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Hello there Sfoskett, welcome to Wikipedia!. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you ever need editing help visit Wikipedia:How does one edit a page or how to format them visit our manual of style. Experiment at Wikipedia:Sandbox. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help, add a question to the Help desk or leave a note on my talk page. Happy editing! moink 18:51, 16 Jun 2004 (UTC)

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Days of Our Lives[edit]

I've changed Andrea Hall to Andrea Hall Gengler on the DAYS page as she is referred to by the married name more often in soap periodicals. Do you watch soaps? We could use lots of help on the soap pages. Mike H 02:36, Jul 14, 2004 (UTC)

Platform[edit]

You are linking to platform from the car articles you are creating. Platform is a disambiguation page, so it would be better to link to a more specific article. Platform suggests automobile platform. Note that you can write [[automobile platform|platform]] if the "automobile" part doesn't fit into the sentense. Keep up the good work. Thue | talk 22:47, 22 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Category:Automotive Technologies[edit]

I'm moving everything from Category:Automotive Technologies to Category:Automotive technologies. Second and subsequent words should not be capitalised in article titles (including categories) according to Wikipedia naming conventions. —Morven 21:38, Jul 26, 2004 (UTC)

Thanks! I've been appreciating your automobile articles too -- there's a lot to cover ... —Morven 07:24, Jul 27, 2004 (UTC)


Love the Ford platform articles! I hope to contribute a lot to them when I have a chance (like when I'm back in school and not working all the time).

In the meantime thought I'd give some pointers on missing platforms, like the new T5 SUV platform being used by Land Rover for the new Discovery LR3 and the upcomming Range Rover Sport (and probably the next-gen Range Rover as well). There's also the Australian Falcon platform (under the Falcon, it's deritives, and the Territory) - not sure what it's called. -- stewacide

New category for automotive superlatives[edit]

Since your specialty is automobile platforms, I've come up with an idea for the List of automotive superlatives that I could use your help with.

The category would be biggest number of bodyworks per platform, with a subcategory for biggest number of bodyworks per platform in the same brand name (not just model name). Restylings or model name changes don't count, and neither does rebranding (on boxy american models of the late 70's and 80's, that rule would have to be bent a little, off course - for truck bodies it would be tricky).

Eg for the category

Fiat Group Tipo 2 (1988-2004+): 19
3dr Alfa Romeo 145 (hatchback)
5dr Alfa Romeo 146 (hatchback)
4dr Alfa Romeo 155 (sedan)
2dr Alfa Romeo GTV (coupe)
2dr Alfa Romeo Spider (roadster)
3dr Fiat Tipo (hatchback)
5dr Fiat Tipo (hatchback)
4dr Fiat Tempra (sedan)
4dr Fiat Tempra Weekend (estate)
3dr Fiat Coupé (coupe)
3dr Fiat Bravo (hatchback, Tipo replacement)
5dr Fiat Brava (hatchback, Tipo replacement)
4dr Fiat Marea (sedan, Tempra replacement)
4dr Fiat Marea Weekend (estate, Tempra Weekend replacement)
3dr Lancia Delta HPE (hatchback)
5dr Lancia Delta (hatchback)
4dr Lancia Dedra (sedan)
4dr Lancia Lybra (sedan, Dedra replacement)
4dr Lancia Lybra SW (wagon)

Eg for the subcategory:

Renault Megane Mk. I (1996-2003): 7
3dr Sport Hatch
5dr Hatchback
4dr Sedan
5dr Break (wagon)
2dr Convertible
5dr Scénic (minivan)
5dr Scénic RX4 (SUV)

Eventually, I'd like to create a list of automotive platforms, that would include years in use and list of models/bodyworks on that platform.

What do you think? --Pc13 23:42, 13 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Automobile categories[edit]

Hi Sfoskett - I don't contribute car articles (planes keep me busy enough), but I try to help out with categorisation of what I see coming through "New articles". Having tagged more than a few cars, I'm thinking that "Category:Porsche automobiles", under "Category:Porsche" makes more sense than either "Category:Porsche vehicles" (that would include tractors, tanks, and bicycles) or creating an un-neccessary tier of categorisation by having "Category:Porsche automobiles" and "Category:Porsche tractors" both point to "Category:Porsche vehicles" and having that under "Category:Porsche". Would you object to me doing a re-organisation along these lines? --Rlandmann 04:05, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Pontiac J2000[edit]

Hi Sfoskett: not sure what happened here. I thought I'd give your Pontiac J2000 page a nip–tuck as you had 'Category:Pontiac vehicles#J2000' instead of '|J2000' so it wouldn't list properly under 'Pontiac vehicles' under J. After I made the edit, the line disappeared altogether. And my edit doesn't show up in the history—according to that, I deleted the line. Just wanted to let you know I didn't, and it's likely a Wiki glitch—you may know a way around it. Stombs 00:22, Aug 24, 2004 (UTC)

Funny, it's there now. Whatever the problem was has fixed itself. Sorry to have bothered you. Stombs 14:39, Aug 24, 2004 (UTC)

Why so MANY capitals?[edit]

Why do you use so many capitals in articles you've been creating? It almost seems as if you're capitalizing words just because they appear in article titles? Michael Hardy 17:22, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)

You Asked About My Capitalization. I'm Not Sure What You Mean Exactly... PERhaps yOU CouLd Give Me a Link? *hahaha* No, seriously, I don't want to be randomly capitalizing stuff. Please point out where I did and I'll cut it out. Thanks!--SFoskett 19:03, Sep 1, 2004 (UTC)

Storage area network and fibre channel are articles I recently moved, as are some to which they link. I don't remember which among them you originated. Michael Hardy 19:09, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Metric units and non-breaking spaces[edit]

Hi

Thanks for your message on my talk page. I agree that non-breaking space looks better for the reader. Your request seems reasonable to me. My first priority is to add metric units. If I can remember, and it does not slow me down, I will certainly consider adding them. I can't promise any particular level of implementation because it is a much lower priority for me. I hope that is an acceptable response.

Adding non-breaking spaces to units may be suitable for bot assistance. What do you think?

Thanks for the prompting. I learn a lot from what other editors say.

I would also like to request that you consider adding metric units, even if it is a low priority for you. The google converter is a great tool for this task.

Keep up the good work Bobblewik  (talk) 08:59, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Linking to categories[edit]

I changed the links because:

  1. They were red - the categories are not populated and had no description. Red links are not appropriate for the "See also" section.
  2. Links to categories are bad practice, better to add the article to the category directly.
  3. I feel its dubious to try and use categories for this. The category would be of extremely low value. Try writing up a List of cars by size.

-- Netoholic @ 15:00, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)


I see no discussion about car-size categories at Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles/Categorization. Perhaps this issue should be brought up there.

Main article inclusion in a similarly named category is appropriate in many cases. Ford Motor Company is in Category:Ford, for instance. -- Netoholic @ 15:37, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Why link to Category:Ford vehicles in the main Ford article when List of Ford vehicles is so much better, informative, and printable? Categorization is a Wikipedia construct should not be directly linked from a "See also". If it's important enough, than a List of X article is so much better stylistically. This is not about "standard" or "policy" per se, just good writing.

If you want to see something in writing that supports this, read Wikipedia:Manual of Style#"See also" and "Related topics" sections, which describes using that section to link to articles, and no mention of categories as being prefered. -- Netoholic @ 15:54, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Engine displacements[edit]

I do see your point; I thought, in haste, you were just giving an identical value in both litres and cubic centimetres. Most manufacturers give a "nominal" displacement that is not at all accurate (and generally rounded up). This happened in American measurements too; the Ford 427 FE-series engine is actually of approximately 425 cubic inches. Parenthetically, I always thought it wierd that that NASCAR 427 cubic inch displacement limit was a metric limit: 7 litres.

Mazda MX-6 class[edit]

(I was the anon. user who edited the Mazda articles... Got a username now). I figured if Honda Prelude was good enough to be a Sportscar, then the MX-6 is too, since they were in direct competition in content, capabilities, and price range.

GM 3800 Engine[edit]

You're very welcome on the last edits. I didn't know anything much about this engine either, until I bought the one pictured. It's one running little powerplant! It's had such a long and varied history that there's still plenty to be added to the article, I think. RivGuySC 14:44, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Rotary timeline[edit]

Sfoskett, just want to say great work on the rotary timeline! I mentioned it elsewhere but can't find the earlier comment … Anyway, it is fantastic! Stombs 10:24, Nov 5, 2004 (UTC)

I have a comment about the timeline. I definitely like the concept, but it seems a little inconsistent. You have years going across the top, and model names down the side. So far, so good. But in the middle of the table, you have a mix of model names, engine codes, and platform codes (and links to different types of articles). I think maybe you (or someone else) added the top three rows after the rest of the table, which seems to be referring only to the engines, except for the RX-7. Rlobkovsky 05:47, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Mazda Xedos 6[edit]

No, I don't have one myself -- all of my info comes from material I've found on the web. I don't know, I could be more resourceful than average in looking for this info, or not :). But I've been interested in it for a while, since it's closely related to my car, but a more luxurious European version :). By the way, I've accumulated some info on Mazda platforms -- I'll be updating the pages as soon as I get some time. Rlobkovsky 06:45, 11 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Subaru VINs[edit]

As you probably guessed you were my inspiration for creating that article. I had found the VIN info recently and decided to follow your example when I saw your Ford list. Thanks. Mdchachi|Talk 20:42, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Redirect you created at "Xk6"[edit]

Hi, you created a redirect from Xk6 to Jaguar XJ6 engine, but there is currently no article at Jaguar XJ6 engine. (It may have been deleted since the redirect was created.) Wikipedia policy is to get rid of redirects to non-existent pages, and someone listed Xk6 on WP:RfD If you want the redirect to stay, you will need to create something at Jaguar XJ6 engine (even a stub will do), or else the redirect will go away. If you do create the target, you don't have to do anything on WP:RfD (we'll eventually notice the target is there), but if you do, just delete the entry for Xk6. Thanks! Noel (talk) 03:27, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started the Free the Rambot Articles Project which has the goals of getting users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to...

