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V8 supercars in Austin Texas...

 

http://www.v8supercars.com.au/

 

Odd, I thought V8 supercars was only popular in Australia?  We like to drive in circles here.  rolleyes.gif

One of our champ V* supercar peddlers is now doing the boring oval thing.

 

Marcus Ambrose.

 

If it don't have left & right hand corners it ain't racing.

 

 

I remember these 1969 camaros and mustangs racing down here and in the Trans-Am over your way.

 

Still the best looking muscle/pony cars ever built.

 

We had Alan Moffat's Transam Mustang rotating here.

It was one of 7 built by Kar Kraft.

 

 

Bob Jane's 1969 Camaro.

 

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Remember the resto modded `69 Mustang Mach 1 we sold? Well, the guy wants to sell it back now (after putting only 400 mi on it), because he's decided he can't afford it. Well, he's going to take a 15% hit off what he paid, but I'll gladly take it back. I really liked that car. Now we can do it right, adding a Paxton SC, the proper `69 nose (even though Rich prefers the `70), and tune it for E85.
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Dick Trickle was such a heavy smoker - I wonder if he ultimately developed a serious medical condition that drove him to suicide?

And yeah, I actually showed you that blown 'Vette because I figured that might be similar to what you were thinking. I suspect that with the availability of more factory cars with >400 HP, we have entered a time when anything less than 700 HP isn't really considered a "Wow car". And, one of the easier ways to get the "Wow" factor is to add a supercharger. Turbos are no big deal these days - almost every econobox has an available turbo option - but a supercharger is still exotic and conjures up images of top-fuel dragsters and outrageous street rods.

Even though a modern SC is more likely to look like this:




I suspect that for many people, the first image that comes to mind when you say "supercharger" is something that looks like it came straight out of a Rat Fink poster:

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Ed "Big Daddy" Roth & Dean Moon (Mooneyes) drags back the memories of when a sub-5 second pass was what dreams were made of.

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Dick Trickle was such a heavy smoker - I wonder if he ultimately developed a serious medical condition that drove him to suicide?

And yeah, I actually showed you that blown 'Vette because I figured that might be similar to what you were thinking. I suspect that with the availability of more factory cars with >400 HP, we have entered a time when anything less than 700 HP isn't really considered a "Wow car". And, one of the easier ways to get the "Wow" factor is to add a supercharger. Turbos are no big deal these days - almost every econobox has an available turbo option - but a supercharger is still exotic and conjures up images of top-fuel dragsters and outrageous street rods.

Can't blame him, if that's the case. If/when I reach a point where I can't live without lots of assistance, ex. can't go to the bathroom on my own, I probably won't stay around.

Lately we've been working with Prochargers, and from a value perspective, they're the best out there. Nothing beats the sound of a big roots blower, though. ROOOOOAR!! cool.gif
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Do you have any trouble finding room for a centrifugal blower under the hood of a typical car? I would imagine it's not much of an issue with older cars (you could literally stand in the engine bay of some american small block cars from the 60s), but it seems like most modern cars have little or no extra room under the hood. Or would you lay it on the side (flat-ways) on the top of the block?
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Can't blame him, if that's the case. If I reach a point where I can't live without lots of assistance, ex. can't go to the bathroom on my own, I probably won't stay around.

 

FTFY.

 

Also... and Magick this'll be old hat to you, but...

 

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The CDs sound better because the CD drive is nicely burned in. The silvery discs are also burned in: they have been used many times and the air friction generated as they spin has smoothed off their edges thus making them sound very polished and balanced. This is simple physics and common sense. Flac and Ape files are always the same. Checksum them the minute you create or purchase them. You'll notice that even years later they checksum the same. That's why when you play the flac or ape files they never sound burned in or polished but always edgy and raw and unbalanced. The CD matures to perfection but the file never reaches its potential. Again this is simple empirical method, basic physics and common sense. Any CS undergrad can explain it. A little known aspect of this is that lossy files, not being lossless, are capable of improving with burning in as they change subtly (lossily) with repeated use. Eventually they even become better than the source. Simple proof: after several years listening exclusively to lossy music most people start thinking it's better than lossless. QED.

Proper Audio CD-R blanks are spun in the factory for at least 300 hours before being packaged. This performs the all important initial burn-in. Then there's the real secret to Audio CD-R: the jewel case. A normal jewel case holds the CD-R firmly in place. An Audio CD-R jewel case allows the Audio CD-R to gently rotate in the case. This means that the Audio CD-R is still improving even while being transported in a shipping container or the back of a truck. It's the difference between keeping your fine wine in wine cellar or in the fridge. Most people take the CD-R out of the jewel case and never give it a second thought (or even a first one) but it's crucial to why Audio CD-R sound better than regular data CD-R. But what about the obvious audio differences between good quality and budget CD-R? Cheap CD-R blanks are manufactured of slightly cheaper plastic that is just hard enough to resist the air friction polishing effect. That's why they never sound as good. Simple.

 

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post #3038 of 9498
Looks like we might be seeing some new tech in portable audio devices pretty soon:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/17/wolfson-wm5110-audio-chip/

I still think the "CD Green Marker Tweak" was the all-time best audiophile bolanium since the founding of Monster Cable.
http://www.snopes.com/music/media/marker.htm
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I still think the "CD Green Marker Tweak" was the all-time best audiophile bolanium since the founding of Monster Cable.
http://www.snopes.com/music/media/marker.htm

 

Do you know anyone who actually did that?


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I've long admired Magick Man's car collection from afar, and I can't believe I haven't found this thread until now.

 

I used to work at a shop that specialized in high-end Shelby restorations, so we could've possibly both been at the same auctions, concours events, and the like.

 

How far along is work on the '63 3500? Also, how accurate is your 250GT replica?

 

EDIT: I've noticed that you have Lingenfelter and Heffner, etc. modifications on a bunch of your modern metal; why no Hennessey?

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EDIT: I've noticed that you have Lingenfelter and Heffner, etc. modifications on a bunch of your modern metal; why no Hennessey?

Hennessey is a crook....https://www.google.com/search?q=john+hennessy+crook

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Do you know anyone who actually did that?

Not personally, but I remember it being a huge deal in the late 80s & early 90s. Lots of back and forth in letters to the editor in magazines. You have to remember that at the time, the entire concept of digital media was still very new for the majority of people (everyone except those brave souls that jumped at LD). Cars still had cassette decks. Many of the people that fell for that nonsense were used to doing all kinds of magical & mystical things to their turntables to remove resonance and improve tracking. It seemed perfectly natural to them that similar magic charms might exist for the new-fangled Cee-Dee players. I suspect that's one of the reasons why so many people still love vinyl - the endless esoteric doodads that can be purchased.
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EDIT: I've noticed that you have Lingenfelter and Heffner, etc. modifications on a bunch of your modern metal; why no Hennessey?

 

Hennessey is a crook....https://www.google.com/search?q=john+hennessy+crook

 

The only one allowed to **** Magick is Mrs. Magick.  smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I suspect that's one of the reasons why so many people still love vinyl - the endless esoteric doodads that can be purchased.

 

Ima LMAO the day some dude invents an optical cartridge to "read" the grooves in vinyl and then go direct to digital, because that sooo won't work.


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http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-154083

Awww, my wife went nuts over this `55 Bel Air resto/mod, can't beat it for $62k, we can't even build it for that price. Wow, that paint really pops.

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Hennessey is a crook....https://www.google.com/search?q=john+hennessy+crook

Indeed. I wouldn't trust John Hennessey to work on a pedal car, much less something that can propel a driver to 200+mph. The man has no scruples.
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