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

Right there it's 6 feet, but there are sections that are 8-10'. When the unwashed masses started trying to shoot my wife's cat, while it was on our own property, it was time to shut them out.
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Right there it's 6 feet, but there are sections that are 8-10'. When the unwashed masses started trying to shoot my wife's cat, while it was on our own property, it was time to shut them out.

They've tried to shoot your cat because of a wall?
post #3978 of 9498
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They've tried to shoot your cat because of a wall?

No, we had the wall built after they got drunk and tried to shoot my wife's cat, while it was minding its own business on our property.
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No, we had the wall built after they got drunk and tried to shoot my wife's cat, while it was minding its own business on our property.


Ok, that's even worse.

 

What a charming neighborhood...

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No, we had the wall built after they got drunk and tried to shoot my wife's cat, while it was minding its own business on our property.


So where are the sentry towers with the MaDeuce'sbiggrin.gif

 

I remember well the catalytic follies and all the pseudo  converters  and hollow casings that clamped out and in so you could change them before the test. Then they came up with the portable briefcase testermad.gif

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No, we had the wall built after they got drunk and tried to shoot my wife's cat, while it was minding its own business on our property.

Wait there are rednecks in your super posh neighborhood?

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I remember seeing a '76ish Cordoba one time that made me rethink my entire stance on the model. It was a Candy Apple Red-type blend and had just the right stuff done to its engine and inside, somewhere near Duluth, Minnesota. I wish I could find the photo I had of it...

 

I also like the Ford Maverick, but I may be pelted with rocks for that.

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I remember seeing a '76ish Cordoba one time that made me rethink my entire stance on the model. It was a Candy Apple Red-type blend and had just the right stuff done to its engine and inside, somewhere near Duluth, Minnesota. I wish I could find the photo I had of it...

 

I also like the Ford Maverick, but I may be pelted with rocks for that.


The Maverick Grabber was a brute!

 

Personally I always was intrigued by the Mustang II hatchback. It looked like a scaled down and somehow effeminate AM DBS V8.

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Ok, that's even worse.

What a charming neighborhood...

It's the one neighbor, really, the rest are stupid and annoying, yet passive. The sheriff told him if he discharges a firearm while under the influence again, he's going away for a long time.


They took the 500 Abarth apart, and I told them to swap out whatever was broken or questionable, so they chucked almost half the car.

"Why'd you toss those parts?"
"Because they're cheap and crappy. You want your wife driving cheap and crappy?"


The chopped about 80lbs of weight, and increased HP/torque to 200/205, upgraded the shocks and brakes, installed sway bars, and put on new Michelin PSS tires. It doesn't exactly fly, but it's pretty quick. Little sucker handles like it's on rails, though. Really impressive in that dept. She's going to adore this car



Looks angry. Heh.
Edited by Magick Man - 8/5/13 at 11:57pm
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Nice job Magick. Looks poisonous!
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It's the one neighbor, really, the rest are stupid and annoying, yet passive. The sheriff told him if he discharges a firearm while under the influence again, he's going away for a long time.


They took the 500 Abarth apart, and I told them to swap out whatever was broken or questionable, so they chucked almost half the car.

"Why'd you toss those parts?"
"Because they're cheap and crappy. You want your wife driving cheap and crappy?"


The chopped about 80lbs of weight, and increased HP/torque to 200/205, upgraded the shocks and brakes, installed sway bars, and put on new Michelin PSS tires. It doesn't exactly fly, but it's pretty quick. Little sucker handles like it's on rails, though. Really impressive in that dept. She's going to adore this car



Looks angry. Heh.


Jesus all it needs is the P40 Flying Tigers Sharks Mouth

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Looks angry. Heh.

Looks great Magick !