  1. ...all U.S. state, county, and city articles...
  2. ...all articles...

using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) version 1.0 and 2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to the GFDL (which every contribution made to Wikipedia is licensed under), but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles (See the Multi-licensing Guide for more information). Since you are among the top 1000 most active Wikipedians, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles.

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} template (or {{MultiLicensePD}} for public domain) into their user page, but there are other templates for other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace {{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}} with {{MultiLicensePD}}. If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know at my talk page what you think. -- Ram-Man 17:28, Nov 29, 2004 (UTC)

Lada Niva engine displacement values[edit]

I'm curious as to an edit you made to Lada Niva. You changed instances of "liter" to " L". I'm not decrying the edit, I just don't understand why you didn't use "<space>L". TimothyPilgrim 18:58, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)

Line breaks. Yes, I get it now. A space could result in the unit being located on the next line while the value remains on the line above. Good idea, I'll try to use it too, thanks. TimothyPilgrim 19:47, Dec 7, 2004 (UTC)
Hi Sfoskett: I feel I'm being a real meanie as it's the second of your edits I've been a bit curious about. Why change at all—in my work I was always told that we should leave it as 'liter' or 'litre' in text? I'm told in typesetting convention, the only time we should use the 'L' is when we can typographically set the script letter—but if it's in the same font, 'L' shouldn't be used. I know it's a pedantic thing but I would personally feel more comfortable with the full word, linebreak or not. Stombs 10:36, Dec 8, 2004 (UTC)
Hi Sfoskett: Thank you for explaining the SI units—yes, that does make total sense to me. I guess if we use cm³ or kW then L is wholly consistent with that. Glad you didn't think I was picking on you! :) Stombs 11:22, Dec 9, 2004 (UTC)
In fact, I agree with you so much I have begun doing it … Stombs 04:05, Dec 10, 2004 (UTC)

En and em dashes[edit]

Hi Sfoskett: Your least favourite fellow Wikipedian here again. Good job on the Mazda boxes and loved your work on the B-Series. I noticed something tiny—this might not be your doing but maybe we can tackle these together when we're going through Wikipedia. I noticed a few year periods where a spaced em dash has been used (e.g. 1994 — 1997). The en dash (–) is usually used for the word 'to' and is unspaced between numbers (e.g. 1994–1997 or 1994–7); the em dash (technically, it should be used unspaced) is used to separate sentence clauses. I know, it's another pedantic thing. I've changed a few where I've found them in B-Series and Roadpacer. Stombs 22:30, Dec 10, 2004 (UTC)

Honda B20A[edit]

Your contribution to Honda B engine states that the B20A/Z motors are not considered part of the B-series, because they cannot interchange parts with the other members of the B-series. However, I believe this is a misstatement. In fact, at least one of the B20 motors from the Honda CR-V is essentially identical to the B18B from the Acura Integra LS, but with a slightly larger bore. All parts which are usually interchangeable among the smaller B-series motors, such as cams, valvetrain and valve cover, shortblocks, heads, and transmissions, etc., are just as interchangeable with the B20 (with one exception, in that adding a VTEC head to the B20 requires boring oil passages in the B20 block to supply the oil-pressure-activated VTEC mechanism, but this is also equally required for the B18B by virtue of being a non-VTEC model).

Therefore, I propose to edit the Honda B engine article to reflect this; however, I wanted to inform you of my intention before doing so, since you made the latest significant contribution to the article.

I goofed. After reading the article again, it appears you wrote that only the B20A (but not the B20B and B20Z) is considered separate from the B-series. My apologies.

--Ryanaxp 19:33, Dec 22, 2004 (UTC)

Opel Astra[edit]

Thank you for reverting the overwriting on the Astra page from our mystery 213.122.x.x writer. Not sure what this chap is playing at with his factual errors, overwrites and the like. Stombs 04:35, Jan 2, 2005 (UTC)

ARO, not "Auto Romania"[edit]

The brand name is "ARO", not "Auto Romania", just like "FIAT" is FIAT, not "Fabrica Italiana di Automobili Torino"... Dmaftei 21:18, Jan 7, 2005 (UTC)

Good going![edit]

Well spotted on the Cross Lander—I only learned about the Brazilian spin-off a few weeks ago. Plus I enjoyed your R&T reference at the Toyota Corolla page. Stombs 10:14, Jan 9, 2005 (UTC)

You're right, it isn't 1990[edit]

When I inserted the Ford Activa image, I copied the template from the Ford Laser site, and forgot to amend the '1990'. Mea culpa. Quiensabe 00:47, Jan 10, 2004

GM or Opel?[edit]

The reason behind using the name 'General Motors' rather than 'Opel' is because of the multitude of GM brand names. Strictly speaking the Corsa, Astra, Vectra, et al are Opel designs (Vauxhall's R&D having been merged with Opel's in 1978) but in places like Australia and Brazil, where the Opel name is unknown, they are called Holdens and Chevrolets and are regarded as such - in the case of Australia, the Astra and Vectra fared better than the rebadged Toyotas they replaced. The Astra is a bit tricky because Opel didn't use that name until 1991, and the Astra hatchback in South Africa kept the Kadett name. Quiensabe 00:56, Jan 10, 2005

I saw your discussion with Stombs about this on General Motors Vectra. If Opel Vectra is to be the default page, fine, but the pictures of Opel-badged cars should be given more prominence, as the page does took too 'Holden-centric'- even 'Kiwi Holden-centric'. The Holden-badged Vectra in NZ pictured at the top would not be recognised by most people in Australia, who would never have seen that mocel locally.

Quiensabe 15:04, Jan 21, 2005

I think it's best to keep it under GM, rather than Opel, as those cars were sold in a number of countries using different brandnames.

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Mazda lead for you[edit]

Hi Sfoskett: I saw an odd car today that you might have already added: a Suzuki Escudo with a Mazda badge. It was obviously a second-hand Japanese import, and it made me do a double-take. I know Mazda (especially Autozam) sold plenty of Suzukis, but the Vitara—specifically this, a five-door—was a surprise to me. It might be a lead for you. Sorry, I didn't see the model name—it wasn't visible on the car that drove by. Stombs 12:05, Jan 19, 2005 (UTC)

Just in case you haven't found out yet, that Mazda-badged Vitara was known as the Levante. It was available only in Japan in the mid to late 90s and was powered by the Mazda 2.0 L V6 engine. --Pc13 16:28, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Duratec 35[edit]

You are obviously well informed on many Ford engine issues. There is another expansion of Curatec 35 getting started for Cleveland #1. Also I am hearing problems with Bharat cranks... just gossip. Thought you might like to cross check sources.....--Pmeisel 02:34, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Just edited the Duratec article. The Duratec 30 will not be discontinued when the Duratec 35 is introduced. It will substitute in some applications. The main vehicles for the 30 will continue to be Escapes, and the new CD338.--Pmeisel 22:08, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

GM Gamma platform confusion[edit]

You have contribute some information regarding GM DAT involvement in developing the new GM Gamma platform, but I've found that various sources say it is joint responsibility of Opel AG and Fiat, as stated in Fiat Punto bit contributed by User:Neuropedia. Should we resolve this through Talk:GM Gamma platform or some other means? --DmitryKo 23:14, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

actually...[edit]

actually milkmandan has. Although he told me it wasn't mandatory. I'm including the copyright notice on the ones I know have one. The rest are just public domain-type free images taken off websites (where I recognize them). But thanks for the welcome. Still, I plan on contributing as much as possible, mostly in car pictures and info.

still forgetting about the tildes...

Diego440 04:10, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC)

New WK?[edit]

I noticed your pictures on the Jeep Grand Cherokee page—did you get a new toy? :) --Milkmandan 03:29, 2005 Feb 15 (UTC)

Image:Audi A2.jpg[edit]

Hi Sfoskett, just wanted to let you know that I uploaded Image:Audi A2.jpg to the wikimedia commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/Image:Audi_A2.jpg). Kind regards, Ciceronl 22:38, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Pictures in the box[edit]

Excuse my ignorance, but when putting pictures inside the information boxes, as you said before, where exactly must they be placed? Meaning, when you open the page for editing, like it or not, there's a huge amount of text and no real place saying "put image here", so I just wanted to know if you coulc give me a pointer there? Thanks.

Diego440 07:38, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

quick quiestion[edit]

I've noticed you're more or less the Mazda-man here. I was wondering if you had any pictures of the RX-whichever that aren't on the pages. It doesn't matter if they're copyrighted, as they're for my personal car picture collection, which is already at 5000+ images. Thanks,

Diego440 16:42, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Saab 9000[edit]

So what engine DID the 9000 use if not the Triumph/Saab Slant-4? Did Saab have another straight-4? --SFoskett 21:08, Feb 28, 2005 (UTC)

Ok, it used the SAAB slant-4. The SAAB B and H engines may be derived from the Triumph engine, but they are far from simmilar. I see that the article on the Triumpg slant-4 also covers the SAAB B and H engines. I would suggest that the article is split into three articles, one for each engine. // Liftarn

Stutz Motor Company[edit]

Great work on the Stutz page, SFoskett! Nothing to add from me—I only knew the late 1970s and early 1980s models, which you covered. Stombs 22:57, Mar 5, 2005 (UTC)

Cosmo images[edit]

Heyo- I ran across the image you put up for the Mazda Cosmo—that's great! I wish I had thought of that for other car pages that really need photos.

In any event, though, it looks like we're saved. I've been spending more and more time cleaning things up over at the Japanese Wikipedia, and I ran across a bunch of Mazda photos that Taisyo uploaded there. I've since dumped them into the commons, and they're ready to use.

It looks like the Car article at the commons is fairly active. Arpingstone, in particular, seems to be linking his shots there. I'm doing so in the future, as well.

