Do American car companies still use imperial nuts and bolts, or are all the new Fords and GMs metric at this point?
Green - countries which have adopted the metric system
Grey - countries that still think pushrods and not being able to turn are cool
Bullshit. Most of those countries don't even make cars and there are a few on there in green that do make pushrod engines.
Also, OHC is old as shit. Nothing new or techie about it.
DOHC on the other hand...
Also , RAWR!
Green - Countries that have not walked on the moon
>moved to america for work
>buy euro car
>take it in for service
>mechanic is pissed since all his tools are made for imperial nuts and bolts
>he has to get a friend to bring in metric tools
>spend a trillion dollars creating a piece of edible shit
>everyone laughs at you
>yeah well we are the only ones to eat shit
man has looked at the moon since the dawn of time, and we managed to go there, look back at earth, and come back. to say that it is equivalent to eating shit is pretty ridiculous.
either way, america created this, one of the all time greatest space achievements.
>u just jealous that we ate shit first
there's no reason to ever go to the moon other than to go, look at the size of my nuts, I can do it. same reason their is no reason to climb mount everest. People still do it though, because of the thrill and bragging rights. no one has been able to claim that right other than the US though.
>you sound a lot like a sour grapes fallacy
>he must be mad tho
>we went to the moon 60 years ago
>therefore metric is shit
Looks pretty new to me.
>The Crewe built Rolls-Royce – Bentley L Series V8 engine was introduced 1959 and is still in production. It was used on most Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars in the four decades after its introduction and today it is used in Bentley Mulsanne.
America's dick competition with the urss slowed down its own progress in the space race to make a man walk on what even back then was considered "just a fucking rock".
But hey being the world's meme has no price right?
fun fact: one of the early space rockets crashed mid-flight because some of the systems were programmed in metric and some in imperial units, and thus the system got several critical errors and just shut down
most use metric since many of the vehicles are actually built in metric countries and many of the parts come from metric countries. actually truth be told the US is very much metric these days aside from every day shit like speed, distance, weight ect
>mish-mash of metric and SAE
i seriously fucking hate when they do that. nothing worse then grabbing a set of tools only to get half way through the job and find you need to go get a different set. also annoying as fuck to constantly change back and forth
My 1995 f150 has mostly metric bolts, and some imperial bolts mainly on the engine which is a pretty 80's design.
It's also worth noting that most of the metric bolts are sizes that are close to imperial equivalents
Alot of 80s and 90s vehicles had engines and some parts that were originally designed in the 60s and 70's and it probably would've cost too much to redesign or retool the production of those parts. Meanwhile the body and electronics were designed more recently and after the metric switchover in the 80s
Even worse is when you're working on a Jeep and there's some random fucking Torx bolts and you just know that even if you had some Torx bits that fucker would strip anyway.
>try removing some body parts from a Wrangler
>either the bolt is made of putty and rounds off instantly or it breaks the bit
At least the putty bolts drill out easy.
>imperial vs metric thread
>MUH MUN LANDIN
>nasa uses metric
Eurofags don't have the brainpower to understand math that isn't multiplying/dividing by ten and are inherently incapable of living the american lifestyle of being free to choose your measurement system. Even swap it every other sentence if you so please.
This kills the european.
>uses a measurement system invented by their old rulers
Who the fuck cares. The metric system AND the english system have exactly the same capabilities in all functions.
Europ and Asia and everywhere still uses english units in the dimensioning of electric parts, because America does pretty much ALL the design work (TI, Fairchild, ST, IR, so on.)
I see no reason to care either way.