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Has anyone seen the new NetFlix movie, "The Irishman". It's a 3 1/2 hour gangster movie starring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keitel among others. In the very beginning DeNiro is driving what looks like a big 1952 Chevy box truck down the road when it , lurches and dies. Pesci  happens by and diagnoses the problem. Leaning over the fender, he fiddles around a bit and says it's the timing chain, which he proceeds to set right, warning DeNiro that it needs to be replaced.

I once had a '52 Chevy with a 216 engine. I don't recall that or the 235 having a timing chain. It had a phenolic cam gear.  I know, because I stripped the teeth off once, downshifting too aggressively. I had to tear apart the engine in a restaurant parking lot, 100 miles from home.. 

Wish I had had Joe Pesci to help. 

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As we all know Chevy straight six has no timing chain. It's gear to gear.

 

Anyroad, when it comes to watching movies I generally have nothing to do with a movie in which the actors/ producers etc. are engaged in political activism.  

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I caught that timing chain comment as well, I am sure most of us broke down with our cars somewhere and somebody offered some useless advice, so I just chalked it up to just that.Then when Deniro found out he was he just politly thanked him for his advice. (I know I would)  What I did notice is even though they were able to make them look younger facially, they all moved like men in their mid-70's in certain scenes. Real noticeable when Pacino was getting out of a chair, and when Deniro was laying a beating on the store owner.  I watched it twice and was enjoyable to see the three of them play the roles that they were meant to play. I thought that the soundtrack was better in Goodfella's and Casino,  considering Robbie Robertson was the music director.

Looks like they wiped out a few Checker Cabs in one scene, but then again if they made them look 40 years younger who knows....

 

59 minutes ago, Pfeil said:

Anyroad, when it comes to watching movies I generally have nothing to do with a movie in which the actors/ producers etc. are engaged in political activism.  

 

Is that all political activism? or just the activism that you don't agree with?

 

Safe to say you did not see it then

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4 hours ago, padgett said:

Was Marisa Tomei  giving him advice ?

 

No. She would have corrected Vinny in a heartbeat if she had been there when he made a mistake like that. :)

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42 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

What are you offering?

 I am not offering nothing, and why would I?

Obviously from your comment you did not see the movie, but yet feel the need to participate in the conversation regardless.

 

6 minutes ago, John S. said:

Welcome to the wonderful world of movies.

 

After all It is for entertainment

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2 hours ago, John348 said:

I caught that timing chain comment as well, I am sure most of us broke down with our cars somewhere and somebody offered some useless advice, so I just chalked it up to just that.Then when Deniro found out he was he just politly thanked him for his advice. (I know I would)  What I did notice is even though they were able to make them look younger facially, they all moved like men in their mid-70's in certain scenes. Real noticeable when Pacino was getting out of a chair, and when Deniro was laying a beating on the store owner.  I watched it twice and was enjoyable to see the three of them play the roles that they were meant to play. I thought that the soundtrack was better in Goodfella's and Casino,  considering Robbie Robertson was the music director.

Looks like they wiped out a few Checker Cabs in one scene, but then again if they made them look 40 years younger who knows....

 

 

Is that all political activism? or just the activism that you don't agree with?

 

Safe to say you did not see it then

Yes, it is ALL.

Just because you are a celebrity doesn't mean you are a authority on any given subject and with a big soapbox because of that notoriety you can spread a lot of misinformation and create a following. Besides it's not all that fair is it?  I mean not everyone in the industry can say what they want, and if they do they loose a lot of work.

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Doctors should not watch doctor movies. Lawyers legal movies, car guys mechanical malfunction movies etc, etc, etc. As a retired pilot i usually end up yelling at the tv screen if the show involves airplanes.

An exception to that rule is the .....'

"Why airplanes crash" series. ........bob

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Just now, Bhigdog said:

Doctors should not watch doctor movies. Lawyers legal movies, car guys mechanical malfunction movies etc, etc, etc. As a retired pilot i usually end up yelling at the tv screen if the show involves airplanes.

An exception to that rule is the .....Why airplanes crash?series. ........bob

 

So true... I can just imagine some gangsters now commenting on the film the same way

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20 hours ago, John348 said:

s that all political activism? or just the activism that you don't agree with?

 

Movies are pretty much like books. I have started reading books and found out the author was a real jerk, didn't agree with any of my ideas at all. The I pick up a book some genius wrote that repeats all the things I have been saying and I will read it two or three times.

 

I would have missed a DiNiro movie anyway, anything for a buck has been. I almost made it to five minutes on a grandfather movie he was in. I guess he thought it was better than making a commercial for old people life insurance or a walk in tub. I just hut the TV off completely and read a book. Excellent book, I could have written it myself.

