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Following the successful introduction of the Pollux for 1964, a facelift came for 1968.
Here’s the 1969 model year wagon.
Blake : it has been 2 years since the FALMO GTL was launched the sales number never went up as any of us wanted it to.
Grudsen : well our prediction was slightly off. the economy really did grow as we expected. but the market turned to a new space that we didn’t expected. the used to be niche sports car is now the most profitable market
Shew : that’s just business as usual. we try to predict and do the best we can, but we never really know what’s just around the corner
Hamston : at least it did buy us a lot of time. this new car is taking a long time to make. it’s everything we have never did yet. or the market. at least as far as we know, right now, nobody is doing a fuel injection anymore, and i feel like it’s time. 4 valves per cylinder. one upping everyone.
Grudsen : let’s just hope it actually sells well. i still don’t agree that we’re pushing upmarket. again, the GTL is a disappointment in sales. why are we going up instead of down?
Blake : i’ve explained it to you before and i’ll tell you again. image. company image. we could forever be known as the manufacturer that makes cheap cars, and that way people won’t look to our brand when we make something special. but going just enough upmarket means we can cover both the premium and the budget market in the future.
Grudsen : still doesn’t mean it’s the best financial decision. at least i can’t see it being that way
Shew : ahahaha. getting grumpier as we got older aren’t we. anyway, despite that, you’re still managing the company flawlessly
Grudsen : yeah. but it’s often a headache.
Shew : haha it’s only going to get worse in the near future. we’re getting too old now. we don’t have that much time left to hold this position. while we’re looking for our successor, we are slowly planning about leaving something behind.
Grudsen : …so you’re saying just having built this company is not ‘something’ enough?
Blake : smirk no. a company is just a brand that the average people know us for. we’re talking about something that will be remembered because it’s by us, not the company, because it’s outrageous enough that people remembers the car. not the company that makes the car. and would make people drool for one when they see it.
Grudsen : sigh that’s for the future i guess
Shew : i see you’re not complaining about it
Grudsen : …
Clark: Is the deal done? Are we selling these now?
Jeffrey: Yes, and here’s our ad for the new car:
Clark: There’s no text on it.
Jeffrey: Oops, wrong ad.
I must say that in 1969, right after the failure of the Corvair and the debate that “unsafe at any speed” started (even though the Corvair would have been doomed without that book too tbh), it is a brave decision to launch a rear engined car of that size…
All - it’s been a hell of a day. I’m just now sitting down to start going through things, so I won’t have results until sometime tomorrow.
I… I hate to have to do this, but it’s very likely I’ll have to withdraw for an unknown amount of time after this round concludes. My desktop went down hard. Pump failure, and also blew the northbridge heatsink fan to pieces, and it won’t run without that.
Oh… That’s soooo terrible… How will my company survive without Sinistra to compete with me…
But seriously though… That sux man, your cars will be missed and I hope you can get back online soon!
but, northbridge heatsink fan… what are you, or you were running again?
and did anything got shorted though?
@HighOctaneLove oh don’t worry you’ll have plenty of competitors
Was running an old EVGA SR-2 with twin Xeons. Really fast, but… I’ve had it for 7 years, things were bound to go wrong. Didn’t see any leaks, so I don’t think it shorted anything, just the pump impeller exploded.
Currently using a netbook with a 1.3ghz single-core celeron and old-school Intel integrated graphics. Mighty pile of suck, it is.
dayum. from top of the crop to the bottom of the barrel. that was my computer/laptop like… 7 years ago.
it barely works.
but anyway. would a cheap-ish tower cooler replacement and just blowing a fan onto the northbridge enough to get you going again? at least until you can replace/upgrade your PC?
Not really. Xeon socket 1366 has backplates, means cooler compatibility is low. And without that fan, the board won’t boot. I tried. Managed to get it booting by plugging the side-panel fan in for an RPM signal, and then the pump went bang.
I’ll make do for now with this pile of junk, see if I can get a decent laptop because this is the third time the big rig’s blown a pump.
You’ll start a monopoly, gradually grab power from the government and then start a cyberpunk dystopia
+f @Madrias is there any chances you can land your hands on a new cooling loop? Just in case the impeller damaged something else or another part is bound to fail soon, and you know we’ll be here