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The British Top Gear Episode 6.
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The British Top Gear Episode 6.

Did you watch it on foxtel or stream it online?

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The mid to late 70s was a bad time for cars. For example, consider the Chevy Monza, introduced the same year as the Pacer. Base engine was a 4-banger putting out 87 HP. In California, we could get the option of a 350 V8 that put out a whopping 125 HP. However - that was actually a better bet than the Ford Mustang II, which had 3 engines in 1975, a 4 cyl @ 83 HP, a V6 @ 97 HP & a 302 V8 @ 122 HP.

Some of the other "classic" vehicles introduced during this dark time of automotive history:

1975
GM Monza/Sunbird/Skyhawk
FMC Granada/Monarch

1976
Chevy Chevette
Ford Fiesta
Porsche 924

You will notice that there are no Chrysler products in this list - that's because Chrysler was completely asleep at the switch during this time. They appear to have been caught completely off-guard by the oil crises and introduced only the behemoth Cordoba in 1975 - exactly the wrong car at the wrong time...

It still astounds me that they managed to make a correctly running V8 put out ONLY 125 HP. That took skill! rolleyes.gif
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The mid to late 70s was a bad time for cars. For example, consider the Chevy Monza, introduced the same year as the Pacer. Base engine was a 4-banger putting out 87 HP. In California, we could get the option of a 350 V8 that put out a whopping 125 HP. However - that was actually a better bet than the Ford Mustang II, which had 3 engines in 1975, a 4 cyl @ 83 HP, a V6 @ 97 HP & a 302 V8 @ 122 HP.

Some of the other "classic" vehicles introduced during this dark time of automotive history:

1975
GM Monza/Sunbird/Skyhawk
FMC Granada/Monarch

1976
Chevy Chevette
Ford Fiesta
Porsche 924

You will notice that there are no Chrysler products in this list - that's because Chrysler was completely asleep at the switch during this time. They appear to have been caught completely off-guard by the oil crises and introduced only the behemoth Cordoba in 1975 - exactly the wrong car at the wrong time...

It still astounds me that they managed to make a correctly running V8 put out ONLY 125 HP. That took skill! rolleyes.gif

 

I briefly owned a 1978 Cordoba two door with the 318 that had the tiny two-barrel carburetor. I never saw actual figures for it's output, but I'd bet it was in that 120-ish horsepower range.....lol.

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Yeah, it's funny how making the engine sip air & fuel through a straw, while plugging the exhaust with a catalytic converter doesn't really produce the optimum internal combustion engine. Whodathunkit...
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I am wearing my eye patch while downloading it to give you a hint. Wink wink ;-)
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There has been synthetic meat being trialled for years, just not feasible for mass production yet.

Not a bad thing for fast food, use the real deal for real cooking and BBQ.
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There has been synthetic meat being trialled for years, just not feasible for mass production yet.

Not a bad thing for fast food, use the real deal for real cooking and BBQ.


Anyone ever seen the pics of the 4 winged chicken?

 

 

 

 

 

OMG this is digressing into a food thread, eek.gif Like a Diary thread deja vu.

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I am wearing my eye patch while downloading it to give you a hint. Wink wink ;-)

You called?

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I am wearing my eye patch while downloading it to give you a hint. Wink wink ;-)

EYE-Maty , the NSA is sharing it's treasure trove of snoopyness with all the kings men thwarting piriates and gypsies from otherwise paying the kings  ransoms . beware eyes snoops and spies make-up a better part of the slightly improving employment statistics ! (wink;')

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Thread Starter 
The property wall is done!

*to my neighbors*

Suck it you dimwitted, malodorous, nerf-herders! tongue.gif They fought me every step of the way on this, even tried to sabotage the construction, but I prevailed.


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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

The mid to late 70s was a bad time for cars. For example, consider the Chevy Monza, introduced the same year as the Pacer. Base engine was a 4-banger putting out 87 HP. In California, we could get the option of a 350 V8 that put out a whopping 125 HP. However - that was actually a better bet than the Ford Mustang II, which had 3 engines in 1975, a 4 cyl @ 83 HP, a V6 @ 97 HP & a 302 V8 @ 122 HP.
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It still astounds me that they managed to make a correctly running V8 put out ONLY 125 HP. That took skill! rolleyes.gif

You'd be surprised what cutting off the cats, running fatter pipes, and putting on a 600 CFM Holley carb (or even just an old OEM quadrajet) does to those... for $300 and a weekend of work, you could easily double their horsepower. Not that we ever did anything like that. Cheeky Smile emoticon - cheeky-smile-smiley-emoticon.gif
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I wish I could have found this shirt back in my drinking days when everyone was trying to tell me I needed to stop.....biggrin.gif

 

 

Of course, in the end, they were right and I really did need to stop, but thankfully I did and am still alive....lol.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

The property wall is done!

*to my neighbors*

Suck it you dimwitted, malodorous, nerf-herders! tongue.gif They fought me every step of the way on this, even tried to sabotage the construction, but I prevailed.


 

How high is that wall? Must be nice for keeping the great unwashed masses away. biggrin.gif

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