Sunday, January 04, 2009

Million dollar cars need smarter owners. Bugattis in particular


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Now junk, prior to a stupid storm it was a 1937 Bugatti t57 Convertible.
"Always keep a fully charged fire extinguisher handy when you start your car up after a period of rest. This is Bugatti 57287 (or was) ; a two owner car from new, the elderly owner flooded the car as he attempted to start it, the gas pooling onto the carpet under the engine.

Trying again, this time with a can of starter fluid, the car back fired, setting the gas on fire. He did have a fire extinguisher, but was unable to get it to work...he was going to pull the Bugatti out of the garage, but his regular car was blocking the door and the keys were in the house...by the time he returned, it was fully engulfed in flames."
http://www.bugattipage.com/2006news.htm
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This Veyron is damaged while loading into a trailer, audibly (that's gotta be an expensive sound) from a moron not understanding the basics of clearance, planes (angled surfaces), and checking prior to loading with a test fixture. Why a test fixture? Well, a rig with a couple of dolly tires, made of pvc or conduit would cost about 50 dollars in materials, would be small enough, light enough, and resemble the clearance and wheel base of the Veyron. It could fit in the trailer with the veyron, and be used to ensure that the car won't scrape when being loaded and unloaded.
below is the most proper method, let the pros move it. You can't afford to drive it anyway.

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