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Post by mrbrian200 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:49 am

Chop chop LOL. Maybe that's the point of that spring loaded mechanism FCA came up with. If you can't remember being in an accident it never happened. KO-instant anesthesia/amnesia.



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Post by RickHaleParker » Mon May 13, 2019 4:46 am

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Post by tardcart » Mon May 13, 2019 5:07 am

I have never heard of a Buick flamingo and I can see that seat. could never rotate do to its width. Appears to be a skylark.



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Post by Rattnalle » Mon May 13, 2019 5:24 am

mrbrian200 wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:10 am
matthew1 wrote: ↑
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The Big Three really didn't learn their lesson from the 1980s. Profit drives everything. It's all numbers.
In the news today: Fiat-Chrysler active headrests deploying unexpectedly sending people to the hospital with a concussion. You know, during a rear end collision the passenger's head would have rearward momentum in relation to vehicle seat/chassis resulting in an increase of 'strike force' of the headrest against the back of the head. OMG. What were they thinking. ..or were they unable to comprehend because they were all suffering from concussions?

https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-se ... 94942.html

From what I can see, the headrest in my S60 angles forward 'normally' to accomplish a similar/same level of protection against whiplash without the need for a sudden/instant mechanism to pop the headrest forward during a rear end collision. The forward tilt of the S60's headrest has never bothered me.
Saab made the headrests active without explosives using a little linkage inside so that your back pushed the headrests closer to you.

Volvo uses the whole seatback as whiplash protection, WHIPS.

But everything's better with explosions, right? ;-)



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Post by RickHaleParker » Mon May 13, 2019 5:45 am

tardcart wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 5:07 am
I have never heard of a Buick flamingo and I can see that seat. could never rotate do to its width. Appears to be a skylark.
The 1961 Buick flamingo is was a modified Electra 225 convertible. The 180 seat was functional.


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Post by 93Regina » Sat May 25, 2019 8:57 pm

RickHaleParker wrote: ↑
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The 180 seat was functional.
But, it does not say how it pivoted....one could pivot 240 seats, with a modification.

1959 DeSoto Sports Swivel Seats - original commercial #1

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Post by abscate » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:08 am

I’m on 4 days of travel through the I-states ( Not counting Idaho, sorry)

Where is all the corn?

Is it just me or is the corn crop missing?


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Post by 93Regina » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:31 pm

abscate wrote: ↑
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Where is all the corn?
Weather woes cause American corn farmers to throw in the towel - U.S. corn planting this spring has crawled at its slowest pace in 40 years. It now may be at a standstill.

In the nation’s 18 major corn-producing states, there has been one refrain for the past few weeks: To plant or not to plant? There comes a point of no return, where the cost of planting outweighs potential remuneration, where yields dwindle and there just may not be enough days for plants to mature before a hard frost.

For many American corn farmers, that point is now.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that domestic plantings were at 92 percent of farmers’ total intended acreage, the slowest pace in more than 40 years.

Ohio trailed behind, with 68 percent of its corn planted, South Dakota had 78 percent, and Michigan and Indiana each had 84 percent of their hoped-for acres planted. Last week, the USDA lowered the projected total yield to 13.68 billion bushels (last year’s corn yield was 14.3 billion bushels). And as of Monday, in anticipation of an impending shortage, corn futures continued to trade at their highest level since June 2014.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information, May 2018 to April 2019 was the wettest year on record in the contiguous United States. Already-saturated ground got even more rain in May and into June, said Tyler Urban, 31, who sells crop insurance and farms corn and soybeans near Sioux Falls, S.D.



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Post by RickHaleParker » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:27 am

abscate wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:08 am
Where is all the corn?

Is it just me or is the corn crop missing?
There been a shift toward June-planted corn, better yields in recent years .


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Post by 93Regina » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:02 pm

RickHaleParker wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:27 am
a shift toward June-planted corn, better yields in recent years .

Wednesday, June 5th 2019 Farmers race against the Federal Crop Insurance deadline for corn after a wet spring

QUINCY, IL — Wednesday was the Federal Crop Insurance deadline for Illinois farmers planting corn.

Farms across the Midwest have already been devastated by severe weather and flooding in recent months, and the season isn't over yet.

The most recent USDA report reveals less than half of Illinois corn has been planted so far.

In fact, reports show only about 45% of Illinois' corn is planted right now.
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Late Corn Planting Options May 9, 2019

Corn planting began a couple of weeks ago and according to the May 5 USDA-NASS Crop Progress and Condition report only 36 percent of the corn crop is planted; 15 percent behind the 5-year average. The greatest progress has been in central and west central Iowa at 56 percent and 57 percent, respectively. Since May 5 there has been limited opportunity for planting to occur. Current weather forecasts for May 8 to 14 indicate two inches of rain and 20 to 30 lower than normal GDD accumulation across Iowa, which may cause additional planting delays.

As planting is delayed it is imperative to understand the effect of planting delays and corn relative maturity on yield potential.



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