UMP Modified Feature at Fairbury Speedway 06162012 - Part 2
Second part of the on-board video from the G73 of Scott McMichael.
Recorded during the UMP modified feature at Fairbury American Legion
Speedway on 6/16/2012. Started 16th, finished up 15th. Got tangled up in
a multi-car accident early but was able to resume racing. The car was not
setup for the dry, slick conditions and this was my first ever feature. So
when I saw the passing flag, I pulled into the infield to make sure I
didn't screw up the leaders' race. A caution came out quickly, so I
rejoined the field to finish out the final 10 laps of the 20 lap race.
1984 Cal Worthington Ford - Long Beach, CA. commercials
1984 ads for Cal Worthington Ford in Long Beach, CA., featuring '84 Ford
Bronco, '84 Ford Tempo, '84 Ford LTD, '84 Ford Escort EXP, '80 Mercury
Zephyr, '81 Oldsmobile Delta 88, '82 Ford Granada, '79 Chevy Malibu Classic
Wagon, '82 Buick 4-Door, '81 Ford F-100, '84 Ford Thunderbird, '84 Ford
Bronco II, '84 Ford Escort and '84 Ford Crown Victoria LTD Wagon
Watch Derek's EXP in slow-motion, marvel in how much it almost looks like
it has hydraulics...
My LN7's last drive
This is a boring video, just a random vid of the last time out in my rare
1982 Mercury LN7 sport coupe, it was dying badly on the way home, I wish I
could have had a way to hold the camera and shift gears in this.
EDIT: I fiddled with the car a bit to make it do one last job, and that was
as the "A" car on a documentary that was filmed in the fall of 2009, soon
to be aired called "When the Devil Knocks" they used my LN7 and my yellow
82 EXP as the "B" car!
Also everyone was killed in Skyrim by naked women taking the Cinnamon
challenge while watching My Little Pony Friendship is magic on fire in
Crash Test 2002 - 2007 Dodge Caravan / Chrysler Town & Country (Frontal Offset) IIHS
Dodge Grand Caravan
results also apply to: 2002-07 Chrysler Town & Country
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Acceptable
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Acceptable Acceptable Good Acceptable Poor Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
Good Good Acceptable Acceptable Marginal Marginal Poor Poor
The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country were redesigned for
the 2001 model year.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the
crashworthiness of the Grand Caravan in three 40 mph frontal offset crash
tests into deformable barriers. After the first test, DaimlerChrysler
indicated the results were different from tests the company had conducted
and requested a retest.
Results of the second test were more consistent with company test results
for structural performance, but the amount and pattern of intrusion were
similar. More significantly, a fuel leak occurred, revealing a weakness in
the design of a circular fitting where the fuel lines exit the fuel tank.
Further examination of the fitting in the van tested first showed stress
fractures in the same area as the leak in the second van.
A third test was conducted after DaimlerChrysler made a design change to
fix the fuel tank fitting and retrofitted a 2001 model with the redesign
(all 2002 and later models include the modification). Examination of the
redesigned fitting after the third test indicated no damage.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled in all
three tests, except there was too much upward steering wheel movement in
the second test.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the neck and chest in all three
tests indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of
this severity. A high acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the
steering wheel through the airbag in the first and second tests, indicating
that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on the left femur
indicate that injuries to the upper leg would be possible in the first and
third tests. Forces on the right tibia and foot indicate that injuries to
the lower leg and foot would be likely in all three tests.
1986 Ford EXP running agian!
My 1986 EXP running again after spinning a rod bearing, then replacing the
engine with a high compression engine, and not turning down the Boost enough *oops*! I had to rebuild the low
compression engine again, but its back on the road now running 15 PSI on
pump gas and 19 on race gas.