 

Now, I'm not sure about the matte hood.

post #3988 of 9498
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The chopped about 80lbs of weight, and increased HP/torque to 200/205, upgraded the shocks and brakes, installed sway bars, and put on new Michelin PSS tires. It doesn't exactly fly, but it's pretty quick. Little sucker handles like it's on rails, though. Really impressive in that dept. She's going to adore this car
 

Even though overall the stock car isn't anywhere near a great compact, it does handle quite well. A friend of mine had hers zipping around 25MPH advisory-marked corners at 60 without leaving her lane.

post #3989 of 9498
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The front sway bar and modest amount of extra HP helped quite a bit, 40 more horses in a car that small changes it from "that's not bad" to "hey, that's not bad!". wink.gif There's a rather generous amount of torque steer, but it doesn't kill the experience. To me it's more fun than the more complicated, and much more powerful (and expensive), Golf R. I agree on the matte hood, we're going to swap that for the gloss CF. We're also going to toss the back seat and put in a parcel shelf, as well as remove the heavy factory power seats in favor of lighter Recaro Sport S. Together, that should chop off another 150lbs. They want to see if they can get it down to an even 1000kgs (2200lbs), we'll see.

A guy in my car club is going out of town for a month and he's letting me "store" his Veyron Grand Sport (1000bhp) for him (the car I drove at the track several months ago). So I'll get a chance to drive it on the road a bit, so we'll see what that's like. My previous impression was that it's like a bigger, heavier, and faster R8. To me it handled like a hippo on skates with a Saturn V strapped to its back. Yeah, that's an exaggeration, but the mental image is hilarious.

Today I revisited the Carrera GT and it's such an awe-inspiring car. Yeah, there are many supercars out today that are faster, and some that handle better (by cheating), but it's so well designed. There was no need for overly complicated management systems, it just has an almost perfect balance of grip and power, especially with newer Mich PSS rubber. It feels so alive and focused, with a pedal box that was made for H&T (though it's tough to master in this car) and a perfectly weighted shifter, with a V10 engine that loves to be revved and revved. Then there's the sound, which is as intoxicating as 100 proof whisky. Yes, we've tinkered with the engine management to squeeze out another 25hp, and raised the rev limit 400 RPMs, because Porsche was being a little too conservative in that dept, but that's largely inconsequential. My opinion is that it's one of the 3 best sports cars ever made.

Yes, I'm at work composing a Top 10 sports cars article, but some aren't priced in the stratosphere. In fact, a few can be bought right now for under $50k US. Really, really.
Edited by Magick Man - 8/6/13 at 8:45pm
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The front sway bar and modest amount of extra HP helped quite a bit, 40 more horses in a car that small changes it from "that's not bad" to "hey, that's not bad!". wink.gif There's a rather generous amount of torque steer, but it doesn't kill the experience. To me it's more fun than the more complicated, and much more powerful (and expensive), Golf R. I agree on the matte hood, we're going to swap that for the gloss CF. We're also going to toss the back seat and put in a parcel shelf, as well as remove the heavy factory power seats in favor of lighter Recaro Sport S. Together, that should chop off another 150lbs. They want to see if they can get it down to an even 1000kgs (2200lbs), we'll see.

A guy in my car club is going out of town for a month and he's letting me "store" his Veyron Grand Sport (1000bhp) for him (the car I drove at the track several months ago). So I'll get a chance to drive it on the road a bit, so we'll see what that's like. My previous impression was that it's like a bigger, heavier, and faster R8. To me it handled like a hippo on skates with a Saturn V strapped to its back. Yeah, that's an exaggeration, but the mental image is hilarious.

Today I revisited the Carrera GT and it's such an awe-inspiring car. Yeah, there are many supercars out today that are faster, and some that handle better (be cheating), but it's so well designed. There was no need for overly complicated management systems, it just has an almost perfect balance of grip and power, especially with newer Mich PSS rubber. It feels so alive and focused, with a pedal box that was made for H&T (though it's tough to master in this car) and a perfectly weighted shifter, with a V10 engine that loves to be revved and revved. Then there's the sound, which is as intoxicating as 100 proof whisky. Yes, we've tinkered with the engine management to squeeze out another 25hp, and raised the rev limit 400 RPMs, because Porsche was being a little too conservative in that dept, but that's largely inconsequential. My opinion is that it's one of the 3 best sports cars ever made.

Yes, I'm at work composing a Top 10 sports cars article, but some aren't priced in the stratosphere. In fact, a few can be bought right now for under $50k US. Really, really.

Until the article comes out and the gold rush starts. I remember Lancia Montecarlo's going for 5 grand. The old man passed up a Gullwing for 3 grand when stationed in France in the 50's, couldn't give em away at the time.  Then people started writing articlesbiggrin.gif

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