I will do the same at the NYC show. I wish Mike would join me, though. While
I disagree with him on this issue as well as who is #2 in US auto sales, he
seems to be a nice gentleman who likes cars. I should be fun meeting him and
seeing the cars with him (or any other member of the newsgroup).
Of course people can disagree and still be a nice people, except politicians
I guess. Besides all my friends and relatives love me. ;)
I have been going to the NYC International Auto Show since I was in college
in the early fifties, when it was held in the NYC Convention Center at
Columbus Circle. A number of friends in the business from Delaware and I
would drive every year but now we go by limousine on the first day, however
and that is the day before it is opens to the public.
That is the source of your misunderstanding, you guys are equating NA parts
content with US content.
The funny thing is I asked the question of one of the Ford engineers at the
NYC show last year, he did not know the difference either. I had to call
one of my old friends also retired, from when I worked as a design engineer
at Ford, to get the correct answer as to why three are three numbers for
vehicle assembled the US.
Nice, so you won't confirm where you worked, under what name, you've been
retired for better than two decades, and your "sources" are retired
engineers as well, who I am sure are completely "in the know" for current
specifications and up-to-date practical engineering guidelines.
And you wonder why no one believes you?
The current VIN numbering system has been in effect since 1980. Some of the
'young' guys I worked with and trained are now retiring. You can be
cynical and free to believe whatever you choose,. I could not care less. .
And you still won't post anything to validate your claims, you just say "I
know it for a fact." Well I for one have never met someone who wouldn't back
up their claims with evidence that wasn't considered a crackpot. How
convenient it is that you can't post a simple link to any evidence to back
up your claims, since after all it was a couple of guys that told you what
apparently no one else knows.
In psychiatric circles, that's known as a self-reinforcing delusion.
Have a good life.
How can that possibly be? VINs are specific by their nature to a particular
vehicle. Obviously you have not learned anything from this discussion, even
from the things you yourself have posted, like the designation for
individual models that are part of the individual VIN. I .E. a P71 is an
Interceptor, a P74 is a CV LX, a T85 is a Mustang GT convertible and an M26
is a Zephyr, T15 is an F150, an X15 is a 4x4 F150 etc.
On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 09:50:16 -0500, Mike Hunter rearranged some electrons
The 1st digit of the VIN does not designate anything about the parts
You were wrong before, Mike, and you're still wrong.
David M (dmacchiarolo)
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