Anyway, that's about all. I'm moving the Wankel shots over now, and will be linking them in accordingly. There is, in particular, a great shot of a sliced-open rotor. --Milkmandan 05:16, 2005 Mar 8 (UTC)

Here's another one you may find kitschy: the Mazda head office building, presumably somewhere in Japan. --Milkmandan 05:40, 2005 Mar 8 (UTC)
Damn, they are different—I thought they were the same car. I'm going to move the image _2 image later tonight, when I get a chance (and I'll update the Cosmo page accordingly). Can you tell what the exact vintage of the car in Image:1967 mazda cosmo sport 2.jpg is? "Series 1"? "Early model"? I'd like to name the picture correctly. Thanks! --Milkmandan 22:31, 2005 Mar 8 (UTC)

Hi...can you tell me where i can get images of mazda's from japan, im trying to do research and find out why my 626 looks different to the one Taisyo has put on the capella page.

Sports Car International[edit]

Response on my user page. TimothyPilgrim 13:40, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)

I've added the lists for the 1990s and the top sports cars of all time according to SCI. May I suggest also including the writer's lists to show the differences? TimothyPilgrim 14:31, Mar 12, 2005 (UTC)

Gasoline Direct Injection Engine[edit]

I just started an article on Gasoline Direct Injection Engine. I believe u can add some value to it. Thanx in advance. Gaurav1146 10:42, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)

New Coupe de Ville picture[edit]

Is the ID on this solid? The fender skirts seem to indicate that it's an even rarer Fleetwood coupe. RivGuySC 19:54, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

In that case...buy it!  :-) RivGuySC 19:18, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Most powerful FWD[edit]

Thanks. I saw the Pontiac and I immediatelly remembered the Caddy. I've been doing a mental check on most powerful FWDs, and the next ones are the current Acura TL at 201 kW (270 hp SAE), the Volvo S80 T6 at 200 kW (272 hp DIN/268 hp SAE), and the Renault Safrane Biturbo at 197 kW (268 hp DIN). All Audis, Chevys, Volvos and Fords with more than 300 hp are 4WD or RWD, the 2005 Acura Legend is AWD, BMW and Merc don't have FWDs (except small A-Class Merc), most powerful Alfa ever is 250 hp. So the Seville and the Eldorado are it. --Pc13 17:37, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

New Mazda shots[edit]

Heyo-

I've run across some more shots of Mazdas over at the commons. In specific, de:Benutzer:Stahlkocher has dropped a bunch in, and I've merged them into commons:Car#Mazda. One of them (323 II) really has me scratching my head—it's clearly not a US-style 323/Protege car, and I'm not sure if it's a Familia branch or what. I'm sure you can find out where it belongs in the model lineup :)

Additionally, I'd like to ask you to upload any of your new shots to the commons, if you don't have any objections. I've been spending an awful lot of time recently moving GFDL'd images from en.wiki to the commons so I can use them to illustrate Wikipediae in other languages—it's an enormous help if they're uploaded there in the first place.

Thanks! --Milkmandan 04:52, 2005 Apr 7 (UTC)

  • I don't know why the photo is labeled "323 II", that car was available in the European 323 range in the second half of the 90s, and it's clearly a fourth generation 323/Familia. The 5-door hatchback was called 323F and was known in Japan as Mazda Lantis (this is the second generation, the first generation 323F/Lantis had pop-off headlights). The "323 III Station Wagon" isn't a SW at all but actually the fifth generation 323/Familia hatchback. You know it as the Protegé5. --Pc13 11:47, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

RE Riley[edit]

Thanks for pointing that out, I have removed the copyvio. --Alexs letterbox 02:08, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Copyright[edit]

You added a picture to Ford Model A listing it as public domain but please look at the copyright restrictions here: [1] Rmhermen 00:09, Apr 20, 2005 (UTC)

Mercedes-Benz W108[edit]

Hi! As part of the WikiSyntax project, I'm working on fixing broken redirects, one of which being Mercedes-Benz W109Mercedes-Benz W108. I see that you've written many stubs for MB models; could you be persuaded to write one for the W108 as well? There's lots of info to be found here[2], but I know nothing about cars, so... --Fbriere 11:57, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Acura TSX[edit]

The TSX really has no predecessor. The Integra is smaller than the TSX in terms of size and engine displacement, as well as being cheaper. The Integra's true successor is the RSX, & it's sold as an Integra in Japan.

Cadillac V8 engine (and other great "technology")[edit]

Came across your article. My compliments on the good work, it is an excellent addition to an encyclopedia. My interest, of course, comes from owning a few of these engines beginning with a "500" in a 76 Coupe de Deville that was the last monster (5,000 lb) Caddy but an outstanding vehicle. Followed this with a 79 Eldorado but don't remember the engine. However, have the most vivid of memories of the "future in automotive engineering" (or so the salesman said) of my 81' Eldorado 4-6-8. Took a bath on this abomination and went back down to a "reliable" Coupe de Ville in 1982 with its wonderful HT4100! This one had a disease in more than just the engine and spent more time in the shop than on the road. – End of long relationship with GM, and after the salesman assured me I had made the right decision to quit on Caddys, bought the most expensive Ford had to offer: an 84 Continental Valentino. (Which reminds me to check Wiki for an article). This, of course, was the one with the famous vibrating steering at speeds over 60mph. Disgusted with America cars, I broke my pledge to never buy "foreign" and decided to buy the best -- and the sexiest. Bought an 86' Benz 560SL. Wanna hear about the famous rubber "O-ring" nightmare whose disintegration (like they did on the Space Shuttle Challenger) at high speed almost killed me and who knows how many other owners? After that, I was ready to buy a Vespa -- or walk. Ted Wilkes

Awesome pic moving[edit]

Dude, your "awesome pic" totally buggered the BMW 3-Series page ;-). I don't even know where to move. --Pc13 12:04, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Well, the picture is nice, but it's too wide, and in IE 6.0, it's on the right of the model box, and takes up nearly half the page in 1024x768. --Pc13 14:44, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Rotary vs. Radial[edit]

You added two pictures to the article on rotary piston engines, both of a Continental design from 1944. So far as I am aware, no large rotaries were built after about 1920. I am pretty certain the pictures show a radial as opposed to a rotary. Please read the article in question and decide if the pictures you added are correct, as I'm pretty sure they should be removed.

Maury 13:07, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Compact vs. midsize in European cars[edit]

I've noticed that you've labelled several European cars like the Austin Allegro as 'compacts' when they were originally down as 'midsize'. Is this applying US vehicle size standards to European cars, and is it appropriate to do so? —Morven 19:46, May 18, 2005 (UTC)

Referring to "European market midsize segment" or something of the sort might be a better idea. The Allegro is more of a "lower midsize", like the Astra or the Focus, while the Maxi would be "higher midsize", like the Vectra or the Mondeo. --Pc13 12:30, 2005 May 27 (UTC)

Car Pictures[edit]

How don't car pictures add value to articles about cars?!?!

On this page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari - there are links to a Ferrari store and a galleria. And car pictures are "low value?" Um, what?

Carpictures

Carpictures Editing my posts[edit]

User 'carpictures' has edited my posts here (and elsewhere). Earlier he had some posts up referring to you as a 'fuckhead' on his weblog, which he's now removed. See the history page for this user-talk page for more information.

I believe he's added in photographs simply to drive traffic to his website car-pictures.ws - he's contributed nothing else to this

-- Might have something to do with how you're linking directly to your own website, perhaps?

Thanks for restoring my comments.
You might also be interested in this: http://www.gblog.info/?p=350
User 'carpictures' has edited my posts here (and elsewhere). Earlier he had some posts up referring to you as a 'fuckhead' on his weblog, which he's now removed. See the history page for this user-talk page for more information.
I believe he's added in photographs simply to drive traffic to his website car-pictures.ws - he's contributed nothing else to this community.

Innocenti[edit]

I noticed all the model links on the Innocenti page pointed to their BMC/Austin equivalents, so I separated the Innocenti 90/120/3C (which had a very distinct bodywork) into its own page. However, I'm not happy with the page name, I don't feel it's quite correct - I've called it De Tomaso because the car was introduced after Alessandro De Tomaso bought the company. With the BMC engines, the car was called 90 (998cc engine), 120 (1275cc engine) or De Tomaso (performance version), but after Innocenti switched to Daihatsu engines, the car was called 3C, but calling the article Innocenti 3C is incorrect, as the name was only used after the car had existed for six years. Any suggestions? --Pc13 12:30, 2005 May 27 (UTC)

re: The Enzo Ferrari essay[edit]

I misunderstood. I thought you were writing History of Ferrari from scratch. If you're actually using content, I will restore the article and convert it to a redirect to that article. You will be able to get to the long rambling content by stepping back through the page history. Unless you suggest otherwise, I'm only going to restore one of the two versions of that article. Rossami (talk) 13:02, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Done. Here's the old version. Rossami (talk) 13:10, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Engine power[edit]

Hi,

Would you like to join the discussion at Talk:Horsepower? You have noticed that I have been updating 'hp' values. The term 'hp DIN' that I used may be 'odd' as you say. My focus was on eliminating ambiguity in the solitary term 'hp' and I welcome ideas for better terminology. For example, the Mercedes 150 kW engine is described simultaneously by Mercedes USA as '201 hp' and '204 hp'. Further errors occur when the hp value is used by editors to convert back to kW. That 150 kW engine example could be misconverted as 148 kW, 150 kW or 152 kW. Take a look at what others have said and I welcome your input there. Bobblewik  (talk) 14:38, 30 May 2005 (UTC)

Auto infoboxes[edit]

Thanks for taking time to give me feedback on the "info boxes". I appreciate help in getting the layout right. About the "automobile series": should someone edit Wikipedia:WikiProject_Automobiles/Layouts so that it reflects what really should go into automobile articles? I'm using the info box on that page as a template for all my info boxes. —Vespristiano 22:10, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

Multiple links to the same article[edit]

I generally avoid multiple links to the same article. Sometimes I reduce multiple links. It is almost always secondary to my main reason for editing the article. So I am not too worried when the links are put back. Since you have reverted some of my link edits, what do you think about the issue? Bobblewik  (talk) 15:40, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

