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  1. The 2020 GT500 ended up being a lot more than just a CJ quarter horse.
  2. Apparently I am not supposed to use Google to search for actual information! Too bad. This is from https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2019014. Conclusions Among patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate Covid-19, the use of hydroxychloroquine, alone or with azithromycin, did not improve clinical status at 15 days as compared with standard care. (Funded by the Coalition Covid-19 Brazil and EMS Pharma; ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT04322123. opens in new tab.) Not some UFO, demon seed, nut. It is not a cure. THAT is the problem, it is being touted as a cure. On topic: " The drug nevertheless saw a briefly renewed lease on life earlier this month when researchers at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit published a retrospective analysis of 2,541 hospitalized Covid-19 patients in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases showing that 13% of those treated with the drug died, compared with 26.4% of those who did not receive it. However, while several right-wing media figures celebrated the data, a review in the same journal pointed to numerous confounding factors that called the purported benefit into question. And two weeks ago, a post-publication peer review in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents strongly criticized the original paper that spurred interest in the drug, published earlier this year, pointing to numerous methodological flaws rendering it “nearly if not completely uninformative” and denouncing it as “fully irresponsible.” https://medcitynews.com/2020/07/hydroxychloroquine-flunks-phase-iii-trial-in-mild-to-moderate-covid-19/
  3. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52407177 Trump lies aren't just stupid, they can kill you. It wasn't worth mentioning except it came back in the news yet again. https://www.thedailybeast.com/stella-immanuel-trumps-new-covid-doctor-believes-in-alien-dna-demon-sperm-and-hydroxychloroquine FoMoCo has historically been an equal opportunity employer, as a leader. "Of those in attendance (Henry Ford I funeral) , African-Americans represented a large percentage. They paid homage to the industrialist who hired them - along with women and physically disabled - when no other company would and who paid them the same wages as white men." https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20030601/SUB/306010874/ford-was-first-company-to-hire-blacks-in-large-numbers So, yes Ford listens and has a dialogue. 100 people may not be significant, but still worthy. Not just racial issues either of course: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2017/12/11/ford-listed-among-best-places-to-work-for-lgbt-equality-in-u-s--.html Trump is no friend to Ford. " Ford said in a statement that it is focused on acting to protect the environment while also protecting the affordability of vehicles. “This agreement with California provides regulatory stability while reducing CO2 more than complying with two different standards,” it said." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-trump/trump-attacks-ford-motor-for-not-backing-fuel-economy-rollback-idUSKCN1VB1QQ Ford has a long view, not supporting a President who uses them for his short term goals.
  4. " Ford doesn’t even recommend this for the 2018 Mustang." It doesn't work with the new 10 speed auto. "Not working" "not recommended" is not the same. Saying it's not recommended gave me pause,as I'm probably going to get the kit. It's a fitment issue, nothing more.
  5. The 18 Mustang has a new automatic. It's a Ford product made for the 15-17 Mustang.
  6. They use the same basic design. "To get the extra power out of the 2016 Ford Focus RS, the 2.3L EcoBoost engine from the Mustang has been fitted with a different turbocharger, an upgraded intake system, a larger exhaust system and a larger radiator, which helps keep this high performance mill cool over long periods of track time. This power is put to the ground via a 6-speed manual transmission and a new advanced all-wheel drive system that should be one of the best-performing systems of its type in the segment." https://www.torquenews.com/106/how-mustang-ecoboost-makes-345hp-focus-rs
  7. I wonder if the Ford Power Pack for the 2.3 Mustang will work on the Ranger? https://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-performance-cold-air-intake-kit-with-calibration-ecoboost-2015-2017/p/M9603M4/
  8. "Next year, however, the coach-door Continental will be available on an unlimited basis–and if the Powers That Be within the Blue Oval give the nod, a rear-wheel-drive large sedan will assume the storied nameplate some time in the next few years, complete with standard-equipment coach doors in all trim levels. That, as the kids say, will be “lit.” There will still be a RWD Mustang, so why not a RWD Lincoln?
  9. timmm55

    Mercury GT40

    Great trivial question.
  10. Other than bragging rights, what does it do for Dodge? How many do they sell? The Challenger architecture is aging badly with bad crash test data, the V6 is slow and it is still in 3rd place sales. And I think it's downright dangerous not to have a roll bar in a Hellcat/Demon.
  11. I've said the same thing about 50s cars. We don't want to climb up OR down anymore.
  12. So it's putting out 410 HP?
  13. I sat in one last week. 1) They don't need an L version. Plenty of leg room 2) the optional rear seat control option is cool 3) The door handles are sexy, and the pull shut feature is a nice touch 4) The interior door electronic door release was WOW! In the parking we talked to a woman who traded-in her 7 series BMW on an all black Continental with red brake calipers. She loved it.
  14. The pants and the car were named after the Island of Capri. The other islands from the Mediterranean could go back to that idea: Linosa, Ibeza, Ios, Andros, Levanzo, Caprera all sound good to me. The "Lincoln Linosa"!
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