gets delayed. And besides, I thought minority rule was the name of the game. After all, don't the rich run this country? if only we elected more democrats, I'm sure they would solve all our problems like they did out in California 😉
@ranwhenparked While I would absolutely love to be able to sail on a ship that old, if you know a little about Maritime safety over time seeing that your ship was built in the 40s might scare you a little. That is utterly remarkable that it is still in service. It doesn't look terribly old though.
It's all basically "resto-modded". You have the hull sections, tanks, and maybe some system piping still from the 40's, much of it is still going to be '60, which is old but you can still find old girl ferries from the 60's and 70's in their twilight years sailing today.
During the decades the vessel would have undergone more than just re-engines. There have been some excellent advancements in SOLAS Life Saving Equipment, which will have been implemented during the various refits and dry docks.
This vessel is likely insured under class of ABS [American Bureau of Shipping] and as such flying the US Flag as a Passenger Vessel it will come under some stringent regulations to ensure a safe vessel and its operation. Unlike Merchant Cargo they don't really allow too much in the way of "Grandfathering" on Passenger Vessels. Both US and Canada have more stringent safety regulations than are outlined in SOLAS Minimum Safety Requirements. Any incident involving prop or steering or safety equip (even if it doesn't make the news) with Passenger will have the classification society [ABS]/a representative, and USCG up your ass, pronto. Passenger vessels are inspected thoroughly every year.