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Actually, that's not exactly correct. redface.gif (This wasn't a softball.)


J2X

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Well, I don't know.

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Allard J2X Mk II
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Allard J2X Mk II


Not to pic nits and from not much info in that pic. The MKII should have solid spokes on the steering wheel not the incredibly flexible wire spokes in the pic. The cockpit cowling says J2  the suspension link and from what I gather of the nose proportions say J2. Need a look at the front grille work. But as it stands I'm sticking with my original call on that and be damned with it.:rolleyes:

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It is indeed an Allard J2X (original), the nose sticks out further than the tires and there's the wider gap between the spares and the door. Send me an address and I'll ship your prize. smily_headphones1.gif
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Hutnicks, be sure to update us when you get it! I missed both the original competition and the sudden-death round (I guess my hours are different from you all), but I'd be interested to see what Magick's sending.

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lol - I had to take a shot at the J2X Mk II - you have to go big or go home...

BTW, here's another J2X (more accurately a J-2X):



294,000 pounds of thrust! That's still much less than the SSME's over 500,000 lbs, or the mighty F1's over 1.5 Million lbs. The J-2X hasn't actually been built yet, and just as with every other interesting project related to space travel, it has been announced that it will be cancelled.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 1/27/14 at 7:05am
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Speaking of Allard, the modern J2X-C is always stunning when you see one at an event or hear it on the track.

 

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I don't think anyone was as happy to get home as Pablo, he travels well but I could tell that he was getting tired of pooping on a strange floor. In hotel rooms, he actually makes a conscious effort to do his business around the puppy pads, instead of on them. I wonder if we'll get charged for carpet cleaning, again.
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You could always dispute your bill by telling them you are shocked that a high class place would let a rat into their hotel.

"Sir, there is a rat in our room. You would think that in a high class place like this, you could keep the rats out of our room."
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One of the worst marketing ad's of all time. Two reasons for that. Taco Bell is for dogs did not much to boost sales at all. Second anyone who's been unfortunate enough to be around a dog that has gotten into Taco Bells offerings, well lets just say were that the case Magick would be paying for a re carpeting of that room.

 

Oh, and while were on the automotive thread here. Take a packet of their hot sauce and put it on a penny leave it overnight. It will wind up looking like it just came from the mint. Magnificent metal polish, if a touch odorous.:D

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One of the worst marketing ad's of all time. Two reasons for that. Taco Bell is for dogs did not much to boost sales at all. Second anyone who's been unfortunate enough to be around a dog that has gotten into Taco Bells offerings, well lets just say were that the case Magick would be paying for a re carpeting of that room.

 

Oh, and while were on the automotive thread here. Take a packet of their hot sauce and put it on a penny leave it overnight. It will wind up looking like it just came from the mint. Magnificent metal polish, if a touch odorous.:D

 

I wonder if Magick's detailers at the shop know about this? :D

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Magicks detailers will be spending a lot of time on the loo if they started knowing it.
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You could always dispute your bill by telling them you are shocked that a high class place would let a rat into their hotel.

"Sir, there is a rat in our room. You would think that in a high class place like this, you could keep the rats out of our room."


He's not too bad, at least he obeys me (when I'm in his line of sight) and knows that I'm Alpha of the pack. That wasn't the case when he first moved in, and he gave me all kinds of grief. There's not a more stubborn 7lbs of animal anywhere else in the world.

There are benefits to being gone for 10 days, existing projects get done while I'm away:




New... well, a lot was replaced, because the desert isn't kind to cars. Especially supercars that are never started and left to rot. redface.gif We received tons of help from Tom Larkin at Sterling Motors in Yorkshire, he hooked us up with a guy who had an XJ220 running gear (chassis + powertrain), but was missing everything else. In return for the parts we needed, we bought him a nice AC Cobra replica (complete, with 302). Trust me, it was the cheapest way, by far. What we did was essentially ship over all but the frame and body panels from England, one (or two) large crate(s) at a time. So the good news is, we have lots of parts for spares. Also we picked the brains of the guys at Don Law Racing, since they are the XJ220 racing specialists. We upgraded the brakes to bigger 6-pot Brembos, installed a new air-ride suspension system, rebuilt nearly everything mechanical, and fixed the electrical systems so that now they actually work (better than new). Also, we re-cammed the engine and enlarged it to 3.9L, reworked the heads, installed smaller Garrett turbos with larger twin intercoolers, larger oil sump, Bosch high-pressure fuel pump, programmable ECU, Competition S2 clutch (which is much more usable than stock), and somewhere along the way we lost the CCs (where they go??). There's more too, but I'm getting tired of typing.

The end result is 630bhp & 540lb/ft of torque, with substantially reduced lag. It's not all gone, but that's part of the car's nature and I don't want it to be completely sanitized. We can get more power, but there's no point, it's already stupid fast. 0-100mph in ~7sec, which is about as quick as the Carrera GT. blink.gif Aside from going like stink and being great fun, it's a very comfortable ride, too. I wouldn't mind taking it on a road trip (if it actually had room for luggage).
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