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Ford Ranchero GT 1972 (5337) por Clay
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Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan - U.S.A. Type: Ranchero Series GT Model 97R Production time: September 1971 - September 1973 Production outlet: 27,940 Engine: 5766cc Ford Windsor 351W V-8 Power: 153 bhp / 3.800 rpm Torque: 361 Nm / 2.000 rpm Drivetrain: rear wheels Speed: 163 km/h Curb weight: 1840 kg Load capacity: 618 kg Wheelbase: 118 inch Chassis: box frame with crossbars (new body-on-frame design) and self-supportin all steel body Steering: recirculating ball and nut Gearbox: three-speed manual / all synchromesh / Clutch: 10 inch single dry plate Carburettor: Motorcraft 2-barrel Fuel tank: 76 liter Electric system: 12 Volts 55 Ah Ignition system: distributor and coil Brakes front: dual hydraulic 10 inch self-adjusting drums Brakes rear: dual hydraulic 10 inch self-adjusting drums Suspension front: independent ball joint, upper trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, lower simple cross-bar with elastically mounted tension strut, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers Suspension rear: lower longitudinal links, upper braces, longitudinal leaf springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers Rear axle: live Differential: hypoid 3.25:1 Wheels: 15 inch steel discs Tires: H78 - 15 Options: 250 CID (4096cc) straight-6 engine (power 145/4.000rpm - torque 314Nm/1.600rpm), Ford FMX three-speed Select Shift automatic transmission, differential 2.75:1, front 10.7 inch disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, bucket seats, AM/FM radio, vinyl top Special: - The Ranchero, introduced in December 1956, is quite unique Coupé utility vehicle: part car and part pickup truck. - This principle was “copied” by Chevrolet with its El Camino in 1959. - The Ford Ranchero was one of the favorite cars of Elvis Presley. - The 1972 Ford Ranchero Series was available as this 2-door GT, as 2-door 500 Model 97D (49,065 units built) and as 2-door Squire Model 97K (9,070 units built). - This sixth generation (1972–1976) Ranchero was only assembled in Lorain, Ohio (United States).

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPinmotion

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.

The goal this weekend is to capture movement in creative ways.

Here’s how to get started:

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPinmotion hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

Homestuck Aesthetics: Rose Lalonde

[john egbert] [jade harley] [dave strider]

[karkat vantas] [aradia megido] [tavros nitram] [sollux captor] [nepeta leijon][kanaya maryam] [terezi pyrope][vriska serket] [equius zahhak][gamzee makara][eridan ampora][feferi peixes]

[jane crocker]

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Motion Capture Dance Performance for AICP Awards

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August 28, 1973: Marvin’s long-awaited follow up studio effort in two years since his landmark album What’s Going On was released, Let’s Get It On, the singer’s twelfth non-duet studio album set another milestone for the singer as he married smooth, progressive soul and funk into a nice, neat suite of eight soulful tracks. The album continued the socially conscious element of Gaye’s music but brought it to a more personal, liberating front, in which he could mix sex and religion in a way that was controversial at the time. A good portion of the album was first recorded in Detroit during the same time Gaye was recording What’s Going On. With the title track becoming Gaye’s tenth number one career single, the album stayed on the charts for a year selling three million records, becoming Gaye’s most successful Motown album to date. Partially inspired by Gaye’s relationship with Janis Hunter and the slow demise of his marriage to first wife Anna Gordy Gaye, the album captured Gaye at his creative zenith. 43 years on, it still sizzles.

A small note for you creatives

Being an artist, writer, musician, image capturer - any creative - you are going to run into tough times. There will be moments when you’ve put your heart and soul into your work, into something that you’ve created. Your sweat and tears. Your passion. The fun you had while creating the piece. 

There will be people that will try to pull you down, that don’t understand what you’re doing, and they only see the surface of your creation and make a judgement based off of that. Or others that’ll nitpick and scrutinise the things you do with shallow opinions. But there will also be ones that see your expressions and creations and feel something; they sense your passion and love it. They can feel your story and your journey. They are open-minded and excited about new things. They cheer you on. 

Those individuals are pretty cool. Keep attracting those types of people into your life, and spread the positive energy around. 

Never be afraid of holding yourself back. Be strong and stand up for yourself and who you are. There is only one of you in this world, only one person that does what you do - be you. Express yourself the way you naturally feel, whether it’s through drawing, painting, writing, playing music, dancing, whatever it is - creativity is infinite. 