 

Activists. There was another old has been actor at a Senate hearing on dumping plastic in the ocean. They all seemed confused and inept. It aired at night. I told my wife there were a bunch of barges waiting to dump the next morning. Don't let them do it. Sort the stuff out like you were supposed to. Duh!

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On 12/3/2019 at 9:53 AM, Pfeil said:

 I generally have nothing to do with a movie in which the actors/ producers etc. are engaged in political activism.  

For me, the same applies to just about EVERY new television series coming out of Hollywood lately. Comedy, drama, etc. Just a few episodes in, and the propaganda machine springs to life. (I think Rosie O'Donnel may secretly be writing all the screen plays). I seem to be using Netflix more for old movies and vintage TV series.

The one exception I'll where I'll give in fully to propaganda, is a good old WWII movie. 😄

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I like "Chasing Classic Cars" but the assorted "Street Outlaws" shows has me confused: if they constantly need computers to tune the engines and transmissions, why can't the same computer control wheelspin ?

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27 minutes ago, padgett said:

I like "Chasing Classic Cars" but the assorted "Street Outlaws" shows has me confused: if they constantly need computers to tune the engines and transmissions, why can't the same computer control wheelspin ?

 Don't be confused, they are not using a ECM and sensors that have that provision. My 2012 and 2019 NISSANS have it so we all know it's out there. They probably feel they can pedal it more effectively like many road racers feel about ABS, in fact ABS can be a PITA when you want to hang the tail to point the nose to the apex of the turn you are going through. 

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15 hours ago, Pfeil said:

 Don't be confused, they are not using a ECM and sensors that have that provision. My 2012 and 2019 NISSANS have it so we all know it's out there. They probably feel they can pedal it more effectively like many road racers feel about ABS, in fact ABS can be a PITA when you want to hang the tail to point the nose to the apex of the turn you are going through. 

 

Those wheel spin controllers are illegal in the "circles" that I run in.

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3 hours ago, JACK M said:

 

Those wheel spin controllers are illegal in the "circles" that I run in.

 I remember when slicks were illegal in the stock classes, things change, but these guys are outlaw anyroad.

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I like ABS and TC on the street but agree if on the track you may want to overload the rear end (AKA 4 wheel steering) or even get it swinging through a slalom

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16 minutes ago, padgett said:

I like ABS and TC on the street but agree if on the track you may want to overload the rear end (AKA 4 wheel steering) or even get it swinging through a slalom

 Well no, the idea is to kick the tail and point the nose and the entire car at the apex of the turn and virtually drive a straight line as much as possible through a turn. Sort of like the IMSA insignia. Once the car is pointed it's a straight line through

 Imsa International Motor Sports Association Sticker, Sports Car Racing

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That was the idea of a Peterson Box. Used to demo to complainers by putting an Econoline van straight through without lifting.

ps the unnatural stuff is for tight turns and 180s (for 180 I just pinned the nose on the pylon and overpowered the rear.  On wide open turns I used to carry the inside front tire on the 'vette over the speed bumps at the apex and just carry about a 20 degree drift. Sunbird was a little softer.

 

drift.jpg

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3 minutes ago, Barry Brown said:

Great flic  but now I need a Hudson !  Best looking 50's sedan ?

Cadillac-in-The-Irishman-2-780x439.jpg

 

I agree, what a great sleek design, looks like they destroyed a few Checker cabs in another scene.

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Of Movies and sound tracks. In Seabiscuit there is a scene where there is a two cylinder John Deere tractor on the track and the operator is told to remove the tractor. When he starts it, the sound track sounds like a Model A Ford driving away. Everybody knows that old John Deere's go Putt, Putt. Putt...Not vrooooommm vrooommm… 🤣 I swear, Some of the sound people have to be retarded. 😜 Dandy Dave! 

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2 hours ago, Dandy Dave said:

Of Movies and sound tracks. In Seabiscuit there is a scene where there is a two cylinder John Deere tractor on the track and the operator is told to remove the tractor. When he starts it, the sound track sounds like a Model A Ford driving away. Everybody knows that old John Deere's go Putt, Putt. Putt...Not vrooooommm vrooommm… 🤣 I swear, Some of the sound people have to be retarded. 😜 Dandy Dave! 

 

 Engine sounds. Ever watch some WW2 pictures when say a F6F or F4U go by sounding like a Lycoming 4 cylinder 233??? Ugh, just not the same as a R-28 eighteen cylinder 2,000 HP Radial. 

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