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Them fighting words billybob:D

 

But I do have a soft spot for the Vette.

 

 

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So these newer cars that deactivate one bank of cylinders under light load for fuel savings......is it always the same bank of cylinders? So if a gentle driver buys one, then 100k miles down the road, is half of the engine relatively new compared to the other half? 

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The Stingray w/ Z51 is currently the most fun to drive new car on the road, under... say... $200k. It's a barrel of hoots, even if you don't use 7th gear, which is entirely pointless. Also it makes sounds like what I imagine God's plumbing makes.
Edited by Magick Man - 12/20/13 at 11:25pm
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 Hey Magick, I found a web site that has the perfect list of the best 2014 cars for you to buy...

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http://www.fueleconomy.gov/Feg/best/bestworstNF.shtml#least

Any list of cars the US Federal Gov't calls "the worst" MUST be excellent & fun cars to drive!

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How come the Toyota Camry isn't mentioned..?

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Lamborghini, no stranger to ice and snow.

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I was not going to do that on a one lane gravel road even if it was mine. notice that you don't see any ditch there to land it in upside down lol. I mean I saw like 5 awd suvs in that position along the way to get my burrito. no need to write a half million dollar iou.

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

So these newer cars that deactivate one bank of cylinders under light load for fuel savings......is it always the same bank of cylinders? So if a gentle driver buys one, then 100k miles down the road, is half of the engine relatively new compared to the other half? 

I still remember the GM 8-6-4 engine from the 1980s (shudder!)

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I was not going to do that on a one lane gravel road even if it was mine. notice that you don't see any ditch there to land it in upside down lol. I mean I saw like 5 awd suvs in that position along the way to get my burrito. no need to write a half million dollar iou.

Buritto>Lamborghini :D

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I still remember the GM 8-6-4 engine from the 1980s (shudder!)


Oh yes. Most of which very quickly got modified into full time V8's.

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Oh yes. Most of which very quickly got modified into full time V8's.

Yeah, and then you still had a massively heavy big block V8 that only put out 140 hp. That block was easily capable of 5X that pitiful output.
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Yeah, and then you still had a massively heavy big block V8 that only put out 140 hp. That block was easily capable of 5X that pitiful output.

I remember that my dad's `86 Chevy PU w/ a 350 made ~160bhp, however it also put out >300ft/lb of torque. Even though there was zero top end, it could still pull up tree stumps.
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I remember that my dad's `86 Chevy PU w/ a 350 made ~160bhp, however it also put out >300ft/lb of torque. Even though there was zero top end, it could still pull up tree stumps.

Yup - that's true - google tells me the V8-6-4 is 140 hp @ 3800 RPM & 265 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM. I suppose you needed the torque just to get those big Caddie tuna boats rolling... tongue.gif
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My Christmas present from Singer is on a truck, and that truck broke down 40 miles outside of Albuquerque. I give up.
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