It’s about you. Everything and everyone else doesn’t matter one bit - they pale in comparison to that one special feeling. The feeling you had while you were creating whatever it was that you loved. Remember that feeling, and keep doing whatever that is. 

Because you’re gonna be unstoppable. 

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70 days. 2 countries. 23 states. 12,000 miles.
“Moments” is a creative vision captured by a California couple, Justin and Cady Majeczky, as they traveled across North America accompanied by their two canine companions, Siberian Huskies named Nico and Taj. Destinations included Antelope Canyon, Banff, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Glacier, Hamilton Pool, Burning Man, and many stops in between.
Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.

ADHD: AKA...

Let’s just do a quick thought exercise for terms and phrases that more accurately capture our experience… 

  • More creative than most 
  • Abstract thinker 
  • Insightful 
  • Poetic 
  • Artistic 
  • Thinks outside the box 
  • Big picture perspective 
  • Awareness of environment 
  • Observant 
  • Well rounded 
  • Multitalented 
  • Sensitive 
  • Passionate 
  • Inspired by the world. 🔮🌎

No need to let ADHD define you. Define your ADHD. Feel free to add to the list.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: Pride Edition

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHP🌈

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

In honor of Pride Month — and this morning’s landmark decision legalizing marriage for all in the United States — the goal this weekend is to capture creative photos and videos that celebrate pride. Some tips to get you started:

  • The rainbow is a key symbol of the LGBT community. Look for rainbows in your surroundings or create your own through original art and craft.
  • With dozens of major pride events happening around the world this weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities to capture the energy of the crowds. Seek out candid moments that showcase the joy of the parades and festivities.
  • Take the time to strike up conversations with people you meet then share their stories through portraits and captions.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHP🌈 hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged image or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.

Plan C

In which Luci gets a little cocky and underestimates the power of the profound bond.

AO3 | For @sparksflycastiel

“You must slipped away along the Milky Way / It’s ‘cause your kiss / Your kiss filled with tenderness / You came C O D on a moonbeam straight to me / Just like showers.”

— Tavares, Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

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Lucifer wasn’t a closed-minded being. He was willing to deviate from his plans every now and then because he knew he would always end up where he needed to be. He would call this plan, Plan C. C for creative, capable, capture…Castiel.

Lucifer found the angel quite odd. Castiel neither fit in with the angels still in heaven nor the angels who had completely fallen. Castiel was stuck in the middle here on Earth, caught up in so much self-loathing that Lucifer had to give him credit. The young angel had created his perfect hell inside his own grace. Even now, though Castiel had buried himself quite deep into the subconscious regions of this mind, Lucifer could feel the flame of guilt burning away at the angel.

As Lucifer sat back and watched his plan start to unfold as it should, he often times got bored. During this time, he would turn his attention to the grace sharing the space with him inside this form. Oh how Lucifer was curious about the little angel, so desperately in love the Daddy’s creation. Could the angel not see how these humans were savage, spineless, and soft?

He soon started to put his theories to test. To what lengths did this angel feel? Lucifer would sit down across from Sam at the table, put on his best Castiel face, and ask, “What are you doing?” If Lucifer had to pick a human, he would always pick Sam, even if he was savage, spineless, and soft.

Sam looked up from the book he was reading. “Just doing research…” Sam’s eyes searched Lucifer’s face. “How’re you doing, Cas?”

Lucifer replied calmly, “I’m doing fine.” He then looked inward. Guilt was still seeping from Castiel’s dormant grace. Nothing new. Lucifer resisted the urge to tap his fingers against the table as he thought up another way to test the angel. Dean soon appeared and stood at the edge of the table.

“Anything new?” he asked his brother.

“Nope,” Sam replied and then pinched the bridge of his nose.

Lucifer was getting bored again. He shifted, causing his arm to accidentally bump against Dean’s. Something new flamed up in those back regions of Castiel’s grace. That was new. It was like a punch in the gut. Lucifer’s brow furrowed. He tested it again. This time he only slightly leaned closer to Dean.

There it was again. Oh, this is too precious, too good. How had he not noticed this sooner? This could be a hell of a lot of fun! Words chosen carefully.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: Pride Edition

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s prompt was #WHP🌈, which asked participants to capture creative photos and videos that celebrate Pride.

Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPsayhitothewater

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s prompt was #WHPsayhitothewater, which asked participants to creatively capture their own reflection in the water. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.