Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 5 cyl.
From: "Douglas Landrum" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 19:25:30 -0700
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THE best Five of all time is the Mercedes 3 liter turbodiesel.  This engine
took about 35,000 miles of breakin to achieve peak performance, a 105 mph
top end.  My 300D Turbo has 276,000 miles in 15 years and it still tops out
at 105 mph.  At 85 mph the sound inside the car will not let any subtleties
of Brubeck come through.  The best analogy to music would be the final
movement of Beethoven's Ninth - mechanically induced deafness with pounding
musical genius.  From outside a three liter turbodiesel sounds like a
thrashing machine grinding rocks into sand.  From inside the turbo has a
loud by pleasant growl that inspires confidence that it will propel a 3000
lb car at 80 to 90 mph up and down hills, at high or low altitude, all day,
all night and forever until the fuel runs out.  The 300D is a blunt edged,
analog and all mechanical piece of German engineering that only a Leica user
(OT) can truly appreciate.  Happy motoring and snaps.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Rabiner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] 5 cyl.

> The above is a midi of the Brubeck Take Five. It's in 5/4 time.
> The sound a five cylinder engine makes i guess!
> Mark Rabiner
> Portland, Oregon

In reply to: Message from "Roy Feldman" <> ([Leica] 5 cyl.)
Message from Mark Rabiner <> (Re: [Leica] 5 cyl.)