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posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 12:26 AM
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Screw the cars, going by your thread title how do you feel about her?






posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 12:41 AM
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...hmmm...well, ummm, I'm sure she's great with a 'flute'...




posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 12:53 AM
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Thanks for the reply alien, I like her too. What do you think of this, my first car. I know, I'm old. 383 Magnum, I hate the 440, too heavy.





posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 11:00 AM
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Okay there seems to be some confusion here, we went from Asking this guy about the hardware at hand.... this is good, from there, were asking about the software... I like both, one maybe to the extent of being more important. But right now I want to go fast... lets go with that, I'm going to order something that I can't afford... however in your expert opinion Alien, where do I get the best? I'm taking a vacation to see my boys out west, from Michigan, Trying to get the results of a better power plant that will pay for itself in this round trip. Will the cost of the upgrade, be less in the trip itself? (fuel wise)?
For no other reasons, It gives this post a bump, Thanks!



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 12:06 PM
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Alyson Hannigan rocks!


But then you guys already knew my opinion on that




Picture 1: Cutesy Aly
Picture 2: Aly, definitely not at band camp



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posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 12:59 PM
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intrepid - OMG! Geeeesus! Thats sooooo friggin schweeeet! Love it man...damn thats so fine. Love the 'old-skool' cars, the raw muscle-cars which we tend to see so very few of here in NZ...as they cost so damn much for such a fine example like that one. Totally love it. Was actually raised on V8s *despite my passion for the Japper Imports* as the old man was a Hot Rodder. Our family car at the time was this brutal Chrysler, a Valiant Regal (you might not have got that model over there, think it was mainly an Austrasalian model). Dad had ditched the 318 and repowered it with something a tad more ballistic...namely one of THE baddest Mopar motors around - the 426 'Max Wedge' with the narly twin opposed 4-barrels, the cam-idle from hell...and the fuel bill to match. In full street trim that thing used to lay down 11sec quarters...and thats how we'd drive it to school and church and shopping...


jessemole - 'expert opinion', hehehe, nah mate...not an expert...just love cars in general
Also not from the US, so wouldn't know where to begin in regards to who to see over there for a bit more speed. I'd guess a place to start would be any drag-strips in your local area...check out the performance shops that will no doubt be sponsoring cars running at the drags. Check out any car similar to yours that may be there and ask who modded their car. For reasonably cheap power...though with an associated continual cost of refills...and despite its over-hype thanks to movies like 'Fast and the Furious', running some NO2 is still a good way of getting a bit more hp on demand...like for overtaking or those 'traffic light derbies'
Combine that with a decent flowing intake/exhaust, tune etc and you'll have a bit more poke in general plus a good hit when you need it...as few of us tend to drive around with our foot flat to the boards anyway. For N02 kits...well, you could go with big brands like NOS or Zex or NX.

Otts - Wooo...must admit I'm more a fan of the 'nasty' Willow myself


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posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by alien
Dad had ditched the 318 and repowered it with something a tad more ballistic...namely one of THE baddest Mopar motors around - the 426 'Max Wedge' with the narly twin opposed 4-barrels, the cam-idle from hell...and the fuel bill to match. In full street trim that thing used to lay down 11sec quarters...and thats how we'd drive it to school and church and shopping...



Now you're talking power.
Did you ever get behind the wheel?



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:10 PM
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Hehe, gotta love Willow... and yes, gotta love muscle cars too... Always dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a '70 or '71 AMX Javelin... apparently there's so much power that the front of the car rises off the ground a bit when you take off



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Now you're talking power.
Did you ever get behind the wheel?


...many times...Dad actually taught me to do my first 'burnout' in it...in the drive way at a rather young age
Was like "Okay son, now foot hard down on the brake, thats it...bring the shifter down into first...yup, now squeeeeze on the gas"
Mum comes running out of the kitchen to tell Dad off for rarking it up in the driveway...and Dads acting all innocent, laughing his head off and pointing at me in the drivers seat.

Used to drive it to school now and then. The carpark was like: Some crappy Mini, a motorbike, crappy Escort, another Mini, 500+hp Valiant Regal, motorbike...


Otts - Gotta love large amounts of torque...and thats what I love about muscle-cars, the raw torque of them
The old family Valiant didn't quite lift a wheel when launching off the line, but did twist its nose up a little when you mashed the pedal on the green-light. Funniest one for torque I ever had was an early mid-70s Honda EB1 Civic...had transplanted it with a modified Nissan E15t motor, 1500cc turbo, running obscene amounts of boost etc...had torque-steer from Nam...little thing was light enough as it was and couple that with it being FWD, well, nail the gas, the boost would kick in...it'd light up the front wheels and proceed to launch itself sideways on ya...


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posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 03:25 PM
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Holy cripes! Considering the early Hondas were either four or three-cylindered (what was the name of that model before the Civic...) I'm surprised the car didn't rip itself apart with that new engine



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 04:02 PM
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...yeah, factory motor in one of them lil EB series Civics was a rather underpowered 1200cc 4-cylinder...but was a 'crossflow' design and overhead cam, so still okay for its day. Honda produced a number of lil cars before the Civic range came out...like the S800, the Scamp and the Z.

The EBs are a fantastic lil car for repowering...some other motors I've dropped into an EB are: City Turbo II-R, 1800 12v and 2lt 16v Prelude, 1600 DOHC f/inj CRX/Civic, dualcarb 16v 1500 CRX. Though the most impressive I've witnessed is a friends track-racing EB1...running aftermarket suspension/brakes, stripped and 'caged interior, widened track and ridiculously repowered with a modified H22A V-tec! The thing is quicker around the track than the turboed 4wds like the EVOs and WRXs!









 
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