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Old 31-07-2003   #16
craig
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Re: I fought the law and the law won!

I'm sure i read somewhere that they are testing a new computer systems in cars, that when you are speeding it automatically fines you.


very funny... i suppose it'd have a slot for you to put your credit card in marked "We accept Visa Mastercard Switch and all major credit cards"

anyway, for all we know Gordon Brown could be sitting in front of his computer reading this with his beady eyes taking notes!
Craig

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Old 31-07-2003   #17
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Re: Re: I fought the law and the law won!

I am still trying to find the magasine it was in, i'm sure it was either in 'What Car?' or 'Top Marques' something along those lines...It wasnt in Max Power or that type..

It was a geniune article with road tests and loads of pictures, facts, stats etc..

Thinking about it, they were testing a few of the same type of systems, there was another one that actually limited how fast you can go. The first was one that only allowed you to go upto the speed limit, but that was dismissed on the basis that you may have to overtake etc, and would be dangerous, the second was highly rated, which limited you to the speed of the road, but would allow you to put your foot down for a while but then gradually slow you down.

I am sure they all worked on Sat tracking and road markers etc, and wouldnt be in production for at least 10 years (thank god), and im sure that some clever git will be able to bypass it (tricking the system to say you are driving on the Autobahn would be good)
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Old 01-08-2003   #18
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Re: I fought the law and the law won!

it'd be great if they limited police cars speed.
we could find a way to unrestrict our cars, place some tape over our number plates and overtake the cops with our middle finger pointing skywards!
only joking

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Old 01-08-2003   #19
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Re: Re: I fought the law and the law won!

Craig you are almost right. What you read is somethig similar to this.

The UK government and Max Mosley (FIA president) are working on a great idea, which for us is not great at all. Ironically, the idea is coming from Formula One.

In formula one, it is planned that the safety car will be phased out and instead the FIA board will have control over the speed limit of each and every racing car. In certain yellow flag situations, the FIA will instantly take control over all the cars' ECU's and impose a speed limit of say 45mph. When the danger is over they will release the speed limit, obviously all at the same time.

On the road, there will be something similar.

When you enter a say 30mph zone, a satellite will detect your cars' whereabouts and will instantly lock your cars' ECU at a maximum 30mph or less. Oh sh!t. Yes, thats really bad news. There is no freedom in it. Its dictatorship.

The future doesnt look good peoplz.

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Old 01-08-2003   #20
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If they do that i'll just drive my 1972 no ecu, no electronic anything, no crumple zones, no airbags, no emissions test, no catalyst, twin SU, twin exhaust, backfires on overrun MGB.

There is something satisfying about decelerating towards a set of trafic lights with the engine popping, crackling and banging.
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Old 01-08-2003   #21
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Speaking of MGB's Tom, my only small exhaust restrictor is from an MGB. It was the right size to provide the best pressure for the best (loudish) roar.



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Old 01-08-2003   #22
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Nice to see old technology still rules. Mine has a custom 2" stainless system. Only cost 15 to get some new carb needles to sort the mixture out, none of this 400 ECU chip crap.
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Old 01-08-2003   #23
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Those were the days Tom. We longed for fuel injection, but sometimes I miss the self adjusting carb.

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Old 01-08-2003   #24
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Yeah but fuel injection has taken all the fun out of it. You never see standoff anymore.

Someone took the injection off an MGF and stuck twin webers on and turned it from a nippy 130ishBHP to a monster 180BHP.
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Old 01-08-2003   #25
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Yes Tom. An oldtimer suggested I should invest some 300pounds (i always keep a calcluator by my side to convert maltese lira into her majesties currency) rip of the injection system and replace with carbs. It should boost a healthy additional 40 bhp, and besides, he claimed that it would greatly improve fuel consumption.

Wow, that sounds like having a rich and perfect body sweet ass chick that gives you a bl@w job every night.

Now where's my chick gone to? come here baby...

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Old 01-08-2003   #26
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Re: I fought the law and the law won!

I have to agree with most of the people saying about you should not speed.it realy drives me daft when peole do that.where i live its 20 an you whould be luky if 1 in 40 cars do 20 or less i have a wee lassy an she is only 2 an i dont let in the front garden incase she gets out so i take her out the back to play.christ what is the world cumming to if you cant let your bairn out the front to play becouse people acting like idiots.i think you were very lucky to get only 3 points couse i would have banned you.sorry mate just hit a soft point there with doing 39 in a 30 i just hate people doing that
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Old 01-08-2003   #27
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The most annoying is the tossers who do 45-60 in a residential area about 3-4pm. Should be auto ban, as killing a child is probably the only thing that would slow them down. I'm seriously contemplating getting a stinger, cept it would be me getting in the ****e with the rozzers. Might go down the balaclava/baseball bat route instead
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