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    Auto Mechanics, Mercedes-Benz, BC3K

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  1. Steele

    Im BACK!

    Hi Tac, nice to have you back!!! Best Regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  2. Yeah, I've got some... I'll send them via E-Mail (first gotta find them ;] ) 5.0 Litres ??? Cooooooooooooool car. I've only got 2.3 Litres, but in Germany, cubes are DAMN expensive (most of all the fuel to feed 'em). My mom's got a 220 HP 3.2 6 in-line Mercedes (manual trnsm.!), that's already one hell of a car, but 5.0 V8... phew... best regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  3. Hi Wold! My car's a 1983 Mercedes W123 230CE (2.3 Litres, Fuel injection, Coup├®)with almost 200.000 km (not miles!) on the clock... (Only 40 more kms to go ! ;] ) You got a .jpg of your car ? Does your car have an handbrake ? You can do lots of cool stuff with that, especially if you've got front-drive. Since I got my driver's licens (about 1.5 years ago), I'm working as a pizza-driver every saturday, and as delivery cars, we've got some Peugeots. It is self-explanatory, that I WON'T make a 180 deg. turn on a narrow sand-road using common ways of directional change... HEY, that damn thing doesn't even have a power-steering, but a turning-radius like a truck, and pizzas tend to get cold by the time... >:] At pizza services, you learn rallye-driving better than anywhere else... Best regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  4. Some additional hints on ice-driving from a german with a rear-drive & manual transmisison Benz :] 1.) For you guys using a manual transmission: Use the clutch softly. It's best to throttle up the engine first, and then let the clutch come back very slowly. This way, the engine's got enough "power" (by the rpm) to gently and "evenly" accelerate the car without any sudden change of forces. 2.) If your car's tail goes off to the left, hit the clutch and carefully REPEAT carefully steer to the right. Provoke such a situation at a safe place and try this out a few times, cause if you "oversteer" to the other side, and your tyres regain traction, the whole junk starts again, just into the other direction. If nothing helps, you may try to apply "counter thrust" by gently pushing down the gas and countersteering softly. Be prepared to counter-countersteer a few times (you'll be driving an "S", but at least, you have a chance to keep your car on YOUR side of the road!). This is very tricky, so train it first until you know your car's reactions! 3.) If you don't have ABS, use the "stutter-brake" on ice. This means you violently and quickly have to push, release, push, release, etc. etc. the brake-pedal in order to "simulate" an ABS. Tried that last winter on frozen precipitation (the most slippery stuff you can be confronted with), it was perfect, I was even able to begin evasive maneuvers while braking! 4.) Remember: If rear-drive cars lose traction, they tend to oversteer (tail goin' off to one side), if front-driven cars lose traction, they tend to "overshoot" (no reaction on steering). Therefore, I prefer rear-drive cars, with some training, you can use the drift to finally get that ****ing curve ;] 5.) If available, put ballast on the rear axle of rear-driven cars... improves traction (otherwise, you may be confronted with the same situation I had last year: crouching up a hill with the 3rd gear, 10 km/h indicated speed and a tail moving from the left to the right. ) Here, front-driven cars do have an advantage. 6.) On ICE, not even winter tyres will help you. You might almost as well use summer-tyres. (Ooookay, they always help a very little bit, but the addition in grip is hardly a factor anymore) 7.) I don't know what American / Canadian insurances say, but in Germany, you MUST use winter-tyres during winter-time, otherwise, your insurance won't pay the whole amount in case of an accident! 8.) Always have thermo-foils / blankets in your car (and a Cellphone), should that ******* decide to die off in the middle of nowhere, it can get very cold without a running engine until help arrives! 9.) Brigdes and forests are the "scenery" where you still may find ice on the road when it's already thawed everywhere else! (Wind and shadow) That's all 4 now, I'm sure most of you already knew that stuff, but I just wanted to post it as an addition :] (P.S.: I've tried out all methods described above... they work if you know how to handle your car!) Best Regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns changed the fecal word to junk [This message has been edited by Charles Lindsey (edited 12-11-2000).]
  5. Hi everybody! I just wanna make sure that nobody's posting anything to my old E-Mail address ([email protected]) and wondering why there's no reply... My new address is "[email protected]" Best regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  6. Yeah, best wishes from me, too :] Keep on rockin' P.S.: SpacePhish: How was ya trip to... Bangkok (???) Haven't heard anything of you for quite a long time, how r ya doin ? ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  7. Steele