History of the Automobile[edit]

Wow, dude. Big wow. Great job. But that pretty much takes it out of running for a collaboration! No problem. astiquetalk 21:30, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

There are many other car photos to come, as well. Obviously customised cars aren't really as useful on Wikipedia ... but I still have a lot. Thanks for the reorganisation on Commons: good idea. —Morven 07:21, Jun 4, 2005 (UTC)

RE: Hummer H2[edit]

Actually, what I did was I added comments for people who are much more experienced with the vehicle as guidelines for research and copyediting; that is why the <!-- comment --> tags exist. Replying to that comment may have been a mistake, but I'm human too, so please cut me some slack. My comments, frankly, contain merit, and that article is in dire need of editing. Bishonen does the same thing with the comment tags; that's how she helped me copyedit Civil Air Patrol. I do not see any rule against using it in that context. If you're going to remove my comments, that's fine, but please replace them on the talk page instead. Linuxbeak | Talk | Desk 18:59, Jun 8, 2005 (UTC)

Sorry for taking so long to reply. It does look a lot better. There are minor things that I'm still iffy on, but for the most part, thank you and good job! Linuxbeak | Talk | Desk 19:51, Jun 13, 2005 (UTC)

Image:Boston_Back_Bay.jpg[edit]

This is a cool picture, I wanted to ask how you took it. Every time I've shot from a chopper I've had a hard time getting a sharp shot due to vibration and shake. --Gmaxwell 07:36, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Cadillac[edit]

It looks like you did a false-move via copy and paste, rather than the "move page" feature. Please use the Wikipedia:Move page feature for future moves, as otherwise the edit history of the page is lost or inaccurate. I deleted and removed to fix it in this case. Cheers, -- Infrogmation 02:02, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Units for foot-pounds[edit]

When I copied the information from the LT4 page, I assumed "ft.lbf" was a typo, but I see now that it's actually a pretty common way of abbreviating "foot-pounds". It would be somewhat difficult for someone who knew little of US units to figure this out, since no search on Wikipedia ("ft·lbf", "ft.lbf", "ft lbf", and so on) will actually get you to the foot-pound page. Do you think it would make sense to put a redirect in from ft·lbf to Foot-pound and possibly link it (sparsely or at least initially) in articles? I'm somewhat new here and not sure that it's a valid use for redirects, but I think it would be useful. —HorsePunchKid 23:13, 2005 Jun 16 (UTC)

A good question. I am taking the liberty of copying the question to Talk:Torque. Bobblewik  (talk) 12:42, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Use of Exotic Car Pictures[edit]

I'm glad you liked my Enzo pictures and seeing how Wikipedia needs a few more car photos, I'm willing to let any of the pictures on this page from dscn1488.jpg through dscn1593.jpg be used. These are all from the Scarsdale Concours so there are quite a few exotic cars mixed in. If you find any to use, please ask me before posting them and if posted, please say they were taken by me at the Scarsdale Concours. Thanks! Nrbelex (talk) 05:24, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Just out of curiosity...[edit]

Did you label all the cars you uploaded offhand? That's pretty incredible. And thanks for uploading, tagging and adding all the pictures at the commons and here. It appears I went to the right person with them. GREAT JOB AND THANKS! Oh yea - Here's a Workingman's Barnstar to go along with all the work you put in!

I hereby award Sfoskett this Workingman's Barnstar for his work in adding images and info to exotic car articles.

Nrbelex (talk) 05:18, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Regarding Wolseley edits ...[edit]

I notice that back in April you reorganised the list of Wolseley models into Four Cylinder, Midsize, Compact, Six Cylinder. I am wondering why you have categorised in this way because the Wolseley 15/60 will fit into both Four Cylinder and Midsize, I find this somewhat illogical. I intend to add the Wolseley 24/80 which is a 6 cylinder version of the Wolseley 15/60. Can I suggest they be changed back to a single classification. Solander 20:26, 24 June 2005 (UT +9:30)

lots of edits, not an admin[edit]

Hi - I made a list of users who've been around long enough to have made lots of edits but aren't admins. If you're at all interested in becoming an admin, can you please add an '*' immediately before your name in this list? I've suggested folks nominating someone might want to puruse this list, although there is certainly no guarantee anyone will ever look at it. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 14:13, Jun 25, 2005 (UTC)

Recent photo additions[edit]

That's a great photo of Huntington Harbour that you added (BTW: I corrected the spelling in the Huntington Beach article). How did you take that, and the Port of Long Beach photo? Also: Since I recently added a bit about ham radio operators using the radio room on the RMS Queen Mary, I added your radio room photo to that article. BlankVerse 28 June 2005 09:49 (UTC)

No, I'm not a ham. Much of the info I added was from a recent article on field Day that was in the Long Beach Press-Telegram. I recently tried to talk the Port of Long Beach into doing GFDL licensing for a few of their pictures for the Wikipedia, but didn't have any luck. How did you take the Huntington Harbour photo? I assume that was from a plane or helicopter. BlankVerse 28 June 2005 13:42 (UTC)
After you took the picture of Huntington Harbour, you didn't happen to take an aerial picture of the Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge and Naval Base just to the north of Huntinton Harbour did you? BlankVerse 28 June 2005 15:46 (UTC)
Are you talking about the mountain with the aerial tram? That's San Jacinto Peak in the San Jacinto Mountains. BTW: What camera are you using. I've been looking at getting a digital camera, but the one that had all the features that I wanted had fairly lackluster reviews. :-( BlankVerse 28 June 2005 16:07 (UTC)
From our conversation, I haven't been able to tell if you are from SoCal, or were just visiting. Did you know that there is an LA-area WikiMeetup being planned? For more info, see User:Eric Shalov/Wikimeetup. BlankVerse 30 June 2005 22:27 (UTC)

Aston Martin V8[edit]

In the film The Living Daylights (1987) has an Aston Martin V8 [3]. I was wondering if you knew what kind of V8 this was. Every site seems to say something different. I've seen V8 Vantage, V8 Volante, V8 Vantage Volate, and also just V8. ?? K1Bond007 June 30, 2005 18:37 (UTC)

Opel template[edit]

I did a Template:Opel. It's currently on the Opel page only, and it can serve as a base for a GM group template. Do you mind taking a look at it, see if I missed any bugs, and improve on it if you feel like adding something? Thanks. --Pc13 July 2, 2005 21:14 (UTC)

Vantage Mislabel[edit]

Thanks for catching my mislabel of the '86 Vantage and moving the image to the correct location. It was an embarrassing error on my part. I had confused it with another photo and mistakenly identified it as a Virage. I do have a photo of a Virage somewhere in my files and I will try to locate it.

I have always enjoyed your edits and original automotive articles and look forward to reading your future work. Jagvar 6 July 2005 17:47 (UTC)

List of GM platforms[edit]

Hey, Sfoskett, I accidentally messed up the table on the list of GM platforms, could you fix it for me please? ApolloBoy July 6, 2005 4:53 PM (PST)

Eclipse[edit]

Your recent Mitsubishi Eclipse copyedit seems drastic. Was it intentional? --Milkmandan July 7, 2005 01:30 (UTC)

List of GM platforms[edit]

Do you think you could set up a table like that for Chrysler and Ford platforms? Thanks. ApolloBoy July 6, 2005 7:03 PM (PST)

Advertising[edit]

Well, "advertising" is one of those annoying words that doesn't convert s -> z (there are a few people who do it, but it's pretty rare—Google gives a ratio of about 550:1 for "advertising" vs. "advertizing"). —Mulad (talk) 01:49, July 10, 2005 (UTC)

Auto[edit]

Yes, you can delete these messages if you like, I most certainly would not care.--Fenice 21:24, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

Aston Martin[edit]

Hello foskett. Are you sure about the Aston Martin used in The Living Daylights? I was always under the impression they used a V8 Volante and V8 Saloon. Wouldn't a Vantage have a blanked-off radiator grill and a much more visible bonnet bulge? JW 21:30, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Now you're really confusing me. On the Daylights talk page you said the later cars were ordinary V8 saloons which was what I thought they were. We can't really pretend they're Vantages when they arent. Shouldn't we make it clear the two cars seen are a Volante and a V8? JW 14:39, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Lincoln/Vote[edit]

Please look at the restructured choices on Talk:Lincoln/Vote and clarify your vote. Thanks! —Lowellian (talk) 08:37, July 20, 2005 (UTC)

Talk:Lincoln/Vote[edit]

There have been some changes to the poll, I would encourage you to revisit it. Agriculture 15:55, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Vandal[edit]

For an anonymous user, something in the last 30 minutes. Otherwise, what are the chances of the guilty user picking up any message? Next to zero. If the user was not anonymous, then I would make the point. But there is no point in doing so for an anon, 5 hours after the fact. Incidentally, may I refer you to point 4 of the instructions for AIV, "If an administrator removes the IP and doesn't handle the matter to your satisfaction, take it to the administrator's talk page, The administrators' noticeboard or Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress, but do not re-list the user here." In addition, we do not block anonymous vandals permanently, because IP addresses are reassigned from time to time. Cheers, [[smoddy]] 22:42, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

If you want proper discussion, probably the best place to go is WP:AN/I. As a lone admin, my hands are probably tied. If you see the user vandalising again, don't hesitate to drop me a line. If I'm around, I'll give a lecture. Cheers, [[smoddy]] 22:49, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Duplication of plant names[edit]

It appears that you (or someone) may have accidently duplicated a group of the ford plant names on either May 7 or May 13, 2005.

After Taubate Transmission a large group of names starting with "H and running through "T" are duplicated. I'm guessing that you will want to see that a correction is made.

        Correction has already been done by someone else  -  thanks

Ronald20[edit]

Looks like this fellow is going to give my new admin powers a bit of a workout. I've reblocked him since I did so improperly. Technical glitch; my bad. OTOH, I've rolled the bizarro edits back to the prior versions. What is up with him? - Lucky 6.9 00:24, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Korean Air title[edit]

Could you help me on the Korean Air title? It looks like somebody switched the title to "Korean Air on wheels!" Just check the history of the Korean Air page to find the note with the current title now. Thanks, RonH 19:10, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

source[edit]

hi.

I have the source of where I heard that the Focus broke the Citation's recall record. it is here.

http://consumeraffairs.com/news02/ford_focus.html /\ this url.

thanks.

Plymouth Laser article[edit]

Can you help fix the Plymouth Laser article? The bottom section of the article needs to be organized better. --ApolloBoy 00:27, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Suzuki Escudo[edit]

the Suzuki Escudo article has to be the sloppiest article i've ever seen, jsut look at teh version before I edited it to finally bring it into line! Can you help me clean up this garbage of an article? --Karrmann

  • I already told you I fixed it. --ApolloBoy 05:19, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

You have been nominated[edit]

You've made a number of great improvements to Wikipedia, and I believe that administrative privileges would only enhance your ability to contribute. So if you do not mind, I have taken the initiative to nominate you for adminship.  :-) Now go do something about it. Hall Monitor 21:13, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

  • By the way, should you wish to accept, please see Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship/nominate#What_to_do_if_you_are_nominated: as there have been some slight changes to the WP:RFA process. Best regards, Hall Monitor 21:35, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Hi Stephen. It has been almost a week since I drafted Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Sfoskett but you still have not responded to your nomination. Are you not interested in receiving adminship? If not, please let me know and I will cancel this nomination. You are a valuable contributor to Wikipedia who I believe would find benefit in the privileges granted to administrators, but the first step towards receiving them is signing your acceptance.  :) If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to contact me on my talk page or via e-mail. Best regards, Hall Monitor 22:41, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
    • I've finally added my comments to Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Sfoskett. I was mulling it over. Part of me doesn't want to be an admin, but in general I decided it would be worth it. Thanks for the notice! --SFoskett 15:21, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
      • Thank you for giving the nomination serious thought and consideration, I am glad you accepted. I wish you the best of luck. Hall Monitor 16:14, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Hey that's my car![edit]

It was startling to click on the Audi S6 page and see a picture of my car, taken outside my office building. Talk about a small world!

By the way, it's actually a 1994 S4, a.k.a. "ur-S4". Emerald green seems to be by far the most common color for these rare cars, so in that sense it's a very representative picture. The S6 has body-colored bumpers and side molding, in contrast to the black strips on the S4. Kday 02:35, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Concerning Image:Boston Back Bay.jpg[edit]

I saw that you have uploaded Image:Boston Back Bay.jpg some time ago. Though it is a great picture, there is no information on its source. Can you tell me where the image came from? Thanks. Pentawing 21:40, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

You're a sysop![edit]

Hi, Sfoskett/Archive, Congratulations on Becoming a Sysop
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Hey there. I'm pleased to let you know that, consensus being reached, you are now an administrator! You've volunteered to do housekeeping duties that normal users sadly cannot participate in. Sysops can't do a lot of stuff: They can't delete pages just like that (except patent nonsense like "aojt9085yu8;3ou"), and they can't protect pages in an edit war they are involved in. But they can delete random junk, ban anonymous vandals, delete pages listed on Votes for deletion (provided there's a consensus) for more than one week, protect pages when asked to, and keep the few protected pages that exist on Wikipedia up to date.

Almost anything you can do can be undone, but please take a look at The Administrators' how-to guide and the Administrators' reading list before you get started (although you should have read that during your candidacy ;). Take a look before experimenting with your powers. Also, please add Administrators' noticeboard to your watchlist, as there are always discussions/requests for admins there. If you have any questions drop me a message at My talk page. Have fun! =Nichalp «Talk»=

. Please also add your name to WP:LA =Nichalp «Talk»= 18:40, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Congratulations, I know you will make an excellent addition to our admin team. Best regards, Hall Monitor 18:51, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Congrats on adminship Dlyons493 Talk 20:11, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Haven't been here for a while, SFoskett—both busy at work and because I thought some of the editors joining up were just too plain daft and rude. Anyway, I came back here to wish you happy holidays and found this great news. Congratulations—and happy holidays! Stombs 11:49, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for your message! I would love to be nominated—I notice my name was on that list but I had a tough time at work between June and now. Basically overworked—and Wiki editing had to go. But the New Year looks better. What would be the next step?—Stombs 00:43, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

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Thank you for your support! If you should ever have any concerns about my actions as an administrator, please be sure to tell me! Kirill Lokshin 13:27, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

New templates[edit]

Hello again, I created templates for both Chrysler and Plymouth, thought you might want to know. --ApolloBoy 01:55, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Merge Nissan platform categories[edit]

Article Nissan FM platform is the only entry in Category:Nissan automobile platforms. Other Nissan platforms are in Category:Nissan platforms. The latter also better matches the naming conventions of other auto platform categories.

Unfortunately, this simple change appears ineligible for speedy renaming. And I'm not particularly interested in dealing with a week of wikiBureaucracy. Perhaps you'd like make this change? Ryanrs 05:21, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

List of automotive superlatives[edit]

I noticed User:JonGwynne is back as the anonymous User:24.87.210.3, and he's already been mucking with the List of automotive superlatives (see talk page as well). Personally, I don't want to have to deal with endless discussions about the McLaren F1's horsepower and the Ford RS200's license plates again. Is there anything we can do about him? --Pc13 11:41, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Template:Saab automobiles[edit]

I'm having some problems with the template Template:Saab automobiles. 93, 95 and 96 are listed as midsize while the larger 99 and 90 are listed as compact. It looks very odd. // Liftarn

Are 99 and 90 really compact? They probably (just about) fit into the wheelbase requirement, but that may be because the front wheels are quite far back. // Liftarn

Suzuki SX4[edit]

Are you sure the SX4 is going to be available in the US? I know the car is being developed specifically for the European market, and that it will replace the Liana (Aerio). I kept the specs for the American SX4 in the page, but I can't find a Suzuki US press-release talking about the car.

On a tangential side-note, I've expanded the Simca 1100 engine a bit. I found out it was called Simca Type 315. Do you think we should rename it accordingly? Pc13 09:57, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Anglo-Dane[edit]

Thanks so much for getting back to me about Anglo-Dane! Malnova 04:52, 5 December 2005 (UTC)

Music albums[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you created some pages for musical albums a little while ago, such as The Instigator and The Believer. First, thank you for these contributions to the 'pedia. I would just like to point you to some style guidelines at Wikipedia:WikiProject Albums. For the most part you have certainly followed these guidelines, presumably by just noting the style in which other album articles were written; there are just minor mistakes with things like the colour used in the infobox etc that I've tidied. Best wishes, and keep up the good work. --Qirex 09:00, 8 December 2005 (UTC)


References for Lincoln Continental Mark VII[edit]

Hi! I realise that it's been some time since you edited Lincoln Continental Mark VII, but it would be great if you could remember the references you used and add the to the page. Thanks! Lupin|talk|popups 03:32, 13 December 2005 (UTC) Lupin|talk|popups 03:32, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Looking for input[edit]

Kmf164 and I are looking for some feedback on a particular external link at hybrid vehicle. We'd appreciate your feedback. (See the second "External Links" heading.) uriah923(talk) 23:48, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. However, I have a question. (See hybrid vehicle talk page.) uriah923(talk) 15:17, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Cadillac Type V-63[edit]

This article needs references.TheRingess 07:48, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

NRHP[edit]

Great job on creating NRHP lists for every state. Its something that I've felt needed to be done but dreaded doing, thanks. The next step is to go through and make sure all aof the blue links actually point to the correct things, which I will start today. Dsmdgold 22:40, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Ford Duratorq[edit]

Hi, Stephen. I've noticed your recent updates (I have to admit, I'm a bit of a stalker. Whenever I feel like looking for potential automotive articles to update, I check your contributions to see if there's anything I can add) to the Ford Duratorq engine page, and I have some corrections to report. I can do them on saturday, if you don't have time till then.

First, the DLDs aren't generally non-intercooled. The 1.4L engine is non-intercooled, but only in the regular turbo 8-valve version. The 90/92PS 16-valve design is intercooled and uses a variable nozzle turbo, but it'll disappear soon as it can't pass Euro 4 emission regulations. The 1.6L is only available in intercooled 16-valve VNT form. The 1.8L isn't related to this design at all, it's an update of the Endura engine.

Then, there's a big mess with the ZSD design applications. First, the 2.0L 8-valve 90/110PS versions as found in several Citroen and Peugeot models are 100% genuine PSA designs, part of the Peugeot EW/DW family, and predate the Ford/PSA partnership. The 136PS 16-valve version is a ZSD but uses the same cylinder casings (85*88mm) as the Peugeot, hence the confusion.

Next, the 2.0L used in the Transit and Mondeo is not the same engine as the Ford/PSA cooperation, it's a different design with 86*86mm bore and stroke, it debuted in passenger cars with the current Mondeo and predates the Ford/PSA partnership.

The 2.2L PSA/Ford has yet to make its debut, it'll happen around mid-2006. The Peugeot/Citroen models use the Peugeot DW12 engine (2179cc, 85*96mm), and the Mondeo and Jaguar X-Type use an enlarged version of the Transit/Mondeo engine (2184cc, 86*94mm), so they're completely unrelated. The 2.4L is based on this design and not part of the Ford/PSA partnership either.

