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bX
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There may also be some element of nostalgia particularly with Admirals and VIPs retrofitting their old commands. (Though why you'd do this to a Grissom/Oberth is quite beyond me.) Obviously Kirk was able to get a refit connie when Starfleet was looking to retire them (ST3). With or without transwarp, the Excelsiors clearly outclassed her (end of ST6).

When you think about it, it makes sense to use something less than the latest and greatest for fleet support and science missions. One doesn't need to be bristling with quantum torpedoes and ablative armor when squaring off with gaseous anomalies and stern storehouse coordinators.

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Sean
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quote:
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There are faster, more heavily armed ships available, but there seem to be so many Excelsiors and Mirandas out there, and they can still get the job done. As to why we saw Excelsiors being used as flagships, most of the Admirals were old, and probably served on ships like them, and find them suitable for their purpose.

Gee, if only I had said that... [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Sean:
Henry Ford is twitching in his grave...

Why? Its a Cosworth rallye engine out of an Escort (European). All Ford components.

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Sean
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I dont think he ever meant for a model A to go upwards of 50 mph.

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Fabrux
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Try 150 mph. That's a good start.

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HerbShrump
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quote:
Originally posted by Sean:
I dont think he ever meant for a model A to go upwards of 50 mph.

Henry Ford was one of the co-founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He definitely didn't have a problem with cars going fast.

Of course, when the first race was ran in 1911 fast was 78 mph.

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The Ginger Beacon
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Yeah, but 78 in a car from 1911? That's got to be some good laxative.

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Sean
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But I'd imagine that the Model A was not designed to handle an extreme speed. Like if you tried to push NX-01 to warp nine. Even if you upgrade the engine, the frame itself could not handle the stress I'd imagine. It'd fly apart at the seams.
It would be funny to see a model A go 150mph though.

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They pretty much rebuilt the car to handle the engine. Click the link in that video, you'll see.

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Sean
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Oh, I thought they used the original body.

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re Excelsior refitability: the Lakota
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Sean
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The Lakota looks weird. It looks like the eng. hull tried to swallow a small saucer, but choked on it instead.

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SOMEONE SHUT ME UP PLEASE
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Ritten
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If this keeps up we may have to opt for being Sean-like.... Scary thought that.

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A leek too, pretty much a negi.....

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Teh PW
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The really scary things is in what he's describing: enough to confuse me in if he's talking about a Truck or Ent-B space frame...

both are Chevy's i'm told...

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