    Fleet Website

    By the way... what about a little bit of background music on the HP ? Maybe the "soundtrack" of the original Wraith HP as some kinda (silent) infinite playback... Or maybe a BCM soundtrack, if it's okay for S.C. ? ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  8. Steele

    Fleet Website

    Wow... great thing, Tac, really looks cool! Didn't find any errors so far, except 4 the fact that you and Dreada are the only officers listed so far... can the rest of us sign up somewhere, or will this information be recorded at a later point of time ? Best regards, lookin' 4ward to BCM ;] ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  9. Tac: Oh, okay... no problem for me, I'm proud 2 be a part of SIN Squadron No. 1 ;] (by the way... we haven't yet found a name for it, did we ? ), but it was just an idea... Best regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Operations Officer, SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  10. Is that okay so far ? Just one question... why don't add a squadron number to the signature? When BCM is released, we'll surely get enough personnel to fill more than just one squad?! Regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta, Wraith HQ (Lyrius) Wraith Fleet/SIN Wing Operations Officer, SIN Wing Stealth - the only thing between you and your enemy's guns
  11. Nice to read you like it :] I don't know "which building" you saw... I made some modifications today, blue glass, white floor, white couches in the lounge, offices get double-sized desks ;], etc. etc. Also changed the outside wall material from this brownish whatsoever to anthrazite metal grids. Does anyone of you have Wraith Fleet flags on a webpage ? (Or maybe know a filename & location?) I'd like to add flags to the building. Guess another level will be added to the HQ, I want to keep Wraith Offices roomy (not like those "prisons" other fleets tend to call "office" ;] ) and the lounge in the lobby is a "must be". Wide-Screen Television and Info-Terminals are "underway" ;] Best Regards ------------------ Cmdr Steele GCV Terra Kresta 1st Squadron, SIN Wing Stationed, Starstation Wrath Stealth is the only thing between you, and your enemy's guns ICQ 70041427, (GMT + 1) =Wraith Fleet=
  12. Good evening, Cmdr. Somerset. I'm honored to be accepted in SIN Wing and look forward to working with you. Best Regards ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta Stealth is the only thing between you and your enemy's guns...
  13. Hi again! I'd hereby like to "publish" my decision to join S.I.N. Wing. Thanks for all invitations to other arms, but I think S.I.N. will suit me best (and maybe give me some time for SAR if needed, otherwise I'll have to take me the time >:]) Greetings Cmdr. Steele ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta Stealth is the only thing between you and your enemy's guns...
  14. Good afternoon, Commanders! Yesterday, I established a Wraith Fleet office in Commander's Village. Luckily, I found some space very close to GALCOM-HQ and the arrival-plaza. It is not very large, but I can add levels at any time. Beam to the coordniates 973N 908E and face south to see the (raw) building. (The interior is yet to come, but on the first level, there are two roomy glass-offices, enough space for a reception as well as several information consoles [which will be linking to the Wraith-Fleet Webpage!] Please feel free to post any comments or ideas you might have. Best regards. ------------------ Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta Stealth is the only thing between you and your enemy's guns...
  15. Good evening, Commanders! I am the CO of the (former) UCV Terra Kresta, which now proudly bears the GCV Tag, and I would just like to introduce myself to all of you due to my signup at Wraith Fleet (special regards and thanks to TAC for his time and patience :] ). My specialities are SAR, ship resupply, tow-away, immediate repairs, maintenance, cargo/drop runs, deep-core supply, spy inertion / supply / evac / rescue, troop drops / transport, VIP transport, emergency defense of ships in need, "paramedic", escape pod recovery, etc. etc. So, if you're out in space and find yourself short on Capella Sparkling Table-Water, just wrecked your ship, have been forced to take a "longer" space-walk, or just want to get from A to B, just leave me a message, I'll do my best to be there ASAP :] Best Regards Commander Steele GCV Terra Kresta Wraith Fleet "Stealth is the only thing between you and your enemy's guns"
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