Speaking of Peugeot engines, I managed to find info on the modern families of Peugeot engines (X, TU, XU, EW/DW and ES). I'll add them saturday. --Pc13 00:35, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Lincoln Template[edit]

Hi, I was just looking at the new Lincoln template you created. While I appreciate it very much that you put my table into a template I was wondering how I could edit the template. Please let me know. Thank you very much, for your template as well as helpful advice. Gerdbrendel 19:25, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

BMW M6[edit]

I'm wondering why you reverted my edit. The tone was written informally. Now, just realised it was a copyvio version... YCCHAN 21:51, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Autozam Revue page[edit]

I made a lot of drastic changes to this page, as previously it contained a lot of information on the Ford Festiva-based 121 it replaced in some markets, which technically is not a related car. I moved whatever relevant information to the Festiva page, and got a picture and some other info from the Japanese page. I hope you're OK with this - I deleted a lot of information (apparently previously on the Mazda 121 page), but most of it (or similar stuff) seems to be on the appropriate other pages (Festiva, Ford Fiesta and Mazda Demio). --Zilog Jones 03:32, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Blue Boxes[edit]

Hi, I responded to your Blue Box message on the Wikipedia Autmobile Layout discussion board. I'm sorry that you don't like my Blue Boxes but please consider the reason I have listed in favor of them on the discussion board. Also do you think using lightgrey, as it is a more subtle color might help. See Lincoln LS for example. Thank you. Gerdbrendel 19:19, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Hybrid article note[edit]

I appreciate the comments you made concerning the article I authored in relation to being used on Hybrid vehicle. It seems to me that you had a good idea to add the link as a note to support information added from it to the "Trade-offs" section, so I've added that (last paragraph in that section). However, as it would not be good form for me to add a link to the article I authored, would you mind adding it? I've made it easy for you by adding all of the formatting. All you have to do is un-hide it, if you think (as you said before) that it is a worthy link. Thanks in advance for your help. uriah923(talk) 19:29, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

iTunes article[edit]

I know this is outside your stated area of interest, but I wonder what you think about this article, written by my brother, Brian Hansen: [omninerd.com/2005/08/25/articles/34 How Much Does iTunes Like My Five-Star Songs?]. I think it has interesting content that would add to the iTunes article on WP, but (again) it would most likely violate NPOV for me to add a link to it. Currently, all the article says concerning the subject is "Party Shuffle can also be biased towards selecting tracks with a higher star rating." If you think it would work, I'll workover the iTunes article like I did the hybrid one (looks much better, don't you think?) and notify you when it's ready. uriah923(talk) 20:15, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

I went ahead and revamped the notes on iTunes. If you find the time, I would appreciate your evaluation of the hidden reference there. uriah923(talk) 17:00, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Power band[edit]

Hey Sfoskett,

I've just begun writing an article on power band. It seems like an important term and one often used when engines are discussed. However, I think it's the first time I've ever tried to write an article from scratch. It might be better off merged with another topic, but I didn't really see an appropriate one. I know you're interested in automotive articles, so I was hoping I could ask for your input on the article. Thank you! TomTheHand 21:09, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Infobox Changes[edit]

Hi. The changes you made to the table sound like good improvements. Since I have somehow made it my goal that all recent vehicles in the U.S. market should feature a standard infobox I'll start using the revised one on articles from now and as you have already started, will change the infoboxes I put up on all the Full-size vehicles, Lincolns, BMWs, Mercedes', Audis, and Cadillacs. Thanks for letting me now. Regrads, Gerdbrendel 19:16, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

WOW, thanks. Gerdbrendel 19:35, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Engines on MKX infobox[edit]

Hi, I just saw you added the Transmission and Engine to the MKS's infobox. I guess in a car w/ only one engine that's okay but is that now the new standard; the Town Car, Navigator, etc... still use the other table since they have to many engines. Or are engines now added only to the infoboxes of vehicles with only one generation, and is the transmission now also to be mentioned? I'm rather concerned for unity among the car articles, unless you're once again going to change 'em all- that's alright then ;-). Thanks for your help and letting me know. Regards. Gerdbrendel 04:27, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Alright, so I can use the generation boxes as in the Cadillac Seville to display generation specific information while not having to add it to the main infobox is this would cause line wraps. Thanks for the reply. Gerdbrendel 22:41, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

GM Minivans[edit]

Hi, Sfoskett, I was wondering if you would support me in the descussion to keep the GM minivans separate articles rather then have them merged with the Chevrolet Lumina APV and Chevrolet Venture. I'd really appreciate your help and support. -Bavaria 17:31, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

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Continental goodness[edit]

Congratulations on the Bentley Continental cleanup. I am a big fan of placing different cars on different pages. If there's a "culture" the keeps disparate cars together, by all means create a page for those too (as I tried to do on Porsche 911 and as happens on the BMW n-series pages, but make sure the basic types remain on separate pages! Cheers, -- Hotlorp 21:02, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

review of Taurus[edit]

Hi, I fixed many of the problems with the Ford Taurus article adressed when I submitted it for featured article status, and I submitted it for peer review. I was hoping if you could review the article so I could edge it closer to featured article status. the discussion can be found here. --Karrmann

DYK[edit]

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Bentley Mulsanne[edit]

Quick question, Sfoskett. On the Bentley Mulsanne page, you write in the first paragraph that the Mulsanne was produced from 1980 - 1987. Shouldn't it be 1980 - 1992? The Mulsanne S was produced through 1992.

That's my only question. I love your work, and I've got to say, you're the best Wikipedian out there. Keep up the good work. Jagvar 21:22, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Geo Storm[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could contribute to the peer review of the Geo Storm atricle

thanks --Karrmann

Chevrolet Silverado[edit]

Thanks for adding that expanded information inthe infobox. However, the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra are still "different" vehicles (despite the fact that they share most of their equipment). So, my intentions are to create a GMC Sierra article and then make the Silverado article completely dedicated to its own subject. I'll just take the references to GMC Sierra out of the article once I have created a page for itself. Thanks for the help though!

-Mtz1031

Template:Infobox Automobile generation[edit]

I just had a user ask for some help due to problems he was having with Ford Mustang SSP. I thus altered the Template:Infobox Automobile generation first so the boxcolor could be altered to match the boxcolor of the Template:Infobox Automobile. This left the default font (darkgreen) hard to read so I altered that in a similar style. If this is not to your liking and you are going to change it back can you let User:Cantthinkofausername know and why. Will cross post this to the other two editors tha worked on the template. Thanks. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 11:30, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Lincoln MKZ[edit]

Hi, sorry about the confusion, here's the response to your post on the MKZ discussion page.

I meant it is not appropriate to say MKZ, aka Zephyr. The MKZ will not also be known as the Zephyr. The car has one name, as of 2007 it will be just the MKZ and for the 2006 model its just Zephyr. One could list both names in the name box, but that would be inappropriate. I think the way it is right know is just best; only mention MKZ as the name on this site (no aka) and keep the 2006 section in tact on the Zephyr page. My other concern is the transmission being listed twice, once in the infobox. Also if dimensions are listed in the infobox on the MKZ don't we have to do the same on all other pages, in order to create unity among car pages? Anyways, the way it is right now is okay, the infobox aligns nicely with section lines- so I'll leave it the way it is now. Thanks. Gerdbrendel 00:26, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Alright, that makes sense, you only fill in the dimsions when you have the info (FYI: on www.nctd.com] they have all dimension for almost all vehicles since 1997), but for the Town Car the previous version really looked better, right now the esthetics for that page are down the tiolet, so I'm going to try and figure something out (don't worry it won't be the third generation of the blue box). As to the name, I think you misunderstood what I was saying. In no way did I want the article to be called Lincoln MKZ/Zephyr. I just thought the aka was not right in place, but certainly did not want to change the article's name, Thanks for clearing things up. Gerdbrendel 17:36, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Just a little update. I'm going to put the dimensions in the infoboxes for all Lincolns, in the case of the Town Car, Continental I'm going to use Generation tables (as specified) for the dimensions. I got the idea now! Thanks. FYI: I have added fuel economy and fuel capacity to the generation table since a lot of visitors would probably find this information to be of veri high value. Thanks again. Gerdbrendel 22:20, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

List of Historic Places...[edit]

Just wondered why you created 23 articles (assuming you did all of them) for historic places in various states and then split the historic places in Alabama up into counties. Perhaps it would be worth merging the Alabama articles for consistency? Celcius (Talk) Flag of Denmark.svg Wiki be With us! 19:15, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Alright - let me know if you need a hand :) Celcius (Talk) Flag of Denmark.svg Wiki be With us! 03:06, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
Done and done - hit me :) Celcius (Talk) Flag of Denmark.svg Wiki be With us! 15:25, 10 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm wondering why you made every single thing a link when 99.0 percent of these places are non notable and will never have articles. The list is useful but it doens't need to be a ginat collection of redlinks. The same info is there when they aren't links. pschemp | talk 05:49, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Honda S500[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Honda S500, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

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Re: Ferrari Enzo Ferrari[edit]

Ping. --PS2pcGAMER (talk) 03:34, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Registered places in DC[edit]

FYI,

I think Category:Registered Historic Places in District of Columbia and List of Registered Historic Places in District of Columbia should be renamed "...in the District..."

Agree? — Eoghanacht talk 18:32, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

User:Sfosksett[edit]

Is that account yours as well? It's listed on WikiProject Automobiles, so you may want to redirect it to your user page... --Dmitry 18:54, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

My barnstar[edit]

Just wanted to say thanks for giving me the barnstar. Happy editing! --PS2pcGAMER (talk) 00:32, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Image:2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE.jpg[edit]

Hi - Please add a source for this image as well as the version at the Commons. Thanks! -SCEhardT 16:11, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Need some help[edit]

Hello. I'm thinking of creating templates for GM's Vauxhall and Holden divisions, but I don't know how to create a template. How do you create one? -Daniel Blanchette 16:01, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello again. I've tried my first attempt at a template, namely the general Holden template. How does it look? I always like tips to improve the template! -Daniel Blanchette 15:32, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

On a related note, I created a timeline of post WW-II Opel passenger models on Excel, but am unsure how to turn it into a wikitable. Think I could e-mail it to you so you can take a look at it? --Pc13 23:55, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Looks fine on the whole, but Bravada left some comments on my talk page that should be taken into consideration. He said it was "really busy and cumbersome", so we could maybe do something like splitting the timeline into "post-WWII classic for 1945-1975 and post-WWII modern" for 1975-now, like I've seen on Ferrari, for instance. If space is still a consideration, we could drop the generation designations (A,B,C). Finally, the coupe/roadster line was supposed to be two cars in the same market segment. The way it is now, it makes it seem like the Manta and Calibra were roadsters (which they weren't) and the current Tigra is a coupe (which it isn't). The concurrent GT and Manta were the small coupe and the big coupe, as were the first Tigra and Calibra, and current Tigra and new GT are the small roadster and the big roadster. Perhaps "Sport" would be better for that line. --Pc13 09:12, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Vector Supercars[edit]

Hi, could you please contribute to my peer review of the Vector Supercars article? --Karrmann

Are you the photographer?[edit]

Are you the photographer of this Image and this one? If so, could you make it clear on their pages? Thanks. -- Samuel Wantman 07:43, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Image guidelines for auto project.[edit]

Dude, you rock. These guidelines are great. You did a great job at laying everything down in a clean, no nonsense format. Left my comments on the talk page, and twoi thumbs up. Stude62 21:01, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

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Anniversaries at Portal:Cars[edit]

I don't like when empty templates are shown on the portal. It makes the portal look unproffesional. But I've only put null content in templates for the next 7 days or so. --Boivie 20:22, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Patrick Schiavone[edit]

What this article is talking about??? And could you take care to fix the link to a direct one. --Goldie (tell me) 20:42, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Ford D3 platform[edit]

I have noticed you added some info on the "E platform" to the article. I am quite curious about it - could you direct me to any sources? Thx Icons-mini-action go.gif Bravada Icons-mini-comment yellow.gif Talk to me! 22:11, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for replying! Could you perhaps link to the Automotive News source, I don't have a login there, but the person who asked me about it actually might (I take it AN publishes this online).
BTW - I am desperately waiting for somebody to voice their opinion on the following issue -> Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Automobiles#Eurovans. I would be grateful if you could spare a moment and look into it, as I value your opinion as a senior Wikipedian. Icons-mini-action go.gif Bravada Icons-mini-comment yellow.gif Talk to me! 14:04, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for reviewing my proposed article and your contribution! I believe the Vivaro/Trafic and Movano/Master are closer to Sevel commercial vans, I have never ehard of them being referred to as "eurovans", but you find out about new things every day :D
OK, so I take it you're OK with the rest of the article and the general concept. Do you think it would be OK to replace the individual eurovans' articles with this one? Icons-mini-action go.gif Bravada Icons-mini-comment yellow.gif Talk to me! 19:23, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Hey, the Audi Q7 page (you've been on discussion there before)[edit]

On the Audi Q7 page it says the MMI (Audis user interface) is "user-friendly."

1. Its a subjective statement not nessicarily true. 2. I have an Audi, the MMI is possessed and definitly not user friendly (and Im a tech freak!). Again, its just me saying it to you, but Car & Driver and Consumer Reports came back the same.

I would ask that an experienced wiki user as yourself please look over the Audi Q7 page and see if that needs deleting (the user friendly part).

LY9?[edit]

I stumbled across GM I3 engine and, thinking it might be a derivative of the Suzuki G engine, I searched the web for more references. The only ones that I could come up with indicate that the LY9 code was a VIN code for a GM 2.6L V6. Was the GM I3 a separate development from the Suzuki? McNeight 20:03, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

You have been awarded a Chair HKDRT![edit]

Hereby I award you the Chair HKDRT in lieu of the Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar, as I find it more relevant :D
- Bravada

Steve,

It has been sometime, but only now it occurred to me that what you did is actually the Random Act of Kindness! Therefore, I thought of awarding you the RAoK Barnstar, but then, since your Act is directly connected to the Chair HKDRT, I believe this very special and unique award will be even more relevant :D

I would appreciate it if you would visit User talk:Bravada/Eurovans and see my proposition there!

Thanks,

Icons-mini-action go.gif Bravada Icons-mini-comment yellow.gif Talk to me!

Good to see that :D BTW, I don't know what browser you are using, but I use Firefox 1.5.0.3 1024x768 fullscreen to browse Wikipedia and the table you used for showcasing awards does not display to well. Perhaps simple thumbs might do?
As concerns platforms, I had what is said @ Wikipedia concerning both D2C and D3 contested by somebody who had other "sources", and therefore thought that a good way to substantiate those articles would be to provide a reference to a source, even if it is not universally accessible.
BTW, I became so fond of my Lancia Flaminia article, which took me a sleepless night to compose, that I nominated it for Good Article. I would appreciate your opinion on this! Thanks! Icons-mini-action go.gif Bravada Icons-mini-comment yellow.gif Talk to me! 14:09, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Portal News[edit]

Well, I don't think these were great jobs, more like placeholders to keep the portal alive. I have just discovered a rather embarassing mistake I made in the Sebring piece, and both are far from stellar, IMHO, I just can't figure out how to put them well, but they aren't quite there. Anyway, thanks a lot, encouragement is sparse here :D

BTW, during the heated Matador debate my post (do we call talk page edits posts or what?) concerning my new photos got lost, so perhaps I might ask you here whether you could devote some time to looking at them and leave a comment on the talk page? Thanks a lot in advance! Bravada, talk - 15:17, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Scarsdale Concours Pictures, Year III[edit]

Hi there - Last year you did me a big favor and uploaded a bunch of pictures from the Concours. The show occured again today and I took 300 pictures of similarly exotic/rare cars. See my post at [4] for more but just look at the list I gave attached to that post and let me know if you want anything uploaded. Nrbelex (talk) 23:39, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

The two mystery cars are from Bitter Cars. Unfortunately, I don't know which models. Thank you so much for doing this again. I think it really helps out the Wikipedia auto articles. Nrbelex (talk) 18:05, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

A little over a year ago...[edit]

I joined the project on the last day of May 2005. Among my first edits was this. I'm sure that you have forgotten about it by now, but it is the only time that I made anything approaching a bad faith edit. I was going to revert it myself after showing it to a friend later that day (typical highschooler), but you beat me to it while I was sleeping.

WikiThanks.pngI wanted to say thanks for cleaning up after me, since I now clean up after others.

I also just realized that the image is still on the server somehow. Would putting it on my user page be a somekind of personal, retroactive WP:BEANS violation? Hmm, I am kind of fond of the image. Especially since you can see where the leaves from the peace sign fell to the ground and how I matched the color of the text to the color of the grafitti. What's that? I'm talking to myself on your talk page? Oh, sorry. I'm going now. Bye!—WAvegetarian(talk) 09:34, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

List_of_Registered_Historic_Places_in_Essex_County,_Massachusetts#Danvers[edit]

For example, the Salem Village Historic District claims to have been added on 31 February... There's several of these, I'm changing them to just February - but it bespeaks a process proble. Regards, Rich Farmbrough 14:41 27 June 2006 (GMT).

Talbot Tagora[edit]

Steve, as you might know for the past few weeks I have been involved in the efforts to expand and improve the Talbot Tagora article to FA status. I have been so consumed by it I actually lost sight of the editors who have been developing the article before I started editing it. You are certainly one of those who this article, and I personally, owe much.

Today, Raul decided today the article is worthy of the coveted little star! Therefore, I would like to thank you on behalf of all the editors who have been contributing to it of late and express my belief that you are among the very elite group of Wikipedians who can use this Userbox! Thanks so much!
Now we can lobby for the Tagora to become Wikipedia:Today's featured article and to be featured in Template:Did you know! Bravada, talk - 11:31, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:VW Sharan.jpg[edit]

Please add a source for this image. Thanks! -SCEhardT 12:52, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Additionally Image:VW Jetta A4.jpg -SCEhardT 12:55, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Mitsubishi C platform[edit]

I've removed a link to the Mitsubishi C platform from Template:Mitsubishi for now, and I think the article's eligible for WP:AfD. As far as I can tell, this is referring to the Mitsubishi GS platform as used in the 2007 Outlander (mentioned on both pages). However, as you originally created both pages, I figure you could either (a) point me towards a "Mitsubishi C platform" reference source, or (b) flag this for WP:CSD using {{db-author}} to spare the article going through the 5-day AfD bureaucratic process. Regards, -- DeLarge 14:17, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

guys, mitsu's new platform is sometimes called C platform because cars made using that platform will be positioned mostly at c-segment (compact car) like the new lancer, the new outlander uses that platform but of course outlander is not a c-segment vehicle, but the platform as i understood from mitsu's press releases is adressed as the compact car platform....--193.95.218.254 21:06, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

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AFD[edit]

An article you started, List of automobile model and marque oddities, is being debated for deletion. Rmhermen 06:06, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

General Motors Astra[edit]

Steve, a recent discussion with a fellow user from Brazil prompted a formal request to move the article to Opel Astra. I believe what we need is actually splitting it into Opel Astra and Vauxhall Astra, with a redirect from Chevrolet Astra to teh former and eventually deleting the General Motors Astra totally, as it creates a Wikipedia-only entity, a very dangerous precedent. Please see more rationales for such split in the article's talk page.

It would be great if you, in your capacity as an administrator, could execute such split. I will gladly help with it anyway that I can. Regards, Bravada, talk - 22:30, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi good Ford articles. are you interested in completing articles on Fiat vehicles. See List of Fiat cars for a list. One website has all the specs of every model Ernst Stavro Blofeld 15:32, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

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Mazda R360[edit]

Hi, I noticed you have done a lot of editing on the Mazda R360 article. Do you by any chance have one of these cars? If so, do you have an English workshop manual for it? (please!) My Dad is restoring an R360 and has been unable to get his hands on a workshop manual. John Dalton 02:38, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Hi Sfoskett, I'm updating the lists you uploaded for Oregon and I'm wondering if they were up-to-date as of December 27, 2005 (the date you added them to Wikipedia). I'd like to know how far I need to go back in the NRHP weekly lists to find new ones. Thanks! Katr67 21:54, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for offering to e-mail the list, please do, I'm sure it will be very helpful! But you know, full disclosure, I got impatient and went through the weekly lists and found new listings going back as far as July 8, 2005 that weren't already in WikiPedia. (Ones from March 4, 2005, *were* on there and there weren't other any Oregon ones in between those two dates). I don't know the source of your list, but I'd thought you'd like to know of the discrepancy. Thanks again! Katr67 21:57, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

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Mr. Sfoskett

I have no idea what I'm doing here. I wanted to contact you regarding your contributions & sources on the F150 page, but can't seem to find an e-mail for you in any of these pages. Forgive me for touching your page, but could you possibly e-mail me so that we may speak? Thank you, rfletcher@truckairbedz.com


D2C Page Edit[edit]

Just informing you that I revised the D2C page to correctly indicate that platforms commonality with DEW98 according to statements made by Mustang Design Program Chief Engineer Hau Thai Tang in an interview with Motor Trend. For a direct quote of what Mr. Tang said

...........Thai-Tang adds that "at the component level, there's about 35-percent reusability from other Ford products. But in terms of pure DEW98 carryover, there's not a lot; the front chassis rail architecture, floorpans, trans tunnel, saddle-style fuel tanks are similar. The rest is new.".........

While Mr. Tang states that this is not a lot of commonality overall, the above, along with the unique roof structure the S197 would have to employ, constitutes the majority of the actual platform. This, along with the fact that D2C must have began with DEW98 as a basis for the above to have occured, makes it impossible for D2C to have been sourced from C1. Also keep in mind that Mr. Tang is stricly discussing parts carried over virtually intact in this statement.

Other components which had to be DEW98 based due to the use of DEW98 engineering hardpoints, like the firewall, but were so heavily modified that they possess little resemblence to their equivelant DEW98 components, and which Mr. Tang was not addressing, are still DEW98 based regardless. And since we know that D2C began on DEW98, we also know that it must share engineering hardpoints with DEW98. Amnd as you likely know these have been employed as a measure to demonstrate platform lineage for decades.

Thanks;

J. Saylor

Wikiproject Automobiles Notification[edit]

Hi Sfoskett, you were on the list of members at WikiProject Automobiles and we are introducing a new way of listing members, as the old list was becoming too long. Our new method involves having all of our members in a category.

To add yourself to the category just add the userbox to your user page by putting {{Wiki Auto Project}} where you want the userbox. Alternatively if you don't like the userbox you can add [[Category:WikiProject Automobiles members|Sfoskett]] to your userpage.

If you no longer wish to be a member of the project, simply don't add the userbox or category, there's no pressure. Thanks for your time, James086Talk | Contribs 04:26, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

'1965' Studebaker convertible is actually a '64 -- Caption changed[edit]

Please be aware that I have changed the caption in the Studebaker Lark article of the '1965' convertible. Since there were no 1965 convertibles, this would be a 1964. -- Thanks. TeemPlayer 10:36, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Lincoln Continental Mark III misidentified[edit]

Hi, you added a picture of what you thought was a black 1969 Mark III to the 1968.5-1969 section of the Lincoln Continental Mark III article. The car in the picture is actually a 1970 Mark III with 1969 wheel covers. I am sure the incorrect wheel covers lead to your confusion, but the front parking light lenses and the interior seat pattern clearly identifies the vehicle as a 1970 model. 76spirit 19:06, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Mazda Wankel sales.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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Survey Invitation[edit]

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honda template[edit]

I was surfing around Wikipedia and I just wanted to say how impressed I was with Template:Modern Honda vehicles. I'm far from a car fanatic but the template is really easy to understand and interact with, kudos. Vicarious 09:31, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Converters[edit]

Hi , i saw you have made these AUTO PS etc convert templates, just wondering if you could do also bhp to kW / PS converters. We had small discussion here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Alfa_Romeo_Giulietta --Typ932 14:09, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Queen Mary & sub: photo[edit]

Because of the low light, your Wikicommons photo of the Queen Mary alongside the B-427 doesn't allow the sub to be seen clearly, especially in the thumbnail preview. I took a daytime photo from almost exactly the same vantage point. What do you think... dodge the original in PS, or replace it? — VoxLuna Astronomical symbol for the moon.svgT / C  01:01, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Unspecified source for Image:Chevrolet TrailBlazer.jpg[edit]

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LS3[edit]

Whoa, when did those auto tags come around for neatly doing displacement and horsepower? Ayocee 16:43, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Morris Major[edit]

I enjoyed the Austin Kimberley article that I see you kicked off. Thank you. I was wondering (purely out of my own personal interest) whether you might have time and information available to do something similar for the Australian built Morris Major from a decade or so earlier. I remember it turned up in a 1960s version of 'The Observers' Book of Cars' (a pocket sized compendium for infant car nuts produced annually here in England at that time) but my son has borrowed my copy.... Thanks for giving it thought. At least. Charles01 06:33, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Template[edit]

Hi. Is it me or there's something wrong in this template? --Gliu use my carrier pigeon 04:39, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

It was a vandalism, it's ok now. --Gliu use my carrier pigeon 04:43, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

'More horsepower'[edit]

I notice that you debated this at User talk:RivGuySC. The issue has cropped up again. Please see the MOS talk page and give your opinion. Editore99 14:53, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Wrong width on Jeep Grand Cherokee?[edit]

Hello. You originally contributed a width of 84.2 inches wide for the Jeep Grand Cherokee WK article, but that seems to be wrong. See the discussion on the page's talk section. The correct width would seem to be 74.2 inches. Perhaps you could double-check your source on this. 207.69.139.145 06:37, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Mazda T platform[edit]

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BMW M10[edit]

Hi Sfoskett. I see that (over a year ago now!) you added the "Models" table to the BMW M10 page. Are you able to explain it to me? I don't understand why there are 4 rows labelled "M10B18" and two rows labelled "M10B18V". Thanks. DH85868993 13:04, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Global_Hybrid_Cooperation_transmission_cutaway.jpg[edit]

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Lansing Car Chassis Assembly[edit]

I've nominated Lansing Car Chassis Assembly for deletion, because it's really just part of Lansing Car Assembly. If you'd like, you could copy this information over to that page. Lansing Car Assembly consists of quite a few different buildings, but it's still all LCA. --71.206.107.202 00:19, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Classic vehicles[edit]

I have nominated Category:Classic vehicles (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. szyslak 09:44, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Photo source info[edit]

Greetings, Sfoskett. I received a message regarding a photo you uploaded, Image:Lexus GS.jpg, probably because I uploaded a contrast-adjusted version of it. The message is here: User_talk:Enigma3542002#Image_source_problem_with_Image:Lexus_GS.jpg. As the original uploader of the photo, would you be able to add source info to the pic? Otherwise the photo will be deleted. If you can do that, I probably will transfer the photo to Wikimedia Commons. Thank you for your help. Enigma3542002 19:08, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Enterprise storage[edit]

A {{prod}} template has been added to the article Enterprise storage, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice explains why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you endorse deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please tag it with {{db-author}}. Austin Murphy 16:52, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

'Auto hp' template[edit]

Hi,

I see that 'Auto hp' template can take '18 hp' and convert it to '18 hp (13 kW)'. Can it be made to convert '18 horsepower'? Lightmouse 14:24, 21 September 2007 (UTC)


Redirect of GM S platform[edit]

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Laura Ashé[edit]

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Template:Buick/temp[edit]

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Also Template:Ferrari vehicles/Temp Bryan Derksen 05:35, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Honda MPYA transmission[edit]

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ft•lbf vs. lb•ft[edit]

Greetings, Sfoskett. I've always perceived a problem with Template:Auto ft.lbf, for it generates a unit notation that is not only incorrect for the application, but also not appropriately formatted. If you'll take a quick look at Foot-pound force, you'll see that ft•lbf is the formal notation for the unit of energy, while lb•ft is used to denote torque. In practice, lb•ft and ft•lb are used interchangeably to denote torque — though many physics professors over the years taught me that lb•ft is to be preferred — but ft•lbf is not used to denote the torque output of an engine or motor except on Wikipedia, as it seems. What would be the correct procedure to initiate a discussion proposing that the unit label produced by this widely-used template be corrected? Thanks. --Scheinwerfermann (talk) 17:29, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Interesting. I posted the paragraph above ↑ with minor modifications to all the discussion areas I could think of, and got exactly zero response, so I went ahead and changed the template. Touch wood, so far so good. Perhaps the loud ones who forced ft•lbf on us have moved on to bigger and better things. Enjoy the beach. --Scheinwerfermann (talk) 03:08, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of HP E-series[edit]

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Tremec T-45 transmission[edit]

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AfD nomination of Tremec T-45 transmission[edit]

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AfD nomination of Chrysler LA engine[edit]

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Honda H3 transmission[edit]

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Jatco JF506E transmission[edit]

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Mazda F4A-EL transmission[edit]

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Ward's AutoWorld[edit]

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Image copyright problem with Image:Amati.jpg[edit]

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Satellite radio[edit]

Hi. It seems you have contributed to the article Satellite radio: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Satellite_radio&diff=12210652&oldid=12210626

After some time, someone changed that table: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Satellite_radio&diff=222219466&oldid=218596101

I have no idea of whether this is correct. I have undone the edit, based on the logic that when information had lasted for years, and out of a sudden it is changed by an anonymous user, the previous information has more credibility.

Would care to check the article, and if possible, find sources for the facts there? --Jorge Peixoto (talk) 20:27, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Fisher Body[edit]

It looks like you started the Fisher Body article. Curious if you can help me discover a discrepancy I've found in the research: According to this book, George Fisher, a prominent early Omaha architect in a firm called Mendelssohn, Fisher and Lawrie, was involved in the company. However, the article lists seven brothers and George isn't on the list. Any insight? • Freechild'sup? 06:12, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

My image[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if you might lend your hand in voting for image to stay rather than be deleted. I noticed you were an avid car buff and thought you might find my image (which I spent dozens of hours researching, scanning and generate) useful and interesting. Thanks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Images_and_media_for_deletion/2008_September_7#Image:Edelbrock-catalogs-1946-2008.png MiracleMat (talk) 15:35, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:15° VR6.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (Image:Eunos logo.gif)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Toluca Transmission[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Saltillo Engine[edit]

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File source problem with File:Old South Meeting House.jpg[